Virtual Tour
USA California Truckee Donner Lake Listing #19973

Lake Front Family Home at Donner - Truckee, CA

11 reviews
Max occupancy: 9 3 Queen Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms 2 dog max  (80 lb weight limit)  4WD/traction may be required in winter
13681 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161

Worry-free booking

Enjoy peace of mind with flexible options to change or cancel your trip.

If your check-in date is at least 30 days away, you can reschedule your trip, cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit, or cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee).

Expert cleaning

Professional housekeepers clean and stock each home, using an EPA-approved disinfectant.

Local support

Each trip is backed by 24/7 customer support and local teams everywhere we operate.


Many Vacasa homes use smart locks or lockboxes for a smooth, contactless check-in.

Dog-friendly lakefront home with private dock & 180 degree views!

This dog-friendly Donner Lake waterfront family home with dock is extremely comfortable, relaxed, and has an unbelievable location. Boasting 180 degrees of mountain and lake views to the south, you will quickly soak in your sunny surroundings! This property gets full sun all year long, which is a big deal in Donner.

Prepare a meal in the kitchen to enjoy in the dining area and look out the bay window with 180-degree views of the lake. Directly above the dining room is the master bedroom which shares the same 180-degree lake view from bed! Gather around the lovely wood burning stove in the living room for those chilly winter nights.

Guests will appreciate the ease of unloading and loading to an easily accessed ground level living area and kitchen. Home has perfectly functional, no frills floor plan and was built in 1991.

There is 50 ft of easy access, private waterfront for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and of course boating & fishing! The views include Northstar Resort to the east, Donner State Memorial Park and beautiful blue Donner Lake to the south, Sugar Bowl Ski Resort and Donner Summit to the west. Wildlife viewing includes bald eagles, osprey, trout, chickadee, woodpeckers, duck, geese, beaver, chipmunk, squirrel and occasionally raccoons.

You will enjoy a large private dock, buoy and waterfront patio with wood burning firepit (available only according to burn regulations). The large deck off the kitchen and living room makes for spectacular lakefront BBQ’s. A prime location for the 4th of July Fireworks! There’s very easy access to world-class skiing, climbing & cycling on Donner Summit up Old Hwy 40. This home is a short drive to most North Tahoe ski resorts. It is located with easy, flat access to interstate 80.

Downtown Truckee is only a short bike ride away. You will find a market directly across the street featuring all the basics and a great selection of beer and wine. So there’s no need to wrestle among the dreaded holiday chaos in downtown supermarkets. Also, across the street is one of Truckee’s very favorite breakfast restaurants, Donner Kitchen!

Please note that dogs are welcome for a small nightly fee! A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling


Wood-burning fireplace

Wood stove

Kitchen & dining






Water view



Internet : Charter



Wireless router

Blu-Ray player

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing



On-site activities

Tennis court : Shared

Basketball court : Shared


Gas grill : Private

Beach towels


11 reviews

Otakar L. Sep 2020
Nice house right on the lake with dock. Although it was a bit smokey due to the fires around Sacramento- we still had a great time. Would recommend to the owner to install ceiling fans in the bedrooms-it is fairly inexpensive, but great for summer and winter:)
Eric S. Aug 2020
What a perfect cabin for our family vacation! We have already booked again for next year. It felt set up for a family, and there were plenty of kitchen appliances - it didn't feel barely furnished like a lot of vacation rentals. We felt so welcomed! My favorite part was the nice sitting area down by the dock. It was in shade until noon, which was perfect for my baby and toddler to play until naptime. The view from the deck and the kitchen table out the bay window can't be beat!
Nicole G. Jul 2020
The lake front property was especially great to avoid crowds during COVID. We felt no need to go to the crowded beaches with access to the water right at our place! It was a bit inconvenient to not be able to attach the boat to the dock, but we made it work with the buoy. The beds were very comfortable - even the sofa bed - according to my 6'3" son!
Wendy M. Jun 2020
House was well appointed and clean!!
Craig A. Jun 2020
Literally the perfect family lake house getaway. The house was clean, neat, and modern yet family friendly and comfy. We had multiple families with various age kiddos and even a dog. The dock was absolutely perfect for swimming, fishing, watching the sunset and sunrise. The dock and patio furniture was a nice quality and so comfortable. We happened to meet the owner. She as genuine and kind. We would stay here many times over!!
Sonya G. Jan 2020
Beautiful views. Great location!
Leah S. Aug 2019
Amazing location on the lake. Great views from almost every room. Loved Sticks market next door for supplies and sushi bowls.

Kitchen could use a few items like a baking sheet and sharp knives. On the downside - the house was rather pricey but we were celebrating my husbands birthday, so we splurged. The house was also listed as having a kayak so my husband didn't bring his - nor did we bring a car that would transport a rental because we didn't think we would need to. There was no kayak and he was pretty disappointed that he couldn't enjoy the lake the way he had anticipated.
Manager response:
Hi Leah, thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, we are not offering a kayak as an amenity at this time. We always encourage our guests to peruse the listing description so they can plan to bring anything that isn't listed as an amenity. We hope to host you again soon!
Yanzhu W. Aug 2019
beautiful spot. lovely neighbors. super close to Truckee. Our friends were joking about how we'd love to make this an annual tradition
Cathy F. Jul 2019
This house came well stocked. The kitchen had everything you needed to prep and cook your meals. The views of Donner Lake from this home were breathtaking. Would highly recommend.
David R. Jul 2019
we loved the view along with the beautiful mountains. dock access is wonderful for fishing and boating, couldn't have been more relaxing......thankyou