USA California Truckee Donner Lake Listing #19973

Lakefront Perfection - Truckee, CA

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19 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 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
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Dog-Friendly Lakefront Home w/ Fast WiFi, Private Dock, & 180-Degree Views!

Set right on the rippling, crystal clear waters of Donner Lake and boasting 180-degree panoramic views of the mountains to the south, this wonderful, two-story vacation rental offers an extremely comfortable and serene location for the perfect family vacation! Enjoy plentiful sunshine throughout the year both inside and out while you prepare your favorite recipes in the well-equipped, full kitchen with stainless steel appliances including a five-burner gas range. Dine together indoors at the breakfast bar, at the cozy kitchen table, or al fresco out on the deck complete with a gas grill for summertime cookouts. And in the evenings, settle into the inviting living area warmed by a wood-burning stove and stream your favorite shows and movies on the flatscreen TV. Back outside, discover 50-feet of easy access, a private waterfront as well as a dock and buoy for swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, and of course boating and trout fishing.

For your convenience, there is a market directly across the street for essentials as well as Donner Lake Kitchen, one of Truckee's most popular breakfast restaurants. Guests will also find community tennis and basketball courts at West End Beach, a 10-acre recreational park, just a little over two miles west.

Nearby Services and Dining Options
Casual and dine-in restaurant options within a few miles. Gas station within two miles.

Places to Visit During Your Stay

AttractionDistance From Home
Donner Memorial State Museum1.1 Miles
Donner Memorial State Park1.8 Miles
Historic Downtown Truckee & Visitor Center3.7 Miles
Donner Summit Bridge5.0 Miles
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort6.5 Miles
Donner Ski Ranch5.7 Miles
Sugar Bowl Resort7.4 Miles
Soda Springs Mountain Resort8.8 Miles
Martis Camp8.4 Miles

Things to Know
Free high-speed WiFi
A sofabed in the living area provides an extra sleeping space
Beach towels provided
Two family dogs (up to 80 pounds) are welcome with a small nightly fee
While chains are required in all vehicles in winter, a 4x4 or similar is recommended
* Please remember to bring your own firewood for the wood stove
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.

Parking Notes: Garage will accommodate one car. Five cars will fit in the driveway. Please note that the town of Truckee Street Parking Ban runs November 1st through April 30th.

Dock Details: This home has it's own private dock. There are also several public docks located around Donner Lake.

City/town permit number: STR21-00594

City/town tax number: STR21-00594

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




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

Wood stove

Kitchen & dining






Water view


Mountain View


Internet : Charter



Wireless router

Blu-Ray player

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing



On-site activities

Tennis court : Shared

Basketball court : Shared


Gas grill : Private

Beach towels


19 reviews

Mary Ann K. Jul 2021
For the amount we paid to stay there for 5 nights, I would expect the place to be clean. The odor when we first walked in the house was horrendous, like moth balls. Had to air out the house and the smell never totally went away. I had to vacuum because the door mats were covered in what seemed like pet hair. The vacuum did not work. The sheets in middle room did not seem clean. The dresser drawers needed cleaning too. The outdoor furniture was filthy. I spent one afternoon hosing it all down free of spider webs and dust. I am super bummed that I was charged so much money to stay here. Wanted to leave after first night but they never fully got back to me on a refund. Super disappointed.
Manager response:
Hello Mary Ann,We apologize for the house not being cleaned as thoroughly as is our standard. Please know that local staff is available to assist with any cleanliness issues you encounter while in the home. We hope to get the chance to host you again! Thank you.
Katharine B. Jun 2021
The home is in a beautiful location, literally a stone's throw from the southern shore of Donner Lake. The layout worked well for our family with three proper bedrooms, and it was nice the my husband and I had access to the private master bath while our teenage sons could share the other upstairs bathroom. The kitchen had all of the utensils and cooking supplies we needed. And it was great that we could bring the dog with us.
Samantha B. May 2021
Second time staying here and we love it. Super clean well stocked kitchen. The view is breathtaking.
Julie G. Nov 2020
We loved the easy access to the lake and the beautiful scenery. Lots of walking paths on the other side of the lake just a 2 minute drive away. House was clean and ready for us to enjoy a long holiday weekend. Kitchen had basics to cook meals and fireplace was nice and warm to enjoy the evening.
Samantha B. Nov 2020
The view is amazing. Sitting on the doc was so peaceful. Miss this home and view already. Inside the home had everything we need. Can’t wait to stay here again in May.
Tara K. Oct 2020
The dock and views of the lake are incredible. Loved being able to have our dogs with us.
Sara M. Sep 2020
This house was lakefront to Donner Lake and was absolutely perfect for us. We were two families, with a total of nine people, and we fit perfectly in this house, which provided amazing views, all of the things we needed to stay more than comfortably and the opportunity for wonderful memories. They really did think of everything that we need, up to blankets, games, books and magazines, and all that we needed to make our meals. The store and small cafe across the street were clutch, and the dock was heavenly.
Melanie M. Sep 2020
What a stunning location, amazing sunlight from every room, and perfect little getaway spot. House was clean, orderly, and a great floor plan. Outside was clean, great lounge furniture and the perfect dock for relaxing.
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!
Susan W. Aug 2020
Agree with other reviewers that the removal of the kayaks was a big negative as the ease of having kayaks with lake access was part of decision to rent here. Otherwise the house was clean, organized and well equipped.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Susan. The homeowners have decided to remove the kayaks for liability reasons; however, guests are welcome to bring their own. We hope to see you again!
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
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
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.