USA California Nevada County Truckee Listing #8634

Richard's House - Truckee, CA

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42 reviews
Max. occupancy: 9 3 Queen Bed, 3 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms 4 dog max  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Cozy Dog-Friendly Home with Shared Pool, Hot Tub, On-Site Golf

**Note: the use of Tahoe Donner HOA facilities requires additional daily fees.

Escape to the mountains and make this cozy Truckee retreat your home base for a relaxing and fun time with family and friends. Revel in the close proximity to both town, outdoor activities, and amenities - like a shared pool and hot tub, as well as on-site golf and a shared dock and tennis. And bring your favorite canine with you, too!

Located in the Tahoe Donner community just four miles from downtown Truckee, this vacation home makes grocery shopping and hanging with the locals a breeze. Right outside your door, you'll find many hiking trails to be utilized all year round. You'll be about two miles from the Trout Creek Recreation Center and the Tahoe Donner Golf Course. Skiing at several top-notch ski areas are within reasonable driving distance, and North Lake Tahoe is only 16 miles away.

Inside, this home is warm and inviting with wood floors and nice furnishings. Unpack to your favorite tunes, thanks to the stereo. Then sit back and relax on the leather sofa in the living room, and warm up by the fire while you watch a show or movie on the cable-equipped flatscreen TV, complete with Blu-ray and DVD players. Choose a movie from the in-house library or use the Netflix streaming.

Stop off in town to stock up on groceries at one of the supermarkets or New Moon health food store, then find a new recipe with the free WiFi, and work your magic in the kitchen. You'll have all standard appliances - including a dishwasher: everything you need to create hearty meals and clean up with ease. Dine together at the table for six, or head out to the deck in the summer. Craft a tasty barbecue dinner on the gas grill, and savor it al fresco on the deck - just off the living/dining area - with your guests.

This three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home accommodates up to nine guests. The family dog is invited, too, for a small nightly fee. The master bedroom is spacious with high, wood plank ceilings, a queen bed, and a full bath. There's even a telescope for stargazers and outdoor access through sliding glass doors. The second bedroom features two queen beds, and the third has a twin bunk bed, with a trundle (three twins). This home also has a private washer and dryer, so you'll be able to pack light and stay fresh during your stay.

When you're ready to get out and about, outdoor fun is at your fingertips, no matter the time of year. Hike or snowshoe right outside your door. Head to the shared dock and launch your boat on Donner Lake, or do some kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. Have a picnic on a dock and soak up the sun, or head to the beach on the west end for some swimming and sunbathing. Perfect your swing at the on-site Tahoe Donner Golf Course or the Trout Creek Rec Center tennis courts.

In the winter, do some Nordic skiing or downhill at Tahoe Donner's slope. Or head to one of the more challenging nearby ski areas: Sugar Bowl (10 miles), Northstar (12 miles), Squaw Valley (13 miles), or Alpine Meadows (16 miles). Head to the rec center and play some Ping-Pong, or soak away the stiffness from a full day on the slopes in the shared hot tub. Take a leisurely dip in the pool, or enjoy a steam in the sauna.

Come to Truckee and create some memories with your family and friends. Reserve this lovely Truckee home today, and set yourself up for a fun and restful mountain vacation.

Truckee RCN #469

*Following the Tahoe Donner HOA agreements, gatherings of people not renting the home are not allowed. Authorities will be notified if there is a party or large gathering in the home.
*No excessive noise and/or trash
*All exterior lights must be turned off between the hours of 10 pm and 7 am, seven days a week

City/town permit number: STR21-00971

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



Baby gates

Children's games

Common areas

Gym/fitness room


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Wood stove

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Beach access

Mountain view


Internet : Suddenlink


Cable : Suddenlink

DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player


Nearby activities & attractions

Golf on-site

Downhill Skiing



Golf nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Shared

Pool : Shared

Board games

Ping-pong table

Sauna : Shared

Tennis court : Shared

Basketball court : Shared


Gas grill : Private


42 reviews

Mijin J. Dec 2021
the first day, we had a hard time to get the house warm enough, it was 34degree outside when we arrived. it seems the thermoset upstairs not working properly, but it was hot at night then we did not have any problems rest of our days stay. the house has a large open space in the back connecting to a village trail. it is nice to walk thru in the morning.we saw 9 gray wolves passing by while we had breakfast. it was the memorable moment both adults and kids to watch wild wolves, looking at us. we were looks like human animals in s glass cage for wolves. we wish coming back in a snow day.
eduardo b. Nov 2021
This was a beautiful house, we love our staying here! ♥️
Is a quiet place, master room was very spacious
Bryan B. Oct 2021
This home was great. Clean, lots of space, well set up for kids, well appointed kitchen, good access to back yard. Really we had a great fall stay here.
Elyse A. Jun 2021
The house was big enough for 2 couples and 3 small kids. When we arrived the house was dirty, the fan in the master bedroom doesn’t work and the guest shower didn’t turn to hot water because the handle was broken. We also got stuck in the master bedroom because the door handle was broken, we almost had to break the door down to get to our baby. They did send a handyman out to fix the shower and door handle on day 2. Never got the master fan fixed which was unfortunate with the summer days in the high 80’s. Dishes were dirty in the cabinets, large black ants everywhere down stairs and low lighting through our the house was a bonus so you couldn’t see just how dirty the house really was. We will try a different house next time.
Manager response:
Hi Elyse,it's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We will ensure that pest control treatments are completed to prevent any further concerns. Thank you for staying with us. We hope to host you again!
Jan W. Jun 2021
Enjoyed this house and location and would consider coming back. 3 bedrooms allows several people to come...nice deck outside and off the master bedroom. Kitchen has a lot of supplies for cooking and eating. Comfortable furniture. Location close to storers and places to eat and downtown Truckee.
Mindy S. Mar 2021
This was a very nice rental, home, with everything you need for a weekend or week. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, spacious rooms. Good internet coverage and cable TV. Not fancy, but very comfortable home. Great natural light during the day, but evening indoor lightning could be a bit brighter.
Susan A. Mar 2021
Just need more extra blankets and oven does not work properly otherwise we absolutely loved it .
Manager response:
Hi, Susan! The oven is scheduled for repair, and we have asked the owner to provide a few spare blankets. Thank you for staying with us!
Leona M. Nov 2020
Great place in a great location! This house was perfect for us and our dog. It was spotless and has everything you could possibly need. The beds were comfy, kitchen was well equipped, plenty of towels, blankets, pillows, all the extras, good variety of board games, Wi-Fi was great (we had no issues) – a great layout for a family or group of friends. Check-in and check-out process was easy and straight forward, and Vacasa was excellent with notifications and instructions. I would highly recommend Richard’s House.
Cyle B. S. Nov 2020
Loved the layout and accommodations.
Daniel I. Sep 2020
The house, the relaxation and the good times spent with my family
Hana M. Aug 2020
I absolutely loved this house! Super spacious with a wide variety of board games. Check in/out was a breeze! It is a clean and beautiful home less than 10 minutes away from Donner Lake. The only factors keeping it from getting 5 stars are some draining problems with one of the showers, issues with the thermostat, and a mouse in the master bedroom. Otherwise, it was a perfect vacation home!
Manager response:
Hi, Hana! Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your experience. Maintenance has taken care of the shower drain and thermostat, and we have scheduled pest control. We hope to see you again!
Timothy B. Aug 2020
So this is a very comfortable, well-appointed house. Not a luxury place -- a 90's kitchen and some older fixtures, but has a great layout, a nice backyard deck, and a very comfortable living room. The kitchen is well-stocked as is the rest of the house, and the location is really nice, with a wonderful green space right behind the house.

My only warning is that if you're depending on internet access -- go somewhere else. We spent a week at this house, and I for the most part wasn't working, but I did have 3 or 4 meetings to attend....and it was a disaster. We were without internet ~30% of our week-long stay there: it's not the homeowner's fault, the cable company (Suddenlink) is just that bad....we called and talked to Vacasa on our third day in the house and their response was "yeah, it's a real problem. We've called so many times they just ignore us" anyway: my advice to you is that this is a great house so long as you don't need to work there.
Rebecca R. Aug 2020
Best location and the layout was perfect. Comfortable deck and living spaces. The beds were a little too soft for our backs but otherwise everything was great!
Michelle S. Jan 2020
This vacation rental was clean and well equipped. If you have little sledders there are some great sled runs out behind the house.
Rui N. Dec 2019
This is a really nice home, almost has everything we need, highly recommend.
Michelle F. Mar 2019
We enjoyed Richard's house in Tahoe for several reasons. It was a clean, well lit house with all the amenities it mentioned.
June P. Feb 2019
Management Support was Friendly and responsive
Milo G. Feb 2019
This house was perfect for our family of three and a dog. We had plenty of snow allowing us to really enjoy the home and play around the property. The house had saucers and sleds with lots of areas to play on the in the backyard. The kitchen was fully equipped and had a very nice dinning room. We hope to return next year for more snow and memories.
Rachel K. Dec 2018
Fantastic location and set-up. Perfect dog and people house. Very well equipped and organized. Clear directions, easy to find things and lots of little details. Can't wait to return.
Amrith A. Oct 2018
House was clean and very comfortable felt right at home. Check-in and check out porcess was a breeze. I would highly recommend!
Terry B. Jul 2018
Richard’s house was ideal for our trip. It was very comfortable and had all the amenities we needed. I really like the location as there are no houses behind but there’s a nice little walking path. My family and I definitely plan to return to Richard’s house. Thank you, Richard.
Sandra Y. Jul 2018
The house backs up to a large area for walking the dogs. The kitchen is spacious & appliances worked well (bring extra bath towels),
Stephanie F. Jul 2018
This home was a in a great location - we were able to enjoy many things with our passes provided - the pool, the beach area, a nice hike around Donner Lake. It's close to historic downtown Truckee which was fun. The neighbors were extremely nice and it's VERY dog friendly which we loved. There is no gated backyard which we were not aware of, but there was a moveable tie down on the deck area. The description for us made it seem like there was a hot tub on the premises, but after talking to the management company when we arrived, we all realized that was a misprint and they were very sorry about it and refunded some of our cleaning deposit. The dryer didn't work and had someone out to look at it - who was SO nice and we both felt that there was heat coming out - so figured it may have been the amount of clothes put in the dryer. We unfortunately had issues after that with small loads but were able to hang dry our clothes so no big deal!
The home itself is VERY inviting. comfortable and has all the amenities you would need. I am already thinking about the next time we can head to Truckee and rent this home!
Debbie T. Jun 2018
This was a wonderful vacation home. It was very clean, accommodating, spacious bedrooms and relaxing family room area. It is very close to grocery stores and many restaurants.
PATTI B. Jun 2018
We enjoyed our stay at Richards House. It was very clean and comfortable. We will definitely be back.
Sudan S. May 2018
This home was great! There were 7 adults, 1 child and 1 dog and we had a great time in Truckee! Home has everything you need and is a very convenient location (especially for golf!)

Will definitely see if this is available next time we visit the area!
Mike D. May 2018
The house was very clean and lots of room. Thanks for a great weekend.
Chris K. Apr 2018
House was perfect for us! We loved the open layout downstairs with the bedrooms all upstairs. The backyard was open, covered in snow, and led to a sledding hill for the kids. The inside of the cabin had the nice rustic Tahoe feel but also felt up-to-date. We brought the dog and were a bit worried that a dog-friendly cabin might be worn down -- that was definitely not the case!
Jeffrey G. Dec 2017
My wife and our three kids had a fantastic week, hated to leave. Already booked our next stay.
Natasha H. Nov 2017
We really enjoyed our long weekend at this house. We’ve stayed at a number of houses in the Tahoe/ Donner area, and enjoyed this one so much that we booked another long weekend a few days after returning home!
Mackenzie S. Nov 2017
This home was extremely inviting and clean for a pet-friendly unit. It was perfect for our birthday weekend, accommodating 8 people comfortably along with our dog. I would definitely stay here again! :)
Bruce B. Oct 2017
Very nice 3 bedroom cabin with modern amenities , very clean and nice location within Tahoe Donner. Highly recommended!
Shannon W. Aug 2017
It was comfortable and clean. The two full/queen beds were in one room, so just make sure you are aware of that. We loved it and had a great time. There were even a couple of runs set up outside for the dog which was nice. Not sure if we just couldn't figure it out, but we could only use the system in the livingroom to watch Netflix from our instant play account, not a big deal though, because the wifi was perfect and we could update from laptops. Over all, we will gladly come back.
Reta T. Apr 2017
Our party of four were very comfortable staying in Richard's House. Great location for all the fun in the snow you want to have. Since it was snowing 2 out of 3 days we were there, we decided to snowshoe (rental at Tahoe Dave's ski and boards) and snowmobile (rental at (Lake Tahoe Snowmobile). Both were delightful experiences! Richard's House was clean....Nice open area between kitchen and living room. TV and WiFi worked! Beds were very comfortable. Vacasa was excellent with notifications and instructions. I would stay here again.
Kody K. Apr 2017
Sometimes there are things that you can not control that affect your attitude and your stay. When we arrived to our cabin in Truckee we ran into that experience so we called Vacasa in hopes that they would fix our problem. After working with Jessica and Joe we were fortunate enough to get to stay at the Richard's House. This house is perfect. It has all the necessities and is very cozy. Probably one of the most modern cabins I have stayed in up there in a long time. Can't say enough good things about this house and the customer service that we received during our stay. Thank you again Joe and Jessica for being so helpful and making our tip a success.
Matthew V. Feb 2017
For our winter getaway, We always look for quality, convenience and hospitality (with the added perk of nice property for stay-in fun: hills for sled runs and plenty of backyard space for the kids). This getaway had it all.