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Lake Chalet with Private Garage - Near Donner Lake#




Truckee, CA, US

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10 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 bathrooms









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Our 3BR/2.5BA North Tahoe chalet, great year-round, is just a stroll from all the exciting outdoor activities at Donner Lake, and only a short drive from the best skiing in the Sierra.
* TurnKey Vacation Rentals verifies this home is professionally cleaned with products approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19. * In summer or winter (or anytime in-between), this 3BR/2.5BA chalet is convenient to the most exciting activities in Tahoe. Between water sports and fun 4th of July celebrations at Donner Lake and some of the best skiing in the Sierra, you’ll never run short of things to do.INSIDE THE CHALETThe open-concept living space is just as fun and social as your vacation plans. It boasts vaulted ceilings and tons of natural light thanks to its magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as gas stove for chilly nights, a TV, Yamaha sound bar, and a cozy seating area for five.There’s additional seating for three at the kitchen bar: perfect for keeping the cook company. And there are perks for the cook, too: granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, plus a wine rack.Six can dine at the table -- or take your food outside onto the sprawling deck, complete with a table and seating for four in the shade of the gorgeous surrounding pines. There's one more option in the living area: a unique console dining table that seats three.You’ll find an additional living area upstairs in the loft. This “movie room" is equipped with a 52" TV and DVD player. There’s also lots of extra sleeping room up here, with both a queen and a twin pull out couch, and a convenient half bath.There’s plenty more sleeping space on the main floor. The master bedroom has a queen bed and en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom is outfitted with a king bed and shares access to the master bathroom, or use a third bathroom downstairs on the lower floor near the third bedroom, which sleeps three between its queen bed and a twin sleeper sofa. Perfect for a family with young children, the third bedroom also boasts its own thermostat-controlled gas fireplace!Park your vehicles in the two-car garage. Bringing your RV or boat? Park it right on the property!While this rental is not pet-friendly, the homeowner does bring their dog over from time-to-time in between visits.THE LOCATIONIt’s hard to get closer to the action than this. Our chalet is only a 12-minute walk to West End Beach, a great spot for families. With a roped-off swimming area, volleyball nets, and watersports rentals, you’ll find plenty to do. West End Beach is also home to Truckee’s annual 4th of July celebration!Feeling adventurous? Take the 18-minute drive up Historic Highway 40 to the hiking, biking, and rock climbing at Donner Summit.For wintertime visitors, we’re central to Tahoe’s best skiing. Sugar Bowl and Donner Ski Ranch are just a 10-minute drive away on Old Highway 40. Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Northstar are just a 30-minute drive away. Cross-country skiers will love the trails at Royal Gorge, a 17-minute drive, and Donner Memorial State Park, 8 minutes away by car.Certificate # 773-1 THE TURNKEY PROMISEWith TurnKey, you’ll always find unique vacation rental properties that provide a consistent, fine-hotel experience – Every Home. Every Stay. Every Time.Access to your professionally cleaned, sanitized home is convenient. All properties have on-site devices for your security – these may include security alarms, decibel monitoring (which do not record voices), and exterior motion sensors or cameras.If you need anything before, during, or after your stay, our 24/7 local team is ready to help!




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4.5 (13 reviews)#














January 2016

Andrew S. Terrific home in an optimal off-the-beaten-track location. We spent the last week of December here (with the rest of the Bay Area) and really appreciated the back door access to Sugar Bowl and Truckee. The house was filled with modern amenities and facilitated some good family time around the dinner table. Highly recommended!


February 2016

We really enjoyed this rental for our family vacation with 4 couples and a couple toddlers. The rooms were comfortable and the loft with the pullout worked fine for the extra couple. Communication from TurnKey was great, the property was really clean, and the kitchen was well stocked. We also loved the location - close to the freeway, near the beautiful lake, and a short drive to a handful of ski resorts (Boreal, Sugar Bowl, Soda Springs, and Tahoe Donner). My only tiny gripes are that the TV downstairs is really tiny, the sound protection from room to room isn't great, and we had to space out quick showers to avoid running out of hot water. Overall a really comfortable place to stay for a few couples!


January 2018

Kirsten S. Working with Turnkey was terrific. house was accessible when planned, late check out became available. Good instructions on household systems. And we loved the house--it worked perfectly for three families, three teens and five adults. Small maintenance issue was handled professionally and with limited interference with our stay. The Turnkey team seemed really on top of it.


March 2018

PAUL S. Very nice home. Well appointed with tons of sleeping and living space. Warm and cozy in winter. Had a great stay!


Truckee, CA, US

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