USA California Nevada County Truckee Listing #3313

The Great Escape - Truckee, CA

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47 reviews
Max. occupancy: 10 (6 adults) 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 6 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms  plus loft 3.5 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Modern Chic Home with Golf Views and Shared Pool and Hot Tub - Near Skiing

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

Enjoy the many amenities, tasteful furnishings, and beautiful views at this Tahoe Donner vacation rental. A wet bar, fireplace, three spacious bedrooms and a loft, and golf course views await you and four family at this sunny and expansive mountain home. You'll also have access to a shared pool.

Situated near the grounds of the Tahoe Donner Golf Course, this luxurious home is less than four miles from the Tahoe Donner Ski Area, only five miles from Donner Lake, and just four miles from Donner Memorial State Park.

This gorgeous two-story, chalet-style home is nestled in a copse of trees, offering optimal privacy and shade. The living room boasts wooden high ceilings, a plush and comfortable sectional couch, a gas fireplace, and a flatscreen TV. Head out onto the deck through the glass doors for an al fresco meal at twilight or a drink under the stars. You'll find a gas grill amid numerous spots to dine and recline.

Slate and pine hardwood floors extend from the spacious living room into the dining and kitchen area. An eight-seat formal dining table sits in a spot with windows to the world. The kitchen is open, airy, and modern, with all the accouterments a gourmand would need to make a chef-worthy repast. There's a three-seat breakfast bar, natural granite countertops, a four-burner gas stove, a wine rack, and beautiful wooden cupboards under pendant lighting.

Head down the hallway and you'll pass a painting of a bear relaxing in the sun. The main bedroom boasts an opulent king bed in a wood frame, a flatscreen TV, an armchair and matching ottoman, a private deck with loungers, and an expansive en-suite bath with dual sinks, a jetted tub, and a separate tiled standalone shower.

Head up the stairs to additional accommodations. You'll find a second suite with a queen bed under a vaulted wood ceiling and an attached bath with numerous towels to envelope yourself. A third bedroom has a queen bed in a lovely wood frame. A loft offers two twin beds, as well as a wicker table and chairs for game night. There's another full bath down the hall.

Spend time with the family in the spacious den with its comfortable seating, outfitted wet bar, window seats, and two twin bunk beds. There's also a half bath and a crib if needed.

Guests get a ton of amenities here. You'll have access to all the Tahoe Donner activities, from horseback riding to golf to swimming and tennis, via the Tahoe Donner guest passes. Soak your weary bones at the shared sauna and hot tub, or take your boat, docked at the Tahoe Donner Marina, out for a ride. You also get free WiFi, a washer and dryer, cable TV, DVD players, and a full DVD library. All three TVs have been upgraded to high definition (HD) smart TVs. As well, the internet connection has been upgraded to 100Mbps.

Truckee is one of the most charming towns surrounding Lake Tahoe. Ski and snowboard in the winter or try snowshoeing through the tall trees. In the summer, you can head to the lake and partake in paddleboarding or kayaking. The surrounding hills offer a wealth of spots to hike and bike and you can also enjoy a nosh or drink at one of the eateries in town.

Elegantly appointed and luxuriously detailed, this Truckee vacation rental is the perfect base from which to explore the entire Lake Tahoe region.

*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
*Please note that there is no air conditioner at this home

City/town permit number: STR21-00981

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



Children's games

High chair

Common areas

Gym/fitness room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Beach access


Internet : Suddenlink


Cable : Suddenlink

DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router


Nearby activities & attractions

Golf on-site

Downhill Skiing


Golf nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Shared

Pool : Shared

Adult bikes

Ping-pong table

Sauna : Shared

Tennis court : Shared

Basketball court : Shared


Gas grill : Private


47 reviews

Jing C. Jan 2022
one star off for Vacasa.

The property itself is wonderful, super spacious and everything nicely updated (hotel like as another reviewer mentioned). Beds are comfortable, rooms are warm even during the winter. There is nice open space around the house for snow sledding. I'd definitely want to stay in this place again. The location is 4 min drive to the children's snow play area/rec center, and 15 mins to safeway etc.

There is some incorrect information on the website about the property: there is only parking space in the garage due to the furniture and other stuff taking up the space for the other space. There is no crib provided at the property; it's a old and wobbly park-n-play that we couldn't use.

Now about Vacasa:
- it took them a full week of daily communication for them to respond to me what kind of crib/park-n-play the property has.
- not only is there no early check-in, we could not check in until 4:20pm due to the cleaning crew running over time and blocking the driveway.
- the recreation guest pass is not located where the instruction says, and I had to call Vacasa to find it.

Manager response:
Hello, Jing! Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our home and its convenient location. We apologize for the incorrect information provided and for the difficulties you had reaching our team. The patio furniture is stored in the garage in the winter but we'll see if we can rearrange it to make room for two cars in the garage. We will remove the pack-n-play crib from the listing until we speak to the owner about a replacement. Recreation passes are hanging in the entryway. We will make sure the guest instructions are updated. We apologize that our cleaning crew was running a little late and that you had to check-in later than our usual time. We hope to have another chance to host you!
Lindsey D. Apr 2021
This home was lovely and ideal for a large family or two families. The location is great and the home was clean, well stocked, warm, tasteful, and the set up is great! We will definitely return in the summer.
Edward K. Feb 2020
Our group of three families very much enjoyed our stay at The Great Escape. We hope to repeat again.
Erica W. Jan 2020
First, the house and property are beautiful. You should know the owners have a dog (as evident by the dog food in the see through locked pantry). For us this was an issue as we have allergies and our allergies did act up on this trip. The lighting in the property is generally poor, the bathroom mirros are small and too high. Beds are old and uncomfortable. Vacasa failed us as a property management company, we specifically asked about pets as we had allergies and they ensured us it was a pet free property. When we arrived we found a used weed joint in the cabinet, the smell permeated the entire cabinet and all the mugs and glasses in it, in addition to finding a used match in the bathroom mat, this spoke to the detail of Vacasa cleaning team. The waffle maker was absolutely disgusting. Towels were stained and of a cheap quality. Vacasa marketed the property as a 2 car garage with, two spots available for parking, when we arrived we found one side of the garage was not available for parking as it was full of stuff. Our advise, avoid Vacasa properties, they just don't care about the renter experience.
Manager response:
We appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your stay and apologize for the disappointments you encountered. This home is not pet friendly for guests though the owner does have their dog there on occasion. We are very sorry to read this caused an issue for your allergies. We have adjusted the listing to reflect only one parking spot is currently available as the patio furniture is stored in the garage during the winter season. We did discover one bad light in the powder room that has been replaced. We have replaced the stained towels and apologize for that oversight. We do hope to have another chance to impress you in the future. Thank you!
Renee D. Dec 2019
The home was absolutely GORGEOUS, well appointed and plenty of ROOM to enjoy close family time together and quiet time if needed.
Deborah G. Sep 2019
Up to date, clean, easy to get to. Easy drive to Donner Lake.
Bedroom layout is great with huge master bedroom and bath down stairs and 3 bedrooms upstairs plus the loft.
Nice neighborhood .
Towels were plentiful, hotel like.
Good toiletries, hairdryer.
Lots of spices in the kitchen.
Would like to go back again.
Elaine G. Nov 2018
We recently spent Thanksgiving weekend at this lovely home and it was everything we could want! Our family had all the room we needed, and the home was well stocked with DVDs, cards and board games during the two snow days. The kitchen was well equipped for turkey day. The house was so cozy during the snow, with fireplace and blankets. Great, would highly recommend it. Only regret is that it's already taken for Christmas break!
Kevin A. Sep 2018
This is the second time us golfers have stayed there. The ONLY complaint is the lack of basic cable in the living area. Would be nice to watch a little college football before and after golf.
Melissa P. Apr 2018
We would return. The wifi did not for us and there were a few minor housekeeping issues but the house exceeded our expectations.
Kevin A. Sep 2017
Outstanding place, very comfortable. Overall, very pleased and only negative is no cable TV for the brief moments we chose to watch. Seems to me that such a wonderful place should have as least the basic cable package.
Patricia L. Aug 2017
Wonderful home for family! Beautifully maintained and close to many venues.
Reiko K. Jul 2017
This home was upscale, while maintaining Tahoe charm. Loved the spacious bedrooms and furnishings. The large 'kids' room w/ 2 bunks was wonderful for kids/teens and gave adults the quiet they wanted at times when kids were happily hanging out in there. The best part of the home may be the back deck, which has an unobstructed view of the forest and the golf course in the distance. No back neighbors! :)
Natalie H. Jul 2017
This is a spacious and beautifully decorated home in a great location. There is a daily fee for the resort amenities but they are well worth it. The kitchen is very well stocked (coffee maker, blender, pots/pans of all sizes, etc.), the beds were comfortable and plenty of towels and blankets are provided. We really enjoyed having cocktails on the back deck each night and family dinners at the big dining table. There were a huge number of board games, video games and DVDs to entertain everyone in our group. The only negatives related to some maintenance issues -- fridge/freezer not operating properly, dishwasher not consistently cleaning dishes, burned out light bulbs and having to haul up and set up the deck furniture ourselves. These items can be easily addressed by the property managers and should be taken care of promptly given the price point of this property.
Manager response:
The fridge has been turned down so it is working better, and the light bulbs have been replaced. Thank you!
Allison C. Jul 2017
This beautiful house is well equipped for a family vacation! We will be back again soon!
Kevin S. Jun 2017
House was beautiful and per the photos. We liked the architectural design of the house and the room layout. Could live in a house like this one. Our issues were with the property maintenance, rather than the property itself.

The issues we had with the property are:
a) The air filter had not been changed in about a year and was disgusting - had about 1/4" of black dust on it. The whole house smelled like dust due to the lack of proper filter changes. Our allergies were non-existing outside of the house but very bad inside of the house.
b) Could improve master bedroom shower head; upstairs ones were ok
c) Would prefer newer TV sets. Kids needed ports to plug in XBox, but they were not available on older model TV sets.
d) Had some cleanliness issues in the house with bedding, floors, bathrooms, kitchen, etc.
e) Many light bulbs were not working
f) No garage door openers could be found
Jacklyn D. May 2017
Great layout, great view - just a wonderful place to stay!
Mark G. Apr 2017
House is really nice. Only complaint was the shared hot tub. What this really means is you have to pay $8/ person as a guest fee to use the Donner HOA facility 1 mile down the road. If the house had its own hot tub we would be coming back time and time again.
Adeena O. Mar 2017
This was our family's first vacation rental in the Truckee area. This cabin was everything and more than we expected. It's beautiful, very well designed to accommodate our large family, large bedrooms, wonderful kitchen - well stocked, beautiful furnishing. We are already planning to return -maybe for a summer vacation there. You will love it. The Ott's
Randi L. Oct 2016
We had 12 ladies and had ample space. Toiletries were abundant as were towels and linens. Beautiful home.
JOHN G. Oct 2016
This home really is the "Great Escape". My Daughter was married at the Tahoe Donner clubhouse just 200 yards up the fairway. So, this property was perfect. Only 200 yards away.
We also got in some other fun things: golfing, shopping, eating out, hiking South Tahoe Desolation Wilderness (Awesome!)
Alisen B. Oct 2016
Wonderful and spacious getaway home. In close driving distance to downtown Truckee, the Truckee river, and Lake Tahoe.
Mary Anne P. Aug 2016
This is the one you want! Beautiful, wonderfully decorated in the Tahoe style. Great kitchen, great bunk room for kids. 5-star!
Pauli W. Aug 2016
This home is beautiful. The area is well maintained and peaceful. The house comfortably slept 10 adults with only 2 people sharing the king bed in the master bedroom. Overall, a good place for our staff retreat.
Jenny N. Aug 2016
This was my first time hosting a friends trip with my group of friends and this property was a great catch. The property turned out greater than I had expected. Although there were some things that were not that great such as: creepy voodoo decorations, no private hot tub, and the TV didn't work, it was great. I had a great time and so did the group that I went with. As for places to go around the area, there is the recreation center but it is a 2 mile drive. There is a plaza near by with Safeway, Rite Aid, etc with was very helpful when we needed to go buy something quick. As for going somewhere, I did check out Donner lake which was the closest lake near there but I opted out and went somewhere farther in Tahoe. The property does give you two guest passes, but if not there is a fee for people to go into the actual lake itself with you do not have the pass. So traveling farther down isn't that bad for a greater experience. There are rentals near by so be on the look out for the best deals.

Would definitely recommend this property to a friend or family.

Best of luck,

Manager response:
The Property Manager has ensured that the TV is working correctly for guest use. We apologize for any confusion regarding the hot tub; the home is advertised as having a shared hot tub rather than private.
Jacqueline C. Aug 2016
We had a great vacation with plenty of room of our two families. Everyone had enough space in this well equipped (especially the kitchen and games room) and well laid out house. We visited in summer and had a great time at donner lake And exploring the Tahoe region. Will definitely be back!
Tiena S. Jul 2016
You will not be disappointed! The location was great and the home was beautiful inside and out!
Lea P. May 2016
Property was extremely clean and well maintained. Would definitely return with the family to enjoy the outdoors and the wonderful peaceful environment.
Paul R. Apr 2016
Absolutely gorgeous cabin (house)... Perfect in every way!
Doris L. Feb 2016
Stayed here with family and a great time was had by all! The house is beautifully decorated and is well appointed with everything you would need or want. It's also in a very convenient location off of 80 and close to many ski resorts. The kids had an awesome time playing in the yard, sledding, building a snowmen and having snowball fights in some cool bunkers that someone dug out previously. Had a fabulous time and would definitely stay here again in the future.
Inna K. Feb 2016
We stayed with our family and had a great time in Truckee. Spacious house, with open floor plan and well stocked kitchen. We would definitely like to come back!
Chris C. Feb 2016
This was a beautiful cabin that had everything we needed! It was very clean. Everything you'd need to cook and serve meals. There was plenty of room for ten of us. We will be back for sure.
Arnab S. Feb 2016
Great place to have fun in Tahoe with your family and friends. Very well upgraded and maintained house.
Tim V. Feb 2016
It was great! The place is very spacious, provided everything for us, and is very comfortable.
Jennifer S. Jan 2016
A group of my friends came up for a few days for some fun in the snow. The house is much more than I expected. It is perfectly furnished. my group thoroughly enjoyed staying at the house. I highly recommend this place and would come back again.
Amy N. Jan 2016
We have rented many many times in Tahoe Donner over the years and this is one of the best! It's well stocked, tastefully decorated, clean, and in a good , level location.
Ruwan R. Dec 2015
We had a wonderful time at this property. It was a very warm and homely place. They had everything from pots and pans to plates cutlery and even table mats to match the season. Extremely clean and very good location . Beautiful home very tastefully decorated. Loved it.
Sarah B. Nov 2015
Myself and my 5 boys rented this house and from the first step inside we were in heaven. The house had everything we could have needed and tons of games and activities for the boys to keep themselves occupied when we were not out on the town. This house is really close to Safeway about 5-6 minutes and 20 minutes form Northstar Resort. I cant wait to come back in the spring.
Debra E. Sep 2015
We stayed here 3 nights with 5 adults to celebrate my mother's 80th Birthday. It was above and beyond our expectations! The house was clean, spacious, and beautifully appointed. We felt very much at home and Loved everything about our stay. Highly recommend.
Manager response:
Glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come see us again soon!
Sopheka B. Sep 2015
The rental property was very clean. Check in time was at 4pm but the house was well ready 2 hours prior so we were able to check in early. The house is big that the kids had lots of room to run around and play. Everything you will need is already in the house. We brought lots of our own stuff but didn't need it since everything we brought the house had it. The bathroom, kitchen, living room, dining room, bedrooms are so clean. The house is driving distance to lots of places. Groceries, Lake, Kids play area etc. Will definitely will come back and stay at his place again.