Kid Friendly Condo Ski In/Ski Out to Tahoe Donner Ski Slopes!


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We bought our 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo (sleeps 6) when our twin girls were two years old so they could grow up enjoying mountain life. We designed a kid-friendly condo that would grow as our kids grow, but always be a fun, safe environment for infants, toddlers, and young children. Primarily reserved for family and friends, we rent our second home on a limited basis only, and treat our condo as our second home, because that’s what it truly is! Set in the exclusive Tahoe Donner neighborhood, access to our home away from home is designed to be our refuge in the mountains away from the distractions of everyday life. While TahoeDonner offers a range of amenities, we have no cable TV -- on purpose! We use our home as a way to spend time with our family (We did recently add WiFi access) Subject to seasonal closures, amenities include all that Tahoe Donner has to offer: ¨ 50 yards from Tahoe Donner Downhill ski slopes. Considered a kid-friendly ski hill and “The Best Place to Begin”. ¨ Central access to the best ski slopes in the North Lake Tahoe area such as Northstar, Squaw Valley USA, Alpine, Sugarbowl, and Boreal. ¨ Pools & Spas maintained by TahoeDonner Association (NOTE: The common pool maintained across the street by our HOA is not heated and is not available to renters) ¨ Golf Course & Tennis Center ¨ Private Beach at Donner Lake ¨ Equestrian Center ¨ Cross Country Center ¨ Alder Creek Campground ¨ Day Camps for Children ¨ Hiking Trails ¨ Minutes from Historic Truckee, outlet shopping, and fine dining. ¨ Convenient on/off access to I-80 freeway. Don’t fight the traffic coming up from Lake Tahoe! 30 minutes from Lake Tahoe's North Shore. Details: The unit includes 1 car garage, washer/dryer, full kitchen with dishwasher, wood burning stove, electric range & oven, microwave, TV with DVD/VCR, stereo. We have wifi access, but NO CABLE TV. We have a Roku and tons of DVD's, but recommend you bring board games or a deck of cards, and rediscover your family! Sorry, no smoking and no pets. You provide your own sheets and towels. **NOTE: Renters have access via guest cards to all the amenities offered by the TahoeDonner Association. Additional per usage fee required for guests. However, the common area clubhouse across our street has recently been restricted to OWNERS only, so we are no longer able to provide access to the HOA clubhouse across the street from our condo. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Keywords: Condominium

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  1. Silena L.
    We truly appreciate the great communication and support with our property owner David. He made my family and I feel extremely welcomed and comfortable during our visit. We hope to come back in the future. Silena, Oakland, CA 25 December 2015 - 18:01:00
  2. J McD
    This is an incredible location, especially if you want the option to ski Tahoe-Donner. It's a very small ski area, but worked fine for us on a blizzard day when roads were restricted and we didn't want to drive anywhere to ski. The lifts are 50 yards from the condo door. Other days we drove the 20-30 minutes to nearby areas like Squaw Valley, Northstar, Sugar Bowl, etc. Downtown Truckee is 15 minutes away. The owner is very honest and straightforward and the condo is well equipped so you don't need to bring anything. Everything in the kitchen and bathrooms was very well stocked. The only caveat I would add for potential renters is that there is no hot tub near the condo. There is a rec center 2 miles away with 3 outdoor hot tubs, dry spa, a pool (open in winter), workout facility, etc. But it's $8 per person per visit. Factor that in if you like to sit in a hot tub. Still with the fairly inexpensive rent it's still a good deal in my opinion. 27 February 2016 - 00:54:00
  3. Kari B.
    Great condo, close to the downhill area. The condo was well-maintained and had all ament is listed by the owner. The owner was very responsive and friendly when we were setting up the rental. We'd definitely stay here again. Additionally, then food a the lodge was excited excel 17 April 2016 - 05:06:00
  4. Bob C.
    The property was clean and as described. Being summer, I would have liked to use the rear patio, but the screen door was not functional and the screen itself was broken. The location was perfect for our purposes, being close enough to Truckee to enjoy the historic town, but far enough away to be peaceful. We used the Tahoe/Donner recreation center for swimming/hot tub, and swam at Donner Lake twice. We also liked that there were several hiking trails nearby. 16 August 2016 - 13:02:00
  5. Lei Y.
    I will never ever rent this property again! I understand you have to bring your own linen and towel, even though I was told to do so after booking. But I couldn't understand that why heater is completely broken/not working in living room while outside temperature is around 2F! Even more, there is no toilet paper in the bath room. I was not told that I should bring a roll of toilet paper for traveling, and I never ever remember any other property I rent before needed me to bring my own toilet paper! The shower head is broken impossible to have a shower. My kid got sick due to freezing temperature in the house and couldn't get a warm bath. Will never come back! 28 December 2015 - 06:10:48
  6. Andrea G.
    This little cabin is so cozy and comfortable - and even better located than we'd realized! The family has comfortable furniture, a thoughtfully stocked kitchen for cooking whatever you need, and a great mix of DVDs for adults and kids. On top of that, you can walk 2 minutes to the downhill slopes, and drive to cross country and/or snow play areas in 5-10 minutes tops! Some reviews on here mentioned things that we didn't find to be the case at all: the heat worked great and kept the place however warm we needed, the directions to the house were crystal clear, and the host was exceptionally friendly when I spoke with him ahead of time. This is our new favorite place in Tahoe, and we hope to come back much more! 12 December 2016 - 04:21:00
  7. Thomas C.
    Cozy, comfortable cabin, walking distance to ski lifts even if carrying your skis. Wifi worked great, streamed several movies from Netflix on the Roku provided with no buffering or delays. I don't ski, the wife and kids do, so it was nice for me having a warm quiet place to work/relax while still being close enough to help out if needed carrying skis, boots, whatever. We arrived late at night, in the snow, in a minivan - a bad combination for us. No knock on the cabin or the amenities, but the complex it's located in is tough to navigate at night in the snow - can't see road signs and most of the condos in the complex look identical. Would recommend arriving during the daylight if possible. Property manager was super friendly and helpful, would definitely stay here again if skiing at Tahoe/Donner. Thanks to David for opening his cabin for rental, you got a good thing going on there. 20 February 2017 - 05:27:00
  8. Connie L.
    We had a wonderful time at this rental! Walking distance to Tahoe Donner ski lift which made the trip perfect. Our kids are little so they could play in the snow right outside the unit (we even found a spot for them to sled down a small slope- and there was a sled the owner left that we could use). Safeway was a 10-15 minute drive which was easy.. Our kids could come back for lunch with a full kitchen (even has a dishwasher, toaster oven, full oven), take a warm bath (nice bathtub for kids), warm up their ski clothes in the dryer (very nice washer and dryer), and go back to the slopes. Tahoe Donner had good ski lessons for the kids and although a smaller mountain with not as many lifts (it has 2) it was just what our little ones needed to learn. It allowed me to practice my skiing after not going for 7 years too. I would definitely recommend this rental to others. Beautiful fireplace and very comfortable beds. One is a king and one is a queen so make sure to bring the correct sheets! Thanks for allowing us to use your place! 21 January 2016 - 05:09:00
  9. John H.
    I wanted to get my 12 and 11 year old boys on skiis. Tahoe Donner is a very reasonable and affordable ski mountain for beginners. We found David's condo on vrbo and - as advertised - it was perfect for a small family getaway. The ski lift is literally two minutes out the front door. The master bedroom had the most comfortable bed my wife and I have ever slept in. The second bedroom had a great queen size bed that both boys slept in. The downstairs has a well stocked kitchen and cozy living room area with a terrific wood burning fireplace that can literally heat the condo. Very fun area for family movie nights. If you want to eat out, the donner Lodge is a really good value. Good menu and full bar, just 3 minutes driving time. Davids condo comes with an amenity card that gets his guests discounts on lift tickets and other donner amenities. If you want a gourmet meal, truckee and it's upscale venues are about fifteen minutes away. Squaw or north star are about thirty minutes away. We plan to return this summer and enjoy some family golf at the donner golf course - and some good hiking. again, this a perfect spot for a small family escape from the real world. Our five days felt like two weeks ! We will be back. 22 April 2017 - 19:47:00
  10. Josephine T.
    This was a perfect fit for our family of 3! The condo is homey and cozy and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. 06 August 2017 - 18:34:00
  11. Lynn A.
    We stayed at the condo for a long weekend. It was the perfect size and had all of the amenities that we needed. All in all a great trip! 28 December 2011 - 03:55:50
  12. heidi m.
    We had a great stay at this condo. The location was perfect...short walk to the lodge, with a shuttle that picks up at the front door. Ski hill was perfect for kids. Beautiful surroundings. Condo was very comfortable, exactly as described. Owner was extremely responsive and helpful in answering questions. Great value for the price! Will definitely plan a vacation here next year. 22 March 2012 - 02:53:47
  13. My family stayed here recently. This is our second visit to the condo. It is homey and comfortable. We have two kids and found the condo to be very kid friendly and the owners easy to work with! We have stayed in both the summer and winter and it has great amenities. The condo is located just a few feet away from the Tahoe-Donner ski area, which is a great little ski resort with a great ski program. The condo is also steps away from the clubhouse which has a BBQ area, pool, hot tub (indoors which can be used in the winter), pool table, ping pong table, etc. We will definitely be back! Thanks for a great stay David! 03 April 2012 - 17:28:03
  14. SF Techie Mama
    We stayed here for a quick weekend spring skiing trip to Tahoe. Tahoe Donner is such a perfect place for families and young children. We have a young family (4.5 year old son, 1.5 year old daughter) so proximity to the ski slope and a family friendly rental was a must. The description and pictures in this listing were perfect, as were the detailed instructions left for us in the condo for how to operate all the equipment and household appliances. Both bedrooms are very spacious - they are roughly 7 steps up from the main level which was perfect for our needs because we put our children to sleep at night and then had a chance to sit in the living area without disturbing them. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking dinners and has all the necessities you will need. We cooked every meal and there was even tupperware available that we used to store the leftovers for the next day. The condo is exactly as described - it's a family's home away from home - not fancy but more than adequate and the furniture was all comfortable. Unlike another review, we had no problem at all operating the wood furnace, it heated the living area well and made it very cozy. The best part is that this condo is literally steps from the downhill ski area - this enabled my spouse and baby daughter to come visit with us on the ski slope and easily walk home afterwards for her afternoon nap. It was so nice and easy to just walk to the ski area - we even walked home for a nice relaxing lunch before heading back out for more skiing in the afternoon. Thanks for a fun weekend!! 24 March 2013 - 05:42:00
  15. Janice C.
    I travelled all the way from Asia to Truckee to visit a friend and stayed at the condo. I booked it months ahead. I accidentally booked 3 nights instead of 2 nights and immediately e-mailed the owner the following day. He never responded. I could have booked something much nicer. On the day of arrival, I lost my way, called the owner. He was defensive and rude. The condo was a bit old. Size is fine for small family. Good that there are two toilets. 02 July 2013 - 02:58:45
  16. Mora N.
    Great place... pros: Two bedrooms Located right at Tahoe Donner resort Utensils/plates/etc provided Pool area with not tub Reasonable rates Easy key pickup Cons: Hmmm....not really anything.... Maybe you have to bring your own sheets? Not really a biggie. Have to do a little light housekeeping as you depart. Again, not a big deal. We had a great time and hope to return next summer :) 08 February 2014 - 16:46:17
  17. Alisha
    This was my family's first time skiing and we were able to stay at this great condo which is centrally located to just about anything which was great for us. The condo was the perfect size for our family of four. It was clean and comfortable and had enough space for all of us to roam. We would definitely stay there again. 10 April 2014 - 02:48:40
  18. Holly Y.
    We really enjoyed our stay at the condo. It fits a family of 4 really comfortably, the pool and rec room are an added bonus. Easy drive to the lake. Would suggest making it really clear that you need to provide your own sheets and towels. Had to purchase another set since I didn't see it in the paperwork originally. Other than that issue, I'd go back for more for sure. 26 June 2014 - 02:47:22
  19. Kari S.
    This condo was perfect for our family of four. Like the owner says, it is not one of the super fancy resort style condos, but it is very comfortable and has great amenities. The kitchen is stocked full of everything you need to cook at home, having a washer and dryer in the unit is awesome, and the perks that come with staying in the Ski Bowl condos are great for families- private beach, pools, and an awesome park. We had a wonderful time and David was very easy to work with! 04 September 2014 - 22:28:22
  20. Billy
    We were five young professionals looking to spend a weekend around the Donner/Truckee area to snowboard and relax. It's a short drive from downtown Truckee and Boreal/Sugar Bowl and a few other small lifts. There's a nice hot tub/lounging area, and the condo comfortably fit all five of us, was cozy, heated, and the instructions were clear and detailed. I could ding half a star for small nuances like: the canned/packaged food in the condo happened to be mostly expired, and there are no towels nor sheets (explained in the paperwork), but I'm looking for a nice, cozy place to spend a weekend, not a five star hotel. This fit the bill, and I would stay here again. 15 December 2014 - 04:39:12

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