Skylight Mountain Home-a Tahoe Donner family retreat

Spacious foyer at main entrance. Walk up to livingroom/kitchen, down to bedroomsLiving room includes 55' television, woodburning fireplace & bar w/ wine fridgeMultiple seating areas in the living room gives everyone space to relaxGourmet kitchen provides counter seating for 6All new stainless steel appliances -- 2 ovens and a gas rangeDining table seats 10, with views of the forest and the skyTable on upper deck off living room seats 10 (May through October only)Loft overlooking LR allows extra space for socializing (XBOX 360) and sleepingLoft Sleeping Area (Queen & Twin)Extra bathroom on main floor offers oversized jacuzzi tubLower level recreation room offers pool table & additional seating areaLower level master bedroom (with twin mattress underneath)Lower level master bath with double sink and spacious showerLower level bedroom with Queen bedLower level bedroom with King bedBathroom with shower shared by king/queen bedroomsLower level kids bunkroom off Rec Room with twin over queenMaster bedroom on mezzanine level (off of foyer) with comfort number mattressMezzanine master bathroom with showerExpansive lower deck with bench seating, rock garden and hot tubHotsprings Grandee Hot tub seats 7Forest view from the back deckFlat and spacious driveway offers space for up to 4 cars plus 2 car garage
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From $350 / night

Truckee, CA
Skylight Mountain Home-a Tahoe Donner family retreat
5 bedrooms
16 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Sleeps: 16
Type: Home
Per night: $350 - $700
Per week: $2,600 - $3,300
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Truckee vacation home rental
SPRING/FALL SPECIAL -- Stay 2 weekend nights, get a weekday night free! (nonholidays only)

This spacious, bright and comfortable mountain home is ready to be enjoyed! Perfect for families and groups, this home offers a gourmet kitchen overlooking a large open living/dining space located on the main floor. Skylights and ample windows bathe the room in light during the day and allow for beautiful forest views as the sun sets in the evening. On the lower floor and mezzanine levels, five well-appointed bedrooms offer comfortable privacy for a good night’s sleep. An upper loft level (with X-Box 360) provides an additional area for socializing and sleeping. Downstairs recreation room includes pool table, additional seating and access to the outdoor hottub. All of this with access to Tahoe Donner’s many amenities, Donner Lake beaches, hundreds of miles of sierra hiking trails and world class downhill and cross-country skiing, golf, mountain biking and bicycling.

This 4200 square foot home sleeps up to 16 people in beds and works well for as many as four families. Bedrooms include:
**Master Bedroom on Lower Level (King bed, extra single foam mattress with linens stored under bed, private bath with shower)
** Two Bedrooms on Lower Level with shared bath with shower (one with queen bed and one with king bed)
** Kids bunk room off of Rec Room on Lower Level (twin bunk over queen)
** Master Bedroom on Mezzanine Level (King bed, private bath with shower, extra single foam mattress with linens stored in closet)
** The loft, which is open to the living room below, also offers additional sleeping space for up to 4 persons (one twin bed, one queen bed, one full-sized futon)
In addition to the three bathrooms listed above, there is fourth bathroom off of the living room offering a spacious Jacuzzi tub.

Other Features Include:
flat screen TV in living room with DVD and BluRay player and IPod Dock*
IPod Docks* in four bedrooms
(*NOTE: Ipod docks are compatible with Iphone 4 or older)
Loft sleeping/socializing area has an XBox 360 with Connect and 47'LEDTV (and at least two dozen games)
Downstairs recreation room with pool table, additional seating and access to Hotsprings Grandee Hottub.
Wireless internet access (just bring your laptop)
Board Games to enjoy while you’re our guest
Book and Magazine Exchange Library – Leave one, Take one!

Fully-equipped gourmet kitchen featuring:
granite countertops, all new stainless steel appliances, wine refrigerator, Two sets of Caphalon pans (nonstick and stainless), kitchenaid mixer, hand mixer, waffle maker, cuisinart food processer, blender, keurig and conventional coffee makers, coffee grinder and more!
Counter seating for 6 (bar chairs)
Large dining room table with seating for 10
Outdoor dining table with seating for 10 (summer only)
Family-Friendly Features Include:
Three high chairs (two free-standing and one clips to counter)
Two Pack-N-Play portable cribs (BYO linens)
Baby gates restrict child access to loft and lower levels and guards stairs on upper deck
Baby toys, blocks and other toys to entertain your littlest ones

Outdoor Space Includes:
Small covered deck off of the kitchen overlooking driveway
Medium Deck with Forest View (accessed from Living Room), featuring table seating for eight and lounge seating for four (summer only) and two gas grills.
Expansive Deck with Forest View (accessed from lower level bedrooms and rec room) with ample bench seating, 2 lounge chairs, rock garden and hot tub.
Stairs connect the back two decks and lead out to sloping forested area that backs onto a small green belt, adding to your privacy. Ideal for sledding (with helmets!) and snowshoeing in the winter and collecting pine cones and building fairy houses in the summer!

The Hotsprings Grandee HOT TUB seats 7 and functions year round.

Towels, linens, pillows and mattresses were purchased with comfort in mind. Bedrooms offer ample closet and dresser space. There is a washer, dryer, clothing rack and ironing board in the laundry room for your use. This is a SMOKE FREE HOME.

Our house conveniently located in Tahoe Donner Access to all Tahoe Donner Amenities for daily Guest Fees including: Private Beach at Donner Lake, Recreation pools, workout facility with childcare, lap pool and a hot tub, Equestrian Center, Cross-Country center, GOLF, Tennis and Restaurants all within a few minute drive from the house. Visit the tahoedonner official site (see below) for an overview of all amenities.

Skiing at Squaw Valley, Sugar Bowl, North star, and Alpine Meadows all within 15-20 minutes.

The Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center with its gorgeous and extensive trail system and the Tahoe Donner Ski Area are only five minutes away.

There is a 2 car garage as well as driveway space for up to 4 additional cars. The garage has direct access into the house.

RATE DETAILS (including weekly rates and multi-week discount)

2016 Spring (4/18-5/26): Fri/Sat $600/night, Sun-Thurs $350/night 2 night min, $2600 wk (Save $350!)

2016 Summer (5/27-9/10): Fri/Sat $700/night, Sun-Thurs $450/night 3 night min, $3300 wk (Save $350!)

2016 Fall (9/11-12/1): Fri/Sat $600/night, Sun-Thurs $350/night 2 night min, $2600 wk (Save $350!)

2016/2017 Winter (12/2-4/16): Fri/Sat $700/night, Sun-Thurs $450/night 3 night min, $3300 wk (Save $350!)

Special Rates for Holiday Periods:
(5 night minimum required for all holiday periods.)

2016 4th July (7/1-7/7) Fri/Sat $700/night, Sun-Thurs $450/night, $3300 wk (Save $350!)
2016 Thanksgiving (11/20-11/27) $600 per night or $3,600 per week (Save $600!)
2016/2017 Winter Holiday (12/16-1/1) $750 per night
2017 President’s Day Week (2/17 - 2/24) $750 per night or $4650 for 7 nights (save $600!)

Also required: $350 cleaning fee, $79 security protection, $75 pet fee (per pet), 10% Transient Occupancy tax and 2% TTBID Assessment

50% deposit to hold rental dates, full refund (minus bank charges and $50 cancellation fee) with 30 days notice. Refund for cancellation within 30 days depends on our ability to rent the property to another party and is subject to bank charges and $50 cancellation fee.


ASK ABOUT OUR SPRING/FALL SPECIALS! Stay 2 weekend nights, get a weekday night free!

At any time before, during, or after your stay, your information may be shared with guestchecker.
Area Information
The home is located in North Lake Tahoe's historic town of Truckee, California in the exclusive "Tahoe Donner" resort area. It is close to year-round outdoor and leisure activities. World-class skiing is within 15-20 minutes including Squaw Valley, Northstar, Apline Meadows, Boreal and Sugar Bowl ski areas. Our local Tahoe Donner Ski Area is only one mile away and is perfect for family ski fun. The Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski facility with its extensive world-renowned trail system is just a five minute drive. Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake are close by for water and beach activities. Coyote Moon and Tahoe Donner Golf courses are both within 5 minute from the home. Reno casinos, shopping and night life are just 45 minutes away.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Rebecca MurrayMetzger

Rebecca MurrayMetzger

Rebecca MurrayMetzger

  • School:

    Greely High School, Up With People, UWP, Harvard University, Wright Institute
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Sep 14 2016 Dec 01 2016 $350 $600 $2,600 - 2 Nights
Dec 02 2016 Mar 25 2018 $450 $700 $3,300 - 3 Nights
Mar 26 2017 May 26 2017 $350 $600 $2,600 - 2 Nights
May 27 2017 Sep 13 2017 $450 $700 $3,300 - 3 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12
Deposits: 50% deposit required to hold reservation. Fully refundable minus a $50 admin fee if cancelled at least 30 days prior to reservation.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: Also required: $350 cleaning fee $79 security protection $75 pet fee (per pet) NOTE: Tax listed above includes a 10% Transient Occupancy tax (from town of Truckee) and 2% TTBID Assessment (from Tourist Board)



  • Beds

  • 3 King Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 2 Cribs
  • 3 Queen Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Balcony
  • Game Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool Table
  • Beach Towels
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Sauna
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Pet Friendly
  • View (Mountains)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Activities

  • Hiking
  • Tennis
    (3 miles)
  • Fishing
    (5 miles)
  • Sailing
    (5 miles)
  • Children's Pool
    (3 miles)
  • Volleyball Court
    (3 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (5 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (5 miles)
  • Golf
    (3 miles)
  • Beach
    (5 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (5 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (5 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (3 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (5 miles)
  • Ice Skating
    (5 miles)
  • Winery
    (5 miles)
  • Park
    (3 miles)
  • Boating
    (5 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (5 miles)
  • Snowmobiling
    (10 miles)
  • Playground
    (3 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (5 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (5 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (20 miles)
  • Pool
    (3 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (5 miles)
  • Lake
    (5 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (20 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (3 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (5 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (5 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (20 miles)
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Reviews (1)

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Reva Bhatia

Amazing home!

Reva Bhatia

San Francisco

Amazing home!

July 23, 2016

This place is the best!! My family stayed here for a ski weekend, and it was perfect. We can't wait to go back. First of all, the house is enormous & gorgeous. There is sunlight everywhere. Every bedroom is beautifully appointed, the bathrooms feel like spas. There is so much space to hang out together or get some quiet time. Big living room with board games & tv, fun loft with Xbox and tons of games, rec room with pool table. Multiple decks & grills. Plus cozy nooks & a window seat. Perfect for winter or summer. The kitchen is totally stocked (we like cooking on family trips) but it's close enough to all the restaurants etc in Truckee. I loved the location. Bonus points for easy Tahoe Donner access. The house is smartly designed with a mudroom and benches and washer dryer close to the entry & garage -- easy to get the kids in & out of their winter gear without creating a mess. The owners are super nice & helpful! They've thought of everything. Overall an amazing experience!!

Rebecca MurrayMetzger

Owner's reply:

Thanks for the feedback. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Perfect home for a family reunion!! 5 My 6 siblings, spouses and kids came from all over the states for a family reunion. Everyone was impressed by the quality and beauty of the home. It was perfect for every age group. The owner, Rebecca was great at answering questions and was accessible which we greatly appreciated. All amenities were just as advertised on the site. It far exceeded our expectations for a rental. This is our 4th family reunion and everyone agreed it was the best one!! Thanks Rebecca! Jul-13

Wonderful White Christmas in Truckee 5 "We (an australian family of 8 adults, 1 teen and 1 baby) decided to have our first ever white Christmas here in Truckee. What a fantastic time we had!
We rented the house for 10 nights over Christmas & New Years, and the house was just perfect! It was plenty big enough for all of us to have our own space, and to spend time together sitting in front of the fire place, playing many different boardgames (you won't run out of boardgame options here), playing pool, sitting in the hot tub, and of course playing outside in the snow.
The spacious kitchen was stocked with all the utensils and cooking equipment we needed, and had plenty of fridge and oven space.
The house is located in Tahoe Donner, which we found to be a beautiful area. Only 5 mins from the nearby stores including supermarket, pharmacy and restaurants, and a few minutes more to beautiful Historic Truckee.
And as far as our White Christmas, despite being told by locals that it had been an unusually warm (i.e. not particularly snowy) winter, we had plenty of snow in the front and back yards to toboggan and build snowmen etc.
The only thing we didn't like about the property is that it's so far away from australia making it difficult to return - we would love to stay here again (and again!). Rebecca was lovely to deal with and made our stay as enjoyable as we could possibly have hoped for. Thanks so much Rebecca, we hope to someday visit your beautiful home again :)" Dec-13

Beautiful, open house 5 We loved the house, very spacious with lots of difference places for people to hang out. I especially loved the windows everywhere, where you could watch the snow fall and really see your beautiful surroundings. The spaciousness was extra nice for us, since we have kids. They often were up playing in the loft. They loved the kinetic x-box! The kitchen is very well-appointed, everything you need. We really were not at a loss for anything. We also needed to call the owners a few times with questions and they were very attentive, answering immediately and helping us solve our issues. It is several floors, so be ready for some stairs. Made for a little exercise when you add in the elevation. :) Great place that we'd highly recommend! Lisa Feb-14

Cozy home away from home 5 "The response of owner/ manager was very prompt. Very helpful in supplying information , coordinating and answering any concerns. House is very well equipped specially the kitchen & entertainment. Cozy beds and super clean. Well organized. Neighborhood is quiet.
Street cleaning and snow removal is also well organized specially if you are visiting in winter.
The space is ample for 3-4 families with lots of kids. Hot bath after skiing and being in snow is a bliss. And it's very easy to operate. Getting in the house is very convenient as the entry is keyless. Lot of handy information provided in the folder. Two car garage and more parking space. Kids had lot of space & resources to play and explore. Pool table, board games, movies and video games. The hill behind the house was perfect from sledding. Conveniently located to the ski parks. Certainly a great place for family vacation whether summer or winter. One has to stay to believe it. Would love to stay again!" Prachi R Dec-15

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    Greely High School, Up With People, UWP, Harvard University, Wright Institute
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