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Classic Lakefront Home on Soda Bay: Beach, Dock, Lawn, Toys ++

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Last updated: 07/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kelseyville house description

A Lovingly Restored 1920's Cottage On The Lake in a Private Family Compound

Heron House is the lakefront retreat that families are drawn to, returning year after year to enjoy its charm, waking up to the sun on the lake, and overlooking the expansive lawn that starts at the foot of the deck and runs into the water. From the comfort of Heron House, you can watch the kids play on the lawn, swim or ski, or watch the sunset over the lake with a glass of locally-crafted, award winning wine.

With room for the whole family, Heron House can very comfortably sleep everyone, while still being spacious enough to provide quiet space to read or enjoy a glass of wine. Three giant sliding doors open the house up to the fifteen-hundred square foot, partially covered deck that runs across the back of the house, and overlooks the lake. Big enough for two picnic tables, the BBQ, Adirondack chairs and lounges, we live out here in the summer!

Inside Heron House: Totally Renovated While Retaining The Charm of an Earlier Era

The master bedroom and bath overlook the lake, as does the guest bedroom through French doors. There is a small child's room with a twin sized bunk bed off the hall, and the enclosed sun porch runs the length of deck.

Downstairs, there's another bedroom with double beds, while the TV room (new 36' TV and a DVD player) is just off of the bedroom. Both overlook the lake, and the door leads right to the lawn and beachfront.

With forced air heating and a giant stone fireplace for the cooler months, it's as much fun to stay in Heron House during a rainstorm as it is in the middle of summer.

On Soda Bay at Clear Lake: Enjoy an Upstate East Coast Ambiance Here in Northern California

Located in Lake County, on California's largest natural lake known for its glittering night sky, Heron House is the closest Bay Area residents can get to a classic East Coast summer vacation in the Adirondacks, only two hours away from San Francisco or Sacramento.

As part of Bell Haven, a three-and-one-half acre, fully-fenced, private family compound with a total of only 6 houses, you and the kids will also enjoy the recreation room, firepit and expansive grounds.

In the 'rec room,' you'll find a pool table, couches, TV and games. Just outside, the big firepit is surrounded by classic Adirondack Chairs, the perfect spot for S'mores and a glass of wine. A ping-pong table, croquet and lawn volleyball are all available if you'd like to round out the perfect day.

On the beach, you'll have use of kayaks and a rowboat, while the pier and brand-new dock extend into the lake with the perfect platform for sunning, swimming, fishing or watching the sunset give way to a glittering night sky.

Hiking or swimming at Clear Lake State Park is a five minute drive or a ten minute canoe ride away, a nesting place for waterfowl of all kinds as well as Indian lore and a Pomo village.

Fishing, Boating, Golfing and Wine Tasting - What Do You Want to Do?

And with some of the best bass fishing in the west, Clear Lake is the perfect spot to perfect your angling skills. Many a five-pounder (and some bigger!) have been caught right off our dock. In tournament season, you’ll see the bass boats sneaking under our pier in hopes of catching “the big one.” Anglers can also catch large mouth bass, crappie, bluegill and channel catfish.

With over a dozen award-winning wineries nearby - including Ceago, a short boat ride away - Lake County is a wine lovers paradise. And if golf is your game, Buckingham Golf & Country Club is also a short car or boat ride away.





Keywords: Lakefront House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Fully fenced, well-lit 3.5 acre compound make this the perfect place for kids to gather, play and relax. ...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Sorry - no pets in house or on property! ...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                30 years old....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                On the main level....moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                On the main level....moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                Lower level. ...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 bunk bed

                Small room on main floor...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (2) New queen mattresses in master and guest bedrooms., Twin or Single Beds (1) Downstairs bedroom has 2 twin beds, off the den/TV room which also features views of and direct access to the lawn and lake., Bunk Beds (1) The bunk room is the kids favorite, though Grandma loves the cozy privacy too....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Shower. On main level....moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Tub/shower. On main level....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Kitchen ready to serve everyone, all new appliances in 2008 (dishwasher, refrigerator and oven/stove) and utensils supplied, steps away from the new gas BBQ on the lakefront deck. Seat 8 or around the custom-updated antique dining table....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Towels Provided:

                We'll provide bath towels, but you'll need to bring your own beach towels!...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                High-count cotton in the summer, and flannel sheets in the winter!...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Massive local stone fireplace and hand-carved stone hearth....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Private, gated and secure parking. ...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Iron & Board
              • Living Room

              Other Amenities

                  • Private Dock and Pier, Perfect for Swimming, Sunning and Docking your Boat. There's also a shared recreation room with pool table, games and ping pong. Stone walled firepit surrounded by new Adirondack chairs is a great spot to spend the evening while the kids play pool. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Pool Table:

                    Pool Table in the Bell Haven Rec Room located just behind Heron House....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Mostly kids videos; almost all the Disney movies plus many more....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    36' flat screen with DVD and VCR....moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • VCR

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    Local calls and emergency agencies only....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    The main deck is nearly 1500 feet in size, overlooking the lake. A full wall of glass and sliding windows opening the house up to it making a huge indoor/outdoor living space. Partially covered to protect from the sun or rain, there's still plenty of room to sunbathe and relax in the sun. There is also a private patio off the main bedroom at the front of the house, surrounded by a hand-laid stone wall and featuring filtered lake views....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Fully enclosed sun porch, with library and secondary dining table, boasting lounge chairs with a head-on view of the lake....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Mt. Konocti is just behind the house, with wooded trails leading up to the top - if you can make it! Also, you can revel in the changing views of the many mountains visible from the deck and lawn, from Clear Lake State Park to the left and filling the entire horizon across the lake....moreless

                  • Lakefront:

                    Steps away from the sandy beach, private gated pier and new, giant floating dock. ...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Cycling
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • Museums
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Hospital
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Wind-Surfing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  May 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $375
                  $2,600
                  Low Season
                  Oct 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $275
                  $1,900

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 9%

                  Notes:

                  We will be happy to take your payment on PayPal, with a personal check (must be received 30 days prior to arrival date) or money order.

                  Deposit of 50% rents and security deposit due upon booking. Final amount due 30 days prior to arrival.

                  Full refund if cancelled 30 days prior to arrival. Payment by check/money order or Paypal.


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                  Photos

                  • Front entrance of Heron House

                    Front entrance of Heron House

                  • Evening view of the house.

                    Evening view of the house.

                  • View From Kitchen Towards Sun Porch; The Deck and Lake are to Your Right!

                    View From Kitchen Towards Sun Porch; The Deck and Lake are to Your Right!

                  • Master Bedroom Looking West: Lake is to Your Right

                    Master Bedroom Looking West: Lake is to Your Right

                  • The quaint kitchen with all the conveniences!

                    The quaint kitchen with all the conveniences!

                  • Bunk 'room'!

                    Bunk 'room'!

                  • Rec room just behind Heron House.

                    Rec room just behind Heron House.

                  • View From The Dock, Looking at Heron House From the Lake

                    View From The Dock, Looking at Heron House From the Lake

                  • Living Room Looking Towards Fireplace; The Lake is on Your Left

                    Living Room Looking Towards Fireplace; The Lake is on Your Left

                  • Enclosed Sun Porch; The Right Wall is Sliding Glass, Looking out to The Lake

                    Enclosed Sun Porch; The Right Wall is Sliding Glass, Looking out to The Lake

                  • Guest Bedroom, Queen Bed Overlooking Lake Through Sunporch

                    Guest Bedroom, Queen Bed Overlooking Lake Through Sunporch

                  • Cozy living room great all year around....

                    Cozy living room great all year around....

                  • Comfort in the Rec Room...

                    Comfort in the Rec Room...

                  • Fire Pit just behind house in the center of the compound.

                    Fire Pit just behind house in the center of the compound.

                  • View From The Deck Over the Lake at Sunset

                    View From The Deck Over the Lake at Sunset

                  VRBO #226063

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 02, 2014

                  $275 - $375 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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