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Casa del Lago is a fresh, bright single-family house in the prestigious area of Soda Bay. With skylights throughout and lots of windows, it gives one a relaxed sense of being. It has two comfortable bedrooms with two bath and a living room to relax after a hard day of playing.
The 700 sqft mostly private deck has large picnic tables, rockers, and hammock and is a great place to watch boats on the lake and breath in the cleanest air in California.
The kitchen (also with view of the lake) has everything you need (all you bring are the ingredients) to whip up something to wonderful to eat. Remember to pick up some local wine during your wine tasting.
The house is single-story and perfect for those less-mobile or young children who may be too mobile.
More about the neighborhood:
Casa del Lago is located in beautiful Soda Bay region which is in the wine, pear, and walnut country (it is called Soda Bay because it still bubbles from the volcano)
The house is 9 minutes from Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa and a short walk to the lake shore. It is 10 minutes from a casino (Indian Tribe) with over 7 casinos in the area. The house is 5 minutes from Kelseyville with wine tasting, cafes, and an upscale restaurant. Also it is 5 minutes from a public boat launch and has space in front for parking a boat.
The Konocti volcano is responsible for all of the hot springs activity in the area. Here is a bit of history: Mount Konocti--A Most Treasured Peak According to Pomo Indian legend, a beautiful maiden who lived on Mount Konocti created Soda Bay at its foot with tears she shed over the deaths of her feuding father and lover. Today, Soda Bay still bubbles with volcanic gases at the foot of Mt. Konocti, which rises to 4,300 feet in elevation. The Clear Lake Volcanic Field consists of some seven once-active volcanic vents. The name “Konocti” has mysterious origins. Though European settlers attempted to change Mt. Konocti’s name to “Uncle Sam Mountain” in 1854, the original name has endured. Several Indian tribes inhabited the area more than 11,000 years ago, and though they were all of the Pomo Nation, they spoke several languages native to their own tribes. Konocti means “big rock” in one Pomo language; another tribe credits Chief Konocti with creating the mountain. The most favored translation is “Mountain Woman,” from the Pomo word, “Knoktai,” of which “Kno” means “mountain” and “Hatai” means “woman” in one tribe’s language. An essential part of Pomo spirituality, Mt. Konocti is still sacred to Native Americans. Mt. Konocti’s surface varies with elevation and exposure. The south slope of the mountain is covered with 12 square miles of black obsidian. At the bottom of the north face, a Douglas fir forest is dense and cool. The first homesteader’s cabin on the mountain, built by Mary Downen in 1903, still stands. Orchards and vineyards thrive in the volcanic soil in a multitude of microclimates, and a grove of ancient maul oaks near the summit date back more than 500 years. At night, a beacon atop the dark mountain announces its presence, and in daylight, it is possible to view Mt. Konocti’s very own weather system create wispy clouds, high winds, or winter snow flurries. Changes in barometric pressure cause gusts of air to move into and out of the mountain’s vents. Though some locals believe huge catacombs exist within, only small caves have been found. The Pomos have handed down stories of throwing carved sticks into Mt. Konocti’s crater and later finding them floating in the lake. Mt. Konocti is the stunning backdrop for nearly every scene around Clear Lake. Lake County recently purchased 1520 acres on the top of Mount Konocti, placing much of the mountain into public hands for perpetuity. Lands for many purposes - for reflection, for hiking, for enjoying nature.
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$500
Dogs are welcome; two dogs maximum. Animals are not permitted to be left in house or on deck without a responsible person present.
I reserve the right to ask any guest to leave at any time for any reason and refund accordingly.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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More information on the Soda Bay area and the Clear Lake region:
1. Soda Bay is at the base of a dormant volcano with its bay still gently bubbling with hot springs in some spots.
2. The house is only 9 minutes to Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa and walking distance to the lake shore.
3. Clear Lake is known for its vineyards, wine tasting, and growing the best Bartlett Pears in the world (late summer).
4. The lake is the largest natural lake in California
5. The lake hosts the best Bass fishing in the country. Boaters love this lake and people can rent boats, jet skis, and other water toys.
6. Clear Lake has the cleanest air in California.
7. It is situated 1 hour drive from Calistoga (Napa Valley), 1 hour from the Mendocino coast, and a beautiful 2.5 hour drive from San Francisco.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: Having lived in Hawaii, this area reminds me of living at the base of a volcano. It just feels good.
I was a Silicon Valley professional but now take care of my elderly mother. I don't get the opportunity to go to the lake so I am now offering it to you to enjoy and explore.
Why the Owner Chose Soda Bay: This house brought back very happy memories of Clear Lake for my elderly parents who had a place on this lake 60 years ago.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Upscale home with original artwork, unique furniture, and every detail speaks to hospitality. The deck was the real 'wow' for me.