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Lovely 4 Bedroom Lakefront, Steps from Scenic Gold Country Lake, Open All Year!

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Sit, relax, and enjoy the beautiful view of Lake Combie from the cottage deck

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4BR Lakefront Vacation Rental Auburn, California USA

The 'Lake House' is a four-bedroom cottage, situated beside a beautiful 450-acre lake in the Sierra Nevada foothills of northern California. The lake is surrounded by tall pines and majestic oaks. Rest and relax in a most peaceful setting, and let your cares melt away. Enjoy all manner of water sports ( power boating, water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, ), hiking, fishing, winter skiing, and nearby golfing. Feed the Canadian geese, or watch the deer.
The home, recently remodeled in 2015, provides a fully self-contained vacation retreat that is perfect for couples, families, and small groups of friends. The cottage has a large front deck overlooking the lake with a large picnic table,barbecue, fire pit (great for marshmallow roasting!), and comfortable deck furniture. There is also a wonderful swing located underneath the pines at water's edge. Guests may use free of charge the canoe, 4 kayaks, and small fishing boat ( motor not included) provided to explore Lake Combie; or they are welcome to bring their own watercraft between April and the first week of September since there is a launch ramp and floating dock on the property. The Combie Lake House, although tucked away in the beautiful Bear River Wilderness Area, is not isolated and requires only a five minute drive to reach the Lake of the Pines Shopping Center which features restaurants, markets, specialty shops, and med clinic. There is even a nearby Starbucks! Also, only moments away, is the well regarded Dark HorsePublic Golf Course.

There is so much to enjoy while staying on Lake Combie and the charming home offers a wonderful sense of ambiance and tranquility during any season. Call or e mail to make your reservation!

Fully self contained and accessible!: To view more photos and gain further information please look at The Lake House website and then e mail or phone to reserve your dates.

Highlights of Home, Property, and Area!: The Lake House has its own floating dock, boat launching ramp, canoe, kayak, and small fishing boat!
The Lake House offers -
Hiking trails behind the house!
Great Fishing and Swimming!
Water skiing, wake boarding, tubing - there is even a slalom course on the lake!
Bear River to explore as well as lake!
Golf five minutes away at Dark Horse Golf Course!
Nearby historic towns to visit!
Skiing in Winter - Soda Springs, Donner, Boreal, Squaw Valley only 45 minutes away!
1700' scenic foothill elevation, just below snowline and above the valley fog!
Lake does not freeze in winter and may be used all year long for recreational activities!
Nearby White water rafting on upper, mid, and lower forks of the American River!
Only an hour from Sacramento, 2 hours from the Bay Area, 1.2 hours from Reno, one hour from Lake Tahoe, and an hour and a half from Napa Valley!
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Owner

Member since: 2000

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Housekeeper

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The Lake House has a large front deck that is fenced, as is the back yard. Lake Combie is a private, rural lake. There are no life guards. Children should wear life vests when near the water at all times and parents need to be mindful of making sure their children are safe in a lakeside setting. There are also sentimental knick knacks within the home that should be put away from curious little fingers....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not allowed in or on cottage grounds...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are allowed on a limited basis - a maximum of two dogs at one time with hopes that the dogs can spend most of their time on the fenced front deck and yard. There is an extra fee per dog per day and doggy poop needs to be disposed of before departure...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    with trundle...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 4 twin/ single

    double bottombunk top single bunk & trundle - sleeps 4...moreless

  • In order for our Combie Lake House to provide accommodations for larger groups, beds will need to be shared as well as trundles and couches utilized in living room. Besides the four bedrooms that can sleep ten if beds are shared, there are also two queen sofa sleepers in the living room. Because of the size of the cottage, it is recommended that larger groups only use the 1800 sq foot home during summer months when there is no threat of rain and people can be outside for most of the day....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The Lake House has a large front deck with built in seating as well deck furniture, picnic table, portable fire pit, and grill. The deck overlooks Lake Combie, and in fact, the lake is so close that friends can easily converse with one another while standing on the floating dock and home's front deck. Besides the picnic table on the deck, there are two others, as well as a wonderful swing located at water's edge. The property comes with its own boat ramp, so bring your watercraft! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    45 inch flat screen television...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Lake Combie is a lovely 450 Acre gem that is owned by Nevada Irrigation District and allows private recreation for home owners and their guests. The Bear River provides water to Lake Combie....moreless

  • Lake View:

    The Lake House offers lake views from almost all of its rooms. It has large picture windows throughout the house, which make the cottage feel almost like a boat floating on the water....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The Lake House, is only steps from beautiful Lake Combie! In fact, the water is so close, that friends can easily talk to one another while standing on the front deck and floating boat dock. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The Combie Lake House is a waterfront property with its own floating boat dock and concrete launch ramp. After winter rains, boats can be launched onto Combie Lake until early September....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Combie Cottage offers waterfront footage on Lake Combie...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining table seats 6 and there is a sit down bar next to it which can seat 4. Just outside the dining room door is another large picnic table which can seat 10. There are 2 other picnic tables....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    A large swamp cooler is in the Great Room and an air conditioning unit is in the Master Bedrooom window...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    There is a cozy fireplace in the Great Room that is electric and emits a lovely glow...moreless

  • Heating:

    There is central propane heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    The house has Internet and Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes - a house keeper cleans before and after each guests' visit and linens are provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The Living Room is based on a Great Room concept. It has a fire place as its focal point as well as a large flat screen television with DVD. There are two large hide a bed couches and a comfy chair....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    A certain number of bath towels are provided, but guests should bring their own beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Yes, the house has Wifi...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    On the outside deck is a portable fire pit perfect for marshmallow roasting ....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots of plates, dishes, glasses, and cutlery...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New dish washer purchased in 2015...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully self contained and has its own snack table and bar which opens to a dining room which seats six. There is more outdoor dining just outside the dining room door....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large microwave ...moreless

  • Oven:

    New stove top range and oven purchased in 2015...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Large, new frig with bottom freezer purchased in 2015...moreless

  • Stove:

    The range top of the stove is electric with a bottom oven...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    The Combie Cottage Kitchen was completely remodeled in June of 2015 with all new appliances, cabinets, quartz bar and counter tops, glass back splashes, wallpaper and flooring....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The front deck overlooks Lake Combie and offers lovely views of the lake for those who may not have the ability to go out on the water....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat:

    Home comes with a small fishing boat ( motor not included). Also has a concrete boat ramp so folks can bring their own boat or jet ski....moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

    The large front deck which overlooks Lake Combie has built in seating, comfy lounge furniture, a portable fire pit, and picnic table. It has railings around it and two secure gates....moreless

  • Golf:

    Dark Horse Public Golf Course is only a couple of miles from the house. In fact it is an easy walk to go there for a bite of breakfast or lunch....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Home has both a kayak and canoe for guest usage....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    large charcoal grill as well as outdoor portable fire pit...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    The Combie Lake House is located at 1700 feet. Although it is below the winter snow line most of the year, guests can go to the Lake Tahoe area for nearby skiing. The drive is 45 min - 1 hr away....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    One side of the back yard boat house can be used by lake house guests. It contains life jackets and paddles for the boats....moreless

  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn
Sep 19 - Dec 21, 2016
2 night min stay
$325

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/ New Years
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$350
Winter
Jan 3 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$300
Spring
Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$325

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer
May 1 - Jun 10, 2017
2 night min stay
$350
Summer
Jun 11 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,500

Changeover Day: Sunday

Indian Summer
Aug 27 - Sep 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$350

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fees $100
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Holiday weekends - Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Easter, Memorial and Labor Day weekends - three/four night minimum depending on holiday Rate increases by $25.00 per night for each holiday

$350.00 per night from August 20 - September 15th and May 1st - 31st

A first night's deposit is required to secure the reservation. If there is cancellation, refund of deposit will only be made 6 weeks or earlier prior to reservation and $100.00 of deposit will be kept as a cancellation fee. There will be no refund if there is cancellation less than six weeks before arrival date.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sacramento
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Dive
90 Miles
Nearest Ferry
San Francisco
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Dark Horse
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Sacramento
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 80
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Northridge
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
Soda Springs
100 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bodega Bay

The 'Lake House' is located at an elevation of 1700 feet on the banks of Combie Lake in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Surrounded by tall pines and oak trees, the cottage is a fifteen minute drive from the charming and historic former Gold Rush towns of Auburn and GrassValley/Nevada City, and a one hour drive from Sacramento. Beautiful Lake Tahoe is also a one hour drive and the ski slopes of Soda Springs and Donner are only 45 minutes away! The Napa Valley Wine Country is 1 1/2 hours from the home while the San Francisco Bay area is a 2 hour drive. Although the home is located in the Bear Valley Wilderness area, it is not isolated. Restaurants, specialty shops, markets, and med clinic are within minutes from the cottage.

Other Activities: Visiting nearby Gold Rush Towns and river rafting

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1985

About the owner: I love Nature and my favorite setting is spending time at my cottage on Lake Combie. I am also a traveler and am happiest when exploring other cultures and distant locations.

Why the Owner Chose Meadow Vista, CA, USA:
I grew up in the South and my family had a 'Camp' on a recreational lake. My happiest memories were those at that lake when I was water skiing and swimming with family and friends. After moving to the West, it became my dream to find a 'California Camp' and give my own children a similar lakeside experience. I have owned this property for more than 30 years and it is still my fondest place to visit. Now I have grand children with which to share this most special of lakeside retreats. I also hope that you can enjoy it, too!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Nature! Nature! Nature! My favorite experience is awakening in the early morning and seeing mist rising from the lake. It is also wonderful fun to go exploring by boat and visit an area of marshland not far from the dam that reminds me of the southern lake that I so loved growing up in Louisiana. You don't need to own a boat to take a voyage of discovery, because you may use my canoe, kayak, or small fishing boat free of charge! I also have a great swing that is located close to the water for enjoying lazy days, a floating dock which can be used for lounging or fishing, and an amazing outside deck which looks out over the water at a jewel of a lake that most people do not even know about! If you have a boat, you may bring your own from mid April - mid September and can launch it from my own private ramp and then tie it up to the property's floating dock. There is even a slalom course on the lake for ski and wake board enthusiasts!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • Sit, relax, and enjoy the beautiful view of Lake Combie from the cottage deck

    Sit, relax, and enjoy the beautiful view of Lake Combie from the cottage deck

  • Mist often rises in the early morning as seen from the front deck

    Mist often rises in the early morning as seen from the front deck

  • Kids and Big Kids alike enjoy tubing and swimming during the warm summer months

    Kids and Big Kids alike enjoy tubing and swimming during the warm summer months

  • Dark Horse Golf Course is within walking distance of Combie Cottage

    Dark Horse Golf Course is within walking distance of Combie Cottage

  • The large front deck offers a relaxing 2 person glider, furniture, and fire pit

    The large front deck offers a relaxing 2 person glider, furniture, and fire pit

  •  The home is newly remodeled & offers the tranquility of lake waterfront living

    The home is newly remodeled & offers the tranquility of lake waterfront living

  • The kitchen is newly remodeled and completely updated with modern appliances

    The kitchen is newly remodeled and completely updated with modern appliances

  • Casually comfortable with all the touches of lakeside living

    Casually comfortable with all the touches of lakeside living

  • The queen-size  Master Bedroom has its own newly remodeled bathroom with tub

    The queen-size Master Bedroom has its own newly remodeled bathroom with tub

  • This is a great kid's bedroom with its bottom double bunk, single bunk & trundle

    This is a great kid's bedroom with its bottom double bunk, single bunk & trundle

  • Combie Cottage sits on a point offering spectacular views of Lake Combie

    Combie Cottage sits on a point offering spectacular views of Lake Combie

  • The quaint and historic towns of Nevada City, Grass Valley, & Auburn are nearby

    The quaint and historic towns of Nevada City, Grass Valley, & Auburn are nearby

  • Perfect place to picnic with deckfront table and two other picnic tables nearby

    Perfect place to picnic with deckfront table and two other picnic tables nearby

  • Ski and wakeboard on Lake Combie - the cottage has its own boat ramp and dock

    Ski and wakeboard on Lake Combie - the cottage has its own boat ramp and dock

  • Use the canoe, kayaks,  fishing boat to fish for bass, trout, perch, & catfish

    Use the canoe, kayaks, fishing boat to fish for bass, trout, perch, & catfish

  • Combie Cottage sits under the pines and oaks facing the lake

    Combie Cottage sits under the pines and oaks facing the lake

  • Combie Cottage has large picture windows which allow the lake to be easily seen

    Combie Cottage has large picture windows which allow the lake to be easily seen

  • Dining table  - 6; Kitchen Bar - 4; Breakfast Table- 2; 
3 Outside Picnic Tables

    Dining table - 6; Kitchen Bar - 4; Breakfast Table- 2; 3 Outside Picnic Tables

  • Combie Cottage has the Great Room feel and rooms easily flow into one another

    Combie Cottage has the Great Room feel and rooms easily flow into one another

  • River stone fireplace,, flat screen television with DVD, CD player, and WIFI

    River stone fireplace,, flat screen television with DVD, CD player, and WIFI

  • Bedroom 2 with its double bed faces the water  & has big picture windows

    Bedroom 2 with its double bed faces the water & has big picture windows

  • The " Fish Bedroom" faces the water & has a single bed with trundle underneath

    The " Fish Bedroom" faces the water & has a single bed with trundle underneath

  •  Take a boat ride at dusk - canoe, 4 kayaks, jon boat free to use- no xtra charge

    Take a boat ride at dusk - canoe, 4 kayaks, jon boat free to use- no xtra charge

  • Ski/ Wakeboard right from the dock & use it for fishing, swimming or sunbathing

    Ski/ Wakeboard right from the dock & use it for fishing, swimming or sunbathing

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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