3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Other (See Description), Sleeps 10
Dee Dee Nugent
About Dee Dee Nugent
About the owner: We live on the central coast of California. It's about a 7 hour drive away, with stops for the girls. My husband Joe works for a college and I am a Chef for a University.We have two girls, they both teach and coach water polo and swim, which keeps us all very busy. The girls love going to the lake. They have made great friends in the neighborhood that they snowshoe with in the winter and hike and bike around the lake with in the summer. We all enjoy going out on our boat. Having 2 launch ramps only a couple of miles away makes it convenient to get in and out of the water quickly. My husband and I, (but mostly Joe), have built 80% of this house ourselves. Joe's love for building has made this a true adventure. Sometimes through rain, snow and sleet, using all his vacation time and every other weekend for a year, Joe traveled to Lake Almanor to build our lake house. It has been a true labor of love. He has done such a great job, and we would now like to share it with others. If you bring your friends and family we're sure you won't be disappointed. There are so many great things to do here and you'll have a roomy, comfortable home to call your own during your stay. We're sure you'll make great memories here, as we have. Happy Vacationing! Joe, Dee Dee, Kamele, and Lily
Dee Dee Nugent purchased this House in 2006
Why Dee Dee Nugent chose Hamilton Branch
We fell in love with Lake Almanor in 2005, after visiting family that lived in the area. It's almost like being in Mayberry RFD, the people are so friendly and helpful, and there's almost no crime. Though we love living on the Central Coast we decided to build a second home in a small, 'four season' recreational area. We searched for this property for over a year. My husband Joe would drive up and scout around looking for the perfect place to build. We finally found what we were looking for with a view of the mountains and so close to the lake. The house was completed in the fall of 2008.
What makes this House unique
There are so many unique benefits that we enjoy while spending time at our property. Joe's brother designed the original plans for our house which we modified to accommodate our needs to entertain large groups of friends and family. I have enjoyed designing the big kitchen and stocking it with almost everything we could posible need to create a gourmet meal, with plenty of room to have the whole family get involved. For spending time indoors, we enjoy a great collection of family games, and movies for both young and old. When we feel like enjoying the great outdoors we play basketball in our huge driveway or sometimes launch the boat at the free ramp at Canyon Dam and spend the day fishing or tubing and skiing. We also love all the biking opportunities in the area. On one of our more adventurous days we 'lunched' at nearby historical Drakesbad and afterwards took a dip in their pool fed by the hot springs. Next time we may add a horseback ride, and then dinner and campfire stories. During the winter we snow-shoe right out our front door across the street and through the forest. We have also had the opportunity to go snowmobiling wth friends in different locations nearby. Our girls just love playing in the snow and sledding with neighborhood friends.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect for two families
Great clean house for our two families of four. Everything we needed was supplied and there was more space than we expected. Short drive to the lake.
Plenty of room
Great place for family.
Home was better than expected. Really nice! Clean, comfortable and up to date.
We really liked the home. It was nicer than the photos show. Kitchen is very nice and well equipped. Baths are also very nicely done. Deck is great. We sat out there a lot. The 3rd bed is in the laundry room which was not a problem for us but it was small and unusual. I would definitely stay here again.
Julie and family were great guests. The laundry room would actually be a 4th room, we use it for an extra sleeping area but don’t concider it to be a bed room, it does Have it’s own half bath which is convenient.
We absolutely loved this house. We have been renting houses at Almanor for 13 years and by far this is one of the best! The kitchen was the best out of all the houses. It literally had everything you need and more. We usually have to bring extra cooking pots, utensils and ect. Not with this house. Very clean, great deck and a great variety of movies!! Plenty of room to accommodate everyone. Thank you for sharing your house and all the priceless memories. The Schmids
house in beautiful mountains
Perfect house for our family. Beautiful master bedroom. Owner is attentive to any questions or problems. Much appreciated!!
A wonderful home away from home
Beautiful and spacious home with everything needed to enjoy a Lake Almanor vacation. The outdoor deck with BBQ is the perfect spot for relaxing and socializing. We would definitely stay here again.
We are located in the Hamilton Branch Community, right off A13 near the Baily Creek Golf Course and the Country Club golf course.
Big Springs and the Peninsula are just down the way from our neighborhood. Great restaurants and fabulous deli/market are nearby. We are located in a quiet neighborhood just a minutes drive to Hamilton branch river and Lake Almanor.
In the winter you can walk out the front door and go snow shoeing or cross country skiing on miles of great trails, in the summer you can hike these trails as well, pack a picnic and take in the great views as you find yourself the perfect spot to dine, all with out having to get the car.
Other Activities: Boating, snowboarding, basketball, kayaking, snowmobiling
Golf: Bailey Creek Golf Course is right across A13 from the home,this is a terrific golf course with club house snack bar and full service restaurant, stop in for a cocktail after enjoying a day of golf.
Ski: The visitor center at MT. Lassen National Park is amazing, there are fantastic hiking trails and thermal pools to explore.
For lunch there is a snack bar, but this is a fun place to pack a picnic, find your favorite view and relax for awhile.
The Drakes Bad resort is also fantastic, with a sit down lunch[reservations recommended] you are then able to use their facilities, hot pool, showers and horse back ridding.