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Fresh And Light Bungalow With Fantastic Lake View of Soda Bay and Clear Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,301 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Happy and comfortable single-family home with beautiful lake views

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 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. "

More Details

Linda White
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2018

About Linda White

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.

Linda White purchased this house in 2003

Why Linda White 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.

What makes this house unique

Upscale home with original artwork, unique furniture, and every detail speaks to hospitality. The deck was the real 'wow' for me.


Soda Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1301 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom with shower/tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , fold out bed in closet
  • Queen sized bed with en suite bathroom and double closet. Folding memory foam bed in closet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Read the description carefully and ask questions. If there is a problem (such as cleanliness) you must call me within an hour of arrival.


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Fresh And Light Bungalow With Fantastic Lake View of Soda Bay and Clear Lake
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
Little River, CA

Our stay at Soda Bay

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time to visit and stay in the area. The house was great. Lots of room and great deck overlooking the lake. We went to participate in the Konocti Challenge bike ride and that was a lot of fun. We will be back :)

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Lake Views

  • 4 of 5

The first impression of this property from the street was disappointing - very plain; but inside it is lovely. The kitchen, dining and living areas are well sized and the deck is huge with a great view of Soda Bay. There are two big bathrooms. The two bedrooms have very comfortable beds and the linens were very clean. There are a few issues: 1) No chests for clothes in the bedrooms (second bedroom closet is locked); 2) dining table is tiny; and 3) limited cookware in kitchen. We bought extra cushions for the deck, a lid for a sauce pan, dinner knives for eating, and place mats to leave for future guests. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sebastopol, CA

GREAT View, GREAT Place to Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Linda accommodated our unexpected, last minute reservation for 3 nights and we were so happy (and fortunate) to have found such a lovely home. The view of the lake is great, the deck is gigantic and dog friendly/safe, with rocking chairs, picnic tables and a hammock (which had my name written all over it)! The house is so comfy and cozy, and VERY clean. Kitchen has everything you need to cook a meal (except the food of course!). It was such a pleasant experience and Linda was a joy to work with, so reachable and helpful. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there with our pugs and it was simply wonderful!! Thanks, Linda!!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very happy

  • 5 of 5

Always very happy with the house and the location is perfect

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Great views from a great house.

  • 5 of 5

Really nice, comfortable home. The deck out back is fabulous! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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San Francisco

Sweet 2 bedroom 2 bath with a lovely view off a generous deck.

  • 5 of 5

The bed is comfortable. The pillows are fluffy. The house is clean. The Keurig coffee was a pleasant surprise. The back yard is spacious, and our dog ran around. The view of the lake off of the huge deck is beautiful. There are ample channels on the television. The couches in the living room are comfortable. This bungalow is a perfect place to stay while visiting Clear Lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
135 Miles
San Francisco International
Car: necessary

Our Neighborhood (the house is in a rural neighborhood)

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning Fee $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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