Destination guide

A vacation in Clearlake is Clearly the right choice

At 500,000 years old, Clear Lake is said to be the oldest lake in the world. Set on its eastern banks, the eponymous city of Clearlake is at its heart. Surrounded by the craggy peaks of Mount Konocti, it's the perfect base for fans of the great outdoors. It's a big draw for boating, watersports and fishing enthusiasts, who come to fish for bass, waterski, or just relax by the lake. After dark, head to the Taylor Observatory for stargazing, or simply kick back on the deck of your Clearlake vacation rental and sample the region's famous wines.

Things to do

Stars in your eyes - nature walks and stargazing

There's no shortage of natural attractions in Lake County. Perched on the southern borders of Clearview is the Anderson Marsh State Historic Park. One of the archaeological sites of the Pomo tribes, this 1,065 acre parkland is now a nature reserve for largemouth bass, catfish and pond turtle. You'll also find a variety of hiking trails, including wooded routes around marshes and wetlands. There are several guided tours on offer, including nature walks, and a tour of the park's 19th-century Ranch House. The Taylor Observatory in nearby Kelseyville has a planetarium and regular stargazing sessions.


It's all about that bass, 'bout that bass in Clearlake

One of the biggest draws to Clearlake is its close proximity to some of the best freshwater fishing in the state. There's a variety of fishing charters and excursions available from the waterfront. Book a Clearlake vacation rental with its own private deck and you could be throwing some freshly caught bass on the barbecue. If fishing doesn't appeal, try other watery adventures, including kayaking, sailing and wild swimming. If you prefer to be on dry land, try one of the hiking and biking trails in Anderson Marsh State Historical Park, just south of the city.


On a Clear day you can see forever in Clearlake

Warm, sultry summers and sharp, crisp winters, Clearlake benefits from all 4 seasons. Although a year-round vacation destination, the lake draws its wealth of visitors during the summer months. July and August see the longest days, with dry, sunny weather and temperatures reaching 90 degrees. There is the odd summer thunderstorm, so pack an umbrella. The most rain falls in winter, between November and March, which can turn to snow on very cold days. For the best choice of Clearview vacation rentals, visit in the shoulder seasons of spring and fall, when the days are still warm and sunny.

Natural features

For striking hiking routes head to Borax Lake

Clearlake is perched on the southeastern banks of its eponymous lake, just south of the Mendocino National Forest in Northern California's Lake County. A Clearlake vacation rental makes a great base for hikers and outdoor adventures who come to conquer the hiking trails of the Mendocino National Forest and Clear Lake State Park. But for a lighter jaunt, the smaller Borax Lake, just north of the city, is an idyllic spot for a leisurely day hike. Keep your eyes peeled for the shiny black shards of obsidian which are found here.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Clearlake

The nearest airport is in Santa Rosa, CA (STS-Sonoma County), located 32 mi (51.5 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Clearlake, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 117 vacation rentals around Clearlake. From 72 house rentals to 7 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Clearlake?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Clearlake. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Redbud Park: 126 vacation rentals
  • Anderson Marsh State Historic Park: 128 vacation rentals
  • Austin Park: 127 vacation rentals
  • Clearlake Chamber of Commerce: 126 vacation rentals
  • Mazzocco Winery: 715 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Clearlake listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Clearlake?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 72 Houses in Clearlake. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Clearlake include:

  • Cabins: 7 rentals available
  • Cottages: 7 rentals available
  • Resorts: 22 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Clearlake?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 39 vacation rentals with pool available in Clearlake. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.