The SpaceIn my childhood my grandfather had a cabin on a lake. It was not fancy but everyone had a bed and everyone was welcome. I have memories of swimming all day doing puzzles and cards at night. I wanted to recreate my childhood with this house, I hope that you and your family will create memories at our lake house on Clearlake Guest AccessYou will have the whole house and you can park up to 5 cars at this house.
This is our vacation house and we love our house. Please treat our house the way you would treat yours. Please no parties. Please do not try to bring a trailer to our house. Our house is on a dirt road. Please bring your own water. NO PETS ALLOWED. Interaction with GuestsVACATION INFORMATION SHEET
NO PETS ALLOWED. We are on a dirt road and it is windy roads leading to our property. Bring in your own water, we supply a limited amount of water. The water is not for drinking.
Fish Camp is located on the eastern shoreline of Clear Lake. The property has 80 feet of Lake Frontage which provides spectacular views of Clear Lake, Mt. Konocti volcano, and beautiful sunsets across the lake. The comfortably furnished living quarters consist of a kitchen, a dining area overlooking the lake, a living room (again with views of the lake and mountain), 4 spacious bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms. A sleeping porch is attached to two bedrooms allowing 2 twins and a queen for extra beds. Additionally there are two put out bed couches on the bottom level. A covered patio, sun deck and boat dock bring you right to the glistening water’s edge. Below is a summary of what is provided and recommendations of what you might bring. Thank you for staying with us.
What We Supply: The property is equipped and set up as a fully furnished property: a fully equipped kitchen, TV, stereo, BBQ (propane), outdoor patio furniture, and linens including sheets, blankets, pillows and bath towels.
Kitchen/Dining: Assorted pots and pans, baking dishes, casseroles, coffee maker, filters, blender, range/oven, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, silverware, dishes, glasses, and dishwasher detergent are also provided. Two dinning room tables, plus table on the patio are provided.
Beds and Bedding: The house sleeps 12 in beds. Bedroom 1: king bed. Bedroom 2: king Bed. Bedroom 3: queen bed. Bedroom 4: queen bed. Extra Beds: 5 twin beds. Sofa bed/couch: Two queen beds. Bedding: All beds have a mattress cover, sheets and a comforter. Pillows, Pillow cases and blankets are provided for each bed. Recommend sleeping bags for sleeping outdoors under the starry Milky Way.
Heating/Cooling: Stove heat and swamp cooler and ceiling fans. When first coming to the house on hot days open all of the windows. Run cooler for downstairs during the day, open the vent, and close the vent downstairs to cool upstairs for sleeping around 6pm.
Fireplace: Use wood only, not supplied.
Outdoor View Patio: Patio table and benches. A propane barbecue is provided on the patio. Please clean grill after each use, a metal brush is provided. Barbecue utensils and matches are located in the kitchen. Please be careful with all flammable materials especially during dry summer months.
Recommended Items To Bring: Paper products, dish soap, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, charcoal and lighter fluid, sleeping bags ( for sleeping outside), wash cloths, toiletries, float toys (noodles etc.), beach towels, sunscreen and life jackets.
Boat Dock: Please follow the instructions in the frames, near the dinning room table for operation of the suspended boat hoist and platform to prevent damage to yourself, your boats and the dock. Monitor wind/wave conditions and raise the hoist if wave crests touch it. Do not leave extra boats on the side of the dock or hoist unattended or overnight, as the lake conditions can go from calm to steep short chop in a matter of minutes. Do not tie to other homeowner’s docks or piers. A community ramp down the road at Silverado Beach ½ mile away (east toward town, at the foot of San Jose Street) is available for a $15 fee (the fee collector will find you) or free at Redbud Park in town.
On Your Last Day: Raise the boat hoist a minimum of 3 feet above the water. Any damage to the dock will forfeit your Security Deposit and possibly add additional repair charges.
Boats and Quagga Mussels: Lake County is very concerned about preventing the introduction of the Quagga Mussel into our waters. Before launching your boat or personal water craft, you will need to have it inspected for the Mussel. Please arrive at the lake with your boat clean and DRY everywhere. This will assure that your inspection will go well. The fee is $15.00 and you will get stickers for your boat and trailer. Please, there is a $1000.00 fine if you do not comply. We understand that the fine can exceed $3500.00 and put a Felony conviction on your record. WOW !! Here are the links and the application for your boat. The closest inspection place is in Clear Lake at Clearlake Bait & Tackle at Redbud Park (which is where you can launch anyway). Do not launch at the Silverado Beach ramp unless you have a sticker, and are willing to pay the $15 launch fee. DO NOT LAUNCH OR TRY TO PARK A TRAILER AT OUR HOUSE.
This is our home: If you find anything that doesn't seem right or something needs attention, please email us or give us a call. There may be another group using the house after you leave. If you feel that we need to know about a problem or issue, please give us a call right away. We hope you treat our home as if it was yours. Please take care of our property while it is in your care. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood has only 5 houses on our street. We are at the end of a dirt road. It is a complete get away.
There’s a lot to learn about Lake County – the clean air, Clear Lake, Mt. Konocti, historic hot springs, resorts, and more. Here’s a few of the fun facts about the area:
Lake County has the cleanest air in California as certified by the State’s Air Resource’s Board and an abundance of spring water; there are several bottled water companies in Lake County.
Located midway between the Pacific Coast and the Central Valley, Lake County rarely experiences coastal or valley fog. This translates into lots of sunshine. In fact, Lake County sees, on average, approximately 265 days of clear or partly clear skies, with an approximate annual average of 78% of possible sunshine.
Clear Lake, estimated at 2.5 million years old, is thought to be the oldest lake in North America — and quite possibly the world.
Clear Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake in California, with 63 square miles of surface area, and more than 100 miles of shoreline. Average depth is 28 feet. Water temperature averages 61º F and varies from 48º F in the winter to 75º F in the summer.
Clear Lake may hold more fish per acre than any other lake in the country. Downed trees, tules, water grasses, and piers provide ideal habitat for sport fish such as bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. Native fish include blackfish, Sacramento perch, tule perch, and hitch.
Clear Lake has been coined the “Bass Capital of the West” by numerous fishing organizations and pros, and ESPN has rated Clear Lake as the #2 bass fishing lake in the world.
First Lady Ladybird Johnson visited Lake County to see the wildflowers at what is now Langtry Estate & Vineyards.
North America’s only species of eagles — bald eagles and golden eagles — come to Lake County to nest each year.
Clear Lake is a eutrophic, “well-fed” lake. For centuries, it was known as “Lypoyomi” — Pomo for “big water” — until nicknamed “Clear Lake” by European settlers. According to an 1877 article in the San Francisco Post, the lake’s name reflects the region’s clear air — still the cleanest air in the state of California.
Between 100,000 and 600,000 years ago, Mt. Konocti formed slowly in several eruptive episodes.
Volcanic ash spewed during an eruption of Mount Konocti has been found and identified nearly 3,000 miles away in the state of New York.
In 1854, Mt. Konocti was briefly called “Uncle Sam Mountain” by European settlers.
Mt. Konocti is sacred to local Indian tribes and is visible from almost anywhere on Clear Lake.
In the early 20th century, natural mineral springs became immensely popular, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the globe to “take the waters.” Huge resort complexes were built, and enjoying wide fame were Bartlett Springs, Soda Bay Springs, Seigler Springs, Anderson Springs, and Adams Springs. Many of these grand resorts were destroyed by fire, and most were not rebuilt. Today, Harbin Hot Springs remains in operation, offering guests hot and cold pools, rustic lodging, classes, and even “watsu” massage, all in a clothing-optional setting.
Lake County is part of the world’s foremost geothermal resource areas. Since the late 1950s, geothermal development has grown significantly in the area known as “The Geysers” in the Mayacmas Mountains near the Cobb Mountain area. The magma body responsible for the steam fields is associated with volcanic activity, which began in the Clear Lake area one million years ago. The Geysers were known as an area of hissing fumaroles and boiling springs in the late 1840s and by the end of the 19th century had become nationally known for its hot springs resorts and health spas.
Today, the Geysers is the largest complex of geothermal power plants in the world with 19 units in operation, fueled by more than 350 steam wells, which generates approximately 750 megawatts of clean, renewable baseload electricity. The Calpine Geothermal Visitor Center, located in Middletown, gives visitors an opportunity to learn how electricity is made using geothermal steam, a clean, renewable energy source.
“Lake County diamonds,” also called “moon tears,” are semi-precious stones of volcanic origin found nowhere else in the world. While not equal in hardness to real diamonds (rated 7.5 to 8 compared to a diamond’s 10 rating), Lake County diamonds have been used commercially and are capable of cutting glass. They are highly prized by collectors and can be faceted and polished to make beautiful jewelry, nearly as brilliant as real diamonds. According to one local tribe’s legend, a Pomo Indian chieftain and the moon fell in love. The moon could not stay with the chieftain because she was needed by the people to light the night sky and mark the seasons. She was so sad to leave the chieftain that she wept “moon tears.”
Four thousand years before the rise of Egyptian civilization, Pomo Indians were hunting, fishing, and collecting plant foods on the shores of Clear Lake. The lake yielded an abundance of fish, as well as tule reeds from which the Pomos made baskets, clothing, boats, dwellings, and household items. Today, Pomo baskets are widely admired throughout the West.
Lake County is the largest supplier of premium fresh pears in California. Since the first commercial Bartlett orchard was planted in the late 1880s, buyers have chosen Lake County pears. This reputation began in 1885 when Lake County Bartletts were exhibited at the New Orleans World’s Fair.
Tule elk have returned to their native range in Lake County after an absence of more than 100 years. A herd was recently released near the Cache Creek Basin Recreational Area east of Clear Lake on Highway 20. These magnificent animals were bred in Bakersfield and are being released here to bring back the natural population. Tule elk are native to California (and Lake County) and are not seen anywhere else in the world. Getting AroundThese are country roads used by cars. This house can only accommodate 5 cars. The nearby town is about 20 minutes away. This is a complete getaway. They are windy roads and a dirt road to our house. DO NOT TRY TO LAUNCH OR BRING A TRAILER TO OUR PROPERTY. Other Things to NoteThings to do at Clear Lake
Places to go by boat on Clear Lake
Richmond Park: Richmond Park is a fun bar and grill is at the south end of Konocti bay, just south from straight across the lake. They make a great burger and have a full bar. Dancing most Friday and Saturday nights. Large boat dock and gas on the lake.
The Spot: There is a great little 50's diner in Clearlake on Lakeshore Drive north of Redbud Park - accessible by boat! Dock is small, though. They have indoor dining as well as patio and lawn seating, with occasional live music. Happy hour M-F 3-5. Burgers, fries, and great shakes for the little kiddies (and big kiddies!).
Boating on Clear Lake:
Boats and Quagga Mussels: Lake County is very concerned about preventing the introduction of the Quagga Mussel
into our waters. Before launching your boat or personal water craft, you will need to have it inspected for the Mussel.
Please arrive at the lake with your boat clean and DRY everywhere. This will assure that your inspection will go well.
The fee is $10.00 and you will get stickers for your boat and trailer. Please, there is a $1000.00 fine if you do not
comply. Here are the links and the application for your boat. The closest inspection place is in Clear Lake at Clearlake
Bait & Tackle at Redbud Park (which is where you can launch anyway). Do not launch at the Silverado Beach ramp
unless you have a sticker, and are willing to pay the $15 launch fee.
Lake County calls itself "The Undiscovered Wine Country," encouraging visitors to come and explore its high-elevation
vineyards and vast and varied territory. Less well-known than the neighboring growing regions of Napa, Sonoma, and
Mendocino, Lake County is an ultra-premium winegrape growing region whose number of award-winning wineries
continue to grow.
Here is a link to the local wineries.
Walking and Water Trails:
Here is a great website with a list of hiking, biking, equestrian and water trails. You can now walk to the top of
Mount Konocti, what a great view from the top.
Here is a link to the golf courses nearby.
Braito's Buckingham Marina: is usually the best price for gas on the lake.
The entrance to the marina is on the west side of the lake just south of the narrows.