Clear Lake, CA, USA

Clear Lake, CA, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 118 vacation rentals near Clear Lake. From 76 houses to 0 , find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Clear Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Discover a Californian favorite at Clear Lake

Set amid the picture-perfect surroundings of Lake County, Clear Lake offers a blissful setting for a California getaway. Travelers come for the fantastic bass fishing and burgeoning wine scene but soon discover that the Golden State's largest freshwater lake has plenty more up its sleeve. Relaxing on the beach, exploring vast swathes of wilderness and a generous helping of outdoor adventure are all on the agenda here, and whether you're traveling with family or hanging out with friends, Clear Lake vacation rentals offer a great base from which to discover the ample range of activities on offer.

Choose your passion at Clear Lake

From Soda Bay to Clearlake Oaks, you'll find that many lakeside rentals come with a private stretch of sand, making topping up your tan a breeze. If you're keen to get out on the water, kayaks, stand up paddleboards and pedal boats, as well as motorboats, can be hired from Clear Lake Marina. Kids will love to cast a line from the fishing pier at Redbud Park, although if you're enjoying an adult only break, a sunset cruise, available right through summer until the end of September, can be a lovely way to add a little romance to your stay.

Find your culture fix at Clear Lake

The quaint communities and towns surrounding the lake offer up ample attractions to keep the whole family entertained. A trip to one of the area's wineries is a must for wine connoisseurs, with the scenic Brassfield Estate particularly worth a visit, if only for a taste of its much-lauded Pinot Noir 2011. If a culture fix is on the agenda, the Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum serves up exactly that. As night falls, the biggest attraction is of a natural variety, with many travelers content to stargaze from the deck of their rental.

Clear Lake is a year-round hotspot

While fishing is a year-round option on Clear Lake, vacationers who like to feel the sun on their face would be wise to head to the lake in the summer months. Temperatures from June through September regularly top 80 degrees, while the rest of the year typically hovers between 55 and 75. Fall can be another popular time for stays in a Clear Lake vacation rental, with travelers often drawn to the Anderson Marsh State Historic Park, where meandering nature walks often result in glimpses of busy acorn woodpeckers storing their winter stash among the towering granary trees.

Natural highlights at Clear Lake

Clear Lake is home to an abundance of wildlife but none quite so majestic as the great blue heron, North America's largest heron. If you're lucky enough to be staying in a Clear Lake vacation rental in early May, you'll be all set for Lake County Heron Day, an annual event that sees expert-led pontoon boats set sail from Lakeside County and Redbud Parks for a close-up view of the rookeries. For a change of scenery all year round, Mendocino National Forest, lying north of the lake, counts 4 wilderness areas, vast canyons and natural hot springs among its highlights.