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Deborah Molea

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english

Uncle Johnnie's Lakefront Fishing Cabin

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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California House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths

Lake Almanor is located 165 miles north of Sacramento, nestled amongst the pines where the Cascade Mountains meet the Sierra Nevadas. At elevation 4500 feet it is the third largest manmade lake in California and best known for its prime hunting and fishing grounds.

There are two golf courses on the lake, Bailey Creek in the peninsula & a nine hole at Lake Almanor West. OK, we're fishermen, not golfers! Mount Lassen National Park is just 26 miles away, has hiking (to the top!), picnicking, and very scenic views. Play tennis in the peninsula or bike around the lake (many other trails for cycling to choose from).

This cozy home is situated on the east shore of Hwy 147. Just about the middle of the 8 mile strip at 3907 Hwy 147, Lake Almanor, CA 96137. Enjoy sunsets on the deck or fish right off the dock. Bring your boat, there's plenty of excellent fishing holes around. During the summer months we rent Friday to Friday. It truly is a nice spot on the lake.

Shopping and antiquing can be found in all the quaint old fashioned towns around the area. Dine out in Chester, the peninsula, try Westwood's famous 'Buffalo Chips Pizzeria' ('Cabin Fever' is our favorite). For a truly affordable vacation on the lake this is the place.

Keywords: House, vacation rental home

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Deborah Molea (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english

About Deborah Molea

We purchased the home in 1999 as strictly a business investment. Little did we realize how in love with the entire area we'd be. John loves to fish & sure gets his limit! We live in the bay area but travel north to the home monthly. It's our favorite place to go!

Deborah Molea purchased this house in 1999

Why Deborah Molea chose California

The history of the Lake Almanor Basin is fascinating (we keep a book on the shelf to share with our guests). We found out the home was built in 1953 by Finnis Mack Saunders, nicknamed 'Chief', a foreman for the Red River Lumber Company. The knotty pine walls & ceiling in the kitchen are priceless! We've respectfully done some remodelling while keeping the old world charm of the home.

What makes this house unique

Uncle Johnnie's Fishing Cabin is situated on the middle of the east shore & is truly a nice spot on the lake. We enjoy sharing the home as much as our guests enjoy vacationing there!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family & I had a great time & loved the clean, comfortable feel of your home. You & your husband take excellent care of the home & property & I hope to rent from you again.
Sep 2012
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based on 11 traveler reviews

Uncle Johnnie's Lakefront Fishing Cabin
average rating of 4.818182 based on 16 reviews

Perfect cabin and view

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this cabin. It is perfectly organized and beautiful. It was a great vacation! My family thoroughly enjoyed the dock and amenities.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect little get-a-way!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a long weekend here with my husband, parents, and two dogs and it was perfect for us! The dogs absolutely loved the water and jumping off the doc while we enjoyed fishing and the beautiful views! The pictures don't do it justice. The size is perfect for two couples. Would work for three also, as long as someone doesn't mind sleeping in the living room. Everything is clean and tidy and we got to use a microwave/oven combo for the first time ;) The location is great too. We thought it might be busy next to a hwy, but it isn't, at all! It's nice being away from the "popular" side of the lake, it felt a little more secluded. I highly recommend this place to anyone and hopefully we'll be able to enjoy it again soon! Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great comfortable cozy spot! Just as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was the perfect spot for a quick getaway. Everything about it from the descriptions and images was just as promised. Very comfortable all the way around. The lake view is spectacular. I was actually glad that the lake level was low as that meant I could take our dog for some walks along the waters edge and take in the views and crisp, cold winter air. It was also a plus to me to go during this "off" time of year for Lake Almanor because that meant it was very quiet- hardly any neighbors to be seen or heard. The kitchen is well stocked with cookware, etc for anyone who likes to do their own cooking while there. We really enjoyed the wood stove too. It quickly warmed the place up. I would definitely love to book a longer stay in this comfortable, welcoming spot again.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovin it at Lake Almanor

  • 4 of 5

Hi Deborah! We had such a great time at your cabin.

So cozy and clean and the view is spectacular!

I miss it already, such a gem!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very inviting, beautiful, clean and peaceful cabin. The details inside make it a very homey feeling. Enjoyed the deck and the beautiful view of the lake! Would definitely go again and recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

John and Debbie Molea's cabin is awesome! It is homey, fully appointed with great pots and pans, towels, dishes and the most terrific, beautiful view of Lake Almanor that you could ever wish for! Their cabin felt like home. We can't wait to schedule our vacation next year at Uncle Johnnies Fishing Cabin!

Thanks again,

Dylan and Trish

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Rates & Availability

Lake Almanor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
mid-June to mid-Aug
Jun 17 2016 - Aug 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Mid-Aug thru Labor Wknd
Aug 19 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Mem Wknd to mid-June
May 26 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
mid-June to mid-Aug
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
mid-Aug thru Labor Wknd
Aug 18 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

We allow indoor pets, please read pet policy. Pets must stay away from the beds & sleep in there own bedding as the home is shared by guests that do not have pets. We charge $50 per pet that will be staying.

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California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each bedroom has it's own bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Lakeside bedroom has a queen size bed, front bedroom has a California king size bed, Sleep Sofa in living room converts to a queen size bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Stereo/CD player, Microwave/Convection Oven Housekeeping upon departure included in rental fee

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