|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The 'Lake House' is a four-bedroom cottage, situated beside a beautiful 450-acre lake in the Sierra Nevada foothills of northern California. The lake is surrounded by tall pines and majestic oaks. Rest and relax in a most peaceful setting, and let your cares melt away. Enjoy all manner of water sports ( power boating, water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, ), hiking, fishing, winter skiing, and nearby golfing. Feed the Canadian geese, or watch the deer.
The home, recently remodeled in 2015, provides a fully self-contained vacation retreat that is perfect for couples, families, and small groups of friends. The cottage has a large front deck overlooking the lake with a large picnic table,barbecue, fire pit (great for marshmallow roasting!), and comfortable deck furniture. There is also a wonderful swing located underneath the pines at water's edge. Guests may use free of charge the canoe, 4 kayaks, and small fishing boat ( motor not included) provided to explore Lake Combie; or they are welcome to bring their own watercraft between April and the first week of September since there is a launch ramp and floating dock on the property. The Combie Lake House, although tucked away in the beautiful Bear River Wilderness Area, is not isolated and requires only a five minute drive to reach the Lake of the Pines Shopping Center which features restaurants, markets, specialty shops, and med clinic. There is even a nearby Starbucks! Also, only moments away, is the well regarded Dark HorsePublic Golf Course.
There is so much to enjoy while staying on Lake Combie and the charming home offers a wonderful sense of ambiance and tranquility during any season. Call or e mail to make your reservation!
Fully self contained and accessible!: To view more photos and gain further information please look at The Lake House website and then e mail or phone to reserve your dates.
Highlights of Home, Property, and Area!: The Lake House has its own floating dock, boat launching ramp, canoe, kayak, and small fishing boat!
The Lake House offers -
Hiking trails behind the house!
Great Fishing and Swimming!
Water skiing, wake boarding, tubing - there is even a slalom course on the lake!
Bear River to explore as well as lake!
Golf five minutes away at Dark Horse Golf Course!
Nearby historic towns to visit!
Skiing in Winter - Soda Springs, Donner, Boreal, Squaw Valley only 45 minutes away!
1700' scenic foothill elevation, just below snowline and above the valley fog!
Lake does not freeze in winter and may be used all year long for recreational activities!
Nearby White water rafting on upper, mid, and lower forks of the American River!
Only an hour from Sacramento, 2 hours from the Bay Area, 1.2 hours from Reno, one hour from Lake Tahoe, and an hour and a half from Napa Valley!
I love Nature and my favorite setting is spending time at my cottage on Lake Combie. I am also a traveler and am happiest when exploring other cultures and distant locations.
Judith Potor purchased this cottage in 1985
I grew up in the South and my family had a 'Camp' on a recreational lake. My happiest memories were those at that lake when I was water skiing and swimming with family and friends. After moving to the West, it became my dream to find a 'California Camp' and give my own children a similar lakeside experience. We have now owned this property for almost 30 years and it is still my fondest place to visit. Now I have grand children with which to share this most special of lakeside retreats. I also hope that you can enjoy it, too!
Nature! Nature! Nature! My favorite experience is awakening in the early morning and seeing mist rising from the lake. It is also wonderful fun to go exploring by boat and visit an area of marshland not far from the dam that reminds me of the southern lake that I so loved growing up in Louisiana. You don't need a boat to take a voyage of discovery, because you may use my canoe, kayak, or small fishing boat free of charge! I also have a great swing that is located close to the water, for enjoying lazy days, a floating dock which can be used for lounging or fishing, and an amazing outside deck which looks out over the water at a jewel of a lake that most people do not even know about!
This was a perfect setting for our romantic honeymoon. We savored the quietness, drinking coffee on the deck, canoeing, and just being together on our first days as husband and wife. One of my favorite places on earth and feel fortunate to have gotten to enjoy the Potor Lake House. I wish we could have stayed longer but every detail was amazing and it was a special experience!
We had a wonderful week with our teenagers on this peaceful wooded lake! The house is clean and updated with a generous deck overlooking the water. Nestled on the side of the lake for a perfect view, the house comes with its own dock and plenty of water sports for everyone. Even just enjoying a warm cup of coffee on a cool morning on the bench swing at the lake's edge is a great way to start the day while the kids sleep. Thank you for a lovely family vacation!
We have been staying at the Potor family lake house for many years now. Our kids (who are now adults) still look forward to coming to this house on Lake Combie each year. It's a beautiful house with tasteful lake decor and very comfortable. Everything that you'd need is provided. The view is spectacular and the lake is so welcoming and just a short walk down the driveway for a swim or float. We have so many wonderful family memories here and are so grateful to the Potor family for sharing. They truly have the best view of the lake, being on the corner and with the newly completed remodel, the home is lovely. Every year we come to relax, swim, bbq and play board games. We spend most of our time on the large deck and eat all of our meals outside. It's truly our favorite vacation spot.
Our family has enjoyed vacationing on Lake Combie for 5 years. This lake front home has recently been remodeled and it just enhanced the lovely lake house charm. The view is the best on the lake and you could spend the day just lounging on the deck. The sunset and moon reflections on the lake are a thing of natural beauty. The water is great for swimming, kayaking, boating and all water sports. Perfect for a family vacation.
My husband and I recently had the unique opportunity to vacation at this lovely lake house. We think it is perhaps the best location on the lake as you can sit on the large deck with a refreshing drink and look right down the heart of the lake. During the day the sun playfully reflects on the water and at not you just cannot miss the moon reflecting on the lake, it is breathtaking. Then if you want to take a dip, paddle a kayak or canoe, fish or ski this lake house is right on the water with it's own dock. The remodeling is fresh and warm, all at the same time. We hope in the future to make this one of our 'go-to' vacation homes. You will love it and will create memories galore.
If you're looking for a beautiful water front rental this is it! This home offers a family everything they could want and more, from the private boat launch and dock, to the kayaks, canoe and fishing boat. You can sit and enjoy the spectacular views from the deck, while enjoying a cup of coffee in the peaceful morning hours. This is a great family get together!
The 'Lake House' is located at an elevation of 1700 feet on the banks of Combie Lake in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Surrounded by tall pines and oak trees, the cottage is a fifteen minute drive from the charming and historic former Gold Rush towns of Auburn and GrassValley/Nevada City, and a one hour drive from Sacramento. Beautiful Lake Tahoe is also a one hour drive and the ski slopes of Soda Springs and Donner are only 45 minutes away! The Napa Valley Wine Country is 1 1/2 hours from the home while the San Francisco Bay area is a 2 hour drive. Although the home is located in the Bear Valley Wilderness area, it is not isolated. Restaurants, specialty shops, markets, and med clinic are within minutes from the cottage.
Other Activities: Visiting nearby Gold Rush Towns and river rafting
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 19 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
Christmas/ New Years
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Holiday weekends - Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Easter, Memorial and Labor Day weekends - three/four night minimum depending on holiday Rate increases by $25.00 per night for each holiday
$350.00 per night from August 29 - September 10th and May 1st - 31st
A first night's deposit is required to secure the reservation. If there is cancellation, refund of deposit will only be made 6 weeks or earlier prior to reservation and $100.00 of deposit will be kept as a cancellation fee. There will be no refund if there is cancellation less than six weeks before arrival date.