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Speaks: english

Desert Lake House, Heated Private Pool, Kayaks & Free Golf!

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights

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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Loft + Den+Office, Sleeps 14

Welcome to Bodhi's Lake House

This private family vacation home offers an all inclusive vacation experience with free golf, kayaks, tennis, and a game room. Free access to an exclusive member only 27 hole PGA golf course. Two of the five bedrooms face the open water views. The massive first floor with high ceilings, huge picturesque windows bring the views of the pool fountains, lake and mountains right to the the living room. There are lots of activities at home or in town. This vacation home includes 2 bikes, and a game room with a pool table, air hockey, ping pong, karaoke and more. Bodhi's Lake House is a well appointed retreat. Immaculate, clean with luxury bedding and all the amenities of a comfortable home just bring your suit case. The Jacuzzi spa seats 8 guests and is heated prior to arrival. The pool can be heated upon request and is heated to a cozy 85 degrees.

The home is set up perfectly for family gatherings our Tri level architecture allows for ample privacy and fun gatherings in the first level entertainment, dinning and gourmet kitchen overlooking the water views. There are two Jacuzzi bath tubs as well and fireplaces.

Guests who visit us often fly into Los Angles stay a week and drive on to Las Vegas. We have guests who bring their ATV's to ride in the desert. Some enjoy the near by ski resorts & Zip line opportunities at Wright wood. All enjoy the tranquility, relaxation and spectacular views Bodhi's Lake House offers.

So come be our guests!

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leah (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Leah

I moved to the desert as a single mom to get away from the bustle of city life. My years in the Caribbean and later England lent to the inspirations that helped in the design of my home. The design process was a Mommy and Me project shared with my then 13 year old daughter Bodhi. Bodhi's design ideas allowed for the playful lines that only a child can add and hence the home is called Bodhi's Lake House. My son Zen added the technical supports allowing this home to accommodate future smart house advances. Steno Designs made the elegant graceful flow all possible.

Leah purchased this house in 2005

Why Leah chose California

When we found this lot we knew it would provide the peace and tranquility we were looking for. We designed our home to portray the pristine beauty of the desert we love. The children and I had planned to open it up to guests in the future and now the future is here! Bodhi’s Lake House is A Home Away from Home with all the amenities of an all inclusive resort with out the restrictive schedules and rules. Come be our guests..

What makes this house unique

As a guest at Bodhi's Lake House there is golf (for 2 guest), kayaks, bikes, tennis, game room and at no extra cost. Since we designed and built this home from the ground up it is unique. There is no other. Come and basque in the desert luxury of Bodhi's Lake House.


based on 19 traveler reviews

Desert Lake House, Heated Private Pool, Kayaks & Free Golf!
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Awesome time again!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed Bodhi's Lake House!!! This is our second time staying here; it doesn't get any better than this. The house has all the amenities you would ever need. Our faily ranges in ages between 20 and 80; there is something for everyone to enjoy. It's amazing to see an 80 year old play pool and ping pong.

It is evident that we love this house, the owner Leah, and all the fun things available; we highly recommend Bodi's Lake House.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location for a Holiday Gathering- or any time of year!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I live in Boston and also have property listed on VRBO. Our two sons live in Los Angeles. We looked for a place to enjoy some family time around the 2014 holidays... and found the ideal location at Bodhi's Lake House. The High Desert is a completely different world from the hustle and bustle of LA County- yet less than two hours away. Everything we needed was at this beautiful large house built directly on the water. A fully stocked kitchen, a spacious living room, several fireplaces, spotless bedrooms and baths, and a fun game room for indoor sports. As an architect, I appreciated the open design and new construction. The house was even decorated for Christmas with several trees along with interior/exterior lighting. Make no mistake- it's better than the photos indicate!

Outdoors we enjoyed relaxing by the pool and in the hot tub. Sun bathing, kayaking, bicycling, hiking, golf, and tennis- all outside the door or within a few minutes of the house. Our original plans were to take a few day trips up to Death Valley or Las Vegas, but we decided to stay put and enjoy this desert oasis in Helendale, CA. Beautiful full moon and spectacular sunrises over the two man made lakes. We had loaded up on groceries before arriving, but also bought a few items at the local market and enjoyed several nights out at nearby restaurants. Very friendly neighbors all around this well maintain desert community. No need to travel far, so we didn't.

Our next trip to Southern California may involve a stay in Los Angeles or San Diego, but we hope to get way from it all again some day at Bodhi's Lake House.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem in the desert

  • 5 of 5

After searching the internet extensively, I decided to book Bodhi Lake house for my parents' 50th anniversary. My parents, my brothers' and my family came together for this special event. There were 8 adults and 7 kids. It was the best vacation I have had in my life.

After exiting I-15, I was wondering if I was heading in the right direction. I expected to see some sort of water or green, but everything was just like a desert.

However, when I got to the property, it felt like I was in a different world. The house was amazing. It was beautiful, clean.

The master bedroom on the second floor has a breath taking view. The kids spent hours having fun in the pool. We also enjoyed the kayaks multiple times a day. The only minor drawback was that there were only 2 paddles while there were 3 kayaks.

At night time, we had a blast with the fire pit right on the deck. The kids also enjoyed the games in the garage.

I am not sure if I am correct, but Bodhi lake house seems to be the only one with a private pool. The private pool really makes Bodhi a special vacation home because we did not have to leave the property at all the during our 3 day stay. Everything was right there. We just swam, got inside to eat, then back out to the pool to swim.

We treasured this wonderful memory for ever.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well maintained and simply beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

I always read these reviews when I make my choice so this may seem long but it will be informative.

My partner and I stayed in this beautiful home for a few days as an R&R after a Vegas conference. Although just the two of us, the home can easily sleep 5 couples whereas no one would get in each others way. This home was like a mini retreat because there is so much to do on the property itself from 3-D TC, movies, a game room, and outdoor water activities.

We stayed in the top master room that had a fireplace and very large bathroom with a jetted tub. (There is a window here that overlooks the water.) I managed to set the alarm one early morning and we drank mimosas on the upper deck while watching the sun rise.... it was just remarkable. (Bring your camera!)

All appliances are present and some. The kitchen boasts enough items to have a gourmet meal in the home. The W/D is also a plus. We actually drove to the neighboring town (about 25 mins) to find an actual grocery store however the market located on grounds (in the gas station) is a real little market and has almost the same food a large grocery store would- fresh meats and veggies too. The prices were similar or at most a few cents more. I should have saved gas and time by just shopping there. (Use this advice)

There is a game room in the garage which is equipped with a TV. All items were up to date and clean.

The pool is very clean although in March it was too cold for us to swim in. We did enjoy the hot tub as a good replacement - bring a cocktail. The paddle boat and kayaks were also fun to take out and venture around this manmade lake. You may even get visited by the ducks. The neighbors were really outside and it is a quiet area.

The owner was very good to work with and there were no issues. We even got passes to use the park facilities (gym and golf) for a small fee. She definitely takes pride in her home because it resembles a "model home" in a magazine.

We will definitely be back - with friends this time. The nightly fee was high for just the two of us to do it again but well worth it even if there are only two couples.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful, very detailed review. Yes Silver Lakes Market does an excellent job of stocking for most meals. They stock fresh meats and veggies as well. The price is right in comparison to the drive to Victorville 17 miles from our door step. I was very please to find my home in mint condition upon my return. We do offer the "Spa room" which is the master up stairs as a single room rent for couples looking for an affordable get away. Our guests of the "Spa Room" enjoy a Bed and Breakfast environment with privacy and the amenities of the whole house for a room rate. In addition when I am home I love to invite my guests and share a small brunch as I love to bake and am always coming up with a scrumptious new dish. Thank you once again for this awesome review and hope to have you bake soon. Leah
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Modesto, CA

Amazing trip, Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 couples and 6 kids stay at the lake house. (my family calls it "The Lake House") We all loved it!!!! The accommodations were first class!!! The owner was there to answer any questions we had and did a walkthrough at the beginning of our stay. The views from the outside couches at dawn were breathtaking!!! We stayed for a long weekend and I was up at dawn each morning to enjoy the sunrise. Our favorite spot throughout the day was the couches overlooking the pool and lake. We really enjoyed the chairs and fire pit down on the dock as well(Chairs were soooo comfy) The pool and spa were great and easy to use. The kids loved the pool table and the air hockey and the ping pong and the foozball and the pool and the spa and the lake and the kayaks and the peddle boats and the TV's and fishing off the dock ( they caught 4 trout off the dock) As you can tell the kids absolutely loved, loved, loved the place!!!!! The adults did as well!!! The place was soooooo relaxing!!!!! Sooooo many spots to relax and cuddle up with a book or take a nap in the sun :-) Leah was very nice to us and made us feel at home and welcome at all times. She even drove around the community showing us the clubhouse/Pool the market and the restaurants all within a 5 minute drive. We played about 27 holes of golf the one day that we played. I plan on playing 4-5 times when we go back in April. Yup, we loved it so much we booked in April for a whole week!!! Cant wait!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brady, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. I really enjoyed meeting you guys and am sorry I was not able to meet up with you on your return visit. I have had reports that all is going well and my manager Gina enjoyed greeting you. Enjoy and Welcome Back to Bodhi's Lake House. Leah
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Absolutely the BEST

  • 5 of 5

Bodhi's Lake house is everything it promises to be. The house is fully equipped with anything and everything you need for any length of stay. Leah thinks of everything. When we arrived the house was beautifully decorated for the holidays with a number of trees throughout the house. We used all the toys; kayaks, peddle boat, fishing poles, pool table, ping pong table, air hockey, and foosball table. Betty helped us with the check in process and was our go to person if and when we needed her.....she was the best! Bodhi's is the place to go. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Silver Lakes Resort is an Oasis in the desert surrounded by mountains just off The Famous Route 66. The Indians from this area describe Helendale as though there is a hole in the sky because you can see forever into the heavens making it easy to see meteorites, falling stars and? Storms often rain around us rather than directly on us. The vistas are different from day to day never the same colors, shapes or hues so bring your camera. Check us out.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, ATV, Motocross, Golf, Desert Motorcycling racing.

Golf: Guests at Bodhi's Lake House enjoy FREE UNLIMITED GOLFING Privileges. Be sure to call the Pro Shop for details at (760) 245-7435

3 private golf courses, 27-holes. North/South Course: Designed by Ted Robinson. Built in 1975. Season: Open all year. North/East Course: Designed by Ted Robinson. Built in 1975. Season: Open all year. East/South Course: Designed by Ted Robinson. Built in 1975. Season: Open all year.

*rates subject to change with out notice.

All other Club amenities are open to all guests.

Ski: Wrightwood Ski Resort is 45 minutes from us. Big Bear Ski resort is one hour up the mountain.

Rent or bring your ATV/Dirt Bikes we have great trails just around the corner. This is a great place for serious riders.

Guests are welcome to bring their own boat just remember that the maximum speed on the lake is 10mph.


Rates & Availability

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14 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Free Golf for two guests and only $40 per session for additional players.
Heated Jacuzzi included
Billiards & 7 flat screen TVs.
3 Kayaks & 1 peddle boat & 2 bikes included with the house rental
A $50 association transfer fee upon arrival for association amenities
Bring your Tennis Racket, & Camera.
Cleaning Fee is $200 payed at check out to housekeeping.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Evaporative Cooling
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Printer
  • Rumpus Room
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , oversized
    Full 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Full 3 - toilet , shower , oversized
  • Large sized bathrooms. The master has a large jacuzzi bathtub over looking the lake and a separate large shower with multiple shower sprays. The upstairs hall bathroom has a jacuzzi bath tub.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Pillow top matress, 4 pillows 2 soft 2 firm, HDTV/DVD/WIFI
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Pillow top matress, 4 pillows 2 soft 2 firm, HDTV/DVD/WIFI
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Pillow top matress, 4 pillows 2 soft 2 firm, HDTV/DVD/WIFI
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Pillow top matress, 4 pillows 2 soft 2 firm, HDTV/DVD/WIFI
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , Pillow top matress, 2 pillows 1 soft 1 firm, HDTV/DVD/WIFI
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , Sleeper in Loft
  • * Queen Bed: 3 rooms with queen beds. Bedding is of a high thread count, Heavenly Bed * Twin Bed: High quality mattress * Sleeper Sofa with Twin bed in loft *2 double beds Pillow Top High Quality Bedding. * Convertible Bed: Upon request small convertible beds can be supplied. * Crib: Upon Request.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A wheel chair may have access to downstairs double door master suit, Living room, kitchen and dinning area. A wheelchair may not pass bathroom doors.This property is best suited for children 10 years and older. Designated smoking area by pool and kitchen garden.Small pet not over 13 pounds. Upon approval and with a pet deposit. Two Jacuzzi Bathtubs, Chandeliers, Two Fireplaces, Cherry Wood Floors through out, Private Pool with Spa and water Fountains. Two Kayaks. Bicycle. Lakefront: Early mornings sunrise displays the most spectacular views. Fish off the dock. Swim in the pool or the lake. Feed the seagulls or float out on the lake with the kayaks. There are 2 lounge chairs on Dock with small table. Fishing Poles and three kayaks, one two man. East facing balcony with afternoon shade. Beautiful views of the lake in early mornings and full moon evenings.

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