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Bedrooms 6
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Lake Almanor West House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms + Loft, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 17)


*-*-*-*-OUR LISTING WILL BE EXPIRING May 11, 2017 and we will NOT be renewing it- Although we will continue to rent via our personal email address and phone number. PLEASE NOTE OUR CONTACT INFORMATION FOR FUTURE REFERENCE:


phone number: 530-878-1950

facebook: Lake Almanor Lakefront Reunions and Retreats


Note- we do not make any reservations through vrbo/homeaway- we only use this website to connect with potential renters.


Please call or email at our personal email shared above for correct information regarding Lake Almanor Lakefront Reunions and Retreats.

^^^ HomeAway/VRBO has said that sometime SOON they will be blocking contact information between the guest and homeowner.

^^^^^^^^^^^NOTE- WE WILL NOT BOOK A RESERVATION FOR YOU WITHOUT TALKING TO YOU FIRST- It is important to us that our home is a good fit for your vacation expectations. ^^^^^^^^^^^^ Anticipate that you will need to call us to make a reservation.






Award winning Bailey Creek Golf Course~Lake Almanor West Golf Course~Lake Almanor Country Club Golf Course~

BEAUTIFUL UPDATED HOME DECOR THROUGHOUT- January 2015- See more pictures on our facebook page: Lake Almanor Lakefront Reunions and Retreats

CALL 530-878-1950 OR email us at our personal email


This is the safest way (we are aware of) to know that you are dealing with us - Sharrie and Ken

We will not accept credit cards- But we do have a method for last minute reservations - contact us for easy reservation processing

**We will not 'Book it Now' through vrbo- We are not a hotel. We pride ourselves on PERSONAL SERVICE and meeting your specific needs and desires sets us apart.

By emailing us directly (cut and paste our address, provided above, into your New email) you can be assured that your inquiry is reaching us promptly- VRBO's new inquiry system and Book Now has not been without errors and delays.

###########ALL LINENS PROVIDED#####

########## 5 KING SIZE BEDS##########

WOO HOO!!!! We now have a 55 inch Flat Screen, High Def., SMART TV with DISH satellite!!! Gotta' LOVE IT!


We are dedicated to our guests and serving them, and it shows on our calendar~~~~If you're interested in a vacation at our home, Check the Calendar Now for the Dates You Want and get back to us quickly. CALL 530-878-1950 or email

NOTE --- Phone Number required with Inquiry to receive Owner Response---

This luxurious, lakefront, dream home is located on the west shore of Lake Almanor (includes a private boat dock and 2 buoys). The spacious 4000 square foot home is loaded with unique architectural features that include seven one-of-a-kind arched trusses that create the home’s large main gable, arched windows, custom wood carvings, trims, and moldings. Each room has a lake view and is beautifully decorated with a Mountain Lodge theme. The living room contains a wall of 20 windows that reach up to the 28 foot high wood ceilings, providing spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

The Master bedroom (downstairs)has a California King Select Comfort bed, a gas fireplace for ambiance, and French doors opening to the lakeside deck. The Master bath has a large jetted tub, double headed shower, double sinks, and a separate 'throne room.' The other downstairs bedroom has one Queen bed. Upstairs are three more bedrooms- a bedroom with one California King bed, a bedroom with a standard King size bed, and one bedroom with 2 Twin beds. All linens for beds and bathrooms are provided for your convenience. The Family Room has French doors opening to an upstairs balcony overlooking the Great room, and another set of French doors opening to an outside balcony deck.

The 1200 sq. ft. Guest House is separate from the Main House but under the same roof and connected by an intercom and a breezeway. It has a bedroom downstairs with a California King bed, 1 bath, and a loft with 3 twin beds, and 2 twin beds pushed together to make a king bed. It has a full kitchen complete with a dishwasher/microwave/refrigerator/stovetop/oven, its own washer/dryer, and a deck with a picnic table, bar-b-que and adirondack chairs for relaxing. THE GUEST HOUSE WILL NEVER BE RENTED TO ANOTHER GROUP, it is only used as additional space for the party renting the Main house.

Our Home Owner’s Association has a nine-hole golf course, four tennis courts, a basketball court, and a lakefront recreation area (with huge grass area, barbecues, sand beach, and children’s play equipment), all within walking distance of the house, and a boat launch ramp that is just down the road.

Excellent fly, spinning, and troll fishing in the lake and surrounding rivers and streams for trophy-sized rainbow trout and brown trout, as well as land-locked Chinook salmon, smallmouth bass, and largemouth bass.

Looking for a fly-in vacation? Only four miles from Rogers Field Airport in Chester.

We are members of the Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce



Keywords: Vacation Home

Business Retreat

Church Adult Retreat

Family Reunion

Clubs-Recreational and Special Interest

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About The Owner

We moved to Lake Almanor in 1998 and planned to live there forever. In 1999 we bought our lot and began drawing our houseplans, keeping in mind our young children and our aging parents. In 2001 our home was completed and we moved from a home we'd been renting in the Country Club. It was an exciting time- 3 days before Christmas with 2+feet of snow on the ground!

While we lived there, we hosted pastors and missionaries in the guest house and were blessed to meet some wonderful people. But things happen, and life changes so in 2006 we found that another opportunity had arisen that took us away from our beloved home. We learned that we could continue our ministry through Hospitality Homes International and open our home to additional guests through VRBO. It has been a wonderful experience and allowed us to meet some beautiful families. We have been a (small) part of 50th and 60th Wedding Anniversary celebrations, family reunions that will be remembered for decades, and adult church/Bible study retreats.

What could be a better use for our home, a home that was built with love and dreams of touching the lives of others?

The Owner purchased this house in 2001

Why The Owner chose California

We first saw Lake Almanor when we were college students at Cal State University, Chico. Years later, we had the opportunity to move from the bay area and Lake Almanor seemed like the perfect place to rear our young children and host pastors and missionaries through Hospitality Homes International. We lived in Lake Almanor Country Club for a year and looked for property that would fit our desire to host pastors and missionaries in a guest house. Ultimately God led us to this lot, on a quiet cul-de-sac with the added serenity of Lake Almanor West. Lake Almanor West is a small-ish development and is about half the distance to Chester than most homes in the Country Club. And because we planned to live there year round it was an added benefit that the roads in Lake Almanor West are maintained by Plumas County and our drive to town is basically flat, so snow is not a problem. Because our home is on a cul-de-sac we don't have busy traffic racing by, and being on the west side of the lake we have less wind on our side of the lake than the Country Club eastern side of the lake. We have fewer homes so the general feel of Lake Almanor West is more laid back and quiet. We like that. LAW has a boat ramp, tennis courts, golf, a recreation area, a restaurant on the golf course, a paved bike/walking trail that starts on the south side of LAW and meanders to the dam.... it's simply Fantastic!

What makes this house unique

Having the Main House and attached Guest House gives us a flexibility in size and cost to host a variety of groups with different needs. Most of our groups are Family Reunions with multiple generations all seeking to gather for that rare opportunity to slow life down and catch up with one another. WE HAVE LIMITED HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY. We have found that we are a good fit for professional retreats, as well as Bible Study groups and Book Clubs. For those groups that have double occupancy in the bedrooms they find it much more comfortable to have a super-sized Cal-King bed or King bed than the smaller bed sizes offered by other vacation rental homes in the area.

For our family specifically, we enjoy playing in the snow, snowboarding up at Coppervale Ski hill (outside the town of Westwood on HWY 36), watching the snow fall while sitting next to the warm fire, swimming, on-shore or off shore/trolling/fly fishing, feeling the afternoon breeze off the lake while reading a good book, bar-b-quing, bicycling down the west shore bike path, tying flies at the card table while looking out at the lake, and more recently we purchased a couple of kayaks to take advantage of the calm waters. WE LOVE HAVING A DIFFERENT PACE AND ACTIVITIES- IT'S SO REFRESHING.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This comment is from a Thank You card we received:

Dear Sharrie and Ken,

Thank you again for the use of your lovely home! We have so many ford memories of the days we spent there. We wanted to let you know it was a special time in God's beautiful snow!
Feb 2010
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average rating of 4.8627453 based on 60 reviews
Yuba City, CA

As I stated in 2015, Ain't never goin' anywhere else!!

  • 5 of 5

Once again, we had a wonderful time. Great place to stay for our annual family/friends get-together. We have been staying here for 5 years now. Check out my review from 2015. And we will be coming back, guaranteed!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grass Valley

Best House EVER

  • 5 of 5

Great house, very clean, outstanding kitchen. The layout and great room are very family friendly . Great views. Great family location. I highly recommend this house, great value for a vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Willows, CA

Great House for our Company Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't imagine a better place to hold our company retreat. The house has everything that you could think of! There are plenty of rooms with comfortable beds, a good amount of bathrooms, a nice area for the group to relax, and a large table perfect to hold our planning sessions. The setting is so serene! Don't miss the opportunity to experience the stay at this house!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yuba City, CA

Aint never goin' anywhere else!! Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

I thank God for leading me to this wonderful house and location. We have used it for the last 4 years for our family & friends annual get-together, and absolutely love it! It is perfect for us. Large and roomy enough that we can all be in that main area, some watching TV, some game playing at the large dining area table, me on my computer by the large windows looking out over the lake, and people in the kitchen, and yet it doesn't seem crowded.

The kitchen is wonderful. Very roomy and has everything you could possible need to prepare your meals. Plenty of room for all of us, beds very comfortable, and the master bedroom is fantastic! And that includes a huge walk-in closet (almost like a separate room) and a very roomy bathroom with a hot-tub and a huge shower.

We have a wonderful view of the lake, and there is something for everyone to do in the area. Golf course and tennis courts couple blocks away. And Chester just a short drive away with restaurants, a bowling alley, grocery stores, etc. And Mount Lassen not too far away either. Beautiful area for riding our motorcycles and bicycles and for hiking. And there is a boat launch area near the house where couple of my grand kids can launch their boats and then dock them at the dock in front of the house. And there is a very nice lakefront restaurant and bar and marina on the same side of the lake as the house.

Another thing that I want to say is that the owners are fantastic people! And we will be returning every year as long as it is available.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Volcano CA USA

Perfect Gorgeous Home On the Water for a Group!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 15 of us made Lake Almanor the destination for our 30+ annual Ladies Weekend. I wonder how we can top this one! The home is so well appointed and thoroughly stocked (except with toilet paper!). Plenty in the kitchen for us cooks. No need to bring your own large sauté pan; plenty of utensils, dishes, knives, pots and pans etc. The only thing I was glad I brought was a microplane (for lime zest) and citrus juice reamer. Although the dock was up for the season, we were able to rent a couple of party boats at the marina one day and a few canoes the next. Great swimming out in the lake, lots of outdoor furniture , badmitton, and a nice grill. The weather was fabulous too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Home for a Great Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family vacation. The house has a very functional layout, great views of the lake, is architecturally pleasing, and was clean. The yard and large deck provide plenty of outdoor space for games and room for the kids to play. The owners were very responsive during the booking and even after we arrived. The VRBO description and pictures are accurate. We booked a short trip and wished we stayed longer to enjoy more water skiing, mountain biking, running the trails, hiking Lassen, etc. We are already looking forward to next year and will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Rates & Availability

Lake Almanor West House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off-Season Main House
Sep 6 2016 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable DamageDeposit $750
LAW Renter Registration $80
Cleaning- Main + Guest $350
Plumas County Tax= 9% $0
Cleaning- Main House $300

$6300/week (Saturday to Saturday) Main House and Guest House- Memorial Day to Labor Day= Peak Season. 9% Tax, $350 Cleaning Fee, $80 Lake Almanor West Renter Registration fee, $750 Refundable Damage Deposit.
$500/night (not limited to Saturday to Saturday) Main House Only- Labor Day to Memorial Day= Off-season. 9% Tax, $350 Cleaning Fee, $80 Lake Almanor West Renter Registration fee, $750 Refundable Damage Deposit.
$675/night Main House and Guest House- (not limited to Saturday to Saturday) Labor Day to Memorial Day= Off-season. 9% Tax, $350 Cleaning Fee, $80 Lake Almanor West Renter Registration fee, $750 Refundable Damage Deposit.

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Lake Almanor West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , double sinks, dual head shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , double sinks
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , handicap accessible
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Main House Master - 1 king , California King
    Main House Downstairs Guest - 1 queen
    Main House Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Standard King
    Main House Upstairs Bedroom 4 - 1 king , California King
    Main House Upstairs Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Guest House Master Bedroom 6 - 1 king , California King
    Guest House Loft - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , The Loft King Size bed is 2 twin beds pushed together
  • King size beds (5) 3 CA King, 2 standard King, Queen size Beds (1) 1 Queen Bed, Twin or Single Beds (5 or 7 as the guest house loft king bed is 2 twins that can be separated) 5 twin beds, Baby Cribs (2) Porta-crib for inside use only; playpen can be used outside.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
1200 sq. ft. self-contained guest house, separate from main house but under the same roof with 1 bedroom w/CA king bed+loft that will sleep 5, Private Dock & Buoy, Office area, Radiant Floor Heat, Gourmet Kitchen, 2-whole house fans, Level Lake Access, 1000 square feet of Lakeside Deck.

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