About the property
- House1900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 20 in beds)
This beautiful home is located on the East Shore of Lake Almanor. An all weather paved road is open all year for summer and winter access. The home is right on the water with its very large beach and so close to the water that you can hear the water lapping at the shore. This house is really right on the water. No walking down a path or trail, not behind another house, not across the road, but right on the water and you have your OWN boat launching ramp, large dock, 2 buoys, RV Spot and 3 Jet Ski Ramps that allows you to pull your jet ski right up on the shore, instead of leaving it in the water when you are not using it.
The house faces West to capture the incredible sunsets and views of Mt Lassen. The large deck has a built-in gas BBQ plus an additional charcoal BBQ. In addition there is an outside hot shower, 2 person swing, a hammock, basketball hoop, horseshoe pit, 2 chaise lounges, lots of chairs and benches, 3 dining tables, one of which seats 10 and altogether can seat more than 20 people.
Tall pines shade the house from most sun but do not block your expansive views of this very large lake. Good fishing can be found at Lake Almanor with several varieties of fish. Small mouth bass fishing is best right off of the large boat dock. Trout can also be seen and caught from the dock.
A 2 person kayak and 2 peddle/paddle boats are also provided.
The inside of this home is truly remarkable with a large brick and rock fireplace, two story open beam ceiling, large kitchen with breakfast island, sun room/dining room with great views of the lake, 4 bedrooms and two baths. Master has a queen bed plus a 18" deep blow up queen with it's own compressor. Guest bedroom has a queen and a single blow up if needed, den has 2 singles and a queen blow up if needed. Downstairs is a bunk room that we are converting to 3 bunk beds, single on top and full on the bottom. So as many as 9 people in there. All of our grandkids want to stay together in one room instead of being split up.
The house is cooled by the tall pines, many windows, sliding doors, fans, and a large cooler. The sheds have air filled water toys to play in the water. Bikes are provided ( 2 adult and many kids ) and there are many bike trails in the area, including one that runs around part of the lake and another that runs along an abandoned railroad line next to the Susan River and 30 miles to Susanville, California.
Bald Eagles and Ospreys nest near the house and are seen almost daily fishing for their dinner right in front of your door. Hearing them call to one another is truly remarkable and occasional fights occur. This home is very private, yet on a main road and close to restaurants, gas, shopping, and Chester California, the Gateway to Lassen National Park.
Many of the rentals nearby are either condo's or houses in a group setting and not really right on the lake, and are usually crowded with other renters. Many of them are on coves or inlets that become dry when the lake drops during the summer. Here you are always right on the water and really by yourselves. There are neighbors, but most are summer homes that are stayed in infrequently.
Staying here during the winter is truly magical and with the road plowed if there has been snow. The lake is very calm in the winter, perfect for cruising the lake in our kayak. We have been out January 1st, the lake was like glass and the temperature was 50 degrees, hot on the water and no one around. There are 2 snowmobile parks nearby plus numerous trails for snowmobiling and cross country skiing. A major ski resort is also in the works for the area. and a small ski area, Coppervale Ski Area is 10 miles from the house. This area includes a Poma Lift, Rope Tow, Half Pipe, Jumps and Rails. Alpine, Nordic and Cross Country with Groomed Trails. Lessons Available.
Other times the beauty of the snowfall on the lake and forest is really breathtaking. Families staying at Lake Almanor and this wonderful home have made never to forget lifetime memories. Our children and grandchildren never want to leave the lake and want to spend the majority of the time on the beach.
Weddings are popular at our house and with the lake as a background, it doesn't get anymore special than this.
Summer fills up fast so please check our calendar for availability.
Note the very low off season rates and we do offer a 5 % discount for returning renters. Please inquire about dates that are shown as unavailable as cancellations do occur and there is no deposit required for being on the waiting list.
Everything is provided to our guests; linens, towels, beach towels, paper products like hot and cold cups, plates, bowls, paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, foil, food wrap, storage bags, garbage bags, coffee pot, filters and stir sticks, bath soap, liquid dish and hand soap, dishwasher soap, laundry soap, dryer sheets, ironing board and iron, hair dryer, crock pot, toaster, toaster oven, pop corn popper, waffle maker, electric knife, blender, salt and pepper and some spices.
We also provide VHS and DVD movies and players with an articulating wall mounted 47 inch LED LCD Panasonic Flat Screen TV plus another flat screen in the master bedroom. There is also Amazon Prime FREE Movies.
I do not think there are any houses closer to the water than ours. When the lake retreats in the summer, it never gets very low and you just end up with more beach. We have removed almost all of the rocks from the beach and built a large dock to go along with the boat launching ramp and buoy.
Large groups can be accommodated with an additional house we have available. Total sleeping with both houses would be 29 in beds with 2 docks and 4 buoys.
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We promise you we will do everything we can to make your stay as memorable as possible. We are travelers too and understand the problems that occur sometimes when you rent a vacation rental and we strive to make our home the best it can be and to make your rental as easy as possible and to be worth every dollar you have spent. We want and value your comments, good or bad, and many of our policies and amenities have occurred because of our guests comments.
Don and Cheryl Schricker
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About Don and Cheryl Schricker
Cheryl is a speech pathologist in private practice. Don has been a Realtor for 25 years. Both work part time in the Reno, Sparks, and Carson City areas of Nevada. We were both born in Chicago, but met here in Nevada. Between us we have 5 children and 16 grand children who love being at the Lake. They are all growing up spending time at the Lake, never want to go home, and want to spend all of the time at the beach, playing on the dock, using the boats, and learning to ski. The older ones love to fish and eat their catch. When we are not enjoying the Lake House we travel sometimes in our motor home with some of the grand kids, but their favorite vacation spot is still at the lake. Memories are being made that will last a lifetime. My earliest memory is being at my uncle's house on a lake in Indiana.
Don and Cheryl Schricker purchased this House in 1998
Why Don and Cheryl Schricker chose East Shore
We had a very small cabin at nearby Buck's Lake. Our family was expanding and we needed a larger place where everyone could gather and still have some separate space. The Bucks Cabin was just too small. One of my friends said you had to go outside just to change your mind! We searched an entire summer for just the right lake and then just the right house. We looked at everything. We saw this house from the outside and it was not for sale at the time. We remarked that was the type of house we were looking for and one month later it came up for sale. We looked at it the following day. Cheryl stood in the entryway and got goose bumps as she took it all in. The two story ceiling, the rock and brick fireplace, the wood walls, and tile floors. Not to mention the views from almost everywhere in the house. The doors were open and you could hear the waves rolling up on the beach. The house had everything, even more than we hoped for. The home was hand crafted by the seller including making the cabinets, the center island, the solarium, the doors, the rock and brick work, and the outside stone BBQ. We could tell it was a labor of love. We bought our lake house the following day.
What makes this House unique
I do think there are any other homes closer to the water than ours. When the lake retreats in the summer, it never gets very low and you just end up with more beach. We have removed most of the rocks from the beach and built a large dock that goes along with the boat launch ramp. The beach is very wide, shallow slopped with no drop offs, safe for the kids and very private. There are numerous shaded and sunny areas to sit and relax and still be near to the beach or the house. You can play horseshoes or basketball while watching the kids in the water or cooking your dinner on one of the two BBQ's. One built-in gas and another charcoal BBQ. We have equipped the house with everything you can need. Lots of cookware, utensils, cups, bowls, everything we could think of to make your stay easy and memorable. Crockpot, waffle maker, toaster oven, mixer, blender, coffee pot with filters, mixing bowls, baking supplies, and even some spices. In addition, there is always enough paper products for your entire stay. Plastic silverware, hot and cold cups, regular and heavy paper plates, and even napkins. If you prefer to wash dishes we have left you liquid dish soap, dishwasher soap and even bar soap, We have included the toilet paper, paper towels, foil, plastic wrap, big and small baggies, and large garbage bags. Inside the dining room will seat 8-12, plus the center island has 4 bar stools. There is also a fold out table for additional seating or serving. Outside there are 3 tables, one of which seats 10. In addition there is a 2 person covered swing, several benches, lounge chairs, sitting chairs, a hammock, several beach chairs, beach towels, a patio heater, and an outdoor hot and cold water shower with an enclosure.
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Perfect for a family vacation
We are a family of 14 from Massachusetts, Texas, New Jersey, and California who gather every two years to enjoy each other. This lake house was perfect! The website was complete enough, and Don was always available for questions, so we could choose it unseen. The house and water’s edge were accessible for our one that has mobility issues. The outside eating area was so perfect, we did all our cooking and eating out there. The tables were big enough for all of us to eat together. The boat dock, ramp, and jet ski ramps were in excellent condition. This lake is so clear, you can see the bottom out in the middle. The house was clean and we had all the basics provided, so we did not have to go to the store. There were ample parking spaces for all our vehicles with space to spare. The weather was perfect.. It was a wonderful place for us to gather and we highly recommend it.
Has all one needs
What can I say. This was our 6th consecutive year that we have stayed at Don's and Cheryl's home at Lake Almanor. And, we coming back this next summer. The place is everything we want. It is comfortable, clean, a great beach, especially for the kids, launch ramp and dock. Love eating breakfast in the lake facing sun room and dinner on the deck looking out over the lake and sunset over Mount Lassen. A perfect location. Had the opportunity to meet Don and Cheryl this last summer and enjoyed the time together. We are coming back in 2017.
Charming home with beautiful lake views
We stayed at this cozy cabin for a week in July 2012, total of 4 adults and 4 children (ages 12-14). This was our first trip up to Lake Almanor, and we were impressed with the beauty of the area. This home is right on the lake with lots of flat beach area, so it's convenient for watching children playing on the beach. Don and Cheryl were at the cabin upon our arrival and greeted us with an enthusiastic and friendly welcome. They gave us some quick pointers and information about the home and the area, which was very helpful. The home came fully stocked with lots of essentials from toilet paper to paper plates and utensils, more than we've experienced in any other rental home. It is quite cozy; with 8 of us the living area felt a little small, but we spent the majority of our time outdoors. The important thing was it was clean and well organized. We had to call them to fix a plumbing issue, and they handled the situation immediately and had a plumber out to the house as soon as possible. Overall, we enjoyed the home and our time together. The kids had such a great time playing on the beach and jumping off the dock. A couple notes unrelated to the home: we noted that the lake does get pretty choppy by late morning. We brought our ski boat (crossover ski/wakeboarding boat), and it took quite a beating out on the buoy due to the waves. The bracket and screw that holds our back platform broke from the rough water while tethered to the buoy. The best water is of course early morning for skiing/boarding or late afternoon as the wind calms down. Other than that, the lake is beautiful with lots of scenery. Our friends took the kayak out on the lake provided at the home to enjoy the beautiful area. After our trip we received a thank you note from Don and Cheryl, asking for any other feedback. Such a nice thought. I appreciate their thoughtfulness and their concerns to make the home comfortable for all their guests. Thank you for a memorable vacation!
Great week at the Lake
We love our week at the lake! This was our 4th summer with 3 families and our teens. Don and Cheryl have a beautiful lakeside property with lots of amenities and they are very gracious people to rent from. We love sitting outside for dinner and watching the sun set with Lassen in the background. Even with this year's area fires, we still enjoyed our nearby hiking, biking on the Susanville trail and boating/jet skiing on the lake.
The weather is perfect in the summer; hot but not too hot, and the lake is perfectly refreshing after a hike, mountain bike ride, or just sitting outside in the sun. Chester is a cool little town with many fun shops. We love the fudge shop, the Lassen Gift Co, and the soft serve ice cream shop!
This year's house changes were terrific: we appreciate not having to make/change the beds, do the linen laundry and take the garbage/recycling to the dump. It's now very easy to come and go from the house maximizing our vacation time. Thanks Don and Cheryl.
Thanks again for staying at our home, we so appreciate all our guests, but especially the ones that come back year after year. The changes we make, almost every year, are from the comments that guests like you give us to improve the quality of our vacation rental. We welcome all the comments we receive, the good and the bad, to help us make everyones stay the best it can possibly be. Were so happy you had another great stay at our home and we so appreciate how well you take care of our property.
Don and Cheryl
A great family place
We had a great time. Perfect place for a family. This was the second consecutive summer my wife and I and my children and grandchildren (6 adults and 6 children) spent a week at his house. We already reserved a week for the next summer and another memorable stay. I did look at other places, this one has the perfect setting: A comfortable house on the lake, with a great beach for the kids, boat ramp, dock and mooring for the boat and beautifull sunsets with the sun framed by the lake and Mount Lassen in the distance. Evening fishing from the dock was great. It is as close to god's country as it gets. Driving west on A13 to Chester for supplies the road seems to run into Mt. Lassen. from the deck of the house we have seen eagles, falcons and ospreys competing for fish, a magnificent site. The owners, Don and Cheryl, are very kind and accomodating. We arrived to a clean house, and we try to care of it as if it was our own place, because we would like to be welcomed back. We are comingback next summer.
We do welcome you back for your stay next year.
We so appreciate all of our guests and especially the ones like you that come back year after year. Thanks for caring for our home like it was your own.
As always, we try and make the house as well equipped and comfortable as possible so your stay is just the best it can be. If there is ever anything we can do to make it better, just let us know.
See you next year and thanks again.
Don and Cheryl Schricker
I searched around to find a special place to stay for a 50th birthday celebration in combination with a location with a good view of the annular solar eclipse. We were not disappointed - the house really does live up to the description, and the photos do not do the views justice. We all enjoyed the access to the water, especially one particular friend who brought his boat, knowing there was a boat launch and buoy available. We saw bald eagles and ospreys (one couple that went out on the house's kayak saw said bald eagle bring down said osprey, and devour it in the place we later dubbed "dead osprey cove"). I think my favorite activity sipping my morning cup of coffee outside in order to enjoy the view of Mt Lassen over the lake in those quiet moments before chaos erupted with the rest of the household waking up.
Thanks - a great time was had by all, and we'll keep it in mind for a return trip.
We would love to have you back sometime in the future.
Thank you for caring for our home so well. It makes us very happy when our guests have such a wonderful time. Thank you also for saying the house does live up to it's description.
The eagles and osprey are awesome to watch up there. There are several nests in the trees that are really close to the house. We have traveled all over and have never seen that type of interaction before. We are so glad you enjoyed it.
Don and Cheryl Schricker
3 Hours from Sacramento and Less Than 2 Hours from Reno. Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Wildlife Viewing, Basketball, Horseshoes
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Quoted rates are for 8 people or less. Additional guests over 8 are $ 100.00 per person per stay. Daily Rate is $ 600.00 per night. Credit Card Payments ADD 3% to the rates. $ 1,000 Security Deposit reserves your Dates. May cancel with 60 days notice without penalty. Weddings or Events ADD $ 500. No smoking or pets allowed.