Hidden Gem on the Lake
I never been to Clearlake before and it sounded like a cute little town for tourist, so I decided to take my 3 month pregnant wife away for July 4th weekend. The owner (Jen) was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She made all the arrangements seamless and was upfront and honest with my questions. She would even send me texts of events in the area like the July 4th Parade that passes right by the back of the condo. This place was very gorgeously remodeled. The entire inside of the condo felt brand new. Nice wood floors, cabinets, counter tops, and tastefully decorated. The spiral staircase down to the bedroom was a neat touch that made the place feel like a cool fort. This small space was maximized. This place is only fit for 2 normal sized people. 1 additional person and we would have been on top of each other. The couch is a nice 2 seater with no ottoman. We put a blanket on a cooler and it worked. There's no DVD player, only basic cable. This usually wouldn't have been an issue on trips but without much in the way of activities in the area and a pregnant wife, it would have been nice. The view was really spectacular. We're water people so we enjoyed starring out at the lake and the wildlife. The air outside had a distinctive odor that I can only equate with rivers that had clams in it; if that makes sense. It would come and go with the breeze. You would acclimate. Even though the property is water front, you would have a hard time accessing the water from the property. The neighborhood was ummm, questionable. There's a boarded up storefront next door and another across the street. The Boutique directly behind the condo was a super cute place that belongs in Carmel, but is on this little strip in Clearlake. I believe Jen owns this place as well. Although the neighborhood felt sketchy, all of the people we met were extremely nice and helpful. I never felt unsafe. I may have lucked out with this being July 4th weekend. There was a fair going on right up the road, albeit a tiny fair. We took a couple laps around and it was fun. The highlight was on the evening of July 4th. The whole town shows up for the fireworks and I saw why. We easily found a place to sit on the beach next to the fair for the event. The explosions felt like they were right above us. We still talk about it. Best 20 minute fireworks show I've seen and everyone was into it. Before the show, we enjoyed drinks at the Main St Diner on the patio to watch the crowd roll in. Thank

July 2015
Beautiful Lakefront Property In Clearlake, CA
Beautiful Lakefront Property In Clearlake, CA
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