Panoramic Lake View, European Style

House - Private room · Al Dr, Lucerne, CA 95458, United States
Christine & Ethan

Just a few hours drive from the Bay Area, this 250 sq ft room with attached private bath overlooks Clear Lake, well known for its Bass fishing and sailing. Serene location is perfect for a peaceful getaway.

Your host, Christine & Ethan
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Just a few hours drive from the Bay Area, this 250 sq ft room with attached private bath overlooks Clear Lake, well known for its Bass fishing and sailing. Serene location is perfect for a peaceful getaway.

The Space

Enjoy the spectacular views of Clear Lake and the surrounding hills while you have coffee & breakfast on the terrace, or share a romantic glass of wine from the bottle you just picked up Ceago, or another of the many local vineyards, in the evening. Pick your own fruit and vegetables from our garden (seasonal) while birds swirl overhead. Kick back in the rocker and read a great book in the soothing silence. Pull the yoga mat out onto the front porch for a tranquil stretch.

The interior decor is old-world style accented with woodland fantasy, idyllic and natural. Along with the panoramic views, you'll feel as if you're relaxing in the French Riviera. Your spacious private room has a queen-sized bed with a romantic touch, along with modern amenities like high-speed internet, WiFi, streaming video, microwave, coffee maker, and refrigerator. A treadmill is also available, so you won't even miss your run.

Dinning and shopping are minutes away. Wine tasting is offered by numerous local wineries. Festivals and concerts happen throughout the summer. Harbin Hot Springs and Mendocino National Forest nearby. Lake County also offers many other activities like art walks, hiking, boating, and more. See examples listed below. Full listings and pamphlets of nearby activities provided in your room for your convenience.

Guest Access

Your stay includes:
- Internet via WiFi or Ethernet, Netflix, and DVD player for your enjoyment
- A breakfast nook in room with coffee maker, microwave, and mini fridge for self-catering
- Coffee/tea provided
- Small gym with treadmill, exercise ball, 8lb medicine ball, boxing gloves, and yoga mat
- Space heater, portable AC, and extra pillows/blankets available for controlled comfort
- Your stay also includes the use of our living area, front porch, and our terrace, all with spectacular views.

Interaction with Guests

We greet guests upon arrival and show them the space, and then we generally leave them with their peace and privacy to enjoy their stay. We go about our business, but try to stay out of their way.

However, if guests would like more interaction, we're happy to converse with them as well, but we let them take the initiative for interaction because they likely come here for a peaceful getaway.

We encourage guests to text or knock on our door if they need anything to make their stay more enjoyable.

The Neighborhood


Step back to a simpler time, before box stores and corporate take-overs. Find a plethora of unique shops, art, restaurants, and more on the serene north shores of Clear Lake, plus a few familiar names as well. Miles away from property in parenthesis.

- Subway (4.5)
- The Alpine Cafe (4.5)
- Foster's Freeze (4.5)
- Mexican BBQ (4.5)
- Pepper's Lakeside BBQ & Lounge (4.5)
- Kapitan's Kafe (5)
- Nice Frostie (6)
- The Marina Grill (6)
- The Harbor, Asian Cuisine (7)

- Ceago (6) 10-5 Wine Tasting Daily. Blooming fields of Lavender
- Nice Wine Co. (6)
- Seachao Strawberries (12)
- Robinson Lake Vineyards (15)
- Seely Orchard (15)
- Sol Roughe Vineyard (25)
- Red Hills Vineyards (27)
- Obsidian Ridge Vineyard (30)
- Many, many more vineyards (15-30)

- Kayak Adventures, Retail & Rentals (4.3)
- Harbor Park & Artist Village (4) Piers. Picnic Tables. Playground. Boat Launch. Small Beach. Pet Area.
- Lucerne Creek Park (4)
- Alpine Park (5) Piers. Picnic Tables. Playground.
- Visitor Center (5)
- Mendocino National Forest (15)
- Anderson Marsh Historical State Park (18)
- Clear Lake Riviera Golf Course (28)
- Buckingham Golf Course & Resort (32)
- Harbin Hot Springs (38)

- Robinson Rancheria (12)
- Running Creek (15)

- Lakeview Market & Deli (5)
- Sentry Grocery (10)
- Many, many antique shops (5-15)

Getting around

Car necessary.

Other Things to Note

PLUS ***BONUS*** since we're authors, all guests get a complimentary copy of a book, author-signed. Your choice, either Witch on the Water (MG/YA fantasy, appropriate for all ages) or Avalon Revisited (erotic paranormal romance, adult only). Take it for yourself or give it to a friend as a gift.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The views from the house are stunning, better then in the pictures! The room is big and very clean, and had everything I needed. If I come to this area next time, I will definitely stay here again.

    May 2014
  • We had a lovely time at Ethan and Christine's. The house and view were more beautiful than the pictures captured. Our hosts went out of their way to give us space, like we had the house to ourselves. We saw bald eagles when kayaking on the lake too!

    May 2014
  • We had a nice stay. The spacious room with a nice view and the bathroom were very clean. Thank so much.

    April 2014
  • For our short vacation , we wanted ton find a quiet and cozy place to stay by the lake and that's what we found! The views of the lake are just amazing and delightful.The room is nicely decorated and Christine our host is a very interesting person to talk to.She warmly welcomed us and we will definitly come back in the summer time to enjoy the lake and Christine's company again.

    March 2014
  • It was a last minute booking, and we got very quick response on confirmation. When we arrived, we were stunned with the view where the house is located. The décor of the house was also very cozy with so much character. I could tell Ethan and Christine have put in so much effort in making it a very nice and comfortable home. The room is large with private bathroom, clean and relaxing. A lovely stay that's definitely more than what you will get with just a room. We enjoyed our stay and would go back anytime.

    February 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay with Ethan and Christine. The room is big and nicely decorated and the bed is really comfortable. Our hosts could not have been nicer. Also, the VIEW! Wow. We would definitely recommend staying here if you're in Lake County. A nice place for brunch on Sunday is Blue Wing, next to the Tallman Hotel in Upper Lake, only about 10 minutes away.

    November 2013
  • We had a spectacular time at Christine and Ethan's home in Lucerne! The pictures on their profile page don't quite do the home justice. Panoramic views of the lake were just amazing, the house was gorgeous, and we found our hosts friendly and inviting.

    I think the Roses offer a very unique experience, one that couldn't be replicated at nearby bed & breakfasts or hotels. We will absolutely recommend this home to our friends.

    October 2013
  • We loved their place - they have a beautifully decorated guest bedroom, an amazing terrace that where spent the morning reading (their books) and playing with their dog, and a charming vegetable garden. Their house also has an outstanding view of the lake, and clear skies that allowed for excellent viewing of the meteor shower that happened the night we were there. Thanks, Christine & Ethan! (Also, I love their writing!)

    August 2013
  • We had a great time at Christine and Ethan's place. The view is incredible. Both Ethan and Christine are responsive and great to work with. We highly recommend this place. The only con was the road to the place was a little rough.

    August 2013
  • Ethan was friendly and accommodating. As others have mentioned, the views from their property are breathtaking and inspiring. I took my pooch on a quick walk up to the top of their neighborhood and had near 360 degree views. You need to entertain yourself in this area, I recommend going across the lake to the State Park if you want to swim. This is a nice quick getaway spot. Thank you Ethan.

    August 2013
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Ethan is a writer and a carpenter. Christine is a writer and a professor. We're both ethical vegetarians and love animals. Our little family consists of Buster, a friendly and surprisingly low-key boxer, and Shadow, the cat. Ethan and Christine tend to be quiet and polite, unless you get Christine talking, then you'll wonder if she'll ever stop! We travel to conventions and festivals to promote our books. When at home, Ethan keeps pretty busy with home improvements, making toys and furniture, and writing. You will find Christine either out in her garden or at the computer creating her next story...or, of course, at Starbucks, enjoying a frothy decaf nonfat nowhip mocha. For relaxation, we generally prefer reading or socializing in a relatively quiet environment. Unless we're watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, again. Regardless what we're doing, you can rest assured Ethan is thumbing through dozens of hilarious photos and memes via his iPhone. As your hosts, we will warmly greet you, show you your room, and then give you your privacy. You likely won't see us again until your departure when we bid you farewell and safe travels. However, if you'd like to play a board game or have a philosophical conversation during your stay, we could be persuaded quite easily. Like I said, just get Christine talking... Our life motto: 'Tis a gift to be simple.
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