About This Listing
Simple old world elegance, panoramic lake views, and peaceful privacy await you at Loch Haven's mountainside paradise. Unsurpassed, breathtaking views of Clear Lake and the feeling of being away from it all, if only for a few days.
Cozy and romantic, your private room has beautiful views of the lake as well as great amenities. Continue browsing to learn more.
Welcome to Loch Haven! 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 at one 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. Take a tranquil stretch on the front porch.
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 or overlooking a Scottish Loch.
Your spacious private room, The Royal Retreat, 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. If that's not enough, you also have shared access to our full country kitchen!
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.
Your stay in the Royal Retreat at Loch Haven includes:
- Internet via WiFi or Ethernet, Netflix, and DVD player for your enjoyment
- A breakfast nook in room with coffee maker, tea kettle, microwave, and mini fridge for self-catering
- Shared kitchen privileges, so please keep it clean for others to enjoy!
- Coffee/tea provided
- 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 the terrace off the dining area, all with spectacular views.
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.
Interaction with Guests
We will greet guests upon arrival and show them the space, and then we will leave guests with their peace and privacy to enjoy their stay.
We respect your privacy, and we expect you to respect ours as well. That said, since we strive for all 5-star reviews, we encourage guests to text us if anything doesn't meet their expectations or in the case of an emergency. Number provided after confirmed reservation.
NEARBY ACTIVITIES, DINING, & RESOURCES:
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)
- Blue Wing Saloon (10)
***WINERIES & VINEYARDS***
- 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)
Loch Haven is situated at the top of a very steep, windy mile-long road. Although it might be a bumpy ride, it's worth it once you see the views. We're the last visible house on the right, so you feel as if you have the entire mountainside to yourselves.
Other Things to Note
Since we live in the country, wildlife viewing is at its best! Depending on the time of year, you might see lizards scamper across the front porch or over the stones; quail trot across the road or snuggle up on the roof; magnificently woven webs that magically appear overnight; bizarre, harmless insects; mud-swallows nesting in the eaves, swirling overhead, or sunning themselves on the roof; deer feeding on our garden at dawn; wild turkeys mosey across the fields; gophers peeking out of their holes, and more!
Basic responsibility and respect. No smoking. Quiet home and surrounding area. Make yourself at home, but remember it is our home, too. Treat it as you would want guests to treat your own home. Reasonably clean up after yourselves and respect the privacy of our caretaker and other guests. We appreciate your consideration.
Excessive cleaning, anything over the normal room change-over, will be billed at $25/hour. Lost key fee is $50. Both will be taken from the security deposit.
Pets not only welcome but encouraged! You are welcome to bring your own pets to stay in your room with you. Just please pick up after than and ensure they don't damage the house or furniture. Your companion will have access to a small, fenced yard to do his or her business. Please pick up after your pet (including excessive pet hair) and dispose of the waste appropriately. Excessive cleaning rates reply if your pet leaves a mess, too. Large water dispenser available for them as well.
We respect your privacy, and we expect you to respect ours. If you need anything to make your stay more comfortable, however, please don't hesitate to text your needs or requests.
Check in is at 4pm. Check out is strictly by noon. If you need to arrive earlier that can possibly be arranged, but I'm afraid late departures aren't possible. When booking on the same day of your stay, please allow at least 4 hours notice before planned arrival and plan to arrive no later than 10pm.
Queen bed fitted with Egyptian cotton sheets. There's a place to hang your clothes and your own little entertainment system, complete with flat-screen TV, DVD player, and Netflix. Iron & board available as well.
Great time last weekend in Lucerne at Christine and Ethan's beautiful home by the lake. Amazing vistas and lots of peace and quiet even having another couple there. Only thing to watch out for is if you want to go out to eat go relatively early, many places close at 9pm especially on Sunday's. Overall had an amazing time, cheers to the hosts!
This place is on a hill and has fabulous lake views. We loved our one night stay! Christine and Ethan were diligent about answering our questions. Ethan texted us to get our approx check in time and was there to greet us and show the room. It was a nice, big and bright room and had everything we needed for the night. Overall, a very nice experience! The road leading to this place is uphill, curvy and a little rough and I would suggest first timers come in day light to avoid surprises.
Christine and Ethan live in one of the most beautiful spots I have ever visited. The pictures don't even capture how nice it really is. We only met Ethan and he is a host that gives you a warm welcome but also leaves you all your privacy. Their dog Buster is adorable ;-)
Ethan was very welcoming and made us feel at home. Their home is lovely, in a beautiful setting with a majestic view and well appointed. We enjoyed our stay very much and appreciate the complementary book by these authors.
Funky hippie meets Camelot! This room was eclectic, but comfortable, with all the necesseties we needed for our overnight stay. Ethan met us promptly and showed us around, giving us access to the entire house which was great. AMAZING views of Clear Lake and Mount Konokti. Although this side of the lake is not upscale, my husband and I were able to track down great food for dinner in cute Upper Lake, just a 20 minute drive away. Hosts were not well versed in the local food scene, but if you do a little research or pick up a local publication, there ARE little gems to eat at in Kelseyville, Lakeport and Upper Lake, which are also the best places to visit if you are looking for culture in Lake County. We recommend the Blue Wing Saloon, went for dinner and it was fantastic! They also serve Sunday brunch and have a vibrant live music scene on Monday nights. Make reservations ahead to be seated outside in their very nice garden area. The room at Christine and Ethan's home was a comfortable, convenient place for our little getaway.
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay, Erin. Admittedly, we don't eat out much at all, so we're thrilled you found a great place to dine. I'll add the Blue Wing Saloon to our list on this site as well as the list in the rooms. Perhaps we can add their brochure to the many local brochures in the desk.
Please come back anytime!
Fantastic breathtaking views! Be sure to get there for sunset, it's a great! Amenities were very nice and everything was clean. Jess and Christine were helpful and responsive! Just FYI the road going up to the house is very steep and needs to be resurfaced so it's very uneven.
It was my first experience with Airbnb. I was staying there one night. Christine was so responsive and the place was exactly as same as pictures and descriptions. Great view, very quite area, beautiful nature and a clean and nice decorated house. The place had lots of amenities if you'd want to stay several days and using the kitchen. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was completely clean and ready to use. Thanks from them.
You should get there before darkness so that you can find the property easily and enjoy the sunset.
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About the Host, Christine
I'm a writer and a professor, and my husband, Ethan, is a writer and a carpenter. We're both ethical vegetarians and love animals. Our little family consists of Buster, a friendly and cuddly 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 sometimes travel to conventions and festivals to promote our books.
Our entire home is available for your rental, but you can also rent just a room. We will be available for any questions or help throughout the reservation, from first contact until check out.
We will contact you on the day of your arrival for an ETA, 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, I'm sure we could be persuaded quite easily.
We strive for all 5-star reviews, so please don't hesitate to contact either Ethan or Christine should anything fall beneath your expectations, if you have questions, or if you need help. If there is ever a problem, please give us a chance to fix it.
Our life motto: 'Tis a gift to be simple. 'Tis a gift to be kind.
Beautiful views. Hiking.
Lovely lake views and delicious food in a charming atmosphere.
Best grocery shopping around. Although in a rural community, this shop has an impressive amount of organic and healthy food choices.
Another of the many vineyards in the area.
Great local coffeehouse with espresso drinks & yummy food. Free WiFi, games, books, & more! They have an impressive selection of vegetarian food & smoothies. In Clearlake Oaks, too! By Firehouse Pizza
Sunday Brunch. Live Music Mondays.
Great place to relax.
Gorgeous views. Great hiking. Motorbiking & horseback riding trails, too.