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Clear Lake Cottages & Marina
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Clearlake
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Reviewed 6 August 2010

My family and I had stayed in clearlake cottages with a large group of people as a community trip. Although the houses were nice there were no service at all except for one when they came to take their towels back. The swimming pool was closed early and opened late. There was one day where the pool was closed the whole day so we had to go to another place to find something to do!!

  • Stayed: August 2010
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ClearlakeCottages, Owner at Clear Lake Cottages & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2010

As an owner who takes great pride in guest satisfaction, this review makes me sad. This guest was part of a very large group that recently stayed at Clear Lake Cottages & Marina. Unfortunately, our small, intimate establishment is not designed for groups as large as this one.

Despite the group showing up with many more guests than they had booked, our staff worked very hard to accommodate their needs. Despite our efforts, the group was so large that they overwhelmed our grounds, pitched tents in various places to accommodate even more people, and had 50+ people in our pool at one time (max capacity is 40, as posted), many of whom were swimming while fully clothed. The detergent from the clothes, coupled with food, paper goods and other garbage caused the pool to become un-swimmable, so we were forced to close it down. The size, activity and noise level of this group was such that the other guests at our property all checked out. Had we known how many people were coming as a part of this group, we would have advised them to book at another facility.
All in all, not a good fit and we have taken steps to ensure nothing similar ever happens again.

Clear Lake Cottages & Marina is an outstanding place for individuals, couples, families and small groups to stay and relax while enjoying the best of Clear Lake. In addition to our wonderful swimming pool, we have a 10 slip marina, plenty of fishing right from the property, a large grass area for games and relaxing, BBQ pits and a propane BBQ for cooking out and direct access to Clear Lake.

The area around our property offers all sorts of water sports, wine tasting, hiking, biking, parks, museums, a planetarium, festivals and many more activities, We invite you to read the other reviews on Trip Advisor, and to come for a visit.

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Reviewed 4 August 2010

My family and I stayed in one of the kitchen cottages with a gorgeous view of the lake. The cottages were adorable and the staff was amazing! Sherie showed my children a momma duck that had laid eggs by the pool. The kids were so excited! Sherie and the kids sat around the nest and named each egg. I will definitely come back next year! (Hopefully we will be able to see the newest ducks!)

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 July 2010

I was delighted to find the Clear Lake Cottages & Marina. It has just reopened under new ownership and new management after a refurbishment and the place is great. The property sits directly on the lake and has 18 cottages clustered around a swimming pool in the center. The room are very attractive and spacious. I spent the weekend there with my family and family friends including a total of 5 kids who had a great time in the swimming pool, which was warm enough that they could stay in it for hours -- we had to drag them out for dinner as the sun went down! Some of units have full kitchens (one family we were traveling with stayed in such a unit), but my family stayed in a standard unit with a small fridge, coffee maker, and microwave, which was fine for our needs. There are several BBQ grills on the property that guests can use (one gas, the others charcoal), and grilling dinner with a fabulous view over the lake as the sun went down was really a treat. The property has a boat ramp and slips for 10 boats. If you're like me, however, and don't have a boat, talk to the manager, Deb, and she can connect you with Jim Wilson who took my family and friends on a great boat ride that lasted 3-4 hours. We visited a gorgeous winery, then went to another place for lunch, and then motored out to the middle of the lake and let all the kids jump overboard for a swim. His prices are quite reasonable and his boat holds 12 people, so it's quite cost-effective if you're there with several families. Bottom line: This is a great place to stay for a relaxing weekend on Clear Lake!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 July 2010

From the beginning of our stay right up until the end, we found the Clear Lake C ottages to suit all of our families needs. We had two cabins, 2 kids and even a small puppy. The kids had a blast playing in the pool and watching the boats. The puppy was accommodated , too with a puppy bed, food bowls, and even treats! We found the staff helpful, friendly and efficient. The care they took with re-decorating and furnishing was top-notch and we found everything comfortable and tidy. We drove around the small town and up around to the lake and found the boat rentals easy to procure and navigate. Definitely one of the best family vacations we've had. What a great kick off to our summer for our whole family!

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Thank Rivin
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Reviewed 11 May 2010

My first and only choice when coming to Lake County. Its right on the lake, with a dock for my boat. My friends wedding took place here and it was gorgeous, great service, friendly staff. I will be back every summer more for a few visits.

  • Stayed: May 2010
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Reviewed 15 June 2015
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  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Clear Lake Cottages & Marina

Address: 13885 Lakeshore Drive, Clearlake, CA 95422
Region: United States > California > Lake County > Clearlake
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Clearlake
Price Range: £100 - £134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Clear Lake Cottages & Marina 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With 18 brand-new cottages close to Clear Lake’s shore, plus a boat launch, ten slips, a pier, and our own grassy peninsula (with fantastic views of water and mountains), Lake Escape Resort is the place to stay if you want to fish, play, or just relax on California’s largest freshwater lake. We’re close to town and just minutes by boat to all the fun at Konocti Harbor. ... more   less 
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Clear Lake Cottages & Marina Hotel Clearlake
Clear Lake Cottages And Marina
Lake Escape Hotel
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