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Your Home as a Vacation Rental

This is not a vacation home that the sellers ‘built’ as much as it is an experience that they have created. Since completion of the home, the sellers joined on-line rental sites in order to offer the off-grid experience to those who crave a modern, private getaway.There is a consistent $40,000 per year run rate on vacation rentals with only 50% occupancy! The sellers have been pleased to be able to utilize their retreat during the 50% unoccupied time. Rental rates run from $205 per night low season to $265 during high season.

Here are a random sampling of guest reviews:

~Incredibly relaxing! Great city getaway! Amazing house. Amazing views. Wonderfully relaxing. We   rented a pontoon boat on the lake for a day and had a great time! Saw deer, squirrels and turkey!

~Beautiful, secluded! We had a completely relaxing weekend in this beautiful spot. It felt secluded, but it was only a few minutes from the highway and from restaurants etc. so for us a perfect combination.

~Fantastic week-end in the forest! What a peaceful setting and beautiful experience you have built! The deck is incredible. While it was Labor Day weekend and the boats were out on the lake in full force, our two little Boston Terriers, who had never been to the forest before, absolutely loved watching the boats go by, watching the herd of deer that come through in the morning and evening (including two babies), and the flock of turkeys (9!) that walked through the property. We also loved just sitting outside on the huge deck for every meal. We took two chairs in bags we had brought with us and sat on the "beach" and watched the boats for hours. We can't wait to go back and enjoy it again!

~Complete Peace. The Lotus Lake House was everything we were wanting!! It was so quiet, so peaceful, and engulfed in the beauty of the outdoors. We took daily walks around the property, enjoyed some wildlife, and turned 'off' the rest of the world. Our favorite parts were the pocket doors. We would open up the house everyday and enjoy the gorgeous indoor/outdoor living space. It didn't feel like we were staying in someone's home; it felt like 5 star accommodations. I highly encourage others to experience this beautiful property!!

~This home was absolutely beautiful!! It was peaceful and the way that you can open the entire house up is amazing!! I would absolutely recommend it to all of my friends and family and look forward to renting it again in the future!!

~My husband & I booked the Lotus Lake House for an intimate, private, secluded weekend retreat. We were looking forward to the glass walls to enjoy the rain & evening sky, the privacy from other people and a place beautiful to want to stay in all weekend.

~We spent three nights at the wonderful Lotus Lake House recently to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Lotus Lake House is situated in a beautiful coniferous forest, with glimpses of the lake below through the trees. Although it was the second half of November, there was still beautiful muted fall color around the lake. We hiked on the shores of the lake the day we arrived. It rained the following two days and nights, and we explored nearby picturesque towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City, watched movies on the widescreen TV, listened to music through the built in sound system, and just slowed down to the speed of life! The kitchen is compact but highly functional. The bathroom has a wonderful shower surrounded by tiles made from recycled wine bottles. We fell asleep listening to the rain falling on the roof. In the morning we saw a deer looking at us through the glass walls of the house. We appreciated all the energy efficient aspects of the home, and have happy memories of our time there.

~The lake house is an amazing place. It has wonderful lake and mountain views, but our favorite view at the lake house is the night sky. We’re city folks and don’t often get to see really clear night skies. It’s phenomenal. During our stay at the lake house there was a full super-moon vividly clear for us through the bedroom window. Also, on several mornings we enjoyed spectacular sunrises through the same window. It’s a short hike down to the lake, and a short drive to get supplies. It was such a relaxing time. There’s plenty to do in the area, but we found it hard to make ourselves do much. All this while living off grid; who knew? It was a wonderful experience.

~Beautiful serene lake view home, perfect for an escape from EMF and city life. I absolutely loved this place. It is peaceful, tastefully designed, has so many lovely amenities and was designed with no EMF/RF so that people who are sensitive to wireless radiation (like me) can come here and sleep like a lamb! This is an off grid house that works so well that you will not notice the difference. It was great for cooking, the shower was majestic as was the master bedroom.

~Perfect serenity! The Lotus Lakehouse was perfect in every way imaginable! Allowing the outside to come in and enjoying the beautiful views and fresh air was amazing! Our dogs loved running up and down the private path to the private cove on the lake and diving in to the water. Sunbathing and playing games on the patio was ideal! We loved fishing in the cove and also took to some of the suggested coves of the locals. We were truly impressed and will definitely be coming back! Thank you thank you thank you for the relaxing vacation we absolutely needed!

~Lovely get-away and beautiful home! It was a gorgeous setting amongst the trees, private, yet close to the conveniences of Grass Valley and quaint Nevada City (which is a fun little town for exploring, shopping, Saturday farmers market.) The trail to the lake was delightful. The home was great - had everything we needed. Very nicely designed.

~Blissful! Staying at Lotus Lake House is a magical experience. The location is perfect - very tranquil, you don't want to leave. We were happy to have our dog with us, knowing that she was secure on the wonderful deck. She didn't want to leave either! We will definitely be back!

~Wonderful isolation! Living in a modern connected world, you wonder how well you would do without broadcast TV, Internet and a newspaper. And the answer is just GREAT! While the pictures on VRBO were accurate, they did not do the house, decks and property justice. It was easy to hang out or use the property as a jumping off point for sightseeing Gold Country (really enjoyed Nevada City). The wildlife was plentiful on property: Canadian geese, foxes, deer, birds. A real off-the-grid experience.

~Tranquil and Magical Escape! My stay at the Lotus Lake House was marked by magic, tranquility and renewal. The decor is comfortable, tasteful and hospitable; the view, beautiful and relaxing. The deck is epic--you won't want to go inside. And even if you do go inside, you can bring the stars with you by opening all the sliding glass doors, which make up the living room. This place is a gem. The perfect lake view nest, nestled among trees, in which to recharge and renew.

~A delightful property in a lovely spot with the lake twinkling through the trees below, while at night the stars entertained us. The home was furnished to a high standard and we were very comfortable throughout our stay. Plenty of extras added further value to our experience.

~Wonderful! This was one of the best getaways we've ever experienced. So relaxing and wonderful! The property was secluded, private, welcoming, lovely. We felt our souls refresh and renew and started planning our next visit even before we ever left. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home!

~Light-filled getaway! We stayed at the lotus lake house three nights. The light-filled house, simple and tastefully designed, was a true getaway. The views were spectacular, the deck to enjoy it from was comfortable, and the quiet all around was divine! The off the grid way of life allowed us to live simply.

~Wonderful! My husband and I stayed here during our wedding weekend. We were amazed when we arrived at the Lotus Lake House. The deck and open layout of the house is simply wonderful. There is a great view of the lake from the deck and the stars are stunning at night. Our dog also enjoyed the setup of the house, as she was able to access all areas easily, including the dog run. Friends and family members came over and loved the deck as well, it was a great place to sit in the shade and hang out for a few hours. Sadly, we did not have much time to spend at the house during the short weekend but we can't wait to come back. The outdoor fire pit is calling our name!

~Beautiful serene lake view home, perfect for an escape from EMF and city life. I absolutely loved this place. It is peaceful, tastefully designed, has so many lovely amenities and was designed with no EMF/RF so that people who are sensitive to wireless radiation (like me) can come here and sleep like a lamb! This is an off grid house that works so well that you will not notice the difference. It was great for cooking, the shower was majestic as was the master bedroom.

~Perfect serenity! The Lotus Lakehouse was perfect in every way imaginable! Allowing the outside to come in and enjoying the beautiful views and fresh air was amazing! Our dogs loved running up and down the private path to the private cove on the lake and diving in to the water. Sunbathing and playing games on the patio was ideal! We loved fishing in the cove and also took to some of the suggested coves of the locals. We were truly impressed and will definitely be coming back! Thank you thank you thank you for the relaxing vacation we absolutely needed!