A Classic Shelter Cove Lake Front Estate – $4,475,000.

Welcome to the Lake Arrowhead Real Estate Blog.

This French Normandy chateau, built in 1927, has been well maintained and enhanced by period restoration. The property is beautifully landscaped near a level gated waterfront acre with impressive views of the lake and mountain ridge line.  This estate is also in The National Register of Historic Homes.

Other features include:

  • Southern exposure.
  • Sports court.
  • Private single slip boat dock with dock house.
  • Caretaker suite.
  • Beautifully furnished and outfitted.
  • An authentic presentation of a bygone era.

 

We would like to wish you happy holidays from everyone at Lake Arrowhead Today.

Have a safe holiday weekend,

David  Vail and Cindy Vail

#1 in Lakefront Sales

A Point Hamiltair Lakefront Estate on the Market for the First Time!

Welcome to the Lake Arrowhead Real Estate Blog!

This week we would like to showcase a lakefront home on Point Hamiltair that is on the market for the first time.

Listed at $2,995,000, this property has many special features including inspiring lake views, five bedroom suites, a whole house elevator, a family room with a study and stone fire place, a second family room with a stone fire place, an ideally located dock in deep water, street to lake native granite infrastructure, and four well planned gardens.

We would love to hear your thoughts.

The holidays are right around the corner, and fall is the perfect time to visit Lake Arrowhead and see the colors of autumn.

We hope to see you soon,

David Vail and Cindy Vail

#1 in Lakefront Sales

The Holiday Season in Lake Arrowhead

Greetings and welcome to the Lake Arrowhead Real Estate Blog.

The holiday season is right around the corner and is one of our favorite times of year. Lake Arrowhead Village was festive during the month of October. If you missed The Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest, you will have another opportunity next year.

The month of November will have an assortment of attractions in the mountain communities:

  • Sky Park at Santa’s Village will change the park’s theme to Nostalgic Christmas.
  • The Lake Arrowhead Village will have the annual tree lighting ceremony.
  • The Lake Arrowhead School of Dance will perform the annual dance recital of The Nutcracker.

Sky Park has already changed to a North Pole theme in celebration of the holidays. Santa will make an appearance at the park and there will also be opportunities to get aquainted with the other characters of Santa’s Village. This is a place to take in the Holiday Spirit and enjoy all the recreational activities that Sky Park has to offer. The Nostalgic Christmas Theme is from November 7th to January 8th.

Starting on November 24th, The Lake Arrowhead School of Dance will be holding its 26th annual performance of The Nutcracker at The Rim of The World Performing Arts Theater. The School of Dance has been a pillar of the community for many years, and we’re happy to support them. For ticketing information please visit arrowheadballet.org.

Also on November 24th there will be a traditional tree lighting ceremony in Lake Arrowhead Village. On this weekend Santa will make his first appearance, you and your child will have an opportunity to take pictures with Santa.

We hope to see you soon,

David Vail and Cindy Vail

#1 in Lakefront Sales

(Photo’s courtesy of Sky Park, Lake Arrowhead Village, and The Lake Arrowhead School of Dance.)

 

Formerly Owned by Liberace (Featured Listing)

Welcome to The Lake Arrowhead Real Estate Blog,

This week we would like to show you a rare estate once owned by Liberace. The property sits on a highly desired 29,000 square foot waterfront lot. The home is unique in architecture and design, some notable features include:

  • Dramatic vaulted ceilings
  • 5 oversized bedrooms
  • A great room with a stone fireplace.
  • Double dock
  • Spacious island kitchen
  • And more..


If you would like a showing please give us a call, this is one home worth seeing.

Until next time,

David Vail and Cindy Vail

#1 In Lakefront Sales

Sold – A Point Hamiltair Interior Home

Welcome to the Arrowhead Real Estate Blog!

Recently, we sold a home for $1,297,000 in the highly sought after location of Point Hamiltair.

This complete home has an impressive floor to ceiling fire place, it is beautifully furnished and landscaped, and only a few steps away from a private dock and boat slip.

Congratulations to the buyer and the seller!

Stay tuned, later this week we will cover what is happening in Lake Arrowhead during the month of November.

Best,

David Vail and Cindy Vail

#1 in Lakefront Sales

 

One of Hamiltair’s Best.

Welcome!

This week we would like to share one of Hamiltair’s best lakeside interior homes to come on the market in over a decade! The location and interior craftsmanship make this estate a must see.

Noteworthy remarks:

  • Listed at $2,350,000.
  • Custom built by the seller, this home offers total quality throughout.
  • Open floorplan for entertaining & family gatherings.
  • Exquisite attention to detail in all appointments.
  • Lodge style living coupled with a traditional flair, and a chef’s dream kitchen!
  • All bedrooms are suites plus a fantastic 6 bed bunkroom.
  • Oversized decking overlooks the lake with level access to your boat slip & beach in prime location.

Let us know what you think!

Have a good week,

David Vail, and Cindy Vail

#1 in Lakefront Sales

Lake Arrowhead’s Top Restaurants

Greetings and welcome back to The Blog!

This week we give you our perspective on some of the best eateries in Lake Arrowhead. Some of the locations listed are off the beaten path. If you know where to look you’re sure to encounter a wealth of social activities and great spots to pass time with friends, family, and loved ones.

Here is a list of a few of our favorite restaurants in no particular order:

  • Lou Eddies Pizza has more than 400 – 5 star reviews on yelp. They also received national recognition; recently making a list of the top 100 restaurants in the United States. Lou Eddies is an excellent stop for visitors and locals. Be sure to check out their microbrewery, where there is live music every Monday and Tuesday night. We highly recommend adding this pizzeria to your itinerary.

 

 

  • The Grill at Antlers Inn is a historic location that retains the charm of early Lake Arrowhead. The menu is very diverse; with appetizers such as calamari, and entrees including filet mignon, rib eye, venison and fresh sea bass.  On the second floor is a sushi bar, which is open certain days of the week. The interior has been noted for its ambiance, it has the look and feel of an old time hunter’s lodge. Dinner for two? Antlers Inn is an excellent choice!

 

  • Stone Creek Bistro is an upscale restaurant located in Agua Fria. Their menu is American/French cuisine and has everything you would expect from a full service bistro. There is a wide selection of wines, and much of their menu is made with local ingredients. Some fine dishes include Roast Duck, Wild Salmon, Short Rib Pappardelle, and specialty appetizers include Steamed Mussels and Duck Fat Fries. This is one location you won’t want to pass up!

 

 

  • Diane’s Saddle Back Grille first opened in 1919 as an inn and restaurant. With a selection of specialty cocktails and wines this is a great happy hour venue. Thursday is karaoke night, which is popular with the local crowd. Some noteworthy menu items include Pan Seared Calamari Steak Almondine, Chicken Oscar, and Pan Seared Sole. The location is ideal for those who want to stay near Lake Arrowhead Village.

 

We hope this will give you some idea of what to expect. This is certainly not a complete list, and is intended to give visitors and locals new to Lake Arrowhead some options for consideration. We plan to cover more restaurants in the future; this is by no means a complete list.

If you have any questions or feel we left some out, please let us know in the comment section!

Cindy and David Vail

#1 in Lakefront Sales

(The images used in this blog post are intended for educational purposes only.)

Highly Sought After Hamiltair Lakefront – Sold

Greetings!

It has cooled down quite a bit this week in Lake Arrowhead. The change in seasons are always a welcome sight in the mountain communities.

We recently sold a lakefront home with some outstanding features: 6 bedrooms, a master suite with a beautiful lakeview, oak flooring, granite counters, a private dock and community area to name a few.

Let us know which feature you like best!

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned,

David and Cindy Vail

#1 in Lakefront Sales

Price Reduction! Now $999,000 – 27741 High knoll Rd

Greetings and welcome!

We have recently reduced the price on this Hamiltair interior and is now only $999,000! An excellent buy in an ideal location.

Level easy access offering 5 bedrooms, den/library, tall beamed ceilings in living room with floor to ceiling fireplace. Two master suites, fenced & level backyard, remodeled kitchen, includes private boat slip at sought after private neighborhood beach. Just a short stroll away!

Don’t miss an opportunity to own this exclusive home! Call Today!

David and Cindy Vail

(909) 337-4040

#1 in Lakefront Sales

Featured Listing – 1079 Sherwood Rd.

Greetings and welcome back to our blog!

This week’s featured listing is a vintage waterfront estate, located on the north shore of Lake Arrowhead.

A spectacular remodel behind the gates of Old North Shore Estates. Private, gated, expansive and stately with level access into both 4 car garage and home. It features an exceptional master with a spa-like bath and library. This home also features a spacious country kitchen and fireplace.. A chef’s dream with all expected equipment, and early Lake Arrowhead charm throughout. Lastly, a private single slip boat dock with an elaborate dock house.. Inspiring!

Stay tuned until next time!

David and Cindy Vail

#1 in Lakefront Sales

The Month of Oktoberfest!

Welcome to the blog!

The seasons have begun to change in the beautiful mountains of Southern California, and Oktoberfest has officially begun!

This weekend’s featured music groups are The Bluebirds and The Kalifornia Krauts. The festivities begin on Saturday and Sunday at noon with a ceremonial keg tapping followed by games, songs, dances, and contests. This event is free to the public, and tables can be reserved at lakearrowheadoktoberfest.com.

If you missed the opening weekend of Lake Arrowhead’s Oktoberfest you will have an opportunity each weekend through October 29th.

(Photo credit: Kalifornia Krauts)

(Photo Credit: Kalifornia Krauts)

Last week a beautiful lakefront home sold for $2,275,000. This property has amazing views of the lake, stunning interior decor, murals, and many other features.

A win/win for the buyer and seller, congratulations to both of them!

Have a good weekend!

David and Cindy Vail

#1 in Lakefront Sales

(Photos used on this blog are intended for educational purposes)

September Catalog – 2017

Greetings and welcome back!

Today we have a special blog post for you, our September Catalog for 2017! Take a look and discover what Lake Arrowhead has to offer! Featuring resort style lakefront homes, one of kind masterpieces, celebrity owned homes and much more!

Let us know what you think.

 

David and Cindy Vail

#1 In Lakefront Sales

September 2017 – Oktoberfest – The Home Tour and More!

Welcome back!

Labor Day Weekend marked the end of the Lake Arrowhead Concert Series. There will be many opportunities in the month of September to experience the change of seasons in Southern California.  During the autumn months there will be events such as the Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest, and the Lake Arrowhead Home Tour. These great opportunities to experience what the mountains have to offer.

The 4th Annual Lake Arrowhead Dog Festival will be held on September 9th in Lake Arrowhead Village. The proceeds from this event go to support animal rescue shelters, this year’s proceeds will go to “Little Red Dog Rescue.” To learn more please visit thelakearrowheadvillage.com.

The next events in the fall and winter months will be highlighted by The Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest, every weekend from September 16th to October 29th. The times of the event are 12-8pm on Saturday and 12-6pm on Sunday. This event is free to the public, and will feature German food, music and more!

The 43rd Annual Lake Arrowhead Home Tour will be held on September 15th and 16th.  A VIP gala will be held on Friday the 15th and the tour itself will be on Saturday the 16th. The event showcases custom designed estates built by world renowned architects. The history, and stunning lake views of these properties make this an opportunity you won’t want to miss. 

Fall is in the air, and now is a great time to head to the mountains!

We look forward to seeing you,

David and Cindy Vail

#1 in Lakefront Sales

This Weeks Featured Listing – 27741 High Knoll Rd.

Greetings and welcome! This week our featured listing is an exceptional Hamiltair Interior Home.

Level easy access offering 5 bedrooms, den/library, tall beamed ceilings in living room with floor to ceiling fireplace. Two master suites, fenced & level backyard, remodeled kitchen, includes private boat slip at sought after private neighborhood beach. Just a short stroll away!

This highly sought after property won’t last.

Call Today!

David and Cindy Vail

(909)744-2151

This week in Lake Arrowhead – Labor Day Weekend

Greetings and welcome back! Summer is winding down as Labor Day weekend approaches, and we get ready for the seasons to start changing again. Here’s a quick recap on what you may have missed.

Last Week:

On Monday August 21st the solar eclipse covered nearly 70% of the sun in Lake Arrowhead. The eclipse peaked around 10:20 am, and was resolved by noon. While there was still enough daylight to keep up with regular activities, the landscape was noticeably dimmed.

Whats Coming Up?

Labor Day weekend will be the last week of The Summer Concert Series. Lake Arrowhead Village was very lively and eventful this summer, and will be capped by a band every night of the holiday weekend. Starting with “4NR” (Foreigner Tribute) on September 1st, “Fan Halen” (tribute to Van Halen) on Sept 2nd, “Cubensis” (Grateful Dead Tribute) on Sept 3rd, and “Turn the Page” (Tribute to Bob Seger) on Sept 4th.

There will be more events to come in the months of Fall, including the farmers market and The Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest, which starts Saturday, September 16th and ends October 29th.

Featured Listing: A Hamiltair Vintage Lakefront.

A rare Paul Williams design built in 1940. Set on approximately 140 feet of shoreline on the leeward side of the peninsula. An amazing location features an historic jewel that only a few have had the privilege to own. Authentic and pristine in presentation, this home features 5 bedrooms (one on main), a spectacular great room, family and dining rooms all exemplifying the intimate details of an era gone by. An abundance of outdoor living spaces offers immense privacy in a world of its very own. Also included in this unique lakefront are a double dock, over-sized patio area (once a paddle court), cabana, built in BBQ all at the lake’s edge. An extraordinary 140 feet of exclusive lake frontage featuring sweeping, wide-angle lake views. A once in a lifetime opportunity!

We hope to see you soon,

David and Cindy Vail

#1 in Lakefront Sales.

Price Reduction: Now $1,297,000 – 28008 Peninsula Dr.

Just reduced to $1,297,000!

Point Hamiltair Interior Home – Beautiful… Light, Bright Expansive Open Flowing Floor Plan. Great Room With Impressive Floor To Ceiling Stone Fireplace, Southern Exposure Enhanced By A Wall Of Glass. Gorgeous Remodel With Chef’s Kitchen Adjacent To Formal Dining. Master Suite Is 4 Steps off The Main. Spacious & Warm Upstairs Family Room With Wet Bar & View. Oversized 2 Car Garage With Near Level Access. Beautifully Furnished & Landscaped With Your Boat Slip Just A Short Stroll Away…

Have a great week,

David and Cindy Vail

#1 in Lakefront Sales

5 Things To Do in Lake Arrowhead

Greetings and welcome to the blog!

Lake Arrowhead is commonly referred to as ‘”The Alps of Southern California.” This resort community has much to offer the locals and the visitors. Whether you are coming up for the weekend, or are a part time or full time resident; there are many activities for you, your family, and friends. There are a host of musical events, winter sports, outdoor recreation, community gatherings, and performing arts. There is always something for everyone!

Here are 5 things you can do in Lake Arrowhead.

1) Sky Park at Santa’s Village:

Since it’s reopening, Sky Park has been a main attraction for both locals and visitors, and is the home of the 2017 Blue Jay Jazz Festival. There are many attractions including, an outdoor bike park, roller skating, archery, rock wall climbing, and much more! Santa’s Village also has live music each week, as well as a selection of restaurants and eateries. If you are planning a trip to the mountains during the holiday months, this is a great spot to bring the kids for a chance to see Santa and his reindeer!

2) Tudor House Entertainment:

Another venue that has re-opened in recent years is The Tudor House. Allegedly owned by the infamous gangster Bugsy Siegel in the 1920’s, the venue was once a saloon, speakeasy and rumored hideout for the well-known mobster. Many celebrities have visited the establishment over the years, such as Shirley Temple, Michael Jackson, and many others. The new management has completely renovated the building and it is now a location for weddings, corporate events, live music, and the performing arts.

3) Lake Arrowhead Village Concert Series:

Every weekend night during the summer, a different band plays on the Center Stage. Many are tributes to famous bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Doors, and Pink Floyd. Each band impersonates their real life counterpart with uncanny precision. When asked about a recent performing group “Led Zepagain” (Tribute to Led Zeppelin) many have said that it was like being at a real Led Zeppelin concert! The music groups play all the classic hits you have heard on the radio. There is also a beer garden that opens an hour before the show. Bring your hat, lawn chair, and enjoy the tunes into the summer night.

4)The Ski Resorts:

During the winter months the ski slopes are open to the public. The ski resorts have been a main attraction to both locals and visitors. Each resort caters to experienced skiers and snowboarders, as well as beginners. Olympic gold medalist snowboarder, Shaun White is said to have grown up in the mountain communities and still frequents these ski slopes.

5) Lake Activities:

How could we make a list of things to do without including fun at the lake? This is the location that draws crowds from all over the world to see Lake Arrowhead! Disclaimer: The lake is private, and only home owners within a mile of the lake’s perimeter can have access. Even with this stipulation, there are activities open to the public, such as The Lake Arrowhead Queen Tour, and The McKenzie Water Ski School. Visit the Arrowhead Lake Association for more details.

These are only a few of the many things one could do, as a resident or visitor to these beautiful mountains. Lake Arrowhead is a great destination for everyone to enjoy live music, outdoor recreation, and the arts, such as The Lake Arrowhead Classical Ballet Company’s “The Nutcracker” in its 26th season. The charming town and friendly locals have made this community one of the premier locations in Southern California to own a second home. We hope this article was insightful; please feel free to leave questions or comments.

We hope to see you soon,

David and Cindy Vail,

#1 in Lakefront Sales

(Lake Arrowhead Today, Inc does not own the images used in this post and are intended for educational purposes only.)

“A featured Property”

exterior-newPoint Hamiltair Interior Home –  Beautiful… Light, Bright expansive open flowing floor plan. Great room with impressive floor to ceiling stone fireplace,  southern exposure enhanced by a wall of glass. Gorgeous remodel with chef’s kitchen adjacent to formal dining. Master suite is 4 steps off the main. Spacious & warm upstairs family room with wet bar & view. Oversized 2 car garage with near level access. Beautifully furnished & landscaped with your boat slip just a short stroll away…