Tickets on sale now for CLWC Holiday Home Tour


The Holiday Home Tour, hosted by the Canyon Lake Woman’s Club, is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 3. The theme is “A Kentucky Derby Christmas at the Lake.” Residents who look forward to seeing beautifully decorated homes for the holidays will want to mark their calendar.

There will be five Canyon Lake homes on the self-guided tour. Each home will be featured in The Friday Flyer in the weeks leading up to the event, beginning this week with the home of Don and Patty Bonelli.

More than 400 guests attended last year’s Holiday Home Tour. The club’s first Holiday Home Tour was held 44 years ago on Nov. 24, 1973. The tour now includes a drawing for decorated Christmas trees and wreaths and a vendor boutique.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the POA Office, Coldwell Banker in the Towne Center, Pack Wrap & Post in the Towne Center and from any Woman’s Club Board Member.

The tour begins at 9 a.m. at the lodge where guests can pick up maps for the self-guided tour, sample the signature cocktail, enjoy coffee and cookies, shop at the vendor boutique and purchase tickets for the decorated tree and wreath opportunity drawing. Each tree is valued at a minimum of $200. Opportunity drawing tickets are $5 for six tickets. The drawing will be held at 2:30 p.m. and winners need not be present to win.

Vendor spaces are available for $35 plus a gift for the vendor drawing. For vendor information, contact CLWC President Sue Collins at 951-246-2773. For more information about the Holiday Home Tour, contact Jan May at 951-970-8333.

The home of Don and Patty Bonelli, 30254 Skippers Way 30254 Skippers Way, is one of five homes on this year’s tour. Their home is decorated “wintery Christmas chic” for the holidays.

Don and Patty purchased their waterfront home five years ago and it’s been under construction ever since. The inviting entry is accented with stack stone, which is repeated through the entire home. You enter into an expansive living room, dining room and kitchen. Walls have been removed to create this contemporary family area. Note the baby grand piano, wonderful lake views and the large Christmas tree decorated in silver, gold and white. Patty calls this “Woodsy Glam”, which is found throughout the home.

The dining room sports a tree filled with collectible Disney ornaments and a sideboard with the owner’s “Mercury Glass” Christmas trees. The kitchen, with its black granite counters and cream cabinets, provides a warm cottage feel. The powder room has a wall of stacked stone, unusual filament lighting and a whimsical chrome faucet protruding from the mirror. A bit of nautical has been added here, as it has in many rooms in the home.

The staircase is alight with “glam.” Be sure to notice “Ronnie” on the wall, all decorated for Christmas. The master has a stacked stone fireplace, granite topped pickled pine furniture and a lake view. The master bath is has a jacuzzi tub, crystal chandelier, beveled mirrors and granite. Down the hall, Patty has used grey subway tile in both the bath and laundry rooms. Doing laundry could actually be a pleasant task in this room.

The office, with its paprika-colored walls, is also the family travel room. Note the photos from Africa, China and other wonderful family trips. Other than this room, the owners have used variations of the one color through the entire house.

Doing this, along with the stacked stone accents and the nautical accessories, has given this beautiful home incredible continuity. All this and a fabulous lake view too.