Hunters’ lakefront home ready for Woman’s Club Holiday Home Tour


Five beautifully decorated Canyon Lake homes will be on the Woman’s Club Holiday Home Tour on Sunday, Dec. 3. The self-guided tour provides a close up look at five Canyon Lake homes decorated for the holidays.

The annual event begins at 9 a.m. at the lodge where guests can pick up tour maps, sample the signature cocktail, enjoy coffee and cookies, shop at the vendor boutique and purchase tickets for an opportunity drawing featuring decorated trees valued at a minimum of $200.

Home Tour 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. Opportunity drawing tickets for the Christmas trees are $5 for six tickets. The drawing will be held at 2:30 on the day of the tour. Winners need not be present to win.

The Friday Flyer is showcasing each home in the weeks leading up to the tour. This week’s feature is the lakefront home of Don and Pat Hunter, 30265 Hiding Bass Pl.

The scrolled iron doors on Pat and Don’s home leads visitors into a spacious living room decorated with a white and gold Christmas tree. The carving on the mantelpiece is all aglow for the holidays. The curving staircase has adorable elves sliding down its festive banisters. A red and green tree leads you to the dining room, with its crystal chandelier and silver and blue decorations. The kitchen and dinette are cozy with oak and black granite along with beveled glass cabinet doors. Gingerbread people decorate this room.

Upstairs a fabulous four poster bed is the focal point of the master suite. The sitting area is decorated with snowmen, whose friends are enjoying a dip in the Jacuzzi tub. The bath room is a vision in marble, with a wonderful view of the yard and the East Bay. In the hall, decorated with yet another tree, visitors will find a unique grandmother’s clock, which is a replica of an 1840 Scottish clock. Pat and Don both have offices on this floor.

In the guest room there is a sign that says, “Young’s Turkeys,” which is from grandad’s airplane which he flew in the 1950’s. The guest room at the end of the hall contains a secretary dating back to the Civil War. The back is burned from when the city was in flames. An orange and green tree in this room.

In the hall hangs pictures displayed by Pat. On one wall is eight generations of her family, while another is the family wedding wall. She is very proud of this area.

The pool room, family room and wine cellar and bar are on the bottom floor. There are three trees in this area. This area is a terrific place for a festive party with amazing views of the beauty outside.

The owners of this home have at least 12 trees on display, each different from the other. Pat’s daughter and two granddaughters have spent a week decorating this special home.