Floating Cabins at Santee Lakes
- Project Address: 9310 Fanita Parkway, Santee, CA, 92071
- Project Owner/ Developer: Padre Dam Municipal Water District
- Owner Contact Name/ Email: Shawna Fakhouri / email@example.com
- Project Architect/ Designer: Sillman Wright Architects
Truly unique for San Diego are the ten new cabins at Santee Lakes which includes three floating cabins. The other seven cabins are located right along the edge of the lake. The lake is stocked with fish so you can fish off the deck of your cabin. It is a great way for San Diegans to get back to nature in our own backyard.
“These are gorgeous, the units are spotless,” boasted Santee Mayor Randy Voepel, who was part of Padre Dam’s official ribbon-cutting event to showcase the cabins.
All cabins have air conditioning, heat, cable television and Wi-Fi access. Each has a kitchen with a stove, a microwave oven, a refrigerator; a bathroom with a shower; a living room with a television and DVD player; a barbecue with utensils and outdoor seating for two. The floating cabins have a patio table with seating for 4 on the large deck. The waterfront cabins sleep 6 and the floating cabins sleep 4 (though you can sleep 6). One waterfront cabin is designed for disabled access.
Waterfront cabins also have a fire ring. A pedal boat is docked at each floating cabin.
Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve is a Sustainable Park and Recreation Facility. The water for the lakes comes from Padre Dam’s recycling plant, which treats and recycles more than 2 million gallons of water per day. About 1 million gallons go into the lakes; the rest is used for irrigation. Santee Lakes receives no state tax or ratepayer subsidies. They have a 4 acre 14,000 solar panel installation that produces over 1 million kilowatt hours of clean energy every year.
Santee Lakes is a 191-acre regional park and campground owned and operated by Padre Dam.
The $1.8 million project was approved in January 2010 by Padre Dam Water District directors.