Shut Down The Party House

RE: Nuisance/Party House owned by Mark and Claire Woodsum, managed by Sharon Houseworth, located at 2808 Lakemont Drive, Fallbrook, CA 92028

In 2018, after several years of complaints to various agencies and the owners and managers at 2808 Lakemont Drive, neighbors initiated a formal complaint to Supervisor Jim Desmond’s office. Neighbors also contact Airbnb’s new program to address Party House, initiated after five people died at an unsafe and illegal Party House (see this article). Contact and 24/7 Airbnb complaint line: 855-635-7754 (Airbnb Listing #18864938). Complaints go to at its 24/7 complaint line: 877-202-4291 (VRBO Listing #1090108), GovernmentAffairs@Vrbo.comVRBO says it runs a Stay Neighborly program that commits to “Make very apparent HomeAway’s no-tolerance policy towards owners and travelers who abuse the right to rent properties as short-term rentals”, however, there is no contact info for this program. This is the link to submit a complaint.

Correspondence over two years with Mark and Claire Woodsum, owners/operators at 2808 Lakemont Drive, manager Sharon Houseworth.
May 1 and 2, 2020: While the entire country is under lockdown to address the COVID-19 pandemic, the house is rented on Friday May 1 to at least 20 unrelated people. The sheriffs respond to noise complaints but do not enforce the San Diego County Health Order effective May 1. The group is not disbursed. On Saturday night, May 2, there is a party for 200+ people at the house. Cars are parked along the northern end of Lakemont, a private street, and down both sides of Lakemont all the way to Oakcliff. Five Sheriff’s vehicles respond to multiple complaints.
Neighbors filed complaints with Airbnb and correspondence follows:
Neighbor Gail Smith Gutierrez distributes a letter dated May 5, 2020 about the incident.
Owner Mark Woodsum leaves voicemail for neighbor admitting to having youth camp on property for 2018 and in March 2019: Audio March 2019: the Camp consisted of 56 children plus 14 adults.

April 12, 2019: Letter of complaint from Platt/ to Jim Desmond’s Office regarding 2808 Lakemont Drive.

June 10, 2019: Response to April 12 complaint
From: “Prather, Sabine”
Subject: Letter from the County Planning & Development Services
Date: June 10, 2019 at 4:58:31 PM PDT
To: “” <
Dear Ms. Platt,
At the request of District 5 County Supervisor Jim Desmond and Chief Administrative Officer Helen Robbins-Meyer, Planning & Development Services (PDS) is responding to your letter regarding unpermitted events and associated community impacts resulting from short term rental activity at 2808 Lakemont Drive in Fallbrook. We have attached the response and will mail it as well.
Protecting the community’s safety and resources are important to PDS, and we are committed to the enforcement of County Codes.  We will keep this case open and continue to monitor activity at the property and will be happy to review any additional material you provide as part of the case. If you have any further questions or if you would like further updates on this property, please feel free to contact Code Compliance Officer James Bray at (858) 495-5335 or by email at
Thank you,
Sabine Prather
Planning & Development Services


July 9, 2019: Response from Platt/ to County/Wardlow regarding his June 10, 2019 letter.

August 2, 2019: Platt/ to County


For noise, contact County Sheriff, 760-728-1113.

For illegal parking and request for towing, contact California Highway Patrol, Temecula Office, 951-506-2000.

June 5, 2019: Fallbrook Deputy Sheriff Chris Perez (760-451-3100, Event #E5791475) tells Teresa Platt that there have been dozens of complaints filed against 2808 Lakemont by different neighbors (including Tom Stuver, Gayle Smith, Gayle Guttierez, Michael Guttierez, Tryna Kemper, Gary Kemmer). These are as follows, per the Sheriff’s Log:

Event        Date            Time       Issue

  1. E4318364 07/28/2017 08:10:36 415PA
  2. E4364945 08/17/2017 23:27:40 415PA
  3. E4367023 08/18/2017 19:06:58 415PA
  4. E4399361 09/02/2017 00:35:50 415PA
  5. E4399385 09/02/2017 00:59:55 415N
  6. E4834275 03/20/2018 13:08:27 415N
  7. E4837763 03/21/2018 21:47:06 415PA
  8. E4840261 03/22/2018 23:11:57 415N
  9. E4858520 03/31/2018 17:47:38 415A
  10. E4913626 04/25/2018 20:21:54 415N
  11. E4933745 05/04/2018 23:05:35 415PA
  12. E4934866 05/05/2018 15:14:46 415PA
  13. E5088364 07/14/2018 01:09:29 415PA
  14. E5119787 07/27/2018 20:53:11 415N
  15. E5153516 08/11/2018 21:02:18 415N
  16. E5198328 08/31/2018 11:56:06 415N
  17. E5232806 09/15/2018 15:07:14 415N
  18. E5247335 09/21/2018 18:36:04 415N
  19. E5264439 09/29/2018 15:23:17 415N
  20. E5264587 09/29/2018 17:04:57 415N
  21. E5264698 09/29/2018 18:32:14 415N
  22. E5273763 10/03/2018 20:48:30 415N
  23. E5303828 10/17/2018 16:30:57 1021
  24. E5360885 11/12/2018 23:02:13 UNKTR
  25. E5513377 01/26/2019 15:27:06 415P
  26. E5642697 03/28/2019 12:08:35 1021
  27. E5782023 05/31/2019 22:59:09 415N
  28. E5791475 06/05/2019 12:05:44 1021

CODES: 415N = Disturbance, Noise; 415P = Disturbance, Pyrotechnics (fireworks); 415PA = Disturbance, Party; 415A = Disturbance, Argument; UNKTR = Unknown Trouble; 1021 = telephone call


Video and Photo Archive re: 2808 Lakemont Drive

Youth camp operated at 2808 Lakemont Drive in 2018 and 2018 youth camp (2019: 56 children plus 14 adults):

Owner Mark Woodsum leaves voicemail for neighbor admitting to having youth camp on property for 2018 and 2019: Audio

Video footage of bus idling in cul de sac in front of 2903 Lakemont Drive, March 28,  2019 and March 29, 2019 showing dozens of young people exiting bus and walking up/down hill to 2808 Lakemont. Not seen are two additional shuttle vans accompanying the bus. In total, in 2019, the youth camp hosted 56 children and 14 adults.






April 28, 2019: Fire hazard, cars illegally parked on private road, northern end of Lakemont Drive.



Wedding, January 25, 2019 with parade up Lakemont Drive, with drum beating and a horse.


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May 4. 2018, 10:30 PM: Bus parked in Lakemont cul de sac, dropping off dozens of people, noise, yelling:

Video by Teresa Platt

Parking issues: May 4, 2018, overflow onto Lakemont Drive, woman outside Batchelor house late at night (drooping off wedding flowers). Photos and drone footage, security footage by Roy Batchelor:


May 5, 2018, 2:45 PM: Uber driver drops off passengers, one of whom is sick in the bushes. Photo by Roy Batchelor.