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Riverfront Cabin on the Kern

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Last updated: 09/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kernville cabin description

Our historic fishing cabin, built in 1952 is located on the banks of the Kern River in the residential neighborhood of Riverkern. It is situated on 1/2 acre of riverfront property with a large deck, and grassy, shaded yard. It's a peaceful escape, located in the diverse ecosystem of the Kern River Valley. We are located 3 miles up the river from the main town of Kernville.

From the property, you are about 50 yards from the river and are surrounded by sounds of rushing water. By walking out the back yard, you can easily access the river and a short nature trail that leads to Bubbles Beach, a big eddy with a sandy beach.

Our cabin is old fashioned and rustic. We lovingly restored it 15 years ago, and enjoy sharing it with considerate people who appreciate a simple, yet comfortable setting. The ambiance is complimented by antique furnishings and artwork of the Sierra.

In winter, the cabin is heated by wood stove, and a swamp cooler keeps you comfortable in the summer. The kitchen has a gas stove, coffee maker, toaster, and basic condiments. There is no TV, microwave or dishwasher, but we do have wireless internet.

The town of Kernville, located three miles down the road, is a recreational center with outfitters for rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and fly fishing. It has a small town atmosphere with restaurants, antique stores, a historic museum, and riverside park. This amazing area is the gateway to the Sequoia National Forest, home of the Needles climbing area and the Forks of the Kern.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            The primary renter must be 21 or older....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            This outbuilding can be rented for an extra charge....moreless

          • The cabin sleeps 4 people - 1 queen bed in bedroom, plus a fold out queen in the living room. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Oven
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Linens Provided
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Wood Stove
          • Parking Off Street
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room seats 6
          • Air Conditioning


          • Books
          • Stereo


              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Waterfront:

                The cabin is located on the river which is 50 yards from the back yard....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Beautiful mountain views surround the cabin....moreless


              • Cinemas
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Rafting
              • Kayaking
              • Skiing
              • Fishing
              • Snowboarding
              • Cycling
              • Rock Climbing
              • Groceries
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Antiquing
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Bird Watching
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hiking


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              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $900 $2,500
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Pet Fee $10
              • cleaning $50
              • Tax Rate 6%


              Holiday weekends require a 3 night minimum stay.

              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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              Last updated: 09/19/2014
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              Car: Necessary

              Riverkern Cabin is located three miles up river from Kernville in a residential neighborhood. River access in our neighborhood is for residents only, so the stretch of river out our back door is quiet and peaceful.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2000

              About the owner: Lynne and David live in South Pasadena and journey often to Kernville to climb, kayak, ski and mountain bike.

              Why the Owner Chose Kernville:
              Lynne has been kayaking Kernville since 1990 and loves the river environment and the community. Fifteen years ago, she was fortunate to find this little cabin for sale on the banks of the Kern. It was in terrible shape, but all it needed was some tender loving care. She and David recently got married, and now the whole family enjoys the beauty of the area and the experiences it provides.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              The river sounds wonderful and the views of mountains are stunning. It's easy to swim and kayak right from the back door. We love being outside on the trails, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and climbing, or making the short trip to town to explore antique stores and see friends at the Brew Pub!

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              Speaks: english



              • living room

                living room

              • kitchen


              • deck


              VRBO #118268

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              This listing was first published here in 2007.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

              $155 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 09/19/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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              Kernville #118268

              2 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 6

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