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Private Indoor Pool/Pool Table/Ping Pong/Yosemite Valley 20 Mins

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Your own private indoor pool, heated to 76 degrees May - Sept

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Last updated: 11/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Oakhurst house description

Nestled near the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, on a private driveway is our inviting 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 story home which beckons you to come inside. Finally, you have arrived at MORNING STAR RANCH, where you cannot help but feel relaxed & rejuvenated the minute you step through the front door. Now, where to start and what to do...

SUMMER: Of course you've come to see Yosemite Valley, but after a busy day in the valley come home & spend time swimming or napping by your own PRIVATE INDOOR POOL. Hot summers in the Sierras average mid to high 90's and more, so stay with us and be COOL in our 76 degree pool.

SPRING/FALL/WINTER: Come see the beautiful spring flowers, changing fall foliage in & around Yosemite, winters' snow in Yosemite for skiing at Badger Pass (45 miles away), sledding at Goat Meadow Recreation Area (30 miles away), or sleigh rides & ice skating at Tenaya Lodge 10 miles away. Dare to take a quick dip in our indoor pool--but be warned--the water doesn't get any warmer than 64 degrees this time of year.

TWO BEDROOMS + TWO BATHROOMS: Morning Star Ranch is comfortably furnished for family fun or a romantic couples get-away. King size memory foam mattress in the ground floor bedroom & a Queen size pillow top mattress in the small, cozy upstairs bedroom. The upstairs game room also has a full-sized, pull-out sofa bed.

ENTERTAINMENT: Besides the 42' HD surround sound, flat screen TV in the living room, there are TV's in each bedroom & the game room. All the electronics you might miss while being away from home are provided: DVD player with surround sound, VCR player, record player with wide assortment of records and a computer/printer with wireless WiFi internet access. There is a phone for all local calls.

KITCHEN: You will have access to every necessary appliance needed to prepare your meals & snacks in our galley kitchen. There is a large Weber propane BBQ & Weber charcoal grill located on the large front deck off the living room. Enjoy your summertime meals al fresco on the comfy outdoor furniture on the front deck which overlooks the Sierra mountains. When you're not in the mood to cook, dine out at any number of excellent area restaurants. Choose American, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Italian, BBQ, or 5 star European-style dining (world famous Erna's Elderberry House Restaurant) & more, all located less than 5 minutes from home.

YARD: There is a horseshoe pit, badminton set & croquet set for you to use.

GAMEROOM=YEAR-ROUND FUN: Upstairs in the loft you will find a full-sized POOL TABLE/PING PONG TABLE. Listen to music while you enjoy a game of pool, ping pong, chess, darts or backgammon. Of course, you could just sit & relax and enjoy a DVD, video, CD, record, book, puzzle or board game & unwind from your days' adventures. Some of our previous guests have even canceled additional day-trips back to Yosemite just so they could spend their extra time enjoying all the fun-time activities available at our property!

GROUNDS: Take leisurely walks around our 2-acre property which is scattered about with large granite boulder outcroppings, listen to the babbling creek (seasonal winter/spring) or whispering cedar, pine & oak trees. Be on the alert for grazing deer, covey of quail or sprinting foxes. Spend sun-kissed days & star-lit nights in a quiet locale that is destined to become your home-away-from-home.

YOSEMITE~YOSEMITE~YOSEMITE!!! Begin your Yosemite adventure at the Mariposa Grove of giant redwoods located at the southern entrance to Yosemite, 20 minutes away up HWY 41. Or take the 60 mile drive up HWY 49 to the all-weather Scenic HWY 140 which winds along the beautiful Merced River (think summer white water rafting) & into the western Arch Rock entrance to Yosemite. On your way to Yosemite, visit the historic Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railway with its' old-fashioned narrow-gauge steam engines. Take a ride on 'The Logger', pan for gold, stay for lunch or dinner & enjoy their entertainment. Horseback riding stables are also close by (seasonal) and now there is even a local zip line to try (www.zipyosemite.com).

BASS LAKE!!! Bring your fishing pole or boat (or rent one at the local marina) & spend glorious spring & summer days on pristine Bass Lake 5 miles away--picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating & enjoying water sports--or venture out to any number of nearby lakes.

MORE FUN!!! Take a day-trip up Highway 49 to explore dozens of old gold rush-era towns. Visit the charming & historic town of Mariposa 40 minutes northwest: visit a working stamp mill with old mining equipment, historic museums, buildings, carriages & wagons. Chukchansi Gold Casino is only 10 minutes south of us in Coarsegold if you're feeling lucky or want to enjoy a concert.

SHOPPING/DINING (all less than 5 minutes from the house). Shop Raley's Supermarket in Oakhurst--the best stocked food store, deli & bakery in town. You will also find other nearby conveniences such as Vons Grocery Store, CVS & Rite-Aid Drug Stores, Jamba Juice, various fine-dining & fast food restaurants, pizza parlors, multi-screen movie theater, Starbucks, gas stations & more.

WHAT'S BEST: Remember, EVERY season of the year offers something new & exciting to see or do in and around Yosemite. Make your vacation dollars count--welcome home to Morning Star Ranch & enjoy your stay.

Fresno 45 minutes~Merced 1.25 hr~Modesto 2 hr~Monterey 3 hr~Oakland/San Jose/Sacramento 3 hr~San Luis Obispo 3 hr~San Francisco 3.5 hr~Napa Valley 4 hr~LA/Orange County 4.5 hr~San Diego-6 hr


Keywords: indoor private pool, pool table, private home, Yosemite Valley, Bass Lake, seasonal creek, secluded, ping pong, internet, HDTV, games, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 stories

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Under 23 years of age must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Private indoor POOL which, in the HOT summer months, is a welcome respite!! You do NOT want to visit Yosemite in the summer and not have access to a cool, refreshing 76 degree POOL... NOTE: Young children not recommended due to accessibility to indoor pool...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking not allowed inside or outside. Fire danger is SEVERE!!!...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            One small, well-behaved dog on approval at $10/nite...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2

            ...moreless

          • Loft

            ...moreless

          • (1) King size memory foam bed in ground floor bedroom, (1) Queen-sized pillow top bed in upstairs bedroom, (1) Full-sized sofa bed in upstairs game room...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 3: shower

            Located near pool...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Located on ground floor next to master bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            Located upstairs next to game room...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Iron, ironing board, hair dryer, curling/straightening irons, beach towels, clock radios, flashlights, numerous maps & books on Yosemite & Gold Country, restaurant & visitors guide, games, puzzles & books, all paper products, shampoo & soaps...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Music Library:

                40+ CDs...moreless

              • Ping Pong Table
              • Pool Table
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                TV's in living room, game room and both bedrooms...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Wide assortment of 100+ movie & concert DVDs as well as childrens' video cassettes/VCR...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                Home is at 2500 ft elevation with occasional snow flurries in winter. When visiting Yosemite in winter you are required to carry tire chains...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Seasonal creek with waterfalls on property (winter/spring only)...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central air conditioning cools main part of home & upstairs bedroom & game room (not the room where the indoor pool is located)...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Maytag Neptune...moreless

              • Computer Available:

                Computer with printer & wireless WiFi connection...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Central forced-air heater heats main part of home & upstairs bedroom & game room (not the room where the indoor pool is located)...moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                We provide all bed sheets, blankets, pillows, bath towels, pool towels & kitchen towels...moreless

              • Living Room
              • Parking Off Street:

                Ample parking for up to 4 cars...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone:

                For your local calls only. Bring your calling card or cell phone for long distance calls...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Maytag Neptune...moreless

              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Stove:

                Located in pool room, wood provided...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                All plates, glasses & stemware, coffee mugs, cutlery, cooking utensils, pots & pans are provided...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                Margaritaville margarita blender, espresso/cappuccino maker, coffee grinder/maker, food processor, bread maker, rice cooker, toaster, toaster oven, hand mixer, waffle iron, George Foreman grill, panini grill, spice rack, tea kettle, PUR filtered water pitchers, cook books...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Spice rack...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Basic condiments provided...moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                Small 2-person balcony off living room and off upstairs bedroom...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                One large, covered wood deck (facing north towards Yosemite) with comfy furniture & endless views of beautiful Sierra Mountains--it's kind of like being in a tree house! Another wood deck (facing west) located off the pool room, with table & 4 chairs for dining al fresco...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Weber propane & Weber charcoal grills located on large wood deck...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Indoor Pool
              • Private Pool:

                Indoor pool: 4 ft deep, 35 ft long, 14 ft wide. 76 degrees May-Sept, 56+ degrees Oct-Apr. Because of direct access to pool, do not leave children unattended in home. No pool alarms on doors or child-proof pool cover. Chain locks on French doors + bolt locks on sliding doors. Use when necessary for safety of your children...moreless

               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
              Nov 21 - Nov 30, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $200
              $1,300

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              NON-PEAK
              Dec 1 - Dec 18, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $150
              $950

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS HOLIDAY
              Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $200
              $1,300

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              NON-PEAK
              Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $150
              $950

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              PEAK
              Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $200
              $1,300

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Pet Fee $10 + tax
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
              • Cleaning fee $135 + tax
              • Tax Rate 11%

              Notes:

              Maximum number of guests allowed is 4.

              One small dog on approval at $10/night.

              Three night minimum stay April to Sept & all holiday weekends.

              The first half of the rental rate is due at the time of booking. The last half of the rental rate is due 30 days prior to check-in. At that time you will be mailed the rental packet which contains the address, lock-box combination, check-in & check-out instructions and maps.


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              Last updated: 11/19/2014
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              Location

              40 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Fresno Airport
              3 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Dirty Donkey
              4 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Sierra Meadows
              40 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Fresno Amtrak Station
              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 41
              2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Erna's Elderberry House
              45 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Badger Pass
              5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Bass Lake

              Car: Necessary

              Why stay in an expensive hotel room & eat all your meals out? MORNING STAR RANCH offers our guests more privacy, value & recreational activities on-site for their vacation dollar than any other rental home near Yosemite. Compare all the activities we provide with any other property & you will see that we have the most fun here for your vacation dollar--you will save money! Our guests will be happily OVERWHELMED with all our home has to offer them & you too will enjoy any number of the following fun-time activities: your own private indoor pool (heated only May thru September to 76 degrees), ping pong, pool table, horseshoes, badminton, croquet, chess, darts, books, games, DVDs, CDs, TVs with satellite, computer/printer with DSL internet connection. We provide you with all your bedding, towels, spices, soap & paper products so you do not have to bring them with you on your vacation. What more could you want? Relax, go for a swim or walk the property--enjoy all the country 'noise' and visiting 'critters'.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2011

              About the owner: After three successful years of running our Morning Star Ranch vacation rental in the nearby town of Ahwahnee, my husband & I decided to purchase a different vacation rental--this time in Oakhurst --and instead of an outdoor pool this home has a private indoor pool which stays at a comfortable 76 degrees May thru September only. October through April the pool temperature doesn't usually get any higher than 64 degrees. Brrr...perfect for all you polar bears!!

              Why the Owner Chose Oakhurst:
              Our family loves to explore beautiful Yosemite Valley and its' surroundings, but we wanted to be away from the crowds after a busy day visiting there. It is an hours' drive to the floor of Yosemite Valley from our home--and a beautiful drive at that! You will find that amenities in Yosemite Valley are sparse, but the town of Oakhurst (which is less than 5 minutes from our home) has everything you could possibly want--from grocery & drug stores, restaurants, gas stations and much, much more.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              While this Oakhurst vacation home offers many of the same fun amenities that the previous rental had, we feel that this home offers our guests a very unique feature that no other rental property near Yosemite Valley can--a private indoor pool--only slightly heated to 76 degrees in summer because local outdoor temperatures can rise to well over 100 degrees! Swim & be COOL in the hot Sierra Summers!! Come here to Morning Star Ranch in Oakhurst to RELAX and UNWIND from your hectic lifestyle. Enjoy the stress-free surroundings on our 2-acre property: no traffic, no people, no noise--except the country kind--quiet!


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              Photos

              • Your own private indoor pool, heated to 76 degrees May - Sept

                Your own private indoor pool, heated to 76 degrees May - Sept

              • Welcome to Morning Star Ranch--20 minutes from south entrance into Yosemite

                Welcome to Morning Star Ranch--20 minutes from south entrance into Yosemite

              • Pool room: 2nd bedroom is upstairs behind redwood wall on right, beyond railing

                Pool room: 2nd bedroom is upstairs behind redwood wall on right, beyond railing

              • Pool room: pool on right behind lattice panels, stairs on left lead up to upstairs guest room

                Pool room: pool on right behind lattice panels, stairs on left lead up to upstairs guest room

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • Master bedroom with King-sized memory foam bed

                Master bedroom with King-sized memory foam bed

              • Fun upstairs game room

                Fun upstairs game room

              • Landing outside upstairs guest bedroom with roll top desk & computer/printer

                Landing outside upstairs guest bedroom with roll top desk & computer/printer

              • Dining Room

                Dining Room

              • View of Sierra Mountains looking north towards Yosemite from large deck

                View of Sierra Mountains looking north towards Yosemite from large deck

              • A rare snowy view of the Sierras from deck

                A rare snowy view of the Sierras from deck

              • Looking up to the house from the yard; badminton & volley ball net on-site

                Looking up to the house from the yard; badminton & volley ball net on-site

              • Relax and unwind after a hot day visiting Yosemite Valley!

                Relax and unwind after a hot day visiting Yosemite Valley!

              • Summertime pool fun! Rinse off in large walk-in shower (behind redwood wall)

                Summertime pool fun! Rinse off in large walk-in shower (behind redwood wall)

              • Three steps up to pool, wood stove on left, walk-in shower behind door at right

                Three steps up to pool, wood stove on left, walk-in shower behind door at right

              • Flat screen TV w/surround sound

                Flat screen TV w/surround sound

              • Hallway leading back to Master bedroom/bath

                Hallway leading back to Master bedroom/bath

              • Upstairs game room with pool table...

                Upstairs game room with pool table...

              • Upstairs guest bedroom with Queen bed.  Door leads out to small balcony

                Upstairs guest bedroom with Queen bed. Door leads out to small balcony

              • Upstairs hallway & landing with desk & guest bedroom at end: pool on right, stairs on left

                Upstairs hallway & landing with desk & guest bedroom at end: pool on right, stairs on left

              • Front deck faces horseshoe pits

                Front deck faces horseshoe pits

              • Large deck overlooking sunny Sierra Mountains

                Large deck overlooking sunny Sierra Mountains

              • Looking down into yard from large deck

                Looking down into yard from large deck

              • Come back soon for another relaxing stay at Morning Star Ranch!

                Come back soon for another relaxing stay at Morning Star Ranch!

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              2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
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