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Ready to Escape the City? Waterfall Retreat Home W/ River Running Through it!

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A River runs through it... Literally.

A River runs through it...  Literally. Private waterfall deck. View from waterfall deck. S'mores? BarBQ with a view. Living Room (and no, it's not a real rock.)  ;) Living Room with river views... Guest Bedroom w/ en suite bathroom and private balcony. Sip wine and cook while watching trout swim below... Dining room table seats 6; glass-bottomed bar seats 5. Master Bedroom suite. Master bedroom w/ Tempurpedic mattress. Private balcony for Master bedroom suite. The view from Master suite balcony. Bridge connecting to rest of property... Hobbit Room: Located under the stairs w/ large tub. Apartment Lanai with daybed and Saarinen table. Apartment w/ kitchenette (fridge, oven, stove, microwave). Apartment suite has private porch, yard and fire pit. Valley from Moro Rock, Sequoia National Park. Sequoia National Park Can you believe this is only 3.5 hours from LA? Waterfall deck at night. Private sandy beach at night.

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Last updated: 04/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Three Rivers house description

As seen in Sunset magazine, Wall Street Journal and the New York Times!

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright student, Frank Robert, Kaweah Falls is a modern rustic retreat home tucked away at the base of the Sequoia National Park in the cozy Sierra Nevada mountain town of Three Rivers, CA—an easy 3.5 hrs. from LA, 4.5 hrs from SF, and 1+ hr from Fresno Yosemite International airport.

A finalist in Dwell magazine's 2010 'Houses We Love' competition, the home bridges a regulated water flume leading to a private sandy beach and a year-round active waterfall. While sipping wine at the bar you can watch rainbow trout swimming below through a glass-bottomed floor.

This one of-a-kind vacation home makes the ultimate escape from the city, the ideal writer's retreat (finally finish that novel or screenplay) or simply a place to recharge, far away from the hustle and bustle


Plan your escape to Sequoia!: Kaweah Falls is the ultimate base camp for your exploration of the Sequoia National Park.

(from Visit Sequoia website) 'California's Sequoia National Park is an unspoiled treasure of some of the most striking scenery in the world. From its towering giant sequoia trees and soaring mountain peaks to cascading creeks, flowering meadows, and star-studded evening skies, you'll be inspired by this breathtaking national forest vacation destination.

Established in 1890, and recently featured in the Ken Burns PBS documentary 'The National Parks: America's Best Idea', Sequoia National Park is California's first national park and America's second oldest. With more than 1 million annual visitors, Sequoia National Forest is a popular destination for guests from around the world.

At Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, you’ll find the five largest living giant sequoia trees in the world.'

Come see the largest living tree on Earth! : The General Sherman tree is estimated to be between 2300-2700 years old, and if you've never seen it, a day trip is a must. (Kaweah Falls is located 2 miles from the entrance to Sequoia Park.)

'Often referred to as one of California's best national forest family vacation destinations, Sequoia offers a myriad of year-round visitor attractions and recreational activities. Spring and summer offer sensational hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and cave tours. Winter boasts some of the finest cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow play to be found in the Sierras. And throughout the year, Sequoia National Forest features ranger naturalist programs, nature walks, visitor centers, and interpretive museum exhibits to please all ages and interests.'

Experience the magic of Kaweah Falls: After you've enjoyed a memorable picnic amongst the towering Sequoias in the Giant Forest, climbed the steps to the soaring peak of Moro Rock (where you can see Russia!), and strolled through Crescent Meadow and likely spotted black bears grazing, then it's time to come down the mountain where your luxury compound awaits: cook out on the grill, enjoy a nice bottle of wine, and roast S'mores around he campfire.

After marveling at all the stars (more than you've likely seen before), retire to your cozy chambers and let the waterfall lull you into a restful sleep. For adventure seekers, white water rafting in Three Rivers is world-class (May-July); or if your idea of adventure involves a hammock and a good book, you'll be right at home. If you plan your visit in late summer, there's no better place to take a dip than Kaweah Falls. And if you're one that likes to get away, but just can't disconnect, not to worry: you can check email and surf the internet from your private river deck.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Only well-behaved pets considered....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Main House: Master Suite: 1 king

            Tempurpedic mattress...moreless

          • Main House: Guest room: 1 queen

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          • Apartment Suite: 1 queen

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          • Hobbit Room: 1 queen

            Cozy room near waterfall ideal for 1 adult or 2 kids....moreless

          • There are 4 separate bedroom suites on the property with a MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY of 7-8 guests....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Main House: Master bathroom: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

            Mr. Steam sauna + Jacuzzi tub w/ river views...moreless

          • Main House: Guest: toilet, shower

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          • Apartment Suite: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Hobbit Room: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • STAIRS: The property may be unsuitable for those that have difficulty with stairs (there are 2 flights down to main level of house (master bedroom, guest bedroom, living and dining rooms and main kitchen); and an additional flight of stairs to the river level (Hobbit Room and Guest Apartment, beach and waterfall.)...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Premium cable channels with DVR....moreless

              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • Books
              • Games
              • DVD Player
              • DVR

              Theme

                  • Away From It All

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Attractions

                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Forests
                      • Restaurants
                      • Waterfalls
                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Caves
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Museums

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Walking
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Photography
                      • Boating
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      local services and businesses

                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank

                      Location Type

                      • Waterfront
                      • River
                      • Beach:

                        Prime river frontage on the main fork of the Kaweah River....moreless

                      • Lake:

                        Lake Kaweah located 5 miles downstream for summer boating, fishing, swimming, etc....moreless

                      • Mountain:

                        Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains....moreless

                      • Village:

                        Three Rivers...moreless

                      • Town:

                        Visalia (30 miles) Fresno (75 miles) ...moreless

                      • Beach View
                      • Beachfront:

                        private sandy beach along Kaweah river...moreless

                      • Mountain View:

                        Mountain views from every room...moreless

                      • Water View:

                        River views from every room...moreless

                      • Waterfront:

                        Prime river frontage on main fork of Kaweah River...moreless

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Rafting
                      • Swimming

                      catering options

                          • Catering Available

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Dining:

                            Dining table seats 6. Bar area seats 5....moreless

                          dinner meal type

                              • Booking Possible

                              forms of payment

                                  • Accept Credit Card

                                  General

                                  • Living Room
                                  • Gas Fireplace
                                  • Iron & Board
                                  • Macintosh Computer
                                  • Wireless Internet:

                                    WIFI...moreless

                                  • Computer Available:

                                    A new Mac computer for guest use....moreless

                                  • Free Long Distance:

                                    Free long distance for all calls within United States....moreless

                                  • Parking Off Street
                                  • Activities Guide
                                  • Alarm Clock
                                  • Ceiling Fans
                                  • Water Cooler
                                  • Filtered Water
                                  • Firewood
                                  • Hair Dryer
                                  • Laundry Soap
                                  • Local Maps
                                  • Paper Towels
                                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                                  • Shampoo
                                  • Basic Soaps
                                  • Toilet Paper
                                  • Internet
                                  • Towels Provided
                                  • Washing Machine
                                  • Clothes Dryer
                                  • Fireplace
                                  • Parking
                                  • Telephone
                                  • Air Conditioning
                                  • Heating
                                  • Linens Provided
                                  • Free Local Calls

                                  house cleaning

                                      • Housekeeper Optional

                                      Kitchen

                                      • Catering Available:

                                        Several catering options. Please Inquire...moreless

                                      • Coffee Maker:

                                        Coffee Makers in the main kitchen and the apartment kitchenette, including French Press....moreless

                                      • Kitchen:

                                        Main house has full kitchen; apartment has a kitchenette with microwave, small fridge, oven, stovetop, coffee maker, filtered water....moreless

                                      • Dishes & Utensils
                                      • Gourmet Kitchen
                                      • Toaster
                                      • Cooking Utensils
                                      • Grill
                                      • 4 Ring Stove
                                      • Kitchenette
                                      • Blender
                                      • Coffee Grinder
                                      • Ice Maker
                                      • Mini Refrigerator
                                      • Pantry Items
                                      • Stove
                                      • Dishwasher
                                      • Refrigerator
                                      • Freezer
                                      • Stove
                                      • Oven
                                      • Microwave

                                      Outside

                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Balcony:

                                        (2) Master bedroom has private balcony and guest bedroom in main house has private balcony. The apartment has private porch....moreless

                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Yard
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                      • Walkway To Water
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf:

                                        Local 9-hole golf course in Three Rivers. Several public courses in Visalia....moreless

                                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                                        The apartment has a screened-in lanai...moreless

                                      Payment Type

                                      • Visa
                                      • Mastercard

                                      Pool / Spa

                                      • Hot Tub:

                                        Whirlpool tub in Master Bathroom....moreless

                                      • Sauna:

                                        Mr. Steam shower in Master Bathroom....moreless

                                      • Spa Whirlpool
                                      • Steam Shower
                                      • Jacuzzi
                                      • Whirlpool
                                      • Jetted Tub:

                                        Jacuzzi tub in master bathroom....moreless

                                       

                                      Reviews

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                                      • I am very proud to say we caught the elusive fish

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                                        I am very proud to say we caught the elusive fish

                                        • Guest Lawler Party
                                        • Date of stay 02/19/14
                                        • Review Submitted 02/24/14
                                        We had a wonderful time and happy to be guests #147! The house is fantastic and we enjoyed the privacy, fun and sense of nature. Our kids Loved the water and got soaking wet on a couple of occasions despite it being February! I am very proud to say we caught the elusive fish despite the odds being stacked against us! Thank you very much for sharing your lovely home. Best, Lawler Party Newport Beach, CA February 16-19th, 2014

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                                      • Second Time Around ... It was like coming home.

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                                        Second Time Around ... It was like coming home.

                                        • Guest Cano Party
                                        • Date of stay 02/10/14
                                        • Review Submitted 02/24/14
                                        Second Time Around Entering the home with a inviting smell of muffins was a great way to start our vacation. It was like coming home. Can't wait to share this experience with my kids. Hopefully a tradition will be started. One Luv - I'm gonna miss you Dear Kaweah Falls, Thank you once again for this tranquil getaway - 4 days is simply not enough but much appreciated - until next time.... #kaweahfalls #threerivers @1luv4all We will be Back, Cano Party (Guests #146) 2/6-10/2014

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                                      • This is our 6th visit!

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                                        This is our 6th visit!

                                        • Guest Curren Party
                                        • Date of stay 02/05/14
                                        • Review Submitted 02/24/14
                                        Well, I guess you could say that we really consider Kaweah Falls our home-away-from-home. This is our 6th visit! As always, Maria & Fred had everything perfectly prepared for our arrival. We're happy that we got to say hi to Maria and Thank her for the yummy muffins! Everything was wonderful - we even were blessed with some rain! We'll be back for our lucky 7th stay very soon! Love to Chris! Lois, Chris & Brady (6th visit!) Los Angeles, CA January 29th-February 5th, 2014

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                                      • "From the moment we arrived, we fell in love..."

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                                        "From the moment we arrived, we fell in love..."

                                        • Guest Brown Party
                                        • Date of stay 01/20/14
                                        • Review Submitted 01/23/14
                                        We are excited to be #144! From the moment we arrived, we fell in love with this beautiful home and idyllic setting. Even with the drought, the river was picture perfect and wonderful to sit and relax beside. Maria's muffins and the huge bowl of luscious fruit were pleasant (and delicious) touches to the already special weekend for my family. My kids, who normally are plugged in to some device, lost hours scurrying over the rocks, playing in the sand, reading on the dock, smoresing* by the fire, playing board games and cards, and trying desperately (and unsuccessfully) to conquer the hammock, without falling off! We didn't even make it off the premises to explore the environs, such was the completeness of this weekend! Thank you so much! Brown Party Los Angeles, CA January 17-20, 2014 *to smore - the act of mixing chocolate, marshmellows

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                                      • What a wonderful place to spend Christmas!

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                                        What a wonderful place to spend Christmas!

                                        • Guest Bernatz Party
                                        • Date of stay 12/27/13
                                        • Review Submitted 01/23/14
                                        This was my fourth visit, and it was by far the best yet. Gorgeous weather, and the perfect place to relax and recharge. We bought a small Christmas tree at the Mercantile and decorated with one small strand of white lights and acorns, with pine cones, pods, balls from the oak trees and other organic local flora. It was beautiful and very festive. What a wonderful place to spend Christmas! Thank you for sharing this magical place. Bernatz/Levy Party (4th visit) Venice, CA December 22-27, 2013

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                                      • Happy 20th Anniversary to us. Wow!

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                                        Happy 20th Anniversary to us. Wow!

                                        • Guest Harrington Party
                                        • Date of stay 12/04/13
                                        • Review Submitted 12/08/13
                                        Happy 20th Anniversary to us. Wow! What a wonderful place to relax, unwind and enjoy! This home is so inviting, and the surroundings are not so bad either. We felt instantly at home and enjoyed the hikes, town and wonderful park. Thank you so much for sharing such a special home with us! Much Thanks! Harrington Party (Guests #139) December 4-8, 2013 Agoura Hills, CA

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                                      • Absolutely Magical!

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                                        Absolutely Magical!

                                        • Guest Edwards Party
                                        • Date of stay 11/08/13
                                        • Review Submitted 12/08/13
                                        Absolutely Magical! Asked my special gal to be my wife right here on the beach under the stars! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! Aaron & Raquel Chicago, IL November 4-8th, 2013

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                                      • As always, perfection awaited...

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                                        As always, perfection awaited...

                                        • Guest Curren Party
                                        • Date of stay 10/27/13
                                        • Review Submitted 11/04/13
                                        Wow! Hard to believe we're the 135th guests. We were also the 31st, 42nd, 89th, and 98th! I guess you could we say love it here. As always, perfection awaited...and we got a chance to talk to Maria, an added bonus. We haven't even left and we're dreaming of our next trip to Kaweah Falls. Thanks for everything! xoxo Lois ,Chris & Brady (5th visit) Los Angeles, CA October 27-November 3rd

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                                      • "It's the place for dreamers of dreams."

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                                        "It's the place for dreamers of dreams."

                                        • Guest Woodsmall Party
                                        • Date of stay 10/27/13
                                        • Review Submitted 10/28/13
                                        Guest #134 and just as in the love with the home as everyone before.  It brought a much needed peaceful retreat for us - quiet, magical, memorable, and secluded.  It's the place for dreamers of dreams. Thank you for the sharing it - for making everything so easy, and for your incredible attention to detail.  You did such an amazing job. We will be back! The Woodsmall's October 24-27th, 2013 San Marino, CA

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                                      • "Thank you as always for sharing your paradise."

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                                        "Thank you as always for sharing your paradise."

                                        • Guest Pizzey Party
                                        • Date of stay 10/24/13
                                        • Review Submitted 10/28/13
                                        Thank you as always for sharing your paradise.  We had a very relaxing & mellow time. The Pizzey Family (3rd visit) October 19-24, 2013 Los Angeles, CA

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                                      Rental basis: Per property
                                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                      My Standard Rate
                                      3 night min stay
                                      $500 $700
                                      Fri, Sat

                                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                                      • Pet Fee $50 + tax
                                      • Cleaning Fee 1-4 guests $250 + tax
                                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                                      • Tax Rate 10%

                                      Notes:

                                      RATES based on OCCUPANCY. Posted Base Rate(1-4 guests) +$50/night each additional guest.

                                      Cleaning fee:$250 (1-4 guests);$275 (5-6 guests);$300 (7-8 guests)

                                      Pets considered. $25.00/pet/night w/ one time $50 cleaning fee.

                                      Holidays excluded from specials and special rates apply.

                                      Kaweah Falls is a private residence and not suitable for weddings or special occasions.

                                      BOOK a WEEK and 7th day free!


                                      Cancellation policy:

                                      100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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                                      Location

                                      • Nearest Airport: Fresno Yosemite International at 78 Miles
                                      • Nearest Beach: on property at Three Rivers
                                      • Nearest Barpub: River View at 1 Miles
                                      • Nearest Golf: 9 hole course at 2 Miles
                                       

                                      Owner info

                                      Year Purchased: 2005


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                                      Speaks: english

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                                      Photos

                                      • A River runs through it...  Literally.

                                        A River runs through it... Literally.

                                      • View from waterfall deck.

                                        View from waterfall deck.

                                      • BarBQ with a view.

                                        BarBQ with a view.

                                      • Living Room with river views...

                                        Living Room with river views...

                                      • Sip wine and cook while watching trout swim below...

                                        Sip wine and cook while watching trout swim below...

                                      • Master Bedroom suite.

                                        Master Bedroom suite.

                                      • Private balcony for Master bedroom suite.

                                        Private balcony for Master bedroom suite.

                                      • Bridge connecting to rest of property...

                                        Bridge connecting to rest of property...

                                      • Apartment Lanai with daybed and Saarinen table.

                                        Apartment Lanai with daybed and Saarinen table.

                                      • Apartment suite has private porch, yard and fire pit.

                                        Apartment suite has private porch, yard and fire pit.

                                      • Sequoia National Park

                                        Sequoia National Park

                                      • Waterfall deck at night.

                                        Waterfall deck at night.

                                      • Private waterfall deck.

                                        Private waterfall deck.

                                      • S'mores?

                                        S'mores?

                                      • Living Room (and no, it's not a real rock.)  ;)

                                        Living Room (and no, it's not a real rock.) ;)

                                      • Guest Bedroom w/ en suite bathroom and private balcony.

                                        Guest Bedroom w/ en suite bathroom and private balcony.

                                      • Dining room table seats 6; glass-bottomed bar seats 5.

                                        Dining room table seats 6; glass-bottomed bar seats 5.

                                      • Master bedroom w/ Tempurpedic mattress.

                                        Master bedroom w/ Tempurpedic mattress.

                                      • The view from Master suite balcony.

                                        The view from Master suite balcony.

                                      • Hobbit Room: Located under the stairs w/ large tub.

                                        Hobbit Room: Located under the stairs w/ large tub.

                                      • Apartment w/ kitchenette (fridge, oven, stove, microwave).

                                        Apartment w/ kitchenette (fridge, oven, stove, microwave).

                                      • Valley from Moro Rock, Sequoia National Park.

                                        Valley from Moro Rock, Sequoia National Park.

                                      • Can you believe this is only 3.5 hours from LA?

                                        Can you believe this is only 3.5 hours from LA?

                                      • Private sandy beach at night.

                                        Private sandy beach at night.

                                      $500 - $700 per night (USD)
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                                      4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                                      Sleeps 7

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                                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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