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

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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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

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

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Main House: Master Suite: 1 king

            Tempurpedic mattress...moreless

          • Main House: Guest room: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Apartment Suite: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • 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

            ...moreless

          • 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

                  Attractions

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank

                  Location Type

                  • 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

                  • 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

                  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

                      • Seating for 11 people

                      dinner meal type

                          • Booking Possible

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              General

                              • Wireless Internet:

                                WIFI...moreless

                              • Computer Available:

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

                              • Internet
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Parking Off Street
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Macintosh Computer
                              • Free Long Distance:

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

                              • 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
                              • Parking
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Fireplace
                              • Free Local Calls
                              • Telephone
                              • Air Conditioning
                              • Heating
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Living Room
                              • Gas Fireplace

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional

                                  Kitchen

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

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

                                  • Catering Available:

                                    Several catering options. Please Inquire...moreless

                                  Outside

                                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

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

                                  • Golf:

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

                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • 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

                                  Payment Type

                                  • Visa
                                  • Mastercard

                                  Pool / Spa

                                  • Jetted Tub:

                                    Jacuzzi tub in master bathroom....moreless

                                  • Hot Tub:

                                    Whirlpool tub in Master Bathroom....moreless

                                  • Sauna:

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

                                  • Spa Whirlpool
                                  • Steam Shower
                                  • Jacuzzi
                                  • Whirlpool
                                   

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                                  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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                                  Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                                  Location

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

                                  Car: Necessary

                                  Sequoia National Park: entrance 2 miles

                                  Other Activities: white water rafting/kayaking (May-July)

                                   

                                  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.

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                                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                                  Date last modified - Friday, July 18, 2014

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

                                  View calendar: Updated 07/22/14
                                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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