New Listing: Stylish/Unique--Perfect for 2 or 3 (Sleeps 4)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
STYLISH AND ROMANTIC--GREAT LOCATION! Staying in this Frank Lloyd Wright style home will make you feel you are living your getaway in special style. Designed and built by a man who used to push off the Firefall in Yosemite, the Mountain House is a wonderful blend of simplicity and artistic style, with rock, glass and wood to set the mood. Those who love Yosemite and the mountains will love this small and unique house.
Although located near the heart of Oakhurst, the setbacks, size and location of the property make it feel remote and private, with towering trees, a seasonal creek and wildlife and birds to entertain you out the dramatic windows. Yosemite National Park entrance is only 16 miles away, so you can enjoy it's wonders during the day and return to Oakhurst to sample the variety of restaurants (ranging from 5 star to pizza), enjoy the wineries and art galleries, shopping, zip line, golf courses, historic attractions or gambling at nearby Chukchansi Casino. Bass Lake and Sierra National Forest also offer a wide range of water sports, hiking, picnicing and other recreational opportunities, and are less than 10 miles from the house.
Simple in construction and design, the house has a peaceful and unique feel that will make your stay extra special. Large windows cover one entire wall, looking out over towering oak trees and the creek. An indoor garden graces the hallway, and a rock fireplace enhances the living room. Lighting fixtures accent the rock and fine art on the walls. Natural and open, this house surprises and pleases those who spend time here.
A small but fully functional kitchen is partially open to the dining room and living room, making food preparation easy if you decide not to use one of Oakhurst's many restaurants. The master bedroom has a wonderful king sized Temperpedic bed, lovely windows and nice wooden furniture including a desk. The (very) small second bedroom has a fold out couch to make a double bed and a nice big window to let the sun shine in. The bathroom has a tub/shower combo, and is equipped with handrails for safety and ease. Wifi, 42' TV with cable reception, dvd/vcr players, games, guide books, herbs and spices, nice linens, and a new air conditioner are among the amenities here.
This house was built by a long term Yosemite National Park resident and it has stayed in the Yosemite family for 40 years. Art and photography by Yosemite artists hang on the walls, and a fabulous binder filled with local knowledge about the park and surroundings will be available to help enhance your visit.
This house is wonderful for two people, although it can sleep another couple or child in the fold out double bed in the very small second bedroom. The house is not appropriate for young children.
- 1 story
- 800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Bedroom 2
- 1 sleep sofa /futon
- Fold out double bed, very small room
- Bedroom 1
- 1 king
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- toilet, combination tub/shower
- grab bars installed for safety!
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Washing Machine:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Parking Off Street:
- Air Conditioning:
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Music Library:
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Mobile Phone
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Mountain View:
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Mountain Biking
- Massage Therapist
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Water Tubing
- Water Skiing
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
The home is located near the center of the town of Oakhurst, which has a variety of services, and is within easy driving distance (1/2 hour or less) to Yosemite National Park, Bass Lake, Chukchansi Casino, Sierra National Forest, and Mariposa. The house is only 16 miles from Yosemite's south entrance, an area famous for a stunning grove of Giant Sequoia and historic Wawona. Visit Glacier Point on your way to Yosemite Valley! Enjoy golf, wineries, historic parks and districts, shopping, art galleries, 5 star restaurants and spas, a movie or zip line, or perhaps visit old mining and Native American sites if you want to take a break from the wonders of Yosemite. Or just relax in this stylish home, watching the birds and the changing light in the trees....morecollapse
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My family stayed for the weekend, we relaxed, watched birds from the large window of walls in the morning and enjoyed our evenings out on patio. Very peaceful and cozy, the home offered everything we needed. We also took day trip to Bass Lake, as my husband loves to fish and my son loves water...it was a short trip and look forward to staying here again!! Thanks you for opening your home to our family!
- Guest The Birdsong's
- Date of stay 04/26/13
- Review Submitted 05/08/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Cozy retreat near Yosemite
Cozy retreat near Yosemite
This wonderful small home was a perfect location to access Yosemite & the surrounding area while being away from the crowds. A great change of pace from staying in the valley. The house is beautiful yet simple, with all the amenities one could want. Artistic touches abound. It sits in a sweet natural environment, always with an array of birds, (especially darling quail skittering around) and deer passing just feet away, in the yard which overlooks wildflowers & oaks & a stream below. Good bed, a small but well stocked kitchen and it was so lovely looking out the huge windows to the natural garden. It's in a little "neighborhood, but it is very private and quiet. Very nearby is Bass Lake, and if it's your gig, you could even hit the casino not far away. Oakhurst is a small town, but there is exploring to be done. I would stay her again for sure. It's a perfect place for a couple!
- Guest Suzi
- Date of stay 03/29/13
- Review Submitted 05/07/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, age 55+, romantic getaway.
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2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until verified.
Fifty percent required 60 days in advance
Full payment required 30 days in advance
All guests must be registered. $50 fee/nite for any unregistered guest.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds if cancelled within 30 days of stay unless we can rebook, then 10% fee. Any other cancellation results in 5% processing fee.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
Rate based on two people. Each additional person $25/night.
11% county tax not included.
Cleaning fee $60.
Credit card deposit (similar to hotel) required.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
- Nearest Airport: Fresno Yosemite International Airport at 45 Miles
- Nearest Train: Merced Amtrak at 60 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Hwy 41--primary route to Yosemite from the south at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Bass Lake for watersports/picnics/sight seeing at 5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Variety of bars and a winery are available in town at 2 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Yosemite's Badger Pass, CA's oldest ski resort at 35 Miles
- Nearest Golf: 2 courses in Oakhurst (plus Wawona/Yosemite) at 5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Oakhurst restaurants--range: 5 star to fast food at 2 Miles
About the owner: This house was designed and built by my father, who started working in Yosemite when he was 17. My mother also worked in the park while in college, and returned with my father to have two of their three children born in the park. I have continued to live in the Park, but I inherited the house in 2010, and my husband and I have worked on it the last three years to update and recondition it. My husband Darell and I have lived and worked in Yosemite a combined total of over 70 years, so coupled with my parents, the essence of Yosemite runs deep in this house.
Why the Owner Chose Yosemite National Park:
The location of this house is a wonderful balance--in town, but quiet; near the park, but with the amenities of a city; closer to services, but with wilderness just a short distance away.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house will provide a memorable setting for a trip to the park and foothill towns and amenities nearby. Every day is beautiful here, and all four seasons are classically represented. There is something for everyone to do here or nearby. It is near the heart of a modest town, on the edge of a forest, on the boundary of one of the greatest parks in the world. What a great location!
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The Mountain House from the back yard
The Front Door and garden window.
The living room, for TV watching or gazing out the wonderful windows
Our well stocked kitchen.
Master bedroom, with beautiful windows and king size Temperpedic bed
A comfy reading chair in the Master Bedroom
Bathroom looking north.
The back porch.
Winter at the Mountain House
Local resident in the yard
Plenty of parking in front of the house.
Looking through the living room to the dining area and kitchen.
The cooking options in our kitchen
Hallway to the Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom, with king size Temperpedic bed for a great night's sleep.
Second Bedroom, with sofa bed
Bathroom looking south.
A place for relaxation and enjoying the outside view
at the feeder
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