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Setting: This place has the 'WOW' factor and is a destination in itself. The total privacy, expansive views, and forest setting are unsurpassed. Two beautifully maintained homes sit on nine acres of spectacular, pine-covered land that is surrounded by U.S. Forestry land. There are NO neighbors (except for wild turkeys, deer, squirrel, raccoon, blue jays, hummingbirds, and butterflies, etc.). Yet, this amazing, secluded property is five minutes from the Bass Lake Boat Launch; seven minutes from Miller's Landing Resort; and 40 minutes from the entrance to Yosemite National Park and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.
Houses: Two houses comfortably fit 8 people. Main house is 1,800 square feet with two bedrooms, a loft bedroom, and one bathroom. Guest house is 800 square feet with one bedroom, one bathroom, a kitchenette, and a sitting room. Ideal for large families as grandparents or teenagers can stay in the guest house. There are three decks (with comfortable outdoor furnishings) for relaxing, entertaining, barbecuing, and stargazing.
Amenities: Fully functioning home with all amenities (e.g., air conditioning, central heat, microwave, stove/oven, fridge, full-sized washer and dryer, coffee maker, Apple TV, Blu-Ray DVD, high-speed wireless Internet, outdoor Weber grill, etc.) High-quality linens are provided. High-end mattresses in every bedroom to comfort your back after long hikes! Property has covered car port and plenty of parking for RV/Trailer/Boat.
Interaction with Guests: I sincerely wish I could meet you and thank you for choosing my childhood home for your trip. However, I am not on the property during guest stays. My Mom's best friends, DeAnne and Frank, host the property and maintain the beautiful, landscaped grounds. They live nearby and also host their own adorable cabin.
Background: This is my beloved, childhood home. Sharing this special place with guests allows me to maintain and improve it. I sincerely hope you will enjoy your stay and treasure the memories you create here. My five-year-old twins are always excited to arrive and sorry to leave the 'mountain home.'
Pricing: quoted prices include both houses. The security deposit is fully refundable (within three days of your departure) provided the property and its contents are left in the same condition as found upon arrival. Cleaning fee reflects time needed to meticulously clean two houses and launder all linens; and my belief in a living wage. A lovely woman and her daughter clean the houses and earn the entire $210 fee. It takes them five hours to clean which reflects an hourly wage rate of $21.
Rules: Absolutely no pets or smoking as we have family members with allergies and asthma. Eight people is the maximum allowed number of guests on the property. There are only two bathrooms and five beds (i.e., two king, one queen, one full, and one queen-size, self-inflating bed).
Spring Pricing 2015 Apr 3 - May 21, 2015 2 night min stay
Summer Pricing 2015 (1) May 22 - Jun 30, 2015 3 night min stay
July 4th Jul 1 - Jul 5, 2015 4 night min stay
Summer Pricing 2015 (2) Jul 6 - Sep 3, 2015 3 night min stay
Labor Day Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015 3 night min stay
Fall Pricing 2015 Sep 7 - Oct 31, 2015 2 night min stay
Thanksgiving Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2015 4 night min stay
Christmas Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2015 4 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sunset Magazine named Bass Lake as one of 'The West's Best Lakes.' It is a wonderful lake for swimming, boating, fishing, and water skiing. Yosemite has world-class waterfalls, granite domes, and hiking. The Sierra Scenic Byway is a beautiful and rugged wilderness area to explore, especially if you have a four-wheel drive vehicle.
Year Purchased: 1966
About the owner: I am a mother of five-year-old twins and an economics professor. I enjoy learning new things and meeting new people. I love hiking in the Sierras with my friends and family. Just looking at maps of Bass Lake, Yosemite, and the Eastern Sierra makes me smile. My favorite book is the Pickwick Papers. It is LOL funny and heartwarming! I listen to alternative and classic rock. Watching The Walking Dead is my guilty pleasure.
I went to school at UC Santa Cruz and UW Madison. I work at Cal State Northridge and live near Agoura Hills in Southern California.
I am hosting my childhood home on Homeaway. Your comfort and enjoyment of the property are important to me. Thus, I keep the houses and surrounding grounds very clean and well maintained.
Why the Owner Chose Bass Lake: This is my childhood home. It has been in my family for the past 48 years. The property has only been sold once. The original owner worked at the North Fork Mill and hand-built these two homes in the 1940s. He lived in the guest house while building the main house. My parents spent many years upgrading the homes and landscaping the property. I miss them and wish they could see how much my five-year-old twins enjoy the property. I love the homes and this area. It has been an incredible blessing to take my children to the same places where I played, hiked, and swam as a child!
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: The houses really have their own personality. The wood walls and old brick fireplace are so warm and inviting. The slight ripples in the hand-poured glass of the massive windows in the living room harken back to simpler times. Sitting on the deck off the main house is a perfect way to start or end your day. I love to watch birds singing and bathing in the fountain; to look at the Peckinpah Mountain range at sunset; and to see the Milky Way framed by towering ponderosa pines at night. The property is so quiet and peaceful --allowing you to really relax and sleep soundly at night.