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Soothing Bass Lake Home & Guest House. Lovely, Secluded Retreat with Epic Views!

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Main House, Car Port, and Canoe in Foreground

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Last updated: 05/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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 you and your loved ones 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).

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Guest Bedroom in Main House: 1 queen

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  • Loft Bedroom: 1 double

    Very large room with gorgeous treetop views ...moreless

  • Bedroom in Guest House: 1 king, 1 queen

    A self-inflating, queen-size bed is available...moreless

  • Master Bedroom in Main House: 1 king

    Master bedroom has a sitting area and extensive library...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom in Main House: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

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  • Bathroom in Guest House: toilet, shower

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Other Amenities

  • For your safety: there is a fire extinguisher, a first-aid kit, a propane gas detector, and smoke detectors....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Scrabble, Pictionary, Candyland, Jenga, and Two Decks of Cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    A water table and lots of sand toys --for the sandy area behind the guest house where my twins love to dig and play! Plus lots of FP Little People toys....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Stunning Views of Shuteye Peak and the Peckinpah Mountains in the Sierra Nevada...moreless

  • Rural:

    Beautifully situated in the Western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Elevation of the property is 3,500 feet. Only 24 miles from Yosemite National Park!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning in both houses...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Brick fireplace is available between December and February --when fire risk is lowest....moreless

  • Garage:

    Covered car port...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High-speed, wireless internet...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Gorgeous, high-quality linens (e.g., Ralph Lauren and Charter Club)....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen has a walk-in, old fashioned butler's pantry...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Plenty of pots and pans and utensils for cooking...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    My Mom was a canoe guide on the boundary waters of Minnesota. Her canoe sits in the front yard. You are welcome to use it!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    My Mom's garden is truly lovely! The variety of plants and flowers is incredible....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large Weber grill on the deck of the main house uses propane....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Pricing 2015 (1)
May 22 - Jun 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$265
$1,855
July 4th
Jul 1 - Jul 5, 2015
4 night min stay
$295
Summer Pricing 2015 (2)
Jul 6 - Sep 3, 2015
3 night min stay
$275
$1,925
Labor Day
Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
3 night min stay
$295
Fall Pricing 2015
Sep 7 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$220
$1,540
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2015
4 night min stay
$295
Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2015
4 night min stay
$295
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200
$1,400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $210
  • Tax Rate 11%

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 05/27/2015
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Location

  • Miller's Landing Resort

    "Great place to take kids for an ice cream!"

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  • Pizza Factory

    "Great place to take kids for a slice of pizza."

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  • El Cid Mexican Cuisine

    "Great place to take kids for a quesadilla!"

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  • Way of the Mono Trail

    "Short, loop trail with beautiful views of Bass Lake"

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  • Nelder Grove Campground

    "Visit the "Shadow of the Giants Trail" (near the campground). It's a one-mile, self-interpre..."

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  • Sentinel Dome

    "Our favorite hike in Yosemite for kids. A 2.2 RT hike with 500 feet elevation gain for stunn..."

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  • Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

    "Take your kids for a ride on an old steam train and learn about the area's logging history!"

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  • Glacier Point

    "I am a big hiker and it's sad but true... Glacier Point has the most stunning views in Yosem..."

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  • Spring Cove Campground

    "Our favorite place to swim is Rocky Point; across from Spring Cove Campground."

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  • Lewis Creek Trail to Red Falls

    "We always hike the top portion of Lewis Creek (from Sugar Pine) to Corlieu Falls. It's 1.5 m..."

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  • The Forks Resort Restaurant

    "Great place to take kids for a hamburger!"

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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fresno
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ducey's On the Lake
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
River Creek Golf Course
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
41
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Miller's Landing Resort
43 Miles
Nearest Ski
Badger Pass Ski Area
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Rocky Point

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Main House, Car Port, and Canoe in Foreground

    Main House, Car Port, and Canoe in Foreground

  • Path to Guest House and Partial View of Deck off Main House

    Path to Guest House and Partial View of Deck off Main House

  • Steps to Porch of Main House

    Steps to Porch of Main House

  • Wrap-around Deck off Main House

    Wrap-around Deck off Main House

  • Living Room in Main House

    Living Room in Main House

  • Kitchen with Old-Fashioned Butler's Pantry in Main House

    Kitchen with Old-Fashioned Butler's Pantry in Main House

  • Dining Room in Main House

    Dining Room in Main House

  • Guest Bedroom with Queen-size Bed in Main House

    Guest Bedroom with Queen-size Bed in Main House

  • Master Bedroom with King-size Bed in Main House

    Master Bedroom with King-size Bed in Main House

  • Fountain Between Main and Guest House

    Fountain Between Main and Guest House

  • French Doors Open to Deck off Guest House

    French Doors Open to Deck off Guest House

  • Sitting Area in Guest House

    Sitting Area in Guest House

  • Main House, 1,800 square feet

    Main House, 1,800 square feet

  • Guest House, 800 square feet

    Guest House, 800 square feet

  • Porch and Partial View of Wrap-around Deck off Main House

    Porch and Partial View of Wrap-around Deck off Main House

  • View of Shuteye Peak in Peckinpah Mountains from Deck off Main House

    View of Shuteye Peak in Peckinpah Mountains from Deck off Main House

  • Brick Fireplace in Living Room of Main House

    Brick Fireplace in Living Room of Main House

  • Kitchen and Dining Room in Main House

    Kitchen and Dining Room in Main House

  • Bathroom in Main House

    Bathroom in Main House

  • Sitting Area with Library in Master Bedroom of Main House

    Sitting Area with Library in Master Bedroom of Main House

  • Loft Bedroom with Full-size Bed in Main House

    Loft Bedroom with Full-size Bed in Main House

  • Guest House, Driveway, and Garden View

    Guest House, Driveway, and Garden View

  • Bedroom with King-size Bed in Guest House

    Bedroom with King-size Bed in Guest House

  • Atop Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park

    Atop Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/27/2015
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