Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Peaceful, Custom Home Retreat Near Yosemite's South Gate. Views, Spa, Waterfall

You sent a message to this owner.

Calendar

Last updated: 12/01/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Oakhurst chateau / country house description

When you enter the front door of this lovingly built hand crafted home in the beautiful Sierras near Yosemite, your first word will be “Wow!” Prepare to be speechless, however, when you see the amazing back yard. A beautiful cobbled outdoor living area, zen-like landscaped hillside, bubbling waterfall, quiet pond and organic garden greet you. Peace, calm and joy will flood your senses as you realize you have found a slice of heaven on earth. Take a deep breath, then exhale as you scan the surrounding trees, mountains and lake to the south. Back inside, you’ll appreciate the ambience of the native stone, oak, pine, and fir construction. Views from all windows provide lots of natural light. Enjoy watching the sun rise over the ridge to the east as you sip your morning coffee by the waterfall, then bask in the glorious sunset from the living room bay window. From the elevated deck you’ll catch glimpses of local wildlife beyond the fence. Birdwatch right from the dining room table. At night, as you relax and soak in the therapeutic spa, count falling stars and let the heavens entertain you. Finally, ease into any one of the luxuriously appointed superior quality beds and prepare for a night’s sleep like never before. We are so excited to share this special property with you as our guests. Welcome home to Casa Cascada, “House of the Waterfall!”
• Sleeps 6 (King, Queen, full), deluxe linens.
• 2.5 bathrooms
• Gourmet kitchen, fully stocked. Basic foodstuffs provided: sugar, oil, flour, spices, etc.
• Built in outdoor cooking station with stainless steel grill
• Whole house water filter with reverse osmosis for drinking
• HotSprings® therapeutic spa seats 6
• 20 minutes to Yosemite, the gem of National Parks (south entrance)
• 15 minutes to Bass Lake
• 2 minutes to the mountain village of Oakhurst
• Local hiking, fishing, skiing (water and snow), boating, biking, sailing, bird watching, etc.
• Views all around this secluded, peaceful, quiet setting. Kick back and enjoy, or venture out and explore!
Please note and respect that this property is completely tobacco free.

Why VRBO

We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Exception: no children under 4. Home is not childproofed and is not suitable for toddlers due to stairs & uncovered pond. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • All 3 bedrooms & 2 of the baths are located upstairs. All mattresses are brand names of the highest quality. Mattresses are covered in dust mite, allergen and bed bug proof encasements for your protection. Duvets are washed after each visit....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • 1 hour from Fresno Airport, 3.75 hours from San Francisco, 3 hours from San Jose, 4 hours from Los Angeles, 2 miles to Oakhurst, 15 minutes to Bass Lake, 25 minutes to Nelder Grove Redwoods, 20 minutes to Goat Meadow Snow Play area, 25 minutes (12 miles) to Yosemite National Park South Gate, 25 minutes to Yosemite Mariposa Grove Big Trees, 1.5 hours to Yosemite Badger Pass Ski Area, 1.75 hours to Yosemite Glacier Point (seasonal), 1.5 hours to Yosemite Valley ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Video Library:

                Assorted DVR movies...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Downtown:

                Downtown Oakhurst provides full convenience shopping and dining...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Mountains all around give this property a very peaceful and isolated feeling...moreless

              • Resort:

                Miller's, The Pines, and The Forks Resorts provide boat, party barge, and jet ski rentals. Picknicking and hiking spots all around the lake....moreless

              • Rural:

                Property is so close to town, but feels miles away....moreless

              • Village:

                Oakhurst proper is 2 miles with everything from Starbucks to Jamba Juice. Great locally owned eateries & gift shops. Raley's and Von's have every grocery item you could possibly need....moreless

              • Water View:

                Gaze down on Pierce Lake...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Racquetball
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Efficient evaporative cooler...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Garage
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet:

                WiFi...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Well stocked - every thing you need...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                Fully stocked gourmet custom kitchen...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven:

                Convection and regular baking...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Basics provided (flour, sugar, honey, individual butter servings, spices) plus gourmet coffee, creamer, coffee grinder, filters, etc. There are also refrigerated condiments of various types....moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove:

                5 burner gas...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                A side deck is the best place to star gaze from...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                The spa is located on the back patio. Fish pond, views, waterfall, and outdoor cooking station located there as well...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Garden is completely organic...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Beautiful Napolean gas fired grill. Lots of counter space for serving, preparing outdoor meals....moreless

              Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    A beautiful HotSprings therapeutic spa under the stars. Non-chlorine treated....moreless

                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 5
                  from 8 traveler reviews
                  Loading...
                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $350

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $150 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

                  We meet and greet all of our guests in order to review the special features of the home. We are always available by phone and will personally and immediately attend to any problems or concerns; there will never be an "agent" or property management representative.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


                  Please wait... Book with confidence

                  Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


                  Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                  Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                   

                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 12/01/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  Location

                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Fresno
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  In Oakhurst. Winery and brewery too!
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Ahwahnee Country Club
                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Fresno
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy 41
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Mexican, BBQ, Cajun, Italian, fast food, etc.
                  38 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Badger Pass Ski Area in Yosemite
                  158 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Pismo Beach, Avila Beach

                  Car: Necessary

                  Casa Cascada is located central to many beautiful areas, Yosemite National Park being just one. Bass Lake is only 7 miles away and the Sierra National Forest only minutes by car. Enjoy hiking on Lewis Creek Trail or visit the giant Redwoods in Nelder Grove, both so close by. The best feature of this property is that it feels so secluded, but is so close to town and all the amenities anyone could want. Use this as a jumping off point during the day, then return to the gourmet kitchen and prepare your favorite dish or let our local restauranteurs cook for you. Relaxing to the sounds of the beautiful waterfall is the owners' only recommendation for 'must do,' besides Yosemite, of course!

                  1 hour from Fresno Airport

                  3.75 hours from San Francisco

                  3 hours from San Jose

                  4 hours from Los Angeles

                  2 miles to Oakhurst

                  15 minutes to Bass Lake

                  20 minutes to Goat Meadow Snow Play area

                  25 minutes (12 miles) to Yosemite National Park South Gate

                  25 minutes to Yosemite National Park Mariposa Grove Big Trees

                  1.5 hours to Yosemite Badger Pass Ski Area

                  1.75 hours to Yosemite Glacier Point (seasonal)

                  1.5 hours to Yosemite Valley

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1985

                  About the owner: Dean has been a designer and custom residential home builder in the Oakhurst area for over 35 years. He built and continues to lovingly update and restore Casa Cascada for the enjoyment of guests and family. Lesley has been in healthcare for over 40 years and specializes in respiratory critical care. We have 2 grown daughters, Amy and Kelly, who were raised here in the mountains. Our pride and joy(s) are our grandsons Ethan and Rylan. We enjoy gourmet cooking, great wine, healthy food, positive attitudes, nature, music, sailing, snow skiing, travel, and relaxing and yucking it up with good friends and family. We hope you love and enjoy what Dean calls our 'Zen Green Zone' as much as we do!

                  Why the Owner Chose Oakhurst:
                  We viewed this lot way back in 1985. Lesley was skeptical as to how a house could be built on the side of a hill. To Dean, this was no problem. It's location allows for one of the best views in an area so close to town. We have added on and remodeled over the years and have great plans for additional space in future. Our garden is completely organic. The landscaping includes dozens of different plant species that will thrive in our growing zone. Hours of hand digging, planting, researching, hauling, lifting, stacking, dragging, sore muscles, scratching-of-heads, and do-overs have resulted in the beautiful space you see today. More to come, as well!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                  This home is unique in that it feels like you are miles away from civilization but are so close to town. You can find just about anything you need there, and be back at Casa Cascada within minutes. You can cook a gourmet meal in the home, or eat out. You should definitely visit our local (outstanding) winery and brewery for some amazing food, drink and live music. We are uniquely located just about mid-point between Bass Lake and the south gate to Yosemite. There is no better place from which to enjoy the incredible southern Sierras!


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Casa Cascada - Waterfall House

                    Casa Cascada - Waterfall House

                  • Front steps

                    Front steps

                  • Entry way

                    Entry way

                  • The dining room has amazing views

                    The dining room has amazing views

                  • The adorable downstairs bath

                    The adorable downstairs bath

                  • The fish pond

                    The fish pond

                  • The amazing spa.  Enjoy in the morning or at night

                    The amazing spa. Enjoy in the morning or at night

                  • The master.  King memory foam bed.  So comfy and peaceful.  Awesome view...

                    The master. King memory foam bed. So comfy and peaceful. Awesome view...

                  • Antique window in the master shower opens for ventilation

                    Antique window in the master shower opens for ventilation

                  • Guest bed #1.  Sailing art.

                    Guest bed #1. Sailing art.

                  • Guest bath, with all the colors of shells and coral from the sea.

                    Guest bath, with all the colors of shells and coral from the sea.

                  • View from the living room bay window.  So awesome!

                    View from the living room bay window. So awesome!

                  • Front entry

                    Front entry

                  • Don't forget to turn around and see the view!

                    Don't forget to turn around and see the view!

                  • Living room - full of light

                    Living room - full of light

                  • Custom kitchen - the heart of the house

                    Custom kitchen - the heart of the house

                  • You won't want to leave this spot!

                    You won't want to leave this spot!

                  • The back yard to the west

                    The back yard to the west

                  • Gas barbeque is always ready

                    Gas barbeque is always ready

                  • Master bath

                    Master bath

                  • Guest bed #1.  Queen iComfort plush mattress.  Treehouse-like views!

                    Guest bed #1. Queen iComfort plush mattress. Treehouse-like views!

                  • Guest Bed #2 - Full gelfoam mattress, so comfy.  Amazing views as well!

                    Guest Bed #2 - Full gelfoam mattress, so comfy. Amazing views as well!

                  • At night, it's paradise!  Stargazing at its finest...

                    At night, it's paradise! Stargazing at its finest...

                  • Winter view from the living room bay window. Beautiful!!

                    Winter view from the living room bay window. Beautiful!!

                  VRBO #500058

                  There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                  $350 per night (USD)
                  8

                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 12/01/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
                  Dates are unavailable
                  Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                  This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                  Book It

                  Detailed Price

                  Owner
                  Member since: 2013
                  Speaks: english
                  • Response time: Within 12 hours
                  • Response rate: 90%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/01/2014
                  Email owner

                  559-760-0108
                  Alternate number: 559-760-4108

                  Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
                  Add vacation protection services to your booking

                  Three services to protect your trip:

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                  Get it now

                  Share this property via Email

                  Peaceful, Custom Home Retreat Near Yosemite's South Gate. Views, Spa, Waterfall

                  Yosemite Area #500058

                  3 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 6

                  You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

                  Share this property via Email

                    Please correct the following errors and resend:
                  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
                  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.