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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.
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
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
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
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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
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!