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Hidden Gem in the Sierra Foothills

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Last updated: 04/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Whether you are looking for activities or just a peaceful break or romantic weekend this is the place for you and we are here to do everything we can to make your stay enjoyable and memorable.

Owls' Rest Cottage is a large and lovely studio on five plus acres, perfect for getting away from the stress and bustle of the city, offering the opportunity to kick back, unwind, and enjoy the peace and serenity of this special property. Alternatively, there are many great activities available in the district and, of course, Yosemite National Park with its soaring granite mountains, lush green valleys and meandering streams. We are 35 minutes from Yosemite gate and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Bass Lake is 25 minutes away and offers boating, fishing, hiking, jet skiing and dining experiences. You may wish to play a few games of chance at the Chukchansi Casino just 10 minutes away. Use the cooler and picnic basket provided and spend a day exploring and discovering the beautiful streams, mountain wildflowers and dogwoods in bloom, or perhaps you may wish to tour some of the local mountain wineries.

How about a game of golf on one of the three local courses, one only ten minutes away from the cottage. For the skiing enthusiast a short 45 mile drive will get you to the Badger Pass Ski Area.

In the evenings return to enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine on the patio listening to the crickets and our resident friends, barn owls, hoot owls, screech owls. You may wish to take a stroll and view an amazing sunset. Keep a lookout for the wildlife such as deer, coyote, wild turkeys and the occasional bobcat coming by to visit and the many varieties of birds to amuse and delight as they feed and bathe in the shade of the beautiful oak tree near the patio. A lovely blue heron generally pays a visit daily around dusk.

The cottage itself has a large living/dining area with gas fireplace, comfortable seating, flat screen TV (satellite with DVR) and a DVD player. In addition to the fireplace, there is central heating and air conditioning. On hand are books, games, cards, puzzles and a very extensive catalogued video library from which to choose. The desk area has internet with Wi-Fi if you really feel the need to work and a telephone is available for local calls so you can make a dinner reservation if you don't feel like cooking. Bring your iPod with your favorite music as there is a Bose docking station provided. No iPod, no worries, there is a CD player with an eclectic selection of CDs.

The queen sized bed is fitted with crisp white linens and plenty of pillows for a comfortable and peaceful night's sleep or for lounging in bed with a book on a rainy day. The bathroom is large with loads of storage, a hairdryer, first aid kit, large fluffy towels and a shower with plenty of water pressure.

The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, glassware, tableware, wine cooler, and ice bucket. To make meal preparation easy we have provided an induction cook-plate, a toaster oven, microwave, fridge with ice-maker, toaster, electric coffee pot, plunger coffee pot, rice cooker, an electric tea kettle and loads of cooking utensils. Basic pantry items such as tea, coffee, creamer, flour, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, condiments and a small selection of herbs and spices are provided along with a welcome bottle of wine and snacks. 20 minutes away in Oakhurst you will find two excellent grocery stores and there is a smaller market only about 10 minutes down the road.

Internally, there is a table for dining near the fire, or you may use the Weber outdoor grill and enjoy a candlelit meal alfresco.

Come visit us, sit out under the amazing starry night sky and share this little corner of paradise with us.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 625 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Not optimum but can be accommodated...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • One queen bed, white linens, extra blankets and pillows

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly, decks of cards, jigsaw puzzles, dart board...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Eclectic selection of CDs...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    CD Player and iPod docking station...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Over 450 catalogued movies for your viewing pleasure...moreless


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


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    A change of bed linens once a week for longer term renters...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa, chair, coffee table, lamps, side tables and area rug, ...moreless

  • Parking:

    There are several parking areas at the property...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels included, kitchen towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Possible to use washer in main house, check with owner...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Induction cook plate, toaster, coffee pots, microwave, toaster oven, rice cooker, electric kettle, glassware, dishes, cutlery, cooking utensils, wine cooler, ice bucket, picnic basket and cooler...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, tea, creamer, sugar, flour, salt, pepper, oil, vinegar, condiments, selected herbs and spices, paper towels, garbage bags, plastic wrap, foil and food storage bags, dish soap, glass cleaner...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Lighted, covered patio with fan and fountain...moreless

  • Golf:

    Three local courses, closest is ten minutes away...moreless



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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Refundable damage deposi $200
  • Tax Rate 11%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rates are for 2 people, additional person $15 per night.

Signed rental agreement due at time of reservation. 50% of total rental is due upon reservation with the remainder due no later than 14 days prior to arrival. Reservation is not confirmed until receipt of deposit. Payment by personal check, or bank wire transfer.

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Last updated: 04/29/2015
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Yosemite Lakes Park
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 41
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Badger Pass

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Originally a transplant from Sydney, Australia I have spent most of my California life in the San Francisco Bay Area. I designed and built this home in 2000 and added the cottage in 2005. Now retired I am looking forward to living here full time and sharing this wonderful experience with visitors new and old.

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Speaks: english


  • Morning coffee on the patio

    Morning coffee on the patio

  • Living room

    Living room

  • A place to work if you feel you must

    A place to work if you feel you must

  • Bathroom shower and storage drawers

    Bathroom shower and storage drawers

  • Kitchen


  • Let's bake some cookies

    Let's bake some cookies

  • Private patio

    Private patio

  • Take a nap on the chaise

    Take a nap on the chaise

  • Comfy seating

    Comfy seating

  • The pasture and the mountains

    The pasture and the mountains

  • Pastoral view

    Pastoral view

  • Front door and entry hall

    Front door and entry hall

  • Enjoy the fire on a cool night

    Enjoy the fire on a cool night

  • Sleep peacefully

    Sleep peacefully

  • Bathroom vanity

    Bathroom vanity

  • Coffee time

    Coffee time

  • Dine in style

    Dine in style

  • Relax in the shade

    Relax in the shade

  • View to the High Sierras

    View to the High Sierras

  • Flowers galore

    Flowers galore

  • Path to main house

    Path to main house

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