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Newly Updated for luxury and comfort near Yosemite and Bass Lake

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms 3 Full Bathrooms. Sleeps 9-12 between with beautiful views

Private secluded home on 14 acres with a seasonal creek, and beautiful rock outcroppings.


Gorgeous views from large picture windows. Sit out on the 600+ square foot deck, and take in the scenery while you enjoy your morning coffee.

Convenient location. Ten minutes to the town of Oakhurst for all your shopping needs. Oakhurst boasts some great eateries from breakfast, to bbq, to seafood, anything you may have a craving for. Also approx. 10 minutes to Bass Lake for all the fun water sports. Less than 20 miles to the South entrance of Yosemite, or the Mariposa Giant Grove. So much to see and do, if you want to. Or so very relaxing if you'd rather do nothing. Great well water. No need for bottled water here! We are one of the few in Oakhurst on a great water well.

August 2015 updates. 3 brand new mattresses. Queen bedroom has been updated, and other fun updates though out. New top of the line refrigerator, dishwasher, and dryer.

Keywords: Beautiful large home on private 14 acres. 5 Bedrooms, 7 beds, 3 baths, 30 mins. south of Yosemite Park, 10 mins. to Bass Lake. Family Friendly. Special Group activities can be arranged, such as in home chef services, extra cleaning etc. Ski, Snowboard, boating, jet skiing, rock climbing, fishing. Shooting at a local shooting range.

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Sunday Rottler
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2017

About Sunday Rottler


we are a family from southern California (and Germany) and we exclusively stay in vacation rentals on our travels. We like the personal touch each owner gives to their place and usually enjoy a much cleaner environment than most hotels can offer. We also love getting up and make our own breakfast, without having to get ready for the day first, allowing for each family member to finally sleep at their own pace on vacation. Having the choice to go out for any meal and entertainment, or simply staying 'home' adds to the freedom, enjoyment and especially important these days, savings. We take pride that all of our own vacation rentals are equipped with everything necessary to enjoy a comfortable stay and things we usually miss in other vacation rentals. These include simple things like coffee, tea, paper towls, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, towls, linens...

We hope you enjoy your home away from home as much as we do, in Los Angeles, or Yosemite/Bass Lake!


Lars, Sunday & Ean

Sunday Rottler purchased this house in 2009

Why Sunday Rottler chose Yosemite Area

We just love the perfect location of this property. Only minutes away from town with all the amenities and fantastic restaurants, as well as minutes from Bass Lake, water sports and some of the best hiking in, what we consider the most beautiful national park in the US, Yosemite. The wonderful neighbors and friendly people in general plus ABSOLUTE quiet in the middle of beautiful nature views, allows us to completely relax - or stay busy for weeks.

What makes this house unique

This vacation house is our largest and our master piece. This gem offers everything for couples, friends, families with children, or entire family reunions that need a comfortable, yet luxurious place to get away. A fully equipped kitchen, allowing for Thanksgiving, or Christmas meals with the whole family. Gas and charcol BBQ on a beautiful, iron wood deck with views of nature, and city lights and stars that seem like diamonds in a black velet sky on most nights. All materials used are top quality, luxury items, from the hardwood floors, italian travertine bathrooms to the jacuzzi bathtubs. The game room, video games and usually the kid's downstairs-getaway is sure to be enjoyed by the entire family.

We hope you will enjoy this place as much as we, and many guests before you have.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Sunday,

Thank you so much for making your beautiful home available to us. We all had a great time, enjoying the remaining snow on your property, gazing at the expansive view from your balcony and playing board games with friends for many hours. It’s a dream vacation home!

We will be back, I’m sure!

Thank you very much!

Kenji & 11 friends
Jan 2010
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Oakhurst House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Three full baths with shower tub combinations.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack & Play
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Game Room with Ping-Pong, Foosball Table, Darts & Air Hockey, Need baby sitting? Or additional house cleaning? Please ask.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Newly Updated for luxury and comfort near Yosemite and Bass Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Excellent Spot for Gathering of Family and/or Friends!

  • 5 of 5

We were in area for my daughter's wedding at Paradise Springs and 'Heaven's Gate" served as HQ for family of bride. Prior to arriving in area, Sunday provided good information (where to buy groceries, etc.) made it easy to move right in so we didn't have to make multiple trips to town before settling. Disturbed half a dozen who were hanging out on both sides of front porch to greet us. First night easily hosted the groom and his parents with our family for steaks on the deck and wine I acquired from local wineries on way in from FAT via Madera. Oakhurst has branch of Depts Interior and Agriculture/Forest Service where you can get passes in advance to expedite a Yosemite visit. Easy access (go EARLY in day) to Yosemite National Park after a proper breakfast prepared in kitchen stocked with necessary implements. Chilled on wedding day, read our books out on deck after touching up formal wear with iron from laundry area. Everyone in our party made favorable remarks about the property. It definitely suited our needs. Cordial and business-like including prompt refund of my damage deposit. Thanks, Sunday!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's much appreciated. Glad everything worked out well for you, as the father of the bride. :) Regards, Sunday
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Cathy & family from Sonoma

  • 5 of 5

Our family trip to Heaven's Gate was as great as we all (8 adults and 2 children) had hoped. The house was perfect. Plenty of room for everyone to have their own space and plenty of room for us all to be together. We came to visit Yosemite but it was hard to leave the house as the views and property were wonderful. After long hikes during the day in Yosemite it was great to come back and BBQ on the deck watching the sunset and the stars appear. The BBQ was as nice as ours at home. We had fun exploring the 14 acres, enjoyed the swing and the deer grazing at dusk. Sunday thanks for sharing your home with our family.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you, and your welcome back anytime. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Much appreciated. Sunday
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Humble, Texas

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family (6 adults and 6 grandchildren) found this home to be a perfect place for everyone. It's away from the road so the kids played endlessly outdoors. We even opened up the garage door to the game room where we'd play games while the kids just got dirty and played. We banned all electronics so they would interact with everyone! The kitchen was great for cooking, as was the outdoor grill. Even though the table only seats 6, we usually ate our meals outdoors at the big table anyway. We enjoyed all of the outdoor seating at different times of the day. Our favorite was star gazing every night out on the back deck. We took daily trips to Yosemite and rented a party boat at Bass Lake/Millers Landing. We made tons of memories here. The adults stayed upstairs and the kids took the downstairs. It's a great house for families.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heavens Gate is TRUE Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to Heavens gate and from the moment we walked into the entryway we were very pleased !

The home itself is stunning well decorated and supplied home with all comforts and amenities.

We were a group of a parent his 17 y/o daughter and 5 U.S. Marines who ranged in age from 20-23 y/o. Everyone in our group enjoyed the home from the nearby activities for adventure or just the peace and quiet that Heavens Gate offers from the stunning views on the deck. The home has a gas grill or smoker grill (which we used daily) If you pass renting Heavens Gate then you truly will pass a chance to enjoy true Heaven on your vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mr. Hodge, for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure having you and and some of American's finest (US Marines) visit Heaven's Gate, and I'm pleased that you got to enjoy and relax. Thanks for visiting, Sunday
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San Francisco

Heaven's Gate is a Relaxing Space!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Heaven's Gate as the perfect spot for Yosemite activities. My parents were visiting from Vermont (imagine, one scenic place in exchange for another!) and we loved the beautiful deck which was perfect for nighttime stargazing. Everything was comfy, and well appointed. Would love to visit in the winter and snooze in front of the stone fireplace!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasant surprise to see your review this morning. I want to thank you for taking the time to write it. I'm so glad that your time spent at Heaven's Gate was memorable, and relaxing. We hope to have you visit again. Many Thanks, Sunday
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Phoenix, AZ

The place to be

  • 5 of 5

Planning trip to Yosemite, stay here.

We planned a researched Yosemite for almost a year. From talking to friends who visited, blogs, trip advisor and other sites it was definitely clear that either you camp with the masses in the park, or you decide on the surrounding towns and stay a good 30 minutes from the Park. We went on to several sites when it came to a place to stay and it was difficult to really find a place that seemed convincing because most were not reviewed much. We decided on Heaven's Gate (yes the same name of that creepy cult that killed themselves) to accommodate us on our family trip for my dads 75th birthday. The pictures DO NOT give this place justice.

Before you get in and Arrival

We arrived right after another party checked out and the cleaning team was leaving as we arrived a bit early. They left the place spotless and we quickly realized the gem this warm household was going to be during our stay. There is detail in this place, from having all state of the art kitchen goods, to the detail in the bathrooms which are equipped with great jet powered baths and you will even have great quality hair and soap products to go along with the amazing fresh well water that you can drink! The rooms are all really well decorated with clean and good quality linens and each with plenty of drawers, closet space. There are many things to cover here so I will do my best to summarize the biggest pieces for us when we were there.

Food and Local Shops

Oakhurst is a nice sized town with many of your typical fast food, coffee and spots like Jamba Juice. I would recommend you arrive here before you make a stop at the local VONS which is part of a big grocery chain nationwide (i.e in Arizona there is Safeway and they use the same rewards cards, fuel points etc). The pantry has tons of goods to help you prep your meals, there were some perishable items left from previous guest that even we used. There are some jars with flour, sugar, coffee beans (yes coffee beans for the grinder and french press that is available ;) along with many other items that can save you some money in case you are traveling from far or were considering packing. The trip to these place is just 5-10 minutes away from the house that is a the top of the valley. If you need to know more talk to Sunday, she helped me learn about this before my trip.

I ran out of space.. Look for my review on trip advisor

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ruben, thank you so much for your helpful detailed review. We are happy that we could accommodate your group, and very happy that you loved your stay. I had to laugh about the creepy cult name. We named it Heaven's Gate, because it's the Gateway to heavenly beauty, without realizing there was a cult by that name until afterward. Hmm, we may need to change the name. Thanks so much for visiting, and taking the time to write this review.
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Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
South Gate Brewery
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Many in town
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Badger Pass Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Bass Lake
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Oakhurst House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Holidays and High Season
May 16 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning/Linen set up $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Holiday weekends during off season such as Martin Luther King, Presidents Day, Spring Break are subject to High Season rates.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Please check rates for weekly stays or for over 12 guests children included.
Signed rental agreement, and refundable damage deposit is required at the time of booking.
Rental fees due 3 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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