Great Mountain Views, Peaceful Retreat

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Last updated: 10/12/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This house is located at a 4000 foot elevation in the mountains near Kings Canyon National Park and borders the Giant Sequoia National Monument. This is a ridgetop location on 10 acres with hiking, fishing, boating, and horseback riding close by. The uniqueness lies in the mountain views, many black oak and manzanita trees, and dark night skies. If you seek privacy and comfort in the midst of an oak woodland landscape, this is the place for you.

Keywords: Sierra Nevada Mountain getaway

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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/12/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 and over...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    children 13 yrs+ are charged as extra person fee $15/night...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • campfire pit, borders Sequoia National Monument--plenty of walking/x-country skiing opportunities, massage therapy...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    swamp cooler--please follow posted directions....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone:

    Verizon subscribers receive service at the house. Others should have service ~1/2 mi. down Hogback Rd....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    free domestic calling, cell phone coverage for Verizon customers....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    please follow posted directions...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    basket filters, french press also...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    propane heated, full size...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    sugar, many spices, flour, rice, pasta, oatmeal, tea...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    propane heated, full size...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off season
Oct 1 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay
$910 $2,840
Nov 24 - Nov 27, 2016
4 night min stay

flat fee
Peak season
May 25 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,065 $3,440
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • extra person per night $15
  • Cleaning fee refundable $75
  • key deposit refundable $25
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/12/2016
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No local gas stations, limited local restaurants, no local grocery stores


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: About us... Cindy and Dan Duriscoe, the owners of the property, want your stay to be as enjoyable as possible. We are former employees of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and we want to share our knowledge with you. We purchased the property in 1997 and lived here almost 10 years. We know the land, and we did most of the work on the property ourselves. We are constantly making improvements as time allows, and we welcome suggestions. Do not hesitate to inquire about the parks, the monument, and other attractions in the area. We know that this piece of land offers something special at all seasons (Dan's favorite is actually winter). We have watched the land and sky from here, and the peacefulness of the location is unmatched. Both of us enjoy hiking, backpacking, X-country skiing in the Sierra. Cindy loves horseback riding and snowshoeing on nearby trails.

Why the Owner Chose Miramonte, CA, USA:
This part of California is known for its mild climate, calm winds and stable air most of the time (which makes for wonderful observations of the night sky through a telescope), fall colors of the black oaks (some seasons are more intense than others), and the elevational gradient that allows quick access to a variety of life zones. We think this location is ideally located for access to the high country and foothills, and gives a taste of both. The peace and quiet, walking among our own manzanita woodlands cannot be experienced elsewhere.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Taking walks on the property and neighboring monument lands. Watching the sunset while enjoying a glass of wine. Observing the night sky or a sunrise from the hot tub. Mountain biking or horseback riding on nearby trails. The community of people is very friendly and helpful when work needs to be done. Wintertime can be very peaceful and majestic walking roads and trails, making wildlife observations, just plain having fun in the snow!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/12/2016

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Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Living area and kitchen

    Living area and kitchen

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • front yard

    front yard

  • back patio

    back patio

  • View out of Dining area Window

    View out of Dining area Window

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • view off front deck

    view off front deck

  • backyard


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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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