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Ready to Escape the City? Waterfall Retreat Home W/ River Running Through it!

(40 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/01/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 bedrooms, 4 baths + private decks & river views (sleeps 7-8 max)

As seen in Sunset magazine, Wall Street Journal and the New York Times!

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright student, Frank Robert, Kaweah Falls is a modern rustic retreat home tucked away at the base of the Sequoia National Park in the cozy Sierra Nevada mountain town of Three Rivers, CA—an easy 3.5 hrs. from LA, 4.5 hrs from SF, and 1+ hr from Fresno Yosemite International airport.

A finalist in Dwell magazine's 2010 'Houses We Love' competition, the home bridges a regulated water flume leading to a private sandy beach and a year-round active waterfall. While sipping wine at the bar you can watch rainbow trout swimming below through a glass-bottomed floor.

This one of-a-kind vacation home makes the ultimate escape from the city, the ideal writer's retreat (finally finish that novel or screenplay) or simply a place to recharge, far away from the hustle and bustle

Plan your escape to Sequoia!: Kaweah Falls is the ultimate base camp for your exploration of the Sequoia National Park.

(from Visit Sequoia website) 'California's Sequoia National Park is an unspoiled treasure of some of the most striking scenery in the world. From its towering giant sequoia trees and soaring mountain peaks to cascading creeks, flowering meadows, and star-studded evening skies, you'll be inspired by this breathtaking national forest vacation destination.

Established in 1890, and recently featured in the Ken Burns PBS documentary 'The National Parks: America's Best Idea', Sequoia National Park is California's first national park and America's second oldest. With more than 1 million annual visitors, Sequoia National Forest is a popular destination for guests from around the world.

At Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, you’ll find the five largest living giant sequoia trees in the world.'

Come see the largest living tree on Earth! : The General Sherman tree is estimated to be between 2300-2700 years old, and if you've never seen it, a day trip is a must. (Kaweah Falls is located 2 miles from the entrance to Sequoia Park.)

'Often referred to as one of California's best national forest family vacation destinations, Sequoia offers a myriad of year-round visitor attractions and recreational activities. Spring and summer offer sensational hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and cave tours. Winter boasts some of the finest cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow play to be found in the Sierras. And throughout the year, Sequoia National Forest features ranger naturalist programs, nature walks, visitor centers, and interpretive museum exhibits to please all ages and interests.'

Experience the magic of Kaweah Falls: After you've enjoyed a memorable picnic amongst the towering Sequoias in the Giant Forest, climbed the steps to the soaring peak of Moro Rock (where you can see Russia!), and strolled through Crescent Meadow and likely spotted black bears grazing, then it's time to come down the mountain where your luxury compound awaits: cook out on the grill, enjoy a nice bottle of wine, and roast S'mores around he campfire.

After marveling at all the stars (more than you've likely seen before), retire to your cozy chambers and let the waterfall lull you into a restful sleep. For adventure seekers, white water rafting in Three Rivers is world-class (May-July); or if your idea of adventure involves a hammock and a good book, you'll be right at home. If you plan your visit in late summer, there's no better place to take a dip than Kaweah Falls. And if you're one that likes to get away, but just can't disconnect, not to worry: you can check email and surf the internet from your private river deck.


Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/01/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Only well-behaved pets considered....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Main House: Master Suite: 1 king

    Tempurpedic mattress...moreless

  • Main House: Guest room: 1 queen


  • Apartment Suite: 1 queen


  • Hobbit Room: 1 queen

    Cozy room near waterfall ideal for 1 adult or 2 kids....moreless

  • There are 4 separate bedroom suites on the property with a MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY of 7-8 guests....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Main House: Master bathroom: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Mr. Steam sauna + Jacuzzi tub w/ river views...moreless

  • Main House: Guest: toilet, shower


  • Apartment Suite: toilet, shower


  • Hobbit Room: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • STAIRS: The property may be unsuitable for those that have difficulty with stairs (there are 2 flights down to main level of house (master bedroom, guest bedroom, living and dining rooms and main kitchen); and an additional flight of stairs to the river level (Hobbit Room and Guest Apartment, beach and waterfall.)...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Premium cable channels with DVR....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Prime river frontage on the main fork of the Kaweah River....moreless

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    private sandy beach along Kaweah river...moreless

  • Lake:

    Lake Kaweah located 5 miles downstream for summer boating, fishing, swimming, etc....moreless

  • Mountain:

    Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mountain views from every room...moreless

  • River
  • Town:

    Visalia (30 miles) Fresno (75 miles) ...moreless

  • Village:

    Three Rivers...moreless

  • Water View:

    River views from every room...moreless

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    Prime river frontage on main fork of Kaweah River...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 6. Bar area seats 5....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 11 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    A new Mac computer for guest use....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long distance for all calls within United States....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:



  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Several catering options. Please Inquire...moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee Makers in the main kitchen and the apartment kitchenette, including French Press....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Main house has full kitchen; apartment has a kitchenette with microwave, small fridge, oven, stovetop, coffee maker, filtered water....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    (2) Master bedroom has private balcony and guest bedroom in main house has private balcony. The apartment has private porch....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Local 9-hole golf course in Three Rivers. Several public courses in Visalia....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The apartment has a screened-in lanai...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Whirlpool tub in Master Bathroom....moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna:

    Mr. Steam shower in Master Bathroom....moreless

  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub:

    Jacuzzi tub in master bathroom....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 40 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$500 $700
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee 1-4 guests $250 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%


RATES based on OCCUPANCY. Posted Base Rate(1-4 guests) +$50/night each additional guest.

Cleaning fee:$250 (1-4 guests);$275 (5-6 guests);$300 (7-8 guests)

Pets considered. $25.00/pet/night w/ one time $50 cleaning fee.

Holidays excluded from specials and special rates apply.

Kaweah Falls is a private residence and not suitable for weddings or special occasions.

BOOK a WEEK and 7th day free!

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/01/2017
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78 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fresno Yosemite International
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
River View
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 hole course
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Three Rivers, CA, USA
Nearest Beach
on property

Car: Necessary

Sequoia National Park: entrance 2 miles

Other Activities: white water rafting/kayaking (May-July)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/01/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • A River runs through it...  Literally.

    A River runs through it... Literally.

  • View from waterfall deck.

    View from waterfall deck.

  • BarBQ with a view.

    BarBQ with a view.

  • Living Room with river views...

    Living Room with river views...

  • Sip wine and cook while watching trout swim below...

    Sip wine and cook while watching trout swim below...

  • Master Bedroom suite.

    Master Bedroom suite.

  • Private balcony for Master bedroom suite.

    Private balcony for Master bedroom suite.

  • Bridge connecting to rest of property...

    Bridge connecting to rest of property...

  • Apartment Lanai with daybed and Saarinen table.

    Apartment Lanai with daybed and Saarinen table.

  • Apartment suite has private porch, yard and fire pit.

    Apartment suite has private porch, yard and fire pit.

  • Sequoia National Park

    Sequoia National Park

  • Waterfall deck at night.

    Waterfall deck at night.

  • Private waterfall deck.

    Private waterfall deck.

  • S'mores?


  • Living Room (and no, it's not a real rock.)  ;)

    Living Room (and no, it's not a real rock.) ;)

  • Guest Bedroom w/ en suite bathroom and private balcony.

    Guest Bedroom w/ en suite bathroom and private balcony.

  • Dining room table seats 6; glass-bottomed bar seats 5.

    Dining room table seats 6; glass-bottomed bar seats 5.

  • Master bedroom w/ Tempurpedic mattress.

    Master bedroom w/ Tempurpedic mattress.

  • The view from Master suite balcony.

    The view from Master suite balcony.

  • Hobbit Room: Located under the stairs w/ large tub.

    Hobbit Room: Located under the stairs w/ large tub.

  • Apartment w/ kitchenette (fridge, oven, stove, microwave).

    Apartment w/ kitchenette (fridge, oven, stove, microwave).

  • Valley from Moro Rock, Sequoia National Park.

    Valley from Moro Rock, Sequoia National Park.

  • Can you believe this is only 3.5 hours from LA?

    Can you believe this is only 3.5 hours from LA?

  • Private sandy beach at night.

    Private sandy beach at night.

VRBO #356340

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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