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Hilltop Home W/ 360° View of Sequoia Park, Lake Kaweah & River

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

This colossal home sets the bar for premier vacation home rentals. It's only fitting if you're visiting the majestic giant sequoias, that you enhance your experience by spending your down-time at a home equally as spectacular.

The time is now if you want to reserve this home for your 2015 vacation. Please take a few minutes to read our past guests' comments. Their kind and comprehensive reviews speak volumes and endorse our commitment to providing you with an uncomparable experience.

You won't find any lodging that better showcases the beauty of this section of the Sierra Nevadas. With its one-of-a-kind 360 degree panoramic view, Sequoia Alta Vista is a destination in itself. As you make the climb into Three Rivers, this majestic home perches atop the highest hill, easy to spot from miles away. Its unique location offers its guests both privacy and breathtaking scenery. Step out of your car and you'll literally gasp at the unparalleled sweeping view looking up-canyon at the world famous Sequoia National Park. Hovering over the hamlet of Three Rivers, you can watch the Kaweah River as it snakes its way through the oaks and sycamores, disappearing as it empties into beautiful Lake Kaweah.

You can't get any closer to Sequoia National Park than Three Rivers, which is just a few minutes from the entrance to the park. As California's first national park, SNP boasts the biggest trees in the world and the highest peak in the continental U.S. Day hikes take you past rushing creeks, cascading waterfalls, picture-perfect mountain meadows (complete with wildlife), and into pitch black caves. You can hop a shuttle in town and spend the whole day on a guided tour if you prefer not to drive yourself. Whether winter or summer, Sequoia National Park offers abundant recreational opportunities to its one million visitors each year.

After a day's excursion, relax in complete privacy in comfy chairs on the bi-level deck; awaken your senses with the sweetness of seasonal fruit tree blossoms, the soothing white noise of the river, the refreshing down-canyon evening breeze, magnificent sunsets, or a rejuvenating plunge in the pool. Redwood trees offer a reprieve from the sun and promise complete privacy when swimming. Once the sun goes down, you and your loved ones can gather around the warm and glowing fire pit and just enjoy the peace and quiet of a country evening. If you are really in the mood to be pampered, slip into the luxurious over-sized tub in the master suite, enjoy a complimentary beverage and just soak up the beauty that fills up every window with a different portrait of nature's glorious landscape.

Your meals will be a joy to prepare in the spacious, sunlit kitchen, complete with all the essentials from spices and staples to cookware and utensils. Stainless steel appliances, opulent counter space, and vaulted ceilings add to the ambience of this room. The open floor plan of the house makes sure the cook isn't left out when the rest of the guests are lounging around watching TV, playing games, or hanging out on the deck. A grocery shopping service is available if, after a long drive, you would rather have the fridge fully stocked, slip immediately into vacation mode, and fire up the BBQ.

The bedrooms are located on opposite sides of the house, assuring guests total privacy. Bathrooms adjoin two of the bedrooms. An oversized glass shower and large jetted tub contribute to the elegance of the master bath, which opens to a view of Case Mountain and the south fork of the Kaweah River.

The little town of Three Rivers has long been known as a great escape from the city; only 3 1/2 hours from Los Angeles and 1 1/2 hours from the Fresno airport. Many of its residents visited here as children, camping with their parents, only to return decades later to raise their own families and live out their dreams. Spend your day gallivanting around town, visiting the art studios, museum, second-hand stores, award-winning candy store, and restaurants. There are several community churches, gas stations, grocery stores, a coffee house, fitness center, and a pharmacy.

Once you experience the tranquility of Sequoia Alta Vista, the down-home friendliness of the community, and the majesty of Sequoia National Park, you will feel refreshed and ready to tackle life back at home...but for now, let us be your home away from home.

Keywords: Home w/ a pool, with large covered & open scenic decks
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed only in designated outdoor areas only. Absolutely no smoking in the house....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Service dogs welcome....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • King size beds (1) California King, Queen size Beds (2) One standard Queen and one extra high inflatable air mattress with linens that can be located anywhere, even out on the deck for serious stargazers., Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (2) Fold-up single bed-sized foam mattresses with linens, Baby Cribs (1) Brand new Portable Pack n' Play...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • River view, grocery shopping service, fire pit, fishing equipment, board games, children's books & toys...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Assortment of board games for both kids and adults...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Large screen TV with DirecTV...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    A great selection of DVD's provided; rental store is less than 5 minutes away....moreless


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View:

    From this lofty perch you can watch houseboats, canoes, and kayaks taking advantage of the long summer evenings at Lake Kaweah....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Definitely the highlight of this home is the unique location, offering views only afforded to the elevation of the property in relation to the town of Three Rivers....moreless

  • Water View:

    Catch glimpses of adventurous white water rafters racing down Kaweah River during the summer months....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Seasonal availability...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Includes an ample supply of beach towels....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    AT&T offers the best reception in Three Rivers...moreless

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

    Plenty of room for your recreational vehicles....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free wireless..password protected...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Stocked with family favorites such as a blender, coffee pot, coffee bean grinder, ice-cream maker, and s'more maker. Basic staples and spices are also furnished as well as a full line of cookware and serving ware....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Fully stocked at your request....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large split-level deck overlooking two forks of the Kaweah River, and straight up into Sequoia National Park...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Relax in comfy chaise lounge chairs on the expansive deck, or refresh yourself in the pristine pool - average summertime temperature of the water...70°....moreless



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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee for 6+ $150
  • Cleaning Fee for 10 $175
  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Tax Rate 10%


Rates are based on 6 or less guests for a minimum of 2 nights, and are subject to change until confirmed. $20/guest/night over 6, max 10. Damage Insurance is required through VBRO at $59. level or Damage Deposit with owner of $515. of which $500 is refundable.

2-night stays (Oct-Apr) $290/ni

Cleaning Fee for over six guests $150

Property Damage Protection ($49) required for U.S. citizens; non-U.S. citizens will be required to pay a fully-refundable damage deposit of $300 at booking.

50% due at booking, 50% due 30 days prior to arrival

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Three Rivers

Car: Necessary

Jazzaffair, monthly classical concerts, Team Roping, Woodlake Rodeo, Redbud Festival, bi-monthly traditional jazz concerts, seasonal interpretative hikes in Sequoia Park, Three Rivers 1st Saturday local artist showcase


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2001

About: In 2001, after 36 years of full-time work in Mental Health Administration for both the public & private sectors, I retired. My wife, Mary, and I purchased our 'dream home' in Three Rivers, CA. Upon retirement, I agreed to work an additional year, on a part-time basis, to help the new director make the transition. As it turned out, other small rural county mental health programs also needed financial help and now, 10 years later I have developed a full-time mental health financial consulting business and continue providing these services. This business requires many days on the road away from home, since much of the work is north of the Sacramento area, in the Sierria gold county, and on the Hwy 395 corridor on the east side of the Sierria Nevada Mountains. Mary supported me in my work, while at the same time, raising three very active sons through childhood, the school years, and onto marriage. We now have nine grandchildren; seven girls, two boys, and another on his way in late July! For four years Mary also cared for her aging parents. Three years ago her father moved in with us and due to the need for medical care, we bought a home in Visalia and moved back. A major part of our life centers around our church family, which at this time is at Parkside Community Church in Visalia, CA. After Mary's father passed on, we decided to stay in Visalia, since all three of our sons and their familes live there. Also, since I am out of town a good share of the time, it seemed more practical for her to be close to family. In the meantime we put our 'dream home' up for sale and for two years tried to sell in the worst economic time. A year ago we leased the home and as of June 2011, at the end of the lease, decided to try the vacation rental business. This hopefully will provide us the best of both worlds by bringing cash flow and allowing us to continue to use our 'dream home' during vacancies.

Why Three Rivers, CA, USA:
Since 1967, we have lived in Visalia, located thirty minutes from Three Rivers. We rasied our three boys there. For activities we enjoyed water skiing, fishing, tent camping, hiking, backpacking, and bicycling. Since Three Rivers and the Sierria Nevadas were literally in our backyard, we spent most of our time getting to know the great water skiing times, the best fishin' holes, and some of the most beautiful remote mountain areas, all within a half hour to an hour from home. After church the boys & I would take off for short afternoon trips through Three Rivers to find new adventures and places where we could go later for longer times. We would often talk about finding a place in Three Rivers to live! But because of my work, it was never practical to make the move. Nowadays, we do some of the same trips with our grand kids. Mary says she did her thing with the boys so, ' tell Grandpa to do some week-end hikes and fishing with both the grandgirls and boys without her.' They all like sleeping under the stars. The many beautiful crystal clear creeks & rivers make for fun exploring with the grandkids for fishing and snorkling, especially in late summer and early fall. Grandpa can take a 5 minute drive to the river or lake with the grandkids, take along some cold drinks and some snacks and set the lawn chair in the cool water and watch the kids play for hours! During the spring time and the early summer, the rivers are just as beautiful, but very fast and cold with the snow melt! So that's the time to head up into Sequoia National Park where the crowds haven't shown up yet for the summer and we have the grand park pretty much to ourselves! The giant trees, the patches of snow still lingering in the shady areas, hiking up on Morro Rock and take in the awesome views and you can almost see our house from there, since we can see that same rock from our 'dream home'.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

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  • Welcome to Sequoia Alta Vista

    Welcome to Sequoia Alta Vista

  • View of Three Rivers community & Sequoia Park from deck, dining, kitchen & pool

    View of Three Rivers community & Sequoia Park from deck, dining, kitchen & pool

  • Back patio, with fenced enclosure.

    Back patio, with fenced enclosure.

  • Poolside lounge chairs

    Poolside lounge chairs

  • View of kitchen from dining room

    View of kitchen from dining room

  • Dining room view

    Dining room view

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Back bedroom with view of Sequoia Park, Three Rivers, and pool.

    Back bedroom with view of Sequoia Park, Three Rivers, and pool.

  • Patio & deck with view of Sequoia Park & Three Rivers community

    Patio & deck with view of Sequoia Park & Three Rivers community

  • Visit 3-Rivers Historical Museum for information about Parks

    Visit 3-Rivers Historical Museum for information about Parks

  • Horse riding trails.

    Horse riding trails.

  • A view of Lake Kaweah and River from front of house and front bedroom.

    A view of Lake Kaweah and River from front of house and front bedroom.

  • Pool with a view of the Sierra Nevada Mountains

    Pool with a view of the Sierra Nevada Mountains

  • Main family room with direct tv for late night movies.

    Main family room with direct tv for late night movies.

  • Guest room 1

    Guest room 1

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Magnificient master bath with view stretching up Kaweah River's South Fork

    Magnificient master bath with view stretching up Kaweah River's South Fork

  • Guest bathroom

    Guest bathroom

  • A fun place for ice cream, goodies and unique gifts.

    A fun place for ice cream, goodies and unique gifts.

  • Kaweah River rafting!

    Kaweah River rafting!

  • A great mountain biking paradise.

    A great mountain biking paradise.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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