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Faraway Views & Peacefulness in Family Cabin & Cottage on 9 Acres, Near Lake

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Warm & welcoming 1,800-square foot cabin is a gorgeous place to visit in winter.

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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Rest, relax, and reconnect in two, restored 1945 cabins on nine acres that back to open forest. Feel like you have the entire Sierra Nevada to yourself! Sleep in supportive beds and wake to sounds of birds singing in a bubbling fountain. View distant, snow-capped, granite peaks and watch deer and wild turkey as you sip your morning coffee in a warm and welcoming cabin! Spend your days exploring Yosemite and Bass Lake. Cook meals in a fully stocked kitchen with a spacious, old-fashioned butler's pantry. Watch the sun set and moon rise over the Sierras while owls call. Play table games, share a Pixar movie, or read children's literature. Snuggle up by a cozy fireplace and watch the woods fill with snow. Make life-long, family memories here. Here, in my beloved childhood home.

Upshot: Why choose this property for your trip?
*One mile from Bass Lake.
*23 miles from Yosemite National Park.
*Two, spotlessly clean, cabins total 2,600 square feet.
*Pet-free & smoke-free cabins.
*Gated, nine-acre property backs to open forest.
*NO neighbors in sight.
*Soaring views of distant, granite peaks.
*Three decks with all new, Woodard patio furniture.
*Landscaped grounds with fountain & gardens.
*Comfy, Sterns & Foster mattresses.
*Two kings, two queens, one full bed.
*Quality, Ralph Lauren linens.
*Beautiful, new furnishings & window treatments.
*Fully stocked kitchen.
*High-speed, wireless Internet.
*Responsive & reputable owner.
*Gracious, onsite hosts live 1/4 mile away.
*24/7 guest support.

Setting: This place has the 'WOW' factor and is a destination in itself. The total privacy, expansive views, and forest setting are unsurpassed. Two lovingly restored (1945) cabins sit on nine acres of spectacular, pine-covered land that is surrounded by U.S. Forestry land. There are NO neighbors (except for wild turkeys, deer, squirrel, raccoon, blue jays, hummingbirds, and butterflies, etc.). Yet, this amazing, secluded property is less than one mile from the Bass Lake Boat Launch; 1.5 miles from Miller's Landing Resort; and 24 miles from the entrance to Yosemite National Park and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

Houses: Two houses total 2,600 square feet and comfortably fit 8 people. Cabin is 1,800 square feet with two bedrooms, a loft bedroom, and one bathroom. Cottage is 800 square feet with one bedroom, one bathroom, a kitchenette, and a sitting room. Ideal for large families as grandparents can stay in the cottage. There are three decks (with comfortable outdoor furnishings) for relaxing, entertaining, barbecuing, and stargazing.

Background: Thank you for considering my beloved, childhood home for your trip. It is not treated like an investment property or a rental. Sharing this special place with you and your loved ones allows me to maintain and improve it. I sincerely hope you will enjoy your stay and treasure the memories you create here. My six-year-old twins are always excited to arrive and sorry to leave the 'mountain home.'

Interaction with Guests: I sincerely wish I could meet you and thank you for choosing my childhood home for your trip. However, I am not on the property during guest stays. My Mom's best friends host the property and maintain the beautiful, landscaped grounds. They live nearby and visit the property during every stay to ensure guests' comfort and that the rental agreement is being honored.

Amenities in Cabin: There are three bedrooms: (1) master with king-size bed, sitting area, and extensive library; (2) guest with queen-size bed; and (3) loft with queen-size bed and a large, oak desk. Loft is accessed through the master. Both bedrooms are very large and you cannot see from the loft into the master. Cabin has one bathroom with jetted tub. There is a fireplace; central heat; air-conditioning in a new, wall unit in kitchen; ceiling fans in kitchen, master bedroom, and loft. There is high-speed, wireless Internet, TV, Blu-Ray DVD player, and an Apple TV with access to Netflix, HBO GO, Hulu, and family movies. Deck has large, Weber grill with propane. Kitchen has microwave, stove/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker, coffee maker, waffle iron, mixer, blender, and Cuisinart, etc.

Amenities in Cottage: There is one king-size bed, one full-size bed, and one bathroom. Newly installed Fujitsu unit provides heating and air conditioning. Cottage also has a ceiling fan. Kitchenette has mini fridge, coffee maker, and toaster oven. Laundry room has full-size washer and dryer.

Supplies, Parking, and Safety: High-quality linens (e.g., pillows, sheets, blankets, bath towels, and beach towels) are provided. Houses have toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, bath soap, dishwashing soap, and laundry detergent. For children, there is a Baby Bjorn travel crib, Graco Pack N' Play, toys, books, games, and family movies. Property has covered carport and plenty of parking for RV/Trailer/Boat. For your safety, houses have fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, propane gas detector, and first-aid kit.

Pricing: quoted prices include both houses. The security deposit is fully refundable (within two days of your departure) provided the property and its contents are left in the same condition as found upon arrival. Cleaning fee reflects time needed to meticulously clean two houses and launder all linens; and my belief in a living wage. A lovely woman and her daughter clean the houses and earn the entire $210 fee. It takes them five hours to clean which reflects an hourly wage rate of $21.

Rules: Absolutely no pets, animals, or smoking as we have family members with severe allergies and asthma. Eight (8) people (i.e., adults and children) are the maximum allowed number of guests on the property during your stay. There are only two bathrooms and five beds (i.e., two king, two queen, and one full-size bed).

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 21 years old to rent the property....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Baby Bjorn Travel Crib and large, Graco Pack N' Play are available as well as toys, books, games, and family movies....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not allowed as we have family members with severe allergies and asthma....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets and animals are not allowed as my husband is a kidney transplant patient with severe allergies. Thank you for keeping him safe and healthy by honoring this rule! ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Guest Bedroom in Main House: 1 queen

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  • Master Bedroom in Main House: 1 king

    Master bedroom has a sitting area and extensive library...moreless

  • Bedroom in Guest House: 1 king, 1 double

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  • Loft Bedroom: 1 queen

    Large room with tree-top views is accessed through master...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom in Main House: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

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  • Bathroom in Guest House: toilet, shower

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Other Amenities

  • For your safety: there is a fire extinguisher, a first-aid kit, a propane gas detector, and smoke detectors....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Scrabble, Pictionary, Candyland, Jenga, Chess Set, and Two Decks of Cards....moreless

  • Television:

    Access your Netflix or HBO GO account on the Apple TV....moreless

  • Toys:

    A water table and lots of sand toys --for the sandy area behind the guest house where my twins love to dig and play! Plus lots of FP Little People toys....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Over 50 family movies stored on the Apple TV....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Stunning Views of Shuteye Peak and the Peckinpah Mountains in the Sierra Nevada....moreless

  • Rural:

    Beautifully situated in the Western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Elevation of the property is 3,500 feet. Only 24 miles from Yosemite National Park!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area will seat 8. There are two folding chairs in closet of master bedroom....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Newly installed air conditioning units in both houses. Cabin has a wall unit in kitchen and cottage has a Fujitsu unit in sitting area....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Brick fireplace is available between December and February --when fire risk is lowest....moreless

  • Garage:

    Covered carport...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat in cabin and newly installed Fujitsu heating/air-conditioning unit in cottage....moreless

  • Internet:

    High-speed, wireless Internet (located in the cabin reaches into the cottage). Password is not required....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Gorgeous, high-quality linens (e.g., Ralph Lauren and Charter Club)....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

    Fully-stocked kitchen has a walk-in, old fashioned butler's pantry....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Plenty of pots and pans and utensils for cooking....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Gorgeous, wrap-around deck off cabin. And two smaller decks: (i) off cottage and (ii) across from cottage. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    My Mom was a canoe guide on the boundary waters of Minnesota. Her canoe sits in the front yard. You are welcome to use it!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    My Mom's garden is truly lovely! The variety of plants and flowers is incredible....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large Weber grill on wrap-around deck uses propane. We stock the propane for you....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas Season
Dec 16 - Jan 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$319
$2,010
Valentine's Day
Feb 10 - Feb 13, 2017
4 night min stay

$1,400
flat fee
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay

$1,050
flat fee
Summer 2017
May 26 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$319
$2,010
July 4th
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
5 night min stay

$1,750
flat fee
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay

$1,050
flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$249
$1,569

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $210
  • Tax Rate 11%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • Miller's

    "Great place to take kids for an ice cream!"

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  • Pizza Factory

    "Great place to take kids for a slice of pizza."

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  • El Cid Mexican Cuisine

    "Great place to take kids for a quesadilla!"

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  • Way of the Mono Trail

    "Short, loop trail with beautiful views of Bass Lake"

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  • Nelder Grove Campground

    "Visit the "Shadow of the Giants Trail" (near the campground). It's a one-mile, self-interpre..."

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  • Sentinel Dome

    "Our favorite hike in Yosemite for kids. A 2.2 RT hike with 500 feet elevation gain for stunn..."

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  • Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

    "Take your kids for a ride on an old steam train and learn about the area's logging history!"

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  • Glacier Point

    "I am a big hiker and it's sad but true... Glacier Point has the most stunning views in Yosem..."

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  • Spring Cove Campground

    "Our favorite place to swim is Rocky Point; across from Spring Cove Campground."

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  • Lewis Creek Trail to Red Falls

    "We always hike the top portion of Lewis Creek (from Sugar Pine) to Corlieu Falls. It's 1.5 m..."

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  • The Forks Resort

    "Great place to take kids for a hamburger!"

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  • Top of Yosemite Falls Hike

    "Stunning views of the Valley Floor. This was my favorite hike prior to having twins in 2009...."

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  • Pioneer Yosemite History Center

    "See horse-drawn wagons, walk across a covered bridge, and visit historic buildings out of Yo..."

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  • The Ahwahnee Hotel Dining Room

    "Go for lunch at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite (one of the most stunningly beautiful hotels ..."

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  • Erna's Elderberry House

    "The only five-star restaurant in the area. Soak in the luxurious, European atmosphere and di..."

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  • Wawona Hotel

    "Fun place for lunch --after you hike the 3.5 mile Wawona Meadow Loop!"

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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fresno
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ducey's On the Lake
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bass Lake Queen
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
River Creek Golf Course
17 Miles
Nearest Train
Sugar Pine Railroad
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 41
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Miller's Landing Resort
43 Miles
Nearest Ski
Badger Pass Ski Area
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Rocky Point

Car: Necessary

Sunset Magazine named Bass Lake as one of 'The West's Best Lakes.' It is a wonderful lake for swimming, boating, fishing, and water skiing. Yosemite has world-class waterfalls, granite domes, and hiking. The Sierra Scenic Byway is a beautiful and rugged wilderness area to explore, especially if you have a four-wheel drive vehicle.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1966

About the owner: I am a mother of six-year-old twins and an economics professor. I enjoy learning new things and meeting new people. I love hiking in the Sierras with my friends and family. Just looking at maps of Bass Lake, Yosemite, and the Eastern Sierra makes me smile. My favorite poet is Robert Frost. I listen to alternative and classic rock. Watching Vikings is my guilty pleasure. I went to school at UC Santa Cruz and UW Madison. I work at Cal State Northridge and live near Agoura Hills in Southern California.

Why the Owner Chose Wishon, CA, USA:
This is my childhood home. It has been in my family for the past 49 years. The property has only been sold once. The original owner worked at the North Fork Mill and hand-built these two houses in the 1940s. He lived in the cottage while building the cabin. My parents spent many years upgrading the houses and landscaping the property. I miss them and wish they could see how much their grandchildren enjoy this place. I love the home and this area. It has been an incredible blessing to take my children to the same places where I played, hiked, and swam as a child! I owe a debt of gratitude to my guests as they help me keep this place.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The houses really have their own personality. The wood walls and old brick fireplace are so warm and inviting. The slight ripples in the hand-poured glass of the massive windows in the living room harken back to simpler times. Sitting on the wrap-around deck is a perfect way to start or end your day. I love to watch birds singing and bathing in the fountain; to look at the Peckinpah Mountain range at sunset; and to see the Milky Way framed by towering ponderosa pines at night. The property is so quiet and peaceful --allowing you to really relax and sleep soundly at night.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • Warm & welcoming 1,800-square foot cabin is a gorgeous place to visit in winter.

    Warm & welcoming 1,800-square foot cabin is a gorgeous place to visit in winter.

  • Clutching a snow ball atop Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park.

    Clutching a snow ball atop Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park.

  • Path to cottage and partial view of wrap-around deck off cabin.

    Path to cottage and partial view of wrap-around deck off cabin.

  • Porch & partial view of wrap-around deck off cabin.

    Porch & partial view of wrap-around deck off cabin.

  • View of Shuteye Peak in Peckinpah Mountains from wrap-around deck.

    View of Shuteye Peak in Peckinpah Mountains from wrap-around deck.

  • Kitchen with view of dining area. Kitchen is fully stocked for cooking meals.

    Kitchen with view of dining area. Kitchen is fully stocked for cooking meals.

  • Living room has massive, hand-poured windows with stunning mountain views.

    Living room has massive, hand-poured windows with stunning mountain views.

  • Bathroom, in cabin, has jetted tub for soaking after long hikes.

    Bathroom, in cabin, has jetted tub for soaking after long hikes.

  • Large master bedroom has king-sized bed. All mattresses are Sterns & Foster.

    Large master bedroom has king-sized bed. All mattresses are Sterns & Foster.

  • Fountain between cabin & cottage is a perfect place to watch birds bathing.

    Fountain between cabin & cottage is a perfect place to watch birds bathing.

  • French doors, in cottage, open to small deck. Wonderful spot to enjoy a book!

    French doors, in cottage, open to small deck. Wonderful spot to enjoy a book!

  • Sitting area in cottage has two comfy, reclining chairs & views of the garden.

    Sitting area in cottage has two comfy, reclining chairs & views of the garden.

  • Watch the woods fill with snow in this warm & cozy, 800-square foot cottage.

    Watch the woods fill with snow in this warm & cozy, 800-square foot cottage.

  • Vintage, well-kept 1945 cabin is 1,800 square feet of old California charm.

    Vintage, well-kept 1945 cabin is 1,800 square feet of old California charm.

  • Steps to front porch of cabin. Property has 3 decks with multiple sitting areas.

    Steps to front porch of cabin. Property has 3 decks with multiple sitting areas.

  • Wrap-around deck off cabin is a peaceful place to start or end your day.

    Wrap-around deck off cabin is a peaceful place to start or end your day.

  • Kitchen in cabin has an old-fashioned butler's pantry that helps reduce clutter.

    Kitchen in cabin has an old-fashioned butler's pantry that helps reduce clutter.

  • Dining room has beautiful, tongue and groove walls and tiled floors.

    Dining room has beautiful, tongue and groove walls and tiled floors.

  • Old, brick fireplace provides radiant heat on cold, winter nights!

    Old, brick fireplace provides radiant heat on cold, winter nights!

  • Sitting area with extensive library in the master bedroom.

    Sitting area with extensive library in the master bedroom.

  • Large loft bedroom has tree-top views & queen-sized bed. Kids love this room!

    Large loft bedroom has tree-top views & queen-sized bed. Kids love this room!

  • Cottage, driveway, and partial garden view.

    Cottage, driveway, and partial garden view.

  • Sleeping area has king-size bed in cottage. All beds have Ralph Lauren linens.

    Sleeping area has king-size bed in cottage. All beds have Ralph Lauren linens.

  • Kitchenette in cottage has beautiful copper sink and a garden window.

    Kitchenette in cottage has beautiful copper sink and a garden window.

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