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Soothing Solitude & Views in Quaint Cabin & Cottage Amid Flowering Gardens

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Carved bear next to 1,800 square-foot cabin


Last updated: 05/24/2017
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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

About the Property

Gated, 9-acre estate has NO neighbors, inside National Forest. 1 mile to Lake.

Decompress & reconnect with nature in two, remodeled 1945 cabins on nine acres that back to open forest. Feel like you have the entire Sierra Nevada to yourself! Sleep in luxurious beds and wake to sounds of birds singing in a bubbling fountain. View distant, granite peaks and watch deer and wild turkey as you sip morning coffee on a wrap-around deck! Spend your days exploring Yosemite and Bass Lake. Ride an old, logging train; hike up a granite dome; feel the mist of waterfalls; raft down the Merced River; swim, fish, or paddle in 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 plan tomorrow's adventures. 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 protected 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 king, two queen, one full-sized bed.
*Quality, Ralph Lauren linens.
*Beautiful, new furnishings & window treatments.
*Fully stocked kitchen.
*High-speed, wireless Internet.
*New HVAC system.
*Grateful owner who grew up on this property.
*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; ceiling fans in kitchen, master bedroom, and loft. There is high-speed, wireless Internet, TV, 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. 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).


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • 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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Guest Bedroom in Main House: 1 queen


  • 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


  • 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


  • Bathroom in Guest House: toilet, shower


Other Amenities

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


  • Books:

    Extensive library in master bedroom of cabin....moreless

  • 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


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist 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 area will seat 8. There are two folding chairs in closet of master bedroom....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

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

  • Garage:

    Covered carport...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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


  • 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


  • 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



from 40 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$325 $350
Fri, Sat
July 4th
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
5 night min stay

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

flat fee
Winter Holidays
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$225 $250
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $210
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • 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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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
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 an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • Carved bear next to 1,800 square-foot cabin

    Carved bear next to 1,800 square-foot cabin

  • Dining area on wrap-around deck offers views of gardens, fountain, and mountains

    Dining area on wrap-around deck offers views of gardens, fountain, and mountains

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

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

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Living room with brick fireplace

    Living room with brick fireplace

  • Partial view of bathroom

    Partial view of bathroom

  • King-size bed in master bedroom

    King-size bed in master bedroom

  • Queen-size bed in loft bedroom

    Queen-size bed in loft bedroom

  • 800-square foot cottage is surrounded by gardens

    800-square foot cottage is surrounded by gardens

  • King-size bed in cottage

    King-size bed in cottage

  • Kitchenette in cottage

    Kitchenette in cottage

  • Full-size bed in cottage

    Full-size bed in cottage

  • Large, wrap-around deck with multiple sitting areas

    Large, wrap-around deck with multiple sitting areas

  • Fountain between cabin & cottage

    Fountain between cabin & cottage

  • Kitchen with old-fashioned butler's pantry

    Kitchen with old-fashioned butler's pantry

  • Living room with large windows and lovely views

    Living room with large windows and lovely views

  • Queen-size begin guest bedroom

    Queen-size begin guest bedroom

  • Library and desk in master bedroom

    Library and desk in master bedroom

  • Partial view of large, L-shaped master bedroom

    Partial view of large, L-shaped master bedroom

  • Large desk and tree-top views in loft bedroom

    Large desk and tree-top views in loft bedroom

  • French doors open to small deck

    French doors open to small deck

  • Sitting area in cottage

    Sitting area in cottage

  • Dining area in cottage

    Dining area in cottage

  • Shower in cottage

    Shower in cottage

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