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Knarly Oaks River House, Spa, View, 2 Decks, 2300 Sq ft, 1.7 Private Acres

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Luxurious house with 3 bedroom, game room, basement and 2 1/2 bathrooms

The River House is a secluded cabin on a private 1.7 acre lot with view. It has 3 bedrooms, game room, bunkroom and 2.5 bathrooms, 2300 square foot, central air conditioning and heating, high speed internet, WIFI, well stocked kitchen, ceiling fans, wood burning fireplace, HDTVs with satellite, Netflix/blu-ray/DVD and WII, washer, dryer and iron/ironing board. Beds for 10 and sleeps 13 with queen sofa bed in game room and double futon in bunkroom. The outside has a private, wrap around upstairs deck with high end spa, swing and propane BBQ, downstairs deck, all with spectacular views, tetherball and solar panels for generating electrical.

During the day you will have plenty of birds, squirrels, knarly oaks, pines, manzanitas and you may spot deer, bobcats, bear, coyote, mountain lions and rabbits. The treehouse includes a child’s swing. The usually year around East Fork of the Chowchilla River that run through the property has turtles and frogs, along with places to pan for gold. During the night you can star gaze and watch the Milky Way from the spa.

The cabin is located in Mariposa County, California, and is 30 miles from Yosemite National Park's south entrance, and 42 miles from Yosemite National Park's Arch Rock entrance.

We are pet friendly for house friendly pets. The house and decks are wheelchair accessible.

We offer weekday, weekly, additional nights, children, active military (verification required) and other discounts. Email us for current deals and discounts.

The upstairs has a king bed in the master bedroom, a queen bed in the queen bedroom, and a king bed in the king bedroom. Downstairs there is a basement with two sets of bunk beds (4 twin mattresses) and a double size futon. There is a queen sleeper sofa in the game room on the lower level. Additional air mattresses are available on request.

The upstairs master bathroom has shower, sink and toilet, and the second bathroom has a shower/tub combo, sink and toilet. The bottom floor has a half bath, sink and toilet only.

The kitchen is stocked with dish, glass and flatware sets of 12. There is stoneware set and a plastic ware set (for outside use). There are pots and pans for cooking, along with a rice cooker/steamer, microwave oven, blender, hand mixer, toaster, waffle maker, coffee maker and coffee bean grinder. The refrigerator is equipped with ice and cold-water dispensers.

The dining room seats 10 at the dining table, and has 6 barstools at the kitchen counter. The outside dining seats 12 on the upper deck, and 4 on the bottom deck. The living room has a wood burning fireplace.

We provide clean linens and towels. We stock paper products, soap and shampoo. We also provide several useful items for use during your stay including:

• Central air conditioning and heating

• Fully equipped kitchen, including stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator with ice maker and water dispenser

• Paper products, soap and shampoo

• 40 inch High Def TV in upstairs living room, with Blu-ray/DVD/Netflix player and satellite

• 31 inch High Def TV in downstairs kids game room, with WII, satellite, Blu-ray/DVD and mini-fridge

• High speed WIFI and one hard wired internet cable

• Four gold pans

• Board games, Wii games, DVDs and Books

• Fussball table

• BBQ (propane fueled) and full spare tank

• 64 oz growlers to take fresh beer home to enjoy from our local Yosemite Ale Werks microbrewery

• 220 V RV hookup in garage, driveway big enough for 30 ft RV doing a 7-point turn around

• A 2-quart and a 60-quart ice chest

• A good supply of spa/beach towels

• A new energy efficient washer and dryer in the garage

• An iron and ironing board (if you really want them)

• Two outside dining tables on upper deck

• Picnic table above river

• Outdoor swing on deck (adult relaxing type, not kid type)

• Firewood for during non fire season as determined by CalFire

More Details

Kim & Keith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

Why Kim & Keith chose Mariposa

Spa with a sweeping view, two story deck, and the tranquil sound of the all year river. Deer on grounds daily.

What makes this house unique

Private, but close to town and Yosemite.


Mariposa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , Toilet and sink only
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Twin sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Game Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa bed
    King Room - 1 king , King size bed
    Basement - 6 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Two bunk beds, two twins under bunk beds, one double futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Six person spa with awesome view off the master bedroom Fully equipped gourmet kitchen, with stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator with filtered chilled water and ice maker High speed WIFI Internet, and USB cell phone power cable 40 inch High Def TV in upstairs living room, with HD Satellite and Blue-ray/DVD/Netflix player 31 inch High Def TV in downstairs kids game room, with WII, HD Satellite and Blue-ray/DVD player High thread count sheets A new energy efficient washer and dryer. Iron and ironing board A 2-quart and a 60-quart ice chest A good supply of beach towels Board games, DVDs and Books BBQ (propane fueled) 64 oz Growler from our local handcrafted breweries Prospectors Brewing Co. and Yosemite Ale Werks to bring beer home Four gold mining pans 220 V RV hookup in garage


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Knarly Oaks River House, Spa, View, 2 Decks, 2300 Sq ft, 1.7 Private Acres
average rating of 4.806452 based on 31 reviews
Long Beach, CA

Nice vacation home!

  • 4 of 5

We always enjoy our visit to this home - have been here 4 times now - and would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable cabin, felt right at home, will rent again.

  • 4 of 5

Had a great stay, 6 adults plenty of room. Lots of time on the wraparound deck with coffee in the morning and meals in the evening, Nice place to listen to the creek and watch the deer and turkeys cruise by. Jacuzzi was a great way to end the day.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and clean home with beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

The house was just perfect for the 7 of us, with room for even more. Kitchen is well stocked and the owners were well accommodating and quick to answer any questions you have. The property has beautiful views with wild turkey and deer and birds all around. I will definitely keep this home on my wish list for our next visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, FL


  • 5 of 5

We had a family vacation with friends joining us in there RV. House was stocked with everything we needed. Beautiful peaceful place to come home to after all of our adventures. Hot tub helped with our sore muscles from hiking. Great location. Plenty of room.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible house, Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

BETTER than portrayed in photos and description. Loved exploring the property. Everything we needed was there + more. I didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property for a family event! Location is amazing

  • 5 of 5

Our very large family had plenty of space and lots of contact with nature. There was plenty of space to be together and for solitude and recharge of our batteries!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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John Muir Vernal Falls Mist Trail Hike
Gorgeous, a little steep, but short. Most parties can easily handle is less than half of a ...
Yosemite Falls
Mariposa Grove
Wide range of Sequoias in parking lot, short trails, long trails, and recommended tram ride ...
Sentinel Dome
Tunnel View
Must take picture stop. This is where our son took the Knarly Oaks Yosemite Vacation Rental...
Valley Floor Loop
Tuolumne Meadows Visitors Center
California State Mining and Mineral Museum
State Museum, recommend a visit for anyone interested in Mining, Minerals, Rocks or History....
Yosemite Ziplines & Adventure Ranch
I have not tried being acrophobic in my later years, but two of two thumbs up from our guests.
Triangle Road Cafe
Good food, closest restaurant to River House.
Tenaya Lake
Great picnic spot
Olmsted Point
Good photo opp
Glacier Point
A must see
Best restaurant in town
Happy Burger
Best selection in the Sierra's, as they say
Butterfly Creek Winery
Wine tasting at the vineyard with the winemaker
Mariposa Coffee Co
Coffee roasting at it's best
Hetch Hetchy Reservoir
Easy walk, lots of bear and poison oak sightings
Nearest Airport
64.1 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
Nearest Barpub
15.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
13.3 Miles
River Creek Golf Course (Awhanee)
Nearest Train
52 Miles
Amtrak (324 W 24th St Merced, CA 95340)
Nearest Motorway
3.6 Miles
Highway 49 (Golden Chain Highay)
Nearest Restaurant
6.5 Miles
Triangle Road Cafe
Nearest Ski
55.2 Miles
Badger Pass (Yosemite National Park)
Nearest Beach
24.1 Miles
Briceburg (Merced River)
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Children 4-17 only $15 per night rent, under 4 free.

Cancellation Policy: 90% refund if greater than 60 days, less than 60 days depends on new bookings for same days.

We wash all linens and towels, empty trash, empty clean dishwasher, and clean bedrooms and bathrooms. Guests are to leave all other areas as they found it.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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