Enjoy the Good Life on This Spacious Deck Overlooking Bass Lake,(25 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-5 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Comfortably Furnished 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, sleeps 10
Beautifully remodeled 4 bedroom, 3-bath cabin situated on a forested mountainside with expansive views of Bass Lake. This updated cabin features 2,400 square feet of cozy indoor space, nearly 1,000 square feet of outdoor living space, and there is a private boat slip, just an 8 minute walk from the property. This unique 3 level home provides multiple venues for both indoor and outdoor entertainment and an open floor plan that comfortably accommodates 10 guests.
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Member since: 2013
- 2400 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 10
Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
25yrs!!! Excellent property for families needing level play areas. Location near cul-de-sac is good for some activities. location in quiet neighborhood is not suitable for party-type gatherings. ...moreless
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- All bedding is furnished for 10 guests Max. This includes mattress pads, sheet sets, seasonal blankets, spreads, two pillows for each guest, and pillow protectors. In the winter time, the twin beds will have flannel sheets and poly fill comforters. The queen beds will have electric blankets and real down comforters. Miscellaneous throws are located throughout the home. For additional comfort, Upper and lower queen bedrooms have ceiling fans as does the twin sleeping loft. Portable fans are in the closets. Portable heaters are under the bathroom sinks. Q bedrooms are furnished with dressers, a chair, and bedside lighting, and window coverings. Linens are not provided for the twin sleeping alcove on the lower level. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1 on the main floor is wheel chair accessible and has grab bars in the shower. It has a large skylight that almost makes you feel like you're showering out of doors. Bathroom 2 in the lower level Q suite has a compartmentalized toilet and stall shower. The renovations included a spacious grooming area with a 7' closet and large single vanity for your toiletries. Bathroom 3 on the upper level adjoins the queen bedroom. It is a new addition and features a spa tub at the base of a large picture window overlooking the lake. The beautifully tiled shower Is enclosed by glass. The vanity and closet area gets lots of natural lighting from the skylight....moreless
- The remodel has created 3 Queen BR + large twin sleeping loft, 3 bathrooms, and a laundry on main floor, updated kitchen, enclosed stairways to connect all 3 levels, and a cozy mud room. Guests needing shorter rentals during the summer season can occasionally be accommodated at an increased rate. ...moreless
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Bass Lake will be filled to the brim this year. When the lake is low, there are many sandy sites for picnics & swimming. Some people enjoy an 8 minute walk down to the lake, & others prefer to drive...moreless
The Pines Village is 5 mi away. North Fork is 5 mi away. Oakhurst is 20 minutes & has major grocery, drug, & retail shops, medical & professional services, restaurants, fast food, gas & auto....moreless
Breathtaking views from main floor living & dining & 12'x24' BBQ deck. Sunsets over the lake are A+. Upper level queen bedroom w/Juliette balcony & new bathroom w/spa tub also overlook the lake. ...moreless
- Monument View:
Beautiful sunsets over lake & behind Goat Mtn. Bass Lake sits in the low Sierras at 3,500' elevation. Surrounded by lower western mountains and 7,000' Big & Little Shuteye & Yosemite to the east....moreless
Bass Lake area was ranked by Sunset Magazine as 1 of the best lakes in the West. There are 3 Marinas with fuel, rentals, & food service. I like Miller's Landing best. Friendly staff & great burgers...moreless
The charming Pines Village with its shops, rentals, overpriced groceries, Pizza, PO, restaurants, bakery, bar, and realty offices is just 5 minutes to the north. The summertime Farmer's Market is fun....moreless
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
Seats 10 with chairs from bedrooms. Kitchen counter has 2 barstools. Outdoor dining, too! Patio table for 6. Bistro table for 4 plus lounge chairs. Limited selection of table linens under TV....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
New evaporative cooler on main floor keeps things very comfortable. There's also a new wall mounted AC Upstairs. A variety of fans ie. ceiling, table, floor stand, help maintain your comfort....moreless
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
lots of counter space, great skylights, place settings for 10, some staples, spices, pots and pans, dishes, blender, toaster, mixer, slow cooker, coffee pot, rice cooker, Belgium waffle irons, ...moreless
- Pantry Items:
Ice maker is disconnected due to water issues. Side x side Ref-Frz. Refrigerator works fine, but don't expect instant chilling upon arrival. Supplemental ice chest for beverages is recommended....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Lg Lower level patio is cool, covered,and comfortably furnished for adults & children. Street level patio has seating, swing chair, new table for 6. Large 12'x24' main deck w/bistro table, chairs, gl...moreless
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
Ski & Snowboard:
Family friendly Badger Pass in YNP or more challenging China Peak overlooking Huntington L. Carry chains! Equipment rentals at both areas. Both are about 1.5 hours away in different directions....moreless
- Water Sports Gear:
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 20 - Apr 30, 2017
4 night min stay
Early summer 2017
May 2 - Jun 29, 2017
5 night min stay
High Summer 2017
Jun 30 - Sep 8, 2017
5 night min stay
Late Summer 2017
Sep 9 - Oct 20, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,200
- CLEANING FEE $220
- Tax Rate 11%
All holidays require a 4 night minimum.
The owner requires a brief description of your group and your reason for visiting this area.
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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WE ARE VERY CLOSE TO THE SOUTHERN ENTRANCE TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK.
HOW FAR IS THE CABIN FROM THE LAKE.?
You can drive or take an 8 minute walk down to the lake.
If you return to the VRBO location map and zoom in on the satellite view, you will see the cabin and the crosswalk across Rd 275 and the stairs down to the lake.
HEALTH NOTICE: Madera county has declared our water unsafe for drinking. You will need to supply your own drinking water and ice. Our water may be used for bathing and dishes. The county states that drinking our water over a number of years may increase some health risks.
FIRE ALERT IS EXTREME: While in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Smoking is only allowed in cars, and on other surfaces free of debris and vegetation such as blacktop.
Everyone is still very concerned by fire danger during the summer and fall.
The Forrest Service also prohibits any outdoor fires due to the extreme fire danger.
WATER CONSERVATION ALERT
Most Bass Lake are on some type of well. Due to the extreme draught conditions in recent years,
these wells are not meeting current demand.we are not allowed to wash cars, boats, or patios. We are not allowed to play with water from the hose to cool off.
Don't leave faucets on while brushing teeth, and please limit showers to 5 minutes.
Bass Lake has been called one of the best lakes in the West by Sunset magazine. It is located in the Sierra National Forest at the 3500' elevation which means the water warms nicely in summer, and there are occasional winter snow storms.
In fact, it snowed 8" the last Monday of October 2013. The main roads are plowed promptly, and traveling is rarely a problem for more than a few hours. The snow typically melts within a day or two unless temperatures are unusually cold.
The fall color at this elevation peaks in early November to about Thanksgiving with the beautiful golden tones of willows and oaks. Our garden is landscaped with beautiful red and orange maple trees which really put on quite a show in the fall. We'll be adding two pink dogwood trees this winter for that touch of rose to burgundy to round out the palette.
Although we are not 'on' the lake, our view of the lake is actually better than many lakefront properties. With the cooperation of a few neighbors, a number of view blocking trees and branches have been selectively groomed to reveal an amazing lake view from the main floor living and dining areas and spacious deck. Unlike the majority of cabins which were built parallel to the street, my parents had the good judgment to orient our place to take face the lake to take full advantage of the views.
Our boat slip is in a private and gated Marina and has it's own launch ramp which is quite a luxury. It has been extended to be operational even when the level of the lake is low. There are BBQs and picnic tables, running water, and port-a-potties available in the marina. However, you will need to haul your own trash out. Our slip is on the only dock in the marina to have a shade cover which is a real asset on hot summer days.
Bass Lake is an excellent base for day trips to YOSEMITE, Kings Canyon, Sequoia, & the National Scenic Byway. Also, 2 SNOW SKI areas are within 1 1/2 hours driving. China Peak is more challenging, 7 chairs, 3 triples. We have CP season passes & enjoy the family friendly setting & exceptionally well-groomed terrain. China Peak also has an excellent snow board park. I learned to ski at Badger Pass in Yosemite while working weekends up there during college. It is a wonderful place for beginners and families with smaller children.
The docks are especially nice because of the calm deep water in this large speed restricted cove. People staying in other areas like to come down to this cove to drift around on hot summer afternoons.
Year Purchased: 1971
About: My father, brother, and uncle built this cherished family heirloom with much help from skilled friends, ie plumbing contractor, electrician, sheet metal specialist, and hired a Framer/carpenter. Mom and I prepared meals and made beverage and snack runs up to the crews from the neighbor's garage we were staying in. Our cabin has been the site for some very memorable family reunions. Dad was 1 of 12 children, and when we all got together, these were very big reunions. My parent's started out camping at Bass Lake in 1950 and spent every summer vacation up here after that. Over the years we advanced from borrowed row boats and borrowed motors, and Army tents to borrowed motor boats. Ultimately we acquired a 17' Aljo trailer and our own 'Dorset 35 hp outboard motor boat. By the mid 60's we owned a Brendella inboard speed boat with no neutral or reverse. At the end of every vacation we'd take a slow cruise through Willow Cove and up the shore line to The Falls admiring all those wonderful cabins, always hoping that someday, by some miracle, we'd have a cabin of own. This cabin is our dream come true.
Why Bass Lake, CA, USA:
THE PRIVATE DEEP WATER BOAT SLIP Our dock was one of a few that stayed afloat during the draught of 2015 and 2016! There's a private gated Marina & private concrete launch ramp, Community Picnic area with wood grills, picnic tables, parking. There's a ladder off the end of our dock to help swimmers. THE VIEW Honestly, many neighbors are surprised by how stunning our view is, and guests continually tell me how much better it is in person than they had imagined from looking at the photos. Due to fraught, there are now many glimpses of th lake towards the Sheriffs tower. As more dead trees are cut down, the view is expanding. THE AMBIENCE Even though it's updated, it retains its cabinish charm. Very adequate and Comfortable furnishings inside and out. It's peaceful to sit on the deck and watch the boats on the lake or the blue jays at the bird feeder. There is a nice mix of traditional comforts with updated amenities. WELL MAINTAINED This older cabin has belonged to one family since 1971. It is much cleaner and 'COZIER' than the typical rental. WELL DESIGNED SPACE The entry, main floor Q BR, bathroom. living and dining area, and lake view deck are not ADA compliant, but there's a concrete entry ramp to the street level patio, , doorways have been widened, main toilet is higher, and shower with no threshold have been installed to make things as HANDICAP ACESSIBLE as space allowed. A motor cycle accident survivor who is wheelchair bound stayed a week and was able to navigate quite well. He even made it to the lowest level with a strong assistant helping him ease down the neighbor's steep driveway. The spacious KITCHEN is extremely WELL SUPPLIED. You may request an inventory of kitchen items. Adequate parking for four cars.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Built with love and hard work, and maintained with more love and more hardwork, this peaceful, nurturing, comfortable, private, quiet, and well designed, vacation home evokes a "family cabinish" vibe even after the renovations. WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?
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The 12x24' deck is a comfortable setting for socializing after an active day.
A street level patio makes unloading and loading much easier. No stairs to climb!
Imagine sunsets at this bistro table & sipping & snacking your favorite libation
The spacious twin sleeping loft lends singles some space & kids an area to play.
Spacious, updated kitchen w/ skylights is well supplied for multiple cooks.
Dining area seats 8-10 with chairs from bedrooms. Evaporative cooler works well
Upper Q as seen from twin loft. New bathroom is just around the right corner.
Loft with queen bed looking towards twin area. Stairway down separates the two.
What could be more relaxing than viewing a sunset from a warm tub?
The lower level queen suite is very private with its own entry, patio, and bath.
Every level features charming out door space for relaxing or visiting.
The lake is quiet after 8 pm, & evenings grilling on the deck are fantastic.
Main level bath across the hall from "Yosemite" room Is handicap accessible.
12x 36 patio on lowest level is perfect for naps. Spiral stairs lead up to deck
Open plan living areas have wall to wall glass on all levels to showcase views.
The cozy "Yosemite" room is perfect for early risers who make the 1st coffee.
Queen loft with romantic Juiliette balcony Let's you get away from the group.
New bathroom on the upper level is compartementalized for use by multiple people
The entry garden is alive with colorful bulbs at Easter & red maples in the fall
It's a great place to "chill" in the summer. Electric FP is romantic in winter.
Occasional snow storms turn Bass Lake into a short lived Winter Wonderland.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017
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