Luxury Equestrian Estate/Oakhurst/Yosemite+Bass Lake(Pool/Jacuzzi+Pets Ok!)
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- Minimum stay:4-6 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
AS YOU REQUESTED!! EARLY BOOKING SPECIAL! Booked so fast last year, we were close to full by April, so enjoy an incredible deal on our beautiful private estate. There are NO BOOKING FEES as you book directly thru us. 800-459-8429
EARLY BOOKING SPECIAL WILL INCLUDE THE HOLIDAYS, THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS 2016 AND NEW YEAR 2017, AT ONLY $500/NIGHT AND 7TH NIGHT NO CHARGE.
Limited number of bookings but you can reserve next summer, in-season at this lowered rate, DEPOSIT HOLDS BOOKING!
This is a luxury estate, two private bedroom/bathroom suites, 2 regular bedrooms, (total of 5 bedrooms) king beds, large natural rock jacuzzi and in ground, huge pool and waterfall, meadows, and very pet friendly) available for advanced booking, and no additional fees as you book directly thru us. Super close to Yosemite (the 'Rockin' side of the National Park) and a quick 20 minutes from BEAUTIFUL Bass Lake! Here at Warm and Wonderful you can socialize in total privacy and enjoy the amenities without disturbing anyone. Guests tell us it is less than the cost of a hotel when they consider eating the food they want, when they want, snacks, cocktails, play at the pool, and jacuzzi in private, absolutely priceless. Check our reviews which are all five star and warmly presented.
We are very near (about 20'ish minutes total) from the popular SOUTH gate, the same side as Mariposa Grove, Wawona Stables, Narrow Gage RR, Goat Meadow, Oakhurst village, and of course, BEAUTIFUL Bass Lake (less than 20 minutes). The lake this year has tons of water, lovely club, restaurants (it's actually a little city, very close to here.) and boats to rent, party and ski with clear clean water, hiking, picnic, etc.
People call the Ahwahnee Riverbend Area (one of the Gateways to Yosemite) spectacular, we call it Shangri-La. Ross and I chose these beautiful mountain meadows for the weather and location. Our meadow is warm in the winter and cool in the summer at 2000 elevation, we are rumored to have the best year round weather in this area. It really is amazing and truly Warm and Wonderful. Less than 5 miles North on Hwy 49 from Oakhurst, 15 minutes from Bass Lake and about the same to enter High Sierra mountains and Yosemite. Just 20 miles North is Mariposa Fairground (tons of activities and mining museum w/millions in bullion, wow) and the historic mining town of Mariposa is only 30 minutes north.
Wait ‘til you see the house, check out the photos! There are private gates and a Redwood lined driveway entrance and separate exit for trucks, boats, and horse trailers.
We can accomodate 8 adults (total 8 guests regardless of age) and the rental is $500 per night ( fee for cleaning $300- Vat/Tot tax 11% on the rental, only), minimum 4 nights. There is no charge for your pets. Dogs must be accepted prior to your arrival. Particulars are available within this listing under Rates.
The house is 4800 sq ft (7 1/2 acres, fully fenced) of beautiful. The kitchen is really big with lovely grey quartzite counter tops and easy to use appliances, ample counter space to cook, walk-in pantry, spices, mixers, some food and a complete laundry room.
The house has four bedrooms. Two are full suites (one Cal King, one Queen) with private bathrooms (one suite can have TWO private bathrooms) and both have private entrance/exit from the house. The 3rd + 4th have Kings and a lovely view of the meadows (1 has private entrance/exit). Our capacity at this time is eight, adults or children. All are welcome and we can usually add a few with some sleeping consideration . We have five bedrooms and 3 ½ bathrooms.
There are three flat screen TV’s. One in the Master Suite (45”) has Netflix, really big one in the den (52”), and the third (36”) is in front of the fireplace in the living room. You have lots of movies and can hook up your private netflix on any tv as there is wifi. Our dvd library of movies and shows is fairly large. If you need high speed Internet there is wireless and wifi almost everywhere on the estate.
The pool is quite large with easy access and open entrances from two rock stairways. It's about 40,000 gal (we heat the pool seasonally due to ground temp and there is no additional charge) and Jacuzzi (heats up fast) is over 500 gal and can be used all year and still, no charge to heat. The natural rock waterfall is almost one story high and the deck around the pool has plenty of room for our four umbrellas and seating for 20 people to sit and talk. Our motto is ‘Sit Long, Talk Much’.
We are less than five miles from a rockin’ mountain village (Oakhurst) with 20 great restaurants, a full multi screen cinema, microbrewery, and Raley’s grocery; famous for quality markets in Bel Aire and Knob Hill. There are numerous art galleries, retail stores, and farmer’s markets. We are ½ mile from Hwy 49 and very accessible. Yosemite is too beautiful for words. You can ride a narrow gage logging train, see Glacier Point, Bridleveil Falls, or just wander the glories of nature. Now THAT is truly spectacular.
If you like water sports, 12 miles away you can play at Bass Lake in season water skiing, boating, fishing (rod + fly) and a classy restaurant and bar with patio overlooking the lake and boat dock. The lake is beautiful because spring rain makes it clean, crisp, and clear.
A little over one mile north on Hwy 49 is the hottest Cowboy bar in two counties with bands, dancing, big screen TV for sports, great food and tons of local ‘color’.
We are less than a mile from ‘Open Range’ where cattle and their calves graze along the road and we have a working cattle ranch two miles away where you can watch real cowboys (and cowgirls) sort and rope cattle during the season.
You can pan for gold (good luck) a half mile away at a secluded riverside park. We’re walking distance from a darling nine hole golf course with restaurant, and bar. The meadows in this area are lovely and perfect for all season activities as you see from the photos of the estate.
SO MUCH TO DO, YOU WILL LOVE IT!!
If you are road weary travelers, couples wishing an exclusive get-away (rarely see neighbors, they are some distance away), best friends that just want to ‘chill’, or crave to wander the mountains with your pets (we have maps)—This is the place for you. You can 4-wheel drive, Yosemite Zip, horseback ride, golf, hike, bike, ride the railroad, work cattle, ski (both kinds), swim, sight-see, shop, browse art galleries, eat, play, and love.
I've had several people ask so I'll help you now. We are NOT on the landslide side of Yosemite. That is a long way from here. You have to go up to Mariposa, thru Mariposa about 40 minutes to the rock slide (one lane road with long traffic light) and then further up into the park to THAT gate.
Give a call, the phone rings right into our house and it is an 800 number, too.
800-459-8429 or you can call my cell number 310-874-2552 Can't wait to hear from YOU.
Louisa and Ross Weddle
Member since: 2013
- 4000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
The pool is all natural rock that cannot be fenced, very large, and out of site of the house. Children would need to swim and be 10yrs or older with their own pool or advanced swimming lessons. We have a pool alarm available for people with younger children. Minors are not to be left alone on the estate....moreless
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- Master Bedroom (#1) is a full suite with seating area, large bathroom, walk-in and big tub. There is also a private exit/entrance to the outside. There is an additional bedroom (#5) off the Master that has a double bed and a nice black leather Italian single sofa (bed). (I don't like bunk beds) This makes the Master a two bedroom suite. Queen (#2) has seating, walk-in, entrance/exit to backyard and up to pool and access to TWO bathrooms, one in each direction. Bedroom #3 and #4 are both Cal King, one has exit to porch with swing and a view of the meadow and the mountains toward Yosemite. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- All have private toilets within the bathrooms and all have double sinks except the one off the laundry room. The private exit outside for the guest bedroom (#2) is easy access to the backyard and the pool. The Master has private exit to back yard and toward back pasture and woods. The Guest Room Suite has bathrooms available (#2 + #3) which is convenient and also nice if a couple wants private accommodations . The Master Bath can also access bathroom #3 thru the walk-in and use just the private privy or the whole bathroom, same reason. Sometimes it is nice to have privacy....moreless
- The golf course is very close by and has a Chef available, as well as the beautiful location for parties and events. The working cattle ranch near by is available when they are having activities and we can usually get you an invitation to watch. It is a private ranch and wonderfully exclusive. There are several excellent caterers locally with meeting places and buildings. ...moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Hot Tub:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 1 - Nov 16, 2016
4 night min stay
Nov 18 - Jan 3, 2017
6 night min stay
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Cleaning $300
- Tax Rate 11%
Special Events are prior approval and overnight maximum of 8 remains firm. Your guests (with approval) are a five hour day rate of $25 or less depending on the occasion and number of people. We love weddings!
I will try to charge a flat fee of $1,000 for weddings and no additional charge 'per guest'. I think a wedding with 100 guests is just about maximum for this estate and of course, only the overnight guests will use the house.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Visit Yosemite, pan for gold, browse art galleries, 4-wheel drive, zip line, river rafting, ride narrow-gage railroad and enjoy a working cattle ranch
hike, bike, ride, swim, jacuzzi and beautiful Bass Lake is only about 10 minutes. PLUS, we are not on the landslide (now there are TWO landslides!) side of the park. You can get in and out of the area really fast and go up into the park day after day with almost no traffic. There's a bit in high season but if you leave early, you'll be just fine.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: We are happy, healthy couple. We hail from the midwest but in Calif for almost 40 years. We both lived in Germany in the 70's and love to visit there. We ride our quiet mares, Fritzie and Kelly all over the mountains as the trails are well groomed fire trails that are incredible. They wander in the mountains, around lakes and past historic views that cannot be reached by car. We have ridden most our lives and are still amazed at the diversity of this area. When we aren't riding we are total tourists in our beautiful backyard, Yosemite National Park.
Why the Owner Chose Ahwahnee, CA, USA:
The house is unique, spacious, and beautifully laid out. The bedroom suites make privacy easy and the size of the kitchen/den/pub room make it easy for several of your group to float back and forth to friends and family. The grounds have ample room for horses and the meadows circle the house so the horses can watch you all day long; and they do. Their TV is their humans playing in the pool. They just can't get enough of it. Little odd to look out the high round window in the master bath and they're watching you..strange but you'll get used to it. They are curious children. Even without horses this estate is very calm, easy and comfortable. The first year we were treated to a white Christmas. It was the icing on the cake. Ross and I will be here for the rest of our lives.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
If you want to stay home the kitchen is perfectly set up with just about everything a cook/baker would want. There is a large front meadow and porches everywhere. You can swing and watch horses graze out the front, enjoy the view from the tables at the pool, or sit at the table and chairs outside the kitchen where there are lights, a fan and a pass-through window for food and drinks. Talk about lazy? If you need to chill from the group you can watch movies or Netflix in the back bedroom/suite which seats 4 people comfortably. The Queen suite has a window/seat so you can read and keep an eye out for birds and butterflies in privacy.
- Primary: + 310-874-2552 Number works in USA, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada,Mexico
- Secondary: + 800-459-8429 Cell phone
- Tertiary: +1 5596422764 Home 9am-7pm pacific timezone
Links to more information:
House and front lawn from pasture #5
Main Estate House from our private road Riverbend Lane, round pen on the right
Front steps off parking area overlooking meadow #5
Tree Lined Driveway Winter, private gate at entrance
Bathroom #2, private privy and exit to pool area above and back yard
Bedroom #2 w/private entrance to bathroom #2 + the back yard toward the pool.
Master Suite into Master Bath, walk-in on left also entrance to bathroom #3.
Master Bath Shower and Tub
New granite bathroom private access from both Master and Guest suites.
Waterfall starts upper left @ Jacuz, flows down to big pool. See step in water?
Quartz counters, laundry room to left, Pantry, and Breakfast room to right.
Great room has Italian couches, custom fireplace, dining room + beam ceiling.
That's us, The Happy Couple
Christmas Surprise 2010
Meadow w/Golf Course in distance
Den, leather couch, 52" Flat screen, dvd, vcr and seating in the corner, too
Bedroom #2, door to walk-in and thru to bathroom #3.
Master Suite, fireplace, several exits, Cal King, TV, Netflix
Master Bath w/private exit
Little place, not too far away
Pool is deep well H2O, little chlorine, super clear and warms up w/the sun.
Front porch swing with panorama of estate.
Big kitchen w/sub zero refer, two ovens, gas stove top and view into Den.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016
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