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500/Night Early Booking Special! Luxury Estate/Oakhurst/Bass Lk/Pool/Jacuz/Pets

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Last updated: 03/04/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

7acre Mountain View Estate, 5 bdrm (2 suites), 3 1/2 baths,fenced, pool, Jacuzzi

Enjoy Yosemite by day, and this beautiful equestrian estate to relax and chill with your group when it's time to eat and rest. It's gotten warm again, it only snowed one day and it stuck a little, gone by 10am BUT snow in the 'Snow Play' area...20 minutes straight up. Ski all day and sit in the jacuzzi at night!. Yesterday, Feb 13th, it hit 60 degrees and the froggies came out of hybernation to croak! I may have to mow, go figure??
Enjoy an incredible deal on this beautiful private estate. There are NO BOOKING FEES as you book directly thru me. 800-459-8429 (Works USA and Canada, or you can email me with your number and I'll call you.)
Limited number of bookings but you can reserve next summer, in-season at this lowered rate, DEPOSIT HOLDS BOOKING. We are NOT on the 'landslide' side of the park. That is a very long way from here.
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. Super close to Yosemite (the 'Rockin' side of the National Park!) and a quick 15 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 me 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 my reviews which are all five star and warmly presented.
The estate is 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. The lake 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; locals call it Shangri-La. I chose these beautiful mountain meadows for the weather and location. These meadows are warm in the winter and cool in the summer at 2000 elevation. It is rumored to have the best year round weather in this area, 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, mining museum w/millions in bullion, ridin', ropin', mud races, demo derby, bull riding, etc etc, 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 accommodate 10 guests (total 10 guests regardless of age but we can occasionally squeeze in a little duckling, if necessary) and the rental is $600 per night ( fee for cleaning $300- Vat/Tot tax 11% on the rental, only), minimum 4 nights. (I do not charge to heat the pool/jacuzzi!) 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, bake, walk-in pantry, spices, mixers, some food and a complete laundry room.
The house has five 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), and bedroom 5 is a quiet, off the master with a couch, double bed, private entrance, and lovely view of side pasture and front; really an excellent nursery. Our capacity at this time is ten, adults or children (babies are always welcome but I still have an insurance limit on warm bodies, so do ask, please.) All are welcome and we can usually add an extra with some sleeping consideration . More than half our guests are three or four couples that just want their own suite (bathroom) and enjoy the excellent, large, floor plan affording socialization or privacy for all.
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. The 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 and heat the pool seasonally (depends on ground temp, 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 four umbrellas and plenty of seating for people to sit, change seats, move in and out of sun, and talk. Our motto is ‘Sit Long, Talk Much’.
Warm and Wonderful is 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, 10 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.
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 numerous 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 the 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.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/04/2017

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 4000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    23 years old and/or with parents; older teenagers with parents, only....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    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:

    Dogs are on approval and not left alone in the estate. ...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Allowed on upper pool deck, outside with written PRIOR notice and polite consideration of open windows, ashtrays, etc. This is a big deal and you will need to be well away from the house when you smoke. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    full suite w/private bath and entrance/exit from house ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Bedroom has private bathroom, seating, exit to pool area ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    View of front meadow, bathroom across the hall, private exit...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    large bed, view of front meadow, and bathroom across hall...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Private bedroom off Master creating a 2 bedroom suite. ...moreless

  • 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

  • Bathroom 1/Master Bath Atch to Suite: toilet, tub, shower

    dbl sink, huge tub, big shower, private privy, private exit...moreless

  • Bathroom 2/Guest Room Suite: toilet, combination tub/shower

    double sink, private privy, private exit, and walk-in closet...moreless

  • Bathroom 3/Other side of Guest Suite: toilet, combination tub/shower

    dbl sink, also access from Master thru walk-in/very handy....moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    Private Privy off laundry room with sink, access pool/patio...moreless

  • 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

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • Games:

    Dart Board, Basketball (half court) in parking area, electric football, chess...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    local channels on Satellite and Netflix 24/7....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Yes, thru sound bar in Den...moreless

  • Television:

    three flat screen TV's ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    bunch'a cool movies we have collected over the years...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course View:

    About 150yards away is the back hole of Rivercreek Golf Course...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Panorama from Estate to the South and East...moreless

  • Resort:

    Yosemite National Park, Bass Lake and several others in area...moreless

  • Village:

    4.7 miles from quaint village of Oakhurst with only 13,000 population but a dozen great restaurants....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    table, chairs and hutch are solid oak wood and very comfortable. Really lovely and china in closet is for your use....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Three sections throughout area of the house. Works fast and needs to be turned off when not using it, please....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Works like a charm....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    usable with permission only, we supply the wood and only during winter November to March....moreless

  • Garage:

    probably not...maybe in winter. No need for it most the time....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    works fast in all three heat zones of the house. The kitchen has floor heaters so when it hits temp, you can turn the big heater off, please....moreless

  • Internet:

    wireless available almost everywhere on estate. If you need a real computer, just let us know. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes, everything you need...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    tons of parking...moreless

  • Telephone:

    local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Big terry sheets for the pool, plus others. Plenty of towels for the house, too....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Works great, does big loads and we do the wash after you leave. ...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    large kitchen with grey quartzite countertops. There are spices and things to cook. Plenty of pots, pans, baking dishes, and etc....moreless

  • Microwave:

    matches ovens below and works great...moreless

  • Oven:

    double electric...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    few things, help yourself...leave what you wish or use what you need....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    sub zero with freezer drawer below....moreless

  • Stove:

    gas four burner...moreless

  • Toaster:

    works great, four slice...moreless


  • Boat:

    numerous places, closest is about 10 miles...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    four porches and a patio outside the kitchen. Pool has large seating area....moreless

  • Golf:

    very close, right across street. Clubhouse is 1/4th mile away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    at the lakes and up in the Park...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    huge and it includes large pastures....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    awesome bbq grill and a complete patio to use it...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    also cross-country courses about 9 miles away....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    sailing, boating, swimming, fishing, etc also about 15 minutes from here....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    this is a full jacuzzi that has a complete change of fresh water from the pool, every morning. You can heat it up once a day for everyone to use. Please do not leave it on....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    deep on one end, (no diving), shallow on the other. This area is not fenced and easily accesible with no gates. Depending on the time of year and the season it can be heated at no extra charge....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Seasonal Rate
Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$4,900 $17,000
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$3,600 $14,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you 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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Last updated: 03/04/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fresno Yosemite Airport
1.7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hitchin' Post
0.05 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rivercreek Golf Course
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Narrow Gage Scenic Railway
0.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 49 Golden Chain Highway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Rivercreek Golf Cafe
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Waterski 10miles/Snowski

Car: Necessary

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: I am happy, healthy, hard working and gregarious. I hail from the midwest but in Calif for almost 40 years. I lived in Germany in the 70's and love to visit there. It comforts me. I lived in Greece for over a year and had an apartment in South Ruislip, London with 7 Australian girls for a year, too. (Now THAT'S going in my memoir!) I 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. I have ridden most of my life and still amazed at the diversity of this area. When I'm not riding I'm a total tourists in the beautiful backyard, Yosemite National Park. I ride Narrow Gage RR a couple times a year, with my dog, Jani...she loves it. You will too.

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 their was a rare White Christmas. It was the icing on the cake. I will be here for the rest of my life.

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? I occasionally send the mares out to pasture, winter, if large group of equines, expected or I'm planning to travel for more than three days. The area is so accessible, they can be 'off' or 'on' the mountains' in less than 45 minutes. 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.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/04/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • House and front lawn from pasture #5

    House and front lawn from pasture #5

  • Main Estate House from our private road Riverbend Lane,  round pen on the right

    Main Estate House from our private road Riverbend Lane, round pen on the right

  • Meadow w/Golf Course in distance

    Meadow w/Golf Course in distance

  • Den, leather couch, 52" Flat screen, dvd, vcr and seating in the corner, too

    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.

    Bedroom #2, door to walk-in and thru to bathroom #3.

  • Master Suite, fireplace, several exits, Cal King, TV, Netflix

    Master Suite, fireplace, several exits, Cal King, TV, Netflix

  • Master Bath w/private exit

    Master Bath w/private exit

  • Little place, not too far away

    Little place, not too far away

  • Pool is deep well H2O,  little chlorine, super clear and warms up w/the sun.

    Pool is deep well H2O, little chlorine, super clear and warms up w/the sun.

  • Front porch swing with panorama of estate.

    Front porch swing with panorama of estate.

  • Big kitchen w/sub zero refer, two ovens, gas stove top and view into Den.

    Big kitchen w/sub zero refer, two ovens, gas stove top and view into Den.

  • Puppy Mother. See her little tongue out, sleeping, and loved.

    Puppy Mother. See her little tongue out, sleeping, and loved.

  • Christmas Surprise 2010

    Christmas Surprise 2010

  • Front steps off parking area overlooking meadow #5

    Front steps off parking area overlooking meadow #5

  • Tree Lined Driveway Winter, private gate at entrance

    Tree Lined Driveway Winter, private gate at entrance

  • Bathroom #2, private privy and exit to pool area above and back yard

    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.

    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 Suite into Master Bath, walk-in on left also entrance to bathroom #3.

  • Master Bath Shower and Tub

    Master Bath Shower and Tub

  • New granite bathroom private access from both Master and Guest suites.

    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?

    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.

    Quartz counters, laundry room to left, Pantry, and Breakfast room to right.

  • Great room has Italian couches, custom fireplace, dining room + beam ceiling.

    Great room has Italian couches, custom fireplace, dining room + beam ceiling.

  • Baby Pool with fish for Jani to catch. What a HOOT!

    Baby Pool with fish for Jani to catch. What a HOOT!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, March 20, 2017

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