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Peaceful, Custom Home Retreat Near Yosemite's South Gate. Views, Spa, Waterfall

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Last updated: 08/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

When you enter the front door of this lovingly built hand crafted home in the beautiful Sierras near Yosemite, your first word will be “Wow!” Prepare to be speechless, however, when you see the amazing back yard. A beautiful cobbled outdoor living area, zen-like landscaped hillside, bubbling waterfall, quiet pond and organic garden greet you. Peace, calm and joy will flood your senses as you realize you have found a slice of heaven on earth. Take a deep breath, then exhale as you scan the surrounding trees, mountains and lake to the south. Back inside, you’ll appreciate the ambience of the native stone, oak, pine, and fir construction. Views from all windows provide lots of natural light. Enjoy watching the sun rise over the ridge to the east as you sip your morning coffee by the waterfall, then bask in the glorious sunset from the living room bay window. From the elevated deck you’ll catch glimpses of local wildlife beyond the fence. Birdwatch right from the dining room table. At night, as you relax and soak in the therapeutic spa, count falling stars and let the heavens entertain you. Finally, ease into any one of the luxuriously appointed superior quality beds and prepare for a night’s sleep like never before. We are so excited to share this special property with you as our guests. Welcome home to Casa Cascada, “House of the Waterfall!”
• Sleeps 6 (King, Queen, full), deluxe linens.
• 2.5 bathrooms
• Gourmet kitchen, fully stocked. Basic foodstuffs provided: sugar, oil, flour, spices, etc.
• Built in outdoor cooking station with stainless steel grill
• Whole house water filter with reverse osmosis for drinking
• HotSprings® therapeutic spa seats 6
• 20 minutes to Yosemite, the gem of National Parks (south entrance)
• 15 minutes to Bass Lake
• 2 minutes to the mountain village of Oakhurst
• Local hiking, fishing, skiing (water and snow), boating, biking, sailing, bird watching, etc.
• Views all around this secluded, peaceful, quiet setting. Kick back and enjoy, or venture out and explore!
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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    No children under 5 years old...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • All 3 bedrooms & 2 of the baths are located upstairs. All mattresses are brand names of the highest quality. Mattresses are covered in dust mite, allergen and bed bug proof encasements for your protection. Duvets are washed after each visit....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 1 hour from Fresno Airport, 3.75 hours from San Francisco, 3 hours from San Jose, 4 hours from Los Angeles, 2 miles to Oakhurst, 15 minutes to Bass Lake, 25 minutes to Nelder Grove Redwoods, 20 minutes to Goat Meadow Snow Play area, 25 minutes (12 miles) to Yosemite National Park South Gate, 25 minutes to Yosemite Mariposa Grove Big Trees, 1.5 hours to Yosemite Badger Pass Ski Area, 1.75 hours to Yosemite Glacier Point (seasonal), 1.5 hours to Yosemite Valley ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Assorted DVR movies...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Oakhurst provides full convenience shopping and dining...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mountains all around give this property a very peaceful and isolated feeling...moreless

  • Resort:

    Miller's, The Pines, and The Forks Resorts provide boat, party barge, and jet ski rentals. Picknicking and hiking spots all around the lake....moreless

  • Rural:

    Property is so close to town, but feels miles away....moreless

  • Village:

    Oakhurst proper is 2 miles with everything from Starbucks to Jamba Juice. Great locally owned eateries & gift shops. Raley's and Von's have every grocery item you could possibly need....moreless

  • Water View:

    Gaze down on Pierce Lake...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Efficient evaporative cooler...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Well stocked - every thing you need...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked gourmet custom kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Convection and regular baking...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basics provided (flour, sugar, honey, individual butter servings, spices) plus gourmet coffee, creamer, coffee grinder, filters, etc. There are also refrigerated condiments of various types....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    5 burner gas...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    A side deck is the best place to star gaze from...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The spa is located on the back patio. Fish pond, views, waterfall, and outdoor cooking station located there as well...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Garden is completely organic...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Beautiful Napolean gas fired grill. Lots of counter space for serving, preparing outdoor meals....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    A beautiful HotSprings therapeutic spa under the stars. Non-chlorine treated....moreless

 

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$350

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

We meet and greet all of our guests in order to review the special features of the home. We are always available by phone and will personally and immediately attend to any problems or concerns; there will never be an "agent" or property management representative. There is a 3 night minimum during the peak summer and holiday seasons.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fresno
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
In Oakhurst. Winery and brewery too!
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ahwahnee Country Club
45 Miles
Nearest Train
Fresno
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 41
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mexican, BBQ, Cajun, Italian, fast food, etc.
38 Miles
Nearest Ski
Badger Pass Ski Area in Yosemite
158 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pismo Beach, Avila Beach

Car: Necessary

Casa Cascada is located central to many beautiful areas, Yosemite National Park being just one. Bass Lake is only 7 miles away and the Sierra National Forest only minutes by car. Enjoy hiking on Lewis Creek Trail or visit the giant Redwoods in Nelder Grove, both so close by. The best feature of this property is that it feels so secluded, but is so close to town and all the amenities anyone could want. Use this as a jumping off point during the day, then return to the gourmet kitchen and prepare your favorite dish or let our local restauranteurs cook for you. Relaxing to the sounds of the beautiful waterfall is the owners' only recommendation for 'must do,' besides Yosemite, of course!

1 hour from Fresno Airport

3.75 hours from San Francisco

3 hours from San Jose

4 hours from Los Angeles

2 miles to Oakhurst

15 minutes to Bass Lake

20 minutes to Goat Meadow Snow Play area

25 minutes (12 miles) to Yosemite National Park South Gate

25 minutes to Yosemite National Park Mariposa Grove Big Trees

1.5 hours to Yosemite Badger Pass Ski Area

1.75 hours to Yosemite Glacier Point (seasonal)

1.5 hours to Yosemite Valley

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1985

About the owner: Dean has been a designer and custom residential home builder in the Oakhurst area for over 35 years. He built and continues to lovingly update and restore Casa Cascada for the enjoyment of guests and family. Lesley has been in healthcare for over 40 years and specializes in respiratory critical care. We have 2 grown daughters, Amy and Kelly, who were raised here in the mountains. Our pride and joy(s) are our grandsons Ethan and Rylan. We enjoy gourmet cooking, great wine, healthy food, positive attitudes, nature, music, sailing, snow skiing, travel, and relaxing and yucking it up with good friends and family. We hope you love and enjoy what Dean calls our 'Zen Green Zone' as much as we do!

Why the Owner Chose Oakhurst, CA, USA:
We viewed this lot way back in 1985. Lesley was skeptical as to how a house could be built on the side of a hill. To Dean, this was no problem. It's location allows for one of the best views in an area so close to town. We have added on and remodeled over the years and have great plans for additional space in future. Our garden is completely organic. The landscaping includes dozens of different plant species that will thrive in our growing zone. Hours of hand digging, planting, researching, hauling, lifting, stacking, dragging, sore muscles, scratching-of-heads, and do-overs have resulted in the beautiful space you see today. More to come, as well!

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
This home is unique in that it feels like you are miles away from civilization but are so close to town. You can find just about anything you need there, and be back at Casa Cascada within minutes. You can cook a gourmet meal in the home, or eat out. You should definitely visit our local (outstanding) winery and brewery for some amazing food, drink and live music. We are uniquely located just about mid-point between Bass Lake and the south gate to Yosemite. There is no better place from which to enjoy the incredible southern Sierras!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Casa Cascada - Waterfall House

    Casa Cascada - Waterfall House

  • Front steps

    Front steps

  • Entry way

    Entry way

  • The dining room has amazing views

    The dining room has amazing views

  • The adorable downstairs bath

    The adorable downstairs bath

  • The fish pond

    The fish pond

  • The amazing spa.  Enjoy in the morning or at night

    The amazing spa. Enjoy in the morning or at night

  • The master.  King memory foam bed.  So comfy and peaceful.  Awesome view...

    The master. King memory foam bed. So comfy and peaceful. Awesome view...

  • Antique window in the master shower opens for ventilation

    Antique window in the master shower opens for ventilation

  • Guest bed #1.  Sailing art.

    Guest bed #1. Sailing art.

  • Guest bath, with all the colors of shells and coral from the sea.

    Guest bath, with all the colors of shells and coral from the sea.

  • View from the living room bay window.  So awesome!

    View from the living room bay window. So awesome!

  • Front entry

    Front entry

  • Don't forget to turn around and see the view!

    Don't forget to turn around and see the view!

  • Living room - full of light

    Living room - full of light

  • Custom kitchen - the heart of the house

    Custom kitchen - the heart of the house

  • You won't want to leave this spot!

    You won't want to leave this spot!

  • The back yard to the west

    The back yard to the west

  • Gas barbeque is always ready

    Gas barbeque is always ready

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Guest bed #1.  Queen iComfort plush mattress.  Treehouse-like views!

    Guest bed #1. Queen iComfort plush mattress. Treehouse-like views!

  • Guest Bed #2 - Full gelfoam mattress, so comfy.  Amazing views as well!

    Guest Bed #2 - Full gelfoam mattress, so comfy. Amazing views as well!

  • At night, it's paradise!  Stargazing at its finest...

    At night, it's paradise! Stargazing at its finest...

  • Winter view from the living room bay window. Beautiful!!

    Winter view from the living room bay window. Beautiful!!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    Chateau / Country House
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/30/2016

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