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Great family home with everything you need - Near the River and Sequoia Park

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large Comfortabe Home, Sleeps 8 , 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, large deck & hot tub

With 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, the Blue Heron will comfortably accommodate 8 guests. Check-In time is 3:00 PM, Check-Out time is 11:00 AM. Our phone is (559) 561-4130.

The Blue Heron Ranch is only 15 minutes from the entry to Sequoia National Park, and 5 minutes from the center of Three Rivers. It is the perfect vacation retreat with river access for family and friends. The depth of the river varies between seasons. In the spring it may be high and later in the summer it can be much lower.

The living room is large, as well as the dining area and the kitchen with island. The kitchen is fully equipped and we provide enough coffee to get you started, along with spices. Plus there is a screened porch and a 500 sq. ft. deck with hot tub and barbecue. Plenty of room to be together or spread out.

In the back meadow we have volleyball, badminton, and horseshoes. You can lounge on the deck, barbecue your favorite foods, or soak in the hot tub. Perfect after all that exercise!

Blue Heron for Kids:

If you are bringing the kids, we provide two high chairs and two pack-and-plays for small children. Let us know before you arrive and we will set up the kid’s wading pool next to the deck so you can keep an eye on them while you relax or play horseshoes. There are kids’ videos, books, and games. An ice chest is provided for your day trips to the park or an afternoon at the river.

Blue Heron Ranch is nestled on an acre and a half of lush, natural landscaping. It is only a short walk to the private beach on the North Fork Kaweah River. You can enjoy the water, glimpse wild ducks, an occasional Great Blue Heron, Red Tailed Hawks, or any number of our local feathered friends. The North Fork River is the perfect Huckleberry Finn place for kids and parents to play.

If you're up to it, take a river rafting tour available through several companies. Walking or hiking up North Fork Drive, the old Colony Road, will give you some idea of what the early settlers in this magical place accomplished with picks, shovels, and a little dynamite.

The world famous Kaweah Post Office, built in 1910, is nearby. It is a national monument and the smallest USA post office still in operation.

In the early morning or evenings, you may see deer grazing in the meadow or a family of wild turkeys passing through. California quail nest in the underbrush and make their appearance frequently. A special treat are the large gray squirrels gathering acorns from the majestic oak trees.

The rooms are large and tastefully furnished. Original paintings decorate many of the walls. The comfortable bedrooms will welcome you at the end of a long, fun filled day.

We look forward to your visit. If there's anything extra you might need, just let us know and we will do our best to provide it.

More Details

David & Susy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About David & Susy

David & Susy: We love Three Rivers and Sequoia National Park. The area we live in is called Kaweah. It was one of the earliest pioneer settlements. North Fork Drive, which used to be called “The Kaweah Colony Road “, was the first road into Sequoia Park.

David & Susy purchased this house in 2012

Why David & Susy chose Sequoia, Kings Canyon

This is a beautiful location. Lots of wild life, deer, turkeys, quail, and of course the Great Blue Herons. It is close to a wonderful spot on the river, and only a short drive to town and the park entry.

What makes this house unique

This home is perfect for family gatherings, as well as just getting away from the city with friends. It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, this area is gorgeous. In the spring and summer, it is green and lush. Fall and winter can be ablaze with the color of the changing seasons. Whether you come from far away or just from down in the valley, you will be delighted.

The accommodations, from furnishings to linens, will exceed your expectations.


Three Rivers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is the hall bath, available for all guests.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This is the Master Bath. It is a nice size w/ walk-in shower
  • We provide quality cotton towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryers, and those other necessities.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Second Master Bedroom - 1 king , It has a loft and small balcony, plus access to deck & Spa.
    Bedroom #3 - 2 twin/ single , Guest Bedroom with twin beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    First Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom #1 - French doors open onto the deck and spa
  • The bedrooms are comfortable and nicely furnished. Some have 'Blackout' curtains for those who like to sleep late or take a nap. Master Bedroom Suite #1 has French doors that open onto the deck and hot tub. Master Bedroom Suite #2 has a private second floor siting room and a balcony. It also has access to the deck and spa.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
You will love this home as much as we do. It is comfortably furnished with plenty of room for up to eight guests and additional friends to drop by for a visit. It is surrounded by tall Oak trees, Sycamore, and Cedars. AT&T cell service works well, but others do not.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Great family home with everything you need - Near the River and Sequoia Park
average rating of 4.951613 based on 62 reviews

Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 8 friends stayed at the Ranch, and had the greatest time! I love that every couple had their own room, and have privacy as they wish. We cooked great meals, had coffee in the morning in the upstairs loft, played board games in the living room, chatted on the screened porch, and played with the cute dogs when they came over! We used the hot tub and grill outside as well! Such a fun house to enjoy the serenity of friendship and Three Rivers. Thank you again David and Susy, it was great meeting you!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. It was fun meeting all of you and our little poodle, Eiffel, looks forward to your next visit. David & Susy
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Felt Like We Were Home

  • 5 of 5

I have to apologize to David and Susy for taking so long to submit a review! We booked a spur of the moment getaway, because we needed trees! This house is set in such an idyllic setting, felt so comfortable and was so well equipped! We all slept so well and so comfortably. The house is cozy enough, and yet if someone wanted their own space, they had it. The house was clean - even this German Hausfrau was satisfied! Anything you could want, this house had. You can even mix yourself a Cosmo in the cocktail shaker, pour it in a pretty glass and cut a piece of lemon rind with the lemon rind cutter thingie (they have that!) and sit outside and breathe the good air and watch your kids play volleyball or play croquet or just lounge in the hot tub!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place and location! 15 min to Sequoia national park entrance and a river in your backyard!!

  • 5 of 5

Great hosts, amazing location and an excellent property with a huge patio, volleyball court and all amenities! A river flows through the ranch and the Sequoia park entrance is only 15 minutes away! Can't ask for more!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy place, 20min from park entrance

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time; nice and convenient location. Spacious house. Hot tub was great after afternoon hikes :)

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway...

  • 5 of 5

Spent a few days at David and Susy's property. It's a wonderful property, well stocked and clean. We even took our shoes and hiking boots off when we entered the home. David was kind enough to provide a brand new outdoor fire pit. Looking forward to returning ...

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property and location

  • 5 of 5

Susy/David were pleasant to deal with. We had a family vacation during 12/26~30 at the Blue Heron property. The home was clean and beautifully arranged throughout. BBQ was in working order and clean. Would stay here again when we visit next time. Thank you again for making it a memorable vacation w/ family.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Fresno, Ca
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Train
50 Miles
AMTRAK- Hanford, CA
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
HWY 198
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Cross Country Skiing, Sequoia Park
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Morro Bay
Car: necessary

Only 5 minutes to the center of town and 15 minutes from Sequoia Park entrance. Close to everything! Please note that in Sequoia Park mountain communities, AT&T cellular service receives in more places than any other company. Verizon is spotty, and other companies may not work in the hill country at all.


Rates & Availability

Three Rivers House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jun 9 2017 - Sep 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

One Time Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

The total number of guests is 8, children under eighteen months old are free.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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