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Cozy 2BR, 1BA house on the Northfork River.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Perfect for a romantic getaway or family vacation

Come escape to our urban outdoor house, completely renovated in 2014, on the North Fork River in Three Rivers, CA. It is perfect for a weekend getaway or a week long family vacation. Picture yourself relaxing on the spacious back porch overlooking the river with a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. Alternate relaxing days at home with fun filled days enjoying all the local activities at your fingertips.

Kim Shaffer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Kim Shaffer

We are Greg & Kim and Bryan & Shanna. Greg and Kim currently live in Little Rock, AR, and Bryan and Shanna are locals. Most of us grew up in the Los Angeles area, but Bryan and Kim's parents fell in love with the Sequoias and bought property in Three Rivers in the early 1990's. We have either lived here or visited frequently since that time, soaking up the beauty and peace this area has to offer as often as possible.

Kim Shaffer purchased this house in 2013

Why Kim Shaffer chose Sequoia, Kings Canyon

The rivers are one of nature's highlights here, so we were excited to be able to own a house with such a beautiful, natural landscape right in our backyard. We bought the house in August, 2013, and have completely renovated it inside and out. Every where you look, there is attention to detail and uniqueness. From the tree in the living room to the horse trough tub, it is obvious we had a lot of fun with this project. Being from a big city, we understand the need for a stress-free, relaxing vacation that allows you to experience nature with all the comforts of home. We hope you love this house and the area as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

Our house is conveniently located on a peaceful, quiet lot close to Sequoia National Park, Lake Kaweah, Mineral Kings National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, and downtown Three Rivers. Nearby activities include hiking, boating, fishing, mountain biking, golfing, rafting, wine tasting, antiquing, and swimming. We are also walking distance from the Lion's Arena, where several fun, local festivals are held.


Three Rivers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has an eclectic shower/tub combo, vanity with drawers, cupboard for storage, and toilet. Soft, fluffy bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths are also provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Comfortable queen size beds with bedding.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Cozy 2BR, 1BA house on the Northfork River.
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Perfect private getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice with little extras that just made it feel like home. Large fully stocked kitchen and just a beautiful private setting.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!!!

  • 4 of 5

Loved this home. The river was beautiful. Plenty of places to sit outside and relax. The home was very comfortable for my family. My boys fished mornings and evenings. Wifi was slow. We had a hard time streaming movies. Other then that, it was a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AMAZING! Pictures and description don't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED our stay at the "River House". The location is beautiful and very private. The river is 30 steps from the front door. Our kids had so much fun exploring the property and I loved the hammock. The nearby area is scenic and provides for great walks (including horses and cattle). It is a short drive to Three Rivers and Sequoia entrance. The house was very clean and and had everything we needed (and more). The house has been (VERY) tastefully decorated and updated. Communication with the owner was easy and Kim was very helpful. Weather prevented us from using the campfire or BBQ, but we hope to be back. We found our new happy place as a family and we can't wait to return! Thank you River House!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Nice home with a bunch activities to do, you'll never get bored.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, serene oasis in amazing country!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to this part of California... And WOW!! It was gorgeous!!! The River House did not disappoint either!! The home is so cozy and well-appointed. We had everything we needed and then some. The patio and hammock were our favorites. We hung out on both and literally felt our stress melt away!

The house is located in the quaint town of Three Rivers, which was so convenient to the Sequoia National Park. We had such an amazing time in the park.

We highly recommend staying at this home! It was so comfortable and serene!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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They've Remebered to include everything you'll need!

  • 5 of 5

The River House was clean, well equipped and really nice! From the complementary delicious bakery treats, board games for use, books, and s'mores squewers, to the crisp clean white towels, and complementary soaps and shapoo, we couldn't have asked for anything more! It is located right on the river, and in a peaceful, serene location. One tip I'd give to future guests is that GPS takes you to South Kaweah Rd, and this home is located off of North (Kaweah Rd; the road sign for the turn off simply says "North"). We visited the Sequoia Park and ate on the river at the Riverview Restarant, which had great atmosphere and sweet servers. There is a market and gas station within 2 miles and The Pizza Factory was quite yummy! We would definitely visit and stay here again. It felt like home away from home!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
78.3 Miles
Fresno International Airport, Fresno, CA
Nearest Golf
2.4 Miles
Three Rivers Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Miles
CA 198
Nearest Ski
103 Miles
Alta Sierra Ski Resort
Car: recommended

We are 7.6 miles from the entrance to the Sequoia National Park, Mineral Kings National Park, Kings Canyon National Park. We are also close to Lake Kaweah and downtown Three Rivers and walking distance from the Lion's Arena, where several fun, local festivals are held.


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
peak season 2017
May 18 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2017/2018
Sep 5 2017 - May 17 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

one time cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

3 night minimum stay over holidays. Check in 4pm. Check out 11am. Fully refundable up to 30 days prior to arrival. Rates Subject to change until booking confirmed.

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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