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Large Equestrian Estate, Pets/Pool/Jacuzzi/Oakhurst+Bass Lake! Kids love it!!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,400 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Sleeps 11, 5 bedrooms/bath, kids+dogs welcome, CLOSE TO EVERYTHING @SOUTH GATE!

November 7th ,NEW YEAR ('18) AVAILABLE! CHECK-IN DEC 31ST and NEW YEARS EVE, NEW YEAR'S DAY plus check-out Jan 4th 2018.


Minimum stay is 4 nights at the low rate of $400/night for 8 guests our maximum occupancy is eleven and an extra baby is no charge.

Check #485890 Main Estate House photos! This is for the Main Estate house WHEN AVAILABLE!

We are close to EVERYTHING!! You should be able to call me directly. Be most welcome.

I am on the rockin' side of Yosemite (NOT ON THE LANDSLIDE SIDE OF THE PARK! THAT IS A LONG WAY FROM HERE) and you can enter and leave this side of the park quite easily. This is considered the 'main entrance' to most the activities. Close, (less than 20 minutes) from BEAUTIFUL Bass Lake. I'm on the South entrance side with Wawona Stables, Narrow Gage RR and Inn, five miles from Oakhurst, 20 min from the Fairgrounds, and all are beautiful drives in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains. It is georgous here! (We are NOT on the landslide side of the park!)

Please refer to the main estate house which is ad #485890. People understand how inexpensive the main house is to enjoy, save a fortune eating, socializing, in our very spread out estate. See the reviews on the ad! ALL 5 STAR! ('Cleanest place we ever stayed", "best vacation we ever had, coming back next year" and etc.etc)

Main house can sleep 8 easily (5 bedrooms, two are suites and most are King size beds), and children/pets are welcome. Depending on the age of the children, we can squeeze a extra, if need be. We have ample parking, private electric gates, tree lined driveway and our private road, too. Pets (dogs and horses) are on approval and no extra charge. There is hiking here on the property and Deadwood Mountain is 1/2 mile away and a stretch of the legs (you or horses) to walk the road to the top; but WHAT A VIEW!

The quaint and beautiful little town of Oakhurst is less than 5 miles south, Bass Lake is 15 minutes, High Sierra about 10minutes from Oakhurst and then snow play area, hiking, horseback riding, Ahwahnee Hotel and Wawona Stables, just before the south gate to Yosemite Nat'l Park.

If you go north on Historic Hwy 49 we are 20 minutes from Mariposa Fairground, (tons of activities, fair, livestock shows, and the miner's museum with millions in gold bullion). JUST aware of where you are booking on the vrbo map. The new 'algorithm' puts people over an HOUR further from the park in the same 'search request'. Ahwahnee has FOUR rentals, not 100??!! . It may look like only 30 miles but it is mountain roads, two lanes and MUCH MUCH FURTHER than Oakhurst/Bass Lake/and Ahwahnee.

You can pan for gold in walking distance of the house.

I've had several people ask so I'll repeat this; the estate is NOT on the landslide side of Yosemite. That is a long way from here. You have to go 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.

Less than a hotel for 10 people and you can eat, drink, play in the pool or Jacuzzi in the winter, , sit on the porch, hike locally and go to the park any time.

More Details

Louisa Allyn
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 29, 2017

About Louisa Allyn

I am happy, healthy, and enjoy everyone that has come to stay at the estate. Wonderful people, cool kids, great dogs and a fountain of information. Super, super people from all over the world.

Louisa Allyn purchased this estate in 2010

Why Louisa Allyn chose Ahwahnee

It is central to all the Yosemite activities and a skoosh off being half way to the front gate AND half way to the back (except for the landslide up there). We are only 4.5 miles from a unique and friendly mountain town (Oakhurst) with smiling faces and helpful citizens. We love our tourists and the National Park system has many local, free, events. The town is wonderful, the people are warm. Everyone loves it. Plus, for a pretty little mountain town, there are bunch's of REALLY good restaurants.

What makes this estate unique

Plenty of room to wander about. Can barely see one neighbors estate, another is in view but a least a football field away. Jacuzzi heats up in a snap in the winter although the ground temp can can soak in it and there are mountains IN VIEW, just lovely. It is natural rock and has a waterfall that feeds to the pool. Huge pool, we can only heat in the summer but do not charge to keep it 79-80'ish and IF the ground temp is up, sometimes as early as May. That rascally ground temp is 'all that' up here. Can be 75 degrees in November, and the ground temp is 60... BUT the fabulous jacuzzi comes 'up' in 20 minutes 'ish and it's big enough for the little guys to play in. If we use it as a pool, we can put it to 80 degrees and they can play a long time, dig? We'll figure it out. We always do. Your gonna love it here!


Ahwahnee Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , very large off the master suite, very private, w/entrance
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private exit to outside, two sinks (off guest suite+ pool)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , private access from both main suites, 2 sinks, private privy
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , private privy off laundry room, access from pool+pub room
  • All are private privy so you can use the toilet and someone can use the sinks. All have two sinks except one off the kitchen.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Big window overlooking pasture #5
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Suite with private entrance via pool, view of pool and woods
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Cal King with private entrance, view of meadow #5
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 600 sq ft master w/couch, TV, master bath, private entrances
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Add'l bedroom for more than 8 guests with children
  • House is very large (member, this is for the main estate) and we sleep 8 comfortably but I have added the 5th bedroom (lovely, has private entrance, full view of two meadows) if you need sleeping for a few children. The double will fit two and the leather fold out sleeps one more, even an adult. There is a small additional charge for additional guests and insurance has EVERY warm body as a 'guest'. I try to make some accommodation for babies and toddlers but please ask as I MUST follow the insurance parameters; sometimes I can swing it.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
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
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
pan for gold, ride the rr, rent horses or bring your own, hike, bike, zip line, or cruise the mountains with or without your pets. You will love it.


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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Fresno Yosemite Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hitchin' Post
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Rivercreek Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Narrow Gage Scenic Railroad
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Scenic Hwy 49 North
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Rivercreek Golf Clubhouse
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Badger Pass
Car: recommended

We are now accepting reservations for minimum of 4 nights or at the main estate.

People call the 'Gateway to Yosemite' Ahwahnee Riverbend Area Shangri-La. It is cool in the summer, warm in the winter and distant clear views of mountains, and Yosemite. There is so much to do. YOU WILL LOVE IT! People visit Yosemite over and over, again. Our main estate house ad#485890 is also a place to meet, see the area, and can be enjoyed with groups in both residences.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
One time cleaning fee $300
Add'l guest per night $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Pets will require a larger damage deposit but it is fully refundable. There is no charge for pets but you will be responsible for them to be good buddies.
Children are welcome with open arms and we love our little friends. Accommodate one extra baby, no charge.
Add'l rental is $50 per night over 8, Maximum of 10 people is $500/night but again, we sleep 11 and will try to accommodate an extra toddler.
Paperwork must be signed and agreed prior to arrival and we'll want to talk on the phone, too.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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