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Yosemite Owls Nest Family Friendly and Privacy Inside the Sierra Forest

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Early Morning WELCOME. Enjoy the sun rising over the Sierra Mountains.

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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About the Property

Sleeps up to 12 in 2100 Sq/ft Space & Privacy for Several Generations, Pets ok

Seeking a retreat to recharge while the family explores the forest? Nearby 40 acres of park-like walking meadows comes complete with year-round Whiskey Creek for fishing and crawdad catching. Endless miles of pristine hiking and mountain biking; ask your hosts for maps to the local trails. Enjoy boating and fishing in the nearby clear, waters of Bass Lake; or quiet swimming/fishing at Manzanita Lake

Check out our virtual tour if you want to see our luxurious rental room by room - click on the Virtual Tour link below the Owner's Info section."

Large Family friendly living area with separate areas to play cards or enjoy the 2 large flat screen TVs. Spread out in the roomy family room, or enjoy casual conversation in front of a cozy fireplace in the living room. Linger over dessert in the separate dining room or move outside to the covered patio with ceiling fans gently creating an evening breeze while you rest in the Hammock. The spacious deck overlooked by Whisky Ridge has a large barbecue, lots of comfy chairs and even a hammock for the ultimate dreamy nap. Early risers will enjoy watching the sun come up over the mountains or later on relaxing in the Adirondack chairs after a day of adventure. Don't forget your margarita or glass of wine while watching the lengthening shadows creep up the mountainside. Inside is an island kitchen with a gas stove and fully stocked chef's cooking paradise. When you are ready for bed the 3 bedrooms each have plush queen size beds with fluffy duvets and lots of different size pillows. The family room features a pull out daybed/trundle plus a full size futon with deep mattress. The two bathrooms have both showers and tubs; the Master has a deep tub and separate stall shower. There is a separate Utility room with washer and gas dryer to complete your mountain retreat including all the comforts of home.

Our fully approved Vacation Rental is operated with a Madera County Business License issued in the name "Yosemite Owls Nest". Your charges include the 11% Transient Occupancy Tax required by law which is paid to Madera County. This tax is included in the daily fee you are charged. There is also a 6% 'Service charge' by VRBO that goes directly to their company.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:

• No Smoking or Vaping (eCigarettes) is allowed inside our home, outside on our property or while walking on the roads. Wildfires are a constant threat and a quick eviction and/or deposit forfeiture will occur if any evidence of smoking or materials is discovered.
• This home is located in a quiet neighborhood and is only suitable for quieter groups.  Our rental agreement includes a no tolerance and eviction policy regarding excessive noise, occupancy and/or parties. 
• We allow only well-behaved pets that are approved in advance. They are never to be left alone in the home unattended. All evidence of their visit (feces, fur, stains, etc.) must be completely removed inside and outside before you depart.
• Please make sure you are comfortable with these policies before renting Yosemite Owls Nest. Deposit forfeitures and/or evictions are strictly enforced.
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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/18/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    There is a Pak-n-Play available.for babies or toddlers. All ages including babies are included in total guest count for determining nightly charge. Disposable diapers and feminine hygiene products cannot be flushed - our septic system is delicate! Repairs to the system if required due to misuse will be billed to the credit card on file. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking policy is STRICTLY enforced to our home and our Forest. No Vape, eCigarettes or smoking unless inside your own vehicle with all the windows closed. Violation of our strictly enforced policy will result in forfeiture of your deposit and immediate eviction....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Contact us for our pet policy. No pet can be left unattended inside or outside our home. A Fenced yard and a large crate is provided. If extra cleaning of our furniture, bedding, carpet or yard is required by our housekeepers, your deposit will be forfeited. Current rabies vaccine certificate must be on file prior to arrival....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    One level home with no steps in the way to the entrance through the attached garage. Doors are minimal wheelchair width - 28" opening access to bedrooms and bath. All rooms are on one floor without interior steps. The hall bath is large and roomy. The Master Shower has easy step-in shower stall....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Connecting bathroom with deep tub and stall shower....moreless

  • Family Room: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Daybed with separate trundle. Full size futon...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Lodge decor private location distant from family activities...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Cowboy Decor. Cozy Duvet...moreless

  • Both the large Deer and Cowboy bedrooms provide separation and quiet respites away from the main Living Areas. Sleep until noon or turn in early; you will appreciate the peace and quiet of this home and surrounding forest. Bedside lights and a rocking chair to curl up with a book or just relax and watch the birds in the trees. There is a Pak-n-Play available for a small child....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bedroom Bath: toilet, tub, shower

    Deep soaking tub and separate stall shower. Forest View....moreless

  • Guest/Hall Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Roomy area with DUAL pedestal sinks. Hairdryer, shampoo...moreless

  • Both bathrooms provide roomy well lit areas with more than ample lighting, space and mirrors. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Original French trail-head used to take cattle to the gold miners from the San Joaquin Valley to Mammoth began in Cascadel Ranch. Historic apple trees with apples available in season. Blackberries available in season. Nearby Mono Indian museum. Acorn grinding holes in rocks at the top of the cascades. Lots of history to explore. Horseback riding and zip line available a short drive....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Large bookcase with eclectic collection. Take one/leave one (help yourself) policy. A large 3 ring white binder with local attractions, special area books and maps provided for your use while here....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Each TV has a Blu-ray player with internet access....moreless

  • Game Room:

    Family room with marble top game table. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Large selection of board and table games for all ages....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network...moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD player, MD player/speakers and via Blue Ray player on TV....moreless

  • Television:

    50" flat screen TV in Living room & audio system 32" flat screen TV in Family room & audio system Separate Audio Speaker systems on both TVS...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A dozen Blue Ray movies are provided on your arrival. We also have an extensive personal collection available to choose from on request. ASK!...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Oakhurst is a 20 mile drive. You will find 2 Supermarkets, 3 full service Pharmacies, a 5 screen Movie Theater and a 5 Star Restaurant, Erna's Elderberry House. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Whisky Ridge soars outside your front door. Watch the sun rise over the mountain top and notice the night creep up the mountainside as the sun sets. Tall pine trees and majestic oaks provide shade....moreless

  • Resort:

    Bass Lake Resort is a 10 minute ride for boat rentals and other water sports, fishing or fresh water swimming. We provide you 20% off coupons for boat and jet ski rentals....moreless

  • Rural:

    Take a look at the 3D Virtual Tour for a walk-around inside view....moreless

  • Village:

    North Fork is a quaint small town with a Visitor's Center, Mono Museum and a shop that features local artists wares including Native American hand woven baskets, hand made soap, and beaded jewelry....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large Pine dining table with 2 long benches and 2 captains chairs. Separate marble top table with 6 additional chairs. 3 barstools at the kitchen bar. 2 large outside patio tables. Card table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Temperature controlled Master Cool System. Whole house fan (on/off dial located next to the door to the garage). This quickly changes all the indoor air - cook fish and quickly rid the house of odors...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Yes, over size front load gas dryer. Softener sheets provided....moreless

  • Garage:

    One car attached, with automatic door opener. Outside motion detector light to welcome your arrival...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air heater, thermostat controlled....moreless

  • Internet:

    DSL with WiFi everywhere inside and outside...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Duvets, soft blankets, fully enclosed sanitary/dust mite proof zip covers on Queen Beds pillow-top and twin bed mattresses, box springs and pillows. Nice linens and pillows with extras for all beds. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Recliner couch, leather chair and ottoman. 50" flat screen TV, audio andh Blu-ray Internet access player and DVDs. Family Room has a second 32" flat screen TV Audio & internet access via Blu-ray...moreless

  • Parking:

    Concrete pad in front of garage. 3 acres of land - if you bring it we'll find a place for you to park it....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline with separate phone number for local calls. Good cell service for Verizon customers; with their tower nearby....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Large fluffy white towels, wash cloths and kitchen towels. Bring your own Beach Towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Yes, over size top loader. HE liquid Detergent provided. ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Top and side doors for easy loading logs. Large front glass door to watch and enjoy an evening fire. Wood supplied. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    10 person drip coffee maker plus an additional French press. Plug in hot water heater. Insulated thermos pot available to keep your coffee warm....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    24+ plates, glasses and eating utensils included. Wine and margarita glasses. 2 Tupperware type pitchers for water & juice. Blender. Pots and pans in many sizes including a cast iron skillet. ASK...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Quiet, efficient Kenmore....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked Chef's delight kitchen. Gas range, blender, popcorn popper, both drip and French press coffee pots. Don't see it? Let us know -- if we have one we'll bring it to you. Garden Window...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Yes...moreless

  • Oven:

    Full width large gas oven. Turkey roaster provided. The outside propane barbeque has an electric rotisserie. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic cooking appliances, spices, sugar/flour, olive oil and materials supplied. Hand and electric mixers, marble rolling pin, all the comforts of home. Extra tables, and chairs in garage....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Nearly new refrigerator with automatic ice-maker in the kitchen. 2nd full size refrigerator in the garage....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove with outside exhaust fan. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    2 slice toaster, plus a separate waffle maker...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered patio with 2 ceiling fans. Large deck with 2 sets of tables and chairs. Hammock in stand. Adirondack chairs. BEAUTIFUL mountain & a full night sky of stars....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Over 3 acres of land that is rolling and flat. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large Brinkman propane gas grill with rotisserie and separate gas burner plus sink....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Winter Snow Play areas at Fish Camp and Badger Pass...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    20% discount coupon available for boat and jet ski rentals from Bass Lake Water Sports in The Pines Marina at Bass Lake...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
from 45 traveler reviews
Stay cozy and warm by the fire while visiting Yosemite! 03/18/2016

VRBO Bear stayed here:


Just what we needed! This home was perfect, and soooo beautiful! It is a lot roomier than it appears in the pictures, and there is plenty of room for everyone to spread out. The house is so well equipped, they thought of everything, even sleds for the snow! The wonderful little owls everywhere are so much fun and you see a new one in every room you go into! This home really made our stay enjoyable. The deck overlooks the trees and is just beautiful when the sun is coming up. The fireplace in the living room makes everything feel cozy and the owners made sure we were well equipped with firewood. The house is up a windy road in the mountains but still feels like a little neighborhood. There are waterfalls just down the road that are an extra treat. Our whole stay was wonderful. Thank you so much for making our vacation great!

The VRBO Bear
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Mar 3 - May 25, 2017
1 night min stay
$200

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
May 26 - Sep 10, 2017
1 night min stay
$240

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$200

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $110
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Rates are for 9 Guests total. Additional Guests will be charged at the rate of $50 per night per guest.


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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  • Miller's

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  • El Cid Mexican Cuisine

    "Delicious Margaritas, great seafood Enchiladas, a gourmet Mexican Food experience."

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  • Erna's Elderberry House

    "5 Star Restaurant and phenomenal experience. New York's premier restaurant reviewer said it..."

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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Yosemite International
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Buckhorn Saloon, Duceys Bar & Grill
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sierra Meadows Golf Course
40 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Stop in Madera, Full Station in Fresno
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 41
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
La Cabana Mexican Food, Pizza Factory
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
Badger Pass in Yosemite
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bass Lake

Car: Necessary

Wake to the quiet of a 3 acre mountain top retreat. Enjoy the fresh scent of pine trees and bear clover. Sip your morning coffee from your quiet, private deck. Go for a walk in the meadow and watch the squirrels scurry through the trees. If you are quiet, a mother deer and her twin fawns may sneak up for a closer look at their new visitor. Once your family is awake you can jump into your car for a look around the wonders of the nation's premier National Park. In Yosemite Valley you can bring your binoculars to see climbers tackling world famous rock walls like Cathedral Dome. You can expect to see coyotes in the meadows, deer and possibly a bear or raccoon watching you nearby. Save time to visit the Yosemite Park Museum and enjoy the history of this magnificent natural landmark.

Another experience not to be missed is launch your own watercraft or rent a speedboat or party barge (use your 20% off coupon that we provide) to enjoy the warm water at Bass Lake. Bass, trout and Kokanee salmon are caught in Bass Lake and the surrounding streams.

Your base at Yosemite Owls Nest sits in the historic Cascadel apple ranch surrounded on all 4 sides by the Sierra National Forest. Maps of hiking and biking trails are provided with directions for you to picnic next to Whisky Creek in the park-like walking meadows. A volleyball is provided for the court located at the clubhouse.

No matter whether you came for an extended quiet rest in your own 'private summer camp' or prefer to spend your days exploring the Sierra Mountains, your hosts will help you discover all these mountains have to offer.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Chris is a retired computer game developer (you can find his name on many of Sierra Online's adventure games - particularly the Kings Quest Series) who still enjoys coding to support Marie's real estate website. Marie helps visitors find the perfect home in the local real estate market. Specializing in working with future retirees looking for a less stressful area or perhaps finding a 2nd home to establish forever memories of family get-aways. Shown here are two of their grown children and their families, gathered to celebrate her birthday. Everyone enjoys visits where they rent a party barge on Bass Lake, fixing breakfast while paddling a rubber boat at Manzanita Lake, or playing volleyball on the court at the clubhouse. Truth be told - mostly everyone enjoys the idyllic restful mountains where each follows their personal freedom to explore.

Why the Owner Chose Cascadel Woods, North Fork, CA, USA:
We live in a nearby two story home and plan on spending the remainder of our lives in Cascadel Ranch. Your beautiful one story Vacation Retreat is perfect for our future and is a dream to anyone who cannot climb stairs or needs some use of a walker or wheelchair. The view is the same one we enjoy now -- take a look at the webcam and see for yourself why our personal goal is to live in this paradise forever.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Quiet privacy and seclusion on nearly 3 acres close to Yosemite, Bass Lake and Oakhurst. You are only 45 minutes from Costco, Lowe's, Imax theater, endless choice of restaurants, 24 hour paramedic staffed ambulances with a world renowned trauma center hospital nearby. Cal State Fresno. Fresno Yosemite International airport. We enjoy our comfortable, relaxed lifestyle with all the amenities of a large city available in less than an hour's drive. Centrally located between northern and southern California where it is only a 3 hour drive from San Francisco or 4 hours from Los Angeles; a place where all your family and friends can quickly join you.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/18/2017

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Photos

  • Early Morning WELCOME.  Enjoy the sun rising over the Sierra Mountains.

    Early Morning WELCOME. Enjoy the sun rising over the Sierra Mountains.

  • Beautiful vaulted wood ceiling highlights the living room and cozy woodstove.

    Beautiful vaulted wood ceiling highlights the living room and cozy woodstove.

  • Separate Dining Area with table that easily accommodates 10.

    Separate Dining Area with table that easily accommodates 10.

  • Enjoy family dinners from an open room with picture window to the forest.

    Enjoy family dinners from an open room with picture window to the forest.

  • Large windows to watch the birds, comfy couch and chairs luxury to enjoy.

    Large windows to watch the birds, comfy couch and chairs luxury to enjoy.

  • Master Bedroom w/a Queen Size bed & soft sheets plus Duvet and multiple pillows

    Master Bedroom w/a Queen Size bed & soft sheets plus Duvet and multiple pillows

  • Deer themed Bedroom #2 with Queen size bed, soft sheets & Duvet. Large window.

    Deer themed Bedroom #2 with Queen size bed, soft sheets & Duvet. Large window.

  • Plenty of parking for cars & boats. Easy single story entry and home. Solitude.

    Plenty of parking for cars & boats. Easy single story entry and home. Solitude.

  • You will never tire of this view or the smell of pine trees & bear clover.

    You will never tire of this view or the smell of pine trees & bear clover.

  • Gas barbeque with separate burner and rotisserie waiting for a gourmet cook....?

    Gas barbeque with separate burner and rotisserie waiting for a gourmet cook....?

  • Map of surrounding area with Madera County walking ares marked in green.

    Map of surrounding area with Madera County walking ares marked in green.

  • Beautiful Day Drive.  A book describing the points of interest is available.

    Beautiful Day Drive. A book describing the points of interest is available.

  • Welcome Home!  A clear mountain sunrise awaits you at this 2.5 acre retreat.

    Welcome Home! A clear mountain sunrise awaits you at this 2.5 acre retreat.

  • Comfy leather couch, chair and ottoman to watch TV or listen to family tales.

    Comfy leather couch, chair and ottoman to watch TV or listen to family tales.

  • Kitchen with an island & bar stools.  Separate sinks, gas 5 burner stove.

    Kitchen with an island & bar stools. Separate sinks, gas 5 burner stove.

  • Separate Family Room & space for multiple activities. Bookcase & computer desk

    Separate Family Room & space for multiple activities. Bookcase & computer desk

  • Play cards, work on a puzzle while you enjoy the open outdoor feeling .

    Play cards, work on a puzzle while you enjoy the open outdoor feeling .

  • Master closet has your choice of games, yoga mat or DVDs.

    Master closet has your choice of games, yoga mat or DVDs.

  • Cowboy themed room with Queen Size Bed and rocking chair.

    Cowboy themed room with Queen Size Bed and rocking chair.

  • Step inside this professionally decorated luxury home ready for you to enjoy.

    Step inside this professionally decorated luxury home ready for you to enjoy.

  • Listen to the afternoon breeze, enjoy an evening margarita or glass of wine.

    Listen to the afternoon breeze, enjoy an evening margarita or glass of wine.

  • The Deck is enchanting in any the snow..

    The Deck is enchanting in any the snow..

  • Skiing in Badger Pass, Yosemite OR China Peak at Huntington Lake

    Skiing in Badger Pass, Yosemite OR China Peak at Huntington Lake

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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