Yosemite Owls Nest Family Friendly and Privacy Inside the Sierra Forest(45 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Lodge
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review
About the Property
Sleeps up to 12 in 2100 Sq/ft Space & Privacy for Several Generations, Pets ok
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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Member since: 2015
- 2100 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
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
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
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
- 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
- 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
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
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
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
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
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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
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
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- Wood Stove:
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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
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
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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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Mar 3 - May 25, 2017
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 9 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest
May 26 - Sep 10, 2017
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 9 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $110
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 11%
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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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.
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.
- Primary: +1 5596418282 Our Cell Phone. We welcome your questions!
- Secondary: +1 5598774740 Our home landline
- Tertiary: +1 5597604740 Chris' number
- Fax: +1 8883518845 Our personal toll free fax number.
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Early Morning WELCOME. Enjoy the sun rising over the Sierra Mountains.
Beautiful vaulted wood ceiling highlights the living room and cozy woodstove.
Separate Dining Area with table that easily accommodates 10.
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.
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.
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.
Gas barbeque with separate burner and rotisserie waiting for a gourmet cook....?
Map of surrounding area with Madera County walking ares marked in green.
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.
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.
Separate Family Room & space for multiple activities. Bookcase & computer desk
Play cards, work on a puzzle while you enjoy the open outdoor feeling .
Master closet has your choice of games, yoga mat or DVDs.
Cowboy themed room with Queen Size Bed and rocking chair.
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.
The Deck is enchanting in any the snow..
Skiing in Badger Pass, Yosemite OR China Peak at Huntington Lake
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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