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Downtown Kern River Rentals ""Big Blue"": Dog Friendly!"""

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cottage /w 3 Bdrms & 1 B *** IF other 3 are available, whole property sleeps 24!

Bringing your family or group to Kernville? Why stay in a hotel when you can have a fully-equipped house or cottage - for nearly the same price?

There are four individual cottages on the property - available for rent separately, or all together to sleep 24;

'BIG BLUE' featured on this availability calendar, is a three-bedroom house, very roomy and private with a large patio and fireplace. (sleeps 8)

***Please note, this property's front door faces 210 Big Blue Rd.

We can accommodate groups from two to twenty-four people when booking any or all of our cottages on site. See listings #1044489, 1044529 &/or 1044545 also!

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2018

About Becky

Carl purchased this property back in '05 because he loved the area and the fact that it was only a 2.5 hr. escape from home! We became a couple 7 years ago, lol, actually met online! Our first weekend get-away was to this area, precisely 20 miles up the hill to one of our three vacation rental cabins at Alta Sierra. There's snow up there at times! Whether you choose to stay in charming Kernville or up in the mountains we know you'll have an amazing time! At least that's our wish for you!

Becky purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Becky chose Kernville

We love the old hometown feel that Kernville provides. The community is small, charming, close to the river, Lake Isabella, the Sequoias, wilderness etc. It's a get retreat not far from our Central Coast home! foodies and a couple that enjoys a good glass of wine or craft beer on occasion there's some great places to imbibe!

What makes this cottage unique

Just a short walk to the Kern River rafting companies, the Kern River and historic downtown Kernville. Cozy cottages for your party of 4 all the way up to 24 when also booking #1044489, 1044529 &/or 1044545.


Kernville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Starter supply ONLY of toilet paper and liquid soap provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Big Blue Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Big Blue Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Big Blue Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
  • "Big Blue" has 2 queen beds and 2 sets of bunks. Our property also has "Little Blue" which has 1 queen and 2 bunks as does "East Tobias". "West Tobias" has 2 queens. In total sleeps 24! **See the amenities listing on our website (kern river rentals) for details.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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Downtown Kern River Rentals "Big Blue": Dog Friendly!
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews
Los Angeles CA

Clean & comfy!

  • 5 of 5

It was a last minute get away & we are lucky we found this place! It is very close to all the little shops and restaurants & only 15 minutes to Kern River! I definitely recommend this place! A big plus, Becky owner was great!!!

Thanks Becky!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words and so glad you had a great getaway Ana! It was meant to be that we had a last minute cancellation and you got it! Yay, sounds like you found a secluded spot on the river further away from our cottages since the Kern River & little park are just 2 blocks away :-)! The river is amazing now! Come back anytime, Becky & Carl
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Great location and perfect for our groip

  • 4 of 5

Very well located property. Quiet, clean and simple. Thanks

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Erik, we're so happy you enjoyed your stay! We'd love to host you again anytime! Best, Carl & Becky
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Nice cozy cabin

  • 4 of 5

Big blue was a great place to stay for a wedding we had in Kernville. It Seems to be a typical house for the area, it may seem “older” if you are from a newer constructed community. The house was clean and towels and bedding were provided.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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There were ants in the kitchen and dining area. The kitchen and dining area were not clean.

  • 2 of 5

I had to re-clean the kitchen and dining area. There were not enough eating utensils for the eight of us

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lara: I am so shocked and actually saddened by your review. We take pride in providing a clean and cozy cottage for our guests and have done so for over 10 years. Our long time cleaning husband and wife team are meticulous and take pride in their work, as if they owned the cottages. I wish you would have contacted us once there so we could have had the chance to see what you were disappointed with and we would have rectified any valid complaints. When I contacted you about the brand new mattress pad that one of your guests ruined you didn't voice any of these complaints to me either and I believed you were rightfully taking responsibility for that damage. These facts unfortunately make me believe otherwise. I do hope when a prospective guest reads your review they will see what actually is happening here and will focus on ALL of the other very happy and positive reviews!
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Exactly what we needed for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and had everything we needed and more for our family! Looking forward to staying again!!! Everything was great!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Rachel! We love hearing that our cottages are a part of some happy family memories! Come back again soon! ~Becky and Carl
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San Luis Obispo, CA

Perfect on all levels!

  • 5 of 5

My family and many friends stayed in these charming cottages. They were so clean and cozy and right near downtown Kernville area and just blocks from the river. We also loved hanging outside on the patio together, esp. at the Big Blue cottage where all of us could gather together. Becky and Carl were incredibly helpful also! I'd highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Beth! Carl and I are so happy when people make new wonderful memories in our cottages! Please come back again soon!
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Car: recommended

Whitewater rafting is a huge attraction and is seasonal. Lake Isabella is just 1-2 miles away and the list goes on.We're also only 8-10 miles away from Alta Sierra where there's snow if Mother Nature agrees during the winter. There is even a small ski resort there!

Please check our amenities page on our kernriverrentals website.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 6.0%

More than 8 guests, require permission and may incur extra fees per person.

***Holidays = 3 night minimum stays (President's Day/Whiskey Flat Days in Feb., Memorial Day weekend, Independence Day, July 4th weekend, Labor Day Thanksgiving Christmas and New Years).

***Rates vary: weekdays vs. weekends vs. holidays vs. seasons
Price ranges are: Big Blue = $140-185
Other cottages:Little Blue = $100-160, East Tobias = $100-160, West Tobias = $95-150.
We also have weekly and monthly rates available.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

PLEASE CONTACT OWNER via phone, text or email. 805.459.9408 or

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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