(NOTE: During the summer months, we only rent in one-week-blocks: Checkin Saturday, checkout the next Saturday.), but, please call us for last minute openings/availability and such. Also, the VRBO calendar is just a rough idea of availability. Inquire thru VRBO for last minute status. Located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of Central California, near Yosemite National Park (30 minutes from the Hwy 41 southern entrance) Bass Lake is a recreation destination for those who enjoy water sports and the types of recreation and relaxation that only a wooded mountain lake can provide. Bass Lake is optimally positioned for a mild climate in the Yellow Pine belt at an elevation of 3500 feet. This custom built recreation home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Marina View subdivision. The rental includes membership in the private Marina View Heights Dock Association, which entitles guests to use the association's launch ramp, boat dock, and water-front recreation facilities. The three story home includes two levels of redwood decking and commands a panoramic view of the distant mountains and foot hills stretching into the San Juaquin Valley.
The 1600 square foot home includes three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a two car garage. The kitchen/living room area is situated on the second floor with picture-frame windows that extend over the entire front of the house. Two bedrooms, one bathroom, the laundry area and two car garage (one car in off-summer months) are situated on the ground level. The loft bedroom, which overlooks the second floor, and includes its own bathroom, is accessed from the second floor via a spiral staircase. Lake area summer recreation activities include: hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing (a virtual fisherman paradise), swimming, skiing, jet-skiing, and just about any kind of boating (e.g., power boating, canoeing, sailing, rafting).
Note: Two day minimum. Check-in is after 4:00pm. Check-out is before 10:00am. Linens provided (all sheets), plus bath/shower towels, wash rags, kitchen towels, toilet paper). Consumables not provided: Kitchen paper towels, hand soap, shampoo, trash bags.
Winter recreation includes cross country and alpine skiing at Badger Pass Ski Area, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling in the high Sierras. Major area attractions include Yosemite National Park, the Sugarpine Rail Road (old steam engine logger), the Ansel Adams and other wilderness areas, and the Golden Chain Highway (Hwy. 49) areas (named after the Gold Rush). A 5 minute drive from Marina View brings you to the charming Pines Village where there are restaurants, shops, a post office, market, bar, gas station, and a full service Marina and boat launch. Additional restaurants, shops and services may be found 10 to 15 minutes from the lake in the surrounding towns of Oakhurst and North Fork.
Bass Lake is located 3 1/2 hours from the San Francisco Bay area, and 5 1/2 hours from the Los Angeles area.
Built in 1986, Specifically Designed as a Vacation Rental Includes Boat Slip and Use of Private Marina, and Boat Launch Area, 1600 sq. ft., Sleeps 10 (2 Queens, Queen sleeper-sofa, and 2 Double Bunks [kid-friendly]), Three Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bath, 2 car garage (1 car garage in the non-summer/winter months), Two Levels of Redwood Decks, Living Area with Vaulted Ceiling, and Free-Standing Wood stove with Rock Hearth Setting. Fully Equipped Kitchen Includes new SS appliances and new granite countertops. Microwave, Dishwasher, TVs (Flatscreen), DirecTV (living room), TV with integrated DVD-VHS (bunk room), TVs with Streaming Blueray players in other bedrooms, WIFI, Barbecue, Coffee Maker, Ceiling Fans in Living Room, Washer/Drier, and Asphalt Drive/Parking. Ping pong and Foosball in garage.
Bass Lake has been a popular vacation destination for nearly 100 years. Construction of a hydroelectric dam at the southern end of Crane Valley across the North Fork of Willow Creek began in 1899. The lake reached its current level in 1909 with the completion of the current earth-filed dam. It is currently operated by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. At an elevation of 3,500 feet, Bass Lake gets some winter snow with mild spring and fall temperatures. Area activities include hiking, mountain biking, fishing, sightseeing, and visits to Yosemite National Park. In addition to recreation, the water is used to generate electricity and to irrigate the San Juaquin Valley's rich farmland. The lake normally fills in late spring and is lowered in the fall for flood control purposes which makes room for the run-off from winter rains and the following spring snow-melt.
Bass Lake has been the backdrop for many TV commercials and motion pictures including the Academy Award winning "Leave her to Heaven" (1945), "The Deerslayer" (1957), "The Great Outdoors" (1988), "Meatballs 4" (1992), and most recently, "Mouse Hunt" (1997).
MADERA COUNTY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU DRINK BOTTLED WATER DUE TO WELL WATER MINERAL CONTENT.
37671 Shoreline Place
Bass Lake, CA 93604