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Best Value Yosemite Bass Lake View 5 acre-Gourmet Kitchen

North Fork, CA, USA
  • House2250 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

House- 4 Bedrooms , 2.5+ Baths-1 shower, 1 jacuzzi bath.(Sleeps 10-12)

Five-acre Lot Great views of back country sierras of Yosemite. Near Badger Pass and China Peak ski areas. Behind Mammoth and Base Lake, and North Fork.

Twenty-four-hundred square foot, three-bedroom, two bathroom, home, with upgraded granite stainless steel stove, very pretty kitchen for the ultimate cooking in a cabin experience. Property is at 2800 elevation. Hardwood maple floors , modest, nice, furnishings. A mountain home that you can also relax into. Jacuzzi bath tub and marble and travertine complete your bathing experience. Well laid out kitchen, stocked with all cooking utensils, and dishes and basic spices for at home comforts.

You will appreciate the privacy and view of mountains from the kitchen, den and living rooms interconnecting to one another. sink into relaxation sitting time on the wraparound deck and full star-gazing at night and -mountain views in the daytime.

Once Vacationers come to the Yosemite Scenic Loop they are amazed at all there is available. The rivers across our way, lakes, boating, swimming beaches even at the lake, with Angel Falls that slide right into the lake for family fun and inner tubing. We have access to amenities 1/2 mile to gas, grocery, Bass Lake ranger station, shops and restaurants, video store. You can fish and swim nearby as well as access full Yosemite park up 274 exit out our entrance.

Visit the Indian Mono Museum by our house and take a tour of the 40 mile loop trail of lakes, such as Redinger, Mammoth

Pools and back country best camping with no crowds! Even in summer we have back country access to Meadows, rivers, mountains and easy

access to elevations from 3000 to 7000 to be cool in summer or get to snow in winter. Don't miss the a pretty house instead of a common dusty cabin that is locked in with no views, we have a good feeling location on the hill looking out and no one looking in.

Upgraded Home, Granite, Jacuzzi tub, Gourmet kitchen.

here is some more local info:

Let me know if you have any questions. Like maybe the bed layout so all ten of you can sleep.

Master Manzanita Room, king bed and Slate Shower bathroom attached, walk in closet

Second bedroom, Sierra Room, one queen , walk in closet

Third Bedroom, Mtn View room, two twins

Den Conversion. Office Desk , two twin bunk beds

Living room, couch , love seat, chair and a Queen bed mattress by the vaulted window to take naps, lay around and watch tv by the fire, play board games, toss your stuff down after hikes or sleep at night.

Plus a twin day bed next to wood stove by hall entrance for an extra bunker

Hallway bathroom has a jacuzzi tub, two vanity sinks, commode etc

House is a 3 bed den plus 2 bath.

Upgraded granite counter kitchen with upgrade stove

Outdoor small bbq, no outdoor fires in Yosemite due to laws and droughts

Front full deck for star gazing or hanging outside and looking at the mountains

1/10 mi road to house from well maintained road 1/10 mile from turn off to bass lake and yosemite, (we are the scenic route, yosemite scenic by way, one mile to bass lake ranger station, north fork grocery store, a few eateries , and stores. gas station ) of which which there are none inside the park so folks stay in small towns often for good roads and local things to do.

WE have three local year round waterfalls in 7 to 10 miles of the house . Cascadel Falls, Angel falls at Bass Lake, and Whiskey Creek falls.

We are 26 minutes to the south entrance according to driving notes in my review from a tenant as well as our experience driving into south entrance which is the entrance that has the giant grizzly seqoias. The yosemite train is also outside the park on the way in from our house on hi way 41, before the south entrance.

Behind the house is a school yard, which you cannot see but can hike to the top of in 5 minutes and cross over, for a football field, baseball field. tennis court, playground etc and occasional adult yoga class by a previous neighbor gym teacher of mine. WE have yoga one mile in town as well in case you want a local activity as well as the Mono Indian museum is catty corner behind us in 1/10 mile.

For more questions about our area, check yosemite scenic by way on the internet.

Look forward to hosting you. Liza and Mike



Liza Szabo

Member Since 2006
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 06, 2018
About Liza Szabo

We bought this property to Vacation and eventually retire in Yosemite / Bass Lake area.. In the meantime we share it with others for their retreats and vacations when we are at our other lovely vacation homes. WE are professional Retreat Teachers in the Healing Arts and medical field, owning 6 peaceful retreat rentals at spots we love. Liza's private practice is in psychology counseling and Naturopathic Medicine/Nutrition and is also a Dental Hygienist. Mike is a world class Yoga teacher. Our passion is nature and homes, design and architecture. We love to make our homes available for others to enjoy and take very good care of them, with caretakers available to meet the needs of our homes and renters, as well as being hands on ourselves, at getting new furnishings, planting flowers in Yosemite or tropicals in Our La Jolla and Hawaii locations, as well we overseeing the cleanliness and upkeep of the home. I personally do the bookings and helping our vacationers with their reservations so we can work with each person or family and give special terms based on needs and budgets. Come see us at our VRBO in La Jolla, CA, Hawaii and Yosemite. Liza and Mike

Liza Szabo purchased this House in 2005

Why Liza Szabo chose Madera County

Minutes from Bass Lake and the beauty of the Sierra Nevada leading into Yosemite National Park. One mile to town for gas, groceries, post office, coffee and shops yet in the mountains bordering nearby river and swimming, easy to get to. Three local waterfalls and three lakes, 2 miles, 5 miles and 12 miles from house.

What makes this House unique

Bass Lake nearby and just a short drive into Yosemite National Parks South gates, in 26 minutes posted by renters on our reviews and our experience also. Many amenities, stores, bar and grill, dining out, post office one mile from house.. Close to Badger Pass and China Peak ski areas. Three local waterfalls in 7 to 10 miles, Cascadel, Angel Falls and Whiskey falls offering local hiking and off the beaten road track no crowds or less as known more to locals who know the inside and outside of the Yosemite by way.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 2 Victorian Queen View
        1 queen, two windows, walk in closet
      • Bedroom 3 Mountain Tree View
        2 twin/ single, walk in closet, hardwood floors, ceiling fan
      • Futons
        2 double, 2 extra double size fold out futons for anywhere 2-4 extras
      • Bedroom 4 Private entrance MT Views
        1 queen, Semi Private Bed, Desk and love Seat with Views
      • Master Manzanita King
        1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Master Bedroom, private back entrance private bathroom/couch
      • Day Game Living Bed
        1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Extra Double bed Futon Couch- laying round, game, sleep
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5)


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, jetted tub, shower head tub level
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, outside laundry room in garage conversion in process

        Location Type

          • Lake
          • Mountain
          • Mountain View


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


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        Couch, love seat, chair and an extra queen bed for flopping around, games for kids , watching tv, looking out the window, sleeping if desired.
                      • Air Conditioning
                        AC is electric and works well. Ceiling fans in each room. Turn off A/C when you leave or go out for the day. Tenants are charged for AC. It can run high with excessive use.
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Fireplace
                        Heating using an air-tight wood stove (as well as possible use of central heating and AC). Propane for heat and electric combination, tenant pays usage. Firewood available at local markets.
                      • Garage
                        Storage for landlord. Not to be evaluated on quality, type of items inside or exposure to elements or nature animals that may come in on rare occasion.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Central heat, propane and electric utility fee deducted from deposit 30 or more post days check out when bill arrives and is reconciled.
                      • Internet
                        Pretty good reception for the mountains, seems even better than my city internet.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        No linen fee. Quality good but not guaranteed. . small spec can appear, but they are always washed.
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                        NO garage parking. Park right next to house on double driveway as well as pull in in front of house/deck.
                      • Parking Off Street
                        parking is on the property outside on the driveway, if you park elsewhere we are not responsible for stickers or nails of the concrete driveway.
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                        Regular linens washed and provided as courtesy. Quality good but not guaranteed. Some old towels available for pets or cleaning and not for complaints but as extras. Use the washer to clean towels.
                      • Washing Machine
                        For limited use. Most use for maids.The machines get a lot of use and at times have been abused and broken. Please minimize.
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Code on bottom of modem for access and phone number if your computer or internet goes out at all. Try rebooting if it is dormant.
                      • Wood Stove
                        Heating can be had from our air-tight wood stove which is standard heating in mountains. Bring firewood or purchase one mile before property at North Fork market or other local markets in Oakhurst.


                          • Kitchen
                            Stainless steel stove and oven range.
                          • Blender
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            All included - Vita Mix type blender and regular blender, small cuisinart toaster, coffee maker etc.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            All included for 10 to 15 if available.
                          • Dishwasher
                            Maids do not do dishes or unload dishwasher , so please do and place back all your dishes or if the maid runs over it may be a small extra fee.
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Self cleaning stainless steel gas upgraded cooking quality.
                          • Pantry Items
                            Basic spices most the time unless its been a busy period. One or more may be empty but should be a variety available. Salt and pepper, chili powder, oregano etc.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Stainless steel and ice maker works, but can clog with heavy booking periods or extra use of any party before you, but generally works great.
                          • Stove
                            Stainless steel, new when starting renting in 2005 but a heavy use has left some stains and one broken knob of four that cannot be replaced on burners, leaves four burners still but three knobs.
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster
                            dual toaster.


                              • Dining
                                Breakfast bar will seat two more.
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Dish satellite.
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • VCR


                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Deck patio large wrap in front with dining views and bbq. Two back patio decks.
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Disposable propane cylinders required and are not provided.
                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Terrace
                                      • Walkway to Water
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • jetted tub


                                                  • library
                                                  • autumn foliage
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • duty free shops
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • forests
                                                  • churches
                                                  • marina
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • waterfalls

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • photography
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • parasailing
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • snowmobiling
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • water tubing
                                                              • whitewater rafting

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                52 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Perfect Short Vacation for Our Family

                                                                Beth M.

                                                                We enjoyed the house, the views, the property, and visiting Yosemite! The caretakers and Liza were very responsive and helpful! Perfect time to visit without the crowd. The house needed minor improvements on cleaning in the bathrooms and I would recommend adding a fitted sheet to the master room mattress as the sheet kept slipping off. We would love to visit again and stay here to see more of the area, hike, and fish.

                                                                Stargazing House

                                                                Susan A.

                                                                Beautiful mtn home. Young modern decor. Great porch for star gazing. A few suggestions : more lights needed in living and dining rooms. Too dark to read or do needlework. Unappreciative $ signage for broken or mismanaged items. Almost terrible results for communication when we couldn't access the driveway and house locks! Nobody said locks would be changed after we printed out the instructions from home months ago.

                                                                Thank God we found a neighbor home. Overall great stay.

                                                                Solid, North Fork Getaway

                                                                Dustin M.

                                                                The house was clean and secluded. Steve the property manager was wonderful. All-in-all very solid.


                                                                Samantha R.

                                                                Fabulous, beautiful and comfy home! Owners were very easy to work with and they were always very responsive and helpful! The interior and exterior spaces were large enough for all 10 of my family members. Could have used 1 more shower in the house, but other than that it worked very well for us. The only other advise I have is plan on lots of drive time. We found that we spent lots of time in the car on the way to destinations. Bass lake however wa very close and was one of the coolest days we had!

                                                                Thank you!

                                                                Comfortable Beautiful House/close to town/swimming/lake/30 min to entrance

                                                                Brenda M.

                                                                We love to cook and be comfortable on our vacations. I picked this house and have visited several times both summer and winter. I was referred by my realtor who also vacations here. The granite counters are beautiful and we love the slate shower feeling of rock and stone in the area. Spacious with vaulted high ceilings and fans in every room and AC so we never get hot. The stars on the deck at night are amazing.

                                                                There was two King beds memory foam and all beds had toppers so we were able to have more adults and extra den and beds for kids to kick back and watch tv or hang out while I cooked. The kitchen connects with the dining room and living room while cooking, with a serving glass extra counter so we could pass out the food plates and my kids serve us! The house was very clean and had large rattan mats which we like a lot as when we were here in the past the wood was nice but exposed so it makes it easier for us to take off our shoes. The master has a serene window of many manzanita trees.

                                                                We had privacy and yet were less than a mile to the ranger station and we swam every day at the best local swimming hole the owners neighbors share with the locals as well as is a national US spot for the State Loggers Jamboree in july which we have come to a few times and then found this home only 3/10 mile from that river. We like to hike and swim at bass lake, and the grill there is excellent so we had the best of both worlds. The park is only 1/2 hour to the south entrance and the train is before that. We go up east to the Yosemite Scenic by way loop, as my husband likes all the off the beat rivers and redinger lake for less crowded areas as well as we love the park, both the inside borders and this gem, area called Yosemite scenic by way loop which also leads to mammoth pools and hot springs easily. One has to educate one self as there is so much to do as well as Shaver Lake, and two other parks Kings Canyon and The Seqoia park. The south entrance we enjoyed the most as you dont have to drive far to the Giant Grizzy sequoias, and we also enjoyed the Shopping in Oakhusrt has a huge grocery store as well as a market one mile from the house. We have become friends with the owners and staff and come often. I wrote our review write away as we do on our way out and saw the previous review and felt to let others know this is not a dusty cabin but a pretty well kept mountain home modest, nice beds and furnishings, a good desk! great internet and cable. ADORABLE.

                                                                I wouldn't stay there again

                                                                Cindy P.

                                                                Upon arrival, we were met by the caretaker, who reminded us of the rules set forth in the rental contract. You pay for electricity during your stay (never experienced that one before), and if you don't take your trash to the dump, you have to pay a fee! Also, he told us because the maids already work so hard, we were told to strip the linens off all the beds before leaving. Finally, the satellite wasn't working, so no TV. We were told they had been waiting for a while for the repair guy to come out, but we felt like they hadn't tried to schedule it. The impression we had was that no one had been there in some time and the owner doesn't want to put money into the place for upkeep. Okay, whatever, we'd roll with it because we're on vacation. We also felt we had no choice but to agree to everything since the owner had our security deposit. We took a picture of the meter right away and another when we checked out, just in case.

                                                                The house was just okay. One of the "bedrooms" doesn't have a door, it only has a curtain for privacy, which is completely sheer when the light is on in there, and it's directly off the living room. In another room, the bed frame is held together with zip ties, so my 6'3" son was worried about breaking it (we took pictures when we got there, just in case). The master bed was extremely uncomfortable. I sneezed more than I've ever sneezed in my life--it was as if the house hadn't been aired out in a while or they frequently rent to people with pets.

                                                                More than a week after we checked out, we got an email saying that our security deposit was on its way back, less the cost of electricity. Sure enough, their calculation of electricity didn't match ours. We took a picture of the meter and turned off the air conditioner and all the lights when we left, so we know our calculation is correct. (Perhaps the house cleaning people turn the air back on when they cleaned--the cleaning for which we already paid.) I sent the owner the pictures and an email explaining the discrepancy. She hasn't responded.

                                                                We booked this house at the last minute because it was advertised as elegant and secluded. It is secluded. It is miles from elegant.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                INTERNET CYBER BULLY DUE TO OVER USE OF AC/ BAD GUESTS NOT CARING FOR OUR HOME. Check calendar booked full & professionally cleaned: see reviews. ODD 1 star retaliation that actually has LIES in it. Utlities run around $2 to $10 a day due to propane in mountains. We reduced our rates to assist more people from 399 to 299 nt and added utlities which are less, to keep folks mindful of our green community.

                                                                Everything in this is UNTRUE. You wonder when we have 4 and 5 stars how a house fully booked all summer can drop to a 1 between highly rated reviews the day before and after other than INTERNET BULLYING because of their own depression they brought with them that they cant enjoy being in the Yosemite Scenic by Way. One review posts its the best all around location with ammenities. WE have advanced dish 120 package and HBO which many houses have no access.

                                                                We are not remote: we are 5 miles south of Bass Lake in the yosemite Scenic By Way.

                                                                We have a 100,000 kitchen, granite counters, slate floors and Marble bathrooms, oak floors, Temperpedic mattresses, New beds, Double pane windows, Deck in front and back, Mountain views, walk to Swimming river, or drive in 2 minutes. No bedroom has only a curtain this is a fabrication, we have a den with draw curtains for a desk and extra bed for extra guests that is a deck room. and 3 other full bedrooms with DOORS. Why do people lie? they had a bad time together, as a honeymoon couple want to come back every year and everything in yosemite is booked and almost all homes are outside the park as its the size of RHODE Island and you cannot build in STATE PARKS except three hotels and a few sprinkled homes. Vacation rentals are near bass lake and small towns outside the park like we are.

                                                                The home is like all homes, in the nature and we have all lost trees up here and it is dry in July and August even in side the waterfall areas, which usually dont run and we had a 7 year drought, but in now way doe we have bad beds, or no elegance, We have expensive art work and clean new furnishings.

                                                                We have beds with temperpedic matresses, and other reveiws say comfortable beds! I replaced everything in 2012. I would like to get a brown sleeper couch as folks with kids and dogs jump on them and my velvet is not brand new but not enough to get this review. which is not in any way not elegant to many. I could say its nicer than my home at the beach for us psychologists who enjoy art and beauty, so what did they really not like?.


                                                                North Fork, CA, USA

                                                                Close to post office and ranger station for trail guide maps and info on all the Sierras, Yosemite, Mammoth and Kings Canyon, Shaver Lake and Bass Lake amenities. Other Activities: Camping, boating, backpacking, shops, grocery 1/2 mile from house

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                Pet Fee
                                                                Additional Guest Fee
                                                                $20 - $40
                                                                Damage Insurance
                                                                Damage Deposit
                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                no refunds, purchase travelers insurance for cancellation issues. tenants pay propane and electric, ordered movies or long distance, bring own cell phone or phone cards. Take own trash home, no trash pick up in mountains.

                                                                52 Reviews
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