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NEAR YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK/BASS LAKE/NATIONAL FORESTS

Suzann

Advertiser since: 2008
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Bass Lake House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Located in the exact center of California. Minutes from Yosemite (see below for specifics) and John Muir Wilderness, surrounded by national forests for hiking, dirt biking, 4-W driving, etc. Yet, 3-4 hours to San Francisco, Los Angeles or the Pacific Ocean.

Private home in valley of former summer Indian camp, then cattle ranch, and then dude ranch. Spacious, sunny and light with landscaping including lush lawn for children to play safely while parents watch from the kitchen or deck. Piano, ukele, bongos as well. There areas for volley ball, baseball and basket ball in the community open space area at the Club House.

Surrounded by National Forest, the community is composed of custom homes varying from multiple acres to 1/3 acre lots located along narrow paved roads winding through beautiful cedars, black oaks and pines. Directly accros the lane, 40 acres has been designated open space, which has tree-lined all year Whiskey Creek sandwiched between 2 beautiful meadows. Abundant wildlife and wildflowers. Morning and evening walks to the cascades and the Indian grinding holes is a wonderful way to feel the Sierra.

Mariposa Grove (Giant Sequoias) at the South gate of Yosemite National Park is 45 minutes away. Hwy 41 carries you to the Valley floor, 60 miles from the house. Historic Sierra National Scenic Byway only 5 minutes away. Both offering history, hiking, mountain biking, off-road vehicle trails/roads, fishing, hunting in season and swimming in the community's Whiskey Creek, or at tranquil Manzanita Lake (15 minutes) or Bass Lake (also 15-20 minutes away). Manzanita Lake allows non-motorized boats and Bass Lake the full spectrum of jet skis, water skiing, sailing and family house patio boats for day use.

Events include dancing and eating at Bass Lake's outdoor Jazz on the Lake every Friday night. Not limited to age. Wawona Hotel has a pianist that plays requests and Saturday nights holds a BBQ and square dancing for all ages. Other festivals and art events are continually provided for tourists.

Horse back riding is available at Fish Camp (35 minutes), groups hikes and nature walks are also available as well as tours of the Sierra Visit National Scenic Byway or Yosemite Valley.

For those strenuous hikers, the Scenic Byway is the starting point for a trans-Sierra hike to Mammoth. One day each way if fit. For more casual hiking or biking, the Scenic Byway offers less than 5-mile hikes to lakes or peaks showing the beauty of our many granite domes. Oh yes, Yosemite is ready to show you its grandeur too. 45 minutes to Mariposa's splendid trees and history; 20 minutes to historic Wawona Hotel and another 45 minutes to either Glacier Point or the Valley.

Snow sports' enthusiasts can enjoy the family friendly slopes at Badger Pass or the challenge of Sierra Summit. Both 1 1/2 hours away. Ski rentals are reliable. Snow shoeing or cross country skiing up Peckinpaw Road (Yes, Sam Peckinpaw grew up here). Historical cabins, wildlife and sheer beauty will be experienced. Snow does cover the Cascadel Valley, but cannot be depended upon. When it is present, people ski along the road and in the 40-acre open space. There are two large LL Bean Snow Tubes for guests and a snow park is located just beforer the south entrance to the Park.

Relax or be as busy as you would like. Great Mexican restaurant in North Fork, more formal dining at Bass Lake. You will surely enjoy visiting the little mountain town of North Fork for movie rentals or groceries. It takes you back 30 years. The Sierra ambience is waiting for you. Everything I have ever wanted is here in Cascadel and I would really like to share it with you.

Keywords: Roomy Bright 2-story Mountain House sleeps 10 fully equipped. 20 miles from south gate to Yosemite, 8 miles from Bass Lake. All year running stream, 40-acre common area, middle of historic natn'l forest.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Suzann (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
November 2, 2014

About Suzann

This is my retirement home, but family demands required I temporarily move to Lake Arrowhead. It wouldn't be good to leave it empty so I decided to rent it to families to let them enjoy the same environment that my family enjoy. I am a professional and my career was in corporate tax with large corporations. However, I always had time to visit Yosemite or its surrounding to hike and backpack. My goal was always to move near Yosemite.

Suzann purchased this house in 2005

Why Suzann chose Bass Lake

Cascadel House is located in the most beautiful historic valley that has retained a secluded piece of the Sierra. Most Sierra foothills or historic area are overbuilt and very busy. We, in Cascadel Woods, have no commercial enterprises, traffic within the valley is only there for a purpose or is a resident. My first day after moving in, I walked across the bridge down to the cascades. Truly, I felt I was in a beautiful state park. Even the sounds of children playing brought me to that feeling.

What makes this house unique

Across the lane in front of my deck is a 40-acre open space area with a huge meadow, trails and an all-year creek. Across the meadow is a gravel/dirt road created well before 1880, but dedicated to the reigning county in that year. It is so peaceful to walk the community trails and the dirt road or hike the trail in the national forest that surround our valley. There is a two-volume trail guide just for horseback riders. Residents ride their mountain or dirt bikes up Autumn Road to explore the miles and miles of trails, Whiskey Falls, Shut-eye Peak and so on. As an avid hiker, there are unlimited places to explore. That makes me excited to begin my day.

In the winter, skiing at Badger is about an hour away; skiing at China Peak is about 1.5 hours away. There is ice skating in Yosemite Valley and at Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp. After a snow (which usually melts in a few weeks), residents make cross country ski trails and do some sledding. Cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and a snow park are available before entering the Yosemite south entrance as well. Imagine hiking through the snow in Mariposa Grove in the winter. The clear air and blue skies set off the big trees with striking definition.

And then the wildlife. Healthy in their natural environment not being fed by humans. We have a bear, lots of deer, a mountain lion, squirrels, quail, raccoon, and many birds.

Cascadelwoods.org logs the wildlife and the history of our special area. Please visit it. You will be impressed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From: Just Red

Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2014 7:40 AM

To: Suzann Foster

Subject: Re: Cascadel House



Thank you! We had a great stay in your home. Well appointed and fabulous location. So pretty....and quiet.



Thank you for letting us stay,



Peri
May 2014
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Near Yosemite National Park/Bass Lake/National Forests
average rating of 4.935484 based on 78 reviews
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Bass Lake Yosemite Area
San Francisco, CA
5

Great getaway during packed weekends

  • 5 of 5
Came here for labor day weekend, and noticed everywhere else was really packed. This house was great and away from all the crowds. Really close to Bass Lake, and several good hikes around the area.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Bass Lake Yosemite Area
4

August 2014 Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5
We had 10 people and the home was comfortable during the day and enough beds. There were kids in our group and they enjoyed the balcony, stairs, and hiding places. Our whole group marveled at the amount and type of kitchen amenities and sporting equipment. The home and grounds are clean and inviting.

Suzann was way more helpful than other VRBO owners I've worked with. Her directions to the home are exact and without them you'll get lost.

Overall, our experience was great. The older folks had some trouble with the amount of stairs. The area is quiet. It was warm in August and this was a bad year for water in the streams. Bass Lake has water but the levels are low and the water is muddy.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
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Bass Lake Yosemite Area
Glendale, CA
5

Why did we have to leave???!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
It's been almost a month since we went to this beautiful house and we still miss it. Suzann was incredible from the day I just asked her for a quote. She gave me all the information we need it, what we could do, where to go. She wasn't interested in renting us her house, her main concern was for us to have an incredible time, and we did!!

First of all we got almost lost (my fault), since the signal of my cellphone wasn't good, and I didn't read all the instructions given by Suzann on how to get to her house, we got desperate and almost lost. But Suzann was just a phone call away, and she guide me all the way to her house, and she made sure I was in her house.

The house is beautiful, inside and outside. The house was recently painted outside, so now the house is green. The moment we opened the door we felt like home, like if the house was just waiting for us with its arms wide open. We were three adults and two kids. There are so many things in the house that you really don't know where to start. The porch of the house is really peaceful, you can go outside, have a sit and stay there doing nothing! Just enjoying nature, you have trees all over the house (just take mosquito repellent), you can turn on the grill and have some stakes or hamburgers. We could had stay the whole day in the house without going anywhere.

The house has everything that you could possibly need. The only word of advise I would give you is to do your grocery shopping before you get to the house, because trust me, you don't want to waste any time specially if you are going to Yosemite. The first time you go to Yosemite you might feel that it's far away, but the truth is that every time you go to a place for the first time, you feel it is taking forever! The south entrance of Yosemite is like 20 to 30 minutes from the house, now for the main park you will have to add another 30 minutes. And it's not that the house is far away from Yosemite, what happened to us is that I was driving slower that usual because you want to see every single detail of such an awesome and wonderful place.

We staid at the house for 3 nights, we were able to go to Bass lake (10-15 minutes drive) and my kids loved it. Trust me, if you have the time try to stay more than 3 nights, I wish we had the time but it wasn't possible. We want to go back, maybe next year, or maybe in winter and this time we want to stay at least a week.

Thank you for making your house our home for four awesome days!
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bass Lake Yosemite Area
Los Olivos, CA USA
5

Great House...!

  • 5 of 5
I would highly recommend this house to any one interested in traveling to the Bass Lake/Yosemite area. The house is very clean and very comfortable. There is a nice view of the trees with quite a bit of privacy. Loved the deck! There was not a thing we needed that wasn't there. I would also say the pictures don't do it justice.
Suzann, the owner, is very helpful and pleasant.
Can't wait to go back. We saw bears at Yosemite and bald eagles at Bass Lake!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bass Lake Yosemite Area
Orange County, CA
4

Nice Open Loft House Near Yosemite and Bass Lake

  • 4 of 5
About 30 minutes from Yosemite park entrance with Bass Lake nearby. Nice open floor plan and large deck with some hiking trails and a creek just down the road. The music area with a piano, ukulele and bongos was a nice addition. We'll appointed kitchen with everything necessary for grilling or baking included. I stayed with six adults and one 5 year old and had plenty of space.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Bass Lake Yosemite Area
Porter Ranch, CA
5

great house with practically everything

  • 5 of 5
My family and I rented the Cascadel home and were glad we did. Renting off the pictures and reviews on the VRBO site does not necessarily mean that it will be as great as it looks or what people write. Well, this house was more than what we were expecting. The house was recently painted so looked fresher than the pictures and the inside of the house was nicer than what was captured in the photos. The house was well stocked with most everything you needed especially in the kitchen. It was a joy to prepare our meals in someones kitchen as if it was your own. The deck overlooked trees and greenery all around. It was peaceful to be outside and relax on the deck chairs and under the shade umbrellas. The bugs (flies & mosquitoes) eventually forced us to go inside. The day we got there was very hot and so going in to an air conditioned home was lovely. Having a piano and a ukelele made it enjoyable for my 87 yr. old mother. The Cascadel house is in a very peaceful and small community so therefore quiet. The walk around the area was beautiful and peaceful amongst the pine trees and other greenery. Although the water level was low at the swimming hole, it was refreshing to stick our feet in the pool of water. My husband and I just sat and enjoyed the beauty and the sound of the flowing water. We got to visit Manzanita Lake and Bass Lake and both were surrounded by greenery. Although the water level was lower than usual, we were able to still have fun in the water or just sat and relaxed by it.
Overall, the Cascadel house was just what we needed: well stocked, well maintained, spacious, A/C, peaceful, relaxing, beautiful surroundings, close to fun activities. What would have made it truly a five star rating would have been if we caught some fish, we did not. But we sure had a good time trying!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience and exploration of the water play areas, i.e., Bass and Manazanita Lakes. Usually Manazanita is a wonderful late afternoon or early evening fishing spot, but with the water levels, not this year. If your husband really wants to catch fish, Mammoth Pools or access the San Joaqin River through Rock Creek Campground. Maybe you will visit again. You were wonderful guests. Thank you.

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
1-hour from Fresno International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
North Fork
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Wawona
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Fresno - Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Hwy 99 and Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
North Fork
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Badger Pass in Yosemite National Park
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Bass Lake
Car: necessary

Hundreds of trails and roads for hiking, mountain biking, off-road vehicles or dirt bikes. These are all in the neighborhood . I and my family avidly participate in all of these activities. Also, fantastic pianist at the Wawona Hotel five nights a week. BBQ and squaredancing for entire family (any age) on Saturday nights.

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Bass Lake House Rental Rates

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All-year
Jan 31 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
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2 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes $200 refundable deposit reserves the house. 1/2 rent due 60 days before arrival; 1/2 due 14 days before arrival. Credit cards accepted.
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Amenities

Bass Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2) 1 queen bed in large downstairs bedroom. Full closet and dresser. 1 queen bed in master bedroom., Double Beds (2) 2 double beds. Both in loft., Twin or Single Beds (4) Twin single beds in 2nd downstairs bedroom. 1 roll-away bed in downstairs 1st bedroom and 1 futon in loft., Child Beds (1) Futon is a about 2 inches too short for an adult. Located in loft., Baby Cribs (2) 2 portable cribs, 2 high chairs, and 2 booster seats.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
House is situated in a community with a state park campground environment. Approximately 50 steps from a tranquil creek bank. A great place to read or sip wine before dinner. Or, wade or swim in the deeper pools.

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