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NEAR YOSEMITE: Bass Lake Cabin with Hot Tub and Lake View

Wendy Smith

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Wendy Smith

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015
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NEAR YOSEMITE: Bass Lake Cabin with Hot Tub and Lake View

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Oakhurst Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 6





'We had such a wonderful time at your cabin. It was such a wonderful change from a boring hotel room' (Todd B.- recent guest)

This is a charming and comfortable cabin at Bass Lake that is somewhat secluded on a small hill overlooking the lake. There is one master bedroom and full bath with a California King bed and a TV. The second bedroom is small, with a bunk bed that is twin-sized on top and full-sized on the bottom. This bedroom has its own bathroom with a shower, toilet and sink. The living room has a queen-sized Ikea sofa bed (comfy!) and a large TV with DVD/VCR player. The modern kitchen has a nook that sits 4-6. There is an adjacent library/den area with a larger table that can be used for dining, game playing, puzzles, crafts, working at your laptop, etc.

There is a hot tub on the deck that overlooks the lake. The hot tub is especially wonderful at night when all is quiet and the stars are bright. There is a patio table (with umbrella) which is the perfect spot for eating all meals, game-playing, relaxing with a glass of wine, etc. You will definitely spend a lot of time on the deck overlooking the hillside and lake. To the side of the house is an enclosed yard area with a concrete patio and a basketball hoop. Children love to play in this side-yard area (although young children must always be supervised)

It is a 5-minute walk to the lake. The Falls beach area is less than a mile down the road. In the other direction, there are many public beaches within walking distance or just a short drive...just choose one that fits your fancy. If you have young children, the beaches closest to our cabin have lots of shallow areas that are perfect for children to play safely in. The water is a great temperature for swimming during the summer. The Pines Village is 2 miles down the road. There you'll find The Pines grocery store, a gas station, a few restaurants and shops to browse in. There are boat and other rentals available on both sides of the lake as well as a couple of amazing burger, sandwich and ice-cream places (Millers Landing and The Forks).

New: Tempur-Pedic mattress toppers in both bedrooms! Sleep like a dream!

New: high chair, Pak'N'Play and baby toys! Save yourself the hassle of packing this essential baby gear!

The town of Oakhurst is just 8 miles away and has a wide variety of restaurants, movie theaters, grocery stores, bowling, etc. There is also good golf, hiking and fishing nearby. And of course, Yosemite is just up the road! It's a 20 minute drive to the southern entrance to Yosemite (and the Mariposa Grove) and then another 40 minutes down into Yosemite Valley. Day trips into Yosemite are very easy to do....then come back to soak in the hot tub at night!

This cabin is a perfect retreat for couples who want a quiet get-away. Families love it too!


The Calendar for 2015 in the Oakhurst/Bass Lake Area includes:

Yosemite Fee Free Day January 19

Madera Wine Trail Wine & Chocolate Weekend Feb 14 & 15

Yosemite Fee Free Day Feb 14, 15, 16

Spring Handcrafted Fair March 14

Fresno Flats Ragtime Festival April 11-13

Wood Carvers Rendez Vous: April 15-22

Teddy Bears in the Mountains Show April 21 & 22

Arts & Crafts Fair at Bass Lake: May 4-6

Coarsegold Rodeo April 30

Bass Lake Fishing Derby May 3 & 4

Peddlers' Fair May 13

Spring Wine Trail Adventure May 12 & 13

Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show (Bass Lake) May 9-11

Coarsegold Peddlers Fair May 25-28

Bass Lake Triathalon May 30

Bass Lake Class V-Drive Boat Show June 8 & 9

Bass Lake Arts & Crafts Fair June

Fourth of July Fireworks over Bass Lake: July 4

Bass Lake Arts & Crafts Fair August 24-26

Oakhurst Peddlers Fair: September 3-5

Sierra Arts Trails: October 5-7

Yosemite Half Marathon October 10

Oakhurst Fall Festival: October 10,11

Yosemite International Jazz Festival October 28

Bass Lake Fall Arts Festival & Crafts Fair: December

Bass Lake Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade of Lights:November

Ask us about our Honeymooners Discount.

Keywords: Cabin, House, Vacation Home, honeymoon, anniversary, retreat, spa, mountains, Yosemite

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Wendy Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015

About Wendy Smith

We are a couple in our early 60's from the San Francisco Bay Area. Bass Lake is a 3-hour drive from our home. We bought our cabin 11 years ago while taking an anniversary trip to a Bed and Breakfast in the area. We stopped by a realtor's office for a casual chat, found out that this little home had just become available for sale and hadn't yet been listed, went over to take a look, and made an offer to buy it! Thus, we returned from our anniversary weekend as first-time cabin owners.

We have traveled throughout France and stayed at many wonderful bed-and-breakfasts; we'd love for our French friends to enjoy our cabin while visiting America,

Wendy Smith purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Wendy Smith chose Oakhurst

We love the peace and beauty of the mountain area. Although we have a boat, we find that we prefer the area when it's less crowded and we can hike and relax. My husband is a photographer, a la Ansel Adams, so there are limitless possibilities for his passion.

What makes this cabin unique

The hot tub under the starry sky soothes many harried souls. The lake is beautiful from all directions, whether you're on it or biking or walking around it. Burgers and sandwiches at Millers Landing must not be missed. A romantic dinner at Duceys is worth every penny. Cuddling in the cabin living room by the fire with a good DVD and a good local wine or hot cocoa is enjoyable, no matter what the weather is doing outside.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great place and great time! The apartment is a real family place and therefore has the good energy of a "real" place. Very friendly host and place, we had a great time. The proximity of both the lake and Yosemite makes it a perfect place for family holiday (we came with two young children). Thank you Wendy.
Jul 2014
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Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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NEAR YOSEMITE: Bass Lake Cabin with Hot Tub and Lake View
average rating of 4.808511 based on 53 reviews

A perfect house for a perfect vocation

  • 5 of 5

Great setup and atmosphere, well equipped, clean and convenient ,

We will come back next year

Great location, Wendy is wonderful extremely recommend

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you had a wonderful time. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Exceeded Our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time booking a vacation rental so I was unsure what to expect. This property far exceeded my expectations. The house was clean and smelled fresh.The property was cozy but had a wonderful layout. It was accessible to Bass Lake where we spent the day on a boat fishing. There was everything you could need in a home. The locals were wonderful at the surrounding locations and even gave good information on places to see that weren't popular tourist attractions. The home is a bit of a drive from the Yosemite Falls area but is close to the entrance of Yosemite. There is another area called Nelder Grove that had remarkable Redwoods. The property itself provided a good view to the stars at night. Although set back from more crowded areas if you were outside you could still hear people from the properties across the road. I would highly recommend this home as it was absolutely perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Las Vegas NV. / Fond-du-lac WI.

Great for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends daughter, boyfriend and new grandbaby were here from wisconsin and wanted to be in a nice cabin on the lake. You can't go wrong with the place. from the momment we got to the cabin I could tell that is was just perfect. We stayed for 2 nights and had the time of our lives. Rooms were large enough for all of us to sleep comfortably. Patio looks right out to Bass Lake and the weather was perfect in Aug. Stove, Fridge, Coffee maker, Microwave, Washer and Dryer all provided. They have a " Sharing is Caring " so to speak, other people have been kind to leave things that we may forget about while on vacation, Coffee filters, Salt and Pepper and all other types of condements. When we had to check out the whol;e family said that this was the nicest place that they have ever stayed at ( and they live in the mountains of Wisconsin ). I would book this on my next adventure to California.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Los Angeles

Great view

  • 4 of 5

We were 2 family with 2 kids ( 14&7 ), the place was truly small for all of us, so I don't recommend it even for 2 couple, it will be great for a family with 2 very young kids under 10! We also could not find the dishwasher!!! I think it should be removed from the description. One last thing the house needs a very deep cleaning, towels and sheets were very clean, kitchen and bathrooms also very clean but you could find dust all over... Seems like the cleaning lady just take care of important things. Overall I liked it and would do it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you would do it again! To respond to your specific concerns: --it is a smallish cabin and is perfect for a family with young children. But we have had many excellent reviews from delighted guests who had older children or two couples with children or other types of small groups. -- thank you for pointing out the mistake on our posting about having a dishwasher. I have corrected that. -- our cleaning lady does dust every time, but the foothills are very dry and dusty at this time of year, and dust finds its way in through open windows and doors every day. I appreciate your observation that the "important things" (kitchen, bathrooms, linens) were very clean. We hope you'll be one of many returning guests. You might enjoy the off-season, when the hills and surroundings are much greener.

House was perfect, great location

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for a weekend getaway with a couple girlfriends. Really close to the lake and pretty close to Yosemite. Big kitchen was nice and the house had lots of games which was fun. Wendy provided great directions and instructions on the house, didn't have any problems.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Arvada, colorado

Great place for grandkids

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights last month. We spent the first day playing in Bass Lake. Thanks for having water toys available. Then we traveled to Yosemite and Mariposa Grove. Loved coming back to the "home away from home". Perfect for grandparents, our daughter and two young granddaughters. We appreciated all the many board games, plenty of space, basketball net and fully equipped kitchen. I especially liked the table in the breakfast nook where we had home cooked breakfast and dinner. Thanks Wendy for sharing your home. Noa will always remember the toad she and Gpa found.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Sierra Meadows
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Rock Climbing, Boating, Basketball Court


Rates & Availability

From $198 Per night

Oakhurst Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 22 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes 1) One small dog may be considered. Fee is $65. Please discuss with owner.
2) high chair and pak'n'play available, plus baby toys and books

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Oakhurst Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master bedroom is decorated in country French style. There are 2 dressers plus an armoire and a closet provided for clothing. Large, comfy bed is California king-sized.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Just Added: Tempur-Pedic mattress toppers! Sleep like a dream! Master bedroom has TV set.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Families with children are welcome, and children have always enjoyed the house and location. House and yard are not 'babyproofed' however, and children must be well supervised .

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