HILLTOP HOME W/ 360° VIEW OF SEQUOIA PARK, LAKE KAWEAH & RIVER

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HILLTOP HOME W/ 360° VIEW OF SEQUOIA PARK, LAKE KAWEAH & RIVER

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

This colossal home sets the bar for premier vacation home rentals. It's only fitting if you're visiting the majestic giant sequoias, that you enhance your experience by spending your down-time at a home equally as spectacular.

The time is now if you want to reserve this home for your 2015 vacation. Please take a few minutes to read our past guests' comments. Their kind and comprehensive reviews speak volumes and endorse our commitment to providing you with an uncomparable experience.

You won't find any lodging that better showcases the beauty of this section of the Sierra Nevadas. With its one-of-a-kind 360 degree panoramic view, Sequoia Alta Vista is a destination in itself. As you make the climb into Three Rivers, this majestic home perches atop the highest hill, easy to spot from miles away. Its unique location offers its guests both privacy and breathtaking scenery. Step out of your car and you'll literally gasp at the unparalleled sweeping view looking up-canyon at the world famous Sequoia National Park. Hovering over the hamlet of Three Rivers, you can watch the Kaweah River as it snakes its way through the oaks and sycamores, disappearing as it empties into beautiful Lake Kaweah.

You can't get any closer to Sequoia National Park than Three Rivers, which is just a few minutes from the entrance to the park. As California's first national park, SNP boasts the biggest trees in the world and the highest peak in the continental U.S. Day hikes take you past rushing creeks, cascading waterfalls, picture-perfect mountain meadows (complete with wildlife), and into pitch black caves. You can hop a shuttle in town and spend the whole day on a guided tour if you prefer not to drive yourself. Whether winter or summer, Sequoia National Park offers abundant recreational opportunities to its one million visitors each year.

After a day's excursion, relax in complete privacy in comfy chairs on the bi-level deck; awaken your senses with the sweetness of seasonal fruit tree blossoms, the soothing white noise of the river, the refreshing down-canyon evening breeze, magnificent sunsets, or a rejuvenating plunge in the pool. Redwood trees offer a reprieve from the sun and promise complete privacy when swimming. Once the sun goes down, you and your loved ones can gather around the warm and glowing fire pit and just enjoy the peace and quiet of a country evening. If you are really in the mood to be pampered, slip into the luxurious over-sized tub in the master suite, enjoy a complimentary beverage and just soak up the beauty that fills up every window with a different portrait of nature's glorious landscape.

Your meals will be a joy to prepare in the spacious, sunlit kitchen, complete with all the essentials from spices and staples to cookware and utensils. Stainless steel appliances, opulent counter space, and vaulted ceilings add to the ambience of this room. The open floor plan of the house makes sure the cook isn't left out when the rest of the guests are lounging around watching TV, playing games, or hanging out on the deck. A grocery shopping service is available if, after a long drive, you would rather have the fridge fully stocked, slip immediately into vacation mode, and fire up the BBQ.

The bedrooms are located on opposite sides of the house, assuring guests total privacy. Bathrooms adjoin two of the bedrooms. An oversized glass shower and large jetted tub contribute to the elegance of the master bath, which opens to a view of Case Mountain and the south fork of the Kaweah River.

The little town of Three Rivers has long been known as a great escape from the city; only 3 1/2 hours from Los Angeles and 1 1/2 hours from the Fresno airport. Many of its residents visited here as children, camping with their parents, only to return decades later to raise their own families and live out their dreams. Spend your day gallivanting around town, visiting the art studios, museum, second-hand stores, award-winning candy store, and restaurants. There are several community churches, gas stations, grocery stores, a coffee house, fitness center, and a pharmacy.

Once you experience the tranquility of Sequoia Alta Vista, the down-home friendliness of the community, and the majesty of Sequoia National Park, you will feel refreshed and ready to tackle life back at home...but for now, let us be your home away from home.

Keywords: Home w/ a pool, with large covered & open scenic decks

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
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In 2001, after 36 years of full-time work in Mental Health Administration for both the public & private sectors, I retired. My wife, Mary, and I purchased our 'dream home' in Three Rivers, CA. Upon retirement, I agreed to work an additional year, on a part-time basis, to help the new director make the transition. As it turned out, other small rural county mental health programs also needed financial help and now, 10 years later I have developed a full-time mental health financial consulting business and continue providing these services. This business requires many days on the road away from home, since much of the work is north of the Sacramento area, in the Sierria gold county, and on the Hwy 395 corridor on the east side of the Sierria Nevada Mountains.

Mary supported me in my work, while at the same time, raising three very active sons through childhood, the school years, and onto marriage. We now have nine grandchildren; seven girls, two boys, and another on his way in late July! For four years Mary also cared for her aging parents. Three years ago her father moved in with us and due to the need for medical care, we bought a home in Visalia and moved back.

A major part of our life centers around our church family, which at this time is at Parkside Community Church in Visalia, CA. After Mary's father passed on, we decided to stay in Visalia, since all three of our sons and their familes live there. Also, since I am out of town a good share of the time, it seemed more practical for her to be close to family. In the meantime we put our 'dream home' up for sale and for two years tried to sell in the worst economic time. A year ago we leased the home and as of June 2011, at the end of the lease, decided to try the vacation rental business. This hopefully will provide us the best of both worlds by bringing cash flow and allowing us to continue to use our 'dream home' during vacancies.

The Owner purchased this house in 2001

Since 1967, we have lived in Visalia, located thirty minutes from Three Rivers. We rasied our three boys there. For activities we enjoyed water skiing, fishing, tent camping, hiking, backpacking, and bicycling. Since Three Rivers and the Sierria Nevadas were literally in our backyard, we spent most of our time getting to know the great water skiing times, the best fishin' holes, and some of the most beautiful remote mountain areas, all within a half hour to an hour from home.

After church the boys & I would take off for short afternoon trips through Three Rivers to find new adventures and places where we could go later for longer times. We would often talk about finding a place in Three Rivers to live! But because of my work, it was never practical to make the move.

Nowadays, we do some of the same trips with our grand kids. Mary says she did her thing with the boys so, ' tell Grandpa to do some week-end hikes and fishing with both the grandgirls and boys without her.' They all like sleeping under the stars.

The many beautiful crystal clear creeks & rivers make for fun exploring with the grandkids for fishing and snorkling, especially in late summer and early fall. Grandpa can take a 5 minute drive to the river or lake with the grandkids, take along some cold drinks and some snacks and set the lawn chair in the cool water and watch the kids play for hours!

During the spring time and the early summer, the rivers are just as beautiful, but very fast and cold with the snow melt! So that's the time to head up into Sequoia National Park where the crowds haven't shown up yet for the summer and we have the grand park pretty much to ourselves! The giant trees, the patches of snow still lingering in the shady areas, hiking up on Morro Rock and take in the awesome views and you can almost see our house from there, since we can see that same rock from our 'dream home'.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

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Hilltop Home W/ 360° View of Sequoia Park, Lake Kaweah & River
average rating of 4.9846153 based on 65 reviews
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Three Rivers Gold Country / High Sierra
Sydney, Australia
5

SUPERB!

  • 5 of 5
One of the most thrilling moments of our American West Coast trip was opening the front door to this house. This was the height of "VRBO anticipation" payoff.

I can't say enough about this place. Perched high on a hill we had fantastic views from all parts of the property - even the loo! The house is spacious and filled with light. Eating on the deck overlooking the picturesque near and distant mountains made for very memorable meals. When the kids weren't playing in the pool they were busily engaged with all sorts of children's amusements the owners have thoughtfully provided. The beds were most comfortable (and, as always, the white linen appreciated). The house was stocked with all the accessories we could need and the owners even left a most thoughtful welcome message and gift. The best of Sequoia National Park is less than an hour drive away.

Unfortunately we only stayed at this property for a couple of nights as it was a pit-stop on a longer journey. Had we known how beautiful this place (and the general area) was we surely would have altered our plans and stayed much longer.

I cannot recommend this property enough. Kudos to the the owners for one of our favourite VRBO experiences.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Kresho and family, Thank you so much for taking the time to give this beautiful review of our home. We really appreciate it. Sounds like you enjoyed the pool and all the beautiful views that surround the house. We hope you can come again and stay longer. Thank you, Gary and Mary (owners)
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Hilltop Home W/ 360° View of Sequoia Park, Lake Kaweah & River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p360711vb
559-9368666
Three Rivers Gold Country / High Sierra
San Diego and Sydney, Australia
5

AMAZING

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing week staying in the beautiful home exploring the local rivers and of course Sequoia National Park. The house was exceptional - the views were breathtaking and the level of detail that owners and Robin have gone to ensure we had a perfect stay was exceptional. After a long day in Sequoia it was wonderful to come home each afternoon for a swim and enjoy the most amazing view on the deck. It obviously is a family home as the rooms all have such wonderful furnishings and our twin two year old boys loved the books and toys provided. We were traveling with four adults and two children - it was a perfect size house for us all. We would love to come and stay again and have passed the details onto our friends all ready.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Claire, Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review. The area of three Rivers has a lot of fun places to visit and explore besides the beautiful Sequoia National Park. Glad to hear you enjoyed our home I try my best to make it feel like home. Robin is a great manager she does her best at trying to meet our guests needs and keeps the house spotless. I'd be lost without her. We would love to have you come again. Thank you, Gary and Mary (owners)
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Hilltop Home W/ 360° View of Sequoia Park, Lake Kaweah & River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p360711vb
559-9368666
Three Rivers Gold Country / High Sierra
Littleton CO
5

EXCELLENT VACATION HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
The house is beautiful! Great place to relax and take a swim after viewing the magnificent trees in Sequoia national park!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Karie, Thank you for the review. Sounds like your stay was a nice one. Glad you got to go to the Sequoia Park , the trees are amazing. We hope that you will get to come again. Thank you, Gary and Mary (owners)
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Hilltop Home W/ 360° View of Sequoia Park, Lake Kaweah & River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p360711vb
559-9368666
Three Rivers Gold Country / High Sierra
Niwot, Colorado, usa
5

COLONEB

  • 5 of 5
We loved this place. It has beautiful views and the house itself is beautiful. We enjoyed the swimming pool as it was hot when we were there. There are two air conditioning controls in the house, one for each side. The back deck is beautiful. The grill looked like it was brand new. There is a fire pit as well. A great place. We got to meet Robin, and that was also a pleasure. I highly recommend this home.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dante and family, We appreciate our guest taking the time to give us a review so thank you for the lovely comments. So you were here during our hot spell. Our pool is such a nice pool very seldom does it get above 70 degrees which is perfect when it can be 100 plus. Glad you enjoyed it and our home. Hopefully you can come again. Thank you , Gary and Mary (owners)
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Hilltop Home W/ 360° View of Sequoia Park, Lake Kaweah & River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p360711vb
559-9368666
Three Rivers Gold Country / High Sierra
5

BETTER THAN HOME!

  • 5 of 5
This house has it all! No personal touch is missed. My husband and I were traveling with my elderly parents and 4 children. With no stairs or funky sidewalks- this was the perfect house for my disabled dad to get in and out of. The kids had a blast in their room and exploring in the backyard. For the kiddos whose 1st question is - do they have outlets (to plug in their electronics)? They were totally entertained instead by the generous amount of games, ping pong, and outdoor fun. We enjoyed entering the park each day from this area and hope to come back in the summer to enjoy the pool! The beds and furniture are super comfortable- a must for weary travelers. Kitchen is well stocked with extra supplies. We cooked all dinners here after stopping at Costco after our flight in from Fresno. I just can't say enough about how nice Robin was to have on call for suggestions and her treats were delicious! Our only issue was that our next VRBO couldn't compare!!! Thanks!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Katie and family, We are so glad that you and your family and your parents had such a great time at our home. Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and for all the nice things you said about our home. We hope you can come again and stay longer. Thanks again Gary and Mary (owners)
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Hilltop Home W/ 360° View of Sequoia Park, Lake Kaweah & River
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559-9368666
Three Rivers Gold Country / High Sierra
Denver, CO
5

FAMILY VACATION 2014

  • 5 of 5
Really enjoyed watching the sunrise from the deck in the morning and sun set at night. The views were spectacular and the family S in the lot next door were an added bonus. Had a really great time. Thank you for sharing!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Christine, Thank you for choosing to stay at Sequoia Alta Vista and taking the time to give us a review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed our home especially the views and the sunrises and sunsets. Our home sits on the top of a hill so no matter what direction you look in you have a view. The sunrises early in the morning are great and everything smells so good. And in the early evenings the sunsets can't be beat some times the sky is beautiful reds and pinks. Sequoia Alta Vista sits on the perfect spot. We hope you enjoyed your time at the park as well. The trees are something to see. We hope you will come again. Thank you again for the review. Gary and Mary (owners)
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Fresno
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Hanford
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Three Rivers
Car: necessary

Jazzaffair, monthly classical concerts, Team Roping, Woodlake Rodeo, Redbud Festival, bi-monthly traditional jazz concerts, seasonal interpretative hikes in Sequoia Park, Three Rivers 1st Saturday local artist showcase

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Availability & Rates

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Three Rivers House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Oct-Apr
Oct 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$295
$1,771
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
50% due at booking, 50% due 30 days prior to arrival
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates are based on 6 or less guests for a minimum of 3 nights, and are subject to change until confirmed. $20/guest/night over 6.
2-night stays (May-Sept) $310/ni
2-night stays (Oct-Apr) $290/ni
Cleaning Fee for over six guests $150
Property Damage Protection ($49) required for U.S. citizens; non-U.S. citizens will be required to pay a fully-refundable damage deposit of $300 at booking.
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Amenities

Three Rivers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Garage
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) California King, Queen size Beds (2) One standard Queen and one extra high inflatable air mattress with linens that can be located anywhere, even out on the deck for serious stargazers., Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (2) Fold-up single bed-sized foam mattresses with linens, Baby Cribs (1) Brand new Portable Pack n' Play
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • hunting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
Notes:
River view, grocery shopping service, fire pit, fishing equipment, board games, children's books & toys
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