READY TO ESCAPE THE CITY? WATERFALL RETREAT HOME W/ RIVER RUNNING THROUGH IT!

Chris Keller

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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READY TO ESCAPE THE CITY? WATERFALL RETREAT HOME W/ RIVER RUNNING THROUGH IT!

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4 bedrooms, 4 baths + private decks & river views (sleeps 7-8 max)

As seen in Sunset magazine, Wall Street Journal and the New York Times!

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright student, Frank Robert, Kaweah Falls is a modern rustic retreat home tucked away at the base of the Sequoia National Park in the cozy Sierra Nevada mountain town of Three Rivers, CA—an easy 3.5 hrs. from LA, 4.5 hrs from SF, and 1+ hr from Fresno Yosemite International airport.

A finalist in Dwell magazine's 2010 'Houses We Love' competition, the home bridges a regulated water flume leading to a private sandy beach and a year-round active waterfall. While sipping wine at the bar you can watch rainbow trout swimming below through a glass-bottomed floor.

This one of-a-kind vacation home makes the ultimate escape from the city, the ideal writer's retreat (finally finish that novel or screenplay) or simply a place to recharge, far away from the hustle and bustle

Plan your escape to Sequoia!: Kaweah Falls is the ultimate base camp for your exploration of the Sequoia National Park.

(from Visit Sequoia website) 'California's Sequoia National Park is an unspoiled treasure of some of the most striking scenery in the world. From its towering giant sequoia trees and soaring mountain peaks to cascading creeks, flowering meadows, and star-studded evening skies, you'll be inspired by this breathtaking national forest vacation destination.

Established in 1890, and recently featured in the Ken Burns PBS documentary 'The National Parks: America's Best Idea', Sequoia National Park is California's first national park and America's second oldest. With more than 1 million annual visitors, Sequoia National Forest is a popular destination for guests from around the world.

At Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, you’ll find the five largest living giant sequoia trees in the world.'

Come see the largest living tree on Earth! : The General Sherman tree is estimated to be between 2300-2700 years old, and if you've never seen it, a day trip is a must. (Kaweah Falls is located 2 miles from the entrance to Sequoia Park.)

'Often referred to as one of California's best national forest family vacation destinations, Sequoia offers a myriad of year-round visitor attractions and recreational activities. Spring and summer offer sensational hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and cave tours. Winter boasts some of the finest cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow play to be found in the Sierras. And throughout the year, Sequoia National Forest features ranger naturalist programs, nature walks, visitor centers, and interpretive museum exhibits to please all ages and interests.'

Experience the magic of Kaweah Falls: After you've enjoyed a memorable picnic amongst the towering Sequoias in the Giant Forest, climbed the steps to the soaring peak of Moro Rock (where you can see Russia!), and strolled through Crescent Meadow and likely spotted black bears grazing, then it's time to come down the mountain where your luxury compound awaits: cook out on the grill, enjoy a nice bottle of wine, and roast S'mores around he campfire.

After marveling at all the stars (more than you've likely seen before), retire to your cozy chambers and let the waterfall lull you into a restful sleep. For adventure seekers, white water rafting in Three Rivers is world-class (May-July); or if your idea of adventure involves a hammock and a good book, you'll be right at home. If you plan your visit in late summer, there's no better place to take a dip than Kaweah Falls. And if you're one that likes to get away, but just can't disconnect, not to worry: you can check email and surf the internet from your private river deck.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Chris Keller (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had an amazing time here. The house is truly fantastic and something we will take back to Australia as a model of beautiful green living. While the house is awe-inspiring it really is the little things that make the stay so homely and truly all the little things were thought of. Thank you so much,



McCormack Family

Sept. 9-14, 2014

Canberra, Australia
Sep 2014
  • 1 of 107
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Ready to escape the city? Waterfall retreat home w/ river running through it!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Ready to escape the city? Waterfall retreat home w/ river running through it!
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Three Rivers Gold Country / High Sierra
Los Angeles, CA
5

Reconnect with Nature -- and with Yourselves

  • 5 of 5
Calling this a "vacation home" is at best an understatement, and at worst completely misleading. This is a magnificent home belonging to the best friends you wish you had, who have invited you to stay while they're away -- people of impeccable taste, able and willing to anticipate your every need.

Bring only your clothes (if you must) and whatever food you plan to cook (available in the nearby market). Everything else, from condiments to bandaids to....you name it...is there for you.

My wife and I stayed here for a week -- just the two of us -- and it was one of the most relaxing vacations we've ever had. From the morning, when we had our coffee on the waterfall deck; to the evening, when we grilled our dinner and ate at the outside dining table; to the nighttime, when we sat around a small fire outside soaking in the sounds of the river; every day was perfect from beginning to end.

One day we hiked in Sequoia NP, but the other days found us wandering the nearby hiking paths, meeting the wonderful neighbors (entirely invisible unless we ventured off the property), and absorbing the natural beauty surrounding the home.

Expensive? Compared to what? The mental peace provided by a few days' stay here is beyond price, and something we've rarely encountered elsewhere. That's why we've already booked our next week's stay, in the fall.

Oh, and if you do go, take Chris' advice on where to eat and what to do. He's spot on. And say hello to Fred and his lovely wife Maria, the home's welcoming caretakers.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Ready to escape the city? Waterfall retreat home w/ river running through it!
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Three Rivers Gold Country / High Sierra
Carefree, AZ
5

Utterly Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we walked into this beautiful home to the moment we left both my husband and I were in awe of how wonderful this home lends itself to its surroundings. The deck for eating dinner while listening to the wind through the leaves and the sound of the water below was so peaceful. I believe our favorite spot was the dock where we spent our nights with a glass of wine while watching the sun go down. Our dogs enjoyed the beach area and lounging in the grass. Thank you so much Chris for opening your home. Maria, thank you for your muffins and your kindness. We will definitely return. Louise, Glenn, Montana & Cheyenne (The Mastiff twins) Carefree, AZ
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Three Rivers Gold Country / High Sierra
San Francisco, CA, United States
5

Perfect - perfect house, perfect location.

  • 5 of 5
The house itself is as beautiful as the pictures. It is well maintained and is furnished true to the structure's style. The kitchen is extremely well stocked. We did stop for groceries on the way in and the muffins, fruits, veggies and well-stocked pantry filled in to leave us lacking nothing. The grounds are beautiful but we were there in a heatwave and couldn't enjoy them as much as we would have liked. Evenings by the waterside were pleasant though and wading around in the river was enjoyable.
Each bedroom has it's own bath which was perfect for our family and is important to the layout of the house as 2 of the bedrooms aren't connected to the main house without going outside. The steam shower in the master bath is amazing.
The proximity to the park is great with the swimming hole behind the visitor's center being only a 15 minute drive / hike. PArk behind the visitor's center and go down the trail just left of the tennis courts. IT's easy to find from there. We visited that 2 or 3 times and had a great time jumping off rocks, and sliding down the little waterfall the locals nicknamed the toilet as it sucks you down and flushes you out the other side.. :-)
If you are fit, I recommend the hike to Marble Falls. (roughly 8 miles round trip and 1500 ft. elevation change) Other less strenuous things we found impressive were the Crescent Meadow hike with Tharp's log. You'll see enough Sequoias on that hike that the Giant Forest isn't necessary. We also really enjoyed the Crystal cave tour.
All in all, it's a perfect house in an idyllic setting with great proximity to an awesome park!
Thanks Chris!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Ready to escape the city? Waterfall retreat home w/ river running through it!
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Three Rivers Gold Country / High Sierra
5

Absolutely gorgeous Kaweah River masterpiece

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for luxury, architectural beauty, privacy for couples (great layout), and would not mind sinking your toes in the sand under the moon surrounded by the roar of the river, look no further! The owner of this property clearly has impeccable taste as well an appreciation for architecture and nature. We arrived to a truly stunning interior, a large platter of fresh fruits and a plate of homemade muffins courtesy of the owner, then walked down to take in the river and the incredible setting and landscaping. It is breathtaking. At night the home becomes even more magical as the outdoor lanterns begin to glow, we were there with family but I can also imagine just going there even as just a couple to spread out and read books all day and relax. Several different catering options are available which we might take advantage of on our next trip, but the kitchen was so well equipped and beautiful with views overlooking the river it was easy and fun to stay in and cook. This is truly a one of a kind property, we came back not only relaxed but also inspired by all of the beautiful touches that make this home so memorable. The national park entrance is only a few miles away, but in cooler months there are also some great hikes literally within minutes (and as others have said, the home is so beautiful that it is tempting to stay in!). We hope to be back again soon!
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Three Rivers Gold Country / High Sierra
Fremont
5

Kaweah Falls, Dream Land

  • 5 of 5
When I first opened the gate and walked down the stairs with my friends. We came down and had our first view of our home for the next 4 days. We were amazed by what we saw, it was beautiful. My friends began to thank me and tell me I had made the best choice ever.

It is a place where you can get lost. I had many moments taking me back to my childhood, just sitting and gazing at the water, trees and just taking everything in.

It is the type of place that you want to keep to yourself, but I would highly recommend to my family & friends.

I look forward to the opportunity of visiting this lovely place in the near future.

The Cano Party
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Ready to escape the city? Waterfall retreat home w/ river running through it!
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Three Rivers Gold Country / High Sierra
bakersfield
5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5
Stayed 3 nights at this wonderful, relaxing house! We cooked some amazing food and had a fire every night by the river. Took several hikes and relaxed during the day by the river. Looking forward to going back someday.
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
78 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International
Nearest Beach
on property
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
River View
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
9 hole course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: necessary

Sequoia National Park: entrance 2 miles

Other Activities: white water rafting/kayaking (May-July)

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Three Rivers House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
$500
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$700
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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee 1-4 guests $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes RATES based on OCCUPANCY. Posted Base Rate(1-4 guests) +$50/night each additional guest.
Cleaning fee:$250 (1-4 guests);$275 (5-6 guests);$300 (7-8 guests)
Pets considered. $25.00/pet/night w/ one time $50 cleaning fee.
Holidays excluded from specials and special rates apply.
Kaweah Falls is a private residence and not suitable for weddings or special occasions.
BOOK a WEEK and 7th day free!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Three Rivers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • River
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Village ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Gas Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Catering Available ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Main House: Master bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Mr. Steam sauna + Jacuzzi tub w/ river views
    Main House: Guest - toilet , shower
    Apartment Suite - toilet , shower
    Hobbit Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Main House: Master Suite - 1 king , Tempurpedic mattress
    Main House: Guest room - 1 queen
    Apartment Suite - 1 queen
    Hobbit Room - 1 queen , Cozy room near waterfall ideal for 1 adult or 2 kids.
  • There are 4 separate bedroom suites on the property with a MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY of 7-8 guests.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 11 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • whitewater rafting
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
Notes:
STAIRS: The property may be unsuitable for those that have difficulty with stairs (there are 2 flights down to main level of house (master bedroom, guest bedroom, living and dining rooms and main kitchen); and an additional flight of stairs to the river level (Hobbit Room and Guest Apartment, beach and waterfall.)

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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