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Mary Sullivan

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Custom Cabin on 20 Acres

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house

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Overview

North Fork House Rental Photos and Description

1200 sq. ft.House, 2 Bedrooms deck, great room Sleeps 4

The tranquil beauty of this area is the perfect recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation. Come enjoy the spectacular wonders of Yosemite National Park, Bass Lake and the Ansel Adams wilderness. Thousands of acres of hiking trails, clear mountain streams and lakes within a short driving distance from the property welcome you all year. The peace of this area is a perfect setting for family gatherings, personal retreats and leisurely exploration. At all seasons of the year it provides a lovely home to return to after a day of skiing, snow boarding, snow mobile riding or sledding in the nearby snow parks, wilderness areas and ski resorts at Sierra Summit and Badger Pass.

This lovely mountain retreat is a perfect nesting place to stay and recharge after a glorious day in the mountains. Many people choose to just stay here during the day and relax on the deck or in the spacious great room and enjoy the natural setting away from the busyness of the city.

It is a beautiful custom 1200 square foot house located adjacent to the Sierra National Forest. It is 3 miles from Bass Lake and 23 miles from Yosemite National Park. The land is a wildlife sanctuary for deer, silver foxes and other wonderful creatures. There are no hiking trails on the property itself. There are many trails within short driving distance. There is a book at the house that gives information on recreational activities in the area.

There is custom stonework behind the wood stove depicting a mountain sunrise with trees and clouds made by a world class stone mason.

There is a flat screen Samsung television in the great room.

The kitchen has granite counter tops. The bathrooms both have dual shower heads.There are 2 bedrooms. Each Bedroom has a queen sized bed.

The kind of air conditioning in the cabin is a water evaporation cooler commonly called a 'swamp cooler'. It works well and is very refreshing unless it is humid and very hot outside. Then, it cools the house down but not as well as a regular 'air conditioner'. It will typically cool the house to about 15 degrees cooler than the outside temperature during these hot (80 to 100 and over) summer days. The nights are cool even in the hottest weather so it's lovely to sleep with the windows open and breathe in the pines and healing mountain air.

The house is nestled among pines, oaks and manzanitas with cedar log pillars at the front entry and forming the landscaped gardens.

It is a sacred site perfect for personal creative retreats, solitude and recreation.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Mary Sullivan (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Yosemite was stunning with its colors amidst the beautiful Sierras and Bass Lake gave us a gentle day to fish and explore in our kayaks. The animal came to visit at your home which was such a treat. I must tell you that the design of your vacation home is impressive. The use of space, for the practical reasons as well as the feeling created, was so well thought out, planned and enjoyed. I spent alot of time marveling at the unique detail throughout. Wisdom House will certainly be on our list for a return to your area.
Oct 2013
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)
Beautiful Custom Cabin on 20 Acres
average rating of 4.92 based on 64 reviews
Austin, Texas
5

Yosemite Trip

  • 5 of 5

Excellent rental property. We have stayed in a number of VRBO rentals and while all the others were satisfactory, this one was the best. The cabin is pristine, the location is very good and the facilities meet all your needs. This rental is especially good for seniors and couples who travel together. Seeing a coyote was the highlight of the trip. Even though we were there during an exceptional heat wave, the cabin was very comfortable due to an efficient cooling system. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Under promised, over delivered.

A beautiful and comfortable place to spend peaceful nights away from it all. A herd of deer greeted our awestruck kids and the drive to Yosemite and Bass Lake felt like a trip to the backyard. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Property for our family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Mary's cabin, with good access to both Yosemite and Bass Lake. Cabin was super clean and very well furnished.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Illinois
5

Good place to relax and see the Yosemite area.

  • 5 of 5

We spent the week here as a base to see the Yosemite area. We found the house to be just what we needed in that it had plenty of space to relax and centrally located to activity in the area. It is about 45 minute drive to the south gate of Yosemite. Also about the same drive to the Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Parks to the south. If you want to see some sequoias closer we hiked in the Nelder Grove area near Bass Lake at the recommendation of the landlord Mary. It was nice to get away from the crowds and get up close to some of the biggest living things you will ever see.

As for the house itself, we found it to be great! It was very clean and well stocked. The kitchen had the basic needs to prepare almost anything. It was convenient to have the laundry available so you don't have to bring as many clothes with you. The 2 queen beds were very comfortable. We enjoyed having morning coffee on the deck and seeing the wild life in the area. One morning about 25 wild turkeys were in the yard and we had a deer come close one evening.

Locally, we enjoyed take out from La Cabana (local Mexican restaurant).

We found Mary easy to work with and the communication was excellent. She returned emails in a reasonable amount of time and we enjoyed meeting her one evening. She lives close by and stopped in when she saw us out to introduce herself. Other than that, she gave us our privacy but left her phone number in case we needed anything. Thanks Mary for a relaxing and comfortable week!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coronado, CA
5

Tranquil wildlife retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend at Wisdom Retreat. Situated in a secluded area, but close to Bass Lake, it was a perfect place to spend a quiet weekend. We were lucky to see deer and other wildlife right outside the windows. The kitchen had everything we needed, and we got a kick out of the dual shower heads in the showers! The bedrooms were also comfortable. Thanks Mary for sharing such a beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woke up to a deer looking through the window!

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, clean, woodsy home in a private secluded area. Very beautiful and peaceful, and the communication with the host was superb.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Fresno/Yosemite airport
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
La Cabana Mexican restaurant
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Badger Pass Ski resort

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Rates & Availability

North Fork House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 13 2016 - Sep 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$185
$1,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 11.0%

There is a $50 cancellation fee if the reservation is cancelled more than 30 days before the arrival date.If you cancel within 30 days of your arrival you will forfeit a portion of your payment as is explained in the Terms and Conditions document. The rates are based on 4 person occupancy. Add $25 per night for additional guests.
Children are included in the "4 guests" limit. When you make the reservation, please note .
Each additional guest over the 4 limit will be charged $25 per night per guest.
Children are charged the same as adults.

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Amenities

North Fork House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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