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Liza Szabo

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Best Value Yosemite / Bass Lake Home - Modestly Elegant 5 acres/views

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Yosemite Area House Rental Photos and Description

House- 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5+ Baths-1 shower, 1 jacuzzi bath.(Sleeps 10-12)

Five-acre Lot Great views of back country sierras of Yosemite. Near Badger Pass and China Peak ski areas. Behind Mammoth and Base Lake, and North Fork. We have parking in a 4 car driveway/no garage access. Parking is limited to 4 outdoor vehicles.

Twenty-four-hundred square foot, three-bedroom, two bathroom, home, with upgraded granite stainless steel stove, very pretty kitchen for the ultimate cooking in a cabin experience. Property is at 2800 elevation. Hardwood maple floors , modest, nice, furnishings. A mountain home that you can also relax into. Jacuzzi bath tub and marble and travertine complete your bathing experience. Well laid out kitchen, stocked with all cooking utensils, and dishes and basic spices for at home comforts.

You will appreciate the privacy and view of mountains from the kitchen, den and living rooms interconnecting to one another. sink into relaxation sitting time on the wraparound deck and full star-gazing at night and -mountain views in the daytime.

Once Vacationers come to the Yosemite Scenic Loop they are amazed at all there is available. The rivers across our way, lakes, boating, swimming beaches even at the lake, with Angel Falls that slide right into the lake for family fun and inner tubing. We have access to amenities 1/2 mile to gas, grocery, Bass Lake ranger station, shops and restaurants, video store. You can fish and swim nearby as well as access full Yosemite park up 274 exit out our entrance.

Visit the Indian Mono Museum by our house and take a tour of the 40 mile loop trail of lakes, such as Redinger, Mammoth

Pools and back country best camping with no crowds! Even in summer we have back country access to Meadows, rivers, mountains and easy

access to elevations from 3000 to 7000 to be cool in summer or get to snow in winter. Don't miss the a pretty house instead of a common dusty cabin that is locked in with no views, we have a good feeling location on the hill looking out and no one looking in.

Upgraded Home, Granite, Jacuzzi tub, Gourmet kitchen.

here is some more local info:

Let me know if you have any questions. Like maybe the bed layout so all ten of you can sleep.

Master Manzanita Room, king bed and Slate Shower bathroom attached, walk in closet

Second bedroom, Sierra Room, one queen , walk in closet

Third Bedroom, Mtn View room, two twins

Den Conversion. Office Desk , two twin bunk beds

Living room, couch , love seat, chair and a Queen bed mattress by the vaulted window to take naps, lay around and watch tv by the fire, play board games, toss your stuff down after hikes or sleep at night.

Plus a twin day bed next to wood stove by hall entrance for an extra bunker

Hallway bathroom has a jacuzzi tub, two vanity sinks, commode etc

House is a 3 bed den plus 2 bath.

Upgraded granite counter kitchen with upgrade stove

Outdoor small bbq, no outdoor fires in Yosemite due to laws and droughts

Front full deck for star gazing or hanging outside and looking at the mountains

1/10 mi road to house from well maintained road 1/10 mile from turn off to bass lake and yosemite, (we are the scenic route, yosemite scenic by way, one mile to bass lake ranger station, north fork grocery store, a few eateries , and stores. gas station ) of which which there are none inside the park so folks stay in small towns often for good roads and local things to do.

WE have three local year round waterfalls in 7 to 10 miles of the house . Cascadel Falls, Angel falls at Bass Lake, and Whiskey Creek falls.

We are 26 minutes to the south entrance according to driving notes in my review from a tenant as well as our experience driving into south entrance which is the entrance that has the giant grizzly seqoias. The yosemite train is also outside the park on the way in from our house on hi way 41, before the south entrance.

Behind the house is a school yard, which you cannot see but can hike to the top of in 5 minutes and cross over, for a football field, baseball field. tennis court, playground etc and occasional adult yoga class by a previous neighbor gym teacher of mine. WE have yoga one mile in town as well incase you want a local activity as well as the Mono Indian museum is catty corner behind us in 1/10 mile.

For more questions about our area, check yosemite scenic by way on the internet.

Look forward to hosting you. Liza and Mike


More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Liza Szabo (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Liza Szabo

We bought this property to Vacation and eventually retire in Yosemite / Bass Lake area.. In the meantime we share it with others for their retreats and vacations when we are at our other lovely vacation homes.

WE are professional Retreat Teachers in the Healing Arts and medical field, owning 6 peaceful retreat rentals at spots we love. Liza's private practice is in psychology counseling and Naturopathic Medicine/Nutrition and is also a Dental Hygienist. Mike is a world class Yoga teacher. Our passion is nature and homes, design and architecture. We love to make our homes available for others to enjoy and take very good care of them, with caretakers available to meet the needs of our homes and renters, as well as being hands on ourselves, at getting new furnishings, planting flowers in Yosemite or

tropicals in Our La Jolla and Hawaii locations, as well we overseeing the cleanliness and upkeep of the home. I personally do the bookings and helping our vacationers with

their reservations so we can work with each person or family and give special terms based on needs and budgets. Come see us at our VRBO in La Jolla, CA, Hawaii and Yosemite.

Liza and Mike

Liza Szabo purchased this house in 2005

Why Liza Szabo chose Yosemite Area

Minutes from Bass Lake and the beauty of the Sierra Nevada leading into Yosemite National Park. One mile to town for gas, groceries, post office, coffee and shops yet in the mountains bordering nearby river and swimming, easy to get to. Three local waterfalls and three lakes, 2 miles, 5 miles and 12 miles from house.

What makes this house unique

Bass Lake nearby and just a short drive into Yosemite National Parks South gates, in 26 minutes posted by renters on our reviews and our experience also. Many amenities, stores, bar and grill, dining out, post office one mile from house.. Close to Badger Pass and China Peak ski areas. Three local waterfalls in 7 to 10 miles, Cascadel, Angel Falls and Whiskey falls offering local hiking and off the beaten road track no crowds or less as known more to locals who know the inside and outside of the Yosemite by way.

Guestbook comments from the owner

WE loved the house and the area. We are vacation rental maids in Los Angeles and needed a get away, we work so hard. Our kids loved it since they could walk to the ball parks and swing sets behind the property but is hidden and quiet. The views out were better than the other houses we stayed at in past years, which had none. The trees and rolling hills made a private spot yet just a few hundred feet to a perfect main road.We visited local falls, like cascadel of a friend of the owners and spent time at the river and drove into the park in 26 minutes, as well as we are only 5 miles to the bass lake dam where we walked our dogs and had a big sky , beauty, restaurants, hiking and more to do than even inside the park. This house was clean and had good vibes as well as not having to drive to everything inside the 90 square mile park which we found stunning but you have to drive inside to anything, this house we could play at the museum, rivers, lakes, domes and hike, the outside inside park, yosemite by way. We found the owners through VRBO and were impressed to find it clean, since I am a clean freak, and we visited this home many times. I told the owner she could post my notes as we dont get online that often, so busy cleaning other vacation rentals, and this one was CLEAN and beautiful with lots to do, great for kids and families to hang out without having to drive all day.
Apr 2015
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based on 27 traveler reviews

Best Value Yosemite / Bass Lake Home - Modestly Elegant 5 acres/views
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 37 reviews
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November Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice time relaxing with family during our weekend in November. The kitchen worked very well to prepare a nice big family dinner one evening. Also, the living room worked great to keep the place warm. We actually had to put the fire out a few times because it was too warm. It was easy to get to Yosemite from the house too. Also, we didn't see any neighbors and had a lot of privacy.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Angela D

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I had a great stay in the house. It was clean, quiet and peaceful. The house sleeps 10+ people, We only booked for two people and thought we would share the house with others but we were very lucky and had the whole house for the entire time.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Fork Vacation Rental

  • 4 of 5

This home was very spacious and quiet with a lovely view. We chose this rental because of its proximity to Yosemite which is about 40 minutes away to the entrance. We did not realize how large Yosemite is, however, so we spent many hours driving to and from and in the park to experience as much as we could in the week we were there. If we had to do it again we would have stayed closer to the park. We drove to Mariposa one day and we ate in several local restaurants in Oakhurst (which is also where the large grocery stores are) and Fish Camp which had been recommended by the owner and were very good. Several things the owner might consider: providing a blowdryer, replacing the sheets on the king bed with ones that don't slip off, updating/replacing the outdoor furniture on the porch and back yard (several chairs are broken), and cleaning up/beautifying the outside a bit. Some things to consider as well if you choose this home: You will be charged for propane and for using certain lights. You also are responsible to dispose of your trash. There is a nearby transfer station which we used but if your flights are early in the morning as ours were, we had to bring our last nights trash with us to the airport to dispose of. For the amount of money we paid for this home, we felt a bit nickeled and dimed. The owner was responsive to all questions.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation rental, close to Bass Lake & Yosemite.

  • 5 of 5

Everyone loved the house/cabin. Large kitchen, large dining/living room. Plenty of sleeping room for up to 10-11 people. We cooked breakfast and dinner everyday. The grills in the backyard came in very handy. Spent two days at Yosemite, though it is a good 11/2 hours to Yosemite Valley. Spent two days at Bass Lake which is only 15 minutes away. Rented a boat on the lake one of the days and had a great time. I highly recommend this rental. It is a great home away from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has travelled to the Yosemite/Bass Lake area once a year, if not twice, since I was a child. This home surpassed our expectations: large, secluded lot; gourmet kitchen; spacious living quarters. We thoroughly enjoyed the local amenities, and of course, magnificent Yosemite National Park. We picnicked along the Merced River in Wawona after a leisurely hike in the meadow; and enjoyed the amazing, scenic drive into Yosemite Valley several times. Closer to "home," was Bass Lake...the kids wore themselves out on jet skis and paddle boards. Evenings were spent relaxing on the home's spacious outdoor deck, taking in the beauty of the Sierra's, and the astounding glory of the night sky. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this magnificent setting!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I will not stay in this place again.

  • 1 of 5

It is a quiet and nice area, close to Bass lake , 45 minutes drive to Yosemite national park.

We had lots of issues with this house , kitchen was infested with Ants , we end up trashing foods, property manager knew about the ants issue and they didn't do any thing about it till the day we were leaving !!!!

kitchen tools was old and rusty, one shower ONLY in a house that equipped to host 8 + people.

one of the worst vacation rentals.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Coercion fraud for Money from MOHAMAD, on his credit card but Sam on his registration. He also got in a feud with my most kind and gentle caretaker local for bass lake real estate, asking for MONEY, not resolution, and we resolved the ants same day because they left out all their food exposed and left my house trashy. WE have a jacuzzi tub and we have a second bathroom shower. 3 bed house with a den, as a courtesy we let more people stay and sign an agreement that they are aware they are bring extra guest by choice to a normal residential cabin, and not old and dusty upgraded with wood floors, granite kitchen, hardwood framed windows and vaulted high roofs and windows with views with cedar lined ceilings. We did then and now have all new utensils so I am not sure what is going on , but we have by the realtor caravan of reviews in bass lake yosemite hands down I am told the best upgraded kitchen for yosemite, granite counters, stainless steel stove with glass serving area to converse with your guests in the dining room. The house is very nice and at least 4 star, as you know there is a drought and we do now have to use pest control but we use the essential olls that are non toxic to pets and humans/children. Mohamad,on his credit (AKA Sam) should treat people the way he wants to be treated, but this is about coercion for money, if he got money he would not give a 4 star house a 1 star. It happens, I am sorry we hosted them when summer is busy and we can take guests that we treat well and they treat us back well. its the mountains and california drought if an ant comes out its everywhere but this home is CLEAN and Pretty with views and upgraded building remodel materials, not old or dusty or carpet that smells, hardwood throughout and slate and travertine in upgraded bathrooms. The shower is the favorite as three guests went home and copied our slate shower. (he complained about) We used to not respond but now I realize we must so folks now that the house is UP to standard and pretty and clean. and no old utensils , really , Please. if thats all he has to make up besides ants because he left food out you know he's not being kind.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Fresno airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Buckhorn Saloon - Old time saloon.
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Ahwahnee Meadows
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Bass Lake
Car: necessary

Close to post office and ranger station for trail guide maps and info on all the Sierras, Yosemite, Mammoth and Kings Canyon, Shaver Lake and Bass Lake amenities.

Other Activities: Camping, boating, backpacking, shops, grocery 1/2 mile from house


Rates & Availability

Yosemite National Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July Aug Sept
Jul 24 2016 - Aug 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
aug 5-sept 7
Aug 6 2016 - Sep 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
post maid $165
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

no refunds, purchase travelers insurance for cancellation issues.
tenants pay propane and electric, ordered movies or long distance, bring own cell phone
or phone cards. Take own trash home, no trash pick up in mountains.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Yosemite Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • 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 ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub , shower head tub level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , attached master bath with shower
    Victorian - 1 queen , two windows, walk in closet
    Mountain Tree View - 2 twin/ single , walk in closet, hardwood floors, ceiling fan
    Living room Queen Window bed - 1 queen , Extra Queen bed for overflow- laying around, games, sleep
    Back Dining Area Day Sit BED - 1 twin/ single , day bed to sit/over flow sleeper by living, dining and patio
    Den - 1 twin/ single , Semi Private draw curtains office desk, couch, bed, view den
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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