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Breathtaking Lake View/Willow Cove Home

Bass Lake, CA, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Welcome to our lake home! This has been our year-round retreat getaway for nearly 30 years. Legend has it that when our dad walked by and saw the lake view from this home, he offered cash on the spot. The rest is history.

Our home is located in the coveted Willow Cove area and is walking distance to the Pines Village where you will find three restaurants, a full service grocery, deli, bakery/pizza, a souvenir shop and a surf shop.

Our lovely home has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, kitchen and a Great Room on one level, and an 'in-law' type bedroom downstairs with a separate entrance and full bathroom. The interior of our home is adorned with notty pine and is decorated very homey with touches of family and Bass Lake history. Our front yard boasts one of the only grass lawns in the area and is great for children and outdoor games. Saving the best for last, we have a large deck that features breathtaking year round view of the lake for BBQing and outdoor dining.

****All bedrooms are supplied with comforters, blankets and pillows. Guests are required to bring linens.

There is not a boat slip or access to a pier for the rental, however you can easily rent one through the Pines Marina for an additional cost. The Pines Marina is a short walk from our home (less than 1/4 mile). We can supply you with their number if you are interested.

On the lake itself there are three marinas open in the summer, The Pines, Miller's Landing and The Forks. Each have gasoline, dining outlets, boat rentals (fishing, ski & patio) & jet skis for rent.

You can also plan a day trip to Yosemite Valley (1 hour drive) to see the famed granite walls of El Capitan and Half Dome, along with the breathtaking waterfalls, Yosemite, Bridalveil, Vernal and Nevada (spring & summer months are best for water flow). If you get an early start you can trek Half Dome for an experience and view of a lifetime. It is a tough hike at 16 miles round trip and 5,000 foot elevation gain, but worth every potential blister.

Whether you are planning for a quiet Winter get-away, or an active Summer vacation, Bass Lake will not disappoint. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors. Build memories that will last a lifetime and start a new tradition....vacations at Bass Lake.

For additional information on local attractions please visit the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce website.

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About Heather

Ask any home owner in the area and they are most likely familiar with our dad, Jim Ackroyd. Our dad served as the Administrator to the Homeowner's Association during the time when homeowners came together and purchased the leased land from PG&E. No small feat and our dad played an integral role in the process. We are very proud. Our dad passed away September 2004 from cancer. We are telling you this not to make you sad but to invite you to truly enjoy what this lake and home have to offer. Our father lived life to the fullest and this home was a conduit to his favorite activities - BBQ's, boating and reading the paper on the deck.

Heather purchased this House in 1982

What makes this House unique

While staying at our home you'll enjoy the warmth and comfort of a family home. Many rentals are sterile, loosely stocked with items and give no sense of who owns it. Our home is the opposite, it's fully stocked for entertaining (food gatherings are our favorite), well maintained and emulates a warm family experience. You are invited to enjoy it to the fullest.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 4 - in-law type room with separate access
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Both are Queen size. Room has heat & air conditioning.
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, ie. California King. Room has heat & air conditioning.
      • Bedroom 2 - We call this 'the Big Room'
        1 king, 1 queen, ie. California King. Room has heat & air conditioning.
      • Bedroom 3 - We call this 'the Little Room'
        1 double, Note: Room has wall heater & ceiling fan.


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1 - In Master Bedroom
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2 - Guest Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 3 - In in-law type room
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Lake View
              Best View of the Lake
            • Resort
            • Water View


                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Internet
                          Ask owner for login and passcode
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Forced Air in 3 of the 4 Bedrooms. The 4th Bedroom has a Ceiling Fan. Swamp Cooler in Great Room.
                        • Covered Parking
                          In the garage and under deck
                        • Garage
                          2 car garage. Great for motorcycles, bicycles, kayaks etc.
                        • Gas Fireplace
                        • Heating
                          Forced Heat in 3 of the 4 Bedrooms. The 4th bedroom has a wall heater. Gas Fireplace in Great Room
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Living Room
                          With newly installed flat screen TV and Blue Ray player
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                          Plenty of parking for boat trailers and cars.
                        • Telephone
                          (3) For incoming calls and local outgoing
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Kitchen
                              Opens up to the Great Room
                            • Coffee Maker
                              And coffee grinder
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Inside dining for 8 at one table and 4 at another. Outside dining for 12.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 12 people


                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Dish Network in Living Room and Master Bedroom
                                    • Television
                                      Flat screen TV in the Living Room and the Master Bedroom.
                                    • Toys
                                      Board games, puzzles, cards


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Great view of the lake
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Propane BBQ, propane provided


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • marina
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • photography
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          17 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Thanksgiving Stay at Bass Lake

                                                          Niketa M.

                                                          We really enjoyed staying at the Ackroyd House at Bass Lake. The lake view from the porch was awesome and the house was cozy, warm and welcoming. We were there with two other families and the house had enough bedrooms and space for everyone, we ended up not using the bedroom in lower level to sleep as everyone wanted to be together but used the room to hang out and the bathroom

                                                          The appliances worked, but need to be upgraded other than that we had a great time at the house and look forward to visiting again :)

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you Niketa and thank you for your suggestions for our home. We look forward to welcoming you back.

                                                          Fabulous View from the deck!

                                                          Terry B.

                                                          This was our first visit to Bass Lake! The house was perfect for our short stay. Very much a family home! Well stocked for cooking at home. Loved the community feeling in Willow Cove. Easy walk to the market and boat launch! Thoroughly enjoyed the Mexican Restaurant Casa Velasco we walked back to the house and watched a stunning sunset!

                                                          Heather Ackroyd was easily available for questions during our stay.

                                                          We will definitely be back! Great house for families with children!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you Terry. We look forward to welcoming you back.

                                                          Best house on Bass Lake

                                                          Heather A.

                                                          Great views of the lake. Nice large front deck with ample seating. We had a fantastic time celebrating my friends birthday.

                                                          Great Location, Very Comfortbale

                                                          Mitch G.

                                                          The house was terrific! We went with two other families, 5 adults and 6 kids total. There was plenty of room for everyone. The house is nice and clean and the kitchen is fully stocked which was a pleasant surprise. The back deck (with a view of the lake) was our favorite place, it is huge and the giant table fit everyone and thus made it a great place to have breakfast and dinner. The only thing is that the BBQ could use a little TLC as it must be lit with a butane lighter which is a bit of nusiance. The AC and swamp cooler did a great job keeping the house comfortable during the 90 degree days. The only room that struggled with the temp was the in-law suite downstairs as it still was a bit warm overnight. There is a fan in the room so the helped keep it comfortable. In terms of location, it is hard to beat for the price. Easy walking distance to town, about 10 minutes, which made picking up groceries at the market very convenient. We preferred walking to dinner rather than having to take multiple cars. All in all I would recommend this property and will likely us it again in the future.

                                                          Perfect Bass Lake Retreat

                                                          kaustin60 A.

                                                          This house had everything we needed! I loved the location in Willow Cove as it is close to the Pines. I just wish it had a boat dock, but other relatives in the area had a dock close by that we were able to use. I would totally rent this house again!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back!

                                                          Our favorite house on Bass Lake!

                                                          Heather A.

                                                          My family has been coming here for over 30 years and each time it is a new experience. Great times hiking at The Falls and Devils Slide. Take plenty of water on this hike. Good times on the lake as usual. Willowcove was a little quiet this 4th. Love Bass Lake!


                                                          Bass Lake, CA, USA

                                                          Yosemite National Park

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                                                          Remaining security deposit is returned to you 14 days after your departure, provided the home and grounds are left in good order.

                                                          17 Reviews
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