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Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Near Yosemite National Park/Bass Lake/National Forests

76 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


California House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Located in the exact center of California. Minutes from Yosemite (see below for specifics) and John Muir Wilderness, surrounded by national forests for hiking, dirt biking, 4-W driving, etc. Yet, 3-4 hours to San Francisco, Los Angeles or the Pacific Ocean.

Private home in valley of former summer Indian camp, then cattle ranch, and then dude ranch. Spacious, sunny and light with landscaping including lush lawn for children to play safely while parents watch from the kitchen or deck. Piano, ukele, bongos as well. There areas for volley ball, baseball and basket ball in the community open space area at the Club House.

Surrounded by National Forest, the community is composed of custom homes varying from multiple acres to 1/3 acre lots located along narrow paved roads winding through beautiful cedars, black oaks and pines. Directly accros the lane, 40 acres has been designated open space, which has tree-lined all year Whiskey Creek sandwiched between 2 beautiful meadows. Abundant wildlife and wildflowers. Morning and evening walks to the cascades and the Indian grinding holes is a wonderful way to feel the Sierra.

Mariposa Grove (Giant Sequoias) at the South gate of Yosemite National Park is 45 minutes away. Hwy 41 carries you to the Valley floor, 60 miles from the house. Historic Sierra National Scenic Byway only 5 minutes away. Both offering history, hiking, mountain biking, off-road vehicle trails/roads, fishing, hunting in season and swimming in the community's Whiskey Creek, or at tranquil Manzanita Lake (15 minutes) or Bass Lake (also 15-20 minutes away). Manzanita Lake allows non-motorized boats and Bass Lake the full spectrum of jet skis, water skiing, sailing and family house patio boats for day use.

Events include dancing and eating at Bass Lake's outdoor Jazz on the Lake every Friday night. Not limited to age. Wawona Hotel has a pianist that plays requests and Saturday nights holds a BBQ and square dancing for all ages. Other festivals and art events are continually provided for tourists.

Horse back riding is available at Fish Camp (35 minutes), groups hikes and nature walks are also available as well as tours of the Sierra Visit National Scenic Byway or Yosemite Valley.

For those strenuous hikers, the Scenic Byway is the starting point for a trans-Sierra hike to Mammoth. One day each way if fit. For more casual hiking or biking, the Scenic Byway offers less than 5-mile hikes to lakes or peaks showing the beauty of our many granite domes. Oh yes, Yosemite is ready to show you its grandeur too. 45 minutes to Mariposa's splendid trees and history; 20 minutes to historic Wawona Hotel and another 45 minutes to either Glacier Point or the Valley.

Snow sports' enthusiasts can enjoy the family friendly slopes at Badger Pass or the challenge of Sierra Summit. Both 1 1/2 hours away. Ski rentals are reliable. Snow shoeing or cross country skiing up Peckinpaw Road (Yes, Sam Peckinpaw grew up here). Historical cabins, wildlife and sheer beauty will be experienced. Snow does cover the Cascadel Valley, but cannot be depended upon. When it is present, people ski along the road and in the 40-acre open space. There are two large LL Bean Snow Tubes for guests and a snow park is located just beforer the south entrance to the Park.

Relax or be as busy as you would like. Great Mexican restaurant in North Fork, more formal dining at Bass Lake. You will surely enjoy visiting the little mountain town of North Fork for movie rentals or groceries. It takes you back 30 years. The Sierra ambience is waiting for you. Everything I have ever wanted is here in Cascadel and I would really like to share it with you.

Keywords: Roomy Bright 2-story Mountain House sleeps 10 fully equipped. 20 miles from south gate to Yosemite, 8 miles from Bass Lake. All year running stream, 40-acre common area, middle of historic natn'l forest.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Suzann (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Suzann

This is my retirement home, but family demands required I temporarily move to Lake Arrowhead. It wouldn't be good to leave it empty so I decided to rent it to families to let them enjoy the same environment that my family enjoy. I am a professional and my career was in corporate tax with large corporations. However, I always had time to visit Yosemite or its surrounding to hike and backpack. My goal was always to move near Yosemite.

Suzann purchased this house in 2005

Why Suzann chose California

Cascadel House is located in the most beautiful historic valley that has retained a secluded piece of the Sierra. Most Sierra foothills or historic area are overbuilt and very busy. We, in Cascadel Woods, have no commercial enterprises, traffic within the valley is only there for a purpose or is a resident. My first day after moving in, I walked across the bridge down to the cascades. Truly, I felt I was in a beautiful state park. Even the sounds of children playing brought me to that feeling.

What makes this house unique

Across the lane in front of my deck is a 40-acre open space area with a huge meadow, trails and an all-year creek. Across the meadow is a gravel/dirt road created well before 1880, but dedicated to the reigning county in that year. It is so peaceful to walk the community trails and the dirt road or hike the trail in the national forest that surround our valley. There is a two-volume trail guide just for horseback riders. Residents ride their mountain or dirt bikes up Autumn Road to explore the miles and miles of trails, Whiskey Falls, Shut-eye Peak and so on. As an avid hiker, there are unlimited places to explore. That makes me excited to begin my day.

In the winter, skiing at Badger is about an hour away; skiing at China Peak is about 1.5 hours away. There is ice skating in Yosemite Valley and at Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp. After a snow (which usually melts in a few weeks), residents make cross country ski trails and do some sledding. Cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and a snow park are available before entering the Yosemite south entrance as well. Imagine hiking through the snow in Mariposa Grove in the winter. The clear air and blue skies set off the big trees with striking definition.

And then the wildlife. Healthy in their natural environment not being fed by humans. We have a bear, lots of deer, a mountain lion, squirrels, quail, raccoon, and many birds. logs the wildlife and the history of our special area. Please visit it. You will be impressed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Suzan,

Sorry for the late reply. I thought I’ve sent you a thank you note when we return but somehow I sent it to myself instead. Lol

Again thank you very much for letting us stayed at your beautiful vacation home this past week. The house surpass our expectations, we loved and enjoyed every part of the house and also the short walk to the waterfall. The only complaint we have is the stay was too short. We will definitely recommend it to our friends and will return again. If you don’t mind, I’m keeping your contact for future booking.


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Near Yosemite National Park/Bass Lake/National Forests
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Bass Lake Getaway

  • 5 of 5

As a parent of 2, it is always a treat to getaway and unwind. Our rental was a perfect place to do both. Suzann had thought of everything, down to extra chairs to bring to the lake to ensure everyone could relax. Kitchen was spacious, and the redwood deck was decadent- great for having a drink at then end of the day or coffee at the beginning of the day.

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

This property is well maintained and the owners are very responsive to your every need. Not only was this cabin well stocked, it was comfortable and clean as well. Thank god for the very adequate air conditioning, as it was in triple digits during our stay. I would recommend Lake Manzanita as quick quiet and clean place to let the kids swim. For the adventurous older kids, the swimming holes are very close and refreshing. I would recommend this awesome get away for any occasion.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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awesome home

  • 5 of 5

we had the most amazing stay at Suzann's beautiful home and it's very well stocked. Suzann will make sure you have a great visit to Yosemite with great recommendations from her. Wished we could have stay longer. 2 nights went by too quickly especially with so much more to do around the house after a trip to Yosemite and Bass Lake. There's a beautiful creek down the road which the dogs and the family love taking walks after dinner and at sunrise. Will definitely return when visiting Yosemite again. Thanks again Suzann for sharing your welcoming home with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I planned this trip to Yosemite to find our wedding destination. Brought along four close friends ,two of which have stayed in the Cascadel House before. They recommended this spot, and it couldn't have been anymore perfect! If you're worried about the distance to the gates, don't! It's nothing, the drive is alluring!

After camping and driving around the park for a day, we couldn't wait to check in to finish off the rest of our weekend in this awesome home. When we arrived exhausted from the hours of driving and hiking we did, walking into this snug home, was just what the six of us needed! After picking out our rooms, starting the fire, eating dinner and relaxing on the patio the first night, we laughed about how it felt like we've already been living here for months. The guys brought their guitars and were stoked on the piano and other drum instruments sitting there, just begging to be played! We hiked through the meadows to the pools and were awestruck by the beauty in this hidden gem. Although we witnessed some magical scenery inside the Yosemite gates, (bridal falls, half dome, glacier point) the views at the house were just as jaw dropping. If we had an ordained minister, we would have just eloped right at the Cascadel waterfalls!

None of us were ready to leave.

Stay as long as you can, two nights is not enough!

Suzann, thanks for a trip of a lifetime. Can't wait to visit again!

-Taylor, Zach, Jessica, Mikey, Lisa, Tony

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Every once in awhile one comes across people who really appreciate the same things you do. These guests were that. They brought life to the house, joy to the environment with their constant love of the natural beauty the Sierra offers. This young lady is an exceptional writer and I thank her for putting the joy my family has experienced to words. Thank you.
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The Trask Family

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely beautiful and completely stocked for our family. Suzann was so accommodating with directions and details about the area. We absolutely loved taking the grandbabies to the creek and meadows surrounding the house, nature walks, etc. Had a great day on Bass Lake in a patio boat fishing and swimming and a trip to Yosemite. The fur puppies loved it too! Can't wait to go back next year! Thank you Suzann for letting us stay at your beautiful home and creating more wonderful memories for our family.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Usually guests ask a lot of questions, but Betty was very quiet. So imagine how happy I was to hear this grandmother had the space to enjoy her grandchildren and the family pets. This is why I rent out my retirement house as a vacation home. Guests like Betty keep the good energy flowing. Thank you Betty.
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Incredible cabin and location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned from a wonderful 4 day retreat at the Cascadel House. The house is wonderful and feels just like home. It's stocked with everything you could possible need. We spent countless hours walking in the woods, sledding out front and hiking down to the pools. Suzann, the owner, is excels at hospitality. She provides a ton of information and resources to ensure her guests have a great time. I would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
1-hour from Fresno International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
North Fork
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Fresno - Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Hwy 99 and Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
North Fork
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Badger Pass in Yosemite National Park
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Bass Lake
Car: necessary

Hundreds of trails and roads for hiking, mountain biking, off-road vehicles or dirt bikes. These are all in the neighborhood . I and my family avidly participate in all of these activities. Also, fantastic pianist at the Wawona Hotel five nights a week. BBQ and squaredancing for entire family (any age) on Saturday nights.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Pets are welcome, but there is a limit of 2.

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California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double vanity with 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Vanity with one sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Loft - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Master Suite - 1 queen , 2-3 person jacuzzi, shower, chaise lounge
  • Queen size Beds (2); youth bed (1) single beds. Large downstairs bedroom has 1 queen bed and youth bed; other downstairs bedroom has 2 single beds; upstairs master suite has 1 queen size bed; loft has 4 twin beds (4) in loft., twin beds (2) in 2nd downstairs bedroom. There are also 2 Play and Pak baby cribs , 2 high chairs, and 2 booster seats.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 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:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
House is situated in a community with a state park campground environment. Approximately 50 steps from a tranquil creek bank. A great place to read or sip wine before dinner. Or, wade or swim in the deeper pools.

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