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Kaweah Redwood Villa and Gardens

Three Rivers, CA, USA
  • Villa900 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Riverfront redwood home. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Garden/beach. River/mountain views.

A custom redwood home inside and out on two acres of land just 4 miles from Sequoia National Park. The property is fully developed and maintained as a garden with it's own private riverside beach and river deck. Many trees provide a shaded park like setting. A year-round, separate from the river, regulated water flow provides a steady flow of water right next to the house. The Middle Fork of the Kaweah River, visible from the house, flows through the property just 75 yards from the house. The river normally runs quite swift during the spring runoff from April through June dependent on Sierra winter snow but becomes quite nice for swimming later in the summer when the flow drops and water temperatures rise into the mid-high 70's. All guests report "better than expected". The property is unique in all of Three Rivers with the combination of water, beach, and garden.

We operate during summer months only, typically mid May through mid October.

Please feel free to try to inquire about 2018 bookings, but we will not actively monitor this VRBO site between November 2017 and March 2018. Please do not create an instant booking for 2018 as it will be cancelled automatically when we fail to respond in 24 hours. We hate the new VRBO instant booking system that went into effect August 2017. We want to know and communicate with our guests before accepting bookings but the new system seems to no longer allow this. Please accept our apologies for the VRBO failure where VRBO/Expedia profits come before owners and guests.

4 persons maximum! No exceptions.

Wir sprechen auch Deutsch.


Bill Pooley

Member Since 2012
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Response time:
within a few hours
english, german
Calendar last updated:
Sep 03, 2017
About Bill Pooley

I am the grandson of the original property owner. My grandmother purchased the property and the garden was developed many years before the house was added. The garden is much the same as it was in the 50's except those little trees are now quite large. I am a kayaker on the Kaweah River since 1985 and author of The Kaweah River Page on the Internet.

Bill Pooley purchased this Villa in 1950

Why Bill Pooley chose Three Rivers

This property has been in our family since 1950. The home was built in 1965 and is custom throughout. The architect was Robert F. Street of Aberdeen, WA. The property and home are a family treasure. The love of the fabulous Kaweah River can not be overstated.

What makes this Villa unique

Home constructed of clear redwood inside and out located on a quiet private drive. A unique year round water flow is immediately adjacent the house with significant flow during spring and summer. Numerous decks on all sides. The property has a well maintained garden with walking paths throughout. The sound of tumbling water is audible from inside the house. Quantities of sand in the garden lead to a large sandy beach area on the bank of the river. The property is considered by many as the premier riverfront property in all of the Three Rivers community.


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


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Master Bedrom
        1 king, Upstairs. High end Beautyrest Plush mattress.
      • Library Bedroom
        1 queen, Downstairs in the family library. 2 chairs. No closet.
      • King size beds (1) New bedframe and 'plush' Beautyrest mattress, Queen size Beds (1)


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Large mirror plus wall mounted shaving mirror.
      • 1 bathroom. Tub/shower combination.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Sierra Nevada foothills rising in all directions. Case Mountain (elev 6000 feet) visible out the windows
        • Water View
          The Kaweah River can be seen from the house
        • Waterfront
          On the bank of the Kaweah River. Year round water running immediate adjacent the house


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      All bedding provided. The futon can be pre set up as a bed for arriving guests
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Water sourced heat pump is very effective cooling in summer. Internet controllable thermostat with indoor/outdoor/water temperatures.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Only for extended stays.
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      Propane fireplace insert. Not available for use during summer.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Water sourced 3.5T heat pump. Very efficient cooling.
                    • Internet
                      Both wired Ethernet cable and WiFi at 2 Mbps.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Broadband Access
                      2 Mbps on household network. ATT 4G LTE cell service with up to 50 Mbps if you have compatible GSM device and account. No CDMA service in Three Rivers.
                    • Living Room
                      Sofa, 3 chairs, coffee table
                    • Mobile Phone
                      ATT 4GLTE GSM cell service or equivalent only from this location if you bring your own cell phone.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Plenty of parking space in front of house off the street.
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Separate gated area is available by request.
                    • Telephone
                      (2) VOIP free nationwide calling. Also (1) analog land line local calling.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bathtowel, handtowel, washcloth for every guest. Kids towels. Kitchen dishtowels.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Only for extended stays.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      2 Mbps WiFi


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Automatic coffee maker. Cone drip coffee maker. French Press. Tea pot and kettle.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Lots of dishes and cookware
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          All new cookware. Five stage RO water treatment system for potable water. Kitchen serves as dining room. Tall dining table for 4. Card table with chairs provided if more than 4 people. Garden and river view from dining table.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Pretty much everything you would need for cooking or baking.
                        • Oven
                          Easy clean with hidden elements.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Assortment of coffee and tea. Herbs and spices and more. Canned goods and dry goods. Take some leave some. Pretty much what you need.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Electric glass top with oven.
                        • Toaster
                          Toaster oven.


                            • Dining
                              The dining area is in the kitchen with full garden view and view all the way to the river. Running water diectly below the dining area.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  Two generations family library.
                                • DVD Player
                                  Standard DVD, not BluRay.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  ION Bluetooth Block Rocker speaker for use with your Bluetooth music device, iPhone, Tablet etc. Great for streaming Pandora.
                                • Television
                                  Wide Screen Internet connected Smart TV. Use with your own Netflix or other premium Internet services. Chromecast dongle for use with your own device. No Antenna, Cable, nor Satellite TV service.
                                • Toys
                                  Some beach sand buckets and shovels for kids
                                • VCR


                                    • Balcony
                                      Living room balcony deck directly above flowing water with picnic table, patio chairs and sun umbrella.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Living room balcony deck directly above flowing water with picnic table, patio chairs and sun umbrella.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      The Kaweah River is a world class kayak and rafting destination during spring runoff. Commercial rafting available May-June in a normal year. Bring your own gear if you are not going commercial.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Large shady garden with many sandy paths. Riverfront sandy beach. Garden lighting from the house to the river deck.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Propane grill plus small weber charcoal grill.


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • boating
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • paddle boating
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • sight seeing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • mountaineering
                                                    • parasailing
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • whitewater rafting


                                                        • -Menus for all local restaurants. -Sun deck on the edge of the river with Umbrella and LED night lighting. -Quality wood Adirondack chairs on river deck. -Hammock on beach in the shade. -Bluetooth loud speaker for music streaming. -Electric car charging 240V/40A (10KW) NEMA 14-50 outlet.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          24 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Great location, lovely cottage

                                                          Cyndi W.

                                                          My husband, son (age 5), and I really loved our four day vacation at this cottage. We alternated days in sequoia national park (world’s biggest tree, Moro Rock, crystal cave, etc), with days at the cottage, it’s river, the nearby beach, and the town of Three Rivers.

                                                          The cottage is in great condition, very charming, and so amazing to be right next to the river. We BBQ-ed daily. And all of our wants and needs were met. The owners are very organized and helpful.

                                                          Amazing location

                                                          R B.

                                                          Great stay

                                                          Awesome house- unique and special


                                                          Pictures are accurate and description is spot on. The gardens and remote river deck were amazing. It was so nice we wondered if we should modify our plan to visit the park. The hosts were amazing nice and helpful. The kitchen was well stocked. The house and gardens were very clean. We saw someone me bears (mama and two cubs) on the property. Love this place!!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          We know that all our guests really love the river deck. If the view from the river deck was nice before then it is stunning now. We have taken advantage of cooler post summer temperatures and available time to do some major cleanup of the riverbank upstream of the river deck greatly improving the upstream view of the river. We too like to hang out on the river deck and relax after a few hours of work in the garden and on the beach. The water running by the house and the riverfront are our most valuable assets. We have had several previous guests modify their Sequoia Park plans in favor of spending the day relaxing on the property.

                                                          Beautiful home in an unbeatable location!

                                                          Nicole T.Glendora

                                                          The Kaweah Redwood Villa has everything you could possibly ask for! Immaculate home, incredible views, and great access to the river. We were visiting on a busy holiday weekend (Labor Day) and still felt completely relaxed.

                                                          The Sequoia National Park is only a few miles away and thanks to Bill's suggestion, we headed there around 9am and missed all of the traffic! Don't get too late a start because there can be a really long back up to the entrance of the park later in the morning (probably an hour or more wait!)

                                                          The grounds are so amazing and there is a great deck with river access in the back. This is a great place to get away from it all and enjoy some family time while still relaxing. It was so nice to fall asleep listening to the river every night.

                                                          Bill and Ingrid are great hosts and were super responsive to every question we had. Bill shared lots of his local knowledge and made our weekend even better! Don't miss out on Reimer's Ice Cream. It was one of our kids' favorites.


                                                          Annette S.

                                                          The villa is absolute heaven! My husband and I were looking to escape our hectic lives and experience a few days of relaxation and tranquility. This was the perfect vacation spot. Our intent was to enjoy the villa and also explore Sequoia Park. We enjoyed the villa so much, we didn't even make it to the park! The villa and grounds are so beautiful, we didn't want to leave. We stayed for four days and enjoyed our time to the fullest. We lounged at our own private river, napped in the hammock and had wine on our own private deck. The kitchen had everything we needed, we cooked breakfast and dinner while listening to the river run outside. The weather was hot, but the villa remained nice and cool inside. If you are looking for a little piece of heaven, I highly recommend this vacation home. You will not be disappointed! The owners Bill and Ingrid are lovely, and you will learn so much about this charming town and their beautiful home from them! We are looking forward to our next vacation at the villa!

                                                          Immaculate villa, beautiful grounds

                                                          Edie M.

                                                          My family of four (boy, 12; girl, 11) enjoyed our stay at Kaweah Redwood Villa. The owners go out of their way to make sure everything is in great order for your stay. The Villa is immaculate and has almost everything you might need. We recommend bringing reef/river shoes to walk in the river and beach towels. There is a deck right on the river where you can relax. Bill and Ingrid met us upon arrival and were super organized. They were available and responsive during our entire stay. It was over 100 degrees every day for our entire stay but the cabin was cool inside. We had a great time exploring Sequoia National Park however it was a 1 hour to 1-1/2 hour drive to get to our destination most days inside the park. We enjoyed the town of Three Rivers. Do not miss Reimer' Ice Cream!


                                                          Three Rivers, CA, USA

                                                          Four miles from the southern entrance to Sequoia National Park. World's largest tree is just a one hour drive. This is an incredible Sierra Nevada foothills location with rugged mountains rising in all directions.

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          Stay 7 nights for the price of 6 and also the weekend surcharge. We like week long stays. Rates negotiable for stays longer than a week. Rates slightly higher for major holidays. Payment will be split into 2 payments when booking is made more than 20 days in advance of check-in and 3 payments when booking is made more than 90 in advance of check-in. New "Terms and Conditions" effective August 2016 prohibit my helping you the guest find the ways to avoid the Expedia 9% "Service Fee" that went into effect spring of 2016. Paragraph 9 of the Terms and Conditions reads "Members agree not to encourage or advise a traveler to avoid or circumvent the service fee charged by HomeAway".

                                                          24 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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