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Knarly Oaks Pool House With Spa and Spectacular Views On 5 Private Acre Hilltop

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


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Secluded Private Romantic Getaway House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps up to 6)

The Pool House is a secluded cabin on a private 5 acre hill with 360 degree views. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, 1500 square foot, central air conditioning and heating, high speed internet, WIFI and office work space (if you must), well stocked kitchen, wood burning fireplace, ceiling fans, HDTVs with satellite, Netflix/blu-ray/DVD and WII, laundry room with washer, dryer and iron/ironing board. Beds for 4 and sleeps 6 with queen sofa bed in living room. The outside has a private spa and solar heated pool, wrap around deck, patio, and tetherball, all with spectacular views, and solar panels for generating electrical power in addition to the solar pool heating.

During the day you will have plenty of birds (just added third hummingbird feeder to keep up with the demand), squirrels, knarly oaks, pines, manzanitas and you may spot deer, bobcats, bear, coyote, rabbits, and mountain lions. During the night you can star gaze and watch the Milky Way from the spa, or watch the lights of Bootjack and Madera from the patio and deck.

The cabin is located in Mariposa County, California, a little less than 35 miles from Yosemite National Park Arch Rock and South entrances.

We are pet friendly for house friendly pets. The house and deck are wheelchair accessible.

We offer weekday, weekly, additional nights, children, active military (verification required) and other discounts. Email us for current deals and discounts.

There is a king bed in the master bedroom and two twins in the second bedroom. Queen sofa bed in living room sleeps two. Additional air mattresses are available on request.

The kitchen is stocked with dish, glass and flatware sets of 8. The dining table is set up for 6, but there is a seventh chair in the dining room corner. There is stoneware set and a plastic ware set (for outside use). There are pots and pans for cooking, along with a rice cooker/steamer, microwave oven, blender, hand mixer, toaster, waffle maker, coffee maker and coffee bean grinder. The refrigerator is equipped with automatic ice maker.

The dishwasher, oven, washer and dryer have all been upgraded with new energy efficient appliances.

We stock paper products, soap and shampoo, and typically maintain a stash up tooth brushes and tooth paste just in case. Also included for you to enhance your Yosemite experience stay:

• Central air conditioning and heating

• Fully equipped kitchen, with stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator with ice maker

• Paper products, soap and shampoo

• 40 inch High Def TV in living room, with Blue-ray/DVD/Netflix and DISH satellite

• 31 inch High Def TV in master bedroom, with WII, Netflix/Blu-ray/DVD and DISH satellite

• 31 inch High Def TV in second bedroom, with Netflix/Blu-ray/DVD

• WIFI and one hard wired internet cable.

• Board games, DVDs and Books

• BBQ (propane fueled) and full spare tank

• 64 oz growlers to take fresh beer home to enjoy from our local Yosemite Ale Werks microbrewery

• A 2-quart and a 60-quart ice chest

• A good supply of beach towels

• A new energy efficient washer and dryer in the laundry room

• An iron and ironing board (if you really want them)

• Outside dining table on patio

• Outdoor swing on deck (adult relaxing type, not kid type)

• Tetherball

• Firewood for during non fire season as determined by CalFire

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Kim & Keith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016
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Why Kim & Keith chose California

Location, location, location, view, view, view. Solar heated pool, and only 2 minutes from closest mini mart and restaurant.

What makes this house unique

Private, but close to town and Yosemite. Pool has solar heating.


based on 27 traveler reviews

Knarly Oaks Pool House With Spa and Spectacular Views On 5 Private Acre Hilltop
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

Spacious and comfortable home, great place to relax and unwind and take in the beautiful scenery!

  • 5 of 5

Kim and Keith's place is a wonderful place to relax. There's plenty of room and the kitchen is well stocked with amenities. The hot tub is great. We didn't use the pool during our stay but it looked very nice. There is so much room to sprawl out and relax bit inside and outside the house. We loved enjoying our morning coffee on the deck while watching the hummingbirds and other little birdies. We even had a bunny visitor one morning. They have a very handy binder at the house with menus and restaurant recommendations, movies, games, etc. We'll definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful property in a wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

We have had a fantastic stay at Knarly Oaks. After a week of sightseeing in San Francisco it was the perfect countryide retreat for our family of 4. The property had everything we needed both inside and outside. The children loved the pool and it was certainly lovely to have a dip after some long hot walks in Yosemite.

The owner, Keith, was very quick to respond to all communications and we felt looked after.

The highlight for us was the numerous visitors we had walking through the grounds

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect cozy winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our weekend stay at Knarly Oaks. Kim & Keith did a fantastic job reaching out and making sure we were set up for our stay. Upon arrival, everything was very neat and clean. The kitchen is well prepped if you plan on cooking a simple meal for a night in. The views were simply breathtaking, especially at night when you could see out over the valley. The hot tub was a perfect way to end our long days of hiking, and we appreciated the porch swing!

If you're planning on going to Yosemite during your stay, it's very close. A gas station and general store are close by as well, which we found extremely helpful.

Overall, this is a must-stay for anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We're already talking about coming back!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely location with a few minor drawbacks

  • 4 of 5

We so loved the hot tub and how the property is private, nestled in the hills, a classic Northern California experience. Home is clean and well appointed including linens, some properties don't provide this fyi ( I mean who travels with spare sheets and towels, not me). Our main issue was the sleeping arrangements: 3 boys ages 11-18 were ok to share spare bedroom, with one sleeping on floor but it is crammed, which is ok as we were mostly there to visit Yosemite. Oldest daughter slept on living room pull out which is in need of new mattress. The pool had a cleaning issue that the owner addressed later in our stay. Owner good about prompt deposit refund after we left. House is 45 minutes (our time) from Yosemite, road is windy so be ready to drive. We in general were satisfied with our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We wished you had asked about your planned sleeping arrangements prior to your arrival. We would have suggested your daughter in the second bedroom, and your sons use the queen sofa bed and supplied air mattresses in the living room, which has a lot of space. We did just add a sofa mattress mat to the sofa bed based on your comments. We had already added additional springs and wires to the frame, and replaced the sofa pad with a high end memery foam pad, but obviously was not quite enough.
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Anniversary weekend trip

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the house and how private it was. The weather could have been better the first couple of days, but we did get one pool day in. We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, and we would love to have you back. We really did need the rain, although it is usually a lot more dry in May.
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Knarly Oaks Pool House

  • 5 of 5

We had a absolutely great time. This is a great place to relax and very close to Yosemite and King Canyon, the Sequoias. We definitely recommend this to any body.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
67.9 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
15.9 Miles
River Creek Golf Course (Awhanee)
Nearest Train
43.5 Miles
Amtrak (324 W 24th St Merced, CA 95340)
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 49 (Golden Chain Highay)
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Steve's Sportsman Cafe
Nearest Ski
57.6 Miles
Badger Pass (Yosemite National Park)
Nearest Beach
15.5 Miles
Briceburg (Merced River)
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Bootjack House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Break
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season Spring
Mar 17 2017 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season 2017
May 19 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Children 4-17 only $15 per night rent, under 4 free.

Cancellation Policy: 90% refund if greater than 60 days, less than 60 days depends on new bookings for same days.

We wash all linens and towels, empty trash, empty clean dishwasher, and clean bedrooms and bathrooms. Guests are to leave all other areas as they found it.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Bootjack House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Newly remodeled
    Second Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Local custom Manzanita bed frame. HDTV with Satellite.
    Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa bed
  • Queen sofa bed in living room. Two twin size air mattresses on sight.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Private, secluded patio, pool and spa with awesome views. Fully equipped gourmet kitchen, with stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator with filtered chilled water and ice maker. WIFI, Ethernet, and USB cell phone power cables. 40 inch High Def TV in living room, with HD Satellite and Blue-ray/DVD player. 31 inch High Def TV with HD Satellite in master bedroom. 31 inch High Def TV with WII/Netflix/DVD in second bedroom. High thread count sheets A new energy efficient appliances, HVAC and dual pane windows A 2-quart quart and a 40 quart ice chest. A good supply of beach towels. Pool toys including pump. Board games, WII games, DVDs and Books. BBQ (propane fueled) with awesome patio view. 64 oz Growler from our local handcrafted Prospectors Brewing Co. to bring beer home. Binoculars. Soap, shampoo and toothpaste.

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