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Bass Lake Paradise. Close to Yosemite!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

4 beds And two baths, beautiful deck, pool table, all the amenities you need.

Our 2600 sq foot house is a place to come rest and be refreshed. It is walking distance to Ducey's on the Lake Resort, and also a short walk to Pines Village, Pines Marina, and short a 15 minute drive to Oakhurst. The entrance to Yosemite is only 20 minutes away and Badger Pass ski resort is less than an hour. Our home sleeps 6-8 with two queen beds, one king and two bathrooms. There is a loft for the kids with a twin and an airbed as well. We also have a gameroom with a new pool table. The kitchen has everything you need. Enjoy our beautiful sitting area and dining table on our spacious deck amongst the trees where you can enjoy your meals, read, or bird watch. We also have a kitchenette downstairs where a young family can have a little privacy. We have decorated for beauty but being comfortable is the main priority. We also have a flat screen TV and WIFI so you can stay in touch.

Mark R.J. Carlson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Mark R.J. Carlson

This house was our Dad's primary residence until his passing in 2008. My brother and I decided to remodel it and make it more up to date for our vacation renters. We have spent many days enjoying Bass Lake since we were very young. We have had made many great memories here and hope you will too! We have put a lot of love and care into this place so you may find rest from your busy lives while you are here. You can swim, boat, fish, hike, bike, and barbecue on the deck. When we stay, these are just some of the things we do!

Mark R.J. Carlson purchased this house in 1982

Why Mark R.J. Carlson chose Bass Lake

This property has been passed down from my father who loved the mountains...especially Bass Lake. The summer is a great time to rent but the Spring and Fall are even better! If you are looking to wind down from your busy life this is the place to stay.

What makes this house unique

Our home is in a very quiet little corner where virtually no cars drive by for days. Deer, squirrels, and raccoons frequently visit. The sound of birds chirping in the morning will be the only sound you will hear. Come in the Summer, Spring, or Fall for a complete quiet and a refreshing experience!


Bass Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Don't leave hot coals in fireplace.
  • Please return all furniture, nicknacks, and blankets to original place. Strip beds and wash towels before departure. Thank you!
  • Trained dogs can be allowed but there will be a 75.00 pet fee.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs South - 1 queen
    Upstairs North - 1 queen
    Downstairs King - 1 king
    Loft - 1 twin/ single , Great for kids but comfortable enough for an adult.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Check in is 4:00 pm and check out 11:00 am.


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Bass Lake Paradise. Close to Yosemite!
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews
San Diego

Awesome home and great location!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this place justice, it’s beautifully decorated inside and out! It was quiet and comfortable. It had more than enough space for 3 adults and 1 teenager to spread out and not get on each other’s nerves! It had all the comforts of being at home and all the kitchen/tv tech devices were like new items and user friendly. Also it’s located in a little resort area called the The Pines which had a market, gas, post office, bar, restaurant, and a couple of shops which was great! Also if you’re old enough to know the movie, The Great Outdoors (John Candy & Dan Aykroyd) was filmed right there on Bass Lake and at The Pines - we watched it while at the house and we recognized the market and the whole “fake” town was the resort LOL! We had a great time, highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bass Lake

  • 4 of 5

Our get away Bass Lake vacation home was perfect with lots of room for add'l friends and family.

The only draw back was the King suite did not have any type of AC / air flow, without leaving the sliding glass door open. it would be very warm and uncomfortable to sleep. We brought our own fans which made it possible to sleep without any issues.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In response to this comment regarding cooling, we have added air conditioning to the lower suite. In the past this room remained very cool in summer but because it seems to be getting warmer we decided to add this feature. Warm Regards, (No pun intended) Mark
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This was a very spacious, clean, and comfortable house!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic stay. My family of 4 used this house to meet up with my mom and my inlaws. It fit all 7 of us comfortably. The lake was fun and driving into Yosemite was amazing!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very clean. Nice size. Great deck. Very clean!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Rental...Pictures Don't Do It Justice...

  • 5 of 5

First off, Mark was wonderful from the day I booked his home to the day we left and beyond. His home is beautiful & was absolutely perfect for our stay (pictures definitely don't do it justice). The home is clean and well maintained with ample space. We especially enjoyed the game room. We had a slight mishap during our stay with space heaters & the breakers, but Mark was extremely helpful and called right away to help fix the problem and make sure it was taken care of. Would absolutely stay here again! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay but huge issue

  • 3 of 5

We rented this property October 6-10th. We had a wonderful stay but we had a major issue. First the positives, great location and clean. The porch is surrounded by trees and has a small charcoal grill and a table with a fire pit that we enjoyed very much. House is in walking distance to the lake and Pines Resort, and is about a 30 minute drive to Yosemite entrance. We were there for the half marathon and the shuttle pickup was very close.

There is a separate living area that has a bedroom, kitchenette, and a bathroom. It does not have central heating or air conditioning but there are a couple of electric heaters. The second night we were there the downstairs bathroom flooded with raw sewage that overflowed from the toilet onto the floor, flowed into the carpet, and almost filled the bathtub. It even shot out of the kitchenette sink all over the countertop and floor. This was after someone showered and luckily heard the toilet bubbling and was able to get out before being contaminated.

We ended up all staying upstairs in 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom which was not horrible since there were only 6 of us. The owner, Mark, did refund a portion of the rent but I was more concerned about the cleanup. No one ever came out to start the cleanup process so the downstairs remained with sewage for a minimum of 3 days. I truly hope a professional service was used and the carpet was replaced because this was not a job for a maid.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What happened in the bathroom downstairs was most unfortunate.This was a Madera County plumbing issue. It has since been resolved as the drain at the street was plugged up. I refunded $350.00 plus the deposit $600.00 total. I did try to get someone up there that day and the next without success. I would have come myself but had just had surgery (bad timing) and my wife was working a 12 hr shift. The room in question was a separate room downstairs so their wasn't any health danger. As I mentioned Madera County did fix the issue and I had it professionally cleaned. The bathroom was out of commission for two days. I'm again very sorry for your experience.
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Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Fresno Air Terminal
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ducey's and the Pines Resort
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
River Creek
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ducey's & Pines Resort
Nearest Ski
39 Miles
Badger Pass
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bass Lake
Car: recommended

Our 2600 sq ft home is very comfortable with all the amenities. It is walking distance to the lake and the Bass Lake Pines Village where you will find restaurants, shops, and the Pines Grocery Store. Also within walking distance is the beach and Ducey's restaurant, the Pines Resort and more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Damage Deposit $250

There will be a 100% charge for cancelation within 2 weeks of booking and a 5% charge for all other cancelations to cover bank fees incurred. Check in is 4:00 pm and check out 12:00 noon.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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