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Yosemite Elegant- Bass Lake Area Home- 5 acres/views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 209 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House- 4 Bedrooms , 2.5+ Baths-1 shower, 1 jacuzzi bath.(Sleeps 10-12)

Five-acre Lot Great views of back country sierras of Yosemite. Near Badger Pass and China Peak ski areas. Behind Mammoth and Base Lake, and North Fork. We have parking in a 4 car driveway/no garage access. Parking is limited to 4 outdoor vehicles.

Twenty-four-hundred square foot, three-bedroom, two bathroom, home, with upgraded granite stainless steel stove, very pretty kitchen for the ultimate cooking in a cabin experience. Property is at 2800 elevation. Hardwood maple floors , modest, nice, furnishings. A mountain home that you can also relax into. Jacuzzi bath tub and marble and travertine complete your bathing experience. Well laid out kitchen, stocked with all cooking utensils, and dishes and basic spices for at home comforts.

You will appreciate the privacy and view of mountains from the kitchen, den and living rooms interconnecting to one another. sink into relaxation sitting time on the wraparound deck and full star-gazing at night and -mountain views in the daytime.

Once Vacationers come to the Yosemite Scenic Loop they are amazed at all there is available. The rivers across our way, lakes, boating, swimming beaches even at the lake, with Angel Falls that slide right into the lake for family fun and inner tubing. We have access to amenities 1/2 mile to gas, grocery, Bass Lake ranger station, shops and restaurants, video store. You can fish and swim nearby as well as access full Yosemite park up 274 exit out our entrance.

Visit the Indian Mono Museum by our house and take a tour of the 40 mile loop trail of lakes, such as Redinger, Mammoth

Pools and back country best camping with no crowds! Even in summer we have back country access to Meadows, rivers, mountains and easy

access to elevations from 3000 to 7000 to be cool in summer or get to snow in winter. Don't miss the a pretty house instead of a common dusty cabin that is locked in with no views, we have a good feeling location on the hill looking out and no one looking in.

Upgraded Home, Granite, Jacuzzi tub, Gourmet kitchen.

here is some more local info:

Let me know if you have any questions. Like maybe the bed layout so all ten of you can sleep.

Master Manzanita Room, king bed and Slate Shower bathroom attached, walk in closet

Second bedroom, Sierra Room, one queen , walk in closet

Third Bedroom, Mtn View room, two twins

Den Conversion. Office Desk , two twin bunk beds

Living room, couch , love seat, chair and a Queen bed mattress by the vaulted window to take naps, lay around and watch tv by the fire, play board games, toss your stuff down after hikes or sleep at night.

Plus a twin day bed next to wood stove by hall entrance for an extra bunker

Hallway bathroom has a jacuzzi tub, two vanity sinks, commode etc

House is a 3 bed den plus 2 bath.

Upgraded granite counter kitchen with upgrade stove

Outdoor small bbq, no outdoor fires in Yosemite due to laws and droughts

Front full deck for star gazing or hanging outside and looking at the mountains

1/10 mi road to house from well maintained road 1/10 mile from turn off to bass lake and yosemite, (we are the scenic route, yosemite scenic by way, one mile to bass lake ranger station, north fork grocery store, a few eateries , and stores. gas station ) of which which there are none inside the park so folks stay in small towns often for good roads and local things to do.

WE have three local year round waterfalls in 7 to 10 miles of the house . Cascadel Falls, Angel falls at Bass Lake, and Whiskey Creek falls.

We are 26 minutes to the south entrance according to driving notes in my review from a tenant as well as our experience driving into south entrance which is the entrance that has the giant grizzly seqoias. The yosemite train is also outside the park on the way in from our house on hi way 41, before the south entrance.

Behind the house is a school yard, which you cannot see but can hike to the top of in 5 minutes and cross over, for a football field, baseball field. tennis court, playground etc and occasional adult yoga class by a previous neighbor gym teacher of mine. WE have yoga one mile in town as well in case you want a local activity as well as the Mono Indian museum is catty corner behind us in 1/10 mile.

For more questions about our area, check yosemite scenic by way on the internet.

Look forward to hosting you. Liza and Mike


More Details

Liza Szabo
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

About Liza Szabo

We bought this property to Vacation and eventually retire in Yosemite / Bass Lake area.. In the meantime we share it with others for their retreats and vacations when we are at our other lovely vacation homes.

WE are professional Retreat Teachers in the Healing Arts and medical field, owning 6 peaceful retreat rentals at spots we love. Liza's private practice is in psychology counseling and Naturopathic Medicine/Nutrition and is also a Dental Hygienist. Mike is a world class Yoga teacher. Our passion is nature and homes, design and architecture. We love to make our homes available for others to enjoy and take very good care of them, with caretakers available to meet the needs of our homes and renters, as well as being hands on ourselves, at getting new furnishings, planting flowers in Yosemite or

tropicals in Our La Jolla and Hawaii locations, as well we overseeing the cleanliness and upkeep of the home. I personally do the bookings and helping our vacationers with

their reservations so we can work with each person or family and give special terms based on needs and budgets. Come see us at our VRBO in La Jolla, CA, Hawaii and Yosemite.

Liza and Mike

Liza Szabo purchased this house in 2005

Why Liza Szabo chose Yosemite Area

Minutes from Bass Lake and the beauty of the Sierra Nevada leading into Yosemite National Park. One mile to town for gas, groceries, post office, coffee and shops yet in the mountains bordering nearby river and swimming, easy to get to. Three local waterfalls and three lakes, 2 miles, 5 miles and 12 miles from house.

What makes this house unique

Bass Lake nearby and just a short drive into Yosemite National Parks South gates, in 26 minutes posted by renters on our reviews and our experience also. Many amenities, stores, bar and grill, dining out, post office one mile from house.. Close to Badger Pass and China Peak ski areas. Three local waterfalls in 7 to 10 miles, Cascadel, Angel Falls and Whiskey falls offering local hiking and off the beaten road track no crowds or less as known more to locals who know the inside and outside of the Yosemite by way.

Guestbook comments from the owner

WE loved the house and the area. We are vacation rental maids in Los Angeles and needed a get away, we work so hard. Our kids loved it since they could walk to the ball parks and swing sets behind the property but is hidden and quiet. The views out were better than the other houses we stayed at in past years, which had none. The trees and rolling hills made a private spot yet just a few hundred feet to a perfect main road.We visited local falls, like cascadel of a friend of the owners and spent time at the river and drove into the park in 26 minutes, as well as we are only 5 miles to the bass lake dam where we walked our dogs and had a big sky , beauty, restaurants, hiking and more to do than even inside the park. This house was clean and had good vibes as well as not having to drive to everything inside the 90 square mile park which we found stunning but you have to drive inside to anything, this house we could play at the museum, rivers, lakes, domes and hike, the outside inside park, yosemite by way. We found the owners through VRBO and were impressed to find it clean, since I am a clean freak, and we visited this home many times. I told the owner she could post my notes as we dont get online that often, so busy cleaning other vacation rentals, and this one was CLEAN and beautiful with lots to do, great for kids and families to hang out without having to drive all day.
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in North Fork, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 209 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jacuzzi , shower head tub level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outside laundry room in garage conversion in process
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 Victorian Queen View - 1 large double bed , two windows, walk in closet
    Bedroom 3 Mountain Tree View - 2 single bed , walk in closet, hardwood floors, ceiling fan
    Futons - 2 double bed , 2 extra double size fold out futons for anywhere 2-4 extras
    Bedroom 4 Private entrance MT Views - 1 large double bed , Semi Private Bed, Desk and love Seat with Views
    Master Manzanita King - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Master Bedroom, private back entrance private bathroom/couch
    Day Game Living Bed - 1 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Extra Double bed Futon Couch- laying round, game, sleep
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(46 traveller reviews)

Yosemite Elegant- Bass Lake Area Home- 5 acres/views
average rating of 4.326087 based on 57 reviews

AMAZING weekend getaway - Beautiful house and Breath-taking views!!!

  • 5 of 5

After just moving to CA from NYC, Liza's Bass Lake house was the perfect weekend getaway from the big city. The check-in/check-out process was seamless. Liza and her house manager Steve were friendly, attentive, professional and informative during the process leading up to our arrival and were accessible via phone/text throughout our stay if we needed anything. They were even kind enough to push back our check-out time to help accommodate us after a travel delay caused us to arrive a lot later than we planned. The house was clean, well-equipped with everything we needed, safe (alarm system was a huge plus), and in a perfect location! The property was quiet and scenic and a short drive to the beautiful Bass Lake! We had breakfast on the beautiful porch overlooking the breath-taking mountains; hiked on the gorgeous Bass Lake trails along side incredible waterfalls; cooked in the amazing, new kitchen and just had an all-around perfect weekend. We could not have asked for a better weekend and hope to come back to visit! Thank you Liza for everything!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Weekend Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at Yosemite Elegant - Bass Lake Area Home for two nights last weekend. The caretakers were wonderful, they took the time to welcome us and answer all our questions upon arrival. He also tried to help us when we lost WIFI and called him the next day. The home was clean and very spacious yet cozy. Cleanliness is my number one priority when looking for a place to stay because I have young children. Beds are placed very strategically throughout the home to accommodate a large group.

The kids had lots of fun choosing where to sleep. Amenities throughout the house are adequate. All you need to bring is food/groceries if cooking there.

The home is not too far from Oakhurst if you need groceries, gas etc. We were hoping to explore the surrounding areas and play ground behind the home on foot but it was raining.

All in all, we had a great time and will most definitely be returning.

Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private Acres Beautiful Home and Local Fun

  • 5 of 5

Our family! Spring Break early!. We couldnt have asked for a more peaceful and pretty home with easy access to the main road as well as hanging out in the property with WI FI, Cable TV and gourmet Kitchen and Temperpedic Master bed was awesome for me and my husband who are quite picky about beds. There were two rivers nearby one we walked to in 10 minutes, the other at the nearby ranger station in about a mile and a local town very cute with groceries and we took a yoga class too! The home had space inside and outside. Green rolling hills now in spring after much rain they had up here! we loved getting to Bass Lake and the rivers and waterfalls were bursting. Inside the home we had comfortable beds, simple but elegant layout of furnishings, so we could view outside from the dining area, kitchen and living room. My kids loved the extra bed in the living area so they could throw their back backs down and kick back and play board games or TV while we prepared food in a stainless steel gas, gourmet kitchen stove and oven, with serving glass counter and black gorgeous granite. Better than most cabins as it had all wood floors, nice mats (no dusty or old carpets) stone and slate and granite abound. We would love to have a cabin to come to every year and instead of having to own we can come enjoy this location. We would like to come back in summer or september to try out all the boating on Bass Lake nearby which is really going to be amazing being more full and a new dam. We used to stay on the other side but this has the lake access and park in only 1/2 an hour, however we like going east on 225 to some local fishing and off the beaten path at Redinger lake. The owner and caretakers are very friendly and helpful at instructions for the house and things to do nearby.

I am surprised at anything but a great rating for the deal this beautiful home is, much more than a cabin! a loving home that is being shared with us. We know what it takes we used to have a cabin in Tahoe, but now having sold it find it such a blessing to rent other owners gems.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had an amazing time. The house was perfectly set up for way more people than my wife and me. Very comfortable bed, and an amazing kitchen. We definitely never wanted to leave. Definitely recommend this house for any kind of family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location for family fun

  • 3 of 5

House was pretty well equipped, but needs some maintenance.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review was only given a three star rating with vague innuendos about lacking maintenance. No suggestions or details were communicated with us regarding anything that may have made their stay "Three Star Worthy". We will be rating this guest along the same curve. The house was left in a mess, dishes left undone, cereal and food spilled on the carpet under the dining room table, empty beer cans thrown along the side of the house and trash left behind. On top of this, they had left a selection of DVD/Blu-Ray discs behind and expect us to continue to provide a higher quality of service than we were rated at. I believe that these tenants don't have a clue how the rating system works on any of the websites that provide services to the guests as well as the owners. A poor review shows up in our listing. We do not feel that this review's three star rating was neither fair nor well thought out for the reasons listed in their initial review. This can affect future bookings for us. Are review will reflect, fairly, the reasons for a low rating as has been listed above.
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Beautiful home, great location

  • 4 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home. Great location; a short drive to town and a short drive to the snow. Bed weren't too comfortable and the floors were a little dirty, but other than that it was a great stay. We are already planning to return in the summer.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Fresno airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Buckhorn Saloon - Old time saloon.
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Ahwahnee Meadows
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Bass Lake
Car: necessary

Close to post office and ranger station for trail guide maps and info on all the Sierras, Yosemite, Mammoth and Kings Canyon, Shaver Lake and Bass Lake amenities.

Other Activities: Camping, boating, backpacking, shops, grocery 1/2 mile from house


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in North Fork, California

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring April
18 Apr 2017 - 1 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
2 May 2017 - 24 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
May and Memorial Week
25 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
1 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving weeks
21 Nov 2017 - 29 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years 2016-17
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$668.9
Pet Fee A$133.78
post maid A$240.8
Tax Rate 11.0%

no refunds, purchase travelers insurance for cancellation issues.
tenants pay propane and electric, ordered movies or long distance, bring own cell phone
or phone cards. Take own trash home, no trash pick up in mountains.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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