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Soothing solitude & views in quaint cabin & cottage amid flowering gardens

Bedrooms 4
Space 241 m²
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Gated, 9-acre estate has NO neighbors, inside National Forest. 1 mile to Lake.

Relax and reconnect with family in two, remodeled 1945 cabins on nine acres that back to open forest. Feel like you have the entire Sierra Nevada to yourself! Sleep in luxurious beds and wake to sounds of birds singing in a bubbling fountain. View distant, granite peaks and watch deer and wild turkey as you sip morning coffee on a wrap-around deck! Spend your days exploring Yosemite and Bass Lake. Ride an old, logging train; hike up a granite dome; feel the mist of waterfalls; raft down the Merced River; swim, fish, or paddle in Bass Lake. Cook meals in a fully stocked kitchen with a spacious, old-fashioned butler's pantry. Watch the sun set and moon rise over the Sierras while owls call. Play table games, share a Pixar movie, or read children's literature. Snuggle up by a cozy fireplace and plan tomorrow's adventures. Make life-long, family memories here. Here, in my beloved childhood home.

Upshot: Why choose this property for your trip?

*One mile from Bass Lake.

*23 miles from Yosemite National Park.

*Two, spotlessly CLEAN, cabins total 2,600 square feet.

*Pet-free & smoke-free cabins.

*Gated, nine-acre property backs to protected forest.

*NO neighbors in sight.

*Soaring views of distant, granite peaks.

*Three decks with all new, Woodard patio furniture.

*Landscaped grounds with fountain & gardens.

*Comfy, Sterns & Foster mattresses.

*Two king, two queen, one full-sized bed.

*Quality, Ralph Lauren linens.

*Beautiful, new furnishings & window treatments.

*Fully stocked kitchen.

*High-speed, wireless Internet.

*ASUS router handles multiple streams.

*New HVAC system with NEST in 2017.

*Grateful owner who grew up on this property.

*Gracious, onsite hosts live 1/4 mile away.

*24/7 guest support.

Setting: This place has the 'WOW' factor and is a destination in itself. The total privacy, expansive views, and forest setting are unsurpassed. Two lovingly restored (1945) cabins sit on nine acres of spectacular, pine-covered land that is surrounded by U.S. Forestry land. There are NO neighbors (except for wild turkeys, deer, squirrel, raccoon, blue jays, hummingbirds, and butterflies, etc.). Yet, this amazing, secluded property is less than one mile from the Bass Lake Boat Launch; 1.5 miles from Miller's Landing Resort; and 24 miles from the entrance to Yosemite National Park and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

Houses: Two houses total 2,600 square feet and comfortably fit 8 people. Cabin is 1,800 square feet with two bedrooms, a loft bedroom, and one bathroom. Cottage is 800 square feet with one bedroom, one bathroom, a kitchenette, and a sitting room. Ideal for large families as grandparents can stay in the cottage. There are three decks (with comfortable outdoor furnishings) for relaxing, entertaining, barbecuing, and stargazing.

Background: Thank you for considering my beloved, childhood home for your trip. It is not treated like an investment property or a rental. Sharing this special place with you and your loved ones allows me to maintain and improve it. I sincerely hope you will enjoy your stay and treasure the memories you create here. My eight-year-old twins are always excited to arrive and sorry to leave the 'mountain home.'

Interaction with Guests: I sincerely wish I could meet you and thank you for choosing my childhood home for your trip. However, I am not on the property during guest stays. My Mom's best friends host the property and maintain the beautiful, landscaped grounds. They live nearby and visit the property during every stay to ensure guests' comfort and that the rental agreement is being honored.

Amenities in Cabin: There are three bedrooms: (1) master with king-size bed, sitting area, and extensive library; (2) guest with queen-size bed; and (3) loft with queen-size bed and a large, oak desk. Loft is accessed through the master. Both bedrooms are very large and you cannot see from the loft into the master. Cabin has one bathroom with jetted tub. There is a fireplace; central heat & air; ceiling fans in kitchen, master bedroom, and loft. There is high-speed, wireless Internet, TV, and an Apple TV with access to Netflix, HBO GO, Hulu, and family movies. Deck has large, Weber grill with propane. Kitchen has microwave, stove/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker, coffee maker, waffle iron, mixer, blender, and Cuisinart, etc.

Amenities in Cottage: There is one king-size bed, one full-size bed, and one bathroom. Fujitsu unit provides heating and air conditioning. Cottage also has a ceiling fan. Kitchenette has mini fridge, coffee maker, and toaster oven. Laundry room has full-size washer and dryer.

Supplies, Parking, and Safety: High-quality linens (e.g., pillows, sheets, blankets, bath towels, and beach towels) are provided. Houses have toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, bath soap, dishwashing soap, and laundry detergent. For children, there is a Baby Bjorn travel crib, Graco Pack N' Play, toys, books, games, and family movies. Property has covered carport and plenty of parking for RV/Trailer/Boat. For your safety, houses have fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, propane gas detector, and first-aid kit.

Pricing: quoted prices include both houses. The security deposit is fully refundable (within two days of your departure) provided the property and its contents are left in the same condition as found upon arrival. Cleaning fee reflects time needed to meticulously clean two houses and launder all linens; and my belief in a living wage. A lovely woman and her daughter clean the houses and earn the entire $210 fee. It takes them five hours to clean which reflects an hourly wage rate of $21.

Rules: NO pets, animals, or smoking as my husband is a kidney-transplant patient with severe allergies. Eight (8) people (i.e., adults, children, and infants) are the maximum allowed number of guests on the property during your stay. There are only two bathrooms and five beds (i.e., two king, two queen, and one full-size bed).

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2017

About Leah

I am a mother of eight-year-old twins and an economics professor. I enjoy learning new things and meeting new people. I love hiking in the Sierras with my friends and family. Just looking at maps of Bass Lake, Yosemite, and the Eastern Sierra makes me smile. My favorite poet is Robert Frost. I listen to alternative and classic rock. Watching Vikings is my guilty pleasure.

I went to school at UC Santa Cruz and UW Madison. I work at Cal State Northridge and live near Agoura Hills in Southern California.

Leah purchased this estate in 1966

Why Leah chose California

This is my childhood home. It has been in my family for the past 50 years. The property has only been sold once. The original owner worked at the North Fork Mill and hand-built these two houses in the 1940s. He lived in the cottage while building the cabin. My parents spent many years upgrading the houses and landscaping the property. I miss them and wish they could see how much their grandchildren enjoy this place. I love the home and this area. It has been an incredible blessing to take my children to the same places where I played, hiked, and swam as a child! I owe a debt of gratitude to my guests as they help me keep this place.

What makes this estate unique

The houses really have their own personality. The wood walls and old brick fireplace are so warm and inviting. The slight ripples in the hand-poured glass of the massive windows in the living room harken back to simpler times. Sitting on the wrap-around deck is a perfect way to start or end your day. I love to watch birds singing and bathing in the fountain; to look at the Peckinpah Mountain range at sunset; and to see the Milky Way framed by towering ponderosa pines at night. The property is so quiet and peaceful --allowing you to really relax and sleep soundly at night.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Absolutely great place to sit back with a cold beer and enjoy what Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada forest has to offer. My family and I (all 9 of us) fitted very comfortably in this house. My husband and I stayed at the guest house while the rest of our family stayed in the main house. The grocery store are a bit far (25mins) so come with all the goodies but this made it even more special because we grilled and cooked together all three days. The most amazing part is the night sky. If you are a star fanatic, like we are, then renting a place out here is a must. Very little light pollution and we were able to see the milky way and shooting stars every night. Excellent place!
Oct 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate rental in Wishon

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 241 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom in Main House - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi
    Bathroom in Guest House - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Bedroom in Main House - 1 large double bed
    Master Bedroom in Main House - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master bedroom has a sitting area and extensive library
    Bedroom in Guest House - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 double bed
    Loft Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Large room with tree-top views is accessed through master
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
For your safety: there is a fire extinguisher, a first-aid kit, a propane gas detector, and smoke detectors.


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Soothing solitude & views in quaint cabin & cottage amid flowering gardens
average rating of 4.925 based on 58 reviews

Awesome Sierra Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a great place. The home is so inviting and comfortable. The listing and photos are very accurate. The kitchen was fantastic and well stocked as our breakfasts and dinners were primarily prepared at the cabin.

The house and the grounds were immaculate and everything was in excellent condition. The cabin was spotless and did we mention the kitchen was well equipped, (I love to cook and my wife was happy her hubby had everything he needed to give her a break from cooking). The guest house is a great addition as it gave everyone in our group of six tons of room. Lots of outdoor decks and seating were very inviting in shady parts of the day and early evenings. We were there for 10 days and wish it had been much longer. After a long day away it was great to come home and wash off the trail with a nice shower and slip into the very comfortable beds. We all commented on how comfortable the beds were and how soundly we slept. Deer and wild turkeys made several early morning visits to the beautiful grounds and made for great morning nature watching.

The caretakers were on top of everything and checked on us every couple of days and called several times to ensure that everything was going smoothly. They were a delight and had lots of great suggestions on local activities. Prior to our trip the owner of the property also had a number of great suggestions on local activities and eateries.

We would recommend this little mountain Shangri-La to friends and family and plan on returning at some point in the future. Just a mile from the lake you feel you have the entire forest to yourself. Our family of six gives this lovely home our hearty endorsement.

Just a short drive away from Yosemite and super close to the lake. The caretakers came by several times to ensure all was well and they are awesome people. Oakhurst is 15 miles away and has grocery stores, a great little brew pub, a great little ice cream place. The Idle Hour Winery is right in town and is a must do. Millers Landing is about four miles away, where boats, kayaks, etc., can be rented and they are a delight as well.

Ron, Gail Oliver & Family Corona, CA

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful cabin, great spot to recharge!

  • 5 of 5

The Cabin was awesome, even better than the pictures. My friends and I were out to do a race in the Park and it was the perfect jumping off place for day trips into Yosemite. The house was spotless when we arrived, kitchen had everything we needed and it all worked well. Lot's of Forest Service trails nearby and places to access Bass Lake.

Communications with Leah - the owner - couldn't be more pleasant!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, beautiful and relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at these two beautiful cabins. The lay out worked perfectly for me, my two teenage kids and my brother who had the guest cabin to escape to when needed! Leah is an impeccable hostess - the cabins are well appointed, and incredibly comfortable. We used the cabins as a base for day trips into Yosemite. Despite coming in at the end of a late snow storm, the weather was perfect. Even with road construction the drive into Yosemite Valley was very doable. I had reservations about doing this trip in April, but it was perfect. Beautiful weather, great waterfalls and no crowds! Leah's recommendations were great, although we made one too many trips to the candy store. It was a great trip - thanks Leah!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet house in a forest

  • 5 of 5

The location of house is perfect for relaxing with no noises at all. The house has been well maintained and all 5 rooms are spacious with a big size bed. There were many towels and variety of kitchen utensils and heating system also works very well. House carer, Frank & DeAnne were very kind and visited the house almost every day and furthermore house owner

was very quick in responding as well. It looks ideal for 2 family as it has two separate cabins with living room in each cabin. I stayed with friends this time round and hope to have a chance to visit with my family to see deer wandering around the house now and then.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very pleasant to work with, and the cabin was indeed clean and cozy. The property felt private and spacious. Great place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An excellent location for an incredible holiday

  • 5 of 5

The lodges were just what we needed for our party of 8. There was plenty of room, they were very clean and just the perfect location for spending time at Bass Lake and Yosemite. The lodges are very comfortable and well stocked with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. The outside space and the deck were used well and we spend a lot of time there.

Thanks again for the use of your lodges we could not have asked for a better location and would not hesitate to recommend them to others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Ducey's On the Lake
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Bass Lake Queen
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
River Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Sugar Pine Railroad
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Highway 41
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Miller's Landing Resort
Nearest Ski
43 Miles
Badger Pass Ski Area
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Rocky Point
Car: necessary

Sunset Magazine named Bass Lake as one of 'The West's Best Lakes.' It is a wonderful lake for swimming, boating, fishing, and water skiing. Yosemite has world-class waterfalls, granite domes, and hiking. The Sierra Scenic Byway is a beautiful and rugged wilderness area to explore, especially if you have a four-wheel drive vehicle.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday estate in Wishon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
26 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter Holidays
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$628.55
Cleaning Fee A$263.99
Tax Rate 11.0%

No pets or smoking. Maximum occupancy is eight (8) persons, including children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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