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NEAR YOSEMITE: Bass Lake Cabin with Hot Tub and Lake View

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 6

end of January Alert: Lots of Snow on the ground for snow play! (see photos attached)

YOSEMITE'S WATERFALLS ARE ALREADY AMAZING THIS YEAR! and..we've had more water in Bass Lake this year than in the past ten years. Summer of 2017 will be awesome!

Winter is a wonderful time to visit Yosemite; the crowds have gone and the scenery is still incredible.


'We had such a wonderful time at your cabin. It was such a wonderful change from a boring hotel room' (Todd B.- recent guest)

This is a charming and comfortable cabin at Bass Lake that is somewhat secluded on a small hill overlooking the lake. There is one master bedroom and full bath with a California King bed and a TV. The second bedroom is small, with a bunk bed that is twin-sized on top and full-sized on the bottom. This bedroom has its own bathroom with a shower, toilet and sink. The living room has a queen-sized Ikea sofa bed (comfy!) and a large TV with DVD/VCR player. The modern kitchen has a nook that sits 4-6. There is an adjacent library/den area with a larger table that can be used for dining, game playing, puzzles, crafts, working at your laptop, etc.

There is a hot tub on the deck that overlooks the lake. The hot tub is especially wonderful at night when all is quiet and the stars are bright. There is a patio table (with umbrella) which is the perfect spot for eating all meals, game-playing, relaxing with a glass of wine, etc. You will definitely spend a lot of time on the deck overlooking the hillside and lake. To the side of the house is an enclosed yard area with a concrete patio and a basketball hoop. Children love to play in this side-yard area (although young children must always be supervised)

It is a 5-minute walk to the lake. The Falls beach area is less than a mile down the road. In the other direction, there are many public beaches within walking distance or just a short drive...just choose one that fits your fancy. If you have young children, the beaches closest to our cabin have lots of shallow areas that are perfect for children to play safely in. The water is a great temperature for swimming during the summer. The Pines Village is 2 miles down the road. There you'll find The Pines grocery store, a gas station, a few restaurants and shops to browse in. There are boat and other rentals available on both sides of the lake as well as a couple of amazing burger, sandwich and ice-cream places (Millers Landing and The Forks).

New: Tempur-Pedic mattress toppers in both bedrooms! Sleep like a dream!

New: high chair, Pak'N'Play and baby toys! Save yourself the hassle of packing this essential baby gear!

The town of Oakhurst is just 8 miles away and has a wide variety of restaurants, movie theaters, grocery stores, bowling, etc. There is also good golf, hiking and fishing nearby. And of course, Yosemite is just up the road! It's a 20 minute drive to the southern entrance to Yosemite (and the Mariposa Grove) and then another 40 minutes down into Yosemite Valley. Day trips into Yosemite are very easy to do....then come back to soak in the hot tub at night!

This cabin is a perfect retreat for couples who want a quiet get-away. Families love it too!


The Calendar for 2015 in the Oakhurst/Bass Lake Area includes:

Yosemite Fee Free Day January 19

Madera Wine Trail Wine & Chocolate Weekend Feb 14 & 15

Yosemite Fee Free Day Feb 14, 15, 16

Spring Handcrafted Fair March 14

Fresno Flats Ragtime Festival April 11-13

Wood Carvers Rendez Vous: April 15-22

Teddy Bears in the Mountains Show April 21 & 22

Arts & Crafts Fair at Bass Lake: May 4-6

Coarsegold Rodeo April 30

Bass Lake Fishing Derby May 3 & 4

Peddlers' Fair May 13

Spring Wine Trail Adventure May 12 & 13

Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show (Bass Lake) May 9-11

Coarsegold Peddlers Fair May 25-28

Bass Lake Triathalon May 30

Bass Lake Class V-Drive Boat Show June 8 & 9

Bass Lake Arts & Crafts Fair June

Fourth of July Fireworks over Bass Lake: July 4

Bass Lake Arts & Crafts Fair August 24-26

Oakhurst Peddlers Fair: September 3-5

Sierra Arts Trails: October 5-7

Yosemite Half Marathon October 10

Oakhurst Fall Festival: October 10,11

Yosemite International Jazz Festival October 28

Bass Lake Fall Arts Festival & Crafts Fair: December

Bass Lake Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade of Lights:November

Ask us about our Honeymooners Discount.

Keywords: Cabin, House, Vacation Home, honeymoon, anniversary, retreat, spa, mountains, Yosemite

More Details

Wendy Smith
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 March, 2017

About Wendy Smith

We are a couple in our early 60's from the San Francisco Bay Area. Bass Lake is a 3-hour drive from our home. We bought our cabin 11 years ago while taking an anniversary trip to a Bed and Breakfast in the area. We stopped by a realtor's office for a casual chat, found out that this little home had just become available for sale and hadn't yet been listed, went over to take a look, and made an offer to buy it! Thus, we returned from our anniversary weekend as first-time cabin owners.

We have traveled throughout France and stayed at many wonderful bed-and-breakfasts; we'd love for our French friends to enjoy our cabin while visiting America,

Wendy Smith purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Wendy Smith chose Yosemite

We love the peace and beauty of the mountain area. Although we have a boat, we find that we prefer the area when it's less crowded and we can hike and relax. My husband is a photographer, a la Ansel Adams, so there are limitless possibilities for his passion.

What makes this cabin unique

The hot tub under the starry sky soothes many harried souls. The lake is beautiful from all directions, whether you're on it or biking or walking around it. Burgers and sandwiches at Millers Landing must not be missed. A romantic dinner at Duceys is worth every penny. Cuddling in the cabin living room by the fire with a good DVD and a good local wine or hot cocoa is enjoyable, no matter what the weather is doing outside.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Stayed for a wonderful 3 nights in Wendy's cabin. Firstly great communication from host. Secondly the cabin was fabulous- homely, had all amenities and in a great location for accessing the Yosemite. The hot tub was a real bonus with a great view of nearby Bass Lake. Highly recommend hiring a boat on the lake for activities like waterskiing and wake boarding. Thanks Wendy, will shout about your place to anyone heading to Yosemite! ”
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Bass Lake in Mariposa County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • lake
  • Lake View ...
  • mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • town ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • 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
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Full 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Master bedroom is decorated in country French style. There are 2 dressers plus an armoire and a closet provided for clothing. Large, comfy bed is California king-sized.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Just Added: Tempur-Pedic mattress toppers! Sleep like a dream! Master bedroom has TV set.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Families with children are welcome, and children have always enjoyed the house and location. House and yard are not 'babyproofed' however, and children must be well supervised .


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(61 traveller reviews)

NEAR YOSEMITE: Bass Lake Cabin with Hot Tub and Lake View
average rating of 4.7704916 based on 68 reviews
Irvine, CA

Little Cozy Spot with great amenities

  • 5 of 5

We pretty much had everything here in kitchen, Clean towels as well. Hot-tub was clean as well., Cabinetry needs some work but other than that i can't think of any flaws.

Thank you for manitining this great home.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5-star review! We are pleased that you had everything that you needed. Just to let you know: we are in the process of replacing the cabinet around the hot tub. The weather has been preventing us from finishing it. Thanks again, and please return.
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A vacation spot with the comfort of home!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy and surprised with the vacation home, it was in the perfect spot.

Located across the street from Bass lake with a nice lake view, but is also a very quiet

Neighborhood. Nice deck in the back with a great BBQ to have a cookout and then you can relax in the jacuzzi also on the deck.

A great evening kick back spot.

The place is stocked with about anything you'll need. Full kitchen with all the neccesities, stocked spice cabinet, mire linens and towels than you could use. Tv, stereo, games, books snd the unlimited things to do in the are including the lake,

Yosemite!!! Wow! Beatiful

We are looking forward to a return trip!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The area surrounding the home is beautiful.

  • 3 of 5

The hot tub needs maintenance. The house itself is adorable and cozy.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad that you enjoyed the house and the area around it. As for the hot tub, we hadn't known that there was a problem. We have since identified that the filter casing needed replacement. That repair is under way this week, and it should be as good as new in 2 more days, so no worries for future renters.
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Morgan Hill, CA

Awesome weekend with friends in a really comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

I felt so cozy and at home as soon as I walked in! The beds are comfortable, the place was clean and spacious enough to really enjoy the house with a few great friends. I loved the quiet, relaxing mornings and evenings in the hot tub under the stars!! The view was beautiful and the house is close to the lakefront activities and food. I'd highly recommend this rental! Very easy access from the road, but still set back and secluded:)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Such a great property! Easily accessible and close to all of the things you want to do at Bass Lake. It has beautiful views of the lake, an area to play basketball, great deck, and an even better hot tub to relax in. Kick back and enjoy your stay, we did!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, fun, relaxing trip with friends complete with a gorgeous view

  • 5 of 5

What a fun and relaxing weekend away with a small group of friends. The cabin on top of a small hill, close to main roads. It is the perfect getaway-- with comfortable beds, cozy sitting areas and beautiful views. A day at this Bass Lake property looked like this- wake up after a peaceful night's sleep to make breakfast in the well-stocked kitchen. Breakfast was either eaten in the cozy breakfast nook, or outside on the patio. Then we were off to tour bass lake, which could mean many things--shooting practice, fishing, spending the day on the lake, hiking, touring the town. Evenings were spent out touring the town or making dinner back at the cabin, after a quick game of basketball, and then in the hot tub underneath the stars. It was so relaxing and so fun! Thank you for a perfect weekend getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Sierra Meadows
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Rock Climbing, Boating, Basketball Court


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Bass Lake, Gold Country / High Sierra

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer/Peak 2017
26 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Yosemite Half Marathon
13 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £240
Cleaning £84 + Tax
Pet Fee £52 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

1) One small dog may be considered. Fee is $65. Please discuss with owner.
2) high chair and pak'n'play available, plus baby toys and books

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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