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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,150 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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

YOSEMITE'S WATERFALLS ARE AMAZING THIS YEAR! and..we've had more water in Bass Lake this year than in the past ten years.

We are very near the newly refurbished Mariposa Grove in Yosemite!

Spring is a glorious time to visit the area. Beat the crowds!


'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: Brand-new deck and brand-new hot tub in 2018!

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 2018 in the Oakhurst/Bass Lake Area includes:

Bass Lake Fishing Derby May 5 & 6

Bass Lake Half Marathon May 12

Bass Lake Block Party May 12

Spring Wine Trail Adventure May 12 & 13

Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show (Bass Lake) May 18-20

Coarsegold Peddlers Fair May 26

Jazz on the Lake begins June 9

Bass Lake Triathalon June 2

Bass Lake Class V-Drive Car & Boat Show June 10

Fourth of July Fireworks over Bass Lake and Boat Parade July 4

Smokey Bear Run September 22

Oakhurst Fall Festival: October 12,13

Taste of Yosemite 11/4-11/16

Bass Lake Tree Lighting and Parade of Lights November 24

Bass Lake Holiday Bazaar : November 23-25

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
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Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

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 Bass Lake

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

We were overjoyed when we arrived at your cabin!! It was as described and more. Large, well-furnished, homey and extremely comfortable. The view is to die for!

Would love to come back again (from England)
Sep 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Bass Lake in Madera County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We love animals! Pets are allowed on a case-by-case basis. Pet addendum must be agreed to and a pet fee will be assessed.
  • If you must cancel within the 60-day no refund period, if we are able to re-rent the property for the same dates, we will refund your money.
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 ...
  • Fireplace
  • 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 .


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NEAR YOSEMITE: Bass Lake Cabin with Hot Tub and Lake View
average rating of 4.76 based on 86 reviews

a very enjoyable weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The home was clean, cozy, very pleasant, and nicely stocked. Wifi and TV were easy to access and use. The hottub was a great feature, and our family really enjoyed it.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you had a great stay. Please come again!
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Bass Lake

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Clean, cozy, great deck with hot tub. Had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you had a great stay. Thanks for the review. Please come again!
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The property was wonderful for our stay --- clean, well furnished and tastefully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 couples staying for 5 nights, so having 2 master bedrooms was great! We totally enjoyed the deck and hot tub!! We love to cook so the well furnished and stocked kitchen was super. We would definitely stay here again if we are in the vicinity.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scotts Valley, CA

Very clean inside, needs some TLC outside

  • 3 of 5

We had a very nice time at Bass Lake. The house was very clean inside, and the wedge view of the lake was very nice. The location of the house is very close to the lake and the main area of Bass Lake, so that was great too. Part of the front yard has a lush ground cover but the left is barren with weeds in the planter area. The backyard was OK, a large concrete area, and the rest is dirt and low weeds, which was a great area for the dog to roam Up against the house was quite a mess. Several old garbage cans with no lids were lined up, don't know the purpose of them as well of lots of junk. There was a pile of old wood by the back door that had lots of cobwebs and probably its share of critters. I do think there was some sort of critter in the laundry area behind the washer and dryer because my dog was sniffing and whining around there. I couldn't find anything, however. The roof had a big black tarp being held down with logs over the kitchen area and the deck is also in need of repair.

I realize this is a mountain home, and dogs are allowed, which we really appreciated, I would just like to have a bit tidier outside area.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathie, I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay at our cabin and that you found the inside to be nice and clean. I'd like to address a few of your concerns about the outside: 1) As you pointed out, we have chosen to have our rental be pet-friendly. Guests have told us how much their dogs enjoy our yard and deck. In deciding to be pet-friendly, we've pretty much chosen to not focus on maintaining a pristine lawn. If that were our goal, we'd end up having to withhold some of the guests' deposits, and we really don't want to do that. 2) Your stay took place at the end of a very hot summer. Most owners of mountain homes let their lawn areas go brown during the summer, because watering them is just not water-wise, especially as California is coming out of a severe drought. As soon as the rains start, everything will be lush and green again. 3) We are preparing to have both the roof and the deck replaced this winter. This will be during a down-season and will not affect our guests' stays in any way. 4) We just purchased new, bear-proof garbage cans in August. We will remove the old ones as soon as possible. 5) I cannot speak to the statement that you did NOT see a critter in the laundry room. We do try to be responsive to all guests' suggestions. Sincerely, Wendy
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Family Vacation Bass Lake

  • 5 of 5

We loved your house. Great Location at Bass Lake easy access to highway 41 and access to Yosemite and Sequoia.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you loved it! Please come back soon.
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Will likely visit again!

  • 5 of 5

House was clean, comfortable, and conveniently located. We enjoyed our time, thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • 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:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer/Peak 2017
25 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fourth of July Week
1 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Rates
9 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving 2018
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas through New Years
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £48.38 + Tax
Cleaning £78.15 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £223.29

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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