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Kaweah Redwood Villa and Gardens

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Riverfront redwood home. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Garden/beach. River/mountain views.

A custom redwood home inside and out on two acres of land just 4 miles from Sequoia National Park. The property is fully developed and maintained as a garden with it's own private riverside beach and river deck. Many trees provide a shaded park like setting. A year-round, separate from the river, regulated water flow provides a steady flow of water right next to the house. The Middle Fork of the Kaweah River, visible from the house, flows through the property just 75 yards from the house. The river normally runs quite swift during the spring runoff from April through June dependent on Sierra winter snow but becomes quite nice for swimming later in the summer when the flow drops and water temperatures rise into the mid-high 70's. All guests report "better than expected". The property is unique in all of Three Rivers with the combination of water, beach, and garden.

We operate during summer months only, typically mid May through mid October.

4 persons maximum! No exceptions.

Wir sprechen auch Deutsch.

More Details

Bill Pooley
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Bill Pooley

I am the grandson of the original property owner. My grandmother purchased the property and the garden was developed many years before the house was added. The garden is much the same as it was in the 50's except those little trees are now quite large. I am a kayaker on the Kaweah River since 1985 and author of The Kaweah River Page on the Internet.

Bill Pooley purchased this villa in 1950

Why Bill Pooley chose Three Rivers

This property has been in our family since 1950. The home was built in 1965 and is custom throughout. The architect was Robert F. Street of Aberdeen, WA. The property and home are a family treasure. The love of the fabulous Kaweah River can not be overstated.

What makes this villa unique

Home constructed of clear redwood inside and out located on a quiet private drive. A unique year round water flow is immediately adjacent the house with significant flow during spring and summer. Numerous decks on all sides. The property has a well maintained garden with walking paths throughout. The sound of tumbling water is audible from inside the house. Quantities of sand in the garden lead to a large sandy beach area on the bank of the river. The property is considered by many as the premier riverfront property in the entire Three Rivers community.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time here! This was a last minute trip for us and it was the best decision we made. The house was very comfortable and we felt completely at home here. Be sure to walk down a couple hundred yards to a sandy beach and a great swimming hole. Our kids played for hours there! We will definitely be back!! Justin and family San Diego, CA.
Aug 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Three Rivers in Tulare County

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The rental agreement contains additional restrictions.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large mirror plus wall mounted shaving mirror.
  • 1 bathroom. Tub/shower combination.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedrom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upstairs. High end Beautyrest Plush mattress.
    Library Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Downstairs in the family library. 2 chairs. No closet.
  • King size beds (1) New bedframe and 'plush' Beautyrest mattress, Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
-Menus for all local restaurants. -Sun deck on the edge of the river with Umbrella and LED night lighting. -Quality wood Adirondack chairs on river deck. -Hammock on beach in the shade. -Bluetooth loud speaker for music streaming. -Electric car charging 240V/40A (10KW) NEMA 14-50 outlet.


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(26 traveller reviews)

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Kaweah Redwood Villa and Gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Fantastic in all respects

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hosts, amazing property. The river, gardens, and location were prime, with everything beyond our expectations. We loved the villa so much, that we modified our travel plans and extended our stay. The house is impeccably clean, comfortable, and well equipped. We have rented many VRBO properties worldwide and this is certainly the best we have ever experienced.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. Thank you so much for the kind words, and thank you for the extensive comments you wrote in our guest book. We do reach out and have been able to meet all our guests at some point during their stay. We are not your normal vacation rental operation. It is not a business for us, it is a labor of love, and we really appreciate all those travelers who see and understand the amount of labor we put into the home and property to make our venue among the best they have ever visited. We may be hard to find on VRBO but for those who do find us we can promise the same level of commitment to a wonderful experience. We don't get many reviews and we do not bug guests for reviews, but as you can see in our other reviews we do have a very special place to spend a very unique vacation. Thank you again for posting your experience.
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Beautiful property in charming location

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and memorable. The home is very clean and well equipped. The beds were extremely comfortable, the kitchen was stocked with all plates, bowls, utensils, etc. that we needed (even a pizza cutter for the take and bake pizza we got from Sierra Subs), and the outdoor furniture was clean and comfortable. We spent hours by the river lounging in the gorgeous Adirondack chairs, napping in the hammock, and enjoying the meticulously maintained grounds. The close proximity to Sequoia National Park made it easy for us to come and go with our National Park annual pass. Highly recommend this property for anybody looking to unwind and enjoy the Kaweah River.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son (age 5), and I really loved our four day vacation at this cottage. We alternated days in sequoia national park (world’s biggest tree, Moro Rock, crystal cave, etc), with days at the cottage, it’s river, the nearby beach, and the town of Three Rivers.

The cottage is in great condition, very charming, and so amazing to be right next to the river. We BBQ-ed daily. And all of our wants and needs were met. The owners are very organized and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Great stay

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome house- unique and special

  • 5 of 5

Pictures are accurate and description is spot on. The gardens and remote river deck were amazing. It was so nice we wondered if we should modify our plan to visit the park. The hosts were amazing nice and helpful. The kitchen was well stocked. The house and gardens were very clean. We saw someone me bears (mama and two cubs) on the property. Love this place!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We know that all our guests really love the river deck. If the view from the river deck was nice before then it is stunning now. We have taken advantage of cooler post summer temperatures and available time to do some major cleanup of the riverbank upstream of the river deck greatly improving the upstream view of the river. We too like to hang out on the river deck and relax after a few hours of work in the garden and on the beach. The water running by the house and the riverfront are our most valuable assets. We have had several previous guests modify their Sequoia Park plans in favor of spending the day relaxing on the property.
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Beautiful home in an unbeatable location!

  • 5 of 5

The Kaweah Redwood Villa has everything you could possibly ask for! Immaculate home, incredible views, and great access to the river. We were visiting on a busy holiday weekend (Labor Day) and still felt completely relaxed.

The Sequoia National Park is only a few miles away and thanks to Bill's suggestion, we headed there around 9am and missed all of the traffic! Don't get too late a start because there can be a really long back up to the entrance of the park later in the morning (probably an hour or more wait!)

The grounds are so amazing and there is a great deck with river access in the back. This is a great place to get away from it all and enjoy some family time while still relaxing. It was so nice to fall asleep listening to the river every night.

Bill and Ingrid are great hosts and were super responsive to every question we had. Bill shared lots of his local knowledge and made our weekend even better! Don't miss out on Reimer's Ice Cream. It was one of our kids' favorites.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Fresno, CA
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Gateway Restaurant
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Three Rivers Golf Course
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Amtrack Hanford, CA
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
California Hwy 99
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Gateway Restaurant
Nearest Ski
160 Miles
Sierra Summit Ski Area
Car: necessary

Four miles from the southern entrance to Sequoia National Park. World's largest tree is just a one hour drive. This is an incredible Sierra Nevada foothills location with rugged mountains rising in all directions.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £113.37
Property Damage Insurance £44.59

New "Terms and Conditions" effective August 2016 prohibit my helping you the guest find the ways to avoid the Expedia 9% "Service Fee" that went into effect spring of 2016. Paragraph 9 of the Terms and Conditions reads "Members agree not to encourage or advise a traveler to avoid or circumvent the service fee charged by HomeAway".

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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