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Great Family Home with everything you need - near the River and Sequoia Park

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large Comfortabe Home, Sleeps 8 , 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, large deck & hot tub

With 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, the Blue Heron will comfortably accommodate 8 guests. Check-In time is 3:00 PM, Check-Out time is 11:00 AM.

The Blue Heron Ranch is only 15 minutes from the entry to Sequoia National Park, and 5 minutes from the center of Three Rivers. It is the perfect vacation retreat with river access for family and friends. The depth of the river varies between seasons. In the spring it may be high and later in the summer it can be much lower.

The living room is large, as well as the dining area and the kitchen with island. The kitchen is fully equipped and we provide enough coffee to get you started, along with spices. Plus there is a screened porch and a 500 sq. ft. deck with hot tub and barbecue. Plenty of room to be together or spread out.

In the back meadow we have volleyball, badminton, and horseshoes. You can lounge on the deck, barbecue your favorite foods, or soak in the hot tub. Perfect after all that exercise!

Blue Heron for Kids:

If you are bringing the kids, we provide two high chairs and two pack-and-plays for small children. Let us know before you arrive and we will set up the kid’s wading pool next to the deck so you can keep an eye on them while you relax or play horseshoes. There are kids’ videos, books, and games. An ice chest is provided for your day trips to the park or an afternoon at the river.

Blue Heron Ranch is nestled on an acre and a half of lush, natural landscaping. It is only a short walk to the private beach on the North Fork Kaweah River. You can enjoy the water, glimpse wild ducks, an occasional Great Blue Heron, Red Tailed Hawks, or any number of our local feathered friends. The North Fork River is the perfect Huckleberry Finn place for kids and parents to play.

If you're up to it, take a river rafting tour available through several companies. Walking or hiking up North Fork Drive, the old Colony Road, will give you some idea of what the early settlers in this magical place accomplished with picks, shovels, and a little dynamite.

The world famous Kaweah Post Office, built in 1910, is nearby. It is a national monument and the smallest USA post office still in operation.

In the early morning or evenings, you may see deer grazing in the meadow or a family of wild turkeys passing through. California quail nest in the underbrush and make their appearance frequently. A special treat are the large gray squirrels gathering acorns from the majestic oak trees.

The rooms are large and tastefully furnished. Original paintings decorate many of the walls. The comfortable bedrooms will welcome you at the end of a long, fun filled day.

We look forward to your visit. If there's anything extra you might need, just let us know and we will do our best to provide it.

More Details

David & Susy
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

About David & Susy

David & Susy: We love Three Rivers and Sequoia National Park. The area we live in is called Kaweah. It was one of the earliest pioneer settlements. North Fork Drive, which used to be called “The Kaweah Colony Road “, was the first road into Sequoia Park.

David & Susy purchased this house in 2012

Why David & Susy chose Gold Country / High Sierra

This is a beautiful location. Lots of wild life, deer, turkeys, quail, and of course the Great Blue Herons. It is close to a wonderful spot on the river, and only a short drive to town and the park entry.

What makes this house unique

This home is perfect for family gatherings, as well as just getting away from the city with friends. It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, this area is gorgeous. In the spring and summer, it is green and lush. Fall and winter can be ablaze with the color of the changing seasons. Whether you come from far away or just from down in the valley, you will be delighted.

The accommodations, from furnishings to linens, will exceed your expectations.


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Fresno, Ca
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Train
50 Miles
AMTRAK- Hanford, CA
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
HWY 198
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Cross Country Skiing, Sequoia Park
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Morro Bay
Car: necessary

Only 5 minutes to the center of town and 15 minutes from Sequoia Park entrance. Close to everything! Please note that in Sequoia Park mountain communities, AT&T cellular service receives in more places than any other company. Verizon is spotty, and other companies may not work in the hill country at all.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Three Rivers in Tulare County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This is the hall bath, available for all guests.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This is the Master Bath. It is a nice size w/ walk-in shower
  • We provide quality cotton towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryers, and those other necessities.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Second Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , It has a loft and small balcony, plus access to deck & Spa.
    Bedroom #3 - 2 Single Bed , Guest Bedroom with twin beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    First Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom #1 - French doors open onto the deck and spa
  • The bedrooms are comfortable and nicely furnished. Some have 'Blackout' curtains for those who like to sleep late or take a nap. Master Bedroom Suite #1 has French doors that open onto the deck and hot tub. Master Bedroom Suite #2 has a private second floor siting room and a balcony. It also has access to the deck and spa.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
You will love this home as much as we do. It is comfortably furnished with plenty of room for up to eight guests and additional friends to drop by for a visit. It is surrounded by tall Oak trees, Sycamore, and Cedars. AT&T cell service works well, but others do not. Note: Due to high fire danger, no outdoor fires allowed and indoor fireplace is not to be used.


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Great Family Home with everything you need - near the River and Sequoia Park
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Wonderful Sequoia getaway for two families with young children

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Blue Heron Ranch! From the moment we arrived, we felt welcomed by handwritten notes and a binder with tons of information about the amenities in the house, local restaurants and attractions. Everything worked beautifully (hot tub, washer/dryer, kitchen appliances, etc.) and the house was well stocked with everything we needed, and even things we didn't remember like bug spray, laundry detergent, coffee filters, etc. And it was decorated with beautiful art created by one of the owners! There was more than enough room for our families (4 adults and 4 children, ages 6, 5, 4 and 2) and plenty of entertainment for the kids (TV, games, sprinkler, loft, etc.). We really felt at home during our visit, and I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a great getaway in the Sequoia area. Sadly we only booked 3 nights and only walked the quaint path to the river on the morning we left - wish we had more time to stay and enjoy! David was very prompt in his communications and the owners seemed very accessible (though we didn't need to contact them, as we had no issues at all). Thank you so much for a lovely stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessica, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. For us, the Blue Heron Ranch was a labor of love and when guests like yourself enjoy it as much as we do, it makes it even more rewarding. We look forward to your return. Sincerely, David & Susy
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Quiet, peaceful, & lovely property

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house & the property. The deck is huge with plenty of chairs. Perfect place to enjoy morning coffee & late afternoon cocktails & snacks. The deer & quail roaming through the yard were an extra treat. The walk to the river was short & well worth it. The grassy area at the river was a great spot to enjoy the afternoon. The owners were terrific. They gave us our privacy, but we're readily available if you required assistance. Great retreat!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was great!

  • 5 of 5

Love everything except the late checking and such early checkout

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home - beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Blue Heron Ranch is a lovely property the house is well appointed with very comfortable furniture and beds. The hosts provided everything we could want and some things we didn't even know we might need.

The large yard had lots of room for our granddaughters to run and play with all of the sports equipment and outdoor toys provided.

The house was very comfy with plenty of space for all 7 of us (4 adults and 3 kids ages 9 & 14) and I especially liked the large well appointed kitchen where we could cook family meals with ease.

It is situated on a side road far enough away from traffic to be really quiet at night but with easy access to Three Rivers and groceries, restaurants etc. and entrance to Sequoia.

Perfect place for a family get away.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Group friendly, quiet (3 miles away from town), short walk to a creek, which provide lots of entertainment (building rock wading pool). lots of activity on the property, and pleasant to sit on deck towards nightfall and just talk.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect spot for our Sequoia visit

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at Blue Heron Ranch. The property handled our party of 8 with no issues. Well equipped with bonus outdoor options for the kids. Air conditioning a plus.

Everyone had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Three Rivers, California

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall & Winter
7 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

One Time Cleaning Fee £94.36
Refundable Damage Deposit £75.49
Tax Rate 10.0%

The total number of guests is 8, children under eighteen months old are free.

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.
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