BEAUTIFUL 6.53 acre, Equestrian Estate, Vacation Rental, and Golf Course Home! Close to Yosemite and Bass Lake, this luxury Ahwahnee estate with 2 permitted homes, high country views, lovely pastures, natural rock pool, waterfall, and jacuzzi is Shangri-La! Warm in the winter & cool in the summer, with only occasional light snows, it's a short walk to the Fresno River, and a block and a half to the Rivercreek Golf Course Clubhouse. With many year-round activities & events nearby, this property is perfect for a family compound, a vacation rental property, or live in one and rent the the other, as the owner does!
The main home is a 3748 sq ft, 4 bedroom (2 private suites), 4 bath quality-built home (as a vacation rental, sleeps 10), plus a den converted to a 5th bedroom, with high, beamed ceilings, solid wood doors & trim, tons of built-in shelves and storage, a huge kitchen with grey quartzite counters, 2 dining areas and a breakfast bar, living room, family room, multiple covered porches, a swimming pool, spa and firepit, and an oversized 3 car garage with loft.
The second residence is a newer 1875 sq ft (SFR) home, sequestered from the main estate house , with many upgrades and amenities including blue granite in kitchen and baths, hardwood doors and trim (hickory, mahogany, maple), a murphy bed, high ceilings, great room, woodstove, attached 2 car garage, etc.
The ranch has gorgeous mountain views, 5 fully fenced pastures, large, shady oak trees and tall pines, three big electric gates, two wells, including one that is deep and highly productive. It gets an A+ for fire safety from the insurance company, with metal roofs, paved driveways, concrete walkways and aprons, groomed grounds, 2 access routes for evacuation if needed and less than 1.5 miles to a fire station. For horses, the property also boasts a recently built 720 sq ft stable w/comfort stalls, multiple fenced pastures, sheds, covered feed structure, a connecting run that allows horses to move from one pen to the stable behind the house, and a round pen.
Just a half mile from the Historic Hwy 49, the property is located less than five miles from the mountain village of Oakhurst with 20 great restaurants, cinema, microbrewery, wine-tasting, art galleries, retail stores, and farmer’s markets. About 15 minutes away is beautiful Bass Lake with a resort, restaurants, water sports and rentals. Twenty miles north on Hwy 49 is the darling old mining town of Mariposa, with antique shops, restaurants, an art park with outdoor concerts, the Mariposa Fairgrounds, museum (millions in gold to see), ridin'/ropin'/sortin', demo derby, stock cars, and activities weekly PLUS The State Fair... And don't forget Yosemite, the Sierra National Forest, the Scenic Byway, and wintertime skiing!
The estate has been assessed in the past at $1,500,000 with the vacation rental business. If you want to continue using the property as a vacation rental, it is turnkey and ready to rent with advertising, an 800 number, and bookings! The seller will include quality furniture & appliances in main house, pool equipment, barn w/comfort stalls, vinyl fencing, and more; it's basically ready to rent AND she's happy to help you get rolling. The main estate house usually fills up by May with early booking specials; after that the summer rate is $700 per night.
The owner says, "I interview people before accepting a rental and my renters have been just wonderful. It is amazing the incredibly awesome people "Warm and Wonderful" pulls in. By living in one and renting the other, I make a very comfortable income, more than enough to cover all living expenses, utilities, mortgage, etc. It's a great life having 4-6 months out of the year not working, which is priceless time to myself for travel, writing and other projects... If you want to retire and still have an income, this place is perfect for you."
You can check out the house as a Vacation Rental: at * VRBO #485890 (Vacation Rental by Owner, www.vrbo.com ) , and you can view the Realtor's virtual tour at: www.tourfactory/1980199 ..
Whether you live in it yourself, create a family retreat, or continue the vacation rental business with one or both homes, you'll LOVE all that this home and the surrounding area offers! MLS # 501318, Please call Kirsten at 559.676.1901, or your own agent, to set up a tour today.