Star gaze in the spa, watch bird and wildlife from the two decks, or relax in our beautiful centrally heated and air conditioned 2300 square foot, three bedroom, two and a half bathroom home on 1.7 private acres with an awesome view.  An ideal place for a multi family getaway, with beds for fifteen including the double futon and queen sofa bed downstairs.  High speed WiFi (20/2 Mbps download/upload) on an uninterruptible power supply with an auto-start 20 kW backup generator for power failures or Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS).  It is located about one and a half hours from the heart of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and other Yosemite Valley attractions.  

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Cancelation Policy:

CANCELLATION: RESERVATIONS ARE CONSIDERED BOOKED WHEN THE GUEST’S CREDIT CARD INFORMATION IS RECEIVED. To cancel this reservation, notice of cancellation MUST BE BY EMAIL to KnarlyOaksYosemite@gmail.com AND RECEIVED MORE THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR CHECK-IN DATE. KOVaR will refund the sums you have paid, less a cancellation fee equal to 10% of the total rent amount. If your notice of cancellation is RECEIVED LESS THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR CHECK-IN DATE, Guest will forfeit all sums paid, except the cleaning charge, unless we are able to re-rent the property to someone else, at the same rate for the same period. In the event the property is re-rented for less than the original amount of rent, canceling Guest will receive the balance of his advance rental payment less an amount equal to 10% of the original rent and less any amount necessary to make full payment to the property owner. Guest hereby authorizes KOVaR to charge Guest’s credit card for any outstanding balances for reservations cancelled less than 60 days prior to check-in date.


AGREEMENT: Knarly Oaks Vacation Rental (KOVaR), the owner of the property, and Guest agree as follows: Guest is an adult and will be an occupant of the unit during the entire reserved period. Other occupants will be family members, friends, responsible adults or children under direct adult supervision. Use of the premises will be denied to persons not falling within the foregoing categories and as a result they would have to vacate the property without any refund.  Guest forfeits the use of the premises if additional guests are present beyond the number of guests paid for by the reservation, and forfeits the security deposit. 
NO PARTIES, NO PROFANITY and NO OUTSIDE FIRES. Guests are responsible to keep noise to a minimum. It is a quiet neighborhood with children and sounds bounce off the canyon walls. Any complaints from neighbors regarding excessive noise or other nuisances may be cause for immediate termination of the rental agreement and forfeiture of the guest’s security deposit and rents.  All outside activity shall be terminated by 9:00 pm on weekdays and 10:00 pm on weekends.

Availability Calendar

Video Tour



River House to: Miles Minutes
Arch Rock Entrance 41.6 65
South Entrance 30.4 46
Mariposa Grove 35.2 56
Badger Pass Ski Area 55.1 95
Glacier Point 65.3 115
Yosemite Valley 55 89
Tuolumne Meadows 97.1 150
Hetch Hetchy 83.7 148
Kings Canyon National Park 142 171
Sequoia National Park 125 150
Mariposa 15.7 23
Oakhurst 17.9 28
Supermarket 16.3 24
Gas 6.5 13
Restaurant 6.5 13
Mini Mart 6.5 13
Winery 11.8 24
Brewery 15.7 22
Casino 28.8 42
Badger Pass 55.1 95
Dodge Ridge 102 143
China Peak 86.3 135
Bear Valley 129 180

Rental Agreement


  • Check-in: After 4:00 pm
  • Check out: 11:00 am
  • Self check-in with lockbox
  • No smoking
  • No parties or events
  • Pets are allowed
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Smoke alarm
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children friendly
  • Pet friendly, one overhead dog runs, plus kennels/boxes available
  • Cell service: Verizon good, Sprint ok, ATT poor
  • Landline service: Local and 911 phone calls
  • Upstairs Master bedroom - King bed
  • Upstairs Queen bedroom - Queen bed
  • Upstairs King bedroom - King bed
  • Downstairs Gameroom - Queen sofa bed
  • Downstairs Basement - Double futon, two bunk (four twin) beds
  • Air mattresses available
  • Upstairs Master bathroom - Shower, toilet, sink
  • Downstairs bathroom - Toilet, sink
  • Upstairs Second bathroom - Combination shower/bath, toilet, sink
  • Upstairs Dining room table seats ten, six barstools at kitchen counter
  • Downstairs Gameroom seats seven, sofa, dual recliners, and two bean bags
  • Upstairs Living room seats ten, recliner, large sofa
  • Upper deck seats twelve for dining, has additional two chairs with foot rests, and three person swing
  • Lower deck seats four for dining, additional seating for five
  • No smoking inside
  • Ample parking
  • Two car garage, 220 V RV (and Tesla) hookup in garage
  • Currenlty have 17 PV solar panels on grid
  • Auto-start 20 kW Back up generator raedy to go
  • Irrigation drip
  • High speed WIFI Internet
  • Wood burning fireplace in living room
  • A 2-quart quart and a 40 quart ice chest
  • A good supply of towels and linens
  • Yosemite trails, guides and maps library
  • BBQ (propane fueled) with awesome patio view
  • Binoculars
  • Soap, shampoo and toothpaste
  • Washer, dryer, iron, ironing board
  • Tetherball
  • 64 oz Growler from our local handcrafted Yosemite Ale Werks
  • Four gold mining pans
  • Tetherball, hammock, tree house
  • Central Heating and Air Conditioning, WIFI accesible
  • High thread count sheets
  • Propane fire pit on deck
  • Private, secluded decks
  • Spa with great view
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice maker
  • Coffee maker
  • Keurig
  • 40 inch HDTV in upstairs living room, with HD Satellite and Blue-ray/DVD/Netflix player
  • 31 inch HDTV in downstairs game room, with WII, HD Satellite and Blue-ray/DVD player
  • Board games, WII games, SNES, DVDs and Books
  • Fussball Table, Ping Pong Table, Dart Board, Horse Shoes


Loved the views

It’s an older home but had everything you need the only bad part is that the children’s bed rooms where downstairs and it was scary for them to stay there alone

Gina M.
Beautiful property and amazing property managers

Had an amazing stay with my household. The house was awesome, the beds were comfy, there was wild life around which was so cute! We went to yosemite during the day and the drive there wasnt too bad.

Nastasia M.

The property was very nice and relaxing. The kids loved exploring the grounds, and watching the wild turkeys and deers that came into the property. The house felt like you were very tucked away and secluded even though the neighbors where not to far away. Hot tub was great and the kids loved playing ping pong. If you have small children (for your own peace of mind) I would suggest bringing a baby gate the stairs are a little steep to the play area. I would definitely stay there again. The owners were very quick to respond and gave me some nice tips if I was traveling to the Yosemite area, we decided to get a boat on the water instead.

Krystal P.
Nice Cozy Place

The place was as we expected, the heater was on, so the cabin was warm since we show up at nighttime, it was perfect for my kiddos. Has a lot of room. For everyone.

Mariana M.
So beautiful and best hot tub ever!!!

My friends and i stayed for 4 days just to have a low-key and re-energizing trip and it was definitely that! Huge, quiet space with full kitchen! Oven gets VERY hot but great otherwise! Owner was cool and very responsive! Highly recommend the place!!

Alicia J.
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