Big View Luxurious Kern River Waterfront Resort

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Entire home hosted by Rod & Carol

  1. 6 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 3 baths
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
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The Big View House, Gorgeous Riverfront with Modern-Rustic Style. Curated furniture, bedding & artwork for a luxurious retreat. 2 story house where the downstairs could be its own unit. Every window has a breathtaking view of Sierras & Kern River. Meet the river as soon as you arrive! Enjoy garden terraces & private river access. All provided for a perfect getaway: speedy WiFi, 2 wood fireplaces, resort amenities, well-stocked kitchen, gas BBQ & fully gated property. Visit thekernriverhouse.com

The space
Big View House – the name says it all! This 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2-story house is situated in an amazing setting right on the wild & scenic Kern River with unobstructed and commanding views of your own riverscape and rugged mountains beyond from every room.

The main floor offers a master bedroom with a queen bed & en suite full bathroom with a walk-in shower. The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed with a full guest bathroom with a bathtub/shower directly across the hallway. Both upstairs bedrooms lead out onto a beautiful mountain river view balcony. A well-stocked full kitchen, laundry, dining table area & inviting living room with a rugged stone wood-burning fireplace complete the upstairs floor. There is an interior staircase that connects the floors. A door separates the floors if needed.

Downstairs has its own keypad entry door from the outside. You'll have a second living room with its own wood-burning fireplace, a 3rd queen bedroom, a large kitchenette & a full bathroom with a walk-in shower. This space also has a 4th queen sofa bed in the adjoining fireplace room. This room has its own outdoor access through a sliding glass door & is separated from the bedroom by a short hallway with a privacy curtain.

Each upstairs bathroom looks out to a beautiful, private & lush plant atrium. We use local wood on the walls and local river stone on the fireplaces. Our home was designed to bring the elements of the landscape into the space to create a peaceful, natural experience.

Your private escape provides comfortable, thoughtfully designed spaces and modern conveniences - vintage artwork, favorite books/games, a record player with classic vinyl, Bluetooth speakers, binoculars, lanterns, river life jackets, outdoor blankets/towels, yoga mats, cozy furniture, and best of all - plenty of room for family and friends.

Outside, the cooling river refreshes the landscape as it passes by, surrounding you with calming sounds and scents of the southern Sierras. In the landscape, you’ll find native plant-filled terraces, seating areas, a generous hammock, and mature shade trees. The large patio and riverfront setting invite you to enjoy a BBQ or picnic lunch. Simply lounge on the deck or under the shade of a dogwood tree and watch the river go by. River access is from boulder/stone steps to the water's edge. There are handrails though the access requires a steady footing. Please wear life vests (we provide a few sizes). We're always available to answer any property questions that you may have.

Bring your bikes and ride the short mile to downtown – or a walk there in 15 minutes- where you can get your morning coffee and have a look around. Go for a run or nature walk to Bull Run Creek at nearby Whiskey Flat Trail right down the street, hike in the Sequoia National Forest, visit the Giant Redwoods at the Trail of 100 Giants or meander through the Kern Audubon Preserve, mountain bike, fly-fish the North Fork of the Kern for famous wild trout, try a kayak lesson, a raft trip – or head to Isabella Lake for paddle boarding - the area is filled with endless activities for the adventurer of any age. Kids can have some fun at Riverside Park playground downtown. Or just throw a fishing line in the Kern in the backyard - it's actually a great trout fishing spot!

As the sun sets, watch the rugged eastern mountain ranges light up. When night comes on, you can settle in with a book from our curated library, or a board game in front of one of the two fireplaces on chilly evenings. When you’re ready for bed, you’ll fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the river.

In town, there are plenty of options for lunch, dinner or some antique browsing. Explore everything the incredibly diverse area has to offer, or just stay around the house - ample space abounds inside and out, and at night the sky is yours to look upon…

Get to know all of our properties on our website: thekernriverhouse.com

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

River view
Garden view
Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free driveway parking on premises – 2 spaces
Pets allowed
40" HDTV with standard cable
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Kernville, California, United States

We're situated in a picturesque & quaint residential neighborhood with houses on either side of us. The community is made up of people who enjoy the relaxing river life - a mix of full-time residents & vacation homeowners. Each home on our end of the street has its own private river access. We get along with all our neighbors & value those relationships.

At 1 mile from downtown Kernville, restaurants, shops & other activities are close by. The streets are wide & quiet - great for walking, jogging, bicycling, pets & kids. The town is dark-sky friendly which means we don't uplight, so everyone can enjoy the epic nightly star show.

Hosted by Rod & Carol

  1. Joined in May 2019
  • 281 Reviews
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Hello! Rod is a native Los Angeleno and Carol is a California transplant from upstate New York. Together we love exploring the mountains, lakes, and rivers of the West! As hunters of good design and unique experiences, hosting allows us to share our treasures with like-minded guests. See our slice of life @thekernriverhouse
Hello! Rod is a native Los Angeleno and Carol is a California transplant from upstate New York. Together we love exploring the mountains, lakes, and rivers of the West! As hunters…

Co-hosts

  • Christine
  • Jessica

During your stay

We're always available by text or call. We're in town most of the time just a few doors away. We have local people that can help with urgent matters if necessary. We'll text you at check-in and check-out to make sure everything is a-okay! We have a camera pointed on the driveway in order to ensure only the registered guests are on the property. We don't record audio & we don't have any other cameras on the property.
We're always available by text or call. We're in town most of the time just a few doors away. We have local people that can help with urgent matters if necessary. We'll text you at…

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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm

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