Big View House: Luxury Riverfront

Welcome to Big View House. Gorgeous riverfront with modern-rustic style. Includes curated furniture, bedding, & artwork for a luxurious waterfront retreat.  A 2-story house where the downstairs could be its own unit. Each window has breathtaking views of the Southern Sierra & Kern River. Meet the river as soon as you arrive! Enjoy garden terraces and private river access. All is provided for a perfect getaway: 2 wood fireplaces, resort amenities, well-stocked kitchen, propane BBQ and fully fenced property.

  • Upstairs has Kitchen, Laundry, Dining Area, Living Room with Fireplace
  • Balcony off all upstairs Bedrooms
  • Main Bedroom has  Queen Bed & En Suite Full Bathroom
  • Guest Bedroom has Queen Bed with Full Bathroom across the hall
  • Downstairs Suite has Queen Bed with extra deep sofa (like a Twin Bed)
  • Downstairs Suite has attached Kitchenette & Full Bathroom
  • Downstairs Fireplace Lounge has Queen Sofa Bed

River Access is right in the backyard! There’s a fence with lockable gates between the backyard and riverside terrace. The riverside terrace has a handrail only. Access is a natural boulder entry with handrail to the water’s edge. Guests must be sure-footed to access the water. River levels are seasonal and can change due to weather events. Please ask us about what to expect during your stay. Kern River Valley seasons are described here.


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Pod and Drip Coffee, All Cooking Utensils, All Dinnerware, Dishwasher, Stove, Oven, Refrigerator/Freezer, Spices/Oils, Toaster, Propane BBQ (propane provided)

Electric Vehicle Charger Level 2, Private Gated Driveway, Street Parking

Private River Access, Private Gardens, Balcony, Fenced Yards

Heating & Cooling
Central A/C and Heating, Portable Fans/Heaters, Wood Fireplaces

Showers, Bathtub, Towels, All Bed Linens, Bath Products, Hair Dryer, and Iron/Board

Washer, Dryer, Cleaning Supplies

Home Safety
Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, and First Aid Kits

More Amenities

Inside Amenities

Bedding (linens, blankets, pillows)

Bath Towels

Hand Soap/Shower Gel/Shampoo/Conditioner


Iron and Board

Graco Pack ‘n Play with Fitted Sheet

Standalone Folding Highchair

Crib with Mattress & Fitted Sheet (only with prior request)


Travel Blackout Curtains

Yoga Mat

Bluetooth Portable Speaker

Classic Board Games/Puzzles

Curated Reading Library

Record Player with Vinyl Selection

Firewood for sale (seasonal)


Kitchen Amenities

Locally Roasted Ground Coffee and Coffee Pods

Drip Coffee Machine with filter

Keurig Machine and French Press

Bagged Teas/Creamer


Paper Towels/Napkins

Cleaning Supplies/Laundry Detergent/Dishwashing Pods



All Pots/Pans/Kitchen Accessories

All Glassware

Toaster Oven/Blender/Coffee Grinder/Kettle

Olive Oil/Salt & Pepper/Basic Spices


Filtered Water

Outside Amenities

Electric Vehicle Charger Level 2 in Driveway (for fee)

Propane Weber BBQ Grill and Tools (propane provided)

Outdoor Blankets

Binoculars, Backpack, Maps

Beach: Towels, 2 Chairs, Umbrella, Sand Toys

2 Float Tubes, 1 Stand Up Paddleboard (seasonal)

Selection of Life Jackets – adult & child

2 Snow Sleds (seasonal)



Guest receives 100% if cancellation occurs at least 5 days before arrival. Guest receives 50% if cancellation occurs at least 1 day before arrival. No refunds within 1 day of arrival.

Well-behaved and housetrained dogs are permitted with pre-approval. Please tell us about your pup (breed, size, etc). There is a $60 pet fee per stay. We allow up to 2 dogs maximum. We don’t allow other animals without prior approval.

An agreement will be emailed to you and must be signed within 48 hours of booking to finalize the reservation.

Extra Guest Fee is $50 per night per guest over 6 guests, up to 8 guests maximum. Only registered guests are allowed on the property without prior approval.

We do not allow weddings, events, photoshoots or parties without prior approval. Please email us at with details prior to booking.

No outdoor fires or fireworks are allowed (our outdoor propane BBQ and indoor fireplace are allowed).

We have a camera pointed on the driveway to ensure only the registered guests are on the property. We don’t record audio.

Our house is in a quiet riverfront residential neighborhood with houses on both sides. Please be mindful of noise after dark.

We’re always available through text and often in town. Please let us know of any issues you may have – we’re here to make sure you have a great stay!




Nature is Calling

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© Copyright 2024 The Kern River House

Nature is Calling

Follow along for seasonal promotions, events, and good vibes. We would love to stay in touch.

© Copyright 2024 The Kern River House

Your Invited

Follow along for seasonal promotions, events, and good vibes. We would love to stay in touch. 

Your Invited

Follow along for seasonal promotions, events, and good vibes. We would love to stay in touch.