This fairytale home is located in Bass Lake, CA, just 14 miles from Yosemite National Park. It is a charming and delightful house filled with wonderful and whimsical blends of tile and wood, and filled with art and Americana. Surprising and enchanting is The Tulip House.
My place is good for couples, business travelers, families (with kids), big groups (up to 7), and furry friends (pets). But all must love fairy tales!
Jill Cooley, late Bass Lake business owner, was the creator of this home, which represents the culmination of her years of travel throughout the world, her artistic talent, her dreams and fantasies, and her eccentric point of view. Not only would she stand in front of a Klimt painting for hours, but she would pay the same reverence to a cracked sidewalk, moss and small plants finding a place to flourish. She framed the offerings of a young child with the same respect given to the work of artists. Her fusion of the dramatic and modern, mixed with the primitive and common, with Asian influences coupled with gypsy caravan whimsy, resulted in her singular point of view. She gave freedom to other artisans as well, and together, they blended many styles into this fairytale home. One expects Hansel and Gretel to knock on the door at any minute.
There is a large bedroom with a king size bed and bathroom, a large kitchen and dining room, and a spacious living room with a queen size pull out sofa bed with an enhanced 10" mattress. A second bathroom is in the living area. There is a covered front patio, perfect for outdoor eating or relaxing, and a side area with a barbecue. There is parking for several cars.
There is a huge room upstairs, with a queen size bed and a twin bed, a bathroom, sofa bed, recliners and TV.
The Tulip House is not just a place to stay. It is a home filled with fantasy and imagination brought into being by many artisans and craftsmen. Because of its uniqueness, I want to be clear about my expectations from guests. You are invited to be comfortable and to use the kitchen and any appliances as needed. and to treat them with the care you use at your most respected friend. If you use it, clean it.
Note that there is an extra charge for extra guests. Please include babies, toddlers, and pets in your booking.
The security deposit is not applied toward rent and is fully refundable after departure, provided none of the Rental Rules and Regulations are violated and the following provisions are met.
a. No damage is done to the home or its contents beyond normal wear and tear. Stains, burns, or tears on sheets, blankets, carpets, rugs, or furniture are considered damage, NOT wear and tear.
b. All food scraps and trash are bagged and placed in outside lidded containers, and all dishes are placed in the dishwasher and washed.
c. No linens, blankets, pillows, or towels are lost, damaged, or missing
d. No interior items are lost, broken, torn, or stolen.
e. The home is left locked when not in residence, and at check out. Keys must be returned to the lock box.
f. Heating units are set at minimal settings. Heat at 57 degrees, and air conditioners are turned off.
g. The renter(s) is not evicted by the owner, co-host, or law enforcement.
h. All charges accrued during the stay are paid before departure.
Inclusive fees: Price includes a one time linen and towel setup. Amenities are also included.
There is no maid service. Guests are welcome to contact host or co-host for location of items such as cleaning supplies, batteries, light bulbs, and use of any appliances like the in-house vacuum.
I would hope that since one is required to wash dishes, one would leave the kitchen in a reasonable condition, like counters, sinks, and stove wiped.
Guest acknowledges that the property is barely child-proofed and accepts responsibility to monitor the activities of all minor children in their care or otherwise allowed into the house or onto the property.
ABSOLUTELY NO outdoor fires are allowed at any time on the property.
Parties or other public gatherings must be discussed with the owner and or co-host.
The house must be locked and secured when not in residence.
Pets: I must be informed if you are bringing a pet.