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Vacation Rental Home Winterizing Tips

October 27th, 2014

LV221 snow viewThe temperature is starting to drop and it is time to make plans for winterizing your rental home.

Cold temperatures can severely damage homes potentially costing you thousands of dollars in repairs and lost revenue. The main culprit is water freezing, in pipes and elsewhere.

For full winterizing you should include:

  • Shutting off the water at the main valve before the water enters the home
  • Draining all pipes and opening all faucets
  • Draining & shutting off water heaters
  • Emptying and adding antifreeze to toilets
  • Shut off power to appliances

If your home is rented out during the winter months, you will need to plan for de-winterizing as necessary. The degree to which you winterize between rentals, will be dictated by how frequently your home rents out during colder winter months.

For example, you may want to keep power on and the home heated to just above freezing if frequently rented. In this type of scenario, full-on water shut off and drainage isn’t necessary, but your home should be checked at least weekly for any issues that may crop up.

While winterizing and de-winterizing may seem like a lot of trouble, the alternative is far worse. Always be sure to use qualified professionals to keep you vacation rental home in tip-top shape for winter!

Bass Lake realty specializes in full-service vacation rental property management and can provide you with everything you need to winterize, and de-winterize, your vacation rental.

Here is a useful article that nicely summarizes the pros and cons of full-on winterizing. Click to learn some tips on winterizing your vacation rental home.

 

Bass Lake Level Update

August 13th, 2014

 

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This update is to inform you that PG&E will not start generating its system (water release) until September 3, 2014.

PGE will be shutting its system down on approximately September 18, 2014.

The delay in starting the generating system (water release) is due to the Lake already dropping because of very low inflows, the required minimum in-stream flow release, and evaporation. Levels will be held to within one (1) foot of the previous end-of-August target date.

Mariposa County El Portal Fire & Madera County French Fire Updates

July 29th, 2014

There are currently two wildfires in the Mariposa County and Madera County areas: the El Portal Fire and the French Fire in Madera County.

Yosemite Park is OPEN

Click to Learn More at Mariposa County’s web site

Click to Learn More at Inciweb

Bass Lake is OPEN

The French Fire started in the Rock Creek drainage of the San Joaquin River yesterday, July 28. The fire is well east of Bass Lake on the road to Mammoth Pool reservoir.

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Located in Madera County east of North Fork and south of Mammoth Pool there are campground and road closures in the area.

Click for Closure Information

Click for More at Inciweb

Lake View Bass Lake Vacation Rental Still Available

July 9th, 2014

This week’s rental is this lovely lake view Willow Cove Bass Lake home with a view.

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There’s still time to grab this lake view rental at Bass Lake. The three weeks of July 26th through August 15th, 2014 are still available.

Book this weekly rental for only $1,250 per week with a Saturday arrival and departure day. You can also grab a boat slip on the Pines Marina dock for only $225 a week.

Ask about a possible special rate if you book all three weeks Saturday July 26th through Saturday August 16th.

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Let us know if you have any questions!

Thanks much,

Jan Ramos
Property Manager

Dolores & Christina
Vacation Rentals Specialists

Bass Lake Realty
(559) 642-3600

Happy Fourth of July!

July 4th, 2014

All of us here at Bass Lake Realty would like to wish you and yours the very best of Independence Days! Happy Fourth of July!

Bass Lake Fireworks

Click the link below if you would like to read the Declaration of Independence.

Declaration

Thanks much,

Jan Ramos
Property Manager

Dolores & Christina
Vacation Rentals Specialists

Bass Lake Realty
(559) 642-3600

Teaford Meadows Mountain Vacation Retreat

June 30th, 2014

This week’s featured vacation rental is this roomy mountain home near Bass Lake.

Burnett: Mountain Cabin

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You’ll have a blast staying at this large lovely four bedroom, three bath, mountain cabin in Teaford Meadows near Bass Lake! You’ll enjoy mountain privacy with Bass Lake only a short drive away, if you want to take some day outings to the lake.

Book this awesome anytime rental….any time. Great nightly and weekly rates of only $250 daily, or $1,350 weekly, 3 nights minimum.

Come and find out what this home can offer you and your family for your getaway vacation, any time, any season.

Click to Learn More

Let us know if you have any questions!

Thanks much,

Jan Ramos
Property Manager

Dolores & Christina
Vacation Rentals Specialists

Bass Lake Realty
(559) 642-3600

Bass Lake California Water Levels June 28, 2014

June 28th, 2014

Here’s a couple of nice views from Marina View at Bass Lake today, one of the Marina, another of the lovely new dam which is 7′ higher.

Marina View Bass Lake California

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Family Fun Time at Bass Lake!

Gorgeous day, plenty of water for boating, skiing, wake boarding, fishing, floating, whatever suits your fancy.

Bass Lake Water Levels Stable for the Remainder of 2014

Other than normal evaporation, the water level will stay pretty close to this level until mid-August.

We feel very fortunate that we are in much better shape than many lakes in California. Keep doing the rain/snow dances for next season!

Your Bass Lake Realty Team

Bass Lake Ca Water Levels May 9, 2014

May 9th, 2014

We have received a number of questions about what the water level is at Bass Lake.

Bass Lake Is Open with Fun For All!

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We realize the drought has hit the area hard. Fortunately we have good news, we are pleased to reassure everybody that the lake is OPEN for all water activity.

Come on down to Bass Lake and have some fun!

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Glacier Point Road Opened Today!

April 14th, 2014

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2014 Bass Lake California Water Level

April 4th, 2014

The Bass Lake stump report! The unofficial lake level indicator.

March 30, 2014

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March 10, 2014

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January 31, 2014

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