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Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
The River Haven House, nestled on a unique 2.5-acre property on Kern River with private river access, perfect for couples or small families. A beautifully updated Spanish-style home welcomes you with a fully stocked kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, and a cozy yet spacious patio area for barbecue & entertaining.
Perfect for nature lovers!
A true oasis awaits! Surrounded by mature trees, green lawns, fruit & nut trees within a privately gated space, this property is all about the outdoors! You are sure to realize that once you arrive.
Upon entering through the private gate, you are greeted by a large, welcoming driveway with the main home and garage to your right. Slow down time as you walk around the property and take it all in. Enjoy the well-maintained landscaping, lush gardens and the private river access.
The beautiful Spanish-style home includes a full kitchen, living room, dining room and main bedroom. The bedroom is furnished with a King size bed and includes a walk-in closet & full bathroom.
Just outside the main home is the attached, extra-large garage where you will find the second bedroom. This bedroom also houses a King size bed, but also includes a comfortably sized bunk bed with two full mattresses and a single trundle pullout. This space also has a full bathroom and laundry room.
The large garage makes for a great hang out area where you will find comfy sofas, a wood-burning fireplace, kids play area, TV and games.
The main home exits to the patio area where you will find multiple cooking options: a propane Weber grill, a Big Green Egg grill & smoker, a pizza oven, a and charcoal grill and to toast your hands & feet, a built-in outdoor fireplace.
Enjoy the night sky as you sit out under the stars with romantic string lights draped overhead and enjoy the fresh air while the fireplace or fire pit keep you warm.
The property has direct and exclusive access to the Kern River where you can swim, tube, sunbathe and fish. You are welcome to pitch a tent by the river; however, we ask that you please notify us as the lawn irrigation is fully sprinkler operated.
Just on the other side of the river you will find the California Living Museum (local zoo), Lake Ming, Kern River Golf Course, multiple riverfront picnic spots, Miracle Hot Springs up the mountain, hiking trails, nature walks. and more! Less than an hour up the road are wilderness camp sites and Lake Isabella. Continuing onward is the Sequoia National Forest where you can visit for the day knowing a comfortable & safe home will be welcoming your return.
*No parties or events allowed (Please, no music or loud noises allowed outside of the home). This is a extremely quiet neighbrohood and noise travels fast & easily. Quiet hours are 10pm-8am. The property is equiped with noise monitoring devices and occupancy count devices, we will be notified if noise levels exceed a certain level. Additionally we will be notified if occupancy count exceeds the number of guests booked on site.
*Smoking allowed outdoors only.
*Shoes off inside the house.
*Children MUST be supervised and monitored at all times.
*No surprise guests, only those accounted for and registered can enter the property.
*Please do not put grease or solid food down the kitchen sink. Septik tank is sensitive
*Please do no flush wipes, paper or feminine products down the toilet as the septik tank is sensitive.
*This is a rural property and as such, there is wildlife which includes: rabbits, squirrels, rats, mice, coyotes,
snakes, lizards, birds, bugs, and spiders, to name a few.
*Please keep the doors closed to prevent the above wildlife from joining you in the home during your stay.
*There are five secuirty cameras on the property for safety reasons. One at the main gate, one at the main home,
one at the corner of the garage, one at the carport and one by the river. NONE in the house.
*The canvas bell tent can also be booked for camping by the river, which could sleep 3-6 people, inquire within.
*Pets are allowed on the property (fee's apply), however must be monitored at all times and not left alone. Pets must be kept close to owners at all times to avoid issues with wildlife, no pets on the furniture and beds. A fine will be applied if pets have been lounging on bedding and furniture.
Bakersfield, Kern, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Yokuts First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Sentia & Vahe T.Joined in March 2023
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4 ratings · 4 reviews
November 24, 2023
Our stay at the River Haven
We had such a wonderful stay at The river haven house! The grounds were beautiful a large sprawling green lawn that sprawls down to the river. There was a little chicken house, nice landscaping and lots of areas to hang out outside.
The bedroom set up was different than I expected but that’s because I didn’t read the entire listing! Only one bedroom was off the kitchen/living area and the other bedroom was in the garage and the garage isn’t connected to the house. No complaints about the room itself, but because we have young kids, it made it a little tricky.
The garage has been converted into an extra large hang room with ping pong, big flat screen and couches. Our kids loved that room!
All in all, a great find!
September 4, 2023
A perfect happy ranch home for all
The Oasis is a true hidden gem for the area. It is perfect for families with members with different wants/needs — those that want to camp and connect with the outdoors can sleep comfortably in a spacious, clean, and comfortable bell tent while those with mobility issues/other needs that are not able to spend extended periods of time outdoors can be comfortable and cool inside with everything they need to relax and unwind. In other words, my husband, son, and I could get one last camping trip in for the summer while his elderly grandmother and parents could sleep comfortably on spacious beds and cook delicious meals in the kitchen.
We had so much fun walking down to the river and laying around in the hammock and eating at the picnic table. There’s soft grass everywhere and so many happy plants and tall trees that offer excellent shade. We said good morning to the chickens every day and there’s an especially cute fluffy one named Silkie that my son adored.
We could cook and eat all together outside abd inside, there are so many useful kitchen accoutrement that came in handy. As a note, there is no dishwasher and the water system takes a little care so be mindful of that and plan accordingly.
Music is not permitted outside but you won’t need it! The rushing river & bird sounds and the sound of the wind in the trees were really relaxing.
DoorDash and Instacart cover this area too.
August 13, 2023
Splendid! Beautiful place and grounds, kids and our dog absolutely loved it. Quiet, peaceful retreat. River was incredible, e were all sad to leave. Highly recommend and we look forward to coming back next year.
June 18, 2023
The property was beautiful, the photos don’t do it justice. Even though the river rapids were too strong to do any river activities we still enjoyed wading and splashing around in the shallow part, and it makes for such soothing ambient sound at nighttime. Everything about the property was thoughtfully curated and just simply lovely. Would absolutely stay here again.