Bottom line up front: We loved it here! I would recommend this to anyone, and we will stay here again!
This place is amazing! If you have kids, it's awesome. If you don't have kids, it's awesome. Mark and Allison have a beautiful home that is unique and relaxing. My family and I couldn't have asked for a better trip.
When we arrived, Mark already had the fire going for us and helped us find some things to do in Yosemite since this was our first time there. It's obvious he is committed to guests enjoying themselves, and he is very friendly.
My parents joined my wife and I and 3 kids (4,2, and 1). This place is set up perfectly for kids. There was not a moment they and we weren't entertained. When it came time to relax, the deck looking over the 3-4 acres provided a wonderful respite. After having our fill of the brightest starry sky I've seen in a long time, we relaxed in the Great Room by the fire.
Yosemite is only about a 45 minute drive away, and it's a beautiful drive. I liked staying a little further away rather than in the park because it was a lot less touristy. Nearby Mariposa has groceries and is a nice little town to explore if you have some extra time.
Thanks, Mark and Allison, for letting us stay at your wonderful home.