STARLIT CHALET ON YOSEMITE'S DOORSTEP—3,800' HIGH —10 FORESTED ACRES - COOL!!!

Paul Weiss

Advertiser since 2011
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Speaks english, spanish
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Paul Weiss

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STARLIT CHALET ON YOSEMITE'S DOORSTEP—3,800' HIGH —10 FORESTED ACRES - COOL!!!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Mariposa Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Starlit evenings perfect for romance. A dance floor. Stargaze from the deck. Look, there's Orion! Folks love no neighbors' lights and no traffic noise. And breathing pure air and drinking sweet, non-chlorinated water. The chalet is a comfortable base from which adventurous families launch serious explorations of Yosemite and the Sierra. Days begin with animated fly-ins of wild doves, stellar jays, dark-eyed juncos, grosbeaks and hummingbirds who come to enjoy birdseed. Guests watch happily from comfortable chairs in the Great Room. Squirrels join the party. Sometimes, wild turkeys and gray foxes. Deer cross the meadow. After Mother Nature's morning shock and awe, the bell sounds; time to peek through another window at one of America's richest historical periods. We head for Gold Country Mariposa to enjoy the California Mining and Mineral Museum, the History Museum, visit one of our state's oldest newspapers, and tour California's oldest active courthouse. Amazing!

Explosion of Beauty–Everywhere:

You don't have to wait 'til you arrive at Yosemite to be captured by nature's splendor. Starlit Chalet is in the middle of a lush Ponderosa Pine, Oak and Incense Cedar forest and there is a constant explosion of beauty outside every window. Put on your walking shoes, walk down the hill to the mailbox, turn right onto Jerseydale Road and walk up to the CDF Station. Drink in the trees, the meadows, the quiet, the extravagant display in every direction. And, when the sun comes up, get the birdseed from the pantry, sprinkle it generously along the deck railing and watch the joyful ballet of feathered and furried friends.

Star-gazing–Cooking Fun:

The only lights to distract at night emanate from the moon and billions of galaxies that populate a vast window to the Southern Sky. The starry majesty of the heavens crowns towering Ponderosa Pines. All seen most nights from the redwood deck circling half the chalet. You don't need a Hubble telescope to enjoy the nightly parade of the universe’s celestial extravagance – our star chart and binoculars will do the job just fine. The spacious kitchen includes custom cabinets and many appliances. The inviting tile bar connecting the kitchen and dining area is a great place to gather during meal preparation and cheer on the cook. And if the cook is willing, throwing a few steaks on the barbie may be the perfect preparation for tomorrow's Yosemite hike or tonight's star party.

Dance Floor–Sandy Beaches: Your willing host, Paul, has hiked the Sierra Nevada for 20 years and can answer your questions about hiking trails. Paul also teaches Argentine tango for beginners. Se habla tango! The Great Room's comfortable seating can easily be moved to create dance space when the sun goes down. Bring your CD's and dancing shoes and enjoy your favorite dances with your favorite partner as the stars twinkle overhead. Set a romantic mood with the dimmable track lights. Feet sore from dancing all night? Relief is just 20 minutes away at Briceburg on the Merced. Cold water and sandy beaches for tired feet. A perfect place for swimming, picnics, hiking, kayaking, fishing and seeing wildlife. In May and early June, white-water rafting is available.

Keywords: chalet, 10º cooler in summer heat, mountain home, Yosemite lodging, secluded, private, child friendly, family vacation, honeymoon, Yosemite National Park, vacation home, mountain luxury, hideaway, Arch Rock, romantic, Mariposa, Butterfly Creek Winery, exceptionally clean, mountain bikers, hikers, white water rafters

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paul Weiss (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Speaks english, spanish

About Paul Weiss

Se habla español. I spend my time traveling, writing, and producing documentary videos to help make the world a better place, especially for children. And nature photography. And when I'm at the chalet, hiking twice weekly with a local hiking group. Life is good! And I take being your host very seriously. I and my professional staff spend a lot of time making sure the chalet is clean, safe, comfortable and spectacular.

Paul Weiss purchased this chalet in 2001

Why Paul Weiss chose Mariposa

On my very first visit, I was stunned by the beauty of Yosemite and this entire area. That reaction continues today. This is one of the most beautiful areas on the planet and being able to share it with friends and family for so many years has given me a lot of joy. Now I get to share it with new friends, my guests. And what guests we have! From all over the world ... and all in love with nature.

What makes this chalet unique

Being so close to the beauty of Yosemite and the Sierra National Forest is everything! And at almost 4,000' elevation, the coolness of the chalet is a great plus in Mariposa's warm summers. I love to hike, enjoy good food and curl up on my favorite chair in the Great Room with a good book. Just being quiet in the presence of nature's majesty can be very healing. And being surprised by a deer or the whirring wings of a humming bird ... or looking up at night and seeing a billion stars ... all quite wonderful. And, when the mood strikes (and it does, often) slipping a tango CD into the stereo and moving slowly across the dance floor as the music invades every pore of my body ... aaaaahh. What a wonderful world!

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Starlit Chalet on Yosemite's Doorstep—3,800' High —10 Forested Acres - Cool!!!
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews
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Starlit Chalet on Yosemite's Doorstep—3,800' High —10 Forested Acres - Cool!!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348104vb
-(209) 379-4343 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area
Dallas
5

A Great Getaway and a Great Place to end Each Day!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I and our 3 teen-adult daughters flew into SF for the weekend and then spent a week at the Chalet. What a wonderful place!! Peaceful, quiet, beautiful views with every amenity you need. Every morning we saw birds, squirrels and deer just outside the back porch. The hummingbirds were quite feisty. Nothing better than a glass of wine at night on the back porch - the stars were as bright as I can remember seeing in a while - excellent Southern sky view! We spent most days in Yosemite walking and hiking. It was so nice to come back to the chalet after a long day - we all looked forward to to it each day. We grilled out a few times on the back porch (nice gas grill). The chalet was so nice and charming , my wife/daughters requested and spent an entire day just hanging out (something they rarely do on vacation). Paul, the owner, kept us informed (via e-mail) about the fires in Yosemite for a few weeks before we arrived all the way up through the time we left. He also kept us up-to date (via e-mail) about the wildlife in the area. We actually got to speak with Paul, a very interesting person. He is a great host and we truly enjoyed his home. It really felt like "home" for us. We enjoyed the stay, did not want to leave and look forward to our next trip to Mariposa, Yosemite and the chalet!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: There are many ways in this life to make a difference. Playing host to families like this one, helping them fall deeper in love with nature and the planet as they inspire me and renew my belief in the goodness of people, well, it's all win-win. But there's a downside - at the end of their stay, they leave! Please come back soon and often.
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Starlit Chalet on Yosemite's Doorstep—3,800' High —10 Forested Acres - Cool!!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348104vb
-(209) 379-4343 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area
5

Woodland retreat , comforts of home

  • 5 of 5
The Chalet was the perfect place for our multifamily trip to Yosemite. We so loved the serene woodland setting, we ate every breakfast and dinner here. It was a great time to talk and watch the wildlife outside. Bird seed scattered on the deck railing brought squirrels and birds, including wild turkeys. Also saw deer and a raccoon.
The chalet is amazingly well equipped, everything we needed including the bird seed. Liked the separate TV room, the wifi, laundry room, deck, abundant area info and the privacy of the bath and two bedrooms upstairs. The Pioneer Market in Mariposa was quite good. Paul, the owner, is really great. He made the rental procedure easy, provided great info about the house, the area and even the weather when snow closed the Tioga Pass.
The drive to Yosemite took about 40 min but was beautifil. The park itself is grand. Do the Sunday Brunch at the Awhanne and visit the Mariposa Grove, if time permits. Can't wait to go back.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This was our first group of the season and I couldn't have asked for better guests. But I knew from their emails that their visit would be pleasant. They loved the chalet and they loved Yosemite and I loved having them in my home. Please, come back again and again ... and soon!
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Starlit Chalet on Yosemite's Doorstep—3,800' High —10 Forested Acres - Cool!!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348104vb
-(209) 379-4343 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area
5

Excellent accommodations in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5
My family very much enjoyed our stay. We enjoyed the tranquility and occasional wildlife, as well as the beautiful star filled sky at night. Thanks, to Paul for his kind assistance and tales. Our stay was a true memorable pleasure!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: As a father of 5, I really enjoy having families with children in my chalet, and this family was no exception. A real pleasure to be a part of another's joy with nature.
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Starlit Chalet on Yosemite's Doorstep—3,800' High —10 Forested Acres - Cool!!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348104vb
-(209) 379-4343 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area
5

Excellent accommodations in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5
My family very much enjoyed our stay. We enjoyed the tranquility and occasional wildlife, as well as the beautiful star filled sky at night. Thanks, to Paul for his kind assistance and tales. Our stay was a true memorable pleasure!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Starlit Chalet on Yosemite's Doorstep—3,800' High —10 Forested Acres - Cool!!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348104vb
-(209) 379-4343 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area
san diego, ca
5

Excellent vacation home

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the house for a few days in early July, 2014. We love the house very much. It' s clean, quiet and comfortable. A nice place with natural environment. The owner is very friendly and give us an thorough introduction about the house and area on the day we arrived. We spent most of daytime at the national park. It's about 45 min drive. At night, we stayed at the house, enjoying the quietness and stellar suburb sky while chatting with friends. The house has a large living room and a nice patio which is really accommodating for party.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This sounds like a page out of our mission statement, to provide a warm, comfortable place to stay while guests enjoy one of nature's great wonders, Yosemite. And a bonus: 3 children under 12!
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Starlit Chalet on Yosemite's Doorstep—3,800' High —10 Forested Acres - Cool!!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348104vb
-(209) 379-4343 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area
Pittsburgh, PA
5

Awesome Place

  • 5 of 5
One of the best places I have stayed. Pristine surroundings and wonderful wildlife made our stay very memorable.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Lots of hours go into communicating with our guests, preparing the chalet, and being as helpful as we possibly can. To read this guest's words is like receiving a trophy. We did it! We won! And all the wildlife in our woods are cheering, as well!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Fresno Yosemite Airport (FAT)
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Mariposa
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Oakhurst
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Merced Amtrak & Fresno Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 140 & Triangle Road
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Mariposa
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Badger Pass
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Briceburg on Wild & Scenic Merced River
Nearest Point of Interest
Briceburg Recreation Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Mariposa
Nearest Point of Interest
Bootjack Gas
Nearest Point of Interest
Oakhurst
Nearest Point of Interest
Yosemite South Entrance
Car: necessary

Gold-panning, Zipline (new), Argentine tango lessons (when Paul is in town), 3 golf courses in area, including one in Yosemite

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $195 Per night

Mariposa Chalet Rental Rates

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Peak Season
May 22 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
$285
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning + $10each over4 $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes 1 Week Discount: Peak Season - $100 / Off Season - $50
Children 12 & under only $10 per night
Holiday Weekends: 3 night minimum

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Amenities

Amenities

Mariposa Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) Surrounded by 3 lovely windows to the forest. Sleep in silence! Dresser and large closet for luggage and all your clothing, Double Beds (1) Dresser and walk-in closet for luggage and all your clothing. Lovely view of forest., Twin or Single Beds (1) Dresser and walk-in closet for luggage and all your clothing. Lovely view of forest., Child Beds (1) Portable Crib for infant, Baby Cribs (1) Portable Graco crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double futon in Game Room
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
A Yamaha keyboard is available (please ask) and songbooks, as well, 2 stereo systems, one in the Game Room, one in the Great Room, Master bedroom/bath has separate vanity area with 2 basins, shower has assist bar, Mariposa town park has a children's playground and 2 tennis courts, The Bell was created by a Carmel artist - a lovely way to wake up, Mariposa Yosemite Airport is just north of town, YARTS operates a bus service from Merced Amtrak to Mariposa to Yosemite.
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