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

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Paul Weiss

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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

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:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Paul Weiss

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english, spanish
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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

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.

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!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Starlit Chalet on Yosemite's Doorstep—3,800' High —10 Forested Acres
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
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Starlit Chalet on Yosemite's Doorstep—3,800' High —10 Forested Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348104vb
(209) 379-4343 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area
5

Would love to come back

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We are two couples that stayed at the Starlit Chalet recently and we loved it. It was a wonderful place to unwind during our whirlwind trip to Yosemite. It was quiet, relaxing, and very comfortable. The recommendations for visiting the park, and the detailed list of hikes helped us make the most of our two-day stay. Paul is a charming and knowledgeable host, and Yosemite is breathtaking. We'd love to come back and stay longer.
Owner's Response: Six young deer just ambled through the meadow in front of the chalet. Then I turned on my iPad and read this review - what a great way to start a day. I love my guests. I love Yosemite. And I love my chalet. Life is good!
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Starlit Chalet on Yosemite's Doorstep—3,800' High —10 Forested Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348104vb
(209) 379-4343 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area
Pompano Beach, Fl.
5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
What a great place! Paul makes sure you have the information you need to see more of Yosemite than you thought possible. Evenings on the deck are a wonderful close to each day of hiking and sightseeing. Beds were comfortable and the house had everything you could need.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Putting smiles on the faces of guests is important to us ... and being a part of enriching their Yosemite experience puts a smile on ours.
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Starlit Chalet on Yosemite's Doorstep—3,800' High —10 Forested Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348104vb
(209) 379-4343 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area
North Branch, Michigan
5

A lovely place to enjoy your family and nature

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
First I will say that the owner, Paul, is a lovely man who works hard to be sure that his guests are happy. His home is very nice and comfortable and easy to be in. He includes all the little things that make it comfortable including high quality products like shampoo, soap, tissues, etc. Everything is very clean. Each room had lovely views. The furnishings are nice. We enjoyed spending time at the dinner table and lounging in the big living room. We were not fortunate enough to have the stars cooperate, but we certainly did enjoy sitting out on the deck at night enjoying each others' company. I liked that the room with the t.v. was not in the main living room. The area is so beautiful. We enjoyed Mariposa which is not far at all. The drive to Yosemite took us about an hour, and it's a beautiful drive. It was a wonderful vacation and Paul's Starlit Chalet gave us a great place to come together.
Owner's Response: What a gift it was to share the chalet with happy, new friends who love nature … and who appreciate what goes into making their stay comfortable and, we hope, memorable! It inspires us to work hard to make sure our next guests are welcome and comfortable. Y'all come back!
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Starlit Chalet on Yosemite's Doorstep—3,800' High —10 Forested Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348104vb
(209) 379-4343 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area
4

Excellent & Comfortable Embrace to Nature

Excellent & Comfortable Embrace to Nature
  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Starlit Chalet is an excellent Vacation home that comes equipped with EVERYTHING you would expect to see around you at your own home. The Owner Paul Weiss is very warm hearted cheerful person who is eager to meet all your needs and is just a phone call/knock (literally) away.

The place is well maintained, VERY WELL equipped, and spacious. The kitchen, laundry area, and bathrooms had AMPLE supplies of everything that you can ever imagine having at your own home. Since the home is in the secluded areas of forest, sitting on it's spacious deck is a treat by it-self.

Other than spotting a few spiders (since the house is deep in the woods), my family found this place to be quite spacious & comfortable.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Starlit Chalet on Yosemite's Doorstep—3,800' High —10 Forested Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348104vb
(209) 379-4343 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area
4

Excellent & Comfortable Embrace to Nature

Excellent & Comfortable Embrace to Nature
  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Starlit Chalet is an excellent Vacation home that comes equipped with EVERYTHING you would expect to see around you at your own home. The Owner Paul Weiss is very warm hearted cheerful person who is eager to meet all your needs and is just a phone call/knock (literally) away.

The place is well maintained, VERY WELL equipped, and spacious. The kitchen, laundry area, and bathrooms had AMPLE supplies of everything that you can ever imagine having at your own home. Since the home is in the secluded areas of forest, sitting on it's spacious deck is a treat by it-self.

Other than spotting a few spiders (since the house is deep in the woods), my family found this place to be quite spacious & comfortable.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous review. Words like EXCELLENT, COMFORTABLE, VERY WELL EQUIPPED AND AMPLE tell us we're doing a good job.

I'm also glad your 11-year old found a few little spiders! Experts tell us, "As some of nature's most ravenous and efficient eaters, spiders keep the populations of various insects in check." When I find an occasional spider, I catch it in a jar and put it outside, grateful for the good work it has done. I hope she also saw deer, wild doves, blue jays, hummingbirds and maybe even a bear!
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Fresno Yosemite Airport (FAT)
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Merced Amtrak & Fresno Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 140 & Triangle Road
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Briceburg on Wild & Scenic Merced River
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Mariposa
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Badger Pass
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Oakhurst
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Mariposa
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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Availability & Rates

Mariposa Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Peak Season
May 23 2014 - Sep 1 2014
$285
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$195
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25.00 + Tax
Cleaning + $10each over4 $100.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250.00
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

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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 ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library ...
  • VCR
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountaineering
  • golf
  • swimming
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • racquetball
  • fishing
  • water skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • basketball court
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • equestrian events
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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