NEW STRAW BALE HOME WITH VIEWS OF THE YOSEMITE HIGH SIERRA!

Kathleen Pfeffer

Speaks english, german
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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NEW STRAW BALE HOME WITH VIEWS OF THE YOSEMITE HIGH SIERRA!

Mariposa House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

California has cowboys, beaches and surfing, skiing, hiking and shopping all rolled into one beautiful state. Seeing Yosemite when you vacation in California is a must. For this vacation, expand your mind and enjoy a true California experience by staying in a straw bale home. Unlike those of big bad wolf fame, modern straw bale homes are warm and comfortable. They provide a unique place to rest your soul (and feet) after a day of discovering Yosemite.

Our newly constructed Yosemite Straw Bale vacation home is a wonder. While the straw bales provide incredible R-50 insulation, we are using passive solar heating for preheating our radiant floor heating system with an instantaneous hot water heater as a backup system. Our photovoltaic grid panels are naturally creating clean energy from the sun. We tested these techniques on our own home and perfected them in this vacation rental for your enjoyment. Made to feel like your private second home, design touches include a social kitchen with a granite slab bar height counter, finished dyed concrete floors, and cozy radiant floor heating. Sitting hilltop at 3000 feet elevation (914m), the house includes a private deck perfect for relaxing and enjoying the views. We are also honored to share with you, eight fine art prints by renowned Sierra photographer Howard Weamer.

The gates of Yosemite are a mere 35 minutes away* on a drive that follows the wild and scenic Merced River. (*Your drive may take longer as you stop to put your feet in the river or photograph the wildflowers along the way.)

Check out our profile below, and look at the calendar for booking availability. Call or email to hear more and make arrangements. We look forward to hearing from you.

Keywords: Straw Bale, Home, Yosemite, Yosemite Area, Mariposa , Midpines, Hilltop

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Kathleen Pfeffer (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Speaks english, german

About Kathleen Pfeffer

Kathleen and Alex moved to Midpines sixteen years ago to enjoy the natural beauty of the area and spend as much time in Yosemite as possible. Kathleen is an Architectural Designer and specializes in Straw Bale Home design. She is also very busy raising twin boys. Alex is a trained Engineer and teaches mathematics at the local public school.

Kathleen Pfeffer purchased this house in 2010

Why Kathleen Pfeffer chose Mariposa

We chose to build a vacation rental on our thirteen acre hill top to allow family, friends and vacationers the opportunity to enjoy Yosemite and its surroundings.

What makes this house unique

Our hilltop is incredible for enjoying sunsets, sunrises, star gazing, wild flowers and bird watching all from the comfort of your private deck.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 28 traveler reviews

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New Straw Bale Home with Views of the Yosemite High Sierra!
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
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New Straw Bale Home with Views of the Yosemite High Sierra!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296628vb
(209) 966-4179 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area
Portland, OR USA
5

Amazing only begins to describe this fabulous home

  • 5 of 5
If we could select 10 stars we would. Everything we ever hoped for in a quality rental home was here...and more. From the amazing help and information from the owner ahead of our booking to the actual property itself was exceptional. Our 2 girls (8 and 7) adored this special home from the recessed windows, the gorgeous peaceful setting, the wildlife...everything! It was immaculately clean, organized, tidy with comfortable beautiful bedrooms and special touches that added to an amazing stay. From the washer/dryer with detergent provided to basics like the 'emergency coffee' - every area was covered! We HIGHLY recommend this home to anyone seeking bliss away from home but especially to those with high standards and who appreciate a beautiful home.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
New Straw Bale Home with Views of the Yosemite High Sierra!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296628vb
(209) 966-4179 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area
5

Great way to start a vacation

  • 5 of 5
Far and away this was the best house we have ever rented. Kathleen and Alex have a wonderful house that they are willing to share with you. Nicely furnished, clean, comfortable, every thing you need. We are used to bringing spices, good sharp knifes, baggies, laundry soap, etc, they have it all available. You can't pick a better house to rent.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
business
New Straw Bale Home with Views of the Yosemite High Sierra!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296628vb
(209) 966-4179 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area
Ann Arbor, Michigan
5

Excellent Accommodations

  • 5 of 5
This house was perfect for our family of four, including two kids in college. It is super well-stocked (emergency supply of Starbucks, French press, nice pots and pans, etc.) and very comfortable. We hiked and toured the park for three days and returned each night to unwind, cook a delicious dinner and enjoy our evenings at this lovely home. The drive to Yosemite was roughly 35 minutes on winding roads, but beautiful as it follows the Merced River. We have rented several properties through VRBO and this one is a gem. We highly recommend this rental home and its owners.
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
New Straw Bale Home with Views of the Yosemite High Sierra!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296628vb
(209) 966-4179 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area
5

The most perfect place to return to after a day in the Park

  • 5 of 5
Kathleen & Alex, the Straw Bale House is a credit to you both. The designed layout works perfectly, it's well proportioned, beautifully appointed and equipped and in a perfect location for quietness, wildlife, vistas and easy access to Yosemite NP.

Since the Rim Fire became apparent in the media, we had been following it's progress almost daily and had reconciled ourselves to Yosemite Valley being very hazy and smelling of wood smoke. Maybe we were lucky but visibility was brilliant, especially from Glacier Point and no smoke pollution at all that we could sense. Tioga Road re-opened to through traffic the day we left.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
New Straw Bale Home with Views of the Yosemite High Sierra!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296628vb
(209) 966-4179 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area
Pittsburgh, PA
5

Lovely!

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our time in the high sierra…your rental home is absolutely beautiful! Our thanks to Alex who recommended the three areas we explored: Vernal/Nevada Falls; Mariposa Grove, Glacier Pt, and Sentinel Dome; Tuolumne Meadows and then a picnic and swimming at Tenaya lake…lovely!!!

Thanks, too, for recommending Savoury's and the Sugar Pine cafe in Mariposa…we ate at both and they were yummy!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
New Straw Bale Home with Views of the Yosemite High Sierra!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296628vb
(209) 966-4179 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area
Boston, MA, United States
5

Beautiful and Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5
Kathleen and Alex,
We are so grateful and delighted with our stay at your house! We had a wonderful vacation in Yosemite Park, hiking the trails, meeting sunrise, watching bears, grouse and other creatures. Every time we would return "home" after an exciting and tiring day, we would feel embraced and greeted by the beauty, comfort and hospitality of your amazing and harmonious house. The thought and care you put into every aspect of it - from the floor plan to the minute details of kitchen utensils - can be felt, and are almost palpable! Thank you for the wonderful and nurturing experience we had in your house, and for the pleasant and caring communication we had before and during our stay.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
189 Miles
San Francsisco (sfo)
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Briceburg
Nearest Point of Interest
Midpines, The Pride of the Sierra
Nearest Point of Interest
Mariposa, CA
Nearest Point of Interest
Yosemite Park Entrance/ Merced River
Nearest Point of Interest
Yosemite Village

Other Activities: kayaking, climbing, horseshoes, boating, wildlife viewing, wine tasting, health/beauty spa, shopping,

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Mariposa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Apr 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$210
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$210
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Signed rental agreement due at time of reservation.
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
Rates are based on 4 guests. Additional guests are $20/night (6 guests maximum)

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations that are made more than thirty (30) days prior to the arrival date will receive 50% of rental in return. Cancellations or changes that result after the 30-day date will receiv

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Mariposa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) Each bedroom has a queen bed with private bath., Twin Beds (2) Both twin beds are located in the living room. The top one is an XL Memory foam mattress and serves as a comfortable place for naps during the day in a beautiful daybed bay window seat. Below the window seat is a second trundle twin bed.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • snowmobiling
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • cycling
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • basketball court
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • whitewater rafting
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • hunting
Notes:
Excellent Verizon coverage and ATT coverage is acceptable.
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