|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
This place is Awesome!! There's so much to see and explore on this 13 acre private estate. This handcrafted house is one of a kind. Walk out the front door and you will get a 1950s country western feel. Walk out the other door and it feels like you are at a resort. Once used as a family farm, there are barns, chicken coops and many other buildings to explore on this property. This old world charm house features 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom upstairs, with fantastic views out of all the windows. Enjoy the private suite downstairs with 1 king and 1 sofa bed and bathroom. Outdoor living and dining on one of our 3 decks. Enjoy our outdoor screened in picnic/BBQ room with no bugs while eating your meals. With a large pool house/game room right next to a 5 star jetted spa and pool overlooking postcard views from the Cabana. Beach setting right next to a picturesque pond with enormous granite boulders surrounding it. Take a hike over the bridge and up one of the trails to find breathtaking views of the great Sierra Mountains. Our outdoor night lighting on the bridge, around the pond, and up in the trees is a must see. Visit Butterfly Creek Winery, just 5 minutes away. Town of Mariposa is just 10 minutes away. Scenic Highway 140 to Yosemite is just 5 minutes away. July 2012 is the first time to rent out this vacation home outside of our family and close friends. This place is so beautiful that we want to share it with everyone. It is truly a one of a kind property and we think that your family will always remember this vacation home.
** 5 miles to Butterfly Creek Winery
** 7 miles to town of Mariposa
** 20 miles to River Creek Golf Course in Ahwahnee
** 30 miles to Bass Lake
** 35 miles to Chukchansi Casino in Coursegold
** 40 miles to Yosemite Valley
keywords: yosemite, pool, spa, waterfall, screened in barbecue/picnic room, beach, pond, trails, creek, bridge, enormous granite boulders, views, hiking, gold panning, lots of wildlife
One of my best friends bought a property nearby about 15 years ago and introduced me to the Yosemite area. On my very first visit, I was absolutely in awe of the beauty of this region and knew that I wanted to have a vacation home for my family to enjoy as well. Since then we have had both family and friends come up to our home to enjoy and make memories of their own. The house is just 7 miles from the mining town of Mariposa and just 40 miles to Yosemite Valley.
Our property is incredible for so many reasons. We have 13 acres with many trails to explore, so going on nature walks are a must. Our 3 decks are wonderful for overlooking the year round pond and giant granite boulders. There is always lots of wildlife to discover and take pictures of, including foxes, deer, turtles, ducks, fish, squirrels, hawks and much more. It has spectacular views of the property from the master bedroom. This is a great place for entertaining, whether its bbq'ing or enjoying pool & hot tub on a summer day.
Our kids and grandkids live in the Bay Area and we live in the Seattle area. This home was the perfect place for us to meet and spend Thanksgiving together. The 4 parents and the 4 kids slept upstairs and Grandma and Grandpa stayed in the downstairs suite - perfect for all! I will never forget the delight in the grandkids' faces as they explored the trails, the tree house, the pirate ship and the game room. They live in a big city so it was wonderful to give them the freedom to run and play. We especially enjoyed watching the deer around the property. The house was furnished with everything we needed. The towels and linens were nice. We spent one day at Yosemite and the rest of our stay at the house where we found plenty to do. We could text on our phones but had no strong cell service. That turned out to be great as we forgot about our electronics and spent quality time playing games, walking and visiting. Thank you to the thoughtful owner of this gorgeous property for creating some special memories for our family.
We stayed at this place for five days with a party of 10 (6 adults and 4 kids). The place is amazing for children to play and the adults had a great time too. We loved the outdoor deck which wrapped around the house and pool house. There were so many activities we could do on the property such as ping pong, badminton, walking to the treehouse, swimming in the pool and relaxing in the hot tub. We did check out the museum in Mariposa (which was a lot more interesting than we expected) and we did drive into Yosemite Valley which took about an hour. The cell and 4G signal is very weak on the property so keep that in mind if you are planning to work during your getaway. We had a fun time and would recommend this place!
So beautiful. The property is so nice. The pond is fun to float around in or use the paddle boat that is so cool. Lots of space for everyone to have some alone/quiet time. I have rented lots of homes on VRBO/Homeaway and this house by far is the best. In all 3 showers was a brand new wrapped bar of body soap and each bathroom was a brand new liquid handsoap dispenser. Cabinets were stocked with toilet paper and there was even a first aid cabinet for any injuries. Beach towels, new wrapped kitchen sponge, different sized life vests for the paddle boat, binoculars, telescopes, firewood and the list goes on. This place is really more like a hotel with all the amenities. Everything is labeled with instructions. You can tell Jeff really puts a lot of effort in making this place a memorable experience for all of the renters. We will for sure be coming back next year. PERFECT GETAWAY!! Just FYI for renters the house has no spices except for salt and pepper and no Tupperware for your leftovers so you might want to bring your own.
We don't even know where to begin - this rental spot is just absolutely AMAZING!!! We had a family vacation with our kids & grandkids to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. We were hoping to find a place with both hiking and swimming possibilities since we figured that would cover the interests of most everyone in our family. We hit the JACKPOT when we discovered this rental home! We arrived about 15 minutes before the rest of our gang on Sunday afternoon and were just blown away! We went out on the deck and just stood dumb founded by the view. And as we stood there together, a deer came out of the woods and just stood there for a time looking at us. We were both just awestruck! Everyone LOVED the home and we had such an amazing week! We heard the comment many times - this is just a kid's paradise! No one was ever bored!! The ages of our grandchildren ranged from 13 years of age to 1 year olds and it was the perfect setting for ALL of them to stay occupied and still have quiet, comfortable, areas for naps. The beds all slept great! Personally, we can't think of a single thing we would change - we HIGHLY recommend this VRBO for any family or couples that want a great, memory making vacation. We've told many of our friends about it already. There were helpful notes from the owner everywhere which was very nice - you can tell he really cares about the people who visit this home. Very nice amenity! The game room was fantastic and the shade under the cabana was WONDERFUL too - we spent many hours visiting under it and in the hot tub while the kids swam in the pool. The pirate ship, pond and paddleboat were HUGE hits too – many hours were spent in that area also. The large outdoor picnic table was perfect for meals - we had sassy seats for the babies and that worked perfect as the picnic table is so big and sturdy. Yosemite was close so a couple days were spent traveling to see the sights there but we almost hated leaving the rental to go other places. We made a few trips to Mariposa too – fun little town to visit. We could go on and on but have used up all our space. But we HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone who wants a WONDERFUL family vacation spot, a romantic get-a-way, or other type of rest from the chaos of daily life. We do agree with the person who wrote earlier this place should come with a warning - that it may cause depression - when you have to leave. We do hope the time comes when we can go back. THANKS SO VERY MUCH!
We spent five amazing nights at this property, we highly recommend this house for vacation. It is very private at the same time it is close to Mariposa where you can go for grocery and restaurants and it is about 1 hour to Yosemite Valley or Yosemite south entrance. The master room is very nice, huge with private bathroom separate from the main living area and other bedrooms. We love the family room and the big outside dinner table where we all enjoyed our meals together. The deck, hot tub and pool were very nice along with everything on the property. The property was a great place to explore with the rocks, hiking trails, pond, treehouse, paddle boat, game room and all the outbuildings. Every afternoon the deer would come to graze down by the pond. The house has everything you need to make amazing memories with your family. Jeff was great to work with and he made everything simple and easy.
We were a party of 13 with 10 staying at the property, including 3 children (10, 8, 5) for a multi-generational birthday celebration. We were looking for a location that would accommodate the group for meals and socializing as well as providing some on-site recreation. This was perfect. The house is simple and rustic but clean, well maintained, and comfortable. Beds were very good. 6 adults shared a bath but it seemed to work out fine as we were very relaxed about schedules. The family of 5 stayed in the large downstairs suite and thought it worked out great. Property was terrific with walking trails, tree house, pirate ship (including treasure chest with pirate hats, gold painted rocks, etc), game room (with ping-pong, basketball game and an old arcade game that the kids loved), hot tub etc. Since it was winter we didn't use the pool or pond but just enjoyed the sights. The kids loved climbing on the huge boulders and finding the cave underneath them. We were close to mariposa but only went in to get groceries and did all the cooking at the house. It is about 1hr from the Mariposa Sequoia grove and about 1.25hrs from Yosemite Valley. The views are lovely so time went quickly and we did not mind the drives. All in all it was a perfect spot for our needs. Would have been pretty with snow but not as easy to get around so we enjoyed the more balmy 50 degree days.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 2 2015 - Oct 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300.00|
|Notes||$175 dollar cleaning fee for more than 8 guests.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.