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MIDPINES, THE PONDEROSA HOUSE - CLOSE TO YOSEMITE

Renea Kennec

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Renea Kennec

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2015
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MIDPINES, THE PONDEROSA HOUSE - CLOSE TO YOSEMITE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Mariposa House Rental Photos and Description

Accommodations: House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps up to 6)

The Ponderosa House is ideal for a relaxing mountain get-away or the perfect accommodation for exploring nearby Yosemite National Park. The Ponderosa House makes a wonderful retreat that is peaceful and relaxing in a beautiful foothill setting. It is perfectly situated for quick access to Yosemite, white water rafting on Merced River, wildlife viewing, wildflower viewing, skiing Badger Pass, or just enjoying the Sierra Nevada foothills.

The Ponderosa House comfortably sleeps up to 6 with all the comforts of home. Two bedrooms with queen size beds and one bedroom with a double size bed.

The living room, dining room and kitchen are light and airy. The house is tastefully decorated with many Yosemite themed photos. Wireless DSL is available for those needing to be connected. Washer and dryer is ready for those requiring fresh clothes. There is plenty of free parking on site.

The gourmet kitchen is open and spacious with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, and completely stocked with cooking and baking tools. There is plenty of counter top space to prepare for your day’s adventure.

Outdoor space includes propane BBQ, hot tub, and al fresco dining seating to enjoy the wonderful natural surroundings. The Ponderosa House has abundant open green space.

The gorgeous drive through the Merced River Canyon brings you to Yosemite National Park. The Ponderosa House is conveniently located in the community of Midpines close to the Highway 140 corridor. The Yosemite National Park boundary is a 25-mile drive along the “all weather highway” which follows the Wild and Scenic Merced River (37 miles to Yosemite Village). The gold rush town of Mariposa is only 10 miles to the west. Merced is 45 miles, and the Fresno airport is a 90-minute drive. The Merced River Recreation Area (Briceburg) is less than 8 miles away.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Renea Kennec (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2015
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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

5
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Midpines, The Ponderosa House - Close to Yosemite
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
5

Wonderful time !

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautifully decorated, very comfortable and clean. My husband and I really enjoyed our stay . We arranged to have my dogs travel with us previous with the owner and I'm grateful she let us bring them because they also enjoyed the house as well !!!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Amazing time with family!

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect. Far enough from tourists and close enough to the valley to be there within the hour. The owners responded very quickly to questions we had about the Ponderosa House via email. It was amazing to sit in the hot tub late at night with all stars shining brightly. We will be back in the future for sure!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Mclean, VA
5

Ponderosa house at Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We spent a few days here right after Christmas. The house was perfect for 4 adults and 2 young children. We enjoyed the hot tub and dark sky nights after spending our days in Yosemite. House was well-appointed, very clean, tastefully and comfortably furnished. We loved making breakfasts and dinners "at home". Upon arrival, we found a minor issue with power in one of the bedrooms; the owners responded to our call immediately and took care of the problem in minutes. While the owners live nearby ( good in case of emergencies), we did not see them and they totally respected our privacy. We felt that we had the place to ourselves. I hope we can come back again sometime. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Ponderosa Haven

  • 5 of 5

We honeymooned here and were not let down on any front. We found the home to be exactly how it was presented. We played horseshoes, hiked Yosemite twice, and enjoyed the tub. The kitchen is very roomy and we found eating in to be preferred.

You won't regret it!!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were married in Yosemite during our stay at the Ponderosa House. We could not have picked a better place to stay. The location was perfect! It was quiet and serene, and it was centrally located between town and the park. The comments from the other reviewers are spot on: it's about a 40 minute drive to Yosemite Valley, but it goes by quickly. There is so much beauty to take in along the way that you won't even think about how much time has passed.

The exterior of the house is unassuming, but do not let it fool you: the interior is absolutely gorgeous, and the kitchen is WONDERFUL. It's spacious and is fully stocked with all appliances, cooking gadgets, and utensils. The internet connection was much better than we expected for the area, and the hot tub under the stars is a near unbeatable experience. We even saw several meteors while relaxing in the hot tub.

The owners went out of their way to make us feel at home by leaving us a welcome note and a bottle of local wine waiting for us upon our arrival. When a forest fire closed the entrance closest to the Ponderosa House, the owners, who work for the National Park Service, kept us up-to-date on the situation so that we could reschedule our ceremony accordingly. On our last day, we met one of the owners in-person, and she shared some home made pumpkin cheesecake bars with us (they were amazing!!)

If you like cats, there's even a friendly cat who will come by to say hello. I enjoyed my morning coffee outside, and occasionally the cat would hang out with me while I had my coffee :)

The Ponderosa House is the perfect home away from home. It is very well cared for, and the owners could not be nicer. If you have any doubts about where to stay in the Yosemite area, book this one if it's open!! We hope to come back for a future anniversary celebration.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
abbeville, South Carolina
5

Nice home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this house. It was beautiful on the inside. In a very quiet area. Lots of kitchen items and the kids loved the hot tub!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
Nearest Golf
27 Miles
River Creek Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 140
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort
Nearest Ski
46 Miles
Badger Pass Ski Resort, Yosemite
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Merced River Beaches
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From $160 Per night

Mariposa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Oct 1 - Apr 1
2 night minimum stay
$160
$1,120
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$190
$1,330
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Mariposa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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