Mariposa House Rental Photos and Description
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Custom Home Close To Yosemite and Mariposa.
This newly constructed custom home is just 45 minutes from Yosemite and 1 mile from the historic gold rush town of Mariposa.
Comfortable and clean, my house will accommodate 6 people in bedrooms and up to 10 people total.
It has an easy living, open floor plan with plenty of space to visit, enjoy meals together, or just rest up from the day's adventures.
Historical downtown Mariposa is 1 mile away. Visit the California State mineral museum, or the State's oldest operating courthouse. There are ample shopping opportunities, a variety of restaurants and many excellent antique stores and boutiques.
Public transportation (YARTS) from Mariposa is a convenient, stress-free way to travel to Yosemite. Bus fare includes admission into the park.
This is my home.
With the help of family and friends, I cleared the land and built the house. I have lived in it for the last three years while finishing up the landscaping.
I am visiting friends and relations in Europe this summer and fall, and am making my home available to travelers to the Yosemite area while I am traveling.
The house has been gone over from top to bottom to ensure your stay is pleasurable and trouble free.
New, high quality linens, towels and tableware await your arrival.
- pets considered
- wheelchair accessible
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- smoking allowed
My Name is Al Palisca. My son, brothers and I developed this land and built this house. It is my home.
I moved here from Pennsylvania in 1978 to explore and enjoy Yosemite National Park. I worked for the National Park Service in Yosemite for 27 years, married and raised two children here and just love it!
Mariposa is a wonderful place to live, work and play. The weather is fantastic and there are many outdoor activities close at hand.
The slower, rural nature of Mariposa County is appealing in a wholesome and fulfilling way.
Come and unwind, relax and feel the peacefulness of the rural lifestyle while you explore Yosemite and the surrounding area.
My older brother Mike has agreed to be the caretaker, greeter and maintenance person and stays in the studio apartment behind the adjacent garage/shop. Mike is also available to help with whatever you might need during your stay, be it driving directions, or recommendations on what to see or where to dine.
This plans for this house was originally designed by David Arkin and Anni Tilt as a 4 bedroom Straw Bale house. it was constructed in Mill Valley, California in 2000 and was named 'Natural Habitat'.
I purchased and modified the plans to allow the house to be built into the hillside here in Mariposa. The Straw Bale walls were replaced with insulated concrete walls that could withstand burial in the earth and the size increased slightly.
The following description of the house is from the Healthy Home Plans website.
'Natural Habitat is featured in the newly released book, 'The New Strawbale Home', received the Western Home Award from Sunset magazine, and was featured in Real Simple Magazine. This stunning and inspirational strawbale family home does not isolate its residents from one another or from the surrounding environment. The architects, David Arkin & Anni Tilt, a husband and wife team, conceived of and designed this home to give the residents a sense of being at home in nature.
This four-bedroom home is a showcase of environmental innovations, beginning with its modest size. The smaller claim on resources of all kinds is where building green really begins. At 1,860 square feet, it is 470 square feet smaller than the average new American house, yet it feels open and unconfined and more than big enough for a family of five. The kitchen, living and dining areas share one generous space with differing ceiling heights, from an intimate 8 feet to a lofty 16 feet, to define each area. While compact, the floor plan still includes a variety of intimate spaces - a separate entryway, a laundry room, and a window covered office alcove behind the kitchen - providing private places to retreat to.'
This house is simply a joy to live in with beautiful and abundant natural light filling the living space.
The surrounding land is peaceful and private, yet only 1 mile from the town of Mariposa, where you will find everything you need for your stay.