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Mariposa Ridge Retreat / Heavenly Hideaway

Steve & Susan Lach

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Steve & Susan Lach

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015
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Mariposa Ridge Retreat / Heavenly Hideaway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Mariposa Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Mountain Views 3 bed 2 bath (sleeps max. 8 people)

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Mariposa Ridge Retreat is a ten-acre hilltop home with panoramic views of the seasonal snow capped peaks in Yosemite and the quaint village below. Located just 1.5 miles outside of the historic Gold mining County seat of Mariposa, the 'Mother of California's Counties.' We are 38 miles from Yosemite National Park, and just ten minutes from the Merced River which winds along Highway 140 for 23 miles into the Park. One of the most scenic drives on the planet. Don't miss the river drive into YOSEMITE!

The home was built in 2005 and features a King Suite, a Queen bedroom and two full-size double beds in the third bedroom. There are extra twin futons & bedding for a small upcharge. There are two full baths. The master has a larger soaking tub. There is a 500 square foot deck with six foot circular HOT SPRINGS Spa overlooking the Mariposa Valley along with picnic table, umbrella and a charcoal barbecue. The water comes from a deep mountain well fed by year-round Sierra snowpack. Roam the ten hilltop acres along with deer and wild Sierra birds.

Bring your clothes and food (linens and towels are provided) and come home to peaceful mountain air and escape the rat race below. (Mariposa is the ONLY California County without a single Traffic Light!). PLEASE NOTE: Check-in at 3pm day of arrival and Check-out at 11 am. Be sure to visit our website for complete info.

Keywords: Hilltop Home

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Steve & Susan Lach (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015

About Steve & Susan Lach

We built Mariposa Ridge Retreat as our vacation home and have had a wonderful 9 years meeting and greeting folks from all over the world...we spend a few days each month 'getting away from' our everyday work schedule...our main home is in Santa Margarita, Ca. a few miles north of San Luis Obispo.

Steve & Susan Lach purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why Steve & Susan Lach chose Mariposa

We fell in love with area...it is so beautiful and peaceful.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Decompress from stress, rest, peacefulness, fresh air, serenity.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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

4.6
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Mariposa Ridge Retreat / Heavenly Hideaway
average rating of 4.62069 based on 29 reviews
Dickinson, TX
5

Wonderful place, great view.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time using the comforts of Mariposa Ridge Retreat as a base for our visit to Yosemite. The drive to Yosemite is about 45 minutes but enjoyable. The home has everything you will need and is quite secluded. The deck has a great view from the top of the ridge and hot tub was very welcome after hiking all day. So many stars at night! The owners are great people.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
2

Disappointed. Some features misrepresented.

  • 2 of 5

I wanted to take a "working vacation," so I could spend my days on vacation and work online at night while my wife was asleep. So I chose this property because it listed "Internet: YES" on the overview page.

THE BAD: This property DOES NOT have ANY internet access. If you read the fine print carefully (which I didn't) , by "internet available" the owner means that there is WiFi available two miles away at some burger joint in Mariposa. Steve (the owner) told me that the "internet: YES" on the overview page was a "typo."

Also the property isn't as secluded as the pictures would suggest. There is a house just 50 yards behind with semi trucks parked all around it, which I can clearly see out the kitchen window. You can also see and hear the neighbors when they are outside, or when they startup the semi trucks. This is more of a "ranchette" than a secluded mountain top retreat. May be considered "secluded" if you're from the city.

THE POSITIVE: Great views of the sunrise in the morning. Hot tub out on the deck is a great way to spend the evenings. Very roomy, very clean. Master bathroom is HUGE, and very well stocked with linens. Just secluded enough to be quiet but NOT private. Easy drive to Yosemite. Overall great for getting away from it all, without being too far from it all. It gets cold at night the time of year we stayed, but the heat works well and there is a very nice faux fireplace in the living room which is cozy. PLENTY of blankets in the bedrooms.

I would have given this property four or five stars if it had both of the only two features for which I rented it: the hot tub AND internet service. Because internet availability was misrepresented, I gave it a 50% rating because I feel I only got 50% of what I thought I was paying for.

I suggest you call the owner before you book to ensure that all the features you may be counting on this property having actually exist.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our website reads, "WIFI is available at Happy Burger and Pony Expresso in town. Verizon works well with cell phones. The higher tech phones can fetch emails. (No on site computer)." This has been on our web site for a long time and we've been in the hospitality business since 2006. Our home is on TEN acres. Our back door is approximately 107 yards to the neighbors back door which is almost the length of a NFL football field which is 120 yards. We have large structures and trees between the properties which lend privacy. Our neighbors have a few water trucks they park as they haul water for the community mostly in the summer for dry wells. The hot tub is on the other side of the house overlooking the town and valley with beautiful views and complete privacy even if you want to skinny dip. Our home is called Mariposa Ridge RETREAT. We wish for people to be able to relax and enjoy themselves when they visit our home.
5

great location, wonderful cabin

  • 5 of 5

Excellent base camp to visit Yosemite and the surrounding parks. Average drive to/from the cabin was about 45 minutes and its a fantastic drive. We really appreciated being able to make a quick drive down the the town of Mariposa to get supplies and enjoy a nice meal at the local restaurants.

Cell service is non-existent on Sprint, however, AT&T has no issue. Some additional amenities would be nice. There is a tv but only a limited amount of channels. It would be nice if there bunch of board games/puzzles/cards to play or horse shoes/bags/bocce ball for outside.

The cabin itself is very easy to get to and well marked with signs. It's comfortable and spacious with a great deck and hot tube. The hot tub was a perfect way to spend the evenings after a long hike.

The owners are very responsive and will go out of their way to make sure everything is ok. We really appreciated everything they did to make us feel at home.

Great price and great value for a trip to Yosemite. I'd stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

newly weds

  • 5 of 5

Clean, beautiful, peacefull.

A perfect getaway. A home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Nice alternative to Yosemite Area Hotels

  • 4 of 5

My family of 4 + Grandma spent a lovely weekend at the house. It was exactly as described, right down to the deer wandering by the kitchen windows in the morning. The drive to Yosemite is lovely and Mariposa is nearby for groceries or a bite to eat.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Awesome getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to relax! The Mariposa Getaway was just what we needed! We had amazing weather, enjoyed the spa and great accommodations. The house was clean and well maintained. Spent two days driving in and out of Yosemite...hadn't enjoyed the valley for many years. Steve & Sue are well known in Mariposa. The bonus for us...Butterfly Festival in town...very quaint and enjoyable. Beer tasting at Prospectors Brewery was fun. We zip lined at the Yosemite Zip Line in Mariposa. Learned so much about the history and people. Thanks for a great experience! We will definitely tell our friends about this great escape and come back again!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Fresno/Yosemite
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Gold Coin
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Merced
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Savourys
Car: recommended

There is a new fun feature only 4 miles from Mariposa Ridge Retreat...Yosemite ZIPLINE Adventures...it has 7 runs and is an absolute blast for the entire family...209 742 3493...ask for Brian or Vicki and tell them Steve & Sue sent you...!!!

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Rates & Availability

From $199 Per night

Mariposa Chateau / Country 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
 
Winter 2015
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$139
$950
$3,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$199
$1,350
$5,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $15
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change.
Payment thru VRBO secure website or contact the owner direct @ 805 438 4444 if you wish to pay by check

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Mariposa Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1425 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1-2) Twin foldout floor futon & couch with extra linens
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
WIFI is available for free at some of the local establishments in town. Verizon works well with cell phones. The higher tech phones can fetch emails. There is no on site computer at this time.

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