- english, spanish
About David Gelinas
Hi! I'm David. I host this home with my fiance, Elsie, and our 1 year old pup, Bailey. We love to travel, ski and enjoy the outdoors. We are both East Coast transplants that fell in love with the West Coast. We hope you get to experience a little of why we fell in love with California by staying at our vacation home in the stunning Sierra Foothills.
What makes this House unique
We love spending time hiking & relaxing in the Sierra foothills. At home evenings cooking at the grill to post-hike soaks in the hottub watching sunsets spread across the valley. It is truly one of our favorite places.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We had a wonderful time at this cute house with gorgeous property. The owners were very responsive when were running low on propane for the grill, a new tank was delivered quickly. We had three kids with us and they were all outside ten hours a day exploring and playing on the beautiful property. There are plenty of toys and books in the house for the under five crowd. We were so sad to leave.
The property was outstanding! Clear instructions, owner very quick to respond to messages, and a beautiful house and yard to go with it. Only problem with my time was that the check in email didn’t make it to my inbox and so the owner had to directly send it to me, which is more likely a Vrbo problem than the specific rental.
We were lucky enough to visit the property during the first snow storm of the season as it tranformed everything into a winter wonderland. The location and quietness of the area made this a very desirable place far, far away from the loud cities we live in. The house has mostly everything you could possibly need, but there is a small store about 10 minutes away in case you forget something. We have family in the area, so we will definitely be visiting again during the warmer months, so we can enjoy the vineyard and wine tasting next door. We noticed that the place didn't have any sleds for the winter months, so we left them behind for future guests to use. There are some really fun spots to sled around the house!
Great place to stay.
Great views, everything we needed for a comfortable stay.
Very spacious for the four of us.
Had an issue with the water pressure and they responded very quickly and got the problem solved.
Communication was timely and responsive from both the owner and property manager. Would highly recommend staying here.
Great place if you are looking for some solitude but don't want to be too far from Yosemite. David and Elsie were great hosts, and responsive to any questions we had. The house was incredibly comfortable, had everything you need, and the hot tub was amazing after a long hike in the park. You are also right next to a great winery, and we got to know the owner well throughout our time here. He had great tips on the best hikes...we even went on one hike with him! We highly recommend this spot!
Magic in Mariposa
What an amazing find! My wife and I (this is her profile, but I'm the review writer in the family) spent a few days here during a spur of the moment trip out to Yosemite. The house has beautiful views and a cozy feel to it that few of our other VRBO experiences had.
There's a wonderful antique fireplace that warms the entire house, but if you need to really rid the nighttime chill you MUST check out the hot tub. In the pitch black of night we jumped in and saw the most amazing stars and even the faint glow of the Milky Way.
In the morning we were able to cook up a delicious hardy breakfast before our hike with the well outfitted kitchen. If you have kids this is also a fantastic place to stay as there are toys for them to play with in the backyard and a huge selection of board games.
That being said, with Yosemite and Mariposa so close by, you probably won't need them. We'll definitely be booking this property again and making it our regular base camp. Thanks for sharing your home with us!