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Near Yosemite National Park. The setting & pool is perfect.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2bdr 2baths private full kitchen sleeps 6 could sleep 8 if needed.

Yosemite National Park is located nearby.This very comfortable mountain cottage is located just 45 minutes from the lodge in Yosemite. It is in Mariposa ,Ca. Located at an altitude of 1500 ft ideally situated above the fog and below the snow. The cottage is attached to a B&B, which makes it possible to participate in the morning breakfasts if desired. There is a very nice large deck that overlooks a view of gentle hills and a pine and oak canyon. It is great for viewing wildlife or bird watching, or just quiet walks. The cottage is available for nightly, weekly, or monthly rates. It is near skiing, hiking, river running, fishing, mountain biking, and just good walking. We are located 5 miles outside of the historic town of Mariposa.

Yosemite National Park in Winter and Skiing: Yosemite National Park has many offerings for winter sport enthusiasts. There is cross country skiing in the park. There is also great skiing at Badger pass. Both the Park and the are about the same distance from our location.

More Details

Clay or Joy Black
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 5, 2017

About Clay or Joy Black

We have had a lot of fun adventures. This is turning out to be one of the best yet.

Clay or Joy Black purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Clay or Joy Black chose Yosemite Area

So close to majestic Yosemite National Park, and yet far enough away to be secluded and very peaceful.

What makes this cottage unique

The surrounding beauty never gets old and the wildlife keep us entertained.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I went to the B&B with my wife and another friend at winter time. We felt quite comfortable seeing the beautiful place and good facilities there. The room is well decorated, with all kitchen appliance, nice sofa, and so. Host and hostess are very nice. After talking with them, we know rooms are prepared for their children's and grand-children's visit, which makes it quite like home! We get well served with breakfast, which are best among our whole trip in US (west coast for 2 weeks, new york and Boston for another 10 days), and have the best night time sitting outdoor, watching stars. Meanwhile, we saw deers not in Yosemite park, but in Moriposa, not far away from the B&B.
Apr 2013
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Mariposa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 2 Queen beds with private baths Sofa hide a bed queen size Queen air bed avaialable also Roll away singe also available
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Smoking is allowed in a designated are by the pool. There are laundry facilities on site and can be reserved for daily use. The cottage is located adjacent to a bed and breakfast. So breakfast can be arranged for one, two or all of the days of your stay for a nominal charge of $15 per person per day.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Near Yosemite National Park. The setting & pool is perfect.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Excellent Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this 2 bedroom/2 bath home. Clay and Joy were wonderful caretakers and Joy's breakfasts were fantastic!! Nice view of mountain range and great accomodations!!! We highly recommend anyone that will be visiting Yosemite to stay with Clay & Joy.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting and spending time with Maria and her friends. We look forward to meeting many more new people inlcuding you. We thank Maria for her great comments.
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Remarkable property; beautifully maintained. The Blacks are warm, welcoming, and very helpful hosts

  • 5 of 5

This lovely property is nestled in the foothills, and offers a different and complimentary experience to Yosemite National Park. It has its own quiet grandeur -- with beautiful views over a valley and abundant wildlife (quail, deer, turkeys and humming birds by the dozen). Lovely deck for relaxing, dining, and/or moon-gazing. My family stayed for three nights, and were very, very comfortable. The Blacks are warm, welcoming hosts and the property and pool are beautifully maintained.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. It is our goal to try and make each family like your own go away with some special memories.
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Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful stay here in early November. Rented the 2 bedroom cottage. It was spacious, comfortable and quiet. Really enjoyed the deck as well -- in the mornings and at dusk. Saw deer, quail, wild turkey, and red tail hawks. Would stay there again in a minute. P.S. Breakfasts were delicious!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lansing, Mi

Best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

We have rented condos and cottages for years as we have traveled with our family of five. This rental property was by far the best ever. We loved the peace and quiet and the incredible beauty of the area. The owners were truly a blessing and we enjoyed their company. It was a great place to stay as we visited Yosemite over a period of a week. We look forward to visiting again. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fayetteville, AR

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at the cottage for a week in June. We loved it. With all the wonderful touches it felt like coming home each night. Clay and Joy were wonderful and they keep everything so nice. An excellent place to stay and I would go back if I ever get to that area again. I highly recommend the cottage for anyone wanting more than just a room and you couldn't ask for more warm or welcoming hosts than Clay and Joy.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glasgo, Scotland


  • 5 of 5

We have been traviling for 9 months. This turned out to be the highlight of our trip.

The food was great. The setting spectacular. The hospitality first rate.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Fresno International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
200 Miles
San Francisco CA
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Merced Amtax
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Monterey CA
Car: necessary

Yosemite cottage is near Yosemite National Park. Yosemite Cottage is gently hidden down a country lane, nestled in the oaks and pines. It is located just five miles west of the historic gold mining town of Mariposa, and 45 minutes from Yosemite National Park.

Leave the city with it's noise and lights and enjoy a night where you can gaze at the brilliant stars in the sky and experience a different kind of quiet, only to be ocassionally interrupted by the song of a bird, the chirp of a cricket or the croak of a frog.

Wild life watching and our resident humming birds remain star attractions. Our facilities include an independant, fully furnished 2 bedroom cottage and 2 individual rooms each with their own private bathroom. The cottage sleeps 2 couples or 4 people very comfortabley. It is possible to sleep 6 with the sofa bed.


Rates & Availability

Mariposa Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

11% tax not included in rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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