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Jeff Bohnen

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Yosemite Country Estate, Pond,Pool,Spa,Trails,Cabana, Your Own Private Resort!!!

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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California Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible beds, 3 Baths, Sleeps 16

This place is Awesome!! There's so much to see and explore on this 14 acre private estate. This handcrafted house is one of a kind. Walk out the front door and you will get a 1950s country western feel. Walk out the other door and it feels like you are at a resort. Once used as a family farm, there are barns, chicken coops and many other buildings to explore on this property. This old world charm house features 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom upstairs, with fantastic views out of all the windows. Enjoy the private suite downstairs with 1 king and 1 sofa bed and bathroom. The large pool house suite sleeps 6 and has 1 queen bed 1 sofa bed and a loft full bed and bathroom. Right out the door is the 5 star jetted spa and pool overlooking postcard views from the Cabana. Outdoor living and dining on one of our 3 decks. Enjoy our outdoor screened in picnic/BBQ room with no bugs while eating your meals. Beach setting right next to a picturesque pond with enormous granite boulders surrounding it. Take a hike over the bridge and up one of the trails to find breathtaking views of the great Sierra Mountains. Our outdoor night lighting on the bridge, around the pond, and up in the trees is a must see. Visit Butterfly Creek Winery, just 5 minutes away. Town of Mariposa is just 7 miles away. Short 40 mile drive to Yosemite Valley Waterfalls. July 2012 is the first time to rent out this vacation home outside of our family and close friends. This place is so beautiful that we want to share it with everyone. There is a lot to see and do on the property. Old barns and buildings to explore. It is truly a one of a kind property and we think that your family will always remember this vacation home.

** 5 miles to Butterfly Creek Winery

** 7 miles to town of Mariposa

** 20 miles to River Creek Golf Course in Ahwahnee

** 30 miles to Bass Lake

** 35 miles to Chukchansi Casino in Coursegold

** 40 miles to Yosemite Valley

keywords: yosemite, pool, spa, waterfall, screened in barbecue/picnic room, beach, pond, trails, creek, bridge, enormous granite boulders, views, hiking, gold panning, lots of wildlife

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Jeff Bohnen (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Why Jeff Bohnen chose California

One of my best friends bought a property nearby about 15 years ago and introduced me to the Yosemite area. On my very first visit, I was absolutely in awe of the beauty of this region and knew that I wanted to have a vacation home for my family to enjoy as well. Since then we have had both family and friends come up to our home to enjoy and make memories of their own. The house is just 7 miles from the mining town of Mariposa and just 40 miles to Yosemite Valley.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Our property is incredible for so many reasons. We have 14 acres with many trails to explore, so going on nature walks are a must. Our 3 decks are wonderful for overlooking the year round pond and giant granite boulders. There is always lots of wildlife to discover and take pictures of, including foxes, deer, turtles, ducks, fish, squirrels, hawks and much more. It has spectacular views of the property from the master bedroom. This is a great place for entertaining, whether its bbq'ing or enjoying pool & hot tub on a summer day.


based on 26 traveler reviews

Yosemite Country Estate, Pond,Pool,Spa,Trails,Cabana, Your Own Private Resort!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Amazing home base for Yosemite

  • 5 of 5

The other reviews say it all. This place is amazing. We had four adult couples with us, age 33-72, and two young lads ages 4-7. Everyone had a blast. It was a daily toss up whether to head into Yosemite (via a beautiful drive along the Merced River), or just hang around walking the property or relaxing by the pool. Jeff was super responsive with any questions we had. Plenty of space for everyone. We'd love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We gathered here with our three grown children, their partners, and two grandchildren, and it was as close to perfect as I can imagine. It accommodated all ten of us comfortably. The children spent hours at the pirate ship, everyone loved the pool, the deck was spacious, comfortable, with plenty of seating for meals or hanging out. The kitchen was well-equipped and the place was clean. Clearly a lot of effort has been put into equipping and maintaining this site. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Provo, UT

Perfect! Just as we hoped!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time here. The property was expansive, clean, well maintained, and beautiful. Our kids enjoyed this place so much, we ended up spending less time in Yosemite (and the crowds) to enjoy the solitude of the home. It was better than we expected, and we were excited to begin with! We also appreciated how easy it was to cook and do laundry, and there were plenty of places to gather and converse while children played. Hopefully we'll be back someday!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Startlingly Impressive!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is absolutely the most beautiful property imaginable! The accommodations are perfect for large groups or small if you like to have your own space. The wildlife viewing from the decks is amazing! We observed: squirrels, deer, hawks, owls, bats, quail, lizards, large dragonflies and many other insects- there are fish and tadpoles in the pond. After seeing the beauty of the property and all the activities on site, we didn't even visit Yosemite as we had originally planned. We stayed only four short days and wished we could have stayed longer. This truly is a unique and special place!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Fontana, CA

Unforgettable Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was so memorable! From the pond, the hiking trails, the pirate ship, all of the games....we as a family had so much fun. Every day was an adventure with something new to try. The property itself was a highlight along with our day trips to Yosemite and the very quaint town of Mariposa.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this amazing property! Prior to our arrival I had read all the reviews. We were so excited! The reviews did not lie! This place is beyond perfect! We instantly fell in love & had the most amazing time. We've grown up vacationing every year in Yosemite & Bass Lake, so renting a house was new to us. None of us wanted to leave the property! It has everything you need & then some! The kids stayed in the pool house & they felt so cool having their "own" place. Lol. We utilized everything the property had to offer: pool, spa, ping pong table, pond, paddle boat, horseshoe pit, games, etc, etc. The owners were very nice & easy to get answers from. The house was organized, nicely labeled & although it's rustic, it was so comfy. The linens were of high quality & the house has everything you need. We hope to return again & again. We made some awesome memories. Thank you for sharing your home w/ us.

Shannon M.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Rates & Availability

Mariposa Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 2 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

This House Has Been (Mariposa County TOT Certified) by Planning, Building, Health and Fire Departments

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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California Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Main house bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Downstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Pool house bathroom
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 queen , Downstairs has a king bed and Queen sofa bed in same room
    Pool house has 1queen bed, 1sofa bed, and 1 full bed - 2 queen , 1 double
  • (Sleeping Upstairs): 1 King bed in bedroom, 1 Queen bed in bedroom, 1 Full bed in the curtain room, and a bathroom. (Sleeping Downstairs): 1 King bed 1 Queen sofa bed and a bathroom all in the same room. (Sleeping in Pool House): 1 Queen sofa bed, 1 Queen bed, 1 full in the loft and a bathroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
No Weddings and No Receptions Sorry. Honeymoons yes

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