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Mariposa Yosemite Cute 2 bed refurbished cottage on large lot adjacent to winery

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Completely refurbished in mountain cabin style with American Indian decor with new furniture, linens, crockery, cutlery as well as new fridge and microwave, this little cottage is nestled in between some big trees and is down the winery lane from street. So quiet except for the birds. Outdoor patios and BBQ area to choose from. Eat each meal each day in a different spot as you look out across the meadow and big seasonal pond, as well as the overgrown hillside across the river.

Almost in the middle of Triangle Rd that cuts across top of Mariposa so there is easy access to Yosemite's West gate (Hwy 140) for the valley floor, or Yosemite's South gate (Hwy 41) for access to Wawona, Big Trees and Badger Pass ski area. Take a break from Yosemite and hike our own property, or just take a book or guitar and picnic in one of the amazing spots by our own seasonal river, or simply relax under a big oak tree.

We share the Winery Lane for access with Butterfly Creek Winery, so if you wander a little further down you can explore this lovely winery. It is the biggest in the area, which isn't saying much, but they have won many awards.

Yes it is central California and gets hot in summer - but this cabin is an oasis from the heat thanks to the big cedars and oak. And at night we are above the fog and town lights, and below the snow (except a few days in Winter), so spectacularly clear nights are the norm for all star and moon gazers.

Owner lives nearby on same grounds to serve any needs or questions. We have been visiting Yosemite for over 30 years. Long before we moved to this area we love so much. There is even a washer and dryer on the patio of main house, but who does laundry on vacation.

Of course, it also has Dish TV, a Sony DVD system and Wifi. Detailed Guide Book and manager will take care of all your questions about what to do or where to go. In Winter, enjoy a wood burning fire in the stove insert. In Summer, living room has A/C for those few really sweltering days when the shade and new double pained windows are insufficient. Crib bed and high chair available. Sorry no pool yet, but you are welcome to have kids and pets play under the hosepipe.

In summary, small cottage but cute as a button with multiple outdoor dining patios, fabulous views, extremely quiet, very safe and peaceful, big gardens to hang out in, all for less than a room in town.

More Details

Martin Foden
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Martin Foden

For many years in Silicon Valley I was a high tech marketeer and branding consultant. I often talked of one day going up into the mountains and forgetting to come back.

Then a few years ago, after my last international trip, my son asked, "Dad, you keep talking about your mountain cabin. When are you going to do it?"

Martin Foden purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Martin Foden chose Mariposa

For 5 years I lived in a old small house up the street. Then one day walking down the street I got suspicious as to what had happened to the sale of this property. It didn''t look like anyone was going in or out. Turns out the sale had fallen through, just like my nice one a little further across the valley.

What makes this cottage unique

This property is very special to me even though it is old and not very fancy. But it has great views, lots of room to roam and not only did I get myself a house to live in, I got a cottage to rent to you, and a big studio workshop to pursue my hobby business.


Mariposa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms are small but have brand new posturepedic and allergy free mattresses and bedding. There is also a fold away crib and a portable crib.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • whitewater rafting
We are 30 miles from Yosemite National Park, but that is closer than most other Mariposa properties. Only a few motels near gate are closer. Scenic drive along Merced river.. whitewater rafting avail there too in Summer.


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Mariposa Yosemite Cute 2 bed refurbished cottage on large lot adjacent to winery
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

A relaxing bit of country

  • 4 of 5

Martin was a very welcoming host. We enjoyed the sweeping views from the covered porch. This quaint cabin helped us make the most of our trip to Yosemite.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I loved to see how much more relaxed you looked by time you checked out - after the magic of Yosemite and the peaceful resting on my property.
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Very beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

I'm really thankful for the good service. Everything in this house is exactly as described. The owner answered all of my questions fast. I love this place and I will come there again in the future. Thank you

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beatifull and peaceful place!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

It was a really good experience. It was a comfortable, beatifull, and peaceful place. My kids loved it so much that they want to come back! Thank you very much Mr. Martín!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Frontier Hill. The house has been recently refurbished and is clean and comfortable. Martin and Louise are friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay there again and might go back this spring.

Martin provides good coffee and a coffee maker...much appreciated by us!

Seeing the deer was a thrill for our grandkids and us and it’s fun to be out in the country when you are city people. Mariposa has a good supermarket and great history museum that we went to on our way home.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our 4 night stay in Frontier Hill. It felt like a home instead of a hotel. Queen bed was the most comfortable bed outside of our own.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. I really believe a very good allergy free mattress is key to a good night's sleep. Plus the good ones keep their shape and last longer.
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Well maintained, very secluded

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained, very secluded

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nathan for visiting our little corner of nature. Yes, quite a break from life in the city.
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Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Yosemite Ski Resort

We are adjacent Butterfly Creek Winery and its own spectacular setting. Wander down the lane and enjoy a glass from one of the premier Sierra Foothill wineries.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $25
Damage Deposit $100

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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