|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Our cozy get-away is located on the hillside overlooking the town of Mariposa in a quiet residential area. We are just three minutes from downtown Mariposa and forty-five minutes from Yosemite National Park. To make your stay comfortable, our apartment sleeps two and offers a living room, bedroom, full bath, and kitchenette. Private parking is available with a separate entrance leading you through a beautifully landscaped yard that offers a private patio and semi-private pool. A beautifully decorated bedroom greets you with plush linens and a queen-size bed for a peaceful nights rest. The living room is equipped with comfortable furniture as well as WiFi, flat screen T.V., games, and books on Yosemite to share. In the kitchenette you will find all the usual amenities; a microwave is provided in place of a stove. There are many walking paths in the surrounding area where you will see all forms of wildlife. Please check out our profile below for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.
Owners live on the premises. Robin's Nest is an attached guest suite with a private entrance.
Trace and Robn DeSandres are longtime residents of the Sierra Foothills, having grown up in the area and lived in Mariposa for the past fifteen years. Trace is a physical education teacher and coach at the local high school and previously worked as a ranger in Yosemite National park for twelve seasons. Trace was born and raised in Yosemite and has a deep love for and vast knowledge of the area. Robn is an artist and all-around creative individual with a great love for books, gardening, and the culinary arts. She worked many years as the local elementary school librarian before retiring to focus on creative pursuits.
We love the quiet and beauty of the mountains and the friendly and supportive nature of the people in this community. Mariposa is a wonderful place to live and has so much to offer in terms of outdoor activities, special events, wildlife, as well as rest and relaxation in a safe environment.
We offer a private entrance and access to a beautifully landscaped backyard. Robin's Nest is part of a California ranch-style home that sits on 1 acre, surrounded by a white picket fence, large sprawling lawn and private driveway. Inside the garden gate you will find an abundance and variety of trees, plants and flowers that will appeal to nature lovers.
Thank you for your wonderful hospitality! We had a great time here in Mariposa and in the beautiful Yosemite National Park. It was a great getaway from the busyness of Los Angeles. We really enjoyed our stay here at Robin's Nest. We felt more like we were staying with family or friends rather than a hotel. The place was very relaxing and nice. We had a great time.
The rental property is much nicer than the photos. Great hospitality from the owners. They made us feel like family and gave great suggestions on hikes in yosemite.
A great place to relax after a full day of hiking in Yosemite. Every detail in the home ensures a delightful stay. The hosts were very kind and accommodating. Wonderful restaurants in Mariposa, plus a grocery store nearby if you prefer to load up on fruits and veggies for your day in Yosemite.
This was our first attempt at a HomeAway stay and it could not have turned out more spectacular. We loved the privacy at Robin's Nest, but any time we needed anything Robin and Chase were there to assist. The extras that Robin provided were wonderful and the perfect touch. Local coffee and hiking snacks, as well as fresh, locally grown fruit! Not to mention the evening Robin made cinnamon rolls and invited us to join them. Everything was as advertised if not better. The bed was very comfortable and having a living room and kitchen area was perfect for what we wanted to do. Our trip to Mariposa was designed around hiking Yosemite. The Robin's Nest is located right off of highway 140 which takes you straight to Yosemite Village. It is a bit of a drive (45 minutes) on a winding road, but after the first day we had the hang of it and just settled back and enjoyed the wonderful view. Robin also gave us a tip on a little restaurant called the Yosemite Bug which is approximately 7 miles outside of Mariposa on highway 140. We enjoyed it so much we ate there twice coming back from Yosemite. Keep in mind that they do not serve dinner until 6PM so don't try and get there too early, unless you want to sit and relax and play a board game (they have them) or in our case we always travel with dominoes! If you are unsure of the best hikes, Chase can assist. If you can't or don't want to do Half Dome try Cloud's Rest, which Chase recommended to us. Strenuous hike however. We left too late in the day to make it all the way but it was well worth it! Keep in mind that cell phones do not work in much of Yosemite. We did have GPS on our phone available for much of the time which was a big help! We also had a map of California with us which we did have to use. I could go on and on..... Summary: The Robin's Nest is the perfect place to stay in Mariposa! Robin and Chase...thank-you!
My girlfriend and I stayed at Robyn's nest for 2 nights while we visited Yosemite. The place is fantastic and the owners are incredibly warm, welcoming, and helpful. They are also extremely knowledgable about Yosemite. The unit is extremely clean and very comfortable. Would definitely stay again.
This is a wonderful place to stay. The apartment it beautifully appointed has everything you'll need during your visit. Your hosts have great knowledge of Yosemite Park and will be happy to pass tips on to you to make sure you make the most of your visit to the park. And when you get back from the park, relax in the lovely outdoor area and just enjoy the silence.
This was our first visit to Yosemite and we knew quickly that Robin's Next was a great find. We selected this property based on numerous positive reviews from previous guests on VRBO. Trace and Robn were eager to provide tips and advice on where to go in Yosemite and it proved right every day. Their hospitality is second to none, the property was clean, great hot shower, comfortable bed and nice living area. Every little detail was thought of, items labeled, utensils, dishes and it was just right for 2 people. They also encouraged us to bring beach towels that they provided in the unit so we could wade/swim in Tenaya Lake which is absolutely gorgeous. The books on the park were very helpful and they encouraged us to bring with us each day to help navigate around the park. In addition, we were invited to use their pool which was wonderful after spending the day in the park. The landscaping on Robins Nest is so pretty and adds such character to the back yard. Mariposa is a nice little town and Trace and Robn gave us some great recommendations for restaurants including 1850 and Savourys. The drive to Yosemite was easy and short - about 40 minutes and very scenic.
You will enjoy your stay here, look no further.
Nancy and Tim
Yosemite National Park, hiking, swimming, rafting.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$70 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
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