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Robin's Nest Vacation Rental In The Sierra Foothills

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

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; an induction cooktop and microwave are 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.

More Details

Owner
Robn DeSandres
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Robn DeSandres

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.

Why Robn DeSandres chose Yosemite Area

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
May 2014
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Amenities

Mariposa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Includes toiletries and hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • - 1 queen
  • Plush queen size bed with a picture window view of a beautifully landscaped yard and private patio area. Sleeps two comfortably.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
If you would like to stretch your legs in the early evening, take a slow stroll around the Mueller Road loop (nearly a mile) or walk into town (a mile downhill). Your walk will be filled with a variety of flora and fauna, and wildlife ranging from shy deer to sleepy owls. You will also be treated to views of historic downtown Mariposa.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Robin's Nest Vacation Rental In The Sierra Foothills
average rating of 4.974359 based on 43 reviews
5

Perfect getaway in Yosemity

  • 5 of 5

It's the second time we've stayed with Robn and Trace, and the place was just as we remembered: beautiful, clean, inviting and cozy. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to have you stay with us again and thank you for the taking the time to write a review. You visited the Park at a special time of year and brought the sunshine with you for one of the days. Hope your rainy day in the Park was nice as well.
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5

Amazing Stay, Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Robn and Trace's guesthouse is the perfect place to stay for a trip to Yosemite! The guesthouse is cozy, super clean, and has every amenity you need to relax after a long day of hiking and exploring the Park. Robn and Trace personally welcomed us and ensured that we had everything we needed. The bed is comfortable, and the couch is perfect for lounging. We also used the kitchenette to cook light breakfasts in the morning, and I had no problem utilizing the induction stove top. Robn and Trace left thoughtful welcome gifts of granola, dark chocolate, and locally roasted coffee for us to enjoy - so thoughtful! Thank you! We hope to come again!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and your time in Yosemite. Despite the rain, you saw Yosemite at a time when it is less busy and quietly breathtaking. Happy to hear the cooktop was user-friendly and you were comfortable. We look forward to your next visit.
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5

Perfect place to stay to enjoy all things Yosemite and Mariposa!

  • 5 of 5

Robn and Trace were fantastic hosts at Robin's Nest! Very friendly, helpful, and welcoming. The cottage was perfect and super convenient. We were able to make it to the park quickly, about an hour or so, depending on traffic and the speed of vehicles in front of you, and most enjoyably, a super quick drive into downtown for anything you might need. We really enjoyed all of the information provided for us in the cottage for Yosemite. Even though it wasn't our first trip to the park, we still went through it and found some new and helpful tidbits. I would highly, highly recommend Robin's Nest to anyone looking for a place to stay in the Yosemite/Mariposa area. We are already planning a return trip thanks in no small part to Robn and Trace's generosity and hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice having you and Robert as our guests. You are a delightful couple and really seemed to enjoy your time in Yosemite. You are the perfect guests and we look forward to your next stay with us!
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5

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay for 3 nights in October. The owners made us so welcome and could not do enough for us. We can't praise this place enough. We would definitely recommend it. If we travel to Yosemite again we would certainly stay here again. Thank you Trace and Robin it was a pleasure meeting you.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We had a wonderful stay at Robin'and nest!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the awesome review! We really enjoyed visiting with you both while taking in the last bits of sunshine the day had to offer. Hope your birthday was made to order and your trip home, just as nice. Thank you for staying with us and safe travels on your journey home.
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5

A gem in Mariposa

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and time spent in Yosemite. The best part of sharing our home is the wonderful people we get to meet and you and your husband are just delightful. We hope to have you stay with us again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Fresno
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Alley
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Ahwahnee Golf Course
Nearest Train
37 Miles
Merced Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
140 and 49
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
1850
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Badger Pass
Car: necessary

Yosemite National Park, hiking, swimming, rafting.

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Rates & Availability

Mariposa Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Winter Rates
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Signed rental agreement due at time of reservation. An advance payment equal to 50% of rental rate is due upon reservation, and the remainder paid in full 14 days prior to arrival. Cancellations made more than 14 days prior to arrival date receive 50% of rental in return. Cancellations made after the 14-day date will receive no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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