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Robin's Nest Vacation Rental In The Sierra Foothills

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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

Robn DeSandres
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 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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Mariposa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • 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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Includes toiletries and hair dryer.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Robin's Nest Vacation Rental In The Sierra Foothills
average rating of 4.97561 based on 45 reviews
Placentia, CA

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to stay while exploring Yosemite. We took the YARTS bus into Yosemite. The park n ride is a short drive away and the YARTS bus was very comfortable and reasonable (we even took our bikes). It took about 1 1/2 hrs to get to the Valley, but there was no hassle of finding a parking spot. While in Yosemite Valley we either walked, biked or rode the shuttle. The waterfalls were full and beautiful! Robin Nests had everything we needed. The bed was comfortable with a nice couch and table for eating. We enjoyed looking out the windows at their lovely garden. Robn greeted us and showed us around and answered all our questions. We also enjoyed exploring the town of Mariposa. There are some great places to eat and a museum to visit. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you stay with us. You chose the perfect time to see Yosemite in all its glory. Even though the bus (YARTS) ride was a bit long, it is good to know that it was worth not dealing with finding a parking space, which many of our guests have mentioned was very frustrating. You have inspired us to take our bikes up to explore the Valley floor, which is something we have never done. We appreciate your kind review and do hope you stay with us again. Trace and Robn
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Houston, Texas


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed her for our treks to Yosemite. It was a nice drive to the park and the town has plenty of good eaterys. The place was perfect for our needs and was quiet. We would definiltyncome back and stay here.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! The drive to the entrance gate is so scenic, especially when you are driving along the Merced River and now with all the rainfall the views will be spectacular. Hope to have you stay with us again.
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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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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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San Diego, CA

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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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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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
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
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Badger Pass
Car: necessary

Yosemite National Park, hiking, swimming, rafting.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

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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