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Robin's Nest Vacation Rental In The Sierra Foothills

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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:
July 21, 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:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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

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Robin's Nest Vacation Rental In The Sierra Foothills
average rating of 4.980392 based on 55 reviews
Fairfield, OH
5

Perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved out stay at Robin's Nest when visiting Yosemite. It is a beautiful, comfortable, well thought out guest quarters with everything you need. Has a nice outside seating area for relaxing. Garden surroundings are beautiful! Lots of wildlife & birds to enjoy in a stroll through the neighborhood. We enjoyed great meals in Mariposa at Savory - so good we ate there two nights in a row! Robin and Trace are great hosts and made us feel so welcome. They were very helpful with any question we had about the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debbie and Ken! It was so nice to have you stay with us! Debbie and I really connected with the plant identification and I loved hearing about your birding adventures. You and Ken are a lovely couple and we are happy your experience here in Mariposa and Yosemite was everything you hoped it would be. Hope to come stay with us again! -Trace and Robn
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5

Robyn was incredibly kind and helpful host

  • 5 of 5

The place was wonderful and Robyn helped us when we were on the road - she texted us road closures so we could get home sooner. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review, Vipul! We were so impressed with how you just took everything in stride regarding the rock slide and road closure. It is always nice to see our guests enjoy their time in Yosemite and the Sierra Foothills. Robn and Trace
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5

Great place to stay while visiting Yosemite!!! YARTS bus pick up 5 min from house - great way to go

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage with everything you need in a vacation home for a Yosemite experience. The "nest" is comfy cozy & beautifully decorated with the robin nest theme. We arrived to find a welcome basket of treats and coffee with cream. Every detail has been well thought out! Highly recommended.😃?

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

most comfortable stay away from home, maybe better than home

  • 5 of 5

the home, the town , the owners, are perfect; just wished it was closer to Yosemite, an hour minimum each way. But the park was very crowded which i expected for the summer. What i didn't expect was how much weeds like cheat grass they let grow in the park, and how they don't clean the restrooms in the park. So driving back to the nice town of mariposa that has great choices for food, and shopping, a great grocery store and of course our place to sleep at Robyn nest; getting out of the park isn't so bad after all. room amazing, hosts amazing, pool yes that too was amazing.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy stay in the Robin's Nest

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful 2-day visit in the Robin's Nest on July 5-6, 2017. Robn and Trace were very gracious hosts that made us feel very welcome upon our arrival. The accommodations were clean and comfortable (especially the queen bed!). We used the unit as our home base for daily visits to Yosemite National Park - very convenient! The Robin's Nest is definitely a top-notch rental and a good value as well. Two thumbs up!!

Joe and Shari Teresi

Millbrae, CA

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and your time in Yosemite! Next time you visit, we would love to go hiking with you. Hope you stay with us again soon. -Trace and Robn
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5

Quiet, clean, friendly, everthing we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space for two. Well-equipped with kitchen & bathroom plus living space, a dining table and sleeping area. Friendly and helpful hosts. It's 1 to 1.5 hours to Yosemite depending on traffic.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and time in Yosemite which is so spectacular right now. Hope 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

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Owner accepts payment in:
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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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