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The Midpines House - Yosemite's Favorite Base Camp *Hot Tub*

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Modern house close to Yosemite, sleeps up to 10

Yosemite’s Favorite Basecamp meets the needs of almost all travelers. Couples will enjoy the privacy of the entire property to themselves when they rent the Midpines House. Larger groups (up to 10 people) are able to spread out while still enjoying each other's company. This place is very private and very special.

The House is newly remodeled and very comfortably.

Master bedroom has queen sized bed, a loveseat, and comes stocked with high thread count sheets and goose down duvet. The attached bathroom has granite countertops, a 'tall-person' shower and thick fluffy towels.

The Guest bedroom also has a queen sized bed and a nice view of the night sky and surrounding mountains.

The livingroom has a fold out couch and separate futon style beds.

There is a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops, completely stocked with modern cooking and baking tools.

The spacious, open living & dining room has plenty of seating, a 42' Flat Screen TV, and a wood-burning stove.

The Hot Tub is surrounded by a large wrap-around redwood deck. The back Patio has a 6 person dining table, a Gas BBQ, a Fire bowl and plenty of additional seating.

The "Bungalow" is a detached game room. We added it to allow larger groups to spread out. Adults enjoy having a place for their children to watch TV or play games while they enjoy the back patio. The Bungalow gameroom is separate from the house (about 300 ft away) and offers the same amenities as the house minus the full kitchen. The Bungalow has a very large living room area attached to the bar area. The bar has a mini fridge, a sink, and seating for six at a unique wood slab bar top. Above the bar is a small TV. In the living room, enjoy a large flat screen TV, leather couch, a Foosball table, and a remote controlled gas fireplace. There is a nice patio outside the Bungalow and a covered porch to enjoy even in the winter.

A short drive through the gorgeous Merced River canyon brings you to Yosemite National Park. Ample free parking on site. Back yard patio has hammocks in the summer, fire pit in the winter - the perfect place to gaze at the stars. The House and Bungalow are tastefully decorated with National Park themed photographs and paintings, many by local artists. Everything about the Midpines House and Bungalow are new and fresh.

Owners Ansley and Kelly have spent the past 5 years remodeling the property to be the perfect vacation rental for your family and friends

Please look though our pictures and call us when you decide to vacation in style!

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ansley Singer
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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About Ansley Singer

Ansley & Kelly Singer

We have lived and worked in Yosemite National Park our whole lives. Please enjoy our home on your next trip to the Sierras.

Ansley Singer purchased this house in 2007

Why Ansley Singer chose Yosemite Area

We originally bought the Midpines House to live in full time. It's location made getting to and from Yosemite very easy and we enjoyed owning our own property (working for the Park Service, we had been living in government housing).

Midpines, which is between Yosemite and Mariposa, has great oak and pine trees, stays cooler than the lower elevations nearby, and provides great access to one of the best rivers in the state - the Merced River.

After a successful summer of renting the Midpines House we converted 740 square feet of our detached garage into the Midpines Bungalow (a large gameroom). We hope that this additional space will allow more people to enjoy our home, and accommodate families traveling together or larger groups.

What makes this house unique

Surrounded by 5 acres of amazing property, the Midpines House and Bungalow gives you room to spread out.

We love sitting on the decks, admiring the views of the mountains.

The open feel of the house, having friends over, cooking a great meal in the kitchen, and relaxing by the fire are some of my favorite times in this home.

Great memories are made sitting under the stars, taking a soak in the unique cedar jetted hot tub, and sunbathing on the master bedroom deck.

People of all ages love this home, it will be compfortable for your family as you explore all that Yosemite has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have to admit that I am very sad we are leaving tomorrow! Three nights is simply not enough to enjoy Yosemite and this perfect retreat! Thank you for renting this place out, we had an amazing time and will be back, next time for a week!
May 2013
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The Midpines House - Yosemite's Favorite Base Camp *Hot Tub*
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Peaceful, wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at The Midpines house for the 3rd time and I can definitely say we'll be back. We love the privacy, the house is clean and well stocked...the layout is also perfect! Our dogs enjoy the acreage behind the house and the hot tub is fabulous. This time we added the bungalow which gave us more room to spread out and we loved the big screen/stereo for Olympic game watching 😃򐰮

Thank you Ansley & Kelly for sharing your fabulous home!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway Vacation from the Big City

  • 5 of 5

This is a well maintained property that the owners take pride in. That attention to detail is demonstrated in the home's appearance, amenities and quick response times. Because of our large party, we were able to take advantage of both the house and bungalow homes. Both homes were well stocked in the kitchen with kitchen tools, gadgets and leftover cooking ingredients. It made it easy to cook every morning/evening especially because we also had access to the outdoor grill. And if you were missing anything, a large grocery store was only minutes away in Mariposa. We had children in our party and the homes and property offered plenty of board/card games, video games and foosball to combat boredom. I think they had the most fun on the tree swing that runs near the dry creek bed. While it was hot during our trip, both homes made efficient use of a swamp cooler that pulled cool air in and maintained a comfortable temperature. We had some minor maintenance issues during our weeklong stay, however the owners Kelly & Ansley responded quickly, and the items were taken care of the same day before we returned from our day trip to Yosemite. Speaking of the owners, they did a great job providing information about the surrounding area and the park. We especially loved the nice touch of the welcoming note and wine bottle. Every morning and evening, we'd spend our time relaxing on the hammocks or the hot tub being serenaded by the wind chime that was hand made in Mariposa. We liked it so much, we picked one up in town for our very own. All in all, a great place to just "get off the grid" and relax with Yosemite a short hour away. We highly recommend this property! TIP: While the house provides WiFi, we suggest downloading offline maps of the area via Google Maps since much of the surrounding area near the house has no cell phone coverage - (AT&T & Sprint anyway).

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean We did not spend a lot of time in the house. Our visit to Yosemite was a brief one.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming house near Yosemite

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, well appointed home is approximately an hour's drive from Yosemite. Home is beautifully decorated, clean, has a well stocked kitchen and well maintained. Would definitely rent Midpines House again if visiting Yosemite. Was not impressed with the two local, casual restaurants where we had dinner--Pizza Factory and Sugar Pine Cafe. Owners were very responsive to our questions, and we appreciated the advice regarding the time to arrive at and depart Yosemite to avoid heavy traffic.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All the comforts of home and then some!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Midpines House! This was our first trip to Yosemite, and the Midpines House was the perfect "base camp". The owners were easy to work with and provided tons of information. They even gave their personal recommendations for hikes throughout the park. Everything in the house was very organized, and we could find everything so easily! What we loved the most about the house though was the outdoor space and the privacy. We enjoyed evenings in the hot tub gazing out onto the property as the sun set. It was a great way to recover from our days hiking in the park. We also enjoyed the free wifi to be able to share our experience with family back home. Overall, this was by far one of the best vacation experiences we have had, and we will definitely recommend the Midpines House to all of our friends and family!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Amazing home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful very clean and very well stocked with everything you may need for your trip! The hot tub was very nice and my kids loved exploring the property, loved the tire swing, and loved the bungalow! The only complaint is we could not get the heater to work but we were able to keep warm with the fire place. Would recommend and would absolutely stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
77 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
The Alley & The Hideout
Nearest Golf
27 Miles
River Creek Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 140 - Yosemite's All Year Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Yosemite Bug Rustic Moutnain Resort
Nearest Ski
44 Miles
Badger Pass Ski Area, Yosemite
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Merced River Beaches
Car: necessary

Yosemite National Park, Wild and Senic Merced River, Ziplines, White Water Rafting, Dirtbiking, Horseback Riding, Gold Panning, Fly Fishing, Hiking, Photography, Wildflower Hikes.


Rates & Availability

Midpines House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holiday Week
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

****Guests wishing to use the Gameroom "Bungalow" in addition to the House.*****
****Additional $60 Cleaning Fee required, payable at time of stay****

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Midpines House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Evaporative Cooling
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Near the Laundry Room
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Access through the Master Bedroom
    Bungalow Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , French doors lead to the hot tub, attached bathroom.
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Mountain Views
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Sleeper - Queen Sized and Full sized Futon.
    Livingroom Futon - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Patio, Cedar Hot Tub, Evaporative Cooler, Gas Wall Heater, Smart 46' TV (Flat Screen), XBox 360, Ipod Docking, Verizon Cell Phone Coverage, Ample Secure Parking, Gated Paved Driveway, Close to YARTS bus stop, Close to Yosemite's 'All Year Highway', Modern Decor, All Rooms Remodeled, Movies, Video Games, Outdoor Dining, Landscaped, Ceiling Fans, Stainless Steel Appliances, Quartz Countertops, Coffee Maker and Grinder, Hammocks, Fire Pit, Shade Trees, Covered Front Porch.

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