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Yosemite Country Cottage Clean Private Quiet~Spa~No-Smokers/No Pets

Bedrooms 3
Space 120 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 4-5~ Incredible Night sky~Star Gazing.

The Yosemite Country Cottage is a charming, custom built home, designed with the traveler in mind. It is conveniently located near Yosemite National Park along scenic Highway 140, approximately 9 miles east of the town of Mariposa. The Country Cottage was completed in Spring 2006.

The managing owners have lived and worked in the Yosemite area for 35+ years. Charles, a professional guide in Yosemite will be happy to provide you with a special 'Place's to Go' Trip Planning Guide to get the most out of your visit upon booking a reservation.

Beautifully decorated and exceptionally clean, the Country Cottage has three comfortable bedrooms that sleeps 4-5 all with country quilts, Berber carpeting and adjacent tiled bathrooms.

The large full amenity Kitchen is fully equipped for the gourmet cook and includes all the conveniences for the vacationing cook.

The highlight of the Living room is a large rock wall with a gas fireplace for cozy evenings. The Living room furnishings including an entertainment center with satellite TV, a surround sound home theater system, FM/DVD/CD player, and front USB and A/V jacks for easy access. The fully furnished Dining room next to the Living room affords easy access to the Kitchen.

Outside amenities include a Barbecue and private Hot Tub, ideal for relaxing and stargazing under incredible 'Dark Sky's', away from city lights. There is also a covered porch with a picnic table for outside meals and recliner chairs to relax and enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada Foothills.

The Yosemite Country Cottage is just the place for families and friends looking for comfort, convenience and charm. The open floor plan is ideal for socializing and relaxing. Sitting atop a hillside on 13 acres, the Country Cottage offers privacy, quiet surroundings and fantastic views. Leave the crowds, traffic and noise behind. The Country Cottage is your ideal vacation home. Baby items (crib, highchair, etc..) are available on request.

The Country Cottage is conveniently located near Yosemite National Park and offers a variety of activities for all seasons. There is easy access to two nearby park entrances, Arch Rock Entrance Station (about 23 mi.) along the Wild and Scenic Merced River Canyon, or the South Entrance Station along Highway 41 on the way to the majestic Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

The Historic Gold Town of Mariposa (9 miles) with the California State Mineral Exhibit and surrounding Gold Country with its quaint shops, restaurants, Wine Tasting from local Vineyards and History Museum are great to explore.

More Details

Charles or Lisa
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2017

What makes this house unique

The best dark skies for incredible star gazing from in or out of the Hot Tub!

Trip planning guide provided to help make the most out vacation!

Private and secure location.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Midpines, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Wheelchair Accessible from Master Bedroom
  • Master bath is a non- barrier wheelchair accessible shower, toilet and pedestal sink. Fully tiled with a tiled bench and adjustable hand held shower head.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot , if needed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • The Master bedroom features a California King size solid oak sleigh bed. The Master bathroom has a separate vanity area and is wheelchair accessible, equipped with assist bars and a tiled roll-in shower with a built-in tiled bench. The other 2 bedrooms are also tastefully decorated in a Cottage theme, each with Queen beds. The second full bathroom, located between these bedrooms has a tub/shower combo.
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Appliances include drip coffee maker, toaster, coffee grinder, Tea kettle, blender, tea brewing pot. All paper products provided including paper towels, dining paper napkins, coffee filters, facial tissue, toilet paper.


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average rating of 4.980392 based on 51 reviews

Beautifully built, peaceful location, immaculate.

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautifully crafted and upscale. The pictures are good but the house is even better. The front door opens onto a large comfortable living room with soft, snuggly sofas. Beyond the living room is a dining room with a large table that will seat 8-10. On the table Charles had left us the information book as well as information/map of Yosemite. The kitchen is upscale and well stocked. On the left side of the living room is the entrance to the master suite with a comfortable king size bed, a dressing room area with closet, and a large bathroom (handicap accessible) with lovely tile work. Off the right of the living room are two bedrooms with a full bath between them. Perfect for a family. The linens were high quality and the towels were 5 star hotel quality. There is also a utility room off the dining room. Everything was spotless...not a speck of dust in sight. The appliances looked brand new and never used they were so clean. Most of the light switches were labeled so you didn't have to go around turning everything off and on to find what you needed. There is a hot tub, however, we never had the time or energy to use it after exploring Yosemite all day. Although only less than 30 miles from Yosemite, it does take an hour to get into the village. Charles gives you wonderful information about the best way to explore Yosemite, where to park, etc. Unfortunately, due to a lot of road construction in the village, the shuttle system was almost useless to us. After a frustrating first day, we decided to avoid the shuttle system. Hopefully the park will have that resolved soon. Mariposa is a lovely little town just beyond Midpines. Charles provides a map and menus in his information book. We had a great Mexican meal there and would have loved just a day to explore that town, but our trip was just not long enough. Charles sends you very descriptive and exact directions to their driveway, but we passed it anyway. You can't really see the small house number signs at the bottom of the drive when coming from Yosemite - a little easier coming from Mariposa - but he also gives you a landmark that you went too far so it was easy to turn around. It was just my husband and I so it was a lot of space for just 2 people, but more affordable that some of the hotels closer to the park.(and so much nicer). We would love to return with our grown children and grandkids. We would definitely stay here!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You!
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  • 5 of 5

This property will exceed the expectations of the most fastidious traveller. Charles the host has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Yosemite and its surrounds. His suggestion to view the sunset at Glacier Point was surely inspirational. Afterwards lounge in the spa whilst looking up at the Milky Way and sink a cold beer. It couldn't get any better.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfect, it is very well equipped and had everything we needed for our stay. I'm glad we stayed away from the park as it was so lovely to come back in the evening and enjoy the peace and quiet and just watch the stars. The advice from the owners was truely invaluable and really made our days in Yosemite so memorable. We cannot recommend this cottage enough and would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chichester, West Sussex

A lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was a great cottage. It's well equipped, and feels 'away from it all' without being remote. Charles, the owner, was really helpful, with a great hint for sunset in the Park. Our stay was for 3 nights but we'd happily have stayed longer. The master suite is huge, with a very comfy bed, and the hot tub outside is just the place to relax. A great find, and highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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upstate, SC

Excellent Yosemite stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a very clean and well appointed cottage away from the crowds. It was a little bit of a drive, but well worth it! Very peaceful and quiet. The hot tub was truly heavenly after a long day of hiking. Sitting in the hot tub under the stars was amazing and so relaxing. Our family of 4 enjoyed being able to spread out in the house instead of being jammed in a hotel. The kitchen had everything you need to cook, and the town of Mariposa is a short drive away if you'd rather go out to eat. Charles was the perfect host and had many recommendations and was so pleasant to work with. We definitely recommend staying at Yosemite Country Cottage! :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, well cared for home. It is quiet, the beds are comfortable, the hot tub felt really good at the end of a day of hiking. It's a bit of a drive into the park, but it only seemed long the first day - after that it was just part of our journey. The house isn't specifically located amidst great scenery - but it doesn't seem to matter - it is placid and relaxing. We very much enjoyed our stay and would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Yosemite Fresno International Fresno,CA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Yosemite Bug Cafe
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Merced, CA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
California State Hwy 140
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Yosemite Bug Cafe
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Badger Pass in Yosemite
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Wild & Scenic Merced River~Rafting/Tubing/Swimming
Car: recommended

Other Activities:

For excellent guided hikes in and around Yosemite go to:

For guided Flyfishing go to:


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Midpines, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer/Fall 2017 for 2-3 night
17 Mar 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$94 per night, per additional guest
Spring/Summer/Fall 2018 for 4
16 Mar 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$94 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$94 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$314.38
Taxable Cleaning Fee A$113.18 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Summer Rates apply during all Winter Holidays with a 2-3 night minimum.
Rates based on 4 persons which includes infants and children.
Payment with Personal Check, Add 2.5% ~ 3.95% if paying total with Visa, MasterCard, or PayPal.
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.