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Yosemite Country Cottage Clean~ Private~ Quiet~ Spa

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 4-6, private, quiet, 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 39+ 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 comfortable bedrooms that sleep 4-6 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, with 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.There is also a covered porch with a picnic table for outside meals 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 away) 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

Owner
Charles
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Charles

Lived and worked in Yosemite/Midpines area for 39+ years. Love to share my knowledge about Yosemite so you can make the most out of you time here!

Charles purchased this house in 2006

Why Charles chose Midpines

Great place to live while working in Yosemite NP.

What makes this house unique

The best dark skies for incredible star gazing!

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

Private, quiet and secure location away from highway.

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We do not rent to smokers at anytime. This includes both inside or outside the Cottage or on the property at anytime. Please confirm when booking.
  • A signed Rental Agreement (RA) mailed or scan to us is needed to finalize booking. Cancellation refund policy in our RA different than listed above.
  • Check with owner BEFORE using or opening Hot Tub. Please shower before using Hot Tub.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Wheelchair Accessible from Master Bedroom
  • Master bathroom is a non- barrier wheelchair accessible shower, toilet and pedestal sink. Fully tiled with a tiled bench and adjustable hand held shower head. The second full bathroom has a tub/shower combo with sliding shower doors, sink, toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • The Master bedroom features a California King size solid oak sleigh bed, Queen bed in second bedroom. Additionally a Queen bed located in Study. The bedrooms are tastefully decorated in a Country Cottage theme.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Yosemite Country Cottage Clean~ Private~ Quiet~ Spa
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 66 reviews
5

It was just as described:Clean, Private and Quiet!

  • 5 of 5

My overall impression was wonderful. The owner greeted me at the front door and showed me around the home and property. He explained where everything was and answered all my questions. The property was clean and well equipped, especially the kitchen. The home was also tastefully furnished. This is a great home to come to and just show up with your food and clothing, the rest is there for you. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 23/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - it was great to have you stay at the Cottage!
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5

Great Home Base for Trips in Yosemite!

  • 5 of 5

My parents had never been to Yosemite before and they were coming out to visit me in Palo Alto at the peak of waterfall season. The opportunity was too good to pass up, so we planned a long weekend trip to the park and spent lovely three nights at the Yosemite Country Cottage.

First of all, Charles was an excellent host. He communicated very well during the booking/reservation process, and was full of helpful tips and suggestions both while we were planning our trip and after we arrived at the house. He's worked in the park and lived in the area for many years, and all of his suggestions about where to find parking, what trails to take, and where to eat were spot on!

Second, the house is really in an ideal location for trips into the park. It's only 15 minutes away from Mariposa, which has plenty of shops and restaurants, as well as a full service grocery store. The selection and prices are excellent, so there's no need to buy groceries in advance. The house is also only about an hour away from Yosemite Valley via CA-140 - not that far at all, and the drive into the park is incredibly scenic and the time flies by. Our first evening at the house, we made a quick trip to Tunnel View after checking in and were able to watch the sunset over the Valley. Truly spectacular!

Finally, the house itself was clean, comfortable, and well-appointed. Very spacious and cheery, with lots of natural light. All of the beds were comfortable and everything was in working order. We enjoyed sitting in the hot tub and watching the stars at night, and also used the grill to cook dinner one evening. We all had good reception and 4G on Verizon so the lack of Internet wasn't a problem, though it can sometimes be nice to unplug. There was a TV with a cable box, but we didn't even turn it on for the same reason.

Overall, we had a fantastic visit and are looking forward to coming back again soon! We would definitely stay at the Yosemite Country Cottage again and can heartily recommend it to anyone else who is planning a trip to the area.

  • Review Submitted: 03/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfection for our first visit to Ypsemite!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 adults was looking for a quiet, private, away from people place to stay for our first visit to Yosemite. This house fit the bill exactly. The lovely town of Mariposa - for groceries and gas - is only 10 minutes away. This "cottage" is just a stone's throw off the main road - but happily very tranquil and peaceful - in harmony with the natural beauty of the Yosemite area. The pictures don't do it justice - it is even roomier than it appears in the pictures. After our days in Yosemite, we picked up fresh steaks one night and fresh chicken the next for grilling. Charles was very knowledgeable about Yosemite and the area, and only a phone call or text message away if we needed anything. I personally enjoyed reading through the books that Charles had provided in the cottage, to get a better understanding of the history of the area. A wonderful family experience and a great start for our California road trip!

  • Review Submitted: 06/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Karen - it was great to have you and your family stay at the Cottage!
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5

Immaculate, comfortable, and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

It is made abundantly clear, as soon as you arrive, that Charles and Lisa take exceptional pride in their property. They go above and beyond to make the stay of their guests as comfortable as possible, too. The cottage is immaculate, it is comfortable, so many things are labeled, expectations are clear, and above all else, peaceful. Charles is professional, helpful to a fault, and prompt. We received the return of our security deposit much faster than expected. Great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 11/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Home was very clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended! All amenities of home and close to local eatery and Yosemite.

  • Review Submitted: 23/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a Yosemite visit

  • 5 of 5

This is a comfy, clean, well maintained place to stay while visiting Mariposa & Yosemite. The hosts have lived in the area for over 30 years & have a wealth of knowledge for places to see.

  • Review Submitted: 22/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Midpines, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring/Summer/Fall 2018 for 4
23 Mar 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$303
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$101 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2018 for 2
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$236
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Holiday 2019 for 4
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$303
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$81 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak 2019 for 2
2 Jan 2019 - 17 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$236
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
 
MLKing Holiday 2019 for 4
18 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$303
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak 2019 for 2
21 Jan 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$236
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
 
Presidents Weekend 2019 for 4
15 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$303
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak 2019 for 2
18 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$236
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring/Summer/Fall 2019 for 4
1 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$303
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$81 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$236
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Taxable Cleaning Fee AU$121.26 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$673.65

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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