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Two Bedroom One Bath Apartment(sleeps up to 4

Bedrooms 2
Space 68 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Come see one of Gods magical wonders of the world.

Close to Yosemite, & Bass Lake. You can even visit Bodie State Historical Park, & Mammoth Lakes this is really a travelers dream. You are close to stores and restaurants. You can go to see the mineral exhibit, and even zip down Yosemite zip lines.

One night available during peck times for extra charge call for prices.

This apartment contains all of the amenities of home, satellite TV with over 300 channels, WiFi. The property is located in the quaint town of Mariposa. It is conveniently located between Yosemite National Park on Highway 140 & 49 and Historical downtown of Mariposa.

This apartment sits on nearly 2 ½ acres of trees and beautiful flowers on the property. The neighborhood is very quiet. Wildlife includes deer, turkeys, rabbits and quail.

Additional Amenities included: Queen sofa couch. And two extra Cots, coin laundry is also on the property. We have barbeque with seating areas to relax with your family and friends.

More Details

Irene Larsen
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About Irene Larsen

We have lived in Mariposa since 1981. I have two beautiful children. I love to travel and see all the beauty that God has made and he made this beautiful town of Mariposa just a stepping stone to one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Irene Larsen purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Irene Larsen chose Yosemite Area

We chose this property because it is close to the main town. You can walk to the restaurants, shopping, stores.

What makes this apartment unique

This property is close to everything and still in the country. You can sit outside and watch the deer eating and the turkeys just outside your door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Today at 10:29 AM


I told my wife as we were leaving the apt. for the last time on Sunday just how much I enjoyed staying there. It is incredible comfortable and convenient to work and Mariposa.
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Mariposa, California

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 68 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Kids Bear Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , 1 cot , 2 sofa bed/futon , I have rails to fit the twin bed to make it a crib if needed
    Master Bear Room - 1 large double bed
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Zip lines,


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(78 traveller reviews)

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Two Bedroom One Bath Apartment(sleeps up to 4
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 79 reviews

Family-friendly property in a great location for Yosemite National Park!

  • 5 of 5

The Bear Retreat features everything a family of up to four needs for a great home base for a visit to Yosemite. The owner has attended to all the details - utensils, extra linens, even a small library of books and maps about Yosemite. The property is very clean, air conditioned (a must in the summer!) with all needed appliances and an on-site laundry. A large supermarket, gas station (another must in this area!) and pharmacy, as well as several restaurants, are within a five-minute drive.

The owner is extremely responsive to questions, and, in fact, called us during the major fires that swept this area three weeks before our trip to update us on the situation. This really put our minds at ease.

The property is located about 45 minutes from the Yosemite entrance, and about an hour from the Yosemite Valley, if you leave early. If you leave later (arriving at the park after 10am in the summer) it doesn't matter where you stay; three-hour traffic jams getting into the park are common in the summer. There are closer hotels but those places don't have access to the gas, groceries, etc. that you get at the Bear Retreat. And the drive is beautiful, along the Merced River in the heart of Gold Rush country.

If you are traveling to Yosemite, the Bear Retreat is an affordable option for a family, in a great location, with an owner who goes out of her way to make your comfort a priority.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope you will come again so that I can meet you.
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Fontana CA

Nice apartment and stay. Great area. Owner very nice.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this little retreat. It was perfect for our family for a couple of nights. The kitchen was stocked enough to prepare basic meals. The coffee in the morning was a nice plus. We meet the owner Irene and she was very pleasant, friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect! Just what we needed.

  • 5 of 5

This place is spacious and the owner has thought of everything! Easy communication and very clean.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location for Yosemite

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here on our way to and from Yosemite, the location was perfect for catching the YARTS shuttle into Yosemite. The place was very clean and well equipped, only would have liked some drinking glasses instead of plastic cups! :-)

It is located in an apartment complex, people living upstairs got in at midnight and left at 6am during our stay. The building was actually pretty quiet mid-week. The setting is treed and pretty.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bremerton, WA

Tranquil and Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Just what we wanted and needed - beauty all around - green green grass and wild turkeys, quiet and kind neighbors and a great jumping off place for days spent in Yosemite! Thank you! We'd love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location for Visiting Yosemite!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed out short time at the Bear Retreat. Apartment was clean and well stocked. We visited Yosemite 2 days during our stay and it was a great location. Mariposa is a cute little town with some good local dining.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Fresno Yosemite Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.07 Miles
Miners Inn
Nearest Ferry
169 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Golf
28 Miles
Nearest Train
38 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.07 Miles
Miner Inn
Nearest Ski
42 Miles
Badger Pass, Yosemite
Nearest Beach
156 Miles
Car: necessary

Try the Ziplines, 45 miles away from Yosemite, Bass Lake, Wine tasting, Wineries, dirt bike riding (bring your own). You can go see Bodie, Mammoth. Also gold panning.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Mariposa, California

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7 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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1 Sep 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
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3 Sep 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
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1 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
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1 Sep 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
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3 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit A$62.63

call for one night $170.00 a night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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