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Cozy Cabin Near The Gateway Of Yosemite Valley

Bedrooms 2
Space 102 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Six Acres Of Peace And Quiet With Great Views.

This house was designed by an artist to maximize the use of natural light with its large windows and high ceilings.

The newly renovated two bedroom house is well equipped for your enjoyment. The beautiful views of the surrounding oak woodland and mountain ridges can be enjoyed from every room. Throughout the house you will find maple hardwood floors and updated appliances.

The kitchen is stocked with plenty of the amenities of home and a granite bar that seats four.

The living room has a modern chair that is great for reading and folds into a single bed if needed. The living room is equipped with a 50 inch high definition smart television that allows you to stream Netflix, listen to Pandora or watch one of the provided movies. There are also a number of board games for the family to play. The large deck has patio furniture and a gas grill. You may be able to observe deer, rabbits, and birds from the deck and if you are lucky you may hear coyotes in the evening. The house is eight miles south of the town of Mariposa off of Highway 49 and 35 miles from two year round entrances into Yosemite National Park (highway 140 and highway 41).

More Details

Erica Helling
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Erica Helling

We met in Yosemite National Park eleven years ago. Erica came out to Yosemite from Kentucky to work for the National Park Service Bighorn Sheep program. Josh moved to the Yosemite area in 1991 to work as a rock climbing guide, ski instructor and photographer. We are raising our two children in the Merced River Canyon below Yosemite.

Erica Helling purchased this house in 2013

Why Erica Helling chose Mariposa

We love the rolling foothills of Mariposa and wanted to find a place to one day move our family to. We looked at many properties but this one spoke to us. From the moment we pulled up we felt a sense ease and look forward to one day living here. We also like that it is close to the amenities that the quaint town of Mariposa, and Oakhurst have to offer.

What makes this house unique

The sense of peace and calm that washes over you when you are at this location is what drew us to this property. We could picture retiring here just fine.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 102 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower)
  • Granite counter top and spa quality towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • Bedrooms are furnished with high thread count sheets and blankets appropriate for the season.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Cozy Cabin Near The Gateway Of Yosemite Valley
average rating of 4.953846 based on 65 reviews

Lovely, quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this property the first week of November. It is was so calming and quiet! Everything was neat and clean and we had all we needed for simple meals and a good night's sleep! The property is high on a hill and has great views of the surrounding area during the day and thousands of starts at night! The road up the hill was a little rough, but well worth it!

  • Review Submitted: 14/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful, convenient setting

  • 5 of 5

The Mariposa house is magazine beautiful, with spacious rooms and windows for days. I almost wish we had less outings planned so we could enjoy the house more :-) Three of us stayed for three nights, the beds were very comfortable, we all slept better than home. It was a scenic drive to the Yosemite Valley one of the days we were there and another we ventured to the Sequoia National Park that is about 2 hours South. It was the perfect location to hit both of these historic national parks. One evening we picked up BBQ takeout at a quaint place in Bootjack that was just a few minutes drive. Another evening we ate at a brewery in Oakhurst that was about a 30 minute drive away.

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and quiet property!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with the property through the pictures, but the actual place blown us away. Everything was beautifully decorated and clean, Lots of property. The lovely deck and a nice gas grill were a nice features. The kitchen was nicely stock with cooking essential such as seasoning and oil. The walls are thin but everything else made it for it. The property is located about 15 minutes outside the main town of Mariposa and about 20 minutes to Oakhurst. Weloved it and can't wait to be back.

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Mariposa retreat house! The quiet setting on top of the mountain was so relaxing after visiting crowded Yosemite. The large windows created a light-filled space, and there was much roominess. The wraparound deck was perfect for eating, relaxing, and sky gazing at night. The kitchen was fully furnished and made meal preparation easy. The king mattress was heavenly!

Thank you, Erica, for the suggestion of leaving early in the morning to visit Yosemite. We were able to avoid the worst crowds by being "early birds". We would certainly return to this house again if ever given the chance!

Dennis and Marcia

Ludlow, Massachusetts

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Mariposa Mountain House was a lovely respite, fully equipped and artistically designed!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights at this beautiful property while visiting Yosemite. We loved the quiet and serenity amidst the natural beauty of this mountain top retreat. The dwelling is aglow with light due to all of the glass accesses to the surrounding deck as well as skylight accents. It is remote so be prepared to drive 45 min to an hour to get to Park Entrance if you plan to visit it daily. The Owners are very hospitable and non intrusive. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this property!

  • Review Submitted: 25/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shedden, Ontario, Canada

Lovely peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and was pleased with the quiet surroundings. Everything you need to make dinners were provided. The apple cider was a nice treat - just couldn't get enough of that stuff. Having laundry on site was great when we came back from Yosemity dirty. The drive is a little long, but so enjoyable that we didn't mind at all. Would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 12/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
66 Miles
Fresno International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Prospectors Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Yosemite Lakes Park Lakes
Nearest Train
44 Miles
Merced Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
Highway 49
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Badger Pass
Nearest Beach
161 Miles
Monterey Bay
Car: recommended

Our unique vacation rental is located among the rolling oak foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Secluded away from light pollution of cities the property allows for spectacular star gazing, along with colorful sunrises and sunsets.

With its 800 miles of trails to hike and activities such as horseback riding, rafting, rock climbing, waterfall and wildlife viewing Yosemite National Park has something for the whole family.

We are also conveniently located eight miles from the historic town of Mariposa which has a number of quaint antique and gift shops along with fine and casual dining. A great place to unwind after a long hike in Yosemite.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping AU$127.43 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$318.57
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.