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Yosemite! Beautiful NEW home amidst towering pines overlooking creek.Pool table!

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house


About the property

From our beautiful sanctuary, follow the Wild and Scenic Merced River 40 minutes to the Yosemite National Park entrance. The charmingly historic but vibrant gold mining town of Mariposa is only 6 miles to the west.

Constructed in 2014/ 2015, this custom owner built mountain chateau is situated on the edge of a wild canyon at the end of a mile and a half graded gravel road. The year-round Plumbar Creek runs through these 56 private acres of mixed evergreen and oak woodland. This property borders the 2000+ square mile Sierra National Forest. No neighbors in sight, very majestic and peaceful!

Featuring rustic styling with a modern design (and high speed DSL Wi-Fi!), this lovely home includes a spacious, well-designed kitchen and a warm, hydronic-heated slab floors. There are two private bedrooms on separate floors and two bathrooms. A cozy indoor balcony features another queen sized bed and also serves as an entertainment center. Spend time on the large, sustainably-harvested redwood deck. Enjoy the spectacular beauty of sunrise and sunset while you grill and dine here. There is also a lower third floor with a competition sized billiards table, darts and a large couch for lounging.

From this mountain getaway, you can easily explore Yosemite, Mariposa Gold Country, and the Wild and Scenic Merced River. Chose from so many activities: hike Yosemite's spectacular trails, take a leisurely bike ride or float on a raft through Yosemite Valley, try hiking, backpacking or fishing in Yosemite's lovely high country, appreciate a unique shopping or historic California experience in Mariposa. Enjoy birding, gold-panning, or rock climbing. Closer to home, explore the Sierra National Forest on foot, on your bike or on your horse! We were born and raised in the Yosemite area, and we can help you make your vacation unique and memorable.

Fritz & Lindsey

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Fritz and Lindsey
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Fritz and Lindsey

We found this 56 acres in 2009 after an exhausting search to buy a sizable piece of land in the area we grew up in. In February 2015 we finally completed our self- built dream home.

Our summer time work of living in the wilderness of the high sierra allows us to share this special place with travellers

Fritz and Lindsey purchased this chateau / country house in 2015

Why Fritz and Lindsey chose Mariposa

This was the only property we could find that met our criteria of being very private, having year around flowing water and bordering National Forest public land while being close to the town of Mariposa AND the Merced River and Yosemite. It has turned out to be a perfect blend of privacy while having the convenience of heading to yosemite or the river for the day while still being a short drive to town for shopping or a night out at resturaunts, saloons or concerts

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Our backyard borders Sierra National Forest, one of the biggest in the state at over 200 square miles, this in turn borders Yosemite National Park and all the wilderness and National forests and Parks of the entire Sierra Nevada mountains. The possibilities and freedom are endless!


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

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    living room pullout couch - 1 large double bed
    loft pullout couch - 1 double bed
    screened porch futon - 1 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Yosemite! Beautiful NEW home amidst towering pines overlooking creek.Pool table!
average rating of 4.9560437 based on 91 reviews

Beautiful and Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 had a very relaxing 3 day stay at this home. It had everything we needed and is a beautiful home that is set up in the trees and feels secluded.

  • Review Submitted: 31/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great mountain house for family.

  • 5 of 5

Charming home, lots of quiet and privacy. Nicely furnished, well designed. Good home base for Yosemite trip. Fritz and Lindsey were wonderful to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 30/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just as good as the pictures, in fact they don't do the cabin justice. We really loved staying here and would love to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 23/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, high-spec, and secluded

  • 5 of 5

Fritz and Lindsay's house is utterly beautiful. We enjoyed every second and hope to return one day. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 21/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home in wilderness

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended for location and the house itself is great.

Had a great time exploring Yosemite and the surrounding over the 2 day stay, only wish we could have stayed longer.

Be aware the house is off the main road around a mile down a gravel road. Sat nav took us straight to the house.

  • Review Submitted: 10/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eco-friendly elegance deep in the woods

  • 5 of 5

The Plumber House was the perfect place to spend New Years with my family. I was initially worried with 2 BDRMS would be tight to sleep my 2 daughters and son (teen and above) and 76 year old mother, and myself. There was plenty of space and beds for everyone to sleep comfortably. The second BDM has two beds and there are a few pull out beds in other areas of the house.

This house truly feels like you are sharing someone’s home, not just a rental. It was designed with materials to remind you that you are deep in nature but with a beautiful high quality elegance. The floors heat up and warm your feet. They provide spa quality eco-friendly shampoo, conditioner, and soap and in the stone rainfall shower it gives the feel you are at the spa.

It was close enough (~1 hr) to Yosemite trails. And the shops and cafes (Sugar Pines and Charles Street Restaurant) in Mariposa were great!

The downstairs game room is so much fun for the whole family! Pool table, darts, and big comfy couch for viewing!

I would love to stay here again! This was truly a dream cabin, a getaway from the busy lives we live.

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Fresno international. Also local airport 12 mi.
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
hwy 140 yosemite all year highway
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Badger Pass
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Merced river
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Mariposa, California

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee AU$134.73 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$471.56

Signed rental agreement due at time of reservation.

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Rates are based on 4 guests. Additional guests are $25/night (9 guests maximum)

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations that are made more than thirty (30) days prior to the arrival date will receive 50% of rental in return.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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