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Estate close to Yosemite, Beautiful Views, Hot Tub, Game Room, & So Much More!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom With Mountain Views, Hot Tub, Pool, Game Room & More.

This property is perfect for families or groups, this is a custom hilltop home on 7 park like acres, with incredible views into the Sierras. Each bedroom is appointed with a queen bed and deck access. You'll enjoy the private "country" setting and the proximity to the several Gold rush towns of Mariposa area. Just over an hour, through our "Wild and Scenic" Merced River Canyon, is Yosemite National Park.

A large slate courtyard separates the free-form pebble tech pool from the jetted hot tub and barbecue area. Just out your second level bedroom door is a huge wraparound deck, perfect for amazing stargazing.

Inside you'll find tile and hardwood floors throughout. The guest bath includes a large jetted bathtub, while the master bath has a double shower heads and a sitting area. A 50 inch flat screen TV and a cozy wood stove are located in the conversation area. The wood for the stove is always fully stocked.

The sitting room/library offers a peaceful place to read, relax on the soft couch or set outside the door onto the balcony for beautiful views. The library offers a a wide variety of adult and children's books.

For the more active, there's a pool, Jacuzzi, basketball court and a game room separate from the house.

In the game room there is a slate top pool table, darts, dice at the bar and plenty of places to hang out. We offer a large selection of board games and puzzles.

It is close to the Badger Pass winter sports area and ice skating in the park and Tenaya Lodge. We offer snow sleds for a fun day to play in the snow.

We also have a charming cottage on the same property, which is private and separate from the house. The cottage can be rented with the house for a big get together. To view the cottage please see 769664.

More Details

Brian & Susan Hunter
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Brian & Susan Hunter

Living so close to Yosemite we wanted to share such a beautiful and peaceful place with others and so we purchase this charming cottage. We have traveled all over the US, Mexico and Europe and feel fortunate to call Mariposa our home.

Brian & Susan Hunter purchased this chateau / country house in 2015

Why Brian & Susan Hunter chose Mariposa

This is a perfect secluded location minutes from downtown Mariposa and short drive into Yosemite Park. This property also can be a destination vacation with all the amenities it offers.


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: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Double headed shower with a bench seat.
    2nd Guest Bathroom - toilet , jacuzzi
    3rd Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • All bathrooms provide plush towels
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Sitting Room/Liabrary - 1 sofa bed/futon
    Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , This large room has 4 poster bed, TV and a lounging area.
  • Each bedroom is appointed with a queen bed with luxurious 450 thread count linens. The sitting room/library has a comfortable couch that turns into a double bed. We offer 2 queen Aero Beds. From all rooms you can step out onto the 2nd story balcony with incredible views of the sierras.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
This vacation retreat provides relaxation in a quiet beautiful setting or for the more active, there is plenty of activities available from one on one on the basket ball court, cards or darts in the game room, to much more..


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Estate close to Yosemite, Beautiful Views, Hot Tub, Game Room, & So Much More!
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Brentwood CA

Beautiful vacation home!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a family to get away and enjoy themselves. The kids LOVED the pool and Susanne was very helpful with all of our needs throughout the trip. Thank you and we will be back next year!!

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice home, however we encountered issues.

  • 2 of 5

The home is very nice, has some great features and is very well stocked with extra linens, extra pillows and plenty of dishes and cooking utensils. The beds and pillows are very comfortable. There are lots of games for the kids and family to enjoy. However, we were troubled by several things.

The other guest home is just on the other side of the garage, not as private as we were expecting. There were no blinds or curtains on any first floor windows. The basketball court is not safe for children. It's on a hillside with no security fencing around it to prevent falls or the ball going down the hill, rendering it useless. The lattice on a partial side of the court is not adequate to prevent falls or losing the ball. There were bolts sticking up from the side walkway area off the kitchen which we stepped on or stubbed or feet on a couple occasions. The air filter in the house was filthy upon arrival and for our first five nights, sleeping was difficult due to AC not cooling the second floor rooms.

We had 3-4 unannounced visits during the week from the owners. No call or email. While contractually, it is within the owners' right to come over unannounced, I don't believe its appropriate when they had our contact information. A simple notification would have been the right and courteous thing to do.

The pool became very murky during the week. A large amount of chlorine was put in the pool, was tested the next day and still no chlorine was registering, showing the pool chemical levels must have been extremely low even before our arrival.

After our trip, we asked, via email, when the deposit would be returned and requested a small refund due to the issues we encountered. There was an email response to the deposit and deposit returned. The owners did not respond to my very small refund request.

Do not get me wrong, the house is very nice with nice amenities and we had a good time. We expected a private get away. With the other home so close, no downstairs window coverings and multiple unannounced visits, we did not feel we got that privacy. We have stayed in this area before at a another vacation home on three other occasions. We have never encountered issues with the other home. The other home we have rented is larger, more updated, more private, safer, prettier views, and is almost $1,000 cheaper for a week's stay. We decided to change it up this year for the basketball court and wrap around second floor deck. That was a mistake.

  • Review Submitted: 12/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Great place, quiet location, lots of space, nice deep fenced in pool, kids cried when we had to leave. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Yosemite Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I chose this property due to its proximity to Yosemite NP and it was a great choice! The home was exactly as advertised, clean, and well maintained. We comfortably slept 9 people for our 4 night stay, immensely enjoyed the heated pool, and loved the views of the Sierras. The drive to Yosemite was 40-45 minutes and downtown Mariposa was minutes away. We loved Happy Burger (huge ice cream cones) and the hideout saloon (very cool local bar). Susan was such an attentive host, stopped in to check on us, and was such a friendly resource for our trip. Would love to come back if our travels bring us back to CA with a large group.

  • Review Submitted: 17/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, amazing property. Everything you need in a house for your trip is here.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. We had everything we need to keep our selves entertained and busy with all the activity this house offers. It’s a perfect getaway home. Also, Susan is amazing. She took care of us like family.

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house and the owners are amazing! We will be staying here every year. There was more then enough room for my whole entire family. Many pull out beds which were extreamly comfortable are available on top of the rooms. We had three kids there during our stay who were not bored for a single second. Between the games, pool, and playing outside they were having a blast. I actually couldn't get my 2.5 year old son out of the pool! The garage bar stole my husband the whole trip. I think he was on there playing pool with music on the tv just about the whole time. Hot tubs were great and clean. We rented both the house and the cabin for our large family and the set up worked perfectly. Everything about this place makes me not want to leave. The owner Susan is very accommodating, great to work with, and answers very quickly. Overall an amazing experience!

  • Review Submitted: 31/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Mariposa Airport
Car: necessary

Zip Line Adventures 8 minutes from the house.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$243.86
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$338.7

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.