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The Midpines House - Yosemite's Favorite Base Camp *Hot Tub*

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

About the property

Modern house close to Yosemite, sleeps up to 10

Yosemite’s Favorite Basecamp meets the needs of almost all travelers. Couples will enjoy the privacy of the entire property to themselves when they rent the Midpines House. Larger groups (up to 10 people) are able to spread out while still enjoying each other's company. This place is very private and very special.

The House is newly remodeled and very comfortably.

Master bedroom has queen sized bed, a loveseat, and comes stocked with high thread count sheets and goose down duvet. The attached bathroom has granite countertops, a 'tall-person' shower and thick fluffy towels.

The Guest bedroom also has a queen sized bed and a nice view of the night sky and surrounding mountains.

The livingroom has a fold out couch and separate futon style beds.

There is a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops, completely stocked with modern cooking and baking tools.

The spacious, open living & dining room has plenty of seating, a 42' Flat Screen TV, and a wood-burning stove.

The Hot Tub is surrounded by a large wrap-around redwood deck. The back Patio has a 6 person dining table, a Gas BBQ, a Fire bowl and plenty of additional seating.

The "Bungalow" is a detached game room. We added it to allow larger groups to spread out. Adults enjoy having a place for their children to watch TV or play games while they enjoy the back patio. The Bungalow gameroom is separate from the house (about 300 ft away) and offers the same amenities as the house minus the full kitchen. The Bungalow has a very large living room area attached to the bar area. The bar has a mini fridge, a sink, and seating for six at a unique wood slab bar top. Above the bar is a small TV. In the living room, enjoy a large flat screen TV, leather couch, a Foosball table, and a remote controlled gas fireplace. There is a nice patio outside the Bungalow and a covered porch to enjoy even in the winter.

A short drive through the gorgeous Merced River canyon brings you to Yosemite National Park. Ample free parking on site. Back yard patio has hammocks in the summer, fire pit in the winter - the perfect place to gaze at the stars. The House and Bungalow are tastefully decorated with National Park themed photographs and paintings, many by local artists. Everything about the Midpines House and Bungalow are new and fresh.

Owners Ansley and Kelly have spent the past 5 years remodeling the property to be the perfect vacation rental for your family and friends

Please look though our pictures and call us when you decide to vacation in style!

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More Details

Owner
Ansley Singer
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
80%
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

About Ansley Singer

Ansley & Kelly Singer

We have lived and worked in Yosemite National Park our whole lives. Please enjoy our home on your next trip to the Sierras.

Ansley Singer purchased this house in 2007

Why Ansley Singer chose Yosemite Area

We originally bought the Midpines House to live in full time. It's location made getting to and from Yosemite very easy and we enjoyed owning our own property (working for the Park Service, we had been living in government housing).

Midpines, which is between Yosemite and Mariposa, has great oak and pine trees, stays cooler than the lower elevations nearby, and provides great access to one of the best rivers in the state - the Merced River.

After a successful summer of renting the Midpines House we converted 740 square feet of our detached garage into the Midpines Bungalow (a large gameroom). We hope that this additional space will allow more people to enjoy our home, and accommodate families traveling together or larger groups.

What makes this house unique

Surrounded by 5 acres of amazing property, the Midpines House and Bungalow gives you room to spread out.

We love sitting on the decks, admiring the views of the mountains.

The open feel of the house, having friends over, cooking a great meal in the kitchen, and relaxing by the fire are some of my favorite times in this home.

Great memories are made sitting under the stars, taking a soak in the unique cedar jetted hot tub, and sunbathing on the master bedroom deck.

People of all ages love this home, it will be compfortable for your family as you explore all that Yosemite has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have to admit that I am very sad we are leaving tomorrow! Three nights is simply not enough to enjoy Yosemite and this perfect retreat! Thank you for renting this place out, we had an amazing time and will be back, next time for a week!
May 2013
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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Evaporative Cooling
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • mobile phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • water cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , Near the Laundry Room
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Access through the Master Bedroom
    Bungalow Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , French doors lead to the hot tub, attached bathroom.
    Guest Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Mountain Views
    Living Room - 2 sofa bed/futon , Sofa Sleeper - Queen Sized and Full sized Futon.
    Livingroom Futon - 1 sofa bed/futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Patio, Hot Tub, Evaporative Cooler, Gas Wall Heater, Smart 46' TV (Flat Screen), XBox 360, Verizon Cell Phone Coverage, Ample Secure Parking, Gated Paved Driveway, Close to YARTS bus stop, Close to Yosemite's 'All Year Highway', Modern Decor, All Rooms Remodeled, Movies, Video Games, Outdoor Dining, Landscaped, Ceiling Fans, Stainless Steel Appliances, Quartz Countertops, Coffee Maker and Grinder, Hammocks, Fire Pit, Shade Trees, Covered Front Porch.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveller reviews)

The Midpines House - Yosemite's Favorite Base Camp *Hot Tub*
average rating of 4.948718 based on 49 reviews
5

Relaxing and inviting

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Midpines house several times and we love it more and more each time. The house and the bungalow are well maintained and we appreciate the cozy and modern decor. Ansley has always been accommodating and easy to communicate with. We will be back, often!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay and explore Yosemite

  • 4 of 5

I have stayed near Mariposa in the past and the location of this house, in Midpines, works great for a group that wants to explore Yosemite. We were unlucky with the weather but the house is big and comfortable to stay in in a rainy day. I find it bigger than what it looks like in the pictures, and it is a great place to relax after a long day hiking and driving through the park (thanks hot tub!). I hope to be back. Cleaning fee is a bit steep considering the check-out due list.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Midpines House for the long Thanksgiving weekend. We spent our days exploring Yosemite (about a 30 minute drive) followed by a wonderful soak in the hot tub. We stayed cozy warm inside with the wood burning stove and were very pleased with the kitchen amenities (since we were cooking a full turkey dinner). The house had some great outdoor features - patio, grill, etc. that we did not take advantage of, but were thoughtfully provided. We would definitely recommend the Midpines House for any season!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing. We will definitely be back.

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best places we have ever rented for our vacation.

Everything is as described in the property details. It is very well equipped, clean and the location is brilliant. It is quiet and well away from the neighbouring dwellings. You have the total sense of being alone in the woods.

For getting to Yosemite it couldn't be any easier. On to the main road less than a quarter of a mile away, turn left and drive for around 30 mins depending on how many times you may stop to take in the amazing scenery on the route in.

The hot tub was used daily, and is a perfect place to observe the very clear skies at night. The Milky Way is perfectly clear, and you can watch satellites and see shooting stars all the time. We were lucky enough to catch a meteor which was an amazing sight as it re-entered the atmosphere.

There's plenty of wildlife to be seen too. We had deer and multiple bird species, including woodpeckers, in the grounds during our stay.

We wished we'd used the annex/games room more but there is just so much to do in the area and Yosemite there just wasn't enough time.

Mariposa is a great little town. Reviews elsewhere say that the Pioneer Market is expensive due to being the only place within 30 miles, but we found this not that true, maybe a dollar more than you would pay for a slab of beer for instance. The meat selection is great though, and perfect for the grill back at the lodge.

So, if you love the outdoors and are visiting Yosemite, but also love looking at the night skies or wildlife, then this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A beautiful home-from-home

  • 5 of 5

We loved The Midpines House. The owners had thought of every detail to ensure that we had a carefree and relaxing stay. The location and grounds are beautiful and the décor and design of the house is perfect. The whole process from booking to check-out went really smoothly and they provided some really helpful information. The hot tub, after a long day, was fabulous - we wish we had had more time to use that facility. Being so close to the lovely town of Mariposa, as well as an easy drive into Yosemite, was such a bonus as well.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at The Midpines house for the 3rd time and I can definitely say we'll be back. We love the privacy, the house is clean and well stocked...the layout is also perfect! Our dogs enjoy the acreage behind the house and the hot tub is fabulous. This time we added the bungalow which gave us more room to spread out and we loved the big screen/stereo for Olympic game watching 😃򐰮

Thank you Ansley & Kelly for sharing your fabulous home!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
77 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
The Alley & The Hideout
Nearest Golf
27 Miles
River Creek Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 140 - Yosemite's All Year Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Yosemite Bug Rustic Moutnain Resort
Nearest Ski
44 Miles
Badger Pass Ski Area, Yosemite
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Merced River Beaches
Car: necessary

Yosemite National Park, Wild and Senic Merced River, Ziplines, White Water Rafting, Dirtbiking, Horseback Riding, Gold Panning, Fly Fishing, Hiking, Photography, Wildflower Hikes.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Midpines, California

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$301
A$1,806
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$301
A$1,806
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$262
A$1,309
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$33 + Tax
Cleaning A$105 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

****Guests wishing to use the Gameroom "Bungalow" in addition to the House.*****
****Additional $60 Cleaning Fee required, payable at time of stay****

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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