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New Straw Bale Home with Views of the Yosemite High Sierra!

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Last updated: 10/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mariposa house description

California has cowboys, beaches and surfing, skiing, hiking and shopping all rolled into one beautiful state. Seeing Yosemite when you vacation in California is a must. For this vacation, expand your mind and enjoy a true California experience by staying in a straw bale home. Unlike those of big bad wolf fame, modern straw bale homes are warm and comfortable. They provide a unique place to rest your soul (and feet) after a day of discovering Yosemite.

Our newly constructed Yosemite Straw Bale vacation home is a wonder. While the straw bales provide incredible R-50 insulation, we are using passive solar heating for preheating our radiant floor heating system with an instantaneous hot water heater as a backup system. Our photovoltaic grid panels are naturally creating clean energy from the sun. We tested these techniques on our own home and perfected them in this vacation rental for your enjoyment. Made to feel like your private second home, design touches include a social kitchen with a granite slab bar height counter, finished dyed concrete floors, and cozy radiant floor heating. Sitting hilltop at 3000 feet elevation (914m), the house includes a private deck perfect for relaxing and enjoying the views. We are also honored to share with you, eight fine art prints by renowned Sierra photographer Howard Weamer.

The gates of Yosemite are a mere 35 minutes away* on a drive that follows the wild and scenic Merced River. (*Your drive may take longer as you stop to put your feet in the river or photograph the wildflowers along the way.)

Check out our profile below, and look at the calendar for booking availability. Call or email to hear more and make arrangements. We look forward to hearing from you.

Keywords: Straw Bale, Home, Yosemite, Yosemite Area, Mariposa , Midpines, Hilltop

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age of 25 years...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Queen size Beds (2) Each bedroom has a queen bed with private bath., Twin Beds (2) Both twin beds are located in the living room. The top one is an XL Memory foam mattress and serves as a comfortable place for naps during the day in a beautiful daybed bay window seat. Below the window seat is a second trundle twin bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Excellent Verizon coverage and ATT coverage is acceptable.

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Book sharing library. Take one and leave one for others to enjoy. ...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain
                  • Mountain View:

                    View toward the Merced River Canyon....moreless

                  • Rural

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Whitewater Rafting

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Radiant Floor heating...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Wifi...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Beautiful granite counter tops with bar seating @ kitchen....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Basics:Canola oil, salt, pepper, sugar, tea, mayo, mustard, ketchup, a few spices, napkins,etc....moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Barbecue
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio
                  • Wood Deck

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Fall-Winter Rates
                      Oct 1 - Dec 18, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $175

                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                      Winter Holiday Rates
                      Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $210
                      $1,400

                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                      Winter Rates
                      Jan 4 - Feb 13, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $175

                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                      Presidents Weekend
                      Feb 14 - Feb 15, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $210

                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                      Winter-Spring Rates
                      Feb 16 - Mar 31, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $175

                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $210

                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                      • Tax Rate 11%

                      Notes:

                      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 $20/night (6 guests maximum)

                      CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations that are made more than thirty (30) days prior to the arrival date will receive 50% of rental in return. Cancellations or changes that result after the 30-day date will receiv


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 10/21/2014
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                      Location

                      189 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      San Francsisco (sfo)
                      9 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Briceburg

                      Other Activities: kayaking, climbing, horseshoes, boating, wildlife viewing, wine tasting, health/beauty spa, shopping,

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2010

                      About the owner: Kathleen and Alex moved to Midpines sixteen years ago to enjoy the natural beauty of the area and spend as much time in Yosemite as possible. Kathleen is an Architectural Designer and specializes in Straw Bale Home design. She is also very busy raising twin boys. Alex is a trained Engineer and teaches mathematics at the local public school.

                      Why the Owner Chose Mariposa:
                      We chose to build a vacation rental on our thirteen acre hill top to allow family, friends and vacationers the opportunity to enjoy Yosemite and its surroundings.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Our hilltop is incredible for enjoying sunsets, sunrises, star gazing, wild flowers and bird watching all from the comfort of your private deck.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, german

                       

                      Photos

                      • Dine with a fabulous sunset.

                        Dine with a fabulous sunset.

                      • The granite bar is a perfect place to relax and visit.

                        The granite bar is a perfect place to relax and visit.

                      • Well stocked kitchen with granite counter tops.

                        Well stocked kitchen with granite counter tops.

                      • Granite counter tops in both bathrooms

                        Granite counter tops in both bathrooms

                      • The Western Suite with private bathroom has great sunsets.

                        The Western Suite with private bathroom has great sunsets.

                      • Living room with Flat Screen hidden hidden in custom designed cabinet

                        Living room with Flat Screen hidden hidden in custom designed cabinet

                      • Washer/Dryer with detergent for your laundry needs

                        Washer/Dryer with detergent for your laundry needs

                      • Get ready for a BBQ and a game of horseshoes.

                        Get ready for a BBQ and a game of horseshoes.

                      • Howard Weamer, Stormlight  over Half Dome, Yosemite.

                        Howard Weamer, Stormlight over Half Dome, Yosemite.

                      • Howard Weamer, Cathedral Peak, Yosemite.

                        Howard Weamer, Cathedral Peak, Yosemite.

                      • Beautiful views whilst dining, reading or relaxing

                        Beautiful views whilst dining, reading or relaxing

                      • Sunset view towards Yosemite. The sunrise is even more fabulous.

                        Sunset view towards Yosemite. The sunrise is even more fabulous.

                      • Eastern Suite with private bath

                        Eastern Suite with private bath

                      • Eastern Suite with Craftsman Style

                        Eastern Suite with Craftsman Style

                      • Custom tiled showers in both bathrooms

                        Custom tiled showers in both bathrooms

                      • Have a nap in the bay window seat/daybed.

                        Have a nap in the bay window seat/daybed.

                      • Trundle Bed below TwinXL Memory Foam Day Bed

                        Trundle Bed below TwinXL Memory Foam Day Bed

                      • Front entry

                        Front entry

                      • Or just relax with a nice drink and watch others play horseshoe and barbecue

                        Or just relax with a nice drink and watch others play horseshoe and barbecue

                      • Howard Weamer.      Poppies,  Merced River Canyon. Down the road along the river

                        Howard Weamer. Poppies, Merced River Canyon. Down the road along the river

                      • Howard Weamer, Bridalveil Falls

                        Howard Weamer, Bridalveil Falls

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

                      $175 - $210 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 10/21/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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                      Member since: 2007
                      Speaks: english, german
                      • Calendar last updated 10/21/2014
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