Exquisite Mountain Home - Pure Luxury, Hot Tub & Amazing Views
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Take a trip into Luxury with the woodsy tranquil surroundings of 'Bella Vista Mariposa', which means beautiful views of Mariposa and/or Butterflies. (We have both) This three story hacienda style home in the mountains of Mariposa on six and a half acres. Not far from Oakhurst or Mariposa, rests between both cities surrounded with beautiful flowers, fruit and nut trees to attract the hummingbirds and butterflies.
Enjoy a family BBQ on the balcony, if you get cool at night there are outdoor heaters for your comfort and a three person swing. A commercial kitchen will make cooking a breeze. The balcony can seat twelve outside or you can enjoy the beautiful Hills of Tuscany dining room. Tired after a day of hiking amidst the beauty of Yosemite National Park? Slip into the master bath spa tub and relax your muscles, we have aromatherapy oils and salts available. Master Bath has a beautiful glass block walk in shower lit by the skylights...perfect for two!
The rooms have high thread count sheets, feather beds and comforters for you to sink into. The home is furnished beautifully and will make your 'roughing it' in the mountains a wonderful experience that you will want to enjoy year after year.
ACTIVITIES: GOING SOUTH: Yosemite is 35 miles via HWY 41 which takes you through Oakhurst to the southern entrance of Yosemite where you will find the world famous Mariposa Grove GIANT SEQUOIAS, GLACIER POINT, BADGER PASS SKI AREA, where you can go Snowboarding, Cross-Country Skiing as well as Downhill Skiing. On your way to Yosemite National Park is BASS LAKE, which is one of our favorite spots,you can enjoy Fishing, Water Skiing, Jet Skiing and Wind Surfing. There are many sandy beaches and restaurants with incredible hi trails. We take our labs to the 'dog friendly areas', swim and then hit The Forks for a burger. (THE best burgers!) Don't miss the historic Sugar Pine Railroad too! There is so much to see. On your way back to the house you can stop at Von's or Raleys Grocery Stores in Oakhurst to pick up some goodies. We even have a quaint little theater in town. GOING NORTH from the home via HWY 140, the all weather highway, will take you through the Scenic Merced River Canyon and into the Yosemite Valley, via the Arch Rock entrance. You'll find Bridal Falls on this side of Yosemite and it is a beautiful place to hike and take in the scenery.
You can enjoy Rafting on the Merced River, Briceburg is 18 miles from the house.
Don't forget to check out our local Wineries in Mariposa. To make sure you don't miss a thing, we'll provide you with all the local information on the best spots to give you idea's on what's happening while you're here so you can plan your itinerary. Our job isou have an awesome vacation!
*1 hour from Fresno International Airport
*4 hours from Los Angeles
*2.5 hours from the Greater SF Bay Area/San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento and San Jose International Airports.
*20 minutes to Oakhurst
*20 minutes to Mariposa
Keywords: Yosemite vacation home, Romantic getaway, Yosemite Rental, Romantic weekend, mountain home, Yosemite, Mariposa, Oakhurst, Bass Lake, Merced River
- Chateau / Country House
- Vacation Rental
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 4-10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 3.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Wood Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
ReviewsWrite a review
Beautiful HouseGuest comment entered by owner
Everything was as described or better. The hot-tub, wi-fi, appliances, heater, everything worked perfectly. Would recommend this place without any reservations. By Vijay M from Sunnyvale on 4/17/2013 for a stay in 4/1/2013 *Review left by guest on another rental site*
- Guest Vijay M
- Date of stay 04/12/13
- Review Submitted 04/24/13
Exceptional property with exceptional ownersGuest comment entered by owner
Exceptional property with exceptional owners
Everything worked out perfectly. Firstly, Joy acosta is a very good communicator and answered all my questions and concerns prior to committing to her property. I enjoyed our conversations. The directions led us directly to the home. We followed the mileage prompts and directions provided. In the dark of night we arrived without any wrong turns from the Greater Sacramento area. The photos of the property are nice but it's still an awe-inspiring moment when you walk into this beautiful home. The house is well laid out, modern, clean and spacious. The two decks are huge; you have access to a nice propane grill, two propane space heaters, and comfortable furniture. It handles a large group of people well. The hot tub was ready when we got there and well utilized during our stay! In my research, getting a closer property to Yosemite was too cost prohibitive for our group. We just couldn't get the square footage, the decks, the modern layout, the spa and the Mountain View. We have found our Yosemite rental home. We will be back soon! Cheers! Jim *This review posted by guest on another rental site*
- Guest Jim - Greater Sacramento Area
- Date of stay 02/22/13
- Review Submitted 04/24/13
Perfect spot to get away from it allGuest comment entered by owner
Perfect spot to get away from it all
We had a really nice time at Bella Vista, the house was perfect for our diverse needs. My 2 year old loved seeing and feeding the chickens, and the dogs enjoyed being able to run outside. The views from all over the property are beautiful and the hot tub and deck were great to use. The bedrooms were comfortable, as was the living space. The kitchen is big and open, and it was supplied with all the basics (pots,pans, utensils, etc), and there were enough dishes that we didn't have to run the dishwasher after every meal. The best part is the location of the property. It is remote and beautiful, we saw a family of deer several times, and we had no cell phone reception, it was exactly the kind of getaway that we wanted. We drove to Yosemite for a day to play in the snow and it was an easy 45 min or so drive, but really nice getting back to the warm house. Overall a great experience. *Guest posted review on another rental site*
- Guest Levfamily
- Date of stay 12/01/12
- Review Submitted 04/24/13
We spent Presidents weekend here on a family vacation for my husbands Birthday. First thing, if you rent this home, make sure to read EVERY word of the LONG contract and every word of the rules prior to giving them any money or committing to this home. When you arrive to the house you will find that there is video surveillance at the front door. This system is wired to to the downstairs of the "3 story home" WHERE THE MANAGER LIVES. There is a one sentence disclosure in the contract about them living there, but as an avid VRBO renter, I never ever imagined that someone would actually be living in the home that we are renting. So you actually are not renting a 3 story home, you are renting a 2 story home, with people living below you in the third story; so if you like privacy, I do not recommend renting this home. They will explain that they use the camera for verification purposes, but the fact is that it is at the front door entrance stairs, and you also have to use these stairs to walk to and from the hot tub. So if you like privacy and/or dont want to be video taped wearing your bathing suit, make sure to cover up! The bottom story windows are actually taped off so that you cant really tell if they are home or not. It was very strange and made our stay very uncomfortable and made us feel like we were being watched at all times. The seclusion of the home would have been wonderful if we were not sharing it with this stranger that lived down below the house. We didnt even feel comfortable letting our children play outside. The outside of the home is not in "exquisite" shape, it is badly in need of a paint job and they have stored their junk furniture on the porches. I was extremely disappointed...we have never had a bad experience using VRBO before this.
- Guest Stephanie
- Date of stay 02/16/13
- Review Submitted 02/25/13
Owner response: After departure, the guest was notified that they would be charged for their unpaid guests, they sent their first complaint as follows: . . "Your home is quite the destination, and the majority of our trip and your home and beds and kitchen were incredible, but the other items did cloud the enjoyability of our trip much more than I would have hoped. ." -- AT 11:15 p.m., the owner went up to the home to check on it, discovered the disconnected camera and the guests were still in the home, so he left, allowing them to depart. Had this guest not disconnected the camera, they probably would have gotten away with arriving an hour early and failing to pay for undisclosed guests. The charges & taxes EXCEEDED the security deposit by three hundred dollars and rather than be thankful for not being charged the full amount, they left this review. As VRBO renters, I believe its reasonable to expect them to pay for their guests. The two poor reviews this home has received are from non-compliant guests. Both causing losses in excess of $500.00, thankfully this guest did no physical damage. The owners have gone to great lengths to make this an amazing destination and when present, the owners reside on the first floor; the windows have teak wood blinds and are not taped off, it is a very private setting for both the guests and the owners as they commute to work, thus gone most of the day. They enjoy their privacy as well when they arrive home, which makes this the ideal setting for guests who desire a high end home for a great price.
would not come back
would not come back
The good was the house was large and the the view great. The bad - dogs fenced outside on this property) that barked all night - hot tub with no instructions - fireplace starters for 2 nights when we booked for 3 - window blinds that fell down - outdoor heaters with no propane tanks - BBQ that heated to only 100 and propane low anyway - but it was the nasty attitude of the owner when we tried to tell her about the dogs that makes this place unfriendly above all else
- Guest David
- Date of stay 11/21/12
- Review Submitted 11/25/12
Owner response: This amazing home is set in the rural mountains of Mariposa. We try to keep our rates low by incorporating only that, which is necessary for the majority of guests. If guests wish to use Heaters/BBQ, the grill & tank(s) is provided for them to fill or they may request a filled tank at time of reservation. This guest failed to mention the damage they did to the home in this review, which had our team scrambling to sanitize the hot tub, repair and remove the damaged items so the home would be safe and clean for the next guest, they damaged the Thomasville Dining Room table, left large & small pieces of broken glass in the carpet, broke master bedroom blinds throwing them outside, feathers scattered, tore top layer of drywall w/paint off the wall in kitchen, which resulted with this guest being banned from all of our properties. Our team has a high standard, which begins with the ambiance and cleanliness experienced from the first step into any of our homes to their departure; thankfully, the arriving guest was understanding as the home was still being cleaned/restored upon their arrival. I believe the other 16 reviews reflect the standard condition of the home and the pleasant nature of our team.
"Peaceful luxury"Guest comment entered by owner
"We spent one terrific, unfortunately a little bit too short night in Bella Vista Mariposa. We enjoyed every minute of this lovely house in peaceful surroundings. Everything worked so well - unfortunately the house was fully booked so we could stay only one night." ***Review posted by guest on another online site ***
- Guest Eija
- Date of stay 09/01/11
- Review Submitted 09/02/11
Beautiful Views!Guest comment entered by owner
Our stay at Bella Vista Mariposa was a wonderful experience. After arriving in Sacramento 6 hrs late due to flight delays, re-routing and lost luggage, we finally arrived at the house around midnight. We were greeted with a fire burning in the fireplace...what a thoughtful gesture and it put a much needed smile on our faces. Waking up to the wonderful mountain views the next morning certainly refreshed all of us. Coming back to the house after long days of hiking in beautiful Yosemite gave us time to relax and enjoy time with our family...much better than being in a hotel. Thank you for sharing your home with us. *This review was submitted by guest on another rental site.
- Guest Cooky
- Date of stay 04/01/11
- Review Submitted 08/26/11
"A very special experience"Guest comment entered by owner
"A very special experience"
We arrived quite late in the afternoon and we found the house to be warm and comfortable and exactly as described. We spent 2 nights here and although we were just two couples, we rate this as great value. Compared to other accommodation options outside of Yosemite Park, this is the best that we have experienced. If you are looking for a tastefully appointed, clean and extremely private hideaway, look no further than this treasure. *This review was submitted by guest on another rental site.
- Guest Four Happy Seniors
- Date of stay 02/06/11
- Review Submitted 08/26/11
Fantastic Stay at Bella Vista MariposaGuest comment entered by owner
Fantastic Stay at Bella Vista Mariposa
It was my parent's first visit to Yosemite National Park and we wanted to stay in within an hour's drive of the park so I came across this house rental. While we only stayed for a night, we had an absolutely fantastic time and wish we could of stayed longer! The house was clean, large and Joy and her husband (the property owners) were helpful and responsive throughout the reservation process as well as our stay. I would love to return here with a larger group and for a longer stay in more thoroughly enjoy the place! What I would look forward to the most would be waking up early to sit on the large front porch- gorgeous, quiet views of wonderful space! :) *This review posted on another rental site by guest.
- Guest magda
- Date of stay 08/07/11
- Review Submitted 08/26/11
RelaxingGuest comment entered by owner
Very nice home, Enjoyed the Peace and Quite. (but disliked the drive to grocery store) The acosta's are very nice people and went out of thier way to help us. & to make sure we were comfortable. Once my children and grandchildren got use to no phone service & texting. (a couple of hrs) they enjoyed playing games or watching videos. and getting reaquinted w/thier cousins. *Did not wish to sign up with HomeAway to leave a review. Review taken from another site.
- Guest Cathy's Clan
- Date of stay 07/01/11
- Review Submitted 08/26/11
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2 night min stay
Apr 1 - Sep 29
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
All guests must be registered prior to arrival.
No early check in or late check out.
Visa, Mastercard, Discover
Additional Fees and Taxes:
RATES INCLUDE UP TO FOUR (4) GUESTS
Refundable Reservation/Security Deposit: $250.00
Nightly Rates: Additional guest: $20.00,
Children >12: $10.00, Pet Fee: $25.00.
Cleaning Fee: $90.00
Propane Tank (Fill) Fee: $20.00
Processing Fee: $20.00
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: We have worked in the hospitality industry for over ten years. Owned and operated a successful Mexican Restaurant for four years and Belle's Candies and Fine Chocolates for three years. Now as Bella Vista Mariposa, we manage several properties.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
This is a beautiful white three story hacienda style home that rests on one of the mountains of Mariposa, it has spectacular views that one can enjoy from the main floor and Master Bedroom Suite, it has been beautifully furnished with Thomasville Furniture, Tiffany lighting throughout the home. The commercial kitchen is a pleasure to create fabulous foods and fun treats for the family. I love to sit on the swing with my cup of coffee watching the sunrise and taking in nature and the view. May and June are my favorite months in that the butterflies are out and about enjoying the sunshine and our many flowers. I can't fail to mention the cherry tree that has been grafted with three different varieties as well as apricot, peach, nectarine, apples, grapes, blackberries and raspberries. We've taken great steps to make the beds, rooms and bathrooms peaceful and comfortable so that our guests can come unwind and relax. One of my hobbies is collecting movies so we have a collection of over 400 hundred DVD's of the most current movies. Board games, books and iHome's in everyroom so you can charge your iPhone or iPod. Don't worry if you forget something,we have all the toiletries available as well as aromatherapy oils and salts for your spa tub experience. Come and enjoy relaxation at its best; we are here to see that your vacation is an amazing experience.
- Primary: (951) 663-4171 (California, USA)
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