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Rock steps and terraced gardens greet you on the path from the parking lot.

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Last updated: 05/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This newly constructed custom home is just 45 minutes from Yosemite and 1 mile from the historic gold rush town of Mariposa.
Upscale, comfortable and clean, the Oak Meadows House will accommodate 6 people in bedrooms, 2 in the sleeping loft and 2 more in the TV room for up to 10 people total.
It has an easy living, open floor plan with plenty of space to visit, enjoy meals together, or just rest up from the day's adventures.
Historical downtown Mariposa is 1 mile away. Visit the California State mineral museum, or the State's oldest operating courthouse. There are ample shopping opportunities, a variety of restaurants and many excellent antique stores and boutiques.
Public transportation (YARTS) from Mariposa is a convenient, stress-free way to travel to Yosemite. Bus fare includes admission into the park.

The Oak Meadows House is designed from top to bottom as a 'green' building.
It has a passive solar design that was built into the hillside complete with radiant floor heating. The electricity is produced by photo-voltaic panels and the grey water is distributed to the landscape.
There is a convenient recycling center in the kitchen, and the kitchen green waste are composted to improve the garden's soil health.
Recycled redwood was used to create shade trellises to mellow the summer sun on the east side of the house.

This year's improvements:
New memory foam mattresses in all the bedrooms! (one king and two queen beds).
There is now a culinary herb garden for our guests to add fresh flavor to their meals, and an organic vegetable garden to browse. (No promises, seasonally dependent)

We are intent on creating a peaceful, relaxing and healthy space for you to enjoy after visiting the wonders of Yosemite National Park.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2180 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be a minimum of 25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children under 5 years of age stay free!...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking is allowed outdoors in designated areas only...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Vehicle access to the front door, single story home, 28' width access to toilet and shower....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Small collection of interesting books....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blu-ray player with a small video collection. Video rental available in town....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Sonos wireless internet radio system...moreless

  • Television:

    46' HDTV in den Cable Blu-ray player HDMI connection for connection with your streaming device....moreless

  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New large capacity...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heating! Fireplace for ambiance and the joy of having a fire....moreless

  • Internet:

    DSL connection with WiFi...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Off street parking for three vehicles...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New large capacity front loading...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Table setting for 12 people...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully Equipped with pots and pans, baking and cooking tools, Crock-pot, Toaster, Coffee Grinder, Electric Coffeemaker, mixer, blender. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Under the counter microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    Double oven...moreless

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful garden of native plants....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day 2015
May 22 - May 25, 2015
3 night min stay
$325

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Independence Day 2015
Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2015
3 night min stay
$325

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$325

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

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

Notes:

Our rates are based on 4 guests. Each additional guest is $25.00 per night at time of booking.

Pets are considered and if approved will be charged a Pet Fee of $25.00 per pet/night. There is a two pet limit. The Refundable Damage Deposit is $500.00. The cleaning fee for guests with pets will be $150.00. We ask that pet owners provide all supplies for their pets including bedding/food dishes.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fresno - Yosemite Airport
37 Miles
Nearest Train
Merced

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: My Name is Al Palisca. My son, brothers and I developed this land and built this house. It is my home. I moved to California from Pennsylvania in 1978 to explore and enjoy Yosemite National Park. I worked for the National Park Service in Yosemite for 27 years, married and raised two children here and just love it! I currently live in Prague, Czech Republic for 6-months of the year, and am making my home available to travelers to the Yosemite area while I am away.

Why the Owner Chose Mariposa:
Mariposa is a wonderful place to live, work and play. The weather is fantastic and there are many outdoor activities close at hand. The slower, rural nature of Mariposa County is appealing in a wholesome and fulfilling way. Come and unwind, relax and feel the peacefulness of the rural lifestyle while you explore Yosemite and the surrounding area. My brother Mike is the on-site property manager, greeter and maintenance person for the Oak Meadows House. He lives in a separate studio apartment on the land with his two friendly dogs. His presence provides exceptional security, and a knowledgeable local person to help with whatever you might need during your stay, be it driving directions, maintenance needs, or recommendations on what to see or where to dine.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This plans for this house was originally designed by David Arkin and Anni Tilt as a 4 bedroom Straw Bale house. The original house was constructed in Mill Valley, California in 2000 as a straw-bale house and was named 'Natural Habitat'. I modified the plans to allow the house to be built into the hillside here in Mariposa. The Straw Bale walls were replaced with insulated concrete walls that could withstand burial in the earth. The following description of the house is from the Healthy Home Plans website. 'Natural Habitat is featured in the book, 'The New Strawbale Home', received the Western Home Award from Sunset magazine, and was also featured in 'Real Simple Magazine'. This stunning and inspirational family home does not isolate its residents from one another or from the surrounding environment. The architects, David Arkin & Anni Tilt, a husband and wife team, conceived of and designed this home to give the residents a sense of being at home in nature. This four-bedroom home is a showcase of environmental innovations, beginning with its modest size. The smaller claim on resources of all kinds, is where building green really begins. At 1,860 square feet, it is 470 square feet smaller than the average new American house, yet it feels open and unconfined and more than big enough for a family of five. The kitchen, living and dining areas share one generous space with differing ceiling heights, from an intimate 8 feet to a lofty 16 feet, to define each area. While compact, the floor plan still includes a variety of intimate spaces - a separate entryway, a laundry room, and a window covered office alcove behind the kitchen - providing private places to retreat to.' This house is simply a joy to live in with beautiful and abundant natural light filling the living space. The surrounding land is peaceful and private, yet only 1 mile from the town of Mariposa, where you will find everything you need for your stay


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  • Rock steps and terraced gardens greet you on the path from the parking lot.

    Rock steps and terraced gardens greet you on the path from the parking lot.

  • A queen sized memory foam bed provides for a restful sleep in the master bedroom

    A queen sized memory foam bed provides for a restful sleep in the master bedroom

  • This washroom granite counter vanity adjoins the master bedroom.

    This washroom granite counter vanity adjoins the master bedroom.

  • Put your worries to rest and dream peacefully in the full sized bed in bedroom 2

    Put your worries to rest and dream peacefully in the full sized bed in bedroom 2

  • The loft provides great views  and a comfortable queen sized futon.

    The loft provides great views and a comfortable queen sized futon.

  • A full sized house bathroom with a separate toilet room.

    A full sized house bathroom with a separate toilet room.

  • The warmth of a fire and a comfortable chair is one of life's simple pleasures.

    The warmth of a fire and a comfortable chair is one of life's simple pleasures.

  • The Delonghi stove with two ovens and five burners is a chef's delight.

    The Delonghi stove with two ovens and five burners is a chef's delight.

  • Prepare your favorite foods with all the tools you need in this modern kitchen.

    Prepare your favorite foods with all the tools you need in this modern kitchen.

  • Two couches and plenty of space allows for a variety of uses of the living room.

    Two couches and plenty of space allows for a variety of uses of the living room.

  • Outside living with rock work, gardens and shade arbors. Bring on the good life!

    Outside living with rock work, gardens and shade arbors. Bring on the good life!

  • The changing light brings constant change to the feel of the Oak Meadows House.

    The changing light brings constant change to the feel of the Oak Meadows House.

  • French doors connect the inside of the home with the outside environment.

    French doors connect the inside of the home with the outside environment.

  • Simplicity and comfort await you.

    Simplicity and comfort await you.

  • The oversized whirlpool bath will relax and soothe you after your adventures.

    The oversized whirlpool bath will relax and soothe you after your adventures.

  • Read, relax, and sleep in comfort  on the third bedroom's memory foam mattress.

    Read, relax, and sleep in comfort on the third bedroom's memory foam mattress.

  • You are above it all in the loft with terrific outside views also!

    You are above it all in the loft with terrific outside views also!

  • Dining table can expand to accommodate up to ten people.

    Dining table can expand to accommodate up to ten people.

  • Tucked under the spacious granite countertops is the microwave oven.

    Tucked under the spacious granite countertops is the microwave oven.

  • The breakfast bar allows the cooks to be fully included in the conversations.

    The breakfast bar allows the cooks to be fully included in the conversations.

  • The spacious kitchen is connected with all the activities in the house.

    The spacious kitchen is connected with all the activities in the house.

  • Open living and dining keeps everyone connected and involved.

    Open living and dining keeps everyone connected and involved.

  • The outdoor fireplace (winters only) chases the chills away.

    The outdoor fireplace (winters only) chases the chills away.

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