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Unique Custom Home Close to Yosemite - 2 Night Minimum

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

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Last updated: 08/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Mariposa house description

This newly constructed custom home is just 45 minutes from Yosemite and 1 mile from the historic gold rush town of Mariposa.
Comfortable and clean, my house will accommodate 6 people in bedrooms and 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.

This is my home.
With the help of family and friends, I cleared the land and built the house. I have lived in it for the last three years while finishing up the landscaping.
I am visiting friends and relations in Europe this summer and fall, and am making my home available to travelers to the Yosemite area while I am traveling.
The house has been gone over from top to bottom to ensure your stay is pleasurable and trouble free.
New, high quality linens, towels and tableware await your arrival.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2180 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

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

          • Smoking Allowed:

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

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

          • Pets Considered
          • Children Welcome

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

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Table setting for 12 people...moreless

          • Stove:

            Five burner stove...moreless

          • Oven:

            Double oven...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            10...moreless

          • Dining
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 10 people

          Amenities

          • Heating:

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

          • Parking:

            Off street parking for three vehicles...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            New large capacity front loading...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            New large capacity...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Hair Dryer
          • Fireplace
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player:

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

          • Stereo:

            Sonos wireless internet radio system...moreless

          Communications

              Outdoor Features

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Golf
                  • Rafting
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Hiking
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Hunting
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Library
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Museums
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Rock Climbing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 26 - Dec 3, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $300

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

                  Christmas/New Year
                  Dec 20 - Jan 1, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $300

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

                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $250 $275
                  Fri, Sat, Sun

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


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
                  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • 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 night. The Refundable Damage Deposit of $250.00 will be increased to $500.00.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 08/21/2014
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                  Location

                  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 here 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!

                  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 older brother Mike has agreed to be the caretaker, greeter and maintenance person and stays in the studio apartment behind the adjacent garage/shop. Mike is also available to help with whatever you might need during your stay, be it driving directions, 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. it was constructed in Mill Valley, California in 2000 and was named 'Natural Habitat'. I purchased and 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 and the size increased slightly. The following description of the house is from the Healthy Home Plans website. 'Natural Habitat is featured in the newly released book, 'The New Strawbale Home', received the Western Home Award from Sunset magazine, and was featured in Real Simple Magazine. This stunning and inspirational strawbale 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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                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • 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.

                  VRBO #474019

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

                  $250 - $300 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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