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The Vineyard House ~ Gorgeous Secluded Home, Family Fun - Spa, Playground, View!

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
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Mariposa house description

Vineyard View, providing Luxury, family-friendly Yosemite area Lodging since 2005

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See our other MARIPOSA LISTING ~ SierraScape, an Incredible Creekside Cabin - Totally Romantic and Secluded, VRBO ID 45877!

Last-minute discounts ARE available, take 10% off your base nightly rate within two days of arrival.

'A Mellow Mixture of Comfort and Class, LOVED it!'

Peacefully posed on a beautiful bluff, this stunning home is set in the center of eight private acres and is ideally located just outside the town of Mariposa, very near Yosemite National Park. This central location makes for EASY access into the two most popular entrances to Yosemite, both just a short and scenic drive from the house. Convenient, clean and comfortable, this is simply an ideal place for a vacation.

THE LIVING, KITCHEN, AND DINING AREAS…

The living room here is long and spacious and includes a sofa, love seat and armchair as well as children’s furniture and more. This ensemble surrounds the stone fireplace and behind it is the Piano.

In the corner of the room you’ll find the entertainment center with a TV, complete with satellite service & extensive channels to choose from. There's a DVD/VCR player, stereo system w/iPod port, puzzles, board games, a bookcase full of interesting books and novels as well as a varied selection of movies.

At the opposite end of this room is the front entry and casual seating at the counter where you’ll find the computer center and phone. Beyond this area is the big, open kitchen with all new appliances, gas stove, refrigerator w/ice maker, dishwasher, extensive cooking utensils and new tile counter tops. Across this room is the delightful dining area that comfortably seats up to six, the open floor plan here allows for comfortable, uncrowded companionship and the views from this room are amazing.

Vineyard View is one of the few that is obligingly set up for the kids. We make a real effort here to cater to families traveling with children and offer the use many baby/child items. The fenced yard, playground & swing are an uncommon find in a vacation rental home.

THE BEDROOMS AND BATHS…

The large, Master Suite is located in the back of the house and has an Eastern King bed, a vanity/sink, private sitting area and large windows overlooking the magnificent views of the grounds and beyond.

The second bedroom is also at the back of the house, opposite the Master bedroom and has a King bed, reading area and large windows with beautiful views. These two rooms share the big, luxurious hall bath that is all new, complete with a claw foot tub below a picture window, a corner shower and mosaic tile floor. Conveniently, this bathroom sits between the bedrooms (so no shared wall between them) and is accessible from the hallway so no traipsing though someone’s bedroom to get there.

In addition, there is a Queen-size Wall Bed in the living room (standard Sealy mattress, very comfortable); guests staying here have a door between this room and the hallway that offers total privacy from the other two bedrooms when closed. There is also a quaintly done bedroom in the large utility room where guests using the Wall-Bed can enjoy a private place for their personal belongings as well as their own full bath and a single bed for quiet afternoon naps.

AND OUTSIDE…

You’ll find yourself in a magical place that will take your breath away. The area surrounding the home is flat, open and dotted with giant Oaks, Cedars and Pines, and the View, …well,… it’s incredible. Just 30 feet from the back of the house are a bench and garden swing to sit in while you enjoy the vast panorama of the valley, vineyard and beyond.

Right out the back door is the small, fenced yard, to one side is the children’s playground and to the other is the redwood table, great for outdoor dining. The firepit is next to this table.

Pass through the garden gate on out to the lanai, this is where you’ll find the spa as well as yet another table and chair combination. Full-size, well-kept and in one of the most incredible locations you’ll ever find, this hot tub is an amazing treat, the night sky is completely unobstructed and the stars from here are insane. Distant city lights twinkle and the quiet is remarkable, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven and will never want to get out. ;-)

The LOCATION:

Why stay in Mariposa as opposed to 'IN' the park?? Check the LOCATION 'in Yosemite'! Fish Camp and Wawona require nearly the same travel time to Yosemite Valley as does Mariposa but Hwy 140 from Mariposa allows for faster travel year-round (it's 25-35 mph. 'inside' Yosemite, not so on Hwy 140), and FAR safer travel in the winter months (this Hwy being the ONLY 'All-Weather' highway, remaining open during all four seasons). PRIVACY is another reason, 'in Yosemite' also tends to mean 'in a development', check on NEIGHBOR PROXIMITY, expected NOISE levels and PARKING access, our Mariposa places are all PRIVATE, secluded, QUIET and have plenty of convenient parking. ACCESS TO TOWN, make sure you won't be wanting the convenience of being five to ten minutes from all that our quaint, historic town has to offer if you do decide to stay 'inside Yosemite', and be prepared to plan accordingly... access to town from Vineyard View is a snap! And finally, COST... We simply offer more, for less ;-).

**4 hours from Los Angeles
**2.5 hours from the Greater SF Bay Area/San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento and San Jose International Airports.
** 1 hour from Fresno International Airport
**35 minutes from Yosemite National Park (via Hwy 140, and the drive is magnificent)
**50 minutes to YOSEMITE VALLEY via the ARCH ROCK ENTRANCE, Hwy, 140
**1.25 hours to Badger Pass Ski Resort
**55 minutes from YOSEMITE'S south (Hwy 41) entrance, (GLACIER POINT, Wawona, GIANT SEQUOIAS etc.)
**10 minutes to town (Mariposa), 25 min. to Oakhurst, 35 min to Bass Lake

Just 8 miles from the town of Mariposa, Vineyard View is conveniently (and quietly!) located off Highway 140, the beautiful “all weather highway” to Yosemite which winds through the scenic Merced River Canyon. While staying here you’re able to avoid both the crowds, and the traffic and yet Yosemite National Park is just 29 miles away.

Located at 2900 ft in elevation, it's sure to get an occasional, yet manageable amount of snow without causing difficult access or travel.

The Merced River Recreation Area at Briceburg is just 11 miles away and has small, sandy beaches just perfect for picnics, wading, and summertime swimming. The river is also great for fishing, hiking,and for the even more adventurous, white-water rafting and kayaking.

You can easily enjoy Yosemite's south entrance from here too which is up Hwy. 41, outside of Oakhurst. Traveling that direction you’ll see things such as the world famous Mariposa Grove’s Giant Sequoias, Goat Meadow Winter Sports Area where you can let the kids play and sled in the snow, beautiful Bass Lake with it's water sports, beaches and restaurants and the historic Sugar Pine Railroad adventure, just to name a few.

To secure a reservation please CALL US. Reservations with us are taken over the telephone, and we tend to book up well in advance so availability is continually changing. The availability calendar is updated immediately following every confirmed booking but can be as much as 24 hours off, based on pending reservations. In addition, we operate STRICTLY on a first-paid basis so if you're keen on any particular time, it's safest, by far to just call. We accept, Visa, Master Card, Discover and (on balances only) PayPal however a 7.5% surcharge will be applied to all reservations paid for through VRBO's ReservationManager. Hope to hear from you soon!

Click on the link, right below 'RATES' to visit our HOME SITE ~ www.yosemitevacations.biz for more INFO., PHOTOS & a Helpful SUMMARY of the SEASONS!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Outdoor play equipment, tree swing, sand box, ride-on toys, Ping-Pong and more as well as a variety of baby/child items such as safety gate, highchair, children's furniture, booster seat, crib, porta-crib and tons of books, movies and toys, all of which can be cumbersome and difficult to travel with..... We know personally what it’s like to travel with young children and value the need for them to have something desirable to do, too....At this vacation rental, everyone is happy ;-)....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking is allowed OUTSIDE only!...moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Discerning, pet friendly policy...moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

              • Other (See Description)

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib

                Quality matresses on ALL beds!...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 king

                private Vanity/Sink in this bedroom...moreless

              • This home features two large bedrooms, both with King Size Beds, both with High-End, VERY comfortable mattresses. There is also one Queen Size Bed, it's the Murphy bed in the living room (also a high-end comfortable mattress). There is one Single Bed in the utility room, this room is off its own bathroom and we also have a Crib, and a porta crib available....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

                Lovely claw foot tub in this room, corner shower as well....moreless

              • ALL new, beautiful sparkling bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Yosemite National Park: This home is ideally located between two Park entrances, the only All Weather Hwy 140's Arch Rock entrance and the south, Hwy 41 entrance. Save time driving less and see more of Yosemite from here!...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Music Library:

                    Satellite TV offers a HUGE selection of music...moreless

                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    EXTENSIVE channels, HBO...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Toys
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Spa
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View:

                        The house and Verandah, and Hot Tub overlook the beautiful Butterfly Creek Winery and beyond as far as the eye can see, (all the way to the Coast Range!)...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Rafting
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Skiing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Spelunking
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining:

                        Incredible view from the dining room!...moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Central Air Conditioning...moreless

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Indoor, full size...Drying rack is also available...moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        plentifull, Perfume free sheets, blankets and towels(both spa and bath) provided....moreless

                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer:...moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Land line, Local calling is free, long distance with calling card...moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine:

                        Indoor, full-size: The washer and dryer are available to all our guests, regardless of the duration of their stay....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        Firewood is of course provided...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Catering Available:

                        Please inquire...moreless

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen:

                        It's ALL there, new and complete....moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        The Verandah is out back and faces the Spa and incredible view!...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Payment Type

                      • Discover
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Hot Tub:

                            Private, high-end outdoor Spa on the patio, overlooking that incredible View!...moreless

                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Christmas thru the New Year
                          Dec 23 - Jan 3, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $285
                          $1,925

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

                          Off-Season Winter exc Holidays
                          Jan 4 - Apr 2, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $215
                          $1,475

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

                          Mid-Season/Spring exc holidays
                          Apr 3 - May 31, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $255
                          $1,725

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

                          Peak-Season & Major Holidays
                          Jun 5 - Aug 31, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $285
                          $1,925

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


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                          Fees:

                          • Tax Rate 11%

                          Notes:

                          * A $250 security deposit is required by credit card (Visa-M/C-Discover) at time of booking

                          * Balances due 60 days prior to arrival, PayPal OK

                          * Rates based on 4 guests, additional guests are $25/nite

                          * Cleaning fees: $75 for 2 guests/1 bedroom - $110 for 2-4 guests and/or 2 bdrms, $145 for 5-6

                          * PET fee is $20/night, max of $100 per stay

                          Rates quoted thru VRBO are ESTIMATES ONLY, add'l fees apply


                          Cancellation policy:

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                          Location

                          60 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Fresno International
                          8 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          in town, Mariposa
                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Ahwahnee
                          45 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Merced Amtrak
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Hwy 140, Yosemite's only All Weather Highway
                          8 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          in town, several to choose from
                          45 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Badger Pass
                          9 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Merced River

                          Car: Necessary

                          Gold Panning and Great Local Wine Tasting (just a walk away!)..... Although a short distance from Yosemite itself, This home provides a combined element of peace, privacy and affordability that accommodations inside the park cannot....If you’re looking to be conveniently close to Yosemite but would prefer to not spend your vacation placed in an over-crowded development or conventional hotel then The Vineyard House may be just what you’re looking for.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2005

                          About the owner: ~ Us playing in the snow here at Vineyard View ~ Jerry and I are both semi-retired professionals and consider ourselves extremely fortunate to live so close to Yosemite. We are local, managing owners who live a convenient 4 miles away from this home (we do not reside 'on-site' at either of our two rental properties, rest assured your stay with us will remain private). We have over 40 combined years living in the Yosemite area and are nearly always available for assistance without EVER being underfoot or intrusive. **OF PARTICULAR IMPORTANCE** This home's driveway, unlike MANY in our rural mountain area, is located right off a quiet, paved country road, you won't be forced to navigate miles of steep, rough, un-paved, muddy/dusty, or rutted dirt roads to reach this getaway (something to seriously consider when making your vacation rental choice as you'll likely be making the drive many times). The gravel driveway allows for virtually any (all-wheel drive is always recommended in snow) vehicle to easily access the property year-round and the surrounding roads are quickly plowed in the case of occasional, Mariposa snowfall. We hope to see you soon at Vineyard View!! To secure a reservation please CALL US. Reservations are taken by phone ONLY and we tend to book up well in advance so availability is continually changing. The availability calendar is updated immediately following every confirmed booking but can be as much as 24 hours off, based on pending reservations.

                          Why the Owner Chose Mariposa:
                          As you may have suspected by now, we are the owners of two of the vacation rental homes in the Mariposa area, both are within 5 miles of one another. When we purchased the home in 2004, it had been 'let go' but we saw the potential it had and immediately fell in love with both its location, with that breathtaking view, and flat, Oak studded usable acreage as well as with the home's inherent, classic allure and convenient floor plan. The place just won our hearts and we knew that with a lot of creative, hard work it could once again become a masterpiece. And it has. Come and see for yourself! ~ All emails and phone messages WILL be returned promptly, within 1-12 hours Please Visit our HOME SITE (link right below the rates section) for more photos, some great local area information, an incredibly helpful summary of the seasons and our guestbook, kind of fun to read. ;-) We operate STRICTLY on a first-paid basis so if you're keen on any particular time, it's safest, by far to just call.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Although a short distance from Yosemite itself, staying at The Vineyard House (or our other vacation rental, SierraScape) provides visitors a combined element of peace, privacy and affordability that accommodations inside the park cannot. If you’re looking to be conveniently close to Yosemite (AND a cute little town) but would prefer to not spend your vacation placed in an over-crowded development or conventional hotel then we may have JUST what you’re looking for! A few of the more unique things you'll find here are the comfortable, quality mattresses we provide, the incredible view, the walking distance to a winery and being so close to town, yet well away from the highway. Our guests seem to very much enjoy having a piano to play, the Ping Pong table and the tree swing as well as the assistance they receive from the use of the personalized, competent local information that's provided for them to refer to while planning their stay. We often hear how enjoyable the night sky and sunsets here are too and of particular importance seem to be the non-Toxic, earth-friendly environment and the abundant wildlife - Birds galore (including our resident Hawk, Ansell), deer in the yard on a daily basis, our shy Red Fox, the Wild Turkey flock and more. And of course all the things for the children.... When they're happy, everyone's happy ;-)


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                          Photos

                          • The Scenery from the Spa is Simply Spectacular...

                            The Scenery from the Spa is Simply Spectacular...

                          • The comfy and cozy Living Room

                            The comfy and cozy Living Room

                          • The Kitchen, it's all there...

                            The Kitchen, it's all there...

                          • The Gold Rush Room

                            The Gold Rush Room

                          • The Bath...~ Corner Shower to your left

                            The Bath...~ Corner Shower to your left

                          • The other half of the backyard, play area on your left

                            The other half of the backyard, play area on your left

                          • The view of the Vineyard & Valley from the play area

                            The view of the Vineyard & Valley from the play area

                          • Winery & their Chapel in Valley Below ~

                            Winery & their Chapel in Valley Below ~

                          • ...Sit,... and Swing

                            ...Sit,... and Swing

                          • The Utility Bedroom, and front bathroom

                            The Utility Bedroom, and front bathroom

                          • Enjoy the Solitude with our resident Hawk, Ansell - (on top of the Pine tree)

                            Enjoy the Solitude with our resident Hawk, Ansell - (on top of the Pine tree)

                          • The Spa patio

                            The Spa patio

                          • The front of the house, the View is from the back

                            The front of the house, the View is from the back

                          • Casual Seating at the Kitchen Counter

                            Casual Seating at the Kitchen Counter

                          • The Dining Area, Enjoy the View!

                            The Dining Area, Enjoy the View!

                          • The Blue Room has the sink, and incredible Views of the Vineyard & Valley below

                            The Blue Room has the sink, and incredible Views of the Vineyard & Valley below

                          • Front Room, Wall-Bed against the back wall

                            Front Room, Wall-Bed against the back wall

                          • The covered porch, within the fenced back yard overlooks the view & beyond...

                            The covered porch, within the fenced back yard overlooks the view & beyond...

                          • The Children's Play Area in fenced Back Yard ~ Safe, fun and convenient.

                            The Children's Play Area in fenced Back Yard ~ Safe, fun and convenient.

                          • The View after Sunset...Superb!

                            The View after Sunset...Superb!

                          • The back yard, and view in Autumn

                            The back yard, and view in Autumn

                          • Play some Ping-Pong and Enjoy the View...

                            Play some Ping-Pong and Enjoy the View...

                          • Snow play in the front yard, this home gets occasional snowfall, Sleds provided.

                            Snow play in the front yard, this home gets occasional snowfall, Sleds provided.

                          • Yosemite awaits you....

                            Yosemite awaits you....

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                          Sleeps 6

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