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Cozy & Private Cabin on 5.5 Acres-Pond, Amongst Pines & Oaks

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

In the peaceful, quiet, private seclusion of 5.5 acres of 'Heaven'----- beneath the tall Oaks and Ponderosa Pines ----- you will find ----- 'Pond de Rosa Oaks' cabin.

A very unique piece of property, behind a private gate, 5.5 acres of park like setting full of Ponderosa Pines and 5 types of oaks. A private 3 acre spring fed pond is abundant with bass, crappie, and blue gill, just waiting to take that 'bite' as you fish from the dock or peddle boat.

Listen to the gentle breezes through the trees, enjoy the green grasses, wild flowers and blooming oaks of Spring, listen to the sounds of geese, ducks, frogs as you sit under full leafed oak trees of Summer, view the radiant bursting colors of leaves in the Fall, and cuddle up in a blanket as you watch the rain and light snow showers hit the ground in Winter.

We are off the road and away from the sounds of the city and highway. The property is located behind a private gate with horse property surrounding our borders. We are located 7 miles west of Oakhurst off of Highway 49, 23 miles from the south entrance to Yosemite Park, and about an hour from the Yosemite valley from either the Fish Camp entrance or El Portal (through Mariposa) direction. Both driving choices offer beautiful scenery, either by the Merced River or all the large pines as you head into the park to visit the 'Big Trees'. We will have maps and books for you to view that will help you pick your points of interest. Mariposa has a lot to offer, as does Oakhurst for shopping, viewing, and restaurants. There are also 2 golf courses within 10 minutes of our cabin. Chuckchansi Casino is about 20 minutes away on Highway 41, and Bass lake is about 20 minutes from the property. Take in all the scenery and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the mountain community.

All of our water comes from a deep well, which comes from high atop the mountains of Yosemite by springs....and is the 'best' water around to drink. Just fill your water bottles before you take off for that big hike in Yosemite Park.

Have a romantic dinner, private picnic or barbecue, and watch the wildlife which includes: deer, quail, wild turkeys, squirrels, raccoons, hawks, falcons, turkey buzzards, ducks, geese, 5 ft tall blue heron, king fisher, mountain jays, robins, many migratory birds, coyotes and an occasional bobcat.

At dark, take a walk outside to view the starry sky and maybe catch a glimpse of an owl flying by, a bat swooping over the pond, or the sounds of coyotes and even cows in the distance. On a moon lit night, enjoy the shadows of trees and the serene feeling of nature and all it has to offer.

Our 2 bedroom cabin features a cozy atmosphere with log furniture( including a futon), large TV with satellite, wood ceiling, ceiling fan and electric fireplace in living space with large window view of the outdoors and pond. A kitchen table next to a large window for viewing, granite counter tops, microwave, gas stove, refrigerator, coffee pot, toaster, pots and pans, utensils, dishes and silverware make our kitchen with tile floor and oak cabinets very inviting. Our queen bedroom has 2 large view windows, wood ceiling, pine closet doors, homemade pine furniture and ceiling fan. The 2nd bedroom has 2 twin beds and homemade pine furniture and log-look wood walls, large window for view of pond, outside access pine door, and ceiling fan. The bathroom has oak cabinets with granite counter, large granite step in shower and antique mirror.

Enjoy the outdoors on our large split log seat, picnic table under oaks next to the horseshow pit, or our 'horse swing' hanging from a large oak tree. Catch frogs, fish, hike, relax, play cards,horse shoes,ladder ball........... we want you to enjoy your time here and relax!

If you have questions or would like more pictures, please feel free to call us. We live on the property in our house, so we will be here if you need anything.

Keywords: Quiet, Private, Relaxing,Secluded 2 Bedroom Country Cabin --Nestled Amongst Ponderosa Pines and Oaks on 5.5 Acres of Park Like Setting with a 3 Acre Spring-Fed Fishing Pond -- Bass, Blue Gill, Crappie, Frogs & Turtles

More Details

Yvonne and Gary
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Yvonne and Gary

We started coming to Yosemite a couple times a year about 12 years ago, and just fell in love with the Park and the area. We always stayed in a bed and breakfast and eventually looked at property, bought our place in Ahwahnee, and here we are! We love sharing our place with others and letting people see the true nature and beauty here.

We hope you will come and enjoy yourself!

Yvonne and Gary purchased this cabin in 2004

What makes this cabin unique

Peace and quiet, away from all the hustle-bustle of our busy lives. We are secluded and private with 5.5 acres and private pond. From our place you can head in many directions to sight see, or just hang out here and kick back and relax. You will find that the mountain community is really slower paced than city life, and everyone is friendly :)

Guestbook comments from the owner

April 16-24, 2011

Wow, what an incredibly peaceful place to be! Thank you so much for your generosity and hospitality! Our only disappointment is that we did not get to meet Gary. But, Sol was a terrific stand-in for teaching the girls (and us!) how to fish. Yvonne -- you just made us feel so welcome! We can't wait for our next visit. Of course, this entry would not be complete without a thank you to Tehya for allowing our girls to run her ragged!

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay!
Apr 2011
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Ahwahnee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin Beds (2), Futon(1) .......can sleep 2 people
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Electric fireplace, horseshoes, ladderball, games, fishing in our private pond,, property is unique and not easy to find elsewhere... secluded, quiet, private 5.5 acres of 'Heaven' with 3 acre pond. Fishing poles and bait provided.


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Cozy & Private Cabin on 5.5 Acres-Pond, Amongst Pines & Oaks
average rating of 5.0 based on 63 reviews
Hamilton, Ohio USA


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Yvonne and Gary's cabin in the woods. Everything was wonderful--comfortable beds, nicely equipped kitchen, beautiful tiled bathroom, incredibly friendly owners with a sweet pup, and gorgeous location in Ahwahnee that was close to Yosemite. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Quiet, Fully Stocked Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family of four. My husband, 4 year old daughter, 6 year old son, and myself had a blast here. Yvonne was a wonderful host. She gave us insight on where to visit in Yosemite National Park, provided us with fishing poles and everything we needed in the pond, including a paddle boat, and EVERYTHING we needed was there in the cabin. No complaints here at all! I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing and picturesque. Superb owners. I would 100% recommend.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. We have two teenage boys who loved the pond! Thank you for making our stay delightful.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The setting was peaceful, and Yvonne was so accommodating!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Charming cabin with great access to Yosemite and surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days at the cabin (2 adults and 2 15-year old boys) and loved every minute we were there! Situated on a beautiful property 30 minutes away from the South Gate of Yosemite and just 10 minutes away from Oakhurst. Though we spent most of our days in Yosemite we enjoyed coming back "home" and relaxing after a tiring day while the boys rode paddle boats on the lake and enjoyed fishing. Yvonne was a fantastic host, greeting us as we entered the property and checking with us throughout our stay to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very cute and very clean. We had plenty of space for our family of 5. The weather outside was cool at night, perfect for opening the windows overnight and enjoying the fresh air.

Our children loved the fishing, boats, and outdoor games.

Yvonne and Gary are wonderful hosts. They were there to help with anything we needed and gave us some good tips for enjoying our time in the park. We had a great trip and would recommend this cabin to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

fishing in our private pond, swings, board games, ladder ball, picnic in the privacy of the property, enjoy the quiet and seclusion.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Rates are the same weekends and some be sure to ask for special rate for weekly
There is room for a motor home next to the cabin.....for additional $20 night..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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