About the property
- House840 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
The Z's Retreat is your 'home away from home' near Yosemite in Historic Mariposa
The Z's Retreat is located in a quiet neighborhood of wonderful historic Mariposa, CA. It has great views of the hills over the rooftops and being built somewhere around 1947, it has an older charm that makes you feel like you have stepped back in time. It is under an hours drive to our majestic 'backyard' which is Yosemite National Park. The home is fully furnished with cozy Queen beds in each of the 2 bedrooms. The bathroom features a tub/shower combo, a pedestal sink and an ample supply of soft towels. The living room has comfy couches and an electric fireplace to give it that cozy feeling. We have a collection of DVD's or you can hook up your streaming device.
The kitchen is complete with a stove/oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, blender, toaster, pots/pans, dishes/utensils, some spices and paper products. We provide a stack washer/dryer and detergent. There is a covered carport and ample parking. The backyard is fenced and we are animal friendly...as long as your animal is friendly! The best part is a huge back deck to BBQ & picnic on, have a glass of wine in the evening or enjoy your morning coffee on! You can stroll just a few blocks to the historic Mariposa Courthouse, our wonderful museum, Y.A.R.T.S. bus stop, the Visitors Center, groceries, restaurants, shops and pubs. It is the perfect place to come 'home' to after a long day in Yosemite. Go to the website for info on local events as well as planning a trip to Yosemite: www.yosemiteexperience.com
Cindy and John Zurilgen
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- May 25, 2018
About Cindy and John Zurilgen
We grew up in the central valley in the small farming community of Chowchilla, Ca. We were married in Aug. of 1982 and started our family in 1987. We now have 3 wonderful adult children. We decided to relocate to the mountains in 1999. We found Mariposa by chance and fell in love with the area and decided to raise our kids here. Two of our kids are off on their own adventures after graduating college and we have added two other wonderful people to our family. Our third child is attending college and is in her 2nd year. We are very excited to provide a place for families to visit our wonderful historic little town as well as the vast beauty that is Yosemite National Park. Our photo is a rare shot on Christmas Day at Glacier Point when there was no snow! Dec.25, 2011. Our son Alec with Rebekah, Our daughter Ashlynn, Our daughter Aubriana with her husband James, and us, Cindy & John.
Cindy and John Zurilgen purchased this House in 2012
Why Cindy and John Zurilgen chose Mariposa
To own a house in town was a rare opportunity to make our dreams of having a vacation rental come true. This house is located in the heart of Historic Mariposa with all its history and culture. A quiet neighborhood is a perfect retreat after being in Yosemite all day. Walk around town or just relax and enjoy the large deck in the back...your choice. Or spend a day exploring right here in Mariposa!
What makes this House unique
Close to Yosemite! Quiet, secluded, nice views over rooftops, older charm, which makes it feel comfy. Makes you go back in time just a little. Very close to many historic places. Check with our visitors center for all the local happenings. Lots of summer music at the Art Park, yearly events such as Butterfly Days, Mariposa County Fair, Carter Ranch Music Festival, Summer Fest (Suds and Sausage), Tomato Fest, Farm tour and Christmas home tour....too many to mention!
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Comfortable, quiet, and a pefect location
A beautiful home near Yosemite. Very comfortable, charming, and well equipped.
Perfect Place to Stay for Yosemite Visit
This was a great place to stay for day hikes in Yosemite. We got up early and were able to get to the park, about a 45 minute scenic drive, before the crowds, which makes all the difference. The beds are extremely comfortable. I wanted to take my mattress home! HA! And the shower is great. The kitchen has everything you need including some great local coffee provided by the wonderful hosts who obviously really want you to have a great experience. There's a tranquil backyard too, where many stars are visible at night. It is very quiet, a perfect spot for a restful getaway. And Mariposa is a cute little town with everything you need. We really liked the High Country Health Foods Cafe around the corner for breakfast sandwiches. I would definitely stay here again.
It is a great idea to leave early in the peek/busy season. It is a beautiful drive! Glad your stay was great! Please come again!
Cindy & John were the most generous hosts. They were attentive to our needs at all times. This was our first trip to Yosemite and went back & forth on where to stay. We decided on The Z's Retreat after reading the reviews. We're glad we picked this place! The instant we booked, they replied to let us know they were ready for us and would be in touch a week before our visit. They kept their words and gave us directions to their place. They provided all the details we would need when we arrived. A few days before our visit, there were reports of rain and snow heading to Mariposa & Yosemite, but Cindy relieved our minds by giving us step by step directions to the retreat. She took the time to help us and answered all our questions! The retreat was exactly as you see in the pictures. Cozy and comfortable for our family of 4 plus our pup who loved the enclosed backyard and the treats they left him! The deck was perfect for bbq after our full day of exploring Yosemite. It was about an hour to get into the park. The Z's Retreat was the perfect location to stay for our trip to Yosemite. Cindy even kept in touch with us during our time there and asked if they should come out to fix one of the beds if it was bothering us after she saw a review about it! It sure wasn't a bother for us but so appreciative of her concern! They aim to please and they did an awesome job! They supplied their home with everything you could think of for your home...from the little things like resuable grocery bags to all the utensils you could need. The place was within walking distance to everything. The Happy Diner was right in the backyard and it was a great place to order take-out or dine-in foods, or even walk to Pioneer Market to grab grocery items. It truly was a 'home away from home', and Cindy & John made it even more welcoming! ! We would certainly return to stay at The Z's Retreat the next time we plan a trip to Yosemite.
Wow! Thank you for your great review! We enjoyed having you and do hope to meet you the next time you come! Which, we hope you do! Until next time, we hope all your travels are enjoyable!
Great house in a great location.
Wonderful spot to stay - especially to access Yosemite, Cathey’s Valley, and surrounding area. The house is well set up with a great kitchen and living area. The back porch is also a great spot to hang out in afternoons. Walkable to all the town eats and coffees. Only opportunity is one of the Queen beds (by the laundry) is really loud when you move around. Our son was up a lot during the night due to the springs making so much noise. The “Z’s” are great hosts and want to ensure your trip is great. Would have been 5 stars if the bed was in better condition.
So glad you enjoyed your stay. So sorry about the bed! We were not aware of this problem and will fix that right away. Wish you would have called about it, we would have come and fixed it for you! Hope you will come again!
Cozy, Clean and great location
Cindy and John are amazing hosts. We were pleasantly surprised with all the amenities in the home, it is very well equipped. On top of that our Golden puppies were super happy with the fenced in yard. The home is beautifully decorated to reflect the essence of Yosemite and Mariposa. The location is immaculate for a day trip to Yosemite and also to all the nice restaurants and shops in the area. Thank you Cindy and John for hosting us. ThIs was a very memorable vacation for us. We look forward to returning soon👍
And we look forward to hosting you again!
We do hope you can return soon. Thank you for the beautiful review!
Cozy and clean
Great location, excellent hosts, it has all the amenities you may need.
Thank you for choosing The Z's Retreat. Please come back and stay again!
The Z's Retreat is located in the small mountain community of Mariposa, Ca. Just outside Yosemite National Park There are many things to explore in Mariposa. We have wonderful museums, a historic courthouse, art galleries, eateries, coffee, tea, wine, & beer spots. There are lots of community events that you can enjoy. Please explore our town. We are also just a 35 min. beautiful river canyon drive to Yosemite National Park! A convenient bus schedule is available at the website. The bus stop is walking distance from the house. We are Pet Friendly and offer free WiFi! Come enjoy the personal touches of a home away from home. We offer everything except your food!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Due to scammers trying to overpay and receive 'money back', we except secure online payments only! Credit card, E-check and Paypal. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Pets are considered and must be approved by owner. Pet Fee will be added. Cancellations must be made 30 days prior to check-in date for a full refund.