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'Yosemite's Suite Retreat' Studio Cottage Perfect for 2!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 324 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

'Yosemite's Suite Retreat' Studio Cottage Perfect for 2 is a unique studio cottage or 'tiny house' centrally located to 2 major attractions; Yosemite National Park, Bass Lake then endless other outdoor activities in between.

The 'Little Bear Cottage' is 1 level and ideal for two offering a tempur-pedic queen size bed.

Come stay in a comfortable, clean room after a day of adventure. Enjoy the fenced patio area with a drink, barbecue a meal or perhaps go back out to one of the many fine restaurants this area has to offer. This cottage offers a well-equipped kitchenette with a small refrigerator/freezer, microwave and a large kitchen sink also shared as the bathroom sink. For the stall shower we offer fresh clean towels for your use. This room also features AC, a 28' Samsung flat screen TV with Direct TV's middle package, plus wireless internet. This unit is heated by a lovely propane fireplace stove with a thermostat for easy operating.

We also offer Yosemite's Suite Retreat's Gingerbread House for your consideration, another tiny home with a loft. Please visit VRBO # 999174

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Sharon Brantley
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2017

About Sharon Brantley

I'm a REALTOR with Keller Williams Realty. I have been licensed since 1998. I love real estate! My partner Mike calls himself the 'technician' and is a master at all trades. He manages all the handyman and property maintenance required on this property.

Sharon Brantley purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Sharon Brantley chose Yosemite Area

This was a property Mike and myself purchased for retirement however, we found ourselves here sooner than we expected. We had the cottage rented for years to a full time tenant. After the tenant moved away we were using the cottage for ourselves, friends and family when my good friend Kirsty Lebovitz owner of 'SierraScape' Vacation Rentals suggested that we turn the cottage into a vacation rental for two. So, I decided to do it. Thank you, Kirsty!

This is a fantastic location and convenient to Yosemite National Park, Bass Lake, lots of restaurants and less than 2 minutes from Oakhurst's town amenities yet we are nestled on 3 lovely acres.

What makes this cottage unique

We are an alternative to a hotel/motel, renting a full size home and of course camping! We are NOT a remote mountain property. On our shared 3 acres we have several separate living quarters all unique and loaded with character. They are all separate from each other with each having their own yards and driveways. We also have a retired Morgan horse on the property who loves to have our guests come say hello and give her a carrot or two.


Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Highway 41
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 41
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
El Cid, Sweetwater Steak House, Most Fast Food etc
Nearest Ski
37 Miles
Badger Pass

FABULOUS TIME FOR A VISIT! We are located within 1 mile from the center of Oakhurst’s town amenities including CVS, Rite Aid, Vons and Raleys grocery stores, gasoline and all the town amenities that you’ll need.

But the best of all is we are the 'Gateway' to the Southern entrance to Yosemite National Park, approximately 12 miles and 8 miles to the popular Bass Lake.

We are also close to endless other outdoor activities such as Miami Trails Motorcycle Park, Badger Ski Resort, lots of hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, gold panning, fishing, biking, golfing etc.

So, no matter what your adventure is, Yosemite's Suite Retreat is the place to relax in a tasteful, peaceful environment within easy reach of everything you want to do.


Oakhurst Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 324 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The Little Bear Cottage has a stall shower approximately 3' x 3'. The kitchen sink is shared sink between the bathroom & kitchen. Fresh clean towels washed in eco friendly soap are provided for your use.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • The Little Bear Cottage has 1 queen size bed and a full size pull out sofa bed. Queen size Beds (1) Temper-pedic, Sleep Sofa (1) Full size sleeper sofa.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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'Yosemite's Suite Retreat' Studio Cottage Perfect for 2!
average rating of 4.826087 based on 69 reviews

Sweet time at the Suite Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Suite Retreat. It was spotless clean. We appreciated the kitchen amenities and the comfortable bed. Sharon was responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder Colorado

Charming cottage for few days near Yosemite

  • 5 of 5

We originally planned staying in Yosemite but only tents were available so we booked this cottage for our few days here and we are so glad we did. The cottage is exactly as described, it is clean, cute, private and it is very quiet, perfect for a really good night sleep. At the end of a long day, returning to this cottage provided us a with a welcome respite from the Yosemite crowd. Bass lake and the the Nelder grove of sequoias are attractions nearby ( Mariposa Sequoias grove was still closed for renovation during our trip and Nelder grove provided an alternative). Thank you Sharon and Mike for making this cottage feel so welcoming.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, quiet cottage in the middle of Oakhurst

  • 5 of 5

As a home-base near Yosemite National Park, this place can't be beat. The property owners are very responsive and are usually nearby, so you won't be trying to reach an 800 number in another time zone. Sure, you'll drive a ways to reach Yosemite Valley, but unless you are staying in the park, the drive is inevitable. Clean, quiet, and comfortable just about sums this great cottage up. If you need fuel, hit El Cid for Mexican, Cool Bean Cafe for Caffeine, and Judy's Donuts for...well...Donuts! (Judy's also has great coffee, unusual for a donut place)

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a couple. Clean, comfortable, near to Yosemite and stores.

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I spent the labor day weekend on this place. We really loved it.. beautiful cabin in a private area. Cabin is clean and has everything you need. Also,the driving to Yosemite park from this point is really close. Stores and restaurants are close too. Thank you Sharon for your service. We recommend this place and would love to comeback another season.

Marco and Julia.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

The little cottage was perfect for the two of us. We look forward to staying here again.

  • 4 of 5

I'm glad we chose this cottage for our weekend getaway to Yosemite. We arrived earlier than check in and were pleasantly greeted by Sharon and her husband. It wasn't quite ready so we grabbed some sandwiches from town and had a little picnic at Bass Lake. Cottage was fully equiped and clean. I was a little disappointed when we received a message from Sharon a week before our arrival that the stove had been removed, but we made it work by bringing our own electric griddle. We plan to stay here the next time we visit Yosemite.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Cynthia, Yes you did arrive at 1:45 pm when I specifically asked you to not come early due to my needing the time to prepare during a very busy season. Check-in is after 4:00 pm as customary for most vacation rentals. You also knew there was no stove in the unit when I accepted your reservation and that it came out due to insurance and liability reasons. When I discovered the electric griddle I was pretty shocked that a guest would do that behind my back and then you asked me to take time to mail it back on the day the you're deposit was to returned. The cottage was left in fair condition (not good or excellent as most guests) and you stained several of my towels. I found you to be very disrespectful. You are not welcome back here.
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Cozy cottage for two

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was super cute and tidy, centrally located in the town near the entrance of Yosemite. Great for day trips to explore the park but still close enough to restaurants and shops if you fancy. Well stocked place with coffee, tea, and even little snacks which was a nice touch. The owners definitely make the effort to make you feel at home. Would certainly recommend! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Nov-Feb $99.00. Security Deposit $150.00.
March-April $117.00. Security Deposit $150.00.
May-Sept $135.00 Security Deposit $150.00
October $117.00 Security Deposit $150.00
Security deposit refundable if cottage is left in good condition.
11% Combined County Tax/Assessment on rental rates.
$45.00 Cleaning fee.
All is based on 2 person occupancy up to 3 nights. Prices are NOT Holiday Rates. Please email for quotes.
3rd person OR a well behaved dog may be considered for an additional fee of a person $35.00 per night or $25.00 per night for dog.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.