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

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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 and yes we will consider a well behaved pet for an additional fee.

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 4 burner gas stove (no oven) 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, a DVD player plus wireless internet. This unit is heated by the pellet stove.

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Sharon Brantley
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 10, 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 beautiful 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

'Yosemite's Suite Retreat' Studio Cottage Perfect for 2!
average rating of 4.8431373 based on 51 reviews

So Cute!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend, our two dogs and I stayed here for two nights. I was super impressed with the patio/fenced area and our dogs loved it! Inside was super clean and felt like home. After hiking we hung out outside and enjoyed the quiet while the dogs sniffed around. Their horse is very friendly also! We travel a lot for work and this was the perfect getaway for us!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little place to stay in Yosemite

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from our stay at the Sweet Retreat cottage. It was perfect for us. Very clean and comfortable and a great location to explore Yosemite and the surrounding area. We did just that ..going to Yosemite,Kings Canyon,Sequoia,Pacific coast and a lot more. We enjoyed it very much and highly recommend it. Reasonably priced and Mike and Sharon were very nice and very helpful hosts...hope to return again...Roger & Pam

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Folks! Wow! What perfect guests. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to our little town of Oakhurst in these foothills below Yosemite National Park and that were able to see other surrounding areas in the state of CA. You were so adventurous! Thank you for leaving the cottage in beautiful condition and for taking the time leave a wonderful review. You folks are welcome here anytime. Best wishes to you both. Thanks again, Sharon & Mike
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Clean and Cozy Yosemite Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I arrived to find a clean, cozy cabin. The Airconditioner was left on for us to ensure the room tempature was perfect; it was 93 degrees that weekend. The cabin was nicely stocked (I.e. forks, knives, Olive oil spray can, pots, pans, Lysol wipes, new sponges and soap) so we didn't have to buy anything. The BBQ was clean and so was the quaint enclosed patio it was in. Our dogs enjoyed having access to the patio, and more importantly, we didn't have to worry about them wandering off. We will be coming back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello to all of you, Thank you for being such wonderful fabulous guests. You both and your well behaved dogs are welcome anytime. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to our area and that you took the time to leave a very nice review. Thanks again and best wishes to you all.
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Great little cottage

  • 4 of 5

We spent most of our time in the park but when in the cottage it was very comfortable. The unit was clean and comfortable with everything we needed. Would rent again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Joseph, Thank you for choosing Yosemite’s Suite Retreat for your stay while attending a wedding. I got your email that said you were leaving a day early. I’m assuming that you wanted to get back to your sick dog as soon as possible. I hope that he or she is doing better. Thank you also for leaving the cottage in beautiful condition and for being excellent guests and for taking the time to leave a review. Because of this I have refunded the rental fee, the occupancy tax and ¼ of the cleaning fee for the night you folks weren’t here. Thank you again. I hope that the dog is well soon. You folks are welcome here anytime. Perhaps another season? Sharon and Mike
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Terrible--Owner did not honor what was promised

  • 1 of 5

My husband and I were in a serious car accident on our way to stay at this cabin while on our honeymoon. I called Sharon and Mike on our way to the ER to let them know we wouldn't be able to stay there the first night (but that we would be there the other nights we had reserved it for). Mike answered the phone and I explained what had happened and how the police ruled the other driver to be 100% at fault for the wreck. I asked him if it would be possible to get the first night refunded because of what had happened and he assured me that they would do that for us. Upon our return home I contacted Sharon about the refund and she refused to give it to us. I then emailed her again, asking her to explain her refusal and offering to provide her with police reports and any other legal documentation of the accident she and Mike desired in order to prove it was not our fault. That was over a week ago and she has still not responded to that email. Due to the fact Sharon and Mike were unwilling to honor their promise to refund us the one night, I cannot recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of all we were very sorry that this happened to these guests. It really was a bizarre situation. They called and stated that they were in an accident and that they were not going to make it that evening, then proceeded to ask for the rental fee back. Mike simply stated not to worry about rental fee and get yourselves to the ER to make sure that all is good. He never promised the rental fee back. That would be uncustomary in this industry. I take great pride in offering a clean well organized place for people to come visit. I actually considered giving their money back for the 1 night missed, which by the way our contract states otherwise, however upon opening the door to my cottage I was completely insulted by the way they left it. I considered keeping their security deposit also however I did refund it full. They will never be welcome here again.
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Clean Cozy Cabin close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week at the Little Bear cabin. It had everything we needed. It was very quiet yet also very conveniently located near Yosemite, shopping, and dining. Sharon and Mike were wonderful hosts. We highly recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Highway 41
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Sierra Meadows and Riverside
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.


Rates & Availability

Oakhurst Cottage Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $45
Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 11.0%

Nov-March $125.00. Security Deposit $150.00.
April-Oct $139.00. 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 pet may be considered for an additional fee of $25.00 per night.
Cancellation Policy: If Occupant cancels or otherwise terminates this Agreement prior to the latest Payment Due Date (30 days in advance), all payments except the reservation fee will be refunded to Occupant. If Occupant cancels or otherwise terminates this Agreement after the latest Payment Due Date, Occupant shall be responsible for rent, commission to Owner’s Representative and all marketing and preparation costs necessary to ready the Premises for re-rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Oakhurst Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The Little Bear Cottage has a stall shower approximately 4' x 4'. The kitchen sink is shared sink between the bathroom & kitchen.
  • 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, Baby Cribs (1) Available with mattress, mattress pad and sheet upon request., Sleep Sofa (1) Full size sleeper sofa.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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