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The Midpines House - Yosemite's Favorite Base Camp *Hot Tub*

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Front of the Midpines House, Plenty of deck space to sit and relax


Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Modern house close to Yosemite, sleeps up to 10

Yosemite’s Favorite Basecamp meets the needs of almost all travelers. Couples will enjoy the privacy of the entire property to themselves when they rent the Midpines House. Larger groups (up to 10 people) are able to spread out while still enjoying each other's company. You can choose to add on the Bungalow for more space. Parties over 8 persons automatically rent the house and Bungalow, while parties of 8 or less can add it on for additional fees. This place is very private and very special. The Master bedroom has queen sized bed, a loveseat, and comes stocked with high thread count sheets and goose down duvet. The attached bathroom has granite countertops, a 'tall-person' shower and thick fluffy towels.
The Guest bedroom also has a queen sized bed and a nice view of the night sky and surrounding mountains.
The livingroom has a fold out couch and separate futon style beds.
There is a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops, completely stocked with modern cooking and baking tools.
The spacious, open living & dining room has plenty of seating, a 42' Flat Screen TV, and a wood-burning stove.
The Hot Tub is surrounded by a large wrap-around redwood deck. The back Patio has a 6 person dining table, a Gas BBQ, a Fire bowl and plenty of additional seating.

The "Bungalow" is a detached game room. We added it to allow larger groups to spread out. Adults enjoy having a place for their children to watch TV or play games while they enjoy the back patio. The Bungalow gameroom is separate from the house (about 300 ft away) and offers the same amenities as the house minus the full kitchen. The Bungalow has a very large living room area attached to the bar area. The bar has a mini fridge, a sink, and seating for six at a unique wood slab bar top. Above the bar is a small TV. In the living room, enjoy a large flat screen TV, leather couch, a Foosball table, and a remote controlled gas fireplace. There is a nice patio outside the Bungalow and a covered porch to enjoy even in the winter.

A short drive through the gorgeous Merced River canyon brings you to Yosemite National Park. Ample free parking on site. Back yard patio has hammocks in the summer, fire pit in the winter - the perfect place to gaze at the stars. The House and Bungalow are tastefully decorated with National Park themed photographs and paintings, many by local artists. Everything about the Midpines House and Bungalow are new and fresh.
Owners Ansley and Kelly have spent the past 5 years remodeling the property to be the perfect vacation rental for your family and friends

Please look though our pictures and call us when you decide to vacation in style!

Keywords: Yosemite, Merced River, National Park, Midpines, Mariposa, Country, Spa, Hot Tub, Acreage, Forest, Trees, Large, Modern, Remodeled, Relaxing, Basecamp, Private, Affordable, Foothills, Scenic, Wilderness, Highway 140, Hwy 140, Rafting, Skiing, Rustic, Woodsy, Charming, BBQ, Patio, Deck, Hammock, Vacation, Half Dome, El Capitan, Couple, Honeymoon, Family, Single Story, Animal, Dog
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking allowed inside home....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    House trained pets are allowed for an additional fee...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Our home does not meet ADA standards. The Bungalow is level with the the adjacent parking space, a wheelchair could easily maneuver inside, bathroom is roomy but not ADA. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 2-10

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    French doors lead to the hot tub, attached bathroom....moreless

  • Guest Bedroom: 1 queen

    Mountain Views...moreless

  • Living Room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Sofa Sleeper - Queen Sized and Full sized Futon....moreless

  • Livingroom Futon: 1 sleep sofa /futon


Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Guest Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Near the Laundry Room...moreless

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Access through the Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bungalow Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Patio, Hot Tub, Evaporative Cooler, Gas Wall Heater, Smart 46' TV (Flat Screen), XBox 360, Verizon Cell Phone Coverage, Ample Secure Parking, Gated Paved Driveway, Close to YARTS bus stop, Close to Yosemite's 'All Year Highway', Modern Decor, All Rooms Remodeled, Movies, Video Games, Outdoor Dining, Landscaped, Ceiling Fans, Stainless Steel Appliances, Quartz Countertops, Coffee Maker and Grinder, Hammocks, Fire Pit, Shade Trees, Covered Front Porch....moreless


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

    Pandora available in Bungalow. IPod docking station in house...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network in House and Bungalow. Netflix provided on the two large TVs. ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    House has Large flatscreen in livingroom, smaller flatscreen in Master bedroom. Bungalow has Large flatscreen in the media room and another smaller flatscreen on the Bar wall....moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    Xbox 360 Video Game Machine, 1 - 2 controllers provided....moreless

  • Video Games:

    Small Selection of Xbox 360 games...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Variety of movies in the house and the Bungalow....moreless


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    House has dining room table with 6 chairs, additional seating for 2 at the kitchen bar. Bungalow has 6 bar stool seats with massive tree trunk bar top....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Clothes Dryer available for Guest use...moreless

  • Evaporative Cooling
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas Wall Heaters...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    Verizon Wireless and Golden State Cellular work at the home, no 3G or 4G coverage....moreless

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

    Plenty of parking on the property, Level locations for RV or trailer...moreless

  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine:

    Washing Machine available for Guest use...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free Wireless Internet...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Fire wood is provided during winter months...moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    House has full kitchen: Fridge, Stove, Gas Range / Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher. Bungalow has sink and small fridge....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap around deck and patio...moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby golf courses: Sierra Meadows, Ahwahnee, Wawona...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    White water rafting and kayaking in the Merced River, just 7 miles from the Midpines House....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Backyard with Grass and hammocks in the summer, fire pit in the winter....moreless

  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane BBQ (Fuel provided)...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Badger Pass, in Yosemite National Park...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub


Write a review 4.9
from 46 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay

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

Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

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

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Cleaning $80 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%


****Guests wishing to use the Gameroom "Bungalow" in addition to the House.*****

****Additional $60 Cleaning Fee required, payable at time of stay****

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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77 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Alley & The Hideout
27 Miles
Nearest Golf
River Creek Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 140 - Yosemite's All Year Highway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Yosemite Bug Rustic Moutnain Resort
44 Miles
Nearest Ski
Badger Pass Ski Area, Yosemite
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Merced River Beaches

Car: Necessary

Yosemite National Park, Wild and Senic Merced River, Ziplines, White Water Rafting, Dirtbiking, Horseback Riding, Gold Panning, Fly Fishing, Hiking, Photography, Wildflower Hikes.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Ansley & Kelly Singer We have lived and worked in Yosemite National Park our whole lives. Please enjoy our home on your next trip to the Sierras.

Why the Owner Chose Mariposa, CA, USA:
We originally bought the Midpines House to live in full time. It's location made getting to and from Yosemite very easy and we enjoyed owning our own property (working for the Park Service, we had been living in government housing). Midpines, which is between Yosemite and Mariposa, has great oak and pine trees, stays cooler than the lower elevations nearby, and provides great access to one of the best rivers in the state - the Merced River. After a successful summer of renting the Midpines House we converted 740 square feet of our detached garage into the Midpines Bungalow (a large gameroom). We hope that this additional space will allow more people to enjoy our home, and accommodate families traveling together or larger groups.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Surrounded by 5 acres of amazing property, the Midpines House and Bungalow gives you room to spread out. We love sitting on the decks, admiring the views of the mountains. The open feel of the house, having friends over, cooking a great meal in the kitchen, and relaxing by the fire are some of my favorite times in this home. Great memories are made sitting under the stars, taking a soak in the unique cedar jetted hot tub, and sunbathing on the master bedroom deck. People of all ages love this home, it will be compfortable for your family as you explore all that Yosemite has to offer.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Front of the Midpines House, Plenty of deck space to sit and relax

    Front of the Midpines House, Plenty of deck space to sit and relax

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Master


  • Flatscreen TV

    Flatscreen TV

  • More seating at the kitchen countertop

    More seating at the kitchen countertop

  • View from the property

    View from the property

  • Laundry Room

    Laundry Room

  • Front walkway to the covered deck

    Front walkway to the covered deck





  • Living room

    Living room

  • Master


  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Dining room open to the living room and the kitchen

    Dining room open to the living room and the kitchen

  • Stainless Appliances

    Stainless Appliances

  • Master Bath with stand up shower

    Master Bath with stand up shower

  • Covered front deck

    Covered front deck







  • Midpines House Logo

    Midpines House Logo

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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