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Yosemite Country Estate, Pond,Pool,Spa,Trails,Cabana, Your Own Private Resort!!!

Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

14 Private acres, Pond, Pool, Spa, Pirate ship, great veiws 3bathrooms, Sleeps14

This place is Awesome!! There's so much to see and explore on this 14 acre private estate. This handcrafted house is one of a kind. Walk out the front door and you will get a 1950s country western feel. Walk out the other door and it feels like you are at a resort. Once used as a family farm, there are barns, chicken coops and many other buildings to explore on this property. This old world charm house features 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom upstairs, with fantastic views out of all the windows. Enjoy the private suite downstairs with 1 king and 1 sofa bed and bathroom. The large pool house suite sleeps 6 and has 1 queen bed 1 sofa bed and a loft full bed and bathroom. Right out the door is the spa and pool overlooking postcard views from the Cabana. Outdoor living and dining on one of our 3 decks. Enjoy our outdoor screened in picnic/BBQ room with no bugs while eating your meals. Beach setting right next to a picturesque pond with enormous granite boulders surrounding it. Take a hike over the bridge and up one of the trails to find breathtaking views of the great Sierra Mountains. Visit Butterfly Creek Winery, just 5 minutes away. Town of Mariposa is just 7 miles away. Short 40 mile drive to Yosemite Valley Waterfalls. July 2012 is the first time to rent out this vacation home outside of our family and close friends. This place is so beautiful that we want to share it with everyone. There is a lot to see and do on the property. Old barns and buildings to explore. It is truly a one of a kind property and we think that your family will always remember this vacation home.

Check-in-Time 1:00 PM / Check-Out-Time 11:00 AM. This cabin is a no smoking and no pet facility. This is for the continued comfort of our guests. Thank you for your understanding.

** 5 miles to Butterfly Creek Winery

** 7 miles to town of Mariposa

** 20 miles to River Creek Golf Course in Ahwahnee

** 30 miles to Bass Lake

** 35 miles to Chukchansi Casino in Coursegold

** 40 miles to Yosemite Valley

keywords: yosemite, pool, spa, waterfall, screened in barbecue/picnic room, beach, pond, trails, creek, bridge, enormous granite boulders, views, hiking, gold panning, lots of wildlife

More Details

Jeff Bohnen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

Why Jeff Bohnen chose Yosemite Area

One of my best friends bought a property nearby about 15 years ago and introduced me to the Yosemite area. On my very first visit, I was absolutely in awe of the beauty of this region and knew that I wanted to have a vacation home for my family to enjoy as well. Since then we have had both family and friends come up to our home to enjoy and make memories of their own. The house is just 7 miles from the mining town of Mariposa and just 40 miles to Yosemite Valley.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Our property is incredible for so many reasons. We have 14 acres with many trails to explore, so going on nature walks are a must. Our 3 decks are wonderful for overlooking the year round pond and giant granite boulders. There is always lots of wildlife to discover and take pictures of, including foxes, deer, turtles, ducks, fish, squirrels, hawks and much more. It has spectacular views of the property from the master bedroom. This is a great place for entertaining, whether its bbq'ing or enjoying pool & hot tub on a summer day.


Mariposa Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Main house bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Downstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Pool house bathroom
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 queen , Downstairs has a king bed and Queen sofa bed in same room
    Pool house has 1queen bed, 1sofa bed, and 1 full bed - 2 queen , 1 double
  • (Sleeping Upstairs): 1 King bed in bedroom, 1 Queen bed in bedroom, 1 Full bed in the curtain room, and a bathroom. (Sleeping Downstairs): 1 King bed 1 Queen sofa bed and a bathroom all in the same room. (Sleeping in Pool House): 1 Queen sofa bed, 1 Queen bed, 1 full in the loft and a bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
No Weddings and No Receptions Sorry. Honeymoons yes


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Yosemite Country Estate, Pond,Pool,Spa,Trails,Cabana, Your Own Private Resort!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

The Most Wonderful Vacation Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Enjoying Thanksgiving with our family at this wonderful vacation retreat.

Watching deer grazing outside our windows. (lots of them, everyday)

Hiking to the tree house.

Exploring all the unique buildings on the property.

Warming in the jacuzzi.

Cooling in the pool (even in the winter, if you are 8 or 11)

Playing all the games, inside or out.

Listening to Sirius radio.

Watching TV.

Snuggling by the fireplace.

Jeff, thank you for sharing your beautiful vacation retreat with our family.

Can't wait to return (maybe summer and winter)

Your attention to detail, comfort, pleasure and cleanliness exceeded our expectations.

We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

The place was amazing, every inch of the property was well cared for and maintained, the landscaping was beautiful, all the little extra details inside was special the gingerbread doorframe to the rustic wood doors and handles, the outside patio decking and walk ways were great for the wheelchair. I loved when the outdoor lights came on at dusk automatically. We explored the property enjoyed the easy trails to walk and all the places to sit and read, relaxing, take in the view were great. Everyone had a great time of all the places I have booked over the last 10 years this by far has been the best I can't wait to come back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modesto, CA

Our happy place!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd visit to Jeff's beautiful property. We really enjoy trying new vacation rentals but this magical place drew us back. From moment we opened the gate & began driving down to the house past the charming out buildings we got that same excited thrill of discovery. We were immediately greeted by a deer grazing at the bottom of the driveway! We parked & began re-investigating the property as Jeff had made some improvements since our last stay. It's hard to believe it could be better but he managed to add some really wonderful new features. We especially enjoyed the new cabana at the pool area & spent more time lounging around the pool & using the hot tub than we did previously. The afternoon water fall is such a delite that we planned our afternoons around it. Either being in the paddle boat or positioned in lounge chairs on the beach. You have to experience it to understand how cool it is. I wish I were eloquent enough to convey how special it is explore this amazing place. I believe a previous guest mentioned walking around with a smile on his face & that pretty much sums it up. Thank you Jeff for the happy memories.

Dian B

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property, perfect for creating lots of family memories!

  • 5 of 5

Our family decided to have a small reunion and visit Yosemite National Park as our gathering spot. We had four coming from NC and the remaining seven from AZ. None of us had visited Yosemite before, so we weren't familiar with the area, with Mariposa, or any of the surrounding towns. We started our search on VRBO for a convenient place to stay, yet we also wanted to find something that was unique and memorable. Boy, did we luck out with Jeff's Country Estate! We were of course impressed by all of the previous reviews of the property, yet we were anxious to see for ourselves if everything that had been said was true. :-) We were thrilled to find that the property is just as amazing as everybody says it is, if not more so. Everything about the property was wonderful; the large patio was perfect for our evening family meals, all of the bedrooms were very spacious and comfortable, the pool house was very roomy and well-appointed, the kitchen was very well supplied with everything we needed to prepare our meals, comfortable family room, amazing downstairs suite, etc. And the added bonus of the pool, the pond with paddle boat, and the pirate ship (LOVE the water cannon!) were terrific features. The property is about a 40 minute drive to the main gate of Yosemite, and a very pretty drive as well, so it was very conveniently located. Unfortunately we didn't have much time to spend in Mariposa (about five minutes away), but in the brief time we were there one afternoon, we found it was a very charming town with plenty of places to eat, and various shops and attractions.

In short, if you are looking for a scenic, comfortable, spacious property to use as a "home base" for visiting Yosemite, one that will provide just as many great memories as a visit to the Park itself, then don't miss Jeff's property. It is simply amazing. And Jeff himself was extremely responsive and accommodating, which made our trip preparation very easy and reassuring.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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salisbury, maryland

Absolutely beautiful property!!

  • 5 of 5

Seven family members stayed at this property. We wanted a place within an hour of Yosemite. This location was perfect! We planned on spending three days in Yosemite but ended up doing two days there and two days back at the house. It was too nice not to stay back and enjoy. We were very impressed with the cleanliness of the house and property. Very comfortable beds! Plenty of room for everyone. My son enjoyed having the pool house to himself. Enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the wildlife. Would highly recommend this property to friends and family. The whole rental process was so easy. The owner responded promptly to emails and was very accessible by phone. Can't say enough about how wonderful this property is!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yosemite rental: You've struck gold!

  • 5 of 5

Yosemite - Mariposa Estate Escape

How do you describe magical moments? Do they have elements of surprise? A mixture of joy and discovery? Or maybe it's when your expectations are exceeded?

This estate-like, Mariposa rental is a well-stocked, western-style, family- fun escape that truly helps create magical moments.

Stop looking for the right vacation rental, and reserve this traveler's ranch-estate now! You have officially struck gold and found the perfect place to create magical moments. It's close to Yosemite, minutes to a quaint town with multiple good restaurants, and large enough to sleep multiple families or perhaps three or four couples with separate areas and bath rooms.

I came here with my two older boys and we walked around for the first twenty minutes smiling and laughing about the small (and big) touches that make this place a special escape estate.

Thanks Jeff (the owner) - your ongoing communication, rental guidelines and detailed directions were appreciated. You're the most amazing host that I never met.

The above-ground pool, steaming jacuzzi, massive deck, well-maintained home and, naturally, the pirate ship with water cannon, make this place a true treasure.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Mariposa Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

This House Has Been (Mariposa County TOT Certified) by Planning, Building, Health and Fire Departments

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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