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Beautiful Creekside Home in Mariposa Pines Close to Yosemite.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6). All inclusive-No cleaning fee.

All inclusive. No cleaning fee. Built in 1998 this modern 1600 sq. ft. ranch style home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Our home has a beautiful large kitchen completely stocked for cooking needs. The living room and dining area are large and open with lovely and comfortable furnishings. There is a large laundry room available for our guests. You step out the front door and are surrounded by trees over one hundred years old, huge granite rocks and a seasonal creek right in front of the house. Early risers can enjoy that first cup of morning coffee with a leisurely walk or sitting under the trees enjoying the quiet and fresh air. Yosemite is approx. a one hour drive (38 miles) along the Merced River which meanders through canyons into the park. For advanced hikers our home is two miles from one of the most beautiful hikes in Mariposa. Search: Hite Cove trail for details. Historical downtown Mariposa is 20 minutes away with gold mining and rock museums, shopping, restaurants and antique stores. You can pick up the YARTS bus into the park in several locations in town. Bus fare includes admission into the park. Yosemite zip line tours are just outside of the town of Mariposa. Chuckchansi Casino is 45 minutes away with live shows and several restaurants. Bass Lake is 45 minutes away with boating, jet skiing, fishing and swimming. Zephyr white water river rafting is 20 minutes away

Keywords: See our reviews by past guests who have loved our home away from home. A comment we constantly get from guests is how cool, lush and heavily wooded our area is compared to the lower elevations in Mariposa. One of our guests little girl described our property as being like 'Narnia'. Surrounded by oaks, pines and a seasonal creek. There are frequently deer and wild turkeys strolling around the property. Our home is also available for exchange in Europe and the U.S.

More Details

Eileen Blankenhorn
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Eileen Blankenhorn

We have loved our home in the mountains since 2003 with many family and friend gatherings. Living in a large city, it is nice to escape to an area where people do not even lock their doors.

Eileen Blankenhorn purchased this house in 2003

Why Eileen Blankenhorn chose Mariposa

Our home is located at a 4,000 ft. elevation rich in forest life, cool summers and beauty unlike the lower elevations in Mariposa. We bought in this area because of the extreme beauty of the surroundings and accessibility to hiking and bike trails. We have filled our home with art and decor from our wonderful travels.

What makes this house unique

Located in a serene, quiet neighborhood, beautiful wooded property and excellent roads!

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you so much for the wonderful stay! My kids and I think this is a five star! So clean, cute & well stocked.....a darling second home we'd love to come back to again.

Julie. March 2014
Mar 2014
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Mariposa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled hall bathroom with walk in river rock spa sh
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly remodeled private master bathroom
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two large adult single beds with Serta pillow top mattres.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with private bath. S & F pillow top mattres
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen bed with Serta pillow top mattress.
  • Queen size Beds (2) Quality Serta pillow top mattress on one queen, and Stearns & Foster pillow top on master bed queen, all with fine linens., (2) Two single beds. Serta pillow tops. Portable Baby Playland available.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Outside seating next to our creek with views of one hundred plus year old trees is incredibly relaxing. Views of the stars at night is unmatched. Our home is within the boundry of the Sierra National Forest at a 4,000 foot elevation, so the summer days are breezy with temperatures in the low 80's. We are located one minute to the trail head of the back country of Yosemite. You can ride ATV's or dirt bikes for hours and not run into another rider. You enter beautiful forest, creeks, abandoned gold mines and wildlife habitat. This area really is like no other.


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Beautiful Creekside Home in Mariposa Pines Close to Yosemite.
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 70 reviews

WONDERFUL vacation rental!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great Thanksgiving vacation here! The house is spacious, very comfortable, and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is well stocked with just about any pots, pans, and utensils you might need. The location is super quiet. We wouldn't change anything!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Larry, We're so glad you enjoyed the house. Thanksgiving is a special holiday with family!
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Beautiful, Clean and Quiet !

  • 5 of 5

A great place with lots of room.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay after hiking in yosemite

  • 5 of 5

lovely big house with fabulous beds and great showers. Eileen was always responsive to any queries(there were very few) and the location a bit of a drive to Yosemite was quiet and peaceful with a big sky with millions of stars, there is a telescope in the house if you want to get closer.

The house was really clean and with aircon which at 104 degrees + was welcoming. We wished we had longer but will no doubt return. Thank you Eileen

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome! So glad you enjoyed our wonderful peaceful neighborhood. I hope you can come back some day.
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Great overall. Very well equipped, clean.

  • 5 of 5

Great house, especially inside. Very well equipped, clean,etc. We enjoyed the stay a lot.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You will not get your deposit back

  • 1 of 5

Too far from Yosemite national park and grocery stores.

I had to wash towels I used because it smelled like someone used it.

I booked the home with 2 adults initially. I thought that the house would be too big for just me and my husband so a family joined our trip. It was last minute decision so I couldn't notify the owner. That was my fault. However, I don't think even though I notified her that a family would join our trip, it would not make any difference.

The manager said that if you cleaned up the gas grilled then it would be no problem. I cleaned up the gas grilled and checked it worked perfectly fine. However, owner said that the gas grill was not working so, she didn't give my deposit back.

Manager is watching you or checking you out.

The owner just emailed and notified you that your would not get your deposit back. That's it! No conversation!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our rental agreement that all guests sign clearly states that if the number of people booked is misrepresented, you will forfeit your security deposit. We will always accommodate any changes our guest’s request, and have done so with pleasure for many years. This party booked for two people and brought several more people without ever notifying us. And yes, our property manager lives across the street and has been more than helpful and informative to our guest’s questions. Fresh towels are always provided and the house is spotless. We just recently added a brand new propane gas grill since we always want to provide nice equipment. These people put charcoal briquettes on top of the gas grill!
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Cute and charming home

  • 4 of 5

The house is just as cute as pictured. Very clean and beautiful area. Everything you need is there. Fully stocked kitchen. We had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nickole, We're so glad you enjoyed the house so much. It's a very special place. Until next time! Eileen
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Fresno International
Car: necessary

We have a variety of old fashion board games.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are $205 per night for 1-4 people, plus $15 per night, per add'l person. Seven nights stay is $1,300.00. A $250 security deposit is due at booking which will be refunded within 3 days of your stay minus any damages.
Mariposa county licensed for building and safety codes

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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