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Fantastic Yosemite rental with wifi

Bedrooms Studio
Space 500 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Secluded on eleven acres nestled amongst the Oaks and Pines, our studio loft 'Old Oak Hideaway I', is awaiting your pleasure. The Loft is children friendly, but not childproof. This studio has everything you will need for a quiet getaway. A fully loaded kitchen, Wireless internet, Netflix is available for on demand movies and tv programs or access other streaming options via the ROKU tv.

Our cat friendly guardian Dino (Black Lab) keep the bears away but you may see many of the other wild animals we have wondering the property at times, deer, fox, coyote, wild turkey and others.

Keywords: Affordable, convenient, family, Quiet, Cozy

More Details

Shell Ostler
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

Why Shell Ostler chose Mariposa

My husband and I met in beautiful Yosemite. When we would visit Yosemite we would stay in Mariposa and fell in love with the town. When the opportunity presented itself we both knew this is where we wanted to live the rest of our lives. The people are extremely friendly, the area is rich with history and you can't beat the beauty of Yosemite.

What makes this studio unique

For a small fee, we offer to stock the place with what you want so you don't need to spend valuable relaxing time shopping groceries.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at the old oak hideaway had everything we needed. A nice, cozy cabin with easy acces to Yosemite. Shell and Dan were really friendly and welcoming. We would definitely recommend this place.
Sep 2014
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Mariposa Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full size bathroom with tub/shower combo and plenty of room on the counter for everyone's toiletries. There are plenty of bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths. We also provide a hair dryer, plenty of toilet paper, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel.
  • Studio, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Very comfortable and cozy queen bed and double bed with full linens, blankets and comforters. A comfortable twin hideaway bed is stored in the kitchen alcove. The linens, blanket and pillow are located in the dresser and the comforter in the alcove. A pack and play can be available upon request. Please note that this rental is a studio, there is no separate bedroom and it does become cozy when the twin hideaway is setup.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We have a fire pit located behind the Loft for that camp fire experience. Please note that during the summer months fire restrictions may be put into effect. There is a trampoline on the property for our guests use. We can also rent a bounce house or water slide to you during your stay. Please let us know if you would be interested in pricing.


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Fantastic Yosemite rental with wifi
average rating of 4.75 based on 55 reviews

Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was from July 10-15 2018

The hideaway has a great location and is close to Yosemite National Park which was the reason for our stay. The cabin was clean and well stocked with anything you may need. Shell, was very friendly and accommodating- she even offered us the use of her personal crockpot which was very nice as it offered us a hot meal to come home to after a long day of hiking. She had the cabin well stocked with variety of very informative information about the area and nearby parks to include maps. The Hideaway does have WIFI which was a big plus! Shell, you are doing a great job, and wouldn't change a thing! We would absolutely stay here again on our next trip to Yosemite Nation Park.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay near Yosemite!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. It was clean, very comfortable, and has everything you may need or want. We were happily surprised to find a cooler, so we could pack food for our daily trips into Yosemite. Shell even had a first aid kit, suntan lotion, and bug spray. It was hot when we visited, but enjoyed sitting out on the deck in the cooler evenings with a glass of wine, listening to the birds and the animals from a nearby farm. The town of Mariposa is small, but offers what you need. Check out the visitors center before you head into the park. They are very friendly and helpful, giving us detailed maps of different trails in Yosemite. I would definetly recomend this place or Shell's larger home to anyone but particularly to families with children. Shell provides books, puzzles, games, movies, and inside and outside toys and equipment to entertain children for hours.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice property, No Problems Very nice host.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. About 1 hour from Yosemite valley.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Clean, comfortable beds, huge tv, 1 hour + to Yosemite entrance

  • 2 of 5

Pros: clean, comfortable beds, private-ish, kitchen if needed.

Cons: not super convenient for visiting Yosemite as it’s a long drive to get to the park. Also about 20-30 minutes from Mariposa. Lots of animal noises at dusk and dawn (we wore earplugs so it wasn’t bad). IMO the property is not very attractive. There’s stuff littered throughout like kids toys, equipment, etc., there is another rental about 20 feet from the loft, which could be an issue depending on your situation, there is also a large tent/tarp type camp on the property which is disheveled and strange looking- not sure what it’s for. The rental buildings are worn down looking on the outside. There’s no couch, only straight back chairs and the beds. Stairs up to the loft are uneven, and the railing is wobbly. The shower was ok but no grab bar for safety.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Shell's property was quiet and cozy, with all amenities needed (even had a rice cooker which we really appreciated)! Her dog Dino was extremely friendly and I would really miss seeing that black lab coming up to greet me and say goodbye every single time. It was a little far away from Yosemite (about an hour's drive) but we didn't mind the drive at all, as it was really scenic all the way into the park, and not too far from Mariposa if you needed to make grocery runs. Only downside was my phone had no reception at all (AT&T) but the same goes for the park, and you have wifi on the property so that makes up for it. I would recommend downloading offline maps onto your phone for anyone who's traveling into the area!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rochester, NY

Private, wonderfully furnished retreat

  • 5 of 5

This hideaway served as our home base for Yosemite adventures. It offered a private bedroom, kitchen and bathroom all tucked into a woodsy rural area. Shell was an excellent host and made us feel very taken care of.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Gold's Coin Tavern, Mariposa
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
1850, Mariposa
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. There are a rental agreement and rental rules that must be signed and returned prior to the reservation being confirmed. Children under the age of 2 stay for free, all other guests must be in the guest count. It is our policy to take the first paid booking.

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.