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Family Friendly - Stunning Views and Sunsets - Pool Table - Close to Yosemite

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Butterfly Ridge Vacation Home on 5 acre property with attached two car garage

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Last updated: 09/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Note: Unlike many other area rentals WE CHARGE THE SAME LOW PRICE FOR UP TO 8 PEOPLE. Many rentals charge more for each additional person beyond a base of 2-4 people. We do not. This home is very affordable for a family. However, DISCOUNTS OFF THE RATES SHOWN CAN APPLY TO SMALL GROUPS September through April. (Call or email an inquiry to request the additional discount.)

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Sierra foothills from BUTTERFLY RIDGE VACATION HOME at 3200 ft. above sea level! This comfortable well-maintained 1800 sq. ft. home with brand-new flooring throughout since March 2015 has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and a well equipped kitchen. We can accommodate a party of 8 people comfortably with one queen size bed, 2 double beds, a queen-size sleeper couch and even an optional queen-size inflatable mattress. Central forced-air heating and air conditioning throughout. A paved road and driveway lead to this quiet, private and nicely landscaped 5 acre lot. You'll have easy access to Hwy. 140, only 2.5 miles away. From there you can choose to go northeast to Yosemite National Park (only 29 miles from the home) or go southwest to historic Mariposa (7 miles from the home) for shopping, dining, groceries, interesting museums and the picturesque 160 year old Mariposa County courthouse, the oldest continually operated court house west of Missouri (tours available).

For things to see and do in the different seasons please scroll down to the bottom of this page.

Your family will never be bored here. We have a professional-grade 9 foot pool table in the game room. The living room has a designated game table supplied with lots of board games, playing cards and poker chips. We have a collection of children's books and books about Yosemite Park and local hiking trails. You can enjoy Playstation 2 video gaming on our 52 inch LCD TV, or watch satellite TV and crystal clear blu-ray movies in high definition. Included among the blu-rays are three acclaimed BBC Earth sets: Planet Earth (4 discs), Human Planet (3 discs) and Life (4 discs). These are magnificent and informative documentaries depicting the wonders of our planet and are great for family viewing. Brochures, maps and books about the area provide a way to plan your stay. Things to see and do in the area include dozens of scenic places and hikes in Yosemite Park, rafting on the Merced River, swimming, fishing, mountain biking or walking along the Merced River at Briceberg, swimming and boating at Bass Lake or Lake McSwain, and interesting walks and hikes in the Mariposa area. Mariposa also hosts concerts in the Art Park every summer weekend and has several art galleries. The county park is a great place for families to visit, providing a large swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball court, picnic areas, a skateboard park and a concert venue.

This quiet property is far away from city lights and secluded from neighbors. On moonless nights, you can clearly see the Milky Way spanning the sky - something you will never see under the bright city lights. It is a mesmerizing moment that your family will never forget. There are also mature grape vines and fruit trees in the backyard. Feel free to pick and eat from them when you visit in the right seasons! (The grapes are ripe in August.)

Natural foliage on this hillside property creates habitat for deer families, squirrels, rabbits and dozens of bird species including humming birds. The back yard is chain link fenced to keep the deer away from the grape vines.

Linens, bedding, towels, paper goods, trash bags, dish washing and dishwasher soap and hand soap are all provided. The kitchen is fully equipped, with attention to detail, and has everything you'll need to prepare and serve your meals. The brand new dining table seats 8 in comfortable ergonomic padded chairs.

Guests are welcome to park in the attached garage. There are parking spaces for a total of 3 vehicles at the house, including the garage. A brand new crib and high chair are stored in a closet and are put out for guest use upon request.

SPRING is the best time to see waterfalls at their peak in Yosemite Park. The snow remaining in the highest elevations melts and flows into streams that feed the waterfalls. Other than an occasional rain, you'll find very pleasant weather and smaller crowds for hiking. Some higher elevation hikes may be closed until late spring. This is a great time to raft the Wild and Scenic Merced River, or take amazing wildflower hikes in the Merced River Canyon or Hite's Cove, outside the park (March-May). Family fun at the Butterfly Festival in Mariposa (first weekend in May) or try to win the $10,000 prize at the Annual Fishing Derby at Bass Lake (first weekend in May).

SUMMER offers months of dry, warm, sunny weather. All hiking trails are open throughout the park. The high elevation roads to Glacier Point and Tioga Pass are open. This is a good time for horseback riding, morning hiking, bicycling, and even Merced River swimming in Yosemite and Briceberg Canyon. Bass Lake is another great place for swimming, boating and hiking. (Boat rentals available). The Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad is a fun family experience. Ride in open railroad cars, pulled along historic tracks through a beautiful forest, by a steam locomotive. Enjoy musical events on weekend evenings in the Art Park in Mariposa.

AUTUMN is a wonderful time to hike in Yosemite! The gorgeous fall colors last for months. Cooler but comfortable weather and smaller crowds make this time of year special and invigorating! Some waterfalls have diminished flows, but Vernal and Nevada Falls are still spectacular! Plenty of sunshine despite an occasional rain. Enjoy the beautiful greening foothills at one of the local ziplines. Family fun at the 4-day County Fair at the Mariposa Co. Fair Grounds over Labor Day weekend. Amazing natural wonders at the CA State Mining and Mineral Museum.

WINTER: When snow begins to fall in Yosemite ice-skating, downhill skiing, and snowshoeing (especially in the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias) are special treats. (Rentals available.) The mountains glisten in the sun. Hiking paths in Yosemite Valley are plowed and often free of snow. Make a snowman or go sledding. Horse-drawn sleigh rides or hayrides available at Christmas just outside the park. You’ll enjoy the brisk but varying weather if you dress in layers. Days are often clear, even in winter. In Mariposa, at 2,000 ft. elevation, snow is infrequent and melts, but if you want snow you can always find it at some elevation in Yosemite Park. Bring tire chains or 4WD, but chains aren't often needed unless driving higher than Yosemite Valley.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Children Welcome:

    We provide a play pen and a high chair upon request. 9 ft. professional-grade pool table, toys, children's books, board games, video games, Playstation 2, DVD/Blurays, some play items for children of all ages!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    One well trained dog or 2 small ones allowed. (No cats.) $50 additional cleaning fee plus 11% tax/fee applied. Dogs not allowed in bedrooms or on furniture....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 double

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  • Additional queen size sleeper couch in living room and optional queen-size air mattress available....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Guests are welcome to pick and eat the fruit of our grape vines and fruit trees, in season....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There is a great collection of children's books located in the second bedroom. There are also books about Yosemite Park and local hiking trails....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    9 ft. professional grade pool table with all accessories. Plenty of space around the well-lit table. The game room also includes comfortable seating and a special low playing table for small children....moreless

  • Games:

    We have a designated game table with a removable lazy susan in living room. A wide selection of board games is provided, including some games for small children. Playing cards & poker chips provided....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Pool Table:

    9 ft. professional-grade pool table with all accessories. Plenty of space around the table....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic Satellite TV channels provided...moreless

  • Television:

    52 Inch LCD TV equipped with Blu-ray/DVD player....moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    Playstation 2 with preloaded games...moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    Several Blu-ray discs and DVDs provided. (We will keep adding new Blu-ray discs and DVDs to our nice collection.)...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Breathtaking views of the Sierra foothills! We are conveniently located 7 miles from the Mariposa downtown area, and 29 miles from Yosemite National Park....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Brand new dining table with 8 comfortable chairs, set in a bay window with mountain views....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air conditioning...moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    WIFI...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace:

    During the cooler months (only) you're welcome to use the wood burning stove with glass doors. It isn't needed for heat (central heating). Fire wood not provided. Available at supermarket in town....moreless

  • Garage:

    Oversized 1 car garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Quiet central forced air heating system supplied to all rooms....moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed quilts are new and many linens are new in 2014, with nice thread count....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell phone reception for Verizon customers. The house is located in a rural area. The cell phone signal may be weak if you use another provider. You can use the land line phone (free service in USA)....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    1 vehicle in garage and space for 2 more in parking area....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line phone with free calls within the USA...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Ample towels. Many are brand new in 2014....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Wide assortment of everything you need for cooking great meals....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Ample dishes and glasses. Lots of utensils, kitchen knives, pots and pans, silverware, pot holders, kitchen towels, Garbage bags, paper towels, spices, cooking oil and kitchen sponge provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped modern kitchen with everything you need to prepare and serve your meals, including spices. Furnished with great attention to detail. Lots of knives. Even garlic press & pizza cutter!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, cooking oil and many condiments provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large side by side fridge/freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric range/oven....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large patio in front with magnificent view. Small patio in fenced backyard with grape vines, fruit trees and a mountain view....moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf is available at several courses in neighboring Oakhurst....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill available on the patio. Charcoal grill also available for use on the patio....moreless

  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Badger Pass Ski Area located in Yosemite Park along the road to Glacier Point for downhill. X/C ski trails are also available in that area....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts are located 8 miles away in the Mariposa County Park....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    A large family-friendly outdoor swimming pool is located 8 miles away at the Mariposa County Park....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$190
$1,250
Late Fall/Early Winter
Nov 1 - Jan 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$170
$1,125
March 2017
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$180
$1,190
Spring 2017
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$200
$1,325
Peak Season 2017
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$225
$1,500
Fall 2017
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$190
$1,250
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150
$1,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Standard Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Cancellation policy:

Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.

Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund.


Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • Pioneer Market

    "Pioneer market is the only grocery store in Mariposa. It has a good selection of foods and w..."

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  • High Country Health Foods & Cafe

    "This is the only health food store in Mariposa. It has it's own cafe/deli serving delicious ..."

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  • Chilnualna Falls

  • Tuolumne Meadows Visitors Center

    "Get information on dozens of easy and very scenic family friendly hikes in the beautiful Tuo..."

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  • Charles Street Dinner House

    "Wonderful gourmet food in a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of historic Mariposa, CA."

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  • California State Mining and Mineral Museum

    "See hundreds of astounding examples of rare and precious metals, gems and minerals, incredib..."

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71 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fresno Yosemite Int'l. Airport (FAT)
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mariposa Downtown
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sierra Meadows Country Club in Ahwahnee, CA
44 Miles
Nearest Train
AmTrack Station in Merced, CA
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 140
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mariposa Downtown
35 Miles
Nearest Ski
X/C ski in Yosemite Valley
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Briceberg (on Merced River)

Car: Necessary

Enjoy the amazing panoramic view from the front patio! Layer upon layer of mountains and foothills as far as the eye can see! We are situated on a very private 5 acre lot and away from city lights. It's perfect for bird watchers and stargazers. We have mature grapes and fruit trees in the backyard. Feel free the pick them when you visit us in the right seasons.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: On behalf of the owner, Yosemite Vacation Rental Management takes loving care of this vacation home and it's guests. Headquartered in Mariposa, we make sure that the home is clean and ready for you upon arrival. We are on call to promptly answer any questions or needs you may have during your stay. We manage this beautiful property for the owner who lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

Why Mariposa, CA, USA:
We love outdoor activities and stargazing. This property is far away from city lights. It's seven miles from the historic and charming town of Mariposa and only 29 miles from the west entrance of Yosemite Park along Hwy. 140. We love the natural peace and quiet shared with the deer and singing birds. Partake of the fruit of the grape vines and fruit trees in season. This is a wonderful family friendly home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Magnificent views of the Sierra foothills and the setting sun. Star gazing is amazing in this rural setting without bright lights to interfere. Easy access with well paved roads. Quiet and private country setting with all modern conveniences. Located on 5 acre property. There are neighbors but you won't hear them or see their homes in these wooded hills. Lots of privacy and nature.


Contact us

Speaks: english, dutch

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  • Butterfly Ridge Vacation Home on 5 acre property with attached two car garage

    Butterfly Ridge Vacation Home on 5 acre property with attached two car garage

  • Enjoy your morning coffee here while you take in the peace and the views

    Enjoy your morning coffee here while you take in the peace and the views

  • Beautiful sunsets can be enjoyed on many a night

    Beautiful sunsets can be enjoyed on many a night

  • There is also a wood burning fireplace. Game table in the back for family time!

    There is also a wood burning fireplace. Game table in the back for family time!

  • The dining room seats up to 8 people.

    The dining room seats up to 8 people.

  • Play table has little cars, roads, castles, a teddy bear and games for the kids

    Play table has little cars, roads, castles, a teddy bear and games for the kids

  • Overview of kitchen and dining area. Kitchen furnished with attention to details

    Overview of kitchen and dining area. Kitchen furnished with attention to details

  • The main bathroom off of the game room has two sinks & separate shower/toilet.

    The main bathroom off of the game room has two sinks & separate shower/toilet.

  • There is a book shelf with children's books and two easy chairs.

    There is a book shelf with children's books and two easy chairs.

  • Grape vines and fruit trees in backyard. Feel free to eat them, in Aug./Sept.!

    Grape vines and fruit trees in backyard. Feel free to eat them, in Aug./Sept.!

  • Additional seating in the back yard

    Additional seating in the back yard

  • Moonrise over the Sierra taken from the front patio.

    Moonrise over the Sierra taken from the front patio.

  • Magnificent views of the Sierra foothills from the patio

    Magnificent views of the Sierra foothills from the patio

  • It takes several photos to show the panoramic view.

    It takes several photos to show the panoramic view.

  • Living room with queen sleeper couch, leather swivel recliners and 52 in. LCD TV

    Living room with queen sleeper couch, leather swivel recliners and 52 in. LCD TV

  • Play a game at the designated area - games, playing cards & poker chips provided

    Play a game at the designated area - games, playing cards & poker chips provided

  • 9 ft professional grade pool table and a loveseat for reading in the bay window

    9 ft professional grade pool table and a loveseat for reading in the bay window

  • New tile kitchen floor! Well equipped kitchen. Everything you need for cooking!

    New tile kitchen floor! Well equipped kitchen. Everything you need for cooking!

  • The master bedroom has a queen size bed and a large dresser plus rocking chair.

    The master bedroom has a queen size bed and a large dresser plus rocking chair.

  • The second bedroom has 2 full size beds

    The second bedroom has 2 full size beds

  • Second bathroom has a tub/shower combination.

    Second bathroom has a tub/shower combination.

  • People love our back yard 'gazebo' covered with live grapevines

    People love our back yard 'gazebo' covered with live grapevines

  • A family of deer are frequent visitors to our 5 acre wooded property.

    A family of deer are frequent visitors to our 5 acre wooded property.

  • Milky Way viewed from the front patio. Clear night skies on many a night.

    Milky Way viewed from the front patio. Clear night skies on many a night.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, September 26, 2016

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