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Sierrascape.. an Incredible, Secluded Creekside Cabin ~ Private- Unique-Spa-View

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

SIERRASCAPE.... Providing Reliable, Luxurious, TOTALLY PRIVATE Yosemite area Lodging SINCE 2004.

Spring is here, WOW! The Sierra in absolutely INCREDIBLE right now, everything is green, blooming, the creek is going strong and Yosemite is AMAZING!

~ SECRETLY set near Yosemite, this spectacular, 1000 Sq. ft. Creekside, Custom-Built Tri-Level home is hidden away (up and off the paved country road - important! ) on 8 wooded and secluded acres (TOTALLY private and QUIET!) and is ideally located between two different entrances to Yosemite, both well under an hour away. "It's PERFECT for a Romantic Getaway or Honeymoon!"

**** We offer LAST-MINUTE DISCOUNTS on bookings taken within two days of arrival, please call to reserve.

Intriguing architecture adds much to the allure of this amazing place that comfortably accommodates from two, to four guests. SierraScape is beautifully furnished with an eclectic mix of comfort and style, has a FULLY-equipped kitchen with EVERY convenience, spacious, beautifully done bedrooms as well as the most incredible outdoor patio ever, with full-size sunken spa.

'When we arrived, we thought we'd died and gone to Heaven, when we departed, we knew we'd found Heaven on Earth...WHAT a PLACE!' 2/27/11

* * * * * Please Email, or CALL US to book your reservation or with any questions you might have. (*) Note (*) INSTANT QUOTES are for BASE RATE ONLY and DO NOT INCLUDE some cleaning fees, or pet fees (if applicable), please call us, or see 'NOTES' at bottom of rates section for an ACCURATE FEE SCHEDULE.

* FYI * In order to ACCESS OUR PHONE NUMBER, VRBO is now REQUIRING THAT YOU SEND US a "MESSAGE", or "REQUEST TO BOOK" first, the PHONE NUMBER WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU (in the "NEXT STEPS" box that will immediately appear) ONLY AFTER YOU HAVE DONE SO. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience...


SierraScape’s living room has beautiful Oak flooring, high, open-beam ceilings and includes a leather loveseat and several comfortable chairs, the incredible stone fireplace (firewood provided), Stereo system w/iPod port, Flat-Screen TV w/DVD/VCR and extensive satellite programming, including HBO. We also provide DVR here for the convenient recording of your favorite sports events and other TV programs. There is an abundance of board games, an interesting collection of books and novels as well as direct access out the French doors, leading directly out to the back deck area, creek and SPA.

This room sits adjacent to the sunny dining area and just beyond that, the arched entrance leads you into the well-stocked, fully-equipped kitchen with modern appliances, Granite countertops, new gas stove, refrigerator, stainless sink with professionally maintained purified RO drinking water, dishwasher, microwave, multiple windows and a BEAUTIFUL view...

'SO glad we happened to find this place while surfing the web. We had a wonderful stay, everything was perfect.'


The large, Main Bedroom is located on the second level and has open-beam, cathedral ceilings & skylight, a Queen bed, reading corner, a vanity/sink and a side door that opens onto its own private deck, leading down to the Spa.

The Room With a View is located on the third level, at the end of the catwalk which overlooks the first floor and has high, open-beam ceilings, a King-size bed, beautiful view and French doors that lead out onto a private balcony, overlooking the creek. The upstairs, half-bath is also located along the catwalk, just steps away from The Room With a View.

Both bedrooms are beautifully outfitted with both modern & antique furniture as well as comfortable, high-quality beds. Each room has a ceiling fan and its own A/C unit, a sitting/reading area and writing desk, adding to the comfort and solitude of each individual space.

Located on the first floor is the unique, full bathroom with an open, 6' tile shower (it's terrific for two!) which has dual shower heads, multiple windows and private, distant views. It also has a large soaking tub, a real treat. Conveniently, this main bathroom is accessible from common living space as is the half-bath upstairs so no traipsing through someone else's bedroom on your way to the loo ;-).


You’ll find the incredible, multi-level Sunny Garden Deck that is absolutely, positively fantastic. This area overlooks the boulder filled ITALIAN CREEK and surrounding hills and leads past the spa, up to the garden gate that leads you down a short path, right to the creek. The creek is SEASONAL however there is typically water running 7-9 months of the year (usually winter to early summer) and small pools amongst the rocks year-round.

'Much as we enjoyed meeting Kirsty and benefited from her and Jerry being so readily available, we were deeply appreciative of the owners not living right here, on the property with us as the complete and TOTAL privacy we were after was therefore never compromised...our solitude was complete'

The full-size Spa is transcendent, it is TOTALLY private & sunken so is easy to get in and out of, EXCEPTIONALLY well-kept, available ALL year long and is incredibly inviting... While just 10 or so steps from the living room door, this Hot Tub is unreal, decadently perched over the creek and under the wide-open, star-studded sky.

A plethora of outdoor furniture, a vine covered trellis, full feeders that attract a wide variety of birds, a clean Gas Grill and an abundance of flowering pots and native plants that surround you.

"Regardless of how stressed one may be, if they cannot get their mind in a better place sitting out on your deck and listening to nature, they need professional help."


Why stay in Mariposa as opposed to 'IN' the park?? Check the LOCATION 'in Yosemite'! Fish Camp and Wawona require nearly the same travel time to Yosemite Valley as does Mariposa but Hwy 140 from Mariposa allows for faster travel year-round (it's 25-35 mph. 'inside' Yosemite, not so on Hwy 140), and FAR safer travel in the winter months (this Hwy being the ONLY 'All-Weather' highway, remaining open during all four seasons). PRIVACY is another reason, 'in Yosemite' also tends to mean 'in a development', check on NEIGHBOR PROXIMITY, expected NOISE levels and PARKING access, our Mariposa places are all PRIVATE, secluded, QUIET and have plenty of convenient parking. ACCESS TO TOWN, make sure you won't be wanting the convenience of being five to ten minutes from all that our quaint, historic town has to offer if you do decide to stay 'inside Yosemite', and be prepared to plan accordingly... access to town from SierraScape is a snap! And finally, COST... We simply offer more, for less ;-).

* 4 hours from Los Angeles
* 3 hours from the Monterey/Carmel By The Sea area
*2.5 hours from the Greater SF Bay Area/Oakland, San Francisco and Sacramento International Airports.
* 1 hour from Fresno International Airport
**40 minutes from Yosemite National Park (via Hwy 140, and the drive is magnificent)
**55 minutes to YOSEMITE VALLEY (approx.) via the the Hwy 140, ARCH ROCK ENTRANCE
**90 minutes to Badger Pass Ski Resort
**50 min to Yosemite's South Entrance, (GLACIER POINT, Wawona, GIANT SEQUOIAS etc.)
**10 min to town (Mariposa), 25 min to Oakhurst, 35 min to Bass Lake

SierraScape sits well off Hwy 49 just nine miles south of the town of Mariposa and is ideally located between two different entrances to Yosemite National Park. These two entrance routes (via HWY 41 or HWY 140) offer myriad activities and attractions along the way to the park.

HWY 140, the only “all weather highway”, winds through the Scenic Merced River Canyon and takes you directly into Yosemite Valley, through the “Arch Rock” entrance. The Merced River Rec Area at Briceburg is just a 14 mile drive & has small, private sandy beaches just perfect for picnics, wading, and summertime swimming. The river is also great for fishing & hiking and for the even more adventurous, white-water rafting.

Traveling in the other direction, up HWY 41 outside of Oakhurst will lead you to the south entrance into Yosemite where you’ll find the world famous Mariposa Grove’s GIANT SEQUOIAS, GLACIER POINT, BADGER PASS SKI Area and of course beautiful BASS LAKE with its water sports, beaches and restaurants. In addition, there are some fantastic hiking trails, many that welcome dogs, and the historic Sugar Pine Railroad, really fun!

In addition, we do tend to book up well in advance so availability is continually changing, the availability calendar is updated immediately following every confirmed booking but can be as much as 24 hours off, based on pending reservations. In addition, we operate STRICTLY on a first-paid basis so if you're keen on any particular time, it's safest, by far to just call. ;-)

*** We appreciate your interest in our vacation rentals and prefer to continue keeping things on a more personal basis, as a result, we do need to have a phone conversation prior to accepting reservations.

Fro easy access to our phone #'s and email address, click on the link to our website, located right above the photo gallery low on this page, otherwise, you will now have to "MESSAGE" us, or send a "REQUEST TO BOOK" through this website before they will provide you with our contact info... If going that route, please just send us a quick email and the "Next Steps" box that will immediately should contain our telephone number, etc..

** PLEASE NOTE: 'INSTANT QUOTES' ARE ESTIMATES ONLY - ADDITIONAL FEES NOT INCLUDED IN QUOTE ARE CLEARLY DETAILED WITHIN THE NOTES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE 'SEASONAL RATES' section. Some of our cleaning, pet and additional guest fees do vary so are not always able to be included in this automated system, please refer to notes, or simply email or call us for a prompt, and accurate quote.

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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside smoking done with CAUTION is allowed. No smoking inside, EVER....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    Top quality, comfortable beds in BOTH bedrooms!...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Room has a vanity sink as well...moreless

  • King size bed (1): High-End California King bed, Simmons mattress, you will NOT spend you vacation on a bad bed here. Queen size Bed (1) Queen bed, also high-end, Comfortable Simmons mattress, Baby Crib (1) and Pack-n-Play. Crib sheet & blankets provided....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Large, open 6' tile shower w/windows, & View!!...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Vanity Sink...moreless

Other Amenities

  • To see MORE PHOTOS, local info and our other Mariposa Vacation rental, click on the link here, just above the photo gallery. Very near Yosemite National Park, this home is IDEALLY located between two Park entrances, the only All Weather Hwy 140's Arch Rock entrance and the south, Hwy 41 entrance. Save time driving less and see more of Yosemite from here!...moreless


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

    Satellite TV offers a Great selection of music + Steroe w/iPod port...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    EXTENSIVE satellite channels, HBO & more - iPod dock for your personal music selection...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


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


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Small sandy beach along creek's edge...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Our wonderful, historic town of Mariposa is just 10 minutes from the house, there are many great restaurants, shops, museums, a wine bar, brewery and more....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Spectacular, peek-a-boo View...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    RIGHT on the creek! 'We were blown away upon our arrival, that creekside setting was far more dramatic than we imagined it would be, their description of the location was spot on, totally unbelievable. FANTASTIC place, TREAT yourself and stay at SierraScape!'...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Perfume free linens and towels (including beach towels for the spa) are plentifully provided...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Local calling free, long distance w/calling card....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Indoor, full-size. laundry soap provided, the washer and dryer are available to ALL our guests, regardless of the duration of their stay....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Yep...Enjoy your computer time outside on the patio or wherever else you might like....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Plentiful firewood is provided , set right into the wall, nex to the fireplace. VERY convenient....moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    It's all there.....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Includes Granite countertops, plummed R.O. purified drinking water (professionally maintained) as well as coffee grinder, blender, wine decanter and much, much more....moreless

  • Microwave:

    full-size, new...moreless

  • Oven:

    gas, new...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    New, Gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


from 61 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
* SPRING & Wildflowers! *
Apr 25 - May 30, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Spring gap Special
May 31 - Jun 2, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Jun 3 - Aug 19, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Aug 20 - Oct 9, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* AUTUMN * Fall Foilage...
Oct 10 - Nov 21, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Nov 22 - Nov 25, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* FALL into WINTER *
Nov 26 - Dec 20, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Dec 21 - Dec 25, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* HOLIDAY Season* NY 4 nite m
Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • 1 room cleaning fee $75 + tax
  • Cleaning & pet fees vary $0
  • See "NOTES" for amounts $0
  • Auto quotes R inaccurate $0
  • Tax Rate 11%


We prefer to keep our interactions with our valued guests far more personal than "online booking" allows, we have been taking reservations over the telephone, and securely by credit card for more than 13 years now so if you’d like to make a reservation, please just give us a call. IN ORDER TO EASILY ACCESS OUR PHONE NUMBERS and EMAIL ADDRESS you can visit our own website by searching -SierraScape Vacation Rentals-. You'll also find some GREAT info on Yosemite, Mariposa and a helpful breakdown of the seasons here and what to expect while visiting the area. Otherwise, VRBO is now REQUIRING THAT YOU SEND property owner's a "MESSAGE", or "REQUEST TO BOOK" in order to access their contact information. ONLY after you've done that will our phone numbers and email address be provided (in the "NEXT STEPS" box that will immediately appear). We apologize in advance for the inconvenience, please consider visiting our website, instead...

**** We offer LAST-MINUTE DISCOUNTS on bookings taken within two days of arrival ****


Both these fees vary, depending upon the length of your stay (pet fees) and the number of guests in your party (cleaning fees) so cannot necessarily be included in the automated system. Please email or call for a prompt and accurate quote, fees are also clearly listed under the "FEES AND TAXES" section here.

* A separate, $250 security deposit is required by credit card (Visa-M/C-Discover, sorry NO AmEx) at time of booking, * Deposits are refunded within 7 days of departure (terms must be met)

* Balances are due 60 days prior to arrival - PayPal and HomeAway payments welcome

* Rates based on 1-2 guests, additional guests are $25 to $35/night, depending upon season - see individual seasonal rates for price

* Cleaning fees: $75 for 2 guests/1 bedroom - $110 for 2-4 guests and/or 2 bedrooms

* PET fee is $20/night, per pet, max of $100 each per stay

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fresno International
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
47 Miles
Nearest Train
Merced Amtrak
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 miles, Highway 49
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sportsmen's Cafe' & Gas station/convenience store
53 Miles
Nearest Ski
Badger Pass

Car: Necessary

Gold Pan in our creek, Bird Watch from the Deck, Hike the Grounds or climb on the boulders, Playing or relaxing in chairs at the Creek's edge is also a favorite for all, relax and renew while watching the water flow by...

See you at The Scape ~


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Me, standing over the incredible creek, Jan., 2017 Jerry and I (Kirsty) are both semi-retired professionals and consider ourselves extremely fortunate to live so close to Yosemite. We are local, managing owners who live a convenient 10 miles away from this home (we do not reside 'on-site' at either of our Mariposa vacation rental properties, rest assured your stay with us will remain private). We have over 45 combined years living in the Yosemite area and are nearly always available for assistance without EVER being underfoot or intrusive. **OF PARTICULAR IMPORTANCE** This home's driveway, unlike MANY in our rural mountain area, is accessed right off a quiet, PAVED country road, something to seriously consider when choosing a vacation rental as you'll likely be making the trip many times... you won't have to navigate miles of steep, rough, un-paved, muddy/dusty or rutted dirt roads to reach this vacation rental and the long, gravel driveway allows for virtually any car, in any weather to easily access the property.

Why the Owner Chose Mariposa, CA, USA:
In 2002, we were left to decide which of our two homes we would live in. It was a difficult decision but we decided to stay where we are now and rather than lose our ability to continue enjoying all of the luxuries of SierraScape (by renting it out full-time, selling was NEVER a consideration as Jerry built it), we thought we'd instead try offering The Scape to vacationers who were looking for an exceptional, discreet and distinguished place to stay, near Yosemite National Park but who also desired to be well away from the crowds once they'd been there..........We are happy and humbled to say that SierraScape has been a HUGE hit as a vacation rental and in the fifteen years since its inception has become one of the most popular and sought after places in the Yosemite area. As a result, the home is often filled with return guests as they continue to come back, year after year, often alternating seasons so as to experience it anew each time they arrive.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Although a short distance from Yosemite itself, staying at SierraScape (or our other home, The Vineyard House) provides visitors a combined element of peace, privacy and affordability that accommodations inside the park cannot........ If you’re looking to be conveniently close to Yosemite but would prefer to not spend your vacation placed in an over-crowded development or conventional hotel then we may have JUST what you’re looking for! Some of the totally unique benefits of staying at SierraScape are, well, the creek, for starters, the sight and sounds of it are incredible. There's the custom, awesome architecture, especially the catwalk that looks down over the main level, and then there's the shower ;-)... It's really big and shares its space with the soaking tub so you can combine a shower and bath, together if you like, all the while enjoying the wilderness, right out the knee-height windows. Talk about unique........... I know of nowhere else in this area that has anything comparable to The Scape's decadent, lush, blossoming and sunny (some shade) Garden Deck where you'll find your very own, private, full-size Spa, overlooking that mountain creek. SierraScape is favored by the elite, and privacy seeking folks for that very reason, no one knows it's there and the absolute privacy is extraordinary. Can't neglect mentioning the beautiful stone fireplace that was built from rocks out of the creek, or the firewood we provide. There are also tasteful, comfortable and contemporary furnishings as well as a Non-Toxic, unscented earth-friendly environment and our guests consistently comment on all the 'special touches' we've thought of, throughout the house and grounds........ Gold panning in the creek is fun, too and there's more but we don't want to give it ALL away, so please, come and find out for yourself... Visit our home site, for more photos, local area info & an incredibly helpful summary of the seasons

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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  • ~ The Dining area, and Kitchen

    ~ The Dining area, and Kitchen

  • ~ Main bedroom (just half of it, actually)

    ~ Main bedroom (just half of it, actually)

  • ~ The deck, from the creek

    ~ The deck, from the creek

  • ~The Beautiful Stone Fireplace and Entry

    ~The Beautiful Stone Fireplace and Entry

  • ~ The Tranquil Zen Garden

    ~ The Tranquil Zen Garden

  • ~ The Year-Round, Lush surroundings...

    ~ The Year-Round, Lush surroundings...

  • ~ SierraScape's Patio and Spa from 2nd level

    ~ SierraScape's Patio and Spa from 2nd level

  • ~ Main Bathroom w/ Soaking Tub, and 6' shower

    ~ Main Bathroom w/ Soaking Tub, and 6' shower

  • ~ The house from across the creek

    ~ The house from across the creek

  • ~ The Clean Gas Grill is right outside ;-)

    ~ The Clean Gas Grill is right outside ;-)

  • ~ The Waterfall, house in background

    ~ The Waterfall, house in background

  • ~ A November Morning on the deck

    ~ A November Morning on the deck

  • ~ The Living room opens out to deck & spa

    ~ The Living room opens out to deck & spa

  • ~ The Room with a View... King Bed

    ~ The Room with a View... King Bed

  • ~ The Patio from the Living Room

    ~ The Patio from the Living Room

  • ~ Looking back at the House and Garden

    ~ Looking back at the House and Garden

  • ~ The back deck and Spa overlook the creek

    ~ The back deck and Spa overlook the creek

  • * Looking down into creek from deck...

    * Looking down into creek from deck...

  • ~ The Zen Garden

    ~ The Zen Garden

  • ~ The full-size Spa and Patio Area

    ~ The full-size Spa and Patio Area

  • ~ The front of the house...

    ~ The front of the house...

  • ~ Coming up the driveway, welcome...

    ~ Coming up the driveway, welcome...

  • ~ Serenity...

    ~ Serenity...

  • ~ The Creek bed

    ~ The Creek bed

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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