Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

Two Bedroom One Bath Apartment(sleeps up to 4

Bedrooms 2
Space 740 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Come see one of Gods magical wonders of the world.

Close to Yosemite, & Bass Lake. You can even visit Bodie State Historical Park, & Mammoth Lakes this is really a travelers dream. You are close to stores and restaurants. You can go to see the mineral exhibit, and even zip down Yosemite zip lines.

One night available during peck times for extra charge call for prices.

This apartment contains all of the amenities of home, satellite TV with over 300 channels, WiFi. The property is located in the quaint town of Mariposa. It is conveniently located between Yosemite National Park on Highway 140 & 49 and Historical downtown of Mariposa.

This apartment sits on nearly 2 ½ acres of trees and beautiful flowers on the property. The neighborhood is very quiet. Wildlife includes deer, turkeys, rabbits and quail.

Additional Amenities included: Queen sofa couch. And two extra Cots, coin laundry is also on the property. We have barbeque with seating areas to relax with your family and friends.

More Details

Irene Larsen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Irene Larsen

We have lived in Mariposa since 1981. I have two beautiful children. I love to travel and see all the beauty that God has made and he made this beautiful town of Mariposa just a stepping stone to one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Irene Larsen purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Irene Larsen chose Mariposa

We chose this property because it is close to the main town. You can walk to the restaurants, shopping, stores.

What makes this apartment unique

This property is close to everything and still in the country. You can sit outside and watch the deer eating and the turkeys just outside your door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Today at 10:29 AM


I told my wife as we were leaving the apt. for the last time on Sunday just how much I enjoyed staying there. It is incredible comfortable and convenient to work and Mariposa.
Oct 2013
  • 1 of 1


Mariposa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 740 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Kids Bear Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , I have rails to fit the twin bed to make it a crib if needed
    Master Bear Room - 1 queen
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Zip lines,


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(82 traveler reviews)

87% Complete
10% Complete
1% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Two Bedroom One Bath Apartment(sleeps up to 4
average rating of 4.865854 based on 83 reviews

Great place to stay while visiting Yosemite

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable stay on edge of town, and easy access to Yosemite. Everything provided even a lot of extras that you wouldn't normally get in a home stay. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Suttons Bay

Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Excellent communication. This owner is amazing and has thought of everything. The rental was roomy and was just perfect. It was spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. The bed was very comfy and loved the gray sheets that were on the bed.

It's located about an hour from the entrance of Yosemite. Don't let that deter you--it's a very spread out area and you'll have lots of driving no matter where you stay. We were very happy with the location. Close to Mariposa- Museum, restaurants and a great grocery store. The rental is very well stocked with things you may need--soap, shampoo, spices...Irene even provided K-cups to use in the Keurig.

Would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Point de chute est parfait pour visiter Yosemite

  • 5 of 5

Logement agréable, propre et au calme. Bien que situé à une grosse heure de route de Yosemite Valley, ce point de chute est parfait pour visiter le parc.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Family-friendly property in a great location for Yosemite National Park!

  • 5 of 5

The Bear Retreat features everything a family of up to four needs for a great home base for a visit to Yosemite. The owner has attended to all the details - utensils, extra linens, even a small library of books and maps about Yosemite. The property is very clean, air conditioned (a must in the summer!) with all needed appliances and an on-site laundry. A large supermarket, gas station (another must in this area!) and pharmacy, as well as several restaurants, are within a five-minute drive.

The owner is extremely responsive to questions, and, in fact, called us during the major fires that swept this area three weeks before our trip to update us on the situation. This really put our minds at ease.

The property is located about 45 minutes from the Yosemite entrance, and about an hour from the Yosemite Valley, if you leave early. If you leave later (arriving at the park after 10am in the summer) it doesn't matter where you stay; three-hour traffic jams getting into the park are common in the summer. There are closer hotels but those places don't have access to the gas, groceries, etc. that you get at the Bear Retreat. And the drive is beautiful, along the Merced River in the heart of Gold Rush country.

If you are traveling to Yosemite, the Bear Retreat is an affordable option for a family, in a great location, with an owner who goes out of her way to make your comfort a priority.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope you will come again so that I can meet you.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Fontana CA

Nice apartment and stay. Great area. Owner very nice.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this little retreat. It was perfect for our family for a couple of nights. The kitchen was stocked enough to prepare basic meals. The coffee in the morning was a nice plus. We meet the owner Irene and she was very pleasant, friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Perfect! Just what we needed.

  • 5 of 5

This place is spacious and the owner has thought of everything! Easy communication and very clean.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Mariposa Pizza Factory
"This is opening back up May 11"
Charles Street Dinner House
Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Fresno Yosemite Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.07 Miles
Miners Inn
Nearest Ferry
169 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Golf
28 Miles
Nearest Train
38 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.07 Miles
Miner Inn
Nearest Ski
42 Miles
Badger Pass, Yosemite
Nearest Beach
156 Miles
Car: necessary

Try the Ziplines, 45 miles away from Yosemite, Bass Lake, Wine tasting, Wineries, dirt bike riding (bring your own). You can go see Bodie, Mammoth. Also gold panning.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $49

call for one night $170.00 a night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties