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Robin's Nest Vacation Rental In The Sierra Foothills

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Our cozy get-away is located on the hillside overlooking the town of Mariposa in a quiet residential area. We are just three minutes from downtown Mariposa and forty-five minutes from Yosemite National Park. To make your stay comfortable, our apartment sleeps two and offers a living room, bedroom, full bath, and kitchenette. Private parking is available with a separate entrance leading you through a beautifully landscaped yard that offers a private patio and semi-private pool. A beautifully decorated bedroom greets you with plush linens and a queen-size bed for a peaceful nights rest. The living room is equipped with comfortable furniture as well as WiFi, flat screen T.V., games, and books on Yosemite to share. In the kitchenette you will find all the usual amenities; an induction cooktop and microwave are provided in place of a stove. There are many walking paths in the surrounding area where you will see all forms of wildlife. Please check out our profile below for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

Owners live on the premises. Robin's Nest is an attached guest suite with a private entrance.

More Details

Robn DeSandres
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Robn DeSandres

Trace and Robn DeSandres are longtime residents of the Sierra Foothills, having grown up in the area and lived in Mariposa for the past fifteen years. Trace is a physical education teacher and coach at the local high school and previously worked as a ranger in Yosemite National park for twelve seasons. Trace was born and raised in Yosemite and has a deep love for and vast knowledge of the area. Robn is an artist and all-around creative individual with a great love for books, gardening, and the culinary arts. She worked many years as the local elementary school librarian before retiring to focus on creative pursuits.

Why Robn DeSandres chose Mariposa

We love the quiet and beauty of the mountains and the friendly and supportive nature of the people in this community. Mariposa is a wonderful place to live and has so much to offer in terms of outdoor activities, special events, wildlife, as well as rest and relaxation in a safe environment.

What makes this apartment unique

We offer a private entrance and access to a beautifully landscaped backyard. Robin's Nest is part of a California ranch-style home that sits on 1 acre, surrounded by a white picket fence, large sprawling lawn and private driveway. Inside the garden gate you will find an abundance and variety of trees, plants and flowers that will appeal to nature lovers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality! We had a great time here in Mariposa and in the beautiful Yosemite National Park. It was a great getaway from the busyness of Los Angeles. We really enjoyed our stay here at Robin's Nest. We felt more like we were staying with family or friends rather than a hotel. The place was very relaxing and nice. We had a great time.
May 2014
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Mariposa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Includes toiletries and hair dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • - 1 queen
  • Plush queen size bed with a picture window view of a beautifully landscaped yard and private patio area. Sleeps two comfortably.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
If you would like to stretch your legs in the early evening, take a slow stroll around the Mueller Road loop (nearly a mile) or walk into town (a mile downhill). Your walk will be filled with a variety of flora and fauna, and wildlife ranging from shy deer to sleepy owls. You will also be treated to views of historic downtown Mariposa.


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Robin's Nest Vacation Rental In The Sierra Foothills
average rating of 4.965517 based on 62 reviews
Fairfield, OH

Perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved out stay at Robin's Nest when visiting Yosemite. It is a beautiful, comfortable, well thought out guest quarters with everything you need. Has a nice outside seating area for relaxing. Garden surroundings are beautiful! Lots of wildlife & birds to enjoy in a stroll through the neighborhood. We enjoyed great meals in Mariposa at Savory - so good we ate there two nights in a row! Robin and Trace are great hosts and made us feel so welcome. They were very helpful with any question we had about the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debbie and Ken! It was so nice to have you stay with us! Debbie and I really connected with the plant identification and I loved hearing about your birding adventures. You and Ken are a lovely couple and we are happy your experience here in Mariposa and Yosemite was everything you hoped it would be. Hope to come stay with us again! -Trace and Robn
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Very clean and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Great place about an hour drive away from Yosemite. Pretty little town of Mariposa had some cool shops and restaurants. Loved the place and the hosts. Would definitely stay here again. Cozy little place that's hard to leave. :)

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your stay at Robin's Nest and love that you felt comfortable and "cozy." February is a beautiful time to visit the Sierra Foothills and Yosemite, but just a little cold. Hope to have you stay with us again.
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Robyn and Trace were beyond accommodating. We had the most magical elopement experience at the nest!

  • 5 of 5

Before we arrived Robyn was so helpful with directions and advice. When we arrived the accommodations were perfect and everything we hoped for our elopement in Yosemite. We will remember this experience forever. Thank you for making our time so special. -David and Megan

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a treat having you both stay with us. We love how "in the moment" you both are and loved sharing your excitement in making special and magical memories in Yosemite on your very special day. Wishing you the best that life has to offer on your new journey in life. Trace and Robn
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Lotus CA


  • 5 of 5

The owners really were outstanding in attending to every detail from fresh half and half in the refrigerator to a bag of awesome local roasted coffee. We really enjoyed our stay and will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael for the more than kind review. We want our guests to have everything they need and to be very comfortable in a home-like setting. Happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you both again.
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  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at the Robin's nest! Robyn and Trace were amazing :) Lots of tips for our Yosemite vacation (including great hikes) and meals in Mariposa. The Robin's nest was very clean and comfortable. We can't wait to come back! Sorry we weren't able to sign the book, the pen didn't work and couldn't find another one, haha! But had such a blast, thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! It was so nice getting to know you both and we were impressed with all that you accomplished while in Yosemite. You are a delightful couple and we look forward to having you stay at with us again. Trace and Robn
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Thompsons Station

Great place and great people

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. We were very happy with The Robin's Nest. We were pleasantly surprised with the complimentary treats that were gifted us. Trace and Robn were so kind. They gave us great recommendations for Yosemite Park and where to visit locally in Mariposa. We hope to come back here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We really enjoyed visiting with you (especially talking sports) and wish you all the happiness you deserve. You are a lovely couple and we hope to have you stay with us again. Trace and Robn
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Alley
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Ahwahnee Golf Course
Nearest Train
37 Miles
Merced Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
140 and 49
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Badger Pass
Car: necessary

Yosemite National Park, hiking, swimming, rafting.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Damage Deposit $250

Signed rental agreement due at time of reservation. An advance payment equal to 50% of rental rate is due upon reservation, and the remainder paid in full 14 days prior to arrival. Cancellations made more than 14 days prior to arrival date receive 50% of rental in return. Cancellations made after the 14-day date will receive no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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