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25 ACRES OF PRIVATE SOLITUDE. Close to Yosemite~Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

'Your home and hospitality for my best friends and I have been a slice of heaven. The solitude is a wonderful break from our hectic everyday lives.'

When you arrive at Wild Oak Farm you will leave the hustle and bustle of your daily life behind. The 700-foot long driveway leads you to the Tree House which is perched in the center of the 25 acre property. Enter the doorway under the house and ascend the spiral staircase into your vacation retreat. You will not be disappointed. The Tree House exemplifies rustic elegance; from the massive granite fireplace and incense-cedar trunk that are the centerpoints of the entire house, to the uncluttered, yet well-appointed bedrooms and full amenity kitchen.

The Tree House is a three bedroom, two bath house perfect for families and friends looking for the unique vacation home with lots of special touches. Each bedroom has views to the majestic old-growth oaks that forest the property. The master bedroom features a king-size bed and a sliding door that leads directly to the wrap-around deck. The Loft Room has a olympic queen-size bed on the main floor and a full-size bed in the sleeping loft (a kid favorite). The Triangle Room has a queen-size bed, and features local Yosemite art. The Tree House comfortably accommodates six adults and can accommodate more in the loft and the sleeper couch in the family room.

The house is wrapped by a wooden deck that provides views into the surrounding mountains. You can access the deck via the french-doors in the kitchen. The hammock on the slate back deck is a shady retreat in the summertime. The hot tub is a great place to unwind after hiking in Yosemite all day and has great views of the stars and surrounding mountains.

Keywords: cabin, mountain home, tree house, private cabin

More Details

Todd Bruno
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Todd Bruno

I grew up on the rugged coast of Oregon and have always had an appreciation for the wonders of our planet. I have been a park ranger for over 20 years and spent 13 years working in beautiful Yosemite. Part of my joy in being a vacation rental owner/manager is listening to my guests and offering my knowledge of the park to suite their vacation plans.

Todd Bruno purchased this house in 1999

Why Todd Bruno chose Midpines

25 acres of privacy.........a custom home with a cedar tree inside!!! I immediately fell in love with this home. Over the years I have enjoyed putting in the outdoor solar shower, the hot tub and surrounding landscape and other projects. The architecture, the layout and the views both ground and inspire me. For many years my extended family and I have enjoyed our own holidays there, creating lasting memories.

What makes this house unique

Views of the seclusion, the awesome cedar tree and the great Mariposite granite fireplace. It's one of a kind!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful, welcoming home with us. A writer by profession, I find there is truly only one thing to say -- a week is not long enough!
Mar 2009
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Midpines House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) High quality beds with fine linens., Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming


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25 ACRES OF PRIVATE SOLITUDE. Close to Yosemite~Hot Tub
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 44 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Me and three friends came to stay in this beautiful treehouse for 3 nights and it just was not enough time, we loved our stay and we just did not want to leave!

The place is so speciuous with there only being 4 of us in total, even with a full house the place is so big. From breath taking views of the forest in the daylights to watching the stars at night time in the Jacuzzi, there treehouse really has it all.

There a full equipped kitchen/bathrooms/laundry room etc there really was nothing missing.

Although it was around 40 minutes drive into the national park we would recommend this. The drive into the park is beautiful and staying away from the busier centre of the park was ideal after a long days walk. You can retreat to your own hide away. I would defiantly recommend staying here from me and my 3 friends there were no faults.

The highlight of our 3 week trip around California!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We are had a good time .

  • 4 of 5

The house was nice, unfortunately our visit was cut short due to a forest fire. Wish we could stay the whole time.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Tree House. It was very convenient to access Yosemite. Very quiet and secluded. Great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy home with well appointed kitchen

  • 4 of 5

We were grateful to check in a bit early as Todd's mom was there finishing up the cleaning. The beds were comfortable but be sure to bring your own pillow if you like soft ones. The kitchen was well stocked with appliances, baking dishes, large bowls and condiments. There was plenty of work space in the kitchen for 4 of us to create an amazing vegan spread every night. The hot tub was delightful. The master bathroom only had a very small shower and single sink, no tub. The shared bath needed a deep clean or re-grouting around the tub as there was a bit of mold. We drove into the park every day (about an hour from the house) for a full day of hiking. The "tree house" description of the house was appropriate and we were visited each morning by lovely little song birds just outside the kitchen window. We were also visited by a little mouse in the evenings which scurried back and forth from the fireplace. True country living!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely place set amoungst large oak trees and grassy meadows

  • 5 of 5

We found the tree house to be strategically placed between Mariposa and Yosemite Valley. The multiple decks were nice for relaxing and viewing the surrounding area. There was ample space for six adults. It was a quiet setting with lots of birds and wild life. The bus stop and post office were just down the hill. The Mariposa library was very help and even had a section for tourists. Todd was very helpful with making arrangements for staying and also very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and Yosemite Valley. It was a great experience.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a weekend in Yosemite

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy and comfortable house perfect for a weekend getaway! We spent all day hiking and it was wonderful to come back to the cute and warm house. We loved our stay and highly recommend the cabin!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words! It sounds like you had a great time. Thanks again for your business!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Guest beyond 6 people will be charged $20.00/per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.