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Incredible Yosemite vacation home with wifi and washer/dryer

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This updated three bedroom, two bath home sleeps 10

Surrounded by Pine, Oak and Manzanita trees the house is not visible by neighbors and sets well off the road via a paved driveway.

This is a three bedroom two bath house that has beds for 10. This house has a large great room that encompasses the kitchen, dinning and living room that is kept cozy with a wood burning fire place. There is an additional family room with a large screen tv, dvd/vcr, dvd library and many books to enjoy. The enclosed porch has a futon, a dinning table that seats 8 and lots of kids toys, games and puzzles. The master bedroom consists of a queen size bed, tv with Roku and private bathroom with shower. The second bedroom consists of a twin over full bunkbed with an additional twin hiding under the bunkbed. The third bedroom consists of a double size bed. Each bedroom has it's own baseboard heater. The common area bathroom has a tub/shower combo. If you have children they will love the frog full of bath toys! Both bathrooms have plenty of fresh towels and toilet paper. We also provide shampoo, conditioner and shower gel in case you forget yours and have run out during your adventure.

There is a large deck for relaxing on after a log day in Yosemite or for your morning coffee!

The kitchen has modern appliances: refrigerator, stove, oven, dish washer, microwave, toaster, blender and coffee maker. It is equipped with pots, pans, cooking utensils, dishes, cups, glasses and silverware. There are even baking pans and utensils. We provide paper products such as paper towels and napkins along with salt, peppers. There is also coffee and tea waiting with sugar and creamer.

Also available for use are a washing machine and dryer, ironing board and iron and workout equipment. Wifi is accessible throughout the house. There is an evaporative cooler to keep the house cool in the summer.

Our place is kid friendly with many children toys inside and out, board games, puzzles and books for your little ones to enjoy. Even though we are child friendly we are not child proof!

We offer this vacation rental for the months of May through September. Our studio vacation rental, Old Oak Hideaway I listing #406955, is located across the large driveway and can be rented as a package. There is plenty of parking for everyone.

More Details

Shell Ostler
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2017

About Shell Ostler

My husband and I met on a annual friends trip to Yosemite, dated for a year and on the following annual trip he proposed to me at North Dome. We were married a year later in Mariposa, where we moved to to start our life and family together. We've been in Mariposa for a few years now and love living here and sharing our wonderful property with our guests.

Shell Ostler purchased this house in 2010

What makes this house unique

Our cat friendly guardians Cooper (Husky) and Dino (Black Lab) keep the bears away but you may see many of the other wild animals we have wondering the property at times, deer, fox, coyote, wild turkey and others.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Shell welcomed us as soon as we arrived and gave us all the necessary information about the house. She was later accessible via phone. House was exactly like seen on the pictures. It was clean and had everything we could ask for including nice appliances. Neighborhood was very peaceful.
May 2014
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Mariposa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , The bunkbed is a twin over full
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Incredible Yosemite vacation home with wifi and washer/dryer
average rating of 4.8 based on 28 reviews
Los Angeles County, California

Kept the kids entertained!

  • 5 of 5

The property was very very clean, it had everything we needed and everything was very new and functional. The beddings were clean and comfortable. There were a lot of toys and board games to keep kids entertained. Downside is that the play structure is not that big, and there was spider webs all over, and some of the out door toys were not functional. One suggestion is to have a step stool available in the bathroom, so the little kids can reach the sink. Owner is very friendly and responsive, and provided many tips for our trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for families.

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Beautiful quiet house

  • 5 of 5

We visited Yosemite, which was about an hour away.

The town of Mariposa is charming and there are a lot of dining options there as well as supermarket and farmers market.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you need

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place to stay. It had everything that you need. My 2 children loved the trampoline, the gill worked great ( you didn't have to use a match to light it). The beds were very comfortable. And we were greeted by the hostess family pet each time we came back to the cabin, which was a very friendly black lab, in which our family loves dogs. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because of the peacocks, next door, would wake you up early in the morning, but he owner of this home has no control over this.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and comforting. Although a little far from the Park but worth it for the price we paid for the place.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway home!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the home during memorial weekend. The road to the house was twisty (about 7 miles), therefore, if you have anyone that suffers from motion sickness in the vehicle it may be best to have them take Dramamine. The owners was friendly and nice. Met their sweet dog, Dino. The house is fully equipped with washer, dryer, dishwasher, pots, pans, utensils, etc. Only basic seasoning available (salt, pepper, sugar), so if you need other seasoning pack your own. The property is located next door to a farm or ranch which means every morning you will hear the sound of chickens, sheeps, turkeys, etc. The property is located on a bit of a hill so there is quite a bit of hiking up or down (very minor) to get around the property. Overall, I give this stay 5 stars, it was comfortable, plenty of games/ toys for our kids, lots of entertainment for adults, appreciate the a/c and heater (since it was cold one night and then warm another night), and overall a great location to get around such as Yosemite, Madera, Bass Lake, Casinos, etc.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Pioneer Market
"For all your grocery needs. They have gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options."
1850 Restaurant
"One of the best places to eat in Mariposa!"
Bootjack Market & Deli
"The closet gas station to us. The also have a market with a deli."
Butterfly Creek Winery
Sugar Pine Cafe
"Best cafe in town."
"Full on game store with boardgames, collectable card games and so much more. There is also a..."
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International
Nearest Barpub
9.2 Miles
Gold Coin Bar & Tavern
Nearest Golf
18.4 Miles
Sierra Meadows Country Club
Nearest Train
46 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9.8 Miles
1850 Restaurant
Nearest Ski
55.6 Miles
Badger Pass Ski Resort

We are located almost half way between the South entrance and the West entrance. The West entrance is Hwy 140 through the town of Mariposa and takes approximately 45 minutes to get to the entrance. This is the quickest way to get to the valley floor. The South entrance is Hwy 41 through the town of Oakhurst and it takes approximately 1 hour to get to the entrance. This is the entrance I would recommend if you are going to the Mariposa Grove or to the Wawona area. Just beyond Oakhurst is the beautiful resort area of Bass Lake. With such places so close, all kinds of activities are yours for the choosing: fishing, water sports, snow sports, hiking, biking, golfing, rafting, historical tours, gold panning, rock climbing, zip lining, horseback riding, birding, and so much more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

We require a rental agreement and rental rules to be filled out, signed and returned.

Check in is no earlier than 4:00pm and check out time is no later than 11:00am.

A 10% Transient Occupancy Tax and a 1% TBID Tax is required in our county.

Hosts live on-site on this 11-acre property and are available should you need anything. You can choose to not interact at all if privacy is your preference.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.