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Chic Historic Cottage in the Heart of 3 Rivers - voted Best Vacation Rental 2015

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Beautifully renovated 3 bed, 2 bath historic cottage in the heart of the village

Please feel free to call Robin at 559-936-8666 if you have any questions or a last-minute booking request.

Maile's Cottage is a historic landmark in the quaint township of Three Rivers. Maile's Cottage affords you incredible accessibility to the main entrance to Sequoia National Park, just a 10 minute drive. Plus you have the convenience of being able to walk to the local restaurants and stores including Antoinette's Coffee Shop, Sierra Subs, Anne Lang's Emporium, the Ol Buckaroo, and a local market all just a stone's throw away.

The owners have lovingly restored and upgraded this charming cottage to provide modern amenities and conveniences while maintaining the original architectural integrity. You will be delighted with the stylish uncluttered interiors and carefully selected vintage furniture and chic decor, all created by a professional Interior Designer whose specialty is boutique hotels.

The spacious living room has an original iron stove and wood burning fireplace, comfortable leather sofas, large flat screen with Blu Ray player and internet for downloading movies and accessing Netflix (not connected to cable or satellite). There is also a large selection of DVD's.The all new kitchen overlooking the private rear garden features granite counter tops, farm sink, and quality appliances. Adjoining the kitchen is a dining room with vintage wood dining table and seating for up to 8 people. There is also a bright and sunny breakfast area with large sliding glass doors opening onto the rear garden.

The outdoor living environment is equally enchanting. Relax or dine in the large private rear garden which features a gas BBQ and plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy al fresco dining. Sip a glass of wine under the old olive tree in the front courtyard while listening to the soothing water feature and watching the sun set beyond the peaks of the Sierra foothills.

Accommodations on the ground floor comprise a master suite with a king size bed and glass sliding doors opening onto a private patio. The modern master bathroom has twin vanities, a toilet, and a walk-in shower with river pebble floor.

The other bedroom downstairs features Tempur-Pedic beds which can be set up as a luxury king bed or as luxury extra-long twin beds.

A family bathroom downstairs features an all new pedestal vanity, toilet and shower bath combination.

Upstairs is a huge bedroom with a queen size bed, a full size bed, and a twin bed.

For your comfort Maile's Cottage boasts brand new central air conditioning and heating.

The experience of staying in a super chic historic cottage while enjoying one of America's great national parks will make for a vacation you will never forget.

More Details

Property Manager
Robin Castro
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Robin Castro

My husband and I have had many wonderful vacations exploring Sequoia National Park. We fell in love with the area and when an opportunity came up to purchase Maile's Cottage we made it happen.

Robin Castro purchased this house in 2013

Why Robin Castro chose Three Rivers

We loved that this property was historic and was in the heart of the quaint town of Three Rivers. The renovation has been a labor of love. We are so happy to have been able to bring this part of Three Rivers heritage back to life for ourselves and others to enjoy.

What makes this house unique

Only a 10 minute drive to the main entrance of Sequoia National Park, Maile's Cottage offers the dual benefits of a private, secluded setting and the convenience of being able to walk to the shops. You will enjoy coming home to this stylish historic cottage.


Three Rivers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cleaning Fee of $100 is based on 4 people. There will be an add'l charge of $10 per person - to be paid separately.
  • Upon acceptance of booking, a rental agreement will be sent & must be completed prior to arrival. Maximum occupancy of 8 guests will be enforced.
  • Holidays require a minimum stay of 3 nights.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Fully updated master bath with twin vanities, walk-in shower
    Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , The second bedroom can either be a king or 2 extra long twin
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has a king size bed and glass sliding door opening onto a courtyard. The second bedroom downstairs has Tempur-Pedic beds that can either be a luxury king bed or 2 extra long twin beds. The huge upstairs bedroom has a queen bed, a full bed, and a twin bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Also provided are a pak-n-play and high chair


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Chic Historic Cottage in the Heart of 3 Rivers - voted Best Vacation Rental 2015
average rating of 4.857143 based on 56 reviews
Colorado Springs


  • 5 of 5

We needed a place to stay during a family reunion that was held in Three Rivers. My niece recommended Maile's Cottage to us as the best rental in town so we took her advice. Couldn't have been more pleased! Some commented that the beds were so comfy they had never slept better. Many different seating areas for visiting and eating. We used them all during the 3 days we stayed! The owner was so easy to work with and very attentive to our needs. The cottage is a short drive from the entrance to Sequoia National Park where the giant redwoods grow. Thank you, Robin, for making this cottage available for us to enjoy. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nola, What a nice review - thank you so much! We have a lot of guests who stay with us when in town for weddings. The cottage is super convenient and a nice respite from the business and excitement of wedding preparations & festivities. Please come back anytime. ~Robin~
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Very nice, neat and well taken of house.

  • 5 of 5

There’s plenty of small details that make Maile’s cottage worthwhile. From the welcoming messages to the quality hardware, a relaxing space by the fire that will inspire family moments to cherish.

Don’t come looking for square footage, but for well spaced quality getaway.

For us, this has been a great stay worth repeating.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alvaro, I always get a little nervous when hosting other VRBO hosts just because I know how picky I am. I'm glad the cottage met with your approval and enhanced your family's visit to Sequoia. I look forward to staying at your vacation home if I am fortunate enough to visit southern France. ~Robin~
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The house was nice and at first we were happy with it and the person we were working with, but

  • 2 of 5

I rented this house because it advertises "sleeps 10". We were coming up for our son's wedding and I wasn't sure what the circumstances were going to be. I originally told her 5 people would be staying. There is very little parking and when our grown kids started showing up to MEET there - not stay, one of them parked across the street at public parking stall. They were there not more than 15 minutes and I received a call that the businesses were complaining about us parking there. I asked if we could park in the area clearly marked "No parking" directly in front of our house. Ends up it was our parking spaces, but she then questioned and requestioned me in stupid e-mails, about how many people were staying there. We had at the last minute brought our 18 year old granddaughter with us. I told her we had 6 staying and she continued to basically call me a liar and tell me we shouldn't need more parking space. We were on our way to rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. After this incident I was paranoid to have anyone come by and visit. I paid the extra $50 something dollars for my granddaughter. I wanted to make breakfast and had planned that the groomsmen would take pics there - I will NEVER use this service again.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, I am very sorry that you got so upset with the parking situation. I would not have said anything if I hadn't received a complaint. I've never received a complaint about my guests at Maile's Cottage, so I did respond promptly and I apologize if you felt I was interrogating you. On my behalf, I would like to say that the listing states that it will sleep 8, not 10 people. Your Rental Agreement states that you will notify me if you end up with more than the number of people initially disclosed so that I can send a payment request for them. Lastly, your "Welcome" letter says that you can park both at the top of the driveway and also in front of the house. Those "No Parking" signs are for the general public and to protect your privacy and quiet. Maile's Cottage is a cozy, vintage home and not meant for big crowds. As manager, it is my obligation to maintain the integrity of this special place and I am sorry if I stepped on toes...that is not my style or intention. ~Robin~
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Jasper, IN

A calm oasis!!!

  • 5 of 5

Robin's cottage is a gem! After spending all day in the parks we would return to the cottage, pour a glass of wine and relax under the canopy in the lovely backyard. The beds were superb, the homemade bread and fresh coffee beans and the calming decor added up to a great visit. The only negative was our experience dining out - nothing to do with the cottage!! This was countered by a great kitchen, dish washer, and outdoor grill. Thanks for all the extra touches, Robin - would love to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy, What a sweet review! Thank you so much. I hope you do come back and if you do, ask me for dinner recommendations. I'm sorry you had a bad experience :( ~Robin~
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What a sweet & comfortable cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the cottage and felt right at home. The entire experience from start to finish was easy.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Denise, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Please come again. ~Robin~
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Great house! Well equipped and charming. Wish we had stayed longer but we had many other places to visit in our 15 day trip to California.

Phil, Montreal

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Phil, Thanks for taking a minute to leave a review during your whirlwind tour of California! Robin
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Car: recommended

Established in 1890, Sequoia National Park is California's first national park and America's second oldest. With more than 1 million annual visitors, Sequoia National Park is a popular destination for guests from around the world. Filled with pristine wilderness, giant trees, and terrain that invite engagement and adventure, it's a place where friends and family can enjoy the great outdoors together. Sequoia Sightseeing Tours introduce visitors to this awe-inspiring park with expert local guides who know it well. There are more than 800 miles of Sequoia hiking trails for people of every ability and inclination, from gentle ambles among giant sequoias to moderate day hikes and full-throttle ascents. Fly fishing, stargazing, and spelunking are on the itinerary. And when winter makes it's magical arrival at the park's higher elevation, Sequoia recreation expands to include showshoeing, cross-country skiing, and sledding. Take a leisurely drive after breakfast and climb the 300 foot stair to the summit of Moro Rock where you will enjoy sweeping views of the western half of the Sequoia National Park. Or, visit Crystal Cave, a treasure-cavern of ornate marble polished by subterranean streams and decorates with curtains of icicle-like stalactites and mounds of stalagmites. After your daily adventures return home to the peace and quiet of 'Maile's Cottage'. Enjoy your BBQ in the back garden and dine while watching the sun set over the magical Sierra peaks.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cleaning fee is for 4 guests, an additional cleaning fee of $10/person per stay will be charged for reservations over 4 people.
Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Memorial Day, the 4th of July, & Labor Day all have a minimum stay requirement of 3 nights.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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