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Property description

Yosemite Mountain Escapes offers three beautiful vacation homes that are the perfect vacation rental choices when visiting the Yosemite National Park area; Whispering Pines House, Live Oak Lodge and Oak Valley Retreat.

Whispering Pines House
Whispering Pines House sits on a stunning 10 acre wooded parcel surrounded by Ponderosa Pines and amazing species of oak trees. If you are seeking quiet seclusion and serenity amid beautiful nature, then this home is the perfect choice.

Our gorgeous 1800 sq. ft. fresh country style custom mountain home, built in 2001 and recently equipped with many new furnishings and upgrades, features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and can sleep up to 11 guests. Its large open floor plan contains a living room, dining room area and kitchen with cathedral ceilings and ceiling fans. This layout is ideally suited for preparing a meal, watching TV, or just relaxing.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all the necessary large appliances such as a stove, full oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and toaster oven, to the small ones such as a crock pot, toaster, Ninja juicer, waffle maker, 12 cup coffee pot, hand mixer, dishes, pots and pans. In addition you will find handy items such as spices, foil, plastic wrap, cooking oil and much more. A walk in pantry provides plenty of storage space.

As a courtesy to our guests we start your visit off with fresh coffee beans from the Mariposa Coffee Factory, a complimentary bottle of wine, delicious cheese and fruit, plus some other goodies to soothe your cravings for something sweet.

The living room contains two queen-size leather sleeper sofas, a 46“ HDTV with surround sound, satellite TV and complimentary WIFI connection. There is a beautiful wood burning stove and spacious dining area.

The master suite includes a cathedral ceiling with ceiling fan and a King-size bed. The unique walk in shower is made for two and includes two separate shower heads. There is also a cedar lined walk in closet, as well as private access to the back yard seating area.

The second bathroom has a shower and tub combination that is perfect for soaking those sore muscles after a long day spent hiking in Yosemite National Park.

Both the second and third bedrooms feature Queen size beds.

The laundry room contains a washer and dryer with complimentary laundry soap and dryer sheets, so convenient for those longer stays.

The spacious 700 sq. ft. game room provides lots of storage space and includes a number of board games, dice, playing cards, horseshoes, air hockey and a ping pong table for those relaxing nights when you just want to hang out and have fun. 


The outside area features sidewalks, a patio and driveway along with outdoor lighting plus a beautiful 8-person hot tub and open fire pit to complement the natural landscaping. This is the perfect place to enjoy a backyard barbecue and a game of horseshoes. The barbecue area is under a covered back porch with seating for 11.


Whispering Pines House is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains just below Yosemite National Park in a very quiet and private rural setting. It is the ideal location for enjoying the beauty of the outdoors.

About the Area
The quaint little town of Mariposa is a mere 10 minute drive from the Whispering Pines House and a beautiful scenic 29 mile drive will bring you to Yosemite National Park’s West Gate.

There are an abundance of year-round outdoor activities available, both nearby and in the Park itself.

Choices include hiking, boating, water skiing, jet skiing, snow boarding, snow skiing, cross country skiing, ice skating, rock climbing, mountain biking, fly fishing and white water rafting and many more. Horseback riding is available in French Camp and in Yosemite National Park. There are also several nearby golf courses. Exciting zip lining is one of the new attractions in the area just outside the town of Mariposa, so check it out!

Our local mining and mineral historical museums are not to be missed. Nearby terrific area dining is also available, as is wine tasting throughout the year in multiple locations.

Each season throughout the year offers it’s own delights, events and festivities.
Springtime amazes visitors with beautiful spring blossoms along the river canyon and in Yosemite National Park when all the waterfalls in the Park are at peak flow and wildlife roam the meadows in Yosemite Valley.
Summer warms the mountain region making this season ideal for hiking, biking, golfing and exploring. Summertime entertainment includes 'Music on the Green' in nearby Mariposa every Friday and Saturday evenings from 7pm-10 pm, featuring live music of various types, including folk, bluegrass, rock, jazz, reggae, etc. A lovely park with a swimming area for the kids is situated along the nearby Merced River.
The fall months are beautiful and bring the breathtaking changing colors of foliage and trees in and around Yosemite.
Winter is the time to enjoy the ski resorts in Yosemite National Park and surrounding areas along with cross country skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling.
We offer exciting guided fishing trips within a 2-hour drive upon request. Depending on the time of year, salmon, striped bass, sturgeon and steelhead await your pleasure.
Be adventurous, have fun and enjoy your vacation!
Introducing the Owners
We are Chris and Cheryl Jennings, long time residents of Mariposa. This beautiful acreage has been in our family for many years.
Whispering Pines House and the surrounding property provide the peace and serenity of the mountains. This home has a vast variety of plants and trees, many of which flower in season.
If you sit outside and just listen or look you will hear the birds singing and you might see deer, fox, wild turkey, or other native animals.
The nearby town of Mariposa is fun to explore. It offers small town quaintness with its unique shops and local history. The surrounding areas, including beautiful Yosemite National Park, offer many adventures. We will be standing by to ensure that your stay at Whispering Pines House or any one of our other homes provides you with the most enjoyable vacation experience!
You are invited to read the comments and reviews from our guests to see how they enjoyed their stays at Whispering Pines House at VRBO Listing #608909. Also check out our additional Yosemite Mountain Escapes rental properties; Live Oak Lodge at VRBO Listing #723082 and Oak Valley Retreat at VRBO Listing #55518.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We would like the age of the person who books the house to be of the age of 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are more than welcome they have plenty of room to play, this is a family home to enjoy....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside in smoking area's....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    This is wheel chair friendly, all one level with access to the front and back and all the rooms inside....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    We have added a new King Bed with I SERTA Comfort Mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    We can change the queen to bunk beds to upon request ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Bedroom has queen bed night stands, dresser and closet...moreless

  • This master suite comes with TV King size bed just puchased Febuary 1, 2015, sitting chair, walk in cedar closet, private bathroom with custom shower for two, and two sinks, private sliding door to back yard seating area, big windows for seeing outdoors, all new bedding and towels just purchased....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1 is the master bath featuring 2 sinks and a walk in shower with 2 separate shower heads and a bench to relax on. Bath 2 is the main bathroom with a huge tub and shower combo to soak in after those long hikes....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We can accommodate most special need's you might have. Just let us know what you need and we will see if we can help. We usually just clean after your stay unless it is longer than a week, then we will come in and clean for you....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots of information on Yosemite and the trails you might want to take. We also have a lot of information on our local attractions and stores in Mariposa....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    A sofa with a recliner at both ends and a loveseat with two recliners are available for seating. Full size air hockey table and ping pong table for tons of fun. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Chess, Monopoly, Texas Hold'em Poker Set, Cards, Dice, X Box, Sony Playstation, air hockey, horse shoes and ping pong...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    46'HDTV...moreless

  • Toys:

    We do have a nice toy box for the younger kids....moreless

  • Video Games:

    X BOX and Sony Playstation with games...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    This home is surrounded by mountains and beautiful Ponderosa Pines, making it a very serene environment to relax in and enjoy what nature has to offer....moreless

  • Rural:

    This property offers the seclusion and privacy provided by its surrounding wilderness ,yet is only a short drive to entertainment and fine dining....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The table has a huge center leaf to extend out for more space. There are 8 chairs at the table, and 4 bar stools at the island next to the table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    The air conditioning will keep you nice and cool in those hot summer months....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Heavy Duty Dryer....moreless

  • Garage:

    Parking in the garage not available due to it being the game room. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating throughout the house....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed DSL....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room has 2 queen fold out sleeper sofa's and a 46'HDTV with directv, stereo and CD player....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is plenty of parking for a RV or 10 cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of towels, wash cloths and hand towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Heavy Duty Washing Machine....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Huge wood stove for the winter time.There is nothing like relaxing by the fire on those cold winter nights. Wood is provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup coffee maker, with fresh local coffee beans of different flavors from the mariposa coffee factory....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes, and utensils to accommodate more than one meal....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full Service Kitchen, All of the things you need to prepare a nice meal. We also have a juicer for those who like to juice. A bottled water dispenser for hot or cold water. Fresh local coffee beans....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We always have a supply of paper plates, ziploc bags, foil, plastic wrap, first aid kit, sponges, paper towels, flash lights, spices and food storage containers with lids....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large Side by Side Refrigerator/Freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Cook top stove with 3 burners gas, 3 burners electric. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Guided trips available upon request on our local lakes and rivers....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    We have a nice set of golf clubs you can use, just head out to one of the three local golf courses....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Beautiful gazebo over the hot tub, along with umbrella covered tables throughout the yard....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill, charcoal grill upon request....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Brand new 8 seat hot tub for the ultimate relaxation. This hot tub has so many features you will be absolutely amazed....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2016
1 night min stay
$249
$1,500 $6,500

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Early Fall/Winter
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$239
$1,350 $6,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$219
$1,150 $4,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

We offer a 10% discount to all Senior Citizens 65 and older, Veterans and Active Service Members of our military. Rental rates are based upon season.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

78.7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fresno-Yosemite International Airport
5.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Miner's Roadhouse 140 Bar
26 Miles
Nearest Golf
River Creek Golf Coarse
5.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak service to downtown Mariposa
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
State Highway 140
5.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Miner's Roadhouse 140 Restaurant
51.14 Miles
Nearest Ski
Badger Pass Yosemite National Park

Car: Necessary

We are located in the Sierra Nevada's, Just below Yosemite National Park. Their is an abundance of outdoor activities available to do within 10-60 minutes from your location year round such as boating, water skiing, jet skiing, swimming, day use and camping areas available, snow boarding, snow skiing, cross country skiing, ice skating, rock climbing, fly fishing, white water rafting, horseback riding available in French Camp and in Yosemite. Local summertime entertainment 'Music on the Green' every Friday and Saturday evenings from 7pm-10 pm Live music with various types including folk, bluegrass, rock, jazz, reggae, etc. Springtime visits to enjoy the beautiful spring blossoms through the river canyon to the Park. All the waterfalls in the Park are in peak flow and wildlife roaming the meadows in Yosemite Valley. Winter to enjoy the ski resorts in the Park and surrounding areas, along with cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, fishing. We also offer guided fishing trips within 2 hrs from the home for Salmon, Stripper, Sturgeon Steelhead upon request and time of the year. Wine tasting available though the Year with multiple locations. In the outskirts of the town of Mariposa their is the adventures of Ziplining, one of the new attractions in town, check it out, get venturous, have fun and enjoy your vacation.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Cheryl grew up and raised her family in Mariposa, and is the proud mother of two and grandmother of 13 grandchildren. Most of her family resides in the Mariposa area. Cheryl is well known in the community and has worked for CAL FIRE for 20+ years. Chris has always had a knack for entertaining people and was a guide for Salmon and Steelhead fishing on California's most pristine rivers. As a guide his sole mission was to give his customers a once in a lifetime experience that they would remember forever. We are approaching the vacation rental business with the same goals. We want you to have everything you need, so you don't have to worry about the little things and can focus on your vacation itself. We will be here to help you with anything you need.

Why the Owner Chose Mariposa, CA, USA:
This beautiful property has been in our family for many years. We built The Whispering Pines House in 2001 so that we could be close to my Grandmother. Now we are choosing to share our scenic home with others and provide them with a wonderful vacation spot in our beautiful country we are proud to call home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our property provides the peace and serenity of the mountains and we are thankful to call this our home. If you sit outside and just listen or look you will hear the birds singing and you might even see a deer, fox, turkey, or possibly a bear. Over the years we have seen them all. The town of Mariposa offers small town quaintness with its unique shops and local history. The surrounding areas, including Yosemite, offer many outdoor adventures and you will never get bored here if you enjoy the outdoors.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • You might want to plan some time to hang out in the back yard.

    You might want to plan some time to hang out in the back yard.

  • Open floor plan so nobody is left out of the party.

    Open floor plan so nobody is left out of the party.

  • Big Kitchen with just about everything you can think of.

    Big Kitchen with just about everything you can think of.

  • Wood Stove for those winter nights, with plenty of wood to stay nice and cozy.

    Wood Stove for those winter nights, with plenty of wood to stay nice and cozy.

  • Cozy bedroom #2

    Cozy bedroom #2

  • All new bedding throughout the house. This is bedroom #3.

    All new bedding throughout the house. This is bedroom #3.

  • Hallway leading to bedrooms #2,#3.

    Hallway leading to bedrooms #2,#3.

  • Very Spacious Master Suite, with walk in closet.

    Very Spacious Master Suite, with walk in closet.

  • Full Laundry with soap, fabric softner, and dryer sheets.

    Full Laundry with soap, fabric softner, and dryer sheets.

  • Nighttime shot of the hot tub thank you to our guests.

    Nighttime shot of the hot tub thank you to our guests.

  • We do have some common visitors, looks like a new generation.

    We do have some common visitors, looks like a new generation.

  • Enjoy some beautiful nights by the fire pit and the hot tub while barbecuing.

    Enjoy some beautiful nights by the fire pit and the hot tub while barbecuing.

  • Open living room with surround sound, 46' tv, couches fold out into queen beds.

    Open living room with surround sound, 46' tv, couches fold out into queen beds.

  • Complimentary bottle of local wine, tasty fruit, and candy for dessert.

    Complimentary bottle of local wine, tasty fruit, and candy for dessert.

  • All you need is dinner!

    All you need is dinner!

  • Spacious queen bed in bedroom #2

    Spacious queen bed in bedroom #2

  • Comfy mattresses in all the bedrooms. This is bedroom #3.

    Comfy mattresses in all the bedrooms. This is bedroom #3.

  • Bathroom with tub and shower for bedroom #2,#3.

    Bathroom with tub and shower for bedroom #2,#3.

  • Master suite really decked out for valentines day guests. Brand new King bed.

    Master suite really decked out for valentines day guests. Brand new King bed.

  • Master Suite, walk in shower with duel shower heads and sinks.

    Master Suite, walk in shower with duel shower heads and sinks.

  • Game room with something for everybody. Ping pong, air hockey, cards, chess etc.

    Game room with something for everybody. Ping pong, air hockey, cards, chess etc.

  • Many new upgrades to the whispering pines house.

    Many new upgrades to the whispering pines house.

  • Nighttime shot of the back yard looking great thank you to the Stewart family.

    Nighttime shot of the back yard looking great thank you to the Stewart family.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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