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Yosemite Mountain Escapes! Whispering Pines House !SPA! Near Yosemite West gate

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Yosemite Mountain Escapes Whispering Pines Home offers a great way to bond with family and friends during your Yosemite Vacation!

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.

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.

More Details

Owner
Yosemite Mountain Escapes
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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Yosemite Mountain Escapes

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.

Yosemite Mountain Escapes purchased this house in 2001

Why Yosemite Mountain Escapes chose Mariposa

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Amenities

Mariposa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , We have added a new King Bed with I SERTA Comfort Mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , We can change the queen to bunk beds to upon request
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom has queen bed night stands, dresser and closet
  • This master suite comes with TV King size bed, 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Yosemite Mountain Escapes! Whispering Pines House !SPA! Near Yosemite West gate
average rating of 4.9558825 based on 136 reviews
5

Great place to create some family memories

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at this property while visiting Yosemite National Park. Our host, Chris, was helpful with information on the surrounding areas. We appreciated that the house was clean, quiet, and had a well appointed kitchen. The fruit basket and juicer allowed us to make some great smoothies. The water dispenser was a great plus for filling our water bottles before hiking. And after the hikes, we enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

First rate

  • 5 of 5

Wish we were staying longer, great place with a great feel.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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5

This property has it all! Beautiful house with everything you could possibly want in a rental home.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! Beautiful setting with great amenities such as everything you need to cook and just relax after hiking in Yosemite. Hot tub was fantastic! House has wifi for those that want to stay connected or watch tv. Amazing comfortable beds, living space and game room for the kids. House has very open floor plan with lots of windows which is very nice. Air conditioning works great for comfortable stay. Outdoor space is wonderful including lots of tables and a place just relax in a quiet setting. Even had a horseshoe pit !

A great feature to this house was the water cooler to fill your bottles and hydration packs for long hikes in Yosemite. Chris was the most awesome host ever. Greeted us with a wonderful fruit tray, cheese and wine from a local Vineyard. Only thing we didn't get to see was a bear! "Davey" Chris's dog was to good at chasing them off.

House is close to town for those that don't want to cook and want to dine out.

Overall I give this property a 5 star! Chris does it right!

Thank you Chris for your hospitality we hope to return someday.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great time had by all

  • 5 of 5

The home is big for everyone to spread out. We enjoyed our time relaxing in the hot tub. We cooked some meals with equipment provided. Spent everyday at Yosemite and then relaxed in the home. Would come back in the future. Thanks for the use of your home.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, WA
5

Quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

A perfect country house for a family or three couples. Well equipped with lots of extras. Wildlife all around. Appreciated the fruit basket and wine when we arrived. Thanks for sharing your wonderful house, we hope to return again someday.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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5

Mountain Escape

  • 5 of 5

This was truly a mountain escape! It is in a secluded area, but the house is so well equipped and maintained that you will not need anything. The only thing you need is to come ready to relax and and enjoy nature. If you are coming to visit the Yosemite park or any other park in the area, is really a perfect spot despite the time it takes to move around the area. The roads are very curvy, but easy to drive in as long as you maintain your speed. It took us about 1.5 hours to get to the Yosemite Village, but with the lovely surroundings during the drive, even that was relaxing.

I was in the home with two other families and it never felt crowded. The place truly feels like a home the minute you step in. I would rent this property over and over again!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $250

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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