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The Vineyard House ~ Gorgeous Home & VIEW! Private, Spa, PingPong, great 4 kids

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Vineyard View, providing Luxury, family-friendly Yosemite area Lodging since 2005 ~

Spring is here, WOW! The Sierra in absolutely INCREDIBLE right now, everything is green, and blooming and the waterfalls in Yosemite are AMAZING!!

"A Mellow Mixture of Comfort and Class, LOVED it!"

~ Peacefully posed on a beautiful bluff and overlooking an incredible valley, and beyond, this stunning home with a hot tub is set in the center of eight private acres and is ideally located just outside the town of Mariposa, very near Yosemite National Park. This central location makes for EASY access into the two most popular entrances to Yosemite, both just a short and scenic drive from the house. Convenient, clean and comfortable, The Vineyard House promises to please.

* * * * * Please Email, or CALL US to book your reservation or with any questions you might have. (*) Note (*) INSTANT QUOTES are for BASE RATE ONLY and DO NOT INCLUDE some cleaning fees, or pet fees (if applicable), please call us, or see 'NOTES' at bottom of rates section for an ACCURATE FEE SCHEDULE.

* FYI * In order to ACCESS OUR PHONE NUMBER, VRBO is now REQUIRING THAT YOU SEND US a "MESSAGE", or "REQUEST TO BOOK" first, the PHONE NUMBER WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU (in the "NEXT STEPS" box that will immediately appear) ONLY AFTER YOU HAVE DONE SO. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience...


The living room here is long and spacious and includes a sofa, love seat and armchair as well as children’s furniture and more. This ensemble surrounds the stone fireplace and behind it is the Piano.

In the corner of the room you’ll find the entertainment center with a flatscreen TV, complete with satellite service & extensive channels to choose from. There's a DVD/VCR player, stereo system w/iPod port, puzzles, board games, a bookcase full of interesting books and novels as well as a varied selection of movies.

At the opposite end of this room is the front entry and casual seating at the counter where you’ll find the computer center and phone. Beyond this area is the big, open kitchen with all new appliances, gas stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, extensive cooking utensils and new tile counter tops. Across this room is the delightful dining area that comfortably seats up to six, the open floor plan here allows for comfortable, uncrowded companionship and the views from this room are amazing.

Vineyard View is one of the very few that is obligingly set up for the kids. We make a real effort here to cater to families traveling with children and offer the use many baby/child items. The fenced yard, playground & swing are an uncommon find in a vacation rental home.


The large, Master bedroom is located in the back of the house and has an Eastern King bed, Flat Screen TV with SEPARATE SATELLITE RECEIVER, a vanity/sink, private sitting area and large windows overlooking the magnificent views of the grounds and beyond.

The second bedroom is also at the back of the house, opposite the Master bedroom and has a King bed, reading area and large windows with beautiful views. These two rooms share the big, luxurious hall bath that is all new, complete with a claw foot tub below a picture window, a corner shower and mosaic tile floor. Conveniently, this bathroom sits between the bedrooms (so no shared wall between them) and is accessible from the hallway so no traipsing though someone’s bedroom to get there.

In addition, there is a Queen-size Wall Bed in the living room (standard Sealy mattress, very comfortable); guests staying here have a door between this room and the hallway that offers total privacy from the other two bedrooms when closed. There is also a quaintly done bedroom in the large utility room where guests using the Wall-Bed can enjoy a private place for their personal belongings as well as their own full bath and a single bed for quiet afternoon naps.


You’ll find yourself in a magical place that will take your breath away. The area surrounding the home is flat, open and dotted with giant Oaks, Cedars and Pines, and the View, …well,… it’s incredible. Just 30 feet from the back of the house are a bench and garden swing to sit in while you enjoy the vast panorama of the valley, vineyard and beyond.

Right out the back door is the small, fenced yard, to one side is the children’s playground and to the other is the redwood table, great for outdoor dining. The firepit (seasonal) is next to this table.

Pass through the garden gate on out to the open area, this is where you’ll find the tree-swing, the spa as well as yet another table and chair combination. Full-size, well-kept and in one of the most incredible locations you’ll ever find, this hot tub is an amazing treat, the night sky is completely unobstructed and the stars from here are insane. Distant city lights twinkle and the quiet is remarkable, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven and will never want to get out. ;-)


Why stay in Mariposa as opposed to 'IN' the park?? Check the LOCATION 'in Yosemite'! Fish Camp and Wawona require nearly the same travel time to Yosemite Valley as does Mariposa but Hwy 140 from Mariposa allows for faster travel year-round (it's 25-35 mph. 'inside' Yosemite, not so on Hwy 140), and FAR safer travel in the winter months (this Hwy being the ONLY 'All-Weather' highway, remaining open during all four seasons). PRIVACY is another reason, 'in Yosemite' also tends to mean 'in a development', check on NEIGHBOR PROXIMITY, expected NOISE levels and PARKING access, our Mariposa places are all PRIVATE, secluded, QUIET and have plenty of convenient parking. ACCESS TO TOWN, make sure you won't be wanting the convenience of being five to ten minutes from all that our quaint, historic town has to offer if you do decide to stay 'inside Yosemite', and be prepared to plan accordingly... access to town from Vineyard View is a snap! And finally, COST... We simply offer more, for less ;-).

**4 hours from Los Angeles

**2.5 hours from the Greater SF Bay Area/San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento and San Jose International Airports.

** 1 hour from Fresno International Airport

**35 minutes from Yosemite National Park (via Hwy 140, and the drive is magnificent)

**50 minutes to YOSEMITE VALLEY via the ARCH ROCK ENTRANCE, Hwy, 140

**1.25 hours to Badger Pass Ski Resort

**55 minutes from YOSEMITE'S south (Hwy 41) entrance, (GLACIER POINT, Wawona, GIANT SEQUOIAS etc.)

**10 minutes to town (Mariposa), 25 min. to Oakhurst, 35 min to Bass Lake

Just 8 miles from the town of Mariposa, Vineyard View is conveniently (and quietly!) located just five minutes off Highway 140, the beautiful “all weather highway” to Yosemite which winds through the scenic Merced River Canyon. While staying here you’re able to avoid both the crowds, and the traffic and yet Yosemite National Park is just 29 miles away. Located at 2900 ft in elevation, it's sure to get an occasional, yet manageable amount of snow without causing difficult access or travel.

The Merced River Recreation Area at Briceburg is just 11 miles away and has small, sandy beaches just perfect for picnics, wading, and summertime swimming. The river is also great for fishing, hiking,and for the even more adventurous, white-water rafting and kayaking.

You can easily enjoy Yosemite's south entrance from here too which is up Hwy. 41, outside of Oakhurst. Traveling that direction you’ll see things such as the world famous Mariposa Grove’s Giant Sequoias, Goat Meadow Winter Sports Area where you can let the kids play and sled in the snow, beautiful Bass Lake with it's water sports, beaches and restaurants and the historic Sugar Pine Railroad adventure, just to name a few.

In addition, we do tend to book up well in advance so availability is continually changing, the availability calendar is updated immediately following every confirmed booking but can be as much as 24 hours off, based on pending reservations. In addition, we operate STRICTLY on a first-paid basis so if you're keen on any particular time, it's safest, by far to, once again, just call. ;-)

*** We appreciate your interest in our vacation rentals and prefer to continue keeping things on a more personal basis, as a result, we do need to have a phone conversation prior to accepting reservations.

Fro easy access to our phone #'s and email address, click on the link to our website, located right above the photo gallery low on this page, otherwise, you will now have to "MESSAGE" us, or send a "REQUEST TO BOOK" through this website before they will provide you with our contact info... If going that route, please just send us a quick email and the "Next Steps" box that will immediately should contain our telephone number, etc.. Sorry for the inconvenience.

** PLEASE NOTE: 'INSTANT QUOTES' ARE ESTIMATES ONLY - ADDITIONAL FEES NOT INCLUDED IN QUOTE ARE CLEARLY DETAILED WITHIN THE NOTES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE 'SEASONAL RATES' section. Some of our cleaning, pet and additional guest fees do vary so are not always able to be included in this automated system, please refer to notes, or simply email or call us for a prompt, and accurate quote.

For more information about our accommodations, please visit our SierraScape Vacation Rentals site by clicking on the link below, JUST above the photo gallery.

**** We offer LAST-MINUTE DISCOUNTS on bookings taken within two days of arrival ****

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Kirsty

~ Us playing in the snow here at Vineyard View ~

Jerry and I are both semi-retired professionals and consider ourselves extremely fortunate to live so close to Yosemite. We are local, managing owners who live a convenient 4 miles away from this home (we do not reside 'on-site' at either of our two rental properties, rest assured your stay with us will remain private). We have over 40 combined years living in the Yosemite area and are nearly always available for assistance without EVER being underfoot or intrusive.

**OF PARTICULAR IMPORTANCE** This home's driveway, unlike MANY in our rural mountain area, is located right off a quiet, paved country road, you won't be forced to navigate miles of steep, rough, un-paved, muddy/dusty, or rutted dirt roads to reach this getaway (something to seriously consider when making your vacation rental choice as you'll likely be making the drive many times). The gravel driveway allows for virtually any (all-wheel drive is always recommended in snow) vehicle to easily access the property year-round and the surrounding roads are quickly plowed in the case of occasional, Mariposa snowfall.

We hope to see you soon at Vineyard View!!

To secure a reservation please CALL US. Reservations are taken by phone ONLY and we tend to book up well in advance so availability is continually changing. The availability calendar is updated immediately following every confirmed booking but can be as much as 24 hours off, based on pending reservations.

Kirsty purchased this house in 2005

Why Kirsty chose Yosemite Area

As you may have suspected by now, we are the owners of two of the vacation rental homes in the Mariposa area, both are within 5 miles of one another.

When we purchased the home in 2004, it had been 'let go' but we saw the potential it had and immediately fell in love with both its location, with that breathtaking view, and flat, Oak studded usable acreage as well as with the home's inherent, classic allure and convenient floor plan. The place just won our hearts and we knew that with a lot of creative, hard work it could once again become a masterpiece. And it has. Come and see for yourself!

Please Visit our HOME SITE (link right below the rates section) for more photos, some great local area information, an incredibly helpful summary of the seasons and our guestbook, kind of fun to read. ;-)

We operate STRICTLY on a first-paid basis so if you're keen on any particular time, it's safest, by far to just call.

What makes this house unique

Although a short distance from Yosemite itself, staying at The Vineyard House (or our other vacation rental, SierraScape) provides visitors a combined element of peace, privacy and affordability that accommodations inside the park cannot.

If you’re looking to be conveniently close to Yosemite (AND a cute little town) but would prefer to not spend your vacation placed in an over-crowded development or conventional hotel then we may have JUST what you’re looking for!

A few of the more unique things you'll find here are the comfortable, quality mattresses we provide, the incredible view, the walking distance to a winery and being so close to town, yet well away from the highway.

Our guests seem to very much enjoy having a piano to play, the Ping Pong table and the tree swing as well as the assistance they receive from the use of the personalized, competent local information that's provided for them to refer to while planning their stay.

We often hear how enjoyable the night sky and sunsets here are too and of particular importance seem to be the non-Toxic, earth-friendly environment and the abundant wildlife - Birds galore (including our resident Hawk, Ansell), deer in the yard on a daily basis, our shy Red Fox, the Wild Turkey flock and more.

And of course all the things for the children.... When they're happy, everyone's happy ;-)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kirsty- I wanted to Thank You for all you did to make our first ever family vacation a very successful experience, even with the rainy weather. Vineyard View was a perfect match for our grandchildren. They really enjoyed playing in the back yard. Our last night there we had the pleasure of seeing seven deer- it was so thrilling for our three and a half year old grandson. The younger grand children enjoyed the experience as well. All in all it was a wonderful time for everyone. We had a beautiful day in Yosemite on Friday- Thanks again for everything!!!
Apr 2010
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Mariposa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Lovely claw foot tub in this room, corner shower as well.
  • ALL new, beautiful sparkling bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Quality matresses on ALL beds!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , private Vanity/Sink in this bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Single bed in the quaint utility room, of its own bath
    Oak Murphy Bed, Queen size - 1 queen
  • This home features two large bedrooms, both with King size beds/High-End, VERY comfortable Simmons mattresses. There is also one Queen Size Bed, it's the Murphy bed in the living room (also a high-end comfortable mattress). There is one Single Bed in the utility bedroom, this room is off its own bathroom and we also have a Crib, and a porta crib available.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
To see MORE PHOTOS, local info and our other Mariposa Vacation rental, click on the link here, just above the photo gallery. Very near Yosemite National Park, this home is IDEALLY located between two Park entrances, the only All Weather Hwy 140's Arch Rock entrance and the south, Hwy 41 entrance. Save time driving less and see more of Yosemite from here!


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The Vineyard House ~ Gorgeous Home & VIEW! Private, Spa, PingPong, great 4 kids
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews

Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Vineyard House while visiting Yosemite. This place does not disappoint. All of the comforts of home. We enjoyed the hot tub and then relaxing in front of the fireplace at night. Would love to stay again if we are ever in the area!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome rental, view, house, Everything!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas at Vineyard View! It was a great spot to stay while exploring Yosemite and the surrounding area. Nearby Mariposa is a cute little town with great shops and restaurants, as well as any grocery needs you may have

The house is fantastic, cozy, unique and set up perfectly for vacationers. Everything you could need is available from the fully stocked kitchen, to extra bedding and plenty of firewood!

We loved exploring the beautiful property, taking in some stars and amazing views, and just relaxing in the hot tub.

I highly recommend this rental and look forward very much to returning in the future! Kristy was very easy to communicate with, had great insight to the area, and was just overall pleasant to have a conversation with. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful spot

  • 5 of 5

My wife, stepson, his friend and I spent 4 lovely days at Kirsty's place. It is a terrific spot with all the amenities...

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Location!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Vineyard view, the house and the views were very inspiring. I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Charming, Comfortable and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked through the door of Vineyard View, we knew we had made the right choice. We were greeted by soothing jazz, cool air, and a view that stopped us in our tracks. Once recovered, we explored this charming home finding a spacious and comfortable flow of rooms attractively decorated. Kirsty and Jerry decorated tastefully and thoughtfully. Our beds were extremely comfortable and the bathrooms were quaint and attractive, including a beautiful claw foot tub. The living room invited guests to sit and chat or read the large collection of books on Yosemite and the region. The kitchen was well equipped and each time we said ‘I’m sure she doesn’t have a …’, we found one. Then there’s the yard! We ate in the pleasant garden and under the trellis. We did morning yoga overlooking the vineyard, amongst beautiful rocks. We spent almost every night stargazing in the spa.

During our week-long stay we visited Yosemite National Park four times. The ride from Vineyard View to the Park is gorgeous and allowed us to discover other interesting parts of the region. With Kirsty and Jerry’s suggestions (listed in a well-prepared binder in the home) we planned our travel well. Choosing Vineyard View made this trip affordable given the prices for lodging in the Park, that didn’t include these fabulous accommodations. We are grateful for finding Vineyard View and hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: SO glad you found everything so to your liking, thanks so much for leaving your review!
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Excellent Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely three day weekend at Vineyard View. We managed to have a wonderful time, despite the grey, rainy weather for much of the weekend. The house is beautifully situated with gardens, and plenty of open space as well. There were 6 of us, and a dog, and everyone had plenty of space. The hot tub was a big plus, especially after a long day of hiking in Yosemite. The house has everything you can think of and is very nicely appointed, including the really comfy beds! Kirsty was a pleasure to work with and was very helpful. I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yosemite and Mariposa can indeed be delightful in rainy weather, so glad you all enjoyed your stay!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Fresno International
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
in town, Mariposa
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Merced Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 140, Yosemite's only All Weather Highway
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
in town, several to choose from
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Badger Pass
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Merced River
Car: necessary

Gold Panning and Great Local Wine Tasting (just a walk away!)..... Although a short distance from Yosemite itself, This home provides a combined element of peace, privacy and affordability that accommodations inside the park cannot....If you’re looking to be conveniently close to Yosemite but would prefer to not spend your vacation placed in an over-crowded development or conventional hotel then The Vineyard House may be just what you’re looking for.


Rates & Availability

Mariposa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
* Spring into Summer *
May 2 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
May 26 2017 - Aug 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Aug 20 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
* AUTUMN * fall foliage...
Oct 10 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
* FALL into WINTER *
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
* Holiday Season *
Dec 26 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Auto quotes R incomplete $0
1 bedroom cleaning fee $75 + Tax
See notes below rates $0
Cleaning & Pet fees VARY $0
Tax Rate 11.0%

We prefer to keep our interactions with our valued guests far more personal than "online booking" allows, we have been taking reservations over the telephone, and securely by credit card for more than 13 years now so if you’d like to make a reservation, please just give us a call. ;-) IN ORDER TO EASILY ACCESS OUR PHONE NUMBERS and EMAIL ADDRESS you can visit our own website by searching -SierraScape Vacation Rentals-. You'll also find some GREAT info on Yosemite, Mariposa and a helpful breakdown of the seasons here and what to expect while visiting the area. Otherwise, VRBO is now REQUIRING THAT YOU SEND property owner's a "MESSAGE", or "REQUEST TO BOOK" in order to access their contact information, ONLY after you've done that will our phone numbers and email address be provided (in the "NEXT STEPS" box that will immediately appear). We apologize in advance for the inconvenience, please consider visiting our website, instead...

**** We offer LAST-MINUTE DISCOUNTS on bookings taken within two days of arrival ****

Both these fees vary, depending upon the length of your stay (pet fees) and the number of guests in your party (cleaning fees) so cannot necessarily be included in the automated system. Please email or call for a prompt and accurate quote, fees are also clearly listed under the "FEES AND TAXES" section here.

* A separate, $250 security deposit is required by credit card (Visa-M/C-Discover-no Amex) at time of booking
* Deposits are refunded within 7 days of departure (terms must be met)
* Balances are due 60 days prior to arrival - PayPal or HomeAway payments welcome
* Rates are based on 2-4 guests depending upon season, add'l guests are $25- $35/night, see rates section
* Cleaning fees: $75 for 2 guests/1 bedroom only - $110 for 2-4 guests, $145 for 5-6 guests
* Pet fee $20/night, per pet, max of $100 ea per stay
* Major Holidays are $285/night, 4 night min.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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