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Yosemite Mountain Escapes! Very Unique Live Oak Lodge Near Yosemite's West Gate

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

We are proud to announce our Live Oak Lodge Grand Opening July 1, 2015 10% off

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.

Please Note: To accommodate larger groups, Whispering Pines House and Live Oak Lodge can also be rented together as they are closely located within the same property.

Live Oak Lodge
Live Oak Lodge, our home # 2, sits on a beautiful 10 acre parcel surrounded by Ponderosa Pines and some amazing species of oak trees and is located within easy access to Yosemite National Park. If you are seeking quiet seclusion and serenity amid beautiful nature, then this home is the perfect choice.

This gorgeous 1800 sq. ft. country style custom mountain home can sleep up to 6 guests. Its is a unique vacation rental featuring a beautiful wood burning fireplace and lots of decorative items that will delight and surprise you.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all the necessary large appliances, ranging from a stove and full oven, refrigerator, a Bosch dishwasher, microwave and toaster oven, to small ones such as a crock pot, toaster, Ninja juicer, waffle maker, 12 cup coffee pot, dishes, pots and pans. In addition you will find handy items such as spices, foil, plastic wrap, cooking oil and much more. The pantry provides plenty of welcome 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 Movie room features a huge 70" big screen HDTV with surround sound, satellite TV and a complimentary WiFi connection. The couch with two built in recliners plus two individual recliners easily seat up to five people. A beautiful 475 gallon fish tank full of African Cichlids, plus a 55 gallon tank with South American Cichlids provide a true sensation of relaxation.
This room is a large comfortable space where a Queen bed can be added, plus there are 2 single beds that can be customized into 2 bunk beds.
The master suite, the most private bedroom in the house, includes a vaulted ceiling with ceiling fan and Queen bed.
The master bathroom is the main bath in the house. It is conveniently accessible by two entry doors.
The laundry room contains a Samsung washer and dryer with complimentary laundry soap and dryer sheets. It is so convenient for those longer stays.

Live Oak Lodge 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 Live Oak Lodge and a beautiful scenic 29.9 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.
Live Oak Lodge 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 Live Oak Lodge 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 Live Oak Lodge at VRBO Listing #723082. Also check out our additional Yosemite Mountain Escapes rental properties; Whispering Pines House at VRBO Listing #608909 and Oak Valley Retreat at VRBO Listing #755518 .
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/26/2016

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

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

    The minimum age to book a reservation is 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We welcome children, they will absolutely love it....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking designated for outside only please....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry but we do not allow pets....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    This house is wheelchair accesible...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2/ Movie Room: 1 queen, 2 bunk bed

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  • Bedroom 1 is a spacious private bedroom with queen bed, night stand and closet. Bedroom 2 isn't really a bedroom just sleeping area if needed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Nice size bathroom with toilet, sink and shower great for small groups....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The 475 gallon fish tank is absolutely amazing to sit there and enjoy the peacefulness of watching the fish play. When the automatic feeder kicks on they will go crazy!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    70" High definition tv great for movies, and netflix...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Peace and serenity of the woods....moreless

  • Rural:

    The house makes you feel like you are away from everything, but the town of Mariposa is only 5.2 miles from house....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    2 air conditioning, heating units...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    2 air conditioning, heating units...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed internet...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Plenty of fresh sheets and towels...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    There is a land line for local phone calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of fresh towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Cozy wood stove for those winter nights....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee pot for Mariposa coffee factory freshly roasted beans....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes for 12...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Brand new bosch dishwasher in case you want to do dishes....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Beautiful kitchen fully equipped with everything you need to cook big or small meals. A huge selection of spices, cooking oils, toaster, microwave, coffee pot, and much more....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave for those quick warmups...moreless

  • Oven:

    Nice brand new electric stove oven combination...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Always some goodies in the pantry such as cooking oils, spices, ziplock bags, napkins, paper plates and much more....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Nice Stainless Kenmore Side by side refrigerator/freezer plenty of room for all your groceries....moreless

  • Stove:

    Nice brand new electric stove oven combination...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Nice toaster for a quick snack...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The front area of the house is like a park setting with picnic tables, barbecue, and ping pong.,...moreless

  • Golf:

    We do have some golf clubs upon request if you would like to try some of our local courses....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Early Winter
Sep 1 - Dec 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$159
$950 $3,500
Winter/Early Spring
Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$159
$950 $3,500
Springtime
Mar 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
$1,000 $4,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$159
$950 $3,500

Rates are based on 5 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 $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

We offer a 10% discount to senior citizens, veterans and active service members!


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
32 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak service in Merced, Ca
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
State Highway 140
5.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Miner's Roadhouse 140 Restaurant
51.4 Miles
Nearest Ski
Badger Pass Yosemite National Park

Car: Necessary

The quaint little town of Mariposa is a mere 10 minute drive from the Live Oak Lodge and a beautiful scenic 29.9 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!.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

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. We took care of her for 11 years before her Alzheimer’s got so severe that she needed more care than we could give her. She is now in a beautiful, quiet, private home with 4 other ladies that she has fun with and is able to receive the medical attention she requires. She is still a huge part of our family and we love her dearly. 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 Lodge:
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
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/26/2016

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Photos

  • Front door view into the house.

    Front door view into the house.

  • You can always expect a complimentary bottle of local wine and some fresh fruit.

    You can always expect a complimentary bottle of local wine and some fresh fruit.

  • We hope you will be amazed with the viewing of the fish tank from two sides.

    We hope you will be amazed with the viewing of the fish tank from two sides.

  • Say What! 70" HdTv with all the movies and channels you can think of.

    Say What! 70" HdTv with all the movies and channels you can think of.

  • Come relax in a beautiful wilderness setting and enjoy some good old barbecuing.

    Come relax in a beautiful wilderness setting and enjoy some good old barbecuing.

  • Movie room with 70" Tv and bose surround sound. Movies are absolutely amazing.

    Movie room with 70" Tv and bose surround sound. Movies are absolutely amazing.

  • Sitting back by the fire and watching the fish is the ultimate relaxation.

    Sitting back by the fire and watching the fish is the ultimate relaxation.

  • Spacious private bedroom.

    Spacious private bedroom.

  • We can customize these into bunk beds for larger groups.

    We can customize these into bunk beds for larger groups.

  • Nice Laundry room in case you are in the middle of a long journey.

    Nice Laundry room in case you are in the middle of a long journey.

  • You never now who might come visit the Live Oak Lodge.

    You never now who might come visit the Live Oak Lodge.

  • Beautiful dining room, with some world class taxidermy.

    Beautiful dining room, with some world class taxidermy.

  • Enjoy a romantic dinner by candlelight if you wish.

    Enjoy a romantic dinner by candlelight if you wish.

  • Spacious open kitchen with everything you need to cook big or small meals.

    Spacious open kitchen with everything you need to cook big or small meals.

  • Nice extra large oven for those family meals.

    Nice extra large oven for those family meals.

  • Angel fish looking through the kitchen.

    Angel fish looking through the kitchen.

  • Bedroom # 2 with comfy queen size bed.

    Bedroom # 2 with comfy queen size bed.

  • Plenty of hot water and nice size bathroom.

    Plenty of hot water and nice size bathroom.

  • The falls in Yosemite are incredible right now! Just went up there on 3/7/16

    The falls in Yosemite are incredible right now! Just went up there on 3/7/16

VRBO #723082

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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