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Black Oak Hill - Quiet and Serene 12-acres near Yosemite with starry night skies

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2bd/2ba - 1600 sq ft - sleeps 6 - 31 miles to Yosemite

Stay in a Park Ranger’s house! If you are looking for peace and quiet in a comfortable and spacious one-level home with a lot of natural light, brilliant starry night skies, and an abundance of wildlife in the Sierra foothills, then Black Oak Hill is the place for you. The house is at the top of a gated 12-acre (5-ha) property at 3100 feet (945 meters) with views of mountains, Black Oak and pine forests, and a big sky. It's only 31 miles (50 km) from the west (Arch Rock) entrance to Yosemite National Park and 6 miles (9 km) from the historic and scenic gold mining town of Mariposa. This home was remodeled by the owners while working as park rangers in Yosemite. With two decks, there is plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the tranquil setting and varied wildlife. The owners are happy to share their house as you explore Yosemite and Mariposa County!


Owner
Charlie and Margaret Repath
Member since: 2016
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:
April 22, 2018

About Charlie and Margaret Repath

We are native San Franciscans who have lived in many beautiful places across the country while working for the National Park Service, such as Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Rocky Mountains.

Charlie and Margaret Repath purchased this house in 2009

Why Charlie and Margaret Repath chose Mariposa

While working in Yosemite, we decided to buy property closer to Mariposa and make it our own. We love the mountains and the variety of activities the local community offers. Since 2015, we have successfully rented the house as a vacation home.While working in Yosemite, we decided to buy property closer to Mariposa and make it our own. We love the mountains and the variety of activities the local community offers. Since 2015, we successfully rented this house as a vacation home. In 2018, we incorporated a homestay operation when we live in the house and guests stay in our two extra bedrooms. Occasionally, we rent the entire house as a vacation rental.

What makes this house unique

The property is very private. We love working on the 12-acres to manage the natural landscape. Our favorite feature is the clear starry night sky, which is rare to see in California.

Amenities

Mariposa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Renter and owner will both sign a Short Term Rental Agreement provided by the owner before guests have access to the property
  • Renter is legally responsible for the cost of all damages done to the property during their stay
  • Renter shall not hold owner liable for any injuries incurred in or around the premises
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Single sink
  • Towels, body soap, and hand soap provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Yellow Bedroom - 1 queen
    Green Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Sheets and bedding are provided. Each room has a dresser, a closet with hangers, and a clock-radio with bluetooth and aux capabilities.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Black Oak Hill - Quiet and Serene 12-acres near Yosemite with starry night skies
average rating of 4.962264 based on 53 reviews
5

Lovely vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend at black oak hill and liked it a lot. There is a lot of greenery. The house is spacious, very clean and relatively new. Beds were very comfortable. Hosts were very friendly. Lots of spices to help us cooking. Would come back in near future.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. It may seem that cooking spices are a small thing, but we want to make sure our guests have this amenity to cook meals with their family and friends.
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5

Great space in a great setting!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Black Oak Hill. The house was nicely finished, comfortable, with a nice personal touch. Only an hour from Yosemite's entrance it was perfect for a few day trips in to experience the park. The owners left many tips to enjoy their space and the park itself which enhanced our stay. We would definitely stay again next time we visit the area. Thanks for everything Charlie and Margaret. We look forward to checking out the new cabin next time we're in town.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for noticing. The personal touches are intentional to make our place feel more like home for our guests. And our tips are to help guests enjoy their stay hassle free. We look forward to your return.
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5

Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing this piece of paradise with us! We loved the house, the location, the views, and the peace and quiet! The house was well stocked and the beds very comfortable. We did not want to leave!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is paradise and we enjoy sharing it. The peace and quiet is one of the highlights for our guests. We look forward to your next stay.
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5

Quiet - Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home 9/26/17 thru 9/30/17. We loved it! It was in a great location. The house was well equipped with everything you need and super clean. Margaret was awesome to work with. She got back to me right away with the questions I had. She is a wealth of information when it comes to Yosemite National Park and Mariposa. The drive to Yosemite was about 45 - 55 minutes from the house. We didn't mind the drive at all. We plan to visit Yosemite again and we would definitely stay at this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure working with you to make sure you got the most out of your trip. We are happy to share our knowledge with guests and cater the information to their interests. Thank you for taking good care of our home during your stay. Your thoughtfulness makes it possible for future guests to enjoy the property, as you did. We look forward to hosting you, again.
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Brentwood, California
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with 2 of my daughters (23 and 25), a niece (21), and a nephew(24). We drove in and out of Yosemite every day. Highway 140 is my favorite entrance into the park and the drive was quick. I grew up camping in Yosemite and we have camped with our children there many times, as well. It was such a pleasant experience to come home to a shower and bed every night! I still love "roughing it", but this was great. The house was CLEAN, QUIET, and COMFORTABLE! I felt bad at how little we used the wonderful family room. Such a great selection of games! I'm hoping we will be able to stay again sometime with our younger children. I know they would love it! It was a great mini-vacation! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased our home was a great addition to your Yosemite trip and a comfortable place to rest. Our cleaning service will be proud that you noticed their dedication to making your stay a perfect experience. Your family is welcome to stay on your next adventure to the Mariposa area.
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Sherborn, MA
5

Wonderful Property!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with gorgeous views! House was wonderfully equipped and was absolutely immaculate. The night sky was amazing and the tranquility of this spot extends the Yosemite experience. Even the drive to Yosemite is scenic and Margaret was fabulous to work with! We loved the town of Mariposa and especially enjoyed the courtyard dining with server Rosie at fabulous Mexican restaurant Castillos! Carrol at the tourist office in Mariposa has maps and great tips so you can plan ahead. We highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed the comfort of our property and meeting locals in town. We strive to work with our guests to make sure they get the most of their visit to the Yosemite area. We passed along this review to Rosie and Carrol. May you have stories to tell for years to come.
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Variety in town of Mariposa
Nearest Golf
27 Miles
River Creek Gold Course - Ahwahnee
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Amtrak - Merced Station
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Variety in town of Mariposa
Nearest Ski
52 Miles
Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Park (Badger Pass)
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Briceburg - Merced Wild & Scenic River
Car: necessary

Photos

Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

- Guests under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or spouse over 18 years old
- Anyone over 1 year old is a paying guest
- Mariposa County Transient Occupancy Certificate 2015011

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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