"Our family decided to have a small reunion and visit Yosemite National Park as our gathering spot. We had four coming from NC and the remaining seven from AZ. None of us had visited Yosemite before, so we weren't familiar with the area, with Mariposa, or any of the surrounding towns. We started our search on VRBO for a convenient place to stay, yet we also wanted to find something that was unique and memorable. Boy, did we luck out with Jeff's Country Estate! We were of course impressed by all of the previous reviews of the property, yet we were anxious to see for ourselves if everything that had been said was true. :-) We were thrilled to find that the property is just as amazing as everybody says it is, if not more so. Everything about the property was wonderful; the large patio was perfect for our evening family meals, all of the bedrooms were very spacious and comfortable, the pool house was very roomy and well-appointed, the kitchen was very well supplied with everything we needed to prepare our meals, comfortable family room, amazing downstairs suite, etc. And the added bonus of the pool, the pond with paddle boat, and the pirate ship (LOVE the water cannon!) were terrific features. The property is about a 40 minute drive to the main gate of Yosemite, and a very pretty drive as well, so it was very conveniently located. Unfortunately we didn't have much time to spend in Mariposa (about five minutes away), but in the brief time we were there one afternoon, we found it was a very charming town with plenty of places to eat, and various shops and attractions.
In short, if you are looking for a scenic, comfortable, spacious property to use as a "home base" for visiting Yosemite, one that will provide just as many great memories as a visit to the Park itself, then don't miss Jeff's property. It is simply amazing. And Jeff himself was extremely responsive and accommodating, which made our trip preparation very easy and reassuring."
Guest: Max S.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 25, 2016