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Spacious Upscale Home - Gorgeous Views & Grounds - sleeps 10 - Close to Yosemite

Spacious Upscale Home - Gorgeous Views & Grounds - sleeps 10 - Close to Yosemite


Property Details

Updated: Oct 25, 2014
2625 SqFt, 3 BR/2.5 BA, WIFI, A/C, Large Decks, Jetted Tub & Lovely Landscaping

Note: Unlike many other area rentals WE CHARGE THE SAME LOW PRICE FOR UP TO 10 PEOPLE. Many rentals charge more for each additional person beyond a base of 2-4 people. We do not. This home is very affordable for a family. However, DISCOUNTS OFF THE RATES SHOWN CAN APPLY TO SMALL GROUPS September through April. (Call or email an inquiry to request the additional discount.)

LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS, 2 or fewer days prior to stay, take 15% off rates shown! (Call or email an inquiry to request the additional discount.)

AUTUMN is a wonderful time to hike in Yosemite! The gorgeous fall colors last for months. Cooler comfortable weather and smaller crowds make this time of year special and invigorating! It's our favorite time to hike there ourselves.

DEER RIDGE VACATION HOME is a spacious upscale home, custom designed and built in 2003, that is beautifully located on a hill top, with stunning mountain views in all directions. There are long covered decks wrapping around most of the home, with plenty of outdoor seating provided. Additional benches on the property offer breathtaking views of the foothills of the Sierras from their own vantage points. Water features and gardens complement the natural rock formations, a delight for adults and children alike. This 2625 sq. ft. vacation home sits on a 5.6 acre property with plenty of privacy. It has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, plus a den with a queen size sleeper couch that can act as a 4th very private bedroom for large groups. This home sleeps 10 people comfortably in beds, and is in a very quiet and private rural setting. Relax and listen to the birds and the gentle sounds of two granite water features as you enjoy the grand panoramic mountain views and sunsets from the decks. The rear deck is also equipped with a BBQ grill and 2 outdoor dining tables. Deer can often be seen on the property as well as squirrels, quail and many different birds species. This property has a vast variety of bushes and trees, many of which flower in various seasons. Among the hundreds of trees here, there are dozens of beautiful manzanita bushes and trees. Native to the Sierra foothills, the manzanitas are known for their reddish trunks and attractive twisting shapes. They flower in the spring, to the delight of the hummingbirds.

Deer Ridge Vacation Home is located 3.8 miles southeast of the town of Mariposa. The west entrance of Yosemite Park is only 36 miles away via Hwy 140, a very scenic route along the Merced River. In Mariposa, a historic gold mining town, you can find out more about its gold mining past as you visit the Mariposa Museum and History Center. Inside the museum is a full sized replica of a mining town with authentic artifacts. Or visit the Mariposa Mining and Mineral Museum where you can explore the variety of California’s mineral wealth, and view breathtaking gems, minerals and precious metals from around the world. The Mariposa County Park offers a swimming pool and tennis courts for some outdoor family fun.

This comfortable home has central forced air heating and air conditioning throughout. The spacious Great Room has a cathedral ceiling with plenty of windows to the view outside. The wood burning fireplace with glass doors, backed by a beautiful stone hearth, provides a cozy ambiance. Sit back and relax on a leather couch, easy chair or recliner, as you visit with your family or friends. Or watch TV or a DVD (from our collection) on the 42 inch flat screen TV.

The kids can play games, or watch TV or movies on a second 42 inch flat screen TV in the large private den. The den couch folds out to provide a queen size bed when needed. The den is also furnished with two nightstands (providing clothing storage) and a comfortable easy chair.

The dining room seats 10 people and has a beautiful hardwood floor. The fully equipped adjoining kitchen has a gas stove top, large fridge, quiet dishwasher, large microwave, convection oven, coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster oven, toaster, blender, crock pot, and all of the other equipment you would expect in a well furnished kitchen at home. We provide spices and cooking oil, coffee filters, and several other necessities so you don't need to buy them yourself. The kitchen has a tiled floor, plenty of oak cabinets, and beautiful tiled counter tops and back splashes. On a bookshelf in the kitchen, close to the sliding glass doors to the deck, you’ll find a display of flyers and books about things to see and do in the area. Next to the kitchen you'll find the laundry room with large capacity washer and dryer, available for your use. Laundry detergent is included.

The master suite is downstairs and has its own sliding glass door leading to the deck. It features a walk-in closet, a queen size bed, a large chest of drawers, two nightstands and a recliner for reading, solitude and relaxation. The adjoining master bathroom has a jetted tub set into a tiled platform in a bay window, offering great views of the surrounding landscaping. The large beautifully tiled shower includes a tiled bench and an oversize shower head. Upstairs, the second bedroom has a queen size bed and an extra long twin bed, a large chest of drawers, a night stand and a desk where you can write post cards or use your electronic devices with the free WIFI we provide. The third bedroom has a queen size bed and another extra-long twin bed, a large chest of drawers and a night stand. The upstairs bathroom has a tub/shower with a glass enclosure.

Items provided at the home: Towels, linens, two hair dryers, Kleenex, toilet paper, paper towels, spices, cooking oil, coffee filters, all items needed to cook and serve your meals, laundry soap, hand soaps, dishwasher soap, liquid dish soap, and kitchen trash bags. There is a library of DVDs, CD player with a collection of music CDs, library of books about Yosemite Park, hiking trails and the area, pamphlets/flyers for local attractions and outfitters. Each bathroom is equipped with 4 towel bars, robe hooks, tempered glass shelves and ample cabinet storage for your toiletries.

There are plenty of parking spaces in front of the house. Firewood is provided.

More things to see and do in the area:

The west entrance of Yosemite Park is only 36 miles from the vacation home. This west entrance to Yosemite Park is by far the closest (only 6 miles) to the loop road of Yosemite Valley, the park's main attraction. The Yosemite Valley is much further from all other park entrances.) You’ll enjoy the scenic drive along Hwy. 140 bordered by the Merced River. After 18 miles you’ll see the Merced River Recreation Area at Briceburg. It has sandy beaches where you can have a family picnic, or stop to dip into the river on the way back from the park to cool off on a hot summer day. This area is also great for fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing. For the more adventurous among you, rent a kayak or take a white water rafting trip with one of the commercial rafting companies that provide trips down portions of the river.

Guests can also take Hwy 49 to Hwy 41 to drive through Yosemite's south entrance. This is approx. a 41 mile drive from the vacation home. Traveling in that direction you can visit Bass Lake with its wonderful swimming, boat rentals, beaches and restaurants. Also along Hwy 41, the historic Sugar Pine Railroad takes guests on a 4-mile narrated historical railway adventure through a scenic fir and pine forest pulled by a steam locomotive traversing original logging railbeds restored from the turn of the century. They also offer gold panning for the entire family. (Operates March - Oct.)

Another attraction is Sierra Vista Scenic Byway which you don’t want to miss. You’ll see giant sequoia groves, alpine lakes and meadows, rock formations, wildflower fields and some of the most beautiful views of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.

Mariposa is home to many restaurants, such as Charles Street, Castillo’s Mexican, Savoury’s, Sugar Pine Café, River Rock Inn, and High Country Health Food. You can find everything from gourmet dining, to Thai or Mexican food to the youthful vibe of Happy Burger Diner. Pioneer Market is the local grocery store. It was recently remodeled, is well stocked and it now offers Sushi. You'll also enjoy the local antique shops, gift shops and art galleries, some of which promote local artists. You might want to buy the local newspaper which comes out every Thursday for local events and attractions.

If you are looking for an adventurous vacation in a beautiful natural area, with gorgeous mountain views and easy access to Yosemite Park, you are sure to enjoy your stay at Deer Ridge Vacation Home!

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We bought Deer Ridge Vacation Home because the area around Mariposa is so beautiful, offering stunning views of the foothills of the Sierras and so close to Yosemite Park.

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Spacious Upscale Home - Gorgeous Views & Grounds - sleeps 10 - Close to Yosemite
+1 -209-200-7086
Mariposa Yosemite Area
Houston, TX

Beautiful and clean house with nice rock outcroppings in the yard for the kids to explore

  • 5 of 5
Bruce and Magdalena,
Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. The beds were very comfortable and everything was so nice and clean. We loved watching the hummingbirds and the kids loved exploring the rock outcroppings. We even got to see a fox one evening in your yard! We appreciated using the cooler and ice packs. This was a great place to stay! Thank you again!
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Spacious Upscale Home - Gorgeous Views & Grounds - sleeps 10 - Close to Yosemite
+1 -209-200-7086
Mariposa Yosemite Area

Lovely home with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5
As frequent travelers,we truly appreciated the cleanliness and attention to detail provided in your home. The labeling of light switches, handy tissue, coffee carafe and coolers made our stay that much more enjoyable. Beautiful views are just the icing on the cake. Only complaint is that we didn't have another week here.

PS- We found great and humorous info in the "Complete Guide Book to Yosemite" by Steven P. Melly that you provided with your other literature.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Spacious Upscale Home - Gorgeous Views & Grounds - sleeps 10 - Close to Yosemite
+1 -209-200-7086
Mariposa Yosemite Area
Santa Clara, CA

Extraordinary views in beautiful house

  • 5 of 5
This was our first experience living in a country house and we want to thank you for making it a perfect home experience. Your house is very beautiful and the views are really extraordinary. Thank you for everything.
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Spacious Upscale Home - Gorgeous Views & Grounds - sleeps 10 - Close to Yosemite
+1 -209-200-7086
Mariposa Yosemite Area

Beautiful home - very comfortable inside and great views outside!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for providing such a beautiful home for us to stay at. It has fulfilled all our expectations and beyond. The house has all the comforts of home on the inside and views beyond measure on the outside. We would never be able to see the stars or the beautiful vista that is here where we live. We came with our friends for each of our 35th wedding anniversaries. We have shared so many monumental moments in our lives over all these years. We thank you for becoming another wonderful memory for us to talk about. This has been a blessing to us and we ask the Lord to bless you both and all who you open your doors to.

Until our paths cross again we wish you well.
God Bless,
R. and S.

Also, we thank Bruce and Magdalena for ALL the helpful emails back and forth. The four of us have been EXTREMELY blessed throughout this trip. Our God is so good for all His provision. And this house was part of it.
Thank you and bless you, in the name of Jesus Christ, and God Bless,

C. and husband
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Spacious Upscale Home - Gorgeous Views & Grounds - sleeps 10 - Close to Yosemite
+1 -209-200-7086
Mariposa Yosemite Area

Beautiful and comfortable house

  • 5 of 5
Dear Bruce and Magdalena,
Although just one night, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful and comfortable house. Thank you for thinking of so many details that made our stay comfortable and memorable!
Best regards,
N.and R.

You have a beautiful place here! Arrangements were perfect. Even though we arrived at midnight, didn't have issues getting into the place. Thanks for the directions and instructions. We look forward to coming back and having an enjoyable and relaxing time again in this place.
D. and S.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Spacious Upscale Home - Gorgeous Views & Grounds - sleeps 10 - Close to Yosemite
+1 -209-200-7086
Mariposa Yosemite Area

Charming home in tranquil location

  • 5 of 5
Dear Bruce and Magdalena,
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. Our family had a blast staying here. It's very charming and comfy. Loved seeing all the birds in the morning! It's a very quiet and tranquil place. We had a very relaxing Labor Day weekend.
Thanks again~
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

This property stood out from other homes because it has been very well maintained and because the 5.6 acre property is wonderfully landscaped with rock formations alternating with gardens. We feel very fortunate to have been able to purchase it and hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Fresno Yosemite Int'l. Airport (FAT) at 70 Miles Nearest Barpub : Mariposa at 4 Miles Nearest Golf : Sierra Meadows Country Club in Ahwahnee, CA at 27 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak at Merced at 40 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 49 at 2.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Charles St. Dinner House in Mariposa at 4 Miles Nearest Ski : Badger Pass Ski Area (inside Yosemite Park) at 57 Miles Nearest Beach : Briceburg Recreation Area along Merced River at 17 Miles Car: necessary

Deer Ridge Vacation Home is 36 miles from the entrance to Yosemite Park and only 42 miles from the amazing Yosemite Valley with all of its beautiful mountains, vistas and waterfalls. Scenic Route 140 from Mariposa, running along the Merced River, is the most direct and shortest route to the Yosemite Valley, when compared to the routes from the other major

gateway towns such as Oakhurst and Groveland.

The Merced River also provides opportunities for whitewater and scenic rafting, kayaking, swimming, hiking and picnics. Mariposa is a charming and scenic small town nestled in the foothills of the Sierras. Downtown there are plenty of good restaurants, art galleries, clothing and souvenir shops and banks/ATMs.

The Pioneer Market in Mariposa is a large well-supplied grocery store offering a vast array of wine and food choices, including organic vegetables.

Must-see places in Mariposa include the California State Mining and Mineral Museum, the Mariposa Museum and History Center and the historic Courthouse, built in 1854 and still in use today. Summer tours of the Courthouse begin Memorial day weekend. A large public swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball court and skateboard park are open to the public in the Mariposa County Park, 4 miles from the home. The quiet country roads in the vicinity of the vacation home are perfect for walking and mountain biking. Bicycle rentals are available in the area.


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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall/Early Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Jan 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
Winter/Early Spring
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

We accept personal checks drawn on a US bank, HomeAway credit card payments or direct credit card payment - just call us and we will process your payment.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


From the Owner

You will love the peace and quiet as you listen to the birds singing and the wind rustling the leaves of the trees. You will feel yourself relax as you take in the beauty of the panoramic views. You'll come away feeling renewed!

Property Type

  • house


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


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 2621 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, jetted tub
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, This downstairs bathroom has a sink and a toilet.
  • You'll love the spacious master bathroom featuring a tiled shower and a jetted tub set in a tiled platform in a bay window, looking out on rock formations and flowering bushes.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
  • 2nd bedroom upstairs - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
  • Third bedroom upstairs - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
  • The spacious master bedroom offers a queen size bed, a chest of drawers, 2 night stands and a recliner. It has a sliding glass door leading to the deck, a walk-in closet and an adjoining luxurious bathroom. The second and third bedroom both have a queen size and an twin size bed. The private den has a queen sleeper couch.


  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

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