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Unique custom home close to Yosemite - 2 night minimum

Unique custom home close to Yosemite - 2 night minimum

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 18, 2014
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Custom Home Close To Yosemite and Mariposa.

This newly constructed custom home is just 45 minutes from Yosemite and 1 mile from the historic gold rush town of Mariposa.

Comfortable and clean, my house will accommodate 6 people in bedrooms and up to 10 people total.

It has an easy living, open floor plan with plenty of space to visit, enjoy meals together, or just rest up from the day's adventures.

Historical downtown Mariposa is 1 mile away. Visit the California State mineral museum, or the State's oldest operating courthouse. There are ample shopping opportunities, a variety of restaurants and many excellent antique stores and boutiques.

Public transportation (YARTS) from Mariposa is a convenient, stress-free way to travel to Yosemite. Bus fare includes admission into the park.

This is my home.

With the help of family and friends, I cleared the land and built the house. I have lived in it for the last three years while finishing up the landscaping.

I am visiting friends and relations in Europe this summer and fall, and am making my home available to travelers to the Yosemite area while I am traveling.

The house has been gone over from top to bottom to ensure your stay is pleasurable and trouble free.

New, high quality linens, towels and tableware await your arrival.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

My Name is Al Palisca. My son, brothers and I developed this land and built this house. It is my home.

I moved here from Pennsylvania in 1978 to explore and enjoy Yosemite National Park. I worked for the National Park Service in Yosemite for 27 years, married and raised two children here and just love it!

Speaks:: english

Reviews

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Unique custom home close to Yosemite - 2 night minimum
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p474019vb
Mariposa Yosemite Area
Colorado
5

Very Comfortable House

  • 5 of 5
My parents, wife, and I stayed in this house for a week and went to Yosemite and surrounding areas during that time. The house was VERY comfortable. The kitchen is well laid out. We cooked breakfast and dinner every night. We were allowed to use some herbs from the garden as well. There is a large open area in the main part of the house, which was great for relaxing after the long days, sometimes next to the fire. The house has patios on either side which were great for sunsets/sunrises. This house was very "green" as it uses solar, and is well insulated. Maintained the same temp day or night. Bedrooms were quite and cozy.

Groceries, gas, etc. are about a mile from the house. The caretaker (Mike) is a really nice fellow, and was very friendly and helpful.

I wish we could have stayed longer.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Unique custom home close to Yosemite - 2 night minimum
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p474019vb
Mariposa Yosemite Area
Orlando, FL
5

Perfect Yosemite House!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful vacation we had! This house was the perfect place to stay during our visit to the Yosemite National Park. The house itself was very clean, well maintained, had all the necessities, and was a very comfortable place to rest your feet after a long day of hiking. The house is located up on a hill in a small, but quaint town. This town offers many little shops, restaurants, and bars to explore. Their local grocery store was well stocked and everyone was very friendly.

The property manager, Mike, was extremely helpful, polite, and went out of his way to ensure our stay was perfect.

We are definitely planning another trip to Yosemite and are looking forward to staying at this house once again!
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Unique custom home close to Yosemite - 2 night minimum
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p474019vb
Mariposa Yosemite Area
Phoenix, Az
5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this beautiful home for an entire week. The house is amazing. It has an open, airy feeling with great natural light. The kitchen was very well stocked with everything you need to prepare meals. The town of Mariposa is only about 1 mile away and they have a great grocery store. We drove to Yosemite every day and enjoyed the 45 minute drive to the park. It was very nice to come home each day from long hikes and know that a relaxing atmosphere awaited us. It's just a very comfortable home with great decor in a very quiet location. Mike was awesome and we had him over for dinner one night. He knows the entire history of the home and gave recommendations of things to see in Yosemite. Overall a great time!!
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Unique custom home close to Yosemite - 2 night minimum
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p474019vb
Mariposa Yosemite Area
Minneapolis, MN
5

Great family retreat

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at Oak Medows. We found the home to be very comfortable & beautiful, and Mike was very helpful! We loved having breakfast & dinner on the patio, and we wish we would have had more time to spend at the house. The location was very convenient to town & a pleasant drive to Yosemite.
We have stayed at a number of VRBO rentals over the past several years, & we would say this has been one of our favorites!
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Unique custom home close to Yosemite - 2 night minimum
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p474019vb
Mariposa Yosemite Area
San Mateo, CA, USA
5

A great getaway

  • 5 of 5
Our family really enjoyed our 2 day stay. It is perfect for a getaway vacation; we really got a chance to hole up and enjoy a relaxing weekend. The location is surprisingly convenient, being close to the town and a big mart (with an excellent craft beer selection). The house is gorgeous. The owner and his brother built it, and you can tell that there was a lot of thought into every aspect of the design. We took many pictures, and had our meals on the backyard alfresco style. Mike, the property manager, and his dogs are amazing, too. Would definitely go back.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Unique custom home close to Yosemite - 2 night minimum
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p474019vb
Mariposa Yosemite Area
5

Great rental with excellent property manager

  • 5 of 5
Very beautiful and spacious house, we had 8 people in our party ( 4 adults and 4 kids). bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchen and living area all were clean and in great condition. There are close by restaurants and coffee shops.

Mike (manager) was very nice and welcoming.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

Mariposa is a wonderful place to live, work and play. The weather is fantastic and there are many outdoor activities close at hand. The slower, rural nature of Mariposa County is appealing in a wholesome and fulfilling way. Come and unwind, relax and feel the peacefulness of the rural lifestyle while you explore Yosemite and the surrounding area. My older brother Mike has agreed to be the caretaker, greeter and maintenance person and stays in the studio apartment behind the adjacent garage/shop. Mike is also available to help with whatever you might need during your stay, be it driving directions, or recommendations on what to see or where to dine.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Availability

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Dec 3 2014
4 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2015
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Memorial Day 2015
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $25 + Tax
  • Refundable damage deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 11.0%

Our rates are based on 4 guests. Each additional guest is $25.00 per night at time of booking.

Pets are considered and if approved will be charged a Pet Fee of $25.00 per pet/night. There is a two pet limit. The Refundable Damage Deposit is $500.00. The cleaning fee for guests with pets will be $150.00. We ask that pet owners provide all supplies for their pets including bedding/food dishes.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

From the Owner

This plans for this house was originally designed by David Arkin and Anni Tilt as a 4 bedroom Straw Bale house. it was constructed in Mill Valley, California in 2000 and was named 'Natural Habitat'. I purchased and modified the plans to allow the house to be built into the hillside here in Mariposa. The Straw Bale walls were replaced with insulated concrete walls that could withstand burial in the earth and the size increased slightly. The following description of the house is from the Healthy Home Plans website. 'Natural Habitat is featured in the newly released book, 'The New Strawbale Home', received the Western Home Award from Sunset magazine, and was featured in Real Simple Magazine. This stunning and inspirational strawbale family home does not isolate its residents from one another or from the surrounding environment. The architects, David Arkin & Anni Tilt, a husband and wife team, conceived of and designed this home to give the residents a sense of being at home in nature. This four-bedroom home is a showcase of environmental innovations, beginning with its modest size. The smaller claim on resources of all kinds is where building green really begins. At 1,860 square feet, it is 470 square feet smaller than the average new American house, yet it feels open and unconfined and more than big enough for a family of five. The kitchen, living and dining areas share one generous space with differing ceiling heights, from an intimate 8 feet to a lofty 16 feet, to define each area. While compact, the floor plan still includes a variety of intimate spaces - a separate entryway, a laundry room, and a window covered office alcove behind the kitchen - providing private places to retreat to.' This house is simply a joy to live in with beautiful and abundant natural light filling the living space. The surrounding land is peaceful and private, yet only 1 mile from the town of Mariposa, where you will find everything you need for your stay.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Attractions

  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 2180 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, jetted tub
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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