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Property Details

Updated: May 21, 2015
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Our cozy get-away is located on the hillside overlooking the town of Mariposa in a quiet residential area. We are just three minutes from downtown Mariposa and forty-five minutes from Yosemite National Park. To make your stay comfortable, our apartment sleeps two and offers a living room, bedroom, full bath, and kitchenette. Private parking is available with a separate entrance leading you through a beautifully landscaped yard that offers a private patio and semi-private pool. A beautifully decorated bedroom greets you with plush linens and a queen-size bed for a peaceful nights rest. The living room is equipped with comfortable furniture as well as WiFi, flat screen T.V., games, and books on Yosemite to share. In the kitchenette you will find all the usual amenities; a microwave is provided in place of a stove. A welcome basket awaits you with fresh baked breakfast items, fresh fruit, juice, milk, coffee and tea from local merchants. There are many walking paths in the surrounding area where you will see all forms of wildlife. Please check out our profile below for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

Owners live on the premises. Robin's Nest is an attached guest suite with a private entrance.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Trace and Robn DeSandres are longtime residents of the Sierra Foothills, having grown up in the area and lived in Mariposa for the past fifteen years. Trace is a physical education teacher and coach at the local high school and previously worked as a ranger in Yosemite National park for twelve seasons. Trace was born and raised in Yosemite and has a deep love for and vast knowledge of the area. Robn is an artist and all-around creative individual with a great love for books, gardening, and the culinary arts. She worked many years as the local elementary school librarian before retiring to focus on creative pursuits.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality! We had a great time here in Mariposa and in the beautiful Yosemite National Park. It was a great getaway from the busyness of Los Angeles. We really enjoyed our stay here at Robin's Nest. We felt more like we were staying with family or friends rather than a hotel. The place was very relaxing and nice. We had a great time.
May 2014
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Robin's Nest Vacation Rental In The Sierra Foothills
Mariposa Yosemite Area

Charming and cozy! Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5
Robin's Nest is true to it's description! Beautiful and fun with the most charming setting and cozy little details. Trace and Robn are hospitable and caring in their personalities and how they've set everything up. We loved our stay and highly recommend it!
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Robin's Nest Vacation Rental In The Sierra Foothills
Mariposa Yosemite Area

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5
Even though we saw all the great pictures online, we weren't exactly sure what to expect as we had never really done this much. It was truly great! It was like a bed & breakfast without having to mix with owners unless you wanted to. Robin's Nest is so homey and decorated with great flair - Robin really has a knack for providing a beautiful homey place with ALL the necessities (and extras too). The welcome basket and the breakfast groceries were such a treat. The place even had cable tv, Netflix, WiFi, and board games! not that we had time to watch it much. This was a perfect spot with the quaint town of Mariposa nearby with just enough selections for eating out and plenty of local shops with neat stuff. Wish we could've stayed the whole week but we enjoyed visiting Yosemite each day and the advice from Trace on which spots to hit really helped a great deal! and the margaritas were great too!
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Robin's Nest Vacation Rental In The Sierra Foothills
Mariposa Yosemite Area

What a GEM!

  • 5 of 5
This is a great place to stay and use as a hub to explore the gold mining area of California or Yosemite which is a scenic 1 hour drive from Robin's Nest. Robin and Trace are great hosts and although we did not get to experience the famous Trace margharita we hope to the next time we visit.
The accomodations are immaculate and when you arrive there is a basket of treats that includes chocolate and cinnamon rolls and fresh fruit. There is also a refrigerator that has fresh water, ice tea and local ground coffee that is very fresh and makes a great pot of coffee for morning. There is also everything you would need to make a ham, cheese and egg breakfast muffin! How can you beat that?

Mariposa is a small town and close enough to walk to from Robin's nest (1.5 miles) and has some good places for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We particularly enjoyed our meal at Savourey's which was a recommmendation.

If I had one recommendation it would to beef up the signal strength on the free WIFI as we had trouble either connecting or staying connected but to be honest it was also nice to have time away from the web!

Really enjoyed this place and highly recommend if you are going to be in the area.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Robin's Nest Vacation Rental In The Sierra Foothills
Mariposa Yosemite Area
San Francisco Bay Area

Absolutely Perfect Little Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We truly loved staying here, and I have recommended Robin's Nest to everyone I know! The little kitchen especially impressed us; it was so nice and so well-stocked! We loved enjoying breakfast, tea, and coffee in our room before heading out to Yosemite for the day. We wish we had gotten to spend more time just chatting with Robn and Trace, as they are so friendly and so knowledgeable of Yosemite. We had a limited time at the park, so we followed Trace's advice on what to see and do and were never disappointed.

Our room was absolutely spotless, very quiet and private, and delightfully cozy. Trace's margaritas were pretty great, as well! :)
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Robin's Nest Vacation Rental In The Sierra Foothills
Mariposa Yosemite Area


  • 5 of 5
A great place , great people, friendly town.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Robin's Nest Vacation Rental In The Sierra Foothills
Mariposa Yosemite Area

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Really enjoyed our stay. The apartment was clean, beautifully decorated and private. Trace and Robin could not have been more warm and welcoming. A great place if you're looking to get away from the crowds. We spent two days exploring nearby Yosemite and really appreciated Trace's intimate knowledge of the park. Highly recommend!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Joan and Russell, Trace and I really enjoyed getting to know you and sharing stories about living in a "small town." We felt as though you were long time friends with whom we had a lot in common. We hope to have you as guests again and would love to spend time in El Portal and Yosemite and show you some of the awesome swimming holes on the river.


From the Owner

We love the quiet and beauty of the mountains and the friendly and supportive nature of the people in this community. Mariposa is a wonderful place to live and has so much to offer in terms of outdoor activities, special events, wildlife, as well as rest and relaxation in a safe environment.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Fresno at 70 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Alley at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Ahwahnee Golf Course at 25 Miles Nearest Train : Merced Amtrak at 37 Miles Nearest Motorway : 140 and 49 at 0.25 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Savoury's at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Badger Pass at 50 Miles Car: necessary

Yosemite National Park, hiking, swimming, rafting.


From $140 Per night

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Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $70.00 + Tax
  • Refundable damage deposit $250.00
  • Tax Rate 11.0%

Signed rental agreement due at time of reservation. An advance payment equal to 50% of rental rate is due upon reservation, and the remainder paid in full 14 days prior to arrival. Cancellations made more than 14 days prior to arrival date receive 50% of rental in return. Cancellations made after the 14-day date will receive no refund.

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From the Owner

We offer a private entrance and access to a beautifully landscaped backyard. Robin's Nest is part of a California ranch-style home that sits on 1 acre, surrounded by a white picket fence, large sprawling lawn and private driveway. Inside the garden gate you will find an abundance and variety of trees, plants and flowers that will appeal to nature lovers.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Rural


  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 400 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Includes toiletries and hair dryer.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Plush queen sized bed with a picture window view of a beautifully landscaped yard and private patio area. Sleeps two comfortably.


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • If you would like to stretch your legs in the early evening, take a slow stroll around the Mueller Road loop (nearly a mile) or walk into town (a mile downhill). Your walk will be filled with a variety of flora and fauna, and wildlife ranging from shy deer to sleepy owls. You will also be treated to views of historic downtown Mariposa.

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