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The Midpines House - Yosemite's Favorite Base Camp *Hot Tub*

The Midpines House - Yosemite's Favorite Base Camp *Hot Tub*


Property Details

Updated: Apr 17, 2015
Rent the House (sleeps 8) add the Bungalow (sleeps 4) for larger groups- Private

Yosemite’s Favorite Basecamp meets the needs of almost all travelers. Couples will enjoy the privacy of the entire property to themselves when they rent the MIDPINES HOUSE. Larger groups (up to 12 people) can rent the HOUSE and the MIDPINES BUNGALOW together, giving them room to spread out.

Rest assured that even if you rent the house only, you will have the whole property to yourself, we do not rent the House and Bungalow separately. This place is very private and very special.


The House is newly remodeled and sleeps 8 very comfortably.

Master bedroom has queen sized bed, a loveseat, and comes stocked with high thread count sheets and goose down duvet. The attached bathroom has granite countertops, a 'tall-person' shower and thick fluffy towels.

The Guest bedroom also has a queen sized bed and a nice view of the night sky and surrounding mountains.

The livingroom has a fold out couch and a separate futon style bed.

There is a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops, completely stocked with modern cooking and baking tools.

The spacious, open living & dining room has plenty of seating, a 42' Flat Screen TV, and a wood-burning stove.

The Cedar Hot Tub is surrounded by a large wrap-around redwood deck. The back Patio has a 6 person dining table, a Gas BBQ, a Fire bowl and plenty of seating.


The Bungalow is brand new. We added it to accomodate larger families or groups traveling together. The Bungalow is separate from the house (about 300 ft away) and offers the same amenities as the house minus the full kitchen. The Bungalow has a very large living room area attached to the bar area. The bar has a mini fridge, a sink, and seating for six at a unique wood slab bar top. Above the bar is a small TV. In the living room, enjoy a large flat screen TV, leather couch, a Foosball table, and a remote controlled gas fireplace.

Additional sleeping areas are tucked away behind the media wall. One nook has two bunk beds while the other nook (separate from the bunks) has a queen sized bed.

There is a nice patio outside the Bungalow and a covered porch to enjoy even in the winter.

A short drive through the gorgeous Merced River canyon brings you to Yosemite National Park. Ample free parking on site. Back yard patio has hammocks in the summer, fire pit in the winter - the perfect place to gaze at the stars. The House and Bungalow are tastefully decorated with National Park themed photographs and paintings, many by local artists. Everything about the Midpines House and Bungalow are new and fresh.

Owners Ansley and Kelly have spent the past 5 years remodeling the property to be the perfect vacation rental for your family and friends

Please look though our pictures and call us when you decide to vacation in style!

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More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Ansley & Kelly Singer

We have lived and worked in Yosemite National Park our whole lives. Please enjoy our home on your next trip to the Sierras.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

I have to admit that I am very sad we are leaving tomorrow! Three nights is simply not enough to enjoy Yosemite and this perfect retreat! Thank you for renting this place out, we had an amazing time and will be back, next time for a week!
May 2013
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The Midpines House - Yosemite's Favorite Base Camp *Hot Tub*
+1 -209-379-2803
Mariposa Yosemite Area
Los Angeles


  • 5 of 5
We were two couples, one up from LA and one from San Francisco, looking for a nice place to relax in the evenings after exploring Yosemite. This was the best! All instructions for operating anything in the house were clear and everything was labeled. We wanted for nothing. The best part was stargazing (I saw two shooting stars!) in the hot tub at the end of the night and cozying up by the wood burning stove. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
The Midpines House - Yosemite's Favorite Base Camp *Hot Tub*
+1 -209-379-2803
Mariposa Yosemite Area

Everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for allowing my family and I to spend our Thanksgiving weekend at Midpines Home. This was a lovely property with enough privacy from neighboring homes. We made use of both homes, which was truly ideal. My parents were able to enjoy a peaceful night in the main house while us younger adults were able to hang out in the bungalow. We love the foosball table, by the way! It was an extremely relaxing weekend with family; we didn't even bother leaving the property to explore other attractions.
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
The Midpines House - Yosemite's Favorite Base Camp *Hot Tub*
+1 -209-379-2803
Mariposa Yosemite Area

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5
My family (including the dogs!) stayed in the main house for four nights. The place is beautiful. Just a short drive away to restaurants and a large grocery in Mariposa. Yosemite NP is about a half hour drive from this property.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
The Midpines House - Yosemite's Favorite Base Camp *Hot Tub*
+1 -209-379-2803
Mariposa Yosemite Area

Midpines House

  • 5 of 5
My family and I (2 teenagers) had a great stay at the midpines house! Grounds of the property were meticulously kept and provided a great place to unwind after a day of hiking in Yosemite. Beds were very comfortable as well. If we could retire now, we would want it to be at a place just like this one. Midpines is highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
The Midpines House - Yosemite's Favorite Base Camp *Hot Tub*
+1 -209-379-2803
Mariposa Yosemite Area

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5
Everything about this house and property is beautiful. It's easy to find and impeccably maintained. The pictures are accurate but can't truly convey the feeling of peace you'll get from sitting on the deck, listening to the birds and enjoying dinner with a glass of wine (thank you for the bottle!), which is how we enjoyed our last night here. Yosemite is a quick, scenic drive away and after a long day of hiking, the hot tub is a welcome way to unwind on a chilly night. The kitchen is well-stocked with utensils, pots, pans, coffee, etc., which makes it easy to whip up your own meals. The house has every basic need *and* extra comfort you can think of - and as a bonus: everything is labeled! :) We loved it. Thanks for such a wonderful stay; we can’t wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
The Midpines House - Yosemite's Favorite Base Camp *Hot Tub*
+1 -209-379-2803
Mariposa Yosemite Area

A gem of a place to stay

  • 5 of 5
We had a larger group, so we occupied both the main house and the bungalow. The bungalow is a great space for entertaining, with a foosball table, a bar with all the necessary glassware and utensils, mini-fridge, big screen TV, and a good audio system. The owners are very nice and responsive, everything is in good working condition, and the hot tub is made with wood, not plastic -- which is really cool and goes well with the natural surroundings. The lot is large and private, fun to explore. Overall, this property is decorated with good taste and care -- it's clearly a labor of love and feels like a home. Thank you for making this available. We had an unforgettable experience!
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


From the Owner

We originally bought the Midpines House to live in full time. It's location made getting to and from Yosemite very easy and we enjoyed owning our own property (working for the Park Service, we had gotten use to living in government housing). Midpines, which is inbetween Yosemite and Mariposa, has great oak and pine trees, stays cooler than the lower elevations nearby, and provides great access to one of the best rivers in the state - the Merced River. After a successful summer of renting the Midpines House we converted 740 square feet of our detached garage into the Midpines Bungalow. We hope that this additional space will allow more people to enjoy our home, and accommodate families traveling together or larger groups.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Fresno Yosemite International Airport at 77 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Alley & The Hideout at 7 Miles Nearest Golf : River Creek Golf Course at 27 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hwy 140 - Yosemite's All Year Highway at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Yosemite Bug Rustic Moutnain Resort at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Badger Pass Ski Area, Yosemite at 44 Miles Nearest Beach : Merced River Beaches at 7 Miles Car: necessary

Yosemite National Park, Wild and Senic Merced River, Ziplines, White Water Rafting, Dirtbiking, Horseback Riding, Gold Panning, Fly Fishing, Hiking, Photography, Wildflower Hikes.


From $160 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning $80 + Tax
  • Pet Fee $25 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 11.0%

****Guests wishing to rent the Bungalow in addition to the House. Additional Charges Apply****
$75 per night and an additional $60 Cleaning Fee

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Apr 17, 2015


From the Owner

Surrounded by 5 acres of amazing property, the Midpines House and Bungalow gives you room to spread out. We love sitting on the decks, admiring the views of the mountains. The open feel of the house, having friends over, cooking a great meal in the kitchen, and relaxing by the fire are some of my favorite times in this home. Great memories are made sitting under the stars, taking a soak in the unique cedar jetted hot tub, and sunbathing on the master bedroom deck. People of all ages love this home, it will be compfortable for your family as you explore all that Yosemite has to offer.

Property Type

  • house


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


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Evaporative Cooling
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • 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

  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2000 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower, Near the Laundry Room
  • Master Bathroom - toilet, shower, Access through the Master Bedroom
  • Bungalow Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • House: 2 well appointed bathrooms. Bungalow: 1 well appointed bathroom.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen, French doors lead to the hot tub, attached bathroom.
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 queen, Mountain Views
  • Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon, Sofa Sleeper - Queen Sized and Full sized Futon.
  • Bungalow Queen - 1 queen
  • Livingroom Futon - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bungalow Bunks - 2 twin/ single
  • House: Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Bungalow: Queen sized beds (1), Twin sized beds (2)


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


  • Patio, Cedar Hot Tub, Evaporative Cooler, Gas Wall Heater, Smart 46' TV (Flat Screen), XBox 360, Ipod Docking, Verizon Cell Phone Coverage, Ample Secure Parking, Gated Paved Driveway, Close to YARTS bus stop, Close to Yosemite's 'All Year Highway', Modern Decor, All Rooms Remodeled, Movies, Video Games, Outdoor Dining, Landscaped, Ceiling Fans, Stainless Steel Appliances, Quartz Countertops, Coffee Maker and Grinder, Hammocks, Fire Pit, Shade Trees, Covered Front Porch.

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