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Knarly Oaks Midpines Manor, spa, secluded, spacious home in Yosemite

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Yosemite House deals

$175 in savings

stays between: 8/18/14 & 10/31/14

deal expires in: 10 days

One free night with a 6 night reservation

Stay 6 nights and get the 7th night free!

  • free night stay valued at $175

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vacation rental description

Relax in our large 2600 square foot house, with two upstairs decks, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and spacious living area on 2.5 very private acres.  We've have beds to sleep 10 in our three bedrooms and den.


Located ten minutes off of the Yosemite All-Weather Highway 140 in Midpines, county maintained paved roads connect to Midpines Manor.  We do also have a 1 mile (3 minute) shutcut on a county maintained gravel road to Midpines, which takes you to the Merced River, and Yosemite Arch Rock Entrance and saves you ten minutes from taking all paved county roads.

We're about 40 minutes to the All Weather (Hwy 140) using shortcut, and an a little more than an hour South Park (Hwy 41) Yosemite National Park entrances when traffic is light. We’re ten minutes from the historical town of Mariposa, where you’ll find the California State Mining and Mineral Museum, the Mariposa Museum and History Center, many restaurants, and a couple really great gift shops.  We are forty minutes from the town of Oakhurst, and an hour from the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino. We’ve provided a loose-leaf notebook to tell you all about the local sites and restaurants. 

Midpines Manor top floor:

Midpines Manor top floor has three bedrooms, two full baths, large kitchen, den, large living room, large dining room, breakfast nook, laundry room, large second story east facing entrance deckwith spa and north facing kitchen deck.

The large master bedroom has a king size bed, dresser, bookcase, ceiling fan and attached master bathroom.  The spacious master bathroom has two sinks, bathtub with fantastic view, shower, toilet, and walk in closet.

The two other upstairs bedrooms share a full bath located right outside their bedrooms doors.  The king bedroom has a king bed, dresser, closet and ceiling fan.  The bunk bedroom has a double bed, two twin beds in a bunk bed frame, dresser, closet and ceiling fan.  There is also a downstairs bathroom with shower, toilet and sink down stairs if needed.  The hallway has our Ansel Adams collection, and the manor has other local nuggets like a 1896 map of Yosemite drawn by the 5th Calvary.

The kitchen is stocked with dish, glass and flatware sets of 18.  There is stoneware set and a plastic ware set (for outside use).  There is a double oven, four burner stove, pots and pans for cooking, along with a rice cooker/steamer, microwave oven, blender, hand mixer, toaster,, coffee maker and coffee bean grinder.  The refrigerator is equipped with filtered ice and cold-water dispensers.  There is a dishwasher with provided environmental friendly dishwashing soap.

The living room has a magnificent fireplace, 56" HDTV, satellite and Blue-Ray player, sofa, theater surround sound, recliner and fantastic view.  Adjacent den has comptuer and cell phone hookups, queen sofa bed, and privacy panels if sofa bed is used.

The dining room tables seats ten, and can be expanded to seat fourteen with our two extra leaves.  A 39" HDTV with satellite is on swivel bracket for dining room, kitchen or breakfast nook HDTV viewing.

Breakfast nook seats four, has that 39" swivel HDTV option, next to kitchen, dining room, laundry room, and kitchen outdoor deck.

Fairly large upstairs laundry room with washer, dryer, vacuums and cleaning products.

We stock paper products, soap and shampoo.  

Midpines Manor bottom floor:

The bottom floor has a  3/4 bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. 


Deer and wild turkeys like the river and are present every day on the property even when we bring our dogs.  Of course you are bound to spot tree squirrels and perhaps a chipmunk, raccoon, or gray fox.  Hawks, turkey vultures, finch and hummingbirds frequent the trees.  Kick back and enjoy the show from our two decks.  

Our current toll free 855 phone service does not have an option to go to voicemail prior to ten rings if we are unavailable.  We thank you in advance for your voicemail patience.

Let us be the home base for your Yosemite Vacation!

Kim & Keith

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house rental amenities

Private, secluded manor with spa and great view.

Large living room with fireplace and stocked firewood.

Backup generator for those winter storms.

Fully equipped gourmet kitchen, with stove, double oven, dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator with chilled water and ice maker. 

WIFI, Hi-speed internet, USB cell phone power cables, and local phone service.

Cell service: Good Verizon and Sprint, poor ATT, and unknown other cell service (let us know we'll update).

56 inch HDtV with Satellite, surround sound in living room, with HD Satellite/HBO, Home Theater, Blue-ray/DVD player.

39 inch HDTV with Satellite on swivel bracket for kitchen, breakfast nook, dining and living room viewing.

32 inch HDTV with Satellite and WII in bonus room

Washer, dryer and ironing board in laundry room

High thread count sheets

A 60 and 10 quart quart ice chest

A good supply of beach towels

Board games, WII games, DVDs and Books

BBQ (propane fueled) with awesome deck view

64 oz Growler from our local handcrafted Prospectors Brewing Co. to bring beer home

Soap, shampoo and toothpaste

activities and attractions in Yosemite High Sierra/Gold Country

Yosemite National Park

White water rating in the Merced River

Mono Lake

Sugar Pine Railroad

Water sports at Bass Lake

California State Mining and Mineral Museum

Wine tasting at the Butterfly Creek Winery

And for rainy days, or when you just don't feel like going out, kick back with a good book from our library or challenge others in your party to a board game such as backgammon or pictionary or an old fashion game of cards.  All available on site.

vacation rental rates

All rates based on a maximum of 4 guests, no pets
   Rent for parties over 4:
      Additional $25 per guest per night for guests older than 12
      Additional $15 per guest per night for children under 13

$125 cleaning fee for a maximum of 4 quests
      Additional $10 per guest per stay cleaning fee

11% county tax on the rent and cleaning fee

Fully refundable $400 security deposit

Increased cleaning fee of $20 for pets, plus additional fully refundable $100 ($500 total) security deposit

Peak Season: May through August, including all major Holidays, 3 night minimum stay.

$250 per night.

Mid Season:  September, October, April, 2 night minimum stay, excluding all major Holidays.

$225 per night.


Off Season:  November through March, 2 night minimum stay, excluding all MLK and Presidents Day weekends.

$175 per night.


We will wash all linens and towels, empty trash, empty clean dishwasher, and clean bedrooms and bathrooms. Guests are expected to leave all other areas as clean as they found it within reason.  Please leave used beds unmade and used towels on hooks in bedrooms and bathrooms to help out cleaning crew expedite the cleaning process (we have extra sets of everything so they can grab used laundry and wash off site, and still have extras for your stay).

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Top things to do in Yosemite
  • Visit Glacier Point
  • Picnic at the Wawona Tunnel
  • Horseback Riding
  • Valley Sightseeing from Tram or Bycycles
  • Raft on the Merced River
Top things to do on a budget
  • Mariposa Museum & History Center
  • California State Mining and Mineral Museum
  • Visit Mariposa Coffee Company
  • Visit Local Wineries
  • BBQ or Cook with Spectacular View
Top things to do with a family
  • Enjoy View from our Decks
  • Merced River Recreation Area
  • Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
  • Enjoy our Book, DVD and Game Collection

Kim and Keith , owner

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traveler reviews for this yosemite house rental

Family Reunion

Review submitted: August 16, 2014   Date of arrival: August 2, 2014

I rented this house for my children and grandchildren (6 adults and 7 children). There was plenty of room so people did not feel they were on top of each other. There are lots of steep stairs, which made it difficult for my 90 year old mother to come over for dinner, but she was determined to make it. The kitchen was large enough to handle cooking for all 21 of us, when we got together for meals. The lizard in the sleeper sofa added to the fun. Everyone had an awesome time!

Recommended for: families with young children, families with teenagers, sight seeing

Owners response: Thanks for being a good sport about the lizard. It's the country side so occasional critters are inevitable no matter how hard we try to critter-proof the place. Thanks for your good rating.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Family Vacation

Review submitted: June 23, 2014   Date of arrival: June 16, 2014

My family stayed 4 nights and 5 days at this great getaway. We had my parents and our teenagers with us. The space was perfect for all of us. The living room/dining room combo was a great space for all of us to congregate. The house was very well equipped. The hot tub was used every single day. The pictures reflected the house very well. It was very clean and well equipped. It is about an hour drive to Yosemite, and 15-20 minutes from Mariposa. The house is located in a very peaceful area.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you for your review. We also enjoy the large amount of space the house provides.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Great Yosemite Family House

Review submitted: June 17, 2014   Date of arrival: June 11, 2014

This is a great house. The layout is really good for a family get-together. It has a open floor plan that accommodates big groups. All the rooms are upstairs with the exception of one downstairs bedroom that is perfect for giving over to teenagers.

The home is clean and smells good.

There house is on a country lane set back on a long driveway. The privacy is complete. When we were there, we saw wild turkeys roaming through the front yard. There were also baby birds in one of the birdhouses. Very cute.

The owners work hard to make things comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked and even includes appliances like blenders and coffee grinders. The hot tub is excellent. It is modern with super powerful massage jets.

The nearest town is about 15 minutes away. Yosemite valley is about a one hour drive.

Overall, this is a solid vacation house that gets everything right.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing

Owners response: Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
Kim and Keith

Helpful votes: 1 / 1


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