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SierraScape ~Incredible Creekside Cabin. Secluded, Spa, View in Yosemite

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We offer great last-minute discounts on bookings taken WITHIN TWO DAYS of your arrival date. If you're looking to get away spur-of-the-moment and we have your desired time open, You'll save!! Fall in Yosemite is incredible, enjoy the autumn colors ~

  • $255 $229/night (10% off)

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So glad we happened to find this place while surfing the web. We had a wonderful stay, everything was perfect."  

Secretly set near Yosemite, this spectacular, 1000 sq ft, custom built Tri-Level creekside home is hidden away on eight secluded acres and is ideally located between two different entrances to Yosemite National Park, both well under an hour away. SierraScape's central location is ideal for enjoying all of Yosemite however many of our guests say that once they’ve been there, they want to simply stay put, basking in the beauty and seclusion here without ever having to leave the property. Yosemite is so close, and yet so far…

"My Husband and I had a wonderful time exploring Yosemite and then relaxing together here at the cabin. We loved the privacy, quiet, and all of nature's sounds at night. A wonderful place for honeymooners. Thank You!"

Unique and intriguing architecture add much to the ambience of this amazing place that comfortably accommodates from Two, to Four guests.  SierraScape is beautifully furnished with an eclectic mix of comfort and style, has a FULLY-equipped kitchen with EVERY convenience, large, beautifully done bedrooms as well as the most incredible outdoor patio, a real treat!

"When we arrived, we thought we'd died and gone to Heaven, when we departed, we knew we'd found Heaven on Earth...WHAT a PLACE!" 2/27/11

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THE LIVING and DINING AREAS

SierraScape’s living room has beautiful Oak flooring, high, open-beam ceilings and includes a reclining sofa and several comfortable chairs, the incredible stone fireplace (firewood provided), Stereo system w/iPod port,  Flat-Screen TV w/DVD/VCR and extensive satellite programming, including HBO.  We also provide DVR here for the convenient recording of your favorite sports events and other TV programs. There is an abundance of board games, an interesting collection of books and novels as well as direct access out the French doors, leading directly out to the back deck area, creek and SPA.

This room sits adjacent to the sunny dining area and just beyond that, the arched entrance leads you into the well-stocked, fully-equipped kitchen with modern appliances, gas stove, refrigerator, double stainless sink with plumbed, purified RO drinking water (professionally maintained), Granite countertops, dishwasher, microwave, multiple windows and a BEAUTIFUL view...

“Every single thing we thought of to use in that kitchen you HAD!”

A Full-size washer and dryer can be found in the closet, off the hallway and for your convenience, we also provide earth-friendly laundry soap and even a drying rack for those of you who would like one.  The washer and dryer are available to all our guests, regardless of the duration of their stay. 

THE BEDROOMS and BATHS

The large, Main Bedroom is located on the second level and has open-beam, cathedral ceilings &
skylight, a Queen-size bed, loveseat, a vanity/sink and a side door that opens onto its own private deck, leading down to the hot tub. 

The Room With a View is located on the third level, at one the of the catwalk and also has high, open-beam ceilings, a King-size bed, a beautiful view and French doors that lead out onto a private balcony, overlooking the creek.

"The sound of the water flowing in that creek, drifting through the French Door screen while we were sleeping was so tranquil and renewing, we could have stayed here forever"

The upstairs, half-bath is also located along the catwalk, just steps away from The Room With a View.   Both bedrooms are beautifully outfitted with both modern & antique furniture as well as comfortable, quality beds.  Each room has a ceiling fan, a sitting/reading area and writing desk, adding to the comfort and solitude of each individual space. 

Located on the first floor is the unique, full bathroom with an open, 6' tile shower that has dual shower heads, multiple windows and private, distant views. It also has a large soaking tub with great views of the private surroundings!  Conveniently, this main bathroom is accessible from common living space as is the half-bath upstairs so no traipsing through someone else's bedroom on your way to the loo ;-)..

 

And OUTSIDE…

You’ll find the incredible, multi-level Sunny Garden Deck that is absolutely, positively fantastic. This extensive area overlooks the boulder filled ITALIAN CREEK and surrounding hills and leads past the spa, up to the garden gate that leads you down a short path, right to the water's edge.

The full-size SPA is transcendent.  It is sunken so is easy to get in and out of, exceptionally well-kept, available ALL YEAR LONG and is incredibly inviting and while just 10 or so steps from the living room door, it is virtually in another world, decadently perched over the creek and under the wide-open sky that is at one moment the bluest of blues and the next, an incredible orange with the sun setting slowly over the trees.  Wait a while longer and experience the immense night sky where the constellations abound and the stars go shooting by. 

"Regardless of how stressed one may be, if they cannot get their mind in a better place sitting out on your deck and listening to nature, they need professional help." 

There are two separate outdoor table and chair combinations as well as lounge furniture, a vine covered trellis and full feeders that attract a wide variety of birds,(you'll likely see any or all the resident hawks, clever Ravens and giant Birds of Prey as well as oodles of Hummingbirds, yellow Finches, Juncos, Towhees and more!...yes, we also provide a bird guide ;-). 

Right outside the French doors you'll find the clean Gas Grill and an abundance of flowering pots and native plants that will surround you, gold pans are also provided for those who would like to try their hand at striking it rich in the creek. ;-) 

ITALIAN CREEK is significant, the boulders creating it are magnificent and great for exploring and just 30' downstream from the house is the waterfall, it is amazing to see in the winter and spring!  The creek is seasonal however there is water running in it six to eight months out of the year and there are small, grassy pools amongst the rocks, year-round.

"We all had so much fun playing in that creek, swimming, sunbathing, adding to the Balanced Rock formations and panning for gold that we never even made it into Yosemite!"


**  LOCATIONLOCATION, LOCATION... and DISTANCES TO YOSEMITE, Etc. ;-) **
This home is in Mariposa, just ten minutes from town.

** 4 hours from Los Angeles
** 2.5  hours from the Greater SF Bay Area/San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento and San Jose International Airports.
** 1 hour from Fresno International Airport
** 35 min from Yosemite National Park boundary, 50 min to YOSEMITE VALLEY (via Hwy 140, the Arch Rock Entrance)
** 50 min from Yosemite's South entrance (via Hwy 41), Glacier Point, Wawona and the Giant Sequoias
** 10 min to town (Mariposa), 25 min to Oakhurst, 35 minutes to Bass Lake

**OF PARTICULAR IMPORTANCE**
This home's driveway, unlike MANY in our rural mountain area, is accessed right off a quiet, PAVED country road, something to seriously consider when choosing a vacation rental as you'll likely be making the trip many times... you won't have to navigate miles of steep, rough, un-paved, muddy/dusty or rutted dirt roads to reach this vacation rental (that is completely hidden) and the long, gravel driveway allows for virtually any car, in any weather to easily access the property.

While SierraScape is ideally located for enjoying all that Yosemite and its surrounding areas have to offer, it is also perfect for folks keen on being able to just sit back, relax and enjoy themselves in their own private paradise (and never encounter the tourists!). 

SierraScape sits well off Hwy 49 just nine easy miles south of the historic Gold Rush town of Mariposa and is ideally located in between two different entrances to Yosemite National Park, both well under an hour away. These two entrance routes (via Highway 140 or Highway 41) offer a myriad of terrific activities and attractions along the way to the park.

Hwy 140, the scenic “all weather highway”, meanders through the Wild and Scenic Merced River Canyon and takes you directly into Yosemite Valley, through the “Arch Rock” entrance.  The Merced River Recreation Area at Briceburg is just a 14 drive from The Scape and has small, sandy beaches just perfect for picnics, wading, and summertime swimming. The river is also great for fishing, hiking, camping, wild life viewing, and for the even more adventurous, white-water rafting and kayaking.  Incredible, guided rafting trips down various portions of the river can be arranged in advance through our local, commercial rafting excursion provider.

Traveling in the other direction, up Hwy. 41 outside of Oakhurst will lead you to the southern entrance into Yosemite where you’ll find things to do and see such as the world famous Mariposa Grove’s Giant Sequoias, Glacier Point, Badger Pass Ski Area, Goat Meadow Winter Sports Area where you can cross-country ski or let the kids play and sled in the snow and of course beautiful BASS LAKE with its water sports, beaches and restaurants.  In addition, there are some fantastic hiking trails (many that welcome dogs) and the historic Sugar Pine Railroad adventure, a really fun thing to do as a family!

Closer to home you can enjoy downtown Mariposa's historic charm, its art galleries, antique and gift shops as well as the California State Mining Exhibit and the Mariposa Gold Country Museum, both of which are WELL worth visiting. You can see California's oldest operating courthouse here, or tour our local wineries and taste some of the area's award-winning mountain wines.

SierraScape is exceptionally well-suited for couples, small families, and friends traveling together so come and enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of local wine outside on the deck and enjoy the STARS or the sunrise over the hills from the comfort of the full-size, open-air hot tub. Take a short hike around the property or simply relax in front of the fire here in this exceptionally clean, easy to find, well-appointed paradise, we look forward to perhaps hearing from you soon.   

SIERRASCAPE: providing luxury lodging since 2004 - Mariposa County Certified.    

Please see our other Mariposa vacation rental, also listed on this site, THE VINEYARD HOUSE (ID 20400), a FANTASTIC place for families with KIDS!      

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"This place is MUCH better than your website, hard to believe."

~ Eco-Friendly, non-toxic environment
~ Total Privacy
~ Large, fresh & clean Sundance SPA
~ Beautiful Setting and View
~ Incredible decking out back overlooking the seasonal creek & surrounding hills
~ Giant, Natural Stone Fireplace - Firewood Provided
~ Quality, comfortable beds in every room (1 King, 2 Queen)

~ TV w/Satellite, HBO & more
~ DVD/VCR, Stereo, CD Player & iPod port
~ Wireless internet
~ Phone w/answering system (long distance w/calling card)

~ Heating & Cooling as well as the woodburning fireplace (firewood provided)
~ Great assortment of board games
~ Interesting collection of books and novels

~ Full gourmet Kitchen with Granite Countertops
~ Soft Water and plummed, Purified RO Drinking Water (professionally maintained)
~ Dishwasher
~ Refrigerator
~ Microwave
~ Blender
~ Mixer and Waffle Maker
~ Coffee Maker & Grinder
~ Complete Spice Rack & helpful Cookbooks
~ Extensive Cooking Utensils, pots & pans, flatware etc. it's all there...

~ Fresh, Perfume Free bed Linens plus lots of pillows & blankets 
~ Towels (both Spa and Bath) are provided 
~ All paper, and household soap products provided throughout the home
~ Indoor Washer and Dryer, full-size & available to all guests, regardless of duration of their stay
~ Clean Gas Grill (BBQ), right outside! 

~ Local CSA Organic food delivery available if ordered in advance
~ We use earth-friendly, natural products in all of our homes
~ Members of the Yosemite Conservancy, Sierra Club, Audubon Society and Sierra Foothill Conservancy

**Professional, in-home massage therapy is now available during your stay at SierraScape, by appointment.**

activities and attractions in Yosemite High Sierra/Gold Country

Guests here will find a complete book of local interests, favorite places and super suggestions for travelers to refer to when planning their stay. We are managing owners, live locally (within ten miles), have over 40 combined years living in the Yosemite area and are nearly always available to assist guests without ever being underfoot, or intrusive!

Gold Pan right here in our creek, Bird Watch from the Deck, Hike the Grounds or climb on the boulders! Splash around at the seasonal Creek's edge or simply sit in the chairs, relax and renew while watching the water flow by....

Other activities nearby include Hiking, Rock Climbing, Biking, Golf, Tennis, Fishing, Bird Watching, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Live Theater, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, Swimming, Boating, Jet Skiing, River Rafting, Downhill Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, and sledding.

You can enjoy downtown Mariposa's historic charm, its art galleries, antique and gift shops as well as the California State Mining Exhibit and the Mariposa Gold Country Museum. You can visit its history center and California's oldest operating courthouse, or Tour local wineries and taste some of the area's award-winning mountain wines.

vacation rental rates

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** PEAK-SEASON/MAJOR HOLIDAY base rate 2014:
~ from June 11 thru August 31 & All Major Holiday timeframes ~ 4 night minimum in Peak-Season
$ 285 per night
$1925 per week (7 nights) a savings of $70

** MID-SEASON/SPRING 2014 base rate:
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from March 16th thru June 10,  September, October & all remainig Holidays ~

$ 255 per night
$1725 per week
(7 nights)  a savings of $60

** Off-SEASON base rate 2014/15: 
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January, February & thru March 15th, November & December, excluding ALL holidays ~
 $ 215 per night
 $1475 per week (7 nights)  a savings of $40 off already lower rates

*** TAX, CLEANING, AND OTHER RELATED FEES: ***

~ An 11% combined county tax/assessment will be applied 
~ $250 refundable Security Deposit required at time of reservation, by credit card
Cleaning fees: $75 for 2 guests/1 bedroom - $110 for 2-4 guests and/or 2 bedrooms
~ Rates based on two-person occupancy, additional guests are $25 per night
~ Pet fee is $20/night (max of $100)
~ Security deposits are refundable within 7 days of departure (agreed upon terms must be met)

Major 2014 holiday timeframes are as follows:
Memorial Day from May 24th - 7 night minimum
Labor Day through September 1st - 4 night minimum
Thanksgiving – 4 nights surrounding November 27th (sorry, no arrivals or departures ON actual holiday)
Christmas through the New Year – December 21st – January 3 (sorry, no arrivals or departures ON actual holiday)  Minimum number of nights required during this holiday timeframe will vary, please inquire.


*** Between TWO and FIVE night minimum stays are required ***  The minimum number of nights required does vary and will depend upon numerous factors including season, availability and demand. ~ Please inquire about your requested timeframe.  (please note, we DO NOT rent our homes for just one night)

NOTE:  Rest assured, your cleaning fee DOES include all laundry.   This task, as well as the overall, and thorough cleaning of the ENTIRE house is appropriately handled by our experienced housekeeping staff and is not expected to be done by our Guests.  You get what you pay for with us and will not be forced to rely on the people before you having supposedly "cleaned" the house, and/or "done the laundry" prior to your arrival (a common, and frighteningly unreliable practice we completely disagree with...).

To secure a reservation please CALL US.  Reservations are taken by phone ONLY and we tend to book up well in advance so availability is continually changingThe availability calendar is updated immediately following every confirmed booking but can be as much as 24 hours off, based on pending reservations.  We operate STRICTLY on a first-paid basis so if you're keen on any particular time, it's safest, by far to just call.  

** Visa, Master Card, Discover and PayPal are all accepted.

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Top things to do in Yosemite
  • Take in the INCREDIBLE waterfalls
  • See the sights by taking the free shuttle - it's nice
  • Rent bicycles and enjoy the flat paths, very fun!
  • Have brunch at the workld famous Ahwahnee Hotel
  • Hike, easy or difficult, you choose
Top things to do on a budget
  • Gold Pan in our Creek!
  • Visit our State's Mineral Museum
  • Spend the day on the river, it's free, dogs are welcome
  • Go wine tasting, our mountain wineries win awards!
  • Enjoy the awesome beauty and privacy, right here...
Top things to do with a family
  • Enjoy playing games or stargazing from the spa together
  • Gold Pan in the creek, fun
  • Spend the day at Bass Lake, maybe even rent a boat!
  • Spend the day at the Merced River Rec Area
  • Stay put and relax amongst the beauty here
have-fun

Kirsty and Jerry , owner

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Fabulous!

Review submitted: July 31, 2014   Date of arrival: July 23, 2014

The pictures do not do this wonderful home justice. It is an absolutely delightul and peaceful setting in which to relax and enjoy. The expansive deck has several levels to experience and feel in touch with nature, and to relax in the outdoor hot tub under the stars. The home is lovely with comfortable bedding and an awesome shower. The owners have thought of everythng to anticipate questions and have information readily available. We truly enjoyed our stay here and only wish we had more time to stay longer!!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Quiet and Comfortable Retreat

Review submitted: May 28, 2014   Date of arrival: April 26, 2014

My wife and I spent a wonderful 4 days at Sierrascape. The weather was perfect -- hot and sunny during the day and cool at night. We made use of the hot tub, the BBQ and the many leveled deck. It was great to sit and watch the many birds surrounding the cottage from larger raptors, to a wild turkey and finches. We were also entertained by lizards on the rocks.
We thoroughly appreciated the private setting with its lovely and unique gardens. The cottage was comfortable and well equipped. The kitchen had everything we needed, the shower was great as you felt you were almost outside, and the bed in the master suite was extremely comfortable.
Our only issue was with the heater which was tempermental and often took several tries to get the fan to work.
Highly recommend as a fine base to explore Gold Rush towns and Yosemite.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway

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Dream Honeymoon

Review submitted: May 25, 2014   Date of arrival: May 12, 2014

Such a cute little place! We spent half our honeymoon here and couldnt have asked for a more secluded and beautiful place. The house is adorable! Just big enough and fully furnished, the two bathrooms and full laundry make it feel just like home. The kitchen was fully furnished and the patio a dream come true to outdoor lovers. Numerous birdfeeders bring birdlife right outside the windows all throughout the day! We spent candlelit nights out on the patio in the hot tub and saw a racoon and a bobcat! The drive to Yosemite is a little far, but not because of the actual mileage but the winding mountain roads. The town of Mariposa has everything you need for your stay as well as some great gift shops and places to eat. I couldnt recommend this place enough for a family trip or a romantic getaway for two! And the owner is awesome she came to jump our rental car when the battery died no questions asked and with lightening speed! Thanks again for such a wonderful and beautiful experience.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 1

 

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