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The Vineyard House ~ *Spa* ~ Peace & Solitude or Family Fun in Yosemite

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“Better than we ever imagined, Vineyard View was the perfect place to have rented; gorgeous house, clean, close to Yosemite but away from it all…” 

Peacefully posed on a beautiful bluff this stunning home is set in the center of eight private acres and is ideally located just outside the town of Mariposa, very near Yosemite National Park.  This central location makes for EASY access into the two most popular entrances to Yosemite, both just a short and scenic drive from the house.

Most certainly, this a delightful retreat for couples, families and friends traveling together who want to be close to Yosemite yet still enjoy the luxury, comfort, and convenience of their own private vacation home.   

Vineyard View is beautifully furnished with exceptional style and thoughtful convenience and is all one level so no stairs to contend with.  It has an all-new, FULLY-equipped kitchen, new, beautiful bathrooms, large, comfortable bedrooms, a children’s play area and the most incredible view imaginable.  It is a unique and delightful place that comfortably accommodates from two, to possibly as many as six guests. 


The living room here is long and spacious and includes a sofa, love seat and armchair as well as children’s furniture and more. This ensemble surrounds the stone fireplace and behind it is the Piano.  In the corner of the room you’ll find the entertainment center with a TV, complete with satellite service & extensive channels, including HBO. There's a DVD/VCR player, stereo system, puzzles, board games, a bookcase full of interesting books and novels as well as a varied selection of movies.

At the opposite end of this room is the front entry and casual seating at the counter where you’ll find the computer center with wireless internet, and cordless phone (answering machine, free local calling & long-distance w/calling card).  Beyond this area is the big, open kitchen with all new appliances, gas stove, refrigerator w/ice maker, dishwasher, extensive cooking utensils and new tile countertops. Across this room is the delightful dining area that comfortably seats up to six, the open floor plan here allows for comfortable, un-crowded companionship and the views from this room are amazing.


The large, Master Suite is located in the back of the house and has an Eastern King bed, a vanity/sink, private sitting area and large windows overlooking the magnificent views of the grounds and beyond. 

The Gold Rush bedroom is also at the back of the house, opposite the Master bedroom and has a CA King bed, private reading area and large windows with beautiful views.  These two rooms share the big, luxurious hall bath that is all new, complete with a claw foot tub below a picture window, a corner shower and mosaic tile floor.  Conveniently, this bathroom sits between the bedrooms (so no shared wall between them) and is accessible from the hallway so no traipsing though someone’s bedroom to get there.

In addition, there is a Queen-size Wall Bed in the living room (standard Sealy mattress, very comfortable);  guests staying here have a door between this room and the hallway that offers total privacy from the other two bedrooms when closed.  An added benefit of the wall-bed is its romantic proximity to the fireplace and floor to ceiling windows with incredible, distant views. 

There is also a quaintly done bedroom in the large utility room where guests using the Wall-Bed can enjoy a private place for their personal belongings as well as their own full bath and a single bed for quiet afternoon naps, this room is also great for an older child, wanting their own little space.

A Full-size washer and dryer are located in this same room 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.


You’ll find yourself in a magical place that will take your breath away.  The area surrounding the home is flat, open and dotted with giant Oaks, Cedars and Pines, and the View,…well,… it’s incredible.  Just 30 feet from the back of the house are a bench andgarden swing to sit in while you enjoy the vast panorama of the valley, vineyard and beyond.

Right out the back door is the small, fenced yard, to one side is the children’s playground and to the other is the redwood table, great for outdoor dining.  The free-standing  fire pit is also there in the yard, firewood is provided. 

Pass through the garden gate on out to the lanai, this is where you’ll find the year-round SPA, Ping-Pong table, and yet another table and chair combination.  Full-size (6-person), extremely well-kept and in one of the most incredible locations you’ll ever find, this hot tub is an amazing treat, the night sky is completely unobstructed and the stars from here are insane.  Distant city lights twinkle and the quiet is remarkable, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven and will never want to get out.

Guests staying here can enjoy a day in nearby Yosemite and return home to sit back on the Verandah and enjoy the sun setting over the garden and view, the whispering winds blowing softly through the trees. One can also enjoy a leisurely stroll down the storybook lane to the tasting room of the award winning, Butterfly Creek winery, a family-run and very friendly place.  


Vineyard View is one of the few that is obligingly set up for the kids.  We make a real effort here to cater to families traveling with children and offer the use of a wide variety of baby/child items such as highchair, booster seat, crib/Porta-crib as well as lots of books & toys. The home is exceptionally child friendly, thoughtfully baby-proofed and there is even play yard equipment in the fenced backyard! You'll find a castle, a sand box, cars to ride in etc. for the smaller children and if you're traveling with older children who need room to explore, there are lots of trails to follow, trees to climb, Ping Pong to play and a tree swing for fun.

We understand that those who are traveling with children are often unable to spend the better part of each and every day sight-seeing but rather need to be able to spend a significant portion of their time at “home”, what better place to be than in this spacious, quiet and comfortable place where the children can sleep, and you can relax & enjoy the view? 

Ths home is located in Mariposa, just ten minutes outside of 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
** 30 minutes from Yosemite National Park boundary, 45 minutes from YOSEMITE VALLEY (and the drive is magnificent) Via Hwy 140, the Arch Rock Entrance
** 50 minutes from Yosemite's south entrance, Glacier Point and the Giant Sequoias (via Hwy 41, thru Oakhurst)
** 10 minutes to town (Mariposa), 25 minutes to Oakhurst, 35 minutes to BASS LAKE

**OF PARTICULAR IMPORTANCE** This home's driveway, unlike MANY in our rural mountain area, is located right off a quiet, paved country road, you won't be forced to navigate miles of rough, un-paved, muddy/dusty, or rutted dirt roads to reach this getaway (something to seriously consider when making your vacation rental choice as you'll likely be making the drive many times).  The long, gravel driveway allows for virtually any vehicle (all-wheel drive is always recommended in snow) to easily access the property year-round and the surrounding roads are quickly plowed in the case of occasional, Mariposa snowfall.

While vacationing at Vineyard View Vacation Rental, you'll avoid both the crowds, and the traffic and yet Yosemite National Park is only a 29 mile drive away via the beautiful, all weather highway which meanders through the Wild and Scenic Merced River Canyon.

This historic home is set in the center of eight private, accessible acres amongst giant Oaks, Cedars and Pines with spectacular, distant views of the beautiful Butterfly Creek Winery and beyond.  Located at 2900' in elevation it does get an occasional, yet manageable amount of snow without causing difficult access or travel. A plethora of trees and the valley below provide welcome shade and afternoon breezes on those hot, sultry summer days.

The Merced River Recreation Area at Briceburg is just 11 miles away 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. There are several commercial rafters who provide trips down portions of the river.

The surrounding area offers a myriad of activities and adventure, we provide guests with a book full of endless suggestions of places to go and great, lesser known things to do.

You can easily enjoy Yosemite's south entrance from here too which is up Hwy. 41, outside of Oakhurst. Traveling that direction you'll find things to see and do such as the world famous Mariposa Grove's GIANT SEQUOIAS, the Amazing GLACIER POINT, Goat Meadow Winter Sports Area where you can cross-country ski or let the kids play and sled in the snow, beautiful BASS LAKE with its water sports, beaches and restaurants and the historic Sugar Pine Railroad adventure, just to name a few.

VINEYARD VIEW: providing superior lodging since 2005 - Mariposa County Certified.

Please see our other Mariposa vacation rental, also listed on this site, SIERRASCAPE (ID 18385), an Incredible Creekside Cabin, totally private, a couple's paradise...

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Kirsty and Jerry 209 966-4945

house rental amenities

~ Full-size, fresh & clean Spa with a spectacular View!
~ Piano
~ Ping Pong table
~ Board Games and tons of children's books and toys

~ Wireless Internet Access
~ Satellite TV w/extensive channels, including HBO
~ DVD/VCR ~ Stereo ~ CD Player
~ Phone w/answering system

~ Beautiful, new bathrooms
Comfortable, Quality, Name brand beds
~ 2 King, 1 Queen, 1 single + Crib
~ Fresh, perfume free Linens plus lots of pillows and blankets
~ Towels (both spa and bath) are plentifully provided
~ Beautiful Stone Fireplace - Firewood Provided
~ Central Heating/Air Conditioning
~ Indoor Washer/Dryer

~ Full, Gourmet Kitchen with ALL NEW Appliances
~ Microwave ~ Dishwasher ~ refrigerator ~ Coffee maker & Grinder
~ Extensive Cooking Utensils provided
~ waffle maker, blender, mixer, you name it, it's probably there
~ Gas Grill (BBQ)

~ All Paper products provided
~ Extensive selection of baby and children's items
~ Your well-behaved dog is welcome here - fees and restrictions apply

~ We are seriously earth conscious and use eco-friendly products in all of our homes~

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

** Members of the Yosemite Conservancy, Sierra Club, Audubon Society and Sierra Foothill Conservancy **

activities and attractions in Yosemite High Sierra/Gold Country

Guests here will find a complete book of directions, favorite places
and super suggestions for travelers to refer to when planning their
stay, this book is continually being commented on by guests as having been invaluable!

We are local, managing owners and live within 10 miles of all three
of our vacation homes. We have over 30 combined years living in the
Yosemite area and are nearly always available for assistance without ever being underfoot, or intrusive

From the Home, enjoy taking leisurely strolls, seeing Sensational Sunsets
as well as an amazing variety of birds, foxes, deer and other native wildlife.

Activities you can enjoy right on the property or nearby include
Hiking, Rock Climbing, Bird Watching(!) Biking, Tennis, Fishing,
Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Gold Panning, Shopping,
Restaurants and Live Theater. Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing,
Swimming, Boating, Jet Skiing, Rafting, Downhill Skiing, Cross
Country Skiing and sledding as well as great local wine tasting (a
walk away!) and Golf.

You can enjoy downtown Mariposa's historic charm, its art
galleries, restaurants, antique and gift shops as well as the
California State Mining Exhibit and the Mariposa Gold Country
Museum. You can also 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 May 22 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 base rate - 2014:
from March 28th thru May 21,  September, October & all remainig Holidays ~

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

** Off-SEASON base rate - 2014/15: 
January, February & thru March 27th,   November & December, excluding ALL holidays ~
 $ 215 per night
 $1475 per week (7 nights)  a savings of $40 off already lower rates


~ 11% combined county tax/assessment will be applied
$250 refundable Security Deposit required at time of reservation  
Cleaning fees:  $75 for 2 guests/1 bedroom - $110 for 3-4 guests - $145 for 5-6 guests
~ Rates based on up to four guests
Additional guests $25/night
Pets considered - $20/night, ($100 max) - some restrictions will apply
~ Security deposits are refundable within 7 days of departure (agreed upong terms must be met)

  ~ Major 2014 holiday timeframes are as follows:
Memorial Day – from May 22nd - 4 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 varies, 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 ~ Please see calendar before inquiring.  (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 won't 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
  • Marvel at the Amazing size and Beauty!
  • Take a Hike, easy or difficult, you decide
  • Bring your dog! (contrary to popular belief)
  • Take in some serious history
  • Rent bicycles, it's easy, convenient and a BLAST!
Top things to do on a budget
  • Visit the State's awesome Mining and Mineral Museum
  • Stay at the house and enjoy the Beauty & Solitude
  • Spend time at the Merced River, it's Beautiful! (and it's free)
  • Enjoy a day on Bass Lake, a stunning site
  • Swim in the heated Town swimming pool (VERY nice)
Top things to do with a family
  • Stay put and enjoy what we offer
  • Visit our museums, shops, Wineries or historic sites
  • Go to Yosemite!
  • River Raft, rent a boat on Bass Lake or go hiking
  • Take a train ride on the historic Sugar Pine Railroad!

Kirsty and Jerry , owner

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Restful getaway

Review submitted: March 30, 2014   Date of arrival: January 6, 2014

My husband and I spent 5 days at the Vineyard House, and then had dear friends join us for the last two nights of our stay. It was spotlessly clean, every detail thought out beautifully. Very different from many rentals, with supplies at hand, plenty of wood handy for the fireplace, and comfortable beds and linens. We have also stayed at Sierra Scape and both are like staying in a friend's home. The view from the hot tub and hill with a comfortable swing is breath taking. We sat for hours enjoying the sunsets and the morning mist dissipate over the vineyard below. We highly recommend the Vineyard House and hope to return for quiet rest. Wifi is good, no ATT cell reception, which is actually a good thing for a real "get away".

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

Helpful votes: 1 / 1


We didn't want to leave

Review submitted: November 13, 2013   Date of arrival: November 8, 2013

We had such an incredibly positive experience during our stay at the Vineyard House last weekend. The house itself is so cozy and quaint but yet there is plenty of space to spread out. Kirsty and Jerry did a wonderful job of paying attention to every detail and making sure that everything was in order when we arrived. They even had wood and newspapers all setup in the fireplace so that it was ready to go. The location is breathtaking. As soon as we arrived at the cabin, we decided to spend only one day in Yosemite so that we could spend the other day relaxing at the cabin.

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

Helpful votes: 1 / 1


Great family vacation house

Review submitted: June 18, 2013   Date of arrival: June 1, 2013

I researched the heck out of a Yosemite vacation rental and landed on this one and I'm glad I did. We visited in June (the waterfalls were rippin' that time of year). Kirsty (owner) was great to work with, and helpful on recommending things to do in the area. The house was open and roomy but cozy. Well appointed and clean. The kitchen was stocked well too. Two large bedrooms and a comfy wall bed in the living room. The nice washer and drier came in handy. The large back yard has an incredible view over Butterfly Creek Vineyard. There were lots of trail guides and area brochures in the house to help with where to go and what to do. The back yard patio at the cabin has a perfect place to star gaze or enjoy an early morning cup of joe. The location was 45 minutes from Bass Lake, the east entrance of Yosemite, and the South entrance of Yosemite. It is 20 minutes to Mariposa and Oakhurst (better shopping and stores in Oakhurst). Definitely do the big trees tour at Mariposa Grove (I normally despise "touristy" tours, but this one was a good one). Vernal falls is a must. Same with Glacier Point. The house has a nice outdoor gas grill, tree swing for the kids, ping pong table, hot tub. A deer visited us in the backyard. Butterfly, the cat, is an outdoor cat and very friendly. I would recommend this house, definitely.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 2 / 2


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