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Yosemite Country Cottage Clean Private Quiet~Spa~No-Smokers/No Pets


Property Details

Updated: Oct 26, 2016
3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 4-5~ Incredible Night sky~Star Gazing.

The Yosemite Country Cottage is a charming, custom built home, designed with the traveler in mind. It is conveniently located near Yosemite National Park along scenic Highway 140, approximately 9 miles east of the town of Mariposa. The Country Cottage was completed in Spring 2006.

The managing owners have lived and worked in the Yosemite area for 35 years. Charles, a professional guide in Yosemite for 35 years, will be happy to provide you with a special 'Place's to Go' Trip Planning Guide to get the most out of your visit upon booking a reservation.

Beautifully decorated and exceptionally clean, the Country Cottage has three comfortable bedrooms that sleeps 4-5 all with country quilts, Berber carpeting and adjacent tiled bathrooms.

The large full amenity Kitchen is fully equipped for the gourmet cook and includes all the conveniences for the vacationing cook.

The highlight of the Living room is a large rock wall with a gas fireplace for cozy evenings. The Living room furnishings including an entertainment center with satellite TV, a surround sound home theater system, FM/DVD/CD player, and front USB and A/V jacks for easy access. The fully furnished Dining room next to the Living room affords easy access to the Kitchen.

Outside amenities include a Barbecue and private Hot Tub, ideal for relaxing and stargazing under incredible 'Dark Sky's', away from city lights. There is also a covered porch with a picnic table for outside meals and recliner chairs to relax and enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada Foothills.

The Yosemite Country Cottage is just the place for families and friends looking for comfort, convenience and charm. The open floor plan is ideal for socializing and relaxing. Sitting atop a hillside on 13 acres, the Country Cottage offers privacy, quiet surroundings and fantastic views. Leave the crowds, traffic and noise behind. The Country Cottage is your ideal vacation home. Baby items (crib, highchair, etc..) are available on request.

The Country Cottage is conveniently located near Yosemite National Park and offers a variety of activities for all seasons. There is easy access to two nearby park entrances, Arch Rock Entrance Station (about 23 mi.) along the Wild and Scenic Merced River Canyon, or the South Entrance Station along Highway 41 on the way to the majestic Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

The Historic Gold Town of Mariposa (9 miles) with the California State Mineral Exhibit and surrounding Gold Country with its quaint shops, restaurants, Wine Tasting from local Vineyards and History Museum are great to explore.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

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49 Reviews

based on 49 traveler reviews


Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfect, it is very well equipped and had everything we needed for our stay. I'm glad we stayed away from the park as it was so lovely to come back in the evening and enjoy the peace and quiet and just watch the stars. The advice from the owners was truely invaluable and really made our days in Yosemite so memorable. We cannot recommend this cottage enough and would love to go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chichester, West Sussex

A lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was a great cottage. It's well equipped, and feels 'away from it all' without being remote. Charles, the owner, was really helpful, with a great hint for sunset in the Park. Our stay was for 3 nights but we'd happily have stayed longer. The master suite is huge, with a very comfy bed, and the hot tub outside is just the place to relax. A great find, and highly recommended

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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upstate, SC

Excellent Yosemite stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a very clean and well appointed cottage away from the crowds. It was a little bit of a drive, but well worth it! Very peaceful and quiet. The hot tub was truly heavenly after a long day of hiking. Sitting in the hot tub under the stars was amazing and so relaxing. Our family of 4 enjoyed being able to spread out in the house instead of being jammed in a hotel. The kitchen had everything you need to cook, and the town of Mariposa is a short drive away if you'd rather go out to eat. Charles was the perfect host and had many recommendations and was so pleasant to work with. We definitely recommend staying at Yosemite Country Cottage! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, well cared for home. It is quiet, the beds are comfortable, the hot tub felt really good at the end of a day of hiking. It's a bit of a drive into the park, but it only seemed long the first day - after that it was just part of our journey. The house isn't specifically located amidst great scenery - but it doesn't seem to matter - it is placid and relaxing. We very much enjoyed our stay and would recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house for quiet & peacful stay near Yosemite

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the location of the cottage as it provided a nice country atmosphere but with excellent highway access to Yosemite. It was refreshing to leave the vacation crowds in Yosemite to the solitude and open space surrounding the cottage. The cottage itself provided great accommodations and was in sparkling clean condition. The owners took extra time to review the highlights of Yosemite NP and point out many of the best areas to visit. We highly recommend this property for your next visit to the Yosemite area.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Satisfaction Virtually Guaranteed

  • 5 of 5

The owners take special care in providing welcoming and personal attention to the guests of the Cottage. From the reservation process, where a personal check is preferred over the swipe of a credit card and acknowledges the owners' reliance on the sincere intentions of the guests, to the phone call upon arrival to ensure all is well and any questions answered, to the unique and specific recommendations for visiting nearby Yosemite, this vacation rental goes above and beyond to make your stay memorable. The house is more than fully stocked with necessities and extras, everything is clean and in good condition, practical and yet never stingy, comfortable and cozy without a hint of dingy or dusty. Just close enough to Midpines for a grocery run, or pizza take out, but nestled in the hills to feel secluded and private, the Cottage is a great home base for day trips into Yosemite.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Yosemite Fresno International Fresno,CA at 90 Miles Nearest Barpub : Yosemite Bug Cafe at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Merced, CA at 50 Miles Nearest Motorway : California State Hwy 140 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Yosemite Bug Cafe at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Badger Pass in Yosemite at 45 Miles Nearest Beach : Wild & Scenic Merced River~Rafting/Tubing/Swimming at 4 Miles Car: recommended

Other Activities:

For excellent guided hikes in and around Yosemite go to:

For guided Flyfishing go to:


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring/Summer/Fall 2016 for 4
Mar 18 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Fall Season/Non Holiday
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall Rates
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/NewYear Holiday
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Spring/Summer/Fall 2017 for 4
Mar 17 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Taxable Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Summer Rates apply during all Holidays.
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
Rates based on 2 persons which includes infants and children.
Payment with Personal Check, Add 2.75% ~ 3.95% if paying total with Visa, MasterCard, or PayPal.

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From the Owner

The best dark skies for incredible star gazing from in or out of the Hot Tub ! Private and secure location.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

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


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River


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

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1300 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Master bath is a non- barrier wheelchair accessible shower, toilet and pedestal sink. Fully tiled with a tiled bench and adjustable hand held shower head.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, 1 baby crib, if needed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The Master bedroom features a California King size solid oak sleigh bed. The Master bathroom has a separate vanity area and is Wheelchair accessible, equipped with assist bars and a tiled roll-in shower with a built-in tiled bench. The other 2 bedrooms are also tastefully decorated in a Cottage theme, each with Queen beds. The second full bathroom, located between these bedrooms has a tub/shower combo.


  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


  • Appliances include coffee maker and grinder, toaster, Tea kettle and blender. All paper products provided including facial tissue, paper towels, and coffee filters.

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