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Robin's Nest Vacation Rental In The Sierra Foothills

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 24, 2016
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Our cozy get-away is located on the hillside overlooking the town of Mariposa in a quiet residential area. We are just three minutes from downtown Mariposa and forty-five minutes from Yosemite National Park. To make your stay comfortable, our apartment sleeps two and offers a living room, bedroom, full bath, and kitchenette. Private parking is available with a separate entrance leading you through a beautifully landscaped yard that offers a private patio and semi-private pool. A beautifully decorated bedroom greets you with plush linens and a queen-size bed for a peaceful nights rest. The living room is equipped with comfortable furniture as well as WiFi, flat screen T.V., games, and books on Yosemite to share. In the kitchenette you will find all the usual amenities; a microwave is provided in place of a stove. There are many walking paths in the surrounding area where you will see all forms of wildlife. Please check out our profile below for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

Owners live on the premises. Robin's Nest is an attached guest suite with a private entrance.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Trace and Robn DeSandres are longtime residents of the Sierra Foothills, having grown up in the area and lived in Mariposa for the past fifteen years. Trace is a physical education teacher and coach at the local high school and previously worked as a ranger in Yosemite National park for twelve seasons. Trace was born and raised in Yosemite and has a deep love for and vast knowledge of the area. Robn is an artist and all-around creative individual with a great love for books, gardening, and the culinary arts. She worked many years as the local elementary school librarian before retiring to focus on creative pursuits.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality! We had a great time here in Mariposa and in the beautiful Yosemite National Park. It was a great getaway from the busyness of Los Angeles. We really enjoyed our stay here at Robin's Nest. We felt more like we were staying with family or friends rather than a hotel. The place was very relaxing and nice. We had a great time.
May 2014
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33 Reviews

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based on 33 traveler reviews

5

Thank-you Robin and Chase

  • 5 of 5

This was our first attempt at a HomeAway stay and it could not have turned out more spectacular. We loved the privacy at Robin's Nest, but any time we needed anything Robin and Chase were there to assist. The extras that Robin provided were wonderful and the perfect touch. Local coffee and hiking snacks, as well as fresh, locally grown fruit! Not to mention the evening Robin made cinnamon rolls and invited us to join them. Everything was as advertised if not better. The bed was very comfortable and having a living room and kitchen area was perfect for what we wanted to do. Our trip to Mariposa was designed around hiking Yosemite. The Robin's Nest is located right off of highway 140 which takes you straight to Yosemite Village. It is a bit of a drive (45 minutes) on a winding road, but after the first day we had the hang of it and just settled back and enjoyed the wonderful view. Robin also gave us a tip on a little restaurant called the Yosemite Bug which is approximately 7 miles outside of Mariposa on highway 140. We enjoyed it so much we ate there twice coming back from Yosemite. Keep in mind that they do not serve dinner until 6PM so don't try and get there too early, unless you want to sit and relax and play a board game (they have them) or in our case we always travel with dominoes! If you are unsure of the best hikes, Chase can assist. If you can't or don't want to do Half Dome try Cloud's Rest, which Chase recommended to us. Strenuous hike however. We left too late in the day to make it all the way but it was well worth it! Keep in mind that cell phones do not work in much of Yosemite. We did have GPS on our phone available for much of the time which was a big help! We also had a map of California with us which we did have to use. I could go on and on..... Summary: The Robin's Nest is the perfect place to stay in Mariposa! Robin and Chase...thank-you!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bay Area, California
5

Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed at Robyn's nest for 2 nights while we visited Yosemite. The place is fantastic and the owners are incredibly warm, welcoming, and helpful. They are also extremely knowledgable about Yosemite. The unit is extremely clean and very comfortable. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate this wonderful review and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay while visiting Yosemite. We look forward to your next visit and sitting down and sharing our love for Yosemite. Trace and Robn
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5

A real gem in Mariposa!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay. The apartment it beautifully appointed has everything you'll need during your visit. Your hosts have great knowledge of Yosemite Park and will be happy to pass tips on to you to make sure you make the most of your visit to the park. And when you get back from the park, relax in the lovely outdoor area and just enjoy the silence.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and your time in Yosemite. You have had quite a vacation and will hopefully take home many special memories. It was nice to spend time getting to know you both.
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Carrollton, TX
5

Our stay was Above and Beyond!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Yosemite and we knew quickly that Robin's Next was a great find. We selected this property based on numerous positive reviews from previous guests on VRBO. Trace and Robn were eager to provide tips and advice on where to go in Yosemite and it proved right every day. Their hospitality is second to none, the property was clean, great hot shower, comfortable bed and nice living area. Every little detail was thought of, items labeled, utensils, dishes and it was just right for 2 people. They also encouraged us to bring beach towels that they provided in the unit so we could wade/swim in Tenaya Lake which is absolutely gorgeous. The books on the park were very helpful and they encouraged us to bring with us each day to help navigate around the park. In addition, we were invited to use their pool which was wonderful after spending the day in the park. The landscaping on Robins Nest is so pretty and adds such character to the back yard. Mariposa is a nice little town and Trace and Robn gave us some great recommendations for restaurants including 1850 and Savourys. The drive to Yosemite was easy and short - about 40 minutes and very scenic.

You will enjoy your stay here, look no further.

Nancy and Tim

Carrollton, Texas

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate the amazing review! What a treat it was to sit and visit and share our love of Yosemite. You really are a lovely couple and we sincerely hope to get together again either here or in your neck of the woods. It is so great to find a couple that we have so much in common with and we sincerely enjoyed your company. Excited for the new tunes!
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Robn & Trace are the most gracious and amazing hosts! We had never used VRBO before, and let me tell you...this experience at Robin's Nest Cozy Vacation Rental secured our *love* for VRBO and we will be using this service religiously now. We were provided with a warm welcome and absolutely awesome accommodations...the bed was super comfortable and the outdoor courtyard and surrounding property was beautiful! Not to mention the pool! We will definitely be staying here again upon our return to adventure in the Yosemite wilderness. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for making our stay so incredibly memorable!

Brandon and Brianna Johnson

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure visiting with you and Brandon. We loved sharing our stories about Yosemite and hearing about your adventures each day. You are a lovely couple and we hope you come and stay with us again.
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5

Mariposa magic!

  • 5 of 5

From beginning to end, an almost perfect 3 nights in Mariposa. This is far and away our most pleasant VRBO/AirBNB experience to date.

Robyn's nest was conveniently located a quick walk from town- which, by the way, had some incredible restaurants, pubs and shops.

Close enough to Yosemite to head into the park each morning, spend a long, HOT, incredible day there, and be back in the deliciously cool and private pool before heading into town for whatever struck our fancy...or, just a cold drink and a snack poolside.

Robyn and I had exchanged several e-mails regarding the reservation and each time her response was pleasant, prompt and accurate. Directions to the property were clear and concise. Parking was readily available. The path to the unit was clearly marked and easy to find. The unit itself was spotless, well-organized and very comfortable. It was easily large enough for the two of us to spread out a bit and make ourselves at home.

Trace and Robyn were generous with their time and knowledge of the area. We had no trouble finding plenty of common ground and enjoyed their company. They also seemed to know exactly when to let us have the run of the place, which we greatly appreciated. We would be lucky to have the time and opportunity to become better acquainted and count them among our friends.

WHEN we are back in the area , we will definitely stay here again. I think we will try for a cooler time of year...but, it's hard to imagine giving up the luxury of the pool.

All in all, a huge success - unfortunately, the temperatures were above 110 degrees on the valley floor all 3 days of our visit. Much too warm for these mossy-backed pacific northwest natives.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! What does one say after such a glowing review, except, thank you so much! We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you and Alan; you are true match and compliment each other nicely. It was also amazing to see the similarities between our families and work and so fun to talk about them as well. When you visit next, we would love to do some hikes with you. Stay cool. Trace and Robn
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Location

From the Owner

We love the quiet and beauty of the mountains and the friendly and supportive nature of the people in this community. Mariposa is a wonderful place to live and has so much to offer in terms of outdoor activities, special events, wildlife, as well as rest and relaxation in a safe environment.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Fresno at 70 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Alley at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Ahwahnee Golf Course at 25 Miles Nearest Train : Merced Amtrak at 37 Miles Nearest Motorway : 140 and 49 at 0.25 Miles Nearest Restaurant : 1850 at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Badger Pass at 50 Miles Car: necessary

Yosemite National Park, hiking, swimming, rafting.

Availability

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Signed rental agreement due at time of reservation. An advance payment equal to 50% of rental rate is due upon reservation, and the remainder paid in full 14 days prior to arrival. Cancellations made more than 14 days prior to arrival date receive 50% of rental in return. Cancellations made after the 14-day date will receive no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

From the Owner

We offer a private entrance and access to a beautifully landscaped backyard. Robin's Nest is part of a California ranch-style home that sits on 1 acre, surrounded by a white picket fence, large sprawling lawn and private driveway. Inside the garden gate you will find an abundance and variety of trees, plants and flowers that will appeal to nature lovers.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Attractions

  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 400 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Includes toiletries and hair dryer.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Plush queen sized bed with a picture window view of a beautifully landscaped yard and private patio area. Sleeps two comfortably.

Outside

  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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

Notes:

  • If you would like to stretch your legs in the early evening, take a slow stroll around the Mueller Road loop (nearly a mile) or walk into town (a mile downhill). Your walk will be filled with a variety of flora and fauna, and wildlife ranging from shy deer to sleepy owls. You will also be treated to views of historic downtown Mariposa.

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