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.
Great location to access Yosemite, excellent hosts!
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.
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.
5 based on 27 traveler reviews
Great location to access Yosemite, excellent hosts!
We loved our stay at Robin's Nest in Mariposa! Yosemite was easily accessible and there were plenty of restaurant options in town. Trace gave us invaluable advice for how to plan our short stay to see as much of Yosemite as possible! We would definitely stay here again.
This was such a lovely place to stay at!!! My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights while visiting Yosemite National Park and had such a great experience!
The property itself is very clean with nice decor (little robins scattered around the house). I loved the blue walls with contrasting brown linens. I will say that the rental is a lot larger than what I had pictured based on what I saw online. Major plus!
When you arrive (plenty of parking), you go right around the house, following the signs for Robin's Nest. Shortly after we arrived we were greeted by one of the owners, Trace. He had A LOT of knowledge to offer us given that he was a former park ranger for Yosemite. I'm telling you, he knows everything about the park- best times to go, what hikes to do, where to get the best views, etc. Tell him what your goals are for your trip and he'll help you create the perfect itinerary! We did a hike, Clouds Rest, which we hadn't quite planned for, but turned out to be the best hike we did.
Anyhow, you enter the building and there's a closet with beach towels for you to use for either the pool or the Merced River (ask where to go). You'll encounter the bedroom and around the corner is the living room, equipped with TV and tons of space. You'll also see the bathroom (with towels, soap bar, shampoo/conditioner). The kitchenette includes microwave, toaster, sink, coffee pot and dishes for you to use.
There's a table outside to eat if you want some fresh air, otherwise, there's 2 bar stools you can eat in the kitchen. There's also an outdoor grill that you are welcome to use if you choose to make something. The rental comes equipped with A/C and heater depending on temps.
As for the bed... I thought it was comfortable. After hiking the entire trip we were sure glad to hit the sack. We were out... Cold.
They also have Wi-Fi you can use which was super helpful since we had NO reception with T-Mobile in the area. There are local eateries only minutes away.
If you're planning a trip to Yosemite, this is the place to go. Probably more suited for couples than a trip with kids. Most days it took us about 2 hours to get into the park because of the 2 lane, slow, windy roads. It was worth the drive though, because after a few hours in Yosemite, you will be glad to get away from the crowds. Robn and Trace are the perfect hosts for your stay!! You won't regret it!
A truly lovely home away from home
We absolutely loved our stay at Robin's Nest. The only problem is it was too short! Robin and Trace were beyond gracious hosts and just lovely people. The accommodations were great. Clean and everything you can think of is there for your needs. The bed was so comfortable. Peace and quiet after a long day of exploring the Yosemite area. We can't wait to come back to Robin's Nest and will be telling everyone we know about your place.
Perfect Space to use as your base to Yosemite
Robin's Nest provided us with everything we required and more. Every detail was thought of and the pool was a relaxing bonus in the hot temperatures of Mariposa. Robn and Trace were wonderful people with nothing was too much trouble and their advice on hike routes ensured that we got to see things that we would have missed on the main trails of Yosemite.
Charming & clean
Adorable, clean, and cozy! Located about 45 minutes from Yosemite Valley, this rental is located in the cute town of Mariposa. The apartment was perfect for my husband and I after long days sightseeing in the park. Robin was available to greet us upon arrival. The apartment was very clean and included many thoughtful small touches such as coffee creamer and juice in the fridge. An added perk for my gluten-free husband was the natural foods store located around the corner from Robin's Nest. Take-out sandwiches and a charming place to crash after long days in the park....perfect!
Way above expectation. Just perfect
Robin's best is a perfect place to stay during our visit to Yosemite. Just 45 minutes (beautiful drive) to Yosemite Village, it is also next to some of the best restaurants we have tried in California.
Robn has equipped the cabin to every detail we can ask for during our visit. We were so impressed with it being more than just a holiday home. It's luxury compared to other holiday homes you can stay in.
Would certainly stay in Robin's best the next time we visit Yosemite.
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
Yosemite National Park, hiking, swimming, rafting.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Additional information about rental rates
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|Cleaning Fee||$70 + Tax|
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.
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
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.”
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- Games ...
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Television ...
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool ...
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
- non smoking only ...
- not suitable for children
- pets not allowed ...
- wheelchair accessible
- Mountain View
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- cross country skiing
- freshwater fishing
- golf privileges optional
- ice skating
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- rock climbing
- water tubing
- whitewater rafting
- 400 sq. ft.
- Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower
- Includes toiletries and hair dryer.
- 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.
- Deck / Patio ...
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill ...
- Guests provide their own meals
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website
- 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.