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Robin's Nest Vacation Rental In The Sierra Foothills

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

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; an induction cooktop and microwave are 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

Robn DeSandres
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2017

About Robn DeSandres

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.

Why Robn DeSandres chose Yosemite Area

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)


Perfect place to stay to enjoy all things Yosemite and Mariposa!

  • 5 of 5

Robn and Trace were fantastic hosts at Robin's Nest! Very friendly, helpful, and welcoming. The cottage was perfect and super convenient. We were able to make it to the park quickly, about an hour or so, depending on traffic and the speed of vehicles in front of you, and most enjoyably, a super quick drive into downtown for anything you might need. We really enjoyed all of the information provided for us in the cottage for Yosemite. Even though it wasn't our first trip to the park, we still went through it and found some new and helpful tidbits. I would highly, highly recommend Robin's Nest to anyone looking for a place to stay in the Yosemite/Mariposa area. We are already planning a return trip thanks in no small part to Robn and Trace's generosity and hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice having you and Robert as our guests. You are a delightful couple and really seemed to enjoy your time in Yosemite. You are the perfect guests and we look forward to your next stay with us!
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay for 3 nights in October. The owners made us so welcome and could not do enough for us. We can't praise this place enough. We would definitely recommend it. If we travel to Yosemite again we would certainly stay here again. Thank you Trace and Robin it was a pleasure meeting you.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a wonderful stay at Robin'and nest!

  • 5 of 5

The rental property is much nicer than the photos. Great hospitality from the owners. They made us feel like family and gave great suggestions on hikes in yosemite.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the awesome review! We really enjoyed visiting with you both while taking in the last bits of sunshine the day had to offer. Hope your birthday was made to order and your trip home, just as nice. Thank you for staying with us and safe travels on your journey home.
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A gem in Mariposa

  • 5 of 5

A great place to relax after a full day of hiking in Yosemite. Every detail in the home ensures a delightful stay. The hosts were very kind and accommodating. Wonderful restaurants in Mariposa, plus a grocery store nearby if you prefer to load up on fruits and veggies for your day in Yosemite.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and time spent in Yosemite. The best part of sharing our home is the wonderful people we get to meet and you and your husband are just delightful. We hope to have you stay with us again.
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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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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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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Winter Rates
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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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Mariposa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Includes toiletries and hair dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • - 1 queen
  • Plush queen size bed with a picture window view of a beautifully landscaped yard and private patio area. Sleeps two comfortably.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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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