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The Midpines House - Yosemite's Favorite Base Camp *Hot Tub*

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 185 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Modern house close to Yosemite, sleeps up to 10

Yosemite’s Favorite Basecamp meets the needs of almost all travelers. Couples will enjoy the privacy of the entire property to themselves when they rent the Midpines House. Larger groups (up to 10 people) are able to spread out while still enjoying each other's company. You can choose to add on the Bungalow for more space. Parties over 8 persons automatically rent the house and Bungalow, while parties of 8 or less can add it on for additional fees. This place is very private and very special. The Master bedroom has queen sized bed, a loveseat, and comes stocked with high thread count sheets and goose down duvet. The attached bathroom has granite countertops, a 'tall-person' shower and thick fluffy towels.

The Guest bedroom also has a queen sized bed and a nice view of the night sky and surrounding mountains.

The livingroom has a fold out couch and separate futon style beds.

There is a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops, completely stocked with modern cooking and baking tools.

The spacious, open living & dining room has plenty of seating, a 42' Flat Screen TV, and a wood-burning stove.

The Hot Tub is surrounded by a large wrap-around redwood deck. The back Patio has a 6 person dining table, a Gas BBQ, a Fire bowl and plenty of additional seating.

The "Bungalow" is a detached game room. We added it to allow larger groups to spread out. Adults enjoy having a place for their children to watch TV or play games while they enjoy the back patio. The Bungalow gameroom is separate from the house (about 300 ft away) and offers the same amenities as the house minus the full kitchen. The Bungalow has a very large living room area attached to the bar area. The bar has a mini fridge, a sink, and seating for six at a unique wood slab bar top. Above the bar is a small TV. In the living room, enjoy a large flat screen TV, leather couch, a Foosball table, and a remote controlled gas fireplace. There is a nice patio outside the Bungalow and a covered porch to enjoy even in the winter.

A short drive through the gorgeous Merced River canyon brings you to Yosemite National Park. Ample free parking on site. Back yard patio has hammocks in the summer, fire pit in the winter - the perfect place to gaze at the stars. The House and Bungalow are tastefully decorated with National Park themed photographs and paintings, many by local artists. Everything about the Midpines House and Bungalow are new and fresh.

Owners Ansley and Kelly have spent the past 5 years remodeling the property to be the perfect vacation rental for your family and friends

Please look though our pictures and call us when you decide to vacation in style!

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More Details

Owner
Ansley Singer
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Ansley Singer

Ansley & Kelly Singer

We have lived and worked in Yosemite National Park our whole lives. Please enjoy our home on your next trip to the Sierras.

Ansley Singer purchased this house in 2007

Why Ansley Singer chose Yosemite Area

We originally bought the Midpines House to live in full time. It's location made getting to and from Yosemite very easy and we enjoyed owning our own property (working for the Park Service, we had been living in government housing).

Midpines, which is between Yosemite and Mariposa, has great oak and pine trees, stays cooler than the lower elevations nearby, and provides great access to one of the best rivers in the state - the Merced River.

After a successful summer of renting the Midpines House we converted 740 square feet of our detached garage into the Midpines Bungalow (a large gameroom). We hope that this additional space will allow more people to enjoy our home, and accommodate families traveling together or larger groups.

What makes this house unique

Surrounded by 5 acres of amazing property, the Midpines House and Bungalow gives you room to spread out.

We love sitting on the decks, admiring the views of the mountains.

The open feel of the house, having friends over, cooking a great meal in the kitchen, and relaxing by the fire are some of my favorite times in this home.

Great memories are made sitting under the stars, taking a soak in the unique cedar jetted hot tub, and sunbathing on the master bedroom deck.

People of all ages love this home, it will be compfortable for your family as you explore all that Yosemite has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have to admit that I am very sad we are leaving tomorrow! Three nights is simply not enough to enjoy Yosemite and this perfect retreat! Thank you for renting this place out, we had an amazing time and will be back, next time for a week!
May 2013
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Amenities

Mariposa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Evaporative Cooling
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Near the Laundry Room
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Access through the Master Bedroom
    Bungalow Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , French doors lead to the hot tub, attached bathroom.
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Mountain Views
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Sleeper - Queen Sized and Full sized Futon.
    Livingroom Futon - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Patio, Hot Tub, Evaporative Cooler, Gas Wall Heater, Smart 46' TV (Flat Screen), XBox 360, Verizon Cell Phone Coverage, Ample Secure Parking, Gated Paved Driveway, Close to YARTS bus stop, Close to Yosemite's 'All Year Highway', Modern Decor, All Rooms Remodeled, Movies, Video Games, Outdoor Dining, Landscaped, Ceiling Fans, Stainless Steel Appliances, Quartz Countertops, Coffee Maker and Grinder, Hammocks, Fire Pit, Shade Trees, Covered Front Porch.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Portland, ME
5

Yosemite

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for two nights. This property is top notch. I can't think of any way to improve this property. The owners are very organized and have thought of everything. They were very responsive and easy to deal with. On the map it looks like a long way to Yosemite Vally but it only took about 45 min drive and it appears to be as close as you are going to get other then staying in the park or possible an inn /motel type property. I would defiantly stay again.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Base for Yosemite Adventures...

  • 5 of 5

This property is fantastic and comes with so many wonderful amenities. Soaking in the hot tub after a long day's hike was beyond fantastic. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved it.

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place to return to after stupendous days at Yosemite.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Midpines House a couple weeks ago. There were many amenities provided and the bungelow provided a great place for downtime. The three of us were very comfortable and enjoyed our day trips into the park. Our puppy enjoyed exploring the grounds. We hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home!

  • 5 of 5

The house has all the details you could want in a rental home. It is extremely clean, well decorated and in a great location!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Gatos, CA
3

Very nice home, did not have access to game room

  • 3 of 5

My family was very happy with the home and its proximity to Yosemite and Mariposa. We ate at a couple of the restaurants and the ice cream store in Mariposa and they were all surprisingly good. The home was comfortable, though the heat was off when we entered on a Friday early evening and after turning on the heat, it didn't feel warm enough in the home until Saturday morning. My only disappointment was that the description of the house and other reviews mentioned a foosball table that we would have enjoyed. However, this is in a building separated from the main house, and locked. So we never were able to make use of this bonus area.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$230
$1,380
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$230
$1,380
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

****Guests wishing to use the Gameroom "Bungalow" in addition to the House.*****
****Additional $60 Cleaning Fee required, payable at time of stay****

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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