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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 a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 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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Map

Nearest Airport
77 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
The Alley & The Hideout
Nearest Golf
27 Miles
River Creek Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 140 - Yosemite's All Year Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Yosemite Bug Rustic Moutnain Resort
Nearest Ski
44 Miles
Badger Pass Ski Area, Yosemite
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Merced River Beaches
Car: necessary

Yosemite National Park, Wild and Senic Merced River, Ziplines, White Water Rafting, Dirtbiking, Horseback Riding, Gold Panning, Fly Fishing, Hiking, Photography, Wildflower Hikes.

Amenities

Mariposa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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.

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The Midpines House - Yosemite's Favorite Base Camp *Hot Tub*
average rating of 4.857143 based on 66 reviews
5

Great location, great property. Perfect for visiting Yosemite Park.

  • 5 of 5

This property was great. Clean. Quiet. Great outside space with the wrap around deck. We loved having the gas grill and hot tub. Nearby Mariposa had a decent grocery store, we cooked every night. Location was great for going to Yosemite Park.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best VRBO I ever stayed in

  • 5 of 5

House was immaculately clean. Owner provided good quality linens and basics such as bath tissue and kitchen spices. Kitchen was well stocked with dishes, pans, etc . Gas grill was very nice. Everything in the home appeared nearly new and in good condition. Beds,even futon, were very comfy . I was thrilled with this home. And the location was quiet. We enjoyed having a peaceful place to rest after a day of dealing with the August crowds in Yosemite.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house, great location

  • 5 of 5

Midpines house was a cozy getaway that makes for a great time in Yosemite. Proximity to Mariposa and the National Park entrance is a plus. Its easy to access from 140 hwy. We reached at night but it was still easy to find the house. The house in itself is very warm and welcoming. Ansley and Kelly have very tastefully decorated the house to make you feel at home. The kitchen and bathrooms were well stocked, there were enough extra sheets and pillows for our family. The outdoor dining tables were wonderful for enjoying morning coffee. The hot tub was tidy and exactly what we needed after a long day at the Valley.

The check in ans check out process was fairly easy, thanks to the detailed information given by the owners prior to arrival. Thank you Ansley & Kelly for making our vacation a memorable one.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Solon, Ohio
5

This home was very comfortable and beautifully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

The owners took great care in making our stay comfortable and fun.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ogden, Utah
5

Our stay in Midpines was absolutely perfect and exactly how we pictured it!

  • 5 of 5

The Midpines home was a great distance to Yosemite. The home was exactly how it was pictured with comfortable beds, a nice kitchen with everything equipped, a nice washer and dryer and cozy decor and furniture! We enjoyed eating in and traveling the short distance to Mariposa for the great restaurants there! We highly recommend the Midpines home!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful setting that's convenient to the park.

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house - lovely and comfortable with everything we needed to feel at home. Mariposa is a cute little town that was fun to explore and Yosemite is just a hop, skip, and a jump away!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.