“GREAT LOCATION AND VERY WELL EQUIPPED PROPERTY”
The owner was very nice and accommodating. This is a big property and our large group was able to enjoy our stay very much. The rental included everything: linens, extra beds, kitchenware, towels, movies, wifi, etc., we literally just brought our clothes and food. the kitchen and living room area are large enough to hold everyone at breakfast and dinner time. One of the best experiences was to use the outside spa/jacuzzi at night and looked at the magnificent starred sky. Definitely recommend the property. – Carlos P: Simi Valley, California
Left on 01/28/2015 for a stay in January 2015
“REALLY ENJOYED THIS PLACE!”
We traveled with a group of eight adults. I think we all equally enjoyed this property. The hot tub was nice after a long day out and about. The property managers were very friendly and responsive! The house is up to date, spacious, clean, and quiet (minus the hot water on demand unit that woke the master bedroom folks a time or two – use of provided fan for noise helped them not hear the unit). Only thing I would change if I were the owners would be to place a real bed into the fourth bedroom. One thing out of owner control is that it is a ways from the Yosemite entrances. On a map it doesn’t look that far but when you add in winding roads the time on the road adds up. The distance from the park would not keep me from staying here again though. In the end, we truly enjoyed our experience at this property and at Yosemite! – Michelle K: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Left on 08/27/2014 for a stay in August 2014
“DIDN’T MIND THE RAIN”
On our first trip to Yosemite, we stayed at the Bella Vista Mariposa. This is an absolutely beautiful and well-appointed home. The four bedrooms accommodated my family, parents, sister and niece quite comfortably, as we used an air mattress (provided) for our kids. As nice as the home is inside, it cannot compare with the jaw-droppingly gorgeous view of the surrounding pine forest along rolling hills.
At first, I was concerned that we were not staying in Yosemite Valley…but the drive to the valley was a little over and hour and had such incredible scenery that we did not mind. Since we were coming from SoCal…it was actually a plus to find our lodging just north of Oakhurst, then make the additional drive to the valley the next morning. Another advantage of the location is that you are closer to Oakhurst, where there are more shops and restaurants than inside the park, and you are close to Mariposa Grove.
Our trip to Yosemite Valley the first day was incredible, but on the second day, it rained and snowed in the park. Some of the roads were closed, so we had to change plans and stay at the house. This is where Bella Vista Mariposa shines – it is a great home to spend a rainy day. So if weather prevents visiting other parts of Yosemite…you still have the comfort of a great house.
Thanks to the owners for making our vacation extra special. We very much wish to return! – Dale S
Left on 05/01/2014 for a stay in April 2014
“VERY PLEASANT BASE CAMP FOR YOSEMITE AREA”
I stayed at the Bella Vista Mariposa with 6 other guests very comfortably May 2013 for 3 days. We had a great time using this house as a base camp for visiting Yosemite each day, and loved the amenities.
Access to the house was very easy – we were given a code to enter into the electronic lock and it worked really well (no awkward lockboxes or keeping track of keys). We made a delicious homemade cherry pie from the fresh cherries on the cherry tree just outside of the front door, and the views of the surrounding area were phenomenal from the deck. There was one downstairs bedroom which would be very useful for anybody who does not wish to travel up and down stairs too much because of mobility issues. Also, a washer and drier came in handy for laundry generated from hiking on Yosemite trails. : ) The grill was very high quality and great for grilling up some meat at the end of a long day. I highly recommend this property for your next vacation. – Kate M: Stanford, California.
Left on 05/30/2013 for a stay in May 2013
Everything was as described or better. The hot-tub, wi-fi, appliances, heater, everything worked perfectly.
Would recommend this place without any reservations.- SunnyVale
Left on 04/17/2013 for a stay in April 2013