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1 / 14 Private and secluded; near Yosemite, easy access; lots of parking; great stargazing & views!

From $200 / night help
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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 5 / House
Bedrooms: 3  Bathrooms: 2   Sleeps: 5  Type: House

1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)

Yosemite Country Cottage~Clean~Private~Quiet~Spa~
TripAdvisor property ID 3657807

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Book this 3 bedroom house in Yosemite National Park today! A total of 5 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 58 reviews.

The owner responds to 95% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 22, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Charles L.
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Calendar last updated:
22 Feb 2018
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Languages spoken: English



Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: $250.00
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Yosemite-national-park Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Telephone

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi or hot tub

Property Features

  • High chair
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Satellite TV
  • TV


  • Grill
  • Private garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 1 Full bath
  • 1 Attached (ensuite)


Reviews (58)

Excellent – based on 58 reviews Excellent
58 reviews

Very Good

“Great accomodations and excellent location”

Reviewed 21 Jun 2016

We enjoyed the location of the cottage as it provided a nice country atmosphere but with excellent highway access to Yosemite. It was refreshing to leave the vacation crowds in Yosemite to the solitude and open space surrounding the cottage. The cottage itself provided great accommodations and was in sparkling clean condition. The owners took extra time to review the highlights of Yosemite NP and point out many of the best areas to visit. We highly recommend this property for your next visit to the Yosemite area.

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“Fabulous cottage with excellent attention to every detail”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Yosemite Cottage. Charles and Lisa are excellent hosts. The house as everything home from home. Very well equipped kitchen, lovely comfy beds, spacious living room and nice garden. Location was an hours drive from the park, but Charles gave us fantastic tips of where to go and what to do to use our time productively. 3 nights was far too short - wish we could have stayed longer.

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“Meticulously cared for and inviting!”

Reviewed 21 Jun 2015

We arrived late at night due to airline travel and were shocked when we rounded the corner and saw the house! It was perfect and the owner, Charles, was waiting to give us a proper welcome and tour of the house. His hospitality and advise was excellent and the house was spotless. The Jacuzzi under the stars was an added delight. We couldn't have been happier with our choice and will definitely return to this rental the next time we visit Yosemite. Thank you, Charles, for helping to make this trip to Yosemite a memorable one.

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“Cottage on the Hill”

Reviewed 8 Jun 2015

This property is meticulously maintained. Excellent layout with open concept living area and comfortable furniture. Master bedroom has a large attached bath with double sinks and is on the opposite side of the house from the other 2 rooms that share the second full bath. Hot tub is very clean. Kitchen is large and well stocked with dishes/pans/small appliances. Having laundry available was very convenient given the wear and tear on our clothes from hiking inYosemite. It does take about 45 minute to drive to the park's entrance so you have to figure that into your day. If you have AT&T as your phone carrier you will only be able to text in a few hot spots in the house and not enough signal for internet use. That is really the only negative to this house. If you are wanting to unplug then it would be a positive. Good signal is mostly found on the peaks of the mountains! The owner allows himself to be very accesible and is quite helpful in providing information about the park.There are so many hiking options in the park that it is good to have someone to help guide you. He has worked there for years and is passionate about it. He is very proud of his cottage and keeps it in pristine condition. Our days in Yosemite were fabulous and family time in the cottage very enjoyable. If you want to enjoy one of the most beautiful places on earth get to Yosemite now! (The nearby town of Mariposa is a short drive from the house and has good signal as well as some cute shops, gas station and a grocery store. My husband and daughter loved the coffee from PonyExpresso. We enjoyed the food at the Savoury Resturant so much that we ate there twice. I recommend the Yosemite Treats for ice cream and frozen yogurt.)

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“Wonderful cottage outside Yosemite”

Reviewed 31 May 2015

We had a wonderful time at this cottage. It is remote, roomy, immaculately clean, has lots of amenities, reasonably priced, and the owner is very knowledgeable and helpful. One of our best experiences renting from a site like this. Thanks you Charles!

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Reviewed 1 Mar 2015

The Yosemite Country Cottage is one of the nicest, well-appointed and comfortable homes we have stayed in. Our family stayed here for a week and we're impressed by the amenities offered by the owners. This home is an exceptional vacation value! The location is very quiet and peaceful with fantastic star viewing. We loved the beautiful drive to Yosemite Valley along Highway 140 through the Merced River Canyon. We will be coming back to stay at the Yosemite Country Cottage!

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“Home away from home”

Reviewed 6 Dec 2014

Welcome visit from Charles to familiarize us with everything within 1 hour of arrival. unlike many vacation properties, you could actually live in this one- nice bedrooms, comfortable beds, well-equipped kitchen- a feature that should be mentioned is the thermostatically-controlled gas fireplace- keeps living areas warm without overheating the bedrooms as forced heat would- we never turned on the central heat- this is great when you have some arising early and others sleeping late. hadn't used a public hot tub in many years but with Charles in charge, had no qualms about this one. The master bath shower is huge and has a large window that, if you desire, you can pull the curtain and have an awesome view while you shower- very private but still feels a little decadent. beautiful drives to Yosemite- about 1 easy hour to either El Portal and Valley or Mariposa Grove. We are familiar with Yosemite but if you need tips and info, Charles is the man. To celebrate with dinner, we would highly recommend Savoury's in Mariposa (full bar, nice local wines).

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“Everything we needed for our stay at Yosemite!”

Reviewed 6 Oct 2014

We booked the Yosemite County Cottage after doing research online and reading all 5 star reviews about the property. It turned out to be everything we needed for our time at Yosemite. The cottage is convenient, clean, comfortable for a family of 4 (parents+2 kids) - a serene haven after a day's exciting activities at the park. Charles is a gracious and helpful host - his knowledge about the park is extremely valuable. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and won't hesitate to do it all over again if we will ever be in the area. June

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“Loved this immaculate, beautifully decorated, cottage near Yosemite Park”

Reviewed 26 Sep 2014

We stayed in Yosemite Country Cottage for three nights and absolutely loved it! It is beautifully decorated in the country style and is new, neat, and very, very clean. It is very well-cared for and has all the amenities with new kitchen, 2 bathrooms, comfortable living room, and dining area. The floor plan is one of the best I have seen, with the kitchen, dining area, and living room centrally located between the three bedrooms. There is even a laundry porch with washer and dryer. As others have already stated, the bonus is that the owner, Charles, is a Yosemite Park Ranger. He is a wealth of knowledge about where to go and what to do. Charles' great advice helped us make the best use of our time and to have some fun. The spa was also great to come back to after a day of hiking in Yosemite. Great view of the stars outside. The Cottage is located close to Yosemite National Park and also the town of Mariposa. There are many restaurants to chose from in Mariposa. We went to Savoury's and Salvador's Mexican Restaurants and enjoyed both of those. We highly recommend Yosemite Country Cottage. Look no further, because you will love this place!!

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“Very Friendly and Professional Owners”

Reviewed 19 Sep 2014

Charles and Lisa were wonderful to work with. I inquired about this property for a getaway with a couple of girlfriends for the weekend. I had a couple of questions about the spa and where to get a bite to eat in town. Charles personally called me to provide the answers, discuss the cottage, and get to know me. That's how you know that he takes good care of this vacation rental. I was looking for a place that had a spa for relaxing after long hikes and I'm glad I came across this one. He gave me information on the local restaurants and a sauna/spa open to the public if we wanted a girl's day out. I found out more through him and his follow-up emails than I would have using Google. The location is great, too, because I searched for a long time to find one so conveniently located between Yosemite and Mariposa. Most importantly, I felt secure giving Charles and Lisa my information to conduct the transaction. I will definitely contact them again for future Yosemite trips!

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