$447 / night
Total guests, Nights

40 acre Renovated Cottage Retreat - Charming Vintage – Home 8592978 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

40 acre Renovated Cottage Retreat - Charming Vintage – Home 8592978

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Exceptional retreat - newly listed on Trip Advisor July 2017

The Cottage Retreat is charming with a century old history, located near Yosemite National Park in historic Mariposa. Find out why Cottage Retreat has received more than 40 five star reviews on a leading vacation rental site.

In the cottage you’ll find all the modern amenities you will need in this newly renovated (9/2015) 3 bedroom cozy cottage with 2 full baths. When you walk into Cottage Retreat, you won't find the musty stuffiness, typical of many vacation rentals. There is all new vintage furniture. The modern kitchen has all new solid stone surface counters and is decorated to look and feel like an old style farm house. The cottage decor is professionally done to feel comfy with great function. We have installed 3 flat screen TV's (Smart/Roku)for your enjoyment after you return from the park. Complimentary Netflix movies are provided in the living room. There is also free Wi-Fi for Internet or a 'working' holiday. The cottage can sleep 8 and A Pack & Play Crib/Playpen is provided.

There are two outside sitting areas - one is a front porch looking into the forest and the other belongs to the master bedroom with its own private deck to sit, allowing some private time. A bbq is set at edge of the woods along with a rock fire pit. The outside area is large and level, making it a great place for kids to play, ride bikes and explore nearby. There are hiking trails on the 40 acres property for any days you want to stay and relax at home. If you wish to bring a pet, please make a notation in your booking request. At night, you'll want to settle around the fire pit, make smores and tell stories. Or just walk outdoors and be awe struck by the night sky filled with stars of the Milky Way - seemingly close enough to touch.

The living room, dining area and kitchen are all open, allowing you to enjoy watching your favorite movies or shows and to stay warm with the fireplace in the cooler months. We have central air-conditioning and heat for your comfort any time of the year and an all new easily accessible laundry area. Here is another nice unique feature - you won't be bothered while trying to sleep by creaky floorboards or people walking above - the downstairs master bedroom has no second floor above it.

Your new home is a two story farm house cottage with pine accents from the natural surroundings. You’ll find two bedrooms upstairs and 1 bedroom downstairs with its own bath. Natural materials were used to accent the home’s history lending to its warmth and the charm of times gone by. Look and you’ll see wood in the home that's nearly 100 years old. The floors upstairs are original, but reworked during the special renovation.

If you're looking to have a most special friends or family reunion, ask us about our nearby 2 bedroom Log House Retreat just several hundred feet away or our redone 2 bedroom Valerian Retreat - winner of over 100 five star reviews.

Come and visit. You won’t want to leave.

The Cottage Retreat is a great starting location for day trips to many points of interest including Yosemite:

To Yosemite west entrance –

Go north on route 49 to reach the arch rock highway 140 entrance that takes you through the historic town of Mariposa and along the valley floor of the scenic Merced River canyon. It is a beautiful drive which will take you about 45 minutes to an hour to reach the park. There are many places along the road to stop and enjoy the wild and scenic river. This area is known for spectacular wild flower viewing.

To Yosemite south entrance –

Go south on route 49 to reach Oakhurst - a larger town with many services, dining and shopping options. In Oakhurst, you will turn off to highway 41 east to wind your way up the mountain into Yosemite Park through the quaint little village of Fish Camp and Wawona – both places of many interests. Near Wawona is the must see of the Mariposa Grove of giant redwoods. As you drive further toward Yosemite just after the tunnel, be sure to pull off to see the spectacular view of the Yosemite valley from above.

Cottage Retreats is owned by Cottage Retreat LLC.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
  • 2 Full baths


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Bass Lake is located fifteen minutes from Oakhurst. It is a hopping place during the warm weather for water sports and just catching some sun and a picnic for the day. Bass Lake offers water sports rentals, shops, casual as well as fine dining options. 'Ducey's on the Lake' is a favorite restaurant. There are 2 local golf courses just minutes away: Sierra Meadows and River Creek. During the winter months you can travel to Badger Pass to enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. With the nearby historic gold mining town of Mariposa, you can explore activities throughout the year, like festivals, art shows and wineries. You can also try out a zip line and river rafting in the summer, as well as horseback riding in the forest


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $250.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Minimum age for Renter is 25 years.
No parties allowed.
We welcome a maximum of two dogs for which there will be a single fee of $65. They must be house-trained and kept off the furniture & beds. Please indicate at time of reservation, if you are bringing a pet.
We provide a good supply of kindling & logs. Outdoor fires are not allowed around the summer months due to California fire season law,. Call CalFire at 209..742..7233 to see if the law has been relaxed to allow the fire pit to be used.


About the owner

Ted B.
Average reply time:
1 hour 16 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 Jan 2022
Years listed:
Based in:
United States
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





12 reviews

Very Good

“Awesome place”

Reviewed 20 Jul 2020

Great cottage. Very clean and had everything we needed. Hope to come back soon. Only drawback is it is a little far from the valley but we knew that before renting it. Otherwise a wonderful experience… More

“Great place to stay”

Reviewed 18 Jul 2020

The cabin is very clean, nicely furnished, and located in a private, quiet location. Owner is very responsive to any questions. Our family loved staying here. A highlight- we turned off all the light… More

“Cute Cottage”

Reviewed 12 Oct 2019

Cottage was great, loved the decor and it provided you with everything. The only downfall was that we could not light up the fire pit due to recent fires in area but we got to enjoy watching deer from… More

“Great Place to Rest”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2019

The cottage was great. We all had a great time. We spent four days at Yosemite National Park, and one day in San Fransisco. It was nice to come back to the cottage every day and relax. While we were t… More

“Cottage Retreat”

Reviewed 2 Jul 2019

We loved staying at this sweet little retreat! It was great to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and listen to the quiet. The stars at night were amazing!! This home was immaculate a… More

“Countryside paradise”

Reviewed 6 May 2019

This place is an amazing find, probably the best place we've stayed among a number of holiday rentals - Ted's cottage is beautifully set up, has everything you could wish for and more. Very … More

“Beautiful Cottage with a great wood deck.”

Reviewed 5 Apr 2019

This is a great place nestled in the forest outside of Mariposa and Oakhurst. The first night we arrived it had just rained and was still raining lightly so we sat out on the covered wood deck with dr… More

“Tolles Holzhaus mitten in der Natur”

Reviewed 2 Aug 2018

Sehr schönes Holzhaus mit Topausstattung in herrlicher Umgebung. Das Haus verfügt über alles was man braucht. Das Haus ist aus unserer Sicht geschmackvoll eingerichtet und es war auch a… More


Reviewed 12 Jul 2018

Thank you Ted and Raghyn for allowing us to stay at your wonderful cottage. We loved our stay and would very much consider coming back. The cottage was extremely comfortably, clean and homely. The lo… More

“Charming and cozy rustic retreat”

Reviewed 10 Jul 2018

This home was happily shared by 6 adults for a relaxing, yet fun-filled, 3 days. Excellent proximity to town - far enough away to feel secluded, but close enough to enjoy the sights and activities. Th… More

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If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Ted (the owner) a message.

If Ted (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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