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Two Bedroom One Bath Apartment(sleeps up to 6)

71 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Mariposa - Fremont Villa Bear Retreat

Come see one of Gods magical wonders of the world.

Close to Yosemite, & Bass Lake. You can even visit Bodie State Historical Park, & Mammoth Lakes this is really a travelers dream. You are close to stores and restaurants. You can go to see the mineral exhibit, and even zip down Yosemite zip lines.

One night available during peck times for extra charge call for prices.

This apartment contains all of the amenities of home, satellite TV with over 300 channels, WiFi. The property is located in the quaint town of Mariposa. It is conveniently located between Yosemite National Park on Highway 140 & 49 and Historical downtown of Mariposa.

This apartment sits on nearly 2 ½ acres of trees and beautiful flowers on the property. The neighborhood is very quiet. Wildlife includes deer, turkeys, rabbits and quail.

Additional Amenities included: Queen sofa couch. And two extra Cots, coin laundry is also on the property. We have barbeque with seating areas to relax with your family and friends.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Irene Larsen
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2016

About Irene Larsen

We have lived in Mariposa since 1981. I have two beautiful children. I love to travel and see all the beauty that God has made and he made this beautiful town of Mariposa just a stepping stone to one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Irene Larsen purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Irene Larsen chose Yosemite

We chose this property because it is close to the main town. You can walk to the restaurants, shopping, stores.

What makes this apartment unique

This property is close to everything and still in the country. You can sit outside and watch the deer eating and the turkeys just outside your door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Today at 10:29 AM


I told my wife as we were leaving the apt. for the last time on Sunday just how much I enjoyed staying there. It is incredible comfortable and convenient to work and Mariposa.
Oct 2013
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based on 71 holidaymaker reviews

Two Bedroom One Bath Apartment(sleeps up to 6)
average rating of 4.8591547 based on 72 reviews

Cute 2 bedroom apartment perfect for us.

  • 5 of 5

This place was a cozy and comfortable place for my family and I to relax and enjoy some downtime together after our days at Yosemite. It felt like a home which I could precious time w my two sons who are from California. When I travel from Wisconsign to see them I always look for a place that we can share, so we can hang out, watch TV, share a meal together. This was a perfect place. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yosemite visit

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here while visiting Yosemite for a couple of days. While outside the park, it was a good location that's close to restaurants and closer to San Francisco than some other Yosemite locations. The place is homey and comfortable, roomy and very clean and fresh. All the comforts of home. The small town of Mariposa has some nice restaurants like 1850 and The Gold Coin that are worthwhile. A nice place to stay on your visit to the area!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Apartment for visit to Yosemite!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved the place. Irene definitely has a special touch. Place was immaculate and the Bear theme was the perfect touch for our trip to Yosemite. Place was quiet, neighbors were friendly and we had everything we needed to cook our own meals, saved us money from eating out all the time. Beds were very comfortable and we all slept well including my 15 month old son. Very affordable accommodations compared to what you'd pay locally or in the park itself. Most definitely would come back and recommend this to anyone else, give yourself at least 3 days to see Yosemite what an amazing place! Thank you Irene!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Beary" cute!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great two-night stay at the Bear Retreat. It was very cute with all the bear decorations and we felt very comfortable and at-home from the moment we walked in the door and were greeted with some Skittles for snacking. (A big hit with our kids!) It took a good half hour to drive to nearby Yosemite and we loved hiking and seeing the amazing sites of the national park, and then returning to the comfortable bear retreat for relaxing in the evenings. Everything was very clean and we appreciated the ability to take care of some laundry on-site as well. (Just a short little walk to the laundry facilities.) I'd recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay in Mariposa. Thanks for sharing your place with us!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful in every way...would give it 10 stars if I could.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent communication from start to finish. This owner is amazing and has thought of everything. The rental was more than enough room for our family of 4, and was just perfect. It was spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. We had been traveling all over California for weeks and this was by far our best stay. Only wish we could have stayed longer.

It's located about an hour from the El Portal entrance of Yosemite. Don't let that deter you--it's a very spread out area and you'll have lots of driving no matter where you stay. We were very happy with the location. There is a reasonably priced grocery store right nearby. Which reminds me, this rental is very well stocked with things you may need--soap, shampoo, spices...Irene even provided K-cups to use in the Keurig.

This was a huge trip for us and we planned it for over a year. Hands down, this was the best part of our trip. Thank you to Irene for a lovely stay--it will be part of our family memories forever.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a wonderful time. I wish I could have meet you. I hope you can come back again.
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Relaxing at the Bear Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My Family and I stayed 2 nights at the clean, spacious apartment in Mariposa, CA while visiting Yosemite in July 2016. It was only a 45 minute ride to Yosemite from there. The apartment was set back in the woods a bit and was quiet. We saw deer and wild turkeys walking in the woods in back of the complex. The kitchen was well stocked with spices, bottled water and K-Cups for the Keurig coffee maker. We went to a local grocery store and bought food and stayed in and cooked our meals. There was a grill right outside the room. It was great just eating in then relaxing after long days of hiking and sight-seeing at Yosemite. We would definitely come back here if we plan to visit again and recommend staying here to anyone coming to Yosemite in the future. Irene, Thank you for your great hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome. I am glad you had a wonderful time. I hope you will come back again.
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Mariposa Pizza Factory
"This is opening back up May 11"
Charles Street Dinner House
Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Fresno Yosemite Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.07 Miles
Miners Inn
Nearest Ferry
169 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Golf
28 Miles
Nearest Train
38 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.07 Miles
Miner Inn
Nearest Ski
42 Miles
Badger Pass, Yosemite
Nearest Beach
156 Miles
Car: necessary

Try the Ziplines, 45 miles away from Yosemite, Bass Lake, Wine tasting, Wineries, dirt bike riding (bring your own). You can go see Bodie, Mammoth. Also gold panning.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Mariposa, Yosemite

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Sep 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 May 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £40
Tax Rate 11.0%

call for one night $170.00 a night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Mariposa in Gold Country / High Sierra

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 740 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bear Den - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sofa bed is a queen (sleeps)2
    Kids Bear Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , I have rails to fit the twin bed to make it a crib if needed
    Master Bear Room - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Zip lines,

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