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Yosemite! Beautiful NEW home amidst towering pines overlooking creek.Pool table!

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house


About the property

From our beautiful sanctuary, follow the Wild and Scenic Merced River 40 minutes to the Yosemite National Park entrance. The charmingly historic but vibrant gold mining town of Mariposa is only 6 miles to the west.

Constructed in 2014/ 2015, this custom owner built mountain chateau is situated on the edge of a wild canyon at the end of a mile and a half graded gravel road. The year-round Plumbar Creek runs through these 56 private acres of mixed evergreen and oak woodland. This property borders the 2000+ square mile Sierra National Forest. No neighbors in sight, very majestic and peaceful!

Featuring rustic styling with a modern design (and high speed DSL Wi-Fi!), this lovely home includes a spacious, well-designed kitchen and a warm, hydronic-heated slab floors. There are two private bedrooms on separate floors and two bathrooms. A cozy indoor balcony features another queen sized bed and also serves as an entertainment center. Spend time on the large, sustainably-harvested redwood deck. Enjoy the spectacular beauty of sunrise and sunset while you grill and dine here.

From this mountain getaway, you can easily explore Yosemite, Mariposa Gold Country, and the Wild and Scenic Merced River. Chose from so many activities: hike Yosemite's spectacular trails, take a leisurely bike ride or float on a raft through Yosemite Valley, try hiking, backpacking or fishing in Yosemite's lovely high country, appreciate a unique shopping experience in Yosemite or Mariposa. Enjoy birding, gold-panning, or rock climbing. Closer to home, explore the Sierra National Forest on foot, on your bike or on your horse! We were born and raised in the Yosemite area, and we can help you make your vacation unique and memorable.

Fritz & Lindsey

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Fritz and Lindsey
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 November, 2017

About Fritz and Lindsey

We found this 56 acres in 2009 after an exhausting search to buy a sizable piece of land in the area we grew up in. In February 2015 we finally completed our self- built dream home.

Our summer time work of living in the wilderness of the high sierra allows us to share this special place with travellers

Fritz and Lindsey purchased this chateau / country house in 2015

Why Fritz and Lindsey chose Mariposa

This was the only property we could find that met our criteria of being very private, having year around flowing water and bordering National Forest public land while being close to the town of Mariposa AND the Merced River and Yosemite. It has turned out to be a perfect blend of privacy while having the convenience of heading to yosemite or the river for the day while still being a short drive to town for shopping or a night out at resturaunts, saloons or concerts

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Our backyard borders Sierra National Forest, one of the biggest in the state at over 200 square miles, this in turn borders Yosemite National Park and all the wilderness and National forests and Parks of the entire Sierra Nevada mountains. The possibilities and freedom are endless!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Mariposa in Mariposa County

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    living room pullout couch - 1 Large Double Bed
    loft pullout couch - 1 Double Bed
    screened porch futon - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Yosemite! Beautiful NEW home amidst towering pines overlooking creek.Pool table!
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Beautiful and secluded

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay and look forward to returning. The house is beautiful and clean, and the location feels truly remote. Easy access to nearby dining in Mariposa, and a short drive to Yosemite. The hosts are very helpful and responsive. This place is a gem.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful weeked

  • 5 of 5

House is outstanding - super quiet and relax and has everything need.

The drive up to the house can be a drag if you dont have an suv but so happy once you get there.

Will come back.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review ! I just want to clarify for future guests that the house is totally accessible by a Prius or sports car and is regularly. It is a mile and a half of graded gravel road (that can be bumpy in places between times we grade but NO clearance issues) that gets you to this secluded place! Thanks and come again! fritz
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  • 5 of 5

The perfect place to hold our small wedding ceremony and relax afterwards! Absolutely everything you could need was provided and the house is just beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Million Miles away

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect base camp for our Yosemite family adventure. Very cozy and well stocked. Beautifully surrounded by the trees and very country! We grilled burgers one evening on the deck, played board games out there too. Lots of great memories were made. Thanks The Allens

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Luxury in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

The Plumbar house is a peaceful sanctuary located about an hour outside Yosemite Valley in the town of Mariposa. This new, spacious,  three level home is off to itself, accessible by a long  remote gravel road. We did not see another person or car during our 2 night stay in the beautiful forest surrounding this home. We were so glad we did not stay in

Yosemite Park after seeing the crowds of tourists during peak travel season for this area.

The house is crisp and clean with an industrial,  rustic feel. The views from all of the windows including the master shower are panoramic,  forest views. The large screened in porch was especially nice. There is a washer  and dryer and even a pool table on the lower level. Plenty of space to spread out for two couples.

Fritz was extremely helpful with our many questions. We absolutely loved our stay in Mariposa.


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  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This beautiful and unique house made our experience in Yosemite an unforgettable one!

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of 5 that are traveling in the west coast.

This house was extremely comfortable, clean, in a gorgeous spot on the mountain and in a heart of a forest.

I will stop here because words are too small to describe the experience we had- even if it was for a short time! (We also used the grill and BBQ and it was a blast!)

Thank u Fritz & Lindsey,

Hope to visit there again and soon 🙏❤️

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Fresno international. Also local airport 12 mi.
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
hwy 140 yosemite all year highway
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Badger Pass
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Merced river
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Mariposa, Gold Country / High Sierra

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £75.76 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £265.16
Tax Rate 11.0%

Signed rental agreement due at time of reservation.

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Rates are based on 4 guests. Additional guests are $25/night (9 guests maximum)

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations that are made more than thirty (30) days prior to the arrival date will receive 50% of rental in return.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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