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Manzanita Guest House near Yosemite 2+BD
Manzanita Guest House near Yosemite 2+BD
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
You won’t be charged yet

Our serene chalet in the woods will be a perfect base camp for your Yosemite adventure. 2BD + a sleeping loft, can sleep up to 6.

The space

Manzanita Guest House

On the first floor, the cabin has a fully equipped, galley-style kitchen. In the kitchen is all the equipment a gourmet cook needs to prepare everything from a quick meal to a full dinner party.

The adjoining living/dining area is a comfortable place to relax and chat or watch TV/ DVD’s or stream Netflix (with your personal account). There is dining table with seating & place settings for a group of 6. There is a book exchange, some board games and puzzles.
Also located on the ground floor, is a modest sized bedroom equipped with a new Queen sized mattress (60 in × 80 in 152 cm × 203 cm), a full bathroom (shower only) and laundry facilities.

All bedding, linens, basic spices & paper goods provided.

The second story of the guest house has lots of wood with pine floors and ceilings.
There is one bedroom equipped with a new Queen sized mattress (60 in × 80 in 152 cm × 203 cm), a shared half-bathroom (Toilet & wash basin) and an open loft. The bedroom faces east with views of the rising sun and moon.

The loft has a full size (54 in × 75 in 137 cm × 191 cm) futon couch/bed providing sleeping for two people or an additional place to relax. The loft has a small adjoining balcony with colorful views towards the west and the setting sun.

A Gas barbecue grill and outside seating area provide a comfortable place to enjoy peace and quiet at the Manzanita Guest House at Pine Hill.

Manzanita House is a 15 minute drive from the town of Mariposa. We are 38 miles from Yosemite Village, in the heart of the valley.
• FREE WiFi Access
• FREE Local Telephone calls

Guest access

Guests have access to all areas inside house & outdoor areas immediately surrounding the house.

There is a 2nd rental house on this 11 acre property.
The guests are not to be disturbed.

Interaction with guests

We will send you detailed driving directions & entry instructions.

Shanna is available via phone, text or email to answer questions & respond to inquiries.

Wendy & John are nearby to address house-related mechanical issues (if they arise), aid with lost travelers & provide detailed local touring info.

Other things to note

Mariposa County is great place to unwind, and the boundary to Yosemite National Park is 25 miles away. Shanna is available by phone or internet to book reservations and to answer questions. Wendy and John are located in the Mariposa area to assist you, offer local recommendations or allow you to enjoy complete, uninterrupted privacy at Pine Hill Guest House.

Business travel
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Extra people €22 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee €97
Security Deposit €307
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 double bed
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

This is not a Party House! This will be our retirement home; please treat it with the care you afford to your own home.

Pet Guardians: You MUST ask about Pets BEFORE booking (2 max.) We charge a pet fee of $25-50 per Pet.

We are in a rural location. For all you urban-dwellers this means:
- We are on a septic system. Please use a smaller amount of Toilet Paper & no paper towels, diapers or feminine hygiene products to be put in the toilet. If you are the cause of a clogged toilet, we may keep your deposit.

- We are on well water, but due to the drought we may have water delivered to our tank. All water is drinking quality, but may have a more minerally flavor then you are used to. Consider buying drinking water.

- Our rural location means there are NO local TV channels. We have a Smart-TV & Blue-Ray Disc player so you can stream Netflixs/Amazon Prime (with your own account). We have some DVD's on site. There is a RedBox DVD rental at Pioneer Market in Mariposa.

We are family friendly, but not child proof. Please move items to make things safer for your little ones, but return them to their original positions before you leave :)
We have a child's air mattress that can be placed in a parents bedroom; Let us know if you need it. Please do not use the sofas as additional beds.

Pet Guardians: You MUST ask about Pets BEFORE booking.

This is a non-smoking property. Smoking / Vaping is not permitted inside the house.
Any smell or evidence of smoking in the house is an automatic forfeiture of $250.00 of your deposit.
If you chose to smoke outside the house, please dispose of your butts & ashes in a safe and hygienic manner. Littering or improper disposal of smoking paraphernalia is an automatic forfeiture of $250.00 of your deposit.

** NO pets without permission from the owners PRIOR to booking & an additional $25 - 50 cleaning fee.
Pet Rules:
1) No pets on the beds or cloth-covered seating.
2) Litter Box must be kept on a hard non-permeable surface (ie. tile in the Bathroom). Litter Box must be tended in such a manner that there is no lingering odor of excreta.
3) No poop bombs left in the yard. All fecal matter must be bagged, in plastic, & disposed of in the trash.
4) Pet can not be left unattended. If you have a traveling carrier/kennel that the pet can be contained in while you are sight-seeing, then the pet may be left unattended.

** No additional guests.
** Quiet hours 10 pm - 8 am

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - One flight to upstairs bedroom & 2nd toilet
Amenity limitations - NO local TV channels. Rural & secluded location
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

136 Reviews

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Alice User Profile
November 2017
Shanna’s place is very quiet, cozy and clean. The living room has a TV and scrabble words games. We really enjoyed our stay!

Ann User Profile
October 2017
We stayed at Manzanita for two nights and were able to spend three full days in Yosemite. The cottage had everything we needed, was charming, and has beautiful views. We highly recommend it and would love to come another time just to enjoy the cottage.

David User Profile
October 2017
Manzanita Guest House is beautiful! Almost everything was at our fingertips -- cooking & eating ware, spices, etc. I loved the isolation & seeing the stars at night! We stayed there because of its proximity to Yosemite. Although the drive did take almost an hour, it was a beautiful, scenic drive. Nearby Mariposa is totally charming.

Leonard User Profile
October 2017
The house was charming and well equipped. While we ate out every night, we could easily have made our own dinners with the kitchen equipment provided. The location was delightful, tucked away in the hills only 10 minutes from the lovely town of Mariposa. While the drive to the Yosemite valley was about an hour, the proximity to Mariposa at the end of the day more than made up for that. The touring information that Shanna left for us was very helpful and accurate, from dining recommendations to hiking in the park.

Krista User Profile
October 2017
Shanna was an great host - provided excellent customer service. The house was exactly as advertised, and perfect for our family's needs. We were close to Yosemite, which was great.

Mark User Profile
October 2017
Great place, will not hesitate to book again!

Kenia User Profile
September 2017
We loved staying at Manzanita guest house. We went with our two kids nine and 11, and they had so much fun. It was easy to get in and out of the Yosemite State Park. It was a beautiful area! Also the house is beautiful inside. We had everything we needed. They were great hostesses. They provided with more than we needed! Area was clean, we cooked every day, the kitchen was great! We made breakfast and prepared lunch to take during the day, and even we made dinner after returning from the park! They also gave us great local tips.

Brisbane, California, United StatesJoined in January 2014
Shanna User Profile

As Travelers:
Shanna = Plant geek & foodie.
Jonathan = Musician & explorer.
J+S = Adventure travel fiends

As Hosts:
Shanna & Jonathan + John & Wendy (cousins and in-laws)

John and Wendy have explored, worked and lived in the Yosemite area since 1991. The peaceful beauty, accessibility to outdoor activities, and variety of local wildlife were a big part of our decision to settle in the Sierra foothills. We bought the Midpines property in 1992 and first built Manzanita House (1993) & then built Pine Hill Guest in 1997.

Jon and Shanna grew up in California. Both have memories of time spent with their respective families camping, rafting and enjoying Yosemite and the Sierra. They currently live in the Bay Area traveling to the Mariposa area several times a year to visit family, friends and the park.
Both couples have traveled using vacation rentals and know the value of a comfortable home to plan activities from. Together we would like to welcome you to our guest house. Mariposa County is great place to unwind, and the boundary to Yosemite National Park is 25 miles away. Shanna is available by phone or internet to book reservations and to answer questions. Wendy and John are located in the Mariposa area to assist you on-site, offer local recommendations or allow you to enjoy complete, uninterrupted privacy at our propertiesl.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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