Beautiful studio in Yosemite foothills.
Studio has a tree-house feel, beautiful views of the oak, pines here in the Yosemite foothills, and is decorated festively in keeping with the vacation-get-away theme here. It is the only apartment upstairs from the upscale Spanish home below it so has lots of privacy and is away from my pets. If you are a fun person, love color and a very quiet but cheerful, light and airy surrounding, this is for you!
There is a full kitchen and a counter with stools to eat at, a microwave and large refrigerator, a stove and range. It has a Mexican tile mural above the range, and a view of the courtyard and fountain below, which you will hear running from time to time. There is also a full bath with custom tile, a shower/tub, and a combo living room/bedroom with a brand new queen-sized bed and also a new single futon. Two nice bonuses are it now has newer carpet, and a covered balcony with small table and chairs overlooking the meadow, and a little further away my neighbor's pasture where their Appaloosa horses (and my one motley rescue sheep) eat. This is a great place to chill, have a glass of wine and/or a cigarette on the balcony (there is no smoking in the room itself, and please shut room's front door while smoking on the balcony), listen to the tinkling windchimes hanging from a logpole above you, and enjoy the (usual) afternoon breeze. Bring a book (or Kindle), and/or study, watch the occasional deer stroll by, squirrels playing, cotton-tail rabbits, ravens, and lots and lots of birds with their beautiful songs. The only drawbacks here is that you must climb 1 flight of stairs to get to this unit, and there isn't much storage space - has only a small closet.
Distance from the Yosemite entrance is approx. 30 miles, which takes betw 40-60 minutes to drive, depending on traffic. The Gate is very close to the Mariposa Grove (huge Sequoia trees), 10-15 mi. to the Wawona area next to the Merced River with its covered bridge, and museum of Old West homes and artifacts. From there it is another 30 min. approx. to the Yosemite Valley or Glacier Point.
The studio has lots of brochures about Yosemite, which includes large maps showing where all the waterfalls, hiking trails, etc., are, and also info on Bass Lake, which is only 25 miles away from my house. You can rent boats, hike, or even swim there.
I live downstairs and am usually home and available to talk or chat with if you are interested in getting to know a local. I am a warm, friendly host and enjoy meeting and talking with guests, so if you'd like to chat or have some questions about the area or whatever, just ring my doorbell :-) I also respect those who just want their privacy, so don't feel obligated to visit the main house if that's not for you.
My home is in a country setting with lots of oak, pines and huge, ancient boulders on the property. It is normally a very quiet place to chill out and relax. I also have some historic remnants of a very rough "Chinese Wall" made during the Gold Rush days (1800s) when miners panned the creek at the bottom of my 5-acre property. I will be happy to show you where that is if you are interested in seeing it.
Groceries are available at a market in downtown Coarsegold, about 5 miles further north on Hwy 41, and the big supermarkets, sporting goods stores, restaurants, etc., are in Oakhurst, which is about 15 miles from my house, also further north on Hwy 41. It's a good idea to bring some groceries with you so you won't have to go shopping when you arrive. Or, there is a large casino just 5 minutes away that has a huge buffet, noodle bar, 50's cafe, and regular restaurant with great food.
Finally, there is a washer and dryer available in the garage for your convenience during day-time hours.
I look forward to your visit!
Sorry but this is the country and there is no available public transit.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$675 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2200 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
I echo all the positive feedback here so far. Ginger and Michael are wonderful hosts and this treehouse-like sanctuary was perfect. The second day we were there it rained all day and we decided to stay in, just cooking food and watching movies. It was great. Ideal place for a cozy retreat!
A lovely place during our Yosemite weekend trip! We stayed here for two nights, and the courtyard room was cozy and had everything we needed. Ginger was a wonderful host--veryknowledgeable about the area/Yosemite and and had tons of great recommendations for us to explore during our stay. :)
i prefer to add helpful/critical information to my reviews on airbnb so the traveller can make a good decision. in this case, this studio was a gem for the price - plain and simple. if you are visiting the area/Yosemite then this is a great home base. if the distance to yosemite is an issue realize that the property itself that this is on is a 'destination'. its also not that much further then staying in a motel in oakhurst. horses to feed, friendly cats and and wide open beautiful space. owner has set things up to feel tranquil and peaceful. the 2nd story studio is private, quiet with everything you need. gets great sun on the patio all day. wifi was good, bed comfortable, kitchen clean... if you want a peacful place to stay stay here - you might opt to spend the whole day on the property. i felt lucky to have found it and that i decided not to stay in a more expensive run down motel. the owner is very nice and cares about your stay and has a good heart for the animals and land.
Ginger was such a great host! She offered to cancel without charge, because Yosemite Park was closed. But when we told her, we would come anyway, she put so much effort into finding other hikes for us. She even went to the Visitor Center to get more information.
We enjoyed our stay in her studio very much. It was so quiet and peaceful and we could watch the wildlife from the balcony.
In the studio you find everything you might need for a short or a longer stay. We can highly recommend this place - even if the park is closed.
We had a lovely stay with Ginger. To be able to wash clothes and use the kitchen to make some homemade meals was great. The quiet surroundings, the birds and pets were wonderful. A bit of a drive to Yosemite, but it was a great base. Clean, comfy and a super friendly hostess, I would not hesitate to stay again. Thanks!
We had a great time in the studio. It has all the amenities you will need. A good bed, a nice bathroom and a kitchen to cook yourself a meal. We also enyoed sitting at the balcony. Ginger is a good host. See knows a lot about Yosemite and because she asks every guest about their experiences in the park, she will also know the current conditions. There are a lot of animals walking in the yard...deer, quail, cats. It's a 8 minute drive to Oakhurst. It was a great stay.
We had a great stay!:)comfi bed,very clean and amazing nature!thank you ginger:)
Ginger's place is a little paradise for nature lovers like us. The place is better than showed by the photos. Quiet, clean, spacious, comfy, nicely decorated and surrounded by life (birds of all kinds, jackrabbits, deers, ground squirrels, cats, horses, even a goat and coyotes) Remote from noisy tourism - a bit farther from Yosemite park entrance, it is rather close to Oakhurst where one can find everything. Only one remark: the kitchen could be a little more equipped.
Ginger gave us many useful tips about the park, restaurants, etc. If she agreed to keep us with her forever, we would have accepted!
Ginger is an absolutely amazing host. She is really friendly, helpful and hospitable. The studio was spacious, very clean and beautifully located. The bed was super comfy and the bathroom clean and tidy. Though we arrived pretty late, we had a great conversation with Ginger who gave us a lot of tips about the parks. We definitely reccomend this place to anyone!!!
Ginger's place is a perfect location to stay at for visiting the Yosemite National Park. We stayed in her upper studio which is clean and fully equipped with everything needed during your stay. Ginger is very friendly and gives a lot of great hints for exploring Yosemite and the surrounding areas.
We really enjoyed staying at her lovely place.