From Tomalo in March 2024:

“This is a fantastic place. I will recommend it to anyone thinking of visiting.”

From Karoline in Oct 2023:

“A great place to stay if you want to enjoy Yosemite. The cottage is in a nice, remote spot and has everything you need. The kitchen is well-equipped and several condiments like coffee, oil, salt were present.”

From Ana in July 2022:

“Este alojamiento es un remanso de paz. Muy cerquita de Yosemite. Martin es un anfitrión encantador y la casita tiene todo lo que uno puede necesitar. Lo recomiendo completamente.”

From Vickie in Feb 2022:

“We have NEVER stayed at a place where the information written and verbal was so complete. I like this place. We chose well.”

From Joshua in July 2020:

“The high chair and crib came in handy. The bbq grill had coals and a starter brick already set up. Nice selection of older movies. Often saw deer right outside. Was a great stay for a Yosemite trip.”

From MC in June:

“Great stay with the family. Hikes in Yosemite in the morning and chilling in the pool in the afternoon. Kids loved being able to hang out at the pool after hiking in the morning. Mariposa Grove is an hour away, and Glacier Point is an hour and 45 minutes. All in all a relaxing stay.”

From Jordan in May:

“A group of friends and I stayed at Martin’s place for 2 nights. The location was great, a little over an hour outside Yosemite Village. The place was very clean and had a guidebook provided which was helpful. It had a very rustic feel and the view at night of the stars was stellar. There was also a pack of cards and a chess set which our group had fun with. Overall, I would highly recommend to people who are going to Yosemite.”

From Carolyn in March:

“Das Haus ist ideal gelegen für Ausflüge nach Yosemite. Es ist sehr ruhig in der Natur gelegen, Martin wohnt nebenan. Kein Airbnb hatte bisher eine bessere Ausstattung als dieses Haus; in der Küche ist alles vorhanden, was man braucht, und noch mehr. Wir hatten drei gemütliche Tage dort!”

From Valentino in March:

“Martin is a fantastic person, one of the best host I ever met on AirBNB. He is very welcoming and gave us a lot of useful suggestions. The cottage is nice, warm and with a beautiful view on the neighbouring hills. It’s an hour drive from the heart of the Yosemite valley and it’s a good place to explore the national park. In the close town of Mariposa you can find a big supermarket”

Indian Rocks in the snow near Yosemite National Park YNP Yosemiti Yosemity

The little round holes in the snow on top of these rocks are because the Indians were here a long time ago. We have even found a grinding rock or two in some of the deeper holes recently.

From Manuel in Jan:

“Martin has a fantastic place. Plenty of space for a family of 5 or couple. It is endlessly quiet. A perfect location to stargaze, relax, read and drift away. Martin maintains the cottage 5 star-level clean. Amenities are present and what you should expect in a vacation-away cottage. Typical household kitchen utensils, coffee pot, tea-kettle, toaster, oven, small refrigerator. Heater works phenomenally. Fireplace is currently not in working condition, but once it does, Martin place has little rivalry.

Deer in the garden of Frontier Hill

Daily Visitors right up to the cottage

It is a 45 min quick drive to Yosemite. Scenery is great and with the windy turns, it will not seem like a far drive. Plenty of photographic sceneries to stop for a quick snap. On the way to Martins place, there is a shopping center area, banks, grocery stores, etc. Stop here for anything needed. There is a small local store not far from Martin for last minute stuff.

Also, cool winery is on the same street as Martin – just below! Check it out. Last hint awesome tidbit, inquire with Martin regarding his other businesses, you will be delightfully surprised! Great personalized gifts!”

[PS: Fireplace now fixed]

Butterfly Creek Winery Mariposa

From Jo in Dec:

“This place is extremely comfortable, warm and cozy. It is in an ideal location for visiting Yosemite National Park and the town of Mariposa yet it is so secluded and quiet. We saw amazing stars and constellations at night and beautiful views and scenery during the day. Martin was very welcoming and gave us some great advice about the area and the park. He was also very accommodating and loaned us some snow chains for the car. At the bottom of the drive is a great winery for all your needs! We only stayed 3 nights but would loved to have stayed for longer. If you want a great holiday, this is the place for you.”

From Julia in Dec:

See the deer in Mariposa Yosemite vacation rental cottage for a fine self-catering holiday“Frontier Hill is the best!! We will definitely come back and stay here! Our kids loved it and we fell in love with the views. You must go outside at night and take a look at the stars they are mesmerizing. The cottage is clean and it feels very cozy. It even had a crib for our baby. Thank you once again Martin!”

From Nancy in Nov:

“Great Place: We enjoyed our stay at Frontier Hill. The house has been recently refurbished and is clean and comfortable. Martin and Louise are friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay there again and might go back this spring.

Martin provides good coffee and a coffee maker…much appreciated by us! Seeing the deer was a thrill for our grandkids and us and it’s fun to be out in the country when you are city people. Mariposa has a good supermarket and great history museum that we went to on our way home.

From Bernard in Oct:Allergy free bedding

Really enjoyed our 4 night stay in Frontier Hill. It felt like a home instead of a hotel. Queen bed was the most comfortable bed outside of our own.

From Christine in early Sept:

“We enjoyed every minute in Martin’s house. It was the perfect location to relax after a day of hiking in Yosemite. The rooms are cosey, and so are the beds. We were thrilled to see a group of deer walking close to the house. The drive to Yosemite is beautiful and not too long. Martin himself is very friendly and helpful. We highly recommend Frontier Hill, it is a piece of paradise. Thank you, Martin!”

From Bruce in Sept 2017:

Laundry in vacation cottage“Really enjoyed staying on Frontier Hill. Martin is an excellent host and also a very knowledgeable guide for Yosemite activities. Really appreciated having access to washer and dryer as well. Very private and comfortable property.”

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