Cozy Bear Hollow is recently (summer 2015) setup as a vacation rental home, and is located in a quiet, modestly-isolated woodsy location, yet is only 5 minutes drive from Mariposa and Hwy 140 leading into Yosemite National Park. The cottage-sized home was a good fit for our family of 4 (two adults, two teenagers that shared a bed). The cottage is clean and comfortably appointed (not “fancy”, which is in keeping with the natural setting) and includes some very nice carved wood beds and other furniture. The outer deck contains some carved wood bears near the entrance adding character to the property. The kitchen was sufficiently supplied for our cooking needs (breakfasts and dinners), and there was plenty of relaxing sitting space. The two full bathrooms (especially the over-sized master bath) were great and it was nice to have the laundry option (soap provided). Bedrooms were plenty large, including closets, to accommodate our suitcases, etc. The king-sized bed in the master bedroom was firm and comfortable. A nice additional element was hooks on which to hang clothes on the wall. Wifi worked fine. Overall the “cottage” was well supplied. In the mornings and evenings we enjoyed sitting out on the back portion of the deck that completely surrounds the cottage, occasionally seeing hummingbirds visiting the feeder. The cottage was exposed to full sun throughout the midday during our late July visit but we found the air conditioning quite sufficient for keeping the temperature comfortable inside. Ken and Victoria were very responsive and personal when we called or texted with questions. They also delivered items to us personally and provided some ideas for activities, giving us a chance to get to know them better. They are a very enjoyable, people-oriented couple; the kind of owners you would want to have for your vacation rental experience. We felt fortunate in finding this accommodation for our time near Yosemite NP and felt it was a good value.
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