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Sunset Roost-the Perfect Nest for Yosemite-Private Hot Tub

Sunset Roost-the Perfect Nest for Yosemite-Private Hot Tub


Property Details

Updated: Dec 20, 2014
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Whether you are looking for a peaceful mountain getaway or trying to find lodging for your group near Yosemite National Park, Sunset Roost is the perfect choice! The Sunset Roost offers quiet solitude in a beautiful foothill setting.

The Sunset Roost is a three bedroom, two-bath manufactured home that has been fully renovated inside and out. It is tastefully decorated throughout. Sunset Roost is designed for adults as a non-smoking property. Artwork from local artists adorns every room and spills into the Outdoor Living Room and gardens. And the sunset view is what you will always remember!

An open floor plan invites interaction throughout the living area. The large peninsula counter separates the kitchen from the dining area and provides plenty of prep space for creating meals or picnic lunches to take into Yosemite. It’s also a great place for breakfast before you head out for the day. This opens into the living room, which truly is a room with a view! A leather sofa and love seat face one another and look out over the deck towards the Merced River Canyon. The futon day-bed is the perfect place to lounge and enjoy the view (it is also a double bed).

Each of the three bedrooms has a character of its own. The master bedroom is outfitted with a king sized pillowtop bed with a down comforter. Artwork in the master bedroom and bath is relationship inspired; perfect for romantic evenings. There is a large bathtub and separate shower in the master bath, as well as double sinks.

The second and third bedrooms are located on the opposite end of the house adjacent to the second bathroom. Both have queen size beds with down comforters. The Wildflower Room has a tall sleigh bed and colorful photography from the surrounding foothills and high country. The Half Dome Room has a low platform bed to allow full view from its second (west facing) window. Local art depicting Yosemite’s most recognizable icon adorns the walls.

Enter the Outdoor Living Room through either of the glass doors onto the deck. Defined mostly by the 800 square foot redwood deck and hot tub, you will find yourself spending considerable quality time out here. Outdoor meals are wonderful with the evening breeze and unobstructed sunset views. The main table seats six and a small bistro table seats two more. Cook outside on the propane BBQ while you relax on a pair of chaise lounges.

It is a bit hard to say where the Outdoor Living Room ends and the yard begins. A lush green lawn invites you to spend your afternoon in the shade of the pines relaxing in the hammock. The gardens are filled with flowers, herbs, and native plants which keep the birds, bees and butterflies happy. There are walking trails on-site that wander down the “tunnel trail” through manzanita, oak, and pine forests before looping back around through oak savanna and up to the top—the Roost. Wildlife is abundant at The Roost. You may see deer, birds, fox, turkey, peacocks, squirrels, raccoons, and bats.

The Sunset Roost offers all the comforts of home. Whether your idea of vacationing involves cooking gourmet meals or take-n-bake pizza, the full amenity kitchen has everything you will need. The home theater system includes a high quality Onkyo 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound receiver, DVD player, CD player, and satellite TV. Wireless DSL is provided for those who can’t go without their laptop. Of course there are plenty of pillows and blankets to keep you comfortable, and the large washer and dryer will keep your clothes clean if you’re on an extended holiday.

The Sunset Roost is conveniently located in the community of Midpines, California along the Highway 140 corridor. It is a 25-mile drive to the Yosemite National Park boundary along the “all weather highway” which follows the Wild and Scenic Merced River (37 miles to Yosemite Village). Heading the other direction, you will find the gold rush town of Mariposa 10 miles to the West. Merced is 45 miles, and the Fresno airport is a 90-minute drive. The Merced River Recreation Area (Briceburg) is less than 7 miles away.

There is plenty to do in the area. Most visitors will go into Yosemite, but some, who seek solitude, will be quite satisfied to avoid the crowds. The historic town of Mariposa offers shops, restaurants, a film cinema, groceries, gas and supplies. Outdoor recreation abounds! Whitewater Rafting and kayaking are excellent in the spring. Birding, hiking, fishing, swimming, sunbathing, mountain biking, and gold panning are popular along the Merced River and in The Park. Yosemite is a Mecca for rock climbers from around the world! There is something for everyone to do while staying at the Sunset Roost, even if you never leave the property—remember that hammock and the Outdoor Living Room?

We, the owners of the Sunset Roost, have lived here since 2000 and have explored much of the region. We can help you plan your visit and will even clue you in to our secret spots and favorite hikes (if you promise to respect the land and leave no trace).

So come on up to the Sunset Roost for your next vacation and let us help you make the most of your visit!

Keywords: Yosemite National Park, Wild and Scenic Merced River, Mariposa, Private, Solitude, Peaceful,

View, Yard, Garden, Hot Tub, Deck

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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Sunset Roost-the Perfect Nest for Yosemite-Private Hot Tub
-(209) 379-2667 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area


  • 5 of 5
In a word 'PERFECT'. This home is a gem. Every detail has been carefully thought about. Decor beautiful. Views breathtaking. Wildlife amazing. We loved it and would recommend it unreservedly.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Sunset Roost-the Perfect Nest for Yosemite-Private Hot Tub
-(209) 379-2667 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area

Great Location For Visits To Yosemite Or Just A Get-Away

  • 5 of 5
We've stayed at several VRBO properties and would rate this our most favorite, because of its location, comfort, decor, cleanliness, and friendliness/thoughtfulness of the owner. First of all, Sunset Roost is aptly named because of the spectacular sunsets from the deck. We even found ourselves timing our daily departures from Yosemite to get back to enjoy those sunsets! The kitchen is spacious and very well equipped. The furniture is very comfortable. The decor is very tasteful. The hot-tub is an added bonus. Rosemary grows all around the property. Wild life abounds, including hummingbirds. It's a total close-to-nature sensorial delight. There is zero light pollution, so the stars sparkle brightly, the planets wander, and the Milky Way splashes across the night sky. Mariposa is a fun western town only about 15-20 minutes away with various restaurants, pubs, pizza, gas, groceries, etc., so the necessities of civilization are within comfortable driving distance. We could not recommend this property more highly!
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Sunset Roost-the Perfect Nest for Yosemite-Private Hot Tub
-(209) 379-2667 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We visited Yosemite in early August and stayed at Sunset Roost. In a word, this rental was perfect. The house and property are very well maintained and appointed. Our family of four was very comfortable there. The deck was great for meals and was quite comfortable in the mornings and evenings before the August heat took over during the day. Some other guests have commented that the drive to Yosemite is too far - we found that not to be the case. It is a lot of driving but when you consider the sheer size of Yosemite, a lot of driving is necessary to see more than just the valley. Sunset Roost is about equal distance to the west and the south entrance to the park. It took us about 50 minutes to get to the park entrance and the drive is very scenic and pleasant. We spent most of our time in the high country to beat the August heat - this proved to be a great strategy. The higher elevations in the park were more than comfortable for day long hikes. It was even chilly on the day we went up to Tenaya Lake. Coming back to the Roost in the early evening was perfect after a day in the park. The owners of the Roost are also very helpful. They gave us some great and detailed advice on planning our days in Yosemite. I would recommend this place without hesitation.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Sunset Roost-the Perfect Nest for Yosemite-Private Hot Tub
-(209) 379-2667 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area

Fantastisch huis in een mooie omgeving

  • 5 of 5
Dit huis was een van onze hoogtepunten tijdens onze rondreis door Amerika. Het huis is zeer schoon en ontzettend goed ingericht. De mooie natuur maakt het plaatje compleet. Het huis is in het echt veel groter dan op de foto's daar lijkt alles dicht op elkaar te staan. Onze jongens van 16 en 20 jaar wilden er niet meer weg vanwege de hot tub. Het is nog wel 45 min rijden naar yosemite Valley of via de andere kant naar mariposa grove met de sequoia bomen. Ik zou iedereen dit huis echt aanbevelen
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
Sunset Roost-the Perfect Nest for Yosemite-Private Hot Tub
-(209) 379-2667 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area
East Sussex

Magical place

  • 5 of 5
We were lucky enough to stay in Tracy and David's beautiful house for four nights and had a wonderful stay. The house is spacious, clean and superbly well equipped but it's the outside space that is even more special. The deck area is brilliant and we ate in every night just watching the sunset and star gazing when it got dark. Our youngest daughter would have slept in the hammock if she could. We saw lots of birds, squirrels and a couple of deer (including one literally outside the window). Tracy and David were extremely helpful from the initial booking, keeping us informed about road closures because of the fire, through to check out and speedy refund of deposit. We were genuinely sad to leave this amazing place. Thank you
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Sunset Roost-the Perfect Nest for Yosemite-Private Hot Tub
-(209) 379-2667 (California, USA)
Mariposa Yosemite Area

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5
This is it! Tracy and David offer a fantastic package to call home for a few days or a few weeks if visiting the Sierras or Yosemite. We had an excellent stay at the Roost.

From the personal phone calls to address everything we need, to the attention to detail throughout the home, Tracy and David are what we all desire from a rental vacation.

Oh, and the house itself. Fantastic! The views and grounds are phenomenal, we spent hours in the hammock relaxing and had many meals on the back deck. We were visited by wild turkey and peacock, got airborne on the swing, and stayed up late in the hot tub to enjoy the stars.

The house is situated at the end of a drive a few minutes off 140, and is very private and quiet. Tracy and David have taken the effort to label a number of things in the home to make it easy to find your way around quickly. It tickled our organized hearts. The layout of the home is perfect for young families as the master is on one end of the home and the other bedrooms are opposite.

The sunsets are magical and it was just far enough outside Yosemite to feel secluded but close enough to get in and out daily.

Highly recommend you don't look twice at booking the Roost.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : The Alley, The Hideout—both in Mariposa at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 140 to Yosemite at 2.4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort and Spa at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : Merced River at Briceburg at 7 Miles Car: recommended

Yosemite National Park


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Updated: Dec 20, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Peak
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • cleaning fee $100 + Tax
  • Refundable damage deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 11.0%

Nightly Rate is calculated by total number of guests including children.

Base Rate is for 2 people. Additional guest (up to 6 total guests including children) are charged at $25 per night

Peak Season rates apply to all holidays.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Spa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural


  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness center

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 1400 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Ultra comfy futon day-bed in living room. Tons of pillows.


  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Outdoor Living Room features private hot tub, dining table, chaise lounges, chairs, bistro table, gas BBQ, and hammock. Fully equipped laundry room. Kitchen has plenty of dishes and bakeware for gourmet elaborate meals. Stereo system is high quality with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. Leather furniture throughout. Organic food delivery available.
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