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


Property Details

Updated: Oct 15, 2016
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

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

Recent Review

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74 Reviews

based on 74 traveler reviews



  • 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
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Toronto, ON


  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Yosemite area was absolutely incredible! The house was so nice. Everything was pristine... Lots of information about the house and the area. We truly enjoyed the sunset each night from the beautiful deck and hot tub!

I would love to return one day. Also great location to head into Yosemite or into town for supplies and yummy dinners.

Thanks Tracey and David for being amazing hosts!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Staplecross, East Sussex, England

Hideaway Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Peace, tranquility and comfort - what more could you ask for.

We spent an all too brief 3 nights at the Roost and enjoyed every minute.

Having spent the days exploring Yosemite and the surrounding area this was a haven to return to for relaxing and recharging.

Thanks Tracy and David for sharing your home - we would love to return someday and have no reservation in recommending to others.

2 small items for improvement mentioned before in a review: Sharpen knives and scissors and provide a hair dryer.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Only good things to say about this property.

  • 5 of 5

This year my wife and I booked our annual post-Labor Day (Sept. 16-19) outing at the Sunset Roost. We are glad we did. There are very few vacation rentals that live 100% up to their advanced billings. This one does and it starts with the owners. We had the good fortune to meet Tracy and David at the house when we arrived. In addition to an orientation to the house they provided some great suggestions regarding our stay and visit to the Park. You can tell when owners really care about their guests and their properties. They do and it shows. The house was immaculate and appointed with everything that a guest could ever need down to the beach towels we used for a river bank picnic at Cathedral Beach in the Park,. The house is located in a very scenic setting and is appropriately named for the evening sunsets, in fact it would have been easy for us to spend all day there and forego our daily trips to the Park. Regarding the Park, it was an easy and scenic drive in and of itself. Solitude, beautiful sunsets, wildlife, creation, comfort, peace....pick a word; you will find them all at the Roost.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as advertised

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent four wonderful nights at this rental and couldn't be more pleased with the experience.

Beautiful property and wonderful views.

Would definitely recommend staying at the Roost.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Sunset Roost had all the comforts of home and then some ;)

We enjoyed our stay in this peaceful setting .

Fell in love with the area and Sundet Roost !

Thank you Tracy and David .

Highly recommend this VRBO !

Marti and Isabel


  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Fresno, CA at 82 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Alley, The Hideout—both in Mariposa at 10 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrack Merced at 45 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

Merced Wild and Scenic River


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Peak
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 20 2016
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

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $100 + Tax
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.

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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • 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

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist

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.


  • Master Bath - toilet, tub, shower
  • Second Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Outdoor/Hot Tub Shower - outdoor shower, Rinse off the trail dirt before using the hot tub.
  • One master bath with separate shower and tub, two sinks. Second full bath with combo shower tub. Outdoor shower is beautiful and fun in a natural setting with Merced River rock patio.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Half Dome Bedroom - 1 queen, Decorated with Half Dome inspired artwork
  • Wildflower Bedroom - 1 queen, Decorated with wildflower artwork
  • Common Area Day-Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Double size day bed in common area. Tons of pillows.
  • 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
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 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.

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