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Inside the Park's gate between Yosemite Valley & Wawona -- Spacious Custom Home

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 30, 2016
Centrally Located Large 2bedroom 2baths. full kitchen fireplace, outdoor dinning

GREAT location inside the park

- no long lines waiting to get in or out of the park .

- no long commute to and from the park

- close to the most popular "must see places"

30 minutes to Yosemite Valley and Wawona

45 minutes to Glacier Point

You are sure to enjoy your time at this vacation home which was custom crafted with unique and distinctive design elements - the tree cut-outs in the deck siding, the rock facing, the stained glass dogwood at the entry.

Upon entering the cabin you will feel like you brought the beauty of the outdoors inside, with tall ceilings in the living room, a large fireplace and plenty of windows.

The spacious kitchen is the perfect place to prepare delicious meals with plenty of built-ins.

Both bedrooms are upstairs, they share a large bath with jetted tub and separate shower. The west bedroom has a king bed and a deck. The east bedroom has a king bed and queen bed.

The deck is off the dinning room accessed through French doors with table & chairs for eating outside with a BBQ for outdoor cooking

The rec room has a pool table with a sofa.

The den has a king bed and a table for playing games and a deck.

This is a one of a kind, custom build mountain cabin where you will feel right at home.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I am a California native - born in Los Angeles raised in the San Gabriel Valley. I lived in Sacramento for 4 years and have been living in Humboldt County since 1988. I have been a volunteer with the Humboldt County Sheriff's Search and Rescue since 2000

Speaks: english

18 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

5

great location and nice house for family get away

  • 5 of 5

The home was well equipped and perfect for a family trip. Kids enjoyed the games and everyone had fun playing pool after a day in the park. The decks were all great.....nice peaceful get away!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The pictures don't do it justice.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay if you are looking for a spot close to Yosemite Valley. It only takes about 30 minutes to drive into the valley and the route is gorgeous!! The house is accommodating to say the least. It is in a beautiful neighborhood and is comfortable for a large group. Lots of refrigerator and freezer space. 2 king beds and 2 queen beds + 2 large couches. Full kitchen (my favorite part). And even though there are neighbors you still feel secluded. Book it!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and convenient home near Yosemite Valley

  • 4 of 5

This home is located only 30 minutes from Yosemite Valley. Kicking off an early morning hike is a dream from this location - great for beating the crowds into the park! The home decor was older, but spotless. The grill, satellite TV (for watching the Olympics!) was great and the beds were very comfortable. Mary was a communicative and friendly host and the kitchen was outfitted with basic cooking tools. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location for Yosemite vacation

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect for a family vacation. The rooms are large, including both bathrooms. The kitchen is very well stocked and conducive to cooking family meals.

When we arrived the house was very clean. The owner was very responsive when we had questions. As she indicates in her description of the property, the entrance to the house is up a flight of moderately steep steps which was not a problem for us.

The location is easy access to Glacier Point Road. I would recommend the property to families and groups of friends as it is spacious and the kitchen/eating area works well for a group.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Review of property # 3939734

  • 3 of 5

This is a good but certainly not a great rental property. There are a number of outstanding features including 1) the location and access to Yosemite NP, 2) three spacious beds rooms, 3) two full baths, 4) a well equipped kitchen, 5) a comfortable "family room" and 6) a separate game room with a pool table.

On the negative side, 1) the only access to the house is up 33 stair steps, this was not an issue for us but for parties including very elderly or handicapped people it would be a deal breaker and 2) the house was not clean relative to the standards that we maintain in our own home.

Finally, we had a mix-up with respect to the pass code to gain access to the house. This was mostly my fault as it was provided in the documentation that we received (just not in an obvious place). However, when we encountered this problem there was no one available to provide assistance. We were given a contact number for local "care takers" but they were not available. With the help of some "good samaritans" we were able to resolve the issue (the access code had been set as the last 4 digits of my cell #). Please understand that the location is somewhat remote and there is no cell service, so we had to leave to find cell service to try to contact the "care takers", who did not answer their phone. Eventually the care takers did come by either very late in the evening or early the next morning, not sure which as they left a note providing the access code info and we never actually saw them. Very disconcerting situation, since our party had a small child and we had significant perishable food with us and absolutely no where else to go. So anyone who rents this property should and understand that if something goes wrong you may be on your own for quite a while.

I would rent this place again but it would probably not be my first choice given the weak support situation and less than perfect cleanliness of the property.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to express your experience. The cleaners / care takers I have will be leaving the area in the spring of 2017, When I hire new cleaners / care takers I will make every effort to hire people who do a better cleaning job and can respond to trouble getting in sooner. I appreciate your input. Thank you for staying at my vacation home.
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Perfectly cozy family retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at this property, which was simply perfect for our family of five. It was clean, stocked, and accurately described, if not better in person. The owners were communicative and made the place feel very homey. Thank you for all the thoughtful details! We would absolutely stay here again and recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Fresno, CA at 65 Miles Nearest Barpub : Yosemite Valley at 12 Miles Nearest Golf : Wawona at 15 Miles Nearest Train : Oakhurst at 30 Miles Nearest Motorway : HighWay 41 at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Yosemite Valley at 12 Miles Nearest Ski : Badger Pass at 8 Miles Nearest Beach : Merced River in Yosemite Valley at 11 Miles Car: necessary

My vacation home is located inside Yosemite park eliminating the need to wait in line for re-entry. It is among the closest accommodations to the major attractions such as Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, Wawona Golf Course, the Mariposa Grove (which is closed for Restoration till July 2017) and various trail heads. I allow 30 minutes to get down to the Valley a little longer to get to the Golf Course, When I go to the Mariposa Grove I'll park my car at the Wawona store and take the shuttle bus.

I would advise anyone staying in Yosemite West and preparing their own meals, to do their grocery shopping before they enter the park. There are grocery stores in the Valley and at the Wawona store but most of the prices are higher.

Then there are restaurants, from the dining room at the Ahwahnee to the pizza deck in Curry Village

IF at all possible I would recommend one stays at least a week because there is so much to do. In the Valley I would recommend parking your car in the Day Use Parking then taking the free shuttle bus around.

A popular place is the Ahwahnee, a 4 diamond hotel which was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. Dinning used to require a jacket for men but has eased up on that tradition and now collard shirts for men and woman may wear dress or slacks and blouse. Historic Ahwahnee Tours are also available.

The visitor center is a must stop. The staff is always helpful with how to plan your stay in Yosemite. They can also tell you about the ranger's program and Interpretive walks

There's a bookstore and museum near by.

There's the Ansel Adams Gallery which offers photography workshops and a camera walk (class size & availability are limited).

You are in Bear country which means food may only be inside your car (out of sight, widows completely closed) during daylight hours. Remember to clear your car of food wrappers, crumbs in baby seats, and baby wipes. Even canned food and drinks must be removed from your car.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
2017
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
$2,370
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change till confirmed
Check in is 4pm or later. Check out is 11am
This is a NON-SMOKING home. Due to the high fire danger smoking is not allowed on the property
NO pets allowed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Pool Table

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 2000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, jetted tub
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, 1 double
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king, has a deck

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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