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

Bedrooms 2
Space 185 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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.

Be ready for a workout - there are 36 stairs from the spot you park your car to the front door

More Details

Mary Ann Murphy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Mary Ann Murphy

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

Mary Ann Murphy purchased this house in 2015


Yosemite West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , has a deck
  • Books
  • Pool Table
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)


Very nice house but major problems with heat and hot water.

  • 2 of 5

This house was generally very nice. It was roomy, clean and well-equipped with kitchen items, books, games, etc. We were a bit surprised by the very small dishwasher. Renters should be aware of the 30+ stairs to the house and the various levels in the house.

Unfortunately, the good features were negated by a miserly hot water heater and a difficult-to-use programable thermostat for heat. This house supposedly accommodates 8 people, but has only a 30-gal hot water heater! After a hard day at Yosemite, only two people in our group were able to get showers before we ran out of hot water. It took all evening to get enough hot water for very short showers for the other four people in our group. My wife and I have a 50-gal water heater for just the two of us; it is unbelievable that a house rated for eight people would have only a 30-gal heater. We also encountered a problem with heat. When we arrived, we set the thermostat for the temperature we wanted. When we returned from Yosemite the next evening, the heat had kicked off due to a programmable thermostat. I eventually was able to reprogram the thermostat to keep the heat on, but it was difficult and the provided directions were very little help. It is ridiculous to have a programmable thermostat in a rental house! When paying the high rate charged for this house, renters have a right to be able to set the heat wherever they want it without having to program a thermostat. Even with a simple standard thermostat, the owner can easily keep the heat turned down when the house is empty.

I would have given this house a much higher rating were it not for these two major problems, but no way would I recommend this house unless these problems are properly addressed.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Richard, thank you for sharing your review about your recent stay at TreeHaven. I apologize that the house fell short of your expectations. Today I bought a simple standard thermostat and plan to get it installed tomorrow. I have talked to a contractor and he has a plumber who can install a larger water heater, which I plan to do when the plumber can fit me into his schedule. I have added the 36 stairs from the parking space to the front door to my property description. I appreciate you bring these problems to my attention.
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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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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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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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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
summer 2018
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
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

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