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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:
June 24, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Inside the Park's gate between Yosemite Valley & Wawona -- Spacious Custom Home
average rating of 4.571429 based on 21 reviews

Love the stay in Tree Heaven

  • 4 of 5

My family stayed in Tree Heaven for 3 nights and we really enjoyed the house. It is extremely clean and very well maintained. We are offered various books, games, information regarding to Yosemite and even a pool table. The house is cozy and full of fun. The stay will be definitely memorable for all my family. We can not wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Together with each other and enjoyed getting from home

  • 5 of 5

I like staying there I had to do a couple of things to fix for you some of the water tap handles a couple of them came off so I put them on and tighten them and checked all of the others. On the dryer I had to put the vent tube on it so that it was anchored correctly. Yes we really enjoyed being there and we enjoyed the weather it was in the lower seventies and no rain. We hit that week at the perfect time.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for tightening the water tap handles and anchoring the dryer vent correctly. The water tap handles were on my handyman's list of things to do - he seems to spend most of his time handling emergencies. I was unaware there was a problem with the vent. You are wonderful for taking care of the issues
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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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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Fresno, CA
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Yosemite Valley
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HighWay 41
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Yosemite Valley
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Badger Pass
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Merced River in Yosemite Valley
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.


Rates & Availability

Yosemite West House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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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
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 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

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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