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Rare views of Half Dome and El Capitan and no booking fee

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Enjoy views of Half Dome and El Capitan from your bed in the master suite!

Yosemite Valley View is in an extremely unique location in the private enclave of Foresta with spectacular views of both Half Dome and El Capitan. We are located INSIDE THE PARK only 10 minutes from the valley floor.

2,000 square feet, fully appointed including granite countertops in the kitchen. Sleeps six in 3 bedrooms with queen-size beds plus a memory foam sofabed for two more. Huge deck, perfect for wildlife viewing, stargazing, yoga, or just relaxing.

The kitchen is fully equipped including paper towels, napkins, coffee filters and an assortment of spices and condiments. Free WiFi.

Only 10 miles from Yosemite Village, YOSEMITE VALLEY VIEW is one of the closest private rentals to Yosemite Valley.

To ensure you have the experience you expect, always ask about exact location of Yosemite rentals. Other homes listed under 'Yosemite National Park' can be up to a one hour drive away. Other rentals advertised as 'Inside the Gates' are not actually inside the park.

contact by email strongly preferred.

Please check the calendar before contacting us.

We use VRBO for advertising only so there are no booking fees.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, danish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

Why Jim chose Yosemite National Park

This property has been in my family since the mid 1970s. After the A-Rock fire in 1990 destroyed the original house we were amazed to discover that we suddenly had views of both El Capitan and Half Dome.

When we rebuilt in 2006 great care was taken in the design and placement of the house to take maximum advantage of the view.

What makes this house unique

It is extremely rare to be able to stay in a private home within a national park with such spectacular views. There are only a handful of homes in the entire park with such a view.


Yosemite National Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Maximum of eight (8) occupants (adults & children) allowed. Parking is authorized for a maximum of three (3) cars at any one time.
  • Having more people in the house than have been registered is a violation of California Penal Code Section 537 (Defrauding an Innkeeper).
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Master Bath -
  • Main floor bath and Loft bath have a shower/tub combo. Master bath has a large, comfortable shower perfect after a long day of hiking. TP provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofabed with memory foam mattress
  • Portable folding crib.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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(48 traveler reviews)

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Rare views of Half Dome and El Capitan and no booking fee
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews
St Mary's County, Maryland

Everything we expected and more!!!

  • 5 of 5

The ONLY house in Foresta with a priceless view of Yosemite Valley!!! Waking up every morning in the master BR to a view of El Capitan and Half Dome was quite the treat. The convenience of a 25 - 30 minute drive to Yosemite Valley can't be beat. The peace and quiet and solitude were a welcome change from city life for our week. Jim was a very receptive host and responded very quickly to any questions that I had and provided great suggestions with places to grocery shop on the way to Yosemite. The house was well stocked with a lot of convenience items (spices, paper products, hotel sample soaps/shampoo, laundry detergent, etc.) so that you can pack lite. The stargazing from the yard was bar none!!! Would jump at the opportunity to go again and highly recommend the home to anyone. Thanks Jim for an awesome and memorable week!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view of Half Dome from a great home!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect mountain home, inside Yosemite, with a beautiful view of Half Dome. The owner was awesome, making sure we had everything we needed. This home is the best stocked home we've rented. No need to fill your car with paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, garbage bags, zip locks or any kind of condiment or spice... Gas grill ready to cook hamburgers..... Jim (the owner) has it all at the house ready for use. The huge windows allow for great views from the loft area as well. It was unseasonably hot this year, so we used the fans all day and night, opening windows at night to let the cool air in. The basement play room stayed nice and cool all day. Loved the pool table and foosball tables. We would love to rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of seven from Australia and arrived at Jim's home and our expectorations far exceeded what we imagined. This house is just amazing and set in one of the most majestic part of the world. It has everything you could need and just felt like a home away from home. I truly could write so much about this home but I would run out of space. Jim was always quick to respond to any questions I had and especially booking from the other side of the world when all you can go by is reviews. Thank you Jim for opening your lovely house so others can enjoy this special place. I will definately be recommending this house to my family and friends back home.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Early October Stay

  • 5 of 5

This home was everything we hoped for. Clean, well appointed, and the view of Half Dome and El Capitan was spectacular. This home accommodated seven adults easily and comfortably. The deck was large and spacious. Everything worked and what we didn't bring the house came stocked with. I definitely recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Yosemite Valley View

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 absolutely loved this place!! Amazing views from the deck, very close to various Yosemite spots, well-stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, and a relaxing place to hang out after a day of hiking/sight-seeing, make this home perfect!! The deck was awesome for both day-time viewing of Half Dome and El Capitan and the stars at night. I would definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, fantastic views.

  • 5 of 5

The Valley View house is exactly as advertised. It was clean and comfortable from the first minute we arrived and remained so throughout the week. I especially enjoyed having my morning coffee on the deck while watching the sun rise over El Cap each day. The deck is also great for star-gazing at night. It's a perfect location for getting to the sights in the park - only 20 min. to Tuolomne Grove, 30 min. to the valley, less than an hour to Hetch-Hetchy. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again or to recommend this wonderful vacation home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

In the woods, secluded and private. Amazing view of both El Capitan and Half Dome from the deck. Creek with swimming hole nearby. Hike to a waterfall about a mile away.

Please note Foresta is inside the park and only a few minutes from the valley. To ensure you have the experience you expect, always ask about exact location of Yosemite rentals. Other homes listed under 'Yosemite National Park' can be up to a one hour drive away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy: 95% refund with 30 days notice; 75% with 7 to 30 days notice; 50% with 2 to 7 days notice; no refund for cancellations with less than 2 days notice. No cancellations for weather. Full refund for cancelled nights rebooked. 3 night minimum in high season. Guests will be asked to digitally agree to our terms and conditions.


In snow conditions chains may be required and access to the house may be by foot (1/4 mile).

Maximum 8 guests (adults+children).

To secure your reservation we request 50% up front with 50% due within 30 days of arrival. We accept personal checks and bank transfers.

Quotes subject to change until confirmed by owner.

Customized quotes provided for visits that include holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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