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Enjoy Yosemite In Peace And Comfort.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Rental Home On The Edge Of The Wilderness.

Stay inside the gates of Yosemite National Park without the hassles associated with the accommodations offered in Yosemite Valley. You will not have to battle traffic or fight for parking in Yosemite West, nor will you be choking on campfire smoke. Yosemite West is extremely peaceful and quiet even during the big holiday weekends. You can save lots of money by preparing your own meals in the spacious and fully equipped kitchen while enjoying the sunset on the edge of the wilderness. Note this is a duplex and the owner/groundskeeper lives in the separated (100% firewall) unit below and to the right. Also don't worry about noise, the owners unit is quite soundproofed.

Bill Russell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Bill Russell

After growing up in Wisconsin I finally moved in 1980 to Yosemite to climb the rocks and mountains. In the winter I enjoy skiing the winter snows and when the snow melts into river water I use the same water for kayaking, rafting and fly fishing. I have worked as a rock climbing guide and instructor at the Yosemite Mountaineering School since 1993 and I'm very familiar with all the scenic and recreational opportunities available in and around Yosemite 12 months a year.

Bill Russell purchased this house in 2012

Why Bill Russell chose Yosemite Area

7164 Yosemite Park Way is at the end of the road and in a less built-up part of Yosemite West. This insures less noise and traffic.

What makes this house unique

See above.


Yosemite National Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No smoking allowed on this property. If smoking is detected it may void the booking with out refund
  • Any guests in excess of the number on the booking will be concidered tresspassers and may void the the stay of the whole party without refund
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 1 queen sized bed pr. bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
There is no AC but ceiling fans provide all the cooling you need (needed only a couple of nights during the hottest days of summer).


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.75 based on 36 reviews

Great launching point for Yosemite valley

  • 5 of 5

This is a clean, well equipped and quiet house. Keeping in mind that the options to eat prepared food is very limited in the park, the kitchen had all the items we needed to cook breakfast and dinner (we made lunches to go also). The kitchen, dining and living room area was spacious and comfortable. The house has a little deck overlooking a nice view. The owner was very accommodating and gave us tips about where to go that were very useful. This place was the perfect compliment to our visit to the park.

Though as listed the place does not have AC, this was not an issue for our stay as we were gone during the day and as it cooled at night the ceiling fan quickly cooled the living areas.

We were very happy with the house and I would return to on my next visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, comfortable, well-equipped, peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Everything is as described, and everything we tried worked fine. Large living room and dining area with comfy furniture and plenty of CDs. Good kitchen very well equipped. Nice to have two bathrooms. Two bedrooms + bath are on the lower level, third bedroom + bath on the living room level. Very peaceful, nice view of a wooded valley. The property is a 10 minute winding drive from the west side of Wawona road, signed for "Yosemite West" just south of the Glacier Point turn-off. We were very satisfied with the accommodation.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grayslake, IL

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the property. Everything was as promised. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Excellent Condo, Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

The condo was the perfect size for our family of four, two of those are teenage boys. Easily could have slept more. Stair climbing/descending required. The condo was clean with all the amenities of home, minus the wifi/tv, but there are plenty of movies and we never heard any complaints. Paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, dishwasher soap are plentiful. We shopped for groceries in Mariposa at Pioneer Market so that we could pack lunches and cook dinner at the condo. The condo's proximity to Yosemite Valley (YV) could not be beat. There is no AC and during this time of year, the condo warms up during the day but cools off in the evening/night when we were returning from YV. After sky darkens, feels like you could touch the stars from the balcony. Overall, a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay at this property. The home was clean and in great condition. It was off the main road about 7 minutes drive but was much closer than if you stayed off the park property. It was centrally located, right near road that leads to Glacier Point and about 30 minutes from the valley. There is a lot of driving on windy mountain roads in Yosemite! There were 2 bedrooms and a bathroom downstairs. Stairs are steep if you have anyone with mobility issues in your group. It was not a problem for us and there is also a bedroom upstairs and bathroom too. It was great to have the washer and dryer and house was stocked with laundry supplies. It would have been nice to have a few more staples in the kitchen such as coffee, tea, Saran Wrap and foil and a drink pitcher - especially since there are no stores close by at all! There are a lot of DVD's to watch since there is no cable which didn't bother us. Would be nice if few family games were kept there too. No wifi as far as we could tell and our phones had no service on property either. Not too much of a problem except when we needed directions. We were okay with this but others might not be. Nice to have the gas grill on the deck! Very nice and peaceful out so far!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful open airy home with great views!

  • 4 of 5

Very roomy and comfortable home with wonderful new appliances and generous sized bedrooms. Also an amazing view. The only downsides were no wifi or cell service and perhaps some fixings beyond just salt and pepper would be helpful, especially since the closest shopping is a steep drive down the mountain.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Fresno or Merced
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Yosemite Valley or Wawona
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Merced or Fresno
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Ca. HWY 41
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Wawona Or Yosemite Village
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Badger Pass Ski Area
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
El Cap Beach
Car: necessary

7164 Yosemite Park Way, Yosemite West is located approximately midway between Yosemite Valley, Wawona and Glacier Point. This gives you easy access not only to the many attractions of the Valley but also the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia, historic Wawona, the beautiful Glacier Point road and last but not least Badger Pass alpine and nordic ski area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $30 per person per night

NO SMOKING on property. If you must smoke rent somewhere else! Children 2 years or older count as adults. Some glitches are associated with the quotes generated so I may adjust and resend. Check in time it 5pm and no earlier.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.