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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

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 National Park

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
  • Children welcome
  • 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 -
(45 traveler reviews)

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Enjoy Yosemite In Peace And Comfort.
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 45 reviews

Great quiet location. Beautiful place.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 enjoyed our stay here. The house's location is at the far end of the YW neighborhood, so away from the traffic and main route. The kitchen was well equipped (though could use a few potholders) and we enjoyed using the grill. Everything worked great and the place was very spacious, clean and comfortable. The owner must be a rock climbing fan; we liked the Stonemasters book and various rock climbing photos (and video). Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

Close to Tunnel View and other pull out locations with amazing views. We were able to take photos in the morning, at sunset and at dusk. My family of photographers were in heaven.

The place was simply furnished but comfortable. Lots of room for 5 adults. No cell service or wifi means the younger ones will not be staring at their devices all the time. Big plus for family bonding. The kitchen was well equipped. There were tons of towels and linens. All you need is food for the stay. I would book again the next time I visit Yosemite.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great stay

  • 5 of 5

Clean place. Bill was very accommodating and about 25-30 minutes from the valley. Thanks so much

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, quiet spot, clean and as close as you can get to the Valley floor without being there.

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was great --the apartment was clean and ready for us and Bill was VERY hospitable and helpful. The location is within minutes of the Glacier Point road entrance. So very convenient to Yosemite. Bill, the owner, was great and we would definitely stay there again. The only reason not 5 stars, which may not be an issue for some, is that there is no cell or easily obtainable wi-fi service. So you are cut off from the rest of the world pretty completely -- as is noted there is some service in one spot on the road into the house. However, given where you are and that you are going to be in the park most of the day, that was only a minor inconvenience.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is a land lin in the kitchen to make and receive local and long distance phone calls.
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Clean, quiet and in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this property which is surrounded by Yosemite Park was most enjoyable. The owner is friendly, easy to contact and ready to be of service if needed. The location is convenient, less than 30 minutes to Yosemite Village, and a similar distance to the Mariposa Grove. We were very pleased with our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at William’s rental for a weekend. Upon arriving the rental was clean and fully stocked! His rental is centerally located within 30 minutes from Yosemite Village. The house was very spacious and contained all the kitchen gadgets we needed. William was responsive prior to our arrival and was accesable during our stay. Great time and location!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: 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

150.00 cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.