*** LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! ***
You will not find a more convenient and CENTRAL location **INSIDE** the National Park.
Tree-top Views and Glorious Sunset Views from the top floor ( 3rd floor of duplex property). Away from the crowds and only 12 miles to Yosemite Valley!
The Yosemite Sunset House is a duplex vacation property located in Yosemite West, a small development of private residences!
! ! ! READ BEFORE YOU BOOK:
• No cell service or Wi-Fi at this property! **
• Soak up the scenery
• Vacation without technology
• Unwind, relax, de-stress
** WHY NO Wi-Fi? Locally, internet service is possible via satellite service. Typically a completely clear line of sight between the dish at our house and the satellite's path is required for the system to work and we don't have that because our location is, luckily for us, heavily wooded -- 100 feet tall trees surround this property in all directions and these beautiful trees would have to be cut down to achieve the needed line of sight. We prefer the trees !!
-- !!!!!! PLEASE describe the members in your party including all children and babies and the purpose of your trip.
-- !!!!!! QUIET HOURS HOUSE RULE: 10PM to 7AM - strongly enforced !!! Not recommended for NIGHT OWLS, early risers or jet-lagged travelers.
-- !!!!!! NOT A PARTY HOUSE! -- This unit is part of a duplex and family oriented property.
~ Holiday Season: 3-nights minimum stay
~ IMPORTANT NOTE about AVAILABLE DATES: reservations will NOT be accepted if the availability calendar is such that only one night is left vacant between an already booked date and the newly requested reservation's dates (must leave at least 2 nights between your reservation and any existing reservation).
-- SLEEPS 2 to 4 guests -- depending on your party's composition this unit can accommodate a 5th guest (please inquire), a child only, in 2 bedrooms (note bed capacity below), including all children/babies of all ages
--- No sleeping in the living room.
--- Cannot accommodate 4 or 5 singles
--- Cannot accommodate one couple + 3 singles
--- Maximum adult capacity is 4 guests of which at least 2 are a couple and the other 2 will share the second bedroom
-- BED CAPACITY: 4 guests in 2 bedrooms = total of 3 beds (2 queen beds plus one twin bed)
--- Bedroom #1 = one queen size bed
--- Bedroom #2 = one queen size bed plus one twin size bed
--- All guests must sleep in the 2 bedrooms (sleeping bags in living room are a big NO-NO)
-- No groups of singles
-- Mostly disconnected: no internet, cell phone reception or cable TV
-- NO-SMOKING and NO PETS
-- NO FIRES of any type
-- Driving time to Yosemite Valley, restaurants, grocery store: approx. 25-35 minutes
-- STAIRS: 53 stairs to the top floor that reward you with gorgeous tree-top view
.... but NOT RECOMMENDED for the mobility challenged or the elderly (and take it slow! ... be aware that one may be short of breath after exertion at our 6000 ft. elevation)
-- SMALLER PARTIES (1-2 guests): check out the sister unit: THE RED DOOR Apt. located in the same building, on the floor immediately below the Sunset House unit, and listed on this site -- VRBO Listing #509219
SUNSETS and STARGAZING, right inside the park!
Awesome sunsets, dramatic night skies or incredibly clear stargazing are frequent pleasures at this property!
-- Avoid the summer heat in the Valley! (No 100 degree heat in summer ... like lodgings found at lower elevations)
-- Avoid the commute back-and-forth to one of the gateway towns by staying INSIDE the park!
-- Away from the Summer Crowds in Yosemite Valley!
*** Forest Setting - Beautiful Sunsets - Glorious Starry Night Skies ***
*** Living room, dining area and kitchen are the heart of this house and provide an open and bright atmosphere. Large deck surrounded by forest! Tree-top views and long vistas out to the western horizon!
-- SO MUCH MORE THAN A MOUNTAIN CABIN!
-- Bright vacation home with lots of windows and tree-top views! (no dark wood paneling here!)
-- INSIDE the Entrance Gates of Yosemite! Avoid long waiting lines at the gates during peak season.
-- Avoid commuting in and out of the park ... this location is through the gates and miles INSIDE the park -- (unlike those labeled **near** Yosemite, or **close to Yosemite** such as in Groveland, Mariposa, El Portal, Fish Camp, etc.)
-- Please note that you are sharing the common spaces with The RED DOOR apt. rental unit (shared areas are parking area and outside stairway)
Close to everything you must see:
**** Yosemite Valley is about 12 miles to the north and a 25 to 35-minute drive.
**** Glacier Point = 16 miles -- a 30-minute drive
**** Badger Pass Ski area = 7 miles
**** Wawona and the Mariposa Grove = 16 miles -- a 30-minute drive
Yosemite's splendors are within easy driving distance: the three most popular visitors' destination areas within the park are: Yosemite Valley floor, spectacular Glacier Point and Wawona and the Giant Redwoods - each less than a 25 to 35 minutes drive from the house!
~~~ peak season preferred stay: 4 nights ~ May to Sept
(except when only 2 or 3 nights are available -- please contact owner)
~~~ holiday periods may require 4 or 5-night stays
~~~ no reservation will be accepted if the availability calendar is such that only one night is left vacant between an already booked date and the newly requested reservation's dates
~~~ only very rarely 1-night stay is OK on a weeknight but never on a weekend -- please inquire
~~~ unobstructed westerly views ... No neighbors in sight when you look out towards the western horizon and nothing between you and glorious sunsets and millions of stars.
-- Clean, very bright, and furnished for comfort, this unit (actually, the main house) offers that special feeling of home-away-from-home.
*** THE SUNSET HOUSE *** (on the top floor): one of the two units at this property, has two bedrooms/1.5 baths, this is a large unit ( 1350 sq. ft.) with a 575 sq. ft. deck. The living room is spacious, bright-with lots of windows, long views to the Western horizon, as well as forest views everywhere else. A fireplace for winter nights, jetted tub in the bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and a very large deck with plenty of deck furniture with a gas grill for BBQ's. Sleeps 2-5 guests.
*** WINTER Check-in time: after 4pm and before 9pm
*** SUMMER Check-in time: after 5pm and before 9pm
*** Check out time: by 11am
INTERNET and CELL PHONES: due to the mountainous region and our unique and heavily forested location, we haven't been able to access any satellite signals at this time. Cell phones in Yosemite have very spotty reception, if any at all, except for the Yosemite Valley area -- a cell signal booster we just installed may provide limited connectivity (mostly for Verizon) but consider yourself ** disconnected ** while you are staying at this property.
*** Guests must be able to climb several flights of stairs to access the 2 units in this property.
*** WINTER SEASON and TIRE CHAINS ***
Tire chains may be required by the park during the winter months. Call us for more details.
*** TIOGA PASS (Hwy 120) closes early each winter due to snow - please check before planning your traveling route.
For more information about our accommodations, availability, rates, policies, guest comments, photo album, links and more, please visit our website.
*** Traveling to CARMEL/MONTEREY area? Let us recommend a new studio listing #399908 -- ideal for one couple, a small space w/ stylish decor, reasonable rates, pet friendly, and located in the heart of the Carmel Woods area, in Carmel.
*** OUR GUESTS: Our vacation home has been enjoyed by couples on their honeymoon, many anniversaries, several 'I'll be asking her hand' events, and many book lovers, romantic stargazers, painters and photographers.
*** Activities in the park are many: fishing, hiking, rock climbing, biking, birdwatching and much more. More active folks can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice skating, river rafting, and horseback riding to name a few.
*** This is a place away from the crowded Yosemite Valley floor, a place for evening relaxation: sit back and enjoy the wind whispering through the cedars, pines and dogwoods; stargazers can marvel at the clear night skies with millions of stars while listening to the sounds of the forest from the large decks!
Yosemite offers world-famous vistas and a variety of activities for everyone, year around - A few examples of the many organized activities offered are: free art classes (watercolor, sketching & drawing, etc.), morning photography walks, a Valley Birdwalk, and special programs designed for families and children.
*** Enjoy Yosemite's beauty and the conveniences offered by a vacation house inside the park ... you won't leave disappointed!
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