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LOCATION, LOCATION! Yosemite SUNSET HOUSE - INSIDE the park -Avail. Apr 23+24+25

Yosemite National Park, CA, USA
  • House1350 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)


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 ).

The Yosemite Sunset House is a duplex vacation property located in Yosemite West, a small development of private residences!



• No Wi-Fi at this property!

• Soak up the scenery

• Vacation without technology

• Unwind, relax, de-stress

-- !!!!!! 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 property and it's a family oriented property.


April 23 + 24 + 25

April 29 + 30 + May 1

May 28 + 29 + 30

July 4 + 5 + 6

~ Summer Season: 4-nights minimum stay is preferred

~ 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.

--- Can not accommodate 4 or 5 singles

--- Can not 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 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 this 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!


-- 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.



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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    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, w/ sliding door to forested back yard, Pack-n-Play available
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • Queen size Beds (2), Twin Bed (1), Baby Crib
        Pack and Play available upon request (please bring your own infant bedding). Maximum occupancy: 4 adults plus one young child or one couple plus 2 children any age.


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Shower over tub

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            This home has been built to take full advantage of the unobstructed westerly views ... No neighbor in sight and nothing between you and the western horizon, the sunsets and stars!
          • Ski-In
            7 miles to Badger Pass Ski Area


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Parking
                  • Air Conditioning
                    Evaporative Cooling System - Due to the elevation and our natural climate here, this cooling system is rarely needed.
                  • Heating
                    Powerful central heating
                  • Linens Provided
                    Quality linens, freshly laundered towels, blankets, and comforters. Foam sleeping mat provided for a younger guest.
                  • Living Room
                    Large living room w/ views
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Parking Off Street
                    Paved parking for 2 vehicles. No parking on the streets.
                  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    Not Allowed.
                  • Telephone
                    Local calls are free, please bring your calling card for long distance calls.
                  • Towels Provided
                    Bath and kitchen towels provided. Bring your own beach towels for fun along the Merced river.
                  • Wood Stove
                    Free-standing wood stove in the Sunset House - firewood provided. Seasonal & CONDITIONAL WINTER use only - please inquire.


                      • Microwave
                      • Coffee Maker
                        Filters are provided
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                        Fully Equipped Kitchen
                      • Cooking Utensils
                        Pots and Pans, dishes, sharp cutlery, coffee maker and coffee grinder, blender, and more.
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                        basic spices, coffee (ground Folgers) & tea, sugar, oil and vinegar, paper goods.
                      • Refrigerator
                        Refrigerator w/ ice maker
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 6 people


                              • DVD Player
                              • Stereo
                              • Television
                                Our guests tell us again-and-again that they prefer no TV while visiting beautiful Yosemite! ... We do not have cable TV service or cell phone reception due to our remote and heavily forested location
                              • Video Library
                                There is a TV and small video library including children's DVDs ... bring your favorite movie.


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    Large deck is furnished w/ a variety of patio furniture for dining outdoors, overlooking the Sierra Nevada Forest w/ glorious sunsets! Note: the deck area may be dangerous for unsupervised children.
                                  • Golf
                                    25 minutes away at Wawona
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                    Gas grill on the deck -- may be off limits during summer months if California's drought continues.


                                      • wheelchair inaccessible


                                          • restaurants

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • horseback riding
                                              • photography
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • sledding
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                  • mountain biking
                                                  • cross country skiing
                                                  • fishing
                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                  • golf
                                                  • hiking
                                                  • kayaking
                                                  • cycling
                                                  • rafting
                                                  • rock climbing
                                                  • skiing
                                                  • snowboarding
                                                  • swimming
                                                  • whitewater rafting


                                                      • Large Deck w/ plenty of outdoor furniture (summer only), and long views over-the-tree-tops! Gas BBQ grill may be off limits during drought years! Deck furniture is removed during winter months to facilitate snow removal. Please note that there are 53 stairs from the street level to the top floor. Staff visit site daily; guests can request daily housekeeping for an additional fee.

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 5:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        86 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Lovely property

                                                        Kathy F.

                                                        This was our first visit to Yosemite National Park. The house was in perfect order. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked. The neighborhood was nice, quiet and well maintained. We picked up groceries on the way into the park but the Village Store, while small, was also very well stocked. There is very limited connectivity so, if you want to stay continuously connected, this is not the place for you. We enjoyed being together instead of being connected to our phones/computers. If you have to, you can go to the Valley and use your phone with a full signal. The house is located very close to Yosemite Valley and the Glacier Point turnoff. Glacier Point was closed the first day that we were there and then reopened the next day. Unfortunately Mariposa Grove was closed for renovations. We were able to enjoy Yosemite Falls. I'm told that Yosemite Falls often dries up in the winter but there was an early winter snowstorm several days before we arrived then the temperature went up into the 60's. The snow melt had the falls running nicely. Very nice trip.

                                                        Perfect Location for Exploring Yosemite

                                                        Evan B.Minneapolis, MN

                                                        This was the perfect setup for us to explore Yosemite over the course of 4 days.


                                                        - Short 20-minute drive to the valley floor that takes you through the amazing Tunnel View lookout point (it has to be the closest to the valley you can get without staying in the actual park)

                                                        - Close to Glacier Point, Mariposa Grove, Bridalveil Falls and countless other trails inside the park

                                                        - Fully stocked kitchen and laundry facilities (I believe you can only use laundry if you're staying 3+ nights)

                                                        - Beautiful views of both the sunset and the evening stars

                                                        - Great setup for families. We have a 1 year-old and they had a Pack 'N Play there, which saved us from having to lug one around

                                                        - Extremely quiet neighborhood

                                                        - Very responsive and organized hosts


                                                        - No WiFi and very spotty cell reception (this was a PRO most of the time, except when trying to look up information on the park and navigate using GPS)

                                                        We flew into Sacramento and made the relatively short drive to Sunset House, stopping on the way to get groceries to make all of our meals at the house (there IS a store in the valley that has a good selection, but it's expensive). The house itself was quiet and secluded and allowed us to truly disconnect, and it was a great location for getting to every spot within the park we wanted to explore.

                                                        We stayed in early November and had no issues with cold weather or snow, but I can imagine the roads being treacherous later in winter.

                                                        All in all, I would highly recommend Sunset House - the location is perfect, the hosts are great and the house has everything you need to make the most of a Yosemite trip!

                                                        Excellent Escape

                                                        Bryan J.

                                                        Very, very comfortable accommodations, with close & easy access to the Valley. I'd been a little concerned about the restriction of "quiet hours," but I assure you, if you're looking to do Yosemite right, you'll be primed to hit the sack well before 10.

                                                        PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT!!!

                                                        Jane C.

                                                        Yosemite Sunset House was amazing!! The pictures are awesome, but don’t do it justice. The house is nestled on the side of a hill and the views are breathtaking. We spent 3 nights there and wish it was longer. The house is clean, pretty, and well stocked with everything you could need while visiting the park. It was quiet and serene. Don’t let the steps deter you. They are wide and easy to manage. They have good motion lighting also if you need to go up and down them at night too. The kitchen was modern and very well stocked for anything you would need to cook a meal. The bathroom is roomy and the water is nice and hot for those sore muscles after hiking. I really don’t have one negative thing to say. Everything was perfect. The owner Georgeta was so nice to deal with and answered all our questions beforehand promptly. I would highly recommend this property and am planning to visit again!

                                                        Perfect location from which to explore

                                                        Adam B.Washington, DC

                                                        The sunset house provided the perfect jumping off point for exploring Yosemite. Being inside the park is a real time saver. The actual unit came with everything we needed to make our stay feel like home. I would recommend it to anyone.

                                                        Perfect refuge inside Yosemite

                                                        Kerry and Jae L.Ellington

                                                        Perfect place to end each day

                                                        Quiet and comfortable


                                                        Yosemite National Park, CA, USA

                                                        Yosemite Valley is 12 miles away, a 30-minute drive from the house. Glacier Point = 30-minute drive Wawona and Mariposa Grove of Giants Redwoods = 30-minute drive Unmatched world famous sightseeing, Hiking, Outdoors Activities, Photography ... and so much more. Many guided adventure packages available in the area for all interests and all levels of fitness.

                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        Cleaning Fee
                                                        Additional Guest Fee
                                                        $0 - $25
                                                        Tax Rate

                                                        Visit OUR WEBSITE: YOSEMITESUNSETS.com We suggest guests contact host to confirm availability & rates Preferred minimum stay: April 15-Oct 31 and HOLIDAYS = 4 nights Inquire about shorter stays (occasionally 2 or 3 nights are available between already booked dates) Nightly rates start at: - $295/night Low Season - $345/night High Season - housekeeping fee: $110 - tax rate: 11% - one infant under 6 months old stays free (must be declared in the notes when requesting a reservation) - unit is ideal for 4 guests - 5th guest nightly fee = $30-$35 (conditional - please inquire) Declare all guests: adults, kids, babies or infants when inquiring and/or booking ~ 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 ~

                                                        86 Reviews
                                                        Exceptional 5/5
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