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LOCATION, LOCATION! Yosemite SUNSET HOUSE - INSIDE the park - May 17 + 18

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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


You will not find a more convenient and CENTRAL location than this, **INSIDE** the National Park.

Tree-top Views and Glorious Sunset Views from the top floor ( 3rd floor, 53 outdoor stairs ).

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


Summer Season: 4-nights minimum stay is preferred

Call or email us for 2 or 3-night stay availability


MAY 17 + 18

MAY 31 + June 1

JULY 10 + 11

JULY 18 + 19 + 20


SUNSETS and STARGAZING, right inside the park!

Awesome sunsets and incredibly clear stargazing are frequent pleasures at this property! Avoid the summer heat in the Valley! Avoid the commute to one of the gateway towns by staying inside the park!

-- SLEEPS 2 to 4 guests -- depending on your party's composition this unit can accommodate up to 5 guests in 2 bedrooms incl. all children and babies -- PLEASE INQUIRE BEFORE placing a reservation request and describe your party, including all children and babies.

-- BED CAPACITY: 5 guests in 2 bedrooms = total of 3 beds (2 queen beds plus one twin bed)

NOTE: This unit is set up to sleep 2 couples plus one child, one couple with 2 other guests that share the second bedroom (it cannot sleep one couple with 3 children or 4 or 5 singles).

-- STAIRS: 53 stairs to the top floor that reward you with gorgeous tree-top view

.... (and take it slow! you'll be at almost 6000 ft. elevation so be aware that one may be short of breath)

-- Driving time to Yosemite Valley, restaurants, grocery store: approx. 25-35 minutes

-- Mostly disconnected: no internet, cell phone reception or cable TV

-- NOT A PARTY HOUSE! -- This unit is part of a duplex property and it's a family oriented property.

-- No groups of singles

-- NIGHT OWLS beware: QUIET HOURS HOUSE RULE: 10PM to 7AM - strongly enforced !


-- NO FIRES of any type

-- 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

*** 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 horizon!

-- SO MUCH MORE THAN A MOUNTAIN CABIN! (no dark wood paneling here!)

-- Bright vacation home with lots of windows and tree-top views!

-- INSIDE the Entrance Gates of Yosemite! Avoid long waiting lines at the gates during peak season.

-- Only 12 miles to Yosemite Valley, 7 miles to Badger Pass, 16 miles to Glacier Point, 20 miles to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

-- No 100 degree heat in summer ... like lodgings found at lower elevations.

-- 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.)

-- Away from the Summer Crowds!

-- Close to Badger Pass Ski Area (8 miles)

-- Treetop Views and Stairs: there are 53 stairs from the parking area to the top floor where treetop views and glorious sunsets await you! Stargazing at its best!

-- Please note that you are sharing the common spaces with The RED DOOR apt. rental unit (shared areas are parking area and outside stairway)

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 minimum stay: 4 nights ~ May to mid-Oct

(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

This private residence was built to take full advantage of the 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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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to thank you so much for the incredible adventure we had and for the fantastic sunset house as our "base camp" in Yosemite.

We just had the most incredible time!

We will DEFINITELY be back! I will send you some pictures when I get time, we saw an incredible deer right outside the house one morning eating the grass!! You must add it to the site!

We also saw a coyote in Yosemite West. We loved the house and for a family it was great. Thanks so much and you'll hear from us again!
Apr 2012
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Yosemite National Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Shower over tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , w/ sliding door to forested back yard, Pack-n-Play available
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Crib: Pack and Play available upon request (please bring your own infant bedding).
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • 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.


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LOCATION, LOCATION! Yosemite SUNSET HOUSE - INSIDE the park - May 17 + 18
average rating of 4.9589043 based on 76 reviews
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

The Sunset house is perfect to visit Yosemite instead

of being in a hotel. The house is perfectly equipped

with evetything you could need, it is very clean and

comfortable. It is also in a very convenient location to

visit the valley and the south part of the park.The park

is awesome, we would love to go back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spring Break trip to Yosemite

  • 5 of 5

This place was excellent! Very clean and house was well equipped. We stayed for 4 nights in March 2017. There was lots of snow but the roads were well maintained (we also had an AWD vehicle which helped a lot). The park was great! We tried snow shoeing and cross country skiing and had a great time. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone interested in visiting Yosemite.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, nice and clean rooms! We really enjoyed the stay. Definitely want to be back here again!

  • 5 of 5

We saw beautiful sunset and stars from living and deck.

3 beds in total are perfect for us, even for 5 members.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Had a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation. Communication between landlord and client (us) couldn't have been better. Will vacation at this location again. Thank You, what a wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great and relaxing place fairly close to Yosemite Valley, perfect for watching sunsets

  • 5 of 5

We spent five nights in Yosemite National Park, and it was made perfect with our stay in the Sunset House. If you are not interested in staying in the Yosemite Valley, this is a very convenient and relaxing place nearby. As long as you are prepared to bring your own groceries and tune out with fairly limited cell phone/internet coverage, this is a great place to finish a day of hiking or sightseeing within the park. We had Verizon, so we could get some limited coverage, which was great, as it was just enough to keep connected with the outside world, but not so much that we spent the entire time looking at our smartphones. Instead, we passed the time making meals, relaxing on the patio, and watching beautiful sunsets. One night my wife asked me to pull over so she could take a picture of the charismatic "Speeding kills bears" road sign just about a mile before the Yosemite West turn off, when wouldn't you believe it, a real bear ran across the highway. So, this is definitely in a remote and wild area.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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100% Satisfied, Excellent all around

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 stayed at Yosemite Sunset House for 3 nights on a week-long California National Park tour. This was by far our favorite accommodation. I didn't even realize there were houses to rent inside YNP until I started looking for alternate lodging because Yosemite Lodge and Majestic were sold out.

The reservation process, payments, and pre-departure communication were all prompt and clear. Upon arrival we found a lovely welcome gift with wine and snacks as the other reviewers have noted. The pictures don't do the house justice, the kitchen and bathrooms were fresh and new and had everything we needed. There were so many extra kitchen towels, bath towels, pillows, supplies, etc. that we didn't even need but it was nice to know they were there.

The location was perfect for our needs, it took about 25 minutes to drive to the valley, which included a few scenic stops. This was plenty of time to arrive early in the parking lots to beat the rest of the crowds before beginning our hikes. Going 'home' to Sunset House each night was heaven: We were able to spread out, relax, cook dinner and enjoy it on the deck each evening. 3 days was not nearly enough.

The house is well situated to other areas outside the Valley. We took a leisurely drive to Wawona one evening, and did a hike and another drive to Glacier Point. We purchased a large cooler when arriving and stocked up on groceries before heading in, which worked out perfectly. There is a small cooler, perfect for packing lunches in the kitchen.

The neighborhood is perfect: quiet, peaceful and very scenic. I'd return in a heartbeat and stay for at least a week!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Yosemite Valley
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy #41
Nearest Restaurant
17 Miles
Yosemite Valley or Wawona
Nearest Ski
7.5 Miles
Badger Pass
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Yosemite Valley or Wawona
Car: necessary

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

Yosemite National Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 5 + 6 + 7
May 5 2017 - May 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
May 17 + 18
May 17 2017 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
May 19+20+21
May 19 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
May 31 - June 1
May 31 2017 - Jun 1 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
July 10+11
Jul 10 2017 - Jul 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
July 18+9+20
Jul 18 2017 - Jul 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
July 21+22
Jul 21 2017 - Jul 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $335 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Sept 6 - Oct 31
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
housekeeping fee/stay $110 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%


We suggest guests contact host to confirm availability & rates
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:
- $295/night Low Season
- $345/night High Season
- housekeeping fee: $110
- tax rate: 11%
- one infant under 1 year 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 ~

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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