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Mary Ann Murphy

Member since: 2013
Speaks english

Stay inside Yosemite Park gates between Yosemite Valley & Wawona near Glacier Rd

26 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Yosemite National Park holiday chalet

2 bedrooms 1 king size bed, 1 queen bed, 2 bathrooms stunning mountain view

Make the most of the precious time you have to spend in Yosemite. My vacation home is within 25-35 minutes of Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, Mariposa Grove (is closed for a restoration project until Spring 2017.) and Wawona is closer: some of the most popular 'must see' places. Save yourself from a long commute and slow moving lines getting in and out of the park. Imagine the convenience of being able head down to the Valley for sight-seeing or over to Wawona for a round of golf or up Glacier Point Road for a spectacular panoramic view of the valley and half dome. There are hiking trails and wild life found through out the Park. You are sure to make memories that will last a life time.

Both families and couples have enjoined their stay here. Your biggest problem will be deciding how to spend the limited time you have here. There are so many things to do in Yosemite.

This comfortable little chalet was completed in 2011. It has 2 bedrooms (1king, 1queen) and 2 bathrooms (1 on each floor). With a fully equipped kitchen including microwave, lots of cookware, dishwasher, and a stainless steel propane range surround with granite counters making meals are easy. There's a charcoal grill for outdoor cooking.

Perched high on the hillside with a driveway that is steep and narrow. you do best with a car that has high clearance. However once you are parked there's a ramp you go up and ONLY 2 steps to enter OR there is a ramp going around the house to the front deck. This makes it convenient for unloading the car.

Both bedrooms have a 32' TV and a sliding glass door with access to the upper deck. The living room has a 47' TV a propane fireplace.and sliding glass door leading to the lower deck. You will have fantastic views of the pine forests and the Merced River Canyon from both inside and on the deck.

Being about 2000' higher then the Valley it is not as hot up here and the ceiling fans help to cool you off .

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the steepness of the driveway, during the winter season from November 1st through April 30th, you may not be able to use the driveway due to snow. When this happens arrangements will be made for you to be able to park close by.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mary Ann Murphy (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks english

Why Mary Ann Murphy chose Yosemite Area

I discovered Yosemite West back in the 1980s when I spent a week here going cross country skiing out of Badger Pass. There is no place closer one can stay.

What makes this chalet unique

The views from here are breath taking. I find myself taking pictures of the sunset because they are beyond description.

I've been surprised with how much wild life I can see from the decks. I often hear the chipmunks before I see them. The deer enjoy snacking on the hillside and the coyotes if not seen can be heard. Neighbors have shown me pictures of bear(s) in our neighborhood but I have yet to see one in this part of the park.

There are lots of windows to fill the place with sunshine.and all offer majestic views.

Reviews

4.8
based on 26 traveller reviews

Stay inside Yosemite Park gates between Yosemite Valley & Wawona near Glacier Rd
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews
5

Lovely, relaxing place to stay close to the heart of Yosemite.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house was comfortable and well equipped, and Mary Ann was great to deal with. We stayed for 5 nights, and enjoyed being within the park and close to Glacier Point, Mariposa Grove and Yosemite Valley. This meant we could make the most of our days exploring the park, and then retire to the house to relax ahead of doing it all again the next day!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Perfect spot!

  • 4 of 5

Very well equipped home. Perfect location. Spent one week here and it was nice to come "home" to a comfortable bed after a long day of hiking. Very quiet with a beautiful view. Would definitely stay here again due to location. Owner very prompt with any questions.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gute Lage um den Yosemite NP zu entdecken!

  • 4 of 5

Wir - 4 Personen - haben diese Unterkunft für unseren ersten Aufenthalt im Yosemite NP gewählt, um uns die lange Fahrtstrecke von außerhalb ins Valley zu sparen.

Das Haus liegt sehr ruhig in Yosemite West und ist mit ca. 80qm (2 Schlafzimmern, 2 Badezimmern und einer komplett ausgestatteten Küche) ausreichend groß.

Man sollte auf jeden Fall seinen Großeinkauf vorab in Oakhurst machen. Im Village ist zwar ein Supermarkt, der schon ziemlich viel im Angebot hat, aber natürlich deutlich teurer ist.

Ein Minuspunkt, der uns negativ aufgefallen ist, war die Reinigung der Küche und der unteren Veranda. Gerade im Küchenbereich sollte schon genauer und gründlicher geputzt werden.

Ansonsten kann man dieses Haus definitiv empfehlen und der Kontakt zur Besitzerin war zu jeder Zeit schnell und gut.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Yosemite west

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect just far enough away from the valley congestion Yosemite west is the place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Cabin with Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Location - We broke our Yosemite vacation into three main parts: 1. Yosemite Valley 2. Glacier Point Road 3. Tioga Road. The location of the Mountainside Chalet was perfect for getting to each of these locations, especially Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point Road. Tioga Road is a little bit further of a drive but staying anywhere else will make your drives to #1 and #2 even longer.

Home - A very well maintained home that really is on the mountainside. The host gives you warnings about the driveway for good reason as it is incredibly steep! She gave great tips for maneuvering up and down. There are TWO awesome decks that are high enough to see just above the tree-line which makes for some beautiful sunsets. The home was a perfect size for our family that traveled (4 adults + 1 infant) and each bedroom was comfortable with good size. Everything was also very clean and neat. The only things to remember are if you are traveling in the summer, there is no AC so it can get hot upstairs in the afternoon. Just stay out in the park long enough and it won't matter! Internet is good for checking emails and such but the data runs out quickly. Again, no big deal as we were in the park all day anyway.

We would definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding place to visit Yosemite

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect for 2 couples visiting Yosemite. Very clean, extrimely well full furnished. Location is perfect. Views at sunset are breathtaking. Nice BBQ on the balcony. Owner quick with communication. Internet is not the best.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I agree the internet is not the best. We are limited to satellite internet and it has gotten better over the years but still limited.
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Fresno, CA
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Yosemite Valley
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Wawona Yosemite's Wawona Golf Course 209 375 6572
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Oakhurst
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 41
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Yosemite Valley
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Badger Pass
Car: necessary

My vacation home is located inside Yosemite park eliminating the need to wait in line for re-entry. It is among the closest accommodations to the major attractions such as Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, Wawona Golf Course, the Mariposa Grove (which is closed for Restoration till July 2017) and various trail heads. I allow 30 minutes to get down to the Valley a little longer to get to the Golf Course, When I go to the Mariposa Grove I'll park my car at the Wawona store and take the shuttle bus.

I would advise anyone staying in Yosemite West and preparing their own meals, to do their grocery shopping before they enter the park. There are grocery stores in the Valley and at the Wawona store but most of the prices are higher.

Then there are restaurants, from the dining room at the Ahwahnee to the pizza deck in Curry Village

IF at all possible I would recommend one stays at least a week because there is so much to do. In the Valley I would recommend parking your car in the Day Use Parking then taking the free shuttle bus around.

A popular place is the Ahwahnee, a 4 diamond hotel which was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. Dinning used to require a jacket for men but has eased up on that tradition and now collard shirts for men and woman may wear dress or slacks and blouse. Historic Ahwahnee Tours are also available.

The visitor center is a must stop. The staff is always helpful with how to plan your stay in Yosemite. They can also tell you about the ranger's program and Interpretive walks

There's a bookstore and museum near by.

There's the Ansel Adams Gallery which offers photography workshops and a camera walk (class size & availability are limited).

You are in Bear country which means food may only be inside your car (out of sight, widows completely closed) during daylight hours. Remember to clear your car of food wrappers, crumbs in baby seats, and baby wipes. Even canned food and drinks must be removed from your car.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Yosemite National Park, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
16 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$528
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
2017
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$502
A$3,010
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$462
A$2,769
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$401
cleaning A$134 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

The $325 is for four 4 people. There is an additional charge of $25 per person per day

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Yosemite National Park, California

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Down stairs Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , sink, handicap accessible, seating and hand rails
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen Bedroom - North Side - 1 large double bed , mtn views, 32' TV, celing fan, closet dresser alarm/radio
    King Size Bedroom - North Side - 1 extra lg. double bed , mtn views, 32' TV, phone, celing fan, closet, dresser, radio
  • Both bedrooms have a sliding glass door with access to the upper deck with stunning mountain views . There is a window above the doors which gives you a great view of the night sky. In the closet you will find a flash light, extra pillows and blankets.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting