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Tracy and David Greenwood

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Sunset Roost-the Perfect Nest for Yosemite-Private Hot Tub

64 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Yosemite Area House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Whether you are looking for a peaceful mountain getaway or trying to find lodging for your group near Yosemite National Park, Sunset Roost is the perfect choice! The Sunset Roost offers quiet solitude in a beautiful foothill setting.

The Sunset Roost is a three bedroom, two-bath manufactured home that has been fully renovated inside and out. It is tastefully decorated throughout. Sunset Roost is designed for adults as a non-smoking property. Artwork from local artists adorns every room and spills into the Outdoor Living Room and gardens. And the sunset view is what you will always remember!

An open floor plan invites interaction throughout the living area. The large peninsula counter separates the kitchen from the dining area and provides plenty of prep space for creating meals or picnic lunches to take into Yosemite. It’s also a great place for breakfast before you head out for the day. This opens into the living room, which truly is a room with a view! A leather sofa and love seat face one another and look out over the deck towards the Merced River Canyon. The futon day-bed is the perfect place to lounge and enjoy the view (it is also a double bed).

Each of the three bedrooms has a character of its own. The master bedroom is outfitted with a king sized pillowtop bed with a down comforter. Artwork in the master bedroom and bath is relationship inspired; perfect for romantic evenings. There is a large bathtub and separate shower in the master bath, as well as double sinks.

The second and third bedrooms are located on the opposite end of the house adjacent to the second bathroom. Both have queen size beds with down comforters. The Wildflower Room has a tall sleigh bed and colorful photography from the surrounding foothills and high country. The Half Dome Room has a low platform bed to allow full view from its second (west facing) window. Local art depicting Yosemite’s most recognizable icon adorns the walls.

Enter the Outdoor Living Room through either of the glass doors onto the deck. Defined mostly by the 800 square foot redwood deck and hot tub, you will find yourself spending considerable quality time out here. Outdoor meals are wonderful with the evening breeze and unobstructed sunset views. The main table seats six and a small bistro table seats two more. Cook outside on the propane BBQ while you relax on a pair of chaise lounges.

It is a bit hard to say where the Outdoor Living Room ends and the yard begins. A lush green lawn invites you to spend your afternoon in the shade of the pines relaxing in the hammock. The gardens are filled with flowers, herbs, and native plants which keep the birds, bees and butterflies happy. There are walking trails on-site that wander down the “tunnel trail” through manzanita, oak, and pine forests before looping back around through oak savanna and up to the top—the Roost. Wildlife is abundant at The Roost. You may see deer, birds, fox, turkey, peacocks, squirrels, raccoons, and bats.

The Sunset Roost offers all the comforts of home. Whether your idea of vacationing involves cooking gourmet meals or take-n-bake pizza, the full amenity kitchen has everything you will need. The home theater system includes a high quality Onkyo 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound receiver, DVD player, CD player, and satellite TV. Wireless DSL is provided for those who can’t go without their laptop. Of course there are plenty of pillows and blankets to keep you comfortable, and the large washer and dryer will keep your clothes clean if you’re on an extended holiday.

The Sunset Roost is conveniently located in the community of Midpines, California along the Highway 140 corridor. It is a 25-mile drive to the Yosemite National Park boundary along the “all weather highway” which follows the Wild and Scenic Merced River (37 miles to Yosemite Village). Heading the other direction, you will find the gold rush town of Mariposa 10 miles to the West. Merced is 45 miles, and the Fresno airport is a 90-minute drive. The Merced River Recreation Area (Briceburg) is less than 7 miles away.

There is plenty to do in the area. Most visitors will go into Yosemite, but some, who seek solitude, will be quite satisfied to avoid the crowds. The historic town of Mariposa offers shops, restaurants, a film cinema, groceries, gas and supplies. Outdoor recreation abounds! Whitewater Rafting and kayaking are excellent in the spring. Birding, hiking, fishing, swimming, sunbathing, mountain biking, and gold panning are popular along the Merced River and in The Park. Yosemite is a Mecca for rock climbers from around the world! There is something for everyone to do while staying at the Sunset Roost, even if you never leave the property—remember that hammock and the Outdoor Living Room?

We, the owners of the Sunset Roost, have lived here since 2000 and have explored much of the region. We can help you plan your visit and will even clue you in to our secret spots and favorite hikes (if you promise to respect the land and leave no trace).

So come on up to the Sunset Roost for your next vacation and let us help you make the most of your visit!

Keywords: Yosemite National Park, Wild and Scenic Merced River, Mariposa, Private, Solitude, Peaceful,

View, Yard, Garden, Hot Tub, Deck

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tracy and David Greenwood (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english


based on 64 traveler reviews

Sunset Roost-the Perfect Nest for Yosemite-Private Hot Tub
average rating of 4.921875 based on 64 reviews


  • 5 of 5

In a word 'PERFECT'. This home is a gem. Every detail has been carefully thought about. Decor beautiful. Views breathtaking. Wildlife amazing. We loved it and would recommend it unreservedly.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Yosemite Privacy - peaceful, relaxing, full of nature.

  • 5 of 5

I'm a stickler for properties being what they are advertised to me. This one did not disappoint. We booked this late in February for a week long trip of hiking to Yosemite in July. The pictures really don't do this place justice. First of all it is private! It is remote (about 27 miles to the park entrance) but there is not a neighbor in site. The only visitors we had each night was a family of turkeys that joined us for breakfast and dinner! Everything in the house was spotless. The back deck was just breathtaking. The view of the mountains and un-obstructed nature with a cool breeze blowing at night made the hot tub and dinner on the back deck an amazingly peaceful experience after a long day of hiking. The trip to Mariposa for groceries and gas was also only 7 miles away. The bed was extremely comfortable in the master. The house also had labels everywhere. We had zero issues with lights, towels, laundry, stereo equipment - everything was idiot proof. The outdoor shower was Awesome! The hot tub after a long day of hiking was awesome. Overall this was a majestic experience and this home made it truly enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exquisite Home and Location!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Tracy and David's beautiful home could not have been any better. An exceptionally well outfitted, maintained and cared for home, even better than the VRBO description, awaited us at the end of a long travel day. We arrived in time to turn on some music, sit in the hot tub with a bottle of wine and observe a beautiful sunset framed by the grove of trees surrounding the home. The setting is private and peaceful, and the views are amazing. There with our grown son and daughter, they were amazed they had their own rooms, and continually expressed surprise and happiness at what the home had to offer. This was nothing like other places we had stayed at earlier in our vacation. The kitchen had everything we could have asked for, and the beds were large and comfortable. Tracy and David obviously take a great deal of pride and care for this home, which lacks nothing, and we are so very happy we discovered it. Its Midpines location is great for Yosemite access; within 10 miles of a surprisingly good supermarket in Mariposa, and about 40 minutes to the park entrance (about as close as you can get without staying in park). We have already shared information on Sunset Roost with friends and when back in the area would absolutely stay again. Thank you Tracy and David!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation at the Roost. Everything about it was fantastic. Eating dinner while watching the beautiful sunset was just the beginning. We thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor shower, hot tub, cooking in the kitchen and the tranquility of being completely away from it all. Tracy and David are fantastic hosts. We appreciated and enjoyed all of their suggestions. The ride to Yosemite was beautiful. Yosemite was the icing on the cake. We would absolutely recommend this property and hope to return.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home to spend time relaxing after a long day of sightseeing in Yosemite national park. It is so well stocked and clean. The hot tub was cleaned and ready when we arrived late at night. View at sunset stunning. Location is perfect. Thank you Tracy and David for making this a wonderful vacation!!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, clean, and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place to stay just outside of Yosemite. Beautiful drive along the river to get in to the park.

Sitting on that fabulous deck and enjoying the absolute silence was one of the highlights. Tracy and David are outstanding hosts- all questions answered, and they shared lots of local tips. Would absolutely recommend, and would love to return again.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
The Alley, The Hideout—both in Mariposa
Nearest Motorway
2.4 Miles
Highway 140 to Yosemite
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort and Spa
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Merced River at Briceburg
Car: recommended

Yosemite National Park


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Nightly Rate is calculated by total number of guests including children.

Base Rate is for 2 people. Additional guest (up to 6 total guests including children) are charged at $25 per night

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Yosemite Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Ultra comfy futon day-bed in living room. Tons of pillows.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Outdoor Living Room features private hot tub, dining table, chaise lounges, chairs, bistro table, gas BBQ, and hammock. Fully equipped laundry room. Kitchen has plenty of dishes and bakeware for gourmet elaborate meals. Stereo system is high quality with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. Leather furniture throughout. Organic food delivery available.

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