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Pat & Mike Bradley

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Inside Yosemite National Park - Cozy Cub

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Yosemite Area Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, l full bath, sleeps 6

Thank you for choosing 'Cozy Cub'. If you're looking for the perfect rental accomodation, not into camping and not wanting to spend a lot of money, you have found the perfect place for relaxation and fun. This cabin is only six years old, impeccably maintained, loaded with amenities such as a fully equipped kitchen, a Direct Satelite TV with DVD player, and a gorgeous view of the forest right outside your window. There are two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other bedroom has two bunk beds (for up to 4 persons). This unit is located in the downstairs floor of the cabin. It is accessed by and outside stair case on the side of the cabin.

Yosemite West is the perfect location for your mountain getaway. We are centrally located inside the gates of Yosemite National Park. Just 30 minutes south of the valley floor one milesfrom Glacier Point Road and just 5 miles from Badger Pass ski area and 30 minuites (15 miles) from Glacier Point. You are likely to see wild animals such as coyotes, deer and maybe even an occassional bear looking for a free meal (please do not feed them).

You can hike the nearby nature trails or ski at Badger Pass; the cross-country skiing along Glacier Point Road and the trails to the cliffs are spectacular in the extreme!They are all a short 20 minute ride from the front door, even in winter.

No matter who you spend your vacation, you'll come away with lifelong memories to share with your family and friends.

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  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pat & Mike Bradley (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Pat & Mike Bradley

My wife, Pat, and I have spent the last ten years building our dream home in Yosemite. We are anxious to share our beautiful home with travelers visiting the 'one of a kind' Yosemite National Park.

Why Pat & Mike Bradley chose Yosemite Area

Our vacation condo is kept impeccably clean, new furnishings, condo is only six years old. Fully equipped kitchen, towels and bedding are provided. Just bring your clothes and some food!

What makes this bungalow unique

Convenient location; close proximity to all the sight seeing spots in Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, Badger Pass, Wawona, Mariposa Grove, and the awe-inspiring high country of Yosemite.

Quiet surroundings, possible wildlife visits, beautiful forest area.


based on 25 traveler reviews

Inside Yosemite National Park - Cozy Cub
average rating of 3.76 based on 25 reviews

Cozy Cub was above expectations

  • 4 of 5

We found Cozy Cub to be above expectations because:

1) the unit was large, clean, and was probably recently remodeled

2) kitchen had just enough of everything we needed. (we cooked dinner and breakfast there every day)

3) The queen bedroom had that "new feeling"

4) The bathroom was quite nice

So I'd recommend staying here.

Note for folks staying longer: no washer/dryer.

BTW, the weather was mild when during our stay, and thus overheating was not an issue.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stay Away In Summer

  • 1 of 5

The Cozy Cub should not be rented in summer. It may be an ideal winter location, but in the heat of July and August it is a sweatbox. It was always hotter inside the unit than outside – and the temperature in Yosemite reached 107 degrees during our stay! The unit included three fans which did little to alleviate the heat because the unit’s window screens are bent, damaged or broken – opening the windows to cool off meant that we shared the unit with all manner of flying and crawling insects. Previous reviews show the damaged screens have been brought to the owners’ attention before, but nothing has been done. We think the Cozy Cub owners should make it very clear on their listing that the unit is NOT air conditioned – instead they list “heating” as an amenity.

In addition, the owners failed to respond to our questions and concerns. We left messages at both contact phone numbers posted in the unit every day of our stay and never, ever received a response. This is the first time a VRBO owner has failed to respond to us.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall nice stay, convenient location

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed 2 nights at the Cozy Cub, and had an enjoyable stay overall. The weather at Yosemite was up to 100 F every day we were there, so the lack of air conditioning in the unit was detrimental and it could use a small cooling unit besides fans at least for the bedrooms. Also, as stated by other reviews, there is no wireless and any data comm is spotty at best in the community, ours with otherwise reliable Verizon (funny 4G was available in the Valley). Yes, this is a nature adventure but for those of us that plan digitally and like to read up on outings for the next day, doing so was pretty much nonexistent without wireless. Would be a nice benefit for the place. Other than that, beds were good, screens appeared to be fixed from a prior review, and had a nice video library for the kids. We had a wonderful stay and the owners were nice to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Cub cabin in Yosemite West

  • 4 of 5

The three of us were delighted with our entire stay in Yosemite and especially with the Cozy Cub cabin.

It was comfortable, fully functional, in a beautiful setting, and our phone interactions with Mike Bradley were pleasant and helpful.

it would easily accomodate seven or more people and the road into Valley Center is a gorgeous drive.

We were very "at home" in the Cozy Cub.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serviceable, but little more than location for the money

  • 2 of 5

Advanced communication was extensive and timely. Directions were spot on. Owner has seemingly converted their downstairs into a rental unit. Fairly spartan which is fine in a woodsy setting. Parking was easy and plenty and the roads were well marked. If you have AT&T, there is no cell signal at all. Beds were poor, they were "working on" getting internet. No laundry or many/any other extras.

We were slated to stay two nights. We were quite excited. When we got to the unit, it was sealed up tight and over 80 degrees inside! We got in and found the screens on three of the four primary windows were completely beat up and could not function as screens! The unit had no air conditioning (stated upfront) but at night, historically the temps cooled off to a level we saw this as no problem. With the screens non-functioning, we did not wish to invite the zika virus inside with the many mosquitos around so we tried leaving the windows closed and just opening the one intact screen door in the master bedroom. While this somewhat cooled off that room, without any cross ventilation, it was still far too hot for our kids to sleep comfortably at 10pm. WE decided to go ahead and open the kids room window and the living room windows and it cooled off immediately...but by the wee hours of the morning the place was riddled with mosquitoes and nobody could sleep. My oldest got eaten up. Other had some bites. I closed the windows back up and killed as many as we could see. Largely a horrid night sleep was had by all.

In the morning, we drove to civilization and texted the owners, told them either we needed the screens fixed or we needed to leave a day early - we simply should not be expected to have another night like that in a room at this caliber of stay. There response was basically to say "nobody else had ever complained". I frankly didn't care what anybody else had said, I took pics of the broken screens and again asked if they could be fixed before we returned to the unit that night. They said they wouldn't be looked at for several days. Our family decided rather than risk flying attack and another horrid night we would go back and check out and find another place. Put quite a damper on an otherwise beautiful experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Because of Mr. Justin’s lack of knowledge about the unit such as the location, the fact that it was down two flights of stairs, that it didn’t have a washer and dryer, the types of beds in the unit, etc., it appears to us that Mr. Justin, who is an executive, had a secretary or other booking agent make the reservation for him or he, personally, made the reservation but didn’t bother to read the listing. There are pictures of the beds that are in the two bedrooms on our Cozy Cub website. It clearly shows that the second bedroom has two bunk beds which have the typical bunk bed style mattresses. The other bedroom has a queen size standard box spring and mattress like most people have. It doesn't list a laundry room as being available. If he needed the use of a phone, a house phone was available for his use. The pictures on the listing clearly show the staircase going down to the unit, describes the location as being in the Yosemite West development, and doesn’t list a washer and dryer as an amenity. When he brought up that there was problem with the screens we offered to have our son stop by to resolve the problem. He said not to bother unless we could have new screens installed that day. My husband attempted two times to reach him by phone so he could tell him that we had other screens available. There was one large fan and one small fan available in the unit if they didn't want to open the windows. Mr. Justin places an emphasis on mosquitoes in his review, however, when he texted us, he only referred to bugs! His statement referring to the Zika virus is very misleading. As of July 15, 2016, according to the California Department of Public Health, there haven’t been any locally acquired Zika virus cases in California. In fact, there haven’t been any in the entire United States! We spent the prior weekend at the cabin and didn't see any mosquitoes. On Memorial Day weekend we had sprayed for bugs and installed an electric bug zapper on the porch. We were not aware that one of the screens had gotten off track so about an inch of space was not closed. This screen has since been fixed.
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Good location if you can't stay in the valley, good accomodations

  • 3 of 5

We had a nice stay at Cozy Cub, very close to the road that leads to Glacier Point.

The good: awsome sunset view from the living area; great grill, nice personal touchs with hiking tips, etc.

Not so good: dead batteries on remotes,; I personally did not care for some of the sheets quality; be aware you are staying on the unit down the stairs (2 sets of stairs to get there).

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'll happy to hear you enjoyed the sunsets and little niceties. We apologize for the battery missing in the remote control. We suspect that one of the prior guests (probably a child) borrowed it to use for their game. It has been replaced and we'll be sure to check on the remotes after each stay. Thanks for staying at Cozy Cub. Pat & Mike
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Fresno Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Wawona Hotel Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 41
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Yosemite Lodge Restaurant
Car: necessary

Our 'Cozy Cub' is located in Yosemite National Park in Yosemite West. It is only a twenty minute drive from El Capitan and Yosemite Village, and all the attractions of Yosemite National Park. This is also the closest lodging for Badger Pass Ski Area, with downhill and Nordic skiing--only about six miles away from your door.

This Yosemite West home is located just a few miles from the Glacier Point Road, so you are very close to Taft Point and Glacier Point, the most spectacular views of Yosemite Valley.


Rates & Availability

Yosemite National Park Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer 2016
Aug 17 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

CleaningFee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Yosemite Area Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming

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