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Doug Dalton

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english


50 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Great Home! 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6) 2.5 Acres - Plenty of room to run.

Just 25 miles from the northern entrance into Yosemite National Park, you will find yourself in a fully furnished home that is the perfect get away. It has an unobstructed view of a lovely 100 acre meadow and is in Stanislaus National forest. If you are looking for solitude, sunshiny days and starlet nights in the pines then you will love this home. At 3200 feet we’re just above the snow mark but below the blizzard line. We’re just ½ mile from the nearest grocery store or gas station and 10 minutes (8 miles) from Highway 120.

Our vacation property can accommodate 6+ comfortably. It has three bedrooms; master bedroom has a king size adjustable bed and a private full-bath. The two smaller bedrooms have queen beds and share a full-bath. Children or adventurous at heart could sleep on queen size air beds in a nicely finished garage area in the summer. (see pictures)

There is easy access to the house through the garage and front door. There is a deck across the back of the house and the setting is very private. There is access to internet and it has dish TV.

The large kitchen is fully equipped for all your cooking needs and has granite throughout. It includes a large Island for cooking or eating. There is a gas BBQ grill in the back yard.

The hot tub is fabulous for relaxing anytime but especially under the stars at night. It has therapy jets for those tired muscles after a long day of sightseeing or hiking.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Doug Dalton (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Doug Dalton

Lori and I met while we were young and only 17 while attending college up in Idaho. Doug retired and we purchased this home in 2012 as our vacation dream home. We love it so much that we enjoy staying here whenever we can. The mountains are beautiful and it is very peaceful here. Lori and I have 5 children and 18 grand children with one on the way. We enjoy camping, traveling, but mostly just doing work around our homes.

and visiting with friends.

Doug Dalton purchased this house in 2012

Why Doug Dalton chose California

We chose this property because we enjoy mountain living without the hustle and bustle of resort areas. Little traffic and yet close to Yosemite and wonderful hiking adventures.

What makes this house unique

Very quiet, small town, enjoy the stars-Yosemite and nearby historic towns.


based on 50 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.84 based on 50 reviews

Worth the price! The Best House in Town!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at this property. Doug and his wife were very nice. They visited us to make sure everything is okay. Love taking pictures outside the house. Landscaping was superb! Drive to Yosemite Valley was 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours. Do visit Hetch Hetchy if you have the time! Would definitely come back. Moreover, I am looking forward to visiting Doug's property in Oregon! Thank you so much :)

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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stacy mn

Beautiful Home near Yosemite.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home. Had all we needed for a great stay near Yosemite.Hot tub was nice to come back to after long hike's in all the park's.And close to the store so you can pick up thing's you forget. we enjoyed the swing in the front yard with the great view. Thank you for sharing your home . Kathy.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Yosemite house, but further than I expected

  • 3 of 5

This is a very well equipped house. From the kitchen, to the den and then bedrooms, everything was very comfortable for my family of four. The beds are extremely comfortable. The wifi worked great. And my wife definitely took advantage of the oversized washer and dryer. I'm assigning the three star primarily because of the 1-1/2 hour drive into and back from Yosemite. Yikes! That's THREE HOURS A DAY. After doing this several days in a row, the drive becomes tiresome after a long day of hiking. There was no mention of this in other reviews, nor could I find this information in the rental listing. Then, there isn't exactly a view of the mountains and or the park. Just an empty field across the street. I'm not knocking the peace and quiet, but I've visited other National Parks and had VRBO accommodations with views of the mountains. I certainly felt the price I paid matched the location. Again, it's a great place to stay. I would certainly not hesitate to recommend it, but be prepared to drive.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home close to Yosemite!

  • 4 of 5

The house is impeccably clean with a much needed washer and dryer! After hotel stays we appreciated the ability to stretch our legs and spread out a little. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Beautiful, fully equipped and extremely comfortabl

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well equipped place, luxurious, close access to yosemite, and some very nice amenities. The hot tub is phenomenal after a hard trek, the greeley market has everything you need including fuel within a ten minute walk, there's excellent wifi, games for kids, excellent kitchen, washing machines, netflix, fireplace inside and firepit outside, and a big, comfortable living room. It's a place where even after staying 5 days and having yosemite next door you still wish you could stay just a while longer at the property. Doug and Lori are excellent hosts and make sure all your questions are answered and your stay is memorable. I look forward to bringing my family back here.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Well equipped escape

  • 5 of 5

We chose the house because of its proximity to Yosemite but once we got there, we almost wanted to just stay and hang out at the house! It has everything. The front lawn alone has mini golf, a fire pit, a hot tub, and great views. The decor is cute and homey and the furniture and beds are very comfortable. This is a great house to cook in and had a very clean grill. Also great view of the night sky.

You won't get any cell service at the house but they have wifi and a landline. The town of Coulterville is small and closes early but everyone working there is very friendly and helpful.

The owner was responsive and answered all of my questions in a timely manner. The house was very clean. I would love it return!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
154 Miles
San Francisco, CA
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Groveland, CA
Nearest Train
57 Miles
Modesto, CA
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Greeley Hill, CA
Nearest Ski
67 Miles
Dodge Ridge
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Pine Mountain Lake, Don Pedro Lake, Lake McClure
Car: necessary

In addition to the Yosemite area, historic Jamestown is great fun and kids love to ride the real steam train. Gold Panning, available near Columbia Old West town, in Sonora, view first rate Plays at Sierra Repertory Theater. Cinema Movies Theater, also in Sonora. Houseboating and water toys at nearby Don Pedro and McClure Lakes, Hike and swim at nearby Rainbow Pools and Carlon Falls.

White Water Raft in some of the best white water rapids in the world on nearby Toulemne river (Only 10 miles). Beautiful Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and Tennia Lake near by on the North side of Yosemite.

You can Golf at famous Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course.

At times, Caretaker present on property.


Rates & Availability

Yosemite National Park House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

*Note: No bookings less than 15 days in advance. Fees change according to season, party sizes larger than six guests add an extra per guest rate of $25 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Larger than normal shower with shower wand
  • Beautiful, clean granite counter tops, nice tiled showers and large mirrors makes getting ready really enjoyable.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Room also has beautiful desk with computer.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Piano is also in this room for those piano enthusiast.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Adjustable Temper Pedic Bed, Large room, walk in closet.
  • Queen size air beds also available for extra guests. However you would need to bring bedding or sleeping bags for the extra guests. Extra costs per person, per night for more than six (6) guests is charged.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
For extra outdoor kids activities we have a great tree swing, a miniature golf/croquet course, Where you can use golf or croquet or tennis balls on my miniature 5 hole golf course. We have horse shoes..

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