Bob constructed his wonderful home in a fabulous location about 50 minutes from the Southern Entrance to Yosemite. The apartment is on the second floor of his home and is immaculate. Bob is an artisan and it was a pleasure to see his precision and beautiful work. The home is located atop a hill overlooking a beautiful valley and it is lovely to sit in the lower patio, read and gaze at the scenery. We have been to Yosemite many times and but never to the southern part of the park near Wawona. Lots of things to do there and in the Bass Lake area--we had several beautiful waterfall/wildflower walks in and outside the park. It would be a bit far to go to the more majestic (and crowded) valley and northern area, but it could be done. A lovely place to stay!
Bob is an excellent host! The space is charming and cozy, and we appreciated the Roku TV after a long day in Yosemite. Beautiful views as well.
In effect, this is an upstairs apartment of the home of the owner (Bob Voiss), a fellow who could not be more pleasant and helpful in both arranging the stay and helping out once we arrived. We were joined by our two young grandsons who happily shared a queen sized blow-up and comfortable air mattress (one could have slept on the sofa and the other on a smaller air mattress but they chose to do it this way). The place is some distance from the South entrance to Yosemite so if proximity is the most important criterion, this option may not be best; but the setting is beautiful and it is quite close to Bass Lake (gorgeous with patio boats for easy rental). The kitchen area has coffee, tea, condiments and other supplies; we brought along hamburgers and hot dogs to grill on the BBQ and that worked out well. In short, our two-night stay was most enjoyable; highly recommended!
My partner and I stayed at Bob's place in October 2014 and absolutely loved it! So much so, we've recommended it to anyone who mentions they're heading to Yosemite. Bob was very welcoming, the location was great and the accommodation itself was very homely. One of our favourite memories of the trip is sitting by the fire one night (great perk) with a glass of wine and yummy pizza from a takeout in the local village, when we heard footsteps behind us on the gravel (). Relieved to say it was only deer but the imagination can run 'wild' in such a location!
This charming loft is easy access to south entrance of Yosemite National Park and Bass Lake. Bob was such a great host quickly responding to many questions regarding the surrounding area. I highly recommend this wonderful place to friends and family.
Bob - Thanks so much for your recommendation to go to Taft Point, it was awesome and a gorgeous hike! I wish we had stayed longer.