ROYAL RETREAT - YOSEMITE'S BEST-KEPT SECRET, CENTRALLY LOCATED, INSIDE PARK GATE

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ROYAL RETREAT - YOSEMITE'S BEST-KEPT SECRET, CENTRALLY LOCATED, INSIDE PARK GATE

Yosemite National Park House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Royal Retreat is a luxury two-bedroom mountain home 30 minutes away from most of Yosemite’s most popular attractions. Located at 5,500 feet, it provides an escape from the heat on the Valley floor in the hot summer and proximity to fun at Badger Pass in the winter.

Royal Retreat couldn’t be better situated. Our vacation home is in Yosemite West, right by the turnoff for Glacier Point. This means you will be inside Yosemite, and central to everything the park has to offer. It sure beats driving over two hours from one of the gateway cities! The Valley floor and its breathtaking waterfalls are 30 minutes from Royal Retreat, and the golf course and Giant Sequoias are also 30 minutes away. Glacier Point is another attraction not to be missed; the 20-minute drive is beautiful in itself, but the view from the overlook is truly awe-inspiring.

Royal Retreat is brand-new. It was completed in May 2012, and you can feel the care that went into each detail, from the rustic Shaker-style cabinets and doors to the handmade wooden staircase. One of the other unique features of Royal Retreat is that you do not have to climb any stairs to access the front door. This is very rare in our neighborhood; most of the rentals are on a hill, meaning you have to haul your bags up flights of stairs before reaching the front door. In addition, Royal Retreat’s guest bedroom, which boasts a king-size bed, is on the first floor with a bathroom right across the hall, making it perfect for guests who are less mobile.

In terms of amenities, Royal Retreat offers luxury upon luxury. Its kitchen is fully equipped with everything you’ll need to prepare gourmet meals at home. The master suite is outfitted in elegant yet simple decor, and the bathroom offers both a shower and a jacuzzi bath tub. Both bathrooms feature Italian marble countertops and shower walls, and you can easily sleep up six people if you opt to use the sofa beds in the loft. (For parties of two to four people, we offer a studio, Serenity Suite VRBO 406504, directly below Royal Retreat with its own parking, entrance, and deck.)

Royal Retreat offers beautiful views of the forest from its rooms. The living room and loft are especially relaxing; both receive ample sunlight and showcase peaceful views of the trees surrounding the property. If you want to grill, the covered deck gives you the luxury of being outside, while still providing shelter from the sun or rain.

This perfectly situated vacation rental is new to the market, but we’re already booking up for the 2014 season. Contact us today to make your reservation!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank You for a Terrific Stay! This house like Yosemite is a Jewel!!! The house is very comfortable & well appointed. We look foward to a return in the near future
Aug 2012
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Please explore the map above. Our home is located inside the gates to Yosemite National Park. You can see the nearby Glacier Point road on the map. Only 8 miles to Badger Pass, about 12 miles to the Valley Floor. Many listings don't show a map and are often farther away than described. There is a big advantage to staying inside the gates. We are over 1/2 hour INSIDE the gates, so compare our location to locations 5-10 minutes outside the gates, plus waiting at the entrance station. Closer to almost everything and no daily entry hassle.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Jeff is a park ranger and Holly is an accountant. We lived in the Yosemite area for a combined 15 years and are now doing a tour of duty at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

We are rock climbers and Yosemite is our favorite place in the world. We named Royal Retreat after a favorite Yosemite climb, Royal Arches, and one of Yosemite's climbing legends Royal Robbins.

We hope our guests feel like royalty when staying at our home. Guests are giving us rave reviews on our brand new house, the superior construction and the wonderful feeling inside and out. Each detail has been carefully considered and you will not be disappointed.

Yosemite West offers proximity to all the Yosemite attractions without the crowds. It's peaceful, wooded, moderate temperature in summer and offers good access to fun in the snow in the winter.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 56 traveler reviews

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Royal Retreat - Yosemite's Best-Kept Secret, Centrally Located, Inside Park Gate
average rating of 4.982143 based on 56 reviews
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Royal Retreat - Yosemite's Best-Kept Secret, Centrally Located, Inside Park Gate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p364619vb
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Yosemite National Park Yosemite Area
Ninderry, Queensland, Australia.
5

FABULOUS HOME.

  • 5 of 5
Royal Retreat is first class accommodation. Our family were pleasantly surprised with the high level of comfort that we were afforded. A beautiful home and in a good location only 30 min from Yosemite Valley Floor. Holly and Jeff were very good with communication and we were even greeted with a nice bottle of red. The Wi Fi was an added bonus for us to upload photos and stay in touch with friends and relo's. We even managed to watch a Wood pecker at work from the balcony. (Novelty for us Ozzies.) There is so much to see in Yosemite and this home was a great base. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. We would gladly revisit Royal Retreat again.
  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Royal Retreat - Yosemite's Best-Kept Secret, Centrally Located, Inside Park Gate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p364619vb
+1 209-379-5775
Yosemite National Park Yosemite Area
Sebastian, Florida
5

AWESOME

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at the Royal Retreat was astonishingly positive.

The property is stunning, new and exceedingly well constructed. The photos on the site are gorgeous; in person--the property looks even better.

We felt safe at all times. Coming "Home" to the Royal Retreat after a long day in Yosemite was a wonderful feeling.

The owners are fabulous. Holly went out of her way to call me when the ski resort was closing. She knew my daughter wanted to see snow for the first time. She is thoughtful and all my communications with her were professional, respectful, warm and friendly.

Should I ever return to Yosemite, I will consider only Royal Retreat of Serenity Suite for our stay.

And--I will unhesitatingly recommend the property to others.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Royal Retreat - Yosemite's Best-Kept Secret, Centrally Located, Inside Park Gate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p364619vb
+1 209-379-5775
Yosemite National Park Yosemite Area
4

LOVELY STAY

  • 4 of 5
After 14 years of visiting Yosemite, we finally found this property, and it will be hard to go anywhere else in future. Excellent facilities in a quiet and (to us) an unknown part of the Park. We originally planned to eat in the Valley, but the well-equipped kitchen, dining room with a super view, and lounge area with fireplace were all too inviting to waste. The back deck is a peaceful spot to sit and enjoy the forest view. The location is positioned pretty much halfway between the Valley floor and Glacier Point - you've got about a 30min drive in either direction. It's also on the way to Wawona. The hosts were very friendly, communicative, and helpful. Any issues?, well the property is a duplex with other renters possibly in the apartment below, but we couldn't hear them when they were there. Also, the bedrooms don't have curtains on all the windows; but these are minor points. From a simple financial perspective alone, we would recommend this property for families and groups who'd otherwise need several rooms at the hotels in the Valley/El Portal areas, whose prices per room these days have become very expensive and not worth it. We would consider this rental again for future Yosemite visits.
  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities
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Royal Retreat - Yosemite's Best-Kept Secret, Centrally Located, Inside Park Gate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p364619vb
+1 209-379-5775
Yosemite National Park Yosemite Area
5

BEAUTIFUL HOME IN WEST YOSEMITE!

  • 5 of 5
Holly and Jeff have thought of everything to make their guests' stay comfortable and enjoyable. Holly answered many questions for us via email before we arrived, helping us to choose activities that we could do with our toddler.

From the architecture to the linens, the Royal Retreat was certainly royal! There were beautiful, high-quality details throughout the home. We especially appreciated the fully-equipped kitchen (pots, pans, mixing bowls, measuring cups, cookie sheets, etc) and the extras like the high chair and Weber BBQ grill.

If we travel to Yosemite again Royal Retreat would be our top choice.
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
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Royal Retreat - Yosemite's Best-Kept Secret, Centrally Located, Inside Park Gate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p364619vb
+1 209-379-5775
Yosemite National Park Yosemite Area
Lakewood, CA
5

BEST EXPERIENCE EVER! WE WILL BE COMING BACK AGAIN.

  • 5 of 5
It's the little things that really set this rental experience apart from others. The owners touched base with us and provided special instructions to enhance our stay (I.e. getting gas and groceries, hikes to experience while staying). Upon arrival we had a lovely note, a bottle of wine, popcorn, etc. Anything you needed in the kitchen was available, it was truly luxurious. The furnishings were superior, all high quality. From start to finish a class act.
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Royal Retreat - Yosemite's Best-Kept Secret, Centrally Located, Inside Park Gate
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+1 209-379-5775
Yosemite National Park Yosemite Area
Indiana
5

TERRIFIC HOUSE CLOSE TO THE PARK

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Holly and Jeff's Royal Retreat late in November. It is an ideal vacation home: it is very close to the park in West Yosemite. We did not realize until our trip to Yosemite how fortunate we were to have chosen that house because several of the others would have required a lengthy trip into the park.

The house is set up for a comfortable and efficient stay. In addition to the bedrooms downstairs, there is a balcony/den and second bedroom upstairs. I use the word "efficient" because every drawer and cupboard is has a label with its content. This may seem a minor detail, but it meant we did not need to open numerous cabinets to find items we needed.

The house was immaculate. If we are ever in Yosemite again and it is not already booked by another fortunate family, we will stay there again.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
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Map

Nearest Airport
84 Miles
Fresno Yosemite (we like Sacramento SMF at 181 m)
Nearest Train
91 Miles
Merced Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 41
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Merced River, Yosemite Valley
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Wawona Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Badger Pass Ski Area
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Wawona
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Mountain Room / Wawona (two choices, equadistant)
Car: necessary

Inside Yosemite Park entrances, near Badger Pass Ski Area, Yosemite West is a neighborhood area conveniently located near many attractions including the Yosemite Valley Floor, Glacier Point, Wawona and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. A central location for your stay while you enjoy visiting different areas of the park.

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Availability & Rates

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Yosemite National Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September Specials
Sep 15 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$379
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low-Season
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
$240
$1,512
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 29 2014
3 night minimum stay
$425
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low-Season
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 23 2014
2 night minimum stay
$240
$1,512
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$425
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low-Season
Jan 1 2015 - Jan 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$240
$1,512
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low-Season
Jan 19 2015 - Feb 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$240
$1,512
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low-Season
Feb 16 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$240
$1,512
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$380
$2,394
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Minimum stay: three nights high season (April-October) and holidays; two nights low season (November-March). Rates above include four people in high season/holiday (minimum rate) and two people low season. Add $25 per additional person. We do not charge for infants under 12 months old. Note that the VRBO automated system is currently improperly quoting for children on most stays.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Yosemite National Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Living Room
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Gas Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Both bathrooms feature marble countertops and marble shower and/or tub surrounds.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Both bedrooms feature King Beds, closets and dressers; Pack and Play available-please provide your own infant bedding; Additional sleeping: One full size futon and one full size Klick Klak convertible sofa in loft sitting room/TV area, with full bedding for provided for each convertible bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
  • rafting
Notes:
Bluetooth Samsung Speaker Dock for iPhone/iPod. Connect your device and place music wirelessly. Bluetooth TV - play your photos from the day on the big screen wirelessly. Staff visit site daily. Daily housekeeping available for an additional fee.
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