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Royal Retreat - Yosemite's Best-Kept Secret, Centrally Located, Inside Park Gate

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Member since: 2011
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015
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Royal Retreat - Yosemite's Best-Kept Secret, Centrally Located, Inside Park Gate

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Yosemite National Park House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

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 Wawona area including its golf course are less than 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 jetted bath tub. Both bathrooms feature Italian marble counters and shower walls, and you can easily sleep up five people if you opt to use the sofa bed 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 starting to book for the 2015 season. Contact us today to make your reservation!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015

About The Owner

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

Why The Owner chose Yosemite National Park

We lived in Yosemite full-time for a combined 15 years. Now we make a home in nearby Three Rivers, CA (Sequoia National Park), where Jeff is a park ranger, and in El Portal, CA, just outside the Yosemite gate, where Holly is an accountant. We are fortunate to split our time between two great Sierra foothill communities.

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 you 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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 69 traveler reviews

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Royal Retreat - Yosemite's Best-Kept Secret, Centrally Located, Inside Park Gate
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 76 reviews
Orange, California
5

Wonderful stay in Yosemite!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! This review is long over due but I made sure to save the email to finish this review! "Wow" was what everybody said when we first went inside the property. My husband and I took my parents to Yosemite for the first time. They loved it here. My mom, who is very picky about cleanliness, had no complaints at all. I wish we had time to stay longer! We will be sure to come back when we visit Yosemite again!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We have never been to Yosemite before and found this to be the perfect place to relax and explore the beautiful surroundings. It was very conveniently located for us to get to the parts of the park we wanted to explore.

The house was very comfortable and being a cook I was impressed with how well stocked and organized the kitchen was. We also appreciated all of the thoughtful little touches.

We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful stay with my family at the Royal Retreat! The house is amazing and looks so clean and new. We also didn't use most of the stuff that we had brought with us since it was already provided by Holly and Jeff. Kitchen appliances, dining sets, cooking utensils, toiletries, and even flashlights and first aid kits. They have everything. Our kids also had lots of fun watching movies, playing games and puzzles. The jet tub is amazing after a day of hiking and activities in Yosemite. It's great that the cabin is inside the park -- wonderful view and only a few minutes away from everything. Will definitely return whenever we have a chance.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful stay!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and Holly and Jeff attended to every detail. I cooked all meals but one, and the kitchen had every appliance I needed and plenty of pots and pans. Everything was spotless and looked new. Our family of 5 (with 2 college age kids and a young teen) fit perfectly in the home - plenty of sleeping space. Everyone slept really well on the huge, comfy beds. The bathrooms were beautiful and included shower gel, hand soap, shampoo and conditioner. The white towels were fluffy and high quality. The mud room was great because it kept the floors in the house clean and kept the house low on allergens. We appreciated that because one of my kids has really bad seasonal allergies and he never complained about them on this trip. The view from the house is beautiful and it is located with easy access to Yosemite Valley and Badger Pass. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Amazing! We have rented places all over the place and this one was the best by far! Holly and Jeff have thought of everything! Spices, bath products, coffee, coffee filters, popcorn, movies, candles plus a beautiful spacious retreat in Yosemite! We wouldn't hesitate to rent this again! Most rentals barely supply toilet paper! Thank you Holly and Jeff!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sonoma County, CA
5

Beautiful rental, great location

  • 5 of 5

This property is recently built - with much care and attention to the lovely details such as the staircase - and located within Yosemite, making it convenient as well. It was spotless, well-maintained, and stocked with everything we needed to cook great meals there, view DVDs, play games, and sit by the fire reading. Bathtub had jets, and beds were very comfortable, with luxurious linens. The owners were extremely pleasant and responsive in answering my questions, and recommended some great local activities. We saw the spectacular views at Glacier Point, then made our way down to the Valley via Tunnel View - another amazing vista - and hiked around some of the trails lit by fall's brilliant foliage. Fantastic stay, highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

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

From $289 Per night

Yosemite National Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
April Specials
Apr 12 2015 - Apr 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
$359
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
July Special
Jul 5 2015 - Jul 9 2015
2 night minimum stay
$389
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
August Special
Aug 6 2015 - Aug 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$389
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
$289
$1,821
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$425
$2,678
 
 
Off Peak
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 23 2015
2 night minimum stay
$289
$1,821
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 24 2015 - Jan 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
$425
$2,678
 
 
Off Peak
Jan 3 2016 - Mar 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$289
$1,821
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$389
$2,451
 
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, except two nights during mid-week in low season (November-March). Any stay including a Friday or Saturday night is a three-night minimum stay. Rates above include four people. Add $25 per night, per additional person. No charge for infants under six months.

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Amenities

Yosemite National Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 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 5
  • Both bedrooms feature King Beds, closets and dressers; Pack and Play available-please provide your own infant bedding; Additional sleeping: Comfortable sofa bed in loft sitting room/TV area, with full bedding for this provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
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.

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$2,800 per week
2 night min stay
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$2,070 per week
3 night min stay
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