SERENITY SUITE- LUXURIOUS COUPLES RETREAT, CENTRAL LOCATION INSIDE YOSEMITE GATE

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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SERENITY SUITE- LUXURIOUS COUPLES RETREAT, CENTRAL LOCATION INSIDE YOSEMITE GATE

Yosemite National Park Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio home with open floorplan, 1 Bath, Surrounded by Forest

Planning a romantic getaway to Yosemite? Lucky you! With its stunning vistas and wild beauty, there are few other places that kindle romance quite like Yosemite.

Of course, you’ll want accommodations to match, and our two-person Serenity Suite offers what few places in Yosemite can—a luxury home that’s private and peaceful. It’s the perfect setting to create lasting memories together. Located at 5,500 feet, it provides an escape from high temperatures on the Valley floor in summer and proximity to fun at Badger Pass in the winter.

Located inside the park gate, in the Yosemite West neighborhood, Serenity Suite is approximately 30 minutes from popular attractions, including the Valley floor and its breathtaking waterfalls, Glacier Point, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and Wawona with its golf course. It sure beats driving over two hours from one of the gateway cities!

Serenity Suite is brand new. It was completed in April 2012, and you can feel the care that went into every detail, including high-end finishes such as handcrafted Shaker-style cabinets and top-notch kitchen appliances. Guests always rave about the quality and comfort of this beautiful home, from the very comfortably outfitted King bed to the large covered deck. We’ve finished the home with marble countertops in the bathroom, granite countertops in the kitchen, and a soothing jetted tub. You’ll be tempted to spend your whole vacation lounging inside!

As you can see in our video tours and pictures, the living area and bedroom are connected. In fact, the whole suite boasts an open floor plan and extra high lofted ceilings that both make the space feel much bigger than it is. There are windows all around the main room, so you’ll enjoy plenty of light and incredible views of the woods while relaxing in front of a cozy fire. The dining area seats four, and the spacious kitchen comes fully equipped.

Outside you’ll find a huge covered deck with a barbecue. As from the inside of Serenity Suite, you’ll enjoy forested views all around you when relaxing outside with morning coffee or your evening refreshments. It’s nearly impossible to find this kind of private retreat elsewhere in Yosemite and still stay central to everything.

Serenity Suite is located below our other rental (Royal Retreat, VRBO 364619, for parties up to six people). All of your space is separate and private including your parking area, entrance and deck. The entrance to the suite is down an 18-step stairway which is extra wide to make it easy to get luggage in and out.

This perfectly situated couples retreat 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
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Obviously you are highly sensitive to ... well just about everything that a person might enjoy, want or need. Thank you for that.
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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. It is only 8 miles to Badger Pass and 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 entry station. Closer to almost everything and no daily entry hassle.

The Owner purchased this studio in 2011

Jeff is a park ranger and Holly is an accountant. We lived in Yosemite 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 Serenity Suite after our favorite rock climb, Serenity Crack, near the Ahwahnee hotel. The name turned out to be a perfect match for the feeling of staying in this home.

We helped design Serenity Suite with the builder to be a perfect retreat for ourselves, and now for you. Guests are sharing rave reviews with us and every detail has been carefully considered.

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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Reviews

4.9
based on 39 traveler reviews

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Serenity Suite- Luxurious Couples Retreat, Central Location Inside Yosemite Gate
average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews
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Yosemite National Park Yosemite Area
5

PERFECT PLACE FOR A YOSEMITE VACATION

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed here for our Yosemite vacation. This is a great location for Yosemite. It's in the park. The property was very nice. It looks to be almost brand new and is well appointed. The bed is a king and very comfortable. Neither of us had any back pains sleeping in it. Everything is well labeled and instructions make adjusting to a new place a breeze. The wine, popcorn, and coffee were a nice touch. We enjoyed the Jacuzzi tub after long days of walking and hiking. The owners are very friendly and accommodating.

We would highly recommend this location to anyone. Fantastic!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

PERFECT FAMILY STAY

  • 5 of 5
Holly and Jeff have an amazing little place that was perfect for our stay. We were worried about the size, especially since we are a family of four. We brought our 3-year-old, and nearly 1-year-old, but it was perfect for our needs. It was stacked with modern accommodations, and was located in a a perfect area of Yosemite; so easy to get to all the beautiful destinations. Holly and Jeff have a gem, and they are fantastic hosts. We would definitely stay there again if we have the chance.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Serenity Suite- Luxurious Couples Retreat, Central Location Inside Yosemite Gate
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Yosemite National Park Yosemite Area
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AWESOME FIRST VISIT TO YOSEMITE!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I can't stop talking about our trip to Yosemite, and the main reason being the Serenity Suite! The place is so cozy, clean, has everything you need in a kitchen, and is the perfect location to explore all of Yosemite. Holly and Jeff has put a lot of thought into making anyone's visit to Yosemite an enjoyable and unforgettable one. There is also a lot of information within the suite to help plan day trips in the park. Booking and communication was also very smooth and easy! We would stay again and recommend the Serenity Suite to anyone!
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Serenity Suite- Luxurious Couples Retreat, Central Location Inside Yosemite Gate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406504vb
+1 209-379-5775
Yosemite National Park Yosemite Area
5

PERFECT PLACE FOR RELAXATION AND EASY ACCESS TO YOSEMITE

  • 5 of 5
Perfect place for a long weekend in Yosemite. Spotless and with a kitchen fully stocked, so making meals is a snap and saves money versus eating in the Valley. The tub was a perfect place to soak and unwind after a long way of hiking.
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Serenity Suite- Luxurious Couples Retreat, Central Location Inside Yosemite Gate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406504vb
+1 209-379-5775
Yosemite National Park Yosemite Area
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NOVEMBER TRAVELS - 2013

  • 5 of 5
My partner and I travelled here in Mid November and had a great time. We used the serenity suit as our base to explore Yosemite national park. The suit is well accommodated with modern features that won't disappoint.
You will need a car to truly take advantage of this place, it's a little way from Yosemite Village. This does mean a slightly earlier start if you're planning a full day of activities however, one of the highlights for us was being closer to Glacier Point which meant we could get some amazing sunset photo opportunities and not travel for +1hr to get back to lur accomodation. Drive carefully though as the wildlife comes out at night.
Travelling in November meant that we got to see snow in the peaks without it being bitterly cold. The Tioga pass was open as well at this time which was a major plus for us.
I would highly recommend the Serenity suit for couples travelling to Yosemite.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Serenity Suite- Luxurious Couples Retreat, Central Location Inside Yosemite Gate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406504vb
+1 209-379-5775
Yosemite National Park Yosemite Area
4

GREAT PLACE, QUIET AND CLOSE TO YOSEMITE VALLEY

  • 4 of 5
Very quiet space with a beautiful views. Great kitchen, nice bathroom and nice bedroom/living room area. Would definitely come here again... there is a rental above... only time I heard anything was when children were running around a couple times of the stay. Only thing missing is wifi which would be extremely useful in the area since there is no cell reception.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Serenity Suite. While we offered the Suite with no wifi during your stay, we are up and running now with internet and WiFi as of April 1, 2014. No joke! We had been on a waiting list since December 2011 and finally achieved service.
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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!
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 Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day Special
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
September Special
Sep 2 2014 - Sep 5 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late October Special
Oct 22 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$224
$1,349
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Low-Season
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
$180
$1,134
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 23 2014
2 night minimum stay
$180
$1,134
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Jan 1 2015 - Jan 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$180
$1,134
 
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
$180
$1,134
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 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 are for two people. Low season: add $25 per person over two people. High season and holidays: three people $265, four people $315. We do not charge for infants under 12 months old. Contact us for bookings with 4 people in high season/holiday periods.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Yosemite National Park Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Living Room
  • Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Studio bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib
  • Bedroom area features King Bed, two nightstands, closet and storage dresser; Pack and Play available on request- Please provide your own infant bedding; Extra sleeper options: Full size air mattress available and one set of extra bedding suitable for this full size air mattress, could sleep one child on sectional couch.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • cycling
Notes:
Bluetooth Sony Speaker Dock for iPhone/iPod - connect your device and play music wirelessly. Bluetooth TV - watch your pictures from the day on the big screen wirelessly. Staff visit site daily. Daily housekeeping available for an additional fee.
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