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Betsy and Pete

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

The Jumping Deer Apartment nestled in the forest of Yosemite West.

38 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Yosemite Area Apartment Rental Photos and Description

A One Bedroom, Fully Equipped Apartment Nestled In The Trees

Located inside the gates of Yosemite National Park, The Jumping Deer is a one bedroom apartment vacation rental nestled in the quiet neighborhood of Yosemite West just minutes from Yosemite Valley. Situated below Pine Arbor Retreat, The Jumping Deer Apartment has its own private entrance. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, a bathroom with a shower, and an outside deck with a gas barbecue and a table and chairs for relaxed outdoor dining.

The Jumping Deer one bedroom apartment can sleep two persons. Do not exceed this limit. California Penal Code Section 537 makes it a crime to defraud an Innkeeper. All rules are strictly enforced. Park Rangers or the County Sheriff's Department will be notified immediately of any violations.

Check in time is 4 pm; check out time is 10 am.

So you can explore all of Yosemite, The Jumping Deer is just 6.5 miles from Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Resort, 12.5 miles from Glacier Point, 15.5 miles from the Wawona Golf Course and 8.5 miles from the famous Tunnel View entrance to Yosemite Valley. All the wonders of Yosemite are at your fingertips.

For your entertainment while indoors, The Jumping Deer is equipped with a satellite TV and a DVD/video player. We have provided a number of movies for your viewing pleasure.

Be advised that there are 61 steps from the parking space down to the apartment.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Betsy and Pete (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why Betsy and Pete chose Yosemite Area

Imagine this. Living in a forest of trees; surrounded by Yosemite National Park. Quiet, uncrowded, peaceful. Look above at night and explore the stars of the Milky Way stretched before you in the darkening sky. This is what makes Yosemite West a very special place to stay inside the gates of the Park.

What makes this apartment unique

Jumping Deer apartment's living area is in a quiet setting nestled among tall pine trees. Sit back on the outdoor deck with book in hand and rustling trees around you. Awesome! Barbeque some steaks on the grill and discuss the day's adventures far from the crowds of the valley. Your quiet retreat does exist here.

Reviews

4.4
based on 38 traveler reviews

The Jumping Deer Apartment nestled in the forest of Yosemite West.
average rating of 4.4210525 based on 38 reviews
4

Love the location

  • 4 of 5

Had a great stay at Jumping Dear. Location is perfect, just far enough away from the crowds but easily accessible to the valley, and only 2 miles from glacier point road. Kitchen is just the right size for our family (4). Beds were comfortable. Space was clean and well stocked, they even had coffee for us to use. The limited WIFI hours was frustrating, the hours of use were during the day when we were away.

Had a great time on my first trip to Yosemite, Jumping Dear was part of the reason.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad your enjoyed your first trip to Yosemite. It is truly ans amazing place to visit. We are also pleased that you enjoyed The Jumping Deer apartment. We are also frustrated with the poor satellite wifi service and cell service in the Park area. We are lobbying for improved cell service throughout the park and hope that this happens soon.
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Nice lodging in park

  • 3 of 5

We appreciated the opportunity to stay at the Jumping Deer mostly because it was inside Yosemite, which is a HUGE asset.

The property was as described. We had enough room for a family of four. The bed was fine.

At the time we stayed in June, we had a lot of spiders, which is to be expected in a natural setting. We actually had them on us at night, which was uncomfortable for us and might be for some other guests. We did keep windows shut and locked due to wildlife in the area, but spiders seemed to reappear constantly. (To us, it was hot in the unit during the day and night without AC and with windows closed, even with fans.)

Since guests pay a cleaning fee, I was disappointed by the service provided. I felt like the housekeeper could have done better. There was dirt, dead bugs and hair on the baseboards and mildew/mold in the shower and shower curtain. We also were left with 7 bath towels, 2 hand towels and 1 or 2 wash cloths, which Pete was able to rectify by having more sent to the room. We were called to discuss the lack of towels at 7:30 am, which awoke us prematurely after a long journey.

The property was equipped with movies, fans, vacuum, etc. Definitely buy food before entering to park as there are not a ton of options and the restaurant fare is so-so.

The long steps did not bother us but they could be an issue for those with mobility issues.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your feedback on The Jumping Deer. We are glad you liked the location and found the apartment to be comfortable. We have provided ceiling fans and table fans to make the apartment more comfortable in the very hot weather we have been experiencing this year. You said "Since guests pay a cleaning fee" in this review we would like to clarify this point. We do not charge a cleaning fee for staying in the apartment.
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Great condo!!

  • 4 of 5

Very clean and nicely furnished. There some updates furnishings that the pictures don't capture. The only negative was the number of steps to access the condo. You have to deal with 58 steps. Not a good choice for those with disabilities or physical limitations.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the apartment.
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5

Awesome apartment, awesome location in park

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 2 nights with two of my friends, very clean, cute and comfortable. Great location. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location and nice and clean apartment that had everything we could ask for.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for four nights with my mom and brother and we had a great experience. The apartment is conveniently located and has everything that we could ask for. We really enjoyed our stay and I highly recommend the apartment for others!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a family close to Badger Pass

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in early February and enjoyed our stay here.

It was convenient for us to stay here as it's very close to Badge Pass Ski Area. It's a cozy place with all utensils to prepare your own food.

The guide to the stay that we received at the time of the booking was quite helpful to plan for our holiday here better. There was snow on the private road and we came with the snow chains after reading the instructions.

It was nice of Pete to give a call the next to check with us if everything was fine with our stay.

We would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a stay in Yosemite West

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dhiraj: Thank you for a wonderful review and it was great talking to you. We like to check-in on our guests to answer any of their questions. We want your Yosemite experience to be a great one. We hope you will stay with us on your next trip to Yosemite. Thanks again, Pete and Betsy Jumping Deer Apartment
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Fresno International
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Half Dome Village
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Wawona
Nearest Restaurant
16 Miles
Majestic Yosemite Hotel
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Resort
Car: necessary

So you can explore all of Yosemite, The Jumping Deer is just 6.5 miles from Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Resort, 12.5 miles from Glacier Point, 15.5 miles from the Wawona Golf Course and 8.5 miles from the famous Tunnel View entrance to Yosemite Valley. All the wonders of Yosemite are at your fingertips.

It’s a perfect place for that quick weekend getaway or as a place to return to for relaxing and refreshing after spending the day exploring the trails, rock climbing areas or rivers of Yosemite National Park.

Photography classes, ranger tours, waterfalls and numerous hiking trails await you nearby. Learn to ski in winter or rock climb in summer. Visit in the fall and see the beautiful fall colors in the Park. Spring time shows off the waterfalls at their best. The Jumping Deer is available for rent year round.

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Rates & Availability

Yosemite National Park Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
May 30 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
High Season
Sep 5 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Low Season
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 26 2016 - Dec 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
New Years Holiday
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Low Season
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Presidents Day Holiday
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Low Season
Feb 20 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
High Season
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Memorial Day Holiday
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
High Season
May 29 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
High Season
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Low Season
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 26 2017 - Dec 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
New Year Holiday
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Low Season
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
President's Day Weekend
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rate Information: Holidays require a three night stay, Thanksgiving requires a four night stay.
Rates are based on the total number of guests, both adults and children.
We require a two night deposit and the balance is due thirty days before your arrival.
Cancellation Fee is 15% of your deposit if you cancel prior to thirty days of arrival.
No Smoking
No Pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Yosemite Area Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom has a queen size bed and a armoire.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There is a $59.00 damage insurance required at booking. This is non-refundable.

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