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Secluded River Estate with Spectacular Mountain Views

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

24 Acre River Estate with Luxury Residence, 7 bedrooms and Swimming Pool

Please feel free to call Robin at 559-936-8666 if you have any questions or would like to make a last-minute booking.

Recently voted Best Vacation Home in Three Rivers, the Redbud Trail Retreat is nestled among the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, on the South Fork of the Kaweah River. This property offers the utmost in privacy and seclusion while being less than 10 min. from the quaint town of Three Rivers & 20 min. from Sequoia National Park.

The large 4800 sq ft residence is set on 24 magnificent wooded acres of blue oaks and redbuds overlooking its own unique piece of the South Fork of the Kaweah River. Keep an eye out for the local deer, stroll our olive grove or just marvel at the majestic mountain vistas.

The property is comprised of a two-story house with the utmost in luxury and comfort with an adjacent cozy cottage. Central heating/cooling and a flexible mix of rooms with private patios ensures privacy, comfort and accommodation for any combination of guests. The large kitchen is well equipped with quality appliances ready for the heartiest of meals. Adjacent is a dining area seating up to 12, central to a generous and lofty living area with wood burning fireplace and veranda with breathtaking views of Blossom Peak. The outdoor living environment is equally enchanting with a fabulous lagoon pool, fireplace and rustic outdoor dining area with gas BBQ - all with a beautiful river view.

The ground floor also has a master suite with a king bed and a master bathroom with large jetted bathtub, generous shower, Swedish Sauna, separate toilet and bidet, walk-in closet and an extra vanity area. On the ground floor there is another bedroom with a Tempur-Pedic queen-size bed and outdoor seating area. The third ground floor bedroom includes two queen beds, sitting area and private patio. There is also a full bathroom, a full laundry room with state of the art appliances and a separate library room.

Upstairs there are two large bedrooms, one with a Tempur-Pedic Queen bed and one with a king bed. Both have walk-in closets and private balconies. There is a central bathroom with separate vanity area.

The adjacent cottage is completely private and only steps away from the main house. It offers rustic charm, knotty pine ceilings and walls, and a wood burning stove. It also has central heating and air conditioning. There is a queen bed in a nook area, a lounge dining area, a separate bedroom with two twin beds, a veranda and a bathroom.

Although the residence is superb, it is the outdoors that is the big attraction. Sip coffee on the huge veranda overlooking the lagoon style pool and watch the river running below, or enjoy meals on the rustic barbecue deck, marveling at the majestic mountains. In winter, huddle by the outdoor fireplace sipping wine while gazing at the incredible night sky. In summer, relax by the pool, dipping in to cool off now and then. Take nature walks on the property through the blue oaks, along the river frontage or through the olive grove, all the while being on the look-out for our friendly deer.

You will love vacationing at Redbud Trail Retreat so much it may be difficult to tear yourself away to see the Sequoia National Park and other attractions.

If you can leave your compound, the area offers an abundance of activities year round.

More Details

Robin Castro
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About Robin Castro

Originally from Australia and have been in the hotel business for many years, so you can count on us to have everything just right. We love the outdoors and discovered the Three Rivers area while looking for a private 'off the grid' property to retreat to periodically from our busy schedules - a place to be able to enjoy with family and friends with easy access to the great outdoors of the Sierra Nevada.

Robin Castro purchased this estate in 2012

Why Robin Castro chose Gold Country / High Sierra

Redbud Trail Retreat is one of those rare properties in the Three Rivers area that has vast views, river frontage , seclusion, and absolute peace and quiet.

What makes this estate unique

Located near the base of drammatic Blossom Peak, the house enjoys seclusion, privacy and inspirational views of mountains and the river valley. A house offering extreme comfort, space and amenities. Your only neighbor is a family of deer that occasionally graze outside the kitchen window or the wild turkeys that wander by. The olive grove and the river are always enjoyable for a stroll.

This property has a certain energy about it that you 'drop into' the minute you arrive.

We Love It!


Three Rivers Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 20
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Swedish Sauna
    Family Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Cottage Bathroom - toilet , shower , Part of cottage adjacent to main home.
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate large vanity, shared by two bedrooms.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Queen bed, Ground floor - 1 queen , Queen Tempur-pedic bed and private outdoor verandah
    Double queen, Ground floor - 2 queen , With sitting area and private courtyard.
    Bedroom 6, in cottage - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , In nook adjoining large living area with pot belly stove.
    Bedroom 7, in cottage - 2 twin/ single , Located in cottage adjacent to house.
    Master Suite, Ground floor - 1 king , King bed and adjoining masterbath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Upstairs - Queen Temper-Pedic with private patio area.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Upstairs - King bed with large private verandah.
  • Master Suite: With a king size bed, and a master bathroom with large jetted bathtub, generous shower and Swedish Sauna Bedrooms 4 and 5: One with a Temper-Pedic queen and one with a king bed, each with private balconies and a shared bathroom. Bedrooms 6 and 7: Located in cottage adjacent to main house. It has two twin beds and a queen bed, pot belly stove and full bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Be sure to keep an eye out for the deer early morning or at dusk. We can't guarantee they will visit every day, but they do frequent the estate.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

Secluded River Estate with Spectacular Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 60 reviews

Beautiful, huge property... great for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 10 at the Redbud Retreat for a long weekend, and had a great time. Beautiful views, plenty of room to spread out, and all the accommodations you would need. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

This home was better than expected. So many extra bonuses I didn't realize came with the home. Robin was very easy to communicate with and the check in process was easy. The home itself has stunning views. It was too cold to go in the river but its definitely deep enough to swim and inner tube. The house is perfect for groups or large extended families. It was almost too big. The home is seculded but driving conditions in the rain wasnt too bad (no snow in january was good) and all roads were paved. I would definitely recommend this place and stay here again. Thank you Robin!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danielle, It was a breeze working with you to secure the Redbud Trail Retreat for you and your group. I'm glad to hear it exceeded your expectations. You all will have to schedule a return visit in the summer when the river & the pool are more inviting :) Thank you for leaving the house in excellent condition! That is always so appreciated. ~Robin~
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Amazing Tranquil Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A large group of friends and I rented this house for a trip to Sequoia National Park and we loved it! The house was large and spacious, yet homey and cozy. We loved how large it was and the fact that it accommodated our large group in one house. The dinning areas were large enough for our group and we loved that there were indoor and outdoor options. The views from the house were also amazing. We utilized both the indoor and outdoor fire places as well as the Sauna.

The only thing we would have changed was going when it was warm enough to use the pool!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. I'm really sorry I wasn't able to meet you this time around - but if you do have a chance to return, please do. It does get hot here in the summer and the pool is just delightful! ~Robin~
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Relaxing - Perfect for a large group with kids!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with 4 families. This included 7 kids and 7 adults. There was plenty of room to sleep, play, and eat. We especially loved the pool, the short walk to the creek and the beautiful setting. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed from a mixer to an electric skillet. There were 2 refrigerators and a chest freezer which came in handy with our large group. The air conditioning worked very well and there were seperate thermostats for different areas of the house. The covered patio was a delightful place to relax I. The evening and watch the sun set or build a puzzle out of the morning sun.

I would highly recommend this property!

PS There was cell service at the time of our visit for AT&T subscribers but not Verizon.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alicia, Thanks so much for your review. We try to provide everything our guests might want during their stay - from appliances to amenities. You truly get to be a pampered chef at Redbud! Hope to see you all again in the future. ~Robin~
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Redbud retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house for your vacation. We had a blast, the pool is awesome and the view is great. It was such a relaxing vacation for our family. All the rooms in the house are big and they all have comfortable beds. There is a lot to do in this house. We will be back to this house soon. Thank you Robin for letting us borrow your beautiful house!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joanna, It was a pleasure to meet you and some of your family. For eighteen people, you did an awesome job of taking care of the property. Thank you! ~Robin~
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beautiful and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Redbud Retreat was an ideal and peaceful setting for our group's meditation and massage retreat! Everyone loved the pool, the lovely rooms, and the breathtaking beauty. Robin was wonderful to work with, answering tons of questions and giving us a great tip on a swimming hole in the park to visit. Hope to be back soon!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rachel, You all were wonderful guests - leaving the property in mint condition! I'm glad the setting was perfect for your group and you are welcome back any time. (I forgot to ask you how your chef like the kitchen..?..) ~Robin~
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Rates & Availability

Three Rivers Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Late Spring
Apr 17 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Memorial holiday
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Summer Shoulder
May 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day holiday
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Summer Shoulder
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
New Year's
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are based on up to 8 people. Add $30 per night per additional person. Replacement or substitute guests are not allowed.
Cleaning Fee is based on an occupancy of 6 guests; $20/person over six
Property Damage Protection required. In some instances a fully-refundable damage deposit may be required in addition to or instead of damage protection.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
3 Rivers
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 198 Sierra Drive
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
various local restaurants
Car: necessary

Established in 1890, Sequoia National Park is California's first national park and America's second oldest. With more than 1 million annual visitors, Sequoia National Park is a popular destination for guests from around the world. Filled with pristine wilderness, giant trees, and terrain that invite engagement with adventure, it's a place where friends and family can enjoy the great outdoors together.

Sequoia Sightseeing Tours introduce visitors to this awe-inspiring park with expert local guides who know it well.

There are more than 800 miles of Sequoia hiking trails for people of every ability and inclination, from gentle ambles among giant sequoias to moderate day hikes and full-throttle ascents.

Fly fishing, stargazing, and spelunking are on the itinerary. And when winter makes its magical arrival at the park's higher elevations, Sequoia recreation expands to include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and sledding.

Take a leisurely drive after breakfast (hopefully with our local deer family) and climb the 300 foot stair to the summit of Moro Rock where you will enjoy sweeping views of the western half of the Sequoia National Park. Or, visit Crystal Cave, a treasure-cavern of ornate marble polished by subterranean streams and decorated with curtains of icicle-like stalactites and mounds of stalagmites.

After your daily adventures return home to Red Bud Trail Retreat and enjoy our beautiful swimming pool with the uninterrupted serenity of the river and mountain views. At dusk, enjoy your BBQ on the outdoor deck and dine watching the sun set over the Sierras.


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