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

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Comfy leather seats, throw blankets and pillows, comforts of home!

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Last updated: 12/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Yosemite National Park house description

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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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                A person aged 25 or older must be responsible for the rental contract....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Sorry - no smoking allowed on premises (indoors or outdoors)...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                No animals at all. This is firm....moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                No stairs to access main floor, wide hallways and oversize doors will accommodate wheelchairs and walkers....moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Loft

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              • 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 provided....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

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              • Both bathrooms feature marble countertops and marble shower and/or tub surrounds....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • 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. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • DVD Player
                  • Video Library:

                    We have a large screen 46' TV and a video library. We do not have broadcast TV service due to the forested and remote nature of our location....moreless

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Rafting
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Skiing
                      • Swimming

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        Central Heating...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        Satellite Internet. Suitable for e-mail and basic browsing....moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        Premium quality bedding...moreless

                      • Living Room
                      • Mobile Phone:

                        Cell phones generally do not work at this location although Verizon or Golden State Cellular might have reception. WiFi based texting works using our internet connection....moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        2 paved spaces year-round, additional parking available in summer....moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        $5 of long distance calling included in stay. Bring a calling card if you need to do more long distance calling....moreless

                      • Towels Provided

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        No need to bring personal utensils or cookware. We have you covered. Even small appliances like hand mixers, crock pots, coffee makers and blenders are all on site....moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items:

                        Salt, pepper and spices....moreless

                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Very large deck with plenty of seating. Completely covered....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Payment Type

                      • Discover
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Jetted Tub:

                            Jacuzzi tub in master with granite surround and travertine floor....moreless

                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Low-Season
                          Jan 3 - Jan 15, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $239
                          $1,399

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          Low-Season
                          Jan 19 - Feb 12, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $239
                          $1,399

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          Low-Season
                          Feb 16 - Feb 28, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $239
                          $1,399

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          March
                          Mar 1 - Mar 20, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $289
                          $1,699

                          Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $389
                          $2,451

                          Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Tax Rate 11%

                          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.


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                          Last updated: 12/28/2014
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                          Location

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

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2011

                          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.

                          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.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          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.


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                          • Comfy leather seats, throw blankets and pillows, comforts of home!

                            Comfy leather seats, throw blankets and pillows, comforts of home!

                          • Extra wide hand-hewn wooden stairs go up from the living room to second floor.

                            Extra wide hand-hewn wooden stairs go up from the living room to second floor.

                          • Granite counters, stainless applicances, bar seats 3, fully stocked for cooking!

                            Granite counters, stainless applicances, bar seats 3, fully stocked for cooking!

                          • Two tables on large covered deck, large propane BBQ, forested views.

                            Two tables on large covered deck, large propane BBQ, forested views.

                          • Loft TV area sleeps 4 on Klick Klak & futon. The forest shines in to comfy space

                            Loft TV area sleeps 4 on Klick Klak & futon. The forest shines in to comfy space

                          • Looking out from the loft TV area, with sitting area and sleeper couches.

                            Looking out from the loft TV area, with sitting area and sleeper couches.

                          • King master has large closet, dresser, mirror, two nightstands luggage rack.

                            King master has large closet, dresser, mirror, two nightstands luggage rack.

                          • Master bath: shower and jetted tub in separate room from sink and toilet.

                            Master bath: shower and jetted tub in separate room from sink and toilet.

                          • Bedroom has King Bed, dresser, nightstand, closet, divided light and forest view

                            Bedroom has King Bed, dresser, nightstand, closet, divided light and forest view

                          • First floor bath, wide entry, grab-bar, good for mobility challenged

                            First floor bath, wide entry, grab-bar, good for mobility challenged

                          • Mudroom with benches stores skis, coolers, coats, shoes and more on your way in!

                            Mudroom with benches stores skis, coolers, coats, shoes and more on your way in!

                          • Front entry - paved walkpath for easy access, extra wide entry way, no stairs

                            Front entry - paved walkpath for easy access, extra wide entry way, no stairs

                          • Cozy and light-filled living room: gas fireplace, forest view, high ceilings.

                            Cozy and light-filled living room: gas fireplace, forest view, high ceilings.

                          • Large refrigerator, every gadget and appliance you need, gorgeous picture window

                            Large refrigerator, every gadget and appliance you need, gorgeous picture window

                          • Dining areas seats 6 plus 3 at bar, forest view, deck door off dining area.

                            Dining areas seats 6 plus 3 at bar, forest view, deck door off dining area.

                          • Large fully covered deck, perfect for family dinners and relaxing evenings.

                            Large fully covered deck, perfect for family dinners and relaxing evenings.

                          • Loft room w/ 46 in Sony TV, great game and gathering spot, books and videos.

                            Loft room w/ 46 in Sony TV, great game and gathering spot, books and videos.

                          • Cozy master with King bed, large closet, dresser, overhead fan. Adjoins to bath.

                            Cozy master with King bed, large closet, dresser, overhead fan. Adjoins to bath.

                          • Master bath: marble counter tops, divided light, custom woodwork, large spacious

                            Master bath: marble counter tops, divided light, custom woodwork, large spacious

                          • Relax and enjoy jacuzzi tub with jets in master bath, marble surround.

                            Relax and enjoy jacuzzi tub with jets in master bath, marble surround.

                          • First floor bedroom w very comfortable King bed; bathroom across the hall.

                            First floor bedroom w very comfortable King bed; bathroom across the hall.

                          • Enter through large handmade doors, extra wide hallways, no steps to access.

                            Enter through large handmade doors, extra wide hallways, no steps to access.

                          • Sign by local artist greets you when you drive up to paved off street parking.

                            Sign by local artist greets you when you drive up to paved off street parking.

                          • Inside gates, centrally located to everything, minutes to Glacier Pt. turnoff.

                            Inside gates, centrally located to everything, minutes to Glacier Pt. turnoff.

                          VRBO #364619

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Sunday, December 28, 2014

                          $239 - $389 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

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                          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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                          Member since: 2011
                          Speaks: english
                          • Response time: Within 12 hours
                          • Response rate: 90%
                          • Calendar last updated: 12/28/2014
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                          Royal Retreat - Yosemite's Best-Kept Secret, Centrally Located, Inside Park Gate

                          Yosemite Area #364619

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