Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 950,000 listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Serenity Suite- Luxurious Couples Retreat, Central Location Inside Yosemite Gate

You sent a message to this owner.

Enjoy peace & privacy on your back deck getaway. Perfect for coffee or cocktails

Calendar

Last updated: 07/11/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Yosemite National Park studio description

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!

Property Type

  • Studio
  • 650 sq. ft.

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 on premises (indoors or outdoors)...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            No animals at all, totally firm....moreless

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Studio bedroom: 1 king, 1 baby crib

            ...moreless

          • 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....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

            ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            No need to bring utensils. Everything is provided, from silverware and dishes to coffee grinder, blender and more....moreless

          • Dining:

            Child's Highchair upon request....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Salt, pepper, spices....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Full sized...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Oven
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            1 paved space year-round, additional parking available in summer...moreless

          • Heating:

            Modern home with central heating...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Premium quality bedding...moreless

          • Living Room seats 4
          • Hair Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Iron & Board
          • Gas Fireplace

          Other Amenities

              • 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....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

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

              • Stereo:

                Bluetooth Docking System...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Books

              Communications

              • Mobile Phone:

                Cell phones generally do not work at this location although Verizon or Golden State might have reception, especially for text messaging. Text messaging over WiFi using our internet connection....moreless

              • Internet:

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

              • Telephone:

                $5 of long distance calling included in stay....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

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

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Gas grill with propane tank provided....moreless

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Hiking
                  • Rafting
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 39 traveler reviews
                  Loading...
                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Labor Day Special
                  Aug 29 - Aug 30, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $250

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

                  September Special
                  Sep 2 - Sep 5, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $250

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

                  Late October Special
                  Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $224
                  $1,349

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                  Low-Season
                  Nov 1 - Nov 25, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $180
                  $1,134

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

                  Low Season
                  Nov 30 - Dec 23, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $180
                  $1,134

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

                  Low Season
                  Jan 1 - Jan 15, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $180
                  $1,134

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

                  Low Season
                  Jan 19 - Feb 12, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $180
                  $1,134

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

                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,575

                  Rates are based on 2 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 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.


                  This owner accepts HomeAway payments.
                  Always use this free service to protect your payments up to $10,000 against fraud while keeping your financial information private. With HomeAway Payments, your credit card information is not seen by the owner or manager. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Call the owner to confirm booking request.


                  Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                  Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                   

                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/11/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  Location

                  84 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Fresno Yosemite (we like Sacramento SMF at 181 m)
                  91 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Merced Amtrak
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 41
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Merced River, Yosemite Valley
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Wawona Restaurant and Bar
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Badger Pass!
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Wawona
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  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.

                   

                  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. 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.

                  Why the Owner Chose Yosemite National Park:
                  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.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
                  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.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

                  Loading...
                  1 of 3
                   

                  Photos

                  • Enjoy peace & privacy on your back deck getaway. Perfect for coffee or cocktails

                    Enjoy peace & privacy on your back deck getaway. Perfect for coffee or cocktails

                  • Suite with open floorplan- living room and bedroom area in adjoining spaces

                    Suite with open floorplan- living room and bedroom area in adjoining spaces

                  • Comfy leather sectional sofa, High ceilings, cozy living room and big screen TV

                    Comfy leather sectional sofa, High ceilings, cozy living room and big screen TV

                  • Gas fireplace with custom mantel work, large screen TV and video collection

                    Gas fireplace with custom mantel work, large screen TV and video collection

                  • King sized bed is incredibly comfortable with premium bedding.

                    King sized bed is incredibly comfortable with premium bedding.

                  • Spacious bathroom with marble, soft extra large towels, large window, jetted tub

                    Spacious bathroom with marble, soft extra large towels, large window, jetted tub

                  • Full kitchen, stainless appliances, cook & tableware stocked, gorgeous dishes

                    Full kitchen, stainless appliances, cook & tableware stocked, gorgeous dishes

                  • Dining with high ceilings, lots of light, handmade half light front door, tile.

                    Dining with high ceilings, lots of light, handmade half light front door, tile.

                  • Private entrance, sidewalk leads to deck. Can enter deck from inside or outside.

                    Private entrance, sidewalk leads to deck. Can enter deck from inside or outside.

                  • Signed private parking pad just off road, direct access to private staircase.

                    Signed private parking pad just off road, direct access to private staircase.

                  • View from parking pad of stairs and south side of the home, Serenity lower level

                    View from parking pad of stairs and south side of the home, Serenity lower level

                  • Closest lodging to Badger Pass Sking- great family skiing just a few miles away!

                    Closest lodging to Badger Pass Sking- great family skiing just a few miles away!

                  • Large covered deck complete with BBQ and ready to grill. Forest surrounds.

                    Large covered deck complete with BBQ and ready to grill. Forest surrounds.

                  • Behind the sofa is a large storage dresser that adjoins to the bedroom area.

                    Behind the sofa is a large storage dresser that adjoins to the bedroom area.

                  • Entire wall of windows across living room and bedroom area, yet feels private.

                    Entire wall of windows across living room and bedroom area, yet feels private.

                  • Forest and views of Yosemite's mountain ridges shine into light-filled Suite

                    Forest and views of Yosemite's mountain ridges shine into light-filled Suite

                  • King bed, light streams in overhead. Feels like private escape to the woods.

                    King bed, light streams in overhead. Feels like private escape to the woods.

                  • Bathtub/Shower with marble surround. Enjoy a hot jetted soak at home after hikes

                    Bathtub/Shower with marble surround. Enjoy a hot jetted soak at home after hikes

                  • Dining and kitchen area spacious and open. High ceilings and nice tile floor.

                    Dining and kitchen area spacious and open. High ceilings and nice tile floor.

                  • View from front entry of dining, bath and opening into bedroom/living areas.

                    View from front entry of dining, bath and opening into bedroom/living areas.

                  • 18 wide steps, private parking pad, hand rail, several auto-on lights at night

                    18 wide steps, private parking pad, hand rail, several auto-on lights at night

                  • Sign by local artist greets you when you drive to parking area in front of home.

                    Sign by local artist greets you when you drive to parking area in front of home.

                  • Inside park gates, centrally located, only a few minutes to Glacier Pt turnoff.

                    Inside park gates, centrally located, only a few minutes to Glacier Pt turnoff.

                  • Coyote sightings in Yosemite West are not uncommon, sometimes even with pups!

                    Coyote sightings in Yosemite West are not uncommon, sometimes even with pups!

                  VRBO #406504

                  There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

                  $180 - $250 per night (USD)
                  39

                  0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 07/11/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
                  Dates are unavailable
                  Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                  This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                  Book It

                  Detailed Price

                  Owner
                  Email owner

                  +1 209-379-5775

                  Speaks: english
                  This owner accepts HomeAway Payments. Always use this free service to protect your payment up to $10,000 against fraud while keeping your financial information private.
                  Add vacation protection services to your booking

                  Three services to protect your trip:

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                  Get it now