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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!
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
Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
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
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
Parking Off Street:
1 paved space year-round, additional parking available in summer...moreless
$5 of long distance calling included in stay....moreless
No need to bring utensils. Everything is provided, from silverware and dishes to coffee grinder, blender and more....moreless
January Special Jan 4 - Jan 16, 2015 2 night min stay
$179 Fri, Sat
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Low Season Jan 22 - Mar 24, 2015 2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
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.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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.
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: 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 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. You will not be disappointed.
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.