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

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Front covered entrance to Serenity Suite, sidewalk to your private deck.

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Last updated: 07/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 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 five 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 2015 season. Contact us today to make your reservation!

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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 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Studio bedroom: 1 king, 1 baby crib

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  • 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

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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

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • 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

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Child's Highchair upon request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Modern home with 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 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

  • Telephone:

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

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full sized...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill with propane tank provided....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
August Special
Aug 7 - Aug 11, 2015
2 night min stay
$249

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

September Special
Sep 8 - Sep 12, 2015
2 night min stay
$249

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

Off Peak
Nov 1 - Nov 24, 2015
2 night min stay
$179

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

Off Peak
Nov 29 - Dec 22, 2015
2 night min stay
$179

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

New Years
Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2016
3 night min stay
$219

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

Off Peak
Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$179

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

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$249

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: 3 nights, except 2 nights low season, mid-week (Nov-March). Rates above are for two people. Low season: add $25 per person over two people. High season and holidays: three people $274, four people $315. We do not charge for infants under 6 months old. Contact us for bookings with 4 people in high season/holiday periods.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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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!
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. 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.


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Photos

  • Front covered entrance to Serenity Suite, sidewalk to your private deck.

    Front covered entrance to Serenity Suite, sidewalk to your private deck.

  • 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

  • Ultimate cozy couple get-away at the Suite, surrounded by forest and light.

    Ultimate cozy couple get-away at the Suite, surrounded by forest and light.

  • 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 and dining entry towards the living room space.

    View from front entry and dining entry towards the living room space.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

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

  • 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!

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Speaks: english
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