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Secluded River Estate with 360 Degree Mountain Views

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Last updated: 05/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Voted Best Vacation Home in Kaweah Country 2013, 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 studio. 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 queen- size Tempur-Pedic 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 also with a Tempur-Pedic queen-size bed. 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 with king beds, walk-in closets and private balconies. There is a central bathroom with separate vanity area.

The adjacent studio 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.


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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 4800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Of course you can smoke outside with care....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • Master Suite, Ground floor: 1 queen

    Queen Tempur-Pedic bed and adjoining masterbath...moreless

  • Queen bed, Ground floor: 1 queen

    Queen Tempur-pedic bed and private outdoor verandah...moreless

  • Double queen, Ground floor: 2 queen

    With sitting area and private courtyard....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    Large private verandah....moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    With private patio area....moreless

  • Bedroom 6, in studio: 1 queen

    In nook adjoining large living area with pot belly stove....moreless

  • Bedroom 7, in studio: 2 twin/ single

    Located in studio adjacent to house....moreless

  • Master Suite: With a queen size Tempur-Pedic bed, and a master bathroom with large jetted bathtub, generous shower and Swedish Sauna Bedrooms 4 and 5: One king bed each with private balconies and a shared bathroom. Bedrooms 6 and 7: Located in studio adjacent to main house. It has two twin beds and a queen bed, pot belly stove and full bathroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Master Suite Bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub, bidet

    Swedish Sauna...moreless

  • Family Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Separate large vanity, shared by two king rooms....moreless

  • Studio Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Part of studio adjacent to main home....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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. For groups of 8 or less, you might like to consider our VRBO #455181, which offers less bedrooms & fewer amenities, such as the private cottage, out door jacuzzi and game room....moreless


  • Games:

    In addition to a magnificent chess board, there are several board games to enjoy together....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    In game room....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Toys:

    ssshhh! Don't tell the kids....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Expansive library includes movies for all ages....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Nestled at the foothills of Blossom Peak in utmost privacy and seclusion with sweeping western views of the Sierra Nevada. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    The residence overlooks woodlands of blue oaks and redbuds, with rolling grass to the river....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    South fork of the Kaweah river winds through the 24 acre property. ...moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Main table can comfortably seat 12. Additional table nearby seats 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Three A/C units assure complete comfort during the hottest of days....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Limited internet usage because of location...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    House phone offers free calls within the continental U.S....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Including beach towels for use at the pool or hot tub...moreless

  • Washing Machine


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

    Spacious kitchen bathed in natural light, complete with all new cookware, serving ware & everything you need to cook up a storm!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Includes separate warming oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    A generous supply of spices and condiments are provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Fabulous dining deck with rustic mesquite furniture overlooking the lagoon pool, BBQ and cozy fireplace. A great place to hang out!!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Outside of Game Room - available April 1st thru Sept 30th If desired October 1st thru March 31st an energy surcharge of $20 per day is required ...moreless

  • Sauna


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Weekend
May 23 - May 27
3 night min stay
Independence Day Holiday
Jul 3 - Jul 7
4 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 29 - Sep 2
4 night min stay
Nov 26 - Dec 1
4 night min stay
Christmas Holiday season
Dec 22 - Jan 4
5 night min stay
Apr 18 - Apr 21
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$470 $550
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 10%


Rates are based on up to 8 people. Add $25 per night per additional person.

Cleaning Fee is based on an occupancy of 6 guests; $20/person over six

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Last updated: 05/01/2015
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Rivers
50 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 198 Sierra Drive
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We are two families 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.

Why the Owner Chose Three Rivers:
We loved our camping and hiking adventures in the Sierras so much that we decided to try to get own little piece. When we first toured the Three Rivers area we fell in love with the quaint town and its accessibility to the many outdoor activities, amazing vistas, natural habitats and river access. Red Bud 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.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
This particular property is the last remaining parcel of land at the foot of Blossom Peak on Red Bud Trail. We just love the orientation of the home overlooking the river and mountains. You feel totally secluded and your only neighbor is a family of deer that occasionally graze outside the kitchen window or the wild turkeys that drop by. The olive grove of over 200 trees is always a great place to take a stroll, as is the riverfront. Of course the residence is just fabulous , well built and so comfortable. The property has a certain energy about it that you 'drop into' the minute you arrive. We Love It!

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  • Pool early morning

    Pool early morning

  • Ground Floor Double Queen Bedroom

    Ground Floor Double Queen Bedroom

  • Our inquisitive deer family

    Our inquisitive deer family

  • River in front of House

    River in front of House

  • One of many seating choices along the river path

    One of many seating choices along the river path

  • Living area looking through to entry and stair.

    Living area looking through to entry and stair.

  • Lagoon style swimming Pool at dusk

    Lagoon style swimming Pool at dusk

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • King Bedroom (4)

    King Bedroom (4)

  • Outdoor dining

    Outdoor dining

  • Studio Queen Nook

    Studio Queen Nook

  • Early Morning Veranda

    Early Morning Veranda

  • View from pool to valley

    View from pool to valley

  • Looking back up at the residence from the river.

    Looking back up at the residence from the river.

  • Spacious Living Area

    Spacious Living Area

  • Spacious Living Area with fireplace and large screen plasma.

    Spacious Living Area with fireplace and large screen plasma.

  • Kitchen and Breakfast area

    Kitchen and Breakfast area

  • Sauna in Master Bathroom

    Sauna in Master Bathroom

  • Master bathroom jetted tub

    Master bathroom jetted tub

  • King Bedroom (5)

    King Bedroom (5)

  • Studio Living

    Studio Living

  • Studio Small Twin Bedroom

    Studio Small Twin Bedroom

  • Voted Best Vacation Rental 2013

    Voted Best Vacation Rental 2013

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