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Relaxation at the River's Edge

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Sitting on the River’s Edge this luxurious private home features a master suite with private patio, natural rock wall in bedroom and in-room double spa. It also has a second master suite with in-room bathroom featuring a double spa. Additional features include a living room, sitting room and second patio with outdoor BBQ providing room to stretch out. The full kitchen and dining room provide ample space for an extended stay. Two king suites with in-room spa, a double queen room and a children’s attic room with four single beds, all with cable TVs, complete this special retreat. River’s Edge is a sumptuous getaway for special family occasions.

This beautiful unit is also in an historic location. In 1849, on this site, James Savage built a store made of logs. It supported gold miners who explored the Merced River. For his protection from and to gain influence with local tribes, Savage married several Indian women. After Savage died, one of his Indian widows guided John Hite, a poor prospector, up the South Fork of the Merced to find gold that made Hite a millionaire.

Come see what awaits you at the River's Edge!

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More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


El Portal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    2 Queen Bedroom - 2 queen
    Single Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Top Room - 4 twin/ single , 4 Single beds with TV in upstairs room, perfect for kids
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Relaxation at the River's Edge
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 12 reviews

Awesome Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We totally loved it! Had a wonderful stay , beautiful river edge house.. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for large groups!

  • 4 of 5

Took 6 teen girls over winter break and it was perfect size for our group...but bring a DVD player if you want to watch movies. Also think of it more like staying in a hotel with kitchen rather than someone’s house, zero spices, not even salt and pepper. Three stories so lots of room to spread out. Zero cell service, no WiFi, limited prepared to be unplugged. Nice location close to park entrance, market and right on the river.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location and property

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful place, the only shortcoming was that the heaters were not reliably working; a bit of an issue in mid winter.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good value, Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Good property overall. Perfect for large families. Housekeeping could be a pinch better though (an easy fix, I am sure). Will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and close to park. Good for a group.

  • 3 of 5

Pretty clean and well stocked. Great place to spread out for a large group. I would recommend it and come back. Just a few issues: ants in the kitchen, the twin beds did not have a top sheet. Housekeeping fixed that after the first night, but how that even happened is puzzling. How do you miss putting two sheets on the bed? It was nice to have fresh towels every day. There are actually 3 bathrooms and it was very convenient for a large group. There is no cell service in El Portal so make sure everyone in your group has a map and directions to find the place. Even though it's on the main road, it's tucked away and can be hard to find if you don't know where you are going.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

the corner unit in the vacation community. access to the swimmable river with the backyard overlooking the river (the current though is quite strong). few miles to Yosemite entrance. ideal place to chill after a day of strenuous hikes.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

No Pets

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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