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The Jumping Deer Apartment nestled in the forest of Yosemite West.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

A One Bedroom, Fully Equipped Apartment Nestled In The Trees

Located inside the gates of Yosemite National Park, The Jumping Deer is a one bedroom apartment vacation rental nestled in the quiet neighborhood of Yosemite West just minutes from Yosemite Valley. Situated below Pine Arbor Retreat, The Jumping Deer Apartment has its own private entrance. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, a bathroom with a shower, and an outside deck with a gas barbecue and a table and chairs for relaxed outdoor dining.

The Jumping Deer one bedroom apartment can sleep two persons. Do not exceed this limit. California Penal Code Section 537 makes it a crime to defraud an Innkeeper. All rules are strictly enforced. Park Rangers or the County Sheriff's Department will be notified immediately of any violations.

Check in time is 4 pm; check out time is 10 am.

So you can explore all of Yosemite, The Jumping Deer is just 6.5 miles from Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Resort, 12.5 miles from Glacier Point, 15.5 miles from the Wawona Golf Course and 8.5 miles from the famous Tunnel View entrance to Yosemite Valley. All the wonders of Yosemite are at your fingertips.

For your entertainment while indoors, The Jumping Deer is equipped with a satellite TV and a DVD/video player. We have provided a number of movies for your viewing pleasure.

Be advised that there are 61 steps from the parking space down to the apartment.

More Details

Owner
Betsy and Pete
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

Why Betsy and Pete chose Yosemite Area

Imagine this. Living in a forest of trees; surrounded by Yosemite National Park. Quiet, uncrowded, peaceful. Look above at night and explore the stars of the Milky Way stretched before you in the darkening sky. This is what makes Yosemite West a very special place to stay inside the gates of the Park.

What makes this apartment unique

Jumping Deer apartment's living area is in a quiet setting nestled among tall pine trees. Sit back on the outdoor deck with book in hand and rustling trees around you. Awesome! Barbeque some steaks on the grill and discuss the day's adventures far from the crowds of the valley. Your quiet retreat does exist here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time here. Waking up after a very comfortable sleep, baking pancakes in the kitchen. After breakfast, taking a shower which we didn't want to leave!

And after exploring the Valle, coming back to the Jumping Deer and put the BBQ on.

We saw a deer family, a lot of squirrels and even a coyote.
Sep 2016
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Amenities

Yosemite National Park Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom has a queen size bed and a armoire.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There is a $59.00 damage insurance required at booking. This is non-refundable.

Reviews

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The Jumping Deer Apartment nestled in the forest of Yosemite West.
average rating of 4.377049 based on 66 reviews
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Jumping Deer

  • 3 of 5

The property was very nice but it was a bit of climb in and out because of a three flight staircase. We also had no maid service while we were there so we would have run out of clean towels had we not rationed them. The internet service could also be upgraded.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that you were disappointed with the apartment. Our listing states that there are 61 steps from the parking space down to the apartment. But as you can see from some of our other reviews, this still takes people by surprise. We are a self-catering vacation home, so we do not provide daily maid service. Our housekeepers are instructed to leave additional towels in the cabinet. We apologize if this was not the case. We provided the phone number for the housekeepers, so you could have asked for more. Also, in a rural area we are limited as to internet service. This is not our choice, but we have to work with what is available.
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Nice place, great location

  • 4 of 5

Unfortunately when I booked I didn't grasp the idea 61 steps were stairway steps... So this was a slight challenge with luggage etc.. But once a day in and out was good.

Was not crazy that internet was on a timer for night time use-just couldn't conduct business in the early hours.

Shampoo not provided, which was odd.

Construction next door starting at 8am

Overall...... Place was clean and communication with owners were good.

Yosemite extremely large but beautiful

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful setting, convenient, excellent accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Convenient to Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point. Really clean comfortable accommodations and outstanding,peaceful setting. Really enjoyed the stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are happy that you had a good time in Yosemite and that you enjoyed staying at The Jumping Deer.
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Manchester
5

Great spot

  • 5 of 5

Really great option for Yosemite, close to the valley and in a lovely wooded spot. Everything you need for a short stay, although no shops very close so bring what you need.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Great location and value!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The only reason to rent is proximity to the Valley

  • 3 of 5

The apt. is technically not in the park, however for all intent, it is. You have to pass through the NP entrance on 41. The subdivision is privately owned land. They weren't kidding with the 64 steps to reach your front door from the parking area. Be prepared to make numerous trips up and down. We were not informed that they were building a home directly in front of the apt, with many trees down and a bulldozer, backhoe already working. The apt itself is nicely sized for two, however, it was not clean. Hair in the shower, dirty pots and pans and knives. I cleaned everything before I cooked with any of it. There was no dishwasher soap (the box was there, but empty). The TV is small, but functional with the basic Direct TV channels. Some people would think we don't need a TV, we'll be gone all day, but we were on east coast time, so up and out early (best time to beat the crowds and find parking) and back early. The owners had mentioned the wifi being spotty, but they did not tell us it was turned off at 5am and back on anywhere between 4-6pm. Not conducive to getting work accomplished when your business is on the east coast. This apt is on the bottom of the building, so when there are people staying in the unit above you, you hear all movement. A problem if they are not on the same sleep schedule. I give the unit itself a 2 star, however, with the closeness to the Valley (20 minutes to parking) and Glacier Point (15 minutes.) I gave it a 3.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Fresno International
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Half Dome Village
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Wawona
Nearest Restaurant
16 Miles
Majestic Yosemite Hotel
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Resort
Car: necessary

So you can explore all of Yosemite, The Jumping Deer is just 6.5 miles from Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Resort, 12.5 miles from Glacier Point, 15.5 miles from the Wawona Golf Course and 8.5 miles from the famous Tunnel View entrance to Yosemite Valley. All the wonders of Yosemite are at your fingertips.

It’s a perfect place for that quick weekend getaway or as a place to return to for relaxing and refreshing after spending the day exploring the trails, rock climbing areas or rivers of Yosemite National Park.

Photography classes, ranger tours, waterfalls and numerous hiking trails await you nearby. Learn to ski in winter or rock climb in summer. Visit in the fall and see the beautiful fall colors in the Park. Spring time shows off the waterfalls at their best. The Jumping Deer is available for rent year round.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rate Information: Holidays require a three night stay, Thanksgiving requires a four night stay.
Rates are based on the total number of guests, both adults and children.
We require a two night deposit and the balance is due thirty days before your arrival.
Cancellation Fee is 15% of your deposit if you cancel prior to thirty days of arrival.
No Smoking
No Pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.