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Secluded River Estate with Spectacular Mtn Views - "Best Vacation Home 2013"

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:20
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

24 Acre River Estate with Luxury Residence, 7 bedrooms and Swimming Pool

Please feel free to call Robin at 559-936-8666 if you have any questions or would like to make a last-minute booking.

Recently voted Best Vacation Home in Three Rivers, 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 cottage. 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 king 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 with a Tempur-Pedic queen-size bed and outdoor seating area. 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, one with a Tempur-Pedic Queen bed and one with a king bed. Both have walk-in closets and private balconies. There is a central bathroom with separate vanity area.

The adjacent cottage 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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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 4800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 20
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

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

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 16-20

  • 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 6, in cottage: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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

  • Bedroom 7, in cottage: 2 twin/ single

    Located in cottage adjacent to house....moreless

  • Master Suite, Ground floor: 1 king

    King bed and adjoining masterbath...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    Upstairs - Queen Temper-Pedic with private patio area....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    Upstairs - King bed with large private verandah....moreless

  • Master Suite: With a king size bed, and a master bathroom with large jetted bathtub, generous shower and Swedish Sauna Bedrooms 4 and 5: One with a Temper-Pedic queen and one with a king bed, each with private balconies and a shared bathroom. Bedrooms 6 and 7: Located in cottage 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


  • Cottage Bathroom: toilet, shower

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

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Separate large vanity, shared by two bedrooms....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. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Excellent selection of books in both the main library and in the cottage...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    With large plasma screen...moreless

  • Game Room:

    Adjacent to house, the game room has pool, ping pong & darts...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

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV "Select" package for living room TV only...moreless

  • Television:

    Large screen TV in living room. Flat screen TV in double queen room with DVD player....moreless

  • Video Library:

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


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


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • 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
  • Photography
  • 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 dramatic and 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


  • Child's Highchair
  • 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:

    Firewood provided seasonally...moreless

  • 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 river or pool...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry detergent provided...moreless


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

    Spacious kitchen bathed in natural light, complete with all 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:

    A second refrigerator and separate chest freezer are located in garage....moreless

  • 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

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna


from 63 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
Apr 17 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$550 $625
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Memorial holiday
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Summer Shoulder
May 30 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$595 $675
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day holiday
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Summer Shoulder
Sep 5 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$595 $675
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Dec 22 - Dec 26, 2017
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

New Year's
Dec 29 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$490 $525
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Tax Rate 10%


Rates are based on up to 8 people. Add $30 per night per additional person. Replacement or substitute guests are not allowed.

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

Property Damage Protection required. In some instances a fully-refundable damage deposit may be required in addition to or instead of damage protection.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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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: 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, CA, USA:
Redbud 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:
Located near the base of drammatic Blossom Peak, the house enjoys seclusion, privacy and inspirational views of mountains and the river valley. A house offering extreme comfort, space and amenities. Your only neighbor is a family of deer that occasionally graze outside the kitchen window or the wild turkeys that wander by. The olive grove and the river are always enjoyable for a stroll. This property has a certain energy about it that you 'drop into' the minute you arrive. We Love It!

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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  • Lagoon Style Pool

    Lagoon Style Pool

  • Large Verandah Overlooks Pool

    Large Verandah Overlooks Pool

  • Dining 10-12 Persons

    Dining 10-12 Persons

  • Large Sunny Kitchen

    Large Sunny Kitchen

  • Summer Dining

    Summer Dining

  • Master Ensuite with Sauna and jetted tub

    Master Ensuite with Sauna and jetted tub

  • Jetted Tub with views

    Jetted Tub with views

  • King bedroom with very large balcony

    King bedroom with very large balcony

  • Queen Bedroom with private balcony

    Queen Bedroom with private balcony

  • Welcome to fruit from our Olive Grove

    Welcome to fruit from our Olive Grove

  • Robin's Bread

    Robin's Bread

  • Cottage Queen Nook

    Cottage Queen Nook

  • Rustic Outdoor Dining

    Rustic Outdoor Dining

  • Outdoor Warming Fire

    Outdoor Warming Fire

  • Spacious Living

    Spacious Living

  • Lodge Style Living Room

    Lodge Style Living Room

  • Master bedroom with king bed

    Master bedroom with king bed

  • Sauna in Master Bathroom

    Sauna in Master Bathroom

  • Long Winding Driveway thru 24 Acres of Privacy

    Long Winding Driveway thru 24 Acres of Privacy

  • Ground Floor Double Queen Bedroom

    Ground Floor Double Queen Bedroom

  • Ground level Queen bedroom with outdoor patio

    Ground level Queen bedroom with outdoor patio

  • An inquisitive deer family

    An inquisitive deer family

  • Cottage Living Room

    Cottage Living Room

  • Cottage Small Twin Bedroom

    Cottage Small Twin Bedroom

VRBO #448412

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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