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Perfect Family Retreat on 24 Acres with River and Enchanting Location

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury Residence, Guest Cottage, 7 bedrooms, Swimming Pool, Game Room +

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

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.

More Details

Owner
Robin Castro
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Robin Castro

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.

Robin Castro purchased this estate in 2012

Why Robin Castro chose Three Rivers

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.

What makes this estate unique

Located near the base of dramatic 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!

Amenities

Three Rivers Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Swedish Sauna
    Family Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Cottage Bathroom - toilet , shower , Part of cottage adjacent to main home.
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate large vanity, shared by two bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Queen bed, Ground floor - 1 queen , Queen Tempur-pedic bed and private outdoor verandah
    Double queen, Ground floor - 2 queen , With sitting area and private courtyard.
    Bedroom 6, in cottage - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , In nook adjoining large living area with pot belly stove.
    Bedroom 7, in cottage - 2 twin/ single , Located in cottage adjacent to house.
    Master Suite, Ground floor - 1 king , King bed and adjoining masterbath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Upstairs - Queen Temper-Pedic with private patio area.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Upstairs - King bed with large private verandah.
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Perfect Family Retreat on 24 Acres with River and Enchanting Location
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5

Stunning family-friendly property from where to explore Sequoias.

  • 5 of 5

We visited April 11 - 16, 2017, and the foothills were in gorgeous full bloom. The unheated pool was open and the kids used it a lot. The weather varied greatly, and some days were hot and others chilly. The outdoor fireplace and the sauna came in handy after pool use. There are plenty of bath towels and fire wood. On chilly days, there are plenty of games and amusements in the vast house. On hot days, exploring the property was great, letting the kids run loose to soak in nature's beauty... There is a large outdoor table under the overhang, where the kids set up art camp. There is another outdoor seating area made of hand hewn solid wood, from which dinner in sunset was great. The market nearby has everything you need, but for finer cuts of meat to put on the grill Whole Foods in Fresno did the trick. The property slopes down towards a beautiful river full of glittering fools' gold, framed by wild mint (use in cocktails or smoothies!). It took 15 minutes to drive to the park entrance, where you pay $30 for weekly access. The road into the park is full of great vistas, resting stops and trail heads. The switchback road up the mountain side is intense, bring dramamine. It takes a good 30 min to drive that section safely in an enjoyable manner. Do not rush, and do not rush others. The top had loads of snow which gave off icy cold, but on sunny days the sun was warm enough for some to wear shorts! The weather switches quickly up there though, so wear layers. Also, many don't know – or ignore – to stay on trails and not climb fences, so don't be shy to let people know – you will help save the regal and very old Sequoias. All in all this property is so gorgeous it was hard to leave it. The house is secluded, comfortable and cozy, all beds clean and firm with plenty of pillows, with a bright utilitarian kitchen complete with cheese slicers and wine openers. There is very limited wifi, so streaming movies was not recommended. They have a vast library of DVD movies, although only a few were kid-friendly. We didn't mind, since we were there to be outside as much as possible and nobody missed being reachable or entertained by Hollywood. The caretaker Robin is very accommodating, friendly and helpful and will stock your fridge with gorgeous local eggs if you ask her. A great base from which to explore the area and the giant forest section of the Sequoias.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susanne, Do you mind if I copy your review to use as my property description?? :) It is spectacular and I'm sure will be appreciated by many future guests for its thoroughness. I think we experienced a little of all four seasons during the five days you were here! It has been an interesting spring so far. I'm glad your family enjoyed Redbud to its fullest. It has so much to offer & discover. Thank you for taking great care of the house. ~Robin~
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5

Perfect Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful House! Well furnished with a spectacular view.The house was so spacious and beautiful that we didn’t want to leave. The pool was great and we spent a ton of time swimming and just hanging out by the poolside. We were about 20 min away from the Sequoia National Park and hiked to see the General Sherman tree. Only issue was the limited wi-fi but there's a cafe with free wi-fi 5 minutes away. We would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Natalie, It's hard to believe that it was in the 90's and swimming weather at the end of October! Pretty unusual. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, thanks for taking wonderful care of the house, and please do come and stay again when you can stay longer. ~Robin~
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5

Quiet, remote, secure and luxurious.

  • 5 of 5

The driveway is about 1/2 mile long and by the time you get to the house proper you know you're in for a secluded treat with all the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill, It was nice meeting at least part of your group of anglers. I very much appreciate the great care you took in cleaning up before you departed. Please pass on my thanks to the guys, and you are all welcome back anytime. ~Robin~
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Great time with friends

  • 4 of 5

Robin was very responsive before and during our stay. We very comfortably housed our group of 11. Comfy beds and plenty of seating. Our only problem was the stovetop which has only 1 of the 4 burners very functional. Robin was quick to come look at it and be sure we knew how to get the most from the stovetop but unfortunately it had been waiting for a replacement part for several weeks without success yet. Not a tragedy, just had to adjust since we had bought all our meal supplies prior to arrival. Hopefully the stovetop or the broken part will be replaced before the next guest. It is a very nice property. Our group thoroughly enjoyed our time there!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sheryl, I'm glad that you enjoyed your birthday gathering. It was nice meeting several of your group (in spite of the darn stove!) It is supposed to be fixed next week, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Again, I'm so sorry about the inconvenience but glad that overall you had a great time. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. ~Robin~
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5

The Perfect Base for your National Park Adventure

  • 5 of 5

Redbud Trail Retreat provided the perfect base for our family reunion.

The house itself is very spacious and well equipped with stylish and comfortable furnishings. Bedrooms are large with access to individual outdoor areas. The seperate cottage (with its own big flat screen) and a games room was great for the younger members of the group.

The mountain outlook from the house , BBQ and pool area is simply stunning. The perfect backdrop and respite from the summer heat after a wonderful day in the National Park.

We will definitely return, hopefully soon !

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Phoebe, I'm so glad your family of ten chose to spend your family reunion at Redbud. I know you don't have a lot of chances to spend a week together and I'm happy that you felt comfortable and pampered at the property. Thank you for taking exceptional care of the house and you are more than welcome to return anytime! ~Robin~
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Family Retreat 2017

  • 5 of 5

The Red Bud Retreat is an amazing property. We had our annual Family Retreat (15 of us) here. EVERYONE said is was one of the most relaxing places we have stayed. The property had more than enough room for all of us to enjoy each other or get away from each other for a bit (LOL) I bugged poor Robin with so many questions and she was always gracious and helpful. Many properties say they have basic needed items but this property truly had all those little items that make a big difference. The pool was a huge hit with everyone! I hired the local masseuse Marie from The Common Element to give all the adults a one hour massage at the house, it was wonderful. I hired Allison from Sierra Subs and salads to cook dinner for us two nights - fabulous! I hired Candace from Candace catering to cook two breakfasts - excellent. We went on the full day Sequoia Sightseeing tour. Paul - our tour guide- was awesome, knowledgeable and personable. He took us to some not so crowded tourist spots and showed us some fun photography techniques, even took some of the photos for us. No one in the group wanted to leave. I would highly recommend this clean, very homey and comfortable home. I can't say enough about Robin; love her. And, I can't forget the stream on the property with beautiful sitting areas. Took the grand-kids gold panning (I brought the pyrite) and had them make fishing poles out of twigs. Fun! I loved sitting on the back patio with my morning coffee looking down to the stream and across the peaceful scene.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, I've never had a family take advantage of so many local services! I'm so glad they all were a positive addition to your experience. Those you listed are the best in town and they loved your group. It was fun working with you and a pleasure meeting your family. Thank you for your excellent care of the house. Please keep us in mind for your next family get-together. ~Robin~
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Fresno
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
3 Rivers
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Hanford
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 198 Sierra Drive
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
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 stairway to the summit of Moro Rock where you will enjoy sweeping views of the western half of 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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

Lodging Rates are based on up to 8 people. Add $35 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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund