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

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

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Robin Castro
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 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 Sequoia, Kings Canyon

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 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!

Amenities

Three Rivers Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • 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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Secluded River Estate with Spectacular Mtn Views - "Best Vacation Home 2013"
average rating of 4.9692307 based on 65 reviews
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: Apr 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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3

Property amenities are in need of repair.

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful setting but the furniture and accessories are in need of repair. The chairs are falling apart; toaster and coffee maker are broken; mouse problem...

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deb, We work hard to make our guests happy and we treasure our 5 star rating. Your review disappoints us as we were under the impression you enjoyed your stay. If a guest reports any issue concerning the house, we are very responsive indeed. Redbud Trail Retreat is a pristine country property with quality fitments and we are very proud of it (and there are absolutely no mice inside of the house). ~Robin~
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5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing family vacation at Redbud. The house is about 15 minutes from the park entrance and about an hour from the General Sherman Tree, with a spectacular drive up to the big sequoia groves. The house is clean, has plenty of kitchen supplies to get you started (including a grill; we cooked every meal in house after shopping at Winco in Vasalia for groceries), and sleeps a family comfortably. You can swim in the pool and look out over the mountains during sunset. Robin was a very attentive property manager. Overall a great stay. We'd definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Will & Nancy It was a pleasure hosting your family at Redbud Trail. I'm glad you made the most of your stay. Thank you for the great compliments. I very much enjoyed meeting you all. Thank you for taking exemplary care of the house! ~Robin~
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Columbus, OH
5

Unbelievable property with so much to see. Great house with plenty of space.

  • 5 of 5

We had a family in town to see Sequoia national park and get away for a few days. The house provided us with the opportunity to relax at the pool and not leave. Or quick access to venture into town. Eat at the ol Buckaroo if your looking for a great view and food. Nice gem in town.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharon, I love it when my guests explore Three Rivers and not just the parks. I had a couple of friends tell me that they met your group when you were out & about. I'm glad you enjoyed the property, hopefully it was a nice respite from the harsh weather you've had back east. ~Robin~
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5

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Redbud Trail Retreat was a great place for our family vacation of 11 people. There were 2 grandparents and two families with a total of five children ages 4 to 11. The kids loved the pool, game room with ping pong and pool table, and roasting marshmallows for s'mores in the outdoor fireplace. The landscape around the house was beautiful and so peaceful. The sound of the river was very relaxing. We all enjoyed driving to Sequoia and seeing the giant trees and hIking on the trails. the seven bedrooms and four bathrooms accommodated all the families and the cottage was a wonderful place to go for a little peace and quiet. It was a wonderful place to spend time with our family and enjoy the amenities of the house and outdoors.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jule, I never tire of hearing what a great fit Redbud is for families like yours. Thank you for sharing a review and please thank your family for taking such amazing care of the house! ~Robin~
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5

Beautiful, huge property... great for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 10 at the Redbud Retreat for a long weekend, and had a great time. Beautiful views, plenty of room to spread out, and all the accommodations you would need. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Payton, It was a pleasure hosting your group. You are welcome to come stay with us if you ever travel this way again. ~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 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.

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Rates & Availability

Three Rivers Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Shoulder
May 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$595
From
$675
Fri,Sat
$3,570
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day holiday
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Shoulder
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$595
From
$675
Fri,Sat
$3,570
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year's
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Apr 2 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$550
From
$625
Fri,Sat
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial holiday
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Shoulder
May 29 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$595
From
$675
Fri,Sat
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day holiday
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
$695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Shoulder
Sep 4 2018 - Sep 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$595
From
$675
Fri,Sat
$3,570
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2018 - Nov 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
$695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas holiday
Dec 21 2018 - Dec 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
$695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year's holiday
Dec 28 2018 - Jan 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
$695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$490
From
$525
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

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
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