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The RED DOOR apt.- Couples' Refuge - INSIDE YOSEMITE - May 31+Jun 1 available

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 575 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Guest apartment, 1 Bedroom + futon, 1 Bath (sleeps 2 guests)

*** LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: ***

Centrally Located **INSIDE** Yosemite National Park - Ideal for a couple (max: one couple + one child)

Upcoming Availability:

May 31 + June 1

June 3 + 4

July 7 + 8

July 21 + 22 -- please contact us for 2-night stays

IMPORTANT: please contact us via a reservation INQUIRY to confirm availability with us (pending reservations are not always shown on the VRBO calendar). Weekend stays always require at least 2 nights.

*** Awesome sunsets and stargazing are frequent pleasures at this property! ***

*** SLEEPS 2 guests -- Couples' Refuge from the crowded Yosemite Valley area

(... only occasionally can we accommodate a 3rd guest -- a small child only -- please inquire before booking)

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*** PARTIES of 3 or 4 guests: check out the larger unit, THE SUNSET HOUSE; find this larger unit's listing on VRBO #83769

*** Contact us for more information, map, photo album, last minute availability, and seasonal special offers.

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*** Forest Setting - Beautiful Sunsets - Glorious Starry Night Skies

*** 38 stairs up the outside stairway

*** Very clean unit, furnished for comfort, with a bright atmosphere; ideal for 2 guests. Dine on your own deck surrounded by forest! Tree-top views and long vistas out to the horizon!

*** Location is in Yosemite West, a small development of private residences, at 5700 feet elevation!

*** Driving time to Yosemite Valley: approx. 25-35 minutes

*** There is NO internet at this home and only very limited cell reception inside the park

-- SO MUCH MORE THAN A MOUNTAIN CABIN!

-- INSIDE the Entrance Gates of Yosemite! Avoid long waiting lines at the gates during peak season.

-- Only 12 miles to Yosemite Valley, 7 miles to Badger Pass, 16 miles to Glacier Point, 20 miles to the Wawona area and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

-- Avoid commuting in and out of the park ... this location is through the gates and INSIDE the park -- (unlike those labeled **near** Yosemite, or **close to Yosemite** such as in Groveland, Mariposa, El Portal, Fish Camp, etc.)

-- Away from the Summer Crowds in the Valley!

-- Treetop Views: there are 38 stairs from the parking area to the mid-level floor where treetop views and glorious sunsets await you! Stargazing at its best!

-- The Red Door apartment is part of a duplex property; because this is the mid-level unit, you may hear footsteps and other sounds of occupancy coming from the unit above, please expect this. Soundproofing has been applied to address this matter.

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*** Check-in time: after 5 pm and before 9:30 pm

*** Check out time: by 11am

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~ peak season minimum stay: 4 nights ~ (mid-April to mid-Oct)

~ CALL or email us for 2 or 3-night availability BEFORE attempting to book ~

~ off-peak season minimum stay: 2 nights ~

~ holiday periods may require 4 or 5-night stays ~

~ shorter stays: when only 2 or 3 nights are available between already booked dates - please contact owners

~ no reservation will be accepted if the availability calendar is such that only one night is left vacant between an already booked date and the newly requested reservation's dates ~

~ only very rarely 1-night stay is OK on a weeknight when only one night is left open between already booked dates -- please inquire ~

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-- For more information about our accommodations, availability, rates, policies, guest comments, photo album, links, contact info and more, please fell free to contact us.

Yosemite's splendors are within easy driving distance: the three most popular visitors' destination areas within the park are: Yosemite Valley floor, spectacular Glacier Point and Wawona and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Redwoods - each less than a 25 to 30 minute drive from the house!

This private residence was built in 1999 to take full advantage of the unobstructed westerly views ... No neighbors in sight when you look out towards the western horizon and nothing between you and glorious sunsets and millions of stars.

-- Clean, bright, and furnished for comfort, this unit offers that special feeling of home-away-from-home.

*** THE RED DOOR Apt *** (on the mid-level floor): one of the two units at this duplex property, is a one bedroom/one bath unit (575 sq. ft.) plus a 375 sq. ft. deck. It has lots of windows, long views to the Western horizon as well as forest views everywhere else. Fully equipped kitchen, bath with shower over tub, and a sunny deck with plenty of deck furniture and a gas grill for BBQ's.

***INTERNET and CELL PHONES: unfortunately, due to the mountainous region and our unique and heavily forested location, we are unable to access any satellite signal at this time. Cell phones in Yosemite have very spotty reception, if any at all, except for the Yosemite Valley area -- a cell signal booster we just installed may provide limited connectivity but consider yourself ** disconnected ** while you are staying at this property.

*** There is no cable TV -- bring your favorite DVDs

*** Window A/C unit -- in July and August (at our elevation the night temperature goes down significantly).

*** A land-line telephone with local service is included and you may use your calling card.

*** 4-night stays include use of the laundry appliances.

*** Guests must be able to climb several flights of stairs to access the 2 units in this property.

*** This is a duplex property; this unit shares the common spaces with our larger rental unit -- shared areas are the parking area and outside stairway.

*** Holiday periods may require 4 or 5-night stays.

*** Quiet Hours: 10pm to 7am

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*** OUR GUESTS: Our vacation home has been enjoyed by couples on their honeymoon, and many anniversaries, several **I'll be asking her hand** events, and many book lovers, romantic stargazers, painters and photographers.

*** TIOGA PASS (Hwy 120) closes early each winter due to snow and opens in early summer - please check before planning your traveling route.

*** WINTER Season and TIRE CHAINS ***

Tire chains may be required by the park during the winter months. Call us for more details.

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*** Activities in the park are many: fishing, hiking, rock climbing, biking, birdwatching and much more. More active folks can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice skating, river rafting, and horseback riding to name a few.

*** This is a place away from the crowded Yosemite Valley floor, a place for evening relaxation: sit back and enjoy the wind whispering through the cedars, pines and dogwoods; stargazers can marvel at the clear night skies with millions of stars while listening to the sounds of the forest from the deck!

Yosemite offers world-famous scenic views and a variety of activities for everyone, year around. A few examples of the many organized activities offered are: free art classes (watercolor, sketching & drawing, etc.), morning photography walks, a Valley Birdwalk, special programs designed for families and children, and so much more.

*** Enjoy Yosemite's scenic beauty ... and the conveniences offered by a vacation house inside the park ... you will be amazed!

More Details

Owner
Georgeta
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

Amenities

Yosemite National Park Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 575 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Sleeper-sofa in living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper-sofa converts to a full-size bed
  • Bedroom has a queen size bed; a child can sleep on the futon sofa in the living room, plus an additional child's foam mat and a child's inflatable mattress are available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Check-in time (SUMMER) is 5pm and (WINTER) is 4pm The Red Door apartment is part of a duplex property; because this is the lower unit, it is possible that you'll hear footsteps or other sounds of occupancy coming from the unit above, please expect this. Feel free to contact us for further information.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

The RED DOOR apt.- Couples' Refuge - INSIDE YOSEMITE - May 31+Jun 1 available
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews
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Home-like apartment

  • 4 of 5

Overall, the apartment is nice and was well stocked. We received an arrival basket of free goodies and we enjoyed using their board games for evening entertainment. The view was really nice and the room was dark for sleeping. Lots of extra towels and blankets. Lots of dishes, pans, spices, ect in the kitchen. The only complaint I have is that the first night there were people staying above us and we could hear their TV right through the floor and we couldn't fall asleep until they turned it off. The second night no one stayed above us so it was nice and quiet!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location away from the crowds in the valley

  • 5 of 5

Red door apartment was clean, perfectly stocked, and in an amazing location to get away from the crowds. I would highly recommend this rental! For an off the beaten path hike, try the chilaluna waterfall in wawona.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location

  • 4 of 5

The place was clean and most places in the Park were very accessible. Especially, Glacier Point which was 30 minutes away. Mariposa Grove was 25 minutes away and Yosemite Valley 40 minutes. It takes time to travel in Yosemite because of the many curves and elevation.

The Red Door was what we needed and wanted. It is in a private location within the park and we like to relax after a day of hiking.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Neat apartment in West Yosemite

  • 5 of 5

The Red Door apartment is a very clean and functional apartment and provides a quiet place away from all the crowds to enjoy the beauty of Yosemite. It was convenient to stay inside the park entrance. The description of the apartment matched what we found on arrival. The 30+ Outdoors stairs weren't a problem and lead up to the red door and a neat patio with seating for dining and a working gas grill. The natural beauty of Yosemite, along with great hiking trails and interesting historical venues made for a great vacation. If we didn't live halfway across the country, it would be a place to return to annually or more often. Communication with the owner was very responsive via e-mail.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Red Door, Many Steps

  • 5 of 5

The Red Door apartment is a great place to stay while in Yosemite. Centrally located, it is easy to go to Yosemite Valley, Wawona, Glacier Point and other sights. They have pretty much put everything in the place that one might need while staying there. Well appointed and attractive it makes a nice place to come back to after a long day of hiking and sightseeing. And even though they said that there was little television, I was able to watch quite a bit which was nice to keep up on the news. If there is any downside it would be the steps. 40 steps up and 40 steps down. Really though it wasn't bad except making the 5 trips up and down when moving in and leaving. Thanks Georgeta for sharing such a great place, it was excellent..

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay at the Red Door!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our time at the Red Door and are feeling very rested and revived after the weekend -- Yosemite is beautiful in the Winter and the Red

Door was such a peaceful escape from the valley floor (with quite the views on the drive in!). Georgeta had mentioned the fireplace was having trouble, and on the first day Mark even came in and fixed it right away! We loved our time snow-shoeing (Dewey Point is unbelievable!), hiking, reading at the Red Door, and taking in all that Yosemite has to offer; it was the perfect getaway and we're already planning our next trip back :)

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow !!! Snowshoeing to Dewey Point is not easy but it's SO rewarding. The fresh snow blanket and the views of Yosemite Valley and its mountain peaks from this Point are beyond awesome! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the RED DOOR apt. Come back soon for more Yosemite adventures!
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Fresno
Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Yosemite Valley
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Wawona
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy #41
Nearest Restaurant
17 Miles
Yosemite Valley or Wawona
Nearest Ski
7.5 Miles
Badger Pass
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Yosemite Valley or Wawona
Car: necessary

The Red Door apt. is located in Yosemite West, an exclusively residential neighborhood inside the park.

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Rates & Availability

Yosemite National Park Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
June 3 + 4
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$235
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
June 15 - 17
Jun 15 2017 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$235
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
June 22 to 24
Jun 22 2017 - Jun 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$235
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$235
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Sept 6 - Oct 31
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$220
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$210
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping fee $70 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

We suggest guests contact host to confirm availability & rates
Minimum stay: April 15-Sept 6 and HOLIDAYS = 4 nights
Inquire about shorter stays (occasionally 2 or 3 nights are available between already booked dates)
3rd guest nightly fee = $35
~ no reservation will be accepted if the availability calendar is such that only one night is left vacant between an already booked date and the newly requested reservation's dates ~
Declare all guests: adults, kids, babies and infants when inquiring and/or booking
Note to our returning guests: new this year on VRBO: VRBO will charge a service fee payable by travelers who book a property on this Site

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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