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Private Property in Yosemite West with a fantastic view,quiet, and comfortable

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 queen size bedrooms, 1 queen size sofa, 2 full baths, laundry, sleeps 8





Top of the Pines is a lovely 3 bedroom (all queen-sized beds) 2 bath, duet. This mountain home has a large living room (the sofa converts to a queen-size bed) large wood-burning fireplace (wood is provided), dining room ,kitchen with large refrigerator, full sized dishwasher and disposal, laundry room (with washer& dryer) and 2 large covered decks overlooking an incredible view of the top of the pine trees, a forest and exquisite sunsets. All of the rooms have large windows and glass sliding doors with access to the decks. each deck has a table and chairs for relaxing while enjoying the vistas and the peace and quiet. This wonderful home is fully equipped including dishes.pots.pans. flatware.sheets, towels.napkins, soap products, paper towels, etc. All you need to bring is your food,drinks and personnel items.

Property Manager
Carol & Al Ruiz
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Carol & Al Ruiz

We bought the property in 1994 with the idea of building a Duplex with a fantastic view. We had Top of the Pines built to our specifications in 1995. We designed the house so both sides has privacy.

Carol & Al Ruiz purchased this condo in 1995

Why Carol & Al Ruiz chose Yosemite West

We love the view and have always loved Yosemite Nation Park. we had been visiting the park since we where children.


Yosemite West Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 2 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Private Property in Yosemite West with a fantastic view,quiet, and comfortable
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

Fantastic 3 days in Yosemite (West) N.P.

  • 4 of 5

This Dutch family of 5 very much enjoyed their stay at this beautiful home in the middle of nature. Next to the fantastic and famous sceneries of Yosemite N.P. we saw a deer, hunny birds and a bear, ALL trom the balcony of this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. It is guests like you that makes this all worth while. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Carol Al Greg
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Lovely home in the heart of Yosemite West

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodations in Yosemite West. We were so nervous about the Detwiler fire, and Carol was nothing but helpful in assuaging our concerns. We had a group of 7 25-yo friends from college, and the home was the perfect space for all of us. If you want to hike Yosemite and come home to all the comforts of home, stay at top of the pines! Well stocked kitchen in terms of pots and pans and Tupperware. Balconies are lovely for sitting out at night and eating dinner. Thank you for everything, Carol and Al!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you that was a great review. We appreciate guest like you. Please return again real soon. Carol Al Greg
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Staying right near Glacier Point

  • 4 of 5

Staying here allows you to cut down your driving time in and out of the park each day. It is just at the entrance of Glacier Point which makes it very convenient.

The house it self was wonderful. All the things you would have in your own home.

One recommendation would be to improve the BBQ as it is a little tired and cooks terribly uneven.

Please buy a kettle for boiling water for tea.International traveller require a kettle.

The owners were organised and helpful.

You would be very pleased with your stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the fantastic review. It is nice to have guest like you. We hope you will return again real soon. Carol Al Greg
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Nice Home in the Yosemite Wilderness

  • 5 of 5

Top of the Pines provided us with comfortable accommodations on the edge of Yosemite. It provided us with easy access to the Park. The home was well equipped and clean. It was nice to have Dish TV although we didn't use it much. We enjoyed are stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dale, thank you for the nice review. We appreciate guest like you who take care of the property. Please return again real soon. Carol Al & Greg
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Cozy & comfortable - ideal location close to the Valley Floor

  • 4 of 5

Unable to locate any accommodations (camping or otherwise) on the valley floor in Yosemite, we happily stumbled on this place, which is 15-20 minutes from all the must see sites of the valley, but thankfully very far away from the traffic and madness of the tourists that swarm the valley. The owners provided useful information to welcome and orient us and their home was clean, quiet, and cozy. The kitchen was well stocked with plates, pots, etc. We enjoyed the back deck and the chance to relax in comfort after a long, arduous day of hiking. This is a great option for families who may not want to rough it, but want to visit one of the U.S.'s national park gems.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the fantastic review. We appreciate you taking the time to write such a great review. We hope to see you again real soon. Carol Al Greg
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Comfortable home near the park

  • 5 of 5

Yosemite West is about as close as you can get to the park without staying in the park. This house was a comfortable choice for my family and I'd definitely consider staying here again on a future trip!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, Thank you for the great review. We appreciate guest like you. thanks again. Hope to see you real again real soon.
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
16 Miles
valley floor/ Wawona
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 41
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Valley or Wawona
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Badger Pass
Car: necessary

Top of the Pines offers a great place to stay while visiting the best National Park in the States. There are lots of ways to enjoy this park. Hiking, Sight Seeing, Picnicking by the river, relaxing on the deck or watching the climbers on El Captain. . The Water Falls are awesome to see.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Security deposit $500.00 refundable if no damage is done to house. Security deposit and cleaning fee are payable 30 days before arrival. Cleaning Fee $100.00 to $125.00
2-people $195.00 per night
4 people $300.00 per night
6 people $350.00 per night
8 people $400.00 per night.
We require half down and balance 30 days before arrival.
Half price for the 6th night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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