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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2017

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 Area

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


Yosemite National Park Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Private Property in Yosemite West with a fantastic view,quiet, and comfortable
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

SUPERB, MAGICAL - End your search now!

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you need for the perfect Yosemite stay. We travelled with two children and they did not want to leave. It felt like home!

Everything you could ask for or need. The location is ideal. A short drive down to the valley and all the sites. A short drive out of the park.

Stepping out of the bathroom one afternoon to begin cooking dinner, there were deer outside the window. We saw a Coyote from the living room. The snow filled streets made for a picturesque Christmas.

Our hearts are full of love for this gem. We hope to return soon. Thanks Carol!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location, home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Very helpful, lovely setting, perfect location inside the park. I couldn't ask for better host's.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We are happy that you liked our home and had a good time and will return again real soon. Carol, Al & Greg
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San JOse, CA

very quiet & cozy place

  • 5 of 5

The place was very roomy and comfortable for three of us. I didn't check the downstairs but my friends looked very happy with each room. What I loved most is the big covered patio with cozy furniture and BBQ grill. The weather was perfect to stay outside during and after dinner!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It is always good to hear that our guest like our home and enjoy the view and the stars. Carol, Al & Greg
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St. Louis USA

Couldn't ask for better.

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 6 adults and two young boys, and I couldnt' have asked for a more perfect place as base for Yosemite. It was about 30 min to the Valley and right down the road from teh Glacieer Point road with all it's lovely hiking trails(and BTW, the Glacier Point Road is an even better place to see stars than the driveway. About 5 minutes up the road the trees open up and there's a turn off with a low stone wall you can lie on. Absolutely breathtaking. Not that the driveway is anything to sneeze at. The stars are beautiful. The house was roomy, well-appointed, the bedrooms spacious and comfortable and extra bedding available.. My favorite part was the deck,where we ate every evening as we watched the sun sink over the next ridge. The silence is almost startling at night, because except for widely spaced homes, it's you and the trees. I recommend it highly and would go back in a minute.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eileen, Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your trip to Top of the Pines. We also set up on the drive way to look and the stars and the satellites. Carol, Al & Greg
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Beautiful Home = Wonderful Vacation Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We were two families totaling 7 (8 for one night) people ages 16 to 63. Its location inside the park can't be beat - close to Glacier Point (for amazing sunsets and moonrises), Yosemite Valley (for all the iconic reasons Yosemite NP is so beloved), and Wawona (for horseback riding, swimming and a respite from the busyness of Yosemite Valley). Mariposa Grove was closed for restoration during our stay. Top of the Pines is beautiful and well-appointed. The decks are a wonderful feature and fit all of us at mealtime, gave space to gather in small groups for quiet chats, and even allowed some of the crew to sleep outdoors. The kitchen is well-appointed and the washer & dryer was appreciated. The bedrooms are spacious with plenty of extra bedding. The two full baths were handy for such a large group. We didn't use the TV or movies (too busy chatting and playing games!) but these are good options to have available. Carol was responsive and helpful. I would stay here again and would recommend it to friends. All of us have wonderful memories of our special time at Top of the Pines. Thanks, Carol, for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We at Top of the Pines try to make all our guests have a good time and enjoy the most beautiful park in our nation. Carol, Al & Greg
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Great experience

  • 4 of 5

We had a really good time during our stay at top of the pines. Our original unit was not clean when we arrived, however the owner was more than accommodating to give us a replacement unit to stay in. She went out of the way and called us to ensure we knew how everything worked and we were comfortable there.

The location of the unit has breathtaking views....we loved the place and will definitely recommend it to our friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. It is a pleasure to have guest like you at our home. Carol Top of the Pines
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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

Yosemite National Park Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

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 $75.00 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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