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Carol Ruiz

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

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

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Yosemite National Park Condo Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Carol Ruiz (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Carol 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 Ruiz purchased this condo in 1995

Why Carol Ruiz chose Yosemite Area

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


based on 5 traveler reviews

Private Property in Yosemite West with a fantastic view,quiet, and comfortable
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

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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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Top of the Pines for spring break. We were two families; 5 adults and 2 toddlers. The property was great. Everything worked and the house was kid friendly. There was a toddler bed, crib, glider and a tub full of toys. Our toddlers had a great time. Also, the location was great; badger pass and Yosemite valley are a short drive away. We were able to drive to Badger Pass snow tube for a while then come back to the property so the babies could take their nap then drive to Yosemite Valley for the afternoon. We had a wonderful time and definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. You can help other guests choose Top of the Pines for their vacation. Carol & Al
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San Pedro, California

Everything we needed and more!

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 5, three generations from ages 14 to 81. Entry level bedroom was great for the grandparents and we "youngsters" took to the lower floor. Wonderful to have meals and snacks as we wanted with the full kitchen. We found it well-stocked with all the dishes, utensils, pots and pans we needed. After a full day's wandering in the Yosemite Valley, it was nice to get "home" to Top of the Pines for dinner, story telling about the day, and board games. The night sky is amazing in the true darkness of the national park and we enjoyed looking from the driveway at a sea of stars! Many thanks to our hosts, Al and Carol, for all the information both before and while at the house. The notes regarding phone numbers for activities reservations in the park and how to work various things like heat and water were really helpful, too. I hope to be back and enjoy Top of the Pines in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jean, thanks for the review and for leaving the house neat & clean. Carol
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Anahiem hill ,Ca

July 29th '10 Vvacation at Top of the Pines

  • 4 of 5

We thorughly enjoyed ourselves. It was really the perfect set-up with the in-laws with us. We had them stay in the upper level and they laved having access to the kitchen when they wanted to have coffee. Also, the temperature was great and the swampcooler workied nicely.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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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:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $500
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

Half at booking, balance 30 days prior to arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Yosemite National Park Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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