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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 3 / Sleeps 10 / House
Bedrooms: 3  Bathrooms: 3   Sleeps: 10  Type: House

2 Full baths, 1 Half bath

The House That Ruza Built
TripAdvisor property ID 3979191

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Book this 3 bedroom house in Yosemite National Park today! A total of 10 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 74 reviews.

The owner responds to 60% of inquiries, which is lower than average, and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 24, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Scott H.
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Calendar last updated:
24 Feb 2018
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English



Check in time:17:00, Check out time:11:00
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Yosemite-national-park Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Sauna

Property Features

  • Parking
  • Secure parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Video player


  • Deck
  • Grill


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 2 Full baths
  • 1 Half bath


Reviews (74)

Excellent – based on 74 reviews Excellent
74 reviews

Very Good

“Excellent choice”

Reviewed 1 Aug 2016

My sister's family and my family stayed here for 5 days while we explored Yosemite National Park. The house has the perfect set up for families. The kids loved the swing and the hot tub and the adults loved relaxing on the deck. Open concept keeps everyone together. The place is clean and is stocked with everything you need. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Absolutely Perfect!

“Amazingly beautiful!!”

Reviewed 24 Jul 2014

First of all, I would like to comment on how pleasant it was working with the owner on booking this beautiful home. Scott was immediate in responding on all communications, very thorough with directions, detailed instructions on the home & what to do in the area. What you see in the pictures is exactly what you get & more, since the beauty of the area is priceless. Stayed with my son's family to incl 2 grandchildren who absolutely loved the house & exploring the area. The kitchen is fully equipped & a joy to cook in looking out into the forest. We visited Tenaya Lodge, Bass Lake, Yosemite & Mariposa Groves in our short 4 days in the area. The house is in a perfect location to all. We will definitely be booking this home again in the near future.

“Can't get any closer to Yosemite!”

Reviewed 30 Mar 2013

We had such fun while at the house that ruza built during a long weekend trip to the snow. This two story house was clean and comfortable with an open living space upstairs, views of woods from the many windows, a fire place and an upscale kitchen. The downstairs bedrooms and bathrooms were also nice, but we did get an odd smell while downstairs that was a bit off putting. That was the only drawback to an otherwise wonderful rental.

“Great Vacation Home”

Reviewed 17 Jun 2012

It was like living in our own treehouse. Peaceful, well appointed retreat--very close to Yosemite. Scott was easy to communicate with and very helpful. The house has plenty of room and everything you need to have a great vacation w/all the comforts of home.

“Thank you, Ruza!”

Reviewed 27 Feb 2012

"The House That Ruza Built" is a true gem. I made a trip up to see Yosemite this past winter, and I was 100% satisfied with my stay at the cabin. From the second we walked in, we felt at home. The cabin had a warm, open setting. The heat had been turned on for our arrival, and the place was immaculately clean. The cabin is equipped with all the amenities one could need, comfortable beds, propane outdoor barbeque, and is set up great for family vacations as it sleeps up to 10! The location is great, as it is a quick several minute drive to the entrance to Yosemite, and you can rest assured you have a comfy cabin to retire to in the evening after a long day of exploring! I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay, and I'm already planning my next trip!

“Just what we needed”

Reviewed 3 Aug 2011

Scott's house was just what we needed. It is as beautiful and nice as his pictures show and is only a couple of miles outside of the park. The house is clean and comfortable and has literally all the conveniences of home (except a hair dryer). We have 7 month old baby and the house was the perfect place to relax after enjoying the park. If you have a baby there is not crib, but we just brought a baby tent and put it on a bed and she was good to go. Thanks for a great stay!!

“Awesome home, Awesome experience, Awesome weather”

Reviewed 21 Oct 2010

Scott's house was much more than we expected. The pictures really do not do it justice. It is an exceptional property, very close to Yosemite and had all the comforts of home, right down to a roll of scotch tape for keeping snacks fresh. We had beautiful weather in October, which was a definite plus. The house is in the woods in a very beautiful setting, but also within walking distance of the Fish Camp general store (a bit of a walk, but not bad at all) so while you feel like you're secluded in the woods, civilization is not far off. Our young adults, (25 & 27) really enjoyed the hot tub on the deck. All the bedrooms were very tastefully furnished and the bed in the master bedroom was better than any hotel we've stayed in. We had a bit of a snafu getting in, but it was quickly remedied and as we walked in it was unanimous that the little inconvenience was well worth the wait. We were there off season and the price was excellent for the value for of the house. We definitely plan on going back, and bringing more family.

“Luxury and Comfort two miles from Yosemite National Park Gate”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2010

This is a beautiful, comfortable and immaculate vacation home. Only two miles to the Southern Entrance of Yosemite National Park. The home has everything you need to enjoy an incredible vacation. Scott was excellent to communicate with and gave us several recommendations for dining and area attractions. Booking was easy and efficient. This is truly a hidden gem with great privacy. The viewing of the stars on the top deck was our favorite in the evenings. Everything was comfortable and impeccably clean. We hope to visit again and our only hope is that it won't be booked up once the word it out about this spectacular rental. Thank you for a memorable stay! This beautiful home will provide many others with lasting memories of a great vacation.

“Relaxing cabin Get-Away”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2010

We loved having our own cabin in Yosemite! We smiled when we returned home every day to our own home; the location is so close, the cabin has all the amenities we wanted (TV, laundry, hot tub), and it was lovely for our teen-agers to have space to spread out. We plan to return to Yosemite in other seasons, and we plan to return to this property.

“Beautiful, comfortable home away from home”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2010

Quiet and peaceful forest setting 2 miles outside south entrance of Yosemite. Immaculate, modern, comfortable, and inviting home. House had all the ammenities and features to feel like you never left home, yet you step outside to the forest in the backyard. Very close drive to yosemite to enjoy a day hike. We really did not need to bring anything- the home had all the extra touches to make you feel warm and invited.

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