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Near Yosemite, Ping Pong & Billiards, New Appliances.

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

2007-2017! Now celebrating TEN Years advertising exclusively on VRBO! Our calendar and quotes are ALWAYS up to date and accurate.

ACCEPTING reservations NOW for Spring and Summer.
New GE Stovetop & Oven!
New GE French Door Refrigerator/Freezer!
New GE Dishwasher!
New GE Microwave!
New LG Air Conditioner!
New HD Coretex Flooring!
New Kitchen Countertops!
New Kitchen Sink & Disposal!
New game room 55" TV installed April 18th!
Improved WIFI and internet service by HughesNet!
Refinished Kitchen Cabinets!
Two new sidewalks and one new staircase outside!
New landscaping including dry creek bed!

Please specify your exact arrival and departure dates and number of occupants. The maximum number of occupants is SEVEN without additional charge. If you are planning on having EIGHT or more people, you must check the appropriate box and enter the number of additional guests. Any changes may affect the price.
We have a reliable track record of happy customers. We have advertised on VRBO and HomeAway for ten years.

Are you planning to visit Yosemite National Park? Our vacation home is conveniently located about 27 easy driving miles from Yosemite's west gate along Highway 120. You can be in Yosemite in approximately 30 minutes if you stay here. Or perhaps you are one of the many families who have fallen in love with Pine Mountain Lake, the lake, the pool, the beaches, golf, tennis and horseback riding? Each year we host many families who find it all here and never even bother with going to Yosemite!

Please check our availability calendar for open dates that fit your schedule. Would you be interested in renting our home for 31 days or more during the off-season? We have had several families stay for a month or more while searching for their own PML dream vacation home! By doing so, we won't have to charge you Tuolumne County temporary lodging/hotel tax. The best months to do this are October, November, January, and February. December and March are available at a slightly higher cost. But hurry and check our calendar soon because once we accept shorter term reservations for a particular month, it will be unavailable.

Our vacation home has adequate space at 1,714 sq ft and is equipped with all the necessary amenities. Plus we have both a custom billiard table and an upscale ping pong table. Our huge 33'X15' game room also functions as a THIRD bedroom. New photos will be uploaded showing beds and updated furnishings by May 1.

Two day minimum required for most rentals. Occasionally we may make an exception.

We are located in Groveland at the Pine Mountain Lake gated resort community. This is not a cabin or old A-frame. This is a modern two bedroom, two bathroom home built in 1988 with central air-conditioning and heat.

Large bonus game room can double as a THIRD bedroom. It is roughly 33 feet long by 15 feet wide.

Modern appliances include a washer, dryer, dishwasher, Weber barbecue grill, microwave, DVD, VHS VCR, Directv.

Home is located about two blocks from seventh hole of golf course. Play golf, swim, tennis, horseback ride, visit Yosemite; there are plenty of activities. The person responsible should be at least 25+ years old. Our community pool opens mid May. There is no charge for use of this beautiful swimming pool. You just need to show your guest permit to the pool staff and sign in.

You will sleep in comfort at our house! One king in master bedroom, one queen in second bedroom, fold down Double size futon and two singles in large downstairs game room/3rd bedroom. Note second single is a hidden pull out on the floor/has no frame. We also have several air mattresses that renters are welcome to use. There is also a sofa upstairs that you can sleep on if necessary. We now offer guests use of two TVs both on DIRECT TV, both with 55" screens. Please NO party animals. Enjoy, but enjoy responsibly. This is not run down rental property, but our personal vacation home. No smoking please.

We recommend you email us your preferred sleeping arrangements in advance so our housekeeper can cater to your needs.

This is a gated community, so you MUST enter through the Pine Mountain Lake (PML) Main Gate in order to reach house, which is located at 18992 Jimmie Bell St. in Groveland. Within the PML community it is also known as Unit 7 lot 170. Maximum occupancy is seven people at this rate irregardless of age. If you are planning on having more than seven, this must be pre-approved by Alan or Susan at additional cost.

Pets are considered. They must be over two years of age and not teething. Guests must check the pets box when placing their reservation. Our housekeeper is then paid extra to do deep cleaning after pet stays to remove any pet hair or dander.

Please first try to respond through our VRBO ad. If you encounter any problems, you can try e-mailing us directly. Our YAHOO address is alanmiller2004 .
We have a local housekeeper, but we live in Macao, China for most of the year.

Keywords: House, cabin, home, Yosemite, Pine Mountain Lake
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, mandarin, Taiwanese
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1714 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    In most cases the responsible party should be 25 years of age or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children can play ping pong in downstairs gameroom. Billiard table is for adult use and/or closely supervised older children. Please ask children not to play in gravel drainage area outside the house If you have very young children, you are responsible for keeping them away from stairs....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    You may smoke outside, but please be very careful and extinguish all butts. Fire danger is frequently extreme. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    I may allow for well behaved, potty trained pets over three years of age for an additional fee of $20 per stay. The pet must also not be teething. You must check pet box when making your reservation....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are two steps up to reach our front door....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Living Room


  • Game room: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    Double folds down plus two single mattresses....moreless

  • King size beds (1) King in Master bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) Queen in second bedroom upstairs. Single Beds (2) and fold down Queen mattress (1) in downstairs game room. Second single is hidden under first twin and has no frame. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bathroom in Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Main Bath includes washer & dryer, pls bring own detergent. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We live in Macao, China but have a local housekeeper. Most other housekeepers in our area now charge $130. for limited services and sometimes even more just to include linens & towels. We kindly ask your understanding and acknowledgement that in exchange for our lower housekeeping fee of $100. that paper products other than toilet paper are not provided....moreless


  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    Billiards are for adult use and older children under close supervision....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Two TVs, both on satellite, upstairs and downstairs that can be tuned to different stations. MLB, and other sports packages often available....moreless

  • Television:

    Two TVs....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    There are approximately 25 movies available at any one time for viewing. Check the dining set next to the dining table....moreless


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Dining table with seats for six. Additional dining for four on the front balcony/deck. Please bring your own high chair if you have small children. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central A/C plus one secondary in-wall air conditioner in the living room....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Provided by Hughes Net....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Bring your own detergent, softener or other products if desired to wash your own clothes. Our detergent is exclusively for our housekeeper's use to wash linens and towels....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heating & Air Conditioning provided. There is also a second, supplemental AC in the living room area for especially hot days. Downstairs also has a forced air heater for wintertime use only....moreless

  • Internet:

    We have just switched to Hughes Net satellite service. We request you limit your usage as much as possible. Please do not watch video for more than a few seconds so that we don't exceed our quota....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Clean linens are provided for the nbr of guests booked according to each reservation. Unless otherwise requested, we will assume that the King & Queen beds are shared. Pls inform us of your needs....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Nice new flat screen TV with comfortable leather sofa and love seat. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for at least four vehicles in our driveway and behind the house. Please do not park in the street. The PMLA (Pine Mountain Lake Association) will issue you a ticket.)...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Please don't park on the street. The Pine Mtn. Lake Assoc. will give you a ticket....moreless

  • Telephone:

    As of April 2017, our landline telephone service is provided through Hughes Net satellite service. During severe storms there can be interruptions in service. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Clean towels are provided for each guest.....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Please bring your own laundry detergent or you can buy it at our local market 5 minutes away....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    A wireless password will be provided for you about four days before check in or you can find it posted on our bulletin board. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    While no guarantee, we try to provide coffee filters. Look in the top right cabinet above coffee maker, coffee grinder...(bring your own beans)...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Mixer, Toaster, turkey roaster pan, rice cooker, chopsticks (look carefully) found above other cutlery in top drawer....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Rice Cooker and other tools...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Please wash and put away all dishes before check out. Cleaning fee does not include cleaning kitchen. Please leave the kitchen in as good a condition as when you checked in. Thanks!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen provided. However your $100. housekeeping fee does not cover kitchen cleaning. Pls clean your own dishes, pans, surfaces, etc to the same level of cleanliness as found when you entered....moreless

  • Microwave:

    GE (see photo)...moreless

  • Oven:

    GE (see photo)...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Yes. Guests often share or leave spice condiments behind in the cabinet to the left of the microwave. However, we are not responsible for what someone else leaves behind. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Filtered water is available inside door on left, however our Hetch-Hetchy provided tap water is so excellent we rarely use it! Includes ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    GE (see photo)...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Wide two slice toaster with bagel option to toast on just one side....moreless


  • Balcony:

    (1) Balcony...moreless

  • Boat:

    You can rent one at the nearby Marina. Note you cannot park at the Marina parking lot between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. But you may be able to park nearby. Call gate for info. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Bring your own charcoal and lighter. BBQ is allowed on the rear patio only and not on the front wooden balcony. Please carefully extinguish all hot coals and clean the BBQ area. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Badger Pass in Yosemite and Dodge Ridge are the closest ski areas....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Nearby but requires additional fee....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    You must sign in and follow all community rules and info. For more information on this and other amenities, please see our website:

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.9
from 46 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 - May 28, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Independence Day Holiday
Jun 30 - Jul 8, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$145 $150
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Pet Fee $20 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 10%


For the quoted price occupant limit is SEVEN. There is an extra charge of $10 per person per day for each person exceeding this maximum.

One night stays are not usually available. Normally TWO nights are the minimum.

Weekly rates are NOT available for peak summer periods. (Memorial Day through Labor Day)

Weekly rates may be requested for other periods but may differ depending on the number of guests and time frame. Holiday rates are normally THREE night minimums at $175 per night.

Cancellation Policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. Cancellations with less than 30 days notice agree to forfeit all rental fees. Your security deposit and housekeeping fees will be refunded. Some leniency may be given if the cancelling party agrees to re-book and come during the off season (non-holiday) of the same calendar year. Off-season is defined as after Labor Day, but not during a holiday period. During 2013, we refunded several thousand in rental fees due to the "nearby" Rim Fire and would willingly do so again if the air quality in the local, Groveland area is unhealthy. However, this policy does not apply to fires in further away places like Yosemite National Park.

PMLA FEES: Pine Mountain Lake Association charges a $27 fee to ALL renters entering the community. Under the rules, you must check in with the guard at the main gate on Pine Mountain Lake Drive and state that you are renting our home. The gate is always open 24X7. Other roads like Mueller have card access only barriers which are only accessible by home owners. The guards are helpful and will even give you a map or directions upon request, but they also will charge you the $27 fee, good for the duration of your stay. We ask for your understanding in this matter. Home owners also pay such fees, but much larger ones, approximately $2,000 per home each year. These fees help maintain the PMLA system of private roads, beaches, pool and other facilities.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pine Mountain Lake
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club
0.75 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Water taxi on Pine Mountain Lake
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club
55 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 120
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Grill
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Badger Pass
0.75 Miles
Nearest Beach
Dunn Ct.

Car: Recommended

There is a bocce ball court at the main Marina and there is normally a get together there every Tuesday evening weather permitting. People will generally also bring food to grill and a dish to share. We have enjoyed this numerous times and it's always fun. There are also pickleball courts located near the country club. Please see our community website for more details.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: We are not only VRBO property owners, but customers as well. The attached photo shows Susan and Alan Miller scuba diving off Michaelmas Cay on the Great Barrier Reef in Dec 2008. We stayed at a lovely VRBO rental in Palm Cove, Australia about 20 miles north of Cairns.

Why the Owner Chose Groveland, CA, USA:
A former work colleague of mine from Iran first introduced us to Pine Mountain Lake. He had purchased a cabin there and just threw me the keys one day and suggested we go up and see it! It was a particularly cold day in January and there was no heat in his cabin other than a couple of space heaters. Nonetheless, after our first night stay, we were off and looking for our own place the next morning! We purchased our home three weeks later!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the peace and quiet of the area. We are close to the golf course which is perfect for the avid golfer. Playing billiards and ping pong is always a lot of fun. Susan especially enjoys swimming at the lake!

Contact us

Speaks: english, mandarin, Taiwanese
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • New kitchen Feb 2017

    New kitchen Feb 2017

  • Another view of Living Room includes flat screen TV via DirectTV.

    Another view of Living Room includes flat screen TV via DirectTV.

  • Master bedroom May 2015.  New photo coming in April will show new flooring.

    Master bedroom May 2015. New photo coming in April will show new flooring.

  • front balcony

    front balcony

  • Washer and dryer

    Washer and dryer

  • Our home in Pine Mountain Lake, Groveland, CA 95321

    Our home in Pine Mountain Lake, Groveland, CA 95321

  • One of several swimming areas near our home at Pine Mountain Lake

    One of several swimming areas near our home at Pine Mountain Lake

  • Pool table, ping pong, single bed #1.  Single bed #2 is a slide out mattress.

    Pool table, ping pong, single bed #1. Single bed #2 is a slide out mattress.

  • New 55" TV installed in game room April 2017!

    New 55" TV installed in game room April 2017!

  • Living (Sofa & Love Seat) Dining Area
Vaulted Ceiling

    Living (Sofa & Love Seat) Dining Area Vaulted Ceiling

  • Dining Area close up.

    Dining Area close up.

  • Front balcony

    Front balcony

  • bath with shower

    bath with shower

  • BBQ area on back porch.

    BBQ area on back porch.

  • For your convenience we have a keyless lock on the front door.

    For your convenience we have a keyless lock on the front door.

  • Bedroom #2

    Bedroom #2

  • Dbl mattress at left can be moved away from wall and slides down to sleep two.

    Dbl mattress at left can be moved away from wall and slides down to sleep two.

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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