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Now Available at Extremely Discounted Fall Prices! Newly Remodeled!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,714 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

2007-2017! Now celebrating our ELEVENTH Year advertising exclusively on VRBO! Our calendar and quotes are ALWAYS up to date and accurate. When we started advertising on VRBO, there were only 15 other properties and now there are about 300! We have top rated reviews and have recently remodeled!

Pricing: We have a NO haggling policy. We believe it's the best way to be fair to everyone. We are aware that some other owners often inflate prices only to discount them. We don't do business that way. At our discretion, we may occasionally decline reservations that create one night gaps in our schedule. Unfortunately there is no way to currently designate these dates in the VRBO reservation app.

Do you understand or have questions about the service fee that VRBO instituted in early 2016? If so, please read the help text on the VRBO website. You cannot ask owners to waive this fee because if they do VRBO will suspend the owners ad. So please don't ask.

ACCEPTING reservations NOW for 2017-March 2018. Sorry, but we will not accept summer 2018 reservations until January 20, 2018.

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.

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 as little as 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 the 10% 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.

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.

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, sign in and follow all posted rules.

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. 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 Association (PMLA) 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.

PMLA charges all renters $27 per vehicle to enter the gated community. Each fee paid is good for up to 8 days. You can read more info about this under Rates/Notes on our webpage.

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. Our front balcony even includes a pet gate. But please don't leave pets overnight on the balcony as there occasionally are predators in the woods.

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

More Details

Alan Miller
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, mandarin, Taiwanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Alan Miller

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.

Alan Miller purchased this house in 2002

Why Alan Miller chose Yosemite Area

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!

What makes this house unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

(The following note was copied by owner from our on-site guestbook)

Thank you. I really enjoyed staying at your house and the herds of deer passing by the house. I also enjoyed seeing El Capitan and hiking. This place is awesome.
Nov 2008
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Pine Mountain Lake
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club
Nearest Ferry
0.75 Miles
Water taxi on Pine Mountain Lake
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 120
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Grill
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Badger Pass
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
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.


Groveland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1714 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom in Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main Bath includes washer & dryer, pls bring own detergent.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Living Room - Sofa
    Game room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Double folds down plus two single mattresses.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
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
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.


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San Francisco

Wonderful, most pleasant experience

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience! Booking, check-in and check-out are incredibly simple. Owner's response is immediate, very friendly and helpful. They give many priceless suggestions and tips, thanks Alan! Home is very charming, elegant, clean, well stocked, spacious, great location - our children had so much fun on the lake, saw many wild life. Very close to one of the PML beaches. Game room is huge and has both pool and tennis tables, tv and three extra beds. Beds are very comfortable. We have small child and very much appreciate convenient check-out time!!! Cannot thank Alan and his family enough for their hospitality and for making our stay so pleasant. Next time we're heading this direction, I'll check this home's availability first thing. Would love to return. THANK YOU!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review!
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Nice home

  • 5 of 5

It had all the convenience of home.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this wonderful house. It was an excellent experience overall.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bay Area, CA

Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Super comfortable house to stay for the 3-day weekend. Wish it could have been longer because the house was fantastic space for 5 adults (2 couples + 1).

1. Clean and well stocked with basic needs.

2. Has all appliances you might need.

3. Spacious and with lots of entertainment at home and surrounding area.

4. Convenient access from indoors to outdoors (many sliding glass doors throughout the house).

5. Actively stays in contact to ensure guest comfort.

Wished one of the beds were not mildewy smelling, and that Mueller was connected, other than that, it could not have been a more perfect place to stay at for the 100ºF+ weekend. Definitely will want to come back if given the opportunity!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newton, KS

Spacious, clean, great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Miller's home for a few days preceding our daughter's wedding in Yosemite. Plenty of room for six adults and a child. Very clean, well stocked kitchen, linens all provided. Nice game room and television. Close to grocery store. About 40 minutes to the west gate of Yosemite. Alan was very responsive to emails. Couldn't have been happier with our stay

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words and review! We take great pride in providing our guests with a well maintained and comfortable home at an affordable no haggle price. Please come again.
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Great host, Great House

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay, most of my observations can be seen in the other reviews. It's not too far from Yosemite, and has the convenience of a small city (Groveland, village?) nearby. All about a tradeoff, totally worth from our point of view. Alan was very helpful, provided all the necessary information, the housekeeper was also very friendly. The house is huge, clean, with more than we needed. Definitely coming back! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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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