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Near Yosemite, Ping Pong & Billiards, New Appliances.

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 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.

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. 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.

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.

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 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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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
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Near Yosemite, Ping Pong & Billiards, New Appliances.
average rating of 4.87234 based on 55 reviews

Beautiful Yosemite Trip

  • 5 of 5

We found this home to be very comfortable and well set up for our visit. Nice quiet neighborhood was another plus!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Please come again.
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Very comfortable home in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed 2 nights. The house is huge and can accommodate a large family. It was clean but a bit outdated. However, Allan told us that he is going to renovate it this fall. The beds are very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals. Allan was very responsive and always promptly replied to our emails. Overall, very pleasant experience and we surely will be coming back.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words!. We are excited about the changes to our home. New flooring, new kitchen counter tops, refinished cabinets and other changes. The work is expected to be completed by the end of February.
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We loved everything!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house for 3 nights with our kids. We really enjoyed the house. Master bedroom is beautifully decorated, all beds were very comfortable. The kids loved sleeping downstairs in the game room and happily occupied themselves with various games every morning :).

Nice full kitchen and great spacious deck with chairs and a table. Awesome for a quite read outside in the woods :). Relatively close to the lake - it was a short (4-6 min.) drive to Dunn beach. Alan (the owner) was superb - replying to my questions right away, having everything prepared on time, very organized and friendly! Thank you so much, Alan! We loved our vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice neighborhood, fun things to do

  • 4 of 5

Great for a family! Comfortable beds after a long day at Yosemite, quiet hilltop with lots of birds. If you need to check in with the office BYOD as the high speed internet isn't.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would do it again in a heartbeat!

  • 5 of 5

The floating platform with slide at the swimming area was a hit! The lake was so refreshing! Loved renting a kayak right there at the beach. The lake was a great place to hang out the whole afternoon.

We enjoyed the kids riding their bikes on the fire road along Big Creek.

We took a day trip to Yosemite.

The condo was so nice and clean! Really enjoyed our stay there. Would like to do it again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, clean property near Yosemite Nat'l Park

  • 5 of 5

The property was in a nice location, well-kept. We enjoyed seeing deer in the yard in the mornings, and it was a nice drive to Yosemite National Park. Everyone at the complex was friendly and helpful, and the owners were great to work with!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing us for your rental needs and please come again.
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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.


Rates & Availability

Groveland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26 2017 - May 27 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Independence Day Holiday
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

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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