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Cozy Solar Home Near Yosemite in the Pine Mountain Lake Resort

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View of Pine Mountain Lake across to the Marina


Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Good family home. Sleeps up to 8

UPDATE: Highway 120 into Yosemite Valley will be open starting May 1, 2017. (It will close from 7pm to 5am until all the work is done.)
SPRING and FALL: Enjoy visiting Yosemite without the crowds and still enjoy some of the amenities of Pine Mountain Lake. The off season rate is $125 a night with a two night minimum stay.

SUMMER: Enjoy the amenities of the resort Pine Mountain Lake including being able to walk to a beach. We still keep the low affordable rate of $130 a night (holidays more.) Three night minimum stay for the summer.
We are closed December to March.

Our house is ideal for families with up to 8 people. The downstairs has 3 bedrooms, 2 large bedrooms with a queen bed in each and one with double bed. The master bedroom has the 1/2 bath and opens out the the side yard. The other large bedroom opens up to the back yard. Upstairs are 2 lofts with a single bed in each. The living area has the large open concept.
There is a large Great Room with lots of room for entertainment. The fully equipped country kitchen is supplied with about everything you need except the food. Off the kitchen is the dining/playroom area with many games, puzzles, TV and DVD player.
Outside you will find landscaped yard on 2 sides with 2 gazebos, lounge furniture, eating tables and a gas BBQ grill. One side has sand where you can play games. There is a front porch with a swing. There are 3 TVs hooked up to cable, 2 DVD players (many DVDs are there for you to use) loads of games and puzzles, books and CDs. Also with the house are many balls, games, sand toys, and other play equipment for your enjoyment.
We are within walking distance of a playground, the summer water taxi rides, a beach, a hiking trail and the tennis courts.
The house has free wireless and is furnished with a washer and dryer for your convenience.
Stay in this very comfortable house that receives many great reviews from our renters especially about the deer that graze in our yard. Rent lovely 'Kinane Kabin' and enjoy many of the amenities of Pine Mountain Lake. The house, is less than a block from tennis courts, children’s playground, a hiking trail and Fisherman’s Cove which is one of the lake’s water taxi stops. want to swim? One of three beaches is within walking distance. Two other beaches are easily reached by water taxi from this beach or fisherman’s cove. Also available for your enjoyment is a scenic 18 hole golf course, a swimming pool and horseback riding at the stables.
The 3 bedrooms, and 2 lofts provide plenty of comfortable beds for your family. The country kitchen, great room and dining/game room are very spacious making the house perfect for large groups. There are 3 TVS, 2 DVD players, and wireless Internet. Many DVD's, puzzles and games are provided. The large deck goes around 2 sides of the house and has a gazebo plus plenty of eating areas. This eco-friendly solar house is equipped with solar power, a back-up passive solar hot water heater and an evaporative cooler that will keep you cool during the summer heat.
Want to take trips? Yosemite gate is 30 miles away. Go see Yosemite falls, Tuolumne Meadows, or Glacier Point and make it back for your evening meal. Or maybe you would like an old gold rush town? Columbia state park is 32 miles away, there you can ride a stage coach, pan for gold, and eat some candy made in an old fashioned candy store. Like to gamble? Black Oak Casino is about an hour away. Play the slots, have a great meal or even enjoy the bowling alley with your kids.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

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

    21 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Pack and Play for baby sleeping...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Most of our reviews state how comfortable our house is and how they feel so at home in it. The house is in the gated community of Pine Mountain Lake in the scenic Gold Rush town of Groveland. Pine Mountain Lake has an 18 hole championship golf course, 3 beaches, tennis courts, horseback riding, Country Club, hiking trails, boating and an airport for your enjoyment. The house is near tennis courts, hiking trails, Fisherman's Cove with its playground, basketball court and one of the water taxi stops. One of the beaches is within walking distance....moreless


  • Game Room:

    Combination game room/dining room. Many games, puzzles and TV and DVD player...moreless

  • Games:

    Many games and puzzles provided for all ages...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Large collection of CD's...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV...moreless

  • Television:

    2 flat screen TVs and a smaller one in the master bedroom...moreless

  • Toys:

    Balls of all kinds plus other outdoor equipment including a kids bocce ball set....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Many DVDs are available...moreless


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Resort:

    Swimming (3 Beaches), Fishing, Golf, Horse Back Riding, Hiking, Tennis...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Dining tables are in the kitchen and the game room. Easily seats 8 people. There are also tables on the deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Evaporative cooler which works good with the weather in Groveland....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    No fees...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    In the United States...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Baseboard heating...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All beds have 2 sets of sheets and pillow cases...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living room...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    No fees...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with everything you would want. Fully equipped. All you have to bring is your food....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Small boat rentals are available at the Marina...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    On two sides of the house...moreless

  • Golf:

    Pine Mountain has a very scenic 18 hole golf course available for anyone...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rent at the Marina...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Available within the Pine Mountain Lake complex....moreless



Write a review 4.4
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 15 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
4th of July
Jul 1 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Aug 31 - Nov 27, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning/linen laundry $115 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%


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If there are only 2 nights available between rentals in the summer check and see as you may be allowed to rent for those 2 night.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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137 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sacramento International Airport
4.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Country Club
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Water Taxi for Pine Mountain Lake
4.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club
5.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
CA 120
4.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Country Club - The Grill
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Lodge Beach

Car: Necessary

Besides the many activities going on at Pine Mountain Lake the house

is an easy 30 miles drive to the North Gate of Yosemite National Park. Now bus service is available daily in the summer from Groveland to Yosemite and back.

Also within driving distances are many Gold Rush Towns including Jamestown and Columbia. Jamestown has gold panning and the Train Museum and it's steam train excursion. Columbia State Park is a preserved and active Gold Rush town with stage coach rides, an old fashioned candy making shop where they still

make candy, blacksmith shop, gold panning and many other old time

shops and activities.

Sonora is the county seat and has many old buildings plus shopping


Black Oak Casino and many wineries in Murphy's are also within driving



Owner info

Year Purchased: 1984

About the owner: Mostly we both grew up in the Midwest but after getting married, we moved to Guam so my husband could work for the Government of Guam. After that we moved back to the midwest and between the cold and my hay fever, we decide to join some of the family and move to California. As part of our adventure of moving, we decided to build a kit house and after a search of Northern California fell in love with Pine Mountain Lake. We built the house from 1981 to 1984 at which time we moved from the Bay Area to the house with our 3 daughters. They attended school in Groveland. Most of the time my husband worked in the Bay Area and commuted to Groveland on weekends. After the children left for college, I moved back to the Bay Area to be with my husband full time and start a new career of Library Assistant. We did not want to loose the house so since 1999, we have been renting it out for travelers. That still allowed us to come up and spend time in the house.

Why the Owner Chose Groveland, CA, USA:
We had ordered the kit house before we moved to California but had to find a lot within 2 years or our contract would expire. We explored many areas but most were too expensive or just didn't feel right. A friend of my husband's suggested looking into Pine Mountain Lake, so one weekend we went camping in Yosemite and on the way up we stopped in Sonora to check out the Pine Mountain Lake Subdivision. My husband who was a Civil Engineer and Planner wanted to check it out before we looked mainly to see if it was sewered. It was so we went to a realty company in Groveland and toured a few lots. We really fell in love with this lot. Fantastic location, green space on 2 sides and within walking distance of the beach. After our weekend in Yosemite we stopped back at the realtor and purchased the lot and never regretted it.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
People enjoy visiting our house because it is so spacious and comfortable. They also like the convenience of the location. It is also a great place to use for trips to Yosemite and other attractions. Our house is in a quiet area of Pine Mountain Lake. A ravine with a stream is across the street from the house and there is a large green space next to the lot that the association owns. Not only that but we could walk to a beach and Fisherman's Cove was even closer. The girls loved exploring the ravine and green area. As years went by, a tennis court was built across the ravine and a half basketball court and play ground was kitty corner to our house. The deer always come and visit our property and when we lived there they always would know when my roses would bloom and get the blossoms before I could see them.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • View of Pine Mountain Lake across to the Marina

    View of Pine Mountain Lake across to the Marina

  • Part of the living room seen as you enter

    Part of the living room seen as you enter

  • Living room from the hallway

    Living room from the hallway

  • View of kitchen as you enter the house

    View of kitchen as you enter the house

  • Games and entertainment area

    Games and entertainment area

  • Yosemite Room with queen bed

    Yosemite Room with queen bed

  • Small loft with twin bed (panorama)

    Small loft with twin bed (panorama)

  • Back yard looking east

    Back yard looking east

  • One of the eating area

    One of the eating area

  • Another eating area

    Another eating area

  • Another view of the back yard

    Another view of the back yard

  • Area right outside the master bedroom

    Area right outside the master bedroom

  • Front porch where you can watch the deer graze

    Front porch where you can watch the deer graze

  • Sitting area of the living room

    Sitting area of the living room

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Dinning/Game room

    Dinning/Game room

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Smaller bedroom with double bed

    Smaller bedroom with double bed

  • Large loft

    Large loft

  • Back yard looking west

    Back yard looking west

  • Relaxing under the shade

    Relaxing under the shade

  • BBQ area

    BBQ area

  • West yard with bocce balls on the sand

    West yard with bocce balls on the sand

  • Deer grazing in the yard

    Deer grazing in the yard

VRBO #196323

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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