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Cozy Solar Home near Yosemite in the Pine Mountain Lake Resort

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Good family home. Sleeps up to 8

Because of all the winter rain this year the waterfalls will be spectacular this Spring and well into the Summer.

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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Sally Kinane
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Sally Kinane

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.

Sally Kinane purchased this house in 1984

Why Sally Kinane chose Yosemite Area

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Sally,

What a wonderful cabin you and your family have. We loved the coziness about it the best. This was my sister's first experience in a cabin and she loved it. We had a very short stay but memories for a lifetime. Our daughter was most excited. All the board games, DVD's. We watched Tom Sawyer and that was such a lovely family moment for us. Though we couldn't spend more time here as we were at Yosemite. We hope we will be able to visit again.

Thank you so much!
Nov 2015
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Groveland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Lofts - 2 twin/ single
  • Two bedrooms with queen beds and a full bed. There are also 2 lots with a twin bed in each. Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
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
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.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Cozy Solar Home near Yosemite in the Pine Mountain Lake Resort
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 98 reviews

Great stop for a Yosemite trip

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for a weekend in Yosemite with a group of friends and it was great. Probably as close as you can get to Yosemite without staying in a hotel or a campsite (it was about a 2 hour drive to Yosemite Valley). The house was clean and cozy. We didn't take advantage of the nearby lake and beach, but maybe next time!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your good review. I enjoy it when people really like our house. We do try hard to make people's stay enjoyable.
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Nice Stay

  • 4 of 5

Good experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Nice stay

  • 5 of 5

Super location , plenty of room

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and well-maintained. I will recommend this property to my friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pleasant home, but horrible experience with the owner

  • 2 of 5

The home is a quaint, simple home. The owner does not disclose all of her "outrageous" requirements. Although you are expected to pay a high cleaning fee, you are expected to wash, dry, and fold all linen. If some crumbs are left on the floor your security deposit is deducted. Even if you find the house in a lower condition than her demands, you still have money deducted. I have stayed in many rental homes and have never been expected to clean so much. She is allowed to have her demands, but they should be disclosed before you pay and are stuck in the rental!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry you are upset that I had to take money from your security deposit for things left undone. In 1917 renters will not have to do their own laundry.
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The location was great. Easy access to Yosemite and when you're done with your Yosemite day having the lake nearby was awesome!! The kids found time to swim in the lake every day!

The cooking essentials were there, but pretty outdated.

Overall, for the price, it was awesome!!

Thanks to Sally for sharing her home.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
137 Miles
Sacramento International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4.3 Miles
Country Club
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Water Taxi for Pine Mountain Lake
Nearest Golf
4.3 Miles
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5.2 Miles
CA 120
Nearest Restaurant
4.3 Miles
Country Club - The Grill
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
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



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
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 31 2017 - Nov 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning/linen laundry $115 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rental agreement must be approved before you will receive the instructions and directions to the property. Please be sure and let me know the names of the drivers so I can get gate passes for them.

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 if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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