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Golf Course Retreat at Pine Mtn.Lake-50% off a night Jan Special!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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About the property

On the Golf Course, Large, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, + Loft + Game Room

Be our guest at our wonderful Golf Course home at Pine Mountain Lake. Experience the beautiful panoramic views of the mountains while relaxing on the large outside deck or patio overlooking the fairway of the Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course.

This wonderful home is located in the gated community of Pine Mountain Lake in the town of Groveland and is only a short drive to Yosemite National Park. The home looks out over the 9th fairway of the Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course and has beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and area. For those that enjoy wildlife, it is quite common to see the local deer walking by.

With access to all of the amenities Pine Mountain Lake has to offer, you can enjoy the year round 18 hole championship golf course (one of the Top 15 “Best Courses to Play in Northern California”). Relax in the Country Club lounge or enjoy a wonderful lunch or dinner at 'The Grill' at the clubhouse(just a short walk from the house!). There are three beaches at Pine Mountain Lake, one with boat rentals, water taxi's, and a cafe. Other activities at Pine Mountain Lake include fishing, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, hiking, an Equestrian Center, and much more...

Nearby attractions include Yosemite National Park, Lake Don Pedro, Hetch Hetchy, the historic areas of Sonora and Jamestown, Mercer Caverns, and Columbia State Park.

For winter lovers, we're located near some great ski areas; including Badger Pass, Dodge Ridge, and Bear Valley. Playing in the snow is only a short drive up the road and occasionally during winter we get snow at Pine Mountain Lake. You will love spending cozy nights by the fire after a great day on the slopes, playing in the snow, or any of the many other winter time activities the area has to offer.

All the comforts of home are offered to you. The house is large at over 2000 square feet, is nicely decorated, and fully furnished with everything for your vacation comfort. Included for your enjoyment are, Satellite TV's, DVD players, Large Game Room, Video Game System, Board Games, Books, Wi-Fi Internet , Vonage Phone Service, and Cordless Telephones. In addition, a Washer and Dryer are provided for your convenience.

The house is open and spacious with vaulted knotty pine ceilings offering plenty of room for entertaining or just relaxing. Step out to the large and spacious deck overlooking the golf course. Once outside, sit and relax on our comfortable patio set. We also have a large gas BBQ so you can grill while relaxing or taking in the views of the golf course. Enjoy our large stamped cement patio with additional patio set looking out to the golf course from the ground level of the home; Great for Entertaining or relaxing!

Inside, the home has 3 large bedrooms, a large furnished loft, and 2 full bathrooms. The Master Bedroom is large and private and is furnished with a queen sized bed, full bathroom, walk in closet, wall mounted LCD TV, and private deck with beautiful golf course facing views. Adjoining the Master Bedroom is a large furnished loft with full size bed, queen futon, and Satellite TV. The second bedroom is warm and comfortable and furnished with a queen sized bed with private access to the outside deck. The third bedroom is furnished with bunk beds(a great room for kids or young adults). The bunk beds sleep 3 people comfortably with a full sized bed on the bottom and twin on top.

The house also has a large Game Room. Games include Foosball , Air Hockey table, Electronic Dart Board, Arcade, and more! The Game Room also has a wonderful view of the golf course with access to the large stamped cement patio. The Game Room can also be used to accommodate additional sleeping if needed.

Groveland is the perfect little 'Wild West' Town with history dating back to the Gold Rush era and the Iron Door Saloon is the oldest Saloon still in operation in California with live bands most weekends! There are also restaurants and cafe's in town, antique stores, boutiques, and a supermarket.

Whether you decide to relax , play some golf, ski, or visit Yosemite, your group will have everything they need for a Wonderful and Memorable vacation.

Please look at the great comments that our guests have left about their stay!

Your enjoyment and satisfaction are our #1 priority and we look forward to having you as our Guest....

Keywords: Yosemite, Golf, Hetch Hetchy, Lake Don Pedro, Pine Mountain Lake, Groveland

More Details

Joe Castello
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Joe Castello

My wife and I met in 1988 while attending college. We married in 1995 and have a beautiful daughter. We really enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and boating. We live in the Bay Area and bought this as vacation home with the intention of enjoying it with family, friends, and guests.

Joe Castello purchased this house in 2009

Why Joe Castello chose Yosemite Area

I discovered Pine Mountain Lake as a teenager and quickly fell in love with the area. I love Pine Mountain Lake for it's scenic beauty, wildlife, wide range of activities, and close proximity to Yosemite National Park. It is a fantastic place to relax and unwind.

What makes this house unique

There is so much to do at Pine Mountain Lake. The house is located less than a block from the pool and clubhouse which makes for an easy, short walk. You can enjoy a round of golf, take a swim, or play tennis within minutes from the house. The beach and marina are just a short drive from the house. If you are in the mood to visit Yosemite, you will be at the park entrance in less than 30 minutes. Pine Mountain Lake has it all and we know you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The accommodations were ideal. All of us enjoyed the home's ambiance, great furniture, decorations and spacious deck. The bunk bed room was perfect for the young couple and their kids and the game room helped to keep them all occupied. We (collectively) golfed, fished, boated on Pine Mtn Lake, jumped on the water trampoline, toured Jamestown and Sonora... what else, barbequed +++ swam and jumped off the cliff at Rainbow Falls.

Yosemite lived up to our expectations and more, really beyond words... Perhaps John Muir said it best: "(Yosemite) is by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter." We enjoyed a hike to the grand falls that drop into Hetch Hetchy and lingered there, after taking a dip in one of the icy cold pools.

Really a great time!
Jun 2014
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Golf Course Retreat at Pine Mtn.Lake-50% off a night Jan Special!
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 73 reviews

The last homely house east of the Sea

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at Groveland, using it for excursions into the Yosemite NP. We found Groveland to be a very good base camp,. Aside from the splendid Mar-Val Supermarket there is a choice of suitable restaurants nearby. The closer you get to the NP, the more compromises you have to make in that respect. In turn you have to take the lengthy drive into account. To the entrance of Yosemite Valley it takes about an hour one way and after our fourth excursion in to the park we became a little tired of all the driving.

The house itself is a comfortable cabin style place with a lot of space for a larger party. We stayed with 4 adults and 5 little children and that worked out quite fine. The Pine Mountain Lake location is in the middle of nature, expect flocks of deer around the house at all times. In our fist night we had a clear sky and I saw the stars and especially the Milky Way as clearly as I hadn't seen them in ages. So it is also a great place to show your children what that candy bar is named after and you might want to bring that telescope that has been sitting in the attic for so long.

Within the house, all the appliances are fit to host a larger than normal group, the downstairs game room seems to be a good plan B for rainy days, which we didn't have fortunately.

What you should not expect is glamour and style. The house has come of age and while functioning perfectly well, it is of course there for the purpose of being rented to guests and subject to the laws of offer and demand. We did get what we expected for our money, Joe Castello was responsive in all transactions and we can definitely recommend the place for future visits.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Relaxing and cozy

  • 4 of 5

We had a good time and the place was very cozy. Kids and adults enjoyed the arcade games.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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In disrepair and dirty.

  • 2 of 5

The windows were filthy inside and out and there were huge cobwebs everywhere. Most of the lights were unplugged and some weren't working when plugged in, one of which was held together with duct tape. The curtains were falling apart and dirty. The "house" had more of a cabin feel and was in desperate need of a proper cleaning and overall repairs and updating. There was no TV in one of the main bedrooms and the one in the living area didn't work until we received special instructions from the owner on day three of our stay. The Pine Mtn. Lake area is quite beautiful and the restaurant good.

The recommendation for renting this property is a big fat NO.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do not agree with the guest's negative review, and there was no communication as to the house keeping issues until just now. The house is thoroughly cleaned after each guest and very well maintained as we have many guests stay through the year. The guest contacted me during their stay with a few minor issues that the TV set, Vonage phone, and Arcade Video game were not working. It turns out that the control box for the TV was unplugged and arcade power switch was off. I contacted guests and was quickly resolved without further issue. I have had this property for several years and have received wonderful reviews over the years. I am always doing things to improve the home so that people feel like it is their home away from home. I pride myself on making my home comfortable and enjoyable for my guests and will let my great reviews speak for themselves.
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Really perfect place for vacation

  • 5 of 5

It was really nice place to get some rest with family and friends.

House is really clean and there is all stuff to cook and for playing.

I hope to come back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great place to spend a few days

  • 4 of 5

My wife and 4 kids all had a great stay at Joe's place. Quiet location off of the #9 fairway. Not too far to Yosemite, golf course was enjoyable, and the beach area at community lake was fun. You can rent paddle boats, kayaks, canoes from marina for $25/hour. Also, just a short walk to neighborhood pool from the house. We didn't go, but think we could have as a guest of Joe's. Short drive to Groveland restaurants and grocery store. The drive from the community gated entrance to the house was adventuresome, but if you follow Joe's directions, you'll get there.

I only gave a 4-star rating because the upstairs stayed warm with the A/C set at owner's directed 78 degrees setting, and the Pole Position arcade game was inop. I was really looking forward to remastering the game.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Amazing time at Pine Mountain lage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at Pine Mt Lake. The owners were helpful and accommodating with our reservation and the stay was perfect. Sunsets on the deck were relaxing and we enjoyed using the BBQ for cooking dinner.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Pine Mountain Lake Airport
Nearest Barpub
The Grill at Pine Mountain Lake
Nearest Golf
Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 120
Nearest Restaurant
The Grill at Pine Mountain Lake
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Dodge Ridge Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Yosemite National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Badger Pass Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Iron Door Saloon
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Don Pedro Reservior
Nearest Point of Interest
Hetch Hetchy Reservior
Car: necessary

The house is located inside a beautiful gated community with Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Fishing, Boating, Sailing, and Horse back riding. We are close to the main entrance to Yosemite National Park.


Rates & Availability

Groveland House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 10 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Presidents Holiday
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Spring Season
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

-Happy New Year Special- Rent 2 (or more) nights in January and get half off an additional night.*
-Reduced weekly winter rate is for a limited time only. Book early to lock in your dates!*
-Holiday pricing includes up to four guests. Additional per/guest/night fee for groups larger than 4.
-Posted rates, events, and specials include up to 4 guests. Additional per/guest/night fee for groups larger than 4.
Holidays/Events- (Memorial Day,4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Years, MLK, and President's Holiday)
*Please note that special pricing does not apply to holidays or to the 7 night discounted rate.
*Weekly(7 night) rentals cannot be Sat-Sat as to not cut into a std. weekend

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Groveland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Two full sized bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Bed with Full bed(lower) and Twin(upper)
    Loft + Den - 1 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Loft has Full sized bed plus two queen futons
  • Queen size Beds (2) Both the Master and Guest bedroom have queen size beds., Double Beds (2) We have a Full Size bed in the loft as well as another in the second guest bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1) The bunkbed has both a twin bed on top and full size bed on the bottom.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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