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About the property


Charming 650 sq.foot suite, with private bath and entry. Lower level of owner's home.

This suite sleeps 4, with new king size bed and two twin size extra-long couches. Perfect for families.

Air conditioning, full-size refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker included. Condiments such as mustard, salt, sugar, coffee, tea, etc. are also included.

Eating area with 4 chairs, as well as a adjacent patio with table and chairs.

We are dog and child friendly. Children's items such as portacrib and high chair can be provided. Dog sitting can also be arranged with the owner.

Use of laundry faciities.

More Details

Marijke Spilman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2016

About Marijke Spilman

Ted and I (Marijke) have lived at Pine Mountain Lake for 26 years, and still feel like we are on vacation. We enjoy having company, and like to see our guests enjoy this beautiful area. Ted is a retired musician, trumpet and piano player. Also a band and choir director. He was born in Canada, on the St. Lawrence River, and worked on the St. Lawrence Seaway while he was getting his music degree from Potsdam State College N.Y. Ted also went to the Toronto conservatory for 2 years, and he speaks a little French.

I was born in Delft, Holland, and came to the U.S.A. by way of Canada when I was 12. I lived in Edmonton Alberta for 7 years. I am a hair stylist. I like to perform in our local melodramas. I speak fluent Dutch and English.

Marijke Spilman purchased this lodge in 1986

Why Marijke Spilman chose Yosemite Area

We chose to live here because of the clean air, the beautiful lake, friendly people, tennis and the natural surroundings. Ted retired, and we decided to move up to Pine Mountain Lake, and we have never been sorry. We planted all the trees on our property ourselves. We dug up tiny seedlings and planted a lot of trees from seeds. Now we have great shade in the summer.

What makes this lodge unique

There is an airport here, so if you fly in we can pick you up. We're within walking distance from the beautiful lake and beach.There is a water taxi to take you to the marina, where you can get lunch or dinner and can also rent boats. Tennis courts are a 5 min walk from our house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Marijke and Ted

Thank you again for a delightful visit.

We are so glad to have met you and Ted.

Thank you for your hospitality and sharing your place with us.

Sincerely Laverne and Ray

p.s. I hope our paths will pass again sometime
May 2014
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.819672 based on 65 reviews

Completely Happy

  • 5 of 5

My Girlfriend and I stayed here with our two dogs after deciding last minute to spend the night in Groveland. The host, Marijke was so very hospitable and her huge downstairs suite (with its own entrance) was amazing. Warm, comfortable, well appointed... also, I want the bed- so big and comfy. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Cozy lodge and gracious owner

  • 5 of 5

I was meant to book the place on Thanksgiving, but somehow actually booked it since Black Friday. I didn't realize my mistake until we had arrived at the gate of the community at dark. We were in a panic as we arrived a place with no cell phone signal and in thanksgiving night. Luckily we have Marijke, a very nice and heart-warming lady, who helped us to find a place to stay in her friends' house nearby, who are also very nice couple. Thank you Marijke, please also express my sincere thanks to your lovely friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Lovely studio.

  • 5 of 5

Very good place to stay. Will recommend . Owners are very nice people. Thank You for the champagne.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Lovely Studio at Pine Mountain Lake

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent four days in the spacious studio/kitchenette iocated on the ground level of the home of Marijke and Ted Spilman, who live upstairs. Marijke is a lovely woman who is very helpfuland has set the place up with everything that is needed for a comfortable stay that includes cooking or food preparation. Can eat inside or on the patio. The full-size refrigerator is very convenient.

We loved the animal-friendly environment' saw deer, wild turkeys, hummingbirds, vireos, jays, towhees, titmouse, white-crowned sparrows. Nice trees on the property. It was very peaceful there, our hosts were great and we enjoyed our stay very much. A great nest away from home.


Berkeley, CA

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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large neighborhood and large space

  • 3 of 5

My husband got woke up early by the dog barking. Would have been nice to know ahead of time that we had to pay $25 for parking in the neighborhood as we did not have time to use the pool/lake.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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San Antonio, TX

Cozy, comfortable, and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This was a very welcome short time home for my husband, my dog, and I. The bed is super comfortable. The room is spacious and has everything you need. Stay here. You won't be sorry.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Pine Mountain Lake Small Plane only
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Iron Door saloon
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Water taxi on Pine Mountain Lake
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Pine Mountain golf course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
CA 120/108
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Grill at the golf course
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Badger Pass, Yosemite, Dodge Ridge, Bear Valley
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Pine Mountain Lake

Pine Mountain Lake is a beautiful private , mountain lake surrounded by lovely homes. The lake has two beaches, one which provides an excellent play area for children. The other beach/marina has many amenities, including boat rentals, swimming, diving platforms, changing facilities, snack bar, picnic tables, lawns, etc.

Yosemite National Park, with all its magnificence, is an hour away by car. Airplane rides over Yosemite Valley are available from the local Pine Mountain airport.

Other Gold Rush towns nearby are Sonora and Jamestown, which is the site of the Sierra Railroad and museum.


Rates & Availability

Groveland Lodge Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Payments are due within 48 hours of Reservation request, or it will automatically canceled.
Major Holiday Rates applied the week of Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, President's day. Please confirm rate if scheduling around these times

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Groveland Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Toiletries provided, Towels,beach towels. Shower, toilet and sink .
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Large room with private Bath. Please see pictures.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Nature in abundance. Can often spot deer and fawns. Great for birdwatching. Quiet spot in the trees. Ideal for hiking and jogging. Very dog-friendly, can provide doggie day and overnight dog care.

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