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Waterfront Property With Panoramic View Of Pine Mountain Lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath. Waterfront Property On Pine Mountain Lake, In Pine Forest.

Waterfront Property! 48 steps from front door to lake where kayaks await you. Large lakeside deck as well as dock allow plenty of space to enjoy the waterfront. Large decks and patios provide lovely views of the lake. Deer and small animals enjoy our property. We are 20 miles from the North entrance to Yosemite National Park. 5 minutes from the small town of Groveland and 30 minutes from Sonora. Master bedroom on upper level with King bed that has a lovely view of the lake. 2nd bedroom has King size bed on main level. 3rd bedroom has full size bed. 4th bedroom has full size bed and twin size bed. Living room and dining room overlook the lake through wall of windows and sliding glass door. Dining room opens up to large upper deck where patio table seats 10 and there is plenty of room to lounge and relax on lounge chairs overlooking the lake below. Living room has fireplace. Lower level includes a large gameroom with pool table, family room and large bathroom with washer/dryer laundry area.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Sheri

We raised our family of six children not far from Yosemite National Park. Our children have many memories of our family hiking and backpack trips to Yosemite. We had always wanted to have a vacation home in the pines and near Yosemite. When we discovered Pine Mountain Lake, we knew we had found our second home! This home is the place where we spend many weekends as a family. Our teenagers love the freedom to take the kayaks out onto the lake or to the marina for snacks or entertainment. There are cement steps into the shallow water area near our dock, where our young grandchildren love to splash and play.

Sheri purchased this house in 2012

Why Sheri chose Groveland

We always dreamed of a vacation home in the mountains. When we found this property in 2012, we fell in love with it and purchased it the same day. It is a dream come true. Waterfront property amid beautiful pines, and only 20 minutes from Yosemite National Park which we love.

What makes this house unique

There really is nothing like waking up in the master bedroom where the bed faces the small bay window. The first thing you see when you open your eyes, is the beautiful blue lake amid the tall pines. It is the most peaceful place we have ever slept.

Our family enjoys taking the kayaks out onto the water several times a day. Mornings are particularly quiet and peaceful as you glide through the water. You will paddle alongside the swans, geese and ducks. Deer watch you from the waters edge. Watching the sunset from the lake is spectacular.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is truly a place to relax and recharge. Even if I just sat inside and enjoyed the view of the lake, it would be the best. But we were able to kayak and see the wildlife and listen to the silence, as well as enjoy the comforts of the cabin.

I was with my daughter and my college roommate who I had not seen since 1976. It was a wonderful place to catch up and make some great memories!
Feb 2014
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Groveland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Level Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upper Level Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Level Bath - toilet , shower , Includes laundry area with new super size washer & dryer
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams overlooks Lake
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Vaulted Ceiling with Exposed Beams
    Guest Room with Queen Bed - 1 queen , Main Level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Main Level
  • All bedding is washed in hot water between guests. Unlike many hotels that reuse comforters without washing, we make sure that all bedding items (mattress covers, sheets, blankets and quilts) are freshly laundered before your arrival. Most bedding items are 100% cotton.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Rules and Amenties for Vacation Renters at Pine Mountain Lake


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Waterfront Property With Panoramic View Of Pine Mountain Lake
average rating of 4.733333 based on 17 reviews

Awesome from beginning to end

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible time here! We picked up our son who goes to college in CA and headed to Panorama Place. The home is magnificent! Spotless and lots to do. We kayaked, relaxed on the deck, sat out on the patio and had dinner and enjoyed close up views of the eagle's nest! We also had family pool tournaments into the late hours! We also spent a few mornings and afternoons hiking in Yosemite. It's about an hour drive to the park. Sheri was delightful! She is kind, generous and very responsive. I texted her during our stay with a few questions and she responded immediately. I didn't get to meet her in person, but I really wish I would have had the opportunity. Out stay could not have been any better! Thank you Sheri!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very nice comments! You and your family are wonderful renters. You left the house clean and in good condition. We appreciate renters who care for our home as if it were their own. We are glad you all had a good time. Hope to have you back again! -Sheri
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I recommend this lake front home for a memorable Yosemite trip - just be aware of a few things

  • 4 of 5

Things I loved:

-The owner was extremely friendly and responsive

-Beautiful lake views from all three floors

-The washer and dryer were new and extra-large

-The kayaks and pool table were great

-Owners provided extra propane tanks in case the grill ran out of gas

Things that future renters should be aware of:

-Pine Lake Association charges $27 per car (for the week)

-There is NO trash or recycling pick up. You must transport your trash to a dumpster that is about a 5-10 min drive away. (The recycling center is 15-20 min away and the keeper is grumpy-I don't recc going).

-Std Trash bags are $7 (first trash bag free). The bags are the size of a typical large black garbage bag, which would have been plenty of room for everything except the recycling.

-The upstairs bedroom that faces the lake doesn't have curtains - so NO sleeping in!

-It is a 1-3 hour drive to the amazing "must-see" Yosemite attractions.

-The house is not updated, but it is clean and roomy. The beds are just OK- not extremely comfortable.

-The house is close to the marina and beach area - so during peak season it is somewhat loud during the day. The homes on either side of the house are very close.

-Lots of pine needles and cones dropping on the deck and path everyday - so you need shoes. The landscaper came to blow them away once while we were there, but unfortunately, it was our last day and we were trying to enjoy the dock when they were working.

-There are not many restaurants nearby. The local supermarket is small, but it is nearby - about 10 min away. There is a small pharmacy about 15 minutes away - closes at 6pm during week and at 3pm on Saturdays (not open Sunday).

Things I wish the house included:

-A binder of information for the renters (although the owner is very responsive to texts, I would have loved to have the information on hand to review at my leisure). Maybe include info such as: how to operate the appliances, info about Pine Lake amenities and rules, a map of Pine Lake and the local area, favorite restaurants, hikes, etc.

-Trash and recycling pickup.

-A few more bath towels and some beach towels.

-A 6-quart cooking pot - or one that is large enough to boil water for 2 pounds of pasta.

-Better non-stick saute pans.

-Some coffee filters to get the new renters through the first morning.

-A few more (ceramic?) coffee mugs.

-Smaller drinking glasses (most of the ones available are too big and heavy)

-Dock ladder for swimmers

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calistoga, Ca in the Napa Valley

Panoramic Place

  • 5 of 5

Panoramic Place was a piece of Paradise! A beautiful spot right on the lake with plenty of room for our multigenerational family. The kayaks were awesome. We cooked all of our meals in the well stocked kitchen or on the BBQ and pretty much never left. Swimming, fishing, kayaking and keeping an eye out for the baby eagles kept us well entertained. Sheri was a very gracious and generous host- always easily available by phone or email. We had a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsboro, North Carolina

Perfect for 3 generations!

  • 5 of 5

Teens, parents, AND grandparents all had a great time here! The house was impeccably clean and well supplied. The view is gorgeous and we made full use of the easy access to the water. The kayaks were a huge treat and we used them every day to explore the lake and fish and relax. The owner was extremely helpful and very easy to contact with any questions. We loved this rental and hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brentwood, CA

Dad was a hero!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 7 and this was the first vacation that Dad (me) made all of the arrangements. VRBO and the property owner Sheri made it very simple. I checked some reviews, read the description, looked at the pictures, and pulled the trigger. I got a response to my request the next day, answered a few questions, and everything was set up quickly. My kids (4 boys and the youngest a girl) are 24, 18, 16, 14, and 13. Like a lot of kids these ages not much measures up to their expectations. In the days prior to leaving, and on the drive up, I put some effort into lowering expectations in an attempt to avoid the inevitable teenager disappointment. From the time we pulled into the driveway, until we pulled out, I was the man! There was excitement from everybody. I heard "This is awesome" "How did you find this place" "Good job Dad" and best of all "Thank you". We had planned on going to Yosemite, and doing a few other things that fell by the wayside. Everyone was content just to hang around the house and play in the water. Kayaks were great and we used them a lot. We did go horseback riding and went into Groveland a couple of times, but most of the time we were at the house. I was happy just to sit out on the private dock/deck with a drink in my hand watching my family smile, laugh, play, and talk. There was no cell coverage at the house which I loved. I was really on vacation with no way for a phone or lap top to take anything away from the me. My wife & I got to see our kids faces and hear them talk rather than looking at the tops of their heads in silence. The property is private, but not desolate, with incredible views that can not be overstated. This was one of the best vacations we've ever had, and one that will never be forgotten.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake House

  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation house. We have been vacationing at Pine Mountain Lake for many years and I am so happy we found this property! We absolutely love this house and it's location. It was a perfect fit for our family. The house was very clean and comfortable. The glass railing on the deck provided beautiful views of the lake both day and night. The kayaks and pool table were great for family fun.

Sheri was great to work with, very responsive and helpful. We can't wait to plan our next vacation. We will definitely be back!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful lake house!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you will be back! We appreciated your family leaving our home as clean as you found it. We love our vacation home at Pine Mountain Lake and are glad you and your family love it too. Happy to know you enjoyed the pool table and the kayaks. We will look forward to having you back!
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pine Mountain Lake Golf
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Grill at Pine Mountain Lake
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Pine Mountain Lake Marina
Car: necessary

Waterfront Property! 48 steps from front door to lake where kayaks await you. Large lakeside deck as well as dock allow plenty of space to enjoy the waterfront. Large decks and patios provide lovely views of the lake. Deer and small animals enjoy our property. We are 20 miles from the North entrance to Yosemite National Park. 5 minutes from the small town of Groveland and 30 minutes from Sonora.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

We charge $400 per night plus $99 damage waiver (damage insurance- non refundable), and 10% tax. We require a minimum of 5 nights rental. No pets of any kind allowed, and absolutely no smoking either in the home or anyplace on the property! No loud parties or loud music that may disturb neighbors.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.