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"Escape By The Lake" - Gated Resort With Lake Activities Near Yosemite

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath With Lake View Close To Beach, Golf, Yosemite And Much More

"Escape By The Lake" as the name implies is a great retreat to experience Mother Nature without sacrificing any of life's modern conveniences. Its like camping with natures beauty out your window but with a comfy bed, fully stocked kitchen, game room, even Big Screen TVs. So whether your planning a family and/or friends vacation or just a getaway for 2, spending some quality time here will definitely recharge your batteries and leave your troubles behind. The rental is located just off the lake itself, just a 1/4-mile to the Lake Lodge Beach/Playground, Tennis Courts and Fishermans Cove/Playground within the PML resort. This very roomy cabin has extended living space on the back deck; great for family meals, entertaining or just kicking back, enjoying the view of majestic oaks, pines and filtered lake view. The open great room/dining/kitchen/deck layout really lends itself to entertaining and socializing. Thoughtfully decorated with a rustic, mountain-getaway-feeling in mind...log cabin decor is the theme...from the antler chandelier to real log furniture! The combination of resort amenities, great cabin feel, and proximity to area attractions should be everything you desire in spending your vacation time. You can take it easy around the house and see the sights per your own time schedule. Relax and enjoy what man and nature have provided, I know you won't leave unsatisfied.

Mike Ransom
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

Why Mike Ransom chose Groveland

Family vacation house passed down from my parents. Great memories of vacations spent with the family enjoying the lake, fishing, boating, skiing, camping, Yosemite and much more.

What makes this house unique

Great views and relaxing atmosphere.


Groveland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis


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"Escape By The Lake" - Gated Resort With Lake Activities Near Yosemite
average rating of 4.125 based on 8 reviews

Great place close to lake

  • 4 of 5

No wifi or phone service, but Mike (the owner) was great to work with me and contacted my family members to let them know how to contact the house. Kitchen has everthing you need to cook a meal. Nice view from the deck. We had a very nice stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wifi will be installed shortly. There is local phone service available at the house. Long distance requires a calling card.
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Very Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights at "Escape By The Lake". Overall very good experience.

Cabin itself is very nice. The whole house is fully decorated with bears and fishing theme. You can find everything you need in the kitchen, including pots and pans, plates and cups. Nice wooden kitchen table. We enjoyed our dinner one time on the deck while watching sunset.

There's a game room downstairs with a pool table. Lots of kids games there as well. We had a good time.

There's a visitor pass ($27) required per vehicle in order to stay inside this gated resort.

The cabin is only a little bit more than 20 miles from the Yosemite National Park entrance.

We are a group of two families with 3 adults and 4 kids. This cabin can comfortably fit 10 people.

Mike gave us directions on how to get to the cabin before we started the trip there. He called twice during our stay at the cabin to make sure we had everything we need.

The only downside is no wifi there. But it's understandable. I strongly recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great times near Yosemite

  • 5 of 5

This place was extremely unique. I took my wife and parents-in-law here for a weekend getaway near Yosemite. It certainly didn't disappoint. The decor was incredible and the proximity to the National Park was great. We went into Yosemite Valley one day, saw the amazing waterfalls of Spring 2017, then went into Hetch-Hetchy Valley the second day. To have been able to see the "twin valleys" like that (one dammed up and one left free) was very powerful. If you have time to see both valleys, please do so. You'll definitely be close enough if you stay at the "Escape by the Lake."

Perhaps the most interesting part of the trip was the strange "thunder hail" storm that we experienced. It was 75 all day long until at around 5pm, the clouds rolled in and the thunder and lightning started. But there wasn't rain! It was sleet and hail falling from the sky - definitely a first for all of us.

The owner was very responsive to all of my annoying texts and emails and had the courtesy to call us on the landline at his house (cell phones are very light on reception) just after we arrived and just before we were ready to leave. I appreciated this more than anything. He offered us thoughts on where to buy food and drink and suggested some particular places to explore in Yosemite.

So if you're looking for a nice place for a good price near John Muir's getaway, this place is it for you :-)

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Escape by the Lake - the name says it all

  • 4 of 5

Location! Walk to Fisherman's Cove or Lodge Beach from your Escape by the Lake. Play cards and enjoy grilling on the expansive deck while the sun drops behind the lake and the deer gather to watch from the yard below. When is the last time you really saw the Milky Way? Every night we were there... just out the front door! The kitchen is fully stocked - don't bring anything but your favorite chef's knife. The owner, Mike, was very attentive and called a few times to make sure everything was okay. He even encouraged us to make use of his canoe, which we did. The 11 year old boy with us could have lived at Lodge Beach, I think! Groveland is fun to explore and Yosemite National Park is a short drive away and my favorite destination. Columbia State Historical Park near Sonora was an educational, fun day trip, with another stop in the historical town of Jamestown, where over 100 movies were filmed! We brought our two pups ... "Escape" is dog friendly, though there was no fenced area, so keep that in mind. WIFI is available at the Iron Door Saloon, an historical gem in Groveland. The 11 year old and I enjoyed a visit to the nicely curated museum attached to the Groveland library. There's only one grocery store - on the corner of 120 and Ferretti Road, a bit pricey but certainly convenient. Now, back to the house: Yes, the bathrooms and kitchen could use some updating. Yes, it could have been cleaner. But, hey, you're at a cabin on a lake not the Ritz. Enjoy it. We did!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family getaway

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room for our family. We enjoyed the large deck and the short walk to the beach. The kitchen had everything we needed. The house has the feeling of a true mountain lodge, a perfect setting for our Father's Day weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lots of space and lovely deck!

  • 4 of 5

A highly decorated lake house full of charm. Comfortable beds and plenty of space for the entire family. We enjoyed meals on the deck and cozying up in the family room.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $250

Supply Drivers' Names to obtain gate passes
Please supply your own linens (sheets and towels)
If requested linens can be provided for an additional fee of $10 per person.

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.