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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, WI-FI, 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 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
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • 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 4.3636365 based on 11 reviews

Enjoyed it with familia

  • 5 of 5

It was really nice and Mike was really friendly and nice. If I need something he will always help

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was wonderful, location was ideal! The house had everything you could need or want. It was comfortable and roomy, lake views from the living room, kitchen and deck. The owner was very responsive and made sure we got all our questions answered. We'd definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Collins

Relaxing at the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Cute cabin by the lake. Plenty of room for me and my daughters including their families. Spent one day in Yosemite and the other two enjoying the lake and Groveland. Spent our final night at Ironstone Vineyards Ampitheatre taking in a Toby Kieth concert.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Davis, CA

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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Insurance $59
Refundable 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.