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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
Mike Ransom
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2017

Why Mike Ransom chose Yosemite Area

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.

Amenities

Groveland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

3.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

"Escape By The Lake" - Gated Resort With Lake Activities Near Yosemite
average rating of 3.8 based on 5 reviews
4

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: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

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: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

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: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for families with kids

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed spending time on the large porch which had a fantastic view of the lake. It was nice to have a beach within walking distance for the kids. The owner called several times to make sure everything was in order. Overall, it was a good experience

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home in a lovely community

  • 3 of 5

WE enjoyed our stay here although our main purpose was to visit Yosemite which is a good 40-50 minute drive away. The home is cosy with alot of amenties--good for kids. Not very dog friendly though because there is nowhere for them to run or swim that we could find. The house needs some repairs and a deep cleaning but if you can overlook those things it has a wonderful view, is near a beach and close to wildlife.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I agree with some of the criticism concerning the deep cleaning which have been addressed. The renter mentioned that her daughter had a dust allergy and a better job of dusting could have been done earlier. The areas of concern where under the bed in one of the bedrooms which did get overlooked. The dog issue is just a policy that dogs need to be on a leash within the resort, not really a particularly unusual rule. I also would like to post my other 2 reviews from another site which were just days or weeks prior to this renter. Wang June 2015 Fabulous house! All of our friends are amazed when we arrived. It looks much much better than those pictures on the web. Facilities are in good conditions, spaces are definitely enough for all of us to stay comfortably. We are there families with seven adults and three kids. All of us are satisfied, especially the kids. They are so much into the lake and the deers who visited us every morning. The host is very kind and helpful. We got into some troubles on the way to the house due to ourselves faults. The host gave us a lot of help. He is always there when we are in need. Five stars for both the house and the host. Jitender May 2015 Mike is a fantastic host. He made sure that we had an awesome experience in his property. He called us few times and gave us detailed instructions. He is very helpful and his property is nice and clean with all the amenities one would expect on a family trip. Would love to rent again.
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Rates & Availability

Groveland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
July 4th
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Fall
Sep 18 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Christmas
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,360
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.
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