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Quiet retreat near Yosemite and Pine Mountain lake located in a gated community

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Lovely one-level remodeled 1900+ sq. ft house with 600 sq. ft deck and BBQ

Our lovely one-level 1900+ sq. ft (180+ sq. m.) house was built in 2007 on the edge of the gated Pine Mountain Lake community. It is just 2.5 hours drive from San Francisco. In 2016 we remodeled and built 600 sq. ft deck for those who prefer sky over vaulted ceilings. All bedrooms are of equal size with master having balcony, and deep tub. Kitchen is spacious, there's WiFi and 55" TV. The lake has 3 swimming beaches & boat rental. Yosemite entrance is 25 miles away. Linens & towels are provided.

This is our gated community vacation house we sometimes visit. It is well equipped and furnished. Guests are provided with towels, linens, comforters, kitchenware, etc. You will find beds with mattresses of different firmness from firm to soft and good pillows. The kitchen is spacious and aside from typically expected, is equipped with rice cooker, toaster, and blender. Living room has a gas fireplace. Powerful central AC/air heater and 50-gallon water heater make your stay reliably pleasant :) Master bathroom has deep bathtub. There is a 55" TV with HDMI inputs and a media player into which you can plug a USB drive with common movie file formats like .mkv or .avi. You are welcome to bring your laptop or other source of video/movies. There's no cable TV service, but there is BlueRay/DVD player and some disks to pay. The Wifi internet is there but NOT for heavy internet activities like streaming. There's a patio table with 6 chairs outside on the deck and two hammocks. You are welcome to use propane grill. Backyard has fire-pit area with chairs (wood to burn is provided FREE during allowed burn season).

The house is in a gated community with a golf course, seasonal heated swimming pool (May-October), the lake's three swimming beaches that get really warm to swim in summer, hiking trails near by, tennis courts, horse tables, and much more. We can advise on many possible day activities and places to go at different times of the year. Yosemite Park entrance is just 25 miles away, but there are many other attractions in proximity. Historical Gold Rush towns, multiple caves, Tuolumne river canyon, mountain lakes, white water rafting are just the first things that come to my mind. Wintertime, you can snowshoe and cross country, and downhill ski at Yosemite. Downhill skiing/snowboarding is possible with a little over an hour drive to either Dodge Ridge or Yosemite's Badger Pass ski resorts. For the little ones there are FREE "adventures" near by, like a 5min drive to airport to see airplanes take off and land, horse stables to touch a horse's nose, 3min drive to playground with a slide, swings, and sandbox, or feeding trout at Moccasin Creek Hatchery (think of it as your free aquarium, just 15min drive away :) Kids 5 and under ride free in Railtown 1897 steam train found in Jamestown, a 25 min drive away from our home. During summer youngsters enjoy around-the-lake water taxi rides. Seeing Milky Way behind countless stars on a moonless night is captivating. There's plenty to see and do for folks of all ages no matter the season!

We value your privacy. We are available to help you with advise via SMS, and might be able to arrange friends at Groveland or in person, lending you a hand if need be.

You are welcome to use our 3-burner propane grill with side warmer (we provide spare propane tank to make sure you don't run out of gas. Please inform us if one of the tanks becomes empty.)

Wintertime concrete driveway becomes icy - thus use stairs going alongside the driveway.

Wheelchair access is possible with help of two people to lift up wheelchair up 3 stairs (or with use of ramps) and to make sure wheelchair descent is safe down 18 degree driveway. Bathroom doors horizontal clearance is 26".

We oftentimes see more deer passing by, than cars on our street, and neighbors are very quiet.

Verizon and Sprint work for calls and text, AT&T or T-Mobile not so well. (If you are an AT&T customer please demand that they enable reliable service in Groveland as they should).

IMPORTANT: The house is in a gated community which you can only enter though Pine Mountain Drive gated entrance with the address: 19228 Pine Mountain Dr, Groveland, CA 95321. If you disregard the above direction, be prepared to arrive at a closed unattended gate, as your GPS might guide you there!

There's space for 3 cars to park (please park on our gravel covered parking spaces looking downhill, NOT up. Driving uphill you can get stuck in gravel. Park downhill instead, and drive off downhill stress-free :)

The closest place to buy groceries is Mar-Val Food store in Groveland.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About The Owner

My qualities are easy to remember as they all start with "R":

Reliable, Reasonable, Responsible, Responsive, and Respectful. My wife says I am Romantic (but that is a whole other story :)

The Owner purchased this house in 2014

Why The Owner chose Groveland

This house is on the edge of the community where we see more deer than cars passing by. Airplane noise, you can barely hear is the top disturbance to be complaining about.

What makes this house unique

Our house is on one level, on a lot with gentle slope. There is parking for 3 cars. Most of the other houses around are either on a steep slope, with stairs, or scary scrape-a-car parking.


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
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Deep tub.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 50-gallon water heater installed.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed (1 upper single bed + 1 lower single bed)
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , All 3 bedrooms are of the same size
  • All 3 bedrooms are of the same size, with a ceiling fan, and a king bed + another bed (size varies for each room).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Quiet retreat near Yosemite and Pine Mountain lake located in a gated community
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Yosemite with some friends and our children and this house was such an unexpected surprise! The pictures don’t do it justice. The house is beautiful and really spacious! The rooms are well appointed with plenty of sleeping options and the kitchen is fully stocked with whatever you’d need. The location is great, close to town and Yosemite. I would recommend this house to anyone and I would love to come back during summer to enjoy the summer activities!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home and location. We enjoyed the stay.

  • 4 of 5

We recommend this home for visit to Yosemite.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house with everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our stay at this house. It had plenty of space for the 5 of us and we enjoyed relaxing there after our excursions each day. In April Yosemite Park was not too crowded, even on the weekends and this place made the perfect launching spot for our day trips. The house was clean, the kitchen was very nice with everything you needed to prepare food. We even found that many of the things we needed were already there such as salt and pepper, some condiments, etc. The deck was beautiful and my kids really enjoyed seeing deer and turkeys several times. We would definitely stay again. You get a lot of house for the price compared with hotels, etc.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in Groveland

  • 5 of 5

Spacious house that was very well kept and comfortable. Served us quite well as a launching point to Yosemite. Owner went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of.

Should consider rolling vehicle fee into the rental cost. $30/car is kind of steep.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice, clean home in quiet mountain development

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed this home in Groveland that we used as basecamp for exploring Yosemite. The home is in great condition, is comfortable and includes all the amenities one needs for a vacation home rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. Groveland is in the mountains, and most houses in Groveland are built on STEEP slopes. Houses on slopes are 2+ stories with lower floor being placed down the slope. With houses on slopes you get 2 problems: 1) potential of getting hurt falling down stairs; 2) potential of damaging your car getting up or down a slope (torn off car bumpers/ cars sliding unable to go up/down hill safely). You are welcome to rent our house, which is one story, with no extreme slope.
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Exceeded expectations !

  • 5 of 5

Clean, quiet, comfortable and cozy. Greeted by deer and turkey in a beautiful area. Owners were responsive and very helpful. Wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Iron Door Saloon
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Pine Mountain Lake golf course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Grill (in Pine Mountain Lake community)
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Pine Mountain Lake beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $120
Tax Rate 10.0%

There is $30 one-time vacation renter's parking permit fee per car required at entrance gate in order to enter our gated and guarded community. General public is NOT allowed into Pine Mountain Lake community, only owners and expected guests are.

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.

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