7 Bedrooms, 4 Baths Lodge, about 30 min. to Yosemite Park Entrance
About April Sembrat
Hi, I am a follower of Christ, first and foremost, second...everything else--a Mom, teacher, wife, helper, worker, cleaner, gardener, and whatever else God wants me to do. Bill, my husband is busy working our farm day and night and keeping the home fires burning.
April Sembrat purchased this House in 1978
Why April Sembrat chose Groveland
This property has been in our family since 1980 and was designed by my husband, Bill. Bill bought the lot back in 1977 and built the house. It feels like a little unknown treasure as still many do not know about Pine Mountain Lake. It is especially nice in the Fall/Winter/Spring as Yosemite Park is quiet, all the summer tourist are gone, it feels like the park is in our pocket, in our backyard, it is the best time to go. Then after a day at the park, we love to come up to PML, a very quiet place as well during the Fall/Winter/Spring. We feel like the only ones on the lake. Summer is fun too. The kids love all the action, the swimming, and deck barbecues.
What makes this House unique
One of my favorite things about this house is all the places I can go to for privacy even though my family is large and we have such a full house. I also love to sit on the swing bench on the back deck and look at the lake. Waking up in the Master Bedroom listening to the geese, seeing the sun peek through the pine trees, seeing the water twinkle with the sunrise, is so renewing for my spirit. Life slows down when we go to PML. We have great memories there with our children and we look forward to creating more and hope that you can do the same.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:24
Max guests:21 (sleeps up to 21 adults)
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY IS 21 PEOPLE; THAT INCLUDES CHILDREN & DAY VISITORS. WE HAVE ZERO TOLERANCE OF OMISSION OF NUMBER OF PEOPLE.
Please download and read Rental Agreement, Check-In, Check-Out, Waste Management, and Temporary Resident Registration Agreements
No more than 5 vehicles allowed. NO EXCEPTIONS. We will not authorize more than 5 vehicles.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful setting. Love the view.
The house is very nice. Great space for everyone and very clean.
The owner is a little over the top in demands for quiet.
Thank you Wanlan for choosing our home for your family vacation. We are sorry that you were not happy with Pine Mountain's Lake quiet hours. Pine Mountain Lake Homeowners Association Policy quiet hours are between 7 PM and 7 AM. That being said, guest can be out outside on the deck at night enjoying the firepit and decks but the Homeowner Association asks that there be no loud music or loud noises during quiet hours. We ask for general mindfulness of noise during regular hours as we are very respectful of our neighbors as they are to us. Perhaps you did not understand the policy? We have never had anyone mention that before so maybe there was just a misunderstanding. It is unfortunate that you did not call us to clarify your understanding of quiet hours so that we could mitigate any concerns you might have so that you could have thoroughly enjoyed your stay. We encourage any guest to immediately reach out to us for any concerns so that we can clarify and resolve things promptly.
Beautiful lake house
A very pleasant stay in this quiet lake house!
perfect place for families to be together
April's house is gorgeous and provides a beautiful place for families to get together. The kids had loads to be occupied with from playing at the lakeside, to playing pool and chess in the games room, while we adults were able to play with them, or relax on the scenic deck. Of course a trip to Yosemtie provided the icing on the cake. We had a fantastic trip and thanks to our lovely host April, who ensured we had no problems. We would love to come back sometime. Caroline and family
Thank you, Caroline, for the lovely review.
Spectacular Lake House!!!
Our multi family group of 7 adults and 6 children under 13 had a fabulous time at the Lake house. It is very well equipped, especially with lake toys and life jackets. Everyone stayed busy paddle boarding, kayaking and pedal boating. The boys had a great time fishing right from the house dock. They caught and released a couple dozen fish. The drive into Yosemite to hike is about 90 minutes.
The kitchen is well stocked and so much great seating out on the wonderful deck. The beds, pillows and bedding were super comfortable. I highly recommend this rental. April the owner was very helpful and communicative. I look forward to staying again next year!
So happy you mentioned the bed and pillows! We go the extra mile to provide fresh, high-quality, clean bedding (all sheets, blankets, and duvets are washed in between each guest). Thank you for taking great care of our home.
Great house in a perfect location
This house easily accommodated our extended family group of 14. Plenty of bedroom options, and though most modest in size, enough privacy to give everyone room. Attic room has a VERY low ceiling, so best for little ones. Home is very well equipped with a well furnished kitchen and beachfront-including life jackets, noodles and boating options. Quiet neighborhood. Owner required us to launder beach towels before we checked out, which seemed a bit odd, but otherwise everything was smooth. About as close to Yosemite as you can get, too, so we took numerous trips into the park. Home is beautifully decorated with multiple living spaces inside and out.
April, thank you for this fantastic opportunity to enjoy your beautiful home, having all my brothers and sister together finally after 3 years of trying to get us all together. Your place is awesome very comfortable for everyone. Everyone has been texting me and thanking me for a wonderful time. The one thing that I was grateful for was as the youngest of 8 at 56 years of age is that my brothers thank God have recovered from knee surgeries and were able to do the stairs that I wasn't aware it was a 4 story house. Yet that didn't stop them from going down and up the stairs to the dock for fishing every day.
They were able to enjoy the lake and get to their rooms safely.
Again Best Vacation yet, thank you so very much.
Thank you for your feedback. Although we do put in our listing how many stairs and floors there are, we are in the process of making a video so that guests can really understand the layout to make sure it is a good fit for their family and needs. I'm glad it worked out for your brother.