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Mountain Lodge Cabin - 5 min. walk to the marina

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cabin Close To The Main Marina

2100 sq. ft. cabin decorated with lots of moose and bears decor for a rustic look. Pool table and shuffle board are great entertainment, in addition to a 7.1 surround sound system for watching movies. The cabin has wireless internet. A Weber charcoal BBQ is provided for outdoor cooking. There is a large front deck with chairs and tables for outdoor relaxation. There is a VOIP phone so you can call unlimited minutes anywhere in the country. We provide all the sheets, towels, pots, pans, washer/dryer and every other amenity you are used to at home - just bring your suitcase and toiletries, and we'll take care of the rest. We even provide near daily dear sightings - right out the window!

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Doug

I bought this cabin in 1999, and it was a little bit of a fixer upper at the time. Since then, it has been a labor of love to re-do the bathrooms, kitchen, windows, deck and decorate my place to feel very much like what I envision a lodge to look like - it even has a set of real moose antlers brought to me by a friend from Alaska. Each bedroom has it's own unique theme. I am a Canadian and this place is my way of feeling like I'm back home. I work in Silicon Valley and live in the bay area, and this is my families get away place. I plan to retire in this home down the road. It has been a wonderful place to create memories for my kids and my family. I truly believe Pine Mountain Lake is the best kept secret in the Sierras.

Doug purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Doug chose Yosemite Area

Years ago I used to organize a guys fishing trip and we traveled through Groveland each time on the way to the lake. At first I didn't even know PML was here, but I took a house building class,and the instructor talked about building a home here. Then I got interested. I wanted a place that was close enough to the bay area that I could drive up to on a Friday night after work, and had lots of things to do since my kids were young then - PML fit the bill and I started looking. I looked at many homes, but the second I entered this cabin, I turned to the realtor and said 'this is the one'. It had green shag carpeting and a harvest yellow kitchen, but it had great bones and all those things have now been replaced.

What makes this cabin unique

The main living area of the home has wooden paneling and large exposed beams with wooden tongue in groove ceilings throughout. It is a relatively large cabin (2100 ft.) yet has a warm and cozy feel with the floor to ceiling rock fireplace. As you look around you will notice new details every day. Many of the decorations have a story behind them.


Groveland Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs bathroom has a vanity, toilet and shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King log bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed with two singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs rear with balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs front with balcony
  • Each bedroom is unique
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Driving directions and helpful hints: 1. On the PML map, look for Unit 8, lot 42. May be best to print and take this map with you 2. Only Verizon cell phones will work at the home. I have phones in the house for your unlimited long distance (within the US) use. The phone number is (209) 962-2000. 3. 4. Hint: If you are coming from the west along highway 120, a few miles after you drive over the bridge on Don Pedro reservoir, the road begins a rapid climb up to the forest just past where highway 49 splits off on the right at Moccasin. There are two options – old Priest Grade Road or new Priest Grade Road. All the locals use the old road (watch for the sign and exit the main road to the right) as it is 4 minutes vs. 10 minutes to the top. The old road is steep but safe, the new road is very windy and long. Turn off your AC or you may overheat going up – downshift to low gear coming down or your brakes may smoke (old road). Sounds worse than it is – really.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Mountain Lodge Cabin - 5 min. walk to the marina
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
Inglewood California

Spacious yet cozy. Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin to celebrate my 4 and 8 yo's birthdays. It accommodates a large party very easily. It is very well equipped with everything you might need to make your stay more comfortable. Very close to town and literally a 5 min walk to the Private Lake. What my kids loved the most was seeing the deer come up every morning to eat the leaves from the trees in the backyard or front of the cabin. Doug answered all my questions and even sent information about the activities to do around the town. He made the booking a very easy process. A 100% satisfied with everything.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home!

It's location is perfect - 1 hour to the Yosemite Valley (about a half hour to the gate) and practically on a perfect lake! Go to the lake! We spent hours playing in the sand and swimming. The set up could not be better. And Groveland is the cutest little town.

The house is well stocked! I was amazed at everything I found in the kitchen. It was almost as good as cooking in my own house. We loved the pool and shuffle puck tables. The layout of the house was perfect for our family. And the kids had so much fun looking at all the decorations in the house. (We especially love the bear on the ceiling beam!)

Everything was clean and comfortable. A great home away from home. And the owner, Doug, is so kind and helpful - sharing so many hints about things to do, places to eat and see.

We will come back. We can't wait to come back. We're already planning our next trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd year at this cabin and our 3rd time renting in Pine Mountain Lake. This is a terrific cabin with lots of room for our family of 5, with kids ages 8, 9, and 11. They each loved having their own room. The cabin is clean, well-stocked with anything you might need for cooking, and the market nearby has just about everything. The pool table and shuffleboard in the cabin kept them from watching too much tv in their downtime :-) The lake is terrific and we went every day. The cabin is about 1 hour from the valley in Yosemite and makes a nice day trip. Check out Two Guys Pizza Pies and the Iron Door for good family restaurants nearby, although be prepared to wait awhile at the Iron Door. We will definitely be back to PML and will be renting from Doug again, who is very responsive and made our stay terrific as always.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation cabin for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect 4th of July vacation for my whole family! Every room has creative cabin-themed decorations, adding to the feeling of a real vacation in a home away from home. The Pine Mountain Lake was beautiful and everything you need is in town. We made several day trips into Yosemite, but mainly enjoyed our days swimming in the lake and cooking dinners and playing pool and games at the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walking distance to the lake, game room, relaxing front deck

  • 4 of 5

Recently enjoyed a four night stay at this property in Groveland. The visit went smoothly and though we didn't spend much time during the day in the area it was nice to be walking distance to the lake.

Getting into the community was easy as the owner had called ahead. One correction for the listing, the entry fee to for the community is $25 not $20, and they do accept card payment.

Accessing the house was simple and convenient with a lock code. The driveway is steep but not a problem in good weather. There is a nice size deck at the front of the house with tables, chairs and a small charcoal barbeque. The barbeque was quite dirty when we arrived and it would be better if the property offered a larger propane one. There is an open area at the back of the property where we didn't spend much time. There is enough distance with the neighbours for it not to feel too crowded.

Inside the property there is a game room with a pool table and shuffle board, which we enjoyed playing in the evenings. The bedrooms were a decent size and the kitchen was well equipped with utensils, pots, pans, spices and cleaning supplies. The washer and dryer were setup in one of the bedrooms and the only thing missing was dryer sheets.

The bathrooms were ok. For water conservation the owner supplies buckets to gather shower water and use for flushing toilets. I'm not sure that is comfortable for everyone. The shower heads are restricted so it is difficult to wash long hair with the low water flow. The bathrooms were also not the cleanest rooms in the house - small debris in the bath, probably from the window, and some hair etc around the bath and sinks. They weren't terrible.

Overall the stay was pleasant and I would recommend the property to others. I give it four stars instead of five for the minor cleaning issues I mentioned. The location in good, the owner was easy to deal with and the drive to Yosemite Valley is 50 mins to an hour if you leave early and avoid the traffic that can build up as the day goes on.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect spot for a cozy family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The house was set up perfectly for our family and had everything that we needed throughout our stay. The main marina beach is a close walk and we also explored other beaches in the area by car. We cooked meals every day in the kitchen and on the BBQ grill and the house was well prepped for our culinary endeavors with all the tools, bowls, measuring cups and spices that we could want. TV/DVD and pool table provided good entertainment and we even saw a deer of two come to visit the property. Everything was clean and in good working order - with a 2 year old it was great to be able to do laundry during our stay. Also, a good house if you have elderly people in your group - my grandparents were comfortable in the downstairs bedroom and did not have to climb any stairs. Doug was very helpful with directions and suggestions on activities - you can tell that he really takes pride in his home and providing a great experience to his renters! Thanks Doug!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Restaurant and Bar
Two Guys Pizza Pies
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Restaurant and Bar
Cocina Michoacana
Groveland Hotel's Cellar Door
Dori's Tea Cottage & Cafe
Charlotte Bistro & Bar
Iron Door Saloon and Grill
"Fun local bar and restaurant. Open since the gold rush - rustic and fun."
Iron Door Saloon and Grill
"Fun local bar and restaurant. Open since the gold rush - rustic and fun."
Cross Country Cafe -- CLOSED
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Restaurant and Bar
Groveland Hotel's Cellar Door
Yosemite Family Adventures
Charlotte Bistro & Bar
PJ's Cafe and Pizzeria
Hetch Hetchy Reservoir
Yosemite Valley
The Ahwahnee Hotel Dining Room
Half Dome
Glacier Point
Vernal Falls
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Pine Mountain airport (small aircraft only)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Iron Door Saloon
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 120
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club or many in town
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Dodge Ridge & Badger Pass
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Pine Mountain Lake main marina
Car: necessary

Pine Mountain Lake is a wonderful gated community in the Sierra foothills. There are numerous amenities including a golf course, lake, small airport, equestrian center, tennis courts, all close to Yosemite. The main marina is only a five minute walk from the cabin, and it has a beach, volleyball, small sail boat rentals, brand new beach side restaurant and picnic tables - tons to do! The town of Groveland is a small charming town with great shops and places to eat, and the famous Iron Door Saloon where you can try your luck at putting a dollar bill on the ceiling-ask the bartender. Live music and dancing Saturday nights! The country club restaurant has great food and a bar with a wonderful view overlooking the golf course and wooded mountains. Sunday brunch on the patio is a favorite.


Rates & Availability

Groveland Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $130 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

The front gate charges a weekly entrance fee of $27.
I strongly prefer a check - I am charged a 3% credit card fee which I do not charge for, but for foreign credit cards they charge me a 6% transaction fee and another 3% again when I return the deposit, so I charge an extra $10 per day if this method is used.
Cancellation-All money paid will be refunded, if written notice given 21+ days in advance of arrival date. For less than 21 days before arrival, money will be fully refunded if the home is rented again to cover the period of your reserved dates. If a partial rental time is all that can be filled, then a prorated amount of the rent only will be retained.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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