Charm by the Lake (01-053) - Groveland, CA
Max occupancy: 4
2 Queen Bed
12406 Tannahill Dr., Unit 1, Lot 53, Groveland, CA 95321
NEW LISTING! Lake home close to amenities - shared pool, golf, tennis, beaches!
Get ready to be charmed by this quaint cottage with two bedrooms and two baths. This one-level home also offers a shared pool, tennis, onsite golf, three beaches, and a country club within its gated community.
During your stay, you'll have air conditioning, central heating, a deck, grill, and a full kitchen to prepare easy vacation meals. Entertainment options include a TV with a DVD player and a VCR.
The golf course and country club are just a short drive away, and it's only 23 miles to Yosemite National Park for a day trip the whole family will treasure. Swim or fish in one of the beaches or just take it easy and relax on the front porch with a glass of iced tea.
Things to know:
Full kitchen (with a dishwasher)
* Please be aware that cell phone reception is very spotty in this area, and that guests with a vehicle must purchase a parking pass at a rate of $31 per vehicle. Thank you!
Tennis court : Shared
Washer/dryer : Shared
Pool : Shared
Paid parking only
Gas grill : Private
My family and I spent 5 nights at this cottage while visiting Yosemite, and our stay was a mixed bag. Let’s start with the positives: the beds are very comfortable, the showers always had hot water, the neighborhood is quiet, and the kitchen had more cookware than we would have ever needed. The location and relative proximity to Yosemite is also great.
Now the not so positives: the refrigerator broke our first night at the cabin. The maintenance workers came the next day and claim to have fixed it, but it never really got cold. In the process of fixing the fridge they removed our frozen food from the freezer. They neglected, however, to put the food back when they were done. By the time we returned that evening, our frozen food was ruined.
The other appliances are very outdated, to the point where they don’t work properly anymore. The oven would not heat up past 250 degrees, the central air would shut itself off after a few hours (despite us resetting the program) and we lost power during the night.
The cottage has a landline phone, but long-distance calls are not allowed. This, coupled with no cell phone signal and no WiFi makes it difficult to contact loved ones if necessary. You have to drive into town for any cell service. Understanding that the property clearly states no WiFi, given the fact that long distance calls also aren’t allowed and the area has no cell towers, I have to question the decision not to offer even basic WiFi as a courtesy - especially given the high rate of international guests.
Lastly, to call this property “by the lake” is a misnomer bordering on false advertising. Yes, there is a lake nearby, and we had access to it, but the nearest access point was more than a mile away on streets where drivers had a tendency to ignore speed limits. It was not within walking distance, was not even visible from the property, and we weren’t able to park at the marina on the weekend.
Once you get to the marina, however, it is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon and the amenities available are top notch. We had a great time swimming in the lake and riding on the rented boats.
All this being said, if we had to return to this property on our next trip to Yosemite we would, but we’d really rather not.
Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We apologize maintenance forgot to put your frozen peas back in the freezer and understand what a frustration that must have been. Since your stay they have confirmed the oven heats up to 500 degrees and that the central air is working. A new refrigerator will be in the home before the end of August. We hope to have another chance to impress you!
Great house. Clean. Quite neighborhood. Comfy beds. Would definitely recommend if you’re visiting Yosemite or just wanting to use the pool and/or lake in the community
Had everything we needed.
Easy to find.
We were actually not expecting much, but this house is well-stocked, clean, and comfortable. We have stayed at Pine Mountain Lake in different rental homes 3 times over the past couple months. This one was definitely kept up the best. A/C works great. No wifi - but, there was an old fashioned typewriter. That was fun. DVDs well stocked.
Very nice, clean rental with everything we needed. Some of the appliances and furniture were a little dated, but everything worked well. Great, safe community close to Groveland businesses that we loved visiting.
It was a nice exp. staying at the place, felt like home. We were impressed by the stuff inside house (which was pretty unique) and it was very well maintained place and my family had a great time.
Given options, this is one of the better choices. Have all the comforts of home, central A/C was especially appreciated.
Okay, the house was great, attractive, functional.