Max occupancy: 8
1 King Bed,
1 Queen Bed,
2 Double Bed
4WD/traction may be required in winter
12541 Mt Jefferson St., Groveland, CA 95321
Family-friendly home w/ lake access & games, shared pool, near Yosemite
This cozy, one-story home in Groveland, CA is a great place to experience the outdoors in comfort. With nearby lake access and games like darts and pool, plus community amenities, up to eight will have a memorable time here!
Located in the quiet Pine Mountain Lake neighborhood, you'll enjoy access to community tennis courts, golf, horseback riding, and a shared pool. Plus, this is the closest you can stay to the majestic Yosemite National Park, just 25 miles away, and Dodge Ridge Ski Resort is just 54 miles to the north!
The house itself has a very comfortable vibe. As you approach the door, you'll find a deck with a bench in front, and a larger seating area in the back with a cushioned swing and a gas grill. Drink your coffee out here on a nice morning to admire the sunshine and the peaceful sounds of wilderness all around.
Inside, grab a seat on the couch or one of the reclining armchairs in the living room and fire up the woodstove or wood-burning fireplace to get cozy in chilly weather. You might enjoy watching a DVD on the flatscreen cable TV or gather the group to play a board game on the soft carpet.
The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to cook delicious meals, including a dishwasher to make clean-up easy. There is plenty of counter space and natural light from the windows, and the dining table in the next room over will fit everyone for a family dinner.
A bonus room provides entertainment with a pool table and dartboard. Kids will love hanging out in this room while the adults chat, or you might all find entertainment down here! Kick back and relax in the patio chairs in the back deck to bask comfortably in the sun or look for wildlife on a nice day.
Three bedrooms and two full baths make this home suitable for up to eight travelers. One bedroom features two double beds, a second features a queen-size bed, and the master bedroom has a king-size bed, plus a full private bath with a jetted tub. A shared full bath is easily accessible for all.
A private washer/dryer allows you to freshen up any laundry you may have, and you can use this time to find peace away from work. Use the free WiFi to stay in touch with your group back home!
This house is perfect for a family or a group of friends looking for a comfortable outdoor vacation - walk to the lake to sunbathe on the beach, swim or fish in the refreshing water, or rent a nonmotorized boat from the marina to enjoy other water activities. Nearby, you'll also find horseshoes, horseback riding, and more than 20 miles of trails for hiking and biking around the area.
For anyone interested in beautiful nature areas, Yosemite National Park is a required stop! Just a 25-mile drive will bring you to the edge of the park, and you can continue to the valley floor, where you can see El Capitan, Half-Dome, and take a drive or hike up to Glacier Point to see a breathtaking view. Giant Sequoias will tower over you in Tuolumne Grove, and you can learn about the natural history of the park at the museum. After all that, you'll still be able to make it home in time for a late dinner at one of the several dining options in Groveland. And if you're looking for a change of pace, check out Black Oak Casino just 27 miles north.
You deserve a break, and this home is just what you're looking for - book today!
*Please note, all visitors are required to purchase a $31 per-vehicle parking pass upon arrival. Also, be aware that cell phone reception is very spotty in this area. A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.
Tennis court (Shared)
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Washer/dryer : Private
Nearby activities & attractions
Pool : Shared
Pool table : Private
Tennis court : Shared
Gas grill : Private
Sylvain F.Jan 2020
If you only like modern style, this might not be the good fit, but otherwise, we highly recommended this house. We really enjoyed the game room, with a great pool table (the dartboard was useless with broken darts). Nice living room with comfortable couches and a fireplace, well equipped kitchen, comfortable master bedroom. Super clean. The area is also nice and very quiet, and like others, we got the visit of deers every morning.
Jan S.Oct 2019
It was a lovely cabin with 8-ball, garage, nice comfortable bedrooms and two bathrooms (one with hot tub) and great terrace with a grill. The darts were not working and the TV channels were limited, but overall the cabin was great! You can even meet unexpected neighbourghs in the morning just outside the window - deers, wild turkes and others :)
Yvonne L.Oct 2019
We had a wonderful time visiting Groveland and Yosemite. Perfect location to stay in Pine Mountain Lake. Beautiful cabin with lots of amenities.
Daniel F.Jun 2019
Everything anyone would want is in the home. Very, very clean, fully functional kitchen, 1/4 mile to Dunne beach. You will love this house.
Glenn P.May 2019
Great location only 30.minutes from the north Yosemite park entrance. Loved having the pool table and saw some deer every day out the back window. Very large kitchen. Would come back again.
Kay M.Apr 2019
Brian W.Oct 2018
Large rooms, comfortable (but old) beds and furniture, games room, balcony and deerin the yard
Julien-Pierre R.Aug 2018
Beautiful house in a charming area.
Vanessa P.Jun 2018
We stayed here for 3 nights and it was very comfortable! We saw so many deer in the mornings and loved the stars at night! The things that I would suggest to change would be that the shower handle in the master was loose and came off a few times and the kitchen appliances were dated....but overall the place was great for our whole family, it's close the the lake and we would totally stay here again :)
Magda P.Jun 2018
convenient location , clean and spacious
kim B.Apr 2018
We rented this home for the weekend. It is very spacious with a huge kitchen and game room. If you are looking for updated or luxury you may want to pass but if you aren't fussy this place is roomy and comfortable.
Jason B.Mar 2018
Sara C.Feb 2018
This was a nice home. Having pool table was very nice!
Loved the quite fun time with family.
Phoebe G.Feb 2018
This was a secluded community with lots of beautiful nature. We woke up to several deer in our backyard. It was simply amazing! There was very very little to no reception and no WiFi which was great because we were able to enjoy the outdoors more and bond with one another. You have to go into town on the main road in order to get the slightest bit signal but again it was great to take a break from the internet and social media. Would 100% do it again!
Mark S.Dec 2017
The house is very open and inviting with a large pool room and BBQ deck. the beds were comfortable and the rooms large. plenty of space for all 6 guest they allow.
Curt M.Dec 2017
Nice home, plenty of room and nice area.
Peter H.Oct 2017
This house is big, full kitchen, whirlpool tub. Very cozy, but very dated. That's OK, it's not dated and stinky, just built in the 80's. Place was great for a family, town has most of what you'd need. The only think I'd ask of the owner is internet. There is zero cell coverage at this place, so it's awesome if you want to get away from it ALL.
The owner is not interested in adding internet to the home's amenities at this time. We hope our guests take advantage of the time spent unplugged!
Ana H.Sep 2017
Not good: The key lock code was wrong from the one provided on the check in instructions email. We arrive late at night and couldn't get inside the house, that was very stressfull!!
A/C very old and hard to understand.
Some kitchen aplliancies dirty.
Good: the house altough old fashion was very confortable and quiet. Deers surrounding the property were lovely.
Gareth W.Aug 2017
Great property and location. Beautiful surroundings. Stayed in July and traveled into Yosemite valley each day. Approx 30 minutes to the main gate. Phenomenal scenery and experience. Entire family loved it. The property is very cosy, spacious and charming. Very clean. Kids loved the pool table and darts. Very comfy chairs in family room. Good facilities in kitchen and nice big fridge freezer. Looks like the electric goods have not been replaced for years, but they were made when things were built to last and they all worked absolutely fine. It added to the charm and timelessness of the place. Only complaint was the bed in the master suite was a bit uncomfortable - very soft and creaky. If that was upgraded it would be perfect. Would stay again regardless.
Lisa S.Jun 2017
The house looks like the pictures and was clean. The house is generally in disrepair. Too bad because it is in a good location with good amenities.
Louis R.Jun 2017
Overall, the house was very nice. It was clean and well maintained. With 2 cars, the driveway was very difficult to navigate. The rec room was very nice, but the dart game did not work (had no darts). Also, the front room could use a little more light. However, none of these shortcomings would keep me from going back.
Cynthia D.Jun 2017
We had a wonderful stay
Christian N.Jun 2017
Beautiful house full of things to do and nice location. Tge only problem is the lack of cell service and internet which makes it difficult to plan activities for the day.
Barbara B.May 2017
The house was very clean and spacious. It was a great price for the size of the house and it was very quiet. I would definitely stay at another Vacasa Rental. R
Graeme P.Apr 2017
We wanted a place to give easy access to Yosemite Valley, this property under normal conditions would be fantastic. Due to road closure of the 120 this was not possible for us. The location of the property within Pine Mountain Lake was easy to access as at times it could seem like a labyrinth. Very comfortable property with most of the modcons one could wish for (stereo and wifi notable absentees yet many would find this attractive). On balance we would be happy to stay again at Owls Lookout.
Margarita B.Mar 2017
Very comfy home, we used the grill, the pool table, the kitchen, the fireplace, the tub with jets. We live in busy area so to get away into the woods and be near a lake was super relaxing. I think we'll be planning another trip in the summer/fall. The house was clean. Vacasa staff was friendly and helpful. Super easy to follow instructions and directions.
Susan R.Feb 2017
We loved our stay at the "Owl's Lookout" over a long weekend. It was quiet, clean, felt private and so very comfortable. The pool table proved to be more fun than we expected and the TV let us watch our movies on a better screen than what we have at home. We were close enough to Yosemite to make a day trip to see the beauty and get a little bit of snow, but far enough away to not have to deal with the cold. Overall we feel like we found a hidden gem. We can hardly wait for a summer visit.
Kara W.Jan 2017
I stayed with my teen-adult children (15,18,21) in this house the week after Christmas. We had a blast! We drove to the south entrance of yosemitie for a horse drawn sleigh ride through the snow, ending with apple cider by a warm fire. Another day we spent relaxing at the house working on our pool game, darts, card games, and cooked homemade food together. Walks around the neighborhood are breathtaking even in the winter, and so much warmer than we expected! Another day we drove about 2 hours north to spend an amazing day snowmobiling! The house was plenty big for all of us and we enjoyed sitting in the family room playing games by the fire each night. The jacuzzi tub was amazing after a rough day of snow play.
This was an incredible family vacation that my growing children and I appreciate so much and will never forget!
Cons: only one towel each, no bath mat, electric dart board broken (small magnetic dart board used instead).
Hopefully these items will be fixed because this is a great place for wonderful memories! I would love to stay again
Zhiliang Z.Jan 2017
we enjoyed our stay. House is very clean. Staff are friendly. Could be better if WiFi signal is provided.
Varand Z.Jan 2017
Thanks for everything it was an amazing vacation home and we're enjoyed and it was a relaxing place
Marie S.Dec 2016
Nice quiet area and close to Yosemite and town.
Cynthia M.Oct 2016
Loved the location of the house however, The toilet seat in the Master bathroom was cracked so when I sat on it pinched me! Really, you can't afford to replace a toilet seat they are so cheap!! The carpets and the sofa in the living room really need to be replaced they are pretty filthy. the garbage bins were full so we had to leave the garbage in the garage. Other than that the house was clean and the game room was a real plus!
We apologize for the state of the toilet seat; it has been replaced. Thank you!
Adrian G.Sep 2016
It was an amazing experience. We will definitely come back.
Indrajit J.Aug 2016
This was a great place to spend the weekend. If you are planning to visit Yosemite but don't want to stay inside the Yosemite valley, then this is an ideal location for you. The house was clean and nice.
The kitchen was fully equipped except a frying pan. It would be great if they had some frying pans of different sizes.
Raul B.Aug 2016
Namit S.Aug 2016
Very friendly staff, and clean facilities
Sandra M.Aug 2016
We enjoyed this house. It's within walking distance to Dunn Court beach which was nice. It was clean and comfortable. We would rent this house again.
Sweta P.Jul 2016
Good: Property was very spacious, comfortable, and had good views. Loved the game room. It had a pool table and few other board games.
Bad: Kitchen utensils, oven were not clean. Kitchen floor was very sticky as well.
Worst: Checking in took 2.5 hours as they forgot to put house keys! With spotty or no coverage in Yosemite valley we were stranded for 2.5 hours in the middle of nowhere. Vacasa customer care representative helped us connect with the property manager and get us in.