USA California Groveland Pine Mountain Lake Listing #6153

Mule Deer Cabin (4-538) - Groveland, CA

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Max. occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms Sleeps 5 comfortably  No pets 
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Tasteful cabin 25 miles from Yosemite w/ access to pools, a lake, & more

Sleeping up to eight travelers, this crisp, clean Groveland cabin brings the beauty of Northern California right to you, along with all of the essentials to ensure you feel right at home.

Set just 25 miles from Yosemite National Park in the Pine Mountain Lake community in quiet Groveland, you'll have access to a refreshing lake, shared tennis courts, a golf course, seasonal pool, and hiking trails throughout. Although there's no doubt much of your time will be spent exploring awe-inspiring Yosemite, with so many activities within the community, everyone will stay happily occupied even during downtime.

This newer two-story home doesn't need any extra frills, and yet is perfectly and simply decorated to create a welcoming atmosphere to spend quality time with loved ones.

There are plenty of spaces to spread out and let smaller groups enjoy their own activities, though you could also gather everyone together in the living room to watch movies on the flatscreen TV and play board games each night. Head out to breathe in fresh air on the balcony or covered patio, or play a game of air hockey after a day of hiking in Yosemite.

Complete with granite countertops, stainless steel major appliances, and add-ons such as a coffeemaker, dishwasher, microwave, and toaster, the vast kitchen makes meals for the entire crew a breeze. Whip up five-course holiday meals in a jiffy with everyone helping, or easily store quick snacks in the fridge to keep everyone replenished in between thrilling activities.

On warm summer nights, dine out on the patio, and when it's a little too cool, light the living room fireplace and take a seat at the dining table for eight to enjoy a meal. More great amenities here include WiFi and a washer and dryer so you can pack extra light.

With four spacious bedrooms, all eight guests will have a comfortable place to rest each night. The master bedroom features a king-size bed and stunning en suite bathroom with a garden tub and separate shower. A queen-size bed is found in the next bedroom, and the remaining two each have a set of twin bunk beds. There is a second full bathroom with a tub/shower combo and a half bath on the first floor.

Hop in the car and embark on the short 25-mile drive to Yosemite National Park for a day packed with fun. Hikes and sights you won't want to miss can keep you busy in Yosemite for days! Inspiration Point, The Mist Trail, and Mirror Lake are among the more advanced trails. Some easier hikes for all abilities include Glacier Point, Mariposa Grove for an up close view of the world's largest sequoia, and a hike through the Tunnel Tree. The Lower Yosemite Falls trail is less than a mile long and brings you to the base of the tallest waterfall in North America, or you can hike to the top for some incredible views.

Take a break from hiking through the towering forests to try horseback riding tours, water sports, and even skiing and snowboarding in the winter. And don't forget to stick around town and explore Groveland and see the historic sites through shopping, dining, and museum visits. Winter sports are also abundant here and include skiing and snowboarding at Dodge Ridge Ski Resort (58 miles northeast). And Black Oak Casino is 31 miles south.

With everything you'll need in a delightful vacation rental, this Northern California home is just the ticket for your next family or friend getaway, so book now!

* Please note that there is a parking fee required per vehicle. Please also be aware that cell phone service tends to be very spotty in this area. Thank you!

*Bedroom on the main floor offers limited mobility access 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.

Parking Notes: Parking in the Marina beach parking lot is not permitted on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, and is reserved for homeowners. Parking along Pine Mountain Drive is permitted, and the Marina is just a short walk once you park. Beaches can also be accessed via water taxi, so you may park at one Beach, and travel to another in this manner. Please call Pine Mountain Lake with any questions:(209) 962-8615.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining









DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf on-site

Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Pool : Shared

Board games

Ping-pong table

Tennis court : Shared

Foosball table


Gas grill : Private


Beach towels


Parking & access

Paid parking only

64 reviews

Jasmeen K. Nov 2021
Had no internet for our stay. Complaint to vacasa multiple times but they couldn't help. Wasn't able to connect with anyone from out there..
Jessie W. Nov 2021
This is prettier in person than in the pictures. It was one of the cleanest VRBO houses we have stayed in. It is close to Yosemite. ATT service was full Bars at 5G. Wifi connection was great. The Deer were an added bonus!
Melia N. Aug 2021
The house was nice with a good kitchen, living room, and deck. the rooms and bathrooms were all satisfactory. However, the window "shades" are made of paper and taped together with blue painters tape ... so if you are staying in the summer you better be an early riser! The dryer broke while we were there ... we called twice and we never heard from the repair person despite being told twice they would contact us ... This was an issue for a family of four. The internet is horrible and we used our phones as hotspots the whole time we were there. Certainly, not the best nor the worst.
Manager response:
Hello Melia, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate you bringing up some items that need our attention to improve the experience of our guests. We have replaced all the window shades with blinds. We will also check with the owner to advise him of the internet problem and see if we can upgrade the service plan. We hope to have the opportunity to better impress you in the future!
Cesar R. Jul 2021
Perfect place for a small vacation. Super clean, neat and cute. Would stay here again!
Leedan T. Jun 2021
Nice house, spacious, good AC, met expectations
William L. May 2021
Lovely home and good support from local Vacasa staff.
Debbie W. May 2021
The home on Cresthaven Drive was large and beautiful from afar. We loved the large bedrooms on different levels and the living space was wonderful. The home was not clean. Food left on the floor, surfaces sticky, stove filthy, dishwasher broken, very spotty wifi service/tv, mold in the shower, no window coverings outside of torn paper blinds in the bedroom only. The TV did not fit in the slot that was built for it so it was placed on a small kids toy box which put the unit very low to the floor and unstable. Couch had stains, Bed pillows were stained yellow, Bed skirt ripped and falling off of the bed. The kitchen was not equipped with the necessities of everyday cooking needs as well as not very clean. The eating utensils were also unsanitary. The outside patio furniture was dirty and unusable until cleaned. Wished our experience could have been different. Hope my review can be helpful to others.
In the Sallie P. party
Manager response:
We are pleased to hear that the home met your expectations! Thank you for making mention of items in the home that need some TLC. We take this feedback seriously and please know that local staff is available to assist with any issues you encounter while in the home. We hope to have the chance to host you again. Thank you!
Marisol B. Mar 2021
It was the perfect vacation home for me and my family. We are a family with 4 kids, and the house seemed to have to right amount of rooms and just matched the kids needs and personalities perfectly. The master bedroom was amazing. So much space to relax and enjoy. Kitchen was great. We cooked a couple meals and had a wonderful clean kitchen with amenities to make our stay not only convenient but enjoyable.
Baheerathan A. Oct 2020
We really liked the living layout of the house. Very spacious with big kitchen. Deck was a good attraction as well. It furnished well. This place was very quiet with good privacy.

We were disappointed with the internet speed which was around 1.5Mbps. This used to be a high speed internet 10+ years ago. We have two adults work from home and kids attending online classes. Internet was totally useless. Fortunately Verizon and ATT coverage is good and we were able to manage with our unlimited data plan.

Kitchen utensils were very limited and some of the pans were pretty beaten up.

Another disappointment was the cheap temporary paper shades that were very hard to open the screen and flying away when the fan was running.

I would have given 5 stars if those issues were not there. Otherwise it was a great stay.
Manager response:
Hi, Baheerathan! We appreciate having the opportunity to address your concerns. The property manager will be discussing this review with the owner so they can consider some improvements. Thank you for staying with us!
sonam t. Sep 2020
The house is spacious and clean. All four bedrooms are far away from each other. Great privacy. The deck is nice with tables, chairs and a BBQ grill. The house is in a very quiet neighborhood.
Here are some basic things that are lacking.

1) The dishes are chipped and if you have a large party, not enough cups for tea and coffee. No wine glasses, only plastic ones. Very few pots and pans. Good thing we brought our own. The pots are old and funky and cheap.
2) No inner sheets in two bedrooms where the bunk beds are. It is gross to sleep under blankets with no inner sheets. There are no extra bedsheets anywhere in the house. We couldn't find. So, if you are staying for few nights and it is hot, be prepared to wash your own sheets.
3) No laundry detergent but there is washer dryer. So, be prepared to bring your own.
4) Only small tubes of shampoo and soap so if you are staying for more than 1 night, bring your own.

The house is indeed spacious and we loved it. I don't think the owners stay there or else they would know that everything in the kitchen is very funky, old and simply not enough dishes.

Yosef G. Aug 2020
The house is spacious and comfortable, with everything you might need for a pleasant stay. I would have appreciated the $35 parking fee being mentioned a little more clearly (I first noticed it in the confirmation email after we booked).
Siobhan S. Aug 2020
Nice modern house with a lot of room and big deck. It needed more kitchen equipment- pans, foil, coffee filters. The upstairs room was hot even with A/C. Otherwise great home for 1 or 2 families
Audrey H. Aug 2020
Strong WiFi very helpful, fabulous shaded deck. Could use permanent window treatments. Lots of space to spread out. Nice and clean. Pleasant drive in to Yosemite.
Marat M. Jul 2020
Samrat R. Dec 2019
The kids love them as they get their private rooms and privacy as well because kids room are in basement and at attic.
The house has foosball as well as air hockey boards! Another reason for loving this place!
Tonja Elkins / E. Sep 2019
We just loved the home. We were there for the weekend to see Yosemite. House was in great shape. Kitchen was well equipped. The deck was our favorite part.
Christopher S. Aug 2019
We got there to find the place was not cleaned after the last renter left. However, the place is great just needed a little cleaning and appliance maintenance.
Manager response:
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We are very sorry that the cabin was not cleaned prior to your arrival. We know how important it is to be able to relax after a long day of traveling. We are glad we were able to assist during your stay and we hope to host you again soon.
Sai M. Aug 2019
Beautiful home and community. Close to marina beach/lake. Kids loved the ping pong table.
Arye G. Jul 2019
We enjoyed our stay very recommended
Up to 8 people can stay here very close to Yosemite park
Yingwen C. Jun 2019
We came there for a relax weekend. We have 8 people in total. The house is cozy and beautiful. Everything is clean and nice. Really love the place~ highly recommend to upcoming visitors!
Arun J. May 2019
nice place, enjoyed our stay
Rigoberto D. Jan 2019
The house and every was very beautiful lots of space very clean our only issue was that the sink was leaking and one of the bottom rooms water was leaking too from the jacuzzi and it was very cold in the bottom area other then that I really liked the house it had everything we needed
Manager response:
Hello Rigoberto, We appreciate your feedback and apologize for the inconveniences faced during your stay. Our local staff was notified of the leaking water and found no evidence of the jacuzzi leaking. We have had issues with this in the past due to guests overfilling the spa tub upstairs, but this has since been repaired. We encourage guests to reach out and report issues such as this so that our local staff may take immediate action to ensure guest comfort. The downstairs vents were closed off from the heat source. All vents should remain open so that the heat/air system can work appropriately. Our Maintenance Tech will being a thorough inspection to ensure all sinks are operating correctly.
Stephne H. Nov 2018
Gorgeous home with lots of space! Fantastic Kitchen space, lots of games and movie options. WiFi worked really well while there, especially with the spotty phone service. Beds were EXTREMELY comfortable! Thanks for a great weekend with the family!
Christian G. Aug 2018
Very comfortable and well equipped house, games available. Very quiet area, far away from supermarket. You have to pay an additional condominium fee when entering the area.
Giselle R. Jul 2018
Everything was very clean and in good condition and a lovely house. The only issues were the directions were difficult to find from the info that was sent to me; the oven wasn’t working but I was notified via email about that issue and I wasn’t planning on using it anyhow; the top room was extremely hot even though the rest of the house had air conditioning; and a couple of the beds didn’t have top sheets which was uncomfortable. Overall it was a pleasant stay and I would rent the home in the future when visiting Yosemite Park.
Dennis K. Jul 2018
This is a terrific home for Pine Mountain Lake, which I know quite well. The house is as beautiful as it shows in the pictures and a very good value. Some minor issues -- The kitchen should be better stocked with some spices (salt, pepper, cayenne, seasoning salt, meat rub) to help you avoid an extra trip to the store. Sugar was provided but it seems that may have been left over from the previous rental. The kitchen also needs a few more cooking implements (a normal size spatula, a few more bowls for mixing and presentation of food) and a few more plates, cups and wine glasses. Also, the drier needs to be fixed/replaced as it makes a lot of noise. These were all minor issues and I give this house five stars because of how beautiful it looks and how well it is maintained. I will most certainly stay here again.
Manager response:
We are glad to see this guest was happy overall with their rental. Vacasa does not require their owners to provide kitchen staples, and this owner prefers to minimize food stock to avoid ant issues. We do plan on restocking the kitchen as soon as possible, though the dryer will not be replaced at this time. Thank you!
Sergio C. Jul 2018
My six year old and ten year old loved the tub. The home layout is open and very spacious. The deck is nice too. Everything was great.
Kaye C. Jun 2018
The home was beautiful. If the house would have been cleaned it would have been so much better.
AILEEN S. May 2018
House was so big & nice. We had a very comfy stay. Just took us a few minutes getting in the house when we arrived coz the door code lock emailed to me is wrong. Overall, this house is really great for big groups.
Hayoung J. Mar 2018
Peter William A. Oct 2017
Lovely home in a resort area. Home is well kept and well furnished. Enough dishes and cookware to eat in if desired.

Lots of deer and wild turkeys in the area.

Air hockey table was a nice surprise.

Upstairs bedroom has 3 twin beds
Master has a king
Downstairs bedrooms have a queen and two twins.

Be aware
You have to get your parking pass from Vacasa office in Groveland. You have to enter the private community through the main gate every time. You can leave through side gates though.
Washer and dryer are old and take a long time to dry your clothes, but function.
No cell phone service in the area of the home.
No cable tv service but internet is provided along with Netflix and Amazon Prime in addition to a bunch of DVDs and Bluerays.
Micheal W. Sep 2017
The fireplace was great. Heated up the whole place!
Lynn F. Sep 2017
Property was in excellent condition. Everything needed was there. Easy booking process. Would definitely use VACASA again
Wendy O. Aug 2017
The cabin is so clean, crispy clean sheets, and very comfortable. No noises, the deers are always close by to see from the cabin. The kitchen had everything we needed to make our breakfast, lunch and dinner. The fridge also makes ice for your favorite drinks. Kids friendly and I'll definitely come here again. This place is so convenient to stay if you are planning your Yosemite trip.
Theresa M. Aug 2017
Groveland was a quaint community. This property was very nice. If we had hot water and at least one hairdryer we would have given a much higher rating!
Manager response:
We sincerely apologize the hot water heater pilot light went out prior to guest arrival. We were able to fix it the next day after the guest's late night arrival. A hair dryer has been added to the home for guest use. Thanks!
Natnicha P. Aug 2017
The house is very beautiful ,clean and locate in very good area.
The community is safe and peaceful.
we had a great experience there.
Sergio G. Jul 2017
This was the 4th time that we have stayed in Groveland and this was probably the best and most updated home we have stayed in. It was very comfortable for our family of 8.
DAVID B. Jul 2017
Great stay at PML. House is newer and very clean. Great for larger families. Need some A/C upstairs. Other than that the house is perfect.
Anthony R. Jul 2017
The place was a great place to stay. There were only four of us so we had ample space. I think it would fit 8 nicely. The kitchen has the bare minimum of basics and you may want to bring along some knives because the knives available were dull and there was only 2 cooking knives. The internet was a little slow, but those are my only two complaints. The place was big, they had games available, it was clean, the airconditioning was heavenly and the raised deck with a grill was a great place to have dinner!
Victoria M. Jul 2017
I would definitely recommend people visiting Pine Mountain Lake to stay in this property. Very welcoming, peaceful and relaxing ....
Katrina P. Jun 2017
Pine Mountain Lakes area is very nice and about 1 hour from the Yosemite Valley Floor.
Sreevalli K. May 2017
Great community and very comfortable house. Would stay again !
Katherine N. May 2017
Great cabin. Beautiful location, lots of deer and other wildlife. Easy drive to Yosemite.
Dianne G. May 2017
Mule Deer Cabin is a lovely cabin in a beautiful setting. We had everything we needed to be comfortable enjoy our stay.
It was a wonderful home and we really liked the place.
Janet O. Oct 2016
The home has a very nice layout with the living room, dining and kitchen feeling open. The fireplace is beautiful and provides much coziness to the living room. The furnishings are new and in good condition. However, a renter should be aware that there are no TV channels available; you must be a subscriber to Netflix or bring your own CDs if you want to watch any movies. This should be made clear in the online description. For the pricey rental fees, we felt at the minimum, cable TV channels should be provided. We also felt the linens provided should be of a higher quality due to the priciness of the rental rate. All in all, we were happy with our stay.
Manager response:
We apologize if the lack of cable caught this guest off-guard; cable is not advertised for this home.
Chris D. Oct 2016
Nice size house with great deck with views of the forest, house needs to be fished properly!
David A. Sep 2016
The house is very nice and looks like new. It is on a quiet street which is good for taking walks. We were disappointed there is no TV reception.
Newell M. Aug 2016
Great family vacation. Pine Mountain Lake has wonderful facilities for lots of family fun. Very friendly staff. Good location for a visit to Yosemite.
Scott T. Aug 2016
We came here to visit Yosemite. It was about an hour's drive from the house to Yosemite Valley, so we were gone most of each day. The house is very nice and is upscale. There were only 4 in our party, but the house would probably comfortably hold twice that number. It's in a nice quiet neighborhood. We cooked there several times and had our meals on the back deck. Lovely views and there are several deer that are out back most evenings. It was a great place and we highly recommend it. We will stay again if we get back that way.
Felix G. Jul 2016
The house was extremely nice. Plenty of room for a large family or even multiple families. It looks almost new with very high end materials. The entire Pine Lake area was also great. It was just very peaceful (and safe as there is a security entrance staffed 24*7) Very few cars pass by on the street to the property, no highway noise so the deck is a great place to relax. The lake and beach area is near perfect in the summer. Lot of things to do... boat rentals etc. If you want to unwind, this is the place. It's also about 1.5 hrs. from Yosemite Valley if you want to visit. There is a small grocery store close by, a bit pricey but probably everything you would need including fresh fruits and vegetables.
Victor & Rhaylene M. Jul 2016
Awesome home and community to launch day trips from. The home is well laid out and enough room for up to eight. The master suite is way comfortable. The lake was great and refreshing after a day of hiking or caving. Bring floats for the lake and day trips. The restaurant at the lodge was really good. Things to look up and try:
1. Rainbow Pool - cliff jumping / jumping over a water falls / swimming - bring a raft and spend a day.
2. Sonora Day Trip well worth it especially if you use the Priest Grade Road up and down the mountain.
3. If you head down check out Moaning Cavern - rappel down into the cave then check out Natural Bridge Trail and water hole.
Anytime we go to Yosemite we would look at this property first.
Satyanarayana V. Jul 2016
Family and guests had a good time. Lack of phone connection in the area is the only negative.