Walking distance to the lake, game room, relaxing front deck
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.
Mountain Lodge Cabin - 5 min. walk to the marina