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5 Star - Executive Lakeview Vacation Rental for those who want the BEST!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

Full Lakeview House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Areas, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

JUST IN: New 5 STAR executive home with UNMATCHED LAKE, NEVER SUMMER WILDERNESS AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK VIEWS AND ACCESS is now available as a vacation rental. Nearby Trail Ridge Marina rents sport/power and pontoon boats so you can get out and enjoy the water.

Cruise between Shadow Mountain Lake and Grand Lake through the canal to enjoy shopping, dinner and ice cream in town. Go out to the islands for the day in the cool shade and set up a picnic spot near easy spots for young children to play in the water. Even Moose have been seen resting on the islands and of course they frequent the local shore seen right from the deck of this home.

Maximize your time outdoors on the HUGE deck without missing a beat as you watch the boats and skiers go by. Spend a lazy afternoon lounging while the kids make s'mores over our old-fashioned fire pit or have some family competition on the Bocci Court. Hike right from the house across the dam into RMNP and up to the fire tower, about a 3 to 4 hour hike up, which will give you views across all 3 major lakes and for miles beyond. There is no better place to view the 4th of July fireworks than from the serene waters of Grand Lake.

Inside, enjoy the amenities you might expect to find in a home of this quality including a full gourmet kitchen with a six burner Wolf gas range, double Jenn-Aire ovens and Jenn-Aire refrigerator with freezer and ice-maker and microwave oven ... all stainless of course.

Tired from your hike? Relax in front of the great room open gas log fireplace with floor to ceiling stone work or better yet, enjoy the steam shower or air-jet tub in the main floor master bedroom. Game on? Watch it on the Panasonic 60' LCD HDTV in the great room or on the 50" HDTV in the family room while waiting to play the winner on the tournament quality pool table.

Upstairs are two additional bedroom suites separated by a large loft area. Each of these bedrooms has their own bathroom and each has a ceiling fan. Music Anyone? For those who know how to play there is an electric keyboard to enjoy playing in the Loft area with a futon that opens to a double bed. The lower level has a 4th large bedroom with a king size bed and a bunk bed adjacent to the lower level full bathroom.

We are just minutes from the town of Grand Lake and the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Grand Lake provides a classic 'old west' town ambiance and fun for the whole family. From there you can enjoy the shops, restaurants, mini-golf, guided horseback riding, guided and unguided snowmobile and ATV rentals, go-carts, bumper boats and more.

Rocky Mountain National Park is home to an abundant wildlife population including elk, deer, moose, bears, porcupines and foxes (many of these pass through the property as well). Miles of hiking and snowshoeing trails are accessible right from the home or short drive up to the Kawuneeche Visitor Center in the Park for guided tours and other activities.

Want to know more....always call first and I will be delighted to answer any questions and make recommendations.

NOTE: We DO NOT allow gatherings or events (family reunions, weddings, rehearsal dinners, etc.) of any kind to take place in our home. We receive multiple inquiries as such so want to provide notification here to help save you time in your vacation rental search. Strictly enforced.

CHECK-IN TIME IS 4PM CHECK-OUT TIME IS 11AM

Keywords: House, Lake house, single family home, chalet, mountain home, lakehouse

More Details

Owner
Joe Penta
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Joe Penta

We came to Colorado in 1995 from Sydney, Australia and Boston, MA where we are originally from. We bought our original Grand Lake vacation home in 2000 which provided many years of enjoyment(see 184930). We moved up full time a few years ago and built this brand new home at the southern end of Shadow Mountain Lake in 2008 and now are making that home available for vacation rentals since much of our time again is required down in Denver. We hope you will enjoy the peace and serenity of this special place as much as we do.

Joe Penta purchased this house in 2008

Why Joe Penta chose Rocky Mountain National Park

The lake view and access from this home is perfect. I have yet to see a better view than this home offers and I am a real estate agent and have seen them all. You can fish, hunt, hike, boat and enjoy any other recreational activity from this home. I fish the lake and adjoining streams and hunt in the national forest down the road. You can hike across the dam at the end of the lake into Rocky Mountain National Park and up to the fire tower which is about a 3-4 hour hike up and allows you to see all of the 3 lakes and miles beyond.

What makes this house unique

Boating, Wave Running, Wake Boarding, Fishing, Hunting, Hiking, Water Skiing, Billiards, Bocci or just sitting on the deck or in the living room and enjoying the views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We're so thankful for this time together in your beautiful home! If it were mine I would never leave! Watching the enormous amount of birds fly in to snack with the amazing view of God's Creatioin in the back drop was better than any movie! WOW! It snowed some which made the view even prettier (if that's possible). The kitchen, especially for me, a former restaurant owner, was a JOY to cook for my family & friends in.

THANK YOU, for providing this opportunity for us, doesn't cover God Bless, M & S family's
Dec 2009
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

5 Star - Executive Lakeview Vacation Rental for those who want the BEST!
average rating of 4.96875 based on 36 reviews
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We were very prepared for everything becauce Joe kept us up to date with everything from whether to fun and also dinning. When we arrived the house is very welcoming and has a great comforting fell. There is plenty of space and tuns of room. Three days was just not enough time to do everything there is to do wether you are relaxing and sitting in front of the fire or doing outdoor sports as snow shoeing sledding downhill skiing crosscountry skiing or snowmobiling you name it they have it and plenty of the white stuff.

Just a great time sitting with my bride in front of the fire overlooking the lake sipping on hot chocolate with bailey's nothing better. Sledding and snowshoeing are right outside your door.

I highly recommend that you go into town and check out the local flavor. Very unique and like nowhere else you will ever go. From art to food or if your really brave try your hand at ice fishing.

How ever you like to vacation this is worth every penny.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time in this beautiful home. The views are absolutely stunning and the home is very spacious with everything you could possibly need. The pictures don't do this home justice, it was even nicer than we were expecting!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We look forward to our next stay at this lovely home. The view of the lake was like a postcard. The kitchen was so orderly and well equipped which is so important for a rental home. The beds were great and anything you might need was provided. The home was very comfortable and lots of room for the family to spread out and come together. Our family needed this time together over Thanksgiving and we made some sweet memories here. We look forward to staying here in the summer. Went to the annual Christmas tree lighting in town and was fun as well as snowmobiling and sleigh ride not too far away.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and for choosing to stay at our home. We are so glad your family had time to reconnect and create memories here. It is a magical place, we remain amazed each time we too get to enjoy it.
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5

Perfect House for Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding property with Million $ views. Will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unforgettable!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first vacation rental and boy have we been spoiled! The pictures do not do this property justice. The home is absolutely beautiful, warm and inviting. The views from the deck are unbelievable - we spent much of our days and evenings outside enjoying the view. My husband and I were married at Point Park in the town of Grand Lake while we were there and couldn't have imagined a better place to come home to and celebrate with our parents. Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend - already planning our return trip!!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: AWESOME! Glad to be such an important part of your family history. Thanks for enjoying our home as much as we do! Indeed, come back SOON!
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Great Weekend Getaway with Friends

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year in a row we (four couples) have rented through Home Away, and we all agree this was the best rental by far. Mornings were spent on the deck enjoying the view of Shadow Mountain Lake, and watching the antics of the hummingbirds as they fought for the nectar in the feeder. We got some great pictures of them. We took a tour of Grand Lake for a very reasonable $20 / person for one hour - which was enough to get our bearings. So the next day we rented a pontoon boat and toured both Grand and Shadow Mountain lakes on our own. We pulled into Grand Lake (the town) with our pontoon and walked to the ice cream shop for some homemade ice cream. At this time of year (July), it is very busy, so if you don't like standing in lines, I would pass this one by. We hiked a very easy .3 miles up to Adams Falls, which was worth the walk. We are all in our 50's or up, and the walk was easy for all who attempted it. We also did the tourist thing in Grand Lake, and have the t-shirts to show for our efforts.

The one thing you should not miss in Grand Lake is the Fat Cat café. They only serve breakfast, and are only open from 7-1 daily (closed Tuesdays), but the food is out of this world good. Five stars all around. On the weekends Fat Cat offers only the buffet, but like no buffet you have ever had - pies of every type, real English scones (yum!), and biscuits to die for. I am ready to go back for more! Caution though: it is a very small café. Plan to wait, and plan to get very friendly with your neighbors. Chair bumping is the norm here.

We were all thrilled to see four moose during our stay - two of them right along the lake shore in front of the house. We also watched the Osprey hunting for fish on the lake, and watched the Canadian Geese make their daily sojourn down to the lake to feed for the day. Only on the last day did we see any other wildlife, which happened to be a young fox and a nice buck.

We set our standards based on past experiences: queen or better beds, and a bathroom for every couple - this ticked all the boxes for us, and bonus! Every bedroom had its own in suite bathroom. The rooms were far apart, so we always felt we could have our 'alone' time if we needed it. The kitchen was also well equipped, though I admit we cooked most of our meals on the grill.

We can honestly say this has been the best vacation so far, and we would recommend this luxurious home to our friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what a lovely review, thank you for your kindness. It is so encouraging when our guests enjoy the home and the surroundings as much as we do. You hit the jackpot with all the wildlife sightings too! Please do share with your friends and come again anytime. Winter is also a lovely season (albeit cold) but sitting in front of that fireplace has its advantages too.
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Rates & Availability

Grand Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Valentine's Weekend
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$620
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early summer 2017
May 19 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017 (peak)
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$620
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
$620
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$470
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are booked and confirmed.
We prefer eCheck payments over credit card payments.
Pets (only when pre-authorized by owner) require a $25 per pet per night fee plus tax.
Usually a 3 or 4 night minimum applies in peak season subject to owners discretion.
Peak rates apply to all Holidays and Holiday weeks.
3 Day Holiday weekends require 3 night stay or owner will sometimes allow 2 nights with a special quoted rate inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Grand Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Powder Room - Bathroom 4 - toilet , Main floor - sink & toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Main floor master with air jet tub & steam shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower level serves family area and lower level bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , upstairs master with own bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , main floor master w/airjet tub and steam shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , own bath + custom bunkbed in closetroom sleeps 2 each level
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) Futon in Loft area, Bunk Beds (2) Custom Built-Ins, Bottom Can Fit 2 Smaller Children, Top Can Fit at Least 3 Children or 2 Adventurous Adults; Also single bunk bed in lower level bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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