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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 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 on the deck reading 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. (Can only see partial fireworks from house so recommend going closer to town)

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.


1. 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.

2. CAMP FIRES or any OPEN FIRES are not allowed in this HOA community at any time. There is a gas bbq grill on deck for cooking only.

3. Quiet Time: 10pm to 8am is quiet time. Noise, even normal conversation, travels in the mountains and neighbors sleep with windows open as most homes have no A/C in the mountains. We request guests move indoors at 10pm.

4. Not a PARTY House: This home is designed for quality family gatherings. We discourage heavy drinking groups from booking this or any of our rental properties due to past problems. We will contact the sheriff which will lead to eviction and loss of all fees paid. Best to find another home if you are looking for a party place.


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

More Details

Joe Penta
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 Grand Lake

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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Grand Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Must park in garage or driveway and NOT out on road in front of home.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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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5 Star - Executive Lakeview Vacation Rental for those who want the BEST!
average rating of 4.976744 based on 47 reviews

Amazing as all my previous stays at this picturesque property.

  • 5 of 5

Just enjoyed our 3rd stay at this property and can’t wait to make it a 4th. We love to cook and the kitchen is superb for cooking and serving. The view of the lakes and mountain is breathtaking with windows in every room to enjoy the view. The owners work hard to keep the driveway and back porch clear of snow. Always a special treat to visit Grand Lake.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Amazing home with spectacular views! This is truly a 5 star property! Owners are gracious hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family Christmas vacation here with lots of snow and outdoor activities such as snowmobiling. This beautiful home and views are worthy of a painting or postcard. The home is immaculate and fully equipped with everything you could ever need for a relaxing vacation. The kitchen is well stocked and comes with all high end appliances. We have stayed in places all around the world and this was the best we have ever had. Owners are great to work with. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The house was homey, beautiful, functional, spectacular, and welcoming all at the same time! The owners were fantastic to work with. I wish I could live here!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property great Home ! We had a wonderful family vacation With so much to do in the area .

  • 5 of 5

Joe was wonderful to work with and helped with The area attractions. If we can we would love to do this again thanks for sharing your Home with us !

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with relaxing view of Shadow Mountain Lake.

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautifully decorated and has a wonderful view of the lake from the deck. We spent a lot of time out on the deck relaxing and enjoying the view. We even saw an amazing rainbow after a short rainfall. The home is located close to the marina so renting a boat or pontoon is a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed the home. The views are everything that's advertised and more. The views are better than advertised. Our dinner club is already talking about next year and our plans to return. Joe is great to work with. Looking forward to booking the home again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Bocci court on property


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $225 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $25 + 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.