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

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


Grand Lake House Rental Photos and Description

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 GE Monogram 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 47' HDTV in the family room while waiting to play the winner on the tournament quality pool table.

Upstairs are two additional bedroom suites with their own bathrooms and each with a ceiling fan. The lower level has a 4th large bedroom with a king size bed and a bunk bed adjacent to the lower level full bathroom. Music Anyone? For those who know how to play there is a professional Yamaha Baby Grand Piano reserved for accomplished musicians only. For novices and children there is a keyboard for them to enjoy playing down in the family room.

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.

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.


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

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Joe Penta
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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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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5 Star - Executive Lakeview Vacation Rental for those who want the BEST!
average rating of 4.962963 based on 31 reviews
Hooker, Oklahoma

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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  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time! The house is laid out so nicely great for family's! Beautiful decked! That's where we spent most our time enjoying there view. We loved having the Rocky Mountain National Forest right there. We hiked it twice during our stay and saw 2 moose! Very fun! Fantastic house!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for coming and appreciating our home and the fantastic views of the lake and National Park. Please come again!
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Fenton, MO 63026


  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week!!! The view is just gorgeous of the mountains and lake, even saw moose crossing thru the yard! So much to do!! Numerous hiking trails nearby, water activities on both lake and river. The village of Grand Lake has some cute little shops, restaurants fair. But with the gourmet kitchen in the house, probably better just to eat in. The house is great size, fun with the pool table and bocce ball court, enjoyed both. Really the only thing this house needs, is a hot tub out on the deck!! Thanks for sharing your home!!! Good times, definitely hope to return!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review, So glad you had a good time and enjoyed the magnificent surroundings. Check out Hot Sulphur Springs Resort for your next trip if you would like to enjoy hot springs not too far from the home.
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Good place for large group

  • 4 of 5

Good house with great views, great location to Rocky Mountain National Park and Grand Lake. The house itself was very spacious, great views, well furnished, enjoyed the pool table, and kyaks were available in the garage if desired to use them.

The cons of this house were: pillows and sheets need to be updated, a hole in deck needs to be repaired, garage very cluttered.

Overall, good place for large families

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing. Great view and wonderful set up for comfort and fun.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Lavaca, Texas

It is 5 star -

  • 5 of 5

This will not disappoint for any gathering you may have. The bedrooms are distanced from each other for plenty of privacy, each with a private bath. Unfortunately my stay was far too short, the great things about the house drew me in and made me want to stay longer and enjoy it more.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bocci court on property


Rates & Availability

Grand Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Valentine's Weekend
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
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
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
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
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 5.7%

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.

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Grand Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 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, 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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