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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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2 - 7 nights


Panora House Rental Photos and Description

3+ Bedroom Waterfront Home with 3 Baths (Sleeps up to 14)



A charming year round waterfront escape nestled away in the woods on a private cove at beautiful Lake Panorama, Iowa awaits you, your family and friends. This idyllic vacation home sleeps up to 14 guests and offers the following amenities:

- Soaring, 3 Story Vaulted Great Room w/ Gas Fireplace

- King Master Suite with Private Deck

- Lofted Bunk Area with Private Bath (Kids love it!)

- 3 Full Bathrooms (1 on each level)

- Fully Furnished Indoor and Outdoor Kitchens

- Screened in Porch Overlooking the Lake

- Game Area featuring Billiards and Ping Pong

- "The Cave" Bonus Space with Pub Style Bar (Open Spring - Fall Only)

- Flat-screen TV's, DVD Players and Surround Sound

- High Definition Satellite

- Free Wireless Internet

Outdoors you will find:

- Protected, No Wake Cove (Perfect for swimming, fishing and floating)

- Multiple Furnished Deck and Patios overlooking the lake

- Outdoor Kitchen with Gas Grill

- Large Lakeside Sand Beach Area

- Pontoon and Ski Boat Rentals and Tours available (Contact us for details)

- Infinity Fire Pit Area overlooking the lake

- Lakefront Gazebo and Deck Area

- "The Cave" Bonus Space with Pub Style Bar (Open Spring - Fall Only)

Mojo is the perfect place to relax, unwind and build the perfect memories with family, friends and loved ones... We also offer additional lakefront accommodations and event space for large gatherings. Lake Panorama is Iowa's largest private lake and is centrally located just 30 miles west of Des Moines, Iowa.

Area activities are abundant and offer:

- Golfing at numerous courses including our own PGA Championship course (Lake Panorama National)

- Boating (Pontoon and Ski Boat Rentals and Tours Available - Contact us for details)

- Biking and Snowmobiling on the state's largest trail system (Raccoon River Valley Trail)

- Hunting and Fishing

- Iowa's Largest Lakefront Tiki Bar and Restaurant (Live music most weekends)

- New Casino ("Wild Rose" in Jefferson, IA)

- Dining (Casual and fine dining available at a variety of restaurants)

- We offer Pontoon and Speedboat Rentals starting at $399/day

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with our family!... "Mojo" house has the rustic lake charm we were looking for and provided us all with a much needed escape. Thank you also for going the extra mile in lining up the extras... We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and plan to return soon!
Apr 2010
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based on 25 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.88 based on 26 reviews

Overall, I would say we were very happy with our stay.

  • 4 of 5

We were happy with the overall stay. We were impressed by the amount of spices and necessities available to us.

Weather was perfect and a good time was had by all.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home, we enjoyed our stay.

  • 4 of 5

It was a bit difficult to determine the layout of the bedrooms by the photos. Our kids loved the bunk beds and loft! Wonderful outdoor space and fire pit.

More towels (hand and kitchen towels) would have been appreciated. A few things needed to be updated/replaced. The downstairs bathroom shower curtain was moldy and the toaster was very difficult to work.

Steve, the owner, was easy to work with, very friendly and accommodating. We rented a pontoon boat from

him and he helped make it a great day and experience.

Overall, a very positive experience and we really enjoyed ourselves!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and for bringing these items to our attention. There is a complete floorplan shown for this listing and we have replaced the shower curtain and toaster. So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return. Steve
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

I had a great time at "mojo", the property was nice and secluded from neighbors. Owner communicates very quickly and was great to work with. Thanks for a great weekend at Lake Panorama.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin on the lake

  • 5 of 5

No complaints at all about our stay at Mojo. Perfect size for our group of 12. Really enjoyed the private access to the lake and space for lawn games. Although we didn't use it, we also loved the bar space above the garage. The owner was easy to work with and the place was very clean.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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very nice

  • 4 of 5

Great setting and beautiful home! Our families stayed at the home to celebrate our holidays together, fun space to be together in! Living space spread out on three separate floors, so a fair amount of stair climbing for older adults. No significant space for large group of people but we made it work nicely. Recreation room (with bar) is a very fun space but over the garage. Not able to be used unfortunately in the winter, which we had not identify on the web site, so disappointed we could not use the fabulous space. Owner very friendly, drive plowed well (it had snowed prior to our stay), and there are plenty of garbage bins. Thank you for opening your home to us, look forward to returning again perhaps during another season! A Noble

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Book Club Mystery Trip

  • 5 of 5

9 women, 15 years of Everyone wanted to celebrate but we're all on a budget. Driving frome Minneapolis was 4.5 hours. Only 2 of us knew where we were going! All were surprised to discover a beautiful house nestled into the treetops on a lake somewhere in Iowa! We had a great experience. Steve, the owner, was very responsive through research and selection of the property. We rented a pontoon boat (highly recommended) and he was on time to show us how to operate and the lake itself.

The property was clean and neat. Beds were very comfortable - all of us commented on that. The deck is huge and had 2 tables - one in the sun and one in the shade. We found everything we needed in the kitchen. The kitchen table is small - only seats 5 so plan to eat outside if your group is bigger.

Steve asked us how everything was - we noted that the railing were loose on the deck - he appreciated our letting him know and I would expect that he has had it repaired already.

Cell service is sketchy at this property. It is great on the water and in town. We took it as an opertunity to unplug. Also, there are lots of steps down to the lake. Remember to bring everything with you - or you will get lots of exercise!

We would recommend this property to others!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and for your business!... We are glad to hear that you all enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the near future. Thank you also for letting us know about the railing as our guests safety and satisfaction are our top priority.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Des Moines, Iowa
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
2 courses at Lake Panorama
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Iowa State Hwy #44
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Numerous casual and fine dining
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Seven Oaks (Boone, Iowa)
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Private Beach at Property + 3 Public Beaches
Car: recommended

Pontoon and Ski Boat Rentals and Tours Available for $399/day. Call or email us for details.


Rates & Availability

Panora House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 Fall/Winter
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
2017 Spring
Jan 1 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Summer
May 25 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Fall/Winter
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit Waiver (Non Refundable) $99
Cleaning Fee $199
Pet Fee $99
Garbage Removal Fee $99

Mojo has limited availability - Please call for all reservations

$500 deposit required to guarantee all reservations.

60 day cancellation policy (25% cancellation fee); no charge for rescheduled stays.

3.99% processing fee for all credit card and Paypal transactions.

We offer speedboat and pontoon rentals starting at $399 per day. Call or email us for details.
(Sorry, but NO guest boats are allowed, as Lake Panorama is a private lake.)

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Panora House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - Main Level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bathroom - Lower Level - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - Upper Level - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 bathrooms total - 1 on each level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - Main Level - 1 king , Master Bedroom has Private Deck overlooking lake
    Guest Bedroom - Lower Level - 2 queen , 2 Queen Beds
    Guest Bedroom - Lower Level - 1 double , Double Bed
    Loft Area - Upper Level - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 4 bunk bed , Loft has full private bath - Great for the kids!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • 14 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We offer pontoon and ski boat rentals starting at $399 per day - Contact us for details! (Sorry, but NO guest boats are allowed on Lake Panorama)

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