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Louise Mc Junkin

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Impeccable Luxury Mountain Home on Rainbow Lake

49 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This unique lakefront luxury custom home on Rainbow Lake is a hidden treasure for those seeking a refreshing getaway from the stress and busyness of everyday life.

Our mountain home sleeps 10 people. There is a King bed in the Master Suite upstairs with a private bath, his and her vanity areas, a whirlpool tub, a sitting area w/fireplace and a cozy porch overlooking the lake. There is also a king bed in the unique Master Suite downstairs with private bath, his and her vanity and jacuzzi. It has a glorious view overlooking the lake. In Bedroom #3, the romantic 'French Bedroom' there is a Queen Bed with private Bath. In Bedroom #4 known as the 'Blue Room', there are 2 double beds. All beds have cozy comforters and luxury linens.

The Great Room has a fireplace, Dish TV and a DVD. There is an assortment of movies available. A telephone is available for local calls. There are games and puzzles for you to enjoy. Free WIFI is available.

The gourmet kitchen comes with everything you need for your stay. The dining area has a large table and is ideal for playing games. This room has a beautiful view of the lake as well.

You can relax on the back deck and enjoy watching the ducks, eagles, osprey, herrons and other habitat. It is always a delight to watch the eagles and osprey soaring in the sky and then dipping down for their breakfast or dinner. Bring that book you haven't had time to read. Bring your family and friends. This is a great place for a girlfriends' getaway. It is a delight for all. You can kayak around the lake and enjoy the beauty and sereness of nature. You can also play tennis at the nearby courts or go hiking or fishing. There are lovely antique shops to poke around in the area. In the winter, the Sunrise Ski area is only 35 minutes away. After your invigorating day on the water or the slopes in winter, in the evening you will behold magnificent sunsets. After that, the stars present themselves as dazzling diamonds flung across the night sky - just for you to enjoy! There is a telescope for you to even get a closer look.

This is our family home. Smoking is not permitted inside. We rent it out with the expectation that you will care for it as if it belonged to a good friend. Our hope is you will have a great time, come away refreshed and will want to return and will recommend it to others.

Keywords: Luxury, Mountain Home, Family, Peaceful, Lakefront, Kayaking, Unique, Skiing, Snowboarding, Fishing, Bird Watching, Custom Home, Charming, Boutique, NONSMOKING

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Louise Mc Junkin (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Louise Mc Junkin

We have had a home in the White Mountains since our children were small. Now we are thrilled to have 3 generations come up and enjoy the winter and summer fun.

Why Louise Mc Junkin chose Pinetop-Lakeside

This is a beautiful area. We wanted to be on a lake and yet near a town. This place is perfect! It is not far from Sunrise Ski area and was especially nice when my husband was on the Ski Patrol. He still skis every chance he gets!

What makes this house unique

Time to kick back, R & R, We can be as busy as we want with activities or can veg out and read sitting by the fire in the winter enjoying the winter wonderland. In the summer we hike, kayak, fish, and spend lots of time on the deck enjoying sunrises and sunsets. In every season, there is always something to view on the lake. There are many kinds of ducks, swans, Canadian geese. We see eagles, heron, many osprey, owls, little foxes, and sometimes those darn beavers who love our trees along the lake. We love the special times here with our children, grandchildren and friends year round. In summer there is fun on the lake and in winter, skiing and snow activities. Holidays are always a special delight here.


based on 49 traveler reviews

Impeccable Luxury Mountain Home on Rainbow Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews

Wonderful Lakeside Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults and two children (3yrs and 10 mos.) had a wonderful time at this rental.

The home is beautiful!!! Very well maintained and there is everything you could possibly need for a relaxing vacation. The pictures really don’t do the place justice. The deck is very large and easily accommodates large numbers. Very nice outdoor furniture. The trex deck was great with the 10 month old. Very nice for crawling. Initially when I booked I was concerned about the deck and gates but found they had very secure gates. The dock was awesome. Very sturdy. Had lots of fun fishing off the dock. The grassy area was also very nice for the grandchildren. They have a lovely area set up for campfires - much fun was had making 'smores. All in all I would highly recommend this place – it is beautiful! You can tell that it is someones home. Thanks Louise for sharing your home.

Amy Phx, Az

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, You were such a delight to work with. So happy to hear what a wonderful time your 3 generations had together making memories. Yes, our patio deck is very secure for the little ones. Everyone enjoys our manicured back yard and the beauty and fun it provides overlooking the lake. Looking forward to having your family return!! Warm Regards, Louise
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Mesa, AZ

Fabulous Summer Lake House In AZ!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for such a special weekend with our family! 3 grand parents, 4 adults and 2 small children. The neighborhood is gorgeous (we enjoyed daily walks and brought our bikes up too). The house lay out and amenities were perfect for meals together and watching the Olympics at night (very clean and spacious). The back porch, back yard and private access to Rainbow Lake were our favorites. We fished, kayaked, roasted marshmallows, played board games on the porch and enjoyed the beautiful weather (thunderstorms and all). Louise was wonderful to work with - thanks again for the priceless memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures do not do this house justice!

  • 5 of 5

My family rented this house and loved it. We had 2 grandparents, 2 adult couples, and 2 teenagers and we felt like we had tons of room!

My family has been renting homes in San Diego for years, and I have to say this house was the best house we have ever rented. The home was beautifully decorated and so comfortable. You can tell this is their family home because it was immaculate. The owner thought of all the little touches that make traveling easier – dish soap, laundry soap, shower soap, hand soaps…on top of towels and all the kitchen gadgets you could possible want. I way over packed for this house.

We fished off the dock, took the 3 kayaks out, hiked, played tennis and went horseback riding, roasted smores in the fire pit…sometimes just sat on the back patio and watched the ducks swim by. There is no shortage of things to do for the kids, plus the adults got peace and quiet – that’s a plus!

The owner was so easy to work with and I was able to call her with any questions at any point during the stay. I would defiantly recommend this property to any family!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous home in the perfect Pinetop location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property in the perfect location. Louise was very quick to respond to any questions that I had. She also checked in on me during my stay to make sure everything was perfect. The home provided plenty of room for everyone. The kids enjoyed kayaking, canoeing and fishing while the adults enjoyed relaxing and watching the sunrise and sunset from the deck. Perfect place for a relaxing vacation, we will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peoria, AZ

Just what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

We take an annual trip to the Pinetop-Lakeside area with friends for a family visit. This year was epic! The location was perfect, right on the water. As soon as we got there the kids couldn't wait to get their poles in the water. Having a green lawn to look out to was so pleasant while relaxing on the deck. The house had everything that we needed (even a crock pot!) which most don't have. The array of spices that the owner provides is nice and we even popped popcorn! Such a nice long visit, none of us wanted to go home. The kitchen got cramped at times when several people were trying to navigate around but we made it work for us. We had even brought our own citronella candles for night time but there were some already provided from the owner! Although we did use ours, we left them there for others to share. The more the better. Hearing the bull frogs at night and the calmness of the water was so nice. No one complained about a thing. The beds were all comfortable and having each of the rooms having their own bathroom was quite nice for the adults. The owner goes the extra mile by providing Wifi and Direct TV with movie channels!! The kids enjoyed watching DVD's at night to wind down and the adults played games at the dining table. Louise was very helpful in everything up to and thereafter our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, Relaxing and Amazing

  • 5 of 5

My family (of four) stayed here for a week with my sister and brother in-law and my parents. We all fit so comfortably in the home and were just blown away by how beautiful everything was. The owners truly have everything you could need from flashlights, games and movies, to waffle maker, griddle and kitchen gadgets. We seriously over packed. This house is fully loaded as if someone lived there all the time so there are many towels, pots/pans, spices, dishes, etc. The fire place works wonderfully and the dinning room has such a wonderful view of the lake when you're eating. So hard not to find it peaceful. We stayed down stairs and loved the jetted tub. Such a wonderful treat!!

Our time on the lake was wonderful with only a few windy afternoons but we caught bass and catfish. There are ducks and geese just waiting to be feed each morning and afternoon and willing to eat out of your hand. We cooked most of our meals but got out and about to try many area restaurants and eateries. We also visited some near by lakes for fishing but found it more relaxing to fish off the dock and go kayaking.

Such an amazing experience for us to gather together as adult children with our parents in such a breath taking home with such a wonderful homeowner that was easy and pleasant to talk to. We are so grateful this family has opened their doors so allow others to enjoy this area. We want to plan a return and would recommend this home to anyone interested. The pictures just don't give this home any justice to the beauty you find when you open the door. It just feels like home.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Variety nearby
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
A variety very close by
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Lakeside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 7 2016 - Aug 31 2016
6 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 7 2016
5 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 29 2016
5 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Convenience Fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $160

Year Round' $400/night (3 night minimum) .....

Between June 1st and September 15, there is a one week minimum stay required - $2,400 per week

All major holidays have a $50 per night premium except Christmas and New Years - Both $3,000 for 5-7 nights

$160 non-refundable cleaning fee. $500 fully refundable security deposit.

3% convenience fee on all credit cards

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lakeside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 Downstairs Master - 1 king , Beautifully appointed downstairs Lakefront Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , French Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , CONNECTING FULL BATH
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2),
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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