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Majestic Mountain Home Adjacent to Lake, River & Nat'l Park

Bedrooms 4
Space 320 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-13)

Spend your vacation or holidays enjoying the Magic of Rocky Mountain National Park and the Three Lakes area within an easy walk from this home located in the Arapahoe National Recreation Area. Enjoy the beauty and majesty of the Rocky Mountains and Grand Lake just outside your door from this newer, beautiful mountain home next to Shadow Mountain Lake and the Rocky Mountain National Park with panoramic views the mountains.

Grand Lake hosts some of the very best firework displays on July 4th and New Year's Eve. We recommend finding a spot closer to or in town for best views of the fireworks as you won't be able to see them from the home.

Maximize your time outdoors on the lake with the canoe and 3 Kayaks included for family fun on the water or by taking in the spectacular mountain vistas and wildlife from the many upper and lower decks . Or spend a lazy afternoon lounging on one of 4 decks while reading your favorite novel. In Winter, nestle up on the couch with your favorite book or read a story to your family as the gas fireplace glows with warmth as the snow gently falls outside the windows. (Note: you have to transport canoe or kayaks to lake with your own vehicle and tie downs)

We are just four 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 rental property as well). Miles of hiking and snowshoeing trails are accessible from the home as well as access to the National Park and the Arapahoe National Recreation area.

Trail Ridge Marina is just down the road and offers pontoon and sport-boat rentals. For the adventurous, you can also snowmobile across the lakes in the winter! Book early as this is a year round vacation rental and books full and fast each season. There is no better place to spend the holidays than in the mountains of Colorado.


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 require 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..

5. When allowed, pet fees apply. ($25 per pet per night). Requires pre authorization by property manager.


Keywords: Lake, River, Canal, National Park, Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, Swimming, Snowmobiling, Skiing,

More Details

Property Manager
Joe Penta
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Joe Penta

The Johnson family previously lived in Colorado and now live in Ft Worth, Texas with their 3 children but maintain their vacation home in Colorado. A family of Avid skiers they love spending time in the Colorado Mountains.

Joe Penta purchased this house in 2006

Why Joe Penta chose Grand Lake

We love the variety of the seasons for skiing and snow sports in the winter and boating, hiking, swimming and fishing the lakes in the summer.

What makes this house unique

Skiing, boating, hiking directly from the home into the National Forest and National Park trail systems.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Grand Lake, Colorado

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 320 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. NO CAMPFIRES ALLOWED - Due to HOA restrictions no campfires are allowed in this subdivision except gas fireplaces.
  • 2. NO ON STREET PARKING - Must park in garage or driveway at all times. Home has large driveway and can accommodate some trailers (contact manage)
  • 3. QUIET TIME 10PM to 8AM - Even normal conversations carry in mountains and owners sleep with windows open (not much A/C in mtns). Inside after 10pm.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Main floor Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Lower Level Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Upper level left
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Upper level right
    Loft + Den - 1 sofa bed/futon , Lower Level Family Room - Double Futon plus Q air mattress
  • King size beds (2), Queen Beds (2), plus futon in family room and queen inflatable in closet under stairs in family room. Upstairs loft has pullout chair into a single bed and a couch.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jacuzzi
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
1 canoe and 3 kayaks, snow shoes, life jackets, fire pit, WiFi


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Majestic Mountain Home Adjacent to Lake, River & Nat'l Park
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews

A great family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and very well equipped. It was a great place for our family stay and play!

  • Review Submitted: 17/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great Home

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Nice floor plan and pretty well equipped. Nice quiet neighborhood. Overall, a fun snowshoeing weekend with friends.

  • Review Submitted: 15/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castle Rock, CO

White Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this lovely home. It is spacious, well stocked, and comfortable. We enjoyed some winter activities nearby. We would recommend it highly.

  • Review Submitted: 27/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Englewood, CO

Comfortable & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

House worked great for four couples during a quick weekend getaway in Sept 2017. Hiked up East Inlet Trail, lounged at the Grand Lake beach, attended show at RMRT (niece in starring role), enjoyed dinner at Mustachios, and relaxed on all of the multiple decks at this very nice home! Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clermont, FL


  • 5 of 5

House was huge and super nice. Beautiful scenery. Lots of ammentities. Perfect place for our stay! Host was great with communication. Easy check in and check out. Definitely recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Very clean. Definitely would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 27/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Grand Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 34
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Numerous in Downtown Grand Lake
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Granby Ranch & Winter Park

Great western mountain town with awesome 'live' theatre in newly built Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre complex. Abundant wildlife all around lakes and in Rocky Mountain National Park. Go Carts, Mini golf, Bingo, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Hunting and Hiking galore!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house near the Grand Lake, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer 2018 (peak)
18 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$25 per night, per additional guest
2018 July 4th week
29 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$25 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018 (peak)
9 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$25 per night, per additional guest
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$75.18
Cleaning Fee AU$235.75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are booked and confirmed.
Convenience fee(2.5%) charged for all credit card payments. eCheck payments do not have a Convenience fee.
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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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