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Water Front Home on Shadow Mountain Lake and the Colorado River

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The House viewed from across the lake through cat tails in the estuary

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Last updated: 05/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

We invite you to enjoy our beautiful mountain home for a relaxing vacation in the winter or summer in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With wifi and cable TV you can stay in touch with the world while enjoying the seclusion of this nature lovers paradise. Our home's incredible views take your breath away every morning when you wake up and look across the sparkling water. Sit and watch nature's activity on the lake for hours on end. The islands in the lake provide a back drop for a dramatic nature show where Osprey nest and white pelicans perch. Deer, Elk and Moose are often spotted from the deck. Shadow Mountain rises up out of the water on the far shore giving this beautiful mountain lake its name, 'Shadow Mountain Lake.'

In the winter, you can snowshoe, ice skate or snowmobile on the frozen lake right out the back door. Spend hours of fun snowmobiling through town or on the 100+ miles of trails around the Grand Lake area. Grand Lake Village is the snow mobile capital of Colorado! Only 20 minutes from the Sol Vista skiing area and 40 minutes from the world famous (and local's favorite) Winter Park and Mary Jane ski areas, this is a beautiful and quiet winter getaway.

Our home is located where the headwaters of the Colorado River enter the lake, creating an estuary-like waterfront on your doorstep. In the lake there is fishing for trout and Kokanee Salmon. This lake is connected at its other end to Grand Lake via a navigable waterway and visits to Grand Lake Village are a must, whether by boat or by automobile. This quaint mountain town has a special charm, choosing covered boardwalks rather than cement sidewalks. Fun mountain town activities like Saturday night bingo in the park, browsing curio shops, playing miniature golf or experiencing the yummy candy and ice cream stores. You can also enjoy the authentic mountain night life by taking in a play at the live theater, bowling, or drinking and dancing in the rustic saloons and many different restaurants.

Right out the door from the lower level of the house you can use our complimentary canoe and paddle on the lake around the islands for sight seeing and fishing. We really love our mountain home and we would like to share it with you. It is a place that you will never forget.

Keywords: Modern Mountain Home, Lake Front

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    While kid friendly, it is not child-proofed....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Luxurious Log Bed...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 2 sleep sofa /futon

    One sleeper sofa in living room, one in family room...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Cozy and Comfortable Bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double, 1 bunk bed

    One double Bed is a bunk bed with a Twin bed on top....moreless

  • King size bed (1), Queen size bed (1), Double Beds (2), Sleeper Sofa or Futons (2) (a pull out sofa-bed both upstairs and downstairs), Bunk Beds (1) one of the double beds has a twin bunk above it....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • A Canoe and a Kayak is available for use with Paddles and Life Jackets - children must be accompanied by responsible adult. Anyone using it must use a life jacket. Use at your own risk-you break it, you buy it....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    We have many board games and puzzles that guests can use (located in family room)...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3 - living, family, master)...moreless

  • Television:

    Television in Living Room, Family Room, Master Bedroom, Room #2 and Room #3 (rooms #2 and #3 doesn't have cable)...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    DVDs, Blue Ray, VCR tapes available. Two VCRs and a DVD to keep the kids busy downstairs. Blue Ray in main area upstairs....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View:

    Spectacular views of the mountains surrounding Shadow Mountain lake...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    1 car garage with extra tall door...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Two Gas Fireplaces, one upstairs and one downstairs...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    In-floor radiant heating, so tile floors are warm!...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Room for a small trailer or RV...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Upper floor balcony overlooks lake...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    A Canoe and Kayak are available for use with required Life Jackets. Children must be accompanied by responsible adult. Use at your own risk-you break it, you buy it....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Lower floor lanai...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Sol Vista and Winter Park/Mary Jane are nearby ski areas...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life Jackets available for use...moreless

Pool / Spa

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 1
Jun 14 - Jun 29, 2015
3 night min stay
$295
July 4
Jun 30 - Jul 11, 2015
4 night min stay
$395
High Season 2
Jul 12 - Sep 3, 2015
4 night min stay
$295
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 - Dec 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$350
Christmas
Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2016
4 night min stay
$350
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$250

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 5.7%

Notes:

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Last updated: 05/05/2015
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Location

Rocky Mountain National Park is 2 Miles Away, Wild Life Viewing, Bird Watching, Resides within Arapahoe National Recreation Area

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Brent and Lori are avid travelers and have been renting through VRBO for many years in places all over the world, from Hawaii to Costa Rica (the picture), Mexico to Germany and Italy and most recently Africa. We know what is important to us when we travel and we like to share that same experience with the people who rent our vacation home in Colorado.

Why the Owner Chose Grand Lake:
We have been visiting this area since we were children. Lori's parents met here. We are natives of Colorado and we plan to retire in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. This vacation home is a step in that direction.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Seeing animals in the wild, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and skiing in the Rockies and visiting Rocky Mountain National Park are just the beginning of what we love here. The quiet and solitude that this area evokes are just right for recharging our batteries for our lives in town and while traveling. Sitting on the deck and watching the lake as it takes on its never ending array of reflections, contrasts and moods is pure joy.


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Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • The House viewed from across the lake through cat tails in the estuary

    The House viewed from across the lake through cat tails in the estuary

  • The main living area is a comfortable place to relax and visit with each other

    The main living area is a comfortable place to relax and visit with each other

  • Spectacular views of the lake and forest while you enjoy your meals

    Spectacular views of the lake and forest while you enjoy your meals

  • The master bedroom has a king size log bed with matching dresser.

    The master bedroom has a king size log bed with matching dresser.

  • The upstairs quarter bath off of the hallway to the living area.

    The upstairs quarter bath off of the hallway to the living area.

  • The third bedroom downstairs has two double beds and a twin bunk for a child.

    The third bedroom downstairs has two double beds and a twin bunk for a child.

  • The downstairs living area with great views, wet bar, books, DVDs, and videos

    The downstairs living area with great views, wet bar, books, DVDs, and videos

  • The downstairs game area has a great view!

    The downstairs game area has a great view!

  • Looking north from the deck at mountains reflected in the placid lake waters

    Looking north from the deck at mountains reflected in the placid lake waters

  • Looking north from the deck at tracs on the frozen lake - January 2, 2013

    Looking north from the deck at tracs on the frozen lake - January 2, 2013

  • We cleared a spot on the lake to ice skate in winter 2012.

    We cleared a spot on the lake to ice skate in winter 2012.

  • Snow shoeing over the frozen lake on a quiet winter evening in 2013.

    Snow shoeing over the frozen lake on a quiet winter evening in 2013.

  • Upper deck is glass enclosed. Lower deck feels like it's on the water

    Upper deck is glass enclosed. Lower deck feels like it's on the water

  • The main living area is comfortable and cozy with lots of windows!

    The main living area is comfortable and cozy with lots of windows!

  • A humming bird visits our feeder just outside the door on the upper deck

    A humming bird visits our feeder just outside the door on the upper deck

  • The master bath is spacious with a shower, walk in closet and jetted bath tub.

    The master bath is spacious with a shower, walk in closet and jetted bath tub.

  • The second bedroom downstairs has an aspen log double bed.

    The second bedroom downstairs has an aspen log double bed.

  • The cozy downstairs area opens to a deck and a yard at the edge of the lake.

    The cozy downstairs area opens to a deck and a yard at the edge of the lake.

  • The full bathroom on the lower level.

    The full bathroom on the lower level.

  • Canoe in the estuary right from your door step or just sit by the camp fire

    Canoe in the estuary right from your door step or just sit by the camp fire

  • Looking north of the deck, an autumn sunset in 2012

    Looking north of the deck, an autumn sunset in 2012

  • A moose wading in the estuary as seen from our balcony.

    A moose wading in the estuary as seen from our balcony.

  • Looking across the frozen lake at the islands in the January of 2013.

    Looking across the frozen lake at the islands in the January of 2013.

  • A squirrel greeting us on the trail to Cascade Falls.

    A squirrel greeting us on the trail to Cascade Falls.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 30%
  • Calendar last updated 05/05/2015
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