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

Grand Lake, CO, USA
  • House4800 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

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 on the deck reading 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. (Can only see partial fireworks from house so recommend going closer to town)

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 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 50" HDTV in the family room while waiting to play the winner on the tournament quality pool table.

Upstairs are two additional bedroom suites separated by a large loft area. Each of these bedrooms has their own bathroom and each has a ceiling fan. Music Anyone? For those who know how to play there is an electric keyboard to enjoy playing in the Loft area with a futon that opens to a double bed. The lower level has a 4th large bedroom with a king size bed and a bunk bed adjacent to the lower level full bathroom.

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 or short drive up to the Kawuneeche Visitor Center in the Park for guided tours and other activities.

Want to know more....always call first and I will be delighted to answer any questions and make recommendations.


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 request 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.


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


Joe Penta

Member Since 2008
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
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 Grand Lake

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, main floor master w/airjet tub and steam shower
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, upstairs master with own bathroom
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, 1 bunk bed, own bath + custom bunkbed in closetroom sleeps 2 each level
      • Bedroom 4
        1 king, 1 bunk bed
      • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) Futon in Loft area, 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.


      • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        Main floor master with air jet tub & steam shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 5
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Lower level serves family area and lower level bedroom
      • Powder Room - Bathroom 4
        toilet, Main floor - sink & toilet

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            Short drive < 10 minutes to downtown Grand Lake
          • Lake View
            Unmatched Views of the Entire Lake & Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park
          • Mountain View
            You See the Entire Length of Shadow Mountain Lake Surrounded by Rocky Mountain National Park, the Never Summer Wilderness and Arapahoe National Forest from Every Vantage Point. the Lights at the Far End of the Lake at Night Are Magical.
          • Water View
            No obstacles, full length view of lake, BEST VIEWS in County


              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        New Front Load - High efficiency
                      • Garage
                        2 car oversized garage. Driveway can fit 4 vehicles in addition to 2 in garage. Summer: can also park on gravel parallel to left side driveway.
                      • Gas Fireplace
                        Gas fireplace in living room. Gas stoves in upper bedrooms.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        In floor radiant heat on lower and main levels. Upper level bedrooms have gas stoves that are thermostatically controlled. Upper bathrooms have electric mesh heat in floor thermostatically controlled
                      • Internet
                        High Speed wireless wifi - Xfinity
                      • Fireplace
                        Gas fireplace in living room. Gas stoves in upper bedrooms.
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking
                        Off street ONLY. In garage, driveway or pull out area.
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Stone(gravel) Parking Parallel to Driveway on Left as You Are Facing the Home
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        Boat-trailer parking, notify owner prior to arrival to insure accommodation. NO STREET PARKING EVER. Must park ON PROPERTY.
                      • Towels Provided
                        bath towels provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        New Front Load - High efficiency
                      • Wireless Internet
                        High Speed Internet Access, xFinity, wireless in house with passcode


                          • Kitchen
                            Gourmet Kitchen Features Granite Counters and Island, Stainless Appliances Including Jenn-Aire Double Ovens, Wolf 6 Burner Gas Range, Refrigerator with Ice Maker, Microwave and Dishwasher. Large Double Granite Sink.
                          • Catering Available
                            via local catering companies and restuarants
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Most needed are in the home.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Completely stocked.
                          • Dishwasher
                            Stainless Whirlpool
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Mr Coffee - has permanent filter
                          • Microwave
                            Stainless Steel
                          • Oven
                            Jenn Aire double oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Pantry has items for use, replace items or contribute to Honor Jar in pantry for consumables used.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Stainless Steel, dual doors and bottom freezer
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                seats 8 at large table, and four adjacent at kitchen island.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Bocci Court
                                  • Music Library
                                    Klipsch Roomgroove model 1006602 IPOD Player, bring your own ipod or plug in your phone to headphone/aux jack.
                                  • Pool Table
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                    Klipsch Roomgroove ipod player, also has headphone jack to plug in your phone for playing music.
                                  • Television
                                    ROKU player on main floor
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Boat
                                        www.trailridgemarina.com close to home to rent boats.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Also Bocci Court and campfire ring in back of home viewable from deck.
                                      • Golf
                                        4 courses within 5 to 20 minutes of home
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        1 sit in Kayak and 1-sit on top Kayak. Can also rent in town.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Natural Gas Grill on deck connected to house gas system. DO NOT TRY TO MOVE as it is hard wired to home and do not want to stress gas hose.
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Granby Ranch Sol Vista 20 minute drive. Winter Park/MaryJane 35 minute drive.


                                          • wheelchair accessible
                                            ask owner

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • jetted tub
                                                AIR JET TUB and STEAM SHOWER in Master Bedroom Bathroom

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Massage


                                                      • churches
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • library
                                                      • live theater
                                                      • marina
                                                      • museums
                                                      • playground
                                                      • restaurants

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • miniature golf
                                                          • paddle boating
                                                          • photography
                                                          • boating
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • sledding
                                                          • walking
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • hospital
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                                  • cross country skiing
                                                                  • equestrian events
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • fly fishing
                                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • golf privileges optional
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • hot air ballooning
                                                                  • hunting
                                                                  • ice skating
                                                                  • jet skiing
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • mountaineering
                                                                  • pier fishing
                                                                  • rafting
                                                                  • rock climbing
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • ski privileges optional
                                                                  • skiing
                                                                  • snowboarding
                                                                  • snowmobiling
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • water skiing
                                                                  • water tubing
                                                                  • whitewater rafting
                                                                  • wind-surfing

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    44 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Stunning views, impeccably clean, plenty of space!

                                                                    Mandy D.

                                                                    Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay over Easter at this beautiful property. The lake and mountain views were amazing, there was plenty of space for multiple families to spread out, and we couldn't have asked for the house to be cleaner. Joe communicated before our stay and went over important information, and was always available by phone if we needed anything (which we did not!). We would definitely love to stay here again!

                                                                    Amazing as all my previous stays at this picturesque property.

                                                                    Scott C.

                                                                    Just enjoyed our 3rd stay at this property and can’t wait to make it a 4th. We love to cook and the kitchen is superb for cooking and serving. The view of the lakes and mountain is breathtaking with windows in every room to enjoy the view. The owners work hard to keep the driveway and back porch clear of snow. Always a special treat to visit Grand Lake.

                                                                    Amazing home with spectacular views! This is truly a 5 star property! Owners are gracious hosts!

                                                                    Margaret S.

                                                                    We had a wonderful family Christmas vacation here with lots of snow and outdoor activities such as snowmobiling. This beautiful home and views are worthy of a painting or postcard. The home is immaculate and fully equipped with everything you could ever need for a relaxing vacation. The kitchen is well stocked and comes with all high end appliances. We have stayed in places all around the world and this was the best we have ever had. Owners are great to work with. We will be back!

                                                                    Beyond beautiful!

                                                                    Becky M.Washington KS

                                                                    The house was homey, beautiful, functional, spectacular, and welcoming all at the same time! The owners were fantastic to work with. I wish I could live here!

                                                                    Beautiful home with relaxing view of Shadow Mountain Lake.

                                                                    Patti d.

                                                                    The home is beautifully decorated and has a wonderful view of the lake from the deck. We spent a lot of time out on the deck relaxing and enjoying the view. We even saw an amazing rainbow after a short rainfall. The home is located close to the marina so renting a boat or pontoon is a short drive away.

                                                                    Great property great Home ! We had a wonderful family vacation With so much to do in the area .

                                                                    Nancy L.

                                                                    Joe was wonderful to work with and helped with The area attractions. If we can we would love to do this again thanks for sharing your Home with us !


                                                                    Grand Lake, CO, USA

                                                                    Bocci court on property

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Cleaning Fee
                                                                    Pet Fee
                                                                    Additional Guest Fee
                                                                    Damage Insurance
                                                                    Tax Rate

                                                                    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.

                                                                    44 Reviews
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