About the property
- House4800 sqft
- 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.
CHECK-IN TIME IS 4PM CHECK-OUT TIME IS 11AM
Keywords: House, Lake house, single family home, chalet, mountain home, lakehouse
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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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Stunning views, impeccably clean, plenty of space!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 .
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 !
Bocci court on property
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.