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Impeccable Luxury Mountain Home on Rainbow Lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

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 provided

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!

The deck is a favorite to have morning coffee and meals. We also have a bench on our private dock which is a favorite place to enjoy morning coffee or a glass of wine watching the sunset. The private upstairs portico deck also has magnificant views overlooking the lake.

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

More Details

Louise Mc Junkin
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

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. This was the year Papa taught our 2 oldest grandsons (9 and 5) to ski. What fun they had on their winter ski trips and pizza parties. Next year grand daughters are coming to join the fun. All the grandchildren love the special summer trips, being out on the lake and catching fish. Our little city gandchildren love to learn about nature, hike, fish, look for eagles and exciting nature scavenger hunts.

Why Louise Mc Junkin chose 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! We built this home in 1999 and completely gutted and remodeled it a few years ago.

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.


Lakeside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 ...
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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Impeccable Luxury Mountain Home on Rainbow Lake
average rating of 4.970149 based on 67 reviews
Tucson AZ


  • 5 of 5

It is very comfortable, the size is perfect, nice kitchen and very spacious bedrooms, the view to the lake is wonderful, quiet and enjoyable.

We tried to cook some steaks, but we didn't see any barbecue grill other than the one that is in the garage, and i didn't know if I was allowed to use it.

Thank you

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alfonso, So glad you and your family enjoyed our beautifully appointed home! Yes, the lake view is wonderful and very peaceful in both summer and winter. People always comment how much they love looking at the lake from the spacious windows in our living room, kitchen, and bedrooms. My favorite is having morning coffee out on the deck, or on the dock watching all the beautiful birds, ducks. So sorry about the barbecue! Yes, You were absolutely welcome to use it. It is there for your enjoyment. Please never hesitate to call me if you have any questions and I will immediately get back to you. We don't leave it out because of all the winter snow and being unattended. I look forward to having you and your family return soon! Kindest regards, Louise
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5 Star Stay!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful. Every room has a special feature. Furnishings and decor top notch. Awesome views. I Loved our "private viewing" of lake and wildlife from our upstairs balcony. Keurig coffee maker provided so I didn't have to wake anyone and enjoyed the quiet. Many new additions to home which is well maintained. No snow in immediate area but we found many fun things to do. Hiking, nearby restaurants, movies, making cookies, went to Sunrise Ski. Lots of games are provided. Wonderful 5th time visit for our 3 generations. Everyone loved it! We will always be back! Thank you for sharing your home and making it a part of our family memories .

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Girlfriend Get A Way!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and inviting! House was immaculate, furnishings beautiful and tastefully done. Lake views from the deck or the family room were peaceful while watching the water foul or jumping fish. I loved the boating trips around the lake with my girlfriends. Kitchen amenities all stocked for a dinner at home or an easy drive to restaurants in town. Bike riding around the community was enjoyable and easy. The owner was responsive to any questions asked. I would defiantly recommend this home to any family or friends. I am already looking for dates to reserve my next trip with my husband!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you and your friends had such a fun time. I know they enjoyed you, their personal chef, making gourmet meals and all the appetizers to enjoy on the deck. Oh, You were making my mouth water:) Loved the adventuresome spirits of 2 of the gals going out on kayaks for the first time ever! Nothing like being out on the lake for a different vantage point. Fall is a beautiful time to be in the White Mountains and you had perfect weather. Fun memories!!! Look forward to your return visits!
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Everything You Need

  • 4 of 5

Hard for me to give anything a 5 star but this was close to it. All beds were comfortable, house was very clean and organized, all appliances worked, had all the kitchen items you would need and then some. Plenty of seating outside on the patio which was great! Most rental places have worn out patio furniture or limited seating, not this place. Great sitting outside at any part of the day. We stayed October 20th - 23rd. Owner was great to work with and it was everything as advertised.

Cons: 1. Lake was low, which you couldn't fish off the dock (Uncontrollable)

2. Had to kill several spiders in the downstairs master bedroom.

3. Crock pot probably should be replaced as it took several hours to heat up what we were cooking.

Would for sure stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brent, Nice to hear you and your friends had such a great time and happy to hear you enjoyed the spacious downstairs deck. We really enjoy our relaxing deck too as well as the upstairs portico. So appreciate you letting me know about the crock pot. I've already replaced it with a better one and also taken care of those Halloween spiders:) Thankfully, the lake will be rising soon! Look forward to having you return with your family and friends, Kindest regards! Louise
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Beautiful house on Rainbow Lake

  • 5 of 5

Great location and beautiful house. Took my family of 6 up here for 4 days to get away from the heat and hustle and bustle of phoenix. Was very quiet and peaceful with great views of the lake. Also, only a few miles from town if you want to go shopping or out to dinner. Will be making this an annual trip for the family. Thank you Louise!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous home with TONS to do!

  • 5 of 5

The home was wonderful. Lots of things to do in the garage (bikes, kayaks, cornhole). Super comfy and perfect set up for playing family games and enjoying each other. The only drawback (and it may have been because of the end of the summer) was that there were too many weeds to fish off the dock. Otherwise it was magnificent.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay and had a wonderful time celebrating your special day. Nothing more fun and relaxing than to sit out on one of the decks or to go out on the lake on the kayaks. Game and Fish are working on the weeds. Many of our AZ lakes are experiencing this. We definitely need more rain and snow this winter. Look forward to having your family return!
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Variety nearby
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
A variety very close by
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $200

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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