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Gorgeous Grand Ave Home with Beautiful Views of Mtns. & Lake!!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-15)

We are one mile from the entrance to the Rocky Mountain National Park! Our home is on Grand Ave., directly in the heart of Grand Lake. Within walking distance to downtown Grand Lake. Stunning views of the lake and mountains that sit directly across from our deck. It's so beautiful you may not want to leave the house! Five private bedrooms and three bathrooms. Kids love to sleep in the loft area! We have had two family reunions there with 15 people and had plenty of room. The deck is our favorite spot to grill out and enjoy the views! It is a stunning drive from Denver to Grand Lake. The Grand Lake Nordic Center offers cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, and they are extremely affordable. There are some great restaurants in downtown Grand Lake. Lots of quaint gift shops and artisan shops, museums, and plenty of culture. Hiking is at it's best at Grand Lake. You can hike many trail heads and the Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce offers free maps of the trails in the area. Adams Falls is a short hike from downtown but leads to a gorgeous waterfall. We took a nine-mile hike this summer to LuLu City and saw some awesome scenery and amazaing wildlife. You won't want to forget your camera! The Lakes in Grand Lake include Grand Lake (the largest Natural Lake in Colorado), Shadow Mountain Lake, and Lake Granby. We have rented paddleboats on Grand Lake and they were so much fun. They also have an annual sailing competition. In the winter months you can ice fish and they have several tournaments in Grand County. The Grand Lake library is amazing. It is a huge log library with a beautiful fireplace to sit and read by. There are at least six computers that offer free internet access. They also offer free movie rentals and CD rentals. My family and I have spent many hours there since we bought this property years ago. If you are looking for an amazing place to relax and unwind this is it! We are only 45 miles thu the Trail Head to Estes Park and it is an amazing, breathtaking, drive. Estes Park is a beautiful town with tons of gift shops and a great downtown area to shop in. We enjoy visiting Estes but returning to the quieter side of Grand Lake. The Rocky Mountain Rep. Theatre is world-renowed for the talent that they recruit. In 2011 they moved into their new $10 million dollar facility. It is stunning and the acoustics are amazing. Our entire family went to watch a performance there and had a great time. Whether you want to relax and hang out, hike and see wildlife, shop and eat out, fish or hunt, ski or play golf, Grand Lake truly is an amazing place & somewhere you will want to come back too time and time again. The house is fully equipped and all you need to bring are your clothes. The rest is ready for you to enjoy.

Keywords: Log home, large house, great for reunions, overlooks Grand Lake & great mountain views, walk to downtown, walk to everything, one mile from the Rocky Mountain National Park entrance, deck,

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Janet McNece
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Janet McNece

We are the McNece family. We have been in the Staffing Industry for the past 22 years. Our side passion is real estate and restoring homes. We love to travel and when we discovered Grand Lake we knew we had found a gem! It is a beautiful place with tons of winter and summer activities for the entire family. The summer's are amazing with temps only in the 70's to 80's all summer long! You will create amazing memories in Grand Lake. I know that we have in the short time we have been traveling there.

Janet McNece purchased this house in 2011

Why Janet McNece chose Grand Lake

I fell in love with Grand Lake on my first visit there. There is no other place like it. From boardwalks in the downtown shopping area, to the Lake and mountain views, to the Rocky Mountain National Park only being a mile away, it is a phenominal place to vacation or live.

What makes this house unique

One mile from the Rocky Mountain National Park, within walking distance to everything Grand Lake has to offer, cross country skiing in Grand Lake and down-hill skiiing at Winter Park only thirty minutes away. Truly Grand Lake has it all!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful view & accommodations! Thank you for your generosity!
Sep 2017
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Grand Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Our home has the best location in Grand Lake, you can walk to all the shops, restaurants, and activites, great lake and mountain views from our deck, directly across from the lake, one mile to the entrance to the Rocky Mountain National Park, snowmobile rental one block away, Sombrero Stables one block away, Mountain Food Market one block away, great Library in Grand Lake, walk to the Rocky Mountain Rep. Theatre, bowling alley just a few blocks away, paddleboat rentals within walking distance, great trails to hike on, great fun in summer or winter. Stunning views of the lake and mountains, gorgeous drive from Denver to Grand Lake. Easy 2 hour or so drive from Denver airport. Cheap flights from most major cities to Denver. Wildlife galore! Lots of moose, elk, deer, and an occasional bear! We had two huge bull moose in our front yard this past summer. Wonderful place to reconnect with family and unwind. View is so pretty you never have to leave the house. Gas grill on deck. Fun


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Gorgeous Grand Ave Home with Beautiful Views of Mtns. & Lake!!
average rating of 4.6 based on 44 reviews

Wonderful property in beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms were perfect for 10 adults. House is right downtown and has exceptional views of the lakes.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us! Glad you had a great trip!
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Wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great for our 3 families. We had 6 adults and 9 kids. Some of the kids did have to sleep on sleeping pads on the floor bc there are only 5 large beds. The only improvent I would recommend is maybe adding a bunk bed to one of the rooms.

Other than that, we really enjoyed eating our meals on the deck with the beautiful view. It is within walking distance to the town market and the Go-Karts and only a few minutes to the Main Street and beach.

We really enjoyed the 3 levels on the house because it gave us room to spread out.

I would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback! Glad you had a great stay! Janet
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Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

This house was a perfect spot for our family to stay in Grand Lake! We attended a wedding on the outskirts of Grand Lake and the house was close enough to everything. We could even walk "downtown". Beautiful views from the house. We really enjoyed it.....all 13 adults and a few little ones. Thank you and we would love to visit again.

Teri Crum

Chester, Illinois

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us! Glad you enjoyed those gorgeous views off the deck! Janet
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Wonderful views!!!

  • 4 of 5

We came to Grand Lake for a short family vacation with four other families, each family had there own bedroom with plunty of space for kids in both living areas. Nice kitchen we were able to make all meals and not have the expense of eating out. The views from the deck are beautiful and it's a short walk to the grocery store. Down town wasn't to far either! The only thing that I would recommend is having some board games or puzzles for kids to do on the rainy days. Other wise it was a wonderful place to stay! The Miller Families

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your stay with us! Thanks also for the input on board games. We will add those when we visit soon. Janet
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Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved waking up to the gorgeous mountain views every morning, and exploring the town and lake. We got to hike in the National Park, and saw elk and a moose! So much fun, and I can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great! So glad you had a good visit! Grand Lake is an awesome place! Janet
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Salinas, Ca

Had a great time in Grand Lake

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for our family get together. Nicely furnished, within walking distance of downtown and the lake, great views. The owners were very responsive to texts when we had questions. We had a great time reconnecting with family; the one drawback was that we were between ski season and summmer season so all of the local activities (horseback riding, go carting, etc.) were closed as well as a lot of the businesses downtown. We will plan better next time. The house was very well appointed with one exception... there was not enough flatware for even 8 people much less 15. Fortunately the market was just across the street so we were able pick up plastic ware without having to go very far. Also we couldn't find a cutting board in the kitchen.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time! We added more flatware recently to accommodate larger groups and there are enough dishes for 16. Thanks! Janet
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Nearest Airport
128 Miles
Denver International
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Must be at least 25 years of age to rent.

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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