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Great 3 Bedroom Townhouse right on Rainbow Lake /Free WiFi

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lakehouse, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Located on the shore of spectacular Rainbow lake in the town of Lakeside, just 45 minutes from Sunrise Ski Park, wonderful White Mountain fishing, this secluded and private townhouse is within 20 feet of the lake's edge. It has 1800 square feet of living space and features three bedrooms, and two and half bathrooms. Newly remodeled kitchen, granite counter-tops and new appliances 10/1/2017 (new photo"s to be uploaded soon). There is an upper deck and a lower covered porch overlooking the lake, where you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets. Enjoy your morning coffee while taking in the quiet calm of this beautiful lake. You'll see many species of water fowl, muskrats, and, at least six bald eagle.

Rainbow lake is an 88 acre lake that offers outstanding fishing for rainbow trout, bass and catfish. Trout fishing is the best early spring through the summer and th lake is stocked numerous times by Arizona Game and Fish during the summer. Rooms are all set at unique angles that offer the best view of the lake. This home is fully furnished and equipped for a wonderful and relaxing vacation.

Keywords: cabin, vacation home, Lakehouse,mountain home,white mountains,northern arizona,golf,fishing,hiking,bicycling,hunting,arizona,flagstaff,prescott, sunrise ski resort, skiing

More Details

Paul or Gayle Schmidt
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Paul or Gayle Schmidt

My wife and I are retired teachers.

Paul or Gayle Schmidt purchased this house in 2003

Why Paul or Gayle Schmidt chose Lakeside

My family has been vacationing in the White Mountains since 1960. Some of my favorite memories are from here.

What makes this house unique

Relaxing, fishing, skiing and spending time with the wonderful people we have met on the mountain.


Lakeside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) This bedroom also has a couch with a double bed sleeper.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(66 traveler reviews)

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Great 3 Bedroom Townhouse right on Rainbow Lake /Free WiFi
average rating of 4.742424 based on 66 reviews
Chandler, AZ

Four Years and Counting ...

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th time returning to this lake house. The view is incredible! This is a quiet, clean, and very comfortable home with all the amenities. My only suggestion is to update the mattresses. However, the couch and the fireplace make up for that. Our family has made this place an annual tradition and we are already looking forward to next year. It's all about getting away and relaxing and this is the perfect place to do that. Thanks, Paul and Gayle!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa, we are glad you had a good time. We hope you keep coming back. Thanks Paul and Gayle
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Better than advertised!!

  • 5 of 5

Spent three nights here with our son and family. It was truly a dream vacation. Everything was exactly as advertised or better. The pictures on the website do not do this charming, comfortable, home away from home, justice. Truly a luxury vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed our little paradise. Thank you for the kind words.
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Our Great Time at Rainbow Lake

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family had a great time! We enjoyed the beautiful townhouse. The furniture & beds were very comfortable, the kitchen was very well equipped, the stove & refrigerator were modern, as was the dishwasher. We liked being on the lake and enjoyed the back porch, although the weather was cold for 2 days, so we didn't spend much time on the porch.

We were glad to have the fireplace! We did a lot of walking around the beautiful neighborhood and enjoyed the bicycle built for two and the kayak. We appreciated the fenced area for the dogs. We watched some of the DVDs and played games. Everyone in the family wants to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you guys had a great time. Thanks
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Avondale, AZ

Somewhat of a Disappointment

  • 2 of 5

My husband & I spent two nights here to celebrate a special occasion. We could have just as easily stayed at a hotel with the amount of time we actually spent in the townhouse!

It is a quiet and peaceful place, but we were hit with a very strong incense or room freshener spray that made us wonder what they were trying to mask as soon as we walked into the place. The strong smell was annoying!

The place was relatively clean except for a thick layer of dust on the toilet paper holders (although very adorable!), and a plant in the downstairs bedroom that was covered in dust. My husband is allergic to dust, so this posed somewhat of a problem. There were also cobwebs on the wall above the door going out to the patio in the downstairs bedroom.

We appreciated the use of the kayak, but were not in the mood, nor did we want to take the time, to clean it off. The inside was covered with dirt and cobwebs, so we rented a boat from across the lake and spent a whole day out on the gorgeous lake!

We would have enjoyed sitting on the upper patio, but the chairs to the table up there were still folded up and on the lower patio. We made the best of the situation by staying on the lower patio and I filled the empty hummingbird feeders with sugar I got from a local restaurant. The hummingbirds were so fun to watch!

I think it's a shame that we were charged a "cleaning" fee when it was obvious that the place was given a quick once over & the cleaning person had no eye for detail! Maybe time for a new cleaning person! (or don't charge the cleaning fee!)

Sorry to be so negative, but you want honest and truthful reviews, right?!

K. Docktor

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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charming house right on the water!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome stay away from the temps, kayaking, and couldn't get enough of the deck overlooking the water.

The house is clean, comfortable, and has most everything you would need in a home away from home. It is pretty dated, but it's all about the patio overlooking the lake! Coffee in the morning, every meal, and nightcaps...all on that great patio deck.

This is a great place to stay if you are looking for a relaxing trip and appreciate outdoor activities and viewing wild life. Can launch kayaks right in front of house, or public launch decks for larger boats aren't far. The hummingbirds put on a great show too! We bought a bag of sugar and refilled feeders to keep them coming. (They eat a lot!!..we left sugar in the cabinet:). All the neighbors were really friendly and happy to say hello. We had a great time!! Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you had a great time. We just had granite counter tops put in after your visit and are having the kitchen cabinets refinished also. Please come see us again. 😎
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Not As Advertised

  • 1 of 5

This is NOT a luxury townhouse. Looks like it hasn't been updated since the 1970's. The floor and carpet were very dirty. The lake is full of algae. We only stayed one night of the three. The description of this place needs to be changed. Would not recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW, Mean unhappy person!!! I would have hoped the renters would have called me immediately and I would have had my cleaning check the house. I would have given them a full refund if they were unhappy. I know the quality of our cleaning people and they are meticulous. We have used them for ten years and they do quality work. The pictures posted are accurate and up to date. We have lot's of reviews and this one is a hack or just a mean unhappy person.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $90
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.55%


Cleaning Charge$90 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$250
Pet Fee$25 + tax
Tax Rate11.55%

MAJOR HOLIDAY rentals including days leading up to, including and after 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years: 3 night minimum stay required @ $200.00 per night. Regular nightly rates apply for additional nights in excess of three night minimum.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Deposits are fully refundable if written notice is received 30 days (90 days for holidays or monthly rentals) or more in advance of your arrival date. No refunds inside of 30 days (90 days for holidays or monthly rentals) unless we are able to re-rent that time. No refunds for early departures.

Security Deposit is due at the time of booking. Rental Costs are due 30 days prior to arrival date or 90 days prior to major holiday arrival dates or monthly rental arrival dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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