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Discover Private Lake Getaway in Southern California Wine Country/near Temecula

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

WORLD CLASS lake views, House, 4 Bedrooms + Office, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-16)

Discover a rare Southern California Oasis. Get away from the crowded city and enjoy WORLD CLASS Lake View, 360 degree mountain views, UNFORGETABLE sunsets, beautiful Southern California style days and nights with bright stars and moon at this unique home. Canyon Lake is located in between Los Angeles and San Diego just off of the 15 freeway.

This unique property is conveniently located right in the middle of many internationally acclaimed attractions – approx. 45 minutes from Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Lego land, San Diego Zoo, Sea World and many other resorts.

Canyon Lake is a private lake and private community getaway nearby Southern California Wine Country/Temecula. This unique home sits in a gated resort community with a 400 acre lake, 2 smaller lakes, golf course, country club, tennis courts, and waterfront restaurant.

The home comes equipped with a private Pool, hot tub/jacuzzi, 15 foot slide, indoor/outdoor room, 3 rear decks, and outdoor BBQ grill and kitchen station with eating areas. Four bedroom + large office and 3 bathrooms, desert oasis home with WORLD CLASS views of lake, mountains, and sunsets. Three rear decks and outdoor fireplace seating space to enjoy the beautiful sunsets and views. One hour from San Diego, Orange County beaches, Palm Springs, and Los Angeles. Owner gutted and remodeled the entire home during 2004 and 2005.

Memorable fun for family, friends, work and/or romantic getaways.

Minutes away from the wineries of Temecula and Pechanga Casino and Resort.


*Fully Furnished All Utilities paid

$289/night ($399/night weekend only Fri & Sat night)



$150 cleaning fee

$300 - $750 refundable property security/damage deposit

**standard rates are non summer peak season rates

SUMMER(Memorial Day weekend to Halloween weekend)

*Fully Furnished All Utilities Paid

$359/night ($449/night weekend only Fri & Sat night)



$150 cleaning fee

$300 - $750 refundable property security/damage deposit


"John, your lake house is THE BOMB! We can't believe you rent this house to other people! We had such a great time we had to stay an extra night.' (Clemensen family, stayed July 2008)"

'We really enjoyed staying at the house. It was large enough for our entire group(over 10 people) - very roomy with lots of open 'community' rooms. We cooked all of our dinners in the kitchen and enjoyed them around the patio table or inside around the dining table.' (Bishop group, stayed May 2009)

'..I first wanted to tell you how you have a very nice house at Canyon certainly was one of the better places we have stayed through our travels around the country. The Pool, house layout, balcony, location and the view were all very, very nice.' (Trudell family, stayed July and August 2008)."

"Your property is beautiful and we will definitely enjoy our stay. Your property was perfect for us to see my son and also visit fun and interesting attractions. We would love to stay at your property again. I will post a great review."

"This was such a great stay for us! We will definitely come back whenever we are in the area. You have been an amazing host and extremely communicative and detailed."


Main level is one big open family/entertainment room, kitchen, dining area and hallway with french doors that open out to the rear deck and world class views. 2 large Z Gallerie Palasades designer couches and designer coffee table in the family room.

Top level includes 1 Master Bedroom with Master Bath and king bed. 2 Guest Bedrooms with Queen beds and 1 upstairs guest bathroom.

Downstairs includes 1 guest bedroom with Queen Bed plus a large office with 2 full size designer fold out futons which are both full size sleeping area. 1 full bath downstairs.

More Details

John Howard
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, mediocre Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About John Howard

I am and have been an entrepreneur since the age of 17. I currently own and operate a diversified internet marketing business and a diversified real estate business and enjoy a flexible schedule. I enjoy 'slow mondays' on the lake getting some great waterskiing and wakeboarding time in. Getting away to the Lake House with friends, family and loved ones is one of my favorite recreations during the warmer months. The Pool, hot tub, slide, outdoor eating and conversation areas foster an environment to create lasting memories.

John Howard purchased this house in 2003

Why John Howard chose Canyon Lake

I chose Canyon Lake because when I drove through the gates and crossed over the lake I knew immediately it was the perfect little community for me. Growing up with a water lifestyle near the Chesapeke Bay in Maryland, I yearned for a way to go boating and do watersports in Southern California. Watersports is one of my greatest passions in life and the calm waters of Canyon Lake is a waterskiers dream. The warm climate and scenic beauty add an unforgettable element to your experience in Canyon Lake. My property has one of the greatest views in the largest private community in the US(Canyon Lake) and during the warmer months it is an outdoor recreational paradise.

What makes this house unique

While staying at the Lake House you will enjoy one of the greatest views anywhere. The property is set high on the hill and you can capitalize on enjoying 360 degree mountain views and unforgettable views of the lake, mountains and the sunset. There are also 2 outdoor firepits by the Pool so you can lounge by a warm fire next to the pool at night. The outdoor grill, kitchen and eating area is also a great place to enjoy a dinner with friends and/or family. During the warmer months(May - October), the property truly is an outdoor recreational paradise.


Canyon Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Full Master Bath with upgraded shower
    Downstairs Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Downstairs upgraded Guest Bathroom with Shower
    Upstairs Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Full, upgraded Guest Bath with Shower and Bath Tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Upstairs Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Upstairs Guest Bedroom
    Upstairs Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstairs Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , Downstairs office has 2 full size fold out futons
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Discover Private Lake Getaway in Southern California Wine Country/near Temecula
average rating of 4.775 based on 40 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

Spectacular View, Hot Tub, Pool ANNND a Slide!?!

  • 5 of 5

This place won me over with the view alone. Located on top of a hill you can see out all over Canyon Lake. The sunsets we experienced were incredible! Loved soaking up sun and cooling off in the pool all day long, kids especially enjoyed playing on the waterslide (as did I a few times). At night relaxed in the hot tub and by the fire of the chimenea. Tons of space, we will have to invite more family & friends next time. Patio is setup perfectly for grilling & chillin. One day we even took advantage of being close to Temecula's wine country. The owner was easy to work with and the community is private so its peaceful & quiet. Wish we would have bumpered a couple more days on our trip so we could have stayed longer. There's always next time!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great host, but the house needs a little work

  • 3 of 5

Working with John prior and during our stay was a delight. He is prompt in his communication and easy to work with. We had some guests come and go throughout the stay, and he helped us with coordinating drivers and gaining access at the gated community for everyone. Additionally, this house is on a beautiful piece of property overlooking canyon lake, and the pool/hot tub are amazing.

The only think I'll say is that the house itself needs a little TLC. There are stains on the carpet in several rooms, the beds are springy with scratchy linens, the kitchenware could use some cleaning/updating. A burner on the stove does not work, the upstairs guest bath has a finicky toilet. There are a handful of other minor complaints. I'm not too nitpicky but for the price we were underwhelmed.

Overall it is a great place for a family vacation with kids, especially if you plan to spend time by the pool and hot tub enjoying the view. For our work trip it was not the best fit.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house. Owner was very attentive and made sure his guests were happy..

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with a great view of the lake. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the location... Had a really nice time there

  • 5 of 5

The view was breathtaking! The pool was so relaxing! We had such an amazing time!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Picturesque oasis perfect for a large group

  • 4 of 5

The Canyon Lake property is a true oasis. Sure, it's in the middle of nowhere, but that just adds to charm. The views are gorgeous, the house is spacious and comfortable for a large group, and the water slide is pure fun for kids and adults alike! The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars was because, when we arrived the garbage and recycling were already full, the jacuzzi stopped working on our second day because it was clogged, and several fans weren't working in the upstairs rooms. However, these were minor inconveniences (John had someone come fix the jacuzzi so it was only out for day) given how fantastic our stay was.

Nothing reigned on our fun and the Lake House is all fun all the time. Would love to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great place to stay for our long visit to California. It was the best view in Canyon Lake with a nice home feel with everything we needed. Celebrated family Christmas and all! John is great to work with and we had a great experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Ontario Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sports Stop Canyon Lake
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lighthouse restaurant, Lake front
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Car: necessary

This property is located within close proximity to Temecula and is called Canyon Lake. Canyon Lake is a private lake and private community getaway nearby Southern California Wine Country/Temecula. Temecula has become internationally acclaimed for its wineries, winery tasting and tours, hot air ballooning, Pechange Casino and Resort and a plethora of shopping and restaurants.

There is also voluminous and new shopping just outside of the gates of Canyon Lake in the area adjacent to Canyon Lake called Menifee.

This unique home sits in a gated resort community with a 400 acre lake, 2 smaller lakes, golf course, country club, tennis courts, and waterfront restaurant.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $250

Refundable security deposits range from $250 - $400 depending time frame requested and if it is an international booking executing booking payments via international credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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