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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 2 - 3 nights


About the property

WORLD CLASS lake views, House, 4 Bedrooms + Office, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-11)

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

$400 - $750 refundable property security/damage deposit

**standard rates are non summer peak season rates

SUMMER(Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend)

*Fully Furnished All Utilities Paid

$359/night ($399/night weekend only Fri & Sat night)



$150 cleaning fee

$400 - $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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About John Howard

I am and have been an entrepreneur since the age of 17. I currently own and operate a successful internet marketing organization and enjoy a flexible schedule. Quite often I enjoy 'slow mondays' on the lake getting some great waterskiing and wakeboarding time in. I plan on sticking to skiing the slalom course and one day maybe competing! Getting away to the Lake House with friends, family and loved ones is my favorite recreation 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 Inland Empire

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 an unforgettable view of the lake. 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(April - November), 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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 11
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Upstairs Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Upstairs Guest Bedroom
    Upstairs Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstairs Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Discover Private Lake Getaway in Southern California Wine Country/near Temecula
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 36 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: Feb 2015
  • 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: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Inspiring Get-Away in a Special Oasis Setting

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a special, fun, peaceful, and rejuvenating get-away that is good for the soul, this is your place! I recently took my two boys (10 and 13) along with other friends to this house and our experience exceeded our expectations. The home easily slept ten of us and had every comfort and amenity of modern day living one could want while on vacation. The outdoor patio and BBQ area was perfect for our meals and gatherings, where we sat outside for hours enjoying the beautiful 200+ degree lake views and gorgeous weather. The nighttime starlit sky was magical and the pool and hot tub ideal for kids and adult play time. The owner was extremely friendly, responsive and made sure that all of our questions were answered and needs were met. I would recommend this property to anyone wanting an inspiring get away or vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted a weekend away from the kids and somewhere warm. The place is close to LA, great house, nice location near the lake and has a pool and jacuzzi and everything else you need to just hide, relax and hang out.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place, time and experience

  • 5 of 5

This is an awesome place to spend for many reasons. The lake is the primary reason during the summer along with the pool and Jacuzzi. The Temecula valley wineries are close by for exploring the local wine country. John has made the house into a cozy vacation house. Its spacious, well kept and super comfortable furniture. I will definitely recommend this to family and friends. Thanks John for the GOOD times.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on Canyon Lake

  • 5 of 5

John has created a paradise at his home in Canyon Lake. He is great to deal with and makes renting easy.

The home is beautiful and have great access to amenities. We loved the waterslide and pool and the fire pit area is a bonus for the evenings.

Best of all though is the outdoor kitchen for all the al fresco dinners on vacation, GO!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 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.

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

Canyon Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Oct 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300

Refundable security deposits range from $250 - $400 depending time frame requested

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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