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Just an Easy Walk to Almost Everywhere. Main Floor Only $1141/wk for 2-4 People.

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The living room with a gas fireplace has Colorado sunshine almost every morning.

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Estes Park house description

Spacious. Spotless. Sparkling. Our 1930's vacation house has been undergoing an extreme TLC makeover since its purchase in 2010. It is now ready to be enjoyed by family, friends, and guests. As of 2014, our cottage can comfortably sleep 8. We have finished the downstairs to include beds for 6 more people, added a large beautiful bathroom, and have a laundry room for guest use. However not everyone needs that much room. If you are looking for a place that sleeps 2-4, the Main-Floor-Only option (2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom) is still available and much loved by many.

The main floor has two bedrooms and one beautifully tiled bathroom. Wake up to mountain views every morning from the back bedroom. It comes with a queen size bed, dresser, bed drawers, and a reading lamp for the late night person. The front bedroom features a Sunroom where you can see Lumpy Ridge, the Twin Owls, and other local landmarks in all kinds of weather. This bedroom can be set up with two twin beds or a king depending on your preference and also has a dresser, nightstand, and lamp.

The new Downstair Dorm has become one of our favorite parts of the house with its open floor plan, a large new bathroom, the laundry room, and three sleeping areas: A queen size bed centers the lower level; a kids corner has the bunk bed and lots of floor space; and, the alcove houses a full sized bed that is perfect for a teen or couple. The oversized tiled bathroom hosts a double vanity. In the water closet is a toilet and large walk-in shower complete with a heat/light/exhaust fan combination to make it nice and toasty.

Leisurely meals together is one of the best parts of vacation and it easily happens here. The like-new u-shaped kitchen has a dishwasher, fridge, built in microwave, and stove as well as small appliances, cookware, and table service for your use. There are two long empty shelves waiting for your favorite snacks and foods. It is an open floor plan with the living room, kitchen, and back deck all adjoining the dining room.

Most of the time we eat outside. The mountains, lake, wildlife, and fresh air are just too good to miss. You will also enjoy the oversized deck and shaded hammock chairs out by the picnic table. There is a gas grill for your outdoor cooking. The back yard is on the neighborhood trail for elk and deer so have your camera ready.

Evenings are often spent playing games at the dining room table or sitting in front of the Gas Log Fireplace to read a good book. There is a Flat Screen TV and DVD Player for movie watching from the double reclining couch. Wireless Internet Access keeps you in touch with friends and family.

The cottage is in the historic reclamation district. Bring your walking shoes and/or bikes because Lake Estes, the fairgrounds, and the museum are just a block away. Restaurants, coffee shops, trails (including the Riverwalk), downtown shopping, the shuttle stop (in peak season Estes offers a free shuttle to RMNP and different areas of town), and the Visitors Center are also easy walks of less than a mile. When you are ready for a day trip, Rocky Mountain National Park is a quick 3.5 miles away. Life is good in Estes!

There is a lot of flexibility in sleeping arrangements at The Vacation House. It can be 7 separate beds for a girls' getaway; or, two families sharing good times with one family on the main floor and one down; or, older and younger generations vacationing together with the grandparents on the main floor and the family with children needing naps and earlier bedtimes downstairs; or, four retired couples rekindling old friendships; or...(let us know how we can work it out for you)

Keywords: cottage, bungalow,lodging, vacation, mountains, lake,

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age is 25....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 bunk bed

            The Downstairs Dorm, including the alcove, sleeps 6....moreless

          • Bedroom 1

            1 King or 2 twin beds...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • King size bed (1) OR two Twin/single beds (2), and Queen size bed (1) on the main floor. Queen bed, Bunk bed, and Double bed as well as a second bathroom and laundry room are downstairs. A Pack-n-play is available if needed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Double vanity, large walk-in shower, downstairs....moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Nice main floor bathroom with tiled shower, toilet, and sink. The oversized downstairs bathroom also is tiled and hosts a double vanity. In the water closet is a toilet and large walk-in shower complete with a heated exhaust fan system to make it nice and toasty....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            The dining room table can easily seat 6 but we often use it for 8-10 and slide the desk over if more room is needed. There is a highchair upon request....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Reclining couch, a unique coffee table map designed just for The Vacation House, games, videos, books, desk, two bucket chairs, and gas log fireplace....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Off street parking for three vehicles....moreless

          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Sunroom off the master bedroom is perfect for morning coffee. A stroller is available upon request. There is a lot of flexibility in sleeping arrangements at The Vacation House...It can be 7 separate beds for a girls' getaway; or, two families sharing good times with one family on the main floor and one down; or, older and younger generations vacationing together with the grandparents on the main floor and the family with children needing naps and earlier bedtimes downstairs; or, four retired couples rekindling old friendships; or...(let us know how we can work it out for you) ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Used for watching movies....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Games
              • Video Library

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Budget
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Golf Course View:

                    The 9 hole golf course is across from us on Lake Estes. The 18 hole course is 1.2 miles away. We cannot see it but it is very close also....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Enjoy views of Lumpy Ridge and the Twin Owls....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Museums
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Rafting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Golf
                  • Swimming
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Water Parks
                  • Festivals
                  • Ruins
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Sledding
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Photography
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Mountain Biking
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  May 24 - Oct 10, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,100
                  Low Season
                  Oct 11 - May 23, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $250

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
                  • cleaning $150 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 10.5%

                  Notes:

                  *100% cancellation refund if rerented.

                  *Summer weeks run Saturday to Saturday.

                  *Check in after 4 pm. Check out before 10 am.

                  *Minimum age for reservation is 25.

                  *'Main-floor-only' can be rented for a group of 4. High Season is $1141/wk plus cleaning, tax, and refundable damage deposit. 'Main-floor-only' Low Seaon Rate is $150/night (3 night min) plus cleaning, tax, and refundable damage deposit.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                  Location

                  74.3 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Denver International Airport
                  66.8 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Denver Amtrak Station
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 36
                  3.5 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Back Country Skiing, Rocky Mountain National Park
                  0.9 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Estes Park Golf Course
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  El Mex-kal

                  Car: Necessary

                  Lake Estes and the primary hike/bike trail are just steps away. One block away is the Museum and Fairgounds. Shopping, Visitors Center, Downtown, Restaurants, Entertainment, 2 Golf Courses, the Aquatic Center (the indoor pool is beautiful and the deep water aerobics class is excellent), Tennis and Pickleball Courts (pickleball is set up in the ice hockey rink), Skate Park, and Playground are one mile or less. Rocky Mountain National Park is 3.5 miles away. We are located in the historic Reclamation District. Beautiful views and easy access to everything.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: We (Dennis and Deb Patrick) have lived most of our lives in the midwest enjoying mosquitoes, humidity, black gnats, and tornado sirens. Actually, we really do like it... the open prairies of KS, the rolling hills and rich farmland of IA, 4 distinct seasons, and a large city or two thrown into the mix. It's great. Dennis retired from the railroad and I was a teacher. We now spend time with family and friends and enjoy pursuing new interests. Dennis volunteers at the mission, plays his guitar, and takes motorcycle trips. I take art classes, play pickleball, and deliver Meals on Wheels. Life is good.

                  Why the Owner Chose Estes Park:
                  Our son and daughter-in-law Amos and Molly, have lived in the historic reclamation district for four years. We quickly grew attached to the neighborhood due to the location and friendly neighbors. When a for sale sign went up just down the street, we took the leap even though it needed a lot of TLC. After the purchase in 2010 we began the rennovation process. Dennis often comments that being in Estes is like living in a postcard. Although we didn't begin with vacation rental in mind, we realize we want the house to be enjoyed by others when we are not able to be here.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  We love waking up to wildlife, fresh mountain air, the smell of pines, and low humidity. We walk almost everywhere when we are here...around the lake, downtown on the Riverwalk, to the grocery store, museum, Thursday's farmers' market at the fairgrounds, and a restaurant or coffee shop, etc. Estes Park has a special quality about it that is hard to describe. Being surrounded by mountains probably has a lot to do with it. Also, the sun is usually shining and the temperature is often mild. Bugs are few. We enjoy being outdoors even if it is doing something as simple as picnicing in the back yard. And the hospitality of the Estes Park locals is exceptional. The area is very family friendly, safe, and well kept. We love it.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • The living room with a gas fireplace has Colorado sunshine almost every morning.

                    The living room with a gas fireplace has Colorado sunshine almost every morning.

                  • The open door leads to a private sunroom. Bedroom can have a king sized bed or..

                    The open door leads to a private sunroom. Bedroom can have a king sized bed or..

                  • The sunroom is a great place for that first cup of coffee.

                    The sunroom is a great place for that first cup of coffee.

                  • The queen sized bed in the Downstairs Dorm offers great sleeping.

                    The queen sized bed in the Downstairs Dorm offers great sleeping.

                  • The alcove houses a full sized bed. Perfect for a teen or couple.

                    The alcove houses a full sized bed. Perfect for a teen or couple.

                  • Just the right size for vacationing.

                    Just the right size for vacationing.

                  • You can move the picnic table onto the deck if you want. We like it in the yard.

                    You can move the picnic table onto the deck if you want. We like it in the yard.

                  • Just checking everything out....

                    Just checking everything out....

                  • A view of Lake Estes and the mountains from the back deck.

                    A view of Lake Estes and the mountains from the back deck.

                  • Sunroom from the outside.

                    Sunroom from the outside.

                  • Molly and Amos, the property managers, are close by if needed.

                    Molly and Amos, the property managers, are close by if needed.

                  • A coffee table map offers a quick and easy start to the vacationing!

                    A coffee table map offers a quick and easy start to the vacationing!

                  • as this shows, master bedroom with two twin beds (and the door to the sunroom).

                    as this shows, master bedroom with two twin beds (and the door to the sunroom).

                  • The back bedroom has a queen sized bed now but wanted you to see the view.

                    The back bedroom has a queen sized bed now but wanted you to see the view.

                  • The kids corner has a bunk bed and lots of floor space.

                    The kids corner has a bunk bed and lots of floor space.

                  • Kitchen shelves waiting for your favorite snacks and meals.

                    Kitchen shelves waiting for your favorite snacks and meals.

                  • The table comfortably seats 6, but we often do 8-10.

                    The table comfortably seats 6, but we often do 8-10.

                  • The gas grill is under cover, clean and ready to be used. We eat outside ALOT!

                    The gas grill is under cover, clean and ready to be used. We eat outside ALOT!

                  • Keep a camera handy.  You never know when this might happen.

                    Keep a camera handy. You never know when this might happen.

                  • Front of house.

                    Front of house.

                  • Lake Estes and the walking trail are right out the front door.

                    Lake Estes and the walking trail are right out the front door.

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                  Date last modified - Saturday, August 16, 2014

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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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