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Couples Retreat! 2-4 People--Immaculate Property--Incredible Views and Amenities

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Last updated: 07/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Twin Lakes house description

ATTENTION: In addition to our featured ''Mountainview'' rental, we also have a 2 person rental for $135/night. E-mail owners for information on this option or see ''alternative rental option'' below.

''Mountainview'' is located perched atop a mountain ridge at 10,000 feet overlooking beautiful Twin Lakes (notice the lake views out the windows). You are surrounded by the majesty of the mountains with eight 14,000 foot plus peaks just out your windows. Mount Elbert, the highest peak in Colorado, sits just outside of the windows to the west with a very short drive to the trail head.

'Mountainview' is the ideal setting for your special occasion. Anniversary getaway, engagement celebration, post wedding quiet time, reacquainting with long time friends, etc..

I could describe this property in a thousand words but if 'A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS' please see the photos labeled ''Mountainview'' in this ad. The photos labeled ''Bear's Den'' are for the alternative rental option described below. The Bear's Den is not included in the ''Mountainview'' rental and both are never rented at the same time. If you are viewing this on the ''HomeAway'' website CLICK ON ''MORE DETAILS'' below/left for amenities.

''MOUNTAINVIEW'' offers the feeling of ''home'' not the feeling of a ''rental''. Two Bedrooms, two full baths/sleeps 4 people max/3 night minimum/$260 per night plus tax/ ~1800 Sq. Ft. includes the incredible ''360 Degree Viewing/Sitting Room'' on the third level. An impressive ''Great Room'' provides all the comforts of a home meticulously maintained and warmly presented. Extended stay rates over one week available.

Amenities Include:

DTV 'Choice Plus' programming/3 TV's, HD 48'' flat panel, 37'' flat panel, 17 '' flat panel
Hughesnet Gen 4 wireless internet
Wrap around deck and master bedroom deck with 2 Umbrellas and sitting areas
Breakfast bar for two and dining for four
Fully outfitted kitchen
2 full baths
Jacuzzi tub and shower in master bath
Two propane fireplaces/one electric in Viewing Room
Four ceiling fans
Weber grill
King Master with intimate sitting/viewing area for two
Queen guest room
Two car garage

All interior spaces are no smoking and no pets are allowed on the premises. Private parking in front or rear of the house (fewer steps in rear)

ALTERNATIVE RENTAL OPTION: 'The Bear's Den' --1 bedroom/1 full bath/2 people max/2 night minimum/$135.00 per night plus tax /approx. 800 sq. ft.. This rental option 'suite' is a self contained private entrance/exit living area in the lower level of the house. A wall of windows faces the lakes and 14,000 ft. peaks to the south. An 'exclusively for your use' Weber propane gas grill for cooking is available immediately outside of your entrance door. All cooking utensils/dishes are provided. See pics titled 'The Bear's Den' at the bottom of the image.

Amenities Include:

DTV 'Choice Plus' programming
Hughesnet wireless internet service
Remote controlled propane fireplace
2 Ceiling fans
King bed
Dining for two
Full bath with a 'kitchen' type sink
Comfortable sitting areas
Small frig, coffeemaker, toaster, microwave
Wrap around private deck
Outdoor sitting and picnic table

All interior spaces are ''NO SMOKING'' and ''NO PETS ARE ALLOWED ON THE PREMISES''. Private parking in front or rear of the house (fewer steps in rear).


All views in our AD are actual views from our property, not from another location. Only a few of the area listings offer satellite TV access, most just have DVD capability, and only a few have high speed wireless internet available. If these amenities are important to you, be sure to read the ads carefully, or ask the owners specifically. Our property offers these amenities.

This property is ideally suited for one or two couples, depending upon the rental option chosen. You may particularly enjoy our home if:

* you enjoy sharing special places/experiences with a couple of friends, but also need to have your own personal space when needed.

* you prefer a ''quiet getaway'' with all of the comforts of home.

* you indulge in your favorite reading material while swaying gently in the porch swing or hammock or lounging in the settee

* you want to get away from it all, but still have access to media and all the comfort of a fully decorated home

* you like the idea of high mountain grandeur, breathtaking views, cool/crisp temperatures, very low humidity

* you can see yourselves sipping your favorite wine or dining while watching the game, the news, your favorite music, or relaxing with that special person and feeling like you are sitting on top of the world

* you are looking for exceptionally well maintained, spotlessly clean, accommodations

* you would appreciate the flexibility of having the option of group interaction or enjoying the solitude of your own personal space

* you desire the opportunity to engage in the ''hustle and bustle'' of the nearby tourist scene/activities but prefer peace and quiet at the end of the day.

Unlike many listings in this area where the owners are hundreds of miles away or in another state, these owners travel frequently and may or may not be present from time to time in private space on the premises during your rental but remain close enough to respond to any guest needs that may arise.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 2701 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only:

            smoking in house will result in forfeiture of damage/security deposit ...moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Mountainview bedroom 2...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Master Suite Mountainview...moreless

          • Two bedrooms in Mountainview

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

            Master Bathroom 'Mountainview' plus 2nd full bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Mountainview bath 2...moreless

          • Bathrooms #1 and #2 are in 'Mountainview' space

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            spices available, some paper goods, cleaning products available...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            detergent provided...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            filters provided...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            service for 4-8...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Dining
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Heating:

            Propane fireplaces 3; central propane forced air; electric blankets; baseboard electric in some rooms; electric fireplace in Viewing Room...moreless

          • Living Room seats 6:

            Living room areas are medium/large; with fireplaces recliners/rockers;/sofa/loveseats etc. lamps, end tables, coffee tables. see pics....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            2 in Mountainview; 1 in Bear's Den; all propane closed systems by switch...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            one pot bellied cast iron on main deck (duraflame logs only)...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            some availability for extended stays...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            some availability for extended stay...moreless

          • Parking:

            off -street parking available...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board


          • Television:

            48 inch HD in Main living room with DVD DTV Choice plus programming on all; 35 inch in master bedroom; 15 inch in Viewing Room; 35 inch in Bear's Den...moreless

          • Books:

            some books/information mostly about local places of interests....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            DTV satellite with Choice plus programming...moreless

          • Stereo:

            Satellite Music by Hughsnet on TV...moreless


          • Telephone:

            your cell phone; generally very good signal...moreless

          • Internet:

            whole house wireless- Hughesnet satellite...moreless

          Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                jetted jacuzzi in master bath indoors...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                uncovered wraparound lakeside; overlooks the lakes; pot bellied stove; umbrella; settee...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                available by rental in town of Twin Lakes...moreless


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

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Fourteeners all around; highest Colorado peak a couple of miles west...moreless

              • Lake View:

                The highest vantage point view of any homes around The Twin Lakes...moreless


              • Churches
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Ski Lift Privileges
              • Surf Fishing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Golf
              • Rafting
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Water Skiing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Cycling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Rock Climbing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Medical Services
              • Marina
              • Ruins
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Bird Watching
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Sledding
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Fly Fishing
              • Spelunking


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              from 8 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Cleaning fee $100 + tax
              • Tax Rate 6.8%


              Rental Rates Notes

              $125.00/ night for The Bear's Den 2 night min May 15-Sept 30, 2014

              $260.00/night for Mountainview 3 night min May 15-Sept 30,2014

              Security Dep $500 Mountainview $200 Bear's Den

              6.8% Colorado lodging tax required by law

              "Instant Quote" button is for "Mountainview" quote only, "E-mail Owner" is for "Bear's Den'' quote

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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              Last updated: 07/18/2014
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              150 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Denver International
              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Hwy. 82
              17 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Leadville & Buena Vista
              28 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Ski Cooper, Leadville
              12 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Mount Massive 9 hole golf
              17 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Leadville & Buena Vista

              Car: Necessary


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2003

              About the owner: We are retired a few years now and love our special spot on the face of God's green earth. We really do enjoy the opportunity to share this with others.

              Why the Owner Chose Twin Lakes:
              Nearing the end of our work-a-day lives and while traveling on vacation, we discovered this spot quite by accident. We were heading towards Independence Pass and came upon the Twin Lakes. It had our interest. Once we drove up to the top of the mountain ridge, it had our money. I actually did climb up into the pine tree just east of the house to imagine the view from a dwelling, at that point I knew I had to build a house with a ''Viewing Room'' to take in the 360 degree presentation. Did it!

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Once you experience this high mountain grandeur it's hard to imagine having to leave. This area is one of the most scenic in the state. The lakes are incredible, hiking trails abound, quaint and not so quaint destinations surround us. There is great fishing, there is Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge, railroads, museums, interesting restaurants and amazing history. There is peace and quiet, cool days and crisp nights. Did I mention low humidity? It doesn't stop there-- there are always different festivals to enjoy, car shows, live music by the river, rafting and kayaking. You have never seen so many stars in the sky and you really can read by the light of a full moon over the lakes!

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              Speaks: english



              • Living/Dining--''Mountainview''


              • Dining/Kitchen -- ''Mountainview''

                Dining/Kitchen -- ''Mountainview''

              • Master BR Sitting Area -- ''Mountainview''

                Master BR Sitting Area -- ''Mountainview''

              • Master Bath -- ''Mountainview''

                Master Bath -- ''Mountainview''

              • Guest Bdrm - 'Mountainview'

                Guest Bdrm - 'Mountainview'

              • SE View in Viewing Rm--''Mountainview''

                SE View in Viewing Rm--''Mountainview''

              • West View in Viewing Rm-''Mountainview''

                West View in Viewing Rm-''Mountainview''

              • Viewing Room -- ''Mountainview''

                Viewing Room -- ''Mountainview''

              • Main Deck--''Mountainview''

                Main Deck--''Mountainview''

              • ''Bear's Den''

                ''Bear's Den''

              • ''Bear's Den''

                ''Bear's Den''

              • Guest Bath -- ''Bear's Den''

                Guest Bath -- ''Bear's Den''

              • ''Stairway to Heaven...''

                ''Stairway to Heaven...''

              • Kitchen -- ''Mountainview''

                Kitchen -- ''Mountainview''

              • Master BR -- ''Mountainview''

                Master BR -- ''Mountainview''

              • Master Bath -- ''Mountainview''

                Master Bath -- ''Mountainview''

              • Guest Bath -- ''Mountainview''

                Guest Bath -- ''Mountainview''

              • SW View in Viewing Rm--''Mountainview''

                SW View in Viewing Rm--''Mountainview''

              • North View in Viewing Rm-''Mountainview''

                North View in Viewing Rm-''Mountainview''

              • Viewing Room -- ''Mountainview''

                Viewing Room -- ''Mountainview''

              • Private Entry/Deck--''Bear's Den''

                Private Entry/Deck--''Bear's Den''

              • ''Bear's Den''

                ''Bear's Den''

              • Bath in ''Bear's Den''

                Bath in ''Bear's Den''

              • Sept. Aspen Season

                Sept. Aspen Season

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Friday, July 18, 2014

              $260 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 07/18/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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