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Minutes from Mt. Rushmore! New, Elegant, Spotless 2 Bedrm Apt. Families Welcome!

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Last updated: 08/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Keystone apartment description

Brand new, elegant, immaculate apartment 20 min. from Mt. Rushmore. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen. Queen bed in each bedroom. Extras can sleep on comfy 'shikibutons' (futons) on the floor. Beautiful view, nestled in the pine trees, very quiet area, just 1/8 mi. from highway (perfect for bikers!). Private driveway and entrance. A/C and heat, cozy wood stove, TV w/ DVD player, computer, Netflix and Wi-Fi. Pleasant covered patio with beautiful BBQ. 2 min. from health resort where gourmet vegetarian meals are served daily, (breakfast at 7:45 and dinner at 2:00, no evening meal). Fitness gym and massages are also available at an extra charge. Particular attention has been given to every detail. Amenities included are 'over the top'l! Personal attention to your every need. Please, no smoking and no pets. Bikers, plenty of protected parking (from rain and dust). Lots of hiking in the area.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage
          • Concierge


          • Pets Not Allowed:

            However, there is a wonderful kennel owned by very caring owner, just min. away...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Please, NO SMOKING inside or outside anywhere on the premises....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            We have a porta-crib and high chair for your baby!...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Each bedroom has 1 queen bed. One bedroom is a little larger and can easily accommodate 2 futons on the floor. Children usually occupy this one. Or there's plenty of room in the living room for the futons. Guest appreciate that the bedrooms are on opposite sides of the apartment, giving more privacy. Parents, for baby --- we have a new porta-crib, with sheets and blanket, and a high chair....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bath/Shower Toilet is a 'Hi-Boy', 2 inches higher than standard. We have a shower seat we can put in the tub, if you would feel more secure....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Dishes for 6 people, serving dishes, leftover dishes, mixing bowls, colander, pizza pans, cookie sheets, pots and pans of various sizes, BBQ utensils, cooking utensils, sharp knives, even picnic items...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped! All dishes, pots and pans, utensils, flatware, glasses, wine glasses, linens --- Even salt, pepper, sweet basil, garlic powder, onion powder and extra virgin olive oil!...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Salt, pepper, seasoning salt, garlic powder, onion powder, sweet basil, oil...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            We also provide ice for you --- but probably not enough for your coolers!!...moreless

          • Toaster
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Air Conditioning:

            Apartment is very cool and comfortable in summer, even on hot days, but there is central air in the living area, if needed....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Sheets, towels and beach towels. And if you're staying a week, we will change all your linens midweek, if you wish....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            If you've never used a wood stove, we'll be happy to show you. Wood heat is AWESOME & wood is plentiful!...moreless

          • Heating:

            Additional cove heating in bedrooms and bathroom, in addition to heat from wood stove...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Beautiful Nautilus Gym 2 min. away...moreless

          • Parking:

            Private driveway with turnaround!...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Very spacious - open floor plan...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Upon your arrival, you are welcomed with fresh flowers, chocolates and a bottle of Martinellis!! That's how special you are to us! One request: because of the light colored carpet, we ask our guests to please remove their shoes when entering. There is a shoe rack by the door for your convenience. Thank you for helping us to keep your apartment clean!!...moreless


              • Video Games:

                Only what's on Netflix. Bring your own x-box or play station and controls....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                You're welcome to bring your CD's and DVD's....moreless


              • Telephone:

                No land line. But we have excellent cell service....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Covered patio, allows you to sit outside, even in the rain! And bikers --- plenty of covered space under the deck for your bikes, so they'll stay clean and dry!!...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Brand new, large BBQ. With extra gas burner. We clean BBQ between guests....moreless


              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Rural:

                Located in the foothills, within an hour or less of all Black Hills attractions, Rapid City and ski resorts....moreless

              • Resort:

                Next door to a health resort that offers Nautilus Fitness Gym, massages and vegetarian gourmet meals!...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Surrounded by the Black Hills mountains, nestled in pine trees....moreless

              • Monument View:

                View of Mt. Rushmore National Monument, 10 miles away...moreless


              • Churches
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Mountaineering
              • Mountain Biking
              • Golf
              • Hunting
              • Kayaking
              • Rock Climbing
              • Fitness Center
              • ATM/Bank
              • Laundromat
              • Hiking
              • Groceries
              • Miniature Golf
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Photography
              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Sight Seeing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants
              • Recreation Center
              • Shopping
              • Hunting Big Game


              Write a review 4.9
              from 12 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Sturgis Rally
              Jul 30 - Aug 9, 2015
              5 night min stay
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay

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              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Tax Rate 5.5%

              Cancellation policy:

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

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              Last updated: 08/27/2014
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              25 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Rapid City, SD
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              SD Hwy 40
              7 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              65 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Terry Peak
              12 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Hart Ranch
              7 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant

              Car: Recommended

              Mt. Rushmore is sure to be one of the highlights of your Black Hills vacation. The monument is open year-around, although the summer months feature a spectacular lighting ceremony nightly which is very special.

              Crazy Horse monument is another famous monument dedicated to the rich Native American history that exists in this area.

              If hiking is your passion, you'll want to hike Harney Peak, which is the highest mountain, going east, between the Rocky Mountains and the Swiss Alps!

              Museums are numerous.

              There are also many caves in the Hills which attract visitors from far and wide.

              The famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (first week of August) draws thousands of bikers from all over the world.

              Whatever your particular interests, there is something to satisfy every member of your party, whether it be hiking, boating, golfing, hunting, kayaking, swimming, caving, bicycling, rock climbing --- you may find it all in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

              Perhaps you would prefer just a quiet retreat from your hectic life. No problem! We're happy to say, the Black Hills enjoys a smaller population which allows visitors plenty of room to enjoy the sights and venues without overcrowding. One can usually find accommodations, even at the last minute (with maybe the exception of Sturgis Rally).

              There are too numerous sights to mention each one, but when you arrive, we will supply you with plenty of information to help you plan your holiday in the Hills!


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2014

              About the owner: Fred was born and raised in Croatia, Cheryl was born and raised in Iowa. They met at Loma Linda University in S. California, where they both graduated with degrees in violin performance. Later Fred chose dentistry and graduated in 1975 from Loma Linda Univ. School of Dentistry. Cheryl received her Master's Degree in violin performance from Univ. of S. Calif in Los Angeles, and went on to perform and teach for 35 years. After practicing dentistry in Guam for 8 years and teaching on the faculty at the School of Dentistry in Loma Linda for 15 years, Fred & Cheryl chose to retire in the Black Hills of South Dakota, because of their wish to live in a quieter and more rural environment. They have never been disappointed with their decision, even though many of their family and friends wondered why they would ever want to 'move to South Dakota!!' As the years have passed, their family now understand why they were attracted to the Black Hills!! Fred and Cheryl decided to build another home, but this time with a vacation rental apartment, where they can host people from all over the world! They look forward to having you stay with them. They enjoy making their guests feel at home during their visit and they hope you will enjoy the Black Hills as much as THEY do!!

              Why the Owner Chose Keystone:
              We chose this area for it beauty and tranquility, and yet its close proximity to small city life and to endless beautiful sights and scenic places to visit, which are still quite unspoiled from commercialism. It's a known fact that 'The Black Hills are the best kept secret in the Nation!'

              The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
              This lovely apartment is the entire downstairs of our new home, same floor plan, built last year. We just finished the apartment in June 2014!! Mt. Rushmore is just 20 min. from your door (Visible from our deck!) --- close enough for convenience, and yet far enough to avoid the tourism rush. At this quiet location, you would never know that there are over 3 million visitors that visit Mt. Rushmore each year!! There are great restaurants throughout the Black Hills, and of course, plenty of good shopping and restaurants in Rapid City. We are centrally located - within an hour of any attraction in the Black Hills.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english, german, croatian


              • Entrance to apartment

                Entrance to apartment

              • Living room, with beautiful view.

                Living room, with beautiful view.

              • Living room and counter in kitchen

                Living room and counter in kitchen

              • Kitchen and dining room. Seating for 4. Additional seating at counter.

                Kitchen and dining room. Seating for 4. Additional seating at counter.

              • Fully equipped kitchen, seating at the counter for 3.

                Fully equipped kitchen, seating at the counter for 3.

              • Larger Queen bedroom with chest of drawers, closet, & space for 2 futons

                Larger Queen bedroom with chest of drawers, closet, & space for 2 futons

              • Smaller Queen bedroom with chest of drawers and full closet

                Smaller Queen bedroom with chest of drawers and full closet

              • Patio, with seating for 6.

                Patio, with seating for 6.

              • Private driveway and entrance to apartment

                Private driveway and entrance to apartment

              • Living, dining and kitchen area

                Living, dining and kitchen area

              • Cozy wood stove

                Cozy wood stove

              • Kitchen counter and dining room

                Kitchen counter and dining room

              • Small computer (PC) desk,
with Wifi.

                Small computer (PC) desk, with Wifi.

              • Dining room

                Dining room

              • Larger bedroom with chest of drawers and full closet

                Larger bedroom with chest of drawers and full closet

              • Bathroom, Hi-boy commode

                Bathroom, Hi-boy commode

              • New BBQ, always clean for your use! Extra gas burner on the side.

                New BBQ, always clean for your use! Extra gas burner on the side.

              VRBO #599853

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              This listing was first published here in 2014.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, September 02, 2014

              $175 - $300 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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              Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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