Our place is suited for singles or couples and business travelers
Gwen Lawrence or Maalaea Lawrence
About Gwen Lawrence or Maalaea Lawrence
Gwen is a Colorado Native who lived on the Big Island of Hawaii for 20 years where she met her husband Dietrich (a North Dakota Native). Their desire for living near the water encouraged them to buy their home near Standley Lake. They are both water sports enthusiasts. Dietrich is a retired USA swim coach who now drives 18-wheelers, and Gwen is a semi-retired surveyor and water quality professional, now working in real estate.
Gwen Lawrence or Maalaea Lawrence purchased this Bungalow in 2005
Why Gwen Lawrence or Maalaea Lawrence chose Arvada
Located on the northwest edge of the Denver metro area, this property has the feel of the great outdoors with it's proximity to the front range of the Rockies, abundant parks, trails and breath-taking views, but is just minutes away from town.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Literally a 3 minute walk to Standley Lake and 1 block north of Michael Northey Park
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:21
No smoking on or inside the premises please. Our place is best suited for adults and not set up for additional guests or young children.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
I will be honest I was nervous to stay in a rental that was the lower level of the hosts home. I have always shied away from that, but the price won me over. I have to say this rental and the host changed my mind. We had our own private entrance and the rental had everything we needed. The location was great we were in reasonable driving distance to everything we wanted to do. The rental was clean and the bed was comfortable (my 2 most important things). The internet worked well. My husband was bummed there wasn’t cable or at least an antenna as he didn’t want to miss Sunday football, but he was able to stream it on his tablet. I would strongly suggest checking out Standly Park across the street from the entrance of the rentals subdivision. We loved the prairie dogs and the beauty of the mountains over the lake. Gwen recommended Jacks for dinner (5 minute drive) and it was so good. I use VRBO often and cannot say enough good about this one!!
We enjoyed our stay in this lovely apartment so much. I hope we can return.
Comfortable lower level suite
Enjoyed our stay in this well-equipped lower level walk-out suite.
A little more lighting outside for at night
Wonder spot loved the lake absolutely beautiful! Would most definitely stay again!
The apartment was clean and comfy. The primary owner was out of town, so we ended up playing a little phone tag. They let me check in an hour early, which was great, but it was just a little confusing because I didn’t know beforehand how I was going to get in. The kitchen and bathroom were both stocked, and we made ourselves at home in the space. The furniture and especially the bed were really comfy. We had some trouble getting netflix to work but the homeowner was helpful with that. I really only had 3 minor issues, and that was that I really wish there had been better walkway lighting. There is a private entrance which is great, but it’s super dark on the side of the house. It wasn’t a huge deal; just a little inconvenience. The only other minor issue is that since it’s a terrance level apt, you can hear a fair amount of floor board wiggling, and the people above us primarily were heard between 5-7am. Again, not a huge deal, but it did wake me up daily. Lastly, the air in the apt is set outside of the apt, meaning you aren’t able to adjust it. While 75 in summer isn’t bad, sometimes we were warm and sometimes we were cool and it wouldn’t been nice to control that ourselves.
Overall I think this house is an excellent value. It’s in a really lovely spot of Arvada, and Standley lake was just gorgeous. I would definitely stay here again.
Thanks for the review. Very helpful other than the communication part. The entry instructions are clear as day on the information sent to you by VRBO, just need to bother to read, which is apparently an issue for some folks.
Great place great location.
It was great being so close to the Apex venue, Red Rocks etc. the bungalow was just perfect for the 3 night stay!
The entrance to the Bungalow is on the east (left when facing) side of the front yard of our home. Just go through the gate and down the steps to the right. The door will be open and the key inside on the table.