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Magic on Lake San Cristobal

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Location, Location, Location! Many people feel this property is similar to being on a houseboat. The spacious deck is directly over the water of Lake San Cristobal. You can hear the lapping of waves as you read or eat on the lovely front deck. The majestic mountains surrounding the lake are green in summer, aspen covered in fall, and snow covered in winter.

The area is well know for its five fourteen thousand foot mountain peaks. Hiking on the many surrounding trails will follow streams, waterfalls, and valleys filled with wildflowers. There is also the wonderful Alpine Loop that takes jeeps and four-wheelers across the continental divide to the high country land of mountain Shepherds and tundra. Silverton and ghost towns such as Animas Forks are also along this route.

Of course fishermen think this is paradise. The lake and all the surrounding streams provide wonderful fishing. In September Lake City has a Wine and Music Festival. In winter there is abundant snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and ice climbing. The beauty and serenity of the forests at this time offer experiences to be remembered. This is the time of year that captures the quiet of the season. Relaxing with a book by the fire is also a welcome treat. This home provides a respite from the usual business of the world.

Keywords: Townhome

More Details

kathryn koehn
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About kathryn koehn

My husband and I live in Colorado Springs ,Co. We live in the foothills with views of the city and the mountains. So why did we buy property in the mountains when we already live in the mountains? Because of the lake! Not many spots in CO. where you can have MOUNTAINS AND LAKE! JUST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!

kathryn koehn purchased this townhome in 2005

Why kathryn koehn chose Lake City

Again , we bought it because our deck is literally right over the water. The serenity of water and mountains is a powerful combination. We were also attracted to a REAL western small town. It is NOT a hectic commercial .mountain town. You can still experience a

by gone era here . Something that's fun to share with our grandchildren.

What makes this townhome unique

This is an end property . That says a lot! It is quiet and is your own! i do interior design work ,so it was a natural for me to see the possibilities of this unique property and I ran with it! I have had a wonderful time decorating my mountain home. It is fun western - log beds, antler light fixtures, deer wallpaper, western real art but not cutesy. It makes me feel good to be in joyful surroundings, and paying attention to detail is my thing.


Lake City Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - on main floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) We also have a baby crib that can be put in one of two large closets in the Master Bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling


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Magic on Lake San Cristobal
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

We really enjoyed the property except....

  • 4 of 5

The property is very nice and in a beautiful setting! We had problems with the utilities though. One day, we were without electricity for several hours. Another day we had no water for several hours after we woke up. Part of our group had to leave that day - so no showers! We realize this was not Kathryn's (the owner) fault but did detract from how much we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: very sorry for disruption, but water pump for the area was being replaced. As far as electricity, we have some instances of power failure in this area from time to time.
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Beautiful place, but photo's are deceptive.

  • 3 of 5

I have stayed in 3 different units in these condo's. They are all very nice with beautiful views. This particular condo caught our attention and won out as our vacation destination due to the 3 photos showing that this condo is the end condo. It is NOT! The three photos of the deck are NOT the condo you are renting. They are the photos of the unit on the end that is permanently occupied. I will not rent this particular condo again due to the dishonesty used. Disappointed in people's business ethics. And why have no other reviewers shed light on this??? I could have used the heads up. So here's yours!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I did not mean to deceive anyone. I had stated this was an end property( building)not an end unit. I stay next door and that was my deck showing the skis etc. I was trying to show how nice the property is in the winter. I have recently installed new wood flooring, a new living room couch, and a new leather recliner. If i was trying to embellish the place for rentals and get more renters, i would surely have mentioned that. Sorry that upset you so much.
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This place was absolutely perfect, comfortable in every way and breathtaking views.

  • 5 of 5

It was comfortable, beautiful, had amazing lake and mountains views, was 5 minutes from Lake City, and was really perfect for our trip! We will definitely be back and don't want to stay anywhere else!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly wonderful view.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio

Breathtaking location

  • 5 of 5

I will definitely be returning! :)

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: you are always welcome kathryn
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Best view in Lake City

  • 5 of 5

The best view in Lake City, without a doubt. Every morning, set lake side on the private back porch desk, sip coffee and hear nothing! On a scale of 1 to 5 the view is a "10". The townhome is well equipped with everything you need.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
62 Miles
gunnison co.
Nearest Golf
62 Miles
gunnison co
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Crested butte
Car: recommended

ice climbing

visiting near by mountain towns- creede, ouray ,crested butte


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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