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Spanish Ranch on the Arkansas River- enjoy the rushing river from the Hot tub!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms , 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

'Casa Bella del Rio' as we have named this River house has been a renovated into a Spanish style hacienda with a living room, dining room, kitchen and 4 good size bedrooms with 3 full baths. All the floors have been updated with tile and hardwood. The furnishings are all new and are Spanish style as well. There are mountain views from every direction. The house sits on 2 acres, right on the river. There is river access for kayaking and fishing. We have recently built a lower deck with stairs up to the house. A really great spot to relax or just sit with your fishing gear.

The deck is a great place to enjoy the views, eat lunch or sit in the hot tub and just relax!

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More Details

Janet zettler
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Janet zettler

My husband and I live in Columbus, Ohio..we enjoy the outdoors, playing bridge and spending time with our children. We are not retired yet but hope to do so someday.

Janet zettler purchased this house in 2009

Why Janet zettler chose Howard

We have children and grandchildren living in the area and wanted to create a family home that could also be enjoyed by others. The mountains that surround the home are magnificent.

What makes this house unique

Near the town of Salida, with restaurants and shopping...although our son lives there for the outdoor activities like, rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, fly fishing and skiing. This area truly has something for everyone in the family, even if it is just sitting on the deck in the hot tub enjoying the mountain views.


Howard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 2 bathrooms are attached to bedrooms and 1 bathroom is off the hall.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 4 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Bunk Beds (4 beds)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
i-pod docking station


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Spanish Ranch on the Arkansas River- enjoy the rushing river from the Hot tub!
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 68 reviews
Bradford tn.

Better than I expected.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and surroundings. Pictures don't do it justice. I booked this home for 9 of my relatives of all ages and they all loved it. Not one complaint. Planning to book again next summer. This lodging option was not only better than a hotel it was more cost effective.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for reviewing my home. Hope you can come back. Janet
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Big Home on the Arkansas River

  • 5 of 5

Great rental... and even more so if you have a lot of bodies. Plenty of room and all the amenities you would need. Beautiful setting. The hot tub is outstanding. I have always loved being able to soak and have an unlimited view of the night sky with no ambient light to block out the view. Very quiet and relaxing stay. Will definitely book this home in the future... oh, and Janet was very accommodating to our needs.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely discription of the view from the hot tub . So glad you had everything you needed. Thanks again for staying at our home. Janet
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect for our needs! Away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and still close enough for stores and restaurants on those days you feel like socializing. Walking the old railroad tracks near the house to look for rocks was fun and unexpected and the nearby gulch for hiking was a hit for or kids. Highly recommend this place for anyone wanting to get away!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to review your stay. We are happy you had a great time. Please come back. As ever, Janet
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The ranch is gorgeous and everything my family and I needed for our Christmas getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This home was the perfect space for my family and I (7 adults and 2 kids) to celebrate Christmas. Stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains and Arkansas River from the hot tub on the deck, and the house itself was spacious and cozy. We loved being able to warm up by the fire at night and the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to cook meals all weekend. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing a review. I am happy that you enjoyed the house and the view. Please come again. Sincerely, Janet
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  • 4 of 5

great time!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
32 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
howard colorado co rd 45
Nearest Point of Interest
arkansas river
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 7.4%

Call for holiday rates..usually considered high season unless it is a last minute booking and then mid season rates apply

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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