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Spanish Ranch on the Arkansas River

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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Janet zettler
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

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 South Central

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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(59 traveler reviews)

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Spanish Ranch on the Arkansas River
average rating of 4.9322033 based on 59 reviews
Edmond, Ok

Riverside and Mointain views

  • 5 of 5

The house was the perfect size for our group of eight. We enjoyed fishing in the river, sitting in the hot tub, playing ping pong and horse shoes. We found ATV trails nearby. The location was great for going sight seeing in the area. The 20 minute drive to Salida was quick and scenic. The deck is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the scenery with ample seating for our group. We used the provided charcoal grills several times. There was an issue with odor from the water and the owner was very responsive to seek a remedy. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you guys had a good time ...and liked the house. Thanks for being a good sport about the hot water tank replacement .
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Olathe, KS

Real Colorado

  • 5 of 5

Two families were able to enjoy this great home on the Arkansas River. It is about a 20 minute drive into Salida, and the views are beautiful the entire drive. This was our first visit to this part of CO and we will certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, breath taking views, spacious area inside and out and ideal for family fun .

  • 5 of 5

Every adult member of our family had a different complimentary comment about the Spanish Ranch. One of the three ten year olds observed the view which took in the Arkansas River, trees, mountains and sky. Fussball and ping pong were very popular with both adults and children. The hot tub was the favorite with the children because it lead to other water games. There was no need for air conditioning and the cool nights were fabulous with the windows and doors open. There was a large table seating capacity with ample chairs for the many meals that were consumed, never felt crowded, marvelous deck, and horse shoes were fun however no fishing or rafting because of the fast moving river with whitecaps (maybe next time.) The distance to our day trips was ideal. The abandoned mine adventure was the highlight of the trip. Thank you for a wonderful family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad your family had fun and enjoyed the house. Thanks for the nice review. Janet
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Wonderful place for a family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This place is beautiful inside and out. With the river flowing just yards from the back door, the views are tremendous! nothing like sitting in the hot tub and gazing up at snow capped peaks with the peaceful sound of the river rolling by. The house was fully stocked with everything we needed from pots and pans, for cooking up dinner, to a washer and dryer to take care of laundry before having to head home. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking for a family getaway! Plenty of beds!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Riverhouse for 4 nights. We had 10 people to accommodate and it was so spacious we were never on top of eachother or looking to get away from one another. The proximity to everything (nature hot springs skiing) was great. The trout fishing right out the back door was amazing. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils plates bowls and even a crockpot. We didnt need anything that wasnt provided already. We will definitely stay here again! Priced just right for an affordable family vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place with all the necessary equipment for you to enjoy your trip

  • 5 of 5

Elegantly designed and furnished house with perfect view to the mountains, great access to the river, a spacious terrace, and all the necessary equipment you need for your stay.

We were a group of 12 and the house was spacious enough for all of us. It is quite and peaceful. This placs is in a relatively short driving distance to Salida which is perfect for purchasing your groceries.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: 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

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $200

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.

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