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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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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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 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 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
  • 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 -
(64 traveler reviews)

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Spanish Ranch on the Arkansas River
average rating of 4.90625 based on 64 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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  • 4 of 5

great time!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was amazing - water not so great

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was amazing. The views were beautiful with the river and mountains surrounding us. The house was plenty big for all of us with a nice large table to eat at. We were very comfortable and it felt like home. The only con I think is worth mentioning is the water. The water had a taste and odor issue. Every time you turned on the kitchen sink or even took a shower it made the room smell. I'd recommend bringing a lot of water bottles with you, because in our case we used them to even brush our teeth.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The drinking water is the smaller faucet at the kitchen sink. The odor is not normal. I wish you would have called. I would have sent someone over to try to remedy the problem.
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  • 5 of 5

wonderful family home, and great fishing

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for enjoying our home!
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Beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. The house was very clean and well equipped. It was in a very quiet neighborhood but not too far from Salida. We did have a couple of small issues but I called and they took care of them quickly. Be aware that it is a steep walk down to the river. Overall, it's a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review. Glad you enjoyed the house.
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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: July 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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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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