About the property
- House1949 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 27 nights
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5 or add Efficiency for 6-7
This property is especially friendly to families and couples that enjoy a 5K cross country ski or run through open space, two groomed parks, tennis and volleyball courts and a mountain view. All right across the street. A furnished deck, fenced back yard, canoe, picnic wagon and children's outdoor toys make for summer fun. Take a 15-mile bike ride on the Greenway or drive 44 minutes to Rocky Mountain National Park and its 355 miles of hiking trails.
WIFI, antenna tv, dvds, table and electronic games, a wood burning fireplace and a fully supplied kitchen with extras make being inside nearly as much fun as being outside. Cooks will enjoy finding tools, appliances and even basic spices available for meal preparation, inside or outside on the charcoal grill. See VRBO #252109 for more details.
Just inside, the kitchen has all upgraded appliances including a double oven, cookware, eating and serving supplies you could need, including a coffee maker, microwave, Kitchen Aid blender and a Kitchen Aid mixer. Basic cooking supplies are available if you need a cup of flour, some salt or a pinch of spices.
From a viewing deck, accessible by sliding and french doors off the master and 2nd bedroom, enjoy a long view of Lake Macintosh, Long's Peak--great light and shadows in early mornings and dusk year round! Play tennis or practice your basketball shots (dribble the short walk to the half court). Put the kids in the big yellow utility wagon with a picnic, soccer ball, roller racers, fishing poles or kites to either of the two parks you pass on your run around the lake where they can play in well-maintained playgrounds and grassy areas--plenty of room for Frisbee tossing or kite flying.
Fishing (catch and release), volleyball courts in each of the two parks, tennis courts across the street and a half-court for basketball pick-up in one of the parks. Owner provides a canoe with nifty trailer, paddles and life jackets for adults and children can be pulled across the street for a fun hour or two on the water.
Enjoy evening visits or family game time in the family room. Antenna TV, video and board games are available. WIFI is available throughout. Or, if it is chilly outside, a wood fire in the fireplace will warm you up and the firewood is provided. Owner is on property to care for yards, snow and to promptly address your needs and concerns.
Longmont is a surprising community, with an excellent library, interesting downtown with lots of art and antique shops, a beautiful commemorative rose garden with dozens of varieties, bicycle, rollerblading or walking paths, including the St. Vrain and the Left Hand Greenways among others, recreation and athletic facilities including the YMCA and Longmont Recreation Center (both have indoor pools and water slides), lots of restaurants and fast food outlets.
Boulder's ''no growth'' city ordinances have pushed many retail markets to Longmont. In that 1/8 mile from the home, you will find Safeway, Blockbuster, Green Cleaners, Subway, Daylight Donuts, Restaurants and Pizza and in Longmont you will find major restaurants and shopping within short drives or bicycle rides.
Within 2 hours of many ski areas, including some of Colorado's smaller gems, such as El Dora. Estes Park and the infamous Stanley Hotel is just 45 minutes west at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Forest. See http://longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-n-z/parks-open-space-trails for information on parks, open space and trails.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
About Carolyna Smiley-Marquez
Carolyna enjoys swimming, bicycling including 5K warm-up bike rides around Lake MacIntosh, longer rides on the St Vrain and Left Hand Greenways (around Golden Ponds to Sandstone Park). She is mother of 5 and grandmother of 5, multicultural, and is a mediator, consultant and professional counselor. Owner and gardener quarters are on the premises to be available to make your stay as pleasant as possible and to care for the lawns and gardens.
Carolyna Smiley-Marquez purchased this House in 1986
Why Carolyna Smiley-Marquez chose Longmont
Longmont is a vital and interesting city with many amenities, lots of community events including downtown events, runs and bicycle races (a bicycle friendly town), concerts in the park and at the library, a museum, recreation centers and all the restaurants and shopping outlets you might need. It is close to Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins and within 2 hours of major ski areas. Estes Park and the infamous Stanley Hotel is just 45 minutes west at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Forest with its elk herds, bighorn sheep and lots of animal and natural beauty is a short drive west on our section of Highway 66. About Longmont http://longmontcolorado.gov/about-longmont
What makes this House unique
This home is filled with the great smell of fresh air*, super clean, nicely furnished and very well maintained with lots of amenities and resources to surprise and please you and with fun outdoor and adventure activities just across the street and within short drives along Colorado's Front Range and into the Rocky Mountains. *Air cleaners and humidifiers are available. Green/clean cleaning products are used and no smoking or perfumed products (such as perfumed glade or stick-around forever fabreze) are allowed or used. No pet hair, as allergy safe as we can make it.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Best-Cared-For VRBO Ever Enjoyed / Beautifully Decorated and Apportioned
This home is the best cared for VRBO we have every visited. The furnishings are beautiful and comfortable, kitchen has all the appliances and tools for making gourmet meals, back yard lovely with BBQ and deck, lots of seating. A walk across the street to 5K walk around Lake MacIntosh with Long's Peak (Rocky Mountains) unobstructed view to the west. Host is caring, attentive and fun to talk with.
Very Pleasant Place
Right in Longmont, this is a most quiet place surrounded by pleasant things. across the street we watched people biking, walking, hanging out with their children.
It is in the center of all the attractions of the area. Good access to Boulder + CU, Denver, Greeley + UNC, Fort Collins + CSU, Longmont with Outlet Mall, and, of course, close to Estes Park and the National Park and lots more of the Rocky Mountains.
Our stay was very comfortable in this lovely home. We enjoyed the park across the street and views of the mountains.
Great location across from beautiful park and close to town
Nice place to stay. Owner is very sweet lady and she was very accomadating to our request Would have liked to be able to relax at night with some tv but no other complaints and would not hesitate to stay at this property again
These guests were lovely and gracious in every encounter. They were respectful and caring of the property and left the home in clean and great condition. A pleasure to have at the Harvard Street House.
Six of us came to Longmont to celebrate my father's 90th birthday. This house had everything we needed to make it a week long party. Carolyna is a wonderful hostess. Thank you.
Longmont Colorado Trip
Carolyna's house has everything you need for a fun vacation. The location is perfect and we enjoyed hiking, kayaking, biking, visiting Boulder and walking around the lake in the early mornings and evenings. Carolyna is a most gracious hostess and the house was clean and organized for all your needs. I would recommend staying at this house.
This home is filled with the great smell of fresh air, very clean, nicely furnished and very well maintained with lots of amenities and resources to surprise and please you and with fun outdoor and adventure activities just across the street and within short drives along Colorado's Front Range and into the Rocky Mountains. Clean linens, including bedding and table cloths are provided for inside and outside tables. Green/clean cleaning products are used and no perfumed products (such as glade or fabreeze) are used ever. No pet hair, as allergy-safe as I can make it. Want to begin your day with a 5K circuit cross-country ski or run with great views of the Long's Peak and open space around a lake populated with herons, pelicans, ducks, red wings and geese? A local bald eagle couple, pelicans, and foxes can be occasionally spotted. And who doesn't enjoy the antics of prairie dogs on their haunches watching as you pass through Boulder County Open Space? Take a short detour off the main running/ jogging/ biking path and visit the historical agricultural farm or a restful walk along the Oligarchy Greenway 1/8 mile into the morning sun for coffee and scones (Starbucks, Daylight Donuts and Mr. Bean). Within 6 blocks, you will find a Safeway Grocery, Blockbuster and Redboxes, Green Cleaners, Subway, Pizza and an Italian restaurant. This property is especially friendly to families and couples that will enjoy two groomed parks, tennis and volleyball courts all right across the street. A furnished deck, fenced back yard, canoe, picnic wagon, ice chest and folding chair, bikes, child seat or bike trailer, and children's outdoor toys make for summer fun. Put the kids in the big yellow utility wagon with a picnic, soccer ball, roller racers, fishing poles or kites to either of the two parks you pass on your run around the lake where they can play in maintained playgrounds and grassy areas--plenty of room for Frisbee tossing or kite flying. Fishing (catch and release), volleyball courts in each of the two parks, tennis courts across the street and a half-court for basketball pick-up in one of the parks, covered picnic tables, basketball half-court and non-motorized boat entrances. While you pack the picnic, the little ones can play in the 4X4 sandbox under a shade tree in the fenced yard. Owner provides tennis rackets, volleyball, basketball, soccer ball and roller racers for the kids. Oh, yes, and a canoe with nifty trailer, paddles and life jackets for two adults, a teen and a toddler can be pulled across the street for a fun hour or two on the water where you may be the only craft on the lake. With all this activity, you will be glad that there is an energy efficient washer and dryer available -- and a drying rack for the ecologically minded. You may also be glad to know that this home is energy-efficient. The owner took advantage of special financing for energy upgrades through Boulder County's Climate Smart and Energy Smart programs. Insulation and appliances, including the evaporative cooler for those warmer summer days, are energy efficient. Not up for all that activity? Inside, make your own blended smoothie, freshly juiced vegetable drink or coffee from beans and water straight from the mountains. Enjoy it on the back deck and shady back yard with its eating space for 6-8. The kitchen has all the appliances, cookware, eating and serving supplies you could need, including a coffee maker and grinder, microwave, vegetable chopper, Kitchen Aid blender with pasta maker and mixer, electric skillet, electric maker and pressure cooker. Basic cooking supplies are available--a cup of flour, some salt or a pinch spices. Recycling is expected and you are encouraged to contribute non-protein food scraps to the composter. From a viewing deck, accessible by sliding and french doors off the master and 2nd bedroom, enjoy a long view of Lake Macintosh, Long's Peak--great light and shadows in early mornings and dusk year round! Play tennis or practice your basketball shots (dribble the short walk to the half court). Enjoy evening visits or family game time in the family room. Antenna TV and DVD or VHS players with children's DVDs and family VHS available, chess and board games. Vintage Nintendo and Play Station available with a separate monitor and game playing area, leaving the television free for movies. A Macintosh desktop is available for checking your email and WIFI is available throughout. Or, if it is chilly outside, a wood fire in the fireplace will warm you up, fire starter and firewood are provided. A chiminea on the deck will warm you on chilly evenings. Caretaker on property cares for yards and gardens and remove snow. Longmont is a very family friendly city, filled with parks, hiking and biking trails and lakes. The County Fair Grounds host livestock shows, antique auctions, arts and crafts fairs, the farmers' market and other festivals and is within 2 miles of the vacation rental. The Greenway
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Owner encourages guests to call or email with special requests and questions about the home, its amenities, the area and the community at 303-772-1714. Guests agree to recycle and compost per Longmont City instructions.