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Ski-in/Out, Awesome View, Walk to Town, 5BR Home 4 O'Clock Rd

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Irie House (Irie means 'the state of well being' in Jamaican) is ideally situated on upper 4 O'clock Road just across from 4 O'clock Run (4 O'clock meaning the time the tows close...better begin skiing down!). Ideally situated means that (1) it's close to all the mountain sports - winter and summer, ie, ski-in/out, bike-in/out and/or hike-in/out; and (2) is only a short walk to town.

While the frontage of Irie House is a rustic mountain cabin, which is attractive in itself, it hides a 4200 square feet, comfortable/cozy 5 bedroom home which can sleep 10 in two living areas. After entering the spacious living area, guests usually walk straight out to the huge deck for a panoramic view of the town and Baldy Mountain. Then they find the kitchen/dining area and the master bedroom both facing out on the deck. Upon further exploring, one finds the second living area downstairs with kitchen, bath, 2 bedrooms, fireplace, TV and a pool table - perfect for the kids while the parents are upstairs relaxing. Off the second floor balcony are two more bedrooms and a loft, plus a place to work for those who can't get away (the house has total wireless).

Previous renters will be pleasantly surprised in that the living room and downstairs furniture have been totally updated, windows overlooking the deck and town have been replaced and the upstairs bathroom has been redone. Since the hot tub had become pretty tired, it too has been replaced with a modern four jet-pack Billfrog Spa along with deck reinforcements to hold it.

Thus, after those long, 'hard' days of skiing, biking, hiking and/or just shopping, one can come home to a place like home. But, the best spot is the new Bullfrog Spa on the deck overlooking the town and the mountains - fantastic when it's snowing and especially at night when the moon is up. Then everyone realizes that they are truly in 'a state of well being'!

Keywords: Rustic mountain home on upper Four O'clock Road across from 4 O'clock Run, above Snow Flake Lift., No. 905 is first single family house on left coming out of large switchback on upper 4 O'clock Road.

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Robert Merrill
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Robert Merrill

After a career in international development, having lived in some six countries and worked in several more, our family has grown up around the world. In Breckenridge, we now have a second home enjoying all the scenery and outdoor activities in the Colorado mountains. You will too!

Robert Merrill purchased this house in 1991

Why Robert Merrill chose Breckenridge

Having had a condo on lower Four O'clock Rd. for several years, once the house came on the market, we felt it was a perfect place to retire. Little did we know we could/would also share the attractions of our Colorado home with others.

What makes this house unique

Every guest will name them...great skiing, biking, hiking, exploring, reading on the deck, enjoying the hot tub day and night, ie, just feeling at home w/o the worries of home.


Breckenridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) In master bedroom next to hot tub on deck, Queen size Beds (2) One upstairs and one in lower living area, Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 upstairs and 2 in lower living area, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One fold out in lower living area., Bunk Beds (1) In loft above twin bedroom
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
First family house on upper 4 O'clock Road, easy access, garage and off road parking, huge deck with panoramic views over town of Breckenridge and mountains, two living areas- one for the adults and one for the kids, short walk to town for shopping, restaurants and night life...and exploring old mining town.


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Ski-in/Out, Awesome View, Walk to Town, 5BR Home 4 O'Clock Rd
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Great place for large group!

  • 5 of 5

We just go back from a great trip March 2018. We had 5 couples and the space was perfect. There is a large living room on the main level and below. We enjoyed the game room and pool table in the evenings. The place is easy to walk across the street to hop on 4 o'clock run. We were able to ski back to the house for lunch and regroup. Hot tub was very relaxing after a day on the slopes. Robert was great with everything, we will stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lots of room, awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very large. There was more than enough space for everyone to stretch out in the same room to watch TV, play games, etc. Everything was clean and nicely stocked (there are a ton of cooking spices, no need to buy your own if you're thinking of cooking). The hot tub was a huge hit!

This place is truly ski-in/ski-out. The Four O'clock run is only about a 10 yard walk across the street from the house. If you get enough speed coming back, you can ski right up to the street and only have to walk a few feet to the house!

As an added bonus, the town is literally just a few minutes away by car. It's less than 1/2 mile away and is easily walkable, even in the winter season. The town has a bunch of places to eat and has a grocery store if you need to stock up on food.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot Daniel! Have to mention that Four O'clock ski run is only some 30-40 ft. across the street. Seems many owners say 'ski-in/ski-out' when the house is about a block away! Also thanks for mentioning the spices. My wife loves to cook as do many of our guests. So, look forward to having your group back next year! All the best, Robert
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Great home. Amazing location.

  • 5 of 5

The owner was really nice, super responsive and really dignified.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, accommodating owner, spacious house

  • 5 of 5

This house has a ton of space and beds, and is located right across the street from 4 oclock run. Great location and beautiful views. For a large group you can't go wrong with the Irie House!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jason, your group was one of the best we've had, so would like to quote your response: "Hi Robert, yes 5 stars, we loved your house. Especially enjoyed our interaction and I appreciate the attention to our needs and flexibility on nights stay. We hope to come again! Very welcome, Jason, as to all guests at Irie House!
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  • 5 of 5

Best combination of acess to slopes and town. Very spacious,. owner is great to work with. We’ll be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodie ski trip

  • 5 of 5

I have gone skiing with a group of friends for the past 30 years. We have stayed in Breckenridge for 20 of these years. We have asked for ski in and ski out, most of the time people think that walking a block or two is ski in and out. This house is the best, 50 feet across the street is four o'clock run. In and out. The house had plenty of room, kitchen was well stocked with dishes, pots and pans. The house is well maintained. It had everything 7-10 guys needed. ages 63 to 82 plus a 36 year old. Three blocks from town.


  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Irie House
Nearest Point of Interest
Snowflake Lift
Nearest Point of Interest
Amazing Grace

Gentle downhill skiing for all ages steps across 4 O'clock Rd. on 4 O'clock Run (best way to learn to ski), many mountain walking/hiking/biking trails close by, 18 hole golf course-summer, Nordic skiing-winter just out of town, Nordic skiing also close by, great trout fishing in or out of town, fresh natural/organic deli at Amazing Grace for tourists and townies across from County Courthouse!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Deposit $500

50% upon booking and 50% one or two weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.