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Just an Easy Walk to Almost Everywhere. Main Floor Only $1141/wk for 2-4 People.

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Hi and welcome to The Vacation House...Mountain living and village adventures.

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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Spacious. Spotless. Sparkling. Our 1930's vacation house has been undergoing an extreme TLC makeover since its purchase in 2010. It is now ready to be enjoyed by family, friends, and guests.

The main floor is ideal for 2-4 people. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sunroom, kitchen, dining room, and living room are all here.

The front bedroom features a private SUNROOM where you can see Lumpy Ridge, the Twin Owls, and other local landmarks while enjoying that first cup of coffee. This bedroom can be set up with two twin beds or a king depending on your preference and is furnished with a dresser, nightstand, and lamp. The guests in the back bedroom wake up to mountain views every morning. It offers a queen size platform bed, dresser, bed drawers, and a reading lamp for the late night person. The bedrooms share a totally refinished and beautifully tiled, well lit, and well furnished bathroom.

Leisurely meals together is one of the best parts of vacation and it easily happens here. The just-like-new u-shaped kitchen has a dishwasher, fridge, built in microwave, and stove as well as small appliances, cookware, and table service for your use. There are two long empty shelves waiting for your favorite snacks and foods. It is an open floor plan with the living room, kitchen, and back deck all adjoining the dining room.

Most of the time we eat outside. The mountains, lake, wildlife, and fresh air are just too good to miss. You will also enjoy the oversized deck and shaded hammock chairs out by the picnic table. There is a gas grill for your outdoor cooking. The back yard is on the neighborhood trail for elk and deer so have your camera ready.

After supper we often walk along the lake and take the Riverwalk downtown for ice cream. Evenings at home are spent playing games at the dining room table or sitting in front of the Gas Log Fireplace to read a good book. There is also a Flat Screen TV and DVD Player for movie watching from the double reclining couch. Wireless Internet Access keeps you in touch with friends and family.

The cottage is in the historic reclamation district. Bring your walking shoes and/or bikes because Lake Estes, the fairgrounds, and the museum are just a block away. Restaurants, coffee shops, trails (including the Riverwalk), downtown shopping, the shuttle stop (in peak season Estes offers a free shuttle to RMNP and different areas of town), and the Visitors Center are also easy walks of less than a mile. When you are ready for a day trip, Rocky Mountain National Park is a quick 3.5 miles away. Life is good in Estes!

If you are a group of 2-4 people feel free to request the Main Floor Only rate of $1141 per week. For groups of 5-8 people the recently completed 800 square foot DOWNSTAIRS DORM will be included in your reservation.

It has quickly become one of our favorite parts of the house...cool on those warm days, quiet at night, and very roomy. The Downstairs Dorm contains the 3rd bedroom with a kids' alcove, the 2nd bathroom, and the laundry room. A queen size bed and sitting area are in the 3rd Bedroom. The kids' alcove holds the bunk bed. The laundry room has a washer and dryer, another sink and mirror, and an ironing board and iron. The oversized tiled bathroom hosts a double vanity. In the water closet is a toilet and a large walk-in shower complete with a heat/light/exhaust fan combination to make it nice and toasty.

When the Downstairs Dorm is included in your reservation there is a lot of flexibility in sleeping arrangements at The Vacation House. For example, it can be 6 separate beds for a girls' getaway; or, two families sharing good times with one family on the main floor and one down; or, older and younger generations vacationing together with the grandparents on the main floor and the family with children needing naps and earlier bedtimes downstairs; or, four retired couples rekindling old friendships. Relax. Refresh. Rekindle. Renew. Restore. It all happens at the Vacation House in Estes Park.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Keywords: cottage, bungalow,lodging, vacation, mountains, lake,

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age is 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Downstairs Dorm: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    The Downstairs Dorm, including the alcove, sleeps 4....moreless

  • Front Bedroom

    1 King or 2 twin beds...moreless

  • Back Bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • 2-4 people usually rent the main floor only. It includes two bedrooms. The MASTER BEDROOM with the PRIVATE SUNROOM can either have a KING SIZED bed OR 2 TWIN/single beds. In the BACK BEDROOM with a MOUNTAIN VIEW is a QUEEN SIZED bed. For groups of 5-8 people the Downstairs Dorm is included in the reservation. The Downstairs Dorm has a Queen bed and a set of Bunk Beds as well as a second bathroom and a laundry room. The Downstairs Dorm adds an additional 800 square feet of living space....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Downstairs Dorm bathroom: toilet, shower

    Double vanity, large walk-in shower in Downstairs Dorm....moreless

  • Nice main floor bathroom with tiled shower, toilet, and sink. For 5-8 people: The oversized Downstairs Dorm bathroom also is tiled and hosts a double vanity. In the water closet is a toilet and large walk-in shower complete with a heated exhaust fan system to make it nice and toasty....moreless

Other Amenities

  • A stroller, pack'nplay, and high chair are available at no charge upon request. Molly maintains the house. She and Amos (daughter-in-law and son) live just down the block if any needs, questions, or problems should arise. The front door is coded to your zip code so you do not need to keep track of a key. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television:

    Used only for watching movies....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown is a relaxing and delightful mix of art, clothing, souvenirs, restaurants, and entertainment. There is a playground for children as well as the Riverwalk along the water. It is .5 mile away....moreless

  • Golf Course View:

    The 9 hole golf course is across from us on Lake Estes. The 18 hole course is 1.2 miles away. We cannot see it but it is very close also....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Lake Estes is steps away....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Enjoy views of Lumpy Ridge and the Twin Owls....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The dining room table can easily seat 6 but we often use it for 8 and slide the desk over if more room is needed. There is a highchair upon request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    The laundry room is in the Downstairs Dorm and is available for groups of 5-8....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Very easy to operate. Open the doors and turn on the power with the switch to the right of the fireplace. It is on a timer and will go off automatically....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Absolutely yes. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Reclining couch, a unique coffee table map designed just for The Vacation House, games, videos, books, desk, two bucket chairs, and gas log fireplace....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    City Code requires off street parking and a limit of 3 vehicles for vacation rentals. There is parking in the driveway. A 2nd and 3rd vehicle can be parked to the left of the driveway. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Absolutely yes....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The laundry room is in the Downstairs Dorm and is available for groups of 5-8....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    The log in information is on the desk....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    There are two. We use one for coffee and one for tea....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Cookie sheet, casserole dishes, 9x13 pans, mixing bowls, serving bowls and platter. Grilling utensils. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes, cups, glasses, and silverware for 8 people....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    There is an assortment of spices and condiments, coffee filters, and sometimes coffee, tea bags, sugar, zip lock bags, etc. Feel free to use whatever is there and please replace or add to if needed....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster, Crockpot, Stock pot, Blender, Electric skillet, Electric griddle, Mixer. ...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    The yard is level...a 'feature' when it comes to mountain living ;) ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer/Fall whole house
Jun 20 - Oct 8, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,100
Winter/Spring
Oct 9 - Jun 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$275

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • cleaning $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Notes:

*2-4 PERSON SPECIAL: 'Main Floor Only' (2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and no laundry room) is $1141/week during the summer/fall and $150/night (3 night minimum stay) during winter/spring.

*Summer/Fall weeks typically run Saturday to Saturday.

*Check in after 4 pm. Check out before 10 am.

*Minimum age for reservation is 25.

*Call and leave a message with questions about availability and price. Deb will call you back ASAP.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

74.3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International Airport
0.9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Estes Park Golf Course
66.8 Miles
Nearest Train
Denver Amtrak Station
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 36
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
El Mex-kal
3.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Back Country Skiing, Rocky Mountain National Park

Car: Recommended

Lake Estes and the primary hike/bike trail are just steps away. One block away is the Museum and Fairgounds. Shopping, Visitors Center, Downtown, Restaurants, Entertainment, 2 Golf Courses, the Aquatic Center (the indoor pool is beautiful and the deep water aerobics class is excellent), Tennis and Pickleball Courts (pickleball is set up in the ice hockey rink), Skate Park, and Playground are one mile or less. Rocky Mountain National Park is 3.5 miles away. We are located in the historic Reclamation District. Beautiful views and easy access to everything.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We (Dennis and Deb Patrick) have lived most of our lives in the midwest enjoying mosquitoes, humidity, black gnats, and tornado sirens. Actually, we really do like it... the open prairies of KS, the rolling hills and rich farmland of IA, 4 distinct seasons, and a large city or two thrown into the mix. It's great. Dennis retired from the railroad and I was a teacher. We now spend time with family and friends and enjoy pursuing new interests. Dennis volunteers at the mission, plays his guitar, and takes motorcycle trips. I do art classes, play pickleball, and deliver Meals on Wheels. Life is good.

Why the Owner Chose Estes Park, CO, USA:
Our son and daughter-in-law Amos and Molly, have lived in the historic reclamation district 2008. We quickly grew attached to the neighborhood due to the location and friendly neighbors. When a for sale sign went up just down the street, we took the leap even though it needed a lot of TLC. After the purchase in 2010 we began the rennovation process. Dennis often comments that being in Estes is like living in a postcard. Although we didn't begin with vacation rental in mind, we realize we want the house to be enjoyed by others when we are not able to be here.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love waking up to wildlife, fresh mountain air, the smell of pines, and low humidity. We walk almost everywhere when we are here...around the lake, downtown on the Riverwalk, to the grocery store, museum, Thursday's farmers' market at the fairgrounds, and a restaurant or coffee shop, etc. Estes Park has a special quality about it that is hard to describe. Being surrounded by mountains probably has a lot to do with it. Also, the sun is usually shining and the temperature is often mild. Bugs are few. We enjoy being outdoors even if it is doing something as simple as picnicing in the back yard. And the hospitality of the Estes Park locals is exceptional. The area is very family friendly, safe, and well kept. We love it.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Hi and welcome to The Vacation House...Mountain living and village adventures.

    Hi and welcome to The Vacation House...Mountain living and village adventures.

  • A coffee table map offers a quick and easy start to the vacationing!

    A coffee table map offers a quick and easy start to the vacationing!

  • The open door leads to a private sunroom. Bedroom can have a king sized bed or..

    The open door leads to a private sunroom. Bedroom can have a king sized bed or..

  • Morning coffee is great out here on those cool CO mornings.

    Morning coffee is great out here on those cool CO mornings.

  • The back bedroom has a queen sized bed now but wanted you to see the view.

    The back bedroom has a queen sized bed now but wanted you to see the view.

  • Just the right size for vacationing.

    Just the right size for vacationing.

  • The oversized 3rd bedroom is our favorite place to stay. Quiet. Cool.

    The oversized 3rd bedroom is our favorite place to stay. Quiet. Cool.

  • Sunroom from the outside.

    Sunroom from the outside.

  • The gas grill is under cover, clean and ready to be used. We eat outside ALOT!

    The gas grill is under cover, clean and ready to be used. We eat outside ALOT!

  • Keep a camera handy.  You never know when this might happen.

    Keep a camera handy. You never know when this might happen.

  • Lake Estes and the walking trail are right out the front door.

    Lake Estes and the walking trail are right out the front door.

  • The living room with a gas fireplace has Colorado sunshine almost every morning.

    The living room with a gas fireplace has Colorado sunshine almost every morning.

  • The desk is a great place to stash keys, recharge phones, and do correspondence.

    The desk is a great place to stash keys, recharge phones, and do correspondence.

  • twin beds, depending on your preference.

    twin beds, depending on your preference.

  • It is also a safe place to enjoy the elk, deer, bear, and neighborhood bobcat.

    It is also a safe place to enjoy the elk, deer, bear, and neighborhood bobcat.

  • Kitchen shelves waiting for your favorite snacks and meals.

    Kitchen shelves waiting for your favorite snacks and meals.

  • The dining room table easily seats 6 but we often have 8 around it.

    The dining room table easily seats 6 but we often have 8 around it.

  • The downstairs kids get their own hideaway.

    The downstairs kids get their own hideaway.

  • The back yard is flat ;) Great views. Mild temps and sunshine. Perfect.

    The back yard is flat ;) Great views. Mild temps and sunshine. Perfect.

  • Just checking to see if you are here yet.

    Just checking to see if you are here yet.

  • A view of Lake Estes and the Lumpy Ridge from the back deck.

    A view of Lake Estes and the Lumpy Ridge from the back deck.

  • Molly and Amos, the property managers, are close by if needed.

    Molly and Amos, the property managers, are close by if needed.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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