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Downtown next to Main St, Sauna, Hi-Speed Ethernet, WIFI, Kingbed

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bdrms (1KING bed), 1 full bath, outdoor infrared Sauna, walk to shops/dining

Enjoy good housekeeping with ironed sheets and steam cleaned rugs every time a guest with a dog leaves. The house sleeps 4-6 guests, 1 KING bed with new pillow top mattress and large desk with highspeed internet/WIFI and a printer (work from the cottage while vacationing), 1 queen bed in second bedroom with vanity and one queen pull out couch with extra memory foam mattress in living room, wall mounted electric fireplace, hardwood floors throughout, 10 ft. ceilings, full bath with slate floor, large mudroom. Large fridge/freezer with ice-maker, Range/stove, washer and dryer. 50 inch HDTV, DVD/DVR/CD player Stereo Receiver. Pet-friendly, fenced-in front and back yard. Pet can be kept in mudroom when you are away. Step through French doors to our large deck with wicker chairs/passive solar lights under shade sails or BBQ your favorite dish. A special treat is our outdoor infrared Sauna for 2-3 people. The property has 2 off-street parking places, one long enough for trailer or RV w/ water/sewage and electric hookups. Storage shed can be used for smaller sport gear like kayaks, skis, snowboards, bikes etc. Our house is one block from Main Street directly on the Bike route (bike rental 1 block) but away from traffic and noise. Enjoy the quietness of watching birds and the deer coming by for a visit. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes for 6 guests. This home is over 100 years old with many original features like the front doors, original iron fence, water pump, vintage stove, unique bath vanity, vintage lamps and partially displaced brick walls for a homey feel. For our Ski enthusiasts, 30 min to Ski Monarch and 40 min to Ski Cooper. "My Colorado Cottage".

Astrid Ashlynn Ohlberg
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Astrid Ashlynn Ohlberg

My husband, originally from California, and I, from Germany, fell in love with the Rocky Mountains. Even though we have traveled the world our preferred vacation spot became more and more the Colorado mountains and since we are planning to spend more time in Buena Vista decided to buy a house there in 2013. We like working on old houses to preserve their uniqueness, so we decided that this one being a jewel in the raw is definitely worth restoring to its original beauty. Now that the inside is complete, we now had the opportnity this summer to add a new deck, new windows and doors and my favorite: the sauna. Since this area has so much to offer in regards to winter, spring and summer sport activities we wanted to give our kids and grandkids the opportunity to enjoy many outdoor adventures by staying in our new home for an extended time to cut down on driving time from our main home.

Astrid Ashlynn Ohlberg purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Astrid Ashlynn Ohlberg chose South Central

This home is an adorable brick home with a wood extension, close to downtown and has old-world charm. So many historical components are still in and around the house that caught our interest. It's been tastefully remodeled inside with wood floors & trim, 10 foot ceilings, unique bathroom, vintage stove and brick cutouts and a large mudroom for all our gear without dragging it throughout the house. Direct access from kitchen through French doors to deck with Wicker chairs. Although it's close to downtown the house is located on a quiet street away from the noise and directly on a bike route. The put-in site for our raft/kayak in just down the street. And our dog can stay either in the back or front of the fenced yard. My husband also likes that it is within walking distance to a fishing stream.

What makes this cottage unique

We added an outdoor Infrared sauna, so you can enjoy the many health benefits. your body from a day of sport activities.


Buena Vista Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Wooden one sink vanity, slate floor, one window
  • large mirror, large one sink vanity with drawers, slate floor, one window, separate heater, fan, scent candle, hairdryer, curling iron, shampoo, bodywash
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Living - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Not your typical pull-out bed! Extra memory-foam mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Brandnew wicker bed and Beautyrest Black Label mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New sleigh bed with BRANDNEW mattress with pillowtop
  • 1. Bedroom has 1 window, large desk with fast speed Ethernet setup, walk-in closet, rug, mirror, USB charging station 2. Bedroom has 3 windows, closet, vanity with mirror, clock, rug
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Pet and Babysitter upon request. Pet bowls provided.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Downtown next to Main St, Sauna, Hi-Speed Ethernet, WIFI, Kingbed
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

A perfect little house for a few days relaxation.

  • 5 of 5

Love this house. This is our second visit. We love the deck and the house is very clean and comfortable. The owner is very nice and accomodating. I am sure we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy to have you again. You are taking care of my house and our communication is prompt and kind. Thanks for coming and staying.
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Perfect little house for our family

  • 5 of 5

The house is right off Main Street and it was clean and very sweet. Crazy amount of birds right in the backyard! Fenced in yard and easy access parking. We we stay here again

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erin, thank you for keeping my place in excellent condition. I am glad you had a great time with your family. Yes, being close to downtown makes it convenient to walk to shops and restaurants. I am glad you enjoyed the birds. Deer are coming to the house almost daily as well. Come back and visit again for your next trip.
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Highlands Ranch, CO

Charming Cottage in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderfully restored vintage cottage in the heart of BV! This home is beautiful and comfortable and worked perfectly for our family of 3 on our trip to ski at Monarch Mountain for the first time. We felt right at home and loved how comfy the beds are! The owner is fabulous to communicate with and she has thought of every comfort for her guests!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your appreciation for my vacation cottage. I am glad you had fun on your trip to Monarch and I appreciate you cleanliness and prompt responses in our previsit communications. Come back when you can.
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Aurora, CO

Simple Pleasures

  • 4 of 5

We have rented from Homeaway/VRBO at least a dozen times. This was a very well kept and accessible rental. For a much older home, the owner has updated it well. Great comforts of home as well as a very well stocked kitchen. Walking distance to restaurants and downtown area. Good internet connection and cable TV (not DISH or DirecTV), but still a great channel package compared to other places we have rented. Owner is very prompt and thinks of the tenants. She even sent me a groupon for a local attraction. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: KD kept my place in great condition even she had two dogs. Our communication was pleasant and prompt. I am looking forward having her back.
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FaVoRiTe vacation rental EVER!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I have stayed at this property. This place is dialed! VERY clean and comfortable. It's PeRfECt!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado

Lovely home & great location!

  • 5 of 5

Adorable home that is perfectly located in Buena Vista! Astrid was helpful and responsive. We definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sheila for leaving my place exceptionally clean. I am excited that you chose my place for your honeymoon. The weather was great for your special event. I hope you will come back one day.
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Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
one block
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Collegiate Peaks Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 24
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Asian Palate
Nearest Ski
39 Miles
Monarch Ski Resort
Car: recommended

Brown's Canyon on the Arkansas River is the most rafted river in the country. Professional kayakers call Buena Vista their home. Presently this area is in the process to become the next National Monument! Many rafting companies provide full-day and half-day tours for the whole family. As you float down the river you will notice the beautiful scenery with the bluest skies in the whole world, dry climate, no mosquitos that bug you and the climate stays fair. This area has the nick-name 'Banana Belt' because of the mild temperatures even the altitude is 8000 feet high. There are extensive bike trails with nearly-flat terrain and also mountain trails for the experience biker. You can rent the new 'Fat Tire' bikes just a block from the house. Or rent a Jeep and explore the mountain range with it's many fishing lakes and view sizeable deer and elk herds, mountain goats, bighorn sheep and antelopes. Take a drive over Independence Pass to Aspen with awesome views or go north to the ski town Vail. Breckenridge is another ski-town located northeast of Buena Vista. Those who like to take it easy can go on a stroll through downtown and visit the art, antique and consignment stores. You'll discover great finds for a surprising affordable prices. After a long day of rafting or skiing relax in one of the natural Hot Spring resorts, Mt. Princeton Resort or Cottonwood. There are also golf courses of course. Check out the one in Buena Vista in the foothills of Cottonwood pass or for those who would like to golf on the highest altitude golf course in the USA (10,000'), travel to Leadville, just a 30 minute drive north to Mount Massive golf course.


Rates & Availability

Buena Vista Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 25 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $90
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $60
Tax Rate 9.8%

Host may change rental rates at any time. No smoking. The owner reserves the right to be selective in what breed of dogs she accepts. The owner might require to have the guest purchase damage protection insurance if they bring a pet.

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.
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