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Perfect, clean, quiet home just outside Gunnison; the best vacation spot around!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, 1 level

The home is located a mile west of Gunnison in the quiet area of Island Acres. Island Acres is between the Gunnison River and a branch of the river used for irrigation (great for tubing). We are conveniently located about a mile from Gunnison and the Gunnison airport. The home is near everything Gunnison Valley has to offer: fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, white water rafting, lake activities, etc. The list is huge in Gunnison. More specifically, we are 30 minutes away from Crested Butte Ski Area and Monarch Ski Area. Blue Mesa Reservoir is only 15 minutes away. Dos Rios Golf Course is about a half mile away. Hartman Rocks(10 minutes away) is full of trails for hiking and mountain biking and there is also an observatory there. This house is a five minute walk to the Twin Bridges for fishing and the White Water Park for kayaking, rafting and swimming. It is common to see deer grazing in the open field in front of the house and we have even seen a moose and bear there.

Two bedrooms have queen beds and one bedroom has two twin beds and is connected to the half bath. There is a full kitchen with most cooking items and dishes. The kitchen flows into the dining area and then to the living area. The bedrooms are down the hall from the living room. The house is on one level and is half of a duplex, also owned by this owner, and is separated from the other half of the duplex by two garages. Living room has TV with cable, DVD and Wi-Fi. There is a game cabinet for evenings in, a rec center in town for indoor swimming and working out. Gas BBQ and lawn furniture for gorgeous summer days.

This house is only a one minute walk from the 'Gunnison River House' in case you need another house for friends or family in the area.

This is a pet free and non-smoking property.

More Details

Kim Cressman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 30, 2017

About Kim Cressman

Jan and Kim are sisters and grew up in Gunnison (an amazing place to grow up). We have another sister, Jennifer, who owns a property just north of this home and on the river. Jan is the only sister currently living here full time. She will be a wealth of information on where to go and who to get in touch with. Kim and Phil (her husband) and Cole (son) live in Denver and come for frequent visits; especially for Cattlemen's Days in July.

Kim Cressman purchased this house in 1987

Why Kim Cressman chose Southwest

We bought this property because we wanted to have a home for our Mom (the best) and this is where we grew up. This particular property is in a quiet area with easy access to town and still rural enough to have lots of wildlife and great walking and biking. Gunnison is an amazing place especially for people who love the outdoors.

What makes this house unique

We like the quiet and that this is a dead end subdivision. Not a lot of traffic. The irrigation ditch was perfect for nieces and nephews to play in. We are right by the river for fishing and near the white water park for rafting. The open field in front is nice to catch glimpses of the deer out the front windows.


Gunnison House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Attached to half bath
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Perfect, clean, quiet home just outside Gunnison; the best vacation spot around!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Very nice home close to the river and a short distance from Gunnison

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 5 and we had plenty of room. Everything was included and the location is very quiet. We had everyday a family of deers visiting us. Kim and her sister are very welcoming and easy to contact for any kind of request.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very excellent

  • 5 of 5

Clean, very well maintained, great amenities. A wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

The property met our vacation needs. We were able to park our enclosed trailer still attached to our truck and still have room for an additional vehicle. The house was very comfortable and furnished with great detail. It has all the little touches that make you feel right at home.

Kim was great in organizing our visit. She was quick to respond with any questions we may have had. Our deposit was returned promptly. Her sisters Jan and Jennifer were both nearby. They were very pleasant to visit with and had great suggestions for local sites to visit.

The area was very quiet and near enough to Gunnison River and Whitewater park to enjoy a sunrise/sunset walk to take in all the natural beauty.

We hope to return to the area in the future and that we will be able to stay here again. We would highly recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was all we needed plus more

  • 5 of 5

It was very clean, comfortable and had lots of great extras. From flashlights on the kitchen counter and bed night stands, to soap, shampoo, cream rinse, in the bathrooms, to dryer sheets and laundry soap by the washer and dryer. We were pleasantly surprised and everything worked well. Thanks for a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We we very happy with the accomodations. it is 1/2 of a duplex with Jan( one of the sisters) living in the other part of the house. Jan came over to introduce herself and gave us lots of ideas on where to go and what to see while in the area. She was very gracious and a great host, being there if needed, but not watching like a hawk. I highly recommend this house if you are going to the Gunnison area. It is tucked back off the hiway about a 1/4 mile in a very quiet neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Daughters graduation

  • 5 of 5

Nice place to stay for our daughters graduation from Western. Met all of our needs.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
In Gunnison
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Dos Rios Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
U.S. Highway 50
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
In Gunnison
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Crested Butte Ski Area
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Blue Mesa Reservoir
Car: necessary

We are 30 minutes from Crested Butte Ski Area, 30 minutes from Monarch Ski area and 15 minutes from Blue Mesa Reservoir. Gunnison is a popular hunting spot for deer and elk. The rental is just upriver from a white-water park which is busy all summer with kayaks, rafters and swimmers. Gunnison sits in the middle of several wilderness areas; great for camping, 4-wheeling, mountain biking and hiking. Year round activities available.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rates are based on 4 person occupancy. Each person above the 4 person occupancy is an additional $25.00 per person per night.

Deposit of $300.00 must be received to reserve dates. It can be a personal check or bank check. The remaining rental amount must be received at least 30 days before the rental date.

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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