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Estes Park Vacation Home, New W/ Fab Views, Great Kitchen, on Golf Course, Creek

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Beautiful NEW 3BR, 3.5BA home on 2 levels, breathtaking views, perfect getaway

This beautiful three-year-old home ("Fish Creek Estes Vacation Home") backs up to Fish Creek and has stunning 180-degree views of Fish Creek, the golf course and mountains, including Long's Peak, Mummy Range and Continental Divide as well as access to the creek. See more photos and info on our social media pages.

The open-plan main floor (living/dining area, kitchen, half-bath, master bedroom and bath) has oak floors, vaulted ceilings, large windows and a beautiful 12x16 deck with log railings.

The down-filled leather couch in the living area provides comfortable seating opposite the fireplace hearth. There are two swivel chairs at the end of the couch that can face inward to the conversation area or out to the view. The coffee table drawers contain cards, dice and a few other games. The dining table seats up to 8 and there are also two bar stools at the granite peninsula in the kitchen.

The custom-designed kitchen has knotty alder cabinets, granite countertops, limestone tile backsplash and stainless steel Bosch appliances (with a gas stove). The kitchen has been very well outfitted to accommodate guests who love to cook. A Weber gas grill is available on the deck, which has a table and seating for eight as well.

Details that add to the ambiance of the main floor include a fireplace of local stacked stone, a hand-hewn log fireplace mantel, and the railing to the lower level is made of rough hand-hewn logs.

The 12x16 foot deck has breathtaking views. Though the neighborhood homes are fairly close together, the decks are not visible from the other houses. Enjoy as many moments of the day as possible in this awe-inspiring outdoor 'dining room' where the sunsets and wildlife add to the enjoyment. (Elk and deer are frequent visitors!).

The master bedroom (on the main level) has a picture window framing the view of Longs Peak to the south and another window with a view to the Mummy Range to the west. There is a down comforter on the rustic mahogany-colored queen sleigh bed. There is also a dresser and a TV with a DVD player and internet for Netflix, etc. The master bath has two sinks, a glass walk-in shower, a soaking tub and is tiled in a neutral shade. A large walk-in closet and a linen closet provide plenty of shelf and hanging space.

The lower level (second living area, two guest bedrooms, two full baths and a laundry room) provides more comfortable space for guests to gather or retreat. It has a sleeper sofa and loveseat and marble-topped coffee tables. The large flat-screen TV is connected to an Apple TV. There is also a collection of puzzles and games to entertain family and friends on a rainy afternoon or in the evening.

The two guest bedrooms (one with queen bed, one with twins that can be made into bunks - both with down comforters) each have their own attached baths; one of the baths also has access from the family room. The countertops, floors and tub surrounds are all tiled, with a multi-colored mosaic backsplash, and vanities are of knotty alder. All beds have down pillows and synthetic pillows for guests who prefer one or the other.

The laundry room has a Samsung front-load washer and dryer and there is also a drying rack, iron and ironing board.

The lower level opens onto a 12 x 16 foot patio under the deck that has more wonderful views of the golf course and the mountains beyond, and access to the creek.

This home is a few minutes from the town and is about a 5-minute walk to the Estes Park Golf Clubhouse. Lake Estes is less than a mile away and the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is about 10 minutes by car. It is a 5-minute drive up Fish Creek Road to Mary's Lake, or another couple minutes to the beautiful Lily Lake and a delightful .8 mile walk around the lake - perfect with young children. Or take the hike to side of Lily Lake that provides a bit more exercise and even better views. There is excellent rock climbing in 'Jurassic Park' above Lily Lake as well as all across Mummy Range.

In general, the options for visitors to Fish Creek Vacation Home and Estes Park are guaranteed to provide many wonderful memories for years to come.

Since we back up to Fish Creek, we are frequently asked about the effect of the 2013 flood on our home. The home itself sustained no damage. Construction on the walking path is well underway and is expected to be finished in the fall of 2017. Check our social media pages for updated info.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, A little Italian and a little French
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a strict non-smoking home and neighborhood. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books:

    Guests are welcome to take books they've started and leave books they've finished. (Exception: Bird books, maps, hiking guides, etc., stay in the house.)...moreless

  • Games:

    Dominoes, Blockus, Scrabble, Cranium, cards and several others are available in the drawer of the coffee table and a bin on the lower level....moreless

  • Television:

    Apple TV in lower level, Samsung DVD/internet streaming options in master bedroom....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Golf Course View:

    Walk to the golf course behind the home or drive a couple miles to a second golf course....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Stunning views of Mummy Range and Long's Peak...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There are additional leather-top stools available for additional guests and a second table for 8 is available on the deck when weather permits....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Samsung front-load, many options for wrinkle-free drying....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Glo with a timer...moreless

  • Garage:

    2-car garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Highest speed available is provided to provide best streaming for movies, music, etc....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High thread-count 100% cotton sheets; flannel sheets available on request....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two living rooms - one on the upper level and one on the lower level. Both have large windows with views to the west (golf course, mountains)....moreless

  • Parking:

    Maximum two cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Samsung front loader with lots of settings options...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Melitta Drip, Bialetti Moka (stove-top espresso maker)...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of extra plates, silverware, glassware, serving dishes and plastic dishes/utensils for children....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch with top utensil drawer...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Well outfitted for those who enjoy cooking. Small Cuisinart food processor, blender, immersion blender, prep bowls, microplanes, etc. Set of Reidel wine glasses available on request....moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:

    Bosch - several options and settings, including convection...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Good selection of spices, herbs and condiments, basic baking ingredients....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Bosch side-by-side with water and ice dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    5-burner gas cooktop with oblong center option....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Pontoons and fishing boats are available at the Estes Park marina....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Fantastic 12x16 redwood deck upstairs with log railing; concrete patio underneath, outside lower level living room...moreless

  • Golf:

    Walk up the hill in 10 minutes or drive in 4 minutes to Estes Park Golf Course (18 holes), or 6 minutes to the 9-Hole course. (Mini-golf is also available 5 minutes away.)...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks, canoes and paddle boats are available at the Lake Estes Marina (5-minute drive)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    During the flood of September 2013 the creek behind the house moved about 40 feet further from the house so the back yard is now much larger....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Genesis Gas Grill (natural gas - no propane tanks to deal with)...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts are available at Stanley Park, about 3 minutes by car or a 20-minute walk....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 15 - Sep 30, 2017
5 night min stay
Oct 1 - Nov 18, 2017
5 night min stay
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2017
5 night min stay
Dec 17 - Jan 7, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Housekeeping Fee $160
  • Tax Rate 10.55%


3% charge for paying online

Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break: Summer Rates Apply

Four-night minimum Thanksgiving and Christmas

Strictly Non-Smoking Home

No motorcycles

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Estes Park Golf Club
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Eldora (Nederland)

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Mark and I, both Kansas natives, grew up going to Colorado for family vacations. Mark’s fondest memories of Colorado involve ski trips with family and friends and mine are of summer family reunions. When we had children of our own, we began taking them to Colorado, too, whether it was for skiing in the winter or hiking, biking, climbing and fishing in the summer. We have continued the tradition with their husbands and have now introduced our first grandchild to joys of Colorado.

Why the Owner Chose Estes Park, CO, USA:
We’ve known for a long time that we’d love to have a place in Colorado to retreat to, either by ourselves or with friends or family, and after a trip to Estes Park in July of 2012 we decided the time and place was finally right. We chose this property because of its truly awe-inspiring views from the house and deck, a wonderful little neighborhood, the access to the creek and walking path to town (which was damaged by the flood but will be repaired!), the perfect distance to town.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Many wonderful memories have been made in this home, most of them (for us) around great food and time with family and friends. We have been particularly delighted by the nearly daily visit of elk and deer, the view of the stars from our bed on clear nights and certainly the many options for hiking for all ability ranges. The number of options for activities of all kinds is particularly wonderful - there's something for everyone, including those who aren't able to participate in strenuous outdoor activities! It's a truly wonderful, peaceful spot for reading and relaxing, too. Our blog/website has lots of photos of our visits and activities and we hope to create a Facebook community of folks who have also enjoyed visiting!

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Speaks: english, A little Italian and a little French
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Fish Creek Estes Vacation Home.

    Fish Creek Estes Vacation Home.

  • The front porch is one of many places to hang out indoors or out

    The front porch is one of many places to hang out indoors or out

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Lower Level with Sleeper Sofa

    Lower Level with Sleeper Sofa

  • Lower Level Guest Room 1

    Lower Level Guest Room 1

  • Guest Bath (one of two)

    Guest Bath (one of two)

  • Getting ready for dinner on the deck

    Getting ready for dinner on the deck

  • The creekbed behind the house (July, 2016)

    The creekbed behind the house (July, 2016)

  • Estes Park is beautiful any time of year, and the prices are great off-season!

    Estes Park is beautiful any time of year, and the prices are great off-season!

  • View from the front of the house

    View from the front of the house

  • Master Bedroom Views

    Master Bedroom Views

  • Lower Level Living Room

    Lower Level Living Room

  • Lower Level Living Room

    Lower Level Living Room

  • Lower Level Guest Bedroom 2

    Lower Level Guest Bedroom 2

  • Sometimes we get to see elk out the front door.

    Sometimes we get to see elk out the front door.

  • Fish Creek just south of the house. (July, 2016).

    Fish Creek just south of the house. (July, 2016).

  • Hummingbirds and Elk are both regular visitors in the summer. (July, 2016)

    Hummingbirds and Elk are both regular visitors in the summer. (July, 2016)

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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