About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
2 bedroom, 2 bath with hot tub and views of Twin Lakes (The Alps of Colorado)
This home sits above Twin Lakes, Colorado at the end of dead end drive, hence no through traffic! The property adjoins Forest Service land and Arkansas River Valley hunting, fishing, rafting, kayaking, backpacking, skiing, snowboarding. See the stars at night and lake in the day. Kayaks, and hot tub available and fishing, skiing, snowboarding, and hiking all within minutes. 10 year old log home on .5 acres. Available for 3 days to 1 month.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
Why Chad Malear chose Twin Lakes
I attended school here in Lake County at CMC starting 1996 and have lived and performed land surveying and mapping for the county since 2000. I finally purchased what I consider to be my dream home here. This county has proved to be my home and will continue to be home base forever. When working or traveling, mostly in the summer, I love sharing the unique mountain atmosphere with others and hope others get to enjoy it as much as I still do.
What makes this House unique
The views, craftsmanship of the home, spiral staircase, and proximity to everything Colorado has to offer are why I decided to own this particular .5 acres of heaven.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Bad , very very dirty house
We stayed there for a week! The house was dirty, not clean , not prepared for rentals ! Would not recommend at all
These renters complained about the inside of the washer door not being clean and dust on the blades of an oscillating fan. They broke the washer door shortly thereafter and I refunded them $200 for not being able to wash clothes for the week. I would not rent to them again. Some people cannot be pleased. The home was very, very clean.
In the week before our stay, I still couldn't get a response from the owner, despite multiple attempts and the fact that we had paid in full. I became so desperate that I actually began a search for new accommodations! I finally reached him, though, and he was very nice and apologized. When we arrived, the refrigerator was full of old leftovers, rotting produce, expired dairy products, crusty condiment bottles and fishing worms! I spent the first two hours of our stay cleaning the refrigerator so I could use it for the food we brought for our vacation! Cabinets also were filled with food, so we stored all our food on the countertops (which left little room for food prep) and a bookshelf. The teflon coating on most pots and pans was shredded, so most were unusable. (Who wants teflon shreds flaking off into their food?!) When I went outside to throw away the garbage, one can had maggots all over the bottom. And a tarp-covered trailer in the front of the house was filled with very smelly garbage that needed to be hauled away. We loved the location and the view and the layout of the house. But we didn't feel like our stay was a priority in any way to this owner. We would never return.
I would not recommend renting to this group for these reasons:
1) 1 week before stay, Kimberly M. calls bawling on the phone. She claims she has been trying to reach me for weeks and has no idea where the house is, what to expect, etc. Every renter receives a hospitality email that contains all of the information you could ever need to know about the property. It seemed that Kimberly M. was unable to use the internet or website.
2) In her defense, there are certain things about the home which should be more clearly stated. The closest landfill to the home is about 35 minutes away and there is no trash service in the neighborhood. There are 3-50 gallon trash cans behind the home where trash can be stored. There are 4 containers on the porch for recycling (recommended to reduce the amount of actual trash to landfill). Most food waste should go down the garbage disposal. There is also a small covered trailer in the driveway where trash can be placed if trash cans in the back get full. My professional cleaning service that maintains the interior of the home cannot be expected to haul trash to the landfill (maintained by owner between renters). The refrigerator is cleaned between renters and leftovers/expired items are discarded but items that are not expired are tucked into a corner of the refrigerator/freezer for use by the next tenants if desired. If any tenant would like to remove items they are welcome to do so but in general people leave things that are still usable. The same goes for the cabinets. I explained these things to Kimberly M. and she retorted that her entire family was vegan and that none of the items were usable. I stated that she was welcome remove any items that she did not want but to please leave the $150 worth of condiments in the door as most were unopened. She agreed, but then discarded everything. Much to my chagrin, there was a Styrofoam can with plastic lid containing worms for fishing that should have been discarded before arrival.
3) Teflon pots and pans have been replaced as I normally do once a year. Evidently, many guests still use metal spoons and forks to stir items in Teflon pots and pans.
In summary, all guest stays at my home are a priority. Remote living/vacationing does, on occasion, require an extra effort (ex. recycling trash, taking trash from inside to outside storage units, snow shoveling, spreading ice melt, etc). I strive to make sure my guests always have a wonderful experience. Thanks.
It was a great time staying in the cabin. There were a few hiccups, but Chad took care of them immediately. It was a great place to stay. Everything was right at hand and easy to use. Chad was very hospitable. The cabin was very clean and comfortable. Such a peaceful place to stay.
Perfect mountain getaway!
Loved this cabin! Great town, close to hikes, short drive to Aspen - it was the perfect retreat from the city!
Beautiful and inviting.
Our family enjoyed the beautiful scenery and wonderful cabin.
Very secluded and gorgeous nature outside the door!
The cabin was wonderful! Such an amazing location-we loved it! I would share that the house doesn't sleep 6. The fold out sofa does not have a mattress that is fit to sleep on. The DVD player does not work if you want to watch movies and the kayaks are not usable. You can rent kayaks by the lake though. Chad was very receptive!
Thanks for your input Laurie R. The house does sleep 6, but 4 most comfortably for sure. The pull out couch also has a queen size blow up mattress with pump that can be placed on top of the existing mattress and sleeps as well as a regular bed (nearly). Or the blowup mattress can be placed in the floor anywhere within the home. Come visit again sometime. Thanks.