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Next to a Pond with waterfalls, Majestic sunset mountain views. Private Hot Tub

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Master suites, 5 Baths. All sumptuous. Soaring ceilings, 20' walls of glass

Your magical family vacation happens here! Stream and waterfalls in the backyard flowing to beautiful natural ponds teaming with wildlife. A truly magical setting. Soaring windows brings the outside inside.

6 Ultra Hi dentition 4k tv's, one in every room!

Short drive to Breck. Very private and super sunny.

Kitchen is Dacor, Sub-Zero and granite slab. Custom LED soft lighting all on dimmers.

Natural stone floor in great room and beautifully trussed vaulted ceilings.

Baths are huge with kohler fixtures, natural stone and marble finishes, jet tubs and rainforest shower heads. Patio abuts the pond with two waterfalls, fire pit and the baddest hot tub in the county.

Fenced dog yard with dog door.

My booking dates are more flexible than this website shows, please call me if you want to book outside the standard booking dates.

Check out my other properties vrbo 377488, 831789 and 862238

More Details

Bob Collins
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Bob Collins

I have loved living in Breckenridge for the past 25 years. Like almost every local, I work at more than one occupation. My absolute love is designing and building custom homes here. I find a hidden gem of a lot with a view- and I mean a VIEW!

I get to dream up the house design to take best advantage of the views, then I get to build it. Done 21 of 'em so far.

This is my best one. Simply magical. I will never sell it. Ever.

But you are welcome to come enjoy the splendor!

Oh, and yes. I ski a little...:)

Bob Collins purchased this house in 2010

Why Bob Collins chose South Breckenridge

It's a few minutes out of town and that is exactly it! Quiet, peaceful and sunny. I have lived 'in town' for some of my time here and much prefer this neighborhood.

The mountain view is a pristine, undeveloped view- no ski runs or snow cats or artificial lights on the peaks. No snow-gun noise in the fall blasting from the ski area.

The home itself is nicely appointed, high-def tv, direct tv dvr and the NFL Sunday ticket all included.

What makes this house unique

Guests get a really fair rate on this property, as it is a short drive to town. I do offer last minute specials too!

Please see my other property listed an vrbo 377488, 831789 and 862238.


Valley of the Blue House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No unregistered guests permitted on property. No parties, weddings, receptions or functions. No college or high school groups or parties.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Full master en-suite, double walk-in shower, jet tub.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double walk-in shower with rain-forest shower head, jet tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Giant double walk-in shower with rain-forest head, jet tub.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full private bath in bedroom No. 4
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Nicely appointed powder room off kitchen and great rooms.
  • Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 all have Walk-in showers. Bedrooms 1 and 3 have 2 person jet tubs, private toilet room, two vanities granite counters and stone finishes. All custom European glass shower doors. Bedroom no. 4 has a tub/shower combo and single vanities with granite and stone finishes as well.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Main Floor King Bed Master Suite. Fireplace, views and TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 child bed , Upper floor King Bed Master Suite, with deck and views! TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 child bed , Upper Floor King Bed Master Suite. TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Upper floor King Bed Master Suite w/ big views and TV
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Game room doubles as an overflow bedroom. 4 roll-away beds.
  • Bedroom No.1 is the main floor master suite, just off the living room. It has 20 foot vaulted natural wood ceiling, 20 foot wall of glass with private patio. Big stone fireplace (natural gas) with hi def tv. King bed with an extra rollout bed. The baby crib bed is in this bedroom or can be stored if not needed. Walk-in closet. Killer sunrise and sunset mountain views. Three more upper floor master suites all with private baths. All with king beds and extra pullouts and/or rollouts.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Create your own romantic space with the fully custom lighting inside. Experience the night sky, stars and the moon rise and setting outside that you just can't ever see in a city. The wall of glass in the great room and main level master suites bring the outside in... You see the ponds, sometimes shimmering and sometimes a pure still reflection, the mountains beyond reaching in to the sky and then the clouds, sometimes floating and sometimes roiling, above. This place is magical. You'll see. :)


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Next to a Pond with waterfalls, Majestic sunset mountain views. Private Hot Tub
average rating of 4.92 based on 50 reviews

Outstanding house and views

  • 5 of 5

Did a small family reunion here in late August and everyone loved the house and views. The elevation of the property ensured that every evening required a jacket to be outdoors, a cool respite from the heat we had all left behind in Kansas, Texas and Virginia. Bob was great to work with and helped us save a lot on groceries by letting us use his discount at the local market in Breckenridge.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Valley of the Blue

  • 4 of 5

My family enjoyed the house near Breckenridge, but we were all very disappointed about not having access to the lower ponds & walking areas. We had to find other areas to explore rather than having the entire property to enjoy. We also were not able to use the hot tub one day because it was serviced, drained, & filled, so it was cold until the next day.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When Jan booked her reservation 6 months before her arrival, we were still allowing guests to go down to the lower ponds; and by the time she arrived, access restrictions were put in place. As I have mentioned in a few previous review responses and the updated amenities description of my listing, we can no longer allow access beyond the three small ponds on my property. The larger communally owned ponds are off limits. Excessive erosion, trampled fauna, wildlife harassed and my neighbors' quiet enjoyment diminished just one time too many. I will be expanding the yard and adding a trampoline and full play set in the next few weeks. We'll be trimming some of the willows back and opening up the view of the lower ponds from the back patio and upper bedroom deck. I've also granted private access to my guests for a jaw dropping 2 hour hike to the top of the continental divide. The trail head is walking distance from the front door and crosses private property that I own and leads to an old mining road/hiking trail that climbs to the top of the world! This is and remains a magical place. Thanks for reading, Bob
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Great Colorado home!

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely house. The views are fantastic! Such a restful place to be. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and area, with a few cautions.

  • 4 of 5

Overall we thought it was great. The house is beautiful, stunning. You will need eye masks. There are huge windows and no coverings so lots of light comes in. If you are sitting at the table in the afternoon you are blinded. Be prepared for early waking up. Also, be aware that the neighbors get mad if you fish in the pond. They say that they pay for the pond to be stocked, this property does not contribute and does not have deed access. There are lots of beds, including roll aways, but the extra sheets & bedding is locked in the owners closet.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please see my reply to Lynne's review regarding the drapes. They will be installed by the 14th. With regard to the pond access, this is perfect place to provide an update: We also have some recent developments regarding use of the larger ponds. In my back yard there are three small ponds (1,000 square feet approx) right up against the back patio. There are a couple of small waterfalls that are next to the hot tub and the gas fireplace. This is on my property and you have exclusive use and access during your stay. Down below about 100 feet from there are two larger ponds about five acres in size. Those ponds are commonly owned by a mix of property owners. We have all loved sharing full access to the ponds, but unfortunately, they have been loved to death. Trampling of fauna, wildlife harassment and erosion. Sad to say that some of this has been done by my guests, mostly unwittingly, mostly... At the behest of the Colorado State Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Division of Water Resources we have permanently prohibited access to the lower ponds. No access at all, so no swimming, fishing, boating or even walking around that area. I have constructed a split rail fence along the lower perimeter of my three ponds clearly delineating the point of no access. Thanks you for your understanding, as no one wishes we could all enjoy the area more than I, but these ponds and streams are the headwaters of the Colorado river and must be protected along with the moose mom and yearling. (Keep you eye out at dusk, you may see them...) These developments have just been foisted upon me over the last few weeks by the regulators and the final decision was made this past week. There are lots of other activities and the view of the bigger ponds is still delightful from the house. Thanks again for understanding and respecting the new restrictions. Should you have questions, please call anytime. Bob Collins
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Guys Golf Trip

  • 5 of 5

Every year, I organize a Guys Golf Trip and this year I decided to stay in Breckenridge. Great views and very comfortable.

Already planning to rebook the house during the ski season.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home

  • 5 of 5

If, you're looking for killer views and peace this is a great home. I hiked Quandary came back and after an extremely cold hike and enjoyed the heck out of the hot tub. All while looking st the mountain I just got done hiking. Legit!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Denver, Eagle, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Downtown Breckenridge
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Breckenridge Golf-public, Jack Nicklaus Designed
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 9
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Downtown Breckenridge
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Backyard pond. Lower pond access only.
Car: necessary

I built this beautiful home four years ago. I've built 19 others in the area and I will never sell this one. Situated next to the water in a super sunny spot with a blow away mountain view.

The sun rise in the morning is from behind the house and lights the mountains from the top down, often with often scattered clouds igniting in color. When snow covered, the peaks shine the brightest of white and the sky, the richest blue. Streaks of snow will last on the highest points through the summer and the view of the rocky cliffs exposed is a natural wonder!

The sunsets are for gathering together. The patio, backyard and pond face west towards the mountain view and the sunset. The sky usually lights up in color just after dropping behind the mountain top. In the twilight the birds all take flight, from sparrows to hawks and eagles.

We have abundant wildlife; a neighborhood fox, moose and elk all frequent the pond.

World class hiking from the front door. Quandary peak is a short walk and the continental divide is a two minute drive.

Quandary Peak and McCullough gulch are must hikes in the summer and fall. There is a lake at 12,000 feet!

Another cool hike from the front door is up to hoosier ridge to the east of the property. It's about a 1 hour fairly steep hike to blow away views of the mountain west, right at treeline.

Breckenridge resort was known for world class skiing and now they have developed the mountain for summer fun integrating zip-lines, first class mountain biking circuits, horseback riding and roller tracks.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $450
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $599

Rates are subject to change until booking confirmation. I can be more flexible on the minimum stay requirements, please call or email me if you want different date combinations. I can fit you in.
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Bob Collins

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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