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On the Arkansas River in Downtown Salida!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-9)

Winter Rates Now In Effect! $159/nt

Welcome to Rio Perdido

The Best of Both Worlds!

Winter rates kick in Oct 9 !

$159 / night (with the exception of Nov 21 - 28 and Dec 21- Jan 2)

This recently renovated, two bedroom house offers the Arkansas River in the backyard and is only one block from downtown shops, galleries, restaurants, and supermarket. It is just 20 minutes from Monarch Ski Resort and 0.7 miles from the Salida Golf Course.

After a day of enjoying Colorado's outdoor excitement, enjoy all the amenities that your home and Historic Downtown Salida has to offer.

You can launch or land your kayak or raft from the backyard or wake up and catch a trout breakfast in the Arkansas River while never leaving home. Enjoy historic Salida with all the conveniences of home.

Free wireless Internet - works even down by the river. You can 'surf' and fish at the same time!

Bicycles provided for children and adults along with a fenced-in backyard and two separate decks.


Two decks; one adjoins the house facing the river and the second at the end of the spacious backyard overlooking the river. Each deck has a gas grill ready for your fresh catch.

One King size bed

One Queen size bed

One double futon

Jacuzzi bathtub

Three cable TV's, each with a DVD player, a stereo system and an iPod Station.

Modern living room, dining room, and gourmet kitchen with all the amenities right down to the silverware, and martini, margarita, beer, and wine glasses for your celebrations.

Coffeemaker, toaster, fondue pot, crock pot, toaster, microwave oven, and two gas grills for your dining pleasure as well as a dishwasher for cleaning up afterwards.

The property extends into the Arkansas River and is located less than one block from the Steamplant and Bongo Billy's Cafe. One and a half blocks from all the other downtown shops, galleries, and restaurants. One hundred yards upstream from start of the kayak course and Riverpark.

Make Your Colorado Vacation a Memorable One!

Keywords: Beachfront

More Details

Eileen or Wally
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2017

About Eileen or Wally

We live in Mantiou Springs and work in education. Although we love Manitou, we also love being able to get away to Salida for nice relaxing weekends when we are able to.

Eileen or Wally purchased this house in 2004

Why Eileen or Wally chose Salida

As we said earlier, we wanted a place to get away to that was within a reasonable distance from our home in Manitou Springs. We fell in love with Salida and were fortunate enough to find one of the very few available homes on the river. We just couldn't pass it up!

What makes this house unique

The house and neighborhood are surprisingly quiet considering how close it is to downtown. All the traffic turns before they come down Sackett unless they live on that street, which is only 3 blocks long. We have the Arkansas River in our backyard, and all the downtown shops and restaurants are a short walk away (one block). We are 20 minutes from Monarch and less than a mile from the Salida Golf Course. There are no limits to the things you can do in and around Salida and we think that we were more than lucky to have found a house in this particular location. We love it there.


Salida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
One King size bed and one Queen size bed, winecooler, gourmet kitchen utensils, walk to downtown of find quiet privacy on the river.


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On the Arkansas River in Downtown Salida!
average rating of 4.7027025 based on 37 reviews

Wonderful property, such a charming and comfy house!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the location! House was comfy and beautiful property!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another fantastic visit to Rio Perdido

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th visit to this particular home and we've been very happy with every stay. Our little doggie, a 10# miniature dachshund, loves the big green lawn which she does not have where we live (at 9100' near Winter Park ski area where our yard consists of pine cones, rock outcroppings, wildflowers, etc.). And having the beautiful Arkansas River rushing by beyond the totally fenced in back yard is so enjoyable for my husband and I. We love to lay out on the lounge chairs and watch the rafters and kayakers go by as well as the beautiful Mallards. The home is just a block or so away from the town park where we've enjoyed 2 outdoor concerts in the last few years. And every time we go, we discover another restaurant that we can't wait to return to; this time we found Amicas which has delicious wood fired pizza, Seasons (about a half a block from the house) where we had some breakfast burritos for the road this morning before driving home and Sweeties, a bakery that sells delicious fresh baked bread and yummy hot and cold sandwiches. I would also recommend a visit to the honey store across the street from the Safeway where we found a raspberry honey we enjoyed so much that we bought 4 jars--3 for us and one for a gift. We drove to the top of Monarch Pass and then rode the gondola up to the top of the mountain for some of the most amazing views you'll ever see. And we've always thoroughly enjoyed working with the homeowners who are very accommodating and have gone out of their way to make sure we always have an enjoyable time. So what did I do on our drive home today but call the owner and tell him we can't wait to come back again in October for our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Golden, CO

Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

Love this cute house and it's great location on the river and close to everything in downtown Salida. The deck by the river is a superb place to hang out and watch the world go by. The house was well equipped and perfectly sized for two couples. Love it!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fredericksburg, TX

Home Away from Home - Rio Perdido - On the Arkansas River in Downtown Salida

  • 5 of 5

Within walking distance of fine dining, shopping, biking, hiking, fly-fishing, kayaking, tubing and more, Rio Perdido, with its fenced lawn leading to a wide deck right on the Arkansas River, is the perfect place to spend time in Salida. In a lovely neighborhood, it's an older home with plenty of charm and a very well equipped kitchen that opens onto a deck; it's got plenty of natural light, and it's a clean, quiet place to enjoy in all seasons.

The owners, Wally & Eileen, are delightful people who care about their guests and make every effort to see to their comfort.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

We did not have running water for almost two days! House is very old, and the only bathroom tub backed up and so everytime we ran water, the bathtub filled up. We were afraid of flooding the place, so we had zero use of water for half of our stay. The owner couldnt get a plumber there until our last day, so after two days of skiing, having a ten month old, and a dog, it was pretty miserable. The owner told us we would be compensated for not having use of any water for half of our stay, but its three weeks later and she still has not made things right. Filed a complaint with VRBO because she will not do the right thing. The floor boards in the master bedroom are also breaking and be careful you might fall through the floor. Location is great, but its over priced for as old and in the condition the house is in. Very disappointed with this stay as we rent in Salida from VRBO every year for the last five years.... this is the first property we ever had a bad experience with. Do not get stuck disappointed on your vacation by having no water!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was an extremely unfortunate and unusual occurrence and all we could do was to apologize and call a plumber. The situation was rectified and we refunded the tenants more than half of the rental costs.. If you are a homeowner, or renter,, you know that plumbing problems cannot be predicted and only dealt with once they happen. Please read the rest of our reviews to get a more accurate sense of what the house is like and what your experience will be. Thank you and to the writer of this review, once again we apologize for your inconvenience.
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Nice and quiet. River Access was nice. Home clean and just what we needed.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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