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Lake and Mountain view, Private home, Convenient location

Gary Peak

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Gary Peak

Member since: 2007
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Lake and Mountain view, Private home, Convenient location

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Estes Park House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom ,3 full bath, sleeps 8-11 and more using sleeper sofas.

Summer 2015 is booking up now,July has sold out, June and August have available weeks.

If you found this property on VRBO as 142543, it will be 169616 in any correspondence through the website.

A tranquil setting, convenient to the Rocky Mountain National Park and to the town of Estes Park. A five minute drive will put you at the Rocky Mountain National Park entrance. Five minutes will also get you to the center of downtown Estes Park. Most restaurants are within ten minutes and all of the fine dining within fifteen minutes of this property.

This 2700 square foot home sits at an elevation of 8200 feet at the base of Rams Horn Mountain. Natural beauty and Wilderness are right outside the door.

We have named our mountain house 'Dream Lake' after one of our favorite hiking trail stops. Hiking trails in Rocky Mountain National Park to Emerald Lake and Lake Haiyaha take us past Dream Lake.

Hi-speed Internet, Secure Wireless network anywhere in the house and on the decks. Internet computer provided for guest use.Wireless printer with scan and copy.

Hi-def home theater with surround sound, Satellite, Netflix, movie library, DVR, DVD,VCR. Screen is 120' diagonal. Lots of entertainment here.

The theater has its own tv tuner,120 channels of satellite tv, This theater is very unique as you can view the mountains and wildlife while you are watching movies or TV!

Xbox 360 with controllers and games. Four rock band wireless guitars (including the Fender Mustang) with wireless drum set and key board.

Xbox 360 Kinect with games on a separate X-box console so you don't have to change connections.

We have about twenty video game titles at this time with all the popular rock band, Guitar hero, Halo,Kinect, and Wii games. Ask for a list.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gary Peak (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015

About Gary Peak

We live an hour away in Fort Collins.

We have vacationed all over and often rented homes to stay in, and those were our best vacation memories.

Gary Peak purchased this house in 2005

Why Gary Peak chose Estes Park

It's all about the view! This area of the Rockies is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and one of the few very beautiful locations that has year-round activities.

The location and convenience are a nice bonus, but the views were the main consideration in choosing this property.Every room, every window in this house has a great view. We looked for years at Estes Park and Grand lake for a second home that would be an investment and eventually a retirement home for us. We saw lots of properties with no nice view, or tiny windows, or neighbors too close,too small,or too 'inconvenient' to get to. This home is in a perfect, very quiet spot. Our neighbors are few, they are not close by, and do not spoil the view. Getting to the Park, the restaurants, and the shopping are easy from this location. On Summer weekends when the town is jammed with tourists, it is easy to bypass the traffic by using Peak View and Riverside drive.

We love to go hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, and access to the park is quick and easy from this location. The drive to the Park from our property does not go through town and traffic is never an issue even on Summer weekends.

What makes this house unique

We have gone a bit overboard with guest amenities.

No vacation home has more entertainment options. The home theater with video games and movies will occupy the kids down stairs while the adults enjoy the view and 50 inch plasma tv upstairs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

June 16-July 14, 2007

Enjoyed your home so much last year as a guest of my brother - decided to bring our family out this year. Had a total of 11 family off & on during our stay.Everyone marveled at the view - the accommodations - and your hospitality.

You are the most considerate and thoughtful landlord. The Humming bird feeders were a great success.We had as high as 10 birds at one time.

Thank You!

Gene & Ruth Rosine



Entered from the Guest Book



Thank you for the nice comments! We certainly appreciate you.
Sep 2007
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Bathrooms3
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Reviews

5
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Lake and Mountain view, Private home, Convenient location
average rating of 4.974359 based on 53 reviews
Ottawa, Kansas
5

A Labor Day Weekend Spent in Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect house for families, don't look any further!!! It was after much time and research trying to find the perfect house to accomodate the FIVE teenagers accompanying us on our Labor Day trip that we picked Gary's 'Dream Lake' house. We couldn't have been more pleased! The listing description is accurate, the home is very clean, comfortable, spacious and family-friendly. It came equipped with ample ammenities to accomodate our large group of 12. We felt so relaxed our entire stay. We had everything we could want, short of a hot tub! Hint, hint, Gary! The property management group and the home owner,Gary, were so easy to work with. Thank you all for taking such good care of us and making our trip a piece of cake to coordinate! This was my family's first time to Colorado and RMNP. All their suggestions really paid off, they have the "inside scoop" on Estes and RMNP! We went to Sweet Basillico's to eat our first evening there. They have a lovely outdoor deck and covered dining area built right by a stream. I highly recommend this restaurant for its atmosphere, excellent customer service and great food(: We had a blast walking downtown Estes Park, popping into the coffee houses and shops. The Stanley Hotel is beautiful and offers a fun ghost tour. It has a nice bar and restaurant too. Our hikes to Ouzal Falls, Bear Lake, Flat Top Mountain and Long's Peak were nothing short of amazing. Unparrelled beauty. We also enjoyed a drive along Trail Ridge Road, enjoying the views and stopping at the Alpine Visitor's Center to shop and sight see. We went on a two-hour trail ride from Sombrero Ranch up into the mountains. This was SO much fun and our guides took excellent care of us. The home's huge, movie screen/tv in the basement was such a luxury after our long days of hiking and sight seeing. It was a big hit with the kids to play Wii on! We all enjoyed the ease of this home's close location to the park and downtown, yet it couldn't have been built in a more lovely spot for its mountain and lake views. We sat out on its deck every chance we got. The views from the deck, especially at sunrise, are positively majestic....the sun rising over Mary's Lake, the cool mountain air, the herds of mule deer and elk grazing just below....it just fills your heart and soul with its beauty...we can't wait to go back. We fell in love with RMNP and Estes, everyone must experience this heavenly place atleast once! Thank you, Gary and staff, for all the memories!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! You spent a good deal of your time in Rocky Mountain National Park, which is the "real" attraction up here with its awesome natural beauty. We are lucky to have a location that makes it very easy to get to the Park or to town. You and your family had a wonderful vacation and I hope you can make it back. I am considering a hot tub with your suggestion for the future. Thanks, Gary
5

Perfect place to feel at Home in Estes!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful home with literally everything a family needs to feel at home. So close to RMNP and downtown, yet still feels "away from it all". Gary, the homeowner, was so informative and helpful prior to our trip. Directions to the home and other necessary info was very clear. Any questions were answered promptly and cheerfully. Our family of 5 (3 teens and 2 adults) had plenty of space for everyone to have their alone time. A couple of deer visited the back yard and let us feed them apples by hand :-). Lots of snow fell, about 12", but the surrounding roads are well maintained and we had no problem continuing our adventures in RMNP in a Ford F-150 rental. I highly recommend this home, a perfect base for a great Rocky Mountain vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Better than advertised

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our Thanksgiving holiday. 9 of us stayed and were welcomed on the first day by 2 deer sitting by the front of the house. Many came to visit while we stayed. The house was very clean and had everything you could ever need. Dinner for 9 with all the trimmings was no problem as the kitchen had every appliance and dish you could even think of using. It made for the perfect family get together. Thank Gary for letting me come up a day before to stock the refrigerator and drop off supplies. Highly recommend this lovely home!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect home

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home. Had a family reunion with 11 adults for an entire week. This home was very clean and well stocked with most anything you could want. Spotted plenty of wildlife around the home every day, wild turkeys, deer and of course the elk. The property description was exactly as advertised with all the amenities you could ever want. The home is well maintained, the owner is very easy to communicate with and very accommodating. I would recommend this property to all. The owner provided us with a packet of information on things to do and see. Everything you need is provided for you,all you need to bring is yourself and have a great time. Make sure you enjoy the mountain views from the large deck.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
McKinney, Texas
5

Perfect Place to Celebrate

  • 5 of 5

Celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary was just perfect - with our children and their families- at your wonderful Estes Park "home away from home." The house more than lived up to your descriptions what with all of the modern kitchen (supplied with any+appliance, gadgets, accessories, dishes, stocked with all types of food, spices, baking products - you name it and there it was.) We all decided that we would just stay forever!

Everyone had so much fun - the 1500 movies, huge TV screen downstairs & games, plus a big TV upstairs (and a fireplace), the lovely deck with those wonderful chairs - great place to relax and enjoy the view with a glass of wine, plenty of bedrooms - even with our 4, 7, 11, and 13 year old children here, there, and everywhere, we all had own space when we needed some quiet time.

And, of course, there were the animals - a bear running down the road in front of the house, wild turkeys (and their 9 little babies) who came by in the evening, deer- dad, mama, and babies, chipmunks, rabbits, (the elk herd we saw returning from a side trip to Bear Lake) beautiful birds - we saw it all !

The town of Estes Park is only about 5-7 minutes away - lovely place - lots of shops, places to eat, stroll around, and don't forget to visit The Stanley Hotel (remember The Shining?). The Stanley is up the hill behind the Safeway store (great place to buy your groceries - as well as the smaller grocery just down the hill from the house!

Everything was there - and more! Just Perfect - best VRBO ever!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Deer Park, Texas
5

Annual Elders Trip

  • 5 of 5

We travel with brothers, sisters & in-laws (over 45 only) every year to a new location. I'm the official travel planner for the group & this house was an absolute hit! One of the best we've ever rented. Gary has the place so decked out & well stocked it was like being at home. Only in beautiful Estes! He also provided lots of information about things to do, restaurants, etc that it kept everyone very busy. Great vacation & you would DEFINITELY want to stay here!! We hope to come back! Thanks for everything Gary.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
77 Miles
Denver
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mary's Lake Lodge Tavern
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Estes Park Mun.
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 7 and Marys lake road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mary's Lake Lodge
Nearest Ski
43 Miles
Eldora
Car: necessary

This home is 2.9 miles from the center of Estes Park. Music, Art and festivals along with great shopping and dining are minutes away. The entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is 2.5 miles with its Hiking, wildlife, and sight seeing.

Mary's lake shore is about 1200 feet away. Mary's Lake Campground is about 2500 feet, and Mary's Lake Lodge about a mile by car around the south side of the lake. Mary's Lake Lodge has excellent dining.

We are on over an acre in an area where most properties are an acre or more. Our neighbors are mostly hidden from view by the trees and rock outcroppings.

It is very private, but not remote.

Bureau of Land Management public land is four hundred feet from our driveway. You can hike and explore for miles on Rams Horn Mountain and Giant Track Mountain.

Estes Park's 18 hole Golf course clubhouse is three miles from our driveway. The nine hole course is about four and a half miles away.

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Estes Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
May
May 1 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
 
 
Summer High Season
May 30 2015 - Sep 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 6 2015 - Oct 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 29 2015
5 night minimum stay
$450
$2,000
 
 
Early December
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee less than 7 $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.7%
Notes Jun,Jul, and Aug. are very high demand, only weekly Sat.-Sat. or Sun.- Sun. available these months
Snow removal is contracted November through April. 4wd is not necessary
50 % down at time of booking, Balance due 60 days from date of arrival.
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Amenities

Estes Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Each bath has a hair dryer. The master bath has an extra dryer and curling irons. Each bath has five towels in a rack, plus two on towel rods. There is a laundry room on the lower level. A large capacity Maytag washer and large capacity Maytag dryer are for guests to use. Laundry soap, dryer sheets,oxy clean, Dreft, and fabric softener provided. An iron and ironing board are also in the laundry room.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 baby crib , Crib is a Graco Pack-n-Play
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    lower level - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeping area off of lower living room
    Main Living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen and twin sleeper sofas
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , This bedroom can be two twins at guest request
  • All four bedrooms have new log beds A queen size sleeper sofa and one single sleeper sofa are in the main living room. a queen size sleeper sofa is in the. lower living room. Tempurpedic pads are provided for the sleeper sofas to make sleeping on these beds very comfortable. A twin size roll-away bed is kept by the laundry room, and can be placed any where to accommodate a child or adult. Two Cribs, both are Graco Pac-n-Plays.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Folding tables and chairs can extend the Dining table to seat 16. Some furniture will need to be moved to have one long table. We have matching china and silver to serve 16. The kitchen is well equipped with two toasters, two coffee makers, an espresso/cappuccino machine, coffee grinder, a microwave, blender, mixer, malt mixer, bread maker, donvier-style ice cream maker, two crock pots, one 8.5 qt, one 1.5 qt., rice cooker, and numerous pots, pans and utensils. another microwave is in the lower living area. In addition to our matching setting for 16, the property has plenty of everyday plates, silver, cups and glasses, etc. There are two gas grilles. One is steps away from the kitchen on the south deck. The other grill is located on the lower level covered flagstone patio. This grill gets little use but is very nice to have if it rains.

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