LAKE AND MOUNTAIN VIEW, PRIVATE HOME, CONVENIENT LOCATION

Gary Peak

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

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LAKE AND MOUNTAIN VIEW, PRIVATE HOME, CONVENIENT LOCATION

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, June and August have available weeks.

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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gary Peak (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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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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Lake and Mountain view, Private home, Convenient location
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Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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
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Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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
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Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
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
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Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park
Plano Tx
5

Perfect House!!!!

  • 5 of 5
Just got back from a week in this "perfect" house for our family. All my family agreed it was the perfect home for our vacation in Estes. Park. We had 3 different families staying there (6 adults and 2 children). Everyone had their own space, and plenty of room to get together for meals, games, movies etc. From the moment we walked in, we felt at home. Music was playing and the candy jar was waiting 😀 The views were amazing. We had deer, turkey, chipmunks, and hummingbirds visit while we were there. Gary had told us the deer like apples and oranges, so the kids had fun feeding them. This house has absolutely anything and everything you could possibly want, and then some. Before our arrival, Gary sent us detailed lists of kitchen equipment, movies available ( you can't even believe how many movies he has ) , the gaming systems and games he has, and all the other amenities in this house. Way too many to mention here. But, believe me he has thought of everything!! We have rented VRBO's before, but NEVER have we had a more helpful property owner. It was like having our own personal concierge. He sent us tons of information before the trip, and any time I emailed him with a question, he did some research and got right back to me with even more brochures, his opinions, and ideas. Even while we were there, he checked in with us and gave us his recommendations on where to watch the 4th of July Fireworks. Thanks again, Gary! 👍. Our week in Estes was awesome! We hiked in RMNP, we did ATVs ( what a blast), we did river rafting ( the guide said it was the perfect conditions this year), we did the Stanley ghost tour and dinner there, rode the tram and fed the chipmunks, drove Trail Ridge Road, and ate at Grand Lake Lodge, took the kids to Fun City, watched the amazing fireworks on the 4th, shopped downtown, cooked out, played games, had an outdoor scavenger hunt and much more. It was truly one of our best vacations ever. Would definitely recommend this home. We will be back, for sure. Thanks again, Gary
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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5

Way more than we expected ....in a good way!

  • 5 of 5
Perfect location ......... Beautiful scenery, Wildlife right outside the door, Very short ride to town and/or RMNP......... House had everything ,and I mean everything that you could ever want!!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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DON'T PASS UP THIS PROPERTY - IT IS AWESOME!

DON'T PASS UP THIS PROPERTY - IT IS AWESOME!
  • 5 of 5
I would highly recommend this property to anyone who is visiting the Estes Park area. I stayed in this home for 6 nights this spring with 13 other adults. It was like a home away from home for us. It was very clean and well maintained and in a great location. It is located in a quiet area where you can go for walks without dealing with traffic, but easy to get to anyplace you would want to go. We ate most of our meals at the house and the kitchen was equipped with everything we could have ever wanted, including a dishwasher. There is a very large dining room table, plus TV trays if you need them. We all had comfortable beds (a few slept on sofa sleepers) and there was plenty of bedding. It was fabulous having three full baths and a washer and dryer on the premises. If you are a TV watcher, that is covered too - there is a huge TV on the lower level, one in the living room on the main floor, and one in a bedroom. A computer with internet access and a printer are provided. There are beautiful views from the deck. We saw deer, turkeys, and elk. Look no further - this is a great place for your trip to Estes Park!
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Map

Map

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

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 27 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 15 2014 - Nov 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$450
From
$450
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
 
 
Early December
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
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
 
 
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

Amenities

Estes Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Water Cooler
  • Living Area
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
Kitchen:
  • Lobster Pot
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Oven ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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:
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Adults
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • equestrian events
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
  • freshwater fishing
  • cycling
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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