|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
This property is especially friendly to families and couples that enjoy a 5K cross country ski or run through open space, two groomed parks, tennis and volleyball courts and a mountain view. All right across the street. A furnished deck, fenced back yard, canoe, picnic wagon and children's outdoor toys make for summer fun. Take a 15-mile bike ride on the Greenway or drive 44 minutes to Rocky Mountain National Park and its 355 miles of hiking trails.
WIFI, cable tv, dvds, table and electronic games, a wood burning fireplace and a fully furnished kitchen with extras make being inside nearly as much fun as being outside. Cooks will enjoy finding tools, appliances and even basic spices available for meal preparation, inside or outside on the charcoal grill. See VRBO.com #252109 for more details.
Just inside, the kitchen has all the appliances, cookware, eating and serving supplies you could need, including a coffee maker, microwave, Kitchen Aid blender and a Kitchen Aid mixer. Basic cooking supplies are available if you need a cup of flour, some salt or a pinch of spices.
From a viewing deck, accessible by sliding and french doors off the master and 2nd bedroom, enjoy a long view of Lake Macintosh, Long's Peak--great light and shadows in early mornings and dusk year round! Play tennis or practice your basketball shots (dribble the short walk to the half court). Put the kids in the big yellow utility wagon with a picnic, soccer ball, roller racers, fishing poles or kites to either of the two parks you pass on your run around the lake where they can play in well-maintained playgrounds and grassy areas--plenty of room for Frisbee tossing or kite flying.
Fishing (catch and release), volleyball courts in each of the two parks, tennis courts across the street and a half-court for basketball pick-up in one of the parks. Owner provides tennis rackets, volleyball, basketball, soccer ball and roller racers for the kids. Oh, yes, and a canoe with nifty trailer, paddles and life jackets for two adults, a teen and a toddler can be pulled across the street for a fun hour or two on the water where you may be the only craft on the lake.
Enjoy evening visits or family game time in the family room. Television with cable, video and board games are available, including a tabletop mini pool table. A computer for checking your email and WIFI is available throughout. Or, if it is chilly outside, a wood fire in the fireplace will warm you up and the firewood is provided. Owner is on property to care for yards, snow and to promptly address your needs and concerns.
Longmont is a surprising community, with an excellent library, interesting downtown with lots of art and antique shops, a beautiful commemorative rose garden with dozens of varieties, bicycle, rollerblading or walking paths, including the St. Vrain and the Left Hand Greenways among others, recreation and athletic facilities including the YMCA and Longmont Recreation Center (both have indoor pools and water slides), lots of restaurants and fast food outlets.
Boulder's ''no growth'' city ordinances have pushed many retail markets to Longmont. In that 1/8 mile from the home, you will find Safeway, Blockbuster, Green Cleaners, Subway, Daylight Donuts, Restaurants and Pizza and in Longmont you will find major restaurants and shopping within short drives or bicycle rides.
Within 2 hours of many ski areas, including some of Colorado's smaller gems, such as El Dora. Estes Park and the infamous Stanley Hotel is just 45 minutes west at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Forest.
Carolyna enjoys swimming, bicycling including 5K warm-up bike rides around Lake MacIntosh, longer rides on the St Vrain and Left Hand Greenways (around Golden Ponds to Sandstone Park). She is mother of 5 and grandmother of 5, multicultural, and is a mediator, consultant and professional counselor. Owner and gardener quarters are on the premises to be available to make your stay as pleasant as possible and to care for the lawns and gardens.
Carolyna Smiley-Marquez purchased this house in 1988
Longmont is a vital and interesting city with many amenities, lots of community events including downtown events, runs and bicycle races (a bicycle friendly town), concerts in the park and at the library, a museum, recreation centers and all the restaurants and shopping outlets you might need. It is close to Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins and within 2 hours of major ski areas. Estes Park and the infamous Stanley Hotel is just 45 minutes west at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Forest with its elk herds, bighorn sheep and lots of animal and natural beauty is a short drive west on our section of Highway 66.
This home is filled with the great smell of fresh air*, very clean, nicely furnished and very well maintained with lots of amenities and resources to surprise and please you and with fun outdoor and adventure activities just across the street and within short drives along Colorado's Front Range and into the Rocky Mountains.
*Air cleaners and humidifiers are available. Green/clean cleaning products are used and no smoking or perfumed products (such as perfumed glade or stick-around forever fabreze) are allowed or used. No pet hair, as allergy safe as we can make it.
Our family enjoyed our stay in Carolina's home.She was very gracious,we were treated like family from the minute that we arrived.
The properity was just as described in the listing. If you are looking for a Home Away in th Longmont area, it would be a good choice.
Home away from home, Carolyna has thought of everything to make you comfortable. The house is across from mcintosh park and lake and has beautiful view of mountains. We plan our visits to longmont around the availiblity of this home.. We love staying here.
The location was perfect for visiting our family. It is also convenient for shopping & activities. We enjoyed the park and the back yard very much. Having basic items in the kitchen was extremely helpful. We would recommend this property & it's gracious owner.
We (family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 toddlers) recently rented this wonderful home in Longmont for a vacation/wedding trip. From the start, Carolyna (owner) was extremely helpful and responsive. Working with her was a pleasure. The home far exceeded my expectations - it is beautiful and spacious and has every possible amenity one could imagine. It was ideal for our family, right down to the children's items (a pack-and-play, which was completely unexpected but came in handy; a high chair; indoor and outdoor toys). Carolyna is organized and detail-oriented and I appreciated all the information she provided. If we ever visit the area again, I would most certainly stay here. Thank you!
Thanks so much Carolyna for your hospitality and sharing your beautiful home with us.
We had a wonderful time.
This home is located right across the street from a wonderful park. We went canoeing and to the playground. There were lots of walking/bike trails and bikes were available with the rental.
The home had a wonderful, private, fenced backyard and it made for a wonderful spot for family to come visit us while on our vacation! A great spot for kids.
Thanks again and we will be back!
PS: our toddler STILL talks about the kochina dolls and Carolyna. He also mentioned hiking the other days. We have great memories from our trip! :)
We had a wonderful stay and Carolyna is a generous and most gracious host. The home is immaculate and very comfortable and the outside decking and furniture was a nice surprise. Carolyna has thought of everything when putting together the items needed when away from. We would definitely stay here again if we are back in this area. We were able to make good use of the bikes at the beautiful park across the street. Top notch rental :)
Longmont is a very family friendly city, filled with parks, hiking and biking trails and lakes. The County Fair Grounds host livestock shows, antique auctions, arts and crafts fairs, the farmers' market and other festivals and is within 2 miles of the vacation rental. Longmont has been a magnet for popular restaurants, clothing and specialty stores. The YMCA, Longmont Recreation Center, outdoor public pools, ice skating rinks and rose gardens are great attractions. The Greenway offers an extended biking and hiking trail 15 miles round trip, with Golden Ponds (fishing and wildlife) and Roger's Grove (festivals and fishing) on the west and Sandstone Park (ballparks, skateboard park and picnic areas) on the east.
Boulder is a short drive with a wonderful view of the Flatirons and Long's Peak during your drive. Boulder is filled with fine restaurants and activities that cater to adult interests at night and the Pearl Street Mall is filled with street entertainers during the summer
Other Activities: Rock Climbing, Basketball Court, Boating, Kayaking, Racquetball, Horseshoes
Ski: El Dora Mountain Ski Resort 29 miles
Breckenridge 105 miles
Vail 121 miles
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|Notes||Owner encourages guests to call or email with special requests and questions about the home, its amenities, the area and the community at 303-772-1714.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.