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.
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.