Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
About Stephanie Rauch
Bob is the father of three daughters and one son, Retired Lutheran minister and academic, co-founder and owner of two businesses: Cambridge Financial Advisors, LLC and People's Financial Advisor, LLC, enjoying a second career as a Fee-Only Financial Planner. An outdoor enthusiast, love running, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, exploring, history, reading, meeting people and learning something new every day. The majority of your communication will be with my youngest daughter, Stephanie, though you might see me out shoveling snow in the winter, or on the trails taking my daily walks in the warmer weather!
Stephanie Rauch purchased this Condo in 2009
Why Stephanie Rauch chose Buena Vista
This 1 bedroom, 1 bath first floor condo offers an unparalleled South Main experience. You are in heart of the subdivision within steps to all of Buena Vista's outdoor activities. The master bedroom features a spacious walk-in closet and private access to the full bath. In the living room is a big screen tv with cable and a blu ray/dvd player for those evenings after an adventurous day to wind down and prep yourself for the next day's expeditions. With a fully stocked kitchen, you can enjoy prepping your own meals and enjoy a shaded dining experience on the covered porch. Plenty of storage on this covered porch for your kayaks, bikes, rafts or whatever gear you may be bringing. Washer and dryer in the laundry room (detergent not provided). This is the ideal place to stay for the adventurer.
What makes this Condo unique
South Main River Park is a New Urbanist development with access to the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area and Pike-San Isabel National Forest. Our back yard is 175,000 acres of wilderness and BLM recreation area. We can step out our front door for mountain biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, cross county skiing, wilderness camping, snow shoeing, four-wheeling, panning for gold and exploring historic ghost towns. If I have to work, I prefer to do it in the environment of 14,000 foot mountains. There's never a bad day when you're surrounded by the towering peaks of the Sawatch, Sangre de Christo and Mosquito Ranges of the Rocky Mountains. Those same towering mountains on three sides create a protective wall for what the state climatologist calls 'The Banana Belt of the Rocky Mountains'. Winters on the valley floor are relatively warm and mild compared to the mountains around us. We actually enjoy a high desert climate with an average of 10 inches of rainfall.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
No smoking/ No drugs
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The condo was more spacious than it appears in the photos, and was sparkling clean. After a day spent exploring nearby ghost towns, we walked to Main Street and browsed the shops, hiked along the river trail, and ended at Eddyline pub just around the corner from the condo. The bed was comfortable and the towels were fluffy. Having a washer & dryer in the unit is a plus, though it was disappointing to not have detergent provided as has been in other HomeAway properties we've rented. I agree with a previous renter: a box of kleenex should be a staple in every rental. The t.p. was fine but could use 2 extra rolls instead of 1 since I used a roll in place of kleenex due to an unexpected middle-of-the-night high altitude nose bleed. Shower gel is provided so if you prefer a bar of soap, bring one with you. Kitchen basics like aluminum foil, plastic wrap, tupperware and champagne glasses are needed, and the cooking utensils need to be replaced due to wear and tear.
That said, those are all minor creature comforts and we were able to make do for our short 2 night stay. The location, spaciousness, cleanliness, quietness and price of the condo earned 5 stars from us. We would book this condo again.
Buena Vista villa
This condo is perfect for a quick weekend stay to enjoy all that Buena Vista has to offer.
Very easy to find, quiet, yet great location. This condo is spacious and clean and the bed was very comfortable. We enjoyed our walk around the town and down by the river. We would definitely stay here again.
Very comfortable and quite place to rent.
just what we needed for a few days
Worked very well for our needs. Entire property was in excellent condition. Only suggestion would be to refit the bathroom door so it does not rub and make noise when closing the door.
worked for us
Although we aren't overly needy , just a little more effort would have made a big difference . Informing us about the very convenient parking lot behind the unit would've been helpful , checking in with us to make sure we found the place would've been a nice touch . I've had better quality of toilet paper in the porta jons on my jobsite , to spend an extra buck on TP would have really been appreciated. Same goes for the bar soap , in this dry weather something with moisturizer such as Dove or Caress - who knew they even made Irish Spring anymore ! Kleenex is always appreciated as allergies were kicking in. One box would have been great. The deck was great for sitting on after a long day on the river , but alas no small table to put our drinks or snacks on . Couldn't figure out why the box spring was on the floor inside the bed frame , but we slept well and the fan was a great addition. I think that with just a few minor upgrades / additions it will go a long way. I'm aware there's no Bed Bath & Beyond nearby but they sell online for sheets , small accessories etc.. Don't get me wrong , the place was perfect for our needs , just some hopefully helpful suggestions.
Four-wheeling (Jeep & ATV), mountain climbing, rock/mineral/fossil collecting, exploring ghost towns & historic mining districts, panning for gold.