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New Condo on Arkansas River Park with Wilderness & Town Access

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

You’ll be staying in South Main River Park, a New Urbanist community being built on the Arkansas River in the town of Buena Vista. If your priorities are 1) convenient access to the area’s many recreational activities, 2) a beautiful location at 3) an affordable price, our condo may be just what you're looking for.

You can launch a kayak, hop on a mountain bike or wear out your hiking shoes by just stepping out the front door. No building is closer to the South Main whitewater launch area, kayak play hole and Whitewater and Arkansas River Trails. These trails are tied to the Barbara Whipple Trail, Midland Bike Trail and Four Mile Travel Management Area. 175,000 acres of wilderness and BLM lands are your backyard. A skateboarding park and several playgrounds are just a few blocks away.

Shopping, restaurants, equipment rentals, theatre, Community Center, museum, town library and other amenities are within easy walking distance. The new Eddyline Brewery and Restaurant is at the other end of our block. After a hard day of recreating you can either sit down for beer and fire baked pizza or you can sit in your own courtyard and watch the sunset over Mt. Princeton and the Continental Divide. At any time you can step over to the park's 'Living Room Without Walls' to watch the kayakers and rafters running the rapids or bikers, hikers and rock climbers ascending 9600 foot Midland Hill on the other side of the river. Play a game of horseshoes, checkers or chess. If you're hungry fire up one of the grills. At night you can even build a camp fire in the fire ring and listen to the river below. Call it “convenient condo camping”.

South Main architectural standards are creating an authentic traditional neighborhood. High quality public space is designed for walking and creating community. You will be living on the first floor of a 3-story classical style stone and stucco building. The condo’s spacious living area and separate bedroom will sleep four easily. An open kitchen and dining area bring the total floor space to about 850 sq.ft. Entry is through a courtyard and large porch on the west side of the building. There is a good view toward 14,000+ foot Mt. Princeton and the Continental Divide, but none toward the River. The courtyard provides a private place for dining and socializing away from Main Street and the public square. The covered porch offers shelter and shade. Priced at less than the best hotel in town, we want to build a loyal core of vacationing guests who share our joy of living here. Our condo is clean, homey and affordable, but not luxury living. It’s where we plan to live when we can’t climb to the third floor anymore.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Stephanie Rauch
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Stephanie Rauch

Married to Jana, 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.

Stephanie Rauch purchased this condo in 2009

Why Stephanie Rauch chose South Central Colorado

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. Big screen tv 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. 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This condo was an excellent home away from home for a few days. So relaxing (and clean!)."
May 2013
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Amenities

Buena Vista Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , + 1 Full sleeper sofa in living room
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
25 yards from South Main Square, 75 yards from Arkansas River, kayak launch, play hole and the Whitewater Trail.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

New Condo on Arkansas River Park with Wilderness & Town Access
average rating of 4.928571 based on 104 reviews
Colorado
5

Great Location - Comfortable and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My best friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the condo on South Main street. We just love this area and the cute homes they've built over here. The condo was super clean, warm, and had everything we needed for a much needed girls weekend away. Stephanie was very accommodating to our requests and I'll definitely recommend this condo to others. The condo was easy to find, parking was easy, and you can walk into BV from here or the river. Great location! Thank you for making our weekend relaxing and fun!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place in perfect location with best host possible!

  • 5 of 5

Stephanie's condo is new, comfortable, and in literally the best BV location possible. Your steps form the river, park, and all the restaurants. Stephanie herself is amazing: 1) I asked if they had a grill to roast marshmallows. They didn't, but she said she was meaning to get one, so a brand new grill was there within a day. 2) She even tried finding us a better sitter or one night.

I can't say enough about the place, location and hospitality.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great. Clean. Had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Great area. Lots to see and do.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Beautiful clean condo close to river walk!

  • 5 of 5

What a treat it was to stay here! The condo was clean, well furnished, and affordable, perfect for our spring break getaway. We loved it because we could walk out the door and straight to the river for a walk! We also were able to walk to the main strip in Buena Vista! Definitely will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice quite stay

  • 4 of 5

An easy and will maintained place. It was nice and quite when we were there. Cute little town with all the needs one would like on a trip. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The best property we have stayed at with VRBO

  • 5 of 5

My husband travels quite a bit for work and we use VRBO often. This condo exceeded our expectations on every level. It is steps from the river, restaurants and shopping. Everything you need is there- extra towels, soap, dishwashing soap, paper towels etc. I usually have to make a trip to the store as some rentals only provide you with the bare minimum however, everything we needed was provided when we arrived.

It may be a 1 bedroom/1 bath but it was very spacious and comfortable for 4 of us. You will not be disappointed in this condo but pleasantly surprised at how wonderful it is!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
South Main River Park & Whitewater Trail Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Buena Vista River Park and Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Abandoned Midland Railroad and Train Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Four Mile Travel Management Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Midland Bike Trail System
Nearest Point of Interest
Railroad Museum and Courthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Midland Railroad Tunnels

Four-wheeling (Jeep & ATV), mountain climbing, rock/mineral/fossil collecting, exploring ghost towns & historic mining districts, panning for gold.

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Rates & Availability

Buena Vista Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017 Peak Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$110
 
 
2017 Off Season
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
$85
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$95
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.8%

Peak Season (May 1-Sept 30) ... $105.00 for a one night stay
Off Season (Oct 1-April 30) ... $85.00 for a one night stay
$200 deposit, $35 cleaning fee plus tax. Inquire for quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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