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Stephanie Rauch

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

New Condo on Arkansas River Park with Wilderness & Town Access

21 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo

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Overview

South Central Colorado Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Stephanie Rauch (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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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Reviews

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based on 21 traveler reviews

New Condo on Arkansas River Park with Wilderness & Town Access
average rating of 5.0 based on 83 reviews
5

Wonderful location and great price!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for our family's weekend getaway. It is located in a new area of Buena Vista and is perfect walking distance to many shops, restaurants and outdoor activities--right by the river-it's beautiful! It is also pretty close to the hotsprings which was a wonderful experience. The condo itself was very clean and had everything you would need in a home away from home. The owner is friendly and has great communication. Very much enjoyed our stay. Loved dinner at Eddyline Brewery and coffee at Buena Vista Roastery.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgetown, Texas
5

Great location and super price

  • 5 of 5

The condo is located in the very, very new area of Buena Vista just a short walk away from the Arkansas River. It's essentially a first floor apartment within a very cool, new, 3-story building. Great location and within walking distance of not only the river but a number of restaurants and other conveniences.

It was very clean with a very nice kitchen, bathroom, and even a laundry room with full size washer and dryer.

Great communication and service from the owner.

The price is exceptionally reasonable and so for that reason I must say it exceeded our expectations.

Breakfast at Jan's, lunch at House Rock Kitchen, dinner at Eddyline Brewery. All great places!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Really nice place close to all the shops, restaurants and the river as well. Great price as well. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Great place, clean, new and everything we needed. The 1 bedroom with pull out couch was perfect for our family of 3. Loved the community and surrounding ding area. Can't beat the value for the money.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

A wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for renting to us. We had a wonderful time at your place in Buena vista. It was a nice quiet stay, and everything was great! Wonderful facility, and great location. Would love to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Clarkston, wa
5

Perfect for our family spring break!

  • 5 of 5

This place is warm and comfortable and was exactly what we needed for our family of five to relax and connect over Spring Break. The location and size were great and Stephanie was very helpful and flexible when it looked like we may need to change our schedule. Just the right amount of space and all comfortable. If we go again to visit our son, this would be the place we will stay. The price is unbeatable and well worth it. The only things I would have liked to be adjusted were more dining room chairs and a DVD player. After an active day, we wanted to relax and watch a movie. Thankfully, we had access to one, but it would have been disappointing not to have that option.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
South Main River Park & Whitewater Trail Access
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Buena Vista River Park and Bridge
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Abandoned Midland Railroad and Train Station
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Four Mile Travel Management Area
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Midland Bike Trail System
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Railroad Museum and Courthouse
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2016 Peak Season
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$105
 
 
2016 Off Season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$85
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$95
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $35 + Tax
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.

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Amenities

South Central Colorado Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
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.

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