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Carolyna Smiley-Marquez

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish

Run or XC Ski 5k or Canoe Lake MacIntosh, Tennis, Rocky Mountain Views

16 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Longmont House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5 or add Efficiency for 6-7

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 supplied 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 #252109 for more details.

Just inside, the kitchen has all upgraded appliances including a double oven, 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 a canoe with nifty trailer, paddles and life jackets for adults and children can be pulled across the street for a fun hour or two on the water.

Enjoy evening visits or family game time in the family room. Television with cable, video and board games are available. 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. See http://longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-n-z/parks-open-space-trails for information on parks, open space and trails.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carolyna Smiley-Marquez (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish

About Carolyna Smiley-Marquez

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 1986

Why Carolyna Smiley-Marquez chose Front Range Colorado

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. About Longmont http://longmontcolorado.gov/about-longmont

What makes this house unique

This home is filled with the great smell of fresh air*, super 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.

Reviews

4.6
based on 16 traveler reviews

Run or XC Ski 5k or Canoe Lake MacIntosh, Tennis, Rocky Mountain Views
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews
Bismarck ND
5

A pleasant retreat in Longmont Colorado

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cyndy: Your review is kind. Thank you so much! I do hope to see you again when you may have time for a visit. Sincerely, Carolyna 303-772-1714
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5

Perfect for our trip

  • 5 of 5

We rented Carolyna's house for one week this summer while we were in the area for a softball tournament. The location was great. It was centrally located for the areas where we needed to be, and the lakefront and park in front of the house was nice. The house was very clean and orderly, and had everything needed for cooking and in-home entertainment (including WiFi for the kids). The back deck and BBQ were nice amenities, as we had a few meals outside. We also rented the small efficiency downstairs which gave us extra space and a bit of privacy for the older kids. Since Carolyna is located next to the area where we stayed, she was available to answer our questions about the house and the local area. Overall, we very much enjoyed our stay, and Carolyna was a gracious host by making sure we were comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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El Dorado, Kansas
5

Longmont Colorado Trip

  • 5 of 5

Carolyna's house has everything you need for a fun vacation. The location is perfect and we enjoyed hiking, kayaking, biking, visiting Boulder and walking around the lake in the early mornings and evenings. Carolyna is a most gracious hostess and the house was clean and organized for all your needs. I would recommend staying at this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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4

Welcome to a home away from home

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Burke, VA
5

A Truly Wonderful Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Golf
0.75 Miles
Twin Peaks
Nearest Train
41 Miles
Denver Union Station
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
Highway 66 and Interstate 25
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Various
Nearest Ski
38 Miles
El Dora Mountain Resort Nederland
Nearest Beach
Macintosh Lake
Car: necessary

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. Longmont and Boulder have many fine restaurants and dozens of cuisines as well as 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

For information on parks, open space and trails: http://longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-n-z/parks-open-space-trails

Ski: El Dora Mountain Ski Resort 29 miles

Breckenridge 105 miles

Vail 121 miles

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Rates & Availability

Longmont House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring Summer
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$220
$1,465
$5,750
 
 
Fall Winter
Oct 2 2017 - Mar 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
$5,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$195
$1,365
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Dep Refundable $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $250

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.

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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Amenities

Longmont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Home is tri-level with finished basement. Full bathroom located on top floor, family room has 3/4 bath and 3/4 bath in the available lock-off efficiency apartment (lock-off extra fee - contact owner for this option).
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Fold away play pen
  • Master and second bedroom open to above-ground deck with view of lake and Long's Peak. Double Bed (1) TV, cable, vhs, dvd. (2) Double Bed TV, dvd (3) Single bed in 3rd bedroom, TV, dvd. Baby Cribs (1) Fold-out playpen. Single sofa bed pull-out available in family room. 4th bedroom in lower level efficiency that can unlock to family room for extra fee (contact owner for this option).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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. *Green/clean cleaning products are used and no perfumed products (such as glade or fabreeze) are used ever. No pet hair, allergy safe as possible. 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 playground

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