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

Longmont, CO, USA
  • House1949 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 - 27 nights

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, antenna 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. Antenna TV, 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.

Owner

Carolyna Smiley-Marquez

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
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 Longmont

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.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, Fold away play pen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 twin/ single
      • 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).

      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).

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Longmont has a burgeoning downtown, a short drive or bike ride from the Harvard Street House. Restaurants and shopping aplenty from options on Hover Street, Francis Street, Main Street and others.
        • Lake
          Lake MacIntosh is directly across the street, surrounded by 5K walking/biking path, 2 manicured parks, views of Long's Peak, abundant flora and fauna http://longmontcolorado.gov/Home/Component
        • Lake View
          Lake MacIntosh is directly across the street, surrounded by 5K walking/biking path, 2 manicured parks, views of Long's Peak, abundant flora and fauna http://longmontcolorado.gov/Home/Component
        • Mountain View
          Wide south and north views of the Rocky Mountains including Long's Peak after which Longmont was named.
        • Town
        • Water View
          Lake MacIntosh is directly across the street, surrounded by 5K walking/biking path, 2 manicured parks, views of Long's Peak, abundant flora and fauna http://longmontcolorado.gov/Home/Component

          Theme

            • Budget
            • Family

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Linens Provided
                      Bed sheets, pillows, pillow cases, bath and kitchen towels and tablecloths are provided for inside and outside deck table.
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      High efficiency dryer in unit; a drying rack is also provided for those who are energy conscious.
                    • Computer Available
                      WIFI available throughout home.
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Firewood
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central Heating.
                    • Internet
                      WIFI
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Evaporative Cooler - Colorado summers are moderate, but can be hot and dry. Whole house fan for cooler days and evaporative cooler for hotter days. Ceiling floor fans throughout and floor fans availab
                    • Living Room
                      Furnished, hardwood floors, oak furnishings.
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                      Limited space, please call ahead.
                    • Parking On Street
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bed sheets, pillows, pillow cases, bath and kitchen towels and tablecloths are provided for inside and outside deck table.
                    • Washing Machine
                      High efficiency washer in unit.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Available throughout and near home.
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      High efficiency wood fireplace in family room, fire starter and firewood are provided.
                    • fax

                      Kitchen

                        • Ice Maker
                        • Blender
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Yes
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Pots, pans for cooking and baking. Mixer, blender, coffee grinder, toaster oven, electric waffle maker, juicer
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Service for 8 more or less
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                          Side-by-side with refrigerator.
                        • Grill
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Kitchen
                          Gourmet kitchen fully loaded with appliances, including Kitchen Aid mixer (with all attachments, including pasta making) and Kitchen Aid blender, electric waffle maker. Dishes and glasses, pots and pa
                        • Microwave
                          Above stove microwave oven.
                        • Oven
                          Maytag Gemini Double Oven, regular or convection option
                        • Pantry Items
                          Basic supplies provided such as seasonings, flour, sugar, some spices - ask for details.
                        • Refrigerator
                          New side-by-side refrigerator with ice and water dispenser.
                        • Stove
                          New GE Double Oven, Glass top/4 burner induction
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          Toaster oven

                          Dining

                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Indoor seating for 6 and patio seating for 6-8.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Radio
                                • Books
                                  Some children's books, other reading books and magazines.
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  Family room, master bedroom and monitor in 2nd bedroom.
                                • Games
                                  Table games and outdoor games, tennis racquets, badmitten set, horseshoes, bicycles
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Television/DVD player in master bedroom and TV in family room both connected to basic cable. TV in family room also offers cable recorder
                                • Television
                                  (2) Family room and master bedroom TVs receive cable. Additional sets/monitors in bedrooms and family room for DVD, VHS and electronic games.
                                • Toys
                                  Indoor and outdoor toys for children, roller racers, razors, sand box, tricycle, bike seat, big yellow wagon, pedal fire engine, swing
                                • VCR
                                • Video Game Console
                                  2) Vintage Nintendo, two players, including Tetris, Mario Brothers, Pac Man. Ok, it is outdated, but has a fun appeal to all. Also Play Station and games.
                                • Video Games
                                  Vintage Nintendo and Play Station Games.
                                • Video Library
                                  (2) A VHS library of 25 classic, mostly family, videos; a DVD library of 10 childrens' movies. Local DVD rental at Showtime or Red Box (4 block walk greenway).

                                  Outside

                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Charcoal grill
                                    • Balcony
                                      Balcony accessible from upper two bedrooms through sliding and a french door. Views of lake and Long's Peak, bench seating
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Bicycles available including 2 cruisers One child-size bike.
                                    • Boat with Paddles
                                    • Canoe
                                    • Child's Swing
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      (2) Deck with teak table and 6 chairs and a separate patio area with teak rocker and 2 additional chairs. Chiminea available to warm the deck on cool evenings, fire starter and firewood provided.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Canoe, paddles and life-jackets available. Lightweight trailer for pulling the canoe across the street to lake.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Fenced in back yard, garden areas, boxed flowers on deck.
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Patio
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Tennis
                                      Courts across the street, tennis racquets provided.
                                    • Tennis Court
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Walkway to Water
                                    • Wood Deck

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • Low Allergen Environment
                                        • alternative lifestyle
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Attractions

                                            • live theater
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • cinemas
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • churches
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • pond
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • paddle boating
                                                • antiquing
                                                • boating
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • bird watching
                                                • 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

                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hot air ballooning
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • 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

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              21 Reviews

                                                              Excellent4.7/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              A pleasant retreat in Longmont Colorado

                                                              CyndyBismarck ND

                                                              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.

                                                              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

                                                              Best-Cared-For VRBO Ever Enjoyed / Beautifully Decorated and Apportioned

                                                              Carolyna S.

                                                              This home is the best cared for VRBO we have every visited. The furnishings are beautiful and comfortable, kitchen has all the appliances and tools for making gourmet meals, back yard lovely with BBQ and deck, lots of seating. A walk across the street to 5K walk around Lake MacIntosh with Long's Peak (Rocky Mountains) unobstructed view to the west. Host is caring, attentive and fun to talk with.

                                                              Very Pleasant Place

                                                              Bernard D.

                                                              Right in Longmont, this is a most quiet place surrounded by pleasant things. across the street we watched people biking, walking, hanging out with their children.

                                                              It is in the center of all the attractions of the area. Good access to Boulder + CU, Denver, Greeley + UNC, Fort Collins + CSU, Longmont with Outlet Mall, and, of course, close to Estes Park and the National Park and lots more of the Rocky Mountains.

                                                              Lovely home

                                                              Susan W.

                                                              Our stay was very comfortable in this lovely home. We enjoyed the park across the street and views of the mountains.

                                                              Great location across from beautiful park and close to town

                                                              Craig P.

                                                              Nice place to stay. Owner is very sweet lady and she was very accomadating to our request Would have liked to be able to relax at night with some tv but no other complaints and would not hesitate to stay at this property again

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              These guests were lovely and gracious in every encounter. They were respectful and caring of the property and left the home in clean and great condition. A pleasure to have at the Harvard Street House.

                                                              Great trip.

                                                              DonnaNY

                                                              Six of us came to Longmont to celebrate my father's 90th birthday. This house had everything we needed to make it a week long party. Carolyna is a wonderful hostess. Thank you.

                                                              Location

                                                              Longmont, CO, USA

                                                              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. Clean linens, including bedding and table cloths are provided for inside and outside tables. Green/clean cleaning products are used and no perfumed products (such as glade or fabreeze) are used ever. No pet hair, as allergy-safe as I can make it. Want to begin your day with a 5K circuit cross-country ski or run with great views of the Long's Peak and open space around a lake populated with herons, pelicans, ducks, red wings and geese? A local bald eagle couple, pelicans, and foxes can be occasionally spotted. And who doesn't enjoy the antics of prairie dogs on their haunches watching as you pass through Boulder County Open Space? Take a short detour off the main running/ jogging/ biking path and visit the historical agricultural farm or a restful walk along the Oligarchy Greenway 1/8 mile into the morning sun for coffee and scones (Starbucks, Daylight Donuts and Mr. Bean). Within 6 blocks, you will find a Safeway Grocery, Blockbuster and Redboxes, Green Cleaners, Subway, Pizza and an Italian restaurant. This property is especially friendly to families and couples that will enjoy two groomed parks, tennis and volleyball courts all right across the street. A furnished deck, fenced back yard, canoe, picnic wagon, ice chest and folding chair, bikes, child seat or bike trailer, and children's outdoor toys make for summer fun. 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 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, covered picnic tables, basketball half-court and non-motorized boat entrances. While you pack the picnic, the little ones can play in the 4X4 sandbox under a shade tree in the fenced yard. 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. With all this activity, you will be glad that there is an energy efficient washer and dryer available -- and a drying rack for the ecologically minded. You may also be glad to know that this home is energy-efficient. The owner took advantage of special financing for energy upgrades through Boulder County's Climate Smart and Energy Smart programs. Insulation and appliances, including the evaporative cooler for those warmer summer days, are energy efficient. Not up for all that activity? Inside, make your own blended smoothie, freshly juiced vegetable drink or coffee from beans and water straight from the mountains. Enjoy it on the back deck and shady back yard with its eating space for 6-8. The kitchen has all the appliances, cookware, eating and serving supplies you could need, including a coffee maker and grinder, microwave, vegetable chopper, Kitchen Aid blender with pasta maker and mixer, electric skillet, electric maker and pressure cooker. Basic cooking supplies are available--a cup of flour, some salt or a pinch spices. Recycling is expected and you are encouraged to contribute non-protein food scraps to the composter. 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). Enjoy evening visits or family game time in the family room. Antenna TV and DVD or VHS players with children's DVDs and family VHS available, chess and board games. Vintage Nintendo and Play Station available with a separate monitor and game playing area, leaving the television free for movies. A Macintosh desktop is available 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, fire starter and firewood are provided. A chiminea on the deck will warm you on chilly evenings. Caretaker on property cares for yards and gardens and remove snow. 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. The Greenway

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              $200
                                                              Damage Insurance
                                                              $59

                                                              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. Guests agree to recycle and compost per Longmont City instructions.

                                                              $214avg/night
                                                              21 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.7/5
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                                                              For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

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