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Vicki Rooker

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Large Quiet Mountain Home Close to Ouray.

54 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Southwestern Colorado House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-11)

This mountain home is located on a corner lot in a private neighborhood 2 miles north of Ouray. There is a secluded patio with outdoor fire pit, shaded by Pine tress. The patio takes up much of the small back yard, but there is plenty of room in the front for kids to play! Over-sized attached 2 car garage. The original owners of this house built a small log cabin style house. A few years later they enlarged it by adding a large living room with an loft bedroom above it and a large 2 car garage with laundry and entryway. When we purchased this house in 2006, we renovated it from top to bottom, replacing the lovely 80's carpeting with wood flooring, a new kitchen and bath downstairs and a new enlarged bath upstairs, with a skylight in the large shower, allowing for a great view of the surrounding pines while showering.

When renovating, we turned the open loft bedroom over the living room into a semi-closed off bedroom by building a full height wall with double closets. There is still open space between the living room and the master bedroom, so there may be some noise that carries over. Living there, my husband and I had no problems, but if you have a large group, your experience may be different.

There is one bedroom downstairs with a full bath. Upstairs there are 2 large bedrooms, one with 2 queen beds, one with a king bed, and a large bathroom with double sinks and view shower. The living room has pullout sofa bed.

Quiet, yet close to town. Hiking trails within walking distance. An abundance of wildlife is visible regularly, birds, small animals, deer, elk, even bears!!

Keywords: mountain home, quiet, shaded, upgraded, cathedral ceilings, 2 fireplaces, close to town,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Vicki Rooker (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Vicki Rooker

We are retired paramedics from San Francisco, resettled in the mountains to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle of city living. We had visited Ouray several times prior to our move and although the lifestyle change was 180 degrees, we have really enjoyed the quiet and slower pace of our mountains.

Vicki Rooker purchased this house in 2006

What makes this house unique

Master bedroom skylights allow views of the moon & stars as we fell asleep to the quiet with only water sounds from Corbett Creek to lull us to sleep or the occasional soft 'whump' of snow cascading off of the pine boughs in winter.

Reviews

4.7
based on 54 traveler reviews

Large Quiet Mountain Home Close to Ouray.
average rating of 4.685185 based on 54 reviews
5

Incredible

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed here and I have to say we were overly impressed. Vicki was readily available any time of day to answer questions and was great to work with. Everything that I thought should be updated from looking at the pictures on here was already done. There is a new high quality stainless stove in the kitchen and a flat screen tv in the living room. The projection tv that's shown in the photos is gone. We were a group of 9 and we had plenty of space. The house is very well stocked with anything you would need. I've rented several vacation homes and this home was definitely one of my favorites. You couldn't ask for a better rental or owner to deal with! This property will not disappoint!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay on Whispering Pines. The house was spacious, very comfortable and well kept in a quiet mountain neighborhood. The owner was quick to respond with any question we had. Definitely a "repeater."

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the nice review. Its reassuring to know what we do works for our guests.
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Kanab, UT
5

This large home is comfortable and we'll stocked

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this same house 4 years in a row. It is comfortable, well furnished and spacious. Quiet neighborhood with lots of privacy. The owners invested in new appliances and maintain the property well.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kerrville
5

Beautiful Location, and the Perfect house for it!

  • 5 of 5

Warm Cozy House, and Fantastic location, we stayed for 7 days during the Christmas holidays and hated to leave. The house had everything we needed, we just had to show up. Winter time is great there, they had sled's for the kids and the driveway was perfect for it! I would go back every year if I could. Love it!!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

whispering pines

  • 4 of 5

Great place, very close to Ouray. Little privacy issues up stairs and some weird ceiling fans. Also, the satellite dish only had shopping channels and DYI. very nice place to stay. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your review! I agree, the ceiling fans are a little weird. It is an electrical problem no electrician has ever been able to solve. We have had several come in and try to straighten it out, to no avail and much tearing of hair of said electricians. The satellite TV system is supposed to have more than the shopping channels. I will definitely contact my provider and get that fixed. Thank you very much for letting me know. I can't fix problems I don't know about.
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5

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

This house is wonderful! Where do I begin.....

First off, it's beautiful. SO much space and so comfy. The owner has provided everything u could possibly need for your stay. Its very peaceful. There's an awesome creek just feet from the property and a fire pit we took advantage of a lot! I don't think we could have chosen a better house for our stay. I highly recommend this home to anyone looking to stay in this area. I have zero complaints. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. It's always nice to hear that our efforts to make our guests feel comfortable are working. We welcome you back any time!
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Montrose CO
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Obriens
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Cobble Creek, Montrose
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Grand Junction
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Highway 550
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ouray-numerous
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Telluride
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Ridgway State Park

Ice climbing at the Ouray Ice Park, home of the International Ice Climbing Competition, Jeep and ATV trails,hiking, exploring old mining sites, motorcycle rallies, 4th of July water fights, New Year's Eve Fireworks in a glacial canyon. John Wayne filmed his only Academy Award winning film TRUE GRIT in Ouray County. Many of the film locations for various scenes in Ouray & the Town of Ridgway are easily accessible.

The Ouray Hot Springs Pool & town park are two miles to the South, the Wiesbaden Vapor Caves are in Ouray off of 6th Ave. and the clothing optional Orvis Hot Springs are 9 miles to the North just outside the Town of Ridgway.

Ouray has multiple hiking trails, including the Perimeter Trail, which allows hikers to hike completely around the City of Ouray. Good lake & fly fishing at the Ridgway Reservoir. Guide services available or stop in at the Ridgway Conoco for supplies, information & licenses.

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Rates & Availability

Ouray House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 26 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Fall
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Winter
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
 
Spring 2017
Mar 20 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$325
$2,275
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 4.9%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Southwestern Colorado House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , plus a single 4 ' thick sleeping pad stored in closet
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has a 'Western' king sized bed., Queen size Beds (3) Two queen sized beds 2nd upstairs bedroom & a third in the downstairs bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Great/family room has a queen sized sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
multiple ceiling fans, cathedral ceiling w north facing windows and wood burning fireplace in Family/great room provide for great ambiance.

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