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 Estess Keepsake Waterfront Vacation Home

Grand Lake, Colorado  

Grand Lake vacation rentals Property ID 27568  

Major City: Grand Lake
Distance:   <1 mi
Community:   Sun Valley Lake Assoc
Type:   House
Area:  Waterfront / Mountain

Bedrooms:   3
Sleeps:   8
Baths:   3
Apx. Size:   2700 Sq Ft
Parking:   Off Street

Pets OK:   No
Pool/Swimming:   No
Internet Available:   Yes
Jacuzzi/Spa:   Yes
Smoking Allowed:   No
Calendar:   Yes
Exchange Considered:   No
For Sale:   No
Credit Cards Accepted:   No

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Estess Keepsake Waterfront Vacation Home

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Name: Sybil Estess
Phone: 970-531-9298
Languages: English
Personal Website: http://www.estesskeepsake.com


In the early 1990's, the Estess family of Houston, Texas bought this breathtakingly beautiful waterfront lot on Sun Valley Lake on the western edge of Rocky Mountain National Park three miles north of Grand Lake Village, Colorado. After years of dreaming of the wonderful vacation home we would build there, we worked with an architect to design and build this lovely lakefront home. The striking two-story design blends into the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside, and includes hand-hewn pine logs, many large windows showcasing the scenic lake views, a covered patio, a covered porch and an open deck. Interior features include a Kiva fireplace, hardwood floors, a large kitchen with all of the modern amenities, 3 full bathrooms with a jacuzzi tub in the master bath, and a laundry room. The home is lovingly furnished with Southwestern style decor, and will sleep up to 10 people comfortably.



A dream home away from home, Estess Keepsake welcomes you with 2,700 square feet of living space that offers everything you could possibly need to enjoy the perfect vacation. The covered porch, covered patio and open deck with large gas outdoor grill and picnic table provide ample opportunities to get away from it all, absorb the quiet beauty of the lakefront view and mountain vistas. Motors are prohibited on Sunset Valley Lake, allowing you to watch the local wildlife in the serenity of its natural habitat, undisturbed. In cold weather, you can continue to enjoy the view from the warmth and comfort inside the home through the large windows in the living room, dining room and kitchen that face the lake. The great room is kept warm and cozy by an attractive and easy-to-use Kiva fireplace that utilizes gas logs. The kitchen has a convenient breakfast bar on the central island, and is equipped with all of the modern amenities, including a trash compactor. In addition to the open floor plan of the main living area, there is also a private sitting room with three couches that is equipped with cable TV, VCR and DVD player so the whole family can enjoy their favorite shows and movies. A game table and games are also provided. The sitting room has a complete lakeview and opens to the covered patio for ease of entertaining. The master bedroom is also equipped with private cable TV, VCR and DVD, as well as a kingsize bed and windows that open up to allow in the fresh air. The large master bath includes a shower, dual vanities, and relaxing jacuzzi tub. The guest suite has a queensize bed and a private bath, and there is a third bedroom with double bed and bunks and a bathroom across the hall that is perfect for the younger members of the family. Two couches can also be converted into single beds for additional guests. In all, there are accomodations to sleep 8 people comfortably, and three full bathrooms providing bathtubs and showers, as well as a powder room. There is no need to wait in line for restroom access. Finally, there is also a laundry room for your convenience, and there are telephones both upstairs and downstairs with an answering machine so you can stay in touch. We invite you to experience your vacation in the ultimate comfort and convenience provided by Estess Keepsake.



Estess Keepsake is one quarter mile from the Colorado River, which separates Rocky Mountain National Park from private land, and where fly-fishing abounds. It is one half mile from "Winding River Campground," which has all kinds of camping, and also offers horseback-riding, hay-rides, cook-outs, pancake breakfasts, ice cream suppers and other fun activities, including a playground especially for children. Renters can enjoy a multitude of activities that are available in the local area. This is a list of just a few of the things that you can do in the area while staying at Estess Keepsake: 1. Enjoy birding, watching the local wildlife including elk and moose, or just vegging out on the covered porch, covered patio or open deck. 2. Go fishing on Sunset Valley Lake, which is stocked every spring. 3. Explore miles of hiking trails near the house or in the Arapahoe National Forest, across the lake, or within Rocky Mountain National Park (1 mile away). 4. Go horseback-riding at nearby Winding River Campground (½ mile away) or out from the village (3 miles away). 5. If you are really adventurous, rent a Mountain bike anywhere in the area and hit some of the estimated 2,000 miles of trails all around or out from the way to the town of Winter Park (30 miles away.) 6. Tour the little western town of Grand Lake Village (3 miles away), which offers restaurants, shopping and other amenities, a heated swimming pool, arts and crafts, mountain bike rental, boat rental at either of two marinas, golfing, tennis and bowling. 7. Enjoy some of the best views in Colorado, over Grand Lake, Mt. Baldy in Rocky Mountain National Park, and also Shadow Mountain Lake and other mountain ranges while eating and drinking on the grand porch at "Grand Lake Lodge" -- or sitting in their majestic lodge around the huge circular fireplace, or shopping at their gift shop that offers jewelry, rugs and other western specialties (1 mile away). 8. Paddle around or fish in our dingy (No motors are allowed on our lake). 9. More serious boaters can rent a sailboat, canoe, motor boat, or platoon boat on Grand Lake itself or on Shadow Mountain Lake or Granby reservoir. 10. FLY FISHING GALORE in the park, Colorado River, or other nearby creeks and streams. 11. Drive to the top of Rocky Mountain National Park, over Trailridge Pass, where you might see abundant wildlife, including mountain sheep and goats, and over to the town of Estes Park. 12. Soar the skies in a hot air balloon for a panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains (rentals at village of Granby -- 17 miles away). 13. In the summer, enjoy wildflowering during end of June through August (July best). 14. In winter, try snowmobiling, cross country and downhill skiing and snowboarding, snow shoeing, and ice fishing. Or downhill ski on some of Granby's smaller slopes or on the large mountains in Winter Park (30 miles away). 15. Afterwards, bathe in or later take a trip to "Sulphur Hot Springs" (25 miles away), which offers a large natural heated pool, and all kinds of hot pools, massages and facials. There is a snack shop there, as well as 2 or 3 cafes and restaurants in the town. 16. If you have time for a 3-6 hour drive, try taking the back roads up to Wyoming. 17. On rainy or snowy days (some have been in summer!), watch movies or play games in the comfort of the house, or read a good book by the fire, or write journals about your trip. 18. Enjoy cooking wonderful meals in our kitchen, which has all of the modern amenities. 19. PHOTOGRAPHY GALORE!!!!!!!!! and More!



One of most beautiful houses on fishing lake with view of mountains in Rocky Mountain National Park. Booking now for winter 2013/14, and spring/summer 2014! (1) Winter and spring rates through May 18, 2014 (shown in purple on calendar below): $250/night. One week only $1,750. 2 weeks only $2,900! (2) Summer rates from May 19 - September 8, 2014 (shown in pink on calendar below) $300/night. One week only $2,100. 2 weeks only $3,500! (3) Minimum: 3 nights; holidays: prefer 1 week. (4) Cleaning fee, to be paid when full rent is paid -- 30 days before occupancy -- is $200 if more than 4 persons, or $150 if 4 persons or fewer. The house sleeps 8 comfortably; maximum of 8 people allowed. (5) Deposit, totally refundable, will be $200 per week, which will be refunded if house is in perfect condition upon your departure. THIS IS NOT PART OF RENT. $200 deposit will be refunded after occupancy, within 30 days. (6) Payment in full must be received by owners 30 days prior to start date of rental. (7) NO PETS; NO SMOKING. (8) Cancellation will be two months in advance, except for death or illness. (9) If bringing equipment, such as snowmobiles, or four-wheelers, or trailer vehicles, must have permission from owner about how many are permissible to bring.

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