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Fish from the porch! All 5 star reviews! 2 miles from entrance to RMNP.

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleep to the sound of the Big Thompson River just outside your door!

The CASA RIO VISTA is a beautifully appointed and decorated 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home is located right on the Big Thompson River in a quiet private, gated community, Blue Spruce Village. The Big Thompson runs just a few feet away from the back deck. Enjoy your morning coffee or happy hour drinks listening to the rushing river from your wrap around, spacious deck. Open the windows and hear the river all day and night! We stock the river with rainbow trout every 2 weeks around late June to late Aug.

The master bedroom has a king size bed, a bay window overlooking the river and a recently renovated bath. The second master has its own bath and a queen size bed. The third bedroom (a new addition to the home)can be a children's retreat....a built in bunk bed...queen on bottom and XL twin on top. This bedroom also has its own bath. Bedrooms are all upstairs. The downstairs leather sofa opens to a queen size bed.

This home has it all. The kitchen is fully equipped with top quality dishware, cookware and utensils. Outside you'll find a Weber gas grill. The living area has a TV/DVR/stereo, DVD library and games. Our home also has WIFI internet access.

Blue Spruce Village is approximately 5 minutes outside Estes Park and two miles from the entrance to the specular Rocky Mountain National Park. Only one quarter mile from the original entrance to the park, you can walk to a park trail that leads to beautiful Moraine Park. You won't be disappointed!

Here are former guest comments:

'We had such a wonderful time here at Casa Rio Vista! Thanks for such a beautifully decorated and comfortable place for us to spend our vacation. Our kids were calling it 'home' after our first night.' G.S., McKinney Texas

'Most of all, your beautiful home made our 15 hour drive so worth it. We definately plan on coming again and recommending your home for a guaranteed pleasurable stay.' D. G., Ft Worth, Texas

'Thank you for such lovely accommodations. Our windows and doors were always open to hear the rushing waters.' J.W., Omaha Neb.

'What a magical retreat you have here! We still can't get over the fact that just outside the back door is such a wild, beautiful piece of nature in the river. We have spent countless hours sitting on the porch gazing at it, listening to it from our bedrooms and fishing in it (Chloe caught a trout!). It's an amazement we can't get over.' T.S., Austin, Texas

See the photos below.

Keywords: Cabin,Home,Casa,

More Details

Property Manager
Donna Claypool
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017

About Donna Claypool

We purchased this home after visiting Blue Spruce Village for 8 years. We just love having our coffee in the cool crisp mornings while watching the kids feed the fish and chipmunks that visit the area. In July 2013 we purchased another BSV home unit #2 'Pinehenge' just a few doors down. Take a look VRBO #484296.

Donna Claypool purchased this house in 2006

Why Donna Claypool chose Rocky Mountain National Park

We really strive to have all the comforts of home. We supply coffee, laundry soap, dish soap and many general essentials for cooking. Have your ever been on vacation cooking a meal that needs only 2-3 Tbs of Olive Oil? You just can't believe you have to buy a $8-10 bottle at the local grocery store for a messily 2 Tbs? ... Well we have you covered!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house near the Estes Park near the Larimer County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    1st Level -
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Its own full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Kids retreat with built in bunk-beds and their own bath.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Has a bay window, its own bathroom with glass shower & TV
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) Bedding is custom made 'fly fishing motif', Queen size Beds (2) 2nd master bedroom-Handmade log bed with custom bedding, 2nd one located in the kid's retreat as part of the built-in bunk, Twin or Single Beds (1) Is located in the kid's retreat as part of the built-in bunk - XL twin, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is a new hide-a-bed that is more comfortable than previous beds, Bunk Beds (1) This is a wonderful kid's retreat with built-in Queen and Twin XL beds. Yet cozy enough for 2 adults and one child
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Fish from the porch! All 5 star reviews! 2 miles from entrance to RMNP.
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews
5

Peaceful Home, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This house provided everything our group of six needed. The kitchen was well stocked, the furnishings were comfortable. Sleeping with the windows cracked open and hearing the river was a special treat! The location is really wonderful for accessing some of the most popular RMNP hikes while avoiding the Estes Park traffic. Great property!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa, It was great to hear how much you enjoyed Casa Rio with your family and friends! It is truly wonderful hearing the river sound lull you to sleep at night. Also, our guests love getting to the park with out the traffic!! We look forward to your return! Make each day count! Donna & Lloyd
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5

Estes Park

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this cozy, charming house. The location was perfect to relax on the back porch and listen to the river with the benefit of being so close to Rocky Mountain National Park.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie, Thanks for your post....can't wait for your return! Donna
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Austin, Texas
5

Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay. Can't say enough about the peaceful sounds of the river, overall set up of the unit and personable management (Donna) this home offers. We'd definitely stay here again. Thanks again for having us and look forward to the next time!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi James, Thanks for posting your time at Casa Rio! It was great to have you, your wife and boys stay. I really enjoyed meeting those 2 fine boys! A great journey is ahead for them! We look forward to your return! Lloyd & Donna
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Overland Park, KS
5

Great riverfront property!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this last minute due to some plans changing and we couldn't have been happier with the cabin. The cabin had a nice modern feel but still cozy. The proximity to town and RMNP can't be beat and the owners were very accommodating. We plan to go back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jerod, Glad you found us and that you enjoyed the home. Can't wait for you to return....just let us know! Make each day count until we see you again, Donna & Lloyd
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Quick Vaca to CO

  • 5 of 5

You can't find a nicer, cleaner, neater, well appointed place to relax & listen to the river, which is a mere few feet from the porch. It had everything we needed & more. Awesome!

Beds were fantastic. The home was well stocked. Couldn't be happier with this choice.

Craig

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Craig for the wonderful review! Great to hear it was the perfect spot to share with your sister and her family! Come back and see us again soon! Donna & Lloyd Property Managers
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Casa Rio Vista. The house had everything we could possibly need for our vacation. Donna was wonderful to work with and answered any and all questions we had. The homeowners provided a fully stocked kitchen complete with spices, oils and foil/plastic wrap! We were very impressed and hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sarah, Thanks so much for taking time to leave a note. It's always special to hear you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hearing you will be returning to the Casa Rio again! Just let us know when! Warm Regards, Lloyd & Donna Property Management
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Location

Car: necessary

Fly fishing - private portion of river that is stocked with trout annually

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house near the Estes Park, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
FALL 2017
6 Oct 2017 - 9 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£799
for 3 nights
From
£247
 
 
FALL 2017
10 Oct 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£948
for 3 nights
From
£296
 
 
SPRING 2018
18 May 2018 - 7 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,244
for 4 nights
From
£296
 
 
SUMMER 2018
8 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,869
for 5 nights
From
£362
£2,442
 
 
FALL 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,244
for 4 nights
From
£296
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,869
for 5 nights
From
£362
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £58.49
Damage Deposit £311.96

If cancel 60 days before arrival, full refund less $100 cancellation fee.
If less than 60 days, no refund unless dates are resold.
Cleaning fee of $150 for reservation less than 4 days.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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