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Solar Home On 5 Acres , Amazing Views, On The River, Close To Town But Secluded

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

We built this Santa Fe style home in 2010 with a design aimed at blending into the surrounding environment, and with energy efficiency in mind. It is a two-level 2200 square foot passive solar home with an open floor plan. The lower level opens into a great room, large kitchen, master suite and second bedroom. The upper level has the entertainment room, plus bed and bath in a loft-type setting. It opens onto a large deck which features a view up and down the Arkansas River Valley and the 14,000+ foot mountains of the Collegiate Peaks Range. Picture windows abound throughout the home. There is 180' of private Arkansas River frontage behind the house, neighbors are few and far between, and though only 3/4 mile from the activities of Main St. the setting in the Pinon/Juniper forest is tranquil and secluded. It is about 1/2 mile upriver of the Buena Vista Whitewater park. A hot tub set above the river in the forest makes for a splendid 'retreat within a retreat'!

owner/property manager
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
16 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Buena Vista around the Chaffee County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Infants that are not crawling or walking are welcome, as are children over 9 years of age. We do not recommend this home for toddler-age children.
  • Responsible adults must provide close supervision of, and take responsibility for, all children at all times.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2 sinks, private to Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Adjacent to Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , upper level, adjacent to loft bed
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bed - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private entry & bath, DirecTV in room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Lower level, bath adjacent
    Loft bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Open to loft area on upper level, with bath
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
This is a passive solar Santa Fe style home constructed in 2010 on 5 acres, located in a secluded, rural setting yet only 0.7 miles from Main St in Buena Vista. Features 180' of private river frontage along with outstanding views of many mountain peaks and the Arkansas River Valley. Ideal for families with children over 12 and romantic get-aways alike!


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(11 traveller reviews)

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Solar Home On 5 Acres , Amazing Views, On The River, Close To Town But Secluded
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Definitely a treasure on the Arkansas River!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful piece of property! We loved having coffee in the mornings down by the river and then spent every evening in the hot tub enjoying family time with our two teenage boys. The house was roomy and super comfortable and had everything we needed! We would love to come again sometime just to utilize this great spot!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alicia - you would be welcome back anytime! We do enjoy it ourselves from time to time - not many places like it anywhere (we think ;)
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

This place is a gem within Buena Vista. The house itself is clean and spacious with great views in all directions and a large deck on the second floor. The property has its own river front and there is a small play wave right there. I was able to kayak there and then also continue down the river to the play park. After kayaking, the hot tub out back was great to relax and warm up in. Overall, if you're thinking about visiting Buena Vista, I don't think you could find a nicer place.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Loved It!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was absolutely beautiful! and just secluded enough but close to town for activities. Also the Colorado river was right in their backyard and the views were stunning!! The sounds of the water was so relaxing. Also loved the extra space and amenities of the house. Would definitely come back and stay longer next time as we didn’t want to leave!!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location on the river close to town. Excellent!

  • 4 of 5

Great property great location. I would recommend having stand up fans in each of the rooms. It got quite hot and some air circulation would help a lot.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great idea - it's been an unusually warm summer. We'll add some stand up fans for those occasions when it really does get heated up. Ordinarily, keeping the windows closed during the day keeps the house from getting too warm. Then in the evening, cooling breezes and open windows makes for a comfortable night. Not always, though - it's been remarkably calm lately, so not much breeze. Thanks for the feedback!
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Great place, amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time during our stay. Being so close to the river and downtown Buena Vista was wonderful and very convenient. The river is so close you can hear the stream at night. I look forward to staying here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! You guys were great guests - we appreciate the review and look forward to your next visit.
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Owner/sites/town was great! House was very spacious. Needed somewhere to put our belongings

  • 3 of 5

Owner was very friendly and helpful! Town and the sites were exactly what we were looking for. Inside was very spacious for a large group to stay. There was nowhere outside to hang out which is what we came to do. River behind it was beautifil but nowhere again to sit and hang out. There was nowhere to unpack or hang up our things when we arrived and it was moderately cleaned.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - we always appreciate the feedback and use reviews to improve the guest experience however possible. We need to provide greater clarity on a couple things - there are empty drawers available in the bedroom dressers for our guests, as well as space in the walk in closet for hanging clothes, etc. We will be adding more hangar space and hooks for guest use going forward. We ask our guests to feel free to move the provided outdoor chairs wherever they wish to use them - whether that be on the front patio garden area by the table, south side by the grill, the upstairs view deck, or the river area. We can always add more though, and will continue to add tables and chairs to those outdoor spaces to make it easier to enjoy those areas. Thanks again for your feedback and for choosing our home for your stay!
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Chaffee County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Collegiate Peaks GC
Nearest Train
27 Miles
Leadville, Colorado & Southern (scenic)
Nearest Motorway
County Road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Asian Palate
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
Riverfront beach (not ocean!)
Car: recommended

Buena Vista is an active, historical town in the heart of the highest of Colorado's peaks. Visit our Buena Vista town and Chamber of Commerce sites for details - much too much to list here!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Buena Vista,

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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