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Perfect, clean, quiet home just outside Gunnison; the best vacation spot around!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, 1 level

The home is located a mile west of Gunnison in the quiet area of Island Acres. Island Acres is between the Gunnison River and a branch of the river used for irrigation (great for tubing). We are conveniently located about a mile from Gunnison and the Gunnison airport. The home is near everything Gunnison Valley has to offer: fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, white water rafting, lake activities, etc. The list is huge in Gunnison. More specifically, we are 30 minutes away from Crested Butte Ski Area and Monarch Ski Area. Blue Mesa Reservoir is only 15 minutes away. Dos Rios Golf Course is about a half mile away. Hartman Rocks(10 minutes away) is full of trails for hiking and mountain biking and there is also an observatory there. This house is a five minute walk to the Twin Bridges for fishing and the White Water Park for kayaking, rafting and swimming. It is common to see deer grazing in the open field in front of the house and we have even seen a moose and bear there.

Two bedrooms have queen beds and one bedroom has two twin beds and is connected to the half bath. There is a full kitchen with most cooking items and dishes. The kitchen flows into the dining area and then to the living area. The bedrooms are down the hall from the living room. The house is on one level and is half of a duplex, also owned by this owner, and is separated from the other half of the duplex by two garages. Living room has TV with cable, DVD and Wi-Fi. There is a game cabinet for evenings in, a rec center in town for indoor swimming and working out. Gas BBQ and lawn furniture for gorgeous summer days.

This house is only a one minute walk from the 'Gunnison River House' in case you need another house for friends or family in the area.

This is a pet free and non-smoking property.

More Details

Kim Cressman
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

About Kim Cressman

Jan and Kim are sisters and grew up in Gunnison (an amazing place to grow up). We have another sister, Jennifer, who owns a property just north of this home and on the river. Jan is the only sister currently living here full time. She will be a wealth of information on where to go and who to get in touch with. Kim and Phil (her husband) and Cole (son) live in Denver and come for frequent visits; especially for Cattlemen's Days in July.

Kim Cressman purchased this house in 1987

Why Kim Cressman chose Southwestern Colorado

We bought this property because we wanted to have a home for our Mom (the best) and this is where we grew up. This particular property is in a quiet area with easy access to town and still rural enough to have lots of wildlife and great walking and biking. Gunnison is an amazing place especially for people who love the outdoors.

What makes this house unique

We like the quiet and that this is a dead end subdivision. Not a lot of traffic. The irrigation ditch was perfect for nieces and nephews to play in. We are right by the river for fishing and near the white water park for rafting. The open field in front is nice to catch glimpses of the deer out the front windows.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gunnison in Gunnison County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Attached to half bath
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Perfect, clean, quiet home just outside Gunnison; the best vacation spot around!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

This home was perfect, and close to town!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was for WSCU Graduation celebration. The home was exceptionally clean and well stocked for our needs. Kim handled all of the travel arrangements and details while Jan was there for anything we needed while at the house. Jan went out of her way to help us with getting a bigger pot to cook our celebration meal. The home was real close to town and in a quiet spot so traffic or neighbors were no issue. there was even plenty of parking for our guests. This was so much better than staying in a hotel/motel. I highly recommend this home!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gunnison Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time vacationing in Gunnision. This house suited out needs perfectly for what we needed it for. The house was very clean and well organized, Jan was a nice host and Kim was wonderful in getting this home set up for us. Our deposit was promptly returned after our stay. The biggest downfall is that we couldn't stay any longer! We hope to return to this property another time!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Omaha, NE

Gunnison Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Jan and Kim were great to work with. The process was easy and secure. The home is lovely and VERY CLEAN. Beds were great in all rooms. Quiet place was nice for evenings. The kitchen was well furnished and the laundry facilities were a definite PLUS! Ranch style home benefited younger/older family members.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, quiet and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay! Kim and Jan are great to work with. Location is close to everything. Quiet neighborhood. Would definitely call them first when traveling to Gunnison again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pensacola fl

Clean and quiet

  • 5 of 5

The home is very clean and well equipped. The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked. Check in was easy. Kim and Jan are both very pleasant to deal with. The location is good. Close to town, restaurants and grocery stores. It's 15 minutes or so from the Blue Mesa reservoir. The only issue was no A/C. This did not pose a problem since we were gone all day. By the time we got home in the evenings it was cool. We opened the windows and ran the fans which made the house very comfortable. We are from Florida, so we are not used to the Colorado climate and we are used to running our A/C units 24/7 at about 73 degrees. We will definitely look at staying here again. We are planning a return trip in the winter.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plainview, Nebraska

Super clean, quiet, comfortable and great proximity to town and still being out of town

  • 5 of 5

From the first contact to finalizing my vacation plans, I was very impressed with how quickly the owners responded to my inquiry. When we arrived in Gunnison, the owner was there to let us in and give us a brief walk thru. I was immediately impressed with how clean and neat the property was both inside and out. Very clean linens on the beds and clean fluffy towels in the bathrooms. This was a very relaxing place for our vacation and look forward to vacationing again in this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
In Gunnison
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Dos Rios Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
U.S. Highway 50
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
In Gunnison
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Crested Butte Ski Area
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Blue Mesa Reservoir
Car: necessary

We are 30 minutes from Crested Butte Ski Area, 30 minutes from Monarch Ski area and 15 minutes from Blue Mesa Reservoir. Gunnison is a popular hunting spot for deer and elk. The rental is just upriver from a white-water park which is busy all summer with kayaks, rafters and swimmers. Gunnison sits in the middle of several wilderness areas; great for camping, 4-wheeling, mountain biking and hiking. Year round activities available.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gunnison, Colorado

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rates are based on 4 person occupancy. Each person above the 4 person occupancy is an additional $25.00 per person per night.

Deposit of $300.00 must be received to reserve dates. It can be a personal check or bank check. The remaining rental amount must be received at least 30 days before the rental date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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