The home is especially friendly to families and guests that will enjoy two groomed parks, 5K path around Lake MacIntosh, greenway path to fast food, groceries, coffee, pharmacy, movies and more. Gourmet kitchen, backyard barbecue and deck furnishings
This home is filled with the great smell of fresh air, very clean, nicely furnished and very well maintained with lots of amenities and resources to surprise and please you and with fun outdoor and adventure activities just across the street and within short drives along Colorado's Front Range and into the Rocky Mountains. Clean linens, including bedding and table cloths are provided for inside and outside tables. Green/clean cleaning products are used and no perfumed products (such as glade or fabreeze) are used ever. No pet hair, allergy safe.
Want to begin your day with a 5K circuit cross-country ski or run with great views of the Long's Peak and open space around a lake populated with herons, pelicans, ducks, red wings and geese? A local bald eagle couple and foxes can be occasionally spotted. And who doesn't enjoy the antics of prairie dogs on their haunches watching as you pass through Boulder County Open Space? Take a short detour off the main running/ jogging/ biking path and visit the historical agricultural farm or a restful walk along the Oligarchy Greenway 1/8 mile into the morning sun for coffee and scones (Starbucks, Daylight Donuts and Mr. Bean). Within 6 blocks, you will find a Safeway Grocery, Blockbuster and Redboxes, Green Cleaners, Subway, Pizza and an Italian restaurant.
This property is especially friendly to families and couples that will enjoy two groomed parks, tennis and volleyball courts all right across the street. A furnished deck, fenced back yard, canoe, picnic wagon, ice chest and folding chair, bike (14") with child seat or bike trailer, and children's outdoor toys make for summer fun. Put the kids in the big yellow utility wagon with a picnic, soccer ball, roller racers, fishing poles or kites to either of the two parks you pass on your run around the lake where they can play in maintained playgrounds and grassy areas--plenty of room for Frisbee tossing or kite flying. Fishing (catch and release), volleyball courts in each of the two parks, tennis courts across the street and a half-court for basketball pick-up in one of the parks, covered picnic tables, basketball half-court and non-motorized boat entrances. While you pack the picnic, the little ones can play in the 4X4 sandbox under a shade tree in the fenced yard.
Owner provides tennis rackets, volleyball, basketball, soccer ball and roller racers for the kids. Oh, yes, and a canoe with nifty trailer, paddles and life jackets for two adults, a teen and a toddler can be pulled across the street for a fun hour or two on the water where you may be the only craft on the lake. With all this activity, you will be glad that there is an energy efficient washer and dryer available -- and a drying rack for the ecologically-minded.
Not up for all that activity? Inside, make your own blended smoothie, freshly juiced vegetable drink or coffee from beans and water straight from the mountains. Enjoy it on the back deck and shady back yard with its eating space for 6-8. The kitchen has all the appliances, cookware, eating and serving supplies you could need, including a coffee maker and grinder, microwave, Kitchen Aid blender with pasta maker and mixer, electric waffle maker and pressure cooker. Basic cooking supplies are available--a cup of flour, some salt or a pinch spices. Recycling is expected and you are encouraged to contribute non-protein food scraps to the composter.
From a viewing deck, accessible by sliding and french doors off the master and 2nd bedroom, enjoy a long view of Lake Macintosh, Long's Peak--great light and shadows in early mornings and dusk year round! Play tennis or practice your basketball shots (dribble the short walk to the half court).
Enjoy evening visits or family game time in the family room. Television with cable and DVD or VHS players with children's DVDs and family VHS available, chess and board games such as tabletop mini pool table. Vintage Nintendo and Play Station available with a separate monitor and game playing area, leaving the television free for movies. A Macintosh desktop is available for checking your email and WIFI is available throughout. Or, if it is chilly outside, a wood fire in the fireplace will warm you up, fire starter and firewood are provided. A chiminea on the deck will warm you on chilly evenings. Caretakers on property care for yards and gardens and remove snow.
Longmont is a very family friendly city, filled with parks, hiking and biking trails and lakes. The County Fair Grounds host livestock shows, antique auctions, arts and crafts fairs, the farmers' market and other festivals and is within 2 miles of the vacation rental. The Greenway offers an extended biking and hiking trail almost 10 miles round trip, with Golden Ponds (fishing and wildlife) and Roger's Grove (festivals and fishing) on the west and Sandstone Park (ballparks, skateboard park and picnic areas) on the east.
Longmont is also a surprising community, with an excellent library, interesting downtown with lots of art and antique shops, a beautiful commemorative rose garden with dozens of varieties, bicycle, rollerblading or walking paths, including the St. Vrain and the Left Hand Greenways--14 mile round trip of sidewalk trails--among others, recreation and athletic facilities including the YMCA and Longmont Recreation Center (both have indoor pools and water slides), a senior center that serves lunches Monday-Friday, a beautiful museum and cultural center, lots of restaurants and fast food outlets and a United Artist 10 Theatre with the best popcorn in the area. Lots of community events include downtown art walks, runs and bicycle races (a bicycle friendly town), ice skating rink, concerts in the park and at the library and a museum. Enjoy concerts in Roosevelt Park near the Rose Garden and Senior Center. Twin Peaks, Ute Creek and Sunset Golf Courses with interesting layouts for golfers of all levels. Find all the restaurants and shopping outlets you might need. Longmont has been a magnet for popular restaurants, clothing and specialty stores. Boulder's "no growth" city ordinances have pushed many retail markets to Longmont.
In a short walk east on the Oligarchy Greenway (1 block from the home), you will find Safeway, Blockbuster and Redboxes, Green Cleaners, Subway, Daylight Donuts, Restaurants and Pizza. You will find major restaurants and shopping within short drives or bicycle rides. It is close to Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins and within 2 hours of major ski areas. Estes Park and the infamous Stanley Hotel is just 45 minutes west at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Forest with its elk herds, bighorn sheep and lots of animal and natural beauty is a short drive west on our section of Highway 66.
Fenced back yard, charcoal BBQ, deck with teak table, 6 chairs, outside lounge with 2-person rocker, 2 chairs, big yellow wagon, ice & water chests, bicycles, canoe, tennis rackets, game balls, exercise ball, cable, wifi, fully furnished kitchen with upgraded large appliances and many small appliances available, modest private deck for mountain and lake viewing, children's games and books. working desk, off-street parking.
Owner lives on the premises in a lock-off. She cares for the yard and gardens and is available to assist with opportunities, referrals, minimal child care, or problems.
The home is directly across the street from two of the city's favorite parks, Dawson and Flanders. Children's park and volleyball courts at each park. Tennis courts are 40 steps away, a half-court basketball court a little farther, A 5K (3.44 mile) trail around the lake for walking or biking. The Agricultural Museum is accessible from the path and north and west of the lake is open space. A greenway along the Oligarchy Ditch leads the 6 blocks to coffee, donuts, groceries, pizza, fast and slow food restaurants, dry cleaning and other amenities.
Longmont has both scheduled public transportation and a "Call and Ride" service.
The cleaning fee is fully refundable upon satisfactory departure.
We keep this home filled with fresh, clean and allergy-free air to the extent possible; air fragrances are discouraged. Generally, other than that, we hope that guests will appreciate the clean and well-cared for accommodations and leave them in the same condition for our next guests.
Guests agree not to smoke on or near the premises and to keep the home as free of allergens and perfumed products as possible.
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Carolyna enjoys bicycling around Lake MacIntosh or on the St Vrain and Left Hand Greenways (around Golden Ponds and east). She is mother of 5 and grandmother of 5, multicultural, and is a mediator, consultant and professional counselor. Owner and gardener quarters are on the premises to be available to make your stay as pleasant as possible and to care for the lawns and gardens.