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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Estes Park, Colorado

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“Overpriced and dated but roomy, good customer service, and nice views”
Reviewed December 27, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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The house had plenty of room, however the decor and furnishings appeared dated. We stayed with kids ages 1 to 16.

PROS: Very nice views from the living room. The house accommodates a lot of people. The management company seems to have good customer service. It has a washer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, etc. It has a hot tub. Wi-Fi was good as well as the cable television and telephone service. It is very close to the RMNP entrances and to the shopping and dining in Estes Park. It was quiet. They provided a grill with propane. They had some games and toys although those were dated also. You might see some humming birds.

CONS: Price - They tell you one price, but the price was based on only two people and then in fine print they add on $25. for each additional person so the rate won't be anywhere near what they advertise it to be. This was very frustrating!

The hot tub was broken and would not heat, but we called the property management and they had it fixed pretty quickly. The hot tub also has NO privacy from neighbors or from the roadway although it is not a high traffic area. All of the jets on the hot tub do not work properly.

The decor and furnishings were dated. It appears to have been last updated or decorated in the 80's or early 90's.

The master bedroom was on the main floor while the other bedrooms were on a separate floor (downstairs). This setup is not ideal for parents of young children especially when there is a door to the outside downstairs.

Carpet in the bathrooms seems unsanitary and gross. It looked clean, but you can't really keep bathroom carpeting clean. It should be a surface that can be disinfected (wood or tile). Master bathroom tub was creaky.

The road up and down the mountain to get to the house takes quite a while to travel.

They do not provide an electronic garage door opener. They trust you to turn in the keys so why can't they give you an electronic opener and trust you to turn that in also.

Temperature. There is no central air (as far as I could tell) so the place can get very hot. You have to ventilate the place with the windows and you have to keep the westward facing blinds closed in the afternoon because the sun will bake the place.

We found a number of large spiders inside the house.

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Liked best: The views.
Liked least: The age, decor and price.
Traveling group: Young Children
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Management Response
Dec 26, 2013
Thank you for your review. The decor of the Kinney home is "lodge cabin" which we feel is classic, not dated. We have other homes in the program with different decor options and the extensive photography on the Windcliff website clearly shows how each home is furnished and decorated. This home has had numerous furnishing updates over the years.

All of our pricing is clearly and prominently displayed on our website and in the confirmation letters we send to every guest. We feel that the per-person pricing, unusual in our industry, allows smaller group sizes to enjoy our vacation homes without having to pay the price for maximum occupancy. We believe our pricing is very competitive given the outstanding view and secluded setting of our mountain community.

Windcliff is known for its outstanding views as we are located on the sunny side of Ram's Horn Mountain. The total commute time from the Kinney home is approximately 15 minutes to downtown Estes Park and while driving you can enjoy some of the best views in North America. Guests who wish to be closer to town have many other vacation home options available.

Our mountain homes are not equipped with air conditioning nor advertised as such. Temperatures dip into the low 50s at night even in the summer, but the afternoons can be warm for a few hours. The opportunity to have windows open while residing in your vacation home is just one of the unique aspects of mountain living.

We hope that you are able to find more suitable accommodations in the future.
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OH
Reviewed September 12, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Reviewed August 9, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Reviewed July 28, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Reviewed June 20, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Reviewed December 5, 2012 for a stay in November 2012
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Reviewed October 4, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

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