17439 County Road 501 Bayfield CO Real Estate

Make great memories here! Light and bright home with loads of character and fantastic Vallecito Lake views! Easy access year round off CR 501 makes this the perfect place to enjoy all the outdoor activities Vallecito has to offer such as boating, fishing, paddle boarding, swimming, water skiing, hiking, biking, camping, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing. Just like being at summer camp! The HUGE living room overlooking the lake has windows on three sides plus a cozy river rock fireplace for cool evenings. The open floor plan to the kitchen provides lots of living and entertaining space. The kitchen also opens onto a wonderful south facing, flagstone patio. As does the dining room with charming French doors for easy cookouts and family get-togethers. Outdoor entertaining is perfect on the patio and adjoining covered porch with lake and mountain views. Off the terrace there's also a dog-fenced yard, a custom built stone smoker/grill, lovely flower beds, and a meadow-like yard with tall pines and aspens. On the main level there is one bedroom and full bath, and upstairs are two bedrooms (or great office/flex space) and a bath. It is hard to tell now, but part of the home was one of the original cabins in the area built around 1947 after the dam was finished in the early 1940s. It has been added onto over the years and lovingly updated. A detached garage provides ample space for a vehicle or boat, plus workshop area and plenty of room to store toys. There's also additional storage in the garage attic, the enclosed toolshed and firewood shed attached to the north side of the garage building. Some of the recent updates are: downstairs shower tile, and brand new living room carpet. Outside, both the house and garage have been totally re-sided; the home with rustic wood shingles, and the garage with composite cement board. The covered porch, a great place to see the lake and hang out with a book, was recently rebuilt and painted. A new garage door was installed and extra gravel parking was added. (The metal roof ice damage on the south and west side of the living room is scheduled to be repaired 7/27-7/29, included in asking price). There is central domestic water from the Freeman Creek Water Association ($650 per year), and the septic system is on the north side, newly inspected. The home is heated with a propane wall heater with vents to the upstairs and the wood burning fireplace. It is adequately heated for year round and winter use. Or it can be closed down in the winter and has a system to drain pipes and winterize for such. Ho Hum Drive has no HOA and there are existing short term rentals in the vicinity. Home owners make voluntary contributions for road maintenance and plowing but there is no road agreement for such. The home is walking distance, right across CR 501, to the lake which also makes for easy in and out and convenient to the general store and area restaurants. This is a great property ready for tons of fun and relaxation!