Carter Lake viewed from the North Shore

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The property is located 60 miles north of Denver and 35 miles north of Boulder, between Longmont and Loveland. You can live in this quiet mountain valley south of Carter Lake. Just eight miles to the village of Berthoud, and 15 miles to Loveland or Longmont, the location is convenient for commuters or those working from home. The Berthoud school bus stop is 800 yards up the county road inside the South Shore Campground parking lot.

Carter Lake Valley and ranches to the south Carter Lake map School bus
You cannot see it from the house, but a 10 min walk to the Carter Lake South Shore Boat Ramp offers year round boating, fishing, hiking and biking trails. Every day, valley residents enjoy the drive around the scenic southend of the 180ft deep lake. There is swimming, diving, paddle-boat rental, water skiing, and sailing (two marinas).

South Shore Boat Ramp

The valley abounds with wild flowers, birds, wild animals and the horses and pets of the 70 residents. And it is quiet enough to hear them. Behind the ridge to the west is Longs Peak (14,259ft). While snows on the Continental Divide are deep, the valley weather (5,757ft) is mild and snows are interspersed with warm sunny days.

The Larimer County area offers countless opportunities for sightseeing, hiking & biking, snowshoeing, hot air ballooning, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, golf, the arts, theatre, movies, shopping and all sorts of sports. Checkout these websites describing activities within 45 minutes:
Carter Lake Marina
Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District.
Benson Sculpture Garden
Benson Sculpture Garden

Many commute to colleges such as the Univ of Colorado and Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado State Univ in Fort Collins, Univ of Northern Colorado in Greeley, and Front Range Community College in Longmont and Fort Collins.


Landlords: Verna and RichThe house is For-Rent-by-Owner. It is owned by Rich and Verna Salmon who live upstirs in Unit A.

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This 2,040SF apartment rents (unfurnished) for $1,500/mo including all utilities. It includes the entire first floor and is accessed via the front porch entrance where there is off-street parking. One goes through the vestibule into a mirrored Great Room.

Vestibule Great Room with mirrored wall Great Room with mirrored wall
The apartment has three bedrooms, bath, Great Room with new kitchen, five closets and W/D hookup. Mirrored walls and mirrored closet doors create an expansive feel to each room. Extensively insulated, the year round inside ambient temperature is 65-70 degrees. There is one entry room A/C unit and there are ceiling fans in all rooms.

  • Great Room with mirrored wall Great Room (25x35) with wall-to-wall mirror.
  • Kitchen on northside of Great Room Newly renovated Kitchen with island bar, disposal, dishwasher, refrigerator, electric stove.
  • Spruce Room looking into the Great Room Mountain view from the Spruce Room Spruce Bedroom (11x16) with a wonderful view to the west.
  • Cottonwood Room with walkin closet Cottonwood Bedroom (11x18) facing west with walk-in closet.
  • Lilac Room Lilac Bedroom (12.5x19) largest BR, window facing south.
  • Large Bathroom Shower and Tub of large bathroom Large Bathroom with shower stall and deep tub.

  • Utility Room contains the washer /dryer and a chest freezer.

  • The UTILITIES included in the price average $300/mo for: forced-air heat, A/C, electricity, water, septic system, pest control and trash removal. Tenant pays their own telephone land-line, internet connection, television services and their tenant insurance. This is comparabe to renting a 3BR house for $1,200 where tenant pays their own utilities.
  • Pets - dog Pets involve additional damage deposit. No smoking or vaping inside the house.
  • PRIVACY. The Lower Floor and Upper Floor units are quite separate from one another, as each has its own street access, yard, parking and private entrance.
  • Home is rented unfurnished. Furniture shown is for illustration only.
  • Clipboard One year lease at $1,500/month (all utilities included), $1,000 damage deposit. Credit check/ Application fee is $25 per adult. TOTAL to move-in = $2,525



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