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VRBO Bear Stayed Here last summer, Walk to Restaurants & Farmers Market, A/C

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms/2 Full Bath Adorable House, manicured backyard/views of Pikes Peak

This house is not listed on Craigslist and never has been.

Only book on VRBO with the Book with Confidence Guarantee.

It takes a couple minutes to walk from house to Colorado Ave for Saturday Farmers Market, Excellent Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner locations. Fun/Unique Shopping and wonderful Fudge and Ice Cream Shoppes.

Located in beautiful Old Colorado City near the southern edge of the Rocky Mountains, easily accessible by car as well as by air through both Colorado Springs Airport and Denver International Airport—this is where convenience and comfort unite. Welcome to a fully renovated 1898

3 Bedroom, 2 bath house. Enjoy Central Air Conditioning through out entire home. All bedrooms have Doctor's Choice Queen Beds and Ralph Lauren Sheets, Baby Crib available. The Living room features a Pottery Barn custom wrap around couch and Whiskey color leather ottoman. Five television's through out the house including the Kitchen. Landscaped/fenced in backyard and manicured front yard, brand new weber gas grill. Large high end washing machine and dryer, owner supplies detergent and fabric softner. Refrigerator/freezer with front door ice maker and purified water system. Comfortable Front Porch, great views pikes peak and wildlife, enjoy a nice quiet evening walking a short distance to great shoppes/boutiques and many restaurants/bars/ice cream/candy shoppes.

Maid Service available daily if interested.

More Details

Owner
Christina Schell
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Christina Schell

My work career has been spent at many great properties throughout the country, the Buena Vista Palace, PGA National Resort and Spa, The Breakers and I am still currently working in the hospitality industry. I have decided over the past few years that I want to create a 'special home' of my own and treat it as the best 5 Star/5 Diamond experience for my guests.

Christina Schell purchased this house in 2010

Why Christina Schell chose Colorado Springs

Colorado's unsurpassed natural beauty surrounds the house and provides endless possibilities for excitement and exploration. Old Colorado City is described as the gateway to the American West, the neighborhood is framed by the picturesque mountains, lush meadows and scenic canyons that have inspired visitors for centuries. Colorado Springs and the cute historic towns offer an inspiring array of outdoor activities that take advantage of the natural beauty of Colorado and caters to guests' and their individual interests.

What makes this house unique

With over 300 days of sunshine each year and virtually no humidity, Colorado Springs provides the perfect backdrop to explore the timeless beauty of the West. Historic Old Colorado City is less than 3 blocks away from the house and less than a 4 minute walk, during the summer every Saturday from 7AM-1:00PM we have a Farmer's Market with local produce, meats, cheese, bread and flowers. Throughout the summer every Thursday at Bancroft Park we have concerts and all summer long we have festivals and a Friday Night Art Walk.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Old Colorado City in Colorado Springs

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Upstairs - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Nice Big Oval Tub, Big window with privacy, lots of space
    Bathroom 1 - Downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Very easy access, Bright, lots of cabinet space
  • 2 Bathrooms, (1) upstairs with Shower/Tub Combo. Plenty of cabinets and storage areas. (1) Bathroom downstairs with shower. (2) Hair Dryers and Flat Iron Available.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom 1 Upstairs view of front yard
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom 2 upstairs view of mountains
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom 3 downstairs view of yard, handicap accessible
  • All 3 Bedrooms have Doctor's Choice Queen Bed, all Bedrooms have Wireless internet, TV with 100 Channels, nice size closets. All Bedrooms have a nice window with view and windows have white wooden shades, rooms are very quiet.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The House is equipped with a Security Alarm for all doors and motion sensor, also a Fire Alarm that is monitered by the security company.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(66 traveller reviews)

VRBO Bear Stayed Here last summer, Walk to Restaurants & Farmers Market, A/C
average rating of 4.878788 based on 66 reviews
5

Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time using VRBO and I have to admit that I was a little nervous and unsure of what exactly to expect. This is a wonderful home. Perfect spot for my husband, myself and our two younger teens. Everyone had enough room to spread out a little. The kitchen was a huge help feeding the crew. Close to all the attractions. Went out hiking for hours then came back to the house to crash in front of the tv. Perfect! Christina does a fantastic job with all the little details that make it special. Thank you for having us!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great Time!

  • 4 of 5

We had a fun time and the house is super cute! The downstairs bathroom was hard to flush and the upstairs bathroom worked intermitently. It was aggravating fooling with working toilets on vacation. Also, if you want to sleep upstairs and you are hot natured you will need a fan, there is little air flow.

We had a great time though & would stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thank you for the feedback, so sorry to hear about the toilet, of course best to let the owner know if something is wrong when your a guest at house and of course assistance would have been a minute away. Not sure what happened I have had many guests since you departed and no other problems and a note is marked on the toilet downstairs to hold the handle down while flushing, nothing unusual there. The housekeeper and I both noticed the AC on as well as all the upstairs windows still open, this would definitely contribute to not cooling house off, the windows can be opened at the top or bottom and we noticed all the tops were wide open, again BEST to always call the owner ASAP with any questions or issues. Have a great summer 2017.
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5

A sure thing, every time..

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay in Christina's cottage, a bittersweet visit as our daughter has just graduated from Colorado College. :( It has been a perfect setting for our family these past 4 years, allowing us to host grandparents on this most recent visit, and providing plenty of room for everyone. The location and proximity to CC and downtown was ideal. We will most definitely return should we find ourselves back in the Springs. Thank you, Christina, for being a lovely host!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great comfortable place, good location, high quality furniture

  • 5 of 5

To give maximum score

- plastic cups & plates would have been useful, 1) for garden use & 2) make it more toddler friendly (fortunately we brought our own) and

- a highchair , we were able to borrow one from friends in Denver, would have struggled without it, and really that's the only thing missing

Other than that ...

Super location, felt safe & not far from tourist spots

Very comfortable beds & furniture

Well equipped kitchen & laundry

Nice to have the garden option

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs
4

location location location

  • 4 of 5

Very cute house in a great location that was close to everything. The home was very cozy and comfortable and provided all that you would need. Bedrooms were comfy too. Our only issue was with the downstairs bathroom toliet not working so well. Hopefully it will be repaired so there are actually 2 fully functional bathrooms. I would recommend this cute little house for a family stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect - excellent location, good kitchen, comfortable beds, and a cozy living room. We enjoyed wandering over to Colorado Avenue and it was a short drive to the Garden of the Gods. We felt very safe and the area seems to be a lovely community. Thumbs up!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying and writing a review. I am glad you enjoyed the area and visited the sites. Have a great spring 2017. Christina
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Location

Garden of The Gods
"You will discover many trails for hiking and cycling. Great places to take photo's and obser..."
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pikes Peak
"America's Mountain, need I say More!!!!!!!"
Helen Hunt Falls
Old Colorado City Historic District
Bear Creek Dog park
"Great place for all our furry friends!!!!"
U.S. Olympic Training Center
Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center
The Broadmoor
North Cheyenne Canyon Park
Waldo canyon
Colorado Springs Fine Art Center
The Famous Steak House
Craftwood Inn
La Taverne
The Golden Bee
Summit at The Broadmoor
Paravicini's
King Soopers
Cinemark Tinseltown USA
Adventures Out West
Yoyogurt
The Promenade Shops At Briargate
B J's Velvet Freez
Starbucks
US Air Force Academy
Phantom Canyon Brewing Co
"Great Pool table area and good food, outdoor patio. About 3 miles from house."
Mountain Mama Natural Foods
"The best market for all natural/organic foods/products, great deli with to-go items. Gluten ..."
Seven Falls
Black Forest
Mountain Mama Natural Foods
"The best market for all natural/organic foods/products, great deli with to-go items. Gluten ..."
Jake & Telly's Greek Cuisine
Pizzeria Rustica
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
Meadow Muffins, Motif, Thunder & Buttons, 2South
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Patty Jewett Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Cog Railway
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-25
Nearest Restaurant
Jorge's,Thunder and Buttons, Motif, Carlos Bistro
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Breckenridge, Colorado
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Memorial Park
Car: not necessary

Loads of History in Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs and The Broadmoor. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 7 miles away, Garden of The Gods 3 Miles away, The Broadmoor 4 miles away, Cog Railway with trip to top of Pikes Peak 5 miles away, Olympic Training Center 7 Miles away, Air Force Acadamy 10 miles away,

Denver 70 miles away, Colorado Springs Airport 15 miles away, Horseback Riding 5 miles away.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Old Colorado City, South Central Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer Fun 2017
2 May 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£434
for 2 nights
From
£178
 
 
Fall Leaves/Holidays
2 Oct 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£331
for 2 nights
From
£127
 
 
Do the Incline 2018
8 Jan 2018 - 1 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£280
for 2 nights
From
£101
 
 
Summer Fun 2018
2 May 2018 - 1 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£434
for 2 nights
From
£178
 
 
Fall Leaves/Holidays 2018
2 Oct 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
£331
for 2 nights
From
£127
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£434
for 2 nights
From
£178
£1,324
£3,657
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.3
Pet Fee £38.65
Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Tax Rate 10.25%

Thanksgiving: 5 night minimum at summer rate
Christmas/New Years Eve: 5 night minimum at summer rate
USAFA Graduation (7) Night minimum at summer rate - Graduation Date Wednesday May 24, 2017
Whatever you smoke &/or Vape, please do so 15 feet from front door, back door, windows, a $250.00 deep cleaning fee will be charged if any kind of tabacco/Vape smell inside, Insurance will not cover.

Check-in 4:00PM Mountain Time
Check-out 11:00AM Mountain Time

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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