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Christina Schell

Member since: 2013
Speaks English

Great Location, this house has never been listed on Craigslist

51 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in West Colorado Springs - Platte LLC

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

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

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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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Christina Schell (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English

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-Noon 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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 51 holidaymaker reviews

Great Location, this house has never been listed on Craigslist
average rating of 4.9215684 based on 51 reviews
5

Nothing but fun in Old Colorado City

  • 5 of 5

The description of the property was accurate and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We would surely recommend staying here to our friends. Coming from Houston we were pleased to stay at this location for many reasons.

1) cool, crisp air - 'nuff said

2) loads of activities and eye candy (Garden of Gods, many diverse, wonderful hikes in canyons or hills, concerts in the park, Pikes Peak, Cave of Winds, Cliff Dwellings, Air Force Academy, Olympic Training Center, GOLF, window shopping, hand feeding giraffes face-to-face at the Cheyenne zoo... the list goes on and on and on.) all within minutes drive or a short walk

3) many excellent restaurants" within easy walking distance (4-6 blocks)

4) vibrant art community with many opportunities to learn or purchase quality pieces

5) nice backyard for our pets or just to enjoy the day

6) clean, cute, house with all of the necessary comforts of home:. internet, TVs, pots, pans, glasses, towels, cleaners, etc.

7) Finally -- the owner has thought of everything and is very responsive to making sure your stay is pleasant.

I personally do not think you will be disappointed.

"Top picks for restaurants:

-- within walking, Tapateria, Jake and Telly's, Rustica Pizza, Front Range BBQ, Bon Tons, La Bagette

-- easy drive, Sonterra downtown, Marigolds by Garden of Gods, The Tavern and Del Lago at The Broadmoor

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Location in the heart of Old Colorado City

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely updated home right in the heart of old Colorado City. The first evening we arrived a deer came walking down the street and stopped at the house while we were trying to unload. Only around 5 minutes to Manitou Springs, Pike Peak cog train, Garden of the Gods, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and only 15 minutes form the Air Force Academy. Also close enough for a day trip up to the Red Rocks outside Denver. Everything was provided that you would need. A nice variety of information was provided on the local area attractions and restaurants. The owner was very helpful ahead of time answering questions that we asked. The response time was always quick very pleasant. We would definitely stay here again if in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here. It is very close to everything and fit or needs. The house is a precious house in a quiet neighborhood. Exactly as described, clean and well maintained. Christina was great to work with and I would recommend this property to others. We took a stroll though town but we did not get to enjoy the restaurants other things to do in Old Colorado City because we were there to attend welcome dinner and wedding of a family member.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and comfortable. And Ms. Schell was friendly and helpful.

We had a very nice stay here in Colorado Springs!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, you traveled so far to come visit Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City and see Americas Mountain and have great adventures and make memories. I am so glad it worked out well for you and your friends. All the best, Christina
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and cute rental! Well stocked with everything we needed for a great stay. Perfect amount of space for our family of 5. Property owner was very accessible and responsive! I would recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying and Thank you again for taking the time to write a review, it means a lot to me that you enjoyed the home and you were comfortable. Have the best Summer 2016!!!!! Christina
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4

Cozy Victorian with excellent location near grocery stores, Old Colorado City, and Colorado College.

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for spending time in the area with your family and friends! We celebrated a Colorado College graduation with family and friends over a rainy weekend! Very beautiful and comfortable! Kitchen is perfect and yards are ready for picnics and bbqs!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying and so glad you enjoyed the area and the convience to the college, come back anytime. Christina
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Location

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 West Colorado Springs, South Central Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer 2016
9 May 2016 - 3 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£426
for 2 nights
From
£175
 
 
Fall and Winter 2016
4 Oct 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£342
for 2 nights
From
£133
 
 
Winter & Spring 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 1 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£292
for 2 nights
From
£108
 
 
Summer Fun 2017
2 May 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£426
for 2 nights
From
£175
 
 
Fall & Winter 2017
2 Oct 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£342
for 2 nights
From
£133
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£426
for 2 nights
From
£175
£1,301
£4,976
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76
Pet Fee £38
Refundable Damage Deposit £152
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
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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in West Colorado Springs in South Central Colorado

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
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 ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
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.

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