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Easy Access to Recreation and Quiet Clean Comfort When You Return

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

A large open apartment that is clean and accommodating for up to 4 people

You will have a large full basement apartment that is set up for board games, puzzles, books, or movies, TV and internet access. The eating bar with stools is set up with refrigerator(s) and stocked with first day's supply of bottled water. In the kitchenette you have a microwave, toaster oven, heating plate, NuWave Oven and coffee and tea or hot chocolate. Sleep on 100% Cotton Egyptian sheets with comforter in queen-sized pillow-top bed. I have no baby furniture. The apartment is large (1100 Sq. ft.) 3 beds for up to 4 persons--two in a queen-sized pillow top. The daybed has a trundle bed that pulls out and drawers underneath. (Beauti-rest portable twin available upon request.)

Enjoy a hot shower which is stocked with towels. Arrange laundry requirements as needed. (Burke Dry Cleaners at Raintree Crossing - Drake Road and Shields Street intersection.) City water and electricity rates support careful and conscientious use of energy-appreciate it! Enjoy home-made Fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies on the day of arrival! Welcome Home-made gourmet breakfast arranged at arrival. For example: French toast blueberry casserole with warm fruit topping, crisp natural bacon strips, fruit salad with whipped cream and almonds, fresh homemade coffee and creamer or Homemade crust with Broccoli-cheese Quiche, Browned Natural Sausage patties, Apple Crisp, and Fresh hot coffee with creamer, or Baked Egg Soufflé, Crisp Natural Bacon strips, and Homemade Fruit Muffins, Fresh hot coffee with creamer. You choose! (Additional breakfasts available-just let me know if you would like them.)

Please no pets or smoking.

More Details

Gayle Esarey
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2017

About Gayle Esarey

I am a semi-retired Medical Billing Coordinator and Business teacher. I keep house and entertain with Rusty. Rusty is a 10-year-old registered Australian Shepherd. My three children are grown and have left the nest! Along side this business, I tutor and teach a few students how to play piano. My interests are broad: fitness and healthy living, reading, music, Europe, Broncos, RMNP, walking, and now seeing our country!

Gayle Esarey purchased this apartment in 1985

Why Gayle Esarey chose Fort Collins

We started here and made this home a comfortable, updated, clean dwelling. It has a beautiful yard with mature landscaping, tables and chairs outside, nearby walking/biking trails, Spring Creek and Roland Moore Park. If you want to explore our city, we have museums, miniature golf, golf, a dinner theater, movies, mountains, streams, Horse Tooth Reservoir, and shopping. We also have wonderful restaurants and breweries to visit. Downtown is very popular for walking and browsing many shops and restaurants. Entertainment at the downtown plaza is fun during summer. In August is the August Fest. Taste of Ft. Collins is in June. Many locals bike everywhere on the bike lanes or the bike trails. Fitness is serious business for many here. This property is 2 miles from downtown and several blocks from the trail to Roland Moore Park trail or Spring Creek bike trail.

What makes this apartment unique

During summer months, you will find it spacious, comfortable, and cool. In winter, it is warm, spacious comfortable, and relaxing. The quarters are also very clean and attractively decorated. During the week, if you want chocolate chip cookies, just let me know. I have met many interesting people through this business!

We are located on a family-oriented, dead-end street. The children often play on their skate boards, hockey, basketball, and riding their bikes. Watch for them as you approach the house.

Close within driving distance is our shopping mall and Centerra shopping center in Loveland. Estes Park is up Highway 34 about 45 minutes (Use High 7 as 34 is under construction this winter.)

CU Boulder is also within driving distance up Highway 287 West on Highway 66, South on Hover Street in Longmont. You can easily catch Highway 119 and go West to Boulder. Pearl Street is a well known area as well as CU campus. Maps for these areas are posted in the apartment for viewing.

Throughout your travels, you will likely see deer, elk, mountain sheep, marmots, squirrels, and maybe bear and beaver, or wild turkeys. The elk have made their home in Estes Park and wonder throughout town without fear.

Park in the drive-way or on the street. Welcome to my house! Enjoy your stay!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in West Swallow in Fort Collins

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Newly updated bathroom with tile shower, sink and water-saving toilet. Very clean.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen-sized pillow-top bed, dresser and closet. Carpeted and clean. 100% Egyptian sheets and down comforter. Personal space heater for temperature adjustment if required. Reclining chair with reading lamp to read or relax. Daybed with trundle in next room for up to 2 persons. Trundle pulls out into single bed. Drawers underneath for use.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The apartment easily accommodates a family of 3 or 4. 13 steps down to a separate apartment. The apartment is 1200 square feet. There is one bedroom that expands to another area which has a daybed with trundle and drawers underneath. If traveling with a baby, bring a pack-n-play. There's plenty of room. (Check-in at 3pm or later.) When checking out (by 10am), please empty trash and recycleables, put dirty dishes in red bowl, and leave apartment in good condition for next guests. Put towels and sheets in laundry basket. Thank you.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Easy Access to Recreation and Quiet Clean Comfort When You Return
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Midland, Texas


  • 5 of 5

Gayle was great and so were the homemade cookies she had awaiting me upon my arrival. The property was greatly furnished and the location was centrally located with nearby walking trails and shopping. I would go back in a heartbeat! Nancy

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Gayle was a great host! It was home away from home! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Southwest FL

Cozy Environment Centrally Located and Just Minutes From Old Town!

  • 5 of 5

My mother and I made a short visit to Fort Collins and found this location to be both quiet and convenient. The apartment is downstairs and separate from the rest of the living space. While a little on the cooler side (which was nice for the hotter summers!), the bathroom had a built-in heater, which made showering in the morning particularly comfortable. It was nice having our own sitting area and entertainment in the form of books and movies, as well as fridge and mini-kitchen...hope to utilize the neat Nuwave Oven next time. Gayle was a wonderfully attentive host, who even made us quiche for breakfast one morning! The backyard is beautiful and extra-welcoming, and so is her dog, who knows a ton of cool tricks. We had a lovely time staying with Gayle and enjoyed meeting her mom, who was in town for part of our stay. Gayle gave us plenty of privacy but was available should we have needed anything. We thoroughly enjoyed staying with her, and hope to make it back to see her soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Gatos, CA

How lucky we were that all the hotels were full because we found this awesome place to stay instead!

  • 5 of 5

It was not exactly a happy occasion that brought us to Colorado, so it was nice to feel like we were heading "home" each night after our long days. The apartment is clean, spacious, quiet, and very comfortable. Even laundry facilities if you need them. Kitchen had everything we needed.

Can say enough about the owner and her welcoming nature! She even cooked us breakfast one morning and it was delicious. Thank you for everything!

We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More like staying with a friend.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful in every respect. Spacious and well appointed space with an incredibly warm welcome. Gayle was very understanding when out arrival was delayed. Her breakfast was tasty and her manner gracious.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Everything was great! Clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Host was wonderful! We would definitely stay here again. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Collindale Golf course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Applebees Restaurant
Nearest Ski
145 Miles
Copper Mountain / Breckenridge
Car: necessary

Spring Creek biking trails are 3 blocks North and West. Roland Moore Park is North across Drake Road. At Roland Moore you have the softball games, play basketball, volleyball, children's equipment, or walk along the path. Many people bike these trails throughout Ft Collins.

CSU campus is just 2 miles North up Shields Street. From there continue North and East on Mountain Avenue to walk around historic downtown Fort Collins among the many shops and restaurants.

At the fountain in old town, during summer months listen to various local musicians and visiting groups while enjoying great food from nearby restaurants.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in West Swallow, Front Range 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
22 Mar 2017 - 24 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
25 May 2017 - 6 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
7 Sep 2017 - 11 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Maid Fee £48 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Cancellation Fee £20 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.4%

Damage deposit for families with children under 12 is $150.00. Additional fees usually apply for payment by credit cards. Water usage may cause an additional fee up to $50.00. When paying by credit card, paypal, or echeck this fee can be deducted from the damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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