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Luxury Villa with majestic Colorado Rocky Mountain views in every direction

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in La Veta - Spanish Peaks Villa

Spacious luxury villa, 4800 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath - stunning views!

This unique Spanish-style villa was originally custom built as an artist's retreat for painting the amazing unobstructed landscapes that surround it in every direction. Situated on top of a rocky outcrop, this perfectly situated home features 3 porches and a patio for enjoying the spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and Colorado wildlife views. Only 1 mile from the charming town of La Veta, Colorado with horseback riding, fishing, hiking, art, festivals, and more nearby.

3 huge bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, two large sitting areas, a stage area, a chef's kitchen, and elegant dining room feature custom art by acclaimed artist Joan Hanley.

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Peter Bartos
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2016
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About Peter Bartos

Son of the nationally renowned artist, Joan Hanley, who built this grand villa.

Peter Bartos purchased this villa in 2014

Why Peter Bartos chose Southeast Colorado

Unquestionably the best views and most luxurious accommodations in the area!

What makes this villa unique

During the "high season," guests will typically be greeted by the acclaimed artist Joan Hanley and given tours of the Villa and accompanying artwork upon arrival. As La Veta's artistic heart and soul, a local icon, Joan has the up to date info on local activities and recommendations.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury Villa with majestic Colorado Rocky Mountain views in every direction
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Noble, OK

Such a beautiful home with the most amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this beautiful place. It's hard to describe how beautiful the scenery is. It was a perfect place for me to relax and find the peace that so often escapes me in my every day stressed out world. Our girls weekend went by way too fast but we plan on coming back whenever we can. We had a Friday night dinner at Frankie's in La Veta and dinner at Aly's on Saturday night. The steak at Frankie's should be on everyone's list. It was SO good. We enjoyed meeting Joan Hanley and would highly recommend this home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeannie, We were so pleased to be able to host you for a relaxing weekend in laid back La Veta! Joan was thrilled to meet you and to show you around the Villa and the architecture and artwork. Please come back when you need another "no kidding" vacation! Best wishes, Peter
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Inspiring experience; both outside and in!

  • 5 of 5

Perhaps the best part of our stay was meeting and getting to know the architect and national artist, Joan Hanley. Her humor, creativity and good nature are infused into the design of the home. It is a magnificent show place for the fine art there as well as a spectacular prism for viewing the picturesque countryside from all directions. All said, this visit will be remembered for feeding both the eye and the soul.

Robert and Kelly Fortney

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert and Kelly- Thanks for sharing the Spanish Peaks Villa experience with us - we were so pleased by your visit and your enthusiastic feedback. Joan was equally energized by your excitement for the architecture and artwork! Best wishes, Peter
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Wonderful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in this beautiful home! It was perfect! Great location and the views were amazing. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place for a weekend away

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Spanish Peaks Villa Fourth of July Weekend two months after my husband passed away to enjoy quality family time. My husbands brother, wife, and two children; my daughter; and my sister and her husband all stayed with me at the villa. It was absolutely beautiful and the perfect place for us to reconnect and reminisce about my husband.

The villa was gorgeous and wonderfully clean. The gourmet kitchen was fully stocked and perfect for us to be able to cook meals as a family. The artwork around the villa was beautiful and peaceful. We particularly enjoyed spending some time with Joan, sharing a glass of wine and hearing about her very exciting life.

The view was absolutely breathtaking. The two boys loved seeing all the deer and petting the neighbors zebra-donkey mix. We enjoyed taking long walks around the property and down to the two lakes.

My brother-in-law said it was the best vacation their family has had since they've been married. We highly recommend staying at the villa to anyone considering it. We have already been discussing when we can go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy- Thanks for the nice review and for being such wonderful guests! We were so pleased to be able to provide the appropriate venue for your entire family to relax during stressful times. Joan especially liked showing the children some art projects and providing toys for them to enjoy. We hope to see you and your lovely family again sometime soon. Best wishes, Peter and Joan
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What a view!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home with the most spectacular views all around!

Very nicely presented home with amazing art close to the small town of La Veta which is a hidden secret in my opinion.

We used it as a stopping off point to visit the Great Sand Dunes national park and worked out well for this.

Would love to wake up to those views of the Spanish Peaks everyday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve- Thanks for visiting with your wonderful family and for the nice review. Joan was so pleased to meet your family and to give you the "grand tour" of the Spanish Peaks Villa and the artwork within. We look forward to seeing you again some day! -Peter
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Perfect wonderful and just right for us!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place for us to all come together for my nephews wedding, beautiful spacious home. This was my first rental on VRBO so didn't really know what to expect. We pulled up and it felt like home. Joan was there to greet us and show us the place. The patios were wonderful and comfortable. The views just beautiful. It was everything that listing said would be and more. The home was filed with art work and just stunning. I would stay here again. We have a very large family and we gathered for meals, games and just to hang and talk.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review Tammie! Joan enjoyed meeting you very much and I am very happy to hear that my pictures and advertising were accurate. This will eventually be my retirement home but til then we are thrilled to have such nice people coming to stay and enjoy it as much as we do. Thanks for being such great guests! Best wishes, Peter
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
La Veta Inn; Deer Print Wine Bar
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
La Veta Train Depot (scenic trips only)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 160
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
La Veta Inn, Alys
Nearest Ski
107 Miles
Wolf Creek (CO) or Red River (Taos, NM)

Eclectic, scenic town nestled in Cuchara River Valley between majestic Rocky Mountain Peaks - perfect getaway and launching point for outdoor activities or local fun, arts, and conversation. La Veta is a haven for renowned artists, musicians, CEOs, ranchers, summer bikers, and friendly hard working locals.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in La Veta, Southeast Colorado

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Off peak
5 Oct 2016 - 17 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
18 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Off peak
28 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
16 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Off peak
3 Jan 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
28 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £81
Cleaning Fee £78

No smoking house please!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in La Veta in Colorado

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , next to bedroom 2
    upper bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Great Room bathroom - Toilet , Custom artwork - paintings of the 360 degree villa views
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , large walk in closet, next to full bath, mountain views
    Upper bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Full bath, private balcony, art studio area
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Gas fireplace, jacuzzi bath, shower, toilet, bidet, mt views
  • Master Bedroom-King bed, gas fireplace, jacuzzi bath, separate shower , toilet and bidet, walk in closet, mountain views. Bedroom 2 has queen bed, sitting area with TV, walk in closet, can accommodate extra sleepers in cots. Upper bedroom has 2 queen beds, 2 pull out twin trundle beds , skylights, art area, private bath and balcony. Overlooks the Great Room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
No smoking in the house please!

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