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A home should be looked at, sang about, lived in! 2015 AFA Graduation OPEN!

Karen

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Karen

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015
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A home should be looked at, sang about, lived in! 2015 AFA Graduation OPEN!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Colorado Springs House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (sleeps 8)

2015 AFA GRADUATION OPEN DUE TO CANCELLATION!!

You will feel right at home in this gorgeous 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home that was renovated and purchased for the exclusive use of vacation renters.

This beautiful home is located in the eclectic historic Old North End/Downtown area. This is not a cookie cutter suburban area but a diverse and historic part of our city. It is minutes from Colorado College, downtown, Penrose Hospital, UCCS and Garden of the Gods. It is a short 8-10 minute drive to the AFA.

*****We are seasoned vacation rental owners and this is our business. We cater to discerning travelers who appreciate upscale amenities, one on one concierge service, impeccably clean homes and attention to detail. *****

This completely renovated 1914 home is the perfect vacation rental experience! Decorated in warm golds, greens and oranges to reflect the Italian feel to the property. The walls are hand troweled with a Venetian plaster.

Your home away from home boasts 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, eat in kitchen, dining room, living room, basement family room and laundry room. Enjoy central a/c throughout the home. A rarity in Colorado Springs.

There is a huge back yard with lush landscaping and tons of room to romp and play. You will be provided with outdoor games to include bocce ball, lawn darts, bean bag toss, etc. Sleds are provided in the winter.

Outdoor dining with large gas grill and outdoor umbrella to shield you from the intense Colorado sun! Snip your favorite herbs from the kitchen garden for your home cooked meal.

In the winter/fall enjoy crackling fire on the outdoor fire pit. Complete with complimentary fire wood!!

******SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS******

Bedroom 1. Romantic and Luxurious Master in warm gold tones with KING size bed.

Bedroom 2. Charming and Inviting with KING size bed.

Bedroom 3. Delightful Iron Daybed with 2 twins trundle style.

Bedroom 4. Enchanting Yellow Chandelier BR with Double Bed.

There is a queen size Pottery Barn sofa sleeper in the living room.

Pack N Play from newborn to toddler and high chair.

The home sleeps 2-8 people.

******BATHROOMS******

Luxurious spa-like towels and washcloths. Enjoy high-end personal size toiletries to include shampoo, hair conditioner, hand and bath soaps, mouthwash, lotion, shower gel and a supply of cotton balls, q-tips and hair dryer. Iron and ironing board also provided.

******KITCHEN******

Italian dishes with numerous wine glasses, drinking & juice glasses, blender, crock pot, ice tea maker, toaster, waffle iron, pots, pans, auto ice maker, sharp knives, silver ware, french press, Cuisinart coffee maker, pasta & salad bowls, platters, etc. There is a huge side by side refrigerator with ice and water in the door and a top of the line flat top convection stove/oven and microwave oven.

Enjoy numerous spices, jams and jellies.

******SAFETY & PEACE OF MIND******

For your safety and peace of mind, ALL renovations and rebuilding were permitted per city building code and the entire property is hard wired with smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Locks are key-less digital with your own private pass-code.

******LOCATION******

Located minutes to downtown. Access to Interstate-25 only a few blocks away. Less than 5 minutes away from the Central Business District offering quaint cafes, fine dining, art museums, spacious parks, and charming boutiques. 3 miles from the south gate of the Air Force Academy.

Within 10 minutes of the 5-Star Broadmoor resort and Colorado Springs’ own event center, The World Arena. Minutes from Old Colorado City, Colorado College (on the same street), Manitou Springs, Garden of the Gods, the Olympic Training Center, and the Fine Arts Center. UCCS is a short 5-7 minute drive away. Safeway and Walgreen's within a few blocks. Take advantage of on-site private parking.

******INQUIRY & BOOKING******

No need to double check AVAILABILITY because calendar is updated on a DAILY BASIS.

If this property is booked, please click on personal website link below to view my other rental properties in Colorado Springs. Please feel free to call me for any reason whatsoever! I'm here to help make your vacation memorable!

No attention to detail has been missed with this elegant and cozy home!

******************NO EXTRA PERSON FEES!!*********************

Cancellation policy: A ninety (90) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than ninety (90) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty except if deposits were made via credit card which would be $100. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 30-90 days of the arrival date, forfeit 50% of the rental and deposit unless we are able to re-book exact days.

No refunds within 30 days.

Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. You may choose to purchase travel insurance separately.

Plus 9.4% taxes and a one time $149 cleaning fee.

$500.00 damage deposit is run as an authorization only on your credit card the day of check in.

House is professionally cleaned after each checkout.

***************RATES***************

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Keywords: Beautiful Renovated 4 BR in the Old North End near Air Force Academy, shops, restaurants, Colorado College, UCCS. Downtown, I-25, Tuscany, Italian, luxury, clean

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Karen (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015

About Karen

This is my job. My houses were meticulously renovated for the vacation home experience. Our rental houses are above and beyond your average home rental. We provide concierge one on one service, impeccably clean homes and attention to detail.

I enjoy sharing our city with others and enjoy making people feel comfortable and special. I will do my best to make your stay comfortable and worry free.

Karen purchased this house in 2011

Why Karen chose Colorado Springs

I chose this location because of the historic nature of this area of Colorado Springs. I also own and operate my 'honeymoon' French Parisian cottage nearby on the same street. Building began in the area in the late 1800's but most along this historic street are early 1900's. This house was built in 1914.

It is just a few blocks to the I-25 corridor and is minutes from the city center. You can get virtually anywhere in the city within 20 minutes from this location.

This beautiful home is located in the eclectic historic Old North End/Downtown area. This is a not a cookie cutter suburban area but a diverse and historic part of our city. It is minutes from Colorado College, downtown, Penrose Hospital, UCCS and Garden of the Gods. It is a short 8-10 minute drive to the AFA.

I have lived in Colorado Springs for over 30 years and know the area quite well so I can give you concierge service or advice in any area you need.

What makes this house unique

Home is decorated in a Tuscan Villa style and has undergone an extensive renovation. The oak and fir floors have been returned to their orignial lustre. Both bathrooms are brand new. Tons of attention to detail went into the renovation. The walls have a Venetian plaster that was hand troweled. Painted with the warm Tuscan colors of golds, sienna and greens.

Home is very enveloping and warm with perfectly placed lighting and Italian themed chandeliers. The kitchen was finished with top of the line stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. Enjoy all the accouterments the kitchen is stocked with.

Feel like you are traveling to Tuscany Italy when you walk into the house and gardens. Every piece of furniture, decor, dishes, etc. was lovingly hand chosen for this property for your enjoyment and comfort.

Special requests are taken for any thing you are looking for or need help with. We are here to make sure your vacation stay is filled with memories as beautiful and majestic as the city is itself.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed staying at your home. Under the circumstances of our son and brother's sudden death, the cozy home gave us a gathering place of comfort and refuge. The dining room table was great to sit at and share memories, spread out the things we need to fill out and share meals with our extended family.



We will never forget your hospitality, the items you had for breakfast so we didn't have to rush around the next morning was really appreciated. The cottage helped to bring us closer together in our time of sorrow and helped to make things more beautiful.



It is our intention to try and return each year to spend time as family with Robert's two boys.



Thank you for your everything.
Mar 2012
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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A home should be looked at, sang about, lived in! 2015 AFA Graduation OPEN!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Missouri
5

Cozy Cottage Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed staying at this quaint cozy cottage. The stay was perfect for and comfortable for our family gathering. The house had all the amenities for every guest needs. The space was plenty and the front porch perfect to sit on and view the beautiful mountain scenery. Definitely will be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sac, CA
5

Clean, quiet, centrally located, cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Arrived and felt right at home. Every consideration was thought through for the out of town guests, even a large washer and dryer; and no cheap hair dryer in the bath room, very nice. The linens were 5 star quality, we felt so pampered! Had family members with us the first couple of nights and were NOT cramped for space. The kitchen had all the necessary items for making meals, refrigerator had ice maker and filtered water dispenser. The guest cottage is centrally located in Colorado Springs and we had no problem getting to Glen Eyrie, Garden of the gods, Focus on the Family, and great shopping on N.Academy Blvd. Karen gave some recommendations to some amazing restaurants! My favorite was a 'hole in the wall' place around the corner that served the cheesiest lasagna I have ever had! Unlike a hotel, it was located in a quiet neighborhood, making it a nice place just to relax. A real 'get away'!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property with an excellent location. The arrangements were handled professionally and Karen went out of her way to make sure we felt welcome. I also appreciated the attention to detail. The home was impeccable, the decorations were very nice, and we really felt comfortable. The location was also very nice - very easy to get to old colorado, downtown, garden of the gods and restaurants. Don't hesitate to reserve -you'll be treated professionally and will feel very much at home!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Colorado Springs, CO
5

Everything promised and more!

  • 5 of 5

Wanting a fun weekend to unwind, I booked this wonderful house and was so glad that I did! While close to downtown restaurants and shops, I felt secluded in luxury and pampered at the house. Clean, well appointed, and decorated without missing a detail. Plus ample room inside and out, I would return without hesitation!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Nebraska
5

This house is amazing!! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The home was lovely. I was very impressed with the cleanliness and the decorating. I felt so at home. Everything I needed was in the kitchen. The amenities were outstanding. I've stayed in other rentals and they didn't hold a candle to this one. I was inspired to decorate my own house after staying here. I loved having the washer and dryer in the basement. I didn't want to leave it was so beautiful. I would love to come back in the summer to enjoy the gorgeous yard. Karen was very nice and friendly in her communications. She made me feel very welcome. It was evident she loves welcoming guests into her home.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Austin, TX
5

Perfect Place to stay in Colorado Springs

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I were originally supposed to stay at Karen's other property only one block away. There was a last minute issue and Karen was gracious enough to put us up in her bigger home at no additional cost. Our stay was perfect. This home is located on a road with easy access to any attractions you would want to visit during your stay in Colorado Springs. There were numerous running trails around the area too that were beautiful and conveniently located.

The inside of Karen's home was clean and up-to-date. The instructions that she left were clear and very helpful.

I look forward to coming back to Colorado Springs in the future and staying at Karen's properties again. I could not have asked for a better stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

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Pikes Peak, Air Force Academy, Cave of the Winds, Seven Falls, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, Garden of the Gods, Old Colorado City Historic District, Manitou Springs, Olympic Training Center, The Broadmoor, Flying W Ranch, Ft. Carson, Peterson AFB, Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Pikes Peak, Santa's Workshop and much much more in this great vacation city.

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Rates & Availability

From $179 Per night

Colorado Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season (discounted)
May 1 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$199
$1,390
 
 
AFA Graduation
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,900
Flat fee
 
 
Peak Season
May 30 2015 - Jul 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$259
$1,750
 
 
Shoulder (Discounted)
Sep 7 2015 - Oct 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
$209
$1,420
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 29 2015
5 night minimum stay
$249
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
$249
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$179
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $149 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.4%
Notes Please add 9.4% tax and 1-time $149.00 cleaning fee.

$500 damage deposit is run as an authorization only on your credit card the day of check in.

Monthly rentals available November-March.

There are no events or parties allowed on property.

1/2 due at booking, remainder due 30 days prior to check in. If reservation is made within 30 days total is due at booking.
2015 AFA Graduation OPEN due to cancellation. Not yet booking for 2016.

1/2 is due at booking. Balance is due 30 days prior to check in.

Add $149 to ALL rentals for cleaning fee.

There will be a 1% fee added to your rental rate for all NON US Credit Cards
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Amenities

Colorado Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Fully renovated with granite and tile
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Brand new addition with tile and granite
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Size Luxurious Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King Size Luxurious Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 trundle twins that convert to King
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Chandelier Bedroom with luxury double bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size Pottery Barn Sleeper along with Pack N Play
  • King size beds (2) 2 King beds, Double Beds (1) Double bed in Chandelier Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twins in Daybed bedroom, Baby Cribs (1)Newborn to Toddler Pack N Play. No need to bring your own. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Pottery Barn Queen Size Sofa Sleeper in Living room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
Notes:
Beautiful lush backyard with dining, gas grill, umbrella, fruit trees and a huge area to spread out and play games with the kids or dogs! Provided lawn games to include bocce ball, lawn darts, bean bag toss, etc. Rowenta Iron, Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Vacuum, high-end toiletries. For your convenience, all locks are digital and you get your own private pass code.

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