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French Country Honeybee Chateau! Beautifully Decorated~ Amazing Huge Yard!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

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

A Vacation to Remember!

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.

*****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. *****

You will discover that attention to detail is one of our hallmarks with this charming, historic and beautiful home. It has everything to offer you a fabulous stay in Colorado Springs.

Please visit our website for more information on this home along with more photos and information on our sister property The Parisian Honeymoon Cottage #252428. Our sister property has been featured in Country Living, Homeaway's "Top 10 vacation rentals to stay in before you die", "Top 4 Vacation Rentals in Colorado" and numerous other publications. Darling Houses.

This completely renovated 1914 home is the perfect vacation rental experience! Decorated with beautiful colors and a nod to French Country style.

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 for the kids and dogs to romp and play. Have fun in the backyard with outdoor games to include bocce ball, bean bag toss, etc. Sleds provided in winter.

Outdoor dining for up to 8 with large gas grill and outdoor umbrella. There is an herb garden so you can snip your favorite herbs for your home cooked meal. There are also strawberries, plums, apples, pumpkins and watermelon in the garden.

In the winter/fall enjoy crackling fire on the outdoor fire pit. In the summer, gather round and share some smores! **COMPLETE WITH COMPLIMENTARY FIRE WOOD!!**


Bedroom 1. Romantic master with KING bed and 32" TV/DVR

Bedroom 2. French Country Armoire with KING bed, TV/DVR

Bedroom 3. Daybed with 2 twins trundle style.

Bedroom 4. Cozy Chandelier bedroom with Double Bed.

Pack N Play from newborn to toddler and high chair.

The home sleeps 2-8 people.


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


European 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, electric kettle, Cuisinart coffee maker, pasta & salad bowls, platters, etc. There is a large 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.


My greatest desire is that you feel comfortable and happy in The Honeybee Chateau and I will do my best to make your stay the most pleasant and memorable as possible.

I love to pamper my guests with:

*Special treats on arrival

*Giving my best advise on the "not to be missed" places to eat in Colorado Springs

*Keeping the home stocked with new DVDs, books, games and Prism/DVR Tv's to make your stay in house more pleasant (During rainy days ...)

*Keeping new, upscale and luxurious linens, blankets, towels in the home

*Offering a selection of teas, spices, jams and jellies

*A fabulous huge yard with flowers, plants, games, fire pit and deer!

*Offering my availability for any questions or needs or helping with any issues that might arise during your stay.

******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.


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. Access to Interstate-25 only a few blocks away.

Steps to Lincoln Center which features quaint restaurants, an art gallery, a coffee shop, bakery, craft brewery, crossfit gym and yoga/pilates studio.

Less than 5 minutes driving 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. Safeway and Walgreen's within a few blocks. Take advantage of on-site private parking.

Please visit our website for more information and pictures on this property and our sister property The Parisian Cottage #252428. Darling Houses

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

Send inquiry for more information or to book the property.

Please feel free to call me for any reason whatsoever! I'm here to help make your vacation memorable!

******************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.

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. There are no other vrbo charges to you as the renter if you rent this property.

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


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LOW off season rates!! Click on dates on calendar for more information.

There are no other vrbo charges to you as the renter if you rent this property.

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

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Karen

The home was 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.

My husband and I enjoy sharing our city with others and enjoy making people feel comfortable and special. We will do our 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 French Country 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 inviting French colors of golds, pinks, blues and greens.

Home is very enveloping and warm with perfectly placed lighting and French 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 the country side of France 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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Car: necessary

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.


East Colorado Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Fully renovated with granite and tile and full size bathtub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Brand new addition with tile and granite. Shower only.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Size Luxurious Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King Size Luxurious Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Chandelier Bedroom with luxury double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 trundle twins
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 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
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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French Country Honeybee Chateau! Beautifully Decorated~ Amazing Huge Yard!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Loved the Honeybee Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot for a sister's weekend. It was clean and cozy. The house fit our needs and we couldn't have been happier. Karen was easy to work with and went above and beyond. She was fabulous. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wichita, Kansas

We loved this home!

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing vacation rental! Beautifully and comfortably decorated, it is spotlessly clean, and has all the extra little touches that makes one feel pampered. We arrived in the evening to lights on, soft music playing, cookies on the table, and a personal welcome note from Karen, the owner. We immediately felt welcomed and quite at home. The house is very lovely, and the back yard is amazing. So well maintained, private, and with lots of nice spots to sit and visit or just relax. We also enjoyed having coffee on the front porch in the mornings, and watching movies in the comfortable TV room in the evenings, after an exhausting day of sightseeing. This home is in a great location, with just a short drive to all the attractions and lots of great restaurants. The owner, Karen, was very easy to work with in booking this vacation rental. She made sure that everything was in order so that we would have a worry free vacation. Thank you, Karen, for being such a great hostess! We highly recommend this vacation rental and hope to return here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellevue, WA

So much charm, great location.

  • 5 of 5

This owner has gone above and beyond to make this the most charming vacation rental ever! The beds are so pretty and very comfy, the kitchen is adorable and easy to use and there are many TVs. The decor is fabulous, including stenciled bees on the walls, which we marveled at. Just beautiful. And what a GREAT location! Our little terriers loved the large fenced yard. Don't hesitate.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 1st time to stay at a VBRO home & it was an amazing experience! My family LOVED every part of this house. From the moment I opened the door my family & 4 kids loved it (ages 7-12). Karen had soft music playing, fresh flowers in all the rooms, & personalized the dinning room table by writing all our names on black butcher paper! The house was super super clean. The backyard was perfect for them to run around & play. Each night we sat around the fire pit & had smores. The house is perfect for sightseeing - about 15 minutes from all the main areas we wanted to go. Thanks Karen for making our vacation so memorable.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota

Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

As other reviewers have noted, this home was IMMACULATE! I have stayed in B&Bs and Inns all over New England and the Midwest, none were as perfectly prepared or matched the linens and amenities at the Honey Bee Chateau. Everyone in our party of 8 remarked on the comfort of the beds and the sweet smelling bed linens and bath towels. This was a terrific bargain and infinitely nicer than a hotel stay. The kitchen was well appointed and used extensively each and every day. Karen and her husband had the home perfectly prepared and the pre-visit communications were professional, accurate and well informing. We will recommend this property to anyone visiting the Springs.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location & Comfort found here!

  • 5 of 5

This place was immaculate! Great location with excellent amenities. Karen (the owner) was great to work with providing any information that we need. The Honey Bee was so nice from making s'mores or a barbeque in the back yard to the coffee on the front porch. We loved to walk a few houses down each morning and enjoy the view of Pikes Peak. This was our first trip to Colorado and we can't wait until we can come back again thanks in large part to Karen and the Honey Bee!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $149 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.4%

There are no other charges to you as the renter if you rent this property.

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.

We will rent for 2 nights during off-season and 3 nights on-season depending on availability.

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. Payment can be made by Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover).

Paypal is also accepted.

Checks accepted if rental is 60 days out.

Add $149 to ALL rentals for cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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