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The Hideaway: Private Home in Prime Old Town - Walk to Shops & Restaurants

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


Fort Collins House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2.5 bathroom Single Family Home 3 blocks to Old Town Square

The Hideaway is a private, quaint cottage tucked in a Downtown Old Town Fort Collins residential neighborhood for your quiet enjoyment yet a 3 block walk to shops and restaurants. This Single Family Home (entirely for your use with no shared walls) is set on a small, fenced lot with outdoor living on the front porch and a back patio with a gas grill. A newer home in an older neighborhood, The Hideaway was built in 2002 on a mature lot allowing the foliage to give a feeling of privacy in a quiet setting.

Inside, the main floor has a master bedroom with a gas fireplace, queen bed, and full en-suite master bathroom with 2 sinks. The gas fireplace can also be enjoyed from the living area which includes an open concept eating area, breakfast bar and kitchen - fully equipped with microwave, dishwasher, dishes, pots and pans and utensils. There is a powder room and laundry on main.

The lower level with daylight windows has a family room, 3/4 bathroom, and two bedrooms (one queen with brand new pillow top mattress/twin trundle).

This home is all about location, location, location. Across the street is a public library with a playground. A three block walk takes you to the heart of Old Town, Old Town Square, where you can enjoy all the stores and restaurants Old Town has to offer and borrow a bike from the Fort Collins Bike Library in the summertime. The Hideaway has easy access to local micro breweries, the Poudre River trail system and local events.

3 bedrooms (one up; two down), 2.5 bathrooms (one full, one ¾, one ½), central air, gas fireplace, 1600 square feet, two off-street dedicated parking spaces, single family home, and location, location, location!

Ask me about our other rental in the same neighborhood.

Keywords: vacation rental, short term, furnished, Old Town, Fort Collins, rental, executive, single family home, house, downtown, kid friendly, dog friendly, corporate, short term rental, vrbo

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lisa (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Lisa

We live in Old Town and absolutely love the walkability factor. Aside from work, family and house projects, we keep busy walking the dogs, going for runs, eating at local establishments and checking out local festivals.

Lisa purchased this house in 2011

Why Lisa chose Fort Collins

It's great to have the option of owning a newer property in Old Town - less maintenance as a rental - and a possible future retirement home for us.

What makes this house unique

The Hideaway is a newer home in an old part of town with extra bathrooms and central air. Although newer, the house has charm, character - and a fireplace! It is a private single family home so renters do not have to share any walls, floors or ceilings with others. The location is one of the best in Old Town. This is a 400K+ home and we pride ourselves in offering clean and comfortable rentals that we ourselves would be happy to live in or invite our own friends or family to stay a while. We are kid and dog friendly and it makes us happy to hear people say the house is even nicer than the pictures show. The house is well stocked and we will continue to make improvements each year.


based on 17 traveler reviews

The Hideaway: Private Home in Prime Old Town - Walk to Shops & Restaurants
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Woodstown, NJ

Great family stay in Ft.Collins!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for 4 nights when visiting Ft.Collins for a family wedding. The photos online do not do the property justice. We were a party of 4 adults and one teen, my husband and me, and our 3 daughters. Everyone had enough room to find their private space. I think you could be comfortable here with the maximum number of guests. There was plenty of room. The house is lovely, fully refurbished, with modern appliances and fixtures throughout. It is well organized, fully stocked with the things you need to enjoy your time away from home, and unequivocally, the cleanest rental home we have ever experienced. Attention had been paid to the myriad small details and we appreciated that the house provided coolers, ice packs, sunscreen, insect repellant,…all the little expenses that add up on the road. The bedding, including the linens, was all superior to what we expect in a rental. All the bedrooms were adequate sized; The downstairs den was a great retreat after a day in the heat.

The property was in complete perfect working order. We had no issues with any mechanical aspect of the house. The outdoor setting is treed, cool and quiet. Because of how the house is oriented on the property, it is a very private and quiet setting.

The location was perfect for us. Old Town was a 5 minute walk. Once we parked the car, we never used it until we left for the airport. The Ft Collins bike share program has a station across the street in front of the Library, and we quickly became comfortable with biking around town. Early mornings were cool enough for a run as well. We explored Old Town, with it’s many eateries and shops, visited many of the breweries, and hiked the mountains around Ft.Collins, particularly enjoying Horsetooth Falls. One evening we saw a movie at Cinemarc Bistro and had dinner served to us in reserved stratolounger seats. The Annual Garden research project at CSU was beautiful and we spent several hours there as well.

I cannot overstate what a great find this was for us. This rental was an extraordinary value for the price and has our highest endorsement.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Spent two wonderful weekends at the Hideaway with family (and dog!). The location is perfect with great proximity to Old Town and parks. Lisa was great to work with and house was so cute, spacious and well appointed. We look forward to our next stay.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 stayed in this lovely "hideaway" in Fort Collins! What a wonderful experience. This home is so comfy, accommodating, and clean. Plenty of bedding (blankets, pillows etc), very accommodating kitchen (dishes, pots/pans, appliances etc), basic household items (Kleenex, t.p., paper towels, bath towels etc), and things to keep the kiddies content (games, toys, movies, etc). Lisa even generously gifted us with a small bag of delicious ground coffee beans that sustained us the entire week! Lisa is also very easy to work with and accommodating. My husband was not a "believer" in short term rentals prior to "the hideaway" now he is ready to start his own!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Commercial Point, OH

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property was in a great location - close to all of the restaurants and shops - but a nice, private hideaway when you are ready to get away from all of that. There was plenty of personal space for all of us (we had 4 adults and 2 kids) and the tree covered property made for a nice place to relax outside. The house is nicely decorated and clean which made for a relaxing space to enjoy for our vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO

A delightful home away from home within walking distance of all thesights

  • 5 of 5

Four adults and two small children made up the group that stayed at the Hideaway for four nights. As another reviewer has pointed out, the property was very clean and the decor was charming. There were also lots of toys and books for the children, the rooms were arranged to maintain privacy, there were private parking spaces available for two cars, and the full kitchen made cooking easy and most helpful for the kids. There was also an intangible but very important benefit. Lisa was a most gracious and helpful host. She attended promptly to every little problem (there weren't many). We would definitely stay there the next time we're in Fort Collins.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy, Cute, & Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

I loved this house -- it was comfortable, so clean, very nicely decorated, and the location is just blocks from downtown and Old Town Fort Collins. Plus, when we had an issue with the Wi Fi, Lisa immediately responded. I have also stayed in Lisa & Lyle's carriage house apartment, the Li'l Buckaroo, and have to say that they are absolutely great owners. It is clear they take a lot of pride and care in their rental properties. There is no question that I will look for availability in their rentals on my next trip to Fort Collins.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

The house is located near Peterson and Oak streets, within a 3 block walk to the heart of Downtown Old Town with a plethora of shops and restaurants plus a few breweries...


Rates & Availability

Fort Collins House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July, 2016
Jul 6 2016 - Jul 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
August, 2016
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
September, 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
October, 2016
Oct 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early November, 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Early December, 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 13 2016
3 night minimum stay
CSU Graduation
Dec 14 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Break
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
January, 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
February, 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Mar 2 2017
30 night minimum stay
March, 2017
Mar 3 2017 - Apr 1 2017
30 night minimum stay
April, 2017
Apr 2 2017 - May 1 2017
30 night minimum stay
May, 2017
May 2 2017 - May 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
June, 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
July, 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Upon Departure $125
Tax Rate 10.4%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed with receipt of signed rental agreement and 20% deposit.

20% deposit & signed rental agreement hold your dates.
Balance due 2 weeks prior to arrival.
Pay by check or credit card via PayPal.
We don't discount as The Hideaway is a prime rental in a prime location.
No tax for 30+ nights.
No Saturday departures.

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Fort Collins House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Lower Level - toilet , shower , 3/4 bath: shower, sink, toilet
    Main Floor Master en suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks
    Powder Room on Main - toilet , toilet and sink
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Lower Level Daylight - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed. LL bedrooms are adjacent to 3/4 bath
    Hide a bed in sofa in main floor LR - 1 double , For flexibility in sleeping arrangements. 6 adults max.
    Main Floor Master - 1 queen , with fireplace and en suite bath
    Lower Level Daylight - 1 queen , Brand new pillowtop mattress in 2015
  • Trundle bed underneath (stays low; does not rise up), Pack n Play available. We have a gate, floor model potty training toilet, tub toys, outlet covers, plastic dishes, plastic cups (some with covers) and plastic utensils, too.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
3 city pools in/near Old Town - two indoor and one outdoor at City Park. Info at fcgov (dot) com We have an artificial Christmas tree if you reserve for the holidays and would like us to put it up just let us know

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