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The Hideaway: Private House~Prime Old Town~Walk 5 minutes to Shops & Eateries

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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

Walk to Downtown plus easy access to CSU - The Hideaway is a private single family vacation home for your personal use. Walk, run, or bike right out the front door 3 blocks to downtown Old Town, historic streets, trails, shopping, restaurants and breweries. Come back to Central Air and do your laundry while you work or play on the free WiFi, enjoy a beverage on the front porch overlooking the small, fenced yard, or sit on the back patio (gas grill).

Main floor master bedroom with gas fireplace, queen bed, and full en-suite master bathroom. The double sided gas fireplace can also be enjoyed from the living area which includes an open concept eating area, breakfast bar and fully equipped kitchen. Powder room and laundry on main.

The lower level with daylight egressed windows has a family room, 3/4 bathroom, and two bedrooms (one queen; one twin trundle = 2 twins). 1600 square feet total.

This home is all about location, location, location. Across the street is a public library with a playground and Zagster bike rental station. 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. The Hideaway has easy access to local breweries, the Poudre River trail system, and local events.

STR License #00050294

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Lisa

We live in the neighborhood 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 Old Town

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! The location is one of the best in Old Town. We pride ourselves in offering clean and comfortable rentals that we would be happy to live in or have our own friends or family to stay a while. It makes us happy to hear people say the house is even nicer than the pictures. The house is well stocked and we continue to make improvements each year.


Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Check-In past 8 p.m. out of respect for neighbors - thank you!
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • Hide a bed in sofa in main floor LR - 1 double , For flexibility in sleeping arrangements. 6 adults max.
    Lower Level Daylight - 1 queen , Brand new pillowtop mattress in 2015
    Main Floor Master - 1 queen , with double sided fireplace and en suite bath
    Lower Level Daylight - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed. LL BRs are adjacent to 3/4 bath
  • 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
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • 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
  • 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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The Hideaway: Private House~Prime Old Town~Walk 5 minutes to Shops & Eateries
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our rental was excellent. The house was exactly as pictured in the VRBO photos and commentary, very clean and in good repair with reserved parking. The owner was helpful and responsive and the home was well stocked with every item needed including coffee and up to date, local tourist brochures. Very close and convenient to the town and activities. We were traveling with a small child and it was a perfect spot for her with toys and a fenced yard.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location and Very Clean!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here! The house is very well taken care of; clean and has all the amenities you could need. It was easy to walk anywhere and there are city bikes for rent right across the street for longer trips. We would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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February was fantastic at the Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for us. It was well-located, so that we could walk to yoga, coffee shops, breweries, CSU and to our favorite restaurants. It was extremely cozy, clean and well-equipped for a month-long visit. Lisa was fantastic as the homeowner, not intrusive, but answered the phone quickly if we needed her.

We would be happy to stay at the Hideaway again next year if it works out. BTW, winter weather in Fort Collins is lovely!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 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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Tampa, FL


  • 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: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado State University
Airport shuttles pick up and drop off at the CSU Transit Center for the cheapest rate. Even...
Fort Collins Public Library
Just across the street from The Hideaway - there is a playground at Library Park - an old fa...
Old Town Square
Bondi Beach Bar
Sit on the patio and watch the goings on in Old Town Square. We like the wings and fish tacos.
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed with receipt of signed rental agreement and 50% deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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