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Designer's Unique Luxury Property Featuring Regional Design in Old Town

Old Town West, Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • Townhome
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights

Designer's Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4) location location location

This unique luxury property is located in Old Town Ft. Collins. It has been described by some of our guests as a private boutique hotel steps from the center of Old Town! Five stars out of a possible five, guests have loved the quiet and private environment. The only antique trolley west of the Mississippi River travels from City Park to downtown passing some of the most notable homes in the community on this prestigious historic street. You'll arrive at your own wrought-iron gated brick courtyard from Mountain Avenue into a renovated, light-filled spacious brick foyer. These spaces were once home to the county and served as offices. In the adaptive re-use of the building, the architect and contractor owners have paid homage to the original character by retaining the colorful leaded glass windows and expanse of carved wood panels in the entry. The maple wood floors in the main living spaces reflect the light from the floor to ceiling windows for an open/expansive loft-like feel.

This is truly a unique property, melding contemporary and regional design touches throughout. From the crisp white sheets to the fluffy towels, down comforters to snuggle into on the Colorado evenings, special interiors and lighting details, you will enjoy experiencing these spaces. The owners have hung art by local artists and added an eclectic mix of antiques and mid century modern professionally designed features. This property is in a truly excellent location, you can leave your car parked and enjoy the 2 block walk to the heart of Old Town Ft. Collins shops, restaurants, and museums as well as the easy access to Colorado State University. Our 'official walk score' is 85 out of 100, which means coffee shops are within .10 miles,restaurants .14, Civic Center Park .21 and the Old Town open air seasonal market on Saturdays. Our location is rated as a Bikers Paradise with a score of 100 due to the flat terrain and wonderful access to bike paths and lanes!!

Keywords: Location, location, location!! Old Town premier historic avenue, walkable, townhome, apartment, university location, quiet upscale luxury, private entry bricked court yard/patio.



Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 03, 2018
About Susan

The owners are a husband and wife architect/interior designer/contractor team who have been involved in the adaptive re-use and re-development of many housing projects in the Old Town area for themselves as well as for their clients. They so enjoyed staying at a VRBO a few years ago, upon their return they decided to feature one of their own in a very special property they renovated. They have been residents of Fort Collins for over 30 years and formerly faculty at Colorado State University.

Susan purchased this Townhome in 2002

Why Susan chose Old Town West

While hosting professors from abroad, it became apparent that there were not abundant choices for them to stay within close proximity to campus and in the spectacular Old Town area. This is truly a vacation setting/location! Highest Walkable rating applies to this perfectly located Old Town property. We have had guests return multiple times and we love to provide that special environment that they enjoy.

What makes this Townhome unique

There is WiFi for our guest's convenience, a small DVD and CD library, cable TV is also offered. The property feels like a boutique hotel but with all the privacy of a home. The location is so convenient, one does not need a car, in fact, the best way to experience the area is to stroll through the tree-lined local streets and take in the unique character of Old Town Fort Collins' shops, 84 restaurants, open air markets and activities. Open up the french doors to the entry courtyard below to hear the church bells chime in this historic, charming neighborhood just two blocks from the Old Town's downtown center. Here are just a few comments from our guest book: 'The condo exceeded all my expectations. I absolutely loved it here' SJ 'This was the best decorated place we have stayed at, comfortable yet sophisticated.' Everyone who came over loved it and said they were unaware of such a great place in the best location. Thank you so much' AW 'Our favorite moment was walking in here and seeing how beautiful this place was! Thank you we hope to come again' TS ' I wish I had your decorating sense Susan, can you come to my house and help me?' SN


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • King size beds (1) The king bedroom has a large, paneled walk-in closet, vanity or desk with make-up mirror, antique bench and original artwork. The floor to ceiling windows are flanked with silk drapes. The large queen size Bedroom has an antique chest, ample closet with a sophisticated western feel. For the comfort of our guests there are upholstered headboards and reading lights in addition to the dimable lighting.


      • 1 Bathroom
        • 1 The large bathroom has a wicker tray on stand accent, classic wood and glass medicine cabinet as well as chrome/glass caddie and shelving for storage of guest toilette items. The washer and dryer are also located in this large bath area outfitted with fluffy white towels.

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            The Downtown is less than 2 blocks away, yet this property is tucked away and quiet, fantastic proximity to all the downtown has to offer!


              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        Feel at home please! Put your feet up on the upholstered bench which doubles as the coffee table with silver tray!
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Gas forced air main and electric in entry at courtyard level
                      • Internet
                        wireless access
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        Sferra and natural material linens
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking
                        Off street parking in our private 5 car lot
                      • Parking Off Street
                        There is ample on site parking with convenient drop-off access for luggage
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Towels Provided
                        pure white towels
                      • Washing Machine
                        stacked washer/dryer
                      • Wireless Internet
                        WiFi for guest convenience


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                            New electric coffee maker as well as a French Press is available for use
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Guests always mention they have everything they need and more
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Kitchen
                            gas range with downdraft
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Champagne bucket on stand for that special occasion!
                          • Refrigerator
                            KitchenAid double door
                          • Stove
                            gas thermador
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                There are 3 additional bar stools for casual dining in addition to the seating at the dining table
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Music Library
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                    CD player/TV
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Balcony
                                        French doors open from living to a Juliet balcony overlooking the entry courtyard which may be opened to enjoy those cool breezes through the Hawthorne tree and to hear the church bells.
                                      • Bicycles
                                        Fort Collins has a bike library available
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        The private entry featuring a bricked courtyard/small patio has a bistro height table and wicker arm chairs.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        small tabletop weber-type


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • Senior Adults Only Community
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hot air ballooning
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • snowmobiling
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • This unique luxury property is within steps to Old Town Fort Collins' restaurants, shops, museums, library, breweries, theaters and more. WALKABLE!!! Our walkable rating is among the highest! We strived to create a special environment to delight our guests with the backdrop of the charming historic Old Town Fort Collins character. The area has so many activities to offer and the host has provided an 'Insiders Guide' to Old Town giving an overview of favorite restaurants, shopping, music venues and the like. We are a short drive to Rocky Mountain National Park outside of Estes Park and the closer Horsetooth Reservior in the foothills. Fort Collins has extensive bike trails along the Poudre River as well as many natural areas within the city.

                                                                30 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Best place to stay in Fort Collins!

                                                                Carla S.

                                                                I enjoyed everything about this property! The location was excellent and the accommodations were perfect. My family loved coming to visit us here and walking to Old Town. We will definitely stay here again the next time we are in town. Susan was quick to respond with any questions we had and she even has a great list of restaurants to check out also.

                                                                A great location for a fun Homecoming weekend at CSU

                                                                Dan N.Northbrook

                                                                A great place for us to stay and visit with our son during CSU homecoming weekend. Great communication with our hosts. The location was great, the place was just a described and pictured. Will absolutely recommend and look to stay in our future visits. Only downside is that we have to leave and return to rainy Chicago from beautiful FoCo.

                                                                It was a great place to stay. Convenient to everything we wanted to do in old town.

                                                                Melissa Y.

                                                                Susan called beforehand to make sure her rental unit would work for us since we had booked past the point of cancelling. That was very kind of her. It's located in a safe and quiet nieighboorhood. A VRBO with a full kitchen is hard to find as well as one with a washer/dryer. She has taken care of small details such as two extra set of keys. The unit has It's two large bedrooms with comfortable linen and pillows. Private parking was a plus. I have stayed in 2 other VRBO's in Ft. Collins and this was my favorite one. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to walk to old town.

                                                                Charming and and a great location

                                                                Ann D.

                                                                This condo is beautifully and completely furnished. The entrance is very private and quiet because it is on a hardly used alley street. I sat outside and read every night. The owners were available when I needed directions and very pleasantly responded to my requests. Walking into town, to the farmers market, and the bus line was just a few blocks. I found it very safe, especially at night, with well lighted streets. I was here for a month, used a bike and the bus line for transport- and found it all to be very easy to get around.


                                                                mary m.

                                                                We rented this property for 2 couples and it was perfect! The apartment is spotless and decorated to the nines! Susan was most helpful and answered all of my questions. I highly recommend this property.

                                                                Lovely 2 bedroom condo!

                                                                Carol W.Darien, CT

                                                                The kitchen was VERY well equipped. Were were amazed at the variety of cooking gadgets. I was nice to have a washer/dryer in the condo, and the location was close to the places we wanted to walk to.


                                                                Old Town West, Fort Collins, CO, USA

                                                                This neighborhood is within 2 blocks of Historic Old Town's Downtown where there are charming restaurants, theaters, unique shopping, museums, galleries and more. This is a five minute walk or less to all of the above, if you want to leave your car behind and experience this delightful walkable community, you want to be located in Old Town!! The owners have put together an 'Insiders Guide' including all the best of the above establishments for their guests to reference during their stay. Our guests have very positive comments regarding the environment as well as the great close-by dining and entertainment options.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                There is a standard $80.00 per stay cleaning charge Stays of 30 days or longer are not subject to tax A $300.00 damage deposit is due upon check-in and may be in the form of a personal check. A 50% deposit is required to reserve the property with the remaining balance due 30 days before guest arrival We recommend private trip/vacation cancellation insurance be purchased by the guest due to our cancellation policy. The total amount for the booking is due and payable 30 days before check-in and is not refundable after that time.

                                                                30 Reviews
                                                                Exceptional 5/5
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