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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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! 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.

More Details

Owner
Susan
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017

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 recently, 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 Fort Collins

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!

We have had guests return multiple times and we love to provide that special environment that they enjoy.

What makes this townhome unique

We Just Added WiFi for guest's convenience and are working on a 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

Amenities

Old Town West Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
Attractions:
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This unique luxury property is within steps to Old Town Fort Collins' restaurants, shops, museums, library, breweries, theaters and more. 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.

Reviews

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Designer's Unique Luxury Property Featuring Regional Design in Old Town
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
5

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

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming and and a great location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Darien, CT
5

Lovely 2 bedroom condo!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Villages, FL
5

First Class Property

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed for several years. Always a great experience

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hot Springs National Park
5

Location and accommodations great.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to see Old Town and area. Clean and spacious. Shopping, events, and eating all in walking distance. Susan leaves a great notebook of her favorites. Enjoyed our stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Denver International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Many
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
City Park
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-25
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Many
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Winter Park
Car: not necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $80
Tax Rate 10.4%

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 25% 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.