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Spacious comfortable sunny house-private yard, game room-walk to CSU

Prospect/Shields, Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • House2600 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Mininum Stay2 - 3 nights

3+ bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom house fully equipped for a night, a week or a month

The Lake Street house is perfect for a couple or 8 people. The house is on a quiet Cul-de-sac within a mile of Colorado State, 3 miles from old town and close to markets, restaurants and bike trails. It has a sunny open floor plan and a private yard. This 3+* bedroom, 3 ½ bath house has a master bedroom with a king memory foam mattress and en suite bath on the main floor with another full bath across the hall. There are two bedrooms downstairs; one with a queen bed and the other with twin beds. There is another full bath downstairs. The spare room has 2 beds in it; a full and a twin. There is a sofa sleeper in the living room and we have an inflatable queen mattress if you need it. And with 3 ½ baths, there’s no waiting.

The kitchen is open and fully outfitted with a gas stove, broiler, side by side refrigerator, oven, dishwasher and microwave. There are good knives, plenty of pots and pans, plates and glassware. We have coffee, spices and basics like oil, sugar and flour to make cooking easy. Eat in the sunny dining room or out on the deck. In the summer, you can pick vegetables from the garden just outside the back door and grill them on the barbeque. Don’t want to cook? We have a menus and recommendations for local restaurants, take out and delivery.

This house is architecturally re-designed to be comfortable for a couple, a family or extended family and friends. We want this to feel like home right away whether you’re staying for a couple of nights, a week or a couple of months. The large Living Room with a gas fireplace is open to the Dining Room with floor to ceiling greenhouse windows and plenty of plants. There is WiFi throughout the house. There’s a sitting room upstairs and a game room downstairs with air hockey and Foosball tables so there are plenty of places to hang out with others or be by yourself. It’s a great house for reunions, graduation parties, dinner parties and just hanging out. This is a ranch house with an accessible main floor which includes the washer and dryer. We have 5 bikes in the garage you can use to explore.

After a long day working, hiking, rafting or sightseeing, come home to relax and re-charge. We love art and books and have an eclectic collection of both throughout the house for you to enjoy. Have a barbeque on the spacious deck or sit in front of a cozy fire. Read a book or play in the game room. Walk to Moby Gym to see a volleyball or basketball game. And, if you need anything, we’re right next door.

Fort Collins City STR License Number 00052558STR

*Office has 2 beds (full and twin) but no closet, so it is acts as a 4th bedroom but isn't officially a bedroom.


Sue Ballou

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Sue Ballou

Sue and Whitney moved to Fort Collins over 30 years ago and raised their children here. Whitney teaches at CSU and Sue does a lot of community work, so we know a lot of what's going on around town. We chose this location because it was close to everything but gave us a little space and privacy.

Sue Ballou purchased this House in 2010

Why Sue Ballou chose Prospect/Shields

In 2003, Sue's parents bought this house to live next to us. Sue's father was an architect and he re-designed the house to make a really comfortable and elegant space. When they moved into assisted living, Sue and Whitney bought it. It was so well set up, they thought it would be great to rent it that way.

What makes this House unique

The open floor plan and big windows bring the outdoors in. With the sun streaming across the rooms, it's hard not to think that the world is full of possibilities. This is a lovely place to have a dinner party or a garden party.


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


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, doesn't have a closet


        • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, en-suite with Master Bedroom
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 4
        • 3.5

        Location Type

          • Mountain View


              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Internet
                      • Air Conditioning
                        An airsplit keeps the main living area cool. There is a window air conditioner in the master bedroom in the summer. The office doesn't have air conditioning. Downstairs is naturally cool all summer
                      • Fireplace
                        Gas Fireplace
                      • Garage
                        room for one car
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Hot water heat. 3 zones.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        Garage will take one car and there is space in the driveway for up to 4 cars. Please try to park in driveway and respect the neighbors.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully equipped.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Dishes for 30.
                          • Oven
                            30' electric wall oven.
                          • Pantry Items
                            Spices, oil, flour, sugar, coffee, tea, cereal.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Side by Side
                          • Stove
                            Gas Stove top with Broiler
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Additional tables and chairs available.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Books
                                    Eclectic collection of books from paperbacks to history, art, reference and field guides.
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Foosball
                                  • Game Room
                                    Air Hockey Foosball
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    limited cable channels
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    limited cable channels
                                  • Toys
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Bicycles
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Vegetable and flower gardens in the summer. Pick fresh veggies for dinner! Bocce ball
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        2 grills; one propane and one charcoal


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair accessible
                                            Please check with us to be sure it will work for you. Some doors are only 24" or 31" wide, but the entire first floor is on one level with no steps and an accessible bathroom from the master bedroom.


                                              • cinemas
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • museums
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • whitewater rafting


                                                              • Indoor plants, vegetable and flower gardens.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                87 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Spacious and comfortable with all the amenities

                                                                Bridget F.

                                                                We had a lovely stay in Fort Collins at Sue and Whitney's place. There are four usable bedrooms that are all good size, as well as three and a half bathrooms. So a great place for family or group vacations. The whole house, but especially the kitchen, is furnished with every possible amenity--if there is anything you can't cook in that kitchen I don't know what it would be! The gas stove was a particular plus. Both the fireplace and greenhouse space contribute to the warm ambiance. It is a house with a lot of character, and it's in a great location--convenient to all areas of the city. Plus, the owners are right next door so if you have any problems they can be addressed right away. (We needed a little help with the DVD player and Sue came right over and showed us how to work it). We had a fine time and would definitely stay there again!

                                                                Fantastic home!

                                                                Rachael S.

                                                                Sue and Whitney are excellent hosts. They were prompt with information and wonderful to interact with. The house has all the amenities you could ever need!

                                                                Fun and homey

                                                                Joe J.

                                                                Very comfortable and clean. We enjoyed our stay and would stay there again. Thank you for a fun getaway.


                                                                Brad H.

                                                                We stayed at the house for the CSU game for the weekend. Excellent location and great property with hosts who made sure we had everything we needed! Would definitely recommend to anyone traveling to Fort Collins.

                                                                Big, roomy home

                                                                Mark S.

                                                                Everything we 5 men needed to stay close to town. No issues. Very cool gas range, only we ate out all the time! Wonderful deck and yard, a garden to eat from too! It was great. The owners are very nice!

                                                                Great Fort Collins Stay

                                                                Allyson S.

                                                                We had a group of seven adults and one small child and everyone was very pleased with the house! It fit all of us perfectly and there wasn't anything we found ourselves without. Having a crib there to easily fold out was extremely convenient for the family with the small child as they didn't have to pack and travel with their own. There were tons of extra towels for the bathrooms, which is always nice. While we didn't have time to enjoy the deck or yard, it would be a nice area to hang out and bbq.

                                                                Sue was great with communication and all of the instructions for the home were very clear. The location was perfect as well. There's lots of local information, maps, brochures, etc. in the entry way if you need ideas or help for the area. I would definitely stay here again with a group coming to Fort Collins.


                                                                Prospect/Shields, Fort Collins, CO, USA

                                                                The Lake Street House is within a mile of Colorado State University. Fort Collins is known for it's great micro-breweries. There are also many great restaurants of all kinds close by. The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery recently opened and is the first science and history museum in the world. It's a great place to explore for both adults and children. There's a wonderful bike trail system around the city and beyond, passing through great natural areas. And, of course the mountains are just minutes away with wonderful hiking, skiing, mountain biking and rafting.

                                                                Rates & Availability

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                                                                We may be able to accommodate 10 guests for an additional fee. Please contact the owner to learn more. Monthly rates may be lower at certain times. Cancellation Policy: Bookings cancelled at least 30 days before the start of stay will receive 100% refund, 50% refund up until 2 weeks before stay. No refund after that. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and contract is signed and received by homeowner.

                                                                87 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.9/5
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