About the property
- House2600 sqft
- 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.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- 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.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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.
Spacious and comfortable with all the amenities
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!
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
Very comfortable and clean. We enjoyed our stay and would stay there again. Thank you for a fun getaway.
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
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
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.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.