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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Prospect/Shields House Rental Photos and Description

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 10 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 office has 2 beds in it. 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 night, 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. The main floor has an office. 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.

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Sue Ballou
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2016
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About Sue Ballou

Sue and Whitney moved to Fort Collins 30 years ago and raised their children here. Whitney works at CSU and Sue for the City, 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 Fort Collins

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(64 traveler reviews)

Spacious comfortable sunny house-private yard, game room-walk to CSU
average rating of 4.90625 based on 64 reviews
5

Very comfortable, well furnished and great location.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful Thanksgiving vacation at this VRBO. It was very comfortable, spacious, and well equipped for a large group. We had everything we needed for cooking, eating, sleeping and also toys for the grandchildren. Sue made us feel very welcome, and made sure we had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect house for our visit

  • 5 of 5

Sue is great to deal with. House was unique, eclectic, comfortable, and spacious. I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First time using VRBO was a great experience

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time using the VRBO concept and it worked well. We had family coming and going for a few days and it was amazingly convienient. The house works well and is well appointed with everything we needed and then some.

Will put this on my list for a repeat visit next time we are in town.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect House for 2 families with kids

  • 5 of 5

We were 4 adults in town on a business trip that choose to stay here instead of 4 hotel rooms. It was perfect! But I'm guessing this house is perfectly suited for 2 families each with 2 kids. There is a game room, a nice kitchen, a huge backyard and Sue stopped by to make sure the heat was working. I'll look to stay here again in in the future when I visit FoCo.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic place for 5 kids under 12 years old with lots of games inside and out and room to play

  • 5 of 5

Our 5 kids loved playing air hockey, foosball, bad mitten, board games, building blocks, plastic spiders, and riding your bikes. They especially loved picking vegetables out of the garden. It's never been easier to get them to eat their vegetables. On the way home they kept asking to go back next week. There was plenty of room for all nine of us plenty of beds and extra bedding and cribs. The backyard was fantastic with games for the kids to play in the shed. They really loved all the bikes they could ride that were provided in the garage. We have told everyone that this is the place to stay in Fort Collins. It was very clean, everything was well labeled and easy to find, some good food was left for us to eat, and the brochure listing restaurants, fun things for kids, and places to see was extremely helpful. Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and spacious. The owners were very kind and helpful.

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. It was so nice having a large backyard and a great park just over the fence in the backyard. The owners were respectful, polite, and considerate. Couldn't ask for a better VRBO experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
54 Miles
DIA (Denver International Airport)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
CB Potts
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
City Park 9
Nearest Train
63 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-25
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
CB Potts
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Eldora Ski Resort
Car: recommended

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

Prospect/Shields House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 2 2017 - Aug 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
$4,500
 
 
Graduation
May 11 2018 - May 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,260
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $90
Tax Rate 10.4%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Prospect/Shields House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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 - toilet
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 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 - 2 twin/ single , office - doesn't have a closet
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 7 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Indoor plants, vegetable and flower gardens.

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