About the property
- House4900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 15 Sleeps
Classy estate-like home in Northwest Colorado Springs with million dollar Pikes Peak views from the deck and windows throughout the house. Features like a 2nd story catwalk, bubbling fountain/creek, library, reading loft, walls of windows, fireplace, pool table, and gorgeous kitchen make this home a dream to live in. Plush carpeting and comfy beds make for a comfortable stay. It is common to have 6 buck lying in the front yard when you wake up in the morning, or bobcat scurrying through the backyard. In fact, you will likely have to honk at deer to get out of the road on your way into the property. Hummingbirds (including the rare moth hummingbird) are regular visitors. All of Colorado's wildlife are visitors.
The property includes wifi and high-speed internet. The beds include 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, 2 twin beds and 1 pull-out twin bed. There are also 2 couches where someone could sleep.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
What makes this House unique
Amazing Views throughout the house. Numerous skylights let in tons of natural lighting. Custom kitchen makes large meals a breeze with a six burner gas stovetop, two ovens, built-in fridge, cold drawers, and a warming drawer.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Too Bad Because Property Has Potential
We arrived at a very dirty house without heat. The property manager had contacted me 2 hours before our set arrival to inform me that the heater wasn't working and that a technician had been called. He resolved that issue. He walked us through the house, and we were happy with the layout. Unfortunately, upon closer inspection (like using the bathroom & unpacking a bit) we found the house to be inexcusably dirty: the bath and shower were disgusting with hair and mildew; the hard floors were dirty and covered with crumbs in the kitchen & dining areas; the leather couches had sticky handprints and food on the armrests; the refrigerator was still full of condiments like dripping BBQ sauce & crumbs; from the smell, the beds had either been washed/dried using something highly perfumed or they had just been "Fabreezed" and left - and one of them smelled like a person had just left it (we washed the sheets ourselves before sleeping in them); the child's bedroom closet was full of a girls' clothes and there was no alternate dresser in which to put my daughter's things; the kitchen countertops hadn't been wiped; the stove was dirty; every surface was dusty; etc. We started doing some cleaning (I cleaned the washer and dryer so that I could do laundry because we had already been on the road 8 days and had very few clean clothes & then we realized we needed to wash their bedding as well) until I realized how dirty everything was at which point I said something to the property manager. He wouldn't hire a professional cleaner to do a thorough cleaning of the entire house, but he did clean the bathrooms very thoroughly himself, cleaned out the fridge & stove, and cleaned the hard floors. That made the house livable, but still not 100% comfortable. Additionally, throughout the stay we were surprised by the lack of contemporary amenities. If you like to use a microwave or ice cubes, this isn't the house for you. We ended up buying an inexpensive microwave and ice cube trays to use. The oven was spotty & the timer beeped at us up until 10pm one night. We didn't try to use it again. The coffee maker was a Keurig, which might be acceptable for many people. There isn't a toaster, but there is a very old and dirty toaster oven. It became a bit of a joke over the course of our 2-week stay. We were able to make light of the situation, but I wouldn't stay there again or recommend it to others. Too bad b/c the house & views are lovely.
The fact that this guest says that she cleaned the washer and dryer prior to doing laundry that was already laundered, should tell you all that you need to know about this review. This guest had an unusually high and critical standard, and we bent over backwards to make her stay comfortable. Our property manager was at the home for approximately 2 full work days, cleaning grout lines and doing anything that this guest wanted him to do for her to feel comfortable. Guests' satisfaction is such a big deal to us that we (the owners) instructed the property manager to release this person from their agreement and refund her the 2 days they were there, if he could not satisfy her demands. After Day 2, he thought he had satisfied her demands. Apparently, we did not. The photos of the home that you see were taken days prior to this guest moving in. If it looks like a very dirty, unkempt home to you, then this is probably not the home for you. The sheets that she removed from the beds were washed - as they always are - prior to her coming. There is a microwave at the house: the oven is also a microwave. It is unfortunate that the HVAC system failed the day they moved-in. These things do happen, even with a $15,000 high-efficiency Carrier furnace. We called the guest 2 hours ahead of their requested 5-hr-early check-in and we repaired the HVAC system the same day, despite it costing us $700 more than it should to do so, because of the tight timeline. We've never used Fabreeze in our entire lives, nor perfumes. Perhaps it was laundry detergent she smelled. This is a fabricated story, from a person who seems to enjoy being critical. We tried very hard to make her satisfied, but now we wish we would have moved her down the road to the next hotel or VRBO. We are sorry that she is not satisfied. And I think the effort we put into making her comfortable, along with the instruction to refund her if she is not, shows our commitment to guests being 100% satisfied.
Great property! What a view!
Had a great stay. The property was exactly what we were expecting. Clean & well maintained. The property manager met us at check-in and answered all our questions. Lots of comfy beds, & the spacious kitchen was a pleasure to cook in. The morning views from the huge back deck for coffee were worth the chilly temperatures. Just a short drive to Manitou Springs for some unique shopping and the Air Force Academy to visit our son. We would definitely recommend and stay again.