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Old Town Classic Gem Close To Everything

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


University Park Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Great Vintage 2 Bedroom 1 Bath (sleeps 6) Apartment In Old Town

Nicely redone vintage apartment with two bedroom, 1 bath, sleeper sofa. Large, eat-in kitchen, fresh new bath with custom tile, very nice hardwood floors. Just walk out the front door and enjoy all Old Town has to offer. Great space to gather and have a great time! Coffee shops are within 2 blocks, as well as quaint Italian restaurants, sandwich shops, Mexican cuisine. Three miles west up the road is Horsetooth Resevoir, for hiking, biking, nature walks, water-skiing, enjoying the crisp Colorado air. Downtown is the beautiful Fort Collins Library Park with historic cabins to wander through, see a piece of the past! For the kids, there is swimming at City Park, or watch the ducks and geese. Close to bike paths, or take a stroll through the tree-lined streets of Old Town. See virtual tour located under Owner Info.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Janet Scott
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 26, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

It was fantastic! I'm in love with your style. Thank you for providing an absolutely lovely Fort Collins experience. All sorts of Kansa love to you!
Aug 2015
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Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Old Town Classic Gem Close To Everything
average rating of 4.4347825 based on 45 reviews

An adorable apartment

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect right from the beginning. The directions were emailed to us and easily explained. When we arrived, we thought it looked like an adorable house. The neighborhood is very charming. The apartment was extremely clean and the air conditioner was already on as it was a hot day. Loved that. There were extras like coffee in the cupboard and make-up remover in the bathroom. It was a pleasant and homey place to come to after a long day. If we had neighbors upstairs, we certainly couldn't hear them.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the comments! We appreciate feedback. We really try to make it homey and a nice place to come back to after a day of exploring Fort Collins! hope to see you again!
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North Carolina

Good Location

  • 4 of 5

We really liked the location of the Plum Street property. The apartment was very clean inside and had a good supply of high quality towels in the bathroom, which was good. The kitchen and bathroom have been nicely remodeled. A couple of things to be aware of - this apartment is on the first floor, so you can hear people in the apartment above walking around. It was nice to be able to do laundry while we were there, but to get to the laundry room you have to go out the front door, around the back of the house and down some stairs to a room with a dirt floor under the house. It was a bit inconvenient. Also, the two bedrooms share a closet and share a bathroom, and the bathroom is a little awkward to get to if you are in the front bedroom (you have to go through the kitchen). The outside of the house and the yard are a little run down and look like they could use some TLC. Overall it was a good value and great location very close to the CSU campus and Old Town.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for your comments, we welcome feedback! I guess since we are advertised as a vintage apartment, I am somewhat surprised when folks comment that it wasn't something possibly newer. It seems if one wants to rent a 'newish' property, they wouldn't be looking at vintage apartments. I also can't remember when I haven't stayed somewhere myself and not heard ambient noise from somewhere else in the building. We strive to have a very nice vintage apartment furnished in comfortable current looking furniture. We haven't redone the back yard, which may be why there was a comment on the exterior, but the rest is very nice, nice front yard, large covered porch, brick exterior with fresh trim paint. We strive to have really nice vintage properties and I feel this one is quite nice.
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Arvada, CO

Charming condo

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect weekend get away for four adults! Great location on campus and downtown Fort Collins is only a few miles away. Very clean. Our favorite part was having our morning coffee on the large front porch! Thank you Janet.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and efficient. Everything we needed!

  • 4 of 5

Great location. We were in town for a wedding and this was a great spot between festivities. June 30 2016..

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harrisonburg , VA

Just Right

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and had all the essentials we needed. There were only two of us for this stay, but the property could comfortably handle four people, maybe more if young children. The kitchen is spacious and has just enough stuff to prepare meals at home if you like. The bedrooms were good sized and the shared closet is huge. The bathroom has plenty of room and the shower/tub was great.

Unlike some VRBO rentals where you take over the owner's home, this rental seems to be a dedicated rental property. That's not a knock on this property, just an observation that it has the minimal essentials anyone needs. Not that it's bare bones or anything, just not a stay in a property stuffed to the gills with the owner's personal items. It's a remodeled older home. Like any similar remodel not everything was perfect like in new construction. That didn't bother us, sort of adds to the charm.

The location was great with the campus, coffee shops, and restaurants in easy walking distance. You have to park on the street, but the house is on a corner, we never had an issue parking adjacent to the house. We never noticed any street noise, once inside the house things were fairly quiet. It seems the house has three floors. This rental occupies the ground floor, with another unit upstairs, and another unit in the basement. Being on the ground floor was nice with no stairs to deal with, and there is a fenced back yard right off the kitchen if kids need to stretch out. We heard the occasional floor creaking from the upstairs unit, but it certainly wasn't loud or annoying.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments on our vintage rental. We really try to make it a nice experience for someone who wants to stay in Old Town and experience that life style. And you are right, it is not new, so a little quirkiness here and there :). Hope to see you again!
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Stay Elsewhere

  • 1 of 5

This is the first negative review I have written after many stays at VRBO properties. First, I question if the property is actually owner operated based on property brochures in the unit. I would say the property is run by a property management owner-operated company that makes minor cosmetic updates to units for quick turnover at minimal upkeep cost. For example, rather than fixing large gaps in the floor boards where utility holes where cut or where the board was too short, they have been left conspicuously unattended which increases the noise transfer and allowed for cold air to rise up from what is likely the basement or crawl space. Concerning noise, we are not talking music or noise from a TV; we could actually hear every daily activity including the microwave oven!

The building is an older structure which would not have been an issue had it not been for the lack of attention to detail. While on the surface the unit seems clean, I was horrified to see the amount of dust and dirt in the shower vent and on the living area overhead light fixture. My husband had to go up and clean the vent before I could even turn it on to take a shower.

The lack of attention to detail extended to things like extra linens, pillows and even towels. How silly of me upon not finding any extras to make a call to the property owner. Her comment back to me was that the 6 towels should be enough as they dry quickly in CO, and they would have too many to wash if they left more. Keep in mind, there are notes left for renters in the unit with somewhat rude comments about taking care of the linens/towels with threats of withholding deposit funds should they be damaged. I've never seen anything like that before at a VRBO property, and it wasn't like the towels were high end quality either.

My last issue is with the management of the financial transaction. The posted policy states it could take up to 30 days for the deposit to be refunded. I have never had anyone hold my deposit until day 30 before now. We arrived on the 15th of the month, today is the 17th of the following month and my deposit has still not been returned.

In summary, we've stayed at 4 other properties in the area all of which have been great. My recommendation is to pass on this property and stay elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lorene, thanks for your candid review of your stay at our vintage apartment in Old Town. Your feedback is important to us as we strive to make each stay an wonderful one. We are sorry for your experience. To address some of the comments, we are an owner operated apartment. We recently spent a large sum upgrading all of the electrical, adding new panels so we could provide better amenities. We hired an interior designer when we originally prepared the apartment and she made some wonderful color selections, and we did an entire new bathroom at that time which she also designed. We feel we spend more than most upkeeping the property. It is a vintage property, built in the early 1900's, not a brand new facility. We provide a typical amount of towels, l will make more towels available for sure. As for the deposit, it was returned within a day of the rental agreement terms. As an owner, I was sick with the flu for a few days, I do not have a staff, it is just me. We do have quite a few repeat guests and a lot of guests who leave very nice comments in the guest book. I have posted some of them under Owner info. Staying in a vintage property gives one the sense of being back in time, it may not be perfect, but it gives one an experience of being in Old Town.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Mayor of Old Town
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Car: not necessary

Cozy Old Town two bedroom apartment. Close walk to CSU, restaurants, Old Town shopping. Quaint neighborhood but close to everything. Check out the breweries and walking trails in Old Town.

Rates & Availability

University Park Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
CSU Graduation 2016
Dec 15 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Winter holidays
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
May 10 2017 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
cleaning fee $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Take advantage of these rates to check out this great area! Standard cleaning fee of $75.00. Rate quoted is for 4 occupants, for larger groups, please call or email for a quote. Additional fees may apply. Stays of 30+ days, tax rate does not apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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University Park Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
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  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
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  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
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  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
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  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , all redone
  • All new tile tub/shower, new tile floor, new vanity, mirror and vanity light.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 nice size bedrooms with adjoining closet. Bath is off one of the bedrooms, but has additional access. Both bedrooms have new Queen size beds with memory foam mattress, new, all cotton linens. There is a new sofa sleeper in the livingroom with a Queen size memory foam mattress also.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
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  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Vintage house on nice corner lot. Old town living at it's finest in a classic two story four square house. In historic district and close to everything. Enjoy a day of the sights and then come back to a relaxing, cozy vintage apartment.

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