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VRBO Bear Stayed Here last summer, Walk to Restaurants & Farmers Market, A/C

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms/2 Full Bath Adorable House, manicured backyard/views of Pikes Peak

This house is not listed on Craigslist and never has been.

Only book on VRBO with the Book with Confidence Guarantee.

It takes a couple minutes to walk from house to Colorado Ave for Saturday Farmers Market, Excellent Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner locations. Fun/Unique Shopping and wonderful Fudge and Ice Cream Shoppes.

Located in beautiful Old Colorado City near the southern edge of the Rocky Mountains, easily accessible by car as well as by air through both Colorado Springs Airport and Denver International Airport—this is where convenience and comfort unite. Welcome to a fully renovated 1898

3 Bedroom, 2 bath house. Enjoy Central Air Conditioning through out entire home. All bedrooms have Doctor's Choice Queen Beds and Ralph Lauren Sheets, Baby Crib available. The Living room features a Pottery Barn custom wrap around couch and Whiskey color leather ottoman. Five television's through out the house including the Kitchen. Landscaped/fenced in backyard and manicured front yard, brand new weber gas grill. Large high end washing machine and dryer, owner supplies detergent and fabric softner. Refrigerator/freezer with front door ice maker and purified water system. Comfortable Front Porch, great views pikes peak and wildlife, enjoy a nice quiet evening walking a short distance to great shoppes/boutiques and many restaurants/bars/ice cream/candy shoppes.

Maid Service available daily if interested.

More Details

Owner
Christina Schell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Christina Schell

My work career has been spent at many great properties throughout the country, the Buena Vista Palace, PGA National Resort and Spa, The Breakers and I am still currently working in the hospitality industry. I have decided over the past few years that I want to create a 'special home' of my own and treat it as the best 5 Star/5 Diamond experience for my guests.

Christina Schell purchased this house in 2010

Why Christina Schell chose Colorado Springs

Colorado's unsurpassed natural beauty surrounds the house and provides endless possibilities for excitement and exploration. Old Colorado City is described as the gateway to the American West, the neighborhood is framed by the picturesque mountains, lush meadows and scenic canyons that have inspired visitors for centuries. Colorado Springs and the cute historic towns offer an inspiring array of outdoor activities that take advantage of the natural beauty of Colorado and caters to guests' and their individual interests.

What makes this house unique

With over 300 days of sunshine each year and virtually no humidity, Colorado Springs provides the perfect backdrop to explore the timeless beauty of the West. Historic Old Colorado City is less than 3 blocks away from the house and less than a 4 minute walk, during the summer every Saturday from 7AM-1:00PM we have a Farmer's Market with local produce, meats, cheese, bread and flowers. Throughout the summer every Thursday at Bancroft Park we have concerts and all summer long we have festivals and a Friday Night Art Walk.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for providing us with such a warm and comfortable home. We enjoyed playing Battleship-dinner on the picnic table, as well as the dining room. The rooms were very comfortable and inviting. Love all the cute touches. The front porch is so relaxing! We spent lots of time out there.

Your home is lovely and the location was perfect.

Loved all our walks and adventures!



EVERYTHING WAS GREAT



Thanks

Sandy and Family
Jun 2017
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Amenities

Old Colorado City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please conclude all outside noise by 10:00pm
  • No smoking, vaping or e-cigarettes allowed inside house. You must be 15' away from any door or window to smoke, vape or e-cigarette
  • Parties are prohibited
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Nice Big Oval Tub, Big window with privacy, lots of space
    Bathroom 1 - Downstairs - toilet , shower , Very easy access, Bright, lots of cabinet space
  • 2 Bathrooms, (1) upstairs with Shower/Tub Combo. Plenty of cabinets and storage areas. (1) Bathroom downstairs with shower. (2) Hair Dryers and Flat Iron Available.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom 1 Upstairs view of front yard
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom 2 upstairs view of mountains
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom 3 downstairs view of yard, handicap accessible
  • All 3 Bedrooms have Doctor's Choice Queen Bed, all Bedrooms have Wireless internet, TV with 100 Channels, nice size closets. All Bedrooms have a nice window with view and windows have white wooden shades, rooms are very quiet.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The House is equipped with a Security Alarm for all doors and motion sensor, also a Fire Alarm that is monitered by the security company.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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VRBO Bear Stayed Here last summer, Walk to Restaurants & Farmers Market, A/C
average rating of 4.885714 based on 71 reviews
Minnesota
5

Great House and Location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great! House had everything you needed and was in a great location. Just a short drive to most sight seeing attractions which was very convenient for being able to head back "home" for a quick afternoon nap with our 3 year old! Also, just a short walk to Old Colorado City shopping and restaurants. Walked to Front Range BBQ one evening and it was excellent! Quite neighborhood. great for relaxing in the back yard and or on the front porch. Christina was very easy to work with and I would defiantly recommend as staying!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Adorable, close to a park and OCC, responsive owner

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at this house which is just a block from a great local park and a 10 minute walk to Old Colorado City. The house has been worked on since it was built but it retains the charm of it's roots and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect house for our visit in Colorado Springs

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house in a great location. Quiet, peaceful, well appointed. No disappointment here! This was our first experience renting a vacation house and everything was wonderful. There was plenty of room for our party of six (three couples), and everything we needed was in place. The house was modernly remodeled yet the renovations did not detract from the cozy feeling of an older home in a safe and relaxed neighborhood. The place is as nice as it looks in the photos. Complete with full washer and dryer, modern kitchen, great beds and decorations - and the old-time gumball machines delivering M&Ms (plain or peanut!) were a nice touch! The large dining room table gave us plenty of room for meals and an excellent place to play cards and board games, and the house was plenty big to enable us to invite extended family over for lunch and visiting. The backyard is large and fully usable with grill, chairs, tables, and nice vegetation, and inside there were games, tools, all kitchen utensils, plenty of extra pillows, blankets, and linens - I can't say enough. We'd go back there in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paul, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about the house and area. I am so glad that it worked well for your family and everyone enjoyed their time together making family memories. Have a great summer 2017. Christina
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Magnolia Texas
5

Such a gem of a house. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for your hospitality and the use of your Bungalow. Great location and very comfortable. Our show in Colorado Springs was amazing and we will be staying again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jason and Rebecca I am glad your trip was a success and you enjoyed the house. Have a great summer 2017. Christina
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5

Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time using VRBO and I have to admit that I was a little nervous and unsure of what exactly to expect. This is a wonderful home. Perfect spot for my husband, myself and our two younger teens. Everyone had enough room to spread out a little. The kitchen was a huge help feeding the crew. Close to all the attractions. Went out hiking for hours then came back to the house to crash in front of the tv. Perfect! Christina does a fantastic job with all the little details that make it special. Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cathy Thank you for staying I am glad the house worked out for your hiking/sightseeing vacation in Colorado Springs. Enjoy the rest of the summer. Christina
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Great Time!

  • 4 of 5

We had a fun time and the house is super cute! The downstairs bathroom was hard to flush and the upstairs bathroom worked intermitently. It was aggravating fooling with working toilets on vacation. Also, if you want to sleep upstairs and you are hot natured you will need a fan, there is little air flow.

We had a great time though & would stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thank you for the feedback, so sorry to hear about the toilet, of course best to let the owner know if something is wrong when your a guest at house and of course assistance would have been a minute away. Not sure what happened I have had many guests since you departed and no other problems and a note is marked on the toilet downstairs to hold the handle down while flushing, nothing unusual there. The housekeeper and I both noticed the AC on as well as all the upstairs windows still open, this would definitely contribute to not cooling house off, the windows can be opened at the top or bottom and we noticed all the tops were wide open, again BEST to always call the owner ASAP with any questions or issues. Have a great summer 2017.
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Map

Garden of The Gods
"You will discover many trails for hiking and cycling. Great places to take photo's and obser..."
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pikes Peak
"America's Mountain, need I say More!!!!!!!"
Helen Hunt Falls
Old Colorado City Historic District
Bear Creek Dog park
"Great place for all our furry friends!!!!"
U.S. Olympic Training Center
Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center
The Broadmoor
North Cheyenne Canyon Park
Waldo canyon
Colorado Springs Fine Art Center
The Famous Steak House
Craftwood Inn
La Taverne
The Golden Bee
Summit at The Broadmoor
Paravicini's
King Soopers
Cinemark Tinseltown USA
Adventures Out West
Yoyogurt
The Promenade Shops At Briargate
B J's Velvet Freez
Starbucks
US Air Force Academy
Phantom Canyon Brewing Co
"Great Pool table area and good food, outdoor patio. About 3 miles from house."
Mountain Mama Natural Foods
"The best market for all natural/organic foods/products, great deli with to-go items. Gluten ..."
Seven Falls
Black Forest
Mountain Mama Natural Foods
"The best market for all natural/organic foods/products, great deli with to-go items. Gluten ..."
Jake & Telly's Greek Cuisine
Pizzeria Rustica
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
Meadow Muffins, Motif, Thunder & Buttons, 2South
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Patty Jewett Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Cog Railway
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-25
Nearest Restaurant
Jorge's,Thunder and Buttons, Motif, Carlos Bistro
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Breckenridge, Colorado
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Memorial Park
Car: not necessary

Loads of History in Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs and The Broadmoor. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 7 miles away, Garden of The Gods 3 Miles away, The Broadmoor 4 miles away, Cog Railway with trip to top of Pikes Peak 5 miles away, Olympic Training Center 7 Miles away, Air Force Acadamy 10 miles away,

Denver 70 miles away, Colorado Springs Airport 15 miles away, Horseback Riding 5 miles away.

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Rates & Availability

Old Colorado City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Fun 2017
May 2 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$209
 
 
Fall Leaves/Holidays
Oct 2 2017 - Jan 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
$149
 
 
Do the Incline 2018
Jan 8 2018 - May 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$119
 
 
Summer Fun 2018
May 2 2018 - Oct 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$209
 
 
Fall Leaves/Holidays 2018
Oct 2 2018 - Jan 7 2019
2 night minimum stay
$149
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$209
$1,463
$4,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.25%

Thanksgiving: 5 night minimum at summer rate
Christmas/New Years Eve: 5 night minimum at summer rate
USAFA Graduation (7) Night minimum at summer rate - Graduation Date Wednesday May 24, 2017
Whatever you smoke &/or Vape, please do so 15 feet from front door, back door, windows, a $250.00 deep cleaning fee will be charged if any kind of tabacco/Vape smell inside, Insurance will not cover.

Check-in 4:00PM Mountain Time
Check-out 11:00AM Mountain Time

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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