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VRBO Bear Stayed Here, Walk to Restaurants, Shops, Pubs & Pet Friendly

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Christina Schell

My work career has been spent at many great properties The Broadmoor, 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' 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 Old Colorado City

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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Map

Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center
"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!!!!"
United States Olympic Training Center
Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center
"You will discover many trails for hiking and cycling. Great places to take photo's and obser..."
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.

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: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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, parties/graduation parties prohibited
  • 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, large gatherings and graduation parties not allowed.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 and a water alarm (next to dishwasher). All alarms are monitored by the ADT security company.

Reviews

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VRBO Bear Stayed Here, Walk to Restaurants, Shops, Pubs & Pet Friendly
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5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Came for a weekend with college friends and our kids. Perfect place for three adults and three little ones. Walking distance from Old Colorado City, a cute backyard to relax in, and just around the corner from a playground. House was clean and owner was easy to communicate with.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great trip. I can't think of a more perfect location. We went to Garden of the Gods twice and it was a few minutes away. We also went to Seven Falls and had a wonderful day. This little house is close to everything. Thank you for thinking of everything Christina. There was so much room and so much better than the hotel room I had planned on staying at. Felt like we were at home. Thank you for sharing your house with us.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

AWESOME RENTAL - CHARMING, COZY, COMFY

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental was awesome! It was very clean and the beds and couch were all comfy. It was the perfect home away from home. There were 6 of us adults and plenty of room for everyone. We cooked breakfast each morning and the kitchen had everything we needed. It is a great location, central to the many things to do near Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. The owner was easy to contact and responded quickly. Can't recommend this place highly enough!!!!!! Dinner at Front Range BBQ was excellent! We enjoyed a day trip to Pike's Peak and also went to Garden of the Gods, where we would have spent more time if we had it. Walk a couple blocks and you are in downtown Old Colorado City. Charming town and rental!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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McKinney, Tx
5

Good location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great. We enjoyed walking to the main strip for meals. House was clean and had everything we needed. This was the last stop in our week tour through Colo. great way to relax before our plane trip home. And the price was right.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Salina, KS
3

Quant and quiet cottage in the heart of Old Colorado City

  • 3 of 5

Great location for guests who want to be in the heart of old colorado city. The house sits tightly between two other homes.

Well maintained and clean. Owner was very accommodating to our last minute request for a short weekend. I would rent again next time we are back.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Southern Indiana
5

No bears but LOTS of deer!

  • 5 of 5

After several visits to the Springs to see our son (at the Academy) we had pretty much seen and done every "touristy" thing there was. This trip was really just about relaxing and spending time together. Christina made that easy. Always available within minutes of contacting her. She stocked the house with lots of information on the local things to do. The house is just adorable! Clean and well stocked. All the beds were comfortable. Nice quiet neighborhood, enjoyed sitting out in the back yard. We saw deer every day walking through the streets - one was only 10 feet away munching on the neighbors landscaping. :-) Would definitely recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.25%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.