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Enjoy total privacy, stunning Rocky Mountain views, and convenience to Colorado Springs, Green Mountain Falls, and Woodland Park at our newer passive-solar mountain home at the gateway to towering Pike's Peak. Kick back with a steaming cup of coffee and enjoy exceptional North East views of Ute Pass through a wall of windows in your living room - or lounging anywhere on the 3000 square feet of decks. Stroll out the side door and pick up Esther's Trail heading up into Pikes Peak National Park. Or drive a mile over to the North Pole amusement park and the start of the toll road to the top of majestic Pikes Peak.
Our house is perfect for romantic retreats, working vacations, family gatherings, and personal or holiday celebrations, with plenty of open spaces for entertaining, a large family room on lower level equipped with fridge, wet bar, board games; LCD flat-screen TV; wireless broadband service; and unlimited long-distance phone calls. New furnishings, light rustic/southwest interior, fully stocked kitchen, beds, and baths.
Master bedroom top level has king-size bed, cable TV, double-head shower; two bedrooms on main level - queen bed in one and bunk-bed in other - share hall bath; Bottom level has bedroom with two twins, hall bath, and pull-out double bed in family room.
Holiday week Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014 7 night min stay
$2,100 flat fee
Holiday week Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2015 8 night min stay
$2,100 flat fee
Spring - Mid-Season Apr 1 - May 23, 2015 3 night min stay
Summer 2015 May 30 - Aug 29, 2015 7 night min stay
Fall - Mid Season Aug 30 - Oct 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Holiday Week Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015 7 night min stay
Holiday weeks Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning fee$150 + tax
Pet Fee$175 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$300
SATURDAY-TO-SATURDAY RENTALS ONLY DURING SUMMER/HIGH SEASON.
$150 cleaning fee. $25/night pet fee if approved by owner.
Rentor/head of party must be at least 25 years old.
Four-wheel drive highly recommended during snow season.
For USAFA graduation week, please ask for quote.
Holiday weeks (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years) are $2100 weekly rental only; dates are flexible please ask owner.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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One of the best trails in the area, the Mount Esther trail, which switchbacks up into network of Pike's Peak trails, is a short walk from the front door...
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: Hello, I'm a busy Mom of four kids ages 18 through 11 recently transplanted from central New Jersey to Oregon! My past job experiences have included teaching community college and co-founding one of the first parenting websites, Moms Online. Over the last ten years I've gotten involved in managing rental properties here in NJ/PA, volunteering (Girl Scouts and PTO), and working as Editor in Chief for www.fitsmi.com.
Why the Owner Chose Colorado Springs: My husband and I bought this house as a bit of a lark - it was featured in a NYT piece in the Friday 'Escapes' section on Feng Shui homes. My mother-in-law was increasingly unable to travel and it just made more and more sense as we talked about it: why don't we buy it so we have a place for all of us to stay when we visit her? I did a little research about VRBO homes in the area and, at least at the time, there wasn't much competition (there's more now but we're still doing okay). We set up the house to please ourselves and our guests at the same time. It was a lot of work, and a lot of fun too.
The Unique Benefits at this House: We love, love, love the view at all hours, from watching the sun come up over the mountains early in the morning to dusk shadows and then sometimes a beautiful moon over the pass. My husband and I also love walking the Mt. Esther trail every morning we can (the head of the trail is a 10-minute walk away). When we're at the house, we enjoy complete privacy and the sense that we've gotten away from it all, but we also love the convenience of driving 20 minutes or less to many shops/attractions, from Colorado Springs to Manitou Springs, Woodland Park, Green Mountain Falls, Cave of the Winds, the local Rock Shop (our kids take forever to spend $5 in there!), Pike's Peak cog train, and more.