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Modern Retreat with Hot Tub, Close to it all

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


About the property

3 bedrooms, a private hot tub and an inviting yard in a great location

Xavier Garden is an artsy, eclectic one-of-a-kind home. Set back from the street behind a beautiful front gate, it's an urban oasis located in the walkable Highlands neighborhood. With a passive solar design that brings in lots of natural light, this colorful setting has surprises around every corner. Relax in the lush garden. Enjoy the BBQ grill, outdoor bar and hot tub. Dine on the front or back patios. Kids will love the sturdy swing set. The Wifi is fast and the wood stove is warm. You'll find plush robes and a welcome basket waiting for you. Whether you're looking for a romantic setting for two or a family-friendly retreat, this home will delight you.

Walk to the shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, grocery stores and music venues on Tennyson Street. 10 minutes from downtown, convenient to the I-70 corridor, and a straight shot to the mountains. Great for couples, business travelers, families with kids, and small groups.

Queen bed in master, full beds in bedroom 2 and bedroom 3. Cable and WiFi. Comfortable beds, extra pillows, soft linens, fluffy towels, hair dryer, iron. Pet & kid friendly.

For more about Xavier Garden visit www [dot] xaviergarden [dot] com

Living Room: Relax on the white leather sofa and put your feet up on the ottoman while you enjoy a movie on the 42" HD Samsung television with basic cable, HBO and DVD player. Connect your own Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and Pandora accounts to the smart television. During the day you'll enjoy the sunlight that streams in through the glass front door and sunroom door. In the evening, put a few logs on the wood stove and snuggle up.

Sunroom: Just off the living room is a small sunroom, where you can look out onto the garden and perhaps read a book. Here's where we've stashed a supply of games, toys and books. It can also serve as a small playroom for children.

Kitchen: The kitchen is the beating heart of this home, connecting to the living and dining areas as well as the back patio. Spacious enough for friends to linger, and well supplied for those who love to cook: dishwasher, microwave, Kitchenaid, blender, food processor, toaster oven, coffee maker, and cappuccino machine. The walk-in pantry provides plenty of room to stock up on food and supplies.

Dining room: The dining room is an eye-catching place to gather with friends and enjoy a meal. The metallic turquoise paint is lively, and the vintage sputnik-inspired light fixture shows off the vaulted ceilings. The dining table seats 8 comfortably.

Bathroom: The recently remodeled bathroom has a spa-like feel, with sleek cabinets, tall mirrors, double sinks and beautiful tile. The towels are soft and fluffy, and there are plenty of them.

Bedroom 2: This colorful, charming room was decorated with kids in mind. The woodland theme in the hand painted dresser and Pottery Barn bedding will put young travelers right at ease. There are a variety of books and toys on the shelves. The vaulted ceilings and high southern-facing window bring in light and cheer. The double bed is large enough for two and quite comfortable. Extra linens and blankets are stored in the drawers under the bed.

Bedroom 3: This serene space looks out onto the front garden, and is a comfortable spot to turn in for the night. The interior brick wall and vaulted ceiling add character. Double bed sleeps two.

Master bedroom: Up the stairs you'll find the large master bedroom. With it's vaulted ceiling and 10 - yes 10! - windows, you may feel as though you're sleeping among the tree tops. Don't be surprised if you catch a glimpse of the moon outside a window. A large desk provides ample space to sit down to write or work on a computer. Peruse one of the many leather-bound volumes of classic literature. You'll get a great night's sleep on the comfortable queen bed.

Basement: The reliable washer/dryer are located in the basement.

Front patio: The front patio is the larger of the two patios, with a covered area for the large BBQ grill and bar, a dining table with seating for 4, and 2 additional chairs. There's also an outdoor stove for toasting marshmallows.

Back patio: The back patio provides a great place to relax both in and out of the 7-person hot tub. Built in seating on the deck can be used for lounging, sipping beverages and, with the aid of a folding table, dining together in nice weather.

License # 2017-BFN-0006919

More Details

Heather Vaughan
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Heather Vaughan

Though we've managed rental properties for over 10 years, we only began managing short term rentals in 2018. It's been a lot of fun so far. We have found we enjoy crafting a wonderfully relaxing experience for our guests. It's rewarding to create an environment in which our guests can have a great time and make some happy memories.

Heather Vaughan purchased this house in 2010

Why Heather Vaughan chose Berkeley

We fell in love with this house while living around the corner from it. For years, we'd walk by, my husband marveling at its passive solar design. I loved the unusual roof angles and the large serene garden. Then one day there was a for sale sign out front. On our first attempt, we were beaten out by a higher offer, but when that offer fell through a month later, we were able to snap it up.

What makes this house unique

We've lived in a lot of houses over the years, and this one is by far our favorite. The vaulted ceilings and south facing windows create a feeling of spaciousness and bring in tons of natural light. The previous owner had painted some of the rooms some wild colors, reflecting a sense of joyfulness. The interior brick walls add character, and simultaneously keep the house a constant temperature. In almost every room, you can look out a window and enjoy the large garden or tall trees outside. At night in bed, you can look up to see the moon. It really is a special place. We've created lots of happy memories here and hope you will too!


Berkeley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No kids under 12 in hot tub without adult supervision.
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Double sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo


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Modern Retreat with Hot Tub, Close to it all
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Beautufully eclectic home

  • 5 of 5

Heather was amazing to work with during our stay. The house was nestled behind a beautiful fence which made us feel like we could retreat and relax. We enjoyed our welcome basket and the hot tub was a great place to unwind. Amenities were extremely close and we could venture around Denver with ease.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your visit, Adrienne. Come back again any time!
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Beautiful home it had something for everybody in our family.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Loved the hot tub and the play ground set in the front yard. It was nice to have a yard for the dog to run around and also. Thank you for the playroom with all the toys.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, Cozy, & Convenient

  • 5 of 5

This little home was perfect for our short vacation! Very clean and well kept, in an area of town within walking distance of everything you need. Heather was very nice and super prompt responding to messages and helping to make this experience awesome!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique relaxing stay close to Denver, CO

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful, we enjoyed all the interesting features of the house. The jaccuzie made our trip, and the local eateries and shops just a couple blocks away were really fun! The owners were super helpful and answered all my questions really quickly. The house was beautiful great for small to large groups and deffinitly really great area for kids.

I highly recommend this place for anyone needing to stay in the area.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Courtney! I'm so glad you and your group had a great stay. Come back and visit any time!
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3 bedroom house close to almost anything you need

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this home for a week in late April. The location is very convenient to many things in the area. Restaurants, shops, bars, etc. My partner and I were able to get to many of the things Denver and outer lying areas had to offer all within 1-2 hour drive. Pikes Peak, Boulder, Breckenridge, Vail, the Garden of the Gods. The house was well maintained as was the property. The hot tub was relaxing after all the adventures we went on every day. The only thing that I missed was having more than one toilet. Also the master bedroom was upstairs and the restroom was on the main floor. Other than that small inconvenience everything else was easy, relaxing, and Heather was more than accommodating.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home and very accommodating hosts. We stayed at the home for 3 nights and it was perfect. The home is centrally located in a spot that allows things in walking distance while just a short drive into the heart of the city.

We enjoyed the hot tub many times and relaxed on both patios. I would recommend this home to anyone looking for their own little oasis.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Matt! We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back any time.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $250

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.

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