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Charming Antique-Filled 1940s Cottage On Quiet Tree-Lined Street

Bedrooms 2
Space 970 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cozy 2 BR/1 Bath Home Just Blocks From Downtown & Lake Loveland, Sleeps 4

This clean & comfortable cottage is a perfect home-base for a couple or single business traveler who prefer vintage decor & historic charm to modern interiors. Hardwood floors, waterfall ceilings, arched doorways, & beautiful furnishings characterize this guesthouse. Both beds are turn of the century pieces, fitted with new high-quality mattresses for your comfort (one full size, one queen.) The house is just blocks from numerous restaurants & coffee shops, & the kitchen is well equipped for your own meal preparation should you decide to eat-in. The large fenced backyard has a small rose garden complete with park bench, as well as a deck & custom pergola over the private patio area (will add photos when completed.)

Just 4 blocks to the north is Lakeside Park, as well as Lake Loveland. The town sits at the base of the Rocky Mountains; just 40min. drive from Estes Park up Big Thompson Canyon. Downtown Ft. Collins and CSU are about 30 min. drive to the north.. Events at Embassy Suites or Budweiser Event Center are only 15-20 min. away. You will feel like you are home when returning to this lovely neighborhood. Includes off-street parking & is ONLY available to NON-SMOKING guests. Stays of 7 days or more will be discounted. There is free Wi-fi, Tivo/Netflix, & a DVD player as well, so only local channels - no CNN or Fox News etc.

More Details

Lisa Carlson
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 19, 2018

About Lisa Carlson

This little house is the culmination of many years of dreaming about running a B&B when in actuality, I don't like getting up early or doing dishes! Guests will be treated to freshly baked goodies from time to time though, & the fridge might offer other surprises as well. Great care & attention has gone into every aspect of the decor; both in aesthetic considerations & in comfort. I'm an RN & work in Loveland, so will usually be accessible via texting or phone or in person & will provide some other contact information if for any reason I cannot be reached. I hope my guests enjoy the ambiance of the house, & also of the small-town neighborhood it has been a part of for 70 years now. I'm a Colorado native and have lived in Denver, Boulder, Greeley, and Ft. Collins, so know a bit about the area as far as assisting guests to make the most of their visit here.

Lisa Carlson purchased this house in 2017

Why Lisa Carlson chose Loveland

A love for historic homes fueled this project; a search that began with early 1900s houses which, unfortunately, were small, a bit dark, & bearing within them too many smells of all the years past! Eventually this home came under my radar, even though it was built in 1948. What it lacked in turn-of-the-century charm, it more than made up for with its much roomier bedrooms & big bright (new) windows. Wanting to be a part of a quiet old-town setting, the neighborhood was a perfect fit. Sadly, so much of the historic charm of many of the old homes in this area has been completely lost in renovation aimed solely at being low-cost and "modern". So opening is doors as a guesthouse this year is a perfect way to celebrate its 70th birthday!

What makes this house unique

This location offers the best of both worlds - its just blocks away from hwy 34 for easy access, & blocks from the heart of downtown Loveland with the historic Rialto Theatre, restaurants, galleries, & shops. I also like how the main level is up off from the ground more than many of the old homes I looked at previously - its somehow a comforting feeling to be up higher when looking out. We are particular about furnishings & ambiance when we travel; always seeking interiors that feel like they could be in our own home, so that is what Ive strived for in this house - that it feels just like home.


Loveland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 970 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Thank you for not smoking anywhere on the property - smoking "outside" still brings the smell inside on one's clothing.
  • Please do not fry bacon on the stove - this requires excessive cleaning afterward! Microwaved bacon is every bit as good. :)
  • When using grill please be considerate of the next guest & clean both grill & grease collection cup in back; thank you.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bathroom centrally located between the 2 bedrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Antique iron bed, vanity, closet, full-length mirror
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Antique burled-walnut bed, dresser, & closet
  • Both bedrooms are spacious with reading chairs, various lighting options, ceiling fans, and thick rugs over the hardwood floors.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Beautifully appointed, comfortable and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Probably the best VRBO experience we have ever enjoyed. Lisa could not have been more hospitable. The house is lovely, the deck, patio, and lawn are so inviting that we hated to leave. Groceries, dining, and shopping are within easy walking distance. We will definitely be back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so happy you enjoyed the house & property; thank you for your kind words & for taking such good care of it during your visit!
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Comfortable, Quaint, and Clean

  • 5 of 5

This 1940s cottage is well-appointed with beautiful antiques and ample modern amenities. We loved that we didn’t have to stop at the market on our way in because Lisa had coffee and milk ready for us. The small fresh flower arrangements, many cut from the yard, were so welcoming. What a nice touch!

Lisa gave us excellent recommendations for how to make our stay in her town fun and memorable. From the pizza at Origins to the stout at Big Thompson Brewery to the hike at Estes Park, we just fell in love with the area.

Thank you, Lisa, for being such a gracious host. We hope our paths will cross with yours another day soon. I

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such appreciative guests. I’m happy you enjoyed your visit so much, and even saw Hops at the Brewery! Hopefully you can come back again for some more small-town ambiance. :)
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  • 5 of 5

Great house that is super clean. We would recommend this place to anyone wanting to come to the Denver, RMNP area!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such nice (& tidy) guests! Hope you can come stay again on your next visit. :)
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Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and the neighborhood was really quiet. Lisa made sure we had everything we needed and threw in some beautiful flowers to make the occasion extra special. I would recommend this house to anyone, and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such good care of the guesthouse. I hope you can come back when all of the roses are blooming! Have a wonderful rest of your summer. :)
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Beautiful, clean, simple

  • 5 of 5

This house was great. Everything was very clean and organized with no clutter. It wasn't very big but it was comfortable enough for the 4 people in my family. We appreciated the books and information on the Rocky Mountain National Park. The house was in a pleasant neighborhood, so we walked downtown for dinners (about a 15 min walk, less than a mile). The host seemed very nice in our text communications and offered some great food recommendations.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location, great house!

  • 5 of 5

This was such a lovely place to stay! The house is decorated so beautifully and the private backyard with pergola was a great place to relax and grill dinner (when we didn’t eat out at the nearby restaurants downtown!) My husband and I stayed here with my adult daughter and her adult cousin. It was the perfect size place for the four of us. And there was plenty of room in the kitchen and family room, when my Colorado daughter and her husband came over to visit and grill with us. It’s in a great location, a quiet neighborhood, and the rose garden was just starting to bloom. Lisa went out of her way to make our stay special. We arrived late in the evening, so she had the lights turned on for us with some homemade muffins waiting. She also had fresh fruit and even made heart-shaped ice cubes with raspberries frozen inside! This place definitely has the feel of a Bed & Breakfast, but with the privacy of your own house. It sure beats a hotel too! I know we will stay here again when we come to visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such nice guests & even giving me a head start with the laundry! That was much appreciated. :) I hope you can come stay again when you return to Colorado. Have a wonderful rest-of your summer~
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Downtown hosts many small festivals throughout the year, such as Fire and Ice in Feb. with ice sculptures up and down 4th street.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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