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Spacious comfortable sunny house-private yard, game room-walk to CSU

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3+ bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom house fully equipped for a night, a week or a month

The Lake Street house is perfect for a couple or 8 people. The house is on a quiet Cul-de-sac within a mile of Colorado State, 3 miles from old town and close to markets, restaurants and bike trails. It has a sunny open floor plan and a private yard. This 3+* bedroom, 3 ½ bath house has a master bedroom with a king memory foam mattress and en suite bath on the main floor with another full bath across the hall. There are two bedrooms downstairs; one with a queen bed and the other with twin beds. There is another full bath downstairs. The spare room has 2 beds in it; a full and a twin. There is a sofa sleeper in the living room and we have an inflatable queen mattress if you need it. And with 3 ½ baths, there’s no waiting.

The kitchen is open and fully outfitted with a gas stove, broiler, side by side refrigerator, oven, dishwasher and microwave. There are good knives, plenty of pots and pans, plates and glassware. We have coffee, spices and basics like oil, sugar and flour to make cooking easy. Eat in the sunny dining room or out on the deck. In the summer, you can pick vegetables from the garden just outside the back door and grill them on the barbeque. Don’t want to cook? We have a menus and recommendations for local restaurants, take out and delivery.

This house is architecturally re-designed to be comfortable for a couple, a family or extended family and friends. We want this to feel like home right away whether you’re staying for a couple of nights, a week or a couple of months. The large Living Room with a gas fireplace is open to the Dining Room with floor to ceiling greenhouse windows and plenty of plants. There is WiFi throughout the house. There’s a sitting room upstairs and a game room downstairs with air hockey and Foosball tables so there are plenty of places to hang out with others or be by yourself. It’s a great house for reunions, graduation parties, dinner parties and just hanging out. This is a ranch house with an accessible main floor which includes the washer and dryer. We have 5 bikes in the garage you can use to explore.

After a long day working, hiking, rafting or sightseeing, come home to relax and re-charge. We love art and books and have an eclectic collection of both throughout the house for you to enjoy. Have a barbeque on the spacious deck or sit in front of a cozy fire. Read a book or play in the game room. Walk to Moby Gym to see a volleyball or basketball game. And, if you need anything, we’re right next door.

Fort Collins City STR License Number 00052558STR

*Office has 2 beds (full and twin) but no closet, so it is acts as a 4th bedroom but isn't officially a bedroom.

More Details

Owner
Sue Ballou
Member since: 2012
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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Sue Ballou

Sue and Whitney moved to Fort Collins over 30 years ago and raised their children here. Whitney teaches at CSU and Sue does a lot of community work, so we know a lot of what's going on around town. We chose this location because it was close to everything but gave us a little space and privacy.

Sue Ballou purchased this house in 2010

Why Sue Ballou chose Prospect/Shields

In 2003, Sue's parents bought this house to live next to us. Sue's father was an architect and he re-designed the house to make a really comfortable and elegant space. When they moved into assisted living, Sue and Whitney bought it. It was so well set up, they thought it would be great to rent it that way.

What makes this house unique

The open floor plan and big windows bring the outdoors in. With the sun streaming across the rooms, it's hard not to think that the world is full of possibilities. This is a lovely place to have a dinner party or a garden party.

Amenities

Prospect/Shields House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , en-suite with Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , doesn't have a closet
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Indoor plants, vegetable and flower gardens.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Spacious comfortable sunny house-private yard, game room-walk to CSU
average rating of 4.908046 based on 87 reviews
5

Spacious and comfortable with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Fort Collins at Sue and Whitney's place. There are four usable bedrooms that are all good size, as well as three and a half bathrooms. So a great place for family or group vacations. The whole house, but especially the kitchen, is furnished with every possible amenity--if there is anything you can't cook in that kitchen I don't know what it would be! The gas stove was a particular plus. Both the fireplace and greenhouse space contribute to the warm ambiance. It is a house with a lot of character, and it's in a great location--convenient to all areas of the city. Plus, the owners are right next door so if you have any problems they can be addressed right away. (We needed a little help with the DVD player and Sue came right over and showed us how to work it). We had a fine time and would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home!

  • 5 of 5

Sue and Whitney are excellent hosts. They were prompt with information and wonderful to interact with. The house has all the amenities you could ever need!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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5

Fun and homey

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and clean. We enjoyed our stay and would stay there again. Thank you for a fun getaway.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house for the CSU game for the weekend. Excellent location and great property with hosts who made sure we had everything we needed! Would definitely recommend to anyone traveling to Fort Collins.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big, roomy home

  • 4 of 5

Everything we 5 men needed to stay close to town. No issues. Very cool gas range, only we ate out all the time! Wonderful deck and yard, a garden to eat from too! It was great. The owners are very nice!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Great Fort Collins Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of seven adults and one small child and everyone was very pleased with the house! It fit all of us perfectly and there wasn't anything we found ourselves without. Having a crib there to easily fold out was extremely convenient for the family with the small child as they didn't have to pack and travel with their own. There were tons of extra towels for the bathrooms, which is always nice. While we didn't have time to enjoy the deck or yard, it would be a nice area to hang out and bbq.

Sue was great with communication and all of the instructions for the home were very clear. The location was perfect as well. There's lots of local information, maps, brochures, etc. in the entry way if you need ideas or help for the area. I would definitely stay here again with a group coming to Fort Collins.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
54 Miles
DIA (Denver International Airport)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
CB Potts
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
City Park 9
Nearest Train
63 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-25
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
CB Potts
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Eldora Ski Resort
Car: recommended

The Lake Street House is within a mile of Colorado State University. Fort Collins is known for it's great micro-breweries. There are also many great restaurants of all kinds close by. The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery recently opened and is the first science and history museum in the world. It's a great place to explore for both adults and children. There's a wonderful bike trail system around the city and beyond, passing through great natural areas. And, of course the mountains are just minutes away with wonderful hiking, skiing, mountain biking and rafting.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110

We may be able to accommodate 10 guests for an additional fee. Please contact the owner to learn more.
Monthly rates may be lower at certain times.
Cancellation Policy: Bookings cancelled at least 30 days before the start of stay will receive 100% refund,
50% refund up until 2 weeks before stay. No refund after that.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and contract is signed and received by homeowner.

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.