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VRBO Bear Stayed Here last summer, Walk to Restaurants & Farmers Market, A/C

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Christina Schell

My work career has been spent at many great properties throughout the country, the 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' of my own 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 Colorado Springs

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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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
  • 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
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 that is monitered by the security company.

Reviews

What a wonderful location to stay while in Colorado Springs!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jun 22, 2016

It’s no secret that bears love the outdoors, and I can’t think of a better location than Colorado Springs to experience the raw beauty of America. I have been known to stay in a mountain den, but for this trip I wanted the whole house to stretch my legs and let the cub have a private bedroom. I felt extra warm and fuzzy when I found a cute Victorian style home in the Old Colorado City historic district, the perfect home base for a trip to Colorado Springs. The house is a short walk to breakfast, lunch, and dinner restaurants on Colorado Avenue. I especially enjoyed Mountain Shadows Restaurant for a hearty breakfast and Dat’s Italian for an authentic New York style Italian dinner. After breakfast, stop by Mountain Mama’s Natural Foods for healthy hiking snacks including gluten-free and paleo options. The neighborhood is so peaceful and relaxing that a deer chose the neighbor’s back yard to bring two fawns into the world on the first morning of our stay. Who needs cable TV and Wi-Fi when you can watch a fawn taking its first steps? The house has everything you need if you want to cook for yourself including modern appliances. The back yard is perfect for grilling and relaxing if you are in the mood. Mama Bear loved the soaking tub after hiking Barr Trail. Little Bear loved the Cog Railway and especially the donuts and hot chocolate at the Summit House. A cozy Victorian style house feels just right after taking in the nourishing beauty of the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak. Katharine Lee Bates wrote a poetic review of Colorado Springs over 100 years ago that perfectly captures the beauty and emotion experienced by travelers then and now. Colorado Springs is truly America the Beautiful!

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

Absolutely Adorable:)

  • 5 of 5

My kids and I had such a great time in Colorado Springs, even though it rained we still were able to do everything we wanted to. Christina's home is so cute, we felt welcomed the second we pulled up outside. The house was perfect size for the 5 of us. Very cozy and warm. Would definitely stay here again. We walked to the main street for coffee one morning and walked to have lunch the next day. Thank you Christina!!! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Denver
5

Everything thought of

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four loved this house. The owner has done a great job in ensuring the house has everything you will need during your stay. It is centrally located to all of the major activities in the area. Additionally, the house was very clean and the owner was great to work with. We would recommend this house to anyone wanting to visit the area.

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

Very Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Super place to stay. Close to amenities. This was a girls getaway and owner was very accomodating. Will definately stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house in great location

  • 5 of 5

This house is in a very good location to get anywhere. There are great eating places around. The backyard was fantastic. Picnic tables and rockers to have morning coffee or evening wine. House very clean. Beds comfie. Owner phenomenonal - answered questions during stay and communicated well before the trip. House was stocked with necessities. Linens smelled fresh. Highly recommend this VRBO.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review, it means a lot to me. Glad the location worked well and I agree, the house is so close to all the fun activities and easy to jump on and off I-25. Have a great rest of Summer 2017. Christina
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Norman OK
5

Colorado Springs

  • 5 of 5

Great place and fabulous location!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying!! Christina
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Minnesota
5

Great House and Location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great! House had everything you needed and was in a great location. Just a short drive to most sight seeing attractions which was very convenient for being able to head back "home" for a quick afternoon nap with our 3 year old! Also, just a short walk to Old Colorado City shopping and restaurants. Walked to Front Range BBQ one evening and it was excellent! Quite neighborhood. great for relaxing in the back yard and or on the front porch. Christina was very easy to work with and I would defiantly recommend as staying!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and I am so happy that you were comfortable and enjoyed. The walk from the house to all the restaurants and shops is super easy and Front Range BBQ is definitely one of my favorites also. Little secret since there not on the menu, next time ask to try the boiled peanuts! Yummy!!!!! Have a great summer 2017 and please come stay again. Christina
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50

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.