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Shooks Run Retreat Media Room HotTub Grand Dining Cen.Air-Sleeps 14

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14

FOR ANY STATED DISCOUNT RATE, PLEASE CALL ME AT 719-466-9986 AS VRBO IS NOT ABLE TO FACTOR THIS DISCOUNT IN TO YOUR QUOTE. Email address is shooksrunretreat@outlook.com.

We have another rental just 100 feet away that accommodates 12 people in 5 bedrooms and if you want to book these 2 houses together, we will offer you a 10% discount on both. It can be seen at www.vrbo.com/126702. Great plan for larger groups!

USAFA GRADUATION 2017 and 2018 ARE BOOKED

Sorry, no motorcycles are allowed on this property.

This beautifully restored 1931 Craftsman is centrally located in the heart of Colorado Springs, it is located 1.5 miles from I-25 and is close to everything in the Pikes Peak Region. The neighborhood boasts 100-year old trees, good walking areas and 3 parks. We are within walking distance to the middle of the city and 2 blocks to Memorial Hospital.

You will have the entire property to yourself, with a recently-updated gourmet kitchen, large dining table that comfortably seats 12, two beautiful bathrooms including one with an over sized soaker tub, and a year-round outdoor hot tub. There's a large outdoor patio and dining area that seats 10, gas grill, and a fire bowl (plenty of firewood is provided).

There are 4+ bedrooms in this spacious 2800 square-foot home:

* Bedrooms 1 and 2 each have a queen bed, and are connected via a private hallway on the main level that also includes a full bathroom

* Bedroom 3 also has a queen bed and is attached to the lower-level custom bathroom with an over sized soaker tub

* Bedroom 4 has two full beds and 1 twin bunk with an attached walk-in closet on the lower level

* A comfortable European-style futon is located in the main-level library, with french doors that offer privacy from the main living area

* A queen sleeper sofa is available in the main-level living room if needed

A 42-inch is available in the living room, and the lower-level media room sports a 60-inch HDTV and surround sound -- both are equipped with cable TV and Blu-Ray. If you don't find a movie to your liking in the library of over 125 DVDs, there are several Red Box kiosks within 10 blocks of the house. The house phone offers unlimited free local and long distance calling, free WiFi is available in all areas of the home, and there's an office area that provides ample work space.

Ample off-street parking is available, including an oversized 2-car garage with door openers. The home is kid friendly, with a 'pack n play', high chairs and security gate available for your use.

You will be downtown in Colorado Springs where you will find restaurants to fit any budget along with museums, bars, libraries, the Fine Art Center, the Pikes Peak Center, Colorado College, a lake, a swimming pool, ice skating, several parks, bike paths,shopping, the National Firefighters Memorial, the United States Olympic Center and art galleries.

Pike National Forest is just moments away, hosting a variety of awe-inspiring trails for horse-back riding, biking, hiking, 4X4ing. There’s paragliding, mountain climbing, rafting, the Royal Gorge Bridge, swimming, golfing, hunting, fishing, even bird-watching. Take the kids to Garden of the Gods to view ancient Indian artifacts. Ride the Cog Railroad to the top of Pikes Peak, or drive 45 minutes to Cripple Creek and tour a working gold mine, gamble in the casinos, feed the wild burros. Hike the Seven Falls trail, and stop to shop in artsy Manitou Springs on your 10-minute drive home.

My name is James. Although I'm not the owner, I'm not a property management company. We have a great housekeeper and I visit the house each time before our guests arrive to make sure you'll be satisfied with it. Our standards are high as is our respect for our guests.

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund minus a $75.00 processing fee if cancellation is made 90 days or more prior to reservation date. 50% refund if cancellation is made 30-89 days prior to reservation date. No refund with cancellation 29 days or less prior to reservation date unless we are able to re-book the days. Please consider purchasing Travel Insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy. We are not responsible for acts of nature unless access to the property is impossible. Days cannot be switched within the last 60 days prior to arrival.

More Details

Owner
Matt
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Matt

I'm in the U.S. Air Force and originally from Long Island, New York. After 10+ years in the military, I've lived in many places...but have always wanted to come live near the mountains in Colorado. After spending 4 years in the Washington, DC area, I finally had that opportunity to come to Colorado.

Matt purchased this house in 2011

Why Matt chose East Colorado Springs

I set out to purchase my first home here upon arrival in Colorado Springs, and absolutely fell in love with this home from the moment I saw it. With everything I wanted -- historic character, modern touches, open layout, and close to the heart of downtown, this unique home is my dream house.

What makes this house unique

As an avid entertainer, I thoroughly enjoy the gourmet kitchen and dining table for 12+... but the media room is the feature that initially caught my eye, and I've hosted numerous movie nights and viewings of major sporting events here.

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Various Downtown
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-25
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Ravens Nest Coffee
Car: recommended

Amenities

East Colorado Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main-level Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower-level Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Over-sized garden-style soaker tub
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Library - 1 sleep sofa /futon , European-style futon (twin size)
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen-size sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , One Full/Twin bunk and an additional full
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Shooks Run Retreat Media Room HotTub Grand Dining Cen.Air-Sleeps 14
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
5

Great House

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we needed; the kids love it and want it again

We make this trip every year and would rent it again in a heartbeat

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you, I sent you some information concerning your next visit via your e-mail. James
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Bayport, NY
5

This house is perfect!! Had all the Amenities we needed!

  • 5 of 5

This house was wonderful! Very Clean!!! plenty of room, the dinning room table was large enough to have a family dinner, then play card games and really enjoyed ourselves. We had 9 guests stay and there was so much room! Would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Exactly as expected - well stocked and very clean. Had a great time!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great trip, lots of space for the 8 of us in our group. House was very well stocked and clean. James was always available for any questions. Just be careful of the driveway - very steep!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming, we enjoyed having you. James
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5

Perfect Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house 3 years in advance for our daughter's graduation from The United States Air Force Academy in May of 2017. I had looked at the pictures and description of the property online several times, and felt confident we made the right choice for our family. When the time had finally come for us to travel to Colorado Springs, and we arrived at Shooks Run Retreat, we couldn't have been more pleased! There was more than adequate room, and anything we could possibly need was right at our fingertips. My immediate family (husband and two daughters 12 and 22 years old) took the downstairs. It was sort of our domain and getaway. My parents, brother, and mother-in-law took the upstairs for the time they were there. We were able to cook meals when we wanted and hosted an after graduation party. We had plenty of platters to use for veggie trays, fruit bowls, and even utilized the crock pot. There is ample parking, the neighborhood felt safe, and the location is perfect as everything is nearby! I love that we were able to use the garage, as our daughter had packed up her entire life into her car, and she was able to park it safely in the garage without worrying about someone seeing her valuables inside. On arrival, there was a minor issue with the hot tub temperature, which was out of anyone's control, and it was promptly taken care of when brought to the attention of the property manager. It was good to know that the hot tub is drained, cleaned, and refilled after each guest checks out. Jackie is quick to respond , and was very attentive from the start 3 years ago! We made memories here that will last a lifetime. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amy, I am so happy that the house worked out for you and your family! Thank you for the kind review and our best to your daughter in her new career and adventures. It has been my pleasure to work with you over these last 3 years. Jackie
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Columbia Mo
5

Great for Extended Family

  • 5 of 5

Everyone in the family loved this house. It was perfect for our long weekend visit to Fort Carson. Our family of 13 was easily comfortable in the upstairs and downstairs. The house provided everything we needed, much more than some places we've stayed.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thornton, Colorado
5

Lovely House for a Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this house! Great house, great location. The management is easy and friendly to work with, and very accomodating. We stayed with 3 families, 4 children and there was lots of space for everyone. We enjoyed the hot tub too. We definietly recommend this house and would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

20% discount for reservations made within 10 days of arrival-not valid w/other discounts
*** 5 day minimum for USAFA Graduation, Thanksgiving and Christmas ***
100% refund (minus $75.00 processing fee) if cancellation is made 90 days or more prior to reservation date. 50% refund if cancellation is made 30-89 days prior to reservation date.
No discounts offered for USAFA Graduation/Parents Weekend

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.