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Beautiful, Newly Remodeled Home with Panoramic View of USAFA and Pikes Peak

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Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

No cleaning fee. Hot tub. WIFI. Mountain Views. Forested. Spacious rooms. AC.

You are invited to enjoy your vacation or trip to this wonderful vacation area in this immaculate and very spacious newly remodeled Colorado house with spectacular panoramic views of the Front Range, Pikes Peak and the United States Air Force Academy. This custom large three-bedroom house provides comfortable, high-end accommodations for six people. The large deck facing the mountains is the perfect place for enjoying the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, watching the amazing hummingbirds in the summer, taking in the awesome view of Pikes Peak, barbecuing, riding the exercise bike, soaking in the hot tub under starlit skies (spring, summer, fall or winter), or just sitting on the porch swing enjoying the fresh mountain air and tall pines on the private one-acre treed lot. You might even see a few deer coming up the driveway and through the forest area surrounding the house. The kids will love the play house nestled in the trees. Since the house is less than three miles from I-25, it is stress free to be on your way to the Air Force Academy, Denver, Colorado Springs or the mountains to experience all the wonderful area attractions.

The open concept, exceptionally large rooms are perfect for enjoying time together in front of the gas fireplace, playing games, watching television, and cooking and enjoying meals together in the kitchen/dining room area (easily seats 12) or on the deck. The bedrooms are large and all have living areas for private time. The third bedroom even has a Relax-the-Back chair. If someone needs to work, there is a comfortable, large office and WIFI is free and available 24 x 7. All linens are provided as well as a newly remodeled and convenient laundry room. If you have special little ones, a Pack & Play is available and there is plenty of room for the inflatable mattress in the third bedroom if you need an extra bed for a child.

The kitchen is fully equipped with new stainless steel appliances and all the conveniences of home. The lights will be on and there will be coffee, tea and chocolates ready for you upon arrival.

When we moved here from Minneapolis in 2009, we could hardly believe we found the perfect house in a quiet, private area nestled among tall pines with such spectacular views of the Front Range, Pikes Peak and the Air Force Academy. The house had a WOW effect on us, and it continues to have the same effect on everyone who visits.

Because of the high elevation (7500 ft.), forested area, and the wonderful mountain breezes, air conditioning is seldom needed, but the house now has central air-conditioning (September 2016) for those especially warm summer days.

We feel confident that you will enjoy your time in this newly listed (March 2014) vacation home and look forward to meeting you and sharing this wonderful Colorado-style house with you. It is truly our wish that your time in this area will be a blessing and a wonderful memory.

COLORADO SPRINGS ATTRACTIONS (located within 5-30 minutes of driving time from the home)

Garden of the Gods- Fabulous rock formations, views and trails, horseback riding, and mountain biking

Pikes Peak- an accessible 14,115 mountain summit via road or the Cog Railway train, known as 'America's Mountain'

United States Air Force Academy- tours and Sunday services at the Chapel

Seven Falls- a series of seven cascading waterfalls

Helen Hunt Falls with hiking trails

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, nestled on the side of a mountain with unique and beautiful exhibits

Serenity Springs Wildlife Center- private tours to view over 120 exotic lions, tigers, leopards and cougars

Cheyenne Mountain State Park- hiking and biking

Cave of the Winds- underground tours of a complex cave system

Manitou Cliff Dwellings- Native American cultural exhibit

Manitou Springs- historic and beautiful town with restaurants and tourist shopping

Bass Pro Shop- newest multi-million dollar attraction with shopping, animal exhibits, a restaurant and bowling

Will Roger's Shrine

Pioneer's Museum- features the history and culture of the Pikes Peak Region, located in the 1903 Historic El Paso County Courthouse

CityROCK- indoor rock climbing and instruction facility

Hot Air Balloon rides with Adventures Out West

Mountain bike trails; Rock Climbing; Hiking (including the Manitou Incline challenge with steep vertical gains of over 2000ft in elevation)

Pikes Peak Zip Line- 625ft of zip line over Manitou Springs

Colorado Jeep Tour Company

Various events, shows and productions at the World Arena or the Pikes Peak Center

Olympic Training Center- tours of the athletic facilities

Unique local shopping, upscale national chain stores, and the Castle Rock Outlet Mall

Countless fine local restaurants and national chain restaurants

Public golf courses, including the secluded and beautiful Bear Dance Golf Course in Larkspur, CO

Fox Run Regional Park- (7 min. from the home) fabulous mountain views, lots of open play space, playgrounds and forested hiking trails

Focus on the Family Headquarters

Glen Eyrie Castle- English Tudor style castle, nestled in 'Garden of the Gods' type terrain; built by General William Palmer; afternoon teas

Full-service spa at the exclusive, Tuscan-styled Club at Flying Horse (7 minutes from the home)

Movies at Hollywood Theaters at Interquest and I-25; bowling at Brunswick Bowl.

UTE PASS/HWY 24 ATTRACTIONS (located within 60-75 minute driving time of the home):

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

North Pole Santa's Workshop- family-oriented Christmas themed amusement park

Town of Cripple Creek - casinos, historic gold mines tours

City of Woodland Park- restaurants, shopping, Dinosaur Museum

Canon City - train ride, rafting, Royal Gorge

Salida - fishing, hiking, jeep trails, Monarch Ski Resort, rafting, shooting range

Fishing- Gold Medal/Blue Ribbon Fishing, including: the Dream Stream, Tomahawk, Badger Basin on the South Platte, Blue River, Arkansas River, Eleven Mile Canyon River, Eleven-Mile Reservoir, Spinney Reservoir, Rampart Reservoir, Antero Reservoir, Tarryall Reservoir, and Jefferson Lake; guides offered through Peak Fly Shop and Angler's Covey

DENVER AREA ATTRACTIONS (1 hour drive from this home):

Shopping: 16th Street Mall

Denver Broncos Football

Colorado Rockies Baseball

Colorado Avalanche Hockey

Denver Zoo

Elitch Gardens Amusement Park

Water World Water Park

The Denver Aquarium

Denver Art Museum

Denver Botanic Gardens

More Details

Larry and Sharon Bertram
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

Why Larry and Sharon Bertram chose South Central

For years we vacationed in this area, visiting our children who loved Colorado and moved here. We fell in love with this area, too, and decided to move here from Minneapolis in 2009. We searched for a Colorado-style house in the forest that would have a wonderful view of the mountains, large rooms, high ceilings, and an open concept kitchen, dining and living room area. This house met all the criteria as well as location. . . location. . . location. This house makes you feel like you are always on vacation!! We continue to be amazed at the beauty of the views from this house every single day of every season.

What makes this house unique

We could hardly believe we found the perfect house in a quiet, private area nestled among tall pines with such spectacular views of the Front Range, Pikes Peak and the United States Air Force Academy. The house had a WOW effect on us, and it has the same effect on everyone who visits.


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Beautiful, Newly Remodeled Home with Panoramic View of USAFA and Pikes Peak
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Wonderful Stay in Monument

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Monument CO. The Bertram's home was better than advertised. Our kids especially loved playing in the tree house. A beautiful home with an amazing view.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This was our third USAFA Parent's Weekend to stay at the same house. I can not imagine a better home away from home. Sharon goes out of her way to make sure you have everything you need. The house is clean and there is a book that answers all possible questions. She even has brochures on local attractions. We have really enjoyed the Monument area, as well. It is close to campus and yet you feel like you are away from it all..... So Beautiful!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Lovely home with a stunning view

  • 5 of 5

This house is not only beautifully furnished, clean and very well equipped, it is comfortable and well designed. We stayed here in July with our daughter, son in law and two granddaughters (1 and 3 years old). The children loved the toys, books and especially the playhouse. Larry and Sharon were very helpful and supplied us with a pack and play for the baby to sleep in as well as a high chair. We had a wonderful time visiting the area attractions but we particularly enjoyed the time we spent relaxing in this house, soaking in the beautiful view from the living area and deck. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely owners

Lovely house - neat, clean, view, location, size, mechanicals, bathrooms, bedrooms, decks, hot tub.

Lovely time for my family of 7 there

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed staying in this home for our vacation. We have done VRBO several times and the owners of this property provided much more to us as guests than in previous rentals. From paper goods, shampoo, to coffee, the owners provided so much! It was nice to not worry about making a large grocery store purchase and definitely saved us time and money. The property is very beautiful and comfortable but be prepared for lots of stairs because the house has multi-levels inside. The home is in a lovely area and we saw a total of three deer when we were driving out of the spacious neighborhood. We would highly recommend this vacation home rental!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

It was our home away from home. House was comfortable retreat after spending our day visiting all of the beautiful sights in and around Colorado Springs. Homeowners made sure our visit was five star!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Denver Airport
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 25
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Monument House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 5.13%

Summary of additional charges:
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
Taxes NOT included 5.13%
NO cleaning fee charged for minimum stay of 4 nights (*less than 4 nights stay $150 charge for cleaning)
Guest must request permission before hosting a gathering (visitors who are not staying at the house) while at the house (possible charge of $150 for cleaning)
Guest is requested to email a signed Rental Agreement to Owner prior to reservation date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Monument House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Large newly-remodeled private master bath with two vanities.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly remodeled, private bath with granite vanity.
  • *****The master bath has a glass and Colorado white marble shower, two vanities, a large tub and walk-in closet. The high ceilings and Monument, Colorado, climate means you seldom need airconditioning. And there is even a Pikes Peak view from the shower. *****The newly remodeled second bathroom adjoins the second bedroom but is also easily accessible from the third bedroom. The new granite vanity has plenty of storage to accommodate guests in both bedrooms. You will find this bathroom spacious and convenient. We provide shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, hand soap, toilet paper, hair dryers, and plush towels, hand towels, and wash cloths in each bathroom. You will find both bathrooms immaculately clean.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large bedroom with walk-in closet, and adjoining bathroom.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Luxurious master suite with king bed and adjoining bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Large room with room for extra air mattress or portable crib
  • *****The master suite is a large room with mountain views, a private living area, and a flat screen TV. The king mattress is firm but soft enough to be luxuriously comfortable. And your white terry robes are ready and waiting to be used when you enjoy the hot tub on the deck. *****The second bedroom is also a large room with views of the forested area behind the house. The plush pillow-top queen sized mattress is engineered for comfort with both a firm side and a softer side. The walk-in closet with built-in cabinet is super convenient for travelers. Two white terry robes are hanging and ready if you want to enjoy the hot tub on the deck. The couch in the room provides a private area for relaxing. *****The third bedroom is a very large room -- large enough for an additional air mattress for the kids or a Pack-and-Play for a little one. This bedroom has a comfortable, firm queen-sized bed and a Relax-the-Back recliner, which you just have to try!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • tennis

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