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Delightful Carriage House in America's Coolest Neighborhood

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Why stay in a dull cookie cutter chain hotel when you can pay the same or even less to have your own carriage house in the internationally recognized New Urbanist community of Prospect, named by Dwell Magazine as “America’s Coolest Neighborhood”?

You’ll find everything you need to feel at home in this modern, comfortable and clean second story home.

Sleep well each night in a lovely canopy bed. The bedroom also has plenty of closet space and a small desk from which to work (with wireless high-speed Internet). The well-lit living room with vaulted ceilings is stylishly furnished with a sleeper sofa, a dining table and a flat screen TV that has your favorite channels, including HBO. The kitchen has all the tools and accessories that you would expect to prepare your own meals, but why cook when you can walk down the street to choose from one of Prospect's many terrific restaurants? The home also features a lovely garden patio area where you can relax as you listen to the sound of trickling water from a small fountain.

A highlight of your stay will be taking strolls down the narrow tree-lined streets of Prospect, enjoying the unique blend of traditional and modern architectural styles as well as the lovely parks and a great playground for the kids.

Spend a lazy morning at our local café, Cafe Urban, reading the morning paper as you sit at a table out front looking west as the warm morning sun casts vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow on the nearby Rockies.

When the evening comes around, take a short walk back to downtown Prospect for dinner, where you'll have several great options to choose from. Comida offers delicious Mexican comfort food and killer margaritas in a contemporary setting. Urban Thai is a popular restaurant that serves an authentic and tasty menu (don’t miss the Lemongrass Chicken). 2020 Food and Wine Bar is a classy yet casual choice for wine flights, artisan pizzas, salumi, cheese and salads. The Rib House has award winning Kansas City style BBQ and a great bar with numerous local craft beers.

Longmont also has four award-winning microbreweries in town as well as an amazing cheese shop. The Cheese Importers is a local gem and a must see for any foodies, with hundreds of different types of cheese from all over the world that are supplied to over 400 fine restaurants, natural grocers and hotels along the Front Range.

Families looking for activities beyond Prospect will have many options to choose from. The Longmont Recreation Center is just one mile away, where you will find a great indoor pool for the kids, a climbing wall, basketball courts and a fitness center. Just across from the Rec Center is the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center with exhibits on regional history and various changing programs that is popular with Longmont children. Downtown Boulder is just a short drive from Prospect, where the whole family will love visiting Pearl Street and the majestic Rocky Mountain National Park is only one hour away to your northwest. Kevin and Maria will also be happy to provide you with tips on the great places to go for hiking, mountain biking or snowshoeing in the area so that you can be sure to experience the best of Colorado's magical outdoors.

More Details

Kevin and Maria Wells
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, swedish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Kevin and Maria Wells

Kevin and Maria, along with their two teenage sons, Oskar and Emrik, and their Golden Doodle, Shika, live very typical 'Coloardo' lifestyles. They love to hike and camp throughout the Rockies in the summer and ski at Breck and Vail in the winters (minus Shika). They also love to travel the world, often using VRBO when they do so, which is one of the big reasons why they have chosen to open their carriage house to other travelers like themselves.

Kevin and Maria Wells purchased this condo in 2013

Why Kevin and Maria Wells chose Longmont

Maria is an architect that was always enchanted by the unique and imaginative designs in Prospect, which is like no other community that they have ever seen. Having lived in Prospect for four years, they've discovered that the best thing about living here is actually the friendships that have been fostered with the creative, friendly and dynamic neighbors in their community.


Longmont Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , We have a travel crib which is available if needed.
  • Bedroom: Queen Size Bed. Sleeps 2 Living Room: Sleeper Sofa. Sleeps 2
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming


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Delightful Carriage House in America's Coolest Neighborhood
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 76 reviews

I would give the carriage house and neighborhood five more stars if I could.

  • 5 of 5

The carriage house is perfect! Beautifully decorated, light filled and very comfortable. Our host Kevin was friendly and interesting and i wished that we could have had more time to chat.

Our visit to this particular neighborhood of Longmont was a delightful surprise in that we had no idea that we would be staying in such a charming and very well planned residential neighborhood designed to perfection from principles of New Urbanism. Tagged the "coolest neighborhood in America" it is a destination in itself and an architect's dream stay!

A wedding brought us to Colorado but I would seriously consider returning to Prospect New Town to stay in Kevin and Maria's carriage house as a vacation in itself. A perfect home base for adventurers to the Rocky Mountains National Park as well as exploring the very nice town of Longmont.

We loved it and we are pretty hard to please!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the sweet review, Antonia. So happy to hear that you guys enjoyed your stay and we sincerely hope that you can come back again! - Kevin and Maria
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Perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We stumbled upon the carriage house by accident. We were headed to Lyons for a wedding and the hotel booked up before we reserved a room- and we’re so glad it did! The carriage house was lovely- clean and comfortable and had every amenitiy imaginable. It was so nice to have a full kitchen available as well as a washer and dryer! The town of Prospect full of character and a delight to visit. Recommend 100% you won’t regret it!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great carriage rental! Neat, clean and very comfortable. It has everything need for a short or long stay. We love the neighbor and location. Great place for couples.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The Carriage House is extremely well-appointed. The space is great for a couple and has lots of amenities. We stayed here for two weeks and enjoyed the neighborhood (a wonderful place of interesting houses, green spaces, small restaurants, and nearby bike paths). Kevin and Maria made us feel welcome and invited questions but had already provided everything we needed. The drive to Boulder is easy and the bus service is great too. There are lots of stores nearby for anything you need. If you book here, be sure to go to downtown Longmont with its restaurants, shops, and funky vibe. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bear, DE

Checks all the boxes!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this property. The location was perfect with proximity to Boulder, walking distance to restaurants, and a beautiful neighborhood. The carriage house is a lovely home away providing a comfortable, welcoming experience. Kevin and Maria are wonderful hosts. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Omaha, Ne, Usa

Second Stay - Second wonderful experience😴

  • 5 of 5

We love this place! Always clean and cozy. Great location, minutes from Boulder. Everything you need is close by.

Kevin and Maria are always so nice and just a text message away.

Can’t go wrong staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Well Bar at Rib House
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Ute Creek Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Interstate 25
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Comida Cantina
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Eldora Mountain Resort


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Check-in after 3:00 pm
Check-out by 11:00 am

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.