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Designer cottage cozy in Winter or Summer for Red Rocks Events

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 BR 1 Bath, woods, wildlife, sunny and private. Great any time of year.

'La Casita' has an open, spacious feeling with skylights, French Doors that open to the deck, patio, with patio table, 4 chairs and umbrella and Bar BQ. A Southwestern motif prevails with ceiling fans, high ceilings and lovely art on the walls. The dining room is separate from the living room with slate floors and a comfortable dining set. The kitchen is completely equipped with all utensils and dishwasher. The laundry room with washer and dryer are in a separate room. The Master Bedroom is spacious with a queen bed ,dresser, chest of drawers and a walk in closet. An original Navajo carpet hangs on the wall. Adjoining is a designer bathroom with tub and shower in Turkish marble. The second bedroom has a queen bed, marble floor and an antique armoire for a closet. The living room has a flat screen TV, carpeting and slate flooring and a comfortable sofa that converts into a queen bed.

'La Casita' is located on a 43 acre ranch and is completely private with pristine woods and lots of wild life. Denver is a half an hour away, ski areas an hour and a half. Several nice restaurants and supermarkets are just 2 miles away. The location has its own Wifi and high speed internet. There is plenty of parking. We are pleased to rent by the month.

More Details

Suzi Badrena
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Suzi Badrena

We came from Puerto Rico to Colorado in 1975 and Purchased what is now Esperanza Ranch, have raised and shown Paso Fino Horses for years, and are fine jewelers called Esperanza Jewelers. Our son, Billy, was raised here and resides in an adjoining ranch with his wife, Wendy and our 2 grandkids, Jesse and Nova.

Suzi Badrena purchased this cottage in 1979

Why Suzi Badrena chose Doubleheader

This land, that overlooks the city, but is completely private, is unique and a magical world of it's own. It is less than 15 minutes to the South Entrance of Red Rocks and everyone enjoys being so close to the concert venue.

There are 5 beautiful, distinctly different Open Space Parks from 2 to 8 miles away. La Casita is cozy in winter and convenient to both ski areas and Denver for year round adventures.

2 shopping centers are 2 miles away with King Soopers, Safeway, Natural Grocers, a nice variety of good restaurants, liquor stores, retail stores and a variety of services.

What makes this cottage unique

Our home is 100 years old and we have made it our own, but kept it's timeless feeling. We have brought a certain Caribbean character to both our home and 'La Casita'to combine with the mountain attitude that guests really enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We feel so connected to all the amazing groups of family and friends who come to experience the magic of "La Casita", and thank them all for the privilege of hosting them, and seeing how much fun everyone has here! Hope you all come back!
Dec 2016
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Doubleheader Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom has a tub and shower and the entire room is done in marble.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom-Queen Bed, end tables, chest of drawers, dresser, carpet, walk in closet. 2nd Bedroom- Queen Bed, end tables, Antique armoire, marble floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Several Open Space Parks within a few miles for hiking and biking. Red Rocks is 15 minutes away.


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Designer cottage cozy in Winter or Summer for Red Rocks Events
average rating of 4.864865 based on 38 reviews

Serene, Cozy, Peaceful, Convenient

  • 5 of 5


Many thanks for your hospitality and going out of your way to make a special Christmas for us. The special touches like decorating an outside tree with Christmas decorations were deeply appreciated. Our stay at Esperanza exceeded our expectations. The house was cozy and the view was very serene. So glad it snowed right after we arrived to give us a white Christmas, it made our trip. Coming in after dark and seeing two huge deer next to the house was the highlight of our stay. Being familiar with the area as long-time (former) property owners, the location couldn't have been better, without the noise of the city but great access to everything.

We found our new home-away-from-home and will be back!!!

Kind Regards,

Tommie & Dawn Burks

The Woodlands, Texas

Dec 22-28, 2017

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so grateful for the amazing guests we have had and for their kindness in taking time to review their experience at La Casita!
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Knoxville, TN


  • 5 of 5

We loved the property. This is one of the nicest places we have booked through VRBO. It is peaceful and private, but convenient to so many places--Red Rocks, Aspen Park, Evergreen, Morrison, Denver, Golden, Boulder. Highly recommend. We will definitely stay here again, longer next time.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always hope that La Casita is more of an experience than just a place to stay, and really appreciate you taking the time to write a review and express your feelings about your great time here. Thank you!
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More of a bed without breakfast location than a secluded cabin.

  • 4 of 5

I will give this place a 4 star review, because to owners were very nice. I booked this place for 3 nights, and only was able to stay for one night due to a very busy wedding weekend. So my review is limited.

Expectations: Don't know if I missed it when I booked this place, but all other VRBO locations I have booked over the years are stand alone properties with a phone number to contact the owner if issues arise. With this property the owners live within 40 yards of this location. It is a beautiful property, very clean and well kept. This felt more like a B and B without the "Breakfast." The attached car port to the cabin property is utilized by the owner for their vehicles which means they are walking over to the cabin daily to access their vehicles. This is a 2 bedroom property with 2 queen beds, and a sleeper sofa in the living room. Again my experiences with VRBO has been different. When sleeping 6, it usually means 3 beds, with an optional sleeper sofa if needed. With that said, this is a very nice place for those who needing a quiet location in close proximity to the owners, that handles 2 to 4 people well, but would be very crowded with 6. Again the owners were extremely nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always pleased that a guest will take the time to review our property and feel we have offered an accurate description of La Casita in our home page as to it having 2 queen beds and a queen pull out. The house itself has no windows or doors facing our residence or parking, so a guest would have to walk away from the property to even see our house, and there are no other buildings in any direction. It feels very private, and guests often express that to us. This guest expressed, and truly so, that he was hardly there as he was involved in preparing for a wedding, and we offered any help he needed with large cooking utensils and to accommodate changes in the people staying and or a trailer. None of this was needed, but we do try to help in any way we can. He was a really nice guy, we were glad all went well for his wedding, and hope he will stay with us another time.
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So wonderful we will definitely stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

Property was perfect and the owner, Suzi, provided helpful hints about places to visit in the area. La Casita's location provided easy access to Red Rocks Amphitheatre while giving us privacy in a beautiful mountain setting. Can't wait for our next trip there!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Homer, La

Beautiful! Private! Easy! Nice folks!

  • 5 of 5

The spot was gorgeous! The house was nice and clean! Incredible mountain view! Incredibly nice people to work with! We will be back...hopefully soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed you all as guests and were so glad it was a fun experience for you. Thank you for your kind revue ! We hope to see you again! Happy Trails!
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Beautiful and secluded

  • 5 of 5

Close enough to civilization but far enough in the mountains for PEACE!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Brook's Place
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 285
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
285 Diner
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Car: necessary

6 different beautiful Open Space Parks within 10 miles of La Casita. A Dog Park in Evergreen is 8 miles away. Close to Denver, Red Rocks Ampetheater, skiing, restaurants and nightlife.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $25
cleaning fee $35

No changes will be made in the reservation once the location is booked. 50%refunds made on cancellations more than 30 days before occupancy. No refunds within 30 day period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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