Beautiful large home in Old Town ready for 2 to 8 guests to enjoy. See virtual tour under Owner Info. See guest comments under Owner info. Step into the large open living room with huge dining room that seats 8. Room to spread out in the four bedrooms; three on the main floor each with queen-sized beds, with the fourth and largest bedroom on the second floor with 360 degree views of the town, with king size bed. Wonderful new bathroom with double sinks, rain shower head. Large kitchen with stainless appliances, opens to deck to rear yard. Laundry facilities onsite. Make this your home base to enjoy biking, hiking, Old Town, CSU and of course all of the breweries and restaurants.
- House1900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 3 nights
large house, 4 bedrooms, 1 bath-double sinks (sleeps 2-8)
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 16, 2018
About Janet Scott
crazy about art, architecture, design, history, historic preservation, bicycles, fine wine, breweries, photography, family, adventures
Janet Scott purchased this House in 2002
Why Janet Scott chose University Park
This property had been in one family for many years. We purchased it from the daughter, who had grown up in the house. She still stops by when she is in town and knocks on the door, checking to see how it is doing. She had some interesting stories and she had an entire basement of antiques to clear out when she moved. It is sort of a house that stays with you, very interesting design.
What makes this House unique
The house was built in the early 1900's but has such a large open floor plan with high ceilings, that it is rarely seen in this vintage of house. Typically the rooms are small and tight, but this one took our breath away when we walked in. Upstairs is a large, cupola style room, with windows on all walls. You feel like you are in a tree house, once up there. It is currently the master bedroom but had been used as a music room. We had fun ripping out the 1960's bath (if fun is the correct word!) and redesigning a more functional layout, with a full tub and shower, huge vanity. We still have plenty of ideas, but just love this big beauty!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The home was just as described large open living area perfect for hotsting my sisters bridal shower!
We enjoyed our stay here expect that we were under the impression that we would have the entire place. The high ceilings and open living area were fantastic. The one bathroom was a struggle that we knew about before renting the property. The upstairs room with all of those windows was a perfect place to get ready on the day of my sisters wedding, I think the photos will be super! However, there was often a man there working in a room downstairs, one morning he was making a ton of construction like noise at 8 in the morning. He would also park in the middle of the only designated parking for the property. There is a parking program out front that means you can only park there for 2 hours between 8am and 5pm so the designated parking in the back was coveted by all 8 adult guests. I understand that he likely had work to do but keeping the noise down until at least 12 would have been nice.
It's hard to know where to start on this one. I guess I'll start with what they didn't tell me. They didn't tell me for example that the booking involved a wedding, as special events are not permitted. It said 'parents and two adult children visiting', no mention of wedding. Another huge problem is that we have a strict no DRUG policy and they left drug paraphernalia on the back deck and there are children next door. What else they didn't tell us, they would leave the entire floor covered with flower petals that took forever to clean up, that they would have enough trash to overflow the equivalent of 7 large trash receptacles to the point we had to actually haul off the added trash. They left trash piled everywhere in the house. They didn't tell us they would be playing beer pong and soak all the floors with beer. They didnt tell us they would have items shipped there and leave large boxes everywhere, they didnt tell us they would take shoe boxes and leave them under the beds. I am sorry if an 1800 sf two story house wasnt large enough for them, the lower level is not included in the rental, thank goodness who knows what they would have done with that. We had a guy doing some slight work in one corner of the lower level, if any of this was an issue the instructions say to notify us. He wasn't there on the weekends, where street parking is allowed. These were some of the worst guests I have ever had. I am only allowed to rate them by a star system, but they have the ability to go on and on. Doesn't seem fair that my comments don't get to follow them, just a star. The complete lack of disregard for the property and the house rules is really unacceptable.
Really nice place in an awesome location
Great location and spacious
Nicely updated home. Was actually surprised, when first walking in, how big and spacious it was. Great location! We walked to Old Town, Pickle Barrell, and the new CSU stadium. Would have been nice to have another bathroom, but we managed pretty well with just the one. Highly recommend this home.
Great Place for Fort Collins Weekend
This place was perfect for a weekend in Fort Collins.
Cool house, great touches, plenty of parking off street (important in FtC now).
Walking distance to campus/new football stadium. Very close to Old Town, but quiet.
Walking distance to the Pickle Barrel (the best sandwich in CO).
Janet was great to work with.
Great location, Nicely furnished, very clean and well equipped. Loved the extra touches such as kitchen items, washing supplies and bathroom items. Very comfortable bedrooms and common areas. The extra large dining table was ideal, and front porch was a bonus. Highly recommend.
Glad you enjoyed your stay! the house is nice and roomy, glad it worked out for everyone!
Several members of my family stayed here for a family reunion. I stayed for one night with them. The location was perfect for us, Old Town within easy walking distance, very convenient! House was very clean, beds comfortable, nice big common areas. We were there during New West Fest. It was nice in one way, easy walking and could here music right from the house! I did have a problem finding a parking place near the house on Saturday night of the festival. Having one bathroom was a bit of a challenge, but everybody cooperated so that worked out..
Yes, the West Festival brings in a lot of folks! There were 73 bands and you could actually walk down and hear the Steve Miller Band for free, along with all of the other festival goers at the main stage on Saturday night. Great weekend of fun, music and entertainment!
Super convenient location to CSU, Old Town, a few blocks away. New restaurants each week, craft distilleries now open in Old Town as well as the very popular breweries. Be sure to check out the CSU gardens in the summer, very beautiful. Also a few blocks from the Max, where you can hop on and travel up and down Fort Collins, for more things to do and see.
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NOTE! Maximum occupancy of 8 guests. Please check with owner prior to any special events that might be planned. As much as we like special events they are not permitted without prior permission. Thanks!