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Old Town - mixing hip + historic, near new CSU stadium!, breweries"""

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

large house, 4 bedrooms, 1 bath-double sinks (sleeps 2-8)

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.

Janet Scott
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Listen to the many voices of the past. This home has sheltered from spring time Rockies snow storm yet another family passing through time.

Grateful for the time and sacred space created by the generous and kind hosts.

Our time here in Fort Collins added to another Family's fond memories that will remain as cherished treasures.
Apr 2016
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University Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , brand new high end bathroom with double sinks
  • brand new high end bathroom, custom tile, nice white vanity with marble top, double sinks, high end fixtures.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , large master suite on the second floor
  • three bedrooms are on the main level, each with queen beds A large, 4th bedroom is on the second floor with king-sized bed, full vista of windows, very private master suite. All new beds, mattresses, linens, wonderful and cozy rooms.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Large enclosed front porch to drop off the bikes after a quick breeze on one of the many bike paths, or just sit out with morning coffee, planning the day's activities.


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Old Town - mixing hip + historic, near new CSU stadium!, breweries
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 13 reviews

Great location and spacious

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place for Fort Collins Weekend

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Orleans, LA

Surpassed expectations

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! the house is nice and roomy, glad it worked out for everyone!
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Family Reunion

  • 4 of 5

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..

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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NW Arkansas

Great rental & location

  • 4 of 5

This was a great reunion house for our friends and family. With plenty of space for everyone and a short walk to everything. We did have a bit of difficulty sharing the lone bathroom with seven people, but we knew it would be an issue going into the rental. The owner was wonderful and provided us with everything we need. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! hoped you found the city park pool for the kids or went up to the reservoir, lot of fun things to do in Fort Collins! Hope to see you again!
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The property was in a great location, within walking distance to downtown and the breweries. The home was spacious and clean, and we had everything we needed. The one bathroom was a bit of a challenge with 6 of us staying there, but we survived. The owner was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! glad you enjoyed the house and the proximity to everything. Hope to see you again!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
The Mayor of Old Town
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Canino's Italian Restaurant
Car: not necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

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!

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.