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Quiet Getaway with Convenient Access to Lightrail & Downtown

(18 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bdr basement apt. w/semi-pvt entry. Hosts Tom & Viv live above on main floor

Coming to sunny Colorado? We'd love to have you as our guests! We are conveniently located in a quiet corner of beautiful SE Denver near to both the Colorado and the Yale Light Rail Stations which enable easy access to downtown Denver and the Denver Tech Center. And if you have your own vehicle, we're just 10-15 min. to downtown Denver and about an hour to the front range peaks of the Rockies.

The guest quarters consist of a 950 sq. ft. fully-finished and furnished basement apt. w/ semi-private entry, 2 spacious bedrooms - one w/queen-sized bed and the other with two comfy twin beds, closet and dresser space, 1 bathroom with large walk-in shower, cozy kitchenette, your own large living space with a wood fireplace, Wi-Fi, TV and DVD player and an extensive library. Common areas include the main level kitchen, laundry, back porch and beautifully landscaped yard as well as off-street parking.

We supply our guests all bed linens and blankets, pillow cases, towels, wash clothes, toilet paper, paper towel and kleenex.

The neighborhood is quiet and safe with no through streets or traffic. We are located just 3 short blocks from the 88 mile long Highline Canal bike path which connects easily to the Cherry Creek Bike path. Also, the University Hills shopping district is just a few minutes away by car or bike.

I've lived here for 45 years and love this area because it is so quiet and safe yet has easy access to downtown, restaurants and local bike paths. And we are only 15-20 minutes by car to the foothills, less than an hour to Boulder and 1.5 hours away from some of the best skiing, snowboading, hiking and mountain climbing in the world.

Guest Access

Guests have full access to the entire 950 sq ft. beautifully finished rental unit as well as to the main level kitchen, laundry, back porch, barbecue grill, and garden.

The guest quarters are in our fully-finished and furnished basement, not on the street level of the house. We are not offering the entire house for rent, just the finished basement. We encourage our guests to come up to the main level kitchen to cook if they so desire, and also use the laundry facilities (which are also on the main level as well, just next to the entrance to the guest quarters entrance off of our back porch.) The guest quarters entrance is accessible via a lighted pathway that goes from the driveway out front along the north side of our house to the back porch. It's also worth noting that there is a short flight of stairs that goes down to the guest quarters.


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, Fluent Swiss German
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 950 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Livingroom library nook: 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    We offer this bed only when a group of 5 people book...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Cozy guest quarters are in the lower level of our ranch-style home, in a quiet corner of SE Denver, 10 -15 minutes from downtown by car or light rail. We're in walking distance of two light rail stations and near to the U-Hills Shopping District. The neighborhood is quiet and safe with no through streets or traffic. We are located just 3 short blocks from the 88 mile long Highline Canal bike path which connects easily to the Cherry Creek Bike Path....moreless


  • Books:

    Large library with lots of old and new books, reference books, novels, old classics, travel, history and philosophy/spiritual of all kinds....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Standard DVD player with a fairly good collection of films...moreless

  • Television:

    We have basic TV service that gets local channels only. ....moreless


  • Family


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Racquetball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The dining area is in the kitchenette. The table seats 4 people comfortably...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Standard front loading Sears drier...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    We have a standard classic fireplace that burns wood which we supply. We ask that our guests use it on a limited basis only because Denver discourages wood burning to reduce air pollution ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Standard forced air central heat and space heaters in each bedroom....moreless

  • Internet:

    Great Wi-Fi reception throughout the house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All beds have nice sheets, blankets and down comforters, and pillowcases are also included...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room is nicely furnished with a large couch, many comfy chairs, a large office desk, TV, DVD player, fireplace and large selection of books....moreless

  • Parking:

    Lots of parking both on the street and in our driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No home phone, but I can be reached by text or phone on my cell number: 720-270-1584...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Large selection of large towels, hand towels and wash clothes, as well as a good supply of extra towels, hand towels and wash clothes...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Standard top loading Sears Kenmore washer...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    We have a standard Mr. Coffee coffee maker with filters and a nice selection of ground coffee...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Great selection of all necessary dishes and utensils you'll need to prepare and enjoy great meals. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    We have a large dish sink & drying rack...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Comfy kitchenette includes kitchen table that seats 4, a 2 burner stove, a one burner induction cooktop stove, microwave, toaster oven, all cooking & eating utensils, dishes, spices, napkins & towel...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Standard Microwave...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Napkins, spices, paper towels, coffee, tea, coffee filters, tupperware storage ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    The Kitchenette has two large Mini-Fridges...moreless

  • Stove:

    We have a two burner stove and a one-burner New-Wave induction cooktop stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    We have a standard toaster oven...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    We have 2 older mountain bikes and 1 old classic cruiser...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Nice patio with table, umbrella and 4 comfy chairs...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large backyard organic garden where we grow veggies for a local food bank and lots of perennials for our guests to enjoy...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large outdoor gas grill...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $25

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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11.6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International Airport
0.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Dirty Duck Bar
2.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Wellshire Golf Course
8.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Union Station Downtown Denver
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 25
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Palace Chinese and Vietnamese
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Loveland Basin Ski area
5.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cherry Creek Lake State Park

Car: Recommended

This is mainly a residential district located 7 minutes due east of the University of Denver. We are just 3 blocks west of the 88- mile long Highline Canal bike path that connects nearby to the Cherry Creek Bike path that leads to downtown Denver. We are just a couple of minutes away from both the Light Rail to downtown Denver and to I-25, which allows travelers easy access to all of the front range communities from Wyoming south to the Colorado New Mexico border.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1969

About the owner: I am a professional artist and my housemate Vivian is a Brazilian born film actress and Portuguese Medical Translator. For many years I was a guide in the Desert Southwest, Colorado Rockies, Swiss Alps and the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan. I am fluent in Swiss German and can speak passable High German. Vivian has lived and traveled extensively throughout North and South America and Europe and is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English. We both enjoy playing the guitar, x-c skiing, canoeing, photography, reading books and adventures. Vivian grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil and is the most easy-going curious person I know -- a true joy to live and travel with.

Why the Owner Chose Goldsmith, Denver, CO, USA:
I love this part of Southeast Denver where I grew up because it is located halfway between the suburbs and downtown with easy access to light rail, I-25 and the University Hills area with lots of great restaurants, shopping and parks.

Contact us

Speaks: english, Fluent Swiss German
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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  • Peaceful Colorado Retreat

    Peaceful Colorado Retreat

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Highline Canal Bike path

    Highline Canal Bike path

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Kitchenette


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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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