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Beautiful custom home 1/2 acre, near A.F.A. NOW AVAIL FOR 2018 GRAD

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Come enjoy Colorado! Whether a special event or a special vacation. Sleeps 11.

5 Bedroom/4.5 Bath multi-story home. Open concept kitchen w/high-end appliances and fully stocked to meet you cooking/baking equipment needs. Also, stocked are a great variety of spices, oils, condiments. Basement includes another family room and t.v., as well as a nice kitchenette. Main floor has many large picture windows to take in the natural Colorado beauty and wild life (deer, foxes, squirrels, bunnies). Front covered porch, long back deck and additional backyard furnished decking area with BBQ grill provide an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather. Nearby trails and scenic adventures like Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak and quick access to AFA!!

Jean Gerstner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Jean Gerstner

We moved to beautiful Colorado to enjoy the weather and incredible scenery. We enjoy hiking and taking our golden retriever along with us.

Jean Gerstner purchased this house in 2014

Why Jean Gerstner chose Monument

We love this property since it is rather secluded at the end of the cul de sac, in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by many large pine trees. In the summer, enjoy lots of flowers and grassy yards!

It is about a 15 minute drive to North Gate AFA, a 45 minute drive from Denver, 25 minutes from Castle Rock Outlet Mall and 20-30 minutes from all that Colorado Springs has to offer.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy sitting on the front porch, back decks or even the family room with all the picture windows taking in the beautiful views of the pine trees and animal visitors.


Monument House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathrm - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Separate commode room and double sinks
    Guest bathroom main level - toilet
    Guest bathroom upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , On-suite to guest bedroom
    Jack & Jill bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , with double sinks
    Guest full bathroom in basement - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master bdrm - 1 queen
    Guest bedroom - with on-suite full bathrm
    Guest bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Day bed with trundle - Jack & Jill full bathroom
    Guest bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen mattress with attached Jack & Jill bathroom
    Guest bedroom 4 in basement - 1 queen , Located in basement. Separate full bathroom with jetted tub
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing


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Beautiful custom home 1/2 acre, near A.F.A. NOW AVAIL FOR 2018 GRAD
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Fantastic Home for larger Wedding Crowd !

  • 5 of 5

Wow. Simply Fantastic ! This home was great from start to finish. Great, informative owners that met us at site , walked thru home amenities, and truly took an interest in our stay. Home easily accommodated our wedding party of 8 adults, two dogs, and a few more part timers. All the items needed for a small , post wedding gathering at the home were there for us too. Just a great home , great owners resulting in a great stay. 5 Stars indeed !!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our great pleasure to host your family and friends! Makes us smile to have guests enjoy their stay and to know special memories were made. Thank you for taking good care of our home. ;)
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Clean & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here while in town for a wedding and the house was beautifully clean and very comfortable. We used all the bedrooms and everyone slept well. The linens provided were very nice and the home offered many features we enjoyed including a beautiful outdoor space complete with a hammock. The kitchen was well equipped and the homeowners were friendly and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cara! It was our pleasure to host your sweet family. Appreciate how well you took care of our home!
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  • 5 of 5

Wow! This place was just perfect! The home is fully stocked with everything you could want, and it is BEAUTIFUL! We are so glad we stayed here! The fire pit on the back deck was so nice for making s'mores, the gas grill was wonderful, the kitchen is amazing, and the house is just a short drive to so many Colorado attractions. This home was pure luxury! If you are looking for a spacious, gorgeous, comfy home for your vacation, look no further! Just get it before it's gone! You won't find any better. We LOVED it. :) and p.s....the owners are super too!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

Great property, extremely clean, Bob, the owner, was present to greet us and gave us a tour, and explained on all features of the home. The home was more than advertised.

Highly recommend this home.

Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home is absolutely beautiful as well as the patio and landscaping. All is very well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

The homeowner was very accessible and helpful for any questions that I had before and during our stay. She provided excellent customer service. This was the first time I had rented a home through VRBO and it was a fabulous and easy experience with NO surprises. I would absolutely recommend this home to my family and friends to rent. The home was clean and well maintained. It was nicer than the photos show. It was very comfortable for the 6 adults and 1 child that was in our party. We brought a pack n play for my grand daughter to sleep in.

We visited Pikes Peak, Cave of the Winds, Garden of the Gods, Cheyene Mountain Zoo, and did a white water rafting trip. My adult kids really enjoyed the raft trip but it was 1 and 1/2 hrs away which was a little long. All other activities were closer. The Air Force Academy is extremely close. We cooked most meals in but many restaurants, movie theatres, and grocery stores are within 10-15 min. Had a wonderful family vacation. Thank you Jean and Rob!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phenomenal Home!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Air Force Academy Graduation week 2016 in this home and we had and awesome experience. The house was exactly as described in the VRBO listing and was spotless upon our arrival. Jean (the property owner) was on spot on from check in and throughout our stay and was available for questions regarding the property and the local area. We loved the layout of the house, as it provided an opportunity for privacy for our daughter and her family in the basement, and still provided more than adequate space for the rest of our family on the main floor and in the upstairs bedrooms. The location was perfect, just a short 10 minute drive from the Academy’s north gate. Overall, we would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Car: necessary

15 minutes from North Gate at Air Force Academy

30 minutes from Garden of the Gods, Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs,

7 minutes from downtown Monument (stores and dining)

7-15 minutes from Palmer Lake/Monument Lake and various hiking trails


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $1,000

On special events, e.g. AFA Graduation and Parent Week, the cancellation policy is 6 months in order to get a 100% refund and 3 months for a 50% refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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