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Spectacular Tuscan Home-Great City & Mt Views. Whole Home or Lower Walkout Level

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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:15
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Impressive 250 degree overlook from the Foothills near Garden of the Gods

This very unique home has THREE OPTIONS! MOST of the year, the spacious (2,500 sqft) lower walkout patio level is available while homeowners reside on the upper level. For SPECIAL WEEKS of the year (AFA Graduation, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Other), the whole home (5,700 sqft) is available for guests. Both levels have magnificent views, spacious living areas, and are wonderfully appointed.
A newly added THIRD option is an interesting industrial themed studio apartment (1,000 sqft) with many unique features (see last three photos). This is available for larger groups when combined with the other rentals. This special unit can also be rented by itself, and sleeps up to 4 people.

Come and enjoy spectacular views overlooking the city of Colorado Springs, the Front Range, and the mountains from a new and luxurious Tuscan home. Located on the northwest side of Colorado Springs, south of the Air Force Academy in a safe and quiet neighborhood, this beautiful home is near Flying W Ranch (working to reopen), Glen Eyrie Castle, and Garden of the Gods Park. Old Colorado City, the Cog Rail to Pikes Peak, and the Manitou incline are also nearby.


The “Lower Walkout Patio Level” comfortably accommodates up to 13 people with its own living/kitchen great room. The kitchen is fully stocked (large and small appliances), has a walk-in pantry, and an island with 2 stools. The leather couches are perfect for relaxing, conversing, or watching the large screen Smart TV hooked up with a DVD player and a PlayStation 3 (just bring your own games).
This level has 4 large lovely bedrooms. The first has a castle mural painted in the round turret near an adjustable Tempur-Pedic full-size bed. The Master bedroom has a massive king size bed and its own dressing table. A third bedroom features a queen bed and a double/single bunk bed, while the fourth bedroom has a queen bed, a trundle with two twin beds, and a leather couch. Each bedroom has its own roomy closet.
The two full bathrooms have double vanities and Tuscan style rain shower/bathtubs. When you need a break or want some entertainment, there's a separate game room with a high quality Ping-Pong or Pool table. A front loading high efficiency stacked washer and dryer are available as well. The "Lower Walkout Level" has about 2,400 sqft of living space.
You'll love living outside too on our large fully covered arched patio with a propane grill and outdoor seating from which to take in the morning sunrise or the twinkling river of city lights at night. Our neighborhood deer have been known to visit and pose for photos right there in front of the stone wall!
It really is a wonderful location for both large or small groups!
When the whole house is available, you'll step into the travertine marble entryway with exquisite marble columns opening to a great room featuring a floor to ceiling stone gas fireplace. It’s cozy and comfortable for both conversation or enjoying the large screen smart TV. A dream kitchen beckons and has everything needed for cooking up memorable meals. The professional series stove has large and small ovens, an Infra-Red grill and griddle as well as the 4 large burners. Take advantage of the ample counter space and the elevated center island. Watch the sunrise or see the mountain shadows slide across the city from the dining nook furnished with a unique table & chairs all hand painted by the artist/owner. The "whole home rental" can comfortably accommodate up to 15 people (or up to 19 with added new apartment rental).

The master retreat is tastefully filled with an antique bedroom set and has a private sitting room in the adjoining round turret for those treasured “tete a tetes”! More travertine awaits you in the luxurious master bath with a large whirlpool tub and a steamy rain shower.

On this main level, there’s also an office/laundry room, a powder room, and an amazing partially covered deck with wrought iron railings, a professional TEC Thermal IR Grill, and comfortable seating from which to admire the mesmerizing view spread out before your eyes. With binoculars, we’ve observed Big Horn sheep, lynx, and foxes lounging and frolicking on the foothills. Plenty of deer, finches, magpies, and other birds share our surroundings as well as the more elusive eagles and falcons.

A large bonus room in an upstairs tower makes a good retreat for playing games, doing puzzles or crafts. Through an ornate wrought iron door, you can step out on our “Juliet” balcony for a bird’s eye view of the landscape.

All three options will make your time in Colorado Springs relaxing and memorable.
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 5600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 or older to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Wheelchair accessible ONLY for Lower Walkout Level....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 13-15

  • Master Retreat: 1 king

    with adjoining turret and bath area...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom #3: 1 king

    Master Bedroom Level 1...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom #4: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Queen bed with Double & twin bunk bed...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom #1: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Trundle bed...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom #2: 1 double

    Tempur-Pedic adjustable bed with vibrating massage ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    ...moreless

  • Entry Powder Room: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Tower Powder Room: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Guest Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    double sink vanity...moreless

  • Guest Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    double sink vanity...moreless

  • 3 Full, 2 half

Entertainment

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic Cable - Xfinity...moreless

  • Television:

    Two Large (one on each level). 60' LED Level 2 and 55'LED on the Lower Walkout Level....moreless

  • Toys:

    Ask...moreless

  • Video Games:

    SONY Play Station 3 - bring your own games....moreless

  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Enjoy 250 degree phenomenal views of the city, mountains, and Front Range from a beautiful new Tuscan home elevated in the foothills on the northwest side of Colorado Springs....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining on both levels: 6+ on Lower Walkout Level and 6+ on 2nd Level kitchen nook. Additional seating at counters both on Levels 1 & 2....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Whole home Air Conditioning in both the Lower and Upper levels. Additional ceiling fans, for comfort, also in three bedrooms....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Two Large (one on each level)...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    Space for one auto available....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High Speed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Two Large (one on each level)...moreless

  • Parking:

    Circular Drive can easily accommodate parking for five cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Can be used for local calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Two Large (one on each level)...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Two (one on each level) Custom Roasted Kenya & Kona beans may be available....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Two (one on each level)...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave:

    Two (one on each level)...moreless

  • Oven:

    Lower Walkout Level has available a Whirlpool full size smooth-top slide-in oven. Professional 48' dual Oven when you rent the Whole home during one of those four special event weeks. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Pantry on both levels...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Lower Walkout Level: Full size glass top stove. Additional Induction burner. Whole home rental: Professional 48', IR Grill, and Griddle when you rent during one of those four special event weeks....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Two (one on each level)...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Large Balcony 2nd level with Wrought Iron railings. 3rd Level (tower) Juliet Balcony....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large covered arched patio with grill, table and chairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Professional TEC Infer-Red Grill upper level. New LP Gas Grill Lower Walkout Level....moreless

  • Tennis:

    One mile away - also BB court, public swimming pool with slides, skateboard area, and playground. An additional very nice playground area within walking distance....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
(Lower Walkout Level)Winter
Nov 28 - Dec 17, 2016
3 night min stay
$300

Rates are based on 13 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

(Lower Walkout Level) Winter
Jan 2 - Feb 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$300

Rates are based on 13 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

(Lower Walkout Level) Spring
Mar 1 - May 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$350

Rates are based on 13 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

(Whole Home)AFA Graduation '17
May 18 - May 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$7,200
(Lower Walkout Level) Summer
May 26 - Jul 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$375

Rates are based on 13 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

(Whole Home) July 4
Jul 2 - Jul 9, 2017
5 night min stay
$699
(Lower Walkout Level) Summer
Jul 16 - Aug 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$375

Rates are based on 13 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

(Lower Level) AFA Parents Wkn
Aug 31 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$385
Air Force Graduation
May 25 - May 31, 2018
7 night min stay

$7,850
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$264
$1,748 $7,715

Rates are based on 13 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 10.25%

Notes:

Cleaning fee and Damage Protection fee is dependent of the area of the home used.

Whole Home:

Whole Home Cleaning = $175 (special weeks only)

Rental Insurance fee for Whole home is $99.00 ($5000.00) or $69.00 (for $3000.00),

plus $100.00 Refundable Damage Deposit.

Lower Walkout Level only:

Cleaning Fee -Lower Level Walkout = $80.00,

Rental Insurance fee for Lower Walkout Level ONLY, is $59.00 (for $1500.00), $69.00 (for $3000.00), $99.00 (for $5000.00), or $39.00 by request (for $1000.00)

plus $100.00 Refundable Damage Deposit.

Other

If you will be renting the WHOLE HOME - to keep it legal with Colorado Springs (which requires one-month rentals or longer for a whole home), the rental agreement will be written up as a one-month rental, but one where you can leave when you want. If you have questions about this please contact us.

Thank you, Joan & Bryan


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Colorado Springs Airport
2.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kissing Camels Golf Course
2.8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy I25
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many along Centennial & Garden of the Gods roads
74 Miles
Nearest Ski
Breckenridge Ski Resort

Located in a safe neighborhood on a private cul-de-sac this

5600 sq.ft. home is very near Flying W Ranch on the foothills of the mountains. Garden of the Gods, Glen Eyrie Castle, and Ute Park are withing 5 minutes. Within 10 miles is the Cog Rail to Pike’s Peak, the incline, USA Olympic training Center, Mineral & Mining Museum, the Zoo, Old Colorado City, the Broadmoor and others.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Natives of Wisconsin, Bryan and Joan Gibson moved to the Springs after a stay of 6 years in Phoenix. Both taught in public and Christian schools for many years, Bryan in the science and math fields and Joan as an art teacher. Now they pursue their interests in art (the home showcases a mural and hand painted furniture by Joan), photography, and astronomy (just ask Bryan for a 'star party' from the deck!). Now, semi-retired, Bryan's an Adjunct Science/Mathematics Professor for a local college and host the local Astrophotography group for the Springs. They have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren who live in Arizona and California. Bryan also enjoys artisan bread making and custom roasts his own coffee. If you're a coffee lover ask for a cup of what he believes is the world's best roasted coffee beans (Kenya and Kona)!

Why the Owner Chose Northwest Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO, USA:
Why Colorado Springs? Compared to the extreme cold of Wisconsin winters and the extreme heat of Arizona summers, coming to Colorado felt like Goldilocks landing in the 'just right' state! We love it here with its mild and sunny, yet variable seasons. We located to the foothills on the city's northwest side to be near Bryan's job as a photographer/videographer and eLearning developer for an international brain training company. Our home was chosen for its views of the city and the mountains. In 2012, the Waldo Canyon Wildfire took our original home as well as those in our immediate and extended neighborhood. After nearly 2 years, our neighborhood is almost 100% rebuilt and is beautiful. We were able to move 'back home' in 2014 and are enjoying our new dream house. While we occupy the main level, we've decided to use the lower level walkout for when our family gathers and to share with others desiring a spectacular home away from home in beautiful Colorado Springs. For four special weeks during the year we are making our entire home available for use by the Air Force Academy parents or other large family groups who need a nice place to stay in Colorado Springs. For most of the remaining balance of the year, the Lower Walkout Level will be available for those needing a very nice place to stay, at a moderate price, for a family of up to 13 individuals.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Great location and breathtaking views! A quiet, safe, and newly rebuilt neighborhood that's minutes from the most visited (free admission) park in all of Colorado...Garden of the Gods, as well as Flying W Ranch (not yet reopened), and the Navigator headquarters at Glen Eyrie with its beautiful and historic castle. Not much further south is Old Colorado City with its unique shops and eateries, Manitou Springs with its shopping and the challenging incline, the Barr Trail, and the Cog Rail up to Pike's Peak. Many popular destinations in Colorado Springs like the Olympic Training Center, the beautiful Broadmoor Resort, the Air Force Academy, Focus on the Family, and the unique downtown are easily accessible with I-25 a mere 3.5 miles away. Denver and all it offers is only an hour to the north. Built in an impressive Tuscan style, this new home has a tower, a turret, stone arches, a water fountain, an easy access circular driveway, and a wheelchair accessible private entrance to the lower walkout level. It's the perfect place to keep the family together for weddings, reunions, graduations, or vacations. We'll leave the lights on and the welcome mat ready!


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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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Photos

  • View of Home from road below

    View of Home from road below

  • Arial view

    Arial view

  • Lower Walkout Level: Living Area

    Lower Walkout Level: Living Area

  • Lower Walkout Level:  Guest Bedroom #3 with King Bed.

    Lower Walkout Level: Guest Bedroom #3 with King Bed.

  • Lower Walkout Level:  Turret in Bedroom #2 featuring owner hand painted mural

    Lower Walkout Level: Turret in Bedroom #2 featuring owner hand painted mural

  • Lower Walkout Level:  Guest Bedroom #1 with 1 King and a daybed with trundle.

    Lower Walkout Level: Guest Bedroom #1 with 1 King and a daybed with trundle.

  • Lower Walkout Level:  Guest Bathroom 1

    Lower Walkout Level: Guest Bathroom 1

  • Parking for Lower Walkout Level and Entrance for Whole Home rental

    Parking for Lower Walkout Level and Entrance for Whole Home rental

  • Whole Home Rental ONLY: view from Upper Level front entrance.

    Whole Home Rental ONLY: view from Upper Level front entrance.

  • Whole Home Rental ONLY - Upper Level: Professional Range in main kitchen.

    Whole Home Rental ONLY - Upper Level: Professional Range in main kitchen.

  • Whole Home Rental ONLY: Master Retreat bathroom.

    Whole Home Rental ONLY: Master Retreat bathroom.

  • NOTE: Additional rental for 2 to 4 individuals.

    NOTE: Additional rental for 2 to 4 individuals.

  • Cheyenne Mountain looking South from deck.

    Cheyenne Mountain looking South from deck.

  • Lower Walkout Level: Patio and Entrance

    Lower Walkout Level: Patio and Entrance

  • Lower Walkout Level: Dinning and Kitchen

    Lower Walkout Level: Dinning and Kitchen

  • Lower Walkout Level:  Guest Bedroom #2 with Temper-Pedic Bed and Turret.

    Lower Walkout Level: Guest Bedroom #2 with Temper-Pedic Bed and Turret.

  • Lower Walkout Level:  Guest Bedroom #4 with 1 queen and a double/twin bunk bed.

    Lower Walkout Level: Guest Bedroom #4 with 1 queen and a double/twin bunk bed.

  • Lower Walkout Level:  Quality Ping-Pong table and Pool table.

    Lower Walkout Level: Quality Ping-Pong table and Pool table.

  • Lower Walkout Level:  Full Guest Bathroom 2, with laundry and double vanity.

    Lower Walkout Level: Full Guest Bathroom 2, with laundry and double vanity.

  • Whole Home Rental ONLY - Upper Level entrance.

    Whole Home Rental ONLY - Upper Level entrance.

  • Whole Home Rental ONLY - Upper Level: Main Kitchen and dinning nook.

    Whole Home Rental ONLY - Upper Level: Main Kitchen and dinning nook.

  • Whole Home Rental ONLY: Master Retreat Bedroom and Turret.

    Whole Home Rental ONLY: Master Retreat Bedroom and Turret.

  • NOTE: Additional rental for 2 to 4 individuals.

    NOTE: Additional rental for 2 to 4 individuals.

  • NOTE: Additional rental available for parties larger than 12 or also 4 or less.

    NOTE: Additional rental available for parties larger than 12 or also 4 or less.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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