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Beautiful Wooded Family Retreat on 2 1/2 Acres Just Minutes from USAFA

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Luxury 5 Bdr, 4 1/2 Ba Executive Home on Peaceful Cul-de-sac, Sleeps 12-16

This fully furnished spectacular 5,200 SF custom-built property is situated on 2 ½ beautiful acres surrounded by mature pine trees; with 5 large Bedrooms; 4 ½ Bathrooms; a luxurious gourmet kitchen, perfect for entertaining; two-story living room; downstairs family entertainment room with game table and bar; sitting room with wine bar; custom paint and décor in every room; huge 45-foot deck with gas fire pit; two secluded outdoor sitting areas; completely landscaped and perfect for enjoying the peaceful Colorado afternoons and evenings.

This luxury home is located near I-25, HWY 105 and Baptist Road in Monument, Colorado, and is just ten minutes north of Colorado Springs. This peaceful property is located on a quiet cul-de-sac with open space behind it and has all the beauty Colorado has to offer--only 45 minutes from downtown Denver with unlimited restaurants, theater and outdoor activities. The Eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains is just 15 min away with hiking trails, 4X4 back roads and miles and miles of Colorado’s beautiful Rocky Mountains.

This home features a two-story entry with 20 foot tall windows in the living room overlooking the deck and beautiful views of the surrounding forest. Large windows in every room create a oneness with nature—bringing the breathtaking scenery in.

The gourmet kitchen features two ovens and a glass cooktop stove; granite counters; maple cabinets; oak floors; top-of-the-line kitchen appliances; and a breakfast area that seats six. The adjoining living room with flat screen TV with cable connections (Netflix and On Demand movies) opens onto to the deck area and offers a gas-assisted wood-burning fireplace. The dining area is an extension of the living room with seating for ten. Cabinets are stocked with dishes, glasses and wine glasses for 12-16 guests. There is a wine/sitting room (seating for four) off the main entry foyer.

The family room on the lower level is walk-out, above-ground-level and features an entertainment center with surround-sound system—perfect for enjoying movies; cable TV system with On Demand movies; Wii system (with Netflix access) and two controllers; large sectional couch; bar with mini fridge and sink; high-top table and stools, and a game table for six.

The luxurious master bedroom and bath contains a gas fireplace; king size four-poster bed; a shower with two shower heads; jetted soaking tub and flat screen TV in the bathroom; his and hers sinks; private sitting area for reading and balcony with views of Pikes Peak.

Bedroom #2 has a queen bed with a connecting bathroom to Bedroom #3 which contains a twin bed with pull out trundle unit (both bedrooms are upstairs). Bedroom #4 (on main level) has a twin bed with pull out trundle unit with private bathroom. Bedroom #5 (downstairs) has a double bed and private bathroom and is connected to the downstairs family room which contains a pull-out queen sofa bed.

Bathroom #2 is upstairs and is a full bath with tub/shower combo and one sink. This serves Bedroom #2 and #3.

Bathroom #3 is a full bathroom with tub/shower combo and one sink serving Bedroom #4 on the main level. This bathroom is also accessible to the kitchen, dining, living and wine/sitting rooms.

Bathroom #4 has a single sink and tub/shower combo serving Bedroom #5 and the queen sofa bed.

There is also a half bath on the main level located in the laundry room.

The park-like 2 ½ acre setting is professionally landscaped and surrounded by mature Ponderosa Pines. The deck has one table—and there is a bench that seats six along with two other chairs in the gazebo which is enclosed on three sides. Relax and enjoy the outdoor waterfall and pond from the protection of the gazebo. Also featured is a gas fire pit—perfect for winding down at the end of the day and roasting s’mores. Also provided is a natural gas grill.

Other Amenities:

--High-speed Internet WIFI

--Additional molded chairs and tables which can be set up on the lawn

--Music-surround system on main level, upstairs bedrooms and deck with separate room volume controls

--Lawn games


--Towels and linens provided

--Ironing Board & Iron

--Hair Dryers

We are located along the northern edge of Colorado’s El Paso County, between Denver and Colorado Springs, only 15 minutes from the Air Force Academy in a community called Bent Tree. We’re at an elevation of 7500 feet, perched atop the Palmer Divide—one of the highest points on the Great Plains. The area boasts of spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains emerging from the Plains just to the west. And to the southwest, Pikes Peak dominates the horizon. Denver and Colorado Springs are both short drives from Bent Tree, making this an ideal rural setting with easy access to metropolitan amenities. The local town of Monument, just ten minutes away to the west, serves as a very convenient base for local shopping, dining and recreational opportunities. Bent Tree and the surrounding communities offer guests enjoyable recreational hiking, walking, and biking paths with spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains and Pikes Peak.

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Sharon Gann
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2016

About Sharon Gann

My husband and I both attended the Air Force Academy and have made this area our home since 1991. We raised our four children here and still make this our primary home. We mostly rent to families attending events at the Air Force Academy and to be able to finance our travel habit!

Sharon Gann purchased this house in 2005

Why Sharon Gann chose South Central

Peace and privacy, yet close to town with convenient highway access to both Colorado Springs and Denver.

What makes this house unique

Large rooms to accommodate families with plenty of space to find a quiet space to read or nap. The amazing two story entry and living room make this property ideal for entertaining, but the outdoor living space is what really sold us on this property!


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(5 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Wooded Family Retreat on 2 1/2 Acres Just Minutes from USAFA
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful, well-maintained, very spacious!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful home on a very private, secluded lot. The house was extremely spacious and there was plenty of room for eight adults. One of my favorite evenings was sitting down to dinner in the dining room and everyone was able to sit together. The kitchen had everything we needed for preparing our meals. The owners provided excellent customer service and answered all of my questions in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend this property to family and friends and hope we can rent the house in the future! Thanks so much Sharon & Brad.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Property and Great Owners to Rent From!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for USAFA Grad. week and it was perfect for us. Beautiful large house and beautiful location. The location felt like you were getting away from everything in the mountains but was actually only a short drive from shopping or the Academy. There is a park close by with great hiking trails. The house was ideal for entertaining with a nice deck area. It has bedrooms on all three floors so it was easy to accommodate different schedules. The house was exactly as listed and Sharon was extremely accommodating. We would highly recommend this property and would rent it again.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Terri! It was a pleasure having you here.
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Very roomy and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

This property is definitely "as advertised." It is very clean, well taken-care of, spacious and comfortable. We were able to relax, eat, sleep and just "hang out" as we do at our own home. Our adult daughter, her husband and three young children were able to all sleep in the basement rooms, which was very nice for them. The young grandchildren especially enjoyed being able to go outside on the patio out back and also loved watching the little waterfall outside the kitchen area. One of our daughters, aged 20, is in a manual wheelchair, and the first-floor bedroom and bathroom worked out great for her. There are just a couple of steps up to the front door, which we were able to help her with. We were at the house for a few VERY hot days in August. The house stayed fairly cool, considering. Probably the only downside for us was the lack of "unbreakable" dishes in the kitchen for the young children. We ended up just buying some disposable dishes for them, which was fine :) The owners were very pleasant to work with and very good about responding to questions. I highly recommend this property to stay in, particularly if you're touring/visiting in the northern area of Colorado Springs.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review Michele; glad our house worked for you. We do have some plastic dishes; will make sure they're located next to the other dishes in the future so they are easier to find.
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Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

My family (about 25-30 of us) stayed in this home and another large VRBO home about 1.5 miles away (#575063) for a recent family reunion. It worked out great. We had 9 adults and 3 teenagers/kids and we all fit comfortably. The owners were extremely pleasant, responsive, and accommodating both during the reservation process and during our stay. The house is beautiful, very clean, and had everything we needed, including a very well-equipped kitchen. We also had use of two bicycles at the house which we took to the nearby Fox Run Park which had great beginner mountain biking trails. Also a great place for hiking/trail running. The outdoor gazebo was a great place to hang out and relax. The house is secluded, but still convenient to all of the tourist attractions in the area. I would definitely rent it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A House As Advertised

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this house. It was very much as advertised on VRBO. We had a party of 12 consisting of three related families with eight children ages 5-16. We were all comfortably accommodated. The house was very clean and well-appointed throughout. We drove to Garden of the Gods (33m), Pikes Peak Cog Railway (45m), the Air Force Academy (15m), and the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (1:25 hrs), among other places. Much of this local travel was extremely scenic. The house does not have central AC. One of the upstairs bedrooms got a bit warm by day's end but otherwise the interior temp was fine. I would recommend this house for those who need a spacious place to accommodate a large party like ours.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Back East Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kings Deer
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Three Margaritas
Nearest Ski
109 Miles
Car: necessary

One of the most notable points of interest in the area is Pikes Peak. Colorado has 54 peaks that are over 14,000 feet in elevation. There are two peaks with paved roads which can be driven all the way to the top: Pikes Peak and Mount Evans. Pikes Peak was deemed “America’s Mountain” when Katharine Lee Bates wrote the words that became America the Beautiful after visiting the top of the mountain. The drive to the entrance gate of Pikes Peak Park is approximately 35 min. away. You can also take the Cog Railway to the top of Pikes Peak, beginning in Manitou Springs.

Other Area Attractions:

--The New Santa Fe Trail is 14.5 miles long beginning in Palmer Lake and connects with the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail through Colorado Springs. A trailhead is only 10 minutes away.

--King’s Deer Golf Club, 719-559-4500

--Incline in Manitou Springs, next to Colorado Springs

--Hot Air Balloon rides with Adventures Out West, 719-260-0011

--Pikes Peak Ziplines, 719-578-0935

--Garden of the Gods Park. Visit towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies.

--Horseback riding and mountain biking through the Garden of the Gods or at the Broadmoor stables

--Fox Run Regional Park, only 5 min away--no cost. Hiking trails, large gazebos and tables & grills for larger parties, play fields, ponds, playgrounds.

--Movies, Restaurants and Brunswick Bowl at InterQuest Parkway, 719-278-3861 Hollywood Theaters is only a short 15 min drive.

--Life Time Fitness at 4410 Royal Pine Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920. 15 minutes away with massage, facials, pedicure, manicures; haircut and color; outdoor and indoor pools; sauna; Jacuzzi; gym with extensive exercise equipment; weightlifting; yoga; aerobic exercise schedules; rock-climbing; tennis; and basketball. Lifetime Fitness offers a free club trial. If you have problems, you can contact them at 719-266-9900.

Dine and Shop Locally Owned:

--La Casa Fiesta---------------230 Front St, Monument

--The Wisdom Tea House-----65 Second St, Monument

--Columbine Gardens---------481 Hwy 105, Monument

--Mosaic (restaurant)---------433 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake

--The Villa (restaurant)-------75 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake

--Bella Panini (restaurant)----4 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake

--Serrano’s Coffee House-----625 Hwy 105, Monument

--Pikes Peak Brewery---------1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument

--Back East Bar & Grill--------1455 Cipriani Loop, Monument

--Rosie’s Diner----------------411 Hwy 105, Monument

Other Shopping and Dining in the Area:

--Safeway----------------------Monument---15 min

--Starbucks Coffee------------Monument---10 min

--Texas Roadhouse------------Monument---10 min

--Kohl’s-------------------------Monument---10 min

--Wal-Mart ---------------------Monument---10 min

--King Soopers Grocery--------Monument---15 min

--Shops at Briargate-----------Colorado Springs---15 min---

--PF Changs---------------------Colorado Springs---15 min---in the Shops at Briargate

--Ted’s Montana Grill-----------Colorado Springs---15 min---in the Shops at Briargate

--California Pizza Kitchen-------Colorado Springs---15 min---in the Shops at Briargate

--Biaggi’s------------------------Colorado Springs---15 min---in the Shops at Briargate

--Colorado Mountain Brewery--Colorado Springs---15 min---next to Hollywood Theaters off InterQuest Pky

Additional Attractions Nearby:

Easy access to shopping, visitor attractions including the United States Air Force Academy, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Olympic Training Facility, Seven Falls, Garden of the Gods Park, Manitou Springs, Pikes Peak.

Things to do Within an Hour’s Drive:

Downtown Denver’s 16th Street outdoor mall, Coors Field, Mile High Stadium, Golden, Boulder, Coors Brewery Tours, Denver Zoo, Natural History Museum, Castle Rock Outlet Shops, White Water Rafting down the Arkansas River or Clear Creek, Tubing through downtown Golden, Royal Gorge Bridge & Park.

Day Trips to the Mountains:

Winter Park Resort Mountain Incline Slide, Town of Breckenridge, Hiking trails, kayaking and paddle boarding on Lake Dillon in Frisco.


Rates & Availability

Monument House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
USAFA Graduation
May 18 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 5.13%

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Monument House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , His and hers vanities, dual shower heads
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Dwnstrs Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size
  • Master Bedroom-King
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis

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