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Luxury Villa with majestic Colorado Rocky Mountain views in every direction

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Spacious luxury villa, 4800 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath - stunning views!

This unique Spanish-style villa was originally custom built as an artist's retreat for painting the amazing unobstructed landscapes that surround it in every direction. Situated on top of a rocky outcrop, this perfectly situated home features 3 porches and a patio for enjoying the spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and Colorado wildlife views. Only 1 mile from the charming town of La Veta, Colorado with horseback riding, fishing, hiking, art, festivals, and more nearby.

3 huge bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, two large sitting areas, a stage area, a chef's kitchen, and elegant dining room feature custom art by acclaimed artist Joan Hanley.

More Details

Peter Bartos
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Peter Bartos

Son of the nationally renowned artist, Joan Hanley, who built this grand villa.

Peter Bartos purchased this villa in 2014

Why Peter Bartos chose La Veta

Unquestionably the best views and most luxurious accommodations in the area!

What makes this villa unique

During the "high season," guests will typically be greeted by the acclaimed artist Joan Hanley and given tours of the Villa and accompanying artwork upon arrival. As La Veta's artistic heart and soul, a local icon, Joan has the up to date info on local activities and recommendations.


La Veta Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , next to bedroom 2
    upper bathroom - toilet , shower
    Great Room bathroom - toilet , Custom artwork - paintings of the 360 degree villa views
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , large walk in closet, next to full bath, mountain views
    Upper bedroom - 2 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Full bath, private balcony, art studio area
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Gas fireplace, jacuzzi bath, shower, toilet, bidet, mt views
  • Master Bedroom-King bed, gas fireplace, jacuzzi bath, separate shower , toilet and bidet, walk in closet, mountain views. Bedroom 2 has queen bed, sitting area with TV, walk in closet, can accommodate extra sleepers in cots. Upper bedroom has 2 queen beds, 2 pull out twin trundle beds , skylights, art area, private bath and balcony. Overlooks the Great Room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
No smoking in the house please!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury Villa with majestic Colorado Rocky Mountain views in every direction
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Best place around

  • 5 of 5

From the sunrises in the loft, the decor, the surroundings, wild life and outdoors, this place exceeded our expectations! I'm used to Cuchara area but would stay at this home again and again. Thanks for sharing it was a wonderful family and friends new years eve!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you appreciated the Spanish Peaks Villa, its privacy, and views as much as we do. We hope your children had as many memorable adventures as ours have had. Thanks for being such wonderful guests! Please come back to visit again soon.
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Westminster, CO

amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

went for a girls weekend and loved the house. It is beautiful from every direction. And Mary Jane was incredibly helpful in suggesting things to do and even calling a masseuse to help us get a massage in. Will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every aspect and Joan was so nice!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frisco, Texas

Magical Experience

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a week long stay in La Veta. We had a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception in the home. It was absolutely perfect in every way, and we will always hold that space in hearts. The house was spotless and extremely well taken care of in the middle of paradise! The views were breathtaking all around the house and we saw all sorts of lovely creatures outdoors. I can not say enough about the hospitality given to us by Peter and Joan. Both went WAY above and beyond what any traditional host would have offered. The place was very close to an adorable little town and we loved our morning walks where we could stop and see the horses and zebra donkey at a neighboring property. This is the best VBRO/Airbb experience we have ever had, and we travel frequently. Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Betty- Thanks for choosing the Spanish Peaks Villa for your most special day. We were delighted to be able to host you, and thrilled that your wedding was such a successful event! Your family and friends were a joy, and we are glad that you appreciated La Veta and our memorable views. Please come back to visit again any time! -Peter and Joan
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The property was fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

The added bonus was the manager Joan H.!

Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed hosting you and your wonderful family, Victor! Thanks for choosing to stay at Spanish Peaks Villa.
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As beautiful as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED staying in this villa. We were made to feel very much at home- even with 4 kids. The place is plenty spacious and the views are absolutely gorgeous!

Often times renters can use photos that are misleading to entice your business... not here. The view and surroundings are even more fantastic than advertised. We were all so excited to see the mule deer roaming the area every day.

We would highly recommend this place and will most definitely be staying here again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tammy- It was a pleasure to host you and your friends! Thanks for appreciating the wonders of the Spanish Peaks Villa's immersive natural setting. Please come back again! -Peter
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Deer Print Wine Bar
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
La Veta Train Depot (scenic trips only)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 160
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
La Veta Inn, Alys
Nearest Ski
107 Miles
Wolf Creek (CO) or Red River (Taos, NM)

Eclectic, scenic town nestled in Cuchara River Valley between majestic Rocky Mountain Peaks - perfect getaway and launching point for outdoor activities or local fun, arts, and conversation. La Veta is a haven for renowned artists, musicians, CEOs, ranchers, summer bikers, and friendly hard working locals.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Property Damage Insurance $99

No smoking house please!

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.