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Historic Former Church in the Heart of Old Town

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Upscale 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath historic home. Sleeps 6.

Welcome to The Sanctuary of Fort Collins. Built in 1902 and designated a historic landmark by the City of Fort Collins, this property has the unique distinction of being the home to seven different churches in its 100+-year history. We purchased the partially-renovated property in 2012, completed the renovation over the next few years and have since made it our full-time guest house. It features period-correct architectural elements, retains its original wood floors and stained glass, yet still provides the modern comforts of today. We have done our best to make this property one in which will make your stay as pleasant as possible.

There are three bedrooms, each with their own bath and all on separate levels. The main level of the house features an eat-in kitchen, the master bedroom and bath, an additional half bath, and the formal living room, which features my grandmother’s baby-grand Steinway, dating back to the late 1920s. The upstairs loft features a game room and the second bedroom and bath. The basement features a media room, wine cellar, office area, laundry room, and the third bedroom and bath. Outside you’ll find a quaint courtyard, gazebo and patio space for dining al fresco or simply enjoying the garden.

If there is anything we can do for you to make your stay more pleasant, please let us know. We live next door and are happy to help when we can. Please note the carriage house and garage are not available for rent and may be occupied by our own guests during your stay. However, do not expect any disruptions should this be the case.

Fort Collins STR License # 0013135STR

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2166 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 and over....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This property is not suitable for young children nor is it child-proof. There are numerous stairs, balconies and breakable items throughout. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Upper Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Lower Bedroom: 1 double

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  • All bedrooms are newly furnished and have their own bathrooms. The master has a TempurPedic Cloud Supreme mattress. The other bedrooms are furnished with Simmons Beautysleep Redwood Park pillow top matttresses....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable....moreless

  • Television:

    Big-screen TV in media room. Mid-size TV in the upstairs loft / gameroom...moreless

  • Video Games:

    XBox 360 in media room with games....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 8. Bartop in kitchen seats 3....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central A/C/ Ceiling fans in Master and Living area....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In basement. Dryer sheets provided....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    The garage is reserved for owner's use....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heat and Fireplace....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room on main level features a baby-grand piano, fireplace and views of the mountains. Downstairs media room with big-screen TV....moreless

  • Parking:

    Street Parking readily available....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In basement. Detergent provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric kettle available for heating water as well....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked with dishes, silverware, glassware, coffee maker, electric hot water kettle, cooking utensils, bakeware, pots and pans, blender, hand mixer, and crock pot....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Over the oven....moreless

  • Oven:

    Convection....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, Tea, Water, Salt and Pepper, Sugar, Spices, Olive Oil, Vegetable Oil, Plastic Wrap, Aluminum Foil, Storage Containers....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stocked with water bottles upon arrival....moreless

  • Stove:

    5-burner Gas...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Countertop convection toaster oven/oven. ...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Off carriage house. Overlooks courtyard. Contains bar-top table for two....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles are available to rent nearby at the Fort Collins Bike Library....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Courtyard contains dining table for 4, seating area for 4, and gazebo with bistro table for 2....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Antique iron gazebo....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Hundreds of perennials are planted and bloom spring-fall....moreless

 

Reviews

5
from 28 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
CSU Fall Graduation 2017
Dec 15 - Dec 17, 2017
3 night min stay

$1,197
flat fee
CSU Graduation Spring 2018
May 11 - May 13, 2018
3 night min stay

$1,499
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$350
$2,200 $5,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $200 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.4%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

68 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Downtown Fort Collins
2.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
City Park
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-25
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Downtown Fort Collins
75 Miles
Nearest Ski
Eldora Mountain Resort
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Horsetooth Reservoir

Car: Not Necessary

The Sanctuary is centrally located in Old Town Fort Collins. You’ll find numerous restaurants, pubs, bars / nightclubs, one-of-a-kind retail shops, art galleries, museums, theaters, music venues, farmers markets and parks — all within walking distance of our doorstep. We are also within walking distance to Colorado State University, yet beyond the reach of the majority of student housing and rentals.

Fort Collins is a vibrant and active city, and there is always something to do and multiple events occurring simultaneously. Our only problem is narrowing down our choices on any given day as the possibilities are endless. Popular with locals and visitors alike is touring Fort Collins’ micro-breweries and distilleries (often by bicycle), attending festivals (many of which are music and/or beer related), enjoying the multitude of outdoor activities the city and surrounding areas have to offer, catching a concert or theatrical performance, spending the day enjoying Old Town Square / Downtown Fort Collins, or attending any number of CSU’s athletic and performing arts events. Football, Basketball and Volleyball games are especially popular.

For the outdoor enthusiast, Fort Collins is a great place to be. The city has over 35 miles of paved trails that stretch throughout the city that are popular with runners, walkers, cyclists and commuters. In the surrounding foothills, opportunities for hiking, cycling and mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, rock climbing, fishing, trail running, boating, hunting, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and tubing are abundant. Favorite destinations include Horsetooth Mountain Park and Reservoir — located in the foothills of Fort Collins — and Poudre Canyon, just minutes northeast of the city. Day trips to Estes Park / Rocky Mountain National Park are popular as well.

Like every local, we do have our favorite places to frequent and are happy to share our insights with you. Please feel free to reach out to us should you have any questions.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We lead an active life and are highly engaged in the community, routinely enjoying all this city has to offer and volunteering our time to give back to the community. Our interests are wide and include traveling, food and wine, music, the arts, fitness, and outdoor recreation. We are both Colorado State alumni, manage multiple business interests and have two children.

Why the Owner Chose Old Town, Fort Collins, CO, USA:
We fell in love with this property for its location and its history. We had looked at purchasing this property while it was still a church a few years prior knowing that we would one day be moving back to Fort Collins, but thought the renovation would be too difficult a project to manage from out of state. When we were transitioning back to Colorado and saw that the church had been partially renovated and was again for sale, we had to see it. Once we saw the attention to detail that had been given towards the project thus far, we decided it was meant to be. We completed the renovation and considered turning it into a bed and breakfast, but decided that a guest house would be a better option for us in our current place in life. All furnishings, with the exception of some family heirlooms are new and carefully selected with your comfort in mind. It is our hope that this becomes a place you will want to return to again.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We offer both short-term and discounted long-term rentals. We are happy to help with prearrangements such as stocking the house with groceries, trip planning advice, restaurant reservations or other special requests such as providing optional cleaning services for long-term rentals or breakfasts for special occasions. We stock the house with basic toiletries and water bottles in the fridge.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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Photos

  • front view

    front view

  • courtyard dining and seating areas

    courtyard dining and seating areas

  • View of living room from entry hall.

    View of living room from entry hall.

  • Kitchen and dining area. Door leads to courtyard.

    Kitchen and dining area. Door leads to courtyard.

  • Media room in basement with office nook.

    Media room in basement with office nook.

  • Upstairs gameroom with another TV. Overlooks kitchen below.

    Upstairs gameroom with another TV. Overlooks kitchen below.

  • Master bath with sunken tub, shower, large walk-in closet and water closet.

    Master bath with sunken tub, shower, large walk-in closet and water closet.

  • Upstairs bath.

    Upstairs bath.

  • Lower bath.

    Lower bath.

  • Old Town Fort Collins at night. restaurant.

    Old Town Fort Collins at night. restaurant.

  • Old Town in the summer.

    Old Town in the summer.

  • Horsetooth Reservoir. A popular place for hiking, boating, and mtn. biking.

    Horsetooth Reservoir. A popular place for hiking, boating, and mtn. biking.

  • Side view with back of house, courtyard, garage and carriage house.

    Side view with back of house, courtyard, garage and carriage house.

  • gazebo and garden perennials starting to surface.

    gazebo and garden perennials starting to surface.

  • View of living room toward entry, basement stairs. Kitchen and loft partly shown

    View of living room toward entry, basement stairs. Kitchen and loft partly shown

  • View from kitchen looking towards entry, living, half bath and master bedroom.

    View from kitchen looking towards entry, living, half bath and master bedroom.

  • View from media room with stairwell leading to exterior.

    View from media room with stairwell leading to exterior.

  • Master Bedroom with new Queen TempurPedic Cloud Supreme mattress.

    Master Bedroom with new Queen TempurPedic Cloud Supreme mattress.

  • Upstairs bedroom with queen bed and attached bath.

    Upstairs bedroom with queen bed and attached bath.

  • Lower Bedroom with full-sized bed.

    Lower Bedroom with full-sized bed.

  • Aerial view of Fort Collins.

    Aerial view of Fort Collins.

  • Old town Fort collins, College Ave. The trees are lit throughout winter.

    Old town Fort collins, College Ave. The trees are lit throughout winter.

  • CSU football stadium.

    CSU football stadium.

  • The Poudre Canyon. Popular for fishing, rafting, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing

    The Poudre Canyon. Popular for fishing, rafting, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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