Central Colorado Springs Home w/Alluring Backyard!

City: Colorado Springs, Colorado Property ID: 342357

grand total: From $125 total Per Night

  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
    Explore Colorado Springs from an ideal, central location at this 2-bedroom, 1-bath vacation rental home which sleeps 4. The Victorian cottage-style property with antique, period-focused furnishings overlooks downtown in the Westside neighborhood. Enjoy easy access to walking and biking trails, downtown attractions, shopping, dining, and Colorado's alluring natural beauty.

    *Please note that the homeowner lives upstairs, in a completely separate unit, and may be present during your stay*

    -- THE PROPERTY --

    *NOTE: Your safety matters. This property features 2 Ring Doorbell security cameras, above the front door and back door, all facing outward. They do not look into interior spaces*

    Master Bedroom: Queen Bed | Bedroom 2: Full Bed | Additional Sleeping: Inflatable Twin, Inflatable Queen, Crib Available

    Walk through the lovely front garden with outdoor seating and enter into this inviting, Victorian home. Though fully remodeled, the property still provides an early twentieth-century look and feel.

    The kitchen offers a charming gas-burning stove with lock-handle oven doors, an antique refrigerator/freezer, a spacious countertop and kitchen table that seats four. Have a morning tea, bake some gooey chocolate-chip cookies and start roasting spare-ribs in the crockpot to enjoy later in the day.

    Take your party into the large dining room, pour a glass of wine and relax on the comfortable seating. Dine on home-cooked meals under natural light pouring from the 3 surrounding windows.

    After dinner, relax in the adjacent living room and unwind in front of the wood-burning stove and large, flat-screen cable TV, with Roku streaming Netflix and Amazon Prime.

    Take advantage of the backyard on those clear, sunny Colorado days. The xeriscape garden provides beautiful scenery. Have a barbecue on either the charcoal or propane grills then gather around the fire pit and start a bonfire as the evening sun sets.

    Retreat inside for nights of quiet sleep in one of the cozy bedrooms. The master bedroom features a warm, comfortable queen-sized bed. The second bedroom has a full-size poster bed, and the bathroom has an antique claw-foot tub with double showerheads.

    -- THE LOCATION --

    This Westside neighborhood property, directly over the new Bijou Street Bridge, is an easy 10-minute walk to downtown. You'll find several great places to eat and drink, sure to suit all tastes. Treat yourself to a cocktail and late-night eats at The Rabbit Hole or burgers and custard at The Skirted Heifer.

    In just 2-3 blocks, you'll find some of the local favorites such as Roscoe's Coffee Shop for a satisfying cup of Joe, as well as Cerberus Brewery & Restaurant, Benny's Bar, 503W Craft Bar & Kitchen, and Western Omelette.

    Enjoy easy access to I-25 and walking trails that lead to downtown, Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs and Colorado College.

    Spend a day hiking Pikes Peak, only a short drive away, or travel to the mountains via Woodland Park for further outdoor recreation.

    Visit Fort Carson and the Air Force Academy. Tour the Olympic Training Center and the United States Olympic Committee headquarters in Colorado Springs, known as Olympic City USA.

    -- THE EVOLVE DIFFERENCE --

    Evolve Vacation Rental wants your vacation experience to be everything you hoped for and exactly what you needed. To make it easy, we help you find a property you love, offer world-class support seven days a week, and make sure our properties are safe, clean, and ready for your stay. Even better, each home has a Guest Contact available 24/7 for anything that’s on your mind. It’s a fresh new approach to vacation rental. Try Evolve today!

    -- ADDITIONAL DETAILS --

    Key Residence Features:
    - Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, central heating and air-conditioning, on-site washer and dryer, free WiFi, cable TV, parking for 2 cars (gated parking available), essentials, Private entrance, Carbon monoxide detector, Smoke detector and much more
    - Enjoy the lovely backyard and garden area, with both a charcoal and propane grill, and fire pit!
    - Great Location - Easy access to downtown, historic Colorado Spring neighborhoods and outdoor recreation
    - Airport: Colorado Springs Airport (12.6 miles)

    -- POLICIES --

    Policies:
    - No smoking
    - Pet-friendly with $100 per stay fee (Max 1 allowed, 40-pound weight limit)
    - No parties, events or large gatherings
    - Must be at least 25 years old to book
    - *NOTE: Your safety matters. This property features 2 Ring Doorbell security cameras, above the front door and back door, all facing outward. They do not look into interior spaces*
    - Please note that the homeowner lives upstairs, in a completely separate unit, and may be present during your stay
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
    - Photo ID may be required upon check-in

  • Location
  • DETAILS & AMENITIES

    Area Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Cycling
    • Downhill/Alpine Skiing
    • Farmers Market
    • Festivals
    • Fishing
    • Fly Fishing
    • Golf
    • Health/Beauty Spa
    • Hiking
    • Hot Air Ballooning
    • Hunting
    • Kayaking
    • Live Theater
    • Mountain Biking
    • Nightlife
    • Rafting
    • Restaurants
    • Rock Climbing
    • Shopping
    • Sledding/Tubing
    • Snowboarding
    • Snowshoeing
    • Tennis
    • Water Parks
    • Zoo/Wildlife Park

    Community Amenities

    • Onsite Laundry Facilities

    Included Services

    • 24 Hour Management
    • Concierge
    • On-Call Maintenance

    Inside Amenities

    • Air-Conditioning
    • Kitchen

    Key Amenities

    • Carbon Monoxide Detector
    • Coffeemaker
    • Complimentary Toiletries
    • External Surveillance Devices
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • First Aid Kit
    • Free Parking
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron/Board
    • Smoke Detector
    • Trash Bags/Paper Towels
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI)

    Kitchen Equipment

    • Coffee Grinder
    • Crock Pot
    • Dishware and Flatware
    • Dishwasher
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Spices
    • Stove/Oven
    • Toaster

    Nearby Amenities

    • City/Skyline View
    • Downtown
    • Garden View

    Other Amenities

    • Off Street Parking
    • Optional Housekeeping
    • Parking

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Beach Chairs
    • Bicycles
    • Charcoal Grill
    • Fire Pit
    • Garden
    • Gas Grill
    • Patio
    • Patio Furniture

    Property Amenities

    • Books
    • CD Player
    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Central Heating
    • DVD Player
    • Dryer
    • Flat-Screen TV
    • Ground Floor
    • Home Theater System
    • Internet Connection
    • Laundry Detergent
    • Linens Provided
    • Pack-N-Play
    • Stereo
    • TV
    • Towels Provided
    • Washer
    • Wood-Burning Stove

    Suitability

    • Access Only By Stairs
    • Bathtub or Shower On First
    • Car Recommended
    • Extended Stay
    • Flexible Max Occupancy
    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • Non Smoking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Suitable for Children
    • Suitable for Elderly
  • Guest Reviews (17)
    Write Your Own Review

    Beautifully updated Victorian in great location for our CO Springs visit

    Reviewed by: Anonymous on

    Comment:

    We will be back! The house was updated and still had character and charm. Wish we had more time to enjoy the house! Great location for walking into downtown. Although Tim lives upstairs we saw him only when we texted with questions:) My husband forgot a book and found one in the bookshelves and I appreciated the yoga mat:) Thanks Tim!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in September 2019

    Reviewed by: Angelica on

    Comment:

    Thai place is super cute, full of character and really well-located. Tim, the owner, is super kind, accommodating and quick to respond. This house is not sterile, it's quirky and warm. Loved it. Thanks!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in August 2019

    Reviewed by: Juliana on

    Comment:

    This place was so perfect! It is a large space, in a great location. I would love to return!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in August 2019

    Reviewed by: Dawn on

    Comment:

    Beautiful home in a perfect location.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in July 2019

    Reviewed by: Santiago on

    Comment:

    This is an amazing place to stay at if you are looking to have a relaxing time in style. The owner, Tim, is a great guy who is always there to help out. Would definitely stay there again
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in June 2019

    Very pleasant adorable Victorian

    Reviewed by: n s. on

    Comment:

    Tim was a perfect host. We saw him for twenty minutes the first day for our tour of the home and did not see or hear him the rest of the visit. Yet when I text him with a question he immediately text me back. His home was so refreshing and well stocked. The old fashioned stove was a treat for anyone who enjoys cooking and the old time refrigerator was a nice touch. The bed linens were of great quality and the bathroom was large and charming. The kitchen was beautiful and the back yard was so lovely. The only missing element for us was a couch which would have been nice to use when we had a restless night or needed to crash on a lazy afternoon. Otherwise we were so happy with our stay.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in September 2018

    Wonderful place! Excellent host!

    Reviewed by: Tracy G. on

    Comment:

    Tim?s place is beautifully appointed. The furniture is comfortable, and the kitchen has everything you need. The location is very convenient to downtown, Old Colorado, and Manitou Springs. Tim was easily accessible when we had questions. A super experience.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2018

    Reviewed by: A Verified Guest on

    Comment:

    We loved the place and location. Tim was great and we enjoyed our stay. Would stay here again. Location was perfect for everything we wanted to see and do.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in June 2018

    Great location & charmful

    Reviewed by: nancy f. on

    Comment:

    We met the host on our 2nd day and he was very accommodating and will be upstairs if you have any questions or needs. This quaint little cottage is a 2 bedroom on 1st level with access to the basement to do laundry. Extras we enjoyed were the "Fenced" in private back yard with fire pit to enjoy your evenings and a wood burner in the living room to nip the cold for warmth and comfort. Host provided extras such as firewood, paper towels and toilet paper which was a real plus. Great location to start from on your adventures to the Garden of Gods, Pikes Peak, Denver, Cripple Creek and downtown Colorado Springs. A couple hours from Rocky Mountains but a great location for all we wanted. We would rent this one again.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2018

    This place is a joke!

    Reviewed by: Matt H. on

    Comment:

    ***The homeowner lives upstairs and this wasn't disclosed*** We arrived and the lights in the bathroom weren't working and a breaker was thrown in the kitchen so the microwave and the lights in the kitchen weren't working. The homeowner had to come and fix this basic requirement and then we found out he lived upstairs. He gave us a tour: 1. Living room has no couch or recliners (it has a wicker chair and two very old chairs where the springs are broken.). 2: Bathroom has pedestal bathtub that rocks back and forth with two shower heads that hit you from both sides (very weird). 3: Both bedrooms have very old and uncomfortable beds with little space. 4: The kitchen is a deal breaker as well. We had to plug the antique fridge in when we arrived and there was no freezer. The stove is not functional as it is also antique. Running the dishwasher throws the breaker. Running the microwave throws the breaker. There is no garbage disposal in the kitchen. Do I need to keep going? You will also have the benefit of hearing the homeowner walk around, cough, and talk on the phone late at night and in the morning as the walls are paper thin. The homeowner will also schedule maintenance while you are staying there instead of waiting until the place is vacant. The homeowner is trying to get rental income without having a rental property. This place is not functional at all I would never stay here again.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2018

    Manager's Response:
    Matt, we are very sorry to hear that this home fell short of expectations and we appreciate your feedback. We have worked with the homeowner to address the issues you mentioned and they have requested to respond with the following comments:

    "It is unfortunate that this guest didn't understand I lived upstairs, and am available to answer questions and point my guests to local food, locales and entertainment. (Also to flip a breaker if one should go out.) The structure is a 1902 brick home with all updated wiring and remodeled main floor. My guests stay in the bedrooms with antique or retro-style furniture and beds with new mattress/box springs (2015). The living room is period sized, and doesn't have room for a couch, so there is an antique Mission style chair and foot-stool, a 50's retro upholstered chair and a wicker chair. No broken springs or sags.

    There is no garbage disposal as I compost all organic waste. Another reason is that 115 year old plumbing to street is happier without the organic solids, and so is the municipal treatment plant. The dishwasher is a modern, super quiet and efficient Bosch.

    The bathroom has a 6 ft Victorian freestanding tub and yes, two shower-heads for that luxurious both sides warm feeling. Each head is individually controlled, and may be shut off simply. The tub sits on octagonal tiled sloped shower floor, (redone in 2016), and yes there is a rubber washer under the legs to keep it level and steady and to keep it in one place as it is not plumbed in, but is there for the aesthetics. I or the housekeeper check to be sure it is there, and following this, I will ensure it stays permanently with a bit of silicone.

    Other than flipping the breaker I don't know of any maintenance that was scheduled during the stay. As you didn't mention to me that the breaker was thrown by running the appliances, and I have not noted it before nor since.

    When guests are present, I try to make myself scarce, to provide them with all the privacy I am able, and walk softly. It is an older home and floors can creak in spots.

    I do wish I had been made aware of these issues while the guest was - they would have happily been addressed, and if unable to satisfy their needs I would have taken generous measures to ensure they left happy."

    The homeowner works diligently to provide exceptional stays for all guests, and we are confident future ones will have pleasant experiences here! Best, The Evolve Team

    Not horrible but not what we expected... ??

    Reviewed by: Rachael R. on

    Comment:

    The home owner lives on the property in an upstairs apartment, which is NOT in the listing. Once you walk through the front door the only thing separating you and the owner is a staircase and a door. Otherwise you share the front yard, back yard, parking area and most sounds since the home is older. The location is so-so but definitely not a neighborhood we felt comfortable being outside in for long. The owner was very kind to us and the section of the home we stayed in wasn't bad but we were expecting privacy above all and didn't feel we had it the entire stay.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in February 2018

    Manager's Response:
    Thanks for taking the time to leave this review. We're sorry to hear about the issues you encountered and have worked with the homeowner to update the listing accordingly. Thank you again for letting us know about your stay - we and the homeowner greatly appreciate your feedback. Best, the Evolve Team

    Convenient and comfortable

    Reviewed by: Daniel A. on

    Comment:

    Came out to visit our son at USAFA. House was comfortable and clean. Had some of his friends over. Nice area out back for camp fire and BBQ.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2018

    Beautiful Colorado Springs Home

    Reviewed by: Dede V. on

    Comment:

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful historic Colorado Springs home. The owner was very helpful and nice. There was a fire pit in the backyard, a double headed shower and the home was very thoughtfully decorated. We hope to visit again soon!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay on October 10, 2017

    Great place!!!!

    Reviewed by: Jenny A. on

    Comment:

    Tim is so great and friendly. Would stay there anytime again!!!!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay on October 7, 2017

    Living and Relaxing in Colorado Springs

    Reviewed by: Waco Traveler on

    Comment:

    The owner, Tim Dolan, met us upon arrival and went over all the details of the house and showed us how to work everything. This house is so charming with the old refrigerator and stove. It does have NEW air-conditioning and that is very nice. After seeing the sights we would come back to the house and enjoy our wine in the lovely back yard or the enchanting front yard. This house is close to EVERYTHING that a tourist wants to see in the area. I hated to leave after three days because this house was perfect in every way. Reviewer location Hewitt. TX
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay on August 14, 2017

    Beautiful space and great location

    Reviewed by: Jennifer P. on

    Comment:

    Tim was a wonderful host. The space was incredibly beautiful with rich character and detail. We were close to everything Colorado Springs has to offer.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay on August 18, 2017

    Reviewed by: Mark on

    Comment:

    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay on 07/05/2017

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