Spacious Oasis in the City

Denver, United States

Description

3 Bedrooms - 5 Beds - 2 Baths - Sleeps 8

Fantastic, one of a kind 132 year old home with 2,550sf and close to the best Central Denver has to offer. One block from the light rail or B-Cycle stations or a short walk to Coors Field, the convention center, restaurants, music venues, RiNo (River North Arts District) and much more. Play cards in the basement speakeasy/3rd bedroom or hang out around the fire pit while grilling with views of the city.

The space
Parking: there is two hour street parking right out front but for longer parking you can use the parking lot one door down on the end of the block.
Built in 1886 and thoughtfully renovated by a creative couple in 2004, this house has a wide open large entertaining space but still feels like an older home with exposed brick, transom windows, grand high ceilings and original fixtures. The next door neighbors said that Mark Twain once stayed in the house. If you decide to stay in, the kitchen is fully equipped for making almost any meal with spices and oils for your use. Downstairs is a game room made up like an old Speakeasy with a poker table, ready for a fun evening in.
On the main level there are two bedrooms, each with a queen bed. One bedroom has it's own attached bath suite. For the expansive, firm couch upstairs are two twin bed sized, fold out memory foam mattresses. Downstairs in the spacious game room/ 3rd bedroom is another queen sized bed.
for a total of five separate beds to sleep 8.

Other things to note
The following quote is from an Airbnb listing three blocks from my house. I'm newer to the neighborhood and feel like I couldn't say this better myself.

"This is a really exciting time to visit Denver - the city is booming and it seems like every week or so there's something new and cool being announced. And downtown Denver is where most of the really cool stuff is happening, so it's understandable that's where most people want to be when they visit. The area around my loft is no exception - in fact, the adjacent River North neighborhood was recently named one of the 10 Coolest Neighborhoods to visit in the United States by Lonely Planet, so it's a really dynamic and fun place to be.

While there are all kinds of awesome things going on in the area, I believe it's the responsibility of a good host to ensure that prospective guests to downtown Denver to understand the aspects of visiting that may be less appealing. Fortunately, from my perspective, this is a fairly short list; it encompasses the topics of homelessness, a heads up on drinking at altitude in a dry climate, and some insight regarding marijuana consumption.

At the top of this (fortunately) short list, is downtown Denver's sizable homeless population. While the population is a fraction of what you'd see in many large coastal cities, no matter where you stay / visit downtown, you will likely encounter homelessness.

Additionally, as many of the support services for the homeless are located in downtown Denver, specifically the area between 20th and 24th Streets, from Larimer to California St, you will encounter a higher concentration of homeless in this area. My house is located at 24th and Curtis, along the northern edge of this area, and some of the homeless walk along 24th St.
At times the amount of homeless foot traffic outside the loft is very low, but at others, in can be considerable.

Just how much of an issue is this? While you're in the unit, it tends to be "out of sight, out of mind" because the windows on the first floor of the unit are located above eye-level. When you're coming and going from the loft, however, you should expect to encounter the homeless at times. In the 14 years I've lived in the unit, I have not experienced any serious negative interactions with the homeless at the loft or elsewhere downtown; the reality is that the vast majority of them are just looking to get from Point A to B without being hassled. Additionally, out of the initial 50 groups or so I've hosted since Nov 2017, only two have expressed concern about this. If you read through the reviews from the listing, most people are not only comfortable with the situation, but have an amazing time and look forward to returning.

Nonetheless, I believe it's important to provide as much insight for prospective guests and recommend that you take simple safety precautions when visiting, just as you would in any urban area:

- Walk in groups whenever possible
- Take Uber / Lyft or a taxi after dark
- Ensure your cell phone is charged and that you have it on you
- Leave the bars before closing time as most altercations occur when they let out at 2 am; be particularly careful if you're out in Lower Downtown (LoDo) at this time in the areas along Market Street in Lower Downtown, between 14th - 15th and 18th - 20th Streets.
- Use common sense

While I want to provide as much transparency as possible around the homelessness issue because it is most visible, the reality is that most guests to Denver are FAR more likely to suffer from self-inflicted issues related to over-indulgence in alcohol, and to a lesser extent, marijuana. Why? Denver is not only located at high altitude, but it's a very dry place. If you are out drinking and fail to hydrate adequately while doing so, you're likely to experience hangovers that are considerably worse than normal. Additionally, some people mix alcohol with marijuana, which can cause severe nausea, etc. when combined. Further, with regard to marijuana, some guests consume it in an edible form. This form of consumption results in much slower absorption by the body and a delayed onset of effects. In turn, some people to believe "nothing is happening," so they double or triple down on the original dose and end up being VERY high for a VERY long time.

In closing, Denver is an awesome place to visit, but guests should take a few precautions to ensure a safe, fun time while here." - Brent.

All of what Brent said, applies to my house as well that is on California between 24th and 25th. There is a church across the street that lets homeless sleep on their front steps. Inside the house you can't here or see people across the street and my backyard is very private.

Attributes

House Details

  • Sleeping capacity:: 8
  • Bedrooms:: 3
  • Total Beds:: 5
  • Bathrooms:: 2
  • King size beds::
  • Queen size beds:: 3
  • Double Beds::
  • Single beds:: 2
  • Bunk Beds::
  • Air Mattresses::
  • Sofa Beds::
  • Couches::

Ticket discounts

  • Discount:

Parking

  • On-site Parking
  • Free Street Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Tour Bus Parking

Booking policies

Cancellation policy: Flexible

> If the asker cancels more than 1 day(s) before the start of the booking, he is reimbursed 100 % of the amount paid
> If the asker cancels less than 1 day(s) before the start of the booking , he is reimbursed 50 % of the amount paid

Rules

License or registration number
2018-BFN-0009390

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

You must also acknowledge
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $299
Additional Rules
Guests are required to review and acknowledge the House Rules.

- Please remove your shoes at the door.
- Only smoke outside. Smoke whatever you'd like.
- Be respectful of the neighbors when using the backyard in the evening.
-Backyard quiet hours 10PM-8AM
-10 is maximum of guests allowed on premises at any time.
-The exterior of the house is under video surveillance.
-No Parties
-There is a spiral staircase that may be dangerous for small children.
-Losing the key will result in a $250 lock change fee. I suggest leaving it with the lock box.
- If you have an emotional support dog or service dog, a picture of their license must be submitted to me before check in or you may be fined.
- $15 per guest per night is the charge after the first two guests. Please enter the correct amount of people when booking. You may also contact me to change the number after booking.

Violations of the House Rules may result in poor reviews, fines and / or being asked to vacate the property without refund.

Please load and run the dishwasher on express wash before you leave.
Also please load towels and start washer before you leave.

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