About this listing
This serene and beautiful house is a peaceful place to get away. It is centrally located downtown and is near an extensive bicycle trail and charming park. Great location makes it easy to get to the zoo, Air Force Academy, Garden of the Gods...
Charming house covered in snow. We don't get this much snow on a regular basis, but when we do, we enjoy it!
Please inquire about minimum stay requirements June-August.
The house is a stand alone house and is not part of our house, though we live very close if you need anything. I have really enjoyed restoring this house. My husband and I refinished the hardwood floors and the 500sq foot deck. We also built bookshelves, spiffed up the bathroom, stained concrete, sewed energy efficient thermal window coverings to keep the original 1938 windows and keep the house comfortable, and decorated so that our guests feel at home.
Fishing, skiing, hiking, swimming, the zoo, great shopping, historical interests, hot springs, good restaurants, lots of museums are all nearby!
We really enjoy meeting new people, so if you want us to show you some great coffee shops and hang out, we would enjoy that as well--if our schedules allow. However, with short stays it's not uncommon to not be able to meet guests because of schedules. Also, if you want privacy, you've got it.
Established, quiet neighborhood centrally located. Chateau de Kiwi is located in the Roswell neighborhood which was built for railroad workers and their families in the 1800s. The area is rich in history. You may want to also explore The Pioneer Museum downtown or nearby Old Colorado City, shops and restaurants where the capital of Colorado was before it became a state.
There is a bus stop a few blocks away that makes getting around without a car possible.
Chateau de Kiwi is located fairly close to downtown, so it's about 40 minute leisurely walk or a 20 minute bike ride on a great trail. Also, it takes about 20 minutes to walk to the grocery store. K mart and a 7/11 convenient store are also a few blocks away.
Please, let me know ahead of time if you would like to borrow the two adult bikes that I have. (The men's bike is very tall)
Coffee and tea provided.
Beds--the bed in the master bedroom is a queen size bed and is medium firmness/softness. There is an self-inflating twin high air mattress in the linen closet, and there is also a twin bed with trundle downstairs. Also, there is a very comfy couch that I've slept great on.
No smoking please.
No underage drinking on property including on the deck.
No drug use.
Please only use candles in wood burning stove and not wood.
Due to my insurance policy, no pets please :(
Guests assume all risk if using bicycles, and Chateau de Kiwi and owner will not be responsible for personal nor property damage related to bicycle use. Please bring your own helmet for bicycle use.
I will take an extra cleaning fee out of the security deposit if the house is left really messy. I've been very happy with how considerate most people are. I think I've only had to charge an extra cleaning fee once.
The bedroom is Colorado inspired. Baby blue walls and golden hues reflect Colorado skies. Also, original mountain scene art makes for a serene space.
Kira and her husband are extremely responsive to anything you might need during your stay and the listing was very accurate. The neighborhood is older, but still a nice area to stay in.
The place worked out just as expected. A great place to get some work done and enjoy the view.
Kira was very welcoming. The house was exactly as described and very clean and comfortable. The hiking trail right up the road ran along the river/ creek and was awesome! The house is close to the interstate, and it is easy to get to everything. The bed was comfortable and I had everything I needed for my stay. I would highly recommend staying here if you are going to Colorado Springs!
Great host! Home was VERY warm due to high temps outside (in the 90s). Portable AC was not working and cooking indoors made the home unbearably warm. The host purchased a grill for us so we could cook outside and keep the home cooler. This was greatly appreciated! She did everything possible to make our stay as comfortable as possible. I highly recommend the house! If you go in the warm months it will certainly get hot, but it is still a great value for the price!
Very welcoming home, host was great at communication, and the house was even nicer than I expected. Excellent experience!
Very nice cabin and bedrooms were comfortable. We had a great stay! Pikes Peak was awesome as well!
We loved Chateau de Kiwi! We're a family of 5 (with a 3- and 2-year old and a 4 month old) and this space was perfect for us. The house was super clean and Kira was so helpful and extra responsive. The yard is not ideal for children, but it doesn't matter because there's a fantastic park right across the street. Chateau de Kiwi was the perfect launch pad for us, as we spent most of our time in the mountains, coming back to the house each afternoon for nap time. I will absolutely recommend this place to all my family and friends.
About the Host, Kira
Kira has lived in California and Florida, has worked in Texas and Main, and has been most places in the US, but her favorite place is Colorado--at least in the continental US. Provence, France and Gerona Spain top the list for international spots. Hiking 100 miles across the Camino de Santiago has been one of her favorite adventures, and she plans to go back to finish the last couple hundred miles ASAP. In her leisure, she enjoys hiking, skiing, art projects, playing music, gardening, traveling, and reading with her husband. Five things she can't live without are her family, a good book (one where you feel like the author is a friend by the end), artichokes, a good paintbrush, and a new adventure. Her favorite authors are A.J. Cronin, Thomas Moore, and Robert A. Johnson. Her favorite movies are August Rush, IQ, and Last of the Mohicans.