About this listing
New, larger televisions were installed in early 2014 in this well-located, stylish, two-bedroom townhouse near Sixth Avenue Parkway and Quebec. Also new is a tester-style bed frame for the king-sized bed in the guest room.
Enjoy the comforts and convenience of a sunny, stylish townhome located in one of Denver’s premiere neighborhoods. Dream amid a folk art collection that includes tribal textiles and wooden images of animals and holy figures. Pricing reflects a discount in September 2015 because this is historically a low season for Spruce House and the dishwasher, though working, is a little wiggy.
Located on the carpeted upper level, the master suite is furnished with a double bed, writing table, vanity and chairs. The spa-like bath includes a separate toilet compartment, double sinks, a large tub and separate shower. The spacious second bedroom is furnished with a tester-style, king-sized bed, a desk and chest of drawers. With good soundproofing, both bedrooms are quiet and private.
With hardwood floors, the main level of Spruce House includes a living room with fireplace, a fully furnished modern kitchen with eating area and a separate dining area that is open to the second story and flooded with natural light. The attached garage contains space for a guest’s mid-sized vehicle, as well as a limited amount of sports equipment. Private patios are located in the front and back and a powder room is next to the coat closet.
Wireless Internet is available throughout the house and high-definition, flat-screen televisions are located in the living room and master suite, with a smaller, older set in the eating area of the kitchen. An i-pod dock with speakers is centrally located in the dining area.
Developed in recent years on a former Air Force base, the Lowry neighborhood is a mixed-use community that retains many historic buildings. Sidewalks and walking paths connect several parks. Spruce House is located about a one-quarter-mile walk (or drive) from the town center, which includes restaurants, coffee houses, a grocery store, shops and other commercial outlets, as well as a bus stop. The Wings Over the Rockies museum is also nearby, as are a public library, post office and gyms.
Lowry is less than 10 minutes by car from the Cherry Creek shopping area and the United Airlines Flight Training Center, less than 15 minutes from the Fitzsimmons medical campus, less than 20 minutes from downtown and approximately one-half hour from Denver International Airport.
Because of its proximity to the airport and I-70, Spruce House is a good place to stay on trips that combine flights in and out of Denver with a drive into the mountains.
Something to know about the photos is that new, larger television were added in early 2014, as was the bed frame in the guest room. The televisions, in particular, required shifting around some furniture. This was after the official airbnb photographs were taken. So, the photo of the living room with the big TV and the one of the guest room with the bed frame are more accurate than the earlier photos.
I have traveled extensively and I’ve always strived to make my home as comfortable as any hotel (which is one reason for the new televisions). I love coming back to my folk art collection, being able to park in an attached garage and enjoying meals at a table whether I’m eating carry-out, delivery or a home-cooked meal. I also enjoy daily walks in the neighborhood and the conveniences that come with living in Lowry.
I love coming home to Spruce House and I hope you will, too.
Guests who rent the two-bedroom townhouse have access to two spacious bedrooms and two and a half baths, as well as the living and dining areas, patios, kitchen and laundry facility.
Interaction with Guests
I always make a point to talk to guests before they arrive and to stay in touch during their stays. Often someone else welcomes them.
The Lowry neighborhood was developed around the 1990s following the principles of the new urbanism. I love the way the design and the numerous parks make walking and running easy. I like the conveniences of the town center and I like living amid a variety of housing styles.
Lowry has bus service, but the public transit could be better here. Denver is a good city for biking and cabs are available, too.
At least half of all guests must be 25 years or older.
No excessive use of alcohol or other substances.
No overnight unregistered guests.
Spruce House can be a great place to entertain, but please make sure your parties don't get so wild that the house is damaged or the neighbors are annoyed.
While this centrally located table can be used for dining, it can also be handy for unpacking.
My two sisters, niece, and I stayed a week at Spruce House. It was exactly as listed, a beautifully decorated and comfortable house with plenty of amenities in a safe and upscale neighborhood. Once we got our bearings, we found it easy to get from the house to downtown and out of the city for sightseeing. Mary was out of town while we were there, but she made sure a friend was available to greet us upon arrival, and she also contacted me to make sure everything was okay. We highly recommend Spruce House as base camp when visiting Denver.
My husband, 11 month old daughter and I really enjoyed our two week stay at Spruce House. The place was clean and well equipped with everything we needed and all the comforts of home (even extra paper towels and toilet paper). The folk art gives the place great character and there were even soaps, shampoos and lotions in the bathroom just like a hotel. The house is within walking distance of some parks and a small town center with a grocery store and shops. 5 - 10 minutes of running will get you to some neat parks with elevated paths that have views of the mountains. Mary was a fantastic host and easy to get in touch with. She checked in with us several times during our stay to make sure everything was going well. If you're looking to stay in Lowry - you can't find a better place! We highly recommend Spruce House and would not hesitate to stay here again or rent from Mary!
Great house, very spacious, especially for a 2bd. 2 patios were a nice addition as well. They were easy to communicate with on getting into the house, and very friendly. The only difficulty we had was trying to catch a taxi from or to there- it's pretty far out of town and we got a lot of complaining/late taxi drivers. But such a great neighborhood if you can be flexible with getting downtown or want to take the bus. Very safe.
From the minute we arrived at Mary's house we knew we made the right choice staying at the Spruce house. It was easy to find and in a very safe and beautiful neighborhood. The house itself is uniquely and tastefully decorated with all kinds of folk art from Mary's travels and has plenty of interesting books to (website hidden) was an easy option since the kitchen was fully stocked, but if we chose to go out, there were plenty of restaurants minutes from the house. There are lots of trails and a few parks right in Lowry to get outside and run/walk or just sit and read. There are boutiques, a museum and supermarket all within walking distance.
While in Denver we needed and place we could relax and this house was it. Mary and the folks from AIR were more than happy to recommend places to go and were available when we needed, but not intrusive at all. We hope to go back to Denver sometime and stay in this special house. Thanks Mary!!
Thanks for the great stay in your house, Mary. My wife, baby and I were all very comfortable and relaxed. I appreciated the good communication and bottle of wine. Thanks again!
Wonderful, lovely and comfortable home in Denver. An easy drive to downtown/Cherry Creek/etc. Mary's place was a great base camp for our daily romps north, south, east and west. She was a generous and accommodating host- responsive, flexible and helpful. We would definitely stay there again on our next trip.
Spruce House was a great place to stay and become acquainted with life in Denver. Mary was very responsive, and her house is in great shape with nice hardwood floors, interesting decorations, a fully equipped kitchen, and comfortable places to enjoy sitting outside. The immediate neighborhood has much to offer as well. It is a well thought out newer development with mixed housing, and its parks, adjacent commercial area, and museum invite walking (we were especially fans of the reading park just a few doors down). Finally, it seemed to be no more than 15-20 minutes to get everywhere we wanted to get to in Denver, and 6th Ave provides a delightful way to begin getting to any of those places.
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About the Host, Mary
I’m originally from Louisiana, so I offer hospitality with a Southern twist. I’m a Denverite by choice and I edited a travelers' guide to the city in a prior life, so it's my pleasure to introduce the city to travelers. I collect folk art -- both at home and when I travel -- so my home is decorated with carved animals and Spanish Colonial-style images of the saints, as well as textiles from faraway places and books on related topics.