About this listing
NOT 420 friendly. Private ground level suite is roomy, comfortable and clean. Offering a light continental breakfast, use of our hot tub, upscale neighborhood, convenient location close to public transportation and off-street parking.
The back yard and an 8 person hot tub. Enter the unit from this side. Off street parking behind the fence.
Our warm and private lower level suite includes two bedrooms (queen beds - one memory foam, one pillow-top), a bathroom with a shower, living room area with a gas fireplace, 32" TV, hot/cold water dispenser, mini fridge and microwave. Separated from the main level of the house with a locking door, and shared laundry space. We cut the chord on cable TV, but enjoy our Roku box with Netflix and Hulu Plus so you can stream movies and mainstream TV for free as well as getting all of the local TV channels and use our wireless connection. We are not 420 friendly.
Our location is convenient and centrally located. We are across the street from an ATM, and a block away from major bus stops at Monaco & Colfax. We are in the Car2Go district. You can easily catch an RTD bus to downtown Denver (runs 24/7 every 15 min), Tech Center and the Stapleton area (to DIA Shuttle). The house is 2.6 miles to I-70, straight down Monaco, so its a convenient stop on your way to or from the mountains or the airport. A perfect place to crash for a night before or after a red-eye flight en route to the Colorado Rockies. Spare yourself the high cost of renting near the slopes and expensive charter flights. Ski all day, drive 2.5 - 3 hours from the mountains to our place, come home to a clean bubbling hot tub, stay the night here and catch an early morning flight back -- A sensible way to end the perfect ski trip!
Within a few blocks there are major grocery stores (where you can buy bus passes), fast food, dry cleaners, 7-11 and a Walgreens drug store. Yet, our block is quiet and insulated from the bustle of Colfax and the busy city. A mile west on Colfax is Congress Park with music venues, upscale bars, gift stores and restaurants. To the north is the affluent neighborhood of Park Hill and the beautiful 17th street parkway; a serene place for a refreshing run or brisk walk. Five miles West on Colfax brings you to the heart of the city and the start of the free 16th street Mall shuttle - a great starting place to explore Denver's bustling night life.
We've been in Denver for over 25 years, so if you want to find something we'll be happy to make suggestions. Denver has some wonderful hidden places to eat ethnic food like Ethiopian, Vietnamese, Italian, Mexican, Greek, Dim Sum and Thai food. We're foodies, so we've tried them all and are happy to share our secret favorites with you. We love little hole-in-the-wall restaurants with amazing food and reasonable prices. Ask us about a terrific place for Chinese foot reflexology - really a full body massage for $25 + tip!
Our house is conveniently located near the following establishments: Denver Museum of Nature & Science and The Denver Zoo, National Jewish Hospital, Johnson Wales University. A short drive by car will get you to I-70 and access to rocky mountain skiing, Red Rocks natural amphitheater and white water rafting. These places are close by within 10 to 30 minutes of driving by car or the RTD: The Bluebird Theater, The Fillmore Auditorium, The Ogden Theater, 16th Street Mall, Cherry Creek, Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum, The Molly Brown House, The Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Center for Performing Arts Complex, Denver Children's Hospital, University Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, The Denver Coliseum, the Sports Authority Mile High Stadium, Coors Field, and the Pepsi Center.
If you are skiing, snowboarding, rafting, driving or working hard, relax in the 8 person hot tub. We keep it clean, warm and bubbly all year long and rarely use it. Enjoy a cup of tea by the fire. When you wake up, jump-start your day with homemade scones with jam/jelly or a bowl of yogurt and homemade granola, which we are happy to leave by your door for a continental breakfast. Off street parking is available next to our garage.
Well-behaved children with responsible parents are welcomed. There is a staircase, so the suite is not wheelchair accessible. We will try to avoid it, but extra cleaning fees may apply for more than two guest or if the space is left inordinately messy.
Guests have access to two bedrooms with queen beds; one small bathroom with a shower; a livingroom area with a TV, fireplace, microwave, mini fridge, hot and cold water bottle, and a small table. We share the laundry room and our back door. You can enjoy our back yard, covered porch and the hot tub. We also save one off-street parking space for our visitors.
A side note: At our age we dislike booze parties or marijuana tourism in our home so if that is what you are planning, this is not the spot for you. That said, we have no opinion on what you do off of our property.
Interaction with Guests
Sometimes we don't even get a chance to meet our guests. We try to find a time to introduce ourselves and we leave notes with breakfast. If you need anything we are right upstairs. Guests text and knock on the door to get our attention. We share the back door, porch and laundry room so we cross paths there and have an opportunity to greet eachother. But interraction is infrequent.
Our neighborhood is upscale. We live near the 17th Avenue parkway with mansions and lovely gardens. A 1/2 mile away on East Colfax are entertainment venues, ethnic food, urban shopping and coffee houses. Its a 20 minute ride to downtown Denver where there is an array of urban excursions to be had.
We live on the edge of the Cars2go boundary on Monaco. Also Uber, Yellow cab and Metro cab are available. Our house is close to the bus line to downtown Denver (20 minute ride) and DTC. We are about a mile from I-70 if you are driving to the mountains, or are catching a red-eye at DIA (airport).
Other Things to Note
We don't allow smoking pot in our home or on our property. You can smoke cigarettes on the porch outside. Please, no drinking while you are in the hot tub. Our party days are behind us and we do not wish to have that element in our home. We have no opinion on what you do once you leave our space.
No smoking in the house, but you can smoke on the porch outside.
We are not 420 friendly.
We do not allow other pets to be here. Our senior dog is territorial and doesn't do well with other dogs (loves people).
Please don't try to pet the cat if she is outside, she is skittish and sometimes bites friendly people.
No little kids or inebriated people in the hot tub, please. Use the hot tub at your own risk and avoid it if you have health issues.
Please be respectful of our yard, pets and neighbors. We prefer guests who are not heavy drinkers. No parties in our home please.
Please do not give the combination to our back door out without our permission.
Exactly as described. Great location for exploring Denver. Well appointed basement apartment - had everything we needed.
Beautiful basement apartment in a great, convenient location. Comfortable, well-appointed, and really quiet. Great breakfast, too. Ling is a great host. I now know where to stay while in Denver.
We missed the 14 day response period to review Herb, so I'll try to respond this way. So sorry, Herb.
Herb was a fabulous guest! He was easy to accommodate, tidy and charming. What more can an Airbnb host ask for? he would be welcomed back to our lodging any time!
We just spent three nights at Ling and Chris' place and very much enjoyed our experience! Everything described in their posting was spot on. We loved the extra attention they give to their guests....fresh fruit, drinks in the fridge, nice clean accommodations, sweet notes and amazing scones/yogurt breakfasts!
We especially liked the privacy...we actually only met Chris when parking our car. During our stay, we knew they were there and that brought a sense of security. And, although they have a dog, we never heard it.
Ling recommended a great little Chinese Massage location that we took in and enjoyed. That was followed by a nice soak in the hot tub -- amazing!
If you are looking for a charming place to stay that is centrally located in Denver and is private, we highly recommend Ling and Chris' place.
Ling welcomed us. The property was as described and the neighborhood was safe.
The host canceled this reservation 57 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The host canceled this reservation 61 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
My son and I had a pleasant stay in Ling's & Chris's apartment. The rooms, which were two bedrooms, living/dining room, and a modern bathroom, were cozy and clean. They weren't airy and bright since they were in the basement but they were nevertheless quite comfortable. Our hosts provided us with everything we could need, including a delicious breakfast of yoghurt and scones, a private outdoor parking space, and best of all laundry facilities right next to our apartment. I recommend this place heartily. It's pretty central, the hosts are kind and friendly, and the aparment is a great value for all you are getting.
About the Host, Ling & Chris
My husband, Chris and I are empty nesters. I am an art director and he is in logistics. I transplanted to Denver in 1979 from Bucks County PA and he is from Buffalo NY. We have 3 wonderful grandchildren and 4 grown-up children.
We enjoy simple evenings, a card game with good friends, blues/rock music, and slow drives through the foothills on his Honda Shadow. We don't drink or party at all anymore; just appreciate life, laughter, the kids, each other and of course our wonderful spoiled little pooch, Gina.
I am always busy canning, gardening, and cooking. I love to grow, pick and home process fresh organic food; making everything from scratch. We have simple taste and prefer to do road trips and bed-n-breakfasts to luxury hotels. We love hot springs, skiing, white water rafting, live music, ethnic foods and belly laughs with good friends. Chris likes fixing up motorcycles and to sell online. We watch football (I am a Broncos fan - he's a Bills sorta guy) and are addicted to tv sagas on Netflix.
Our motto is "One day at a time."