About this listing
Come stay in a queen bedroom with full bathroom en suite in our colorful Victorian home. Your room has a very comfortable, extra-deep pillow-top mattress, and has its own door to the backyard garden and shady backyard. You can share our kitchen, dining room, living room, and garden. In the summer, we have 2 hammocks, big shade trees, a gas grill, and a large organic garden. In the winter, we have a fire pit under the pergola to drink wine or hot chocolate beside. Or, you can have your wine curled up in front of the fireplace in the living room, if you prefer to be toastier.
10 PERKS IN OUR HOME.
1) laundry access
2) printer/scanner access
3) free wifi
4) lots of board games
5) lots of great books, and quiet space to read 'em in
6) outdoor gas grill
7) real wood fires inside and outside
8) weight cage, bench, and free weights in warm weather (they're outside, so not so useful in winter!)
9) well-equipped kitchen (juicer, food processor, teas and coffees, and everything from garlic press to flan pan and wok)
10) Our central location gives you access to lots of great places!
It’s an old house, built in 1898, so it still has some cracks and bumps (though it has been remodeled). But it’s full of color, comfort, and light, and still has the carved wood and leaded windows.
10 Great Things within walking distance:
1) Denver Botanic Gardens (1 block)
2) Denver B-Cycle Station (1 block!)
3) Cheesman Park (4 blocks)
4) City Park (6 blocks) (with the Denver Zoo, Nature and Science Museum, and lake with paddle boats)
5) Congress Park (2 blocks) (with tennis courts, soccer field, swimming pool)
6) Tattered Cover Book Store (5 blocks) (along with Chipotle and Twist and Shout)
7) Liks Ice Cream (5 blocks)
8) North Cherry Creek shops and restaurants (8 blocks)
9) Bus stop to LoDo (Historic Downtown Denver) (1 block!) (this means museums, nightlife, REI, etc. are 15 to 20 minutes away on Route 10 bus).
10) Neighborhood restaurants, coffee shop, corner grocery (3-4 blocks)
7 great places to which you can bike in 5 to 10 minutes:
1) 17th Ave restaurants: Il Posto, St. Mark's Coffee House, The Thin Man (Denver bar locals love), Vine Street Pub and Brewery
2) Colfax restaurants and shows, including The Fillmore and The Bluebird Theater.
3) The Cherry Creek shopping and restaurant district, with upscale places and hamburger and beer joints that locals love (The Cherry Cricket!)
4) Whole Foods Grocery and King Soopers
5) Two farmers markets.
6) Downtown Denver (Ok, this takes 20 minutes, but I used to bike downtown to work every morning - and I still prefer it to driving, coz I don't have to look for parking!)
7) A bike path along Cherry Creek that will take you miles through Denver, or to Confluence Park, where you can watch folks practice kayaking.
We can direct you to restaurants we love. We like organic, healthy foods, but we’re also foodies and wine geeks (Brad is a sommelier). We always have a good wine selection if you like wine, as well as some of those great Colorado microbrews here at the house.
Main floor kitchen, living room, dining room, and the laundry nook, patios, outside gas grill and yard. This room has a private attached bath. The hosts and other guests don't use this bathroom - it's for you only.
The garden level basement is a private apartment for the hosts, and is off limits to guests.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction depends on what the guest prefers! In the even we have host a dinner, party of friends, or gathering of any kind, guests are always invited to join. Our friends are fun and welcoming folk, and always make space for airbnb guests. (They've figured out how much you guys enrich our lives, and are delighted to get acquainted.) Even if we're just drinking wine or beer on the patio, you're welcome to join in.
However, Brad works most nights at the wine store, so guests frequently have the public spaces to themselves. We're always happy to see someone using the hammocks or the comfy overstuffed living room spots, and we retreat to our apartment so you can have privacy.
We’re located in central Denver, one block from the Denver Botanic Gardens. It’s a neighborhood full of trees and old houses from the 1800’s, like our house. But it also has quick and easy access to downtown Denver.
What we love about our neighborhood:
Restaurants and shops within walking/biking distance.
4 parks and the Denver Botanic Garden very nearby. City Park, 6 blocks away, has the zoo, the museum of nature and science, a lake to paddle-boat on. Jazz in the Park every Sunday evening in the summer.
Bike paths close to us.
The Route 10 bus to downtown Denver stops a block from our house. B-cycle bike rentals also a block away. And we have Car2go and Lyft here, if you sign up for them before you come!
We still recommend renting a car if you want to go into the mountains.
The trip from DIA is about 35-40 minutes. You can take the Supershuttle or a taxi if you want to be dropped at our door. The SkyRide is a bus that stops downtown, but then you have to catch Route 10 - another 20 minute bus ride to our house. You can also call Lyft or Uber, if you have those apps, for a ride from the airport.
- free on-street parking
- room for one car in our two-car garage for $10/night
Check with us before parking on the street in the summer, because on some concert dates at the Denver Botanic Gardens, the year-round free parking becomes high-ticketed parking! You’ll need one of our guest passes on your dashboard.
Other Things to Note
We sometimes bake bread or make homemade biscuits in the morning. Groats (whole oats) frequently show up at breakfast because they're just too too good and we're hooked on them.
We do recycle and compost, but we don’t pester guests about doing the same. We use only safe, eco-friendly products for house cleaning and for washing your sheets and towels.
We can direct you to hikes, ski slopes, and mountain-biking trails. We even have snowshoes! Just in case we get one of our rare, really big snows. (Not likely it seems lately. But this is a nice home and location to be “snowed in” coz you can still reach restaurants and the parks are gorgeous and peaceful to snowshoe around in. I promise to bake cookies if that happens.)
You’ll have flannel sheets in the winter and a big, warm comforter in addition to the forced air heat in the winter, if you want them. (Brad and I like a chilly bedroom with a down comforter at night, but we've learned that guests from hot climes find Denver - and a Victorian house - too chilly, and like the flannel sheets.)
Tea and coffee are available to make for yourself, but please wash your cups (or put them in the dishwasher). If you are a short term guest, let us know if you want breakfast. We typically set out fruit, bread, and cereal to eat on the island in the middle of the kitchen by 7:30, and you help yourself. If there are oats or groats on the stove, help yourself to that too if you like.
Out of respect for our neighbors, we try to keep it quiet after 10:30 pm, especially when we're having wine and chatting outside under the lit pergola. Also, if you are watching television in the upstairs common room, please turn it WAY down after 10:30.
You're welcome to cook your own meals in the kitchen, but please clean up your own dishes (or put them in the dishwasher if it's not full of clean stuff) and the space you used. You also can use the gas grill out back. You can help yourself to organic greens or tomatoes from the organic garden in season.
We take our shoes off in the house and leave them beside the door.
You're welcome to use our spices, salt and pepper, and condiments. We make a shelf in the refrigerator and in the pantry available for long term guests. We can't afford to offer breakfast every morning for long term guests, but we provide tea and coffee, and we still tend to share what we cook anyway. Guests can use the kitchen to cook for any meal they wish.
Also for long term guests, we like to wash sheets and towels at least once a week. We'll leave clean sheets outside your door, and you can leave the sheets and towels to be washed outside the door. You can wash them yourself if you prefer, but if you do, we ask that you wash them once a week.
Host was amazing she was very kind and knowledgable. Easy to relate to on many levels. Definitely feel lucky to have met her and help us out on such short notice
We spent 3 nights in Pamela's lovely home. The room was comfortable, though smaller than we expected. We appreciated the window A/C since it was rather warm during our stay.
Having the bathroom attached was quite convenient. The layout is a little unusual - you have to pass through the bathroom to get into the bedroom - but it worked out. I liked the fluffy towels she left, as well as the oversized white bathrobes left hanging in the closet. She also provided very nice shampoo, conditioner, and soap, and the bathroom itself was immaculate.
Pamela was out of town during our stay, but she had another long-term guest assist her by leaving us a bowl of fresh fruits, some chocolate almonds, and a carafe of water with 2 glasses in our room; this was a nice treat on arrival. We took full advantage of the shared spaces in the house, enjoying time in the living room, dining room, and on the patio out back. The backyard garden was amazing! Pamela provided us with many tasty breakfast options, including fresh fruit, yogurt, and coffee (via coffee press).
The location was convenient and the neighborhood seemed safe. We parked our car along 12th street overnight without any problems, and parking in Denver was relatively available. We did walk to Colfax one evening and found it to be a longer walk than expected, though pleasant.
Overall this was a enjoyable stay.
Pamela contacted us with all our information and the house was easy to find, a key was available and we had a wonderful with with a lovely bathroom and also nice treats in the room. Everything was zoo comfortable that we made ourselves right at home and we had our dinner outside under the trees with lights. We met Pamela who was very kind and helpful. We loved our stay. It was perfect for us. We would stay there again. The house is straight across from the Botanical Gardens where one can take great walks.
I was in a last minute tight spot, and Pamela was very obliging. I had stayed with her before and was super excited to stay again. Everything was very clean, and Pamela was amazingly friendly as usual. I especially appreciated how welcoming and accommodating she was, as it seemed like a busy time for her. Overall, my friend and I had a super awesome experience, and we would highly recommend staying with her if you're in the area.
Great host and very comfortable private space. Organic strawberries and a pitcher of cold water waiting for me when I arrived! My family is relocating to Denver and this was the perfect home base to explore the different neighborhoods. I would absolutely stay here again.
Pamela was one of the most accommodating hosts I've ever had. The room was perfect for my needs, and the location made it very easy to get around the city. I would definitely stay at her home again.
Wonderful airbnb experience. I hope to visit again!
The private bedroom and bathroom were very clean, well-appointed, and comfortable. The shared indoor living space (kitchen, dining room, kitchen, foyer) were all funky and inviting. The back and side yards offer furniture and shade, and were a relaxing place to hang out.
The house is across the street from the Botanical Garden, although I didn't have a chance to go. There's a bike share station around the block that I used a lot. The house is walking distance to the Cherry Creek section.
Pamela and Brad made us feel very welcome, and were very personable. Delightful people to spend time with.
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About the Host, Pamela
Brad and I love Colorado, and have lived here for years! Brad is a sommelier, and has seriously ruined my ability to drink boxed wine. He specializes in Italian, so Italy and California are places we've visited often. He also loves to ski and golf and can tell you where to do that. I love my bike, gardening, and good food. We both are foodies. And in general, if we can be outside in the midst of any place that's green and lovely - with special points if there are small, wild creatures about - we are happiest.
We are sociable types, love to have friends over, and guests tell us they love the house and outdoor space. But we also will give you privacy and space. Our personal style is relaxed and flexible. We like to laugh.