Graduation rental house

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  1. aggie83

    aggie83 Member

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    USAFA Parents: We used the below company/gentleman to rent a house from for our son's graduation May 2013. The house and price was AWESOME! We were SO pleased! The home owners were GREAT! We rented a VERY custom 4300 sqft house for $2500 for a week. No extra cleaning fees and a $250 refundable deposit that I have already received back.

    Ed Marcus
    Short Term Home Rental Consultant
    edmarcus@comcast.net
    719-290-1078

    Ed sets up the next year's graduation rentals right after the current's year's graduation is complete. If your graduation is not next year, then he will put you on a list to call as soon as the graduation prior to your cadet's graduation is complete.

    Please tell him Reda Kay from Granbury recommended his company. I am picky, and Ed was awesome as were his homeowners he represents :smile: I found Ed's name and number recommended from a prior parent on a forum so wanted to pass on this information for future USAFA graduations.
     
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    Reda--What did you see as the advantages of being in a house? How close were you to the Academy?
    Thanks.
     
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    sportsmom10 ProudFalcomMom2016

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    How many bedrooms/beds were available? I come from a large family and I'm not sure how many of my family will be coming down, but I'm guessing it will be at least 12 people. Thanks for the information.:thumb:
     
  4. aggie83

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    The house we had had 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths (2 bedrooms had their own sinks and shared a shower/toilet area), study, 2 huge living areas (one on each level). Had 2 queen air mattresses & bedding plus 2 twin air mattresses plus 2 couches. Great outside area that we utilized extensively. Main thing was figuring out showering schedule but everyone worked it out great.

    Advantages - so much fellowship, laughter, and socializing that we could never do in hotel rooms or eating out at restaurants. Was priceless. We cooked a couple of meals and catered in other meals (i.e. Olive Garden, Rudy's BBQ, On the Border).

    We were 10 minutes from the South Gate off Woodman (west of I-25) in a gorgeous neighborhood that felt like we were in the mountains. We had 5 deer in the backyard our first morning!

    12 pp will fit.
     
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    sportsmom10 ProudFalcomMom2016

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    One more question for you, I know there are a lot of activities, did you book Sunday to Saturday? or Did you arrive midweek to midweek? Thanks for the helpful information!!!
     
  6. aggie83

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    We booked Thursday to Thursday. We drove in from Texas on Thursday, did grocery shopping on Friday and moved our cadet out on Friday night to the rental house's garage (it had a 3 car garage) and then company flew in on Saturday. Our company left on Weds late afternoon/evening after graduation as most had to get back to work. One couple that drove up on Monday, stayed with us on Weds. night and left early Thursday morning to drive back to Texas. We had from 6 pm on arrival day to 6 pm on departure day. We spent Thursday loading up our car and our son's car for our drive back on Friday as well as doing his laundry and helping him get ready for his trip to Peru early Friday morning. We ended up staying Thursday night in COS at some cadet friend's rental house since our son was not leaving until Friday morning.

    Our guests visited Seven Falls Sat. evening, did Cog train on Sunday morning then had late lunch at the house, then we attended a concert at Red Rocks Amplitheater on Sunday night, and then some went to the Broadmoor on Monday while others went to the Cheyenne Zoo. Tuesday and Weds were devoted to graduation parade, commissioning, dinner at sponsor parents (yes they had ALL of us over), and then graduation on Weds. We had an SUV that held 8 plus we rented a car to have enough transportation. I rented though the Colorado R&R link and got a great deal on the rent car. We left our cadet's Jeep to him as he had things at the Academy that were mandatory for him to attend.

    We took orders for Subway box lunches for tailgating after the graduation which turned out to work out awesome. We were almost finished eating when the car in line in front of our parked cars finally started moving. It was much more enjoyable sitting around eating lunch together than stuck in traffic. Glad I took that tip from a previous poster! The rent house had plenty of chairs and icechests for us to use to keep the lunches cool and have water iced down.
     

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