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Last updated: 06/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

We call our home the Rainbow Vista House because of the countless double, and even triple, rainbow sightings! The house sits at a unique angle allowing for rainbow sightings after short rainstorms in the spring, summer, and autumn. We hope you are fortunate to see a rainbow during your stay!

Centrally located near all of the area’s major attractions, the Rainbow Vista House is situated in the foothills of Colorado Springs, just 2 miles from the Broadmoor Hotel and Golf Course. We are only minutes from the desirable tourist and shopping districts of Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. You can explore charming downtown Colorado Springs, which is an easy 10 minute drive from the house. Also nearby is the Colorado Springs Zoo! It has the highest elevation of any zoo in the U.S. Visit the spectacular Garden of the Gods Nature Center to experience the wonder of the outdoors. Many of the major Colorado ski resorts can be reached by car in about 2 hours. We are 25 minutes to Colorado Springs airport, and 1 hour and 20 minutes from Denver International airport.

Our home sits atop a hill with both city and mountain views. These views can be enjoyed any time of year—from the inside through spacious windows and from the large outdoor decks. During the day you can relax indoors or outdoors while marveling at the spectacular views of the mountains and plains in the distance. At nighttime enjoy the sparkle of the city lights below in the valley to the east.

We provide all-weather tables and chairs for you to gather around with your family, as well as propane BBQ on the east-facing deck, which is a great place to watch evening lightning storms! The upstairs back deck offers a western view of the mountains, pristine hot tub, redwood picnic table, and propane BBQ. The downstairs fountain attracts deer and wildlife during all seasons.

The inside of the Rainbow Vista House is bright and spacious and offers a comfortable, laid back style inviting you to relax. With 3,000 square feet of comfort, our home provides a living room, family room and spacious kitchen.

Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The master suite includes a king size bed and private bathroom. The other two bedrooms offer a queen size bed and a double bed. We offer a sleeper sofa and 2 high-quality air mattresses for larger parties. **Our entire 5 bedroom home will be available beginning April 2015**

The living room has large picture windows with east facing city views. In addition to the living room there is a large family/TV room with sleeper sofa.

We have a Wii Sport set up for multiple users. This provides another outlet for group fun and connection.

Additional amenities include a large and open eat-in kitchen loaded with all the tools you will need to create memorable family feasts. The kitchen features ample counter and cupboard space as well as a double oven.

Other features include a washer and dryer, off-street parking, 60” HD Television and DVD, free Wi-Fi, an elliptical exercise machine, clock radios, coffee maker, iron, hairdryer, and much more!

In the winter, or on a cool summer night enjoy the warmth of the Napoleon wood stove in the upstairs living room or the beautiful brick fireplace in the downstairs area. We provide a bundle of seasoned wood to accommodate your needs.

Keywords: dogs accepted, lots of parking for vehicles and RVs, large multi-family home, hot tub, fireplace, private, spacious, great mountain and city views, large view deck and porches, BBQ, basketball, Wii, elliptical, free Wi-Fi. Many hiking/walking trails nearby, deer on property, close to local attractions, Broadmoor, Cheyenne Canyon, Seven Falls, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (highest mountain zoo in USA), Garden of the Gods, AFA, downtown Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs


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Property Type

  • House
  • 3100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for Renter is 24....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We can provide a Pak 'n' Play if you need one. Just let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay with children more comfortable....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Medium size dog door with 100 sq ft fenced pen. Your pet must be declared in advance. There is an additional refundable pet deposit provided there are no excessive cleaning costs or damage....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking only is allowed in the designated smoking area outside. We provide a bench and ashtray for guests who smoke....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 5: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • (1) King bed in upstairs master suite (2) Queen beds – one in the second upstairs bedroom and one in the master suite downstairs (1) Double bed in the third upstairs bedroom (1) Double/twin bunk bed with ladder in the second downstairs bedroom (1) Sleeper sofa in the upstairs family/TV room ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The 3 bedroom 2 bathroom upper portion of the house is available only through May 1, 2015. You can reserve the entire 5 Bedroom, 4 bath house starting May 1....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games and cards...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    Wii console on 64' TV with Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, Wii Play & Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games....moreless

  • Video Games:

    Wii console on 64' TV with Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, Wii Play & Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    We are in the foothills, close to the mountains, on a special spot of land that has spectacular city light views and mountain views....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Set in the foothills, there are mountain views from the upstairs master bedroom, kitchen, hot tub, and patio....moreless

  • Town:

    We are in a neighborhood with large spacious lots and an easy 10 minute drive to Downtown Colorado Springs....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    In our mild climate, the evaporative cooler provides effective temperature control. We have A/C in all the upstairs bedrooms....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Each floor has a washer and dryer....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Elliptical exercise machine is offered in the family/TV room upstairs....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone:

    We have experienced good cell phone coverage at the house and on the property. ...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    The house is set back from the street with a large area for off street parking....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    There is ample room for larger vehicles, as well as vehicles towing a trailer....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Each floor has a washer and a dryer....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Nice wood fireplace on bottom level and two wood stoves on upper level....moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Two crock pots, pressure cooker, popcorn maker, large stainless steel soup pot, and blender....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher in the upstairs kitchen only....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The Rainbow Vista House offers a full kitchen on each level!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Each microwave provides a microwave....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Both levels have a full refrigerator....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Actually, this is a full deck off the upstairs living room. It has a table, seating for six, and a swing. There are great views off this deck....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a patio off the upstairs kitchen and a small patio with a small pond off the downstairs dining area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    We ensure that our hot tub is cleaned weekly!...moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub


Write a review 4.9
from 35 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
5 Bedroom /4 Bath
Jun 4 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
5 Bedroom /4 Bath
Sep 8 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
Thanksgiving 2015 5 Bed/4 Bath
Nov 24 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
3 Bed/ 2 Bath
Dec 1 - Dec 21, 2015
21 night min stay

Christmas 2015 5 Bed/4 Bath
Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2016
6 night min stay
3 Bed/ 2 Bath
Jan 5 - Apr 1, 2016
30 night min stay

Air Force Graduation
May 27 - Jun 4, 2016
7 night min stay

5 Bedroom/ 4 Bath
Jun 5 - Sep 7, 2016
3 night min stay
Air Force Graduation
May 27 - Jun 3, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 9.63%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

AFA booked through 2016. Additional refundable deposit applied.

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Pets are allowed on a case by case basis. If allowed there is a $100. pet fee and a deposit of $200.

3% Administration fee is waived for payments made by echeck.

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 06/19/2015
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Colorado Springs Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 25
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Omelette Parlor

Car: Recommended

Our home is very close to many walking and hiking trails. A beautiful 600 acre open space park is within a 5 minute walk from the house. Maps provided!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: This is a recent picture of us taken at Garden of the Gods Park. We love the Colorado Springs area. We are avid hikers and love to go for long bicycle rides.

Why the Owner Chose Colorado Springs:
The nature, views and natural scenery around Colorado Springs are unparalleled anywhere in the world. We moved here to be close to the mountains, in a small vibrant city with lots of sunshine and character. Our experience here was so deeply touching that we could never forget the beauty of Colorado. We wish for you the same experience.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home is one that large groups fall in love with! It is the perfect destinations for multiple generations to gather and connect. There are 2 outdoor seating areas where guests can relax, talk and watch sunsets, rainbows when available, city lights on one side and mountain views on the other. We have a basketball area, a Wii sports set up for multiple users, and lots of board games. We have a hot tub, 2 living rooms, one with fireplace and the other with a wood stove. We have an elliptical exercise machine and lots of nearby hiking. Families of deer frequent the property during all seasons making the bucks, does, and fawns our constant companions. The Rainbow Vista House helps us feel closer to nature and brings rest and relaxation!

Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • View of house from street

    View of house from street

  • Back porch off kitchen with hot tub and BBQ.

    Back porch off kitchen with hot tub and BBQ.

  • Upstairs living room with wood stove.

    Upstairs living room with wood stove.

  • View from dining table of kitchen.

    View from dining table of kitchen.

  • Debe and Forrist at Garden of the Gods

    Debe and Forrist at Garden of the Gods

  • Upstairs 2nd Bedroom.

    Upstairs 2nd Bedroom.

  • Double Rainbow from the Upstairs Deck.

    Double Rainbow from the Upstairs Deck.

  • Wildlife pond on the lower level

    Wildlife pond on the lower level

  • Another Double Rainbow seen from the upstairs deck.

    Another Double Rainbow seen from the upstairs deck.

  • Upstairs deck area.

    Upstairs deck area.

  • Hot tub off back porch. So peaceful during rainfall.

    Hot tub off back porch. So peaceful during rainfall.

  • Upstairs large family room with 64' TV, WII Sport & Elliptical (not shown)

    Upstairs large family room with 64' TV, WII Sport & Elliptical (not shown)

  • Kitchen eating area

    Kitchen eating area

  • Upstairs master with king bed.

    Upstairs master with king bed.

  • Upstairs 3rd bedroom.

    Upstairs 3rd bedroom.

  • Entry coridor

    Entry coridor

  • Sunrise from our front deck

    Sunrise from our front deck

  • A frequent visitor to our yard.

    A frequent visitor to our yard.

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