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Tranquil Waters Cottage (cozy and relaxing retreat for two)

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spacious one bedroom cottage located in a fenced and lushly landscaped grounds.

This Beautiful one bedroom, one bath cottage( sleeping a maximum of two adults ) is very spacious and furnished with all the comforts one should enjoy. It is located in a friendly neighborhood between Old Colorado City and Downtown Colorado Springs. This location is perfect for a work trip or one of pleasure and sightseeing. Wake up in the morning and enjoy a cup of coffee on the patio in the beautiful garden surrounded by flowers and the sounds of birds singing. All of this while the warmth of the sun's rays brighten the day. Either spend the day relaxing in the garden or sightseeing many of the interesting attractions of Colorado Springs and the surrounding mountains, knowing you will end the day as relaxing as it began.

Property Manager
Sue Gray
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 2, 2018

About Sue Gray

Richard and Allan moved to Colorado Springs from Austin, Texas in 2003 to enjoy retirement and everything Colorado has to offer. We built our home and gardens in the Victorian Style to fit the neighborhood. Allan retired from the telecommunications industry and Richard retired from the interior design industry. We share the interests of gardening, and love to travel. We have been to many countries around the world. Our favorite way to travel is staying in Self Catering Houses. We look forward to giving you the same wonderful experience in our cottage, that we have enjoyed during our travels.

Sue Gray purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Sue Gray chose Old Colorado City

This completely renovated Cottage was built in 1898. It is adjacent to our home which was built in 2009. This neighborhood is part of the historic district of Old Colorado City. We choose to build our Victorian style home here because we think it is the friendliest neighborhood in the city. Don't be alarmed if people stop and talk with you as they are on their morning or afternoon walk through the neighborhood. We also enjoy that the area is very eclectic with character that many other parts of town are lacking. The location is very central in the city. We are slightly on the west side of town which gives easy access to the tourist friendly city of Manitou and the mountains beyond. Oh, and the best part of living in this great city is the magnificent views of 'America's Mountain', Pikes Peak. I never get tired of this ever changing scenery. Richard is a native of Colorado. He spent his professional years in Austin, Texas. Retired now, the choice to move back to Colorado was an easy one as the weather is simply the best. The winters beautiful with many sunny days and the summer days are warm with cooling evenings and nights. Just perfect! Colorado Springs has the amenities of a large city, but still the feel of a small town. So we welcome you to come and enjoy this city that we love and call home.

What makes this cottage unique

Tranquility! Comfort! Relaxation! Security!

Whether you're in Colorado Springs for business or pleasure you can come home to the cottage knowing you will rest after a long hard day of work or sightseeing. Enjoy a drink on the Island patio with the sound of water flowing while the sun is setting. Enjoy the cool summer evenings in conversation amidst the beauty of the gardens. Come and enjoy what we get to enjoy every day! Oh and the best part is you don't have to do any of the work!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Your rating

5 of 5

Perfection in every way. Tranquil Waters Cottage is beautiful, peaceful, comfortable and spotlessly clean. Everything your eye rests on is in harmony and produces a feeling of restful calmness. I so thoroughly enjoyed my nine days at Tranquil Waters, I booked two future stays before I left!

Richard and Allan are perfect hosts--gracious, considerate, thoughtful and with a keen eye for details--a gorgeous bouquet of flowers awaited my arrival, along with a dozen of the freshest eggs from their hens and a bottle of wine. They are there to help if you need anything, but are not in the least intrusive; the cottage is a private oasis. The grounds are spectacular and there's a mountain view from the front door and patio. As a solo woman traveler visiting my son at Colorado College, I appreciated the security of the locked gate and fence around the property (which, as with everything there, was beautifully done and blended in perfectly with the landscaping), even though the neighborhood is very safe. It was just a nice extra touch.

Tranquil Waters is in an ideal location within walking distance to charming shops, a wide variety of affordable restaurants, a park and Mountain Mama Natural Foods, where I found unusual cards, gifts, delicious breads, and "home" made soups and sandwiches. They have a deli, coffee bar and a great smoothies, too.

As a rather particular traveler with high expectations, I am happy to say that Tranquil Waters is above and beyond. Richard and Allan have created a warm, welcoming, truly delightful home-away-from-home.
Mar 2016
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Old Colorado City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Towels provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed with en suite bathroom. Linens provided. This cottage sleeps a maximum of two adults.
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing


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Tranquil Waters Cottage (cozy and relaxing retreat for two)
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews

Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Cozy cottage and wonderful gardens! Richard and Allen are gracious and helpful hosts. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hard to top this place!

  • 5 of 5

These guys have gone above and beyond to make this a very special place, the likes of which you can not find below 200+ per night! If you are a good renter you get to feed the koi, pet their goats and eat the yummy organic fresh eggs 😊. One of the very best places to stay in the area hands down! Soooo comfy, relaxing, just amazing! Book this place if its available!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful grounds, cozy cottage, great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Very restful for reading time and very close to tourist stuff, just what we were looking for. Hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent property and hosts.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited Colorado Springs for a few days to explore the area and do some hiking. The property was close to everything, met all of our needs and exceeded our expectations. It was very comfortable, clean and well decorated. The owners, Allan and Richard were so kind and interesting to talk with.

I hope we have the opportunity to stay with them again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in June and it couldn't have been a better experience. Allan and Richard are the perfect hosts - there if you need them and otherwise unobtrusive. We were met with coffee, a bottle of wine and eggs from their "girls (hens)". We also enjoyed feeding the koi every morning with food that our hosts supplied. The property is wonderful and the landscaping and ponds are done to perfection. We would definitely recommend this beautiful, peaceful cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous home

  • 5 of 5

This home was gorgeous with lovely gardens! The owners greeeted us and were so helpful with suggestions in the city. The home has all the conveniences and is very comfortable. I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Mountain Shadows
Car: recommended

This Cottage is located in a residential neighborhood between Historic Old Colorado City and Downtown Colorado Springs. The Cottage is on the grounds of the owner's home and shares a fenced in, well manicured and landscaped yard. Several restaurants are within walking distance and many more a short drive away. Come and enjoy this tranquil cottage and explore the local sites of Colorado Springs. We are here to make your stay enjoyable and assist with information on the local area. Welcome!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $300

This cottage sleeps a maximum of two adults. If you show with more than two adults your reservation will be canceled. Cancelation policy will apply. Please be honest about your reservation. We are honest with you. Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. There will be a 5% cancelation fee when canceled 30 days prior to arrival date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.