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Great home base to Pikes Peak area, Walk to Garden of the Gods! No cleaning Fees

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Very spacious l bdrm house apartment with backyard, courtyard, hottub.

This rental is part of our beautiful home a short walk to Garden of the Gods trailheads. It has a large bedroom with vaulted ceiling with 2 skylights, ceiling fan and spacious master bath. There is a loft area with a sleeper sofa. The bedroom has a nice roll top desk, set up for your laptop with a wireless keyboard and mouse.. Downstairs there is a spacious living room with a large HDTV. Hi speed wireless internet. There is a kitchenette with a mini fridge, microwave, and toaster oven. There is not a stove. From the kitchenette you walk out to a semi-private patio shared with the owners, with a hot tub to enjoy. Around back there is a lovely back yard that is completely fenced in, and has a nice fire pit, and big concrete patio in addition to planted beds surrounding the grass and next to the patio. All cleaning fees are included in the price except $25 clean fee for pets.

Debbie and Luke Ellington
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Debbie and Luke Ellington

We moved to Colorado after marrying over 30 years ago. We have always enjoyed awesome mountain setting nestled right up against the foothills at the base of Pikes Peak, the deep blue skies and the numerous sunny days we have here. We love hiking and the opportunities are endless here. Skiing 2 hours away. What's not to like!?

Debbie and Luke Ellington purchased this house in 2011

Why Debbie and Luke Ellington chose West Colorado Springs

We moved here after many years of living in the mountains at 8500 ft. We were very choosy about the location of where we would live in the Springs. This home was the perfect location for us. So close to many trails and parks which we love to access. There are lots of fun festivals in Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City besides good restaurants and shops. When we need a mountain fix, we can access them easily from here. This neighborhood has old growth trees, and no two houses are the same. This is not a track home! But it is a very scenic special neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

We love the fact that we can walk up the street and be in Garden of the Gods for awesome hikes and views that we never get tired of. Down the street Amada Fonda has a really nice outdoor creekside dining area for drinks and Mexican food. Or visit the shops, penny arcade, and restaurants and bars in funky Manitou Springs. Drive to the top of 14,000 Pikes Peak in the summer. Or take the Cog Railway to the top. The 5 Star Broadmoor Hotel is 20 minutes away. Besides the great hiking in Garden of the Gods, there is Red Rocks only minutes away. Colorado Springs offers nightlife on Tejon Street, 5 miles away. Or just go 2 miles to Colorado Mountain Brewery. White water raft 2 hours away. Olympic Training Center 20 minutes, Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge 1 hr, Cripple Creek Casinos 50 minutes, Air Force Academy 25 minutes. Warm and dry in summer.


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Colorado Mountain Brewery
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Patty Jewett Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Amanda Fonda's Mexican & Adam's Mountain Cafe
Nearest Ski
103 Miles
Breckenridge Ski Mountain
Car: recommended

We are close to many of the sights you would like to see. Cave of the Winds, The Cliff Dwellings, Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Santa's Workshop, and Garden of the Gods are all within a 5 minute drive. Colorado hiking is some of the best, and the Garden of the Gods is literally 2 minutes from our house. Numerous whitewater rafting opportunities are available within 2 hours of the house.


West Colorado Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main level 1/2 bath - toilet , In hall by living area
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Skylight, 2 sinks, walk in shower and jetted tub.
  • Upstairs master bath has 2 sinks, Jacuzzi tub, walk in shower, skylight in vaulted ceiling.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , There is an adjacent loft with a sleeper sofa
  • The upstairs bedroom is very spacious with a vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, 1 closet. Queen bed, roll top desk, sitting area. Two sunlights keep it bright and cheery, with bay window facing east/backyard, views of Pikes Peak from west windows, those windows overlooking the courtyard.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Great home base to Pikes Peak area, Walk to Garden of the Gods! No cleaning Fees
average rating of 4.85 based on 60 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My second stay this year!!! Absolutely, without a doubt, a GREAT home to stay. Location is as advertised, a couple of blocks to the garden of the gods trails.... The park is ALWAYS a draw regardless of the weather.. Truly makes one's stay less stressful to ENJOY the parks beauty --- not needing to find a place to park..Very quiet and the skylights give a lazy mans view from his bed at night to gaze upon the stars... Deb and Luke are most hospitable hosts... Always there to insure your stay is a great experience ... while at same time non- intrusive to ones privacy. They are the type of persons every one would like to claim as FRIENDS. Thank you Deb and Luke...

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope you will come again sometime soon!
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Perfect location and a very nice stay!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay! Very roomy "house" with large backyard and master bedroom. Perfect location also, very close to all the attractions we went to. The owners were very nice and helped when needed but made us feel like we had privacy also.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, great location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Walking in to this lovely rental you can't help but ooh and aah. It's spacious, well decorated, and clean. It's very roomy and comfortable from the outdoor seating to the tall and lush bed. The master bath is very spa like with a great tub and separate shower.

The location is great, close to everything you want to see. Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, downtown Manitou Springs, etc. Restaurants are abundant and good.

We will stay here again and for a longer time to get to all the beautiful places to go. Thank you Debbie and Luke for your hospitality.

Debbie K

Mesa AZ

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoran Desert, Arizona

Great fenced-in yard for our dog, clean house, felt comfortable . . .

  • 4 of 5

We needed lodging for 2 nights while in town for interment of parent's ashes and wanted more room than a motel/hotel. This house suited our needs as there were many family affairs for my husband to deal with and going back and forth and I could stay back at the house with the dog. The house was clean and comfortable and was exactly what we needed. It was in close proximity to everywhere we needed to be.

Thank you Luke & Debbie for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The unit was large, comfortable, quiet, and nicely decorated. The kitchen had snacks, condiments, ground coffee, and coffee filters provided, along with plenty of plates, bowls, glasses, cups, flatware, etc. We used the grill to cook dinner 4 of our 7 nights there without any difficulty. There is a two-burner hot plate that was adequate for making our side dishes using the cookware provided. The fridge was small but adequate for us. There is a medium sized (counter-top) freezer we used to hold our "blue ice," ice cream, meat (to grill) and to make ice cubes.

The bed was comfortable and the both the main bath and the half-bath were very clean and nice. The linens provided were wonderful.

It was fairly cool during our visit so we did not need to use any AC, though it was provided. We did see a black bear in the creek behind the house (outside the fence) one morning, which was quite exciting. The owners lent us the use of their ladder which we needed for one of our projects while we were there, which was very nice of them. The only issues we experienced were extremely minor and were easier for us to deal with by adjusting than by requesting assistance from the owners: we ran out of garbage bags, but used grocery shopping bags instead; the convertible couch for our 16 year-old grandson was too short for his 6 ft frame, so he slept on the main couch (but the grandson enjoyed the surround sound big screen TV and assortment of movies provided); the one smaller (1 qt) cooking pot was too small for some of our side dishes, but we managed with other pot provided, though it was very large (5 qt); and we found the narrow driveway somewhat challenging, even though we have a fairly small car (there was only a half foot to spare on each side, making backing out challenging.) The unit is located in a cell phone dead zone, and while the WiFi provided was excellent, we were often disadvantaged by not being able to make cell phone calls or text messages due to the cell service which was spotty on one of our phones and non-existent on the other phone. Getting cell service required walking or driving a half mile down the street. There is nothing the owners can do about that, of course. Other than that, the location was perfect for us: quite, abundant wildlife, short walk to Garden of the Gods, very short drives to Manitou Springs or Old Colorado City, and grocery shopping was close.

The owners did not encroach on our privacy at all, and were very pleasant.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Visit To Manitou Springs!

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious and comfortable accomodations in a gorgeous area. Home was spotless and nicely decorated. Had a private entrance and was a perfect location to walk the dog and trail run in the Garden Of The Gods park which is about a minute walk away. Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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