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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:
January 16, 2018

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.


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 4.859375 based on 64 reviews

Exceptional Home and Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Debbie and Lukes attached home for 5 days and 4 nights. The place looks exactly as seen in the pictures and description. It is a very cozy, comfortable and lovely home. It is attached to the back part of Debbie and Lukes home. We had complete privacy the entire time. 2 stories, with 1 very large master bedroom and bath. Half bath downstairs with TV, living room area and kitchen. The best part of this home is the location! It is literally 200 yards from the entrance to the Garden of the Gods! We hiked several times each time taking a different path within the Garden of the Gods. Also, within 10 minutes of the home are the Cave of the Winds, Cliff Dwellings and Manitou Springs. Manitou Springs is a lovely quaint town with many shops and restaurants. We also went to Seven Falls at the Broadmoor to see the 7 waterfalls. Since it was winter they were frozen, but still was beautiful. Seven Falls is about 20 minutes from the home. Debbie and Luke provided instructions and snacks at the home, which was a great touch! They were always available if we had any questions. Andy and Amos were very cute doggies and we were able to play with them a few times. We have 2 doggies of our own. We Ubered everywhere the entire time, no issues with Uber drivers finding the home. Uber drivers readily available within 10 minutes. Would definitely recommend!

Debbie and Luke, we look forward to staying at your home once again in the future!

Thank you!

Ray & Jeniece

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you will come back sometime.
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Extremely satisfied with this property.

  • 5 of 5

Great property and excellent value for the money. The owner and his family were very receptive to any concerns or questions we may have had while at the property. Property was very clean and accommodating. Will definitely use this property again.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was charming, comfortable, and excellent all the way around!

  • 5 of 5

We came to the area to tour the Air Force Academy and celebrate my sons 17th birthday. It was by far one of our favorite places we've ever visited. The convenience to the local sights, the hosts, the restaurants nearby, and the atmosphere in general were all beyond our best expectations. Thank you Debbie & Luke for sharing your space with us! We plan to book with y'all again next time we are back in town😊

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tanya, you are welcome back anytime. I wish the best of luck to your son, hope he makes it into the Academy, but even if he doesn't it's awesome he's trying!
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Very beautiful house and extremely accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

Debbie and Luke were extremely accommodating during our 12 day stay. The house is very nice and modern with plenty of backyard space for the dogs to burn off some energy. The location is close to several local attractions; so we did not have to travel far to enjoy our time there.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response. We hope you are getting settled into your new home in Colorado Springs.
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  • 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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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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