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Counting Stars Adobe, come count the stars from beautiful rooftop deck

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,368 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath adobe with panoramic views of city lights & mountain views

Imagine sipping a cup of coffee watching the sunrise over the city of Colorado Springs while sitting on your own private rooftop deck. After your day of sight seeing you can end your day by drinking a glass of wine watching the sunset over Garden of the Gods on the deck. Once nightfall has come you can then count the stars while enjoying the deck and fire pit. All of nature's bounty is just steps away from our home away from home. Endless hiking & biking trails are literally at your doorstep in our home. Within minutes you can be at all the wonderful attractions the Pikes Peak region has to offer. The quaint charm of Old Colorado City is within minutes with its unique shopping and wonderful dining.

Counting Stars Adobe has a beautiful rooftop deck with gas fire pit overlooking the city of Colorado Springs, Red Rocks Canyon Open Space and the stunning Garden of the Gods. The home has a large master suite with a new plush king size bed and walk-in closet on the main level with an en suite bathroom. There are 2 additional bedrooms in the lower level. One bedroom has a new queen mattress, dresser and closet. The third bedroom has a daybed with a trundle bed for two twin beds. The third bedroom also has a dresser and large closet. The second full bathroom is in the lower level.

After a pleasant day of exploring the area you can come home to our lovely home and relax in front of the TV and electric fireplace. The living area with couch and loveseat has a new smart TV and high speed wireless internet and DVR cable service. So you won't have to miss any of your favorite shows while on vacation. The main floor living room also has a cozy reading nook area. The adobe has a well equipped kitchen and laundry area all conveniently located on the main floor. The eating area is just off the kitchen. The home is tastefully furnished with all new furniture, high quality linens in southwest style. The kitchen is fully stocked with all new supplies. In addition, the pantry has basic supplies provided.

Paradise awaits just outside the front door for bikers, hikers, nature lovers and photographers. Counting Stars Adobe is just one mile from Bear Creek Nature Park Center. Just across the street is the Red Rocks Canyon Open Space with abundant trails to explore. It is a dream location for your biking or hiking vacation. The home also has a 2 car garage so you can safely store your valuable outdoor "toys" while enjoy a night out in the unique flavor of Old Colorado City a short 1/2 mile from your vacation headquarters. In addition Manitou Springs is a short 10 minute drive where you can explore the wonderful shops and dining establishments of this unique mountain town.

Want your vacation to be more relaxing? Just hang out on the rooftop deck and count the stars while you enjoy our lovely Colorado cool evening mountain air. Beautiful scenic drives are just minutes away if you care to explore the Broadmoor area, wonderful Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Seven Falls and of course Americas mountain Pikes Peak. Downtown Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City are just minutes away offering wonderful dining and shopping.

This lovely home offers something for everyone and can be the headquarters for your Colorado vacation experience.

More Details

Owner
Debbie Short
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Debbie Short

My husband and I love the Colorado Springs area are thrilled to be able to call this beautiful area home. We fell in love with this home immediately and decided to make it our "home" away from home and to share this unique living experience with others. The feeling you get from sitting on the roof top deck is unparalleled from most vacation lodging. We have lived all over the world and have moved many times and feel so fortunate to make the Pikes Peak Region our permanent home. We have worked very hard to make this home an unique lodging and "homey" experience for the traveler. We hope this vacation home will become a favorite lifetime memory for you and your family.

By also living in the area I am available if the need arises to help your vacation experience be the best it can be. Enjoy the personal touch of having the owner living in the area and manage the property.

Why Debbie Short chose Colorado Springs

Colorado boasts 300 days of sunshine. Colorado Springs offers majestic views and a wonderful lifestyle and easy access to all the wonders of the Rocky Mountains.

What makes this house unique

Our adobe is such a special and relaxing home. You truly feel like you are embracing the southwest spirit. Our home is cozy and comfortable. The rooftop deck is a one of kind experience to be able to both enjoy the city lights and the majestic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. This home provides the unique qualities of the western experience in a modern day adobe with an unmatched view of the Pike Peak region.

Amenities

Old Colorado City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has a king bed. Second bedroom is furnished with a queen bed. The third bedroom has a day bed and trundle (two twin beds). Since I have neck issues a contoured neck pillow is available for your use.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
Notes:
Public park with playground and tennis courts is about 4 blocks away.

Reviews

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Counting Stars Adobe, come count the stars from beautiful rooftop deck
average rating of 4.965517 based on 58 reviews
5

Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home for our family on our end of summer getaway. The rooftop deck is amazing. And the responsiveness of the owner couldn't have been better.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elgin, IL
5

Absolutely spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

We spent two nights at Counting Stars in early July and it was my favorite part of our whole trip to CO! We stay at a lot of VRBO properties and this was the best we've experienced. Debbie was so friendly and communicative. The house was perfect for our family of 5 - lots of room to spread out and very comfortable beds. The kitchen was so well stocked with everything we needed. Loved the skillet cookie :) The rooftop deck was the icing on the cake. I could have sat up there forever. Truly wonderful experience and can't recommend this property highly enough!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy property with lots of charm conveniently located!

  • 5 of 5

I'll start with the same thing many have said, the welcome cookie is fabulous. I stear clear of carbs, but even I couldn't resist its deliciousness. Not only was it tasty, but it was an excellent welcome after a day of driving.

Debbie provided me with clear and helpful information on unloading our bags upon arrival, and we were greeted with a cozy home that was spotlessly clean and oh-so inviting. The house is about a mile from a main highway in CO Springs, not far from beautiful Manitou Springs. We were able to get to everything we wanted to do in 20ish mins with many attractions within five minutes. Debbie also left a book of instructions for the house and atrrtaction ideas based on the fact that I have a young son. Those touches were incredibly thoughtful and helpful. We loved the rooftop deck, the separation of the master from the other two rooms, and honestly, the convenient location was a huge bonus. If forced to say something negative, the neighborhood wasn't as nice as you would imagine based on how cute and well-kept the home is. However, we had zero issues from the neighbors, so I'm not sure I could complain at all.

Overall, perfect home for what we wanted, great price, wonderful location and an exceptional owner/host. My family will stay here again when we are back in CO Springs.

Not sure if this is helpful, but I've traveled extensively and stayed in many five star hotels and rented homes in upscale neighborhoods, so I feel I have knowledge to base my opinion on. This house is truly a bungalow that will make you feel like you're home.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. I am so glad you had a great stay at Counting Stars Adobe and that your little one enjoyed the Colorado vacation. You and your family are welcome back anytime!
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5

Beautiful and Clean!!

  • 5 of 5

This family of 5 enjoyed our stay at Counting Stars. There was plenty of room for the 2 adults and 3 kids. We loved the roof top deck to watch the fireworks and to relax. Plus, you can see Pikes Peak out the front door. The house was within walking distance of parks and trails, and a short drive to all of the sights in Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City. This house was by far the cleanest and most well supplied house we have every stayed. Debbie was awesome to work with and has EVERYTHING you can think of, and some you don't! :) We loved Colorado and urge everyone to book Counting Stars!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa, FL
5

Perfect house, great location, beautiful rooftop deck, nice owner

  • 5 of 5

We visited Counting Stars Adobe with our three children, 5, 8 and 11 years old. We all just loved this house. To start, the owner was so communicative. She asked in advance if we needed the trundle bed made up (which we did) and let us know when the unit was ready a little early which I appreciated. When we got there, we walked into a lovely, cool (it was really hot out so this was a relief) home with a wonderful baked treat and a handwritten note on the table. We use homeaway often and we've never had an owner who was so welcoming. The house is newer, clean and very well maintained. Kitchen was well stocked, beds and pillows were REALLY comfortable. Everything we needed was there - clocks, sound machines, extra blankets, even a basket of toiletries that travelers might have forgotten. It was just wonderful in every way. And the rooftop deck with panoramic views!!!! We loved it up there. We would start and end our days there watching the sun rise and set! Just beautiful!

If our travels bring us back to Colorado Springs, there is no doubt we will be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Wonderful property and incredible owner

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here and wished we had stayed longer. The house was in great shape, the decor was very well done, and the roof top deck was the icing on the cake. We enjoyed breakfast up there several mornings and watched several sunsets over the mountains. Debbie also was very helpful and responsive.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Patty Jewett Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
Hwy 24
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Garden of the Gods Gourmet Restaurant
Car: necessary

All of nature's bounty is just steps away from our home away from home located across from Red Rocks Canyon Open Space. Endless hiking & biking trails are literally at your doorstep in our home. Bear Creek Nature Park is one mile away. Within minutes you can be at all the wonderful attractions our area has to offer. The quaint charm of Old Colorado City is just a few blocks away with its unique shopping and wonderful dining. Counting Stars adobe is located in an older eclectic neighborhood.

Conveniently located to all the tourist attractions Colorado Springs has to offer. Manitou Springs, the Broadmoor area, Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak are all within 10 to 15 minutes drive. The delightful Garden of the Gods Gourmet Restaurant and market is conveniently located 6 blocks away.

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Rates & Availability

Old Colorado City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
Aug 16 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,475
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
Christmas cheer
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
AFA Grad/Memorial Weekend 2018
May 19 2018 - May 28 2018
5 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
Summer 2018
May 29 2018 - Oct 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,475
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$149
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $300

USAFA graduation week requires 7 nights reservation. (Check-in May 20 with check-out May 27). If you want different 7 nights please contact me. I will work with you.

Standard rate($149 rate) is for 4 guests. Each additional ADULT guest $20 per person. For large families no additional charge for minor children. Summer & seasonal rate no additional charge per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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