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Counting Stars Adobe Available AFA Grad, beautiful rooftop deck

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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3 - 5 nights


West Colorado Springs House Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Debbie Short
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Counting Stars Adobe Available AFA Grad, beautiful rooftop deck
average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews

Would love to go back

  • 5 of 5

We loved out stay at Counting Starts Adobe. The house is away from tourist traffic on a quite road but short and easy drive to everything we wanted to in Colorado Springs. The house is well taken care of stocked. I had to watch my parents with steps but we were informed of it ahead time. Communication on anything with the host was very fast.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Counting stars at Counting Stars

  • 5 of 5

We much enjoyed our time at your lovely and very comfortable home-away-from home-away, Counting Stars. We had everything we needed plus. Our hosts greeted us with a fresh baked treat to add to the initial welcome!Staying here helped make our vacation a lovely experience. We enjoyed our coffee watching the sunrise on the rooftop deck. The evening view was stunning and perfectly comfortable for a cooler evening with the firepit. Our grandchildren enjoyed the homey atmosphere and the Bott park down the street! This location was perfect for our activities!

We were within minutes from the Garden of the Gods, the Dinosaur Resource Center, and the Cave Dwellings Museum. The horse ride at Triple B ranch was worthwhile for the 3 year old. And we all enjoyed the Bear Creek Nature Center close by.

The Garden of the God's Cafe was within walking distance and was a good place for a quality family meal.

We hope to return and stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation or long-stay home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect for your vacation. It is beautifully presented and maintained inside and out. This house has everything you'll need for a short or longer stay. All you need is groceries if you decide to eat in....the pantry and fridge are even stocked with condiments, spice rack, coffee and tea and other kitchen essentials. The master bedroom is beautifully presented and has very comfortable king sized bed. Downstairs are two smaller bedrooms; one with a very comfortable queen sized bed and the other with 2 singles. Both bathrooms were immaculate with ample towels. The living room has a large smart TV and free wifi is provided also. Outside there is a large roof top deck, accessible by stairs, with benches and loungers and gas-fired fire pit so you can enjoy the expansive view of the city and mountains. The house is located on a surprisingly quiet road so traffic noise is not an issue. Its perfectly located to enjoy Old Colorado Springs which is just down the road. Its only about a 10 minute drive from the The Pinery - a beautiful and popular wedding and event location.

The house is not really suited for people with mobility issues. There are two step-ups to get into the front door. The downstairs bedrooms, bathroom, and garage are accessed by a rather steep stair case. I would recommend that the owners provide a removable baby gate for the top of the stairs and temporary ramps for the front steps to be used as needed. I would also recommend they install staircase lighting up to the deck - maybe solar powered lights.

For our stay we had 5 adults and 3 kids and we did just fine in the house. The kids brought air beds and camped out in the living room. The only minor issue was getting grandma in and out of the front door as she is very unsteady on her feet. Once inside she was fine as the living areas are on one level, and she slept in the master bedroom. Overall, I would highly recommend this property. The owners are extremely nice and helpful and were a pleasure to do business with. I hope we get to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed. We were welcomed with a delightful surprise. A glitch (previous occupants had accidentally taken garage door remote) was taken care of promptly and efficiently even though Debbie was out of the state! The site is very conveniently located near everything yet feels rather remote - so you know you are "away". Unfortunately, one of our party was ill and had to leave after the first night. She wants to come back to see the things she missed and she wants to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Escape to Colorado

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the Counting Stars Adobe. It was perfect for us and our two pups. The rooftop deck is perfect. Location - perfect. We wouldn't have changed a thing! We have stayed in several VRBOs, and this was by far the most well-appointed of all of them. It was truly as if we were staying in someone's home, not just a vacation rental. Beautiful linens, quality towels, a well-stocked kitchen - this place had it all! Next time we choose to escape the Texas heat in Colorado Springs, we will DEFINITELY revisit Counting Stars!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Impeccable Hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

We love, love, LOVED our stay at Counting Stars! The home was the perfect size to meet our needs and we adored the view from the rooftop. Debbie is also the queen of hospitality. When we arrived, she had a skillet cookie on the table and our favorite candies in the candy jar. The cabinets were stocked with everything we needed and more. She really spoiled us on our trip! Would recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you loved Counting Stars Adobe as much as we do. It is so rewarding to get such great feedback and makes it all more satisfying. Thanks for leaving the house in such great condition. Hope you are able to come back someday!
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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.


Rates & Availability

West Colorado Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas Cheer
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jan 26 2017 - Feb 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
AFA Grad/Memorial Weekend
May 20 2017 - May 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 30 2017 - Oct 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 10.25%

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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West Colorado Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1368 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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
Public park with playground and tennis courts is about 4 blocks away.

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