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Counting Stars Adobe, December availability, beautiful private rooftop deck

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


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

Debbie Short
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

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 Old Colorado City

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.


Old Colorado City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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Counting Stars Adobe, December availability, beautiful private rooftop deck
average rating of 4.967742 based on 62 reviews

Lovely accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! Great location and very comfortable home layout. We will definitely stay here again the next time we come to Colorado Springs!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love Counting Stars

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at a lot of VRBO houses and condos and this one ranks right at the top. It is clean and comfortable with a great location. The kitchen is thoroughly equipped. The rooftop deck is amazing! Also, a 2 car garage. It was a terrific location for a Thanksgiving celebration. Debbie is great to work with! We will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Spicer, Minnesota

Cozy place with all the amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy place with decor depicting the flavor of the area. Wonderful mountain view and city view as well.

The owner has payed special attention to detail on amenities.This was our second time renting Counting Stars as we enjoy coming back when we get the opportunity!

Very quaint and quiet and the freeway, restaurants and attractions are easily accessed.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Great property, Very comforable

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed staying here over a long holiday weekend. We felt very comfortable here. The rooftop deck is awesome along with the interior furnishings. Highly recommend it to any one wanting a quiet get away.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 2017
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Elgin, IL

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: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review and the great note you left for me. You are welcome back anytime at Counting Stars Adobe. Thanks for taking good care of the house too!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $50
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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