Historic garden property, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6*, great views
40 year resident
John purchased this Cottage in 1992
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great location. Friendly Host.
This is our second time staying at Agate Hill and we loved it as much, if not more than the first time!! The Garden Cottage is roomy, cozy, beautifully decorated and clean. John is a wonderful host who does a great job at making sure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. The town of Manitou is within easy walking distance but there is also plenty of parking if you decide to drive into town. The town provides plenty of fun shopping and eating! We highly recommend Agate Hill and trust that you will enjoy your stay.
Fantastic views Fantastic host
The Agate Cottage has outstanding views and is just a few blocks away from the adorable small town of Manitou Springs. The cottage is decorated in a garden theme with attention to detail. Beds are comfortable and AC was awesome. Most of our time was spent with coffee or wine on the front porch enjoying the view and then followed with a short walk into town for some eats. John was a fantastic host. We loved it so much we are returning a few weeks for another short stay.
Charming Cozy Cottage
John's Garden Cottage was perfect for our trip to Colorado Springs. It is a historic cottage filled with antiques and unique character. So much better than a cookie-cutter hotel! The three bedrooms were really comfy. (Note: the master with the king-bed is up a really steep flight of stairs. Not a problem for us and even if you can't do the stairs there are two beds downstairs.) The air conditioning was welcome after our days of exploring Colorado Springs in 92-94 degree heat! The little front porch was absolutely wonderful and we spent our mornings drinking coffee, enjoying the cool air, and admiring the view from there. The neighborhood is nice and quiet in the evenings and it's an easy 5 minute walk to downtown Manitou Springs.
John sent us good check-in instructions ahead of time, was really friendly, met us when we arrived and showed us around. He was also there to collect the luggage that our airline lost and had to deliver to us! The cottage had lots of tourist brochures for local attractions.
A couple of nice-to-know items:
The kitchen had what we needed: coffee maker, refrigerator and microwave (there is also a stove/oven). If you're looking to cook elaborate meals this might not work for you as it's really small and the utensils, etc. looked basic. John provided coffee, tea, hot cocoa, sugar, coffee whitener, cookies, and some bars. Unlike some VRBOs we've been to, there were no food supplies left by previous renters at all such as mayo, butter, jam, pasta, spices, etc.
If you have dust allergies you should consider another location. The cottage was very clean where it counted (floors, bathroom, kitchen, and bedding were all perfect) but the antiques and wall decor were dusty.
Overall a wonderful place to stay and we enjoyed our visit very much! Thank you John
Views, views, views
We loved our 4 day stay at this little cottage. The porch was our favorite place to be and we spent much time there. You can't cook a gourmet meal there, but there are the basics. Beds are super comfortable. The only negative was having to pay $160 for an extra person. If you have a 3 bedroom cottage it should sleep 6, we brought 4 and had to pay for an extra person. Wonderful cottage though
Historic charm with modern comforts made our stay very enjoyable. The location is perfect for walking around the charming town. The mountain view from the porch of the Garden Cottage was fabulous. The owner is friendly and helpful. We hope to return and spend more time in this great location.