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Less than a Mile to Manitou, Old Colorado City, Garden of the Gods and Red Rocks

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Sunlight Cottage Getaway.

Located between the desirable vacation and shopping districts of Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs sits the Sunlight Cottage at the base of Pikes Peak Mountain. The Sunlight Cottage is surrounded by Red Rock Canyon and Graden of the Gods (Walk to Garden of the Gods) with breathtaking mountain views that you can enjoy from your private front porch and the Hotel San Ayre’s street-side Xeriscape Garden. Full of character and ripe with history, this is what Colorado is all about!

Centrally located to all of the area’s majestic attractions, the Sunlight Cottage is located in a historic home that received a complete renovation in 2011. The Sunlight Cottage is part of the Hotel San Ayre, a popular boutique hotel that appeals to many a savvy traveler with its whimsical style, first class service, and exceptional value. You’ll experience the best of both worlds, as you enjoy the privacy of your vacation rental at a hotel that can offer you service, should you need it.

The Sunlight is approximately 1000sq feet of luxurious comfort; a cozy retreat that features modern yet timeless cottage décor. The difference is in the details of this rental. Experience history as you enjoy the architectural appointments of a bygone era. Originally constructed in the 1893, the Sunlight is adorned with wooden blinds throughout, gorgeous historic hand-tooled window and door trim, 8-inch wood baseboards, and ¾ restored hardwood floors with honey-walnut stain. And don’t forget about the French Doors that add to the charm of this Historic Cottage!

After a long day of sightseeing you’ll be able to snuggle up in one of two bedrooms that feature an Iron King Bed in the Master and an Iron Scroll-Design Queen Bed in the 2nd Bedroom as well as luxurious bed linens. Or perhaps you would first like to soak in a relaxing bath in your private bathroom that features both a shower and original cast iron tub?

You won’t feel cramped in this rental, which also offers a plush, yet modern granite-colored full-size sleeper sofa in the living room to accommodate the whole family (up to 4 adults and 2 children).

Additional amenities include a large and open eat-in kitchen loaded with all the tools you will need to create memorable family feasts. The kitchen features beautiful tile work on the floor and countertops with a decorative tumbled stone backsplash. Have dinner at the attractive black wooden gathering table that will sit your whole family with six solid wood chairs. After enjoying a delicious dinner, your family can adjourn to your private front porch that features views of Red Rock Canyon and to the West, Pikes Peak. How better to enjoy Colorado than to relax on your porch or in the garden and watch the sun set behind the mountain? We are also less than 1 Mile from the Garden of the Gods.

Feeling more like a BBQ? Walk through the back door of your house and you will find that you are surrounded by the gardens of the hotel. Imagine-just out your back door you can enjoy the use of a Charcoal BBQ grill and Fire pit.

The Hotel’s gardens are something you really will enjoy, as they surround the Cottage. Have a picnic in the front, or simply soak in the mountain atmosphere in this hidden garden that features a Xeriscape design with native Colorado vegetation.

Other suite features include Private Entrances and Off-Street Parking, Black Wooden Armoire with Cable Television and DVD, WIFI (Wireless Internet), Clock Radios, Coffee maker, Iron, Hairdryer, Spa-Quality Bath Amenities.

Keywords: Chic Stay, Historic Home, Renovated Home, Cottage Stay, Modern Stay

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017


Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Jake and Tellys

Many of the area's attractions are close by: Pikes Peak Mountain (3 miles West to the Cog Railway), Garden of the God (1 miles to North East), Historic Old Colorado City (0.5 miles to the East), Historic Manitou Springs (0.5 miles to the West), Seven Falls (7 miles to the South), Cave of the Winds (3 miles to the West), Manitou Cliff Dwellings (3 miles to the West), Hiking, Biking, Camping, Horseback Riding, Local Parks, and many more...


Pleasant Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Iron Bed Frame, Queen size Beds (1) Iron Bed Frame with decorative scroll design, Baby Cribs (1) Pack 'n Play can be available with prior arrangement, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Plush yet modern sleeper sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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Less than a Mile to Manitou, Old Colorado City, Garden of the Gods and Red Rocks
average rating of 4.3125 based on 16 reviews
Richmond, Va

Great place.

  • 4 of 5

Very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very convenient location! The owner was great to deal with.

  • 4 of 5

My family had a great time relaxing in the evenings in the backyard. There is a grocery store right across the street and many restaurants near by.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cute little old house

  • 5 of 5

Mike was great to work with. The house is a very old charming property. It was perfect size for our family of 4. The only downside is that it is on a fairly busy street. It has a really lovely outdoor living area in the back. Its located very close to The Garden of the Gods, Pike's Peak, and Manitou Springs.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what we expected

  • 1 of 5

Previous reviews noted the cottage was charming. We did not agree. The proximity to many of Colorado Springs' attractions was fantastic, yet the neighborhood was a bit rough. Some houses/businesses seemed nice others seemed derelict. The house itself didn't appear to be in very good condition with wood rot inside and outside, didn't provide enough sheets and towels-- or really beds, we were forced to use the air mattress we happened to have --for 6 people, had many webs some having spiders some just hanging there... We killed a few unidentifiable spiders. Bottom line, we did not have an enjoyable experience at this rental and would not stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location with many adventures close by and quaint historic house!

  • 4 of 5

This is an excellent location to stay on the outskirts of Colorado Springs and close to everything we wanted to check out! Mantiou Springs is a neat area that has great food, shops with various attractions close by including Cave of the Winds, Garden of the gods, Cliff Dwelling, train ride up to Pikes Peak and other mountain adventures not far away. Mike was awesome, he was there to greet us and get us settled in with recommendations and a relationship with many of the local businesses! We will definitely book again, to check out more things we did not have time to get to, and I have already told a few friends and family members. The only reason a gave it 4 stars is that the noise from the road was a little disruptive (road work was being done) as the house sits close to the main road and also the street lights at night came through the window so perhaps better curtains to black it out would be a beneficial. A big bonus was the community house that is two doors down that has a pool table and was another place to congregate, cook, and relax while I should mention there is an outside grill, hot tub and nice common area for taking in the mountain air and beautiful skies as well.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Great Cottage For Family!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at their new colorado cottage 2 weeks ago. It was a perfect size for famiies and the hotel also is in a great location for all the sight seeing. Also, Safeway and Starbucks were right across the street for thosr last minute requests by the kids! :) The owners were very attentative and grrat attention to detail. Excellent experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30

Should you need to cancel and you inform us we hold your deposit/payment as a credit for any stay at the Hotel San Ayre property at anytime we have availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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