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Elaine

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish

Beautiful Dundee Cottage

7 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 30 nights

Overview

West Colorado Springs Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Dundee Cottage is Turnkey with all upgraded amenities, beautifully appointed to include two off street private parking spaces. A lovely fenced deck/patio with furniture and B.B.Q. The bed in second bedroom opens to a california king size on the lower level and double on upper level

Two blocks from downtown Manitou Springs with it's many quaint shops and fabulous eateries with-in walking distance. Beautiful mountain views and minutes to 'Garden of the Gods Park'

as well as 'The Olympic Training Center'

Beautiful 'Fountain Creek' is a block from the cottage rushing with the cool, clear mountain snow melt water for your wading and listening pleasure.

40 minutes to 'Cripple Creek' and 'Victor Gold Mines'

What a beautiful spot to spend 'The Holidays.' Manitou Springs is minutes from 'Santa's Workshop' as well as festivities all season long!

Keywords: Bungalow, Casita ,Cottage

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Elaine (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Elaine

Arnie and I live a few miles up the pass in Cascade,Co. I am retired and volunteer for a non profit in Colorado Springs 'Blue Star Recyclers' making sure old computers and electronics don't end up in our landfills or over seas as well as providing jobs for disabled adults.Arnie is the President of 'Blue Star'

Two chihauhaus and 2 Standard Poodle share their home with us as well as 6 hens. We love out door activities, the mountains and vacationing in Mexico (Mazatlan)

Elaine purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Elaine chose Colorado Springs

We bought the 'Dundee Cottage' about 10 years ago for our personal residence.

Manitou Springs is the 'Perfect Hamlet' at the foot of 'Pikes Peak' The cottage was renovated by Arnie and Myself so it's not really a RENTAL.....it's our other home we share with our frinds and guests. Beautiful views of the mountains from the fun deck as well as the glider swing in the front garden. Minutes from' Garden of the Gods' as well as all the regions attractions.

What makes this cottage unique

Manitou Springs is both peaceful and full of life. The many Artisans in town have shops to display their wares. If you want to stay busy there is always an event....something to do.....or if you want to rest peacefully on the deck and watch the day go by....the cottage is off of the main street for your quiet pleasure. Lots of fabulous eateries....both fine dining and a vienna hot dog stand.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The kids had a great time playing with the toys:)

We all had a fabulous trip! Thank you so on much for having us, we look forward to doing it again,

Am leaving the keys WV where ever we found them.

thanks again
Aug 2015
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Reviews

4.3
based on 7 traveler reviews

Beautiful Dundee Cottage
average rating of 4.285714 based on 26 reviews
5

Loved the house, especially the location!

  • 5 of 5

This house was excellently appointed-they had everything we could think to need (even including shampoo, toothpaste, things like that!). With two little kids (2.5 and 5.5) we were able to walk to the center of Manitou Springs and check out all the cool things to do there (if you have kids you must hang out at the penny arcade!). I loved being in Manitou Springs since we were so close to all of the attractions in the area (cave of the winds, garden of the gods-both less than 10 minutes). The house is small, but it worked for us, and the bunk beds were very nice to have. Parking was a bit difficult with a minivan, but my husband got the hang out of pretty quick and it was only because of the angle of the hill. I highly recommend this house!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Don't stay here!!

  • 1 of 5

Where to start? The pictures are very misleading. The parking is atrocious unless you have a tiny car. The outside of the cottage needs a good cleaning. Yard & small front porch was in disarray. The inside needs a thorough cleaning. Floors in bathroom & living area are slanted. Toilet sits on an angle. My husband, another couple, & I stayed one night with none of us sleeping. The home owner would not refund any portion of our money due to the rental agreement I had signed. Not very good business practices since the cottage was well- below our standards.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry for this guest's experience. We do leave each guest a welcome letter with helpful hints and FYI's regarding the "cottage". Both mine and Arnie's personal phone #s are included in it stating that if the guest needs anything to please call either of us as we live only a few miles away and can be there in a few minutes to help!.....never heard anything from this guest until the following morning when she texted that the cottage was "below her standards and cramped" and that she was leaving and wanted to be partially reimbursed. I texted her back to ask why she hadn't called and she responded that "There was nothing I could do to make it better" The four adult guests stayed the night, slept in the beds, used the restroom and showered as well as brewed and drank a pot of coffee before leaving. I tried to call this guest to speak and she did not answer or return my call. After 3 attempts to receive a refund this review was sent. We feel a courtesy phone call to the owner would have been proper. We advised this guest that if we were able to rerent the "Cottage" for the dates she left it vacant we would have reimbursed her a partial payment...unfortunately with such short notice it wasn't possible. The lease agreement specifically states the above criteria. Again we are very sorry for how this guests stay turned out and would have liked to speak with her. Finally, we have offered the "cottage" for over 5 years with great success and many happy guests whose standards and expectations we have met and exceeded many times over. We are very sorry for this guest's experience.
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baton rouge la
4

quiet sojourn

  • 4 of 5

A senior couple,we spent a few restful days in Dundee Cottage after driving around Colorado for several days. It is convenient to the downtown area and Pike's Peak Railway and well equipped. We were very comfortable here. Parking was a slight problem but we resolved it. Thanks to our hosts!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perry Park, Colorado
5

Adorable Cottage with many amenities!!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this cottage for the long July 4th holiday. I wanted to stay near Manitou Springs yet have the privacy that a motel/hotel don't provide. This was the perfect place! It was only a couple of blocks from the center of town, was quiet, well kept and provided all the amenities and more that I needed. Upon arrival, there was a nice note from the owner letting us know where they kept menu's from local restaurants, entertainment brochures if we weren't sure what to do, full propane for the BBQ and so much more. She urged us to drink plenty of water due to the elevation, dropped off extra towels just to make sure we were well provided for, and overall just wonderful!!

All these extra touches, many of which I haven't even mentioned, made us feel like we were staying at a friends house.

I loved the cottage and would recommend it to anyone! In fact, if it's ever put up for sale I know someone who's interested!! :)

Thank you so much for allowing us the privilege of staying in your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Golden, Colorado
5

Perfect for Manitou Springs

  • 5 of 5

Dundee Cottage was the perfect place to stay in Manitou Springs with my wife and two young kids. It had everything we needed, was full of quirky interest, and was ideally situated, just a few minutes walk to downtown. We loved the private deck for outside breakfasts and dinners, but best of all was the quiet and comfortable atmosphere of the cottage. Upon arrival we instantly felt right at home. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Topeka, Kanas
5

Great things come in small packages!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is filled with personal touches, from the condiments in the frig to the wine and gift for my grandson left on the kitchen table. Just a short walk to downtown Manitou Springs and many attractions within miles. We made several meals for the whole family and enjoyed the quality pots/ pans and even fired up the BBQ. The home has an awesome furnace and kept the cottage warm during the cold nights. For those of you that are "flat landers" the parking is a bit of a challenge. The cottage is on a steep grade and takes some skill to manage into the small space. A great time was had by all.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Golf
7.8 Miles
Patty Jewett Golf Course
Car: recommended

Minutes to Pikes Peak Railway , Historic Old Colorado City, Air Force Academy, Broodmore Hotel. All Pikes Peak Region attractions with-in minutes.

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Rates & Availability

West Colorado Springs Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall Season
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$95
$560
$1,950
 
 
Winter Season
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Spring Season
Apr 1 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$475
$1,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$135
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Call for terms and lease agreement pet fee is $50.00 per mo.

October thru May monthly rentals include 20% discount as already shown in price.

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Amenities

West Colorado Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed single on top w/ bottom that pulls out to CA. King
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Crib available upon request. The crib is fully equipped with all bedding necessary, bumpers, blankets etc., Bunk Beds (1) This bunk bed pulls out to a full California king on the bottom and is a twin on the upper level.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
Notes:
Pellet Stove, Ceiling fan, lots of kitchen amenities in the fully equipped kitchen, A lovely porch swing in the front garden.

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