About the property
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Welcome to our historic 1890s cottage, conveniently located in a safe neighborhood, just 5 short blocks from everything that historic Downtown Colorado Springs has to offer! We also have another property next door (VRBO #462263) available to accomodate larger parties.
This light, bright one bedroom cottage is the perfect spot from which to explore and experience all the wonders that Colorado Springs has to offer! It has classic Victorian 10 foot ceilings, wood floors throughout (no carpeting) and although it is 750 cozy square feet, it has a very open, spacious feeling.
The cottage is located on a quiet, one way, non-through street so there is not very much traffic and easy on street parking is always available.
The bedroom has a queen sized thick, comfy mattress. We also have a pullout couch that opens into a fullsize bed. At times, we have also provided a cot or two for kids, so we can accomodate up to five or six people.
The property has a mix of contemporary furnishings with a splash of antiques. The living room has an antique armoire for hanging your clothes, as well as a smaller closet in the bedroom. There are new sofas in the living room and the dining room. There is a dining room set that seats four.
There is a flat screen 22' television in the bedroom and there is a 42' Flat Screen TV in the Livingroom. Both TVs have full cable TV service. We are also set up with fast wireless internet access so you can surf the web.
There is a fully stocked kitchen, complete with many extra amenities such as paper towels, napkins, dishwashing detergent, laundry detergent, spices, baggies, and garbage bags! There are air-conditioners in the bedroom and the living room (which cool the whole place). This year, we just replaced most of the windows.
The nice size kitchen has a pantry, as well as a dishwasher and washing machine and drier, but note, it is not an eat in kitchen.
The small bathroom consists of a clawfoot tub (with shower), a small sink and a toilet. It's a little tight but is quite functional.
The small (approximately 10 feet by 20 feet) fenced in back yard area has a gas barbeque, as well as a patio table and chairs on the small covered porch for al fresco dining. It has a mini-view of Pikes Peak. There is a chain link fence in the back yard with an empty lot behind it. This is an urban yard that isn't landscaped. Because there are no neighbors behind you, it's pretty quiet.
From our cottage, you can walk to downtown boutiques, restaurants, clubs, and antique shops. We are also less than ten minutes from historic Old Colorado City. We are less than fifteen minutes from exciting Manitou Springs with its famous free natural underground soda springs, its wonderful restaurants, shopping, supermarkets and galleries. Garden of the Gods park, with its exquisite red rock formations, is a must see and it is less than 15 minutes away with a fantastic visitor's center. The Broadmoor Hotel is just a hop, skip and jump away, as well, less than 15 minutes... The Air Force Academy is about 15 minutes north of us, and Colorado College is about 15 blocks away. The Olympic Training Center is east of us and less than a five minute drive.
Bear Creek Dog Park and Bear Creek Nature Center are less than 10 minutes west, and are wonderful places to take the kids! There is also a beautiful mountain zoo less than 15 minutes away. There are many fabulous day trips less than 2 hours from us, including the drive up Pikes Peak, marvelling at the Royal Gorge, rafting on the Arkansas river, soaking in hotsprings, exploring Cave of the Winds, and visiting the Cliff-dwelling museum, all great entertainment for kids.
We allow dogs, but please let us know if your dog has separation anxiety and it will need a kennel and we will try to accomodate your pooch.
Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if cancellation is 60 days or more before arrival date. Cancelling 30-60 days before arrival date will result in forfeit of deposit. Cancelling within 30 days of arrival date is non-refundable unless we are able to re-book those days. There is a $50.00 processing fee for any cancellations
Keywords: Cottage, House, Getaway, Home
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- Apr 13, 2018
About Mark Lowenherz
We have 2 Corgi dogs of our own, all rescued from the Humane Society... We take our 2 pups with us whenever we can, and they love taking long hikes with us around the many parks in the Colorado Springs area. We have been married for over 30 years. We lived in New York City for our first 35+ years, and have lived in Colorado for the past 20 years. We love it here! (You will too!)
Mark Lowenherz purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Mark Lowenherz chose Southeast Colorado Springs
We lived in downtown Colorado Springs for five years. We had fallen in love with the downtown area when we first moved here and when this unique property came up for sale, we couldn't resist!
What makes this Cottage unique
Colorado Springs has many open space areas and parks. We have 2 Corgi dogs (all rescue dogs, adopted at the Colorado Springs Humane Society), and we take them hiking up into the surrounding parks and mountains. We loved being in the heart of all that Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City and Manitou have to offer!
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I loved it!!
The cottage was very lovely and well stocked with everything needed, and I mean EVERYTHING, essentially I just needed my suitcase and a trip to the grocery store. It was clean, cozy, and contains a lot of "charming" touches. Thank you Mark for providing all the comforts of home when one is away from home!! My dog also enjoyed the secure fenced in yard, was perfect for us!
Quiet and private house in a centrally located neighborhood
We stayed four days at this lovely house. It was very handy when going to local breakfast and dinner restaurants as well as local drinking establishments. We were worried that the neighborhood would be noisy since it was so close to downtown but it was surprisingly quiet. We especially enjoyed the remarkably private back porch.
It was as we expected, and was very nice. Clean and private.
Experience was great.
Comfy, everything I needed
Furniture looks old in photos; however, the furniture is much nicer in person, and fairly new, but matches home from 1800's. One daughter took a sofa, and other folded out a sleeper sofa with clean sheets...very convenient to downtown. Queen in separate bedroom was comfortable. TV monitor's worked in both rooms. Full sized fridge was nice, seemed to have everything we needed. Bathroom was tiny, but served us well. Parking was on street only, but always found a spot close. Would be nice if neighbor would let owner do some pruning so your view of Pikes Peak is improved. Very old wood floors are always a favorite of mine, and house did not disappoint. Nice deck out back where we moved the front porch chair to back, so we had 4 chairs to play cards, and enjoy wonderful weather. Outdoor grill needs some maintenance; however, I have a cheap grill in my Jeep, that I used. Overall, much nicer than I expected.
Humble resting post
Well appointed home. Loved the board games and videos. Very responsive management!
older home but very relaxing.
My husband and I enjoyed our 8 night stay in this little older home. The back porch is lovely and relaxing. We enjoyed being close to everything in the springs.. including my son. We watched squirrels and deer run the streets almost every day and night. I would definitely recommend this home for anyone wanting to visit the springs.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning fee is $75.00 with pets.