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Elegant Carriage House

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The condo is located in a quiet neighborhood and is a great place to base your trip and explore the region. The mountains are at your doorstep - Cheyenne Canyon and the Pikes Peak foothills are immediately to the west where you can go for a drive or hike.

The house has great views of Pikes Peak and the front range. I have a telescope that I point to the Pikes Peak Summit, because it is America's Mountain. The master bedroom has a queen bed with a comfortably soft pillow top. The second bedroom has a pull down (murphy) full size bed, with a writing desk armoire . The family room has stunning views of the mountains to the west. All the rooms are clean, elegant and beautiful. The apartment offers up close and personal views of Cheyenne Mountain, Pikes Peak and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.

AMENITIES: The condo has central air conditioning and heat. There is a gas fireplace next to a reclining chair and couch makes a perfect space for conversation. The condo has a new LG clothes washer and dryer, powdered soap and softener provided. The condo offers a beautiful updated kitchen that is perfect for those looking to do some cooking – with glass stove top and oven, microwave, fridge, coffee maker, blender, crockpot, etc. There is no dishwasher, but there is a full suite of cooking utensils and cookware are provided. A television with roku / netflix is availabe. WIFI internet is provided - password written down inside the house. You can also use the media area to tune into the radio or listen to pandora. The apartment sits on the second story, and as there are no other tall buildings to the west you have unobstructed views of the mountains to the west. There is a small garden in the back with a picnic bench, you are welcome whatever is growing – right now salad greens & the tomatoes are IN!! (beware - pumpkins are coming). A gas grill is available for use with reservation..

EATING OUT: For those who are looking to go out, the condo is just blocks away from several restaurants that would make for the perfect date: Blue Star (#57), Bristol (#51), Edelweiss (#18), Arcero’s (#69), and Panino’s (#161). For those who are interested in craft beers and drinks, it is a lovely short walk to the Ivywild School, home of the famous Bristol Brewing Company, or to Smiling Toad Brewery in the other direction. Fantastic!

LOCATION: This place is super accessible and easy to get to. It is located near I-25 and US 24, so getting onto the highway is super easy. We are hidden on the other side of a hill from the highway, so it's peaceful. We are in the very old but rejuvenated neighborhood of IVYWILD, just steps away from downtown Colorado Springs, yet worlds apart.

AIRPORTS: 20 minutes to COS; 2 hours + to DEN.

NEIGHBORHOOD: This is in a great middle class neighborhood, with a mixture of funky old and unique new houses, lined with tall oak trees. We are in one of Colorado Springs oldest neighborhoods. There used to be a barn and house on the property, but it was razed and this property build in 2005. It is quite odd that a few house down the road, there is a house dating from 1900... The neighborhood is eclectic and vibrant; desirable in Colorado Springs. I recommend a walk to the Farm and Art Market (Wed / Sat) at the Ivywild School or just around the area to take in the gardens. The area is safe and quiet; I have never had trouble here.

PETS & WILDLIFE: Pets: Sorry, I do not allow animals.

Neighborhood Pets: Be aware there is a cute orange cat who mistakes this place for his own sometimes. If he comes in, you may feed him from the food dish by the washer, and then ask him to leave. Because of him, I do have a HEPA air filter running. We DO have wildlife in the neighborhood, (just the other day we had a trio of deer napping in the backyard in the morning). But the bears trying to get into trash cans late at night, so please be alert and do not approach. It's winter so he's hibernating.

NOTE: This property is occupied by the owners on occasion, and may not be available during certain periods. This makes it difficult to plan out extended stay reservations (month long) or far in the future. It ideally fits 3 -4 adult persons. The condo is not infant safe. There is immense interest in requesting this house, so please, after you get a quote, secure your reservation by making the initial payment ASAP. You do not have a secure reservation until the first deposit has cleared. My family appreciates your care and consideration while in the house.

You may notice a few pink ribbons on the fridge and elsewhere - the owner is a two times cancer survivor, and we really appreciate your support and consideration! I really want you to have a great stay and enjoy Colorado!

OK. There's a LOT to be said. If you visit, here is what I recommend: Check in and settle in. Then get your family in the car, and pack a lunch or dinner (Taste of Philly or Popeye's chicken?). Head West on Cheyenne Blvd, up into Cheyenne Canyon. I'll tell you about the picnic tables up the road into the mountains and the waterfalls, or the hidden table that's by the stream, honestly it is a beautiful drive. Enjoy a picnic in the mountains, perhaps walk up Mt. Cutler, and then drive back down. This is why you want to rent this place, because it's stunning.

More Details

Kyle Purer
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 December, 2017

Why Kyle Purer chose Colorado Springs

This property is primarily the residence of my parents, who are often on the road or living in Florida. My mother is a cancer survivor - and you will find pink ribbons all around the place (thank you for your support.) When the property is vacant, it will be listed on VRBO for rental.

What makes this apartment unique

The interesting thing about this house is that if you travel out of the neighborhood, you end up in either one of two breweries, Bristol to the east, and Smiling Toad to the west. We are surrounded by great restaurants that the locals want you to try. The location is ideal, in beautiful Ivywild, which offers a quiet respite from the nearby busy downtown area.


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bristol Brewery
Nearest Ski
100 Miles


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Colorado Springs in El Paso County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed
    Second Bedroom - 1 Murphy Bed , Full sized
  • The master bedroom faces west, and has a window view to the mountains. It has fresh clean linen on top of a soft pillowtop mattress. The second bedroom has a pull down full sized bed. The wall unit contains extra pillows, towels, and blankets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Snowboarding


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Elegant Carriage House
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Quiet, clean, and convenient getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great place with a view of the mountains. It was larger than we expected! Very clean and organized. Kyle was responsive before and during the stay and had some great recommendations about the area. It is an easy and quiet neighborhood stroll to get to restaurants, bakeries, and the brewery. Full kitchen includes everything if you want to cook. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I loved staying here. 100% recommend. Beautiful place, perfect for a couple or small family. Would definitely stay here again. :)

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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All fun and no problems!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend. I loved the view from the living room and how cozy and comfortable I was able to get within 4 days of staying there. With Netflix, Wi-Fi and a Wii gaming system ready to go what else can you ask for? I had a really good time at the vacation property and in Colorado Springs!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment in a very convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this apartment. We had 2 adults and 2 kids for a 6 night stay. The apartment was clean and had everything we needed. I especially liked having the washer and dryer available, as well as the well equipped kitchen.

The owner provided information about the area including sights to see and places to eat. We took several of the suggestions and weren't disappointed. The apartment is in a very convenient location for Pike's Peak, Manitou Springs, Garden of the Gods, Seven Falls, and several parks with nice scenic drives and great hiking.

I would definitely stay here again and would recommend the property to others. The only thing I would caution a potential renter about would be about the entry to the apartment, which is up a somewhat long and steep set of stairs. This was not a problem for us, but I could see that some might have difficulty navigating heavy luggage up the stairs. That being said, however, I am confident that the owner would provide assistance if needed. He was always available if needed and always seemed sincerely interested in making our family's stay a good one.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice location and caring owners

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice stay at this property. It was at a great location for all of the activities we wanted to do. The owner was very helpful in making sure we had everything we needed. He helped us find some kid friendly restaurants and had all of the information for the places we wanted to go. There were so many thing we wanted to do we ran out of time! Definitely recommend the property.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway in Colorado Springs!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and myself visited Colorado Springs to vacation for a few days. This property was perfect. The owner was extremely helpful and also gave us suggestions on areas to visit and activities to do. I would rent again if in the area!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

CLEANING (min 2 hours) £37.53 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £44.28
Tax Rate 10.25%

1. Guests are held responsible for ANY and ALL damage done to the home. To make this as simple as possible, a minimum of $59 PDP insurance is required (covers accidental damage up to $1500). The cost of any other types of damage to the property, or any damage above and beyond the insurance policy will be the responsibility of the guests renting. Costs will be collected from the insurance policy, deposit, and/or levied against the guests as required. No one expects this to happen, but expenses must be covered and I want to be upfront about how. Guests may opt for a higher PDP policy when negotiating the contract. The bottom line is that I am sharing my home, please take care of it while you are visiting.
2. Guests are responsible to clean up after themselves and leave the property as it was found. That is, the kitchen and dishes should be clean, trash collected, dirty sheets and towels gathered into laundry baskets. Additional cleaning will be charged and taken from the deposit if this is not done.
3. I will be your point of contact during your stay. I will try to meet you upon arrival so that I may introduce myself and give my contact info, show you through the property, answer any questions, and provide you access to the home. I will take the trash bins out of the garage for pickup (Wednesday morning). Please collect your trash for the bins at this time. Finally, I will also do a walk through of the property before guests leave on the last day. For visits longer than 1 week, I will perform a quick walk through to stock supplies and check the premises once weekly. This time will be negotiated with the guests so that someone may be present when the I enter the premises.

4. Guests provide own meals. No pets. Smoking is allowed outside only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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