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The Cottages at Dayton Place


“All the maintenance is all taken care of. I don’t even have to change a lightbulb.” (Cottage resident)


Consider a new adventure in The Cottages at Dayton Place, a vital MorningStar community for independent seniors in southeast Denver.

Opening in 2009, our 41 maintenance-free patio homes with premium upgrades are tucked in their own private neighborhood, offering incomparable value, which you will readily discover upon examining our fees alongside our competitors.

Your one-time Entrance Fee entitles you to the lifetime lease of your private patio home. At the end of your stay, 90% of the Entrance Fee is refunded back to you or to your estate. This low-risk investment protects your savings and eliminates the worries of real estate market fluctuations, as well as eliminating home maintenance, upgrades, insurance and property tax. And with your priority access to MorningStar at Dayton Place, you have the security of knowing additional supportive care is right next door (if you ever need it).

Best of all, we take on the burden of re-leasing the cottage for you when the time is right, further eliminating costly expenses related to resale. And, with our monthly service fee, virtually all your living expenses are controlled. Finally, predictable budgeting.


Lavish clubhouse, centrally located in the community:
• Bistro
• Continental Breakfast
• Meals Available (for an additional fee)
• Secure Key-card Access
• Indoor Pool with Lounge Areas
• Whirlpool Spa
• Fitness Center
• Billiards Room
• Game Tables
• Social and Activity Room
• Catering Kitchen
• Fireside Library
• 62″ Flat Screen Television
• Wii Gaming System
• Outdoor Putting Green
• Private Patio with Gas Grill
• Strolling Paths



Q: Am I buying my cottage?
A: No. Instead we have two leasing options available for new Cottage residents: a lifetime lease or a monthly rental lease. A limited number of cottages are available for lifetime lease.

Q: Who is qualified to become a resident at The Cottages?
A: At least one resident of the cottage must be 55 years or older and able to live independently.

Q: Will my monthly rate rise?
A: Yearly adjustments will be small, typically 0-7%, to reflect the current cost of labor, energy and food.

Q: What levels of supportive care do you offer?
A: Residents of The Cottages have priority access to MorningStar at Dayton Place, which offers independent living, assisted living, secure memory care and day programming.

Q: Are you pet friendly?
A: Definitely. However, certain animals and breeds are accepted at management’s discretion. A non-refundable pet deposit is required.

Q: Can I customize my home?
A: Yes, a simple Alteration Request Form is all that’s needed. We encourage you to personalize your cottage.

Q: What programs and activities are offered?
A: A variety of programs, including social, fitness, enrichment, recreational and wellness, primarily in our Clubhouse. Activities are centered around the interests, desires and hobbies of our residents.

Q: Can I leave my cottage for an extended time unattended?
A: Absolutely. Don’t hesitate to travel, knowing we will keep a close eye on your cottage in your absence. We’ll even water your plants!

Q: Who owns and operates The Cottages?
A: The Cottages are fully financed by a well-respected real estate investment group with significant senior living holdings. The community was developed and is managed by MorningStar, whose top three executives have over 50 years combined experience in senior housing, healthcare, marketing, and real estate finance and investments.

Q: What’s included in my monthly rate?

  • Continental breakfast in the Clubhouse, M–F
  • Housekeeping twice monthly
  • Interior/exterior maintenance, repairs, replacement
  • Home and community grounds keeping
  • Water, sewer, gas, electric and standard cable
  • Trash and snow removal
  • Pest control
  • Unlimited access to the Clubhouse
  • Programs and activities
  • Transportation for community-sponsored outings
  • Property taxes
  • Homeowner’s insurance
  • Access to the many amenities of MorningStar at Dayton Place: Library, Chapel and Activities

Q: Other than the monthly rate, are there additional services available for a fee?
A: We have several optional services available for an additional charge including: personal transportation, private Clubhouse use and (at MorningStar at Dayton Place) Salon, Dining Room (three meals daily), General Store.

The Cottages at Dayton Place | 2032 South Dayton Court, Denver, Colorado 80247 | 303-751-5150