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Spacious Comfortable Home in Beautiful Durango - Valley Views, Hot Tub!

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Upstairs Main Living Area


Last updated: 08/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes house description

Unique Feature: Only 2 in your group? Use only the master suite for a reduced rate. Bringing the whole clan? We will open up the entire Casa so there is ample room for everyone! Call for details.

Casa Verde is located 5 minutes north of historic Durango Colorado in the Animas River Valley. From our front deck you can enjoy spectacular views of Durango's famous red cliffs and fourteen thousand foot peaks or watch as the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge train travels north through the valley. With TWO living rooms, a big backyard, hiking trails nearby and biking right out the front door it might be hard to leave the house! A 2007 Caldera Waterfall series hot tub with 42 jets will help you relax from all your activities.

This split level family home has a spacious open floor plan, fully equipped kitchen, and dining area that is perfect for groups and gatherings. The upstairs living area invites you to relax in our reclining leather couches in front of a crackling fire or enjoy our large flat screen TV. Downstairs you will find a second living area/den with more couches, a second TV with PS2, movies and games, a perfect relaxing or playing.

The spacious master suite is upstairs and has a beautiful handmade king size aspen log bed, travertine two person shower, walk in closet, and a small private deck overlooking the back yard. There is also a single futon and a couch you can sleep on if the kids want to stay close.

There are four well appointed bedrooms downstairs, three with queen beds and one with bunk beds. The middle bathroom has a recessed soaking tub in front of a picture window. The downstairs entrance has a large mudroom for gear and boots.

A deluxe seven person hot tub is out on the back patio. Durango Mountain Resort is only a 20 minute drive away and 5 minutes down the road is Trimble Hot Springs and Day Spa with an Olympic sized pool. There is ample parking in front for large vehicles.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

                We would love to welcome people who use wheelchairs, but it is a split level home and there are lots of stairs....moreless

              • Events Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only:

                No smoking in the house....moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome:

                A perfect pace for families with kids! There is a separate living area where kids can hang out, watch TV, play video games or just goof off....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                We love animals and some pets are allowed, dependant on size and breed and good behavior. Contact us for details, additional deposit may be required....moreless

              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Minimum age limit is 26 yrs old....moreless

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 14-18

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon


              • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single, 1 double


              • The upstairs master suite has a king bed, single futon bed and large comfy couch that can sleep one. Three bedrooms downstairs have queen beds. One bedroom downstairs has bunk beds with a double on the bottom and a single on top. There is also a queen sleeper sofa downstairs and we have a queen air mattress....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Master bathroom has a 2 person walk in shower...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                Downstairs bath very small with toilet, small shower and w/d...moreless

              • Master bath has large 2 person walk in shower. Middle level bath has a large soaking tub with a hand held shower. The downstairs bathroom is small with a small stall shower. The washer/dryer is in the downstairs bathroom....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Beautiful views of Animas Valley, red cliffs, sailplane park, and the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad passes the house. Ten minutes from historic downtown Durango, five minutes from the supermarket, five minutes from Trimble Hot Springs and Day Spa. Less than thirty minutes to Durango Mountain Resort / Purgatory Ski Area. 90 min to Mesa Verde National Park, Wolf Creek Ski Area. 2 Hrs from Telluride. It really can't be beat!...moreless


                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • VCR
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Video Library:

                    We have a small collection of family movies...moreless

                  • Video Game Console:

                    This is a PS2 with two controllers and a few games available...moreless

                  • Video Games


                  • Budget
                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Festivals
                  • Winery Tours

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Photography
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Walking
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services
                  • Babysitter

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain:

                    Durango in a true mountain town. You are 10 minutes to downtown or a 10 minute drive to mountain trails....moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Open fields lead up to stunning red rock cliffs, snow capped peaks in the distance....moreless

                  • Town:

                    Durango CO Is a historical mountain town with excellent shops restaurants, and an original steam engine line, the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad....moreless

                  • River:

                    The Animas River runs through our beautiful town. It is a great place to fish, walk, raft, kayak, and simply enjoy the sights and sounds....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Views of the Animas Valley red cliffs, a sailplane park(summer months)and the Durango Silverton Train....moreless

                  • Lake:

                    There are numerous lakes for recreation: Vallecito, Lemon, Nighthorse, Molas and Navajo...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Paragliding
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Hunting
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Kayaking
                  • Spelunking
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Rafting
                  • Mountain Climbing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Area
                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining:

                        There are two dining tables adjacent to each other that seat six people each, and there are other tables available upon request....moreless

                      • Seating for 10 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card


                          • Washing Machine:

                            Private to the house...moreless

                          • Parking Off Street:

                            Large horse shoe driveway, snowmobile and ATV trailer friendly...moreless

                          • Telephone:

                            There is no landline, but we have never had trouble with cell service in the area...moreless

                          • Heating:

                            Furnace heated...moreless

                          • Garage:

                            There is a garage on the property, but it is not accessible to guests staying at the house...moreless

                          • Living Room:

                            The main living area upstairs has a large TV, picture windows and wood fireplace. It is open to the kitchen and dining rooms. There is a second living area/den downstairs....moreless

                          • Wireless Internet:

                            WIFI is available throughout the home and in the yard...moreless

                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            Private to the house...moreless

                          • Fireplace
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Parking
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:


                          • Wood Fireplace

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional


                              • Stove:

                                Gas range and oven with warming drawer....moreless

                              • Microwave:

                                Pops corn and heats food in a flash!...moreless

                              • Pantry Items:

                                Often items such as coffee or popcorn or canned goods are left behind for other guests....moreless

                              • Dishwasher:

                                Bosh SubSonic quiet dishwasher...moreless

                              • Refrigerator:

                                This is a double door fridge with a drawer freezer...moreless

                              • Freezer:

                                This is a double door fridge with a drawer freezer...moreless

                              • Oven
                              • Grill
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Blender
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Stove
                              • Coffee Maker:

                                Yes, there is a coffee maker, it makes coffee...?...moreless

                              • Toaster
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Catering Available
                              • Kitchen:

                                This is a well stocked kitchen....moreless

                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                Lots of dishes and plates, but disposable dishware is recommended for parties....moreless


                              • Wood Deck
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Balcony
                              • Barbecue
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Deck / Patio:

                                (3) Second story front deck overlooking the valley and the train, small deck off the kitchen leading to a patio and the back yard, small private deck off the master bedroom....moreless

                              Payment Type

                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Outdoor Hot Tub
                              • Hot Tub:

                                7 person extra deep hot tub located on the back patio...moreless



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                              2 night min stay
                              $420 $400
                              Fri, Sat, Sun
                              $2,600 $9,300
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Cleaning Fee $150
                              • Pet Fee $50
                              • Tax Rate 9.9%


                              Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. We give discounts based on the season, when you are booking or the number of guests in your party.

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                              Last updated: 08/19/2014
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                              20 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Durango Airport

                              Car: Recommended

                              Durango is an amazing place and it is hard to list all the fun outdoor activities available within a short distance. Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Rail Road, Mesa Verde National Park, Durango Mountain Resort, Sky Ute Casino, Gold Medal fly fishing, golf, skiing, Jeep tours, mild to wild rafting, hunting, kayaking, historic district, world class mountain and road biking, scenic tours, motorcycle touring.


                              Other Activities: kayaking, boating, snowboarding, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, racquetball, basketball, miniature golf


                              Manager info

                              Year Purchased: 2002

                              About: Shona and Forrest came to Durango to attend Fort Lewis College, in 1990. We have tried to leave, and spent about 4 years in San Francisco, but the Animas Valley has drawn us both back to stay. We love Durango and all the natural beauty and vibrant community it has to offer.

                              Why Private Homes:
                              When we bought this house it was in rough shape, but was in our price range! We felt it would be a great place to start and raise our family. We love the property because it is surrounded by beauty and nature. The irrigation creek in the back gives the sound of water flowing all summer and waters the apple and cherry trees in the huge back yard. After a few years of work making it beautiful, we decided to start renting it to families who could enjoy it. This house is not a 'luxury' vacation home. It is very comfortable and perfect for large groups of friends or families with kids and well behaved pets who want to have fun and be comfortable in a relaxed and welcoming environment and enjoy all that Durango has to offer.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              Casa Verde, is about as close to town as you can get, and feel like you are in the country. You are seconds from one of the best road bike loops in the area and minutes away from great mountain biking. As 23 year Durango locals, we live just a few miles away and are available with great ideas and advice on how to make the most of your vacation. We have always loved living in Durango, and look forward to being back in Casa Verde one day.

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                              Speaks: german, english, poquito Espanol

                              Guestbook comments from the property manager

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                              • Upstairs Main Living Area

                                Upstairs Main Living Area

                              • Master Bedroom

                                Master Bedroom

                              • Queen Bedroom #1

                                Queen Bedroom #1

                              • Upstairs Master Bath

                                Upstairs Master Bath

                              • The Bunk Beds

                                The Bunk Beds

                              • Kitchen


                              • Dining Area

                                Dining Area

                              • Hot Tub on the Back Patio

                                Hot Tub on the Back Patio

                              • Queen Room

                                Queen Room

                              • Upstairs Living Area, taken from the stairs heading down

                                Upstairs Living Area, taken from the stairs heading down

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                              This listing was first published here in 2007.

                              Date last modified - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

                              $400 - $420 per night (USD)

                              5 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 18

                              View calendar: Updated 08/19/14
                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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