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

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Last updated: 07/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Unique Feature: Only 2 in your group? Use only the top level 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.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a non smoking rental. If we have to pick up butts outside we will charge $50....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

  • 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

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 13-16

  • 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 double, 1 twin/ single


  • 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. We also 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


  • Books:

    Take a book, leave a book......moreless

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

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


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


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake:

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

  • Mountain:

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

  • Mountain View:

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

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • 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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Private to the house...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

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

  • Heating:

    Furnace heated...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • 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

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:


  • Telephone:

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

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Private to the house...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

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

  • Wood Fireplace


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes, there are two coffee makers in the house....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosh SubSonic quiet dishwasher...moreless

  • Freezer:

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

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    This is a well stocked kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave:

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

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Stove:

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

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 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

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

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

  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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$420 $400
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$2,600 $9,300
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Additional information about rental rates


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


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Last updated: 07/28/2015
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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. The house is on one of the best road bike loops in the area and minutes away from great mountain biking. As 25 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: english, german, 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

  • Queen Room

    Queen Room

  • Upstairs Living Area, taken from the stairs heading down

    Upstairs Living Area, taken from the stairs heading down

  • Kitchen


  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Upstairs Master Bath

    Upstairs Master Bath

  • The Bunk Beds

    The Bunk Beds

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