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Exquisite Private Mountain Retreat

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Our 'House with 7 Gables' showing the deck enclosure (facing south)

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Last updated: 03/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Private Homes house description

Located exactly 7 miles due east of Durango at 7,200' Elevation. 20 Minutes drive to Downtown Durango. One hour drive to Durango Mountain Resort.

Exquisite private primary residence mountain top log home, 2,800 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, Spectacular mountain and valley views, wrap around decks with hot tub, charcoal BBQ, above ground pool, 2 small ponds with stream and waterfall, fruit orchard, great stargazing, wildlife including Deer, Eagles, Owls, Hummingbirds and more. Numerous outdoor seating areas with shade umbrellas and canopy enclosure, shaded patio with swing. Paved walkways, ample parking, 10 acres with fenced horse pasture, 1,100' driveway.

Four bedrooms, 2 art filled living rooms, fully equipped gourmet kitchen 4 burner gas stove, 2 convection ovens, pantry. Dining room seats 14+. Master Bedroom with king size bed, wood burning kiva fireplace. Upstairs bedroom with queen sized loft bed and double futon. Two full sized bedrooms downstairs with ample storage closets. Full baths up and down.

Upstairs loft open to cathedral ceiling open to living room with Steinway grand, eco-friendly pellet stove central heat, with electric baseboard back up heat. Large family room with wood burning fireplace, HD TV Blu-Ray DVD, French Double Manual Harpsichord, library, wireless internet inside and out.

Twenty minutes drive to downtown Durango, restaurants, shopping, galleries, theaters, concerts, music festivals, Fort Lewis College, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway. Outdoor activities include lift serviced skiing at Durango Mountain Resort (60 minutes from house), Silverton Mountain, Wolf Creek, Taos, Telluride, back country skiing, cross country skiing and snowshoeing, hiking, biking, fishing, extensive Jeep trails in the spectacular San Juan Mountains, Weminuche Wilderness, fishing, sailing, waterskiing at nearby Vallecito Lake. One hour drive to Mesa Verde National Park, Hovenweep NM, Sand Canyon, Chaco Canyon, easy access to Moab, Arches National Park, Monument Valley, Canyon De Chelley, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell. Airport: Durango DRO: Distance 15 Minutes.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Ramp to deck, all amenities accessible on main floor. Smallest interior door opening 28'....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4

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  • Loft

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  • King size beds (1) In Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Queen Loft Upstairs (same room as Futon), Double Beds (3) 2 Full Sized beds downstairs (2 rooms) 1 Full Sized Futon upstairs (in room with Queen Sized Loft bed), Child Beds (1) Porta Crib Available, Baby Cribs (1) Porta Crib Available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full Sized Futon Upstairs in room with Queen sized Loft Bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • pond with waterfall, shade patio, Fruit Trees, complete privacy, fenced horse pasture....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Chess, Board games, puzzles...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Morgenstern French Double Manual Harpsichord Steinway Grand Large collection of music and Broadway Songs...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network DSL/Cable...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Water View:

    Two small ponds with waterfall stream on property, View of neighbors pond from deck....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Large window AC In Master Bedroom, 2 Window AC's available for any other locations...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Maytag...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Not available...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    Not for guests...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Pellet Stove, Electric Baseboard...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi inside and around the house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Everything you need is here...moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 living rooms both with decks...moreless

  • Parking:

    large circle at driveway top...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    can accommodate many cars...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    room for toys...moreless

  • Telephone:

    local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Everything you need is here...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Maytag...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) Fireplace In Family room. Kiva Fireplace In Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Pellet Stove...moreless

Kitchen

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with all necessities and luxuries....moreless

  • Microwave:

    GE with Convection Oven...moreless

  • Oven:

    2 Ovens: Wolf Stove with oven and GE Convection Oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    All basic necessities. Coffee, Tea Sugar, all spices, condiments etc. Guests can arrive without shopping and expect ALL basics....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Maytag French Doors Stainless steel with bottom freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Top of the line Wolf 4 burners and oven/broiler...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster Oven...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Loft inside overlooking Music room...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    mountain bikes (Large / Medium Frames)...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 Large deck areas both with tables and seating...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large Canopy on East Deck Large Shade awning on South Deck...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Extensive decks, lawn, outdoor seating lounging, Decorative Ponds with stream...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large Charcoal Grill Gas Grill...moreless

Pool / Spa

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer '15
May 22 - Sep 18, 2015
4 night min stay
$350
$2,450 $9,800
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$350
$2,450 $9,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $175
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Guest agree to accept the terms of our maintenance instructions by renting our home and will be held responsible for any damages or losses. Guests acknowledge that we are NOT liable for any injuries or losses that result from the rental and use of our home. We prefer a 5 night rental but are open to 4.


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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Durango (La Plata County) DRO
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Office Spiritorium at the Strater Hotel
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hillcrest Golf Course
12 Miles
Nearest Train
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Hwy 160
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Diggs at Three Springs
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
Durango Mountain Resort (Lift serviced)
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Vallecito Lake

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Both musicians, and retired CEO (Daniel) and Lawyer (Polly) have a great love of the outdoors and adventure. They have chosen Durango as the place they most wanted to live in, and continue their adventures in the great mountain west and around the globe.

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
Having been privileged to travel extensively throughout the United States and much of the world, we found Durango to be the BEST place we could choose to live in. Because we keep traveling in our motor home etc, our lovely home is available for guests to rent while we are out adventuring further.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
In this day and age, natural beauty and the privacy to enjoy it without intrusion is a rare benefit amply provided by our beautiful mountain home.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, Hebrew

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Our 'House with 7 Gables' showing the deck enclosure (facing south)

    Our 'House with 7 Gables' showing the deck enclosure (facing south)

  • The gourmet kitchen, with granite countertops, baking island, recent appliances.

    The gourmet kitchen, with granite countertops, baking island, recent appliances.

  • The family living room with wood burning fireplace, Harpsichord, HD TV on left.

    The family living room with wood burning fireplace, Harpsichord, HD TV on left.

  • Downstairs NW Bedroom
(Sleeps Two)

    Downstairs NW Bedroom (Sleeps Two)

  • The Kiva Master Bedroom opposite the King sized bed.

    The Kiva Master Bedroom opposite the King sized bed.

  • Loft Bed Upstairs
(Sleeps two)

    Loft Bed Upstairs (Sleeps two)

  • Four generations in the hot tub (in winter)... Great anytime !

    Four generations in the hot tub (in winter)... Great anytime !

  • Main entry way plaza with lawn, Japanese garden, pond below large boulder.

    Main entry way plaza with lawn, Japanese garden, pond below large boulder.

  • View of our 'neighborhood' from the East Deck !

    View of our 'neighborhood' from the East Deck !

  • Winter view from the east deck, hot tub not shown on right.

    Winter view from the east deck, hot tub not shown on right.

  • Our picture taken from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway.

    Our picture taken from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway.

  • Polly back country skiing on Red Mountain looking west toward Telluride.

    Polly back country skiing on Red Mountain looking west toward Telluride.

  • The east deck seating area with hot tub, (large charcoal BBQ not shown on left).

    The east deck seating area with hot tub, (large charcoal BBQ not shown on left).

  • The Music Room with Steinway Grand looking out to one of the deck seating areas.

    The Music Room with Steinway Grand looking out to one of the deck seating areas.

  • Guest Room downstairs
(SW Bedroom) Sleeps Two

    Guest Room downstairs (SW Bedroom) Sleeps Two

  • Part of the king master bedroom, Wood burning Kiva fireplace not shown on left.

    Part of the king master bedroom, Wood burning Kiva fireplace not shown on left.

  • Futon Upstairs
(Sleeps Two)

    Futon Upstairs (Sleeps Two)

  • Dining Room (seats 14)

    Dining Room (seats 14)

  • The Pool

    The Pool

  • Lilacs in May! (Northwest corner of the house). Fruit tree orchard on right.

    Lilacs in May! (Northwest corner of the house). Fruit tree orchard on right.

  • Top of the pond with stream and lower pond (next to the front steps).

    Top of the pond with stream and lower pond (next to the front steps).

  • Stoney Pass (above Silverton), showing typical local Jeep Road views.

    Stoney Pass (above Silverton), showing typical local Jeep Road views.

  • Our friend Sam and the wildflowers above Silverton in June.

    Our friend Sam and the wildflowers above Silverton in June.

  • Our picture of the moon rise at nearby Monument Valley, Utah.

    Our picture of the moon rise at nearby Monument Valley, Utah.

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    10
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    House
  • Reviews
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, Hebrew
  • Response time: Within a few hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/29/2015
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