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Heaven's View

Heaven's View Majestic setting A peek from the trees Lakeside view on a calm summer day View from porch across Vallecito, 'Little Valley' View from deck of sail boat Main kitchen Kitchen - main Recent interiorupgrade Recently remodeled interior Master bedroom Master bedroom fireplace Tubing on the lake! Summer enjoyment Mountain views from the lake Dining area View from balcony. Winter dreamers! Winter snowmobiling for the girls Turkeys coming for a visit Queen bed 2nd bedroom.
Bottom living area has Queen size sleeper sofa. Downstairs kitchenette Bottom living area has one Queen size sleeper sofa and a second sofa.

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Last updated: 04/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Vallecito Lake house description

Perched hundreds of feet above Lake Vallecito, this professionally managed, 2-story floor plan with two living areas opens up to the stunning views of the massive lake and mountain peaks. Looking through grand windows, three sliding glass doors or sitting outside on one of the two decks provide aerial landscapes that will take your breath away!

Wildlife abounds at your doorstep, with the chipmunks and deer at play. Hummingbirds flutter at the deck, while eagles soar above the boaters on the lake. Vallecito Lake, sheltered in a mountain valley 8,000 feet above the sea, is one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in Colorado. The San Juan National Forest and Weminuche Wilderness, over 2.5 million acres of public land, surround Vallecito Lake and touch the north boundary of this spectacular mountain retreat. Families can hike or horseback directly to the wilderness area and the Continental Divide.

Three rock fireplaces provide warmth to the master bedroom and two living areas. Vaulted ceilings showcase the T&G wood ceiling and floor to ceiling windows. The house was recently furnished, freshly decorated and has all new bedding. The spacious kitchen and open floorplan is perfect for entertaining. The small kitchenette downstairs provides additional comforts for large families or two family stays. The two car garage and walk off 2nd story porch provides added comfort.
Summer or winter, this location is for those who want to experience the adrenaline of mountain lake experiences and skiing or just want to relax and enjoy the beauty of the wilderness and the star-filled skies at night.

Fall brings beautiful colors and fishing opportunities in the two rivers that continually feed the lake. The house is situated above Doc’s Marina and timing the lake’s salmon run is a lasting event in itself. With over 50 miles of streams and numerous ‘hike in’ mountain lakes, the opportunities to catch rainbows, brookies, browns, and cutthroats are like the views, endless. Larger Pike, Rainbow and Brown Trout troll the lake. The adjacent wilderness area is Colorado's largest, and adventurers can hunt and hike on 500 miles of trails. The changing of the season provides a unique panoramic view of trees in color. This 1 acre property will provide a base camp to exceed expectations.

Winter snowmobiling and cross country skiing at the lake can be enhanced by short drives to Durango Mountain Resort/Purgatory and Wolf Creek. These renowned ski areas have had some of the best snow conditions in the country the last few years.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                $50.00 non-refundable pet fee....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • King size beds (1) Located in Master suite., Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Bunk bed twin on top and full on bottom. Third bedroom also contains a Day Bed....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                0...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Toaster
              • Oven
              • Stove
              • Dining
              • Coffee Maker
              • Pantry Items
              • Dishes & Utensils

              Amenities

              • Covered Parking
              • Fireplace
              • Towels Provided
              • Heating
              • Iron & Board
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Games
              • Books

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Concrete rear covered deck provides similar views as 2nd story balcony...moreless

              • Balcony:

                Extends length of house w/exceptional views...moreless

              Theme

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

              Location & View

              • Lake View:

                Vallecito Lake is one of the largest mountain lakes in the southern Rockies...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Mountain peaks surround the house and can be see from inside and outside...moreless

              • Water View:

                Views of the lake are some of the best of any house in the area...moreless

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Activities

                  • Hiking
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Hunting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Golf
                  • Rafting
                  • Swimming
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Skiing
                  • Ski Lift Privileges
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Sledding
                  • Restaurants
                  • Marina
                  • Ruins
                  • Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Cycling
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries

                  Other Activities

                      • The property is approximately 22 miles east of Durango. And is situated between Wolf Creek and Durango Mountain Resort/Purgatory....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Weekend getaway

                        Weekend getaway

                        • Guest Sarah T.
                        • Date of stay 08/30/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/10/12
                        We stayed at this house and we had such an awesome experience. It was big and spacious. The view's were unbelievable. We went down to the lake one day to rent a boat and fish, and went into durango another day to white water raft and tour the town. It only took about 35 minutes to get to durango, and about another 30-45 minutes to get to mesa verde. We absolutely loved this place and will definitely choose to stay at this house if we could back this way. I would (and have) highly recommend this house to anyone looking for the perfect vacation.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.

                        Owner response: Thank you for your review! This is a new property for us so we do appreciate your patience while a couple of appliances needed repair! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and the wonderful views, and look forward to your family visiting again!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • Exceptonally comfortable, welcoming and homey

                        Exceptonally comfortable, welcoming and homey

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 08/29/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/04/13
                        We were on a busy schedule for our weekend and found coming back to the house to truly be a retreat. We sat on the deck late into the night and breathed in real air. The ladies commented on the wonderful efficiency of the kitchen. As long as this house accommodates our number of guest, we will use it again.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Awesome House and Location

                        Awesome House and Location

                        • Guest ctplus3 (Scottsdale, AZ)
                        • Date of stay 06/22/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/24/13
                        Our family stayed at this house the last week in June 2013 and we had such a great time. The house is wonderful and the views are spectacular. The area offers so much to do. We enjoyed boating on the lake and outdoor activities in Durango. We all enjoyed the beautiful scenery and the peace and quiet of the area. The house is spacious, clean and well-stocked. We are hoping to return to this house again and we will recommend it to all our friends. It was a great setup for teens with the lower living space. The owners were awesome in their correspondence. You will not be disappointed. Wish we could have stayed longer. Scottsdale, AZ

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Family Vacation

                        Family Vacation

                        • Guest Debbie A.
                        • Date of stay 08/09/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/18/13
                        Great time, beautiful house, everything we needed.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Family Returns To Vallecto

                        Family Returns To Vallecto

                        • Guest Auntie L (Arizona)
                        • Date of stay 07/13/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/21/13
                        Excellent! Heaven's View was outstanding for Vallecito Lake Fans. Views breathtaking-Each room well decorated and equip with all you need. The lower level perfect for second family. Thank you so much and yes, we will be back and refer you to others LC/Mesa Az

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Heaven's View - Vallecito with a view

                        Heaven's View - Vallecito with a view

                        • Guest Mark Q.
                        • Date of stay 07/01/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/09/13
                        We just had a great time at Heaven's view. It had an amazing view of the lake and was wonderful to sit on the patio and take it all in. It was also very convenient as it was close to the dam and the marina. The details and description of the property were accurate and pictures show exactly what you get - actually you get more. Everything was clean, and there were amenities for us to use. I would consider staying in this same house again and reccomend it to any of my friends. The owner was also very helpful and quick in addressing any of my questions and helping me with any particulars along the way. We all had such a great time, plenty of space to kick back and relax. I grew up nearby, and had never experienced Vallecito, but the lake was great, and everything was very chill. I will definitley return.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • The Andersons

                        The Andersons

                        • Guest Linda (Sun Prairie, WI)
                        • Date of stay 06/16/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/25/13
                        Great place with great view. We cam with another couple and had plenty of room. Would go back and will recommend it to anyone.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Wow

                        Wow

                        • Guest Susie (Albuquerque, NM, USA)
                        • Date of stay 06/05/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/13/13
                        This is a fantastic place to take your family. The house is beautiful. The view is spectacular. Thank you for a wonderful opportunity.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • John & Annette

                        John & Annette

                        • Guest John & Annette E.
                        • Date of stay 05/21/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/07/13
                        We had an excellent stay at Heaven's view. The pictures do not do this place justice. As we walked in the views took my breathe away. The cabin was decorated so beautifully. I wish I had spent more time at the cabin. There is so much to do, with the train, renting a pontoon and whitewater rafting I should have booked an extra day or two to enjoy the cabin. It was very nice to have a kitchenette downstairs, we had five teens and they enjoyed the freedom of cooking for themselves (as did I ). I researched the area and could not believe we got such an amazing cabin for such a low price! We will definitely be back!!!

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Great views of the Lake

                        Great views of the Lake

                        • Guest John (Albuquerque)
                        • Date of stay 05/16/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/22/13
                        My family and I just ended our stay at Heaven's View and didn't want to leave. The views were spectacular and there was plenty of room to roam. The two living areas were especially nice; everyone had their own space to relax. We will definitely return in the future.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer
                      Jun 1 - Aug 3
                      3 night min stay
                      $240
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $195

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Nonrefundable Cleaning Fee $120 + tax
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Pet Fee $50 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 6.9%

                      Notes:

                      If fireplaces are used, it is expected that you clean out and empty all ashes and remaining wood pieces into the metal buckets provided. This is not part of our cleaning fee. **Cleaning fee is for our housekeeper to wash linens, bed sheets, towels and to mop/vacuum/sweep, and clean restrooms and kitchen. Please leave house in a clean condition (wash dishes, don't leave food out, etc).


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                      Last updated: 04/16/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: La Plata County Airport at 35 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2012

                      About the owner: Mike and Jennifer Miller both have been in the real estate business for 25+ years and are looking forward to welcoming your family to their secluded, beautiful mountain lake house!

                      Why the Owner Chose Vallecito Lake:
                      Our family has returned to Vallecito for decades, as lasting memories continue to memorialize the importance of reconnecting ourselves to our family, friends and nature. Take this opportunity to experience hospitality at a retreat known as Heaven’s View.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Situated on Vallecito mountain lake with close proximity to many activities and attractions such as Durango's DSNGRR (Durango/Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad) the vintage steam engine that travels up the Animas River through canyons up to Silverton, Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory) with both summer and winter activities and Durango offers a wide variety of dining options and shopping. In and around Vallecito, Heaven's View offers a romantic setting. For the adventurous, there are many acitivies to choose from: horseback riding, snowmobiling, skiing/snow boarding, boating/fishing/fly fishing, kayaking, water sports, hiking and sledding.


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                      Photos

                      • Heaven's View

                        Heaven's View

                      • A peek from the trees

                        A peek from the trees

                      • View from porch across Vallecito, 'Little Valley'

                        View from porch across Vallecito, 'Little Valley'

                      • Main kitchen

                        Main kitchen

                      • Recent interiorupgrade

                        Recent interiorupgrade

                      • Master bedroom

                        Master bedroom

                      • Tubing on the lake!

                        Tubing on the lake!

                      • Mountain views from the lake

                        Mountain views from the lake

                      • View from balcony.

                        View from balcony.

                      • Winter snowmobiling for the girls

                        Winter snowmobiling for the girls

                      • Queen bed 2nd bedroom.
Bottom living area has Queen size sleeper sofa.

                        Queen bed 2nd bedroom. Bottom living area has Queen size sleeper sofa.

                      • Bottom living area has one Queen size sleeper sofa and a second sofa.

                        Bottom living area has one Queen size sleeper sofa and a second sofa.

                      • Majestic setting

                        Majestic setting

                      • Lakeside view on a calm summer day

                        Lakeside view on a calm summer day

                      • View from deck of sail boat

                        View from deck of sail boat

                      • Kitchen - main

                        Kitchen - main

                      • Recently remodeled interior

                        Recently remodeled interior

                      • Master bedroom fireplace

                        Master bedroom fireplace

                      • Summer enjoyment

                        Summer enjoyment

                      • Dining area

                        Dining area

                      • Winter dreamers!

                        Winter dreamers!

                      • Turkeys coming for a visit

                        Turkeys coming for a visit

                      • Downstairs kitchenette

                        Downstairs kitchenette

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, January 02, 2014

                      $195 - $240 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

                      View calendar: Updated 04/16/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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