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Secluded and Peaceful River View Retreat

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Last updated: 01/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Vallecito Lake apartment description

A River Runs By It! This lovely property is located directly on the upper river bank, offering gorgeous views and the gentle sounds of the Pine River. A pretty hiking trail climbs gently to an outlook for views of Vallecito Lake and the mountains. Boating, bike riding, hiking and barbequing from the deck are just a few of the wonderful activities that can be enjoyed from your private paradise in the pines. If you enjoy fishing, some of the best fly fishing in southern Colorado is just a 5-10 walk from your front door to your own private fishing spot on the Pine river. You are only minutes away from Vallecito Lake and the town of Durango has some of the best river rafting and mountain biking in Colorado. Durango is only a thirty minute drive along a beautiful, winding country road, where you are bound to see elk and deer on the rolling hillsides.

This newly built guest quarters was designed for your comfort, convenience, and for the best views! The upper deck is directly off the main floor for relaxing and grilling. With all this available from your quarters; views, flowing water, hiking and hills, you may never need to get in your car! But if you do, in addition to all that Vallecito Lake and Durango offers, your retreat borders the Weminuche Wilderness, the largest in the state of Colorado. Here, you can enjoy beautiful hikes in the forest.

If you want more… Pagosa Springs is a magnificent and scenic sixty mile drive where you can soak in sulfur hot springs.


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Upon owner approval. Dogs only, (1) not to be left alone unattended....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Queen size bed, large closet, Dresser

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • All tile shower and sink

          Other Amenities

              • queen size murphy bed


              • Books
              • Stereo
              • Television


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


              • Churches
              • Marina
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Monument View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Ski Lift Privileges
              • Skiing
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people


              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                is in the unit, laundry soap is not provided...moreless


              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Deck / Patio


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              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Pet Fee $60
              • cleaning $55
              • Tax Rate 6.8%


              Check in time 3pm check out time is 10am

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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              Last updated: 01/25/2015
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              18 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              2.5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Pura Vida
              18 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              2.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Pura Vida Cafe
              45 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Durango Mountain Resort
              1 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Vallecito lake

              Car: Necessary

              Located on the edge of the San Juan National Forest. Overlooking the Pine River, 10 minutes from Vallecito lake, 30 minutes from Durango. Fly fishing, Mountain Biking, Hiking are just a few of the many things to take advantage of in the area.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004

              About the owner: I have lived in two of the nicest places in the world! born in Hawaii moving to Durango when I was 15. I have travelled the world but Durango is still at the top of my list. I am an outdoor enthusiast (always a mountain bike on the back of my car).

              Why the Owner Chose Vallecito Lake:
              I chose this property on the river bank, and built my home and the guest quarters for best views, and it turned out to be better than I could have imagined!

              The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
              This unique 3 acre property is at the end of a private road. It's such a wonderful spot that sometimes the best way to spend the day is on the deck, in the hammock with a good book, listening to the sounds of the river. Plus, the owner offers guided mountain biking trips for those interested in exploring some of the best trails in Colorado!

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              Speaks: english



              • entrance


              • Living room with door to outside balcony

                Living room with door to outside balcony

              • Kitchen and dining area

                Kitchen and dining area

              • Large closets

                Large closets

              • tiled tub, shower combination

                tiled tub, shower combination

              • My home (separate from guest quarters)

                My home (separate from guest quarters)

              • View of the Pine river

                View of the Pine river

              • Vallecito lake

                Vallecito lake

              • view from the balcony

                view from the balcony

              • Local trail riding

                Local trail riding

              • Vallecito creek

                Vallecito creek

              • Great room

                Great room

              • Great room with queen size murphy bed

                Great room with queen size murphy bed

              • Bedroom with queen size bed

                Bedroom with queen size bed

              • Bathroom with tiled countertops

                Bathroom with tiled countertops

              • outside balcony

                outside balcony

              • Entrance to my home

                Entrance to my home

              • pine river in the winter time

                pine river in the winter time

              • Vallecito lake

                Vallecito lake

              • Pine river

                Pine river

              • Durango Narrow gauge railroad

                Durango Narrow gauge railroad

              • View from 'overlook,' a short yet mildly intense hike from the property.

                View from 'overlook,' a short yet mildly intense hike from the property.

              VRBO #456229

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Sunday, January 25, 2015

              $128 per night (USD)
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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              Speaks: english
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