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Slope Side Dream VIEWS Waterfall! ROMANTIC, Patio, BBQ, Jacuzzi, Hello Mountains

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,275 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights


About the property

Spectacular Needles Mountain Views! Sleeps 2-8*, 2Pn Jacuzzi tub

Searching for somewhere extra-special for your Durango stay? With our spectacular Needles mountain views and beautifully renovated interior, you will want to stay in the San Juan mountains forever. In Spring, summer, and fall open the windows to hear the refreshing murmur of the 30'+ waterfall just 2-3 meters away.

Our East Rim "Dream Views by the waterfall" condo is almost Ski in Ski Out, as it's a truly short 3-4 minute walk to Purgatory Resort summer & fall scenic lift. The views are more than worth the short walk. Dream Views Waterfall is also just 2-3 min. walk to Purgatory Village Plaza and the Purgatory lodge pool. During Purgatory ski season walk just 3 -4 minutes to the main ski lift area, ski school, & ski beach by Purgy's Restaurant and outdoor bar area.

Each item in our homes is hand selected, from wool rugs, leather sofas, luxurious bedding, canvas art and saturated earthy hue pillows, to hand forged flatware and Italian glasses. Recent touches include a Pottery Barn Crystal Dining Chandelier & Wood Frame Electric fireplace mounted at the foot of the master bed (& new master curtains, large embroidered sofa pillows & more Little People toys:).

Our condo also features an upstairs balcony, a downstairs patio and gas BBQ for spring, summer and fall. We make improvements every year; you can always expect our home to look as lovely, or even better than it's photos.

To ask questions about our home first, choose the "send message" link by our owner photo to the right. To see a detailed quote or reserve now, use the "Request to book" option. We've rented by owner advertising on VRBO & HomeAway since 2008, so you can reserve with confidence. Is "Durango Dream Views Waterfall" full for your dates? Just type the property number in the "where to go" box to see our "Durango Dream Views Ski in Ski out" Condo (3610720). You can also visit family's "Durango Dream Views" activities Blog.

Children are always welcome! To help out Mom's and Dad's we offer 2 Graco Pack n Plays, a Cosco folding highchair, a stair gate and Little people toys (great for ages 1-7). Pets are welcome with approval & small nightly fee. In order to offer savings for smaller families, lowest rates shown are for lower occupancy, progressing to our standard rate as guests are added. The 7th night is Free during summer and winter seasons.

We update our home annually to keep it special for our guests. THANK YOU! for considering our family's 'Durango Dream Views by the Waterfall' at Purgatory Resort for your Southwest Colorado, vacation in Durango, Colorado. Sunshine looks forward to hearing from you, home questions are always welcomed using the send a message link.

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Sunshine & Cody Qualls
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Sunshine & Cody Qualls

If you've yet to be completely enamored with Durango; it only takes once! We fell in love with Durango mountain our first visit; and purchased 'Dream Views by the Waterfall' a few months later. The refreshing mountain climate and charming down-town genuinely offer year-round fun for everyone.

Over a decade ago, we left satisfying careers in the US as a high school teacher and commercial builder; to start a custom building business in Costa Rica. We love USA! dearly, even more so after living abroad; yet were drawn by the sense of adventure and lack of traffic jams. We miss the US greatly, and have come to cherish Durango mountain as a gathering place for family, and an escape from Costa Rica's heat. CR's beaches are stunning for vacations, ha ha; yet quite sweltering while out working. The intensity of the tropical heat makes one want to stay immobile on a beach blanket or wet in the ocean; whereas the refreshing mountain climate inspires family activity! Our young daughter reminds us weekly that she wants to go to Durango for horseback riding, hiking, skiing or dance class at Bella's.

Due to living in a rural coastal area with limited amenities; we truly appreciate Durango's down-town area: the arts, great eats, festivals, churches, parks, charming shops, the 'choo choo'! On the mountain we love: horses, rock hopping streams, Stunning hiking vistas, breathtaking lakes, fishing, the scent of the trees, the surprise snow in early May, looking out at the mountains and feeling like time has stopped.

Our hearts are torn between the tropical beauty and responsibility of loyal building employees in Costa Rica; and the many opportunities that Durango offers for raising children. While we dream about moving to Durango in the coming years; we want guests to thoroughly enjoy our home. We have worked to create an ambiance that we hope our guests will also create memories in, and want to call their Durango 'home away from home' each year.

Sunshine & Cody Qualls purchased this condo in 2008

Why Sunshine & Cody Qualls chose Southwest

For us, Durango is all about the Mountain Views. The Waterfall next to us took our breath away too. A patio AND a balcony. Almost Ski In Ski Out (and we'd rather be almost than to give up mountain views! ). Exterior Entrance without Hallways. Oversize Jacuzzi Tub for together time. Easy Walk to Main Lifts and Bunny Slope Tunnel. Stroll to morning Starbucks in the Plaza, Refreshing Mountain Temperatures in Summer, Views of the Aspens Turning Color in Fall! So close to sooooo many lakes and Streams for hiking, drawing and pick-nicks. Perfectly easy to drive down-town as often as we like to enjoy the Historic district and arts. Just as easy to take a fall or summer adventure day to Silverton or Ouray.

What makes this condo unique

Lovingly Upgraded; we have spent many vacations on remodel projects, and hired a few out. Built in the early 70's, East Rim are one of few resort buildings that feel homey (only 8 units) and have exterior entrances (Hubby takes issue with condo hallways, ha ha). Our building is extra special as it is set into the cliff-side beside the waterfall, and down below the street level. Inside we opted for a mix of amber Bruce distressed hardwood flooring, slate and travertine. In addition to flooring and the kitchen, all lighting, fixtures and design elements were hand picked. We strive to care for our vacation rentals as if they were our full-time residence. We hope when guests head home; you'll remember your inside ambiance as much as the fun on the mountain.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The rooms were very accommodating and the condo was better than advertised. We had a beautiful view of the mountains from our balcony. DMR was less than 50 yards from our front door. We could not of asked for better ski conditions, 45 inches of snow fall in 3 days makes for great skiing/boarding. I enjoyed working with the owners. They were honest, we had no problems with the deposit refund, everything was as promised and Sunshine is a very sweet , personable, and caring person. I will definitely be lodging with Sunshine again. I can't wait to visit with my family. Of all the places I have been skiing DMR has the best variety of slopes and is very family friendly. Thanks for the beautiful condo.
Feb 2013
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Durango Airport (DRO)
Nearest Barpub
90 Metres
Purgatory Lodge
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Durango Silverton Railroad RockWood Station
Nearest Restaurant
90 Metres
Nearest Ski
3 Metres
Purgatory Mountain
Car: recommended

So Much to do in beautiful Durango! Outdoor activities abound in every season and our location at Durango Mountain Resort is a perfect base. Winter snow brings skiing, sledding, mogul, cross country and snowboarding opportunities. Spring thaw is great for hiking, picknics, fishing,mountain biking and photography. In summer add white water rafting, Pool time, tennis, horseback riding, rock wall climbing and golf. As the Fall colors burst on the scene enjoy 'Music in the Mountains', cruise the downtown art galleries, explore the old mining towns of Silverton and Ouray, hike the waterfall on the drive up. Year-round ride the Durango-Silverton Railroad, enjoy the heated pool, dine in the vast array of great restaurants in Durango, work out in the fitness center or relax in our 2 person jacuzzi bath with travertine walls. Don't forget about enjoying a steaming cup of coffee on our balcony or patio, watching the sunrise over the mountains from our Master bed, or snuggling by the fireplace

Golf: Just a 15 minute drive south to Golf Course at Tamarron/ Glacier Club

Ski: We are just a 3-5 Minute walk to the main 3 ski lifts. Our Condo is a 1 minute walk to the New purgatory Lodge and the lifts are just behind the lodge. Our Condo's View Side has unobstructed views of the Needles Mountains (pine trees, but no buildings in front of us!) from 2 levels and our entry side has designated parking on Sheol street. We have a ski locker outside in a large covered entry area. Each condo in our building has a separate outdoor entrance, with no hallways to tromp through.


Durango Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1275 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Home is shoes & boots free past the tiled entry. Slippers suggested to keep toes cozy. Pets are not permitted on beds nor furniture.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs, Beautifully Remodeled with Gold Travertine
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Downstairs w/ Travertine and Oversize Jacuzzi Tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Stunning Pillow-top Views, Luxury mattress and bedding
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Beautiful Hardwood floors, Pottery Barn Bedding Set
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Semi-Private Bunk-bed Room for Children
    Sleeper Sofa Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa In Front of Amazing Views
  • Permitted maximum occupancy is 6 adults + 2 children under age 14. The bedrooms are downstairs. The "3rd bedroom" is a semi-private bunk bed area, best suited for children. 1274SF Condo can sleep 6 adults using sleeper sofa in the upstairs living room. Our home space is most comfy for 2-6 persons total. Any approved pets (doggies only), children and and infants all count towards occupancy maximum.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Please see our 'DurangoDreamViews' site for Durango Seasonal Activity Links, Durango Family Blog, Durango Events Calendars, Mountain weather link and more info on our Durango Dream Views by the Waterfall Condo.


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Slope Side Dream VIEWS Waterfall! ROMANTIC, Patio, BBQ, Jacuzzi, Hello Mountains
average rating of 4.924051 based on 92 reviews
Hillsdale, NJ

Perfect place to stay during your Durango Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Perfect! Everything was just as presented in photos and in discussions via email with Sunny! The information she provided in her PDF's were very useful while in their home and the Durango area! The condo looks like it right out of a magazine, but yet is comfy for those visiting! I would highly recommend this condo for your trip to Durango. We were here in the summer, but it would love to come back and see this place hopping in the winter! The condo is just steps to the mountain! The actual location is perfect, between Durango and Silverton. We had a fantastic time and if we visit again, we would stay here in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jenny, Thank you! Cody and I appreciate hearing that your family enjoyed our decor. Thank you also for affirming that you found the arrival and welcome materials to be helpful to your stay. We would love for your family to stay again, and hopefully get to come enjoy the ski season.
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Fairhope, AL

Beautiful and comfortable condo

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay. The condo is decorated beautifully and had everything we could possibly need. The bed we slept in was extremely comfortable. The linens were comparable to the finest hotel. There was even a thick foam bed for the dog. There were plenty of towels and hot water. The kitchen had every imaginable utensil. The resort itself is lovely and we enjoyed hiking all over the ski resort. We even got to watch the cowboys bring the cattle down from the high country. We couldn't have asked for anything more.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Longview, Texas

Great property great owners!!!

  • 5 of 5

This condo has a wonderful location and is decorated great. So many things to do and the weather was perfect. Owners are so accessible and will get any needs you might have taken care of. Would stay again in a second!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and the first do was amazing! Sunny was so helpful and their home was immaculate! We will definitely steely be coming back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Canutillo, TX

Renewal Vacation Destination

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, lovely accommodations, breathtaking scenery!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent late spring family get away

  • 5 of 5

Dream Views-East Rim was a perfect backdrop to a quick family vacation for our family of 5 (2 adults, 3 older children.) We had everything we needed: the beds were comfy, the kitchen was well-stocked with pans, utensils, appliances and spices. Breakfasts on the deck with a beautiful view (and the sound of our own waterfall!) and cozy dinners at home (even grilling on the deck!) followed by family games (provided!) made for special memories. We visited just before the summer season opened and were very comfortable, experiencing chilly mornings and evenings (even a heavy snowfall!) and some gorgeous warm and breezy days. Sunshine has decorated beautifully and space is utilized very well. Even a washer/dryer in the downstairs bath didn't seem too crowded and how convenient! While we had use of Purgatory resort amenities, we did not have time to use them. We'd definitely stay again if returning to Durango!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $96.13
Refundable damage deposit $300
Service Fee is from SITE $0
Cleaning Incl. 6.8% Tax $159.13
Tax Rate 14.8%

Thank you for looking! Our mountain views are hard to beat and we work diligently to keep our 2 Durango Dream Views homes attractive. In order to offer our guests LOWER OCCUPANCY SAVINGS RATES a Guest = Person Age 2+ Adding a guest above the discounted base rate is just $15pp/pn. Maximum Occupancy with all guests paid is 7 adults OR 8 guests if 2 are children under age 14. Pet Fee (Dogs Only, Max 2 $15pp/pn) is separate, however pets do count towards occupancy for sake of space.
TAX Line INCLUDES 8% for Resort's Fee & Amenity Guest Use Fee (heated pool, hot tub, fitness)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund