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Walk downtown on the River Walk, walk to the Rec Center, or hike Animas Mountain

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Monthly Rentals Only: This Tierra Group LLC home was completed in the summer of 2007 in the Tierra Artisan Court Community and it's been our vacation home ever since. Modern design with a great floor plan that includes lots of windows and sunlight. Artisan Court is an excellent location - a short walk to main street and the riverwalk, or take the trolley to downtown. The Durango Rec Center is a 10 minute walk, and Animas Mountain Park a few hundred yards.

The open floor plan on the ground floor is all hardwood floors and includes a kitchen with granite countertops and a center island, a dining room which seats 6 comfortably, and a living room. Enjoy your family vacation as we do sitting around the gas fireplace in the living room with a sofa, loveseat, and chair with ottoman centered around a large flat screen TV. Living room includes a built-in desk so you can check in with work without ever leaving the living room. Also on the first floor is a conveniently located 1/2 bath, just off the kitchen and access to the 1 car garage (with a fold-away ping pong table). Easily access not only the back yard but patio with propane grill and outdoor dining furniture through a patio door in the kitchen. The second floor features 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, and washer and dryer. The master bedroom has a king size bed and private bathroom as well as a walk-in closet. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms share a full bathroom located between them. The 2nd bedroom has 2 twin beds and while the 3rd has a queen bed, desk, and office chair. Both also offer nicely sized closets. The yard is big enough to enjoy the green and fun with the kids but safely fenced on 3 sides - the only access to streets is to come to the front of the house and the cul de sac.

The location is ideal, on a quiet cul de sac far enough from Durango's lively downtown for quiet evenings on the patio and cool summer breezes with the bedroom windows left open, yet only a short walk from Durango's Recreation Center and River Walk. Durango's trolley can zip you to Durango's downtown with shopping and restaurants or you can bike, walk, or enjoy a short drive. You can run, hike, or mountain bike right from the house up Animas Mountain: climb to a beautiful view looking north up the Animas River valley. Or head out to Dalla Mountain Park or the Colorado Trail - 2 miles or so from the house - for mountain biking or hiking.

Please know that we're the real deal - this is our family's vacation home and we're looking to rent it to others who share our appreciation for Durango and Southwest Colorado. Our purpose in renting is to offset the costs of owning a vacation home, not to supplement our income with rental property. I will do my best to respond to your needs - see our reviews for the experiences of some of our renters. If you would like to be able to call someone local should you have questions or needs, or just want to transact your rental of our home through a commercial enterprise, we can run your rental through our property manager at an increased monthly rate (30%) to cover those costs.

Also, in case you are otherwise not aware, VRBO is changing their business model from one of a simple subscription online advertising website to more of a property management approach where they take a percentage of sales and offer renters additional services like travel insurance. For the present, we are still able to offer a simple rental process using a written and signed rental contract ( a Word document provided by email). The rates and fees you see in our VRBO ad are confirmed in the rental contract and exactly what you will pay. I can take credit cards as well for an additional 3%.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About The Owner

We are a family of 5 that enjoys any and all outdoor activities: hiking, trail running, camping and backpacking, biking, skiing (XC and downhill), and canoeing and swimming. We live in Albuquerque, NM. I grew up in the Midwest and my wife is from the Northwest.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Durango

Like many, we were attracted to Durango summers with the many outdoor opportunities and events for families and active/outdoor people. We love spending our vacations in a small Colorado mountain town where you can bike to great restaurants, hike or run on cool mountain trails, or ride the Durango-Silverton train.

What makes this house unique

The house is on quiet, conveniently located cul de sac, and cooled by summer breezes descending the valley from the La Plata mountains. The location near the North end of Durango which means very easy access to the Colorado Trail and the Animas Valley - including Durango Mountain Resort (downhill skiing) and the beautiful San Juan Mountains beyond. We particularly enjoy our proximity to Animas Mountain Park with it's trails to 8500' and fabulous views while still being able to walk to the Recreation Center or the River Walk.


Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Queen (1). 3rd BR includes desk and office chair.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Access to television entertainment is via the internet with a Roku Box so you can access your Netflix and Amazon Prime accounts. We also have a subscription to Sling TV's "Best of Live TV." See the full lineup of Sling TV's "Best of Live TV" reviewed here:


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Walk downtown on the River Walk, walk to the Rec Center, or hike Animas Mountain
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Austin TX

A PERFECT summer in Durango

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this home just north of downtown Durango. Our stay was for two months and we loved it. The house was perfect and had nice finish throughout with granite counters, hardwood floors, comfortable beds and everything you would need for a month long stay. I appreciated that the owners did not 'over accessorize' with a lot of decor. It was really nice, clean and simply decorated. NOT fussy! The kitchen was great, w/ a LARGE island that you could either work from or pull up a stool to sit and eat dinner. Spacious bedrooms all upstairs. There is not an air conditioner and I was a bit apprehensive about that, but the window fans were adequate for the evenings in drawing in the cool air.

Outside we used the grill and a picnic table in the private backyard space.

The home is situated nicely as far as proximity to town (about 2 miles), to the rodeo grounds, library, rec center, River Walk (about .5 to 1 mile). We hiked every day/evening to trails that were within a few miles to a short 15 minute drive away. You will also be within a short drive to Mesa Verde, Silverton, Telluride and Pagosa Springs.

I think that this house is the BEST deal you will find also for a month stay.

The owner was easily contacted via email. We really did not have any issues, so did not need to call him for any reason. If you are considering Durango for a month vacation, I can't think of a better spot!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgetown, TX

Durango Comfort

  • 5 of 5

Having only seen the inside from photos on the website, we thought this home looked like our kind of place....and it was, and even more. The interior finishes are very nice, and we were very comfortable during our months stay. But as an added bonus, this rental comes complete with the most wonderful friendly neighbors, and the peace and quiet only a small cul-de-sac can provide. We give this home a Two Thumbs Up rating!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Louis, MO

Excellent summer stay!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic month in Durango in 2011 and are headed back for 2012. The house is new, extremely clean, comfortable, and well located. You will be staying in a residential area, a short drive to all that Durango has to offer - restaurants, brew houses, fishing, hiking, the rec center, grocery stores, etc. That means the area is quiet, safe, and accessible. The photos, while good, can't show you how comfortable and open the house is.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
La Plata County Airport, Durango, Colorado
Nearest Golf
4.2 Miles
Hillcrest Golf Club, 2300 Rim Dr, Durango, CO
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
HWY 550/Durango Main Street
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Zia Taqueria, 3101 Main Ave, Durango, CO
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Durango Mountain Resort/Purgatory Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Durango Recreation Center
Nearest Point of Interest
17 Artisan CT
Nearest Point of Interest
Trailhead for Animas Mountain
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $175

The rates quoted are for us (the owner) renting you our vacation home ("vacation rentals by ownder - vrbo"). If you desire a local property manager as part of your rental, the monthly rate is 30% more.

Security/damage deposit ($500) & cleaning fee ($150) also due 60 days in advance of arrival. We’ll return the deposit two weeks after the rental after confirming: house and its contents are undamaged and accounted for, no charges have been incurred due to the stay, the garbage was set out, unclean dishes in the dishwasher, the house left locked, and (if applicable) the garage door opener returned.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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