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Monthly Rental Near Rec Center, River Walk, and Animas Mtn

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Last updated: 03/03/2017
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

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 free 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 leather sofa, loveseat, and chair with ottoman centered and 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, 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. This open house is a perfect place for vacation gatherings and if you need overflow sleeping accommodations, one sofa in the living room can be converted to a bed. 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%.


Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 03/03/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1750 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 5-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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:


  • Books:

    30 titles or so...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    A few board games can be found in the Living Room closet...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    In town location with easy access to the Durango Rec Center. Bike or walk the River Walk to the downtown area for dinner in one of Durango's fine restaurants....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful views of the La Plata range to the North from the back patio and 2nd bedroom....moreless

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


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people


  • Broadband Access:

    You can connect your laptop to the internet via ethernet cable (in addition to wireless) if you like - be sure to bring a cable with you....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    flat screen TV, games in the closet, small DVD library, small library of books...moreless

  • Parking:

    1 car garage, and room in the drive way for another car or one on the cul de sac...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless Router with encrypted signal - the code will be provided with the rental instructions...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Miscellaneous cooking supplies - spices, salt and pepper, olive oil, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    GE side-by-side...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 5
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 16 - May 14, 2017
30 night min stay

Early Summer
May 16 - Jun 30, 2017
30 night min stay

Summer (High)
Jul 1 - Nov 15, 2017
30 night min stay

My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning $150
  • Taxes Not included


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 90 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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/03/2017
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16 Miles
Nearest Airport
La Plata County Airport, Durango, Colorado
4.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hillcrest Golf Club, 2300 Rim Dr, Durango, CO
0.75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
HWY 550/Durango Main Street
0.9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Zia Taqueria, 3101 Main Ave, Durango, CO
26 Miles
Nearest Ski
Durango Mountain Resort/Purgatory Ski Area

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We are an 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. Our kids are 18, 15, and 8, and we live in Albuquerque, NM. I grew up in the Midwest and my wife is from the Northwest.

Why the Owner Chose Durango, CO, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 03/03/2017

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  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room - Front Door, Entry Closet, & Desk

    Living Room - Front Door, Entry Closet, & Desk

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bath (2)

    Master Bath (2)

  • 2nd Bedroom, Jack & Jill Bathroom, and 3rd Bedroom (thru Bath)

    2nd Bedroom, Jack & Jill Bathroom, and 3rd Bedroom (thru Bath)

  • 2nd Bedroom

    2nd Bedroom

  • 3rd BR - queen bed, south side of the house with blackout blinds (shown open).

    3rd BR - queen bed, south side of the house with blackout blinds (shown open).

  • Laundry (Master Bedroom to the Right)

    Laundry (Master Bedroom to the Right)

  • Floorplan


  • 1st Floor (3rd) Bathroom

    1st Floor (3rd) Bathroom

  • Kitchen


  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • Master Bath (1)

    Master Bath (1)

  • Master Closet

    Master Closet

  • 2nd Bedroom

    2nd Bedroom

  • 3rd BR - Desk and chair just out of the picture frame to the left

    3rd BR - Desk and chair just out of the picture frame to the left

  • Jack & Jill Bath (Between 2nd and 3rd Bedrooms)

    Jack & Jill Bath (Between 2nd and 3rd Bedrooms)

  • Patio


  • Front View of House

    Front View of House

  • Garage - Ping Pong Table !

    Garage - Ping Pong Table !

VRBO #262336

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 13, 2017

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