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Garden Home Downtown: Splendid 3 Bedroom House in Historic Neighborhood

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

Garden Home City of Durango Permit #14-098

Our Garden Home Guesthouse is a beautiful 1800 square foot, two bedroom two and a half bath house on West 3rd Avenue. There is also a playroom that makes out into a third bedroom. Take a short walk to dinner downtown, or enjoy the extensive River Trail that runs along the banks of the Animas just a few blocks from the house. Or just sit on the classic front porch overlooking this quiet old-town Avenue neighborhood lined with huge trees. Feel good about taking a green vacation… this house has a 4.5 KW PV solar system providing 100% of the electricity!!

Garden Home is decorated in a serene garden style with high quality furnishings and original artwork. There is a full kitchen gas range and oven, kitchen aid dishwasher, plenty of dishes and pots and pans to cook a holiday meal for your family. All the little things like coffee, oil, and spices are there to make you feel at home. Also a full sized washer and dryer for your use with supplies provided. Two beautiful bedrooms upstairs have high-end queen sized mattresses for a comfortable nights sleep. There are down comforters and lots of extra towels and linens. The third room is a playroom that makes out into a nice sleeping area with a split king sized mattress.

Totally kid and pet friendly with our “Romper Room” full of toys that opens up to a fenced back yard. Your kids and dogs will have a blast exploring the nature trail up the back hill, safely fenced in. We have kids and dogs ourselves so have outfitted the house with plug covers and baby gates.

It is a 30-minute drive to Purgatory (DMR) where you can ski some of Colorado’s best. Or just stay in and make popcorn and take advantage of our comfy leather furniture, DVD Collection, LCD TV with Dish and small library of great books, and of course Wireless High Speed Internet. The downstairs has vaulted ceilings and slate tile floors with in floor heat for your winter comfort. The dining room has a glass door that opens up to a private courtyard covered with a trellis, a great place to have a romantic dinner al fresco.

We are local and have lived in Durango for a long time, so can help you plan your perfect downtown Durango vacation.

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All the Best,

Holly Jason, Owner

Casa Durango, LLC


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More Details

Holly Jason
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Holly Jason

We have lived in Durango for about 20 years. My parents own the Garden Home and we manage it for them.

~Holly & Ben

Holly Jason purchased this house in 2010

Why Holly Jason chose Durango

Location to downtown Durango, the River Trail, the library, and the Recreation Center. This is the best neighborhood in Durango!

What makes this house unique

Quiet old-town neighborhood that is super safe and close to the river trail and downtown. This is a gorgeous house, very family and pet friendly, and the back yard is super private, and now totally fenced for dogs and kids. Also I love how there is an outdoor arbored patio right off the kitchen for indoor/outdoor meals and entertaining. Great Weber BBQ. The beds are new and amazingly comfortable with super nice sheets and great down blankets. Beautiful house, lots of light, great place for a family to enjoy Durango.


Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Upstairs there are two full bathrooms. In the master bedroom and in the hallway for the other two bedrooms. There is a powder room downstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 / Playroom - 1 king , The playroom has a split king bed that makes out on the floo
  • There are two big bedrooms with the third bedroom used as a playroom. There is also a fold out couch downstairs. So total 4 beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
Front Porch, Private Patio With Grape Arbor, Nature Trail, Outdoor Dining Room


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Garden Home Downtown: Splendid 3 Bedroom House in Historic Neighborhood
average rating of 4.783784 based on 37 reviews

very cute home plenty of space

  • 4 of 5

House nicely furnished lovely quiet neighborhood well supplied with basic needs, laundry detergent ,shower soap, etc. Steep stairs inside and in back yard made it hard for our older dogs to get around, but fine for us humans!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home! Excellent proximity to river and more

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed in the Garden Home for a few weeks. It was clean, comfortable and cozy. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. The house is located very conveniently for reaching mountain bike trails (test track or Star Wars), the public library, recreation center, skateboard park, neighborhood elementary school with a great playground, the river trail, and less than a mile from downtown (main street). The house is well equipped with everything you will need. Highly recommend for families!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay in this nice property.

  • 4 of 5

Our stay in this property was very comfortable. The house is very nice. Just about every detail to make our stay good was taken care of. The kitchen is very well stocked with pots, pans, utensils, as well as some food items, like coffee, sugar, herbs and spices, cooking oil, etc. etc. in the pantry. The beds and furniture are comfortable. The clothes washer and drier are new and convenient. The Wifi was easy to use and the speed was moderate. The TV, BlueRay player, and satellite system were pretty good.

We really enjoyed sitting in the chairs on the front porch with friends and our dogs throughout the day. The neighborhood nice because it is older with mature trees and houses. It is pleasant and fairly quiet. We enjoyed taking morning and evening walks down to the river, main street with the restaurant and shops, the grocery store, and the off-leash dog park everyday. All are pretty close by. The paved walking path along the river is especially nice for an outing.

The backyard is unique because the house is built on the side of a big hill. The yard is divided into a lower patio, then up a flight of stairs to the level of the second floor of the house is a second patio, then there is a steep hill with steps going up to the top of the lot where you can see out over the house and the neighborhood. This worked out OK for our dogs to go out to do their business, but it isn't a typical flat backyard where people and dogs and run and play. If you wonder if it will work for your needs I would recommend asking the owner for a picture of the yard since one isn't provided on the website.

My only recommendation for the owner is to keep up with mowing the lawn, trimming the trees and bushes. It was a little overgrown when we arrived and gave a bad first impression. The lawn crew did mow and trim some bushes about half way through our stay.

Overall we enjoy the house and the neighborhood and we would return.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect vacation here, very clean overall. Plenty of room for our small group. Explore the backyard if the weather permits! 😀

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great time

  • 5 of 5

There were 4 adults staying at the house and we had a great time. It was a great base of operations for day trips out of town and shopping/restaurants downtown. The house doesn't have central air, but the weather was mild enough in early June to sleep with the windows open in the guest bedroom. The house is fully equipped if you want to prepare meals versus eating out. The neighborhood is very convenient to everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Vacation in Durango

  • 5 of 5

The home was very comfortable and we really appreciated the pack and play. Thank you! The heated floors were great and even though we were within walking distance of downtown, nature was often to be seen at our front door. We saw both a deer and a bear on the property. The garden is delightful and it was truly a home away from home.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Point of Interest
Great Kid Park With Awesome Playground Equipment
Nearest Point of Interest
New Library
Nearest Point of Interest
Skate Park
Nearest Point of Interest
River Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
9th Street Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Avenue Downtown


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.8%

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. HOLIDAYS WILL BE PRICED DIFFERENTLY THAN LISTED ABOVE, please inquire for Holiday Pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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