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Private, Elegant Casita on River-Panoramic View-Fishing & More.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Enjoy our Spanish-style one bedroom casita on the Animas River. The lavish interior, enhanced by local photographer’s art, provides a taste of Old Mexico while enjoying the comforts of a modern Colorado home.

While relaxing in the king size bed, gaze out at our flower gardens, the night sky, or morning sunrise. Enjoy the beauty of the bathroom's cobblestone shower and glass koi sink. The bedroom and living room both open to covered patios with fountains.

Out on the patio, cook on the gas grill and relax while listening to the river, viewing resident wildlife and spectacular views.

Our amenities include: microwave, refrigerator, crockpot, coffee maker, toaster oven (large enough for frozen pizza & rotisserie for chicken), Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, DVD.

Take advantage of some of the best fly- fishing (catch & release) on the Animas River.

Just 5 minutes from Animas Air Park and 10 minutes from Downtown Durango, our elegant casita provides a private get-away located on the Animas River south of town.

Keywords: Spanish-style home, Southwest, Colorado, 10 minutes from Durango, 5 minutes from Animas Air Park

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

Why The Owner chose Southwest

I built The Blue Dolphin to enjoy and share the unique beauty of southwestern Colorado with others who would appreciate it.

What makes this house unique

As an avid fly fisherwoman, I have the distinct pleasure of fishing on my own property.

And as a photographer, the endless beauty of this southwest location offers unlimited photo opportunities.

Because I'm a pilot, I appreciate the convenience of Animas Air Park only 5 minutes away.

The flower gardens are also a passion of mine.

Amenities

Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
crock pot, , toaster oven (large enough for frozen pizza & rotisserie for chicken)

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Private, Elegant Casita on River-Panoramic View-Fishing & More.
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Ahhh, our private retreat!

  • 5 of 5

First trip to Durango and were so excited, Patty's beautiful casita on the Animas River made our trip over the top! She was an excellent host and we can't wait to come back, everything you need for a home away from home! Her flowers scattered all over outside made it all the more charming! We saw mule deer out our bedroom window, and just a WOW experience! Even her cute kitty Charlie was a sweet greeter, we just loved it all, thanks Patty!!!! We shall book again!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI PAM, I'M SO GLAD YOU ENJOYED YOUR STAY AT MY CASITA. I REALLY ENJOYED HAVING YOU HERE. I FEEL BLESSED TO HAVE MET YOU AND PAUL, YOU ARE SUCH NICE PEOPLE AND I HOPE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO RETURN TO DURANGO FOR ANOTHER VISIT. TAKE CARE, PATTY
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5

Serenity

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful "base of operations" from which to explore Durango and the surrounding area. Patty was a great hostess, very unobtrusive even though living right next door, shared some good travel stories with her. The grounds around the casita were well kept, with lots of chairs and loungers for sitting outside and listening to the constant background music of the river. Even without air conditioning, the casita was still cool in the July afternoons if we closed it up in the early morning before we left to explore. Wish we could win the lottery and try to convince Patty to sell this place to us, but we'll probably just have to come back again as tourists.....

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO WRITE A REVIEW. I'M GLAD YOU ENJOYED YOUR VISIT AT THE CASITA. KEEP BUYING THOSE LOTTERY TICKETS AND UNTIL YOU WIN I HOPE TO SEE YOU HERE AGAIN FOR A VISIT. THANKS, PATTY
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5

Our Durango Stay

  • 5 of 5

This casita was great for our adventures around Durango. The beautiful interior was filled with awesome furnishings, the landscape was blooming with flowers, and the view of the Animas River was soothing. This location was perfect from which to explore local attractions - riding the train, visiting Mesa Verde National Park, hiking Vallecito Creek and visiting breweries in Durango. Patty was a great hostess - thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I,M GLAD YOU ENJOYED YOUR STAY AT MY CASITA. HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN SOME TIME. THANKS, PATTY
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5

Casita

  • 5 of 5

Patty was great...her Casita on the Banks of the Animas River, a blessing.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

More Than Expected

  • 5 of 5

Hello Everyone, Just getting back from our stay from Southwest Colorado, & have to say, the one best thing we've done is book our stay here at this Casita"...From the start, it made our first time trip to the Durango area the perfect setting to bed down at...We made this our base for the week & found it to be the perfect location for our stay...Quite, and peaceful as one would want...Patty, (the owner) was around if you needed, but the Casita was equipped with everything you can possibly need...We're surely going to make it a point to again stay there...

Thanks so much Patty for operating such a nice place & having your door open for us...Without even knowing it, you were a fantastic Host, & Thank You for that...

Bruno & Caryn, Palos Park, Illinois

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI BRUNO AND CARYN, THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE NICE REVIEW. YOU WERE SUCH NICE PEOPLE AND I REALLY ENJOYED THE MORNING CHATS WITH YOU HAVING COFFEE AND HEARING SOME OF YOUR FUNNY STORIES, YOU REALLY MADE MY DAY. I HOPE WE WILL MEET UP AGAIN. PATTY
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5

Patty Needs Help Cleaning the Garage

  • 5 of 5

Well, what everyone else said. We agree. Besides the beautiful flowers and the colorful birds, the hostess, Ms Patty is the bomb, as is her baking. It was hard to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WELL I MUST SAY YOU SURE GAVE ME SOME GOOD LAUGHS. I REALLY ENJOYED HAVING YOU HERE. HOPEFULLY THAT GARAGE WILL SOON BE EMPTY AND I WILL BE ON THE BEACH SOMEWHERE SIPPING MARGARITAS. THANKS AGAIN FOR DINNER . YOU WERE SUCH GREAT GUESTS AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN. PATTY
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
animas air park
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
160

Fly fishing on 1/2 mile private property, Southern Ute Indian fishing permits available for more river access, Limo service available R/T from Durango, Southern Ute Indian Casino

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Rates & Availability

Durango House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$210
 

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING $75
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.8%

two week cancellation policy. IF RESERVATIONS ARE NOT CANCELLED 2 weeks IN ADVANCE OF ARRIVAL YOU WILL BE CHARGED HALF OF THE AMOUNT OF ENTIRE STAY THAT WAS MADE WHEN RESERVATIONS WERE MADE.

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