Secluded private driveway leads to this beautiful 2 story open floor plan home with a lofted second floor. The home can sleep 8 comfortably. Exterior wrap around deck where you will love to sit and listen to the creek running right through the yard. Large Spruce trees and pines over the 2 acre lot. It is not uncommon to see deer, elk or bears right from the front window. Horse coral available with loafing shed for 2 horses. Vallecito Lake is just 2 miles down stream and the access to the Weminuche Wilderness area is only 1/2 mile away. Hike, Hunt or horse ride the mountains right out the door of this home. Vallecito lake has great fishing, boat rentals, swimming, beaches and the best fourth of July fireworks in the county. Enjoy all the amenities at the lake including 4 great restaurants. Come back to the house after a full day of outdoor activities and relax in the 8 person hot tub right off the deck. Each of the 3 bedrooms has a queen size bed. There is a trundle bed on the loft that has two single beds for your small ones, and the couch folds out into an additional queen bed. All the furniture is Brand New for 2016. The dining room table seats 6 and 4 seat at the kitchen bar. The large clear story windows give you a great view of the mountains and the wilderness area. The two full bathrooms are on each floor. There is a washer and dryer as well. Durango is just a short drive and has plenty of shopping and tourist destinations like the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and the Strater Hotel. Experience the old West www.durango.org for all things Durango then escape back to this mountain retreat away from the downtown lights. In fact there are no lights except the stars and moon like you never have seen. The house sits at 7700 feet above sea level. The nights are cool and the days are comfortable. Early and late season renters may be using the wood stove to snuggle next to at night. There is a large flat screen TV with DVD movies and player. No cable or tv service but cellular service is pretty good. Prices are for 6 person stay. Additional $200 per person per stay for up to 8. This is not the party house, it is our home. Please do not disrespect our home or neighbors.
Amazing Mountain Views From This Very Private Creekside 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 25, 2018
About Andrew DiCesare
We are a family of four with two small children ages 7 and 10. Our children were born here in Durango and we raised our kids here in this beautiful country setting until a couple of years ago. As they say, things happen and we had to move away but our hearts are still here in this home. We thought we would sell this home but after some time on the market, we decided to keep it and rent it out to cover some of the costs.
Andrew DiCesare purchased this House in 2003
Why Andrew DiCesare chose Bayfield
We bought this home and loved the time we spent in it full time. We moved away and could not bear the thought of leaving this beautiful setting. So, we decided to try and rent our favorite place and share it with others. We also will be visiting when you are not. The house is cozy with all the space you need for a fantastic family vacation. Bring your boat, your ATV, your horses or whatever you do. This spectacular setting is for the nature lover and outdoors type with many activities to do within minutes of this home. Others in the area do not have the secluded elements of this home. The driveway has only 1 house beyond it and the Private Drive has only those who live on it (3) that use it. Most homes bordering this property are vacation homes and do not have full time residents. The finishes are dated but comfortable and we just furnished the entire house with NEW furniture, beds and mattresses for the 2016 season.
What makes this House unique
When you sit in the living room it is hard to watch the television without finding yourself staring out the windows at the spectacular mountain views. Listening to the sound of the creek at night through the windows is the most soothing and relaxing sound that puts you right into the most wonderful state of mind. Many of our guests would sit for hours on the deck by the creek and read for days and always tell us how relaxed they were and how lucky we were to have this beautiful spot on earth. I am sure you will realize the same when you visit and want to come back again and again.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We really enjoyed our stay, very quiet.
We were very comfortable and loved the serene atmosphere. Only complaint would be the shower head wouldn’t stay up. We had to hold it with one hand to shower. Otherwise, very happy with our stay.
Relaxed mountain home located in a quiet neighborhood
We very much enjoyed our week in this quiet and relaxing mountain home. The rooms were good size and comfortable. The living room is a little on the tight side but worked fine for our group. The large mud room was the perfect place to store our nice mountain bikes while out doing other activities. The first floor is pet friendly tile so a good sweep every evening kept things looking good for the owners. We really enjoyed the Vallecito Creek Trail and Pinos River Trail hikes, both with in minutes of the house. Pura Vida Cafe along the lake provided some great food as well. There is a small stream running through the property which made our time relaxing on the deck even more enjoyable. Andrew and Victoria were very friendly and accommodating hosts.
Thank you for your kind review. We really appreciate guests that treat our home with respect and care as you did while staying with us. We hope to have you back again next time.
The property and the host were both incredible. My family and I were more than pleased with the home and the furnishings. The property itself was breathtaking. The river was amazing. We loved the hot tub and sitting under the stars was amazing! We will be back! Thank you Andrew for sharing your amazing home with me and my family. We loved every moment of it!
Thank you for your kind words. Looking forward to your next stay with us!
Had an amazing time!
Our family stayed here in June. I brought my husband, 2 teenage sons and my 2 dogs. We had so much fun! The land is beautiful. There is a large wrap around deck off the home, a hot tub, lots of trees, and a stream with a "pool" at the back of the property. It is a very short walk to a large creek. When I opened the car door for the first time, all I smelled were pine trees! We had some much fun hanging outside. The house was the right amount of space for all of us. The master bedroom was on the main floor. It was very clean and had everything we needed. The home was dated, but it had beautiful brand new tile floors. We can't wait to stay at Andrew's place again! It's a 6 1/2 hour drive from Aurora. It was definitely worth the time in the car! The people in the community are very nice, there are a couple of little stores to buy supplies and a great Mexican food restaurant. Vallecito Lake is beautiful! We can't wait to visit again!
Thank you for taking the time to review our home and your stay with us. Looking forward to your next stay with us!
Beautiful cabin in the woods.
We stayed at the cabin during the Elk hunt and it was ideally located for section 751. The cabin was clean and comfy. Also, the hot tub was a blessing after hiking all day.
We had a great time. Property was lovely and location was great too. House was charming and roomy.
Additional information about rental rates
Only available May through October 2016. Rates are for 6 people including children. Additional $100 per person per stay. Hot Tub rental $100 per stay. Pet fee $100. Additional fees to be paid via pay pal after initial reservation is made.