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Vallecito Lake - Heaven's View

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Single-Family 3 bedroom/3 bath w/Lake Views, Sleeps 8-10

Perched hundreds of feet above Lake Vallecito, this professionally managed, 2-story floor plan with two living areas opens up to the stunning views of the lake and mountain peaks. Looking through high windows, three sliding glass doors or sitting outside on one of the two decks provide aerial landscapes that will take your breath away!

CO Sales Tax #30377430

Wildlife abounds at your doorstep, with the chipmunks and deer at play. Hummingbirds buzz by the deck, while eagles and osprey soar above the lake. Vallecito Reservoir, sheltered in a mountain valley at 6,700 feet elevation, is one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in Colorado. The San Juan National Forest and Weminuche Wilderness, over 2.5 million acres of public land, surround Vallecito Lake and touch the north boundary of this spectacular mountain retreat. Families can hike or horseback directly to the wilderness area and the Continental Divide.

Three rock fireplaces provide warmth to the master bedroom and two living areas. Vaulted ceilings showcase the T&G wood ceiling and floor to ceiling windows. The house was recently furnished, freshly decorated and has all new bedding. The spacious kitchen and open floorplan is perfect for entertaining. The small kitchenette downstairs provides additional comforts for large families or two family stays. The two car garage and walk off 2nd story porch provides added comfort.

Summer or winter, this location is for those who want to experience the adrenaline of mountain lake experiences and skiing or just want to relax and enjoy the beauty of the wilderness and the star-filled skies at night.

Fall brings beautiful changing colors of the aspen and fishing opportunities in the two rivers that continually feed the lake. The house is situated above Vallecito Marina and timing the lake’s salmon run is a lasting event in itself. With over 50 miles of streams and numerous ‘hike in’ mountain lakes, the opportunities to catch rainbows, brookies, browns, and cutthroats are like the views, endless. Larger Pike, Rainbow and Brown Trout troll the lake. The adjacent wilderness area is Colorado's largest, and adventurers can hunt and hike on 500 miles of trails.

Winter snowmobiling and cross country skiing can be enhanced by short drives to Durango Mountain Resort/Purgatory and Wolf Creek. All-wheel or 4-wheel drive necessary to access the property during winter months.

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Bayfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Leave house in a neat, clean condition upon departure. Trash bagged and stored in garage trash can. Turn off exterior deck lighting each night.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa in lower living area; 2 day beds 3rd bedr
  • King size beds (1) Located in Master suite., Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Day Beds, 1 with trundle. Lower level Queen size pull-out sleeper sofa in living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Vallecito Lake - Heaven's View
average rating of 4.8 based on 40 reviews

Weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house and we had such an awesome experience. It was big and spacious. The view's were unbelievable. We went down to the lake one day to rent a boat and fish, and went into durango another day to white water raft and tour the town. It only took about 35 minutes to get to durango, and about another 30-45 minutes to get to mesa verde. We absolutely loved this place and will definitely choose to stay at this house if we could back this way. I would (and have) highly recommend this house to anyone looking for the perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! This is a new property for us so we do appreciate your patience while a couple of appliances needed repair! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and the wonderful views, and look forward to your family visiting again!
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Wonderful views, comfortable living.

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and well appointed. Plenty of space and wonderful views. Definitely require a 4wd or all wheel drive in the winter.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a place

  • 5 of 5

The lake house is very nice and spacious

Plenty of room for 2 family’s

I would recommend this stay to anyone that needs to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Totally refreshing

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome time as always!!

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin second time coming here and probably won't be the last thanks!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house with breathtaking views of Vallecito Lake!

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely perfect for our multi-family vacation! It was everything we dreamed of and more. The house was very well maintained, and everything was in place and working properly! It was very spacious and clean. There are a lot of great hiking and fishing places around the lake and it is only a 30 minute drive from Durango! I highly recommend this house! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home, only better!

  • 5 of 5

We converged a family of 10 from age 4 to 82 and stayed for a week. It was fabulous! We loved all of the space, especially the large kitchen and kitchen table and all the cooking utensils we needed for family meals. There was plenty of sleeping space and common area for everyone and we were quite comfortable. It was wonderful to have all the amenities of home since we stayed for a whole week (full kitchen, garage, washer/dryer, internet).

The view from the deck is amazing at anytime, but especially sunrise. We had a camp fire, took advantage of the lake and hiking around Lake Vallecito and really enjoyed the community, too.

The owner was super helpful in recommending activities in the area and helped us enjoy our vacation even more.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We were glad that you enjoyed the space and amenities of the house and its views. We look forward to having your family enjoy our mountain get-a-way again in the future!
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Jennifer Miller
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Jennifer Miller

Mike and Jennifer Miller both have been in the real estate business for 25+ years and are looking forward to welcoming your family to their secluded, beautiful mountain lake house!

Jennifer Miller purchased this house in 2012

Why Jennifer Miller chose Bayfield

Our family has returned to Vallecito for decades, as lasting memories continue to memorialize the importance of reconnecting ourselves to our family, friends and nature. Take this opportunity to experience hospitality at a retreat known as Heaven’s View.

What makes this house unique

Situated on Vallecito mountain lake with close proximity to many activities and attractions such as Durango's DSNGRR (Durango/Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad) the vintage steam engine that travels up the Animas River through canyons up to Silverton, Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory) with both summer and winter activities and Durango offers a wide variety of dining options and shopping. In and around Vallecito, Heaven's View offers a romantic setting. For the adventurous, there are many acitivies to choose from: horseback riding, snowmobiling, skiing/snow boarding, boating/fishing/fly fishing, kayaking, water sports, hiking and sledding.


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
La Plata County Airport
Car: necessary

The property is approximately 22 miles east of Durango. And is situated between Wolf Creek and Durango Mountain Resort/Purgatory.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $185
Pet Fee $130
Damage Insurance $59

Payment method: Owner prefers to receive check or money order mailed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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