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Purple Juniper: Downtown, 4 Blocks to Main, Delightful with Sunny Front Deck

Bedrooms 2
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Permit 2012-110

The Purple Juniper is an updated and inviting half-duplex four blocks to Main Ave. The home faces a sunny and quiet neighborhood street. It has an open floor plan with an updated bathroom and kitchen. The bathroom is fully tiled. The kitchen has granite countertops and is equipped with everything needed to make a multi-course meal or a simple smoothie.

The kitchen and living room are connected by a granite island with three seats. Additional dining seating in the Summer is a four-seat table on the front deck. The bedrooms have a queen bed in one room and two twins in the second room. All beds are solid, plush, and comfortable. Evaporative cooling in the Summer additionally provides for restful nights.

The adjacent duplex unit's primary access and activity is to the back of the house with the vacation rental having dedicated use of the front deck and grill.

When you arrive, you will have a combination to enter the home. I am readily available to help as much as needed or leave you in privacy per your preference. You can settle in by having a cool drink on the front deck or walking a few blocks to Main Avenue to relax at one of the coffee shops or brewpubs.

In addition to downtown and Main Avenue, hiking and biking trails are also within a few blocks of the home.

If you don't see that dates you are looking for please check both of my rentals in historic downtown:

Highland Sage Guest House, VRBO# 592016

Purple Juniper Guest House, VRBO# 476149


More Details

Victoria Schmitt
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Victoria Schmitt

I moved to Durango in 2005 and work as a civil engineer for the local county. I am originally from Columbus, Ohio and have since lived in Arizona and Colorado, with some time spent in West Africa and Southeast Asia. In Durango I have been involved with the Durango Dharma Center and the Durango Independent Film Festival.

Outside of work and the vacation rental, I also enjoy biking, camping, reading, and hiking, especially with my 11-year old dogs, Neutron and Kozmo.

Victoria Schmitt purchased this house in 2007


Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Purple Juniper: Downtown, 4 Blocks to Main, Delightful with Sunny Front Deck
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 55 reviews

Very quaint comfy home.

  • 5 of 5

Very much enjoyed our stay. Very convenient to downtown and hiking trails we love never using vehicle while we are in Durango!!! Will be a repeat rentor!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you would like to come back. Would love to have you!
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Ideal location for living in and enjoying Durango

  • 5 of 5

We returned to Victoria's property for a week of family visiting, and once again found it to be comfortable, clean, and ideal for us as a base. The size of the unit allows enough space to work, cook, nap, and live without being cramped. It is an easy walk to downtown restaurants and shops. We could have an extended visit with 15-month old grandchild and his parents without being in their way 24/7. Glad Purple Juniper was available; hope to stay here again next time.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay again, and I so appreciate hearing what good use you are able to make of the space. Thank you again!
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Great time in Durango!

  • 5 of 5

House was well appointed and very clean, easy access to old downtown, would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy you enjoyed the house! Thank you for staying.
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This was a perfect location to walk anywhere in the historic district downtown.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great experience at this property. The location was perfect for walking to anywhere in the historic district. The neighborhood was very quiet. The house was clean and well stocked. Our only complaint was that there was no cable TV and had very limited channels.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and stay. There are a lot of channels on the TV - all major networks, CNN, Fox News; ESPN, NBC Sports; Disney Channel, Netflix, and a music documentary channel, Qello. Just let me know of any channels you think would be good to add, and I am happy to add them. It is good to hear you enjoyed the house and proximity to town and I hope you will be back!
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Great Stay in Durango

  • 5 of 5

The Purple Juniper was nicely appointed. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed for cooking a few meals, the linens on the beds and in the bathroom were very nice, and the over all feel of the home was cozy. We enjoyed our stay, felt at home, and loved being able to walk downtown when we wanted to go out for dinner or a morning coffee. The hosts were very accommodating - sent Check-in information a day ahead.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you stay, and I am happy to got to experience town during an off-season, and when there was lots of snow.
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Like Home in Durango

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Purple Juniper twice and felt right at home both times. We have not met the owner, Victoria, but she seems like a friend and is so willing to help out in any way. The beds are comfortable with quality linens and the kitchen is well stocked for cooking, including a dishwasher, gas stove, and nice pans. The front deck is a great place to enjoy the Durango sunshine and grill out. Plus, the location is ideal for walking a few blocks to town, yet quiet at night. We have always found parking on the street right in front of the house.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It has been a pleasure having you stay and communicating with you. I'm happy you used the kitchen so much, and I am sure your son and his friends are too! Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you again.
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Durango House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Damage Protection $39 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.8%

Minimum of 5-night rentals may be made at anytime. Two-night rentals are available within 30 days of check-in. Festival weekends may be booked with a minimum 3-night stay or a small increase in nightly rate.

Payment is typically made in full at the time of booking for simplicity, but may be split into two with the second half due 30 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation policy is the same regardless of payment schedule, with 75% of the total rental cost refundable when 30 days or more notice is provided. Within 30 days of check-in, no refunds are given. As booking a vacation home is unique from standard hotel lodging with respect to cancellation, trip insurance may be a good investment to cover unforeseen circumstances.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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