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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

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

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More Details

Owner
Victoria Schmitt
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 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

Amenities

Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

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

Reviews

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Purple Juniper: Downtown, 4 Blocks to Main, Delightful with Sunny Front Deck
average rating of 4.9661016 based on 59 reviews
5

Better than a Hotel!

  • 5 of 5

Purple Juniper is very clean, with comfortable beds and everything you need to make you feel right at home. We loved how convenient it was to walk to town. The only time we used our car was to go for a gorgeous hike near Hesperus and then to golf up at Hillcrest. We will hopefully be able to stay here again next time we come to Durango :-)

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This home was wonderful. The beds were so comfortable and the kitchen has all been updated and stocked great. The home is within walking distance of the main street which is an added bonus not having to park! We will definitely stay here next time we are in Durango.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

The duplex is in a GREAT location, we walked everywhere. The condo was clean and well stocked, it was a bonus to have some basic items, like salt/pepper, olive oil, and also shampoo/cream rinse. The beds were very comfortable, and we would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and very nice house.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location to downtown Durango. Everything you could possibly want was provided. Everything was clean, well organized and worked perfectly. Durango was really hot this June but house remained cool. Great vacation, would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. The evaporative cooler works amazingly well and I am happy you enjoyed it. Thank you for all of your other observations as well - will pass the complement on to my housekeeper.
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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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50

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.