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Skiing, Hiking, And Fishing At The Doorstep.

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Luxury 4 Bedroom 5 Bath With Lake And Mountain Views.

Lakeview Villa sits next to a private lake with skiing and hiking just minutes away. Great for family get aways or some peace and quiet in the tall trees.

If the weather outside is not the best relax by one of the 2 fireplaces or take a dip in the hottub. The kids will have fun with the full sized shuffle board table, videos, games and pool table. There is always lots to choose from at Lakeview villa.

John English
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

Why John English chose Columbine Lake (Purgatory Lake Drive)

We fell in love with the Villa the minute we saw it and the views. We rent it out to share the good times with other when we are not using it ourselves.

What makes this villa unique

Views, peace and quite.


Columbine Lake (Purgatory Lake Drive) Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Gameroom Bath - toilet , shower
    Main Floor Guest - toilet , shower
    Moose Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bear room Bath - toilet , shower
  • Five bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bear Room - 1 queen
    Moose Room - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , pull out is a full size bed
    Pine cone Room (main floor) - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Pack-n-play baby bed
  • Loft (2) Sleeper Sofas Game Room (1) Sleeper Sofa
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Skiing, Hiking, And Fishing At The Doorstep.
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic place, and exceeded all expectations. The view from the balconies were amazing. The kitchens were well stocked and nice to have an abundance of spices to cook with.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our goal to make your stay the best it can be. We are very thankful you chose our home for you rest and relaxation.
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the home was wonderful. When I read other reviews that the kitchen was well stocked, I had no idea how well stocked. It was amazing. The beds were comfortable in all rooms. The views were just beautiful from every window. The owner was very easy to work with on the booking and details. His local caretaker was there when we arrived and was available for anything we needed (although we didn't need anything).

I would definitely recommend this house for a large group because there is plenty of room and you can have privacy, or all fit into any of the areas.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice

  • 4 of 5

Spacious and as advertised, my family and I really enjoyed our stay, thanks.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall an outstanding adventure was had by all. From "Pops", age 69, to "Addie", age 18 months,

  • 5 of 5

The Lakeside Villa is an amazing place! Lots of room to spread out with four large bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. The location above the lake is spectacular, allowing for great views of the local San Juan mountains and the deer that roamed the shore lines. We enjoyed the canoes and made many floating trips up and down Lake Purgatory. The kitchen had every available cooking tool known to mankind, including a wood burning pizza oven. The ambiance eating dinner on the outside deck was second to none. The owner, John English, had an easy time while we were there, with only one decision to make and that being no outside fires, although the fire pit area looks inviting. In the end, it was sad to leave such a beautiful, well taken care of facility. We spent eight days in paradise! Thank you John for letting us enjoy your home!

Jim, Nancy and family.

USAF Retired

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your group took great care of the house and treated it like it was yours. We hope to see you again. Thank you.
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Fantastic place for a summer vacation

  • 4 of 5

This is a really great place! I seldom take time to write reviews, but thought this one was worth every penny. The view was incredible, the layout perfect, and the amenities plentiful. The kitchen was brilliant and very well stocked - we didn't eat out the entire trip. The location was perfect: great hiking trails nearby (Goulding was hard but fun and Purgatory Flats easier but enjoyable), a short drive to Silverton (and Ouray) and Durango, and a convenience store just five miles away. The outdoor fire pit was perfect, the canoes easy to use, and the hot tub much needed after a tough hike. Our favorite part, though was the outdoor dining table - where we ate every evening. The brick oven was cool but needed instructions (preheat for 4-5 hours). We had to move the pool table and shuffleboard in the game room to make them usable - hope John didn't mind. And the owner was very responsive. A few little picky things, but all in all couldn't have been much better. Cox Family

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to get away

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed here before and absolutely LOVED it! It is close to the ski resort and Durango is just a little jaunt away. The house itself is absolutely beautiful. The kitchen is a chef's dream and we had a blast cooking a big group meal together. The owner was super responsive to all of our needs and was so helpful.

The only downside is that while this house says it sleeps 14, I wouldnt say 'comfortably'. There are 4 bedrooms (each with a king or queen) which are amazing and super comfortable, but the rest of the 'beds' are pull outs that have seen better days. This place is ideal for 4 couples, but much more than that and it gets a little uncomfortable. Other than that, this place is AMAZING! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Durango -LaPlata
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
School House Bar
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Dalton Ranch
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Durango /Silverton
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
us 550
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sows ear
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Durango Mountain resort
Car: necessary

The Villa is at Lake Purgatory, less than a mile from downhill skiing at Durango mountain Resort.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Cleaning Fee $350
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.5%

Keys or door codes will be sent out a week before arrival.

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.