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DOC's HEAVENLY VISTA -stunning views-cozy rustic comforts-trails-wildlife-

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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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About the property

Stunning views in a peaceful setting with wildlife, action and adventure nearby

Amazing views from all windows in our home! Cozy home with 3 bedrooms all having beautiful handmade mountain furniture, comfy mattresses and high thread count sheets. Two of the bedrooms have connecting bathrooms. The master suite has a claw foot tub and shower with incredible views. The downstairs bedroom has a bathroom with tub and shower ready for adults and kids.

Our living area is cozy with lots of views, TV, games and a great set up for just hanging out and enjoying each others company. The dining area has a very large handmade mountain table with seating for 12. Could be more with small kids.

The kitchen is fully stocked with lots of extras including a smoothie maker, crock pots, fondue pot, coffee grinder, belgium waffle maker, etc. The stove has five burners with the sixth being a large oval burner for cooking on grill or griddle (also provided). We have place settings for 12. Leftover containers, foil, plastic wrap and baggies are also provided. We have not skimped on the quality of the kitchen wear.

We are also well stocked for families traveling with kids, toddlers and babies. We have a pack and play, stroller, high chair, potty chair and step stool, rock and play, baby to toddler bathtub, toys, bath toys and books.

Teenagers are not left out. We have books for them, movies, an Xbox with games and a Sega Genesis stand alone with built in games. And last, but not least, for them, we have good Wi-Fi service. The downstairs room is a perfect get away for them or the guys with a 75inch TV and DVD player. There is two large leather sofas, and two leather chairs with ottomans for seating. One of the sofas, pulls out into one of our fabulous Comfort Sleepers.

The laundry room is stocked with a very nice large capacity washer and dryer, detergent and dryer sheets. There is also a rod for hanging clothes with hangers provided.

There is a large mudroom with it's own access into the house. There is a long handmade mountain bench for getting those skis or muddy shoes off, boot dryers for ski boots and lots of shoe trays. Many hooks in this room and throughout the entire home. You will also find a beverage center in the mudroom for all your beverages, allowing more space in the refrigerator located in the kitchen.

The outside deck is a great place to be anytime of day. The hot tub seats six and is quite comfortable. We have an electric grill/smoker. We have seating for several with seating around a fire pit just steps off the deck. Again, all with amazing views.


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Walter and Shelley Lamle
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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January 23, 2017

About Walter and Shelley Lamle

We are a family of four from Oklahoma that travels with extra family and friends all the time. We love Colorado, especially Southwest Colorado and love this location and home!

This location for us is so great because it's breathtakingly beautiful, the summers have the best weather and there's so much to to here, plus the winters are their own kind of gorgeous with the snow peaked mountains and all the great winter activities.

This particular location is so wonderful because it's in a very peaceful setting with lots of privacy, but you can also be to Durango in 25 minutes and Pagosa Springs in 40 minutes.

Walter and Shelley Lamle purchased this house in 2014

Why Walter and Shelley Lamle chose Southwest

We bought this property first because of it's views. We love it for so many reasons.....the views, the daily wildlife sightings, the trails just outside our home and the coziness of the home. The location is amazing as well with so many things to do in all directions of our home.

What makes this house unique

Gated area for guaranteed privacy.

Our home sits on 35 acres of beauty.

Easy access in all seasons.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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DOC's HEAVENLY VISTA -stunning views-cozy rustic comforts-trails-wildlife-
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Amazing views, lovely home that felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing! Something to do for everyone. The home was simply comfortable, clean, and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Totally amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our family ranged in age from 7 mos to 70. We absolutely wanted for nothing! This home had everything for the baby's comfort including bath time amenities. Games for all ages. The hot tub was wonderful on the cold nights of November. The view from the every window and deck was awesome. This home is truly home away from home. The owners (Shelley) made us feel like we were part of her family and it seems that I have known her for years.! The house itself is made for comfort and is decorated to get the Colorado experience. My family is already planning our next stay. It doesn't matter what season it is you will be thoughaly amazed at what there is to do. Just relax or go hiking, fishing horseback riding the list goes on. We had eight adults and 6 children and still had room for more. Can't wait to go back!

Did I mention the kitchen? Awesome!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Once again, this beautiful scenic overlook home provided my family (a total of nine!)

With an awesome experience. The home is so well equipped to handle even the one year olds, that it was the perfect housing and location for our group. Just a short drive to Durango (which we did many times) and great scenic drives into the mountains heading the other direction were just a couple of the perks that this property provides.

We love being able to sit on the deck in the morning and evening, sipping on a beverage of choice, and watching elk parade by in the valley below...or enjoying a relaxing dip in the spa....ahhhhh......The sunsets are spectacular facing the west on the deck. We love this property and will definitely book it again...and AGAIN!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a very relaxing trip to Doc's. The house was great- everything one would need. Great weather and places to see all of God's amazing work.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Doc's Heavenly Vista is even better than described. My extended family stayed for 3 nights, but I wish we could have stayed longer. It was the perfect location for a wedding in Bayfield, but it is only 25 minutes or so from Durango as well. The house is beautifully furnished and very clean. The beds are VERY comfortable and there are many extra pillows and blankets. The views are incredible! We had such a nice time chatting in the hot tub, and around a fire in the fire pit as well. Plus we were able to have multiple meals at the house and the table fit our whole family. Shelley and the caretaker Kay were immediately available if there were any problems, of which we had none. I have no doubt that if there was an issue, Shelley and/or Kay would take care of the problem right away. I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Arlington, TX

Loved this proterty!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property! Great kitchen (best tools I've ever seen in a vacation rental... I thought I was at home!), great accommodation throughout, oh, and great sunset views from the perfect deck! We loved the quiet of the country side and yet not far from attractions. The caretaker was very responsive and Shelley (owner) sent a nice text message to see if we needed anything. I will definitely recommend this house to 50-somethings (me & spouse), 30-somethings (daughter & son-out-law) and under 5-somethings (two adorable grandsons).

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Durango National Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Bottom Shelf Brewery
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Durango, Colorado
Nearest Train
23 Miles
1880's Durango Silverton Train
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
B Diner, Tuning Fork, Tequillas, Hongs Garden, etc
Car: recommended

Just a 15 minute drive away is Lake Vallecito. This lake is one of Colorado's largest. It is breathtakingly beautiful snuggled in between two mountain ridges and located just 23 miles northeast of Durango.

The lake has many game fish including Northern Pike, Salmon and Trout. The lake has a local marina and access to the lake is free for all types of recreation. You can rent pontoon boats, fishing gear and tubes Along the shore, you will find several eateries and small shops.

Durango has so many things to do! Including, the 1880's Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad - it's a beautiful and fun ride. Shopping Old Town Durango is fabulous as well. Durango also boasts more restaurants per square mile than even San Francisco.

Travel north out of Durango toward Silverton to drive the million dollar highway that leads to Ouray. It's quite the amazing and beautiful drive. Or stay in Durango for the dinner hour and enjoy the Bar-D Chuckwagon supper and show. Excellent golf courses and several museum round out this list. Just so much to do!

Purgatory Ski Resort is located just north of Durango. Great for skiing and snowboarding in the winter and in the off season, a great playground including zip lines, bunge jumping, gyro chairs, alpine slides, water runners, scenic chairlift rides, mechanical bull, climbing wall, miniature golf, family ropes course, mountain bike uplift, and so much more.

A two hour drive west and south from our home will land you at the Four Corners. Here you can be in four states at the same time....Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. The Navajo Indians also have several booths where you can shop their wears. Fabulous!

A one hour drive from the house is the Mesa Verde Anasazi Ruins. Often touted as a top 50 must see.

Pagosa Springs is 35 miles from our home. There you will find Wolf Creek Ski resort, shopping, river tubing, hot air balloon rides, golf and the healing hot waters of the springs.

Four wheeling/ATV riding is a must in our family and the possibilities here are endless. So many trails! We have a guide at our home that leads you to trails good for ATV's, snowmobiles, hiking, etc....

The San Juan National Forest and the Weminuche Wilderness has over 2.5 million acres of public lands.

Bayfield is a small quiet town, Perfect for our beautiful scenic setting with amazing views. In the town of Bayfield are several great restaurants, listed above. There is also a very nice park for the family where you can splash around in the Los Pinos River.

Fishing is also close by here in the Pinos River and Vallecito River. Both within minutes of our home.

For a little further drive, the Navajo Reservoir in Farmington, New Mexico boasts of some of the best fly fishing in the country.

And then, a further piece down the road (6 hours) is the Grand Canyon!


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Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 6.8%

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Bayfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Claw foot tub and full shower, both with incredible views
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Connected to a Bedroom #3. Has bath mat and toys for kids
  • All bathrooms have plenty of high quality towels, toilet paper and soap. Hair dryer in master bathroom and downstairs bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Tempurpedic Adjustable bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin is a Comfort Sleeper
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bonus Room & Living Room - 1 king , 1 queen , QueenPlusComfortSleeper - Bonus Room; KingComfortSleeper-LR
  • 1- King 4- Queens 1- Twin 2 - Queen blow ups and 1 - Twin in case your kids like to pile in all one room like ours King is a Comfort Sleeper with gel foam mattress Master Queen is an adjustable Tempurpedic Bonus Room Queen is a Queen Plus Comfort Sleeper with gel foam mattress Twin in Bedroom #2 is a Comfort Sleeper with gel foam mattress We have 2 fans for each room for those who like extra air, "white noise" or a little extra coolness
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Easy stay for families with little ones. We have a pack and play, stroller, high chair, potty chair and step stool, bouncy seat, rock and play, baby gate, Baby Einstein play mat, baby to toddler bathtub, books, games, toys and tub toys. Kitchen extras: smoothie maker, fondue pot, crock pots (small and large), coffee grinder, grill/griddle pan for indoors, electric wine opener and stoppers, Ninja blender, angel food cake pan, Belgium waffle maker

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