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Urban Homestead ~ House on .2 Acre lot in Heart of Downtown Durango

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,225 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Urban Homestead: Huge Garden Lot in Downtown Durango, Walk to Everything!

2 Beds, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

This is an Executive Rental and will be rented monthly, with the exception of when friends and family stay.

Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Durango, Urban Homestead is situated on a huge garden lot. Almost .2 acres in Historic Downtown Durango and only 5 Blocks to walk to Downtown Main Avenue. This is truly like a little farm in Downtown Durango.

My mother, a master gardener, had a vision of transforming this adorable bungalow style house, and already fruitful yard, into an Urban Homestead. This property especially lends itself to families with children and family pets because of the huge yard and garden. Come have a "whole vacation" in Durango from the comfort of a home at the Urban Homestead!

The House: This 1200 SF house has 2 bedrooms, and one full bath. The house sleeps 4; there is a queen bed in the master bedroom, and two twin beds in the upstairs bedroom. Tempurpedic style mattresses are new, and super comfortable, complete with beautiful linens. The tile bathroom has a bathtub/ shower and has everything you need; towels, shampoo, hair dryer... etc. There is a small office, an old roll top desk stocked with writing supplies and plug in for your lap top computer. The upstairs dormer we turned into a play area for kids complete with dress up clothes, books, games, and a beanbag. The kitchen is recently remodeled with maple cabinets and a Bosch dishwasher, water filter, and large refrigerator with icemaker. The cook will appreciate the complete kitchen equipped with everything you need to make a gourmet meal; from the good pans and quality knives to cloth napkins, blender, etc. The round dinning room table seats four, but the best place to eat is outside in the back yard…

The Yard: Sit in the shade of the four mature apricot trees surrounding the back yard. Teak outdoor dining furniture and a gas BBQ make this a yard you will want to spend the afternoons reading, cooking, playing and dinning in. The yard in completely surrounded by privacy fencing & walls and is very quiet and private. There is a vegetable garden complete with strawberry patch, fruit trees, and flowerbeds. The yard is safe for a dog but we do ask you do not let your dog dig up any of the plants. A large & shady dog kennel is available for your k9 use.

The Location: Urban Homestead is only 10 minutes walk from the Train Station, Durango Natural Foods Co-op (my favorite grocery!), Telegraph / Horse Gulch trailhead, and Main Avenue downtown Durango. One quarter block away is a branch of the River Trail leading to Santa Rita Park and the whole river trail; perfect for easy walks and riding your bike all through town. You can easily walk to any of the local downtown restaurants for dinner. The neighborhood on 1st street is very quiet. Being the last street in town it gets hardly any traffic and is generally quiet at night. So go ahead and walk downtown in your pajamas for coffee!

Come stay at our Urban Oasis and pamper yourself while you enjoy Downtown Durango from the comfort of a Home!

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More Details

Holly Jason
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Holly Jason

We have been renting vacation homes for over 15 years. It suites my personality well as I am one that always wants to make people feel at home. I love spoiling our guests!

Holly Jason purchased this house in 2015

Why Holly Jason chose Durango

This property is right next to our Wild Horse Guesthouse and is perfectly suited to monthly stays in a beautifully furnished bungalow house in Downtown Durango. The south part of town has always been my favorite because of the culture, churches, and being so close to downtown. The amazingly beautiful and huge yard was just irresistible.

What makes this house unique

Close to shopping, trails, restaurants, fly fishing, hiking, churches... And such a comfortable and private little house. This house especially lends itself to families and pets because of the big yard.


Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1225 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • This is a nice big bathtub with a shower. The bedrooms and bathroom have Electric Radiant Heat.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Upstairs - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting
This is such a great house and so close to Downtown Durango. It is very kid and pet friendly with the big back yard. A good house to stay in while experiencing all there is to do in and around Durango!


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Urban Homestead ~ House on .2 Acre lot in Heart of Downtown Durango
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
Evergreen CO

So close to town

  • 5 of 5

We had our out of town relatives stay a week at Urban Homestead, and it worked so well. Close to town and comfortable by all. Apricots just coming on in the yard, so we even made jam.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, great in-town location.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay here at the Urban Homestead. The house was clean, comfortable, and in a neighborhood close to downtown Durango. I would definitely recommend it! The owner was easy to work with and very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Evergreen CO

Walking to the book store (such fun)!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Urban Homestead was great! We had fine weather, so could walk about each day as well. We especially liked the little kitchen, coffee in the sun room and watching all the birds in the big back yard.

We found that we could walk to the used book store, S.W. Book Traders, and movies at the about 10 min. It was really great to leave the car at home. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Antonio

Great Location - Nice Short Walk to Downtown

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Holly's house - the location is excellent. Walk to anything downtown. The yard is secure and lots of room for dogs to play. Lots of kitchen items are available for cooking in and having a w/d is so great for not having to bring an abundance of clothes.

The mud room was a plus to store jackets and outside gear. The privacy of parking in a driveway was nice and the neighbors were friendly and the neighborhood quiet.

The upstairs area for our boys was much bigger than the pic appear, so plenty of room for 2 teenage boys to have privacy and space to hangout.

Some places we used and highly recommend are 2nd Ave Sports for any Summer or Winter rentals - walking distance. Happy Hounds Fat Cats Dog Day Care - they were awesome!! Just be sure to call ahead and make reservations and bring all necessary paperwork for your pet.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really nice

  • 4 of 5

It’s a really nice place and super cute! Only thing is my dog found a space to escape from. I just leaned a board I found against it.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my goodness! While I am there cleaning today, I will make a detailed tour of the back yard and find the hole where your dog got out, and fix it!!! I pride myself on super private and secure yard space for pets and children. Glad you liked the house!
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Adorable house in the heart of town

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this super cute house. Holly is super helpful in planning our river trip and several hikes. The yard is like being in the south of France and we used the table under the overhanging apricot tree for almost every meal. Our little dog loved the freedoms of the back yard and its safe dog proof fence. We could not ask for more and will be back again for ski season!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Durango Silverton Narrow Guage Rail Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Ken & Sues
Car: not necessary

Downtown Durango! Walk to everything. You don't really need a car.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $100

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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