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Urban Homestead ~ Home & .2 Acre Garden in the Heart of Downtown Durango

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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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Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 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 ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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


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Urban Homestead ~ Home & .2 Acre Garden in the Heart of Downtown Durango
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

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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Lovely home with a fantastic yard and great location

  • 4 of 5

My family shared this house for over a week - 6 of us (1kid). We piled in and it worked great because the yard and location made getting out and about easy. The kitchen fuctions for family meal. We especially enjoyed eating outside. The sleeper couch is comfortable as are all the beds. The only downside was the bathroom. You have to go through the master bedroom. The bathroom is compact but fuctional even if we all took hot showers. We made it work.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous cozy house for a family.

  • 5 of 5

This house was so comfortable and warm. We could walk with the stroller and our Yack Tracks, in the dead of winter, to everything we needed. Our kids so much fun playing in the back yard in the snow. The house is very clean and had everything we needed. We really appreciated the play nuk upstairs and the very comfortable beds. It was also nice to have fast wi- fi to get my work done. Love this house! and we will be back this summer.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent little house for a family!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying in the Urban Homestead. The house is adorable and with a huge back yard filled with strawberries, peaches, apricots and lots of herbs and flowers. It felt like the Tuscan countryside eating under the big trees on the wooden table in the private back yard. It only took us 5 minutes to walk downtown to the Train Station on Main Avenue, although we were hoofing it. Close enough to get coffee if you like in the morning downtown. The beds are great: Tempropedic style mattresses. Holly was fantastic to deal with and gave us great ideas of what to do in town and where to ride horses with the family. Fun trip, looking forward to staying here again.


  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charm, comfort and great location

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended. My fiancee and I loved our extended stay. We did a lot of walking to downtown and around the neighborhood. The well-appointed kitchen allowed us to cook at home as often as we liked. Sleeping arrangements were amazingly comfortable. Bathroom was well-stocked with linens and supplies, great hot showers came in handy during the cold weather. Cable and wifi were great, and we set up a little home office. The mud room is a nice touch as well. Owners are really friendly and responsive to requests. Enjoy your stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 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.


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

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $150

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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