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Romantic Cottage on Private Acreage 5 min. to Downtown-Hot Tub, Incredible Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

- 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4-6

This private, cozy cottage is nestled on a 19 acre parcel in the East Animas Valley, just a couple of miles north of the Durango city limits. You will enter the property through an electronic gate and continue on a 500 foot private road towards the Red Hermosa Cliffs. Beyond the cliffs is nothing but picturesque forest service land for hundreds of miles. On the property there is a private, covered tennis court for your personal use and high speed internet!

This secluded property, only 2 miles from Durango, is in a beautiful river valley abundant with tall Ponderosa Pines and enormous oaks. At 6500 feet in elevation there are great views of the La Plata Mountains with a perfect combination of warm winter days and cool summer nights. Plus you are only a 25 minute drive to the Durango Mountain Ski Resort.

This home is beautifully furnished with antiques and art. The main floor has vaulted ceilings and large windows to show off mother nature's beauty, and also contains a comfortable queen size sofa sleeper. The master bedroom and bath are on the first floor, and a second bedroom with private bath is on the second floor. The granite countertop kitchen is fully equipped for your cooking needs, or you can barbeque on the west covered porch with the gas grill.

After a long day exploring this wonderful area, relax in the luxurious Caldera Kauai hot tub and enjoy dinner on the large southern deck. Only 30 minutes away, visit the astonishing cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2003
Speaks english, limited spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager


You have done a wonderful job decorating and equiping the "Cottage" for your guests! We were very comfortable and really enjoyed our stay.

So much to do and see in the Durango area. Looks like a wonderful place to live!

We'll be back!
Aug 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Durango, Colorado

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , queen bed sofa sleeper
  • Queen bed sofa sleeper in living area
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Hi Speed Internet, 1 king, 1 double, 1 sleeper sofa. Hot Tub; Tennis Court; Seasonal Pond; Private Short Hikes on the property. Jogging/walking, biking on the country road. Deer, elk seen frequently on the property and nearby. Nice pasture to run the pets in. Dog run next to house. Gas Fireplace.


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Romantic Cottage on Private Acreage 5 min. to Downtown-Hot Tub, Incredible Views
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Spring, Texas

Superb place to get away from it all!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I could go on and on about how much we enjoyed staying in this Durango home last summer! As Harley riders from Texas, this property doesn't get any better! You are in the heart of fantastic rides and can come back to soak in the hot tub in beautiful weather. The home feels miles away from it all, but was still close enough to everything you wanted to do. The privacy of the property is a plus, as is the tennis courts and plenty of space for horseshoes. The owners are very hands-on without being intrusive and are so wonderful to share this piece of heaven with others! Trust me, you won't be disappointed! We're already planning our next trip!!

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2007
  • Date of Stay: June 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Cottage Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this wonderful home. Great location. Very private and secluded. Located in the beautiful Animas Valley just north of Durango a few miles. The property is very clean and well maintained. The beds are extremely comfortable. We will be coming back again this fall.

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, fantastic property!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a perfect time in Durango and will be coming back for a summer trip soon. The Cottage was located perfectly to give you the feel of being in the Colorado country but it was just 3 miles from town. We loved driving by the large horse stable on the way in everyday.

Lana was very accommodating through out the whole process. There was a college football game me and my son wanted to watch, but the channel wasn't subscribed to. I called Lana, she answered immediately and within an hour we were watching the game. The hot tub was a perfect end to every day and the cottage was stocked with everything you could possibly need. I am a neat freak and Lana's house keeper, Jessica, had the house absolutely spotless. You will not be disappointed!


  • Review Submitted: 17/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a very nice review on the Cottage Neil. Thanks so much! You and your family were terrific guests and I'll look forward to welcoming you back this summer! All the best, Lana
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Christmas family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Nice home and property. Not really big enough for 6 people but we made due. Could of used more bath towels, there were 4 and there was 6 of us. Thankfully there were towels for the hot tub that we used for showers

Saw deer this morning as we we're loading up. No snow so all of our plans were cancelled. Not the owners fault mother nature's.

  • Review Submitted: 27/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the very nice review Donnita! I'm glad you and your family had a great time despite the lack of snow..we've had a crazy year of weather... There were tons of extra towels in the master closet, sorry you missed them. I hope you'll come and see us again sometime soon. Thanks for being great guests! All the best in the coming year! Lana
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  • 5 of 5

One of the best, if not the best VRBO I've been to. Beautiful setting, and perfect location; privacy and yet only minutes from downtown Durango. The owner did a wonderful job with little signs everywhere so you become quickly acclimated to your "new home". Hated to leave :(

  • Review Submitted: 01/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic review on the Cottage Pete! Thanks! I hope to be able to welcome you back to the Cottage or one of our other homes in the not too distant future. Until then....all the best! Lana
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Houston, TX

Best Summer!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was exactly as shown in the web pictures. All new kitchen and bathrooms with everything we needed. The porch was actually an extra room for us as we ate outdoors each evening as the sun set. We like this home because we are far enough out of town to have our solitude but in 10 minutes or less we can be at any activity in Durango. There was so much to do that our days were filled with fishing, hiking, bike rides, rafting and of course the train to Silverton! The owners live close by so immediately available should we have had any problems. My family enjoyed "The Cottage" so much this year we will be returning next summer.

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely review on the Cottage. Thank you Susan! I look forward to welcoming you and Tom back next year. July 2017 will be here before we know it! Until then.... All the best! Lana
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Car: recommended

Talk about the perfect location! Your backyard is the acclaimed Red Hermosa Cliffs where numerous Red Tail Hawk nests thrive. Your front yard is pasture land overlooking the Animas River where herds of elk can be seen on numerous days. On the quiet county road you will see many bicycle riders, runners, and walkers. Enjoy the private, covered tennis court and luxurious Caldera Kauai hot tub.

Take a hike behind the cottage and be rewarded with magnificent views of the city of Durango and the river valley. Don't forget to ride the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad!

This is truly the perfect location in Durango! You are close to everything while still in a private, cozy setting. The bakery is three minutes away; great restaurants within five to ten minutes; gamble at the Ute Mountain Casino 20 minutes away; the supermarket is six minutes away and the Durango Mountain Ski Resort is 25 minutes away. Don't forget to visit the spectacular cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Durango, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
peak season
22 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
Off Season
1 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Rate
20 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
Off Season
4 Jan 2019 - 19 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$470.36
Cleaning Fee AU$201.58 + Tax
Pet Fee AU$134.39 + Tax

$225-$265/night, $1350-$1545/week (6 nights)
THESE RATES ARE FOR 2 PEOPLE ONLY please inquire for the rates for additional people
Off season rates October 1-February 28
Peak season rates June-September
Please inquire for shoulder season rates March, April, May, October
Holiday weeks are higher, please inquire
$125 cleaning fee, $15/night/pet

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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