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Heavenly Views at Purgatory | Durango Spectacular Slope Side by the Waterfall.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,275 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Beautifully Renovated! BBQ, Outdoor Seating, Wood Fireplace, 2 PN Jacuzzi Tub

Are you searching for your perfect, (possibly romantic, amazing location, fantastic views) Durango Mountain retreat? The ski resort, located between Silverton and Down-town Durango, is the perfect home base for exploring the Durango region year-round. So why should you choose our particular home for your Durango vacation?

1. VIEWS! are why we chose this home. Spectacular San Juan Needles Mountain views on both levels, and no buildings in front.

2. Our condo is loved like a home: fully renovated, and annual decor improvements are made. We want our guests to return!

3. Enjoy the outdoors from inside too! Next to 30+' waterfall, pines on left separate East Rim / Peregrine. Balcony, Patio, Corner Unit.

4. Location! Walk just 2-4 minutes to the Lodge heated outdoor pool, plaza, and the Purgatory ski lifts which run in summer and fal too. What good is SISO if you have no mountain views to come home to?

5. We are a gen-u-ine rental by owner; focused on our valued guests, and keeping 2 private homes year-round beautiful for guest arrivals.

Whether you desire a great space for: a romantic getaway, a hunting or fishing trip with the guys, a ski trip with the family, to ride the Durango Train, a summer mountain vacation by the waterfall, to experience Durango fall colors, Durango mountain biking, or just to sit daily and soak in the incredible Needles Mountan Views, our condo may be perfect for you. agosa.

The 1274 SF, 2 levels of Mountain View’s space, is very comfy for 2-6, and can sleep up to 8 guests. Our valued guests have included family’s with children, hunting buddies, retired couples traveling together, firemen ski trips, honeymooners, first time vacation renters, and more. We still have a toddler, and keep baby items (pack n play and high chair) available to help parents. If you love to cook, you'll find the kitchen well stocked with pans, utensils and attractive place settings. Our Durango Dream Views condo is also great for romantic escapes. The master bedroom has beautiful views, and our condo makes a great Durango Honeymoon suite.

Your individual questions are always welcomed - scroll down our listing page to the owner photo section: Near the owner photo you’ll find an “Ask a Question” button. More great details about our East Rim "Durango Dream Views" condo lay-out and location follow notes on OCCUPANCY. East Rim Condos are each unique. Our maximum home occupancy at "Heavenly Views Waterfall", with all guests paid, is 8. Our home can sleep up to 6 adults and 2 children under age 14, 8 persons total, including any infants and up to 1 doggie (owner approval required for pet). To provide seasonal savings to smaller groups, our home occupancy is based on rate, and on paid and registered guests. NO EXCEPTIONS to our home's max. occupancy policy (Grin with me here: hence the word maximum- the greatest or highest amount possible).

Everyone, including CHILDREN are welcomed. We have 2 pack n plays, a baby gate, and a highchair. Moms and Dad's, the patio is a few meters from the waterfall, and balcony railings are not toddler safe spacing. We’ve enjoyed home immensely with our toddler, adult supervision of little ones is needed for the immediate outdoor areas. If available, our other Dream Views balcony has added posts on the balcony.

Dream Views Waterfall is not just "a rental", it's a nest:) We believe you'll appreciate the effort invested in the ambiance. If using Instant Confirmation, your guest list with names and ages (and any pet request) must be submitted to Sunshine within 24 hours of booking. Guests may be able to added to original reservation with written owner approval, per rental policies. Please read on for the fun stuff!

Enjoying our Dream Views condo's incredible Needles Mountain and Twilight lake views, you'll want to stay in the San Juan mountains forever. Our corner condo is located at the heart of Purgatory Resort (formerly called Durango Mountain Resort), yet you'll feel close to nature while nestled on the East Rim by the Waterfall and pines. You feel almost like you are in your own mountain cabin, and have great proximity to amenities. In winter and summer, walk just 3-4 minutes to the Purgatory lifts, and 1-2 minutes to Purgatory Plaza and all the winter, summer and fall activities. In Spring, summer, and fall (as long as no draught) open the windows to hear the refreshing murmur of the 30'+ waterfall just 2-3 meters away. The East Rim condos are in 4 buildings all with private covered entrances and ski lockers, located directly across from Purgatory Lodge and the main ski lifts. Our Dream Views Waterfall condo is downstairs, and front mountain facing (our condos are not set-back on the building sides. The set-back units loose an open side of the balcony, but may be larger in some cases. Some East Rim condos have patios, others do not). Our balcony and patio both have 3 full sides open, offering huge Needles Mountains views accented with pines, and some Twilight Lake views as well.

We make home and decor improvements every single year. Each item in our homes is hand selected to create a warm and romantic mountain ambiance. Texture, and vibrant earthy colors abound in lovingly chosen wool rugs, amber wood floors, travertine bathrooms, leather sofas, luxurious bedding, canvas art, oversize woven throw pillows, hand forged flatware and more. Recent improvements include arched knotty pine interior doors, and a large PB Crystal Dining Chandelier. We also added a romantic wood frame electric fireplace mounted at the foot of the master bed...where you can snuggle next to huge view windows by the pines.

Our 1275 SF corner East Rim condo also features an upstairs balcony, a downstairs patio, and a Weber stainless gas BBQ for spring, summer and fall. Both the patio and balcony have outdoor wicker seating (our balcony is fully covered, yet winter will be impacted by snow). The patio has a loveseat swing and stackable chairs, and the balcony has Pier 1 counter height dining for 4. There is parking right in fornt of the building for one vehicle, others can go in opne ski parking. For true mountain ambiance, our building is recessed in the cliff, about 16 steps down from the street level. There are no buildings in front of our spectacular views. The entry door is on the ground floor in a covered courtyard of an intimate 8 unit building, along with a ski locker that can hold about 6pr. Our East Rim buildings facades recently recieved a warm exterior make-over, with stack stone corner columns and distressed metal surround. We make annual home improvements; you can expect our home to look as lovely, or nicer, than our photos. The Needles mountain views from both levels are more beautiful in person than my photo skills capture.

Upstairs Features:

The upstairs is the main living level with the living room, a wood burning fireplace, a full kitchen with granite counter and stainless appliances including a bottom freezer fridge, the dining for 8, and a full bathroom off the entry area. The entry area is tiled for removing boots and shoes, and it's easy to access the beautiful gold travetine bathroom from the entry. Our living area features a full and loveseat leather sofa, and a queen sleeper sofa in front of the magnificent mountain views. A smart TV is above the mantle on the stone fireplace. The dining tabale for 8 is counter height, with new pecan leather dining chairs and the beautiful drum chandelier. The kitchen features a bottom freezer fridge made in the USA by maytag, and cabinets that have all the pots, pans, and accessories you'll need for cooking. There is a standard Keurig available, as well as a Cuisinart drip machine, and a stainless crock pot.

Downstairs Features (2.5 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom):

Our full-width stairs with landing are standard width with carpet and a hand rail. There are 2 fully private bedrooms, and 1 small semi-private bunk-bed area, a patio, and 1 full bathroom. All downstairs floors except the travertine bathroom are beautiful distressed hickory. The small bunk area is at the foot of the stairs, separated by a velvet curtain, and is well appointed for children with a window and a dresser. The bottom bunk is sturdy enough for an adult if needed. A hallway leads to the downstairs full bathroom with travertine walls, wood ceiling and a 2 person Jacuzzi tub, and the 2 private bedrooms at the opposite end of the hallway. The main views bedroom features a full wall of windows leading to the patio, it's just amazing to snuggle to the views. We love to turn the lights off, and enjoy the new electric fireplace at the foot of the tempur-pedic bed. The 2nd queen bedroom has a 2X3' window of views, a Stearns and Foster Luxury mattress, a small walk in closet with cherry organizer, a romantic linen and wood bed, beautiful canvas art, and a small flatscreen TV with Dish Network. Both bedrooms have comfy mattresses, Pottery barn or RL bedding, down pillows and Kirkland Sateen or Fieldcrest Luxury sheets (may have flannel in winter), and ceiling fans. There is a portable wood fireplace style electric heater to supplement the bedroom baseboard heat in case someone tends to be cold, but with our layers of cozy bedding, it's usually not needed.

We update our home annually to keep it special for guests. Do you have more questions before you book? Just ASK Sunshine: scroll to the owner section, you’ll find our photo and “Ask Owner a Question Button”. We have rented by owner since 2008. You can reserve with confidence. Is our Dream Views Waterfall full for your dates? Type 3610720 in the seach box, and push enter, to see our "Durango Dream Views Ski in Ski out" Condo, another East Rim Condo just 2 minutes walk south.

More Details

Sunshine & Cody Qualls
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Sunshine & Cody Qualls

If you've yet to be completely enamored with Durango; it only takes once! We fell in love with Durango mountain our first visit; and purchased 'Dream Views by the Waterfall' a few months later. The breathtaking views at Purgatory, the refreshing mountain climate, and charming down-town genuinely offer year-round fun for everyone.

Over a decade ago, we left satisfying careers in the US as a high school teacher and commercial builder; to start a custom building business in Costa Rica. We love USA! dearly, even more so after living abroad; yet were drawn by the sense of adventure and lack of traffic jams. We have come to cherish Durango mountain as a gathering place for family, and an escape from working in Costa Rica's heat.

Due to living in a rural coastal area with limited amenities; we truly appreciate Durango's down-town area: the arts, great eats, festivals, churches, parks, charming shops, the 'choo choo'! On the mountain we love: horses, rock hopping streams, Stunning hiking vistas, breathtaking lakes, fishing, the scent of the trees, the surprise snow in early May, looking out at the mountains and feeling like time has stopped.

Our hearts are torn between the tropical beauty and responsibility of loyal building employees in Costa Rica; and the great opportunities that Durango offers for children. While we dream about moving to Durango in the coming years; we want guests to thoroughly enjoy our home. We have worked year after year, to create an ambiance that we hope our guests will also create memories in, and will want to call their Durango 'home away from home' each year

Sunshine & Cody Qualls purchased this condo in 2008

Why Sunshine & Cody Qualls chose Durango

We are all about the Mountain Views. Our Durango Dream Views condo offers the perfect vantage point for the breathtaking Needles Mountains. The 30+ foot Waterfall next to our East Rim condo took our breath away too. Having a patio AND a balcony helps to make the most of the outdoors. At 3ish minutes walk, we are almost Ski In Ski Out, and we'd rather be "almost" than to give up the mountain views! It's a 2 minute stroll to morning breakfast at the year-round deli in Purgatory Plaza and summer and fall activities for the little ones. In summer, the mountain temperatures can be 15 degrees cooler than down-town. In fall, you can feast your eyes on Aspen Trees turning colors right from our home.

There are sooooo many lakes and streams for free hiking, drawing, kayaking, and pick-nicks. And from Purgatory Resort, it is perfectly scenic drive to down-town as often as one likes to enjoy the Historic district and arts. Thanks to the Resort's fantastic "almost half-way to heaven" between Durango and Silverton location, it's also just as easy to take a family scenic adventure day on the Million Dollar Highway to Silverton, Ouray and Telluride.

What makes this condo unique

Rather than 10, 50, or 100's properties, we focus just on caring for our 2 homes. We have decorated and renovated both Dream Views condos, and stock the kitchen cabinets and dinnerware as if they were our full-time residences. We hope when guests head home from your San Juan mountain experince; that you'll remember our Dream Views condos inside ambiance as much as the spectacular Needles Mountain views and the fun you had on the mountain.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The rooms were very accommodating and the condo was better than advertised. We had a beautiful view of the mountains from our balcony. DMR was less than 50 yards from our front door. We could not of asked for better ski conditions, 45 inches of snow fall in 3 days makes for great skiing/boarding. I enjoyed working with the owners. They were honest, we had no problems with the deposit refund, everything was as promised and Sunshine is a very sweet , personable, and caring person. I will definitely be lodging with Sunshine again. I can't wait to visit with my family. Of all the places I have been skiing DMR has the best variety of slopes and is very family friendly. Thanks for the beautiful condo.
Feb 2013
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Durango Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1275 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guest List Names & Ages Required w/in 24 hrs of Res. 8 bodies Max in our home includes children, infants, pet. Paid Occupancy may not be exceeded.
  • Pet requires owner approval. Dog only- Max 1 $15pp/pn fee. Doggie must be kept off of beds (no exceptions) and off furniture for family fresh home:)
  • Home, patio and balcony are non-smoking. No parties nor unapproved gatherings. If our occupancy or rental policies are not a fit, try us next time.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs, Beautifully Remodeled with Gold Travertine
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Downstairs w/ Travertine and Oversize Jacuzzi Tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Stunning Pillow-top Views, Luxury mattress and bedding
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Beautiful Hardwood floors, Pottery Barn Bedding Set
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Semi-Private Bunk-bed Room for Children
    Sleeper Sofa Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa In Front of Amazing Views
  • Permitted maximum occupancy is 6 adults + 2 children under age 14. The bedrooms are downstairs. The "3rd bedroom" is a semi-private bunk bed area, best suited for children. 1274SF Condo can sleep 6 adults using sleeper sofa in the upstairs living room. Our home space is most comfy for 2-6 persons total. Any approved pets (doggies only), children and and infants all count towards occupancy maximum.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Please see our 'DurangoDreamViews' site for Durango Seasonal Activity Links, Durango Family Blog, Durango Events Calendars, Mountain weather link and more info on our Durango Dream Views by the Waterfall Condo.


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Heavenly Mtn. Views by the Waterfall! Slope Side, Patio, BBQ, Summer 7th Nt Free
average rating of 4.928571 based on 97 reviews

Extremely comfortable! Fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The condo was perfect for us and our family. The property was nicely furnished, clean, and had everything we needed for our 4-day visit. It was such a comfortable place to return to after a long, busy day of skiing! The condo is in a fantastic location—just a short walk to the lifts and the plaza. I would recommend the home and stay here again for sure.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our family says Thank you ❤️! It’s pretty neat to have our home chosen, and appreciated by a family that travels for ski racing. We are rootin’ for your girls throughout the 2018 season and beyond. The Qualls Family.
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Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

Just completed a 2 week stay at East Rim #12 and it was a wonderful property. I would highly recommend staying here. It was very comfortable and just a short walk to the plaza square and the slopes. I think the owner is considering selling this property - if I was in the market to buy I would snatch this place up in a heartbeat! Great location!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to Sunshine's wonderful home. We love Purgatory and we love Sunshine's hospitality. She is generous, caring and extremely responsive. Everything was on hand to create the perfect family vacation. This is the place to stay if you are looking for warm, delightful and tasteful in Colorado. With deep appreciation :-) Thank you again Sunshine!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall hunt

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and convenient access to national forest. Sunshine is a courteous and helpful owner.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5 star stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! The condo is beautiful, very clean, and Sunshine was so great to work with! She responded quickly to all questions and made sure our stay was the best experience possible! I’d highly recommend this home and would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairhope, AL

Beautiful and comfortable condo

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay. The condo is decorated beautifully and had everything we could possibly need. The bed we slept in was extremely comfortable. The linens were comparable to the finest hotel. There was even a thick foam bed for the dog. There were plenty of towels and hot water. The kitchen had every imaginable utensil. The resort itself is lovely and we enjoyed hiking all over the ski resort. We even got to watch the cowboys bring the cattle down from the high country. We couldn't have asked for anything more.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Durango Airport (DRO)
Nearest Barpub
90 Metres
Purgatory Lodge
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Durango Silverton Railroad RockWood Station
Nearest Restaurant
90 Metres
Nearest Ski
3 Metres
Purgatory Mountain
Car: recommended

So Much to do in beautiful Durango! Outdoor activities abound in every season and our location at Durango Mountain Resort is a perfect base. Winter snow brings skiing, sledding, mogul, cross country and snowboarding opportunities. Spring thaw is great for hiking, picknics, fishing,mountain biking and photography. In summer add white water rafting, Pool time, tennis, horseback riding, rock wall climbing and golf. As the Fall colors burst on the scene enjoy 'Music in the Mountains', cruise the downtown art galleries, explore the old mining towns of Silverton and Ouray, hike the waterfall on the drive up. Year-round ride the Durango-Silverton Railroad, enjoy the heated pool, dine in the vast array of great restaurants in Durango, work out in the fitness center or relax in our 2 person jacuzzi bath with travertine walls. Don't forget about enjoying a steaming cup of coffee on our balcony or patio, watching the sunrise over the mountains from our Master bed, or snuggling by the fireplace

Golf: Just a 15 minute drive south to Golf Course at Tamarron/ Glacier Club

Ski: We are just a 3-5 Minute walk to the main 3 ski lifts. Our Condo is a 1 minute walk to the New purgatory Lodge and the lifts are just behind the lodge. Our Condo's View Side has unobstructed views of the Needles Mountains (pine trees, but no buildings in front of us!) from 2 levels and our entry side has designated parking on Sheol street. We have a ski locker outside in a large covered entry area. Each condo in our building has a separate outdoor entrance, with no hallways to tromp through.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $79
Depart Cleaning Incl.Tax $137.77
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 14.8%

Thank you for looking! Our mountain views are hard to beat and we work diligently to keep our 2 Durango Dream Views homes attractive. In order to offer our guests LOWER OCCUPANCY SAVINGS RATES a Guest = Person Age 2+ Adding a guest above the discounted base rate is just $15pp/pn. Maximum Occupancy with all guests paid is 7 adults OR 8 guests if 2 are children under age 14. Pet Fee (Dogs Only, Max 2 $15pp/pn) is separate, however pets do count towards occupancy for sake of space.
TAX Line INCLUDES 8% for Resort's Fee & Amenity Guest Use Fee (heated pool, hot tub, fitness)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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