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Garden Home Downtown: Slendid 3 Bedroom House in Historic Neighborhood

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Garden Home City of Durango Permit #14-098

Our Garden Home Guesthouse is a beautiful 1800 square foot, two bedroom two and a half bath house on West 3rd Avenue. There is also a playroom that makes out into a third bedroom. Take a short walk to dinner downtown, or enjoy the extensive River Trail that runs along the banks of the Animas just a few blocks from the house. Or just sit on the classic front porch overlooking this quiet old-town Avenue neighborhood lined with huge trees. Feel good about taking a green vacation… this house has a 4.5 KW PV solar system providing 100% of the electricity!!

Garden Home is decorated in a serene garden style with high quality furnishings and original artwork. There is a full kitchen gas range and oven, kitchen aid dishwasher, plenty of dishes and pots and pans to cook a holiday meal for your family. All the little things like coffee, oil, and spices are there to make you feel at home. Also a full sized washer and dryer for your use with supplies provided. Two beautiful bedrooms upstairs have high-end queen sized mattresses for a comfortable nights sleep. There are down comforters and lots of extra towels and linens. The third room is a playroom that makes out into a nice sleeping area with a split king sized mattress.

Totally kid and pet friendly with our “Romper Room” full of toys that opens up to a fenced back yard. Your kids and dogs will have a blast exploring the nature trail up the back hill, safely fenced in. We have kids and dogs ourselves so have outfitted the house with plug covers and baby gates.

It is a 30-minute drive to Purgatory (DMR) where you can ski some of Colorado’s best. Or just stay in and make popcorn and take advantage of our comfy leather furniture, DVD Collection, LCD TV with Dish and small library of great books, and of course Wireless High Speed Internet. The downstairs has vaulted ceilings and slate tile floors with in floor heat for your winter comfort. The dining room has a glass door that opens up to a private courtyard covered with a trellis, a great place to have a romantic dinner al fresco.

We are local and have lived in Durango for a long time, so can help you plan your perfect downtown Durango vacation.

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All the Best,

Holly Jason, Owner

Casa Durango, LLC


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Keywords: Cottage, Victorian, House, Private Home

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Holly Jason
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2017

About Holly Jason

We have lived in Durango for about 20 years. My parents own the Garden Home and we manage it for them.

~Holly & Ben

Holly Jason purchased this house in 2010

Why Holly Jason chose Southwestern Colorado

Location to downtown Durango, the River Trail, the library, and the Recreation Center. This is the best neighborhood in Durango!

What makes this house unique

Quiet old-town neighborhood that is super safe and close to the river trail and downtown. This is a gorgeous house, very family and pet friendly, and the back yard is super private, and now totally fenced for dogs and kids. Also I love how there is an outdoor arbored patio right off the kitchen for indoor/outdoor meals and entertaining. Great Weber BBQ. The beds are new and amazingly comfortable with super nice sheets and great down blankets. Beautiful house, lots of light, great place for a family to enjoy Durango.


Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Upstairs there are two full bathrooms. In the master bedroom and in the hallway for the other two bedrooms. There is a powder room downstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 / Playroom - 1 king , The playroom has a split king bed that makes out on the floo
  • There are two big bedrooms with the third bedroom used as a playroom. There is also a fold out couch downstairs. So total 4 beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
Front Porch, Private Patio With Grape Arbor, Nature Trail, Outdoor Dining Room


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Garden Home Downtown: Slendid 3 Bedroom House in Historic Neighborhood
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews

Very relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

The house was in a perfect location. We could easily walk to downtown or walk along the river. The house fit the six of quite nicely. We want to go back in the summer and use the house again next Christmas. Wonderful. Wonderful. Wonderful.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reunion of college friends.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time meeting up with old friends and

Holly's house was the perfect place to stay.

The house has lots of room and was stocked with everything we needed.

The patio off the kitchen was a wonderful area to hangout and one of the mornings two deer came walking by us.

Would definitely stay there again when back in Durango.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, and close to everything

  • 5 of 5

This home has lots of room. I was ecstatic when I realized the house had a playroom for my son. Yes, that means this house is really 3 bedrooms. I felt like the house had two backyards because of the multi level yard. The house has a open floor plan, and the bedrooms are roomy. The bathrooms even have heaters, so you will stay toasty during your morning shower. Plus, the linen closet is stocked with lots of towels and blankets.

Let's talk about the location. The neighborhood is quiet, and only a couple blocks from the main road. We road bikes downtown every day. Durango has bike paths and bike lanes everywhere. The house even has bikes to use. Ps. I saw a deer just walking on the sidewalk one morning. As if he was out for his morning stroll to the cafe that is at the end of the street.

Anyway, your going to love this place!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Home for Gathering Family

  • 4 of 5

The Garden Home was the perfect place for us to headquarter as the groom's family. It's close to town so that while some family members are running errands in vehicles, others can walk uptown to run others or have fun. The house itself was ideal - the patio off the kitchen is a lovely private area for barbecues and entertaining; the kitchen is large enough to accommodate more than one cook, and the bedrooms/bathrooms were large and comfortable. When we go back to Durango for other family occasions, we will definitely stay in Holly's house!

Marsha Chambers

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband, sister, brother in law & I came to Durango for 10 days. Garden Home is very clean, with many items included such as: toilet tissue, kleenix, shampoo, hair dryer, towels. Also kitchen w dishes, cooking items & spices for those who prefer dining in: altho, many good restaurants in town! 3 outside decks (including a tiki bar off kitchen) & a fenced yd for our dog. Even 2 bikes in garage! Did I mention house has solar? Andrea the property manager is there if u need her. (1 time we locked ourselves out & Andrea was there within 30 min)! Location ideal to walk to town & to Riverwalk. Close to mountains as well.! House is vintage, but has been nicely remodeled. Totally loved it & would definitely rent it again. VERY nice residential location! Karin, scottsdsle,az

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delphos, Ohio

Very comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

Recently stayed at the Garden Home with my family and had a great experience. I can't remember when I've stayed at a more comfortable and welcoming home. The beds were very nice, kitchen was well equipped for making dinners and the living area had plenty of comfy seating. There was an attached garage which was a bonus for storing our bikes. The outdoor space was inviting but unfortunately the weather didn't allow us to take advantage of it. Andrea, the manager, was very helpful and responsive. We plan on staying again next trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Great Kid Park With Awesome Playground Equipment
Nearest Point of Interest
New Library
Nearest Point of Interest
Skate Park
Nearest Point of Interest
River Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
9th Street Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Avenue Downtown


Rates & Availability

Durango House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Spring
Mar 21 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer! School's Out!
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mid Summer: School's Out!
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 25 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Years
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.8%

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. HOLIDAYS WILL BE PRICED DIFFERENTLY THAN LISTED ABOVE, please inquire for Holiday Pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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