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Sunshine Qualls

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Luxurious Mountain Romance, Beauty on a Budget! Deck, BBQ, Hot Tub

47 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Durango Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Spacious for Families 2 to 8* Hot Tub, Summer/Fall Deck seats 8 w/ Gas BBQ

Come explore Purgatory and the CO rockies from our luxuriously romantic town-home at Silverpick Village. Our rates are great for enjoying Purgatory skiing, summer and fall hiking, autumn aspen colors, and tons of lakes, hiking, fishing & biking for summer fun. From a stunning master suite with king canopy bed and RL bedding, to wood floors, art in nearly every room and a wood burning fireplace; our home offers a one of a kind Durango mountain ambiance. Views from our 2 main bedrooms are especially beautiful and can be enjoyed while snuggling in bed!

To reserve directly just use the "send a message" link to owner Sunshine, or you can opt for the "Request to Book" button. Our lowest rates reflect savings for lower occupancy/ smaller families, progressing to the standard season rate as guests are added. Please also check availability for our 2 slope-side locations: Dream Views, Ski in ski out condo #3610720 or Slope Side Romance by the Waterfall Condo #192894. Owner Sunshine looks forward to hearing from you! Guests can visit our DurangoLove site to plan Durango activities and see more condo details. Now, on with the qualities of our beautifully decorated home in the CO Rocky Mountains........

SLEEPING OPTIONS: All bedrooms are upstairs. REKINDLE ROMANCE in a MASTER bedroom as beautiful as a Honeymoon Suite. Pillow Talk with Missionary Ridge Views from a King Canopy Bed with flowing curtains, and RL bedding. Relax with hardwood floors, 18' ceilings, a sitting area with flat-screen satellite TV, a love-seat that converts to a twin sleeper, and a walk-in closet. Aspen Forest & Hermosa Cliff views complement ROMANTIC WHIMSY in the 2nd BEDROOM. The queen bed features pillow-top views & 4' memory foam. Hardwood floors, a flat-screen TV w/ Direct TV and leather arm chair by the window create a relaxing retreat. A walk in closet provides ample storage. Children adore the forested purple LOFT with BUNK BED. The loft features a window, and is accessed by a lovely white wood wood spiral stair from the 2nd guest room.

BATHROOMS: All 3 bathrooms have updated fixtures and tile. Upstairs, the king and queen bedrooms both have attached bathrooms. Downstairs is a powder room with toilet and sink. The on-suite master bath features a dual granite vanity, brushed fixtures & massage shower. The guest room bath is shared with the loft, and has a massage shower and plentiful storage.

The KITCHEN and DINING are 2 of our favorite remodel projects; VINTAGE, WHIMSICAL, and WELCOMING. Antiqued cream cabinetry with seed glass and glass knobs start the day with a sparkle. Stainless appliances, gorgeous light travertine counters, and well stocked kitchen tools make eating in a breeze for a romantic dinner or the extended family. Dining in is special for children or romance in a custom cushy banquette, with lovely dinner ware and handmade glasses and flatware.

In non-snow months, the family can stretch out to our DECK with Missionary Ridge views, versatile seating for 8 & BBQ. The balcony has steps to a grassy area, and is 2 minute walk to a small playground, pick-nick area and the Award Winning Sow's Ear Restaurant (try the Elk and huge burgers!)

The FUNCTIONAL Stuff: Front-load Washer and Dryer & Private Wi-Fi, Parking for 2 cars about 10 Steps Outside our door, ski rack and 20 coat hooks in the entry, wood burning fireplace + firewood, Four flat-screen TV's (3 with Satellite, 1 with DVD only), crock pot, Maytag stainless dishwasher, lots more.

As owners we understand that your vacation time is a special, and believe the interior should be just as memorable as the mountains outside. THANK YOU for considering our Silverpick town-home for your Southwest Colorado, vacation in Durango!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Sunshine Qualls (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Sunshine Qualls

A pleasant encounter in a library grew into a garden wedding 6 months later. Meeting in the art & architecture section foreshadowed a future together in building and design. We were both fortunate to be immersed in satisfying careers, but jammed freeway commutes were daily drudgery. Solution to daily traffic jams? Sell your home, buy a house in a foreign country without seeing it; and move to a tiny pueblo in Costa Rica. Did we mention being 40 minutes off pavement, and taking over 2 years to get a telephone and internet? ha ha.

For over a decade we have stretched our boundaries in a foreign country. An essential part of building a business was getting to know the people and unique culture of Costa Rica. Huge challenges included attaining residency, and dealing with distances to supplies on unpaved roads. It is hard not to miss conveniences and comforts of being American. Cody stays busy building and designing custom vacation homes and pools. We purchased our condos in Durango as the most beautiful place in the world to cool off, ski and meet up with family and friends. Sunshine stays busy homeschooling and corresponding with each of our valued rental guests.

It is true that the beaches, foliage and wild-life of Costa Rica are uniquely beautiful; and the people good-hearted. Folks often say it sounds exciting to live in Costa Rica. Guanacaste is a perfect climate for vacationing on the beach, taking a sunset horseback ride or zipping through tree canopy with Howler Monkeys. However, equator sun is scorching to work in. We are grateful for our business, yet many of our dreams linger at 9,000ft; in the snow, at the lakes, and on the hiking trails of Durango's refreshing mountain forests. We think you'll share our emotions in the 5 minutes after passing North of Tamarron, when you begin your ascent into the breathtaking San Juan mountains to Purgatory Resort (the most ironic name for a heavenly place!).

Sunshine Qualls purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Sunshine Qualls chose Southwestern Colorado

Our dream future involves an area with year-round outdoor opportunities to enjoy as a family, refreshing weather, and horses. Great Grandma and Grandpa used to visit Durango many years before we were born. Our first trip, we loved it as much as they did. It is easy to see Durango as the ideal place to raise a family and enjoy being outdoors as many days a year as possible. There are arts, culture, great dining, awesome people, and a 4 year college. We've enjoyed Durango in all seasons, and have yet to find a time of year that the mountain does not take our breath away! The Historic downtown area has a wonderful offering of dining options, visual arts, unique shopping and exciting events. The Fort Lewis college offers a variety of learning, music and theater opportunities. The mountain is almost central between Historic Durango and Silverton (we love to browse Silverton and Ouray too). It is an easy town to make friends in; we have struck up meaningful warm, conversations with people on the top deck of the Ouray Brewery, at local churches, in the Brown's Shoe-store, at the Rochester Hotel, in Garden Schwartz Outdoor store, and on the slopes. Between the wealth of outdoor activities for all ages (we have not even had a chance to try them all yet!), amazing weather, educational opportunities, arts, great food, lots of choices for worship, antiques, unique boutiques, historic ambiance, wildlife, lakes and incredible mountain views, Durango is simply Amazing.

What makes this townhome unique

Durango's family friendly ski resort at Purgatory Mountain and historic downtown have won recognition from Conde Nast, US News and Outdoor Magazine, among numerous national publications. We realize that guests have many choices of lodging for a visit to Durango (and believe you should come to Durango & Purgatory no matter where you stay!). We have chosen two properties at the resort area that we love immensely, and invested our hearts and elbow grease into making them very special. We love being up on the mountain because it is substantially cooler than the valley in summer, and the views are magnificent. The Durango Mountain Resort area central to down-town Durango and Silverton with easy access to mountain fun for people that love the outdoors. Our East Rim condos are slope side, our Silverpick town-home is one mile south. One slope side location boasts DMMA ammenities, one location is Ski In Ski out, the town-home is spacious with an awesome king canopy suite, vaulted ceilings and immediate access to the Aspen Forest. All three are pet friendly with guest acceptance of pet rules. Our condos have been significantly upgraded, have high quality decors, 2 levels of views and a deck or balcony. Whether you are beginning marriage with a honeymoon, a family traveling with young children, a couple needing a refresher, or traveling with the in-laws, one of our thoughtfully planned and lovingly decorated homes may be the perfect place to create lasting vacation memories.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Left on 09/16/2011 for a stay in September 2011

We enjoyed the condo very much. Was very comfortable and roomy. Decorated very nicely. Quiet and very relaxing.
Aug 2011
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Luxurious Mountain Romance, Beauty on a Budget! Deck, BBQ, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 49 reviews

Amazing Condo!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful condo! The way it was decorated made me want to redo my whole house; it was stunning! The layout was perfect for our family of 4 plus the in-laws! I will definitely be renting this condo again the next time we are in Colorado, not just for its beauty, but the wonderful service that Sunny provided. She made me feel at home before we even got there!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Melissa. We are glad our home felt special and comfortable for your family, and that you enjoyed a great vacation on the mountain. Corresponding with guests and hearing that you and your family enjoyed our home ambiance is the greatest fun of renting by owner. Warmest Wishes, we'll look forward to your return, Sunshine
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Durango vacation

  • 4 of 5

We loved our condo at Silverpick! Sunshine has done such a wonderful job making it feel like home. My son was getting married at the Lodge so this was very convenient for us. We had a little problem with the satellite, but Sunshine sent her awesome handyman over and we got that fixed. All in all, a great week!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the Best!

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend staying in this beautiful home. The accommodations truly were just like home - well appointed with everything needed to be comfortable and cozy. The location couldn't have been better for getting to Purgatory to enjoy the mountain, and just close enough to Durango to make going in to town an easy trip. Although as comfortable as we were it was easy to just hang out and we are sure that in the summer months there is plenty to keep you out and about in the area. We hope to make a summer trip as well.

The information provided by Sunshine was thorough and much appreciated. As well it was a pleasure to come in contact with such a thoughtful, responsible and organized individual. Thanks so much for the effort put in to making our stay such a success.

Hopefully we can make this an annual or maybe bi-annual event to celebrate family time. It was just like being at home - only different.

Thanks so much

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Completely relaxed!

  • 5 of 5

We decided to stay at this lovely residence as a gift to our parents for Christmas. It was a family trip enjoyed by 6 adults. We had plenty of room among all 6 of us. We enjoyed a nice snowy day in the comfort of the condo with the floor heaters that worked wonderfully. We cannot thank Sunshine and her family enough for allowing us to stay, we would definitely rent here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay at an amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to begin - Everything about our stay was Amazing! Sunshine was wonderful from start to finish - her emails were full of details to make your stay great and get the most out of the place and Durango!

We loved the house - they have done a great job updating and decorating! There was even a welcome gift of some local honey and a package of cornbread mix (that was even gluten-free!).

Rooms were perfect for what we needed and having the pack-n-play provided meant we had more space in the car - Yay!

I wish it had been summer because the deck out the back would have been great to spend time on but we did enjoy the fireplace (complete with as much wood as you could dream for)!

Overall, just an awesome place with awesome owners!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Property

  • 5 of 5

The home was exactly as described and Sunshine, the owner, was fantastic to work with. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
DRO/ Durango la Plata County
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Sow's Ear Restaurant
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Glacier Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Durango Silverton Railroad Mtn. Rockwood Station
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Sow's Ear
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Durango Mountain Resort Purgatory Mountain

Amazing location offers hiking right out the back door among the Aspen forest on the stunning Hermosa Cliffs. The ski slopes are a short 1 mile, 2 minutes drive from our door. You can catch the Durango Silverton Train at Rockwood Station, just 12 minutes drive south (this eliminates the long, hot and flat part of the train ride). The charming Historic Durango Downtown is just 30 minutes drive South, on a well maintained easy to navigate highway. East is just as easy to explore North, heading 35-50 minutes to the old mining town of Silverton and Swiss influenced Ouray. In the towns enjoy history, shopping and dining, with incredible photographic opportunities along the way. Water fun? Too many lakes nearby to list here, Spud lake is a family favorite, and Haviland Lake is just a few minutes south. Fishing, hiking and mountain biking opportunities are unlimited within 2 minutes to an hour's drive. Mesa Verde ruins are an easy day trip, as is Electra Lake. If you are into the theatre, arts, live music and festivals; Durango offers something unique year-round. Be sure to investigate July's Music in the Mountains, August's Fair, October's Art Festival and the Durango Cowboy Poetry Celebrations. Durango Train special events abound as well, the Polar Bear train is an annual favorite.


Rates & Availability

Durango Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Color Savings
Oct 7 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Week 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
New Years Week 2017
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 7 2017
6 night minimum stay
Purgatory Ski 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Ski Spring Break
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
March Sunny Skiing
Mar 20 2017 - Apr 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Spring Retreat Savings
Apr 2 2017 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Summer Mountain Fun!
May 20 2017 - Sep 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Service Fee is from SITE $0
Clean (Total to cleaner) $149 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.8%

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 $10-15pp/pn.
Maximum Occupancy with all guests paid is 6 adults OR 8 guests if 2 are children under age 14.
ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE PROTECTION OPTIONS: As a rental by home-owner our homes are kept beautiful but we cant get the volume discounts rental pool mgrs can for insurance, nor do we keep a credit card on file for damages like the Lodge/ hotels and many mgrs. do. If you choose the $59 PDP insurance we will refund $200 of the $400 refundable damage deposit w/in 72 hrs of booking. Please see our DurangoLove site for more details.
Pet friendly: fee and owner approval required, doggies only max 2
Non-Smoking (of any kind): home, deck, entry

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Durango Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1430 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to Master: upgraded fixtures, dual granite vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Attached to Guest Room: Pretty Plum and upgraded fixtures
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder Room with toilet and vanity Downstairs
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen , 2 Qn Sleeper Sofas in Living Room Can sleep 4 on short trips
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Romantic King Canopy Bed + Twin Sleeper Sofa for Toddler
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Romantic Queen Bed with Views, Attached bath, Flatscreen TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , 2 children sleep in 150SF Whimsical Loft with Window
  • King size beds (1) Canopy Bed Missionary Ridge Views Master w/ On Suite Bathroom, Queen size Beds (1) Castle Rock Views Guest With On Suite Bathroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin Sleeper in King Bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) Pack N Play Available Upon Request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1 Queen Sleeper In Livingroom, Bunk Beds (1) Bunk Bed In Loft w/ Window
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • 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
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Multiple Hiking Trails Right Outside the Back Door, Tiny Kids Playground and Small Boulders Great for Kids to Climb in the Mornings. Spacious and comfortably luxurious Decor, yet with Budget Rates!

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