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Holly Jason

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Saint Francis House: Downtown. Family and Pet Friendly!

41 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Please see our newest addition to our vacation rental properties in Downtown Durango: Urban Homestead (#772925). Two bedroom one bathroom house only 5 blocks from Main Avenue. I have priced it very low for our first month. Just to note, all of our properties are family and pet friendly! Come stay at our Urban Oasis and pamper yourself while you enjoy Downtown Durango from the comfort of a Home!

Thank you!


City of Durango Permit #08-060

Saint Francis House:

Named for the Patron Saint of animals and the environment, we welcome you to the Saint Francis House in the heart of Downtown Durango. This historic house is decorated in a fresh authentic style celebrating the natural world. Truly green, the house is powered by a 2KW Solar electric system. Amazing location with restaurants, grocery, trails, downtown all within easy walking distance. Pamper yourself in the beauty and quality of this house.

A sublime place to stay with a full gourmet kitchen and two bedrooms this house is uber-comfortable. The bedrooms have four poster beds with new high-end mattresses, fine linens and down comforters. Gorgeous new marble, glass and tile bathroom with a ceiling heater for deliciously warm showers. Lots of quality towels, and a hair dryer provided. Pet and kid friendly with a front porch surrounded by a securely fenced yard. Front loading Washer/Dryer with supplies provided including an iron. The kitchen is complete with quality pans, real knives, blender, antique dishes and real silver ware, lots of handy kitchen tools... worthy of Thanksgiving Dinner or relaxed BBQ meals for the family.

There is a large flat screen TV, BlueRay DVD player, and Wi-Fi provided. Also a small library of books and DVD's. Space enough in either room for a small office set up.

Only two blocks from the The Horse Gulch Trail System which offers world class mountain biking and hiking trails... a great place to hike dogs. Durango Natural Foods Grocery is right across the street as well as several other breakfast, lunch and coffee shops. The short walk to downtown is along 6th street which is full of eclectic shops and restaurants. Close enough to walk to the train station, or up to the college. With a location like this, the car is optional, but if you have one there is an off street parking spot just steps away from the front door.

If you don't see that dates or amenities you are looking for please check out our other houses listed below.

All the Best,

Holly Jason


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Urban Homestead: 2 Bed 1 Bath, Downtown Durango

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Sun Mesa House: 1 Bed 1 Bath 9 miles south of Durango.

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Keywords: Private Home, House, Casita, Guesthouse

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Holly Jason (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Holly Jason

We have lived in Durango for over 18 years and can help you plan a wonderful vacation for your family. Concierge services included!

Holly Jason purchased this house in 2004

Why Holly Jason chose Southwestern Colorado

The location is very much downtown with three breakfast places within a block, and the local food co-op grocery store right across the street. If you don't want to drive and you want a house instead of a condo, this is your place.

What makes this house unique

Unique decor, and a real house with character. This is a super comfortable house with all the trappings. We have paid much attention to the details: super nice beds and linens, hand made soap, La Creuset pans, Weber Grill, original Art. We have really had fun making this place special.


based on 41 traveler reviews

Saint Francis House: Downtown. Family and Pet Friendly!
average rating of 4.6829267 based on 41 reviews

Warm and comfortable stay.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property located within walking distance of down town. Nicely decorated and well set up. Laundry facility was great to have. Beds were comfortable and everything was clean. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

St. Francis house was not only very clean and well equipped, but it was in the perfect location! within walking distance to downtown, and off leash hiking. It made my trip to Durango! I will definitely rent again the next time I am in town

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

I found the house to be charming, well situated, and a comfortable place to stay for the three nights and four days we were in Durango. The two beds are quite comfortable, the linens well chosen and the common rooms were spatious and well laid out. I would also note the apartment is absolutely spotless and we greatly appreciated the cleanliness of the home after another VBRO stay the days prior that was not so nice. Finally, the home has a great grocery and coffee shop around the corner.

I'm from NY and don't mind the 15 minute walk to downtown / main street. If you aren't wanting to walk downtown, it may be a bit far.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Awesome view

  • 5 of 5

This house was very easy to

get to anywhere in Durango the town is very beautiful. I had a great visit with my grandchildren and daughter. Lots of site seeing and shopping. Went to brewers which I have never done. Thank you so much for letting me stay is your cute litttle house Margaret Perkins

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Great House, Great Location.!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Holly's house. It was convenient to everything in Downtown Durango.

Walking to downtown, walking trails, walking the dogs, Fort Lewis College..

The house was clean and relaxing...

We will definitely stay again on our next trip to Durango..

The one negative was the tavern across the street, sometimes loud people during the early morning hours.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Cute house on busy road

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here for my husband's birthday. The house was very clean and nice. The beds were very confrontable. There were a few things we did not like. Such as the early check-out time of 10:00. Most hotels are 11. As well as the bedroom across from the kitchen the door did not close because the floor is not leveled causing the door to stay open. We had to keep the door close by using a table. We also did not like the gate. It did not open right you had to lift it over the stepping stones to open it. The gate also had the screw fall out causes the gate to come apart. This was a challenge every time we left the house. The driveway was very tight to park and pull out. The price for this house seems a little much considering we could not check in until 4 pm on Friday and had to be out by 10 on Sunday we paid for two days and are not even in the house for a full 48 hours.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum
"Our local train that goes to Silverton. Not to be missed, especially if you have kids. "
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"This is my favorite grocery store. Small but full of good stuff. "
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World class mountain bike trail system 2 blocks from house! Also this Horse Gulch trail system is Dog friendly. We also have a Dog Park nearby and a kids playground within 2 blocks. Also the famous Druango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Durango House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer/Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Fall Colors
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Oct 16 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/ New Years
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jan 27 2017 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Valentines Day
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Feb 15 2017 - Mar 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 5 2017 - Mar 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
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! Schools 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 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.8%

Notes: Our weekly stays work out to be 16% off! This is better then one night free!

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Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Marble and tile bathroom. Newley remodeled with a glass shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) Plus a Full size pull out.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • swimming
  • tennis
Gourmet Kitchen with Henkel knives, toaster, microwave, convection oven, blender, antique dishes, coffee pot, antique real silver wear, island table and large refrigerator. This is a kitchen you would cook Thanksgiving Dinner in. New high-end mattresses with fine linens and down comforters. Washer and dryer with supplies. Front porch seating that has a view of Perins Peak. Ceiling heater in the bathroom for super warm showers in the glass and custom tile shower.

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