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Shannon Van Den Berg

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Contemporary Luxury with Priceless La Plata Mountain Views

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Southwestern Colorado House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Huge Game Room, Loft & Deck with stunning mountain views

Luxury is the first and last word to describe this spectacular 3,600 square foot, three bedroom, three-and-a-half bath, all suite vacation home. Endless million dollar views greet you from every window and the abundant outdoor areas that surround your home. As a bonus, there is a cozy, fully furnished loft above the detached garage which provides additional accommodations for your family or group.

Only 15 minutes from Durango-La Plata County airport, 10 minutes from downtown Durango and less than an hour’s drive for myriad outdoor adventures including Durango Mountain Resort (skiing/snowboarding), this gorgeous home is the perfect place for your next vacation. You create the ultimate dream home vacation adventure while surrounded by luxurious comfort.

Enter to two stories of options. Upon approaching the multilevel entry you can’t help but be amazed by the one of kind solid stainless steel entry door with laser etched waterfall. As you pass through the entry door you hear the gentle sound of the waterfall immeadiatly on your left. The river rock path guides you straight to the sliding door which opens to the upstairs patio where you can watch breathtaking views of the La Plata’s or the sun sink slowly behind magnificent peaks. Turn right into the powder room and when you turn to the left you enter the sunken living room complete with 3-sided fireplace and contemporary Italian leather furniture. Entertainment options include an 80 inch flat screen TV that turns this room into a theater or the perfect place to watch the big game.

Continue around to the left and you’ll find the dining room which seats eight across from the Chef’s kitchen. A double oven, four burner stove with griddle, and commercial-sized refrigerator are just the beginning of what makes this kitchen every cook’s dream. Family can hang out at the breakfast bar with seating for four, while you create the perfect evening meal to refuel and revisit the day’s adventures.

The master suite includes a sliding door that opens to you the main patio and the custom spiral staircase down to the hot tub. The big surprise is that the master also has its very own private patio! Wait until you see the sunsets from here and the mountains glow in morning that gently wakes you up. The master bath is a retreat with his/hers sinks and a jetted tub to help you relax and recover from the day’s adventure.

The main patio has abundant seating, a gas BBQ and smoker (should you decide to grill your supper), a custom copper gas fire pit and heaters to keep the chill off in the evenings. Enjoy this 4-season patio as many Coloradan’s do. With 300+ days of sunshine, you will remember the good times had here.

The downstairs patio is accessed from the spiral wrought iron staircase and includes a hot tub, bar-like seating and access to the game room. The game room offers two sitting areas, one for relaxing with a good book or perhaps a game of chess and the other has a large flat panel TV with a leather sectional for relaxing in front of that movie you’ve not had the time to see. A championship quality pool table and a wet bar round out room which is perfect for family gatherings.

Two bedrooms open off the game room, the West Suite and the East Suite. Both feature contemporary queen sized comfort with marble shower and vanity in the west bathroom and tile and wood vanity with a shower/tub combo in the east bathroom. The detached garage offers a loft with a queen bed and sleeper sofa, microwave and its own bathroom with a shower.

Security is also as you would expect with 8-foot privacy fences, three security cameras, and a lighted, automatic gate at the driveway entrance.

Just minutes away, historic downtown Durango offers world class health spas, cinema, art gallery walks and shopping downtown, more restaurants per capita than anywhere else in the U.S., Durango Recreation Center for swimming and fitness, and a multitude of outdoor recreation.

All four seasons offer unique experiences. Have you ever seen a grove of Aspens turning gold with a backdrop of pines in the fall? Have you ever hiked a trail through a forest that opened up to spectacular mountain vistas?

Stand on the summit of 14,000 foot Mt. Eolus, Sunlight Peak, and/or Windom Peak. They are close enough to sleep in luxury, summit the mountain, relax in the ultimate of comfort and relive your accomplishment.

A nice evening out can be topped off by a horse drawn sleigh ride in the winter and one of the most famous attractions, the Durango-Silverton railroad offer endless mountain vistas in historic fashion. Bring your camera and extra memory cards.

Have you ever landed so many trout that you could feed your family supper and taken them from the river straight to your BBQ? Have you experienced the peace of cross country skiing or snow shoeing through a winter wonderland? How about renting a snow machine and exploring the snow cover forest surrounded by pines with a frosting of white? Your imagination and sense of adventure are the only limit on what is possible with your vacation home in the perfect location that can open the door to memories you will forever cherish.

One more reason to visit Durango is the many festivals and events in town and the surrounding areas; here's a sampling: Snowdowns Light Parade (Feb.), Silverton Ski Joring (Feb), Professional Snow Mobile Racing (Winter), Durango Farmers Market (Summer), Music In the Mountains (Summer), Animas River Days (June), Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade and Fireworks, Fiesta Days Rodeos, Chuck Wagon Cook Off and Carnival (July), Pro Cycling Tour (Aug), La Plata County Old Time Fair and Carnival (Aug), White Water Kayaking and Rafting Events (Summer), and Apple Festival with old fashioned apple cider pressing (Oct).

The prices listed are for 8 guests. Each additional guest regardless of age, is $50 per night per guest up to12 guests.

An assortment of land and water “Big Boy Mountain Toys” are available for rent for an additional fee.

Vehicle Rates:

2012 Jeep Wrangler $195.00 per day 200 miles daily maximum $.39 per mile thereafter

2011 Ram 2500 $225.00 per day 200 miles daily maximum $.50 per mile thereafter $500.00 deposit


2015 Enclosed 24 Toy hauler $150.00 per day no mileage limit

2012 Aluminum Snowmobile/ATV trailer $55.00 per day no mileage limit

2010 Big Tex ATV/ 3-place motorcycle trailer $55.00 per day no mileage limit.

Plus Deposit of $250.00


2011 Polaris RZR-XP 2-seat hi performance SXS $325.00 per day maximum of 8 hours, extra hours $75.00 each

2011 CanAM Outlander 800 2-seat hi performance ATV $235.00 per day maximum of 8 hours, extra hours $40.00 each.

Plus Deposit of $1000.00


2013 Polaris Pro RMK800 Ultra Hi Performance Mountain Sled $400.00 per 6 hours of use additional hours $100.00 each

2012 Skidoo XP Summit hi performance mountain sled $350.00 per 6 hours of use additional hours $75.00 each

Deposit of $1000.00


Wilderness Systems $55.00 per day

Perception $55.00 per day

Plus Deposit of $250.00

If you are looking for a rural mountain experience, there are two creek side Log Homes near Vallecito Reservoir that may be rented separately or together. Look up Vallecito Creekside 656 VRBO #573834 or Vallecito Creekside 628 VRBO #575309 for information about these secluded retreats.


Master Suite: Queen-sized Bed and upstairs patio access. West Suite: Queen-sized Bed. East Suite: Queen-sized Bed. Private Loft: Queen Bed and sleeper sofa.


Master Bath: Double sinks and vanities; Double shower with Bench; Jetted tub. West Suite Bath: Shower. East Suite Bath: Shower/Tub Combination. Loft Bath: Shower

Kitchen & Dining

Professional chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances and refrigerator with ice/water, double oven and gas range, full complement of cookware and dishware. Dining room seats 8 plus seating for 4 at the kitchen bar.


3-sided gas fireplace upstairs and gas fireplace in the game room. Two washers/dryers(master suite and downstairs laundry room). Parking for up to 10 cars. 400+ thread count linens and Turkish towels. See list for rental vehicles.


Wii/Xbox and flat panel TV in Loft and tons of board games (family fun). Game room includes pool table, fireplace, wet bar/refrigerator, and flat panel TV. Living room has 80” flat panel TV. Dish Satellite TV.


Mobile phone/tablet reception is very good with ATT and Verizon. DSL Internet service is available through Century Link.

Pool & Spa

Soak in the huge hot tub with stunning mountain vistas from the lower patio.

Outdoor Features (200 c)

Professionally landscaped one acre lot. Three deck/patio areas that total 1,200 sq. ft. Professional Napoleon gas grille on the dining room patio. See list for rental vehicles and outdoor toys.

Theme (200 c)

Historic, Tourist Attractions, Durango Mountain Resort, Luxury Dream Home Living, Adventure, Tranquility, Stunning Mountain Vistas, Paper Yourself, Perfect Honeymoon, Family Gatherings.

Locations & View (200 c)

Easy access to Durango, Airport, and Durango Mountain Resort/outdoor adventure and fun. Four Season Million Dollar Views that never grow old or routine.

We have a 100% refund policy if your reservation is cancelled 60 days prior to your stay. We highly recommend that you purchase renters and cancellation insurance.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Shannon Van Den Berg (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english


based on 19 traveler reviews

Contemporary Luxury with Priceless La Plata Mountain Views
average rating of 4.368421 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful property and home, few minor details

  • 4 of 5

Definitely recommend this property. The description matched everything very well and would love to come back again. The minor issues that came up were the hot water went out a little quickly, the front gate was faulty a few times and a few things didn't work properly like the outside heater and the living room chair. Other than that everything was great!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

The home is as advertised. Great stay in a fun town.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Midland, TX

The good, the awesome and the coolest!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this house and the location of it is spectacular. The pictures on the website look great, but what you see in person when you're at the house is even greater. Best rental experience ever. Owner is very polite and quick in response. Will definitely come back for summer vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Destin, FL


  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit to Durango very much. The rental exceeded our expectations and was magnificent. It was perfectly situated- near town and to the ski resort. The mountain view is to die for. We would definitely recommend the rental to others visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. Please come back again.
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Rowlett, Texas

Wow! The home, the views, the location, all Wow!

  • 5 of 5

This home was everything we expected and more. We have stayed in many VRBO homes around the country and this is the best. The property description and pictures were very accurate. The property is clean and well maintained. The yard was beautiful. Owner responded by texts immediately to any questions. I highly recommend this property for a great vacation in Durango area.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the positive review. We are happy you enjoyed the house and please come back again,
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Castle Rock, Colorado

Unique Contemporary Home in a Country Setting

  • 4 of 5

The contemporary home was quite unique and beautiful! The landscaping was very well done! We especially enjoyed gathering on the deck with the lovely fire pit! We four couples (who are old school friends) thoroughly enjoyed our stay and just have a few suggestions for future rentals. It would be most helpful to have instruction books for televisions, coffee pot, stove, dishwasher, etc. left out to refer to as needed. The bedroom in the garage was not used because the spiral staircase was not conducive to use by guests age 70 plus, and having to navigate that staircase in the middle of the night to use the bathroom was out of the question. One couple slept on a blowup mattress downstairs rather than the bedroom over the garage. We were not able to control the air conditioning, so the bedroom downstairs adjacent to the pool table was so cold we had to put cardboard pieces over the vents to be able to sleep in that room. That bed was also so uncomfortable that we had to purchase a foam mattress topper in order to sleep on it. The mattress on that bed seems to be worn out and is sinking into the middle which made it most uncomfortable. We enjoyed the proximity of the home to town and the country atmosphere. All in all, we enjoyed the home and our long weekend in Durango!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the posititve review. We are very happy you enjoyed the property. In response to the downstairs east bedroom mattress we have found the issue and corrected it. The problem was a damaged bedframe that was causing the mattress to not be properly supported in the middle.We believe the bedframe was damaged by children jumping on the bed from a prior guest. We are using Italian memory foam mattresses in all the beds that are less than 3 years of age and are hoping to get good wear results from them. In regards to the downstairs being cold we think we have corrected this problem as well. We have installed a new mini split a/c in the main upstairs living room. Due to the large amount of west windows and sun in the afternoon this part of the house was always warmer and the whole house a/c struggled to keep this section of the house cool. The effect of this was a sizeable swing between the downstairs and upstairs temperature with the downstairs being around 10 degrees cooler. We are hoping this new a/c system will resolve this going foward. We have also purchased some small ceramic heaters for each of the downstairs bedrooms. Again thank you very much for the good review and please come back anytime!
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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum
Ken & Sue's
Gazpacho Restaurant
Durango Discovery Kids Zone
Mahogany Grille
Himalayan Kitchen
East by Southwest
Carver Brewing Co.
"Best Breakfast in Durango"
Nature's Oasis
"Great little organic grocery store."
Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Trail Tours
Diamond Belle Saloon
Durango Area Tourism Office
College Drive Cafe
"Great breakfast spot"
Durango Melodrama and Vaudeville
The Irish Embassy Pub
"nice pub atmosphere "
Chapman Hill
Nearest Airport
11.5 Miles
LaPlata, County (DRO)
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
4.4 Miles
Hillcrest Golf Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Durango Silverton Railroad
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Upper East Side Cafe
Nearest Ski
33 Miles
Durango Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

Durango is located in southwestern Colorado and is the gateway to the LaPlata and San Juan mountains. If you enjoy the outdoors this jewel of the rockies is hard to beat. There are countless activities within a one hour drive from the property.


Rates & Availability

Durango House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 31 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Fourth of July 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 5 2016
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $195
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 6.8%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Southwestern Colorado House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Double shower w/bench, soaking tub, double sinks, vanity
    West Suite Bath - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower
    East Suite Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    First Floor Half Bathroom - toilet
    Loft Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 queen
    East Bedroom Suite - 1 queen
    West Bedroom Suite - 1 queen
    Private Loft - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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