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Serenity in the San Juans

Bedrooms 1
Space 730 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

THE MOUNTAINS ARE CALLING! The mountains are calling you to this Rocky Mountain retreat in the San Juans, a haven to relax, recharge and rediscover the awesome views and adventures of Southwest Colorado.

This condo, located in the Gamble Oaks section of the beautiful Tamarron area north of Durango, is your base camp to discover the San Juan Mountains, what legendary Colorado photographer John Fielder calls,"…the largest, the most varied, and arguably the most scenic of the ranges in Colorado."

EASY IN-EASY OUT! That's a great description of this recently remodeled condo. The only stairs you'll climb are the five to get you to the front door, making it easy to unload luggage, groceries and outdoor equipment. Maximum occupancy is 4 with a king bed, two air mattresses and sleeper sofa (preferably two adults and two children).

ALL THE MODERN CONVENIENCES! Your haven away from home has it all: a completely remodeled kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, a new WASHER and DRYER for your convenience, a brand new 48 inch HDTV in the great room, where you can kick back and watch your favorite sporting events; walls and pocket doors recently added to enclose a bedroom (king bed) and to maximize the space, and there's even a storage area in front to store your fishing poles, tackle box and ice chests.

Free Shuttle Service is offered to Purgatory Ski Resort (must register at the front desk).

The clubhouse includes exercise facility, sauna and steam room. The pool is currently closed for upgrades and remodel.

VIEWS,VIEWS, VIEWS! We spend our mornings on the back deck, looking out to Missionary Ridge, and our afternoons on the front deck, watching the sun set over the heavenly Hermosa Cliffs. They're also great places to watch for deer, coyotes, elk, bear and birds while surrounded by the San Juan Mountains and the breathtaking Glacier Club Golf Course.

ADVENTURES ABOUND! To the south: Durango- the rustic railroad and cowboy town. It's home to Fort Lewis College with its campus in the sky and the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. It's also the gateway to Mesa Verde National Park, one of the top park destinations in America.

To the north: Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, one of the top Colorado ski areas in the winter and one of the top family fun destinations in the summer. You can also take in some fantastic views at Coal Bank Pass, Molas Pass and Silverton. Also, drive the Million Dollar Highway Loop to Ouray, Telluride, Ridgeway and around to Cortez. There's an incredible mountain view around every bend.

CATCH YOUR LIMIT…AND MORE! If you're interested in fishing, help yourself to our fishing poles, tackle and chairs and you're off. There are great fishing spots minutes form our condo. Haviland Lake is our favorite-only 3 minutes away from Tamarron north on Hwy 550. Catch beautiful rainbows, in the shadows of the Hermosa Cliffs. You can also cast for trout at nearby Electra Lake or Anderson Lake near Molas Pass. Fly fishing on the awesome Animas River is also a top angling destination. Valecito Lake, east of Durango, is also a popular fishing and boating getaway.

HIKE IN HEAVEN! We are also just minutes away from some of the best hiking trails in Colorado. Our favorites include: "Purgatory Flats" near Durango Mountain Resort, "Cascade Creek," north of DMR, "Elbert's Creek," the trailhead next to the corral at the Needles Country Store. You can also access the famous Colorado Trail at Junction Creek, near Durango. You can see for miles and miles at one of our favorite stops: "Gudy's Rest."

SPA-TACULAR! After a great day of hiking, relax with a soak or a mountain massage at the famous Trimble Spa, at Trimble Crossing, a fews miles south of our condo.

RELAX AND REFRESH! After your day of discovery, check out our new restaurant at the Tamarron Lodge-"The Yellow Carrot" Try one of the local brews or a nice glass of wine and marvel at the incredible views on the back deck. The hours vary depending on the season.

John Muir once said: "The Mountains are calling and I must go." Once you experience the magic and the majesty of the San Juans from your base camp at our home in Tamarron, you will hear the mountains calling and you will return again…and again!

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Jackie Pastorek
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Durango in La Plata County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 730 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Serenity in the San Juans
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

I lived on the back deck! So peaceful here.

  • 5 of 5

Serenity in the San Juan's was absolutely serene. This condo fit all my needs and more. The kitchen was complete with anything I could've ever needed. The living room was very cozy, however I am not sure I even walked into it. I spent most of my relaxing time on the back deck, enjoying the beautiful view and the peace and quiet of this lovely community. Jackie did everything imaginable to make sure I had everything I needed and provided all kinds of information about the area. Her hospitality was top rated! It's truly made my little vacation so peaceful and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Felicia, Thank you for your review! My husband smiled when he heard how much you enjoyed the back deck! We love it too! I hope you found the R/R you were looking for. It really is a peaceful place.
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Very nice and quiet place. All the things that we needed were in the condo. Excellent condition!

  • 5 of 5

We were able to have a great get away here. Close to many things to do. Relaxing time watching the many hummingbirds in the privacy of the unit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this condo. It is a beautiful and peaceful place to stay. The back deck was such a great place to relax with a nice view overlooking the golf course and mountains in the background.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Place like Home.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Gamble Oak in Unit 715. It was very comfortable and all the appliances were in excellent working order. Loved the TV. The patio porch overlooks the golf course and the mountains, a beautiful view. Gamble Oak is our favorite neighborhood at Tamarron and the unit had only 5 steps which made it perfect for us.

The new restaurant at Glacier Club, Mineshaft Bar and Grill is brand new and quite charming.

It also has a nice happy hour and a few outdoor tables that have a sensational view of the cliffs. All in all, it was a very nice vacation...Unit 715 made it most enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. The views of the mountains and cliffs are breathtaking! We enjoyed having you as our guests. Please come again.
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Awesome Condo just north of Durango!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beautiful condo just north of Durango. It was a very restful and beautiful place to relax! We so enjoyed sitting on the back deck and watching the hummingbirds, man we counted at least 12 once, it was awesome! And we loved the quiet, no noise from neighbors, easy walk in from the parking lot, and we could open the back door to let in the cool breeze in the evening. The condo was beautifully remodeled and a very relaxing place to come home to. Jackie thought of everything, she had fishing poles, tackle, bag chairs, all kinds of items in case you forgot yours. Jackie was readily available if we had any questions, or needed help. She was a most excellent host and I would definitely recommend this condo to anyone who is interested in a nice relaxing and comfortable getaway! Thank you Jackie for such a wonderful time!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindi, Thank You for your kind word! I am so happy to hear your stay was restful. It is always a joy to hear from our guests. Please come back soon!
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Perfect Place for 4!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Serenity in the San Juans! It was the perfect set-up for my husband and I, and our 2 girls. It was a great middle point between the town of Durango and the ski resort. We skied 2 of the 4 days we were there, and it was so easy to load up our gear and get to and from the mountain. A few days/nights we went into town to explore and dine. The condo is well-stocked, and the owners checked in on us to make sure everything was going well. The kitchen was clean and stocked with everything you would need. We felt very comfortable and at home! The best part was that it was so nice to park right out the front door, walk up a few steps and you were at the front door. So easy to carry all our luggage in. Also loved and used the washer and dryer daily--such a great amenity. We would recommend this condo to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. Please come again!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Durango, Colorado

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £66.61
Damage Deposit £148.02

$25.00/day Mandatory resort, pool spa and exercise facility fee INCLUDED
Minimum: 2 days
Maximum Occupancy: 4 (preferably 2 adults, 2 children)

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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