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Fridge, and microwave, plenty of closet space.Your bed.
Quiet room near Durango
Quiet room near Durango
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
You won’t be charged yet

We are located 15 minutes from Durango, on the quiet expanse of Florida Mesa. We live right on the border between mountain and canyon-lands ecosystems...we are hosts to mountain and canyon wildlife from deer and 'coons to assorted birds, prickly pear and cedar trees as well as aspen and Colorado columbines. We live at the center of a myriad outdoor pursuits including water sports, biking, hiking, and camping. We are also close to Mesa Verde and on the narrow gauge train-line to Silverton.

The space

Your comfy stay will be in the Green Room in our home.
Bright and colorful, this room has a double bed and is as warm or cool as you want it to be. With your own window opening to the back of our property, and shaded by the roof, there is no need for A/C. Our whole house, and the Green Room in particular, is well insulated against the winter chill and summer heat.
With your own small fridge and microwave, water and dishes, The Green Room is a lovely retreat, but you are also welcome to mingle with our family as much as you would like.

Guest access

You have a small refrigerator and microwave in your room, but are also welcome to cook and eat in our kitchen. Please feel free to hang out in our living room with us where you can come read, listen to music, swap stories or watch DVDs. We have no cable.
Your shared bathroom is off the living room, and has a 5' tub and shower.
We live on just over 3 acres of open country, available for you to explore. While smoking is not allowed in the house, you can smoke outside.
You are also welcome to keep your bike, or other sporting equipment on our property during your stay with us.

Interaction with guests

It is our hope to be the sort of hosts you want us to be. We want to insure your privacy, interacting with you as much as you wish. While we love to swap stories and offer recommendations we only want to do so as much as you want us to.
Jay is a Designer/Builder (Stellar Jay Designs), and has a shop on our property. His schedule is irregular and dependent on where his clients need him to be. While he is often finishing cabinetry in his shop, he also leaves to work in and around town.
Sonja is a teacher at Mercy Employee Childcare. She is around the house most weekends, and in the evenings.
If you happen to be a train buff, we have your connections: both our daughter and son-in-law work for the train. :)

Other things to note

We have a doggie named Yaz (after the Red Sox left fielder, Carl Yastrzemski. Jay is a New Englander and ball fan). We also have a kittie named Piper. Yaz is quite personable and curious about our guests, while Piper mostly stays away, dropping by occasionally to be fed.

Amenities
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Heating
Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $17 NZD
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check-in time is 1PM - 9PM
Check out by 1PM

Guest pets are not allowed (Yaz and Piper would not understand).
Smoking is not allowed in the house, but you are welcome to smoke outside.
This is Colorado...you are welcome to smoke weed outside on our property, as long as it does not lead to loud parties.
Our guests are welcome to entertain their own guests, again, as long as our household and quiet family neighborhood are undisturbed.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house
Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Availability
1 night minimum stay

25 Reviews

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Christian User Profile
September 2017
Sonja and Jay are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. They really seem to enjoy life. The space was nice and comfortable and is only 10 minutes outside Durango. The value cannot be beat. That is what AirBNB should be about. I will definitely be back next time I am in Durango.

Nicole User Profile
September 2017
This was my first AirBnB experience, and Sonya and Jay set the bar high. They thought of everything...the room had a refrigerator, water dispenser, cups/silverware, and an electric water kettle. All wonderful necessities. I slept soundly on their comfortable bed with multiple options for pillows (down or memory foam). The location of the house was incredibly convenient to my parents who were located at the Durango KOA. Each evening when I returned after spending the day with my parents, I was always met with a greeting party. Whether it was the cat who appeared after I parked the car, the dog at the front door, the unique sighting of Pepe Le Pew, or Sonya and Jay at the dining room table...I always felt welcomed, making it a great way to end my long days.

Joe User Profile
August 2017
Sonja, Jay, and Yaz the Dog are great hosts. You'll love this place.

Mary User Profile
July 2017
These guys were great hosts! Very accommodating and knowledgeable. Clean home, nice room, shower, all the things you want for a relaxing, comfortable stay. Shops, restaurants, breweries, pretty much anything you need just a short drive away. A big thank you to Sonja for being so helpful and nurturing when I felt sick one of our days there. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with them! Highly recommend.

It's a nicely located with great airport access and views of the valley. Clean with lots of thoughtfully provided amenities. The pets are sweet creatures and the hosts make you feel right at home. A plus

Grace User Profile
July 2017
Great place and great folks! Would stay again in a heartbeat! HOSTS: Friendly, thoughtful, and knowledgeable family. ROOM: Cozy for two people but with plenty of storage space. HOUSE: Groovy, spotless, and very comfortable. 10 minutes or less to Durango and near lots of great hikes and sights. PETS: Affectionate and well behaved.

Deanna User Profile
June 2017
Lovely family and very comfortable room. I would have preferred a more private bath.
Sonja User Profile
Response from Sonja:
Thank you again for staying with us Deanna and, thank you too, for your honesty. As you noted in the photos of our Green Room, the bathroom is off the living room, and this location is not for everyone. Kind regards, Sonja
June 2017

Durango, Colorado, United StatesJoined in December 2014
Sonja User Profile

I am a preschool teacher here in Durango. I live with my husband and younger daughter. Our eldest recently moved out of the nest. My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in the spring of 2015. We traveled to Florence, Italy where we were delighted to stay with Airbnb hosts.
I have traveled to Europe a number of times and speak some Spanish. Jay and I spent our honeymoon in Spain. We like to travel slowly, staying in one spot for a number of days and getting to know it before moving on, rather than hitting a jillion places, whirl-wind style.
We are very glad to be Airbnb hosts. Now that our older daughter is gone, we have re-arranged our house to more easily accommodate overnight guests. We enjoy getting to know new people and love hosting. Durango is a terrific place and it makes us happy when people come to see what our town has to offer.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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