Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Mapleton Hill - Artists Colorful Apartment in Welcoming Home

You sent a message to this owner.

Welcome to Susurro! Main Room - living room and kitchen

Calendar

Last updated: 09/29/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Boulder house description

Exciting News for 2014

We have updated Susurro by adding on site laundry facilities, new refrigerator with ice maker, freshly painted bedrooms, new light fixtures, freshly sealed colorful kitchen floor and more (new photos coming soon!). We think you will appreciate the improvements, making your stay more comfortable and convenient.

Welcome to Boulder, Colorado...everything you want from a big city, yet it feels like a small town; world-class restaurants and shops, a major university, an abundance of cultural events, a plethora of year-round outdoor activities and lots of music from around the globe.

Minutes from downtown Boulder, walking distance to excellent coffee and tea houses, restaurants, bakery, shopping, well equiped grocery store, trails and more. Our artist’s home is located within a quiet, historic residential district known as Mapleton Hill. 'Susurro' - our sunny and light, very private garden/walk-out apartment has a separate entrance and is part of our recently eco-remodeled home originally built in 1910. Our 750 sq. ft. apartment is colorful, eclectically furnished, with hot water baseboard heating, all domestic water filtered, cork floors, lots of light, antique cooking stove, custom trim, open layout, split level (with two steps) - living room/dining room/kitchen, hand painted floor, and mosaic tiled bathroom floor. Our home is a “come and borrow a cup of organic sugar” kind of home. Please note - Susurro is exceptionally well insulated however, we live upstairs, we are very quiet and we do not wear shoes inside our home. If you need total silence please reconsider - you will hear soft footsteps but never voices and in five years we have had only one complaint.

'Susurro' is two blocks away from the foothills of the Rockies with great hiking trails, and the continental divide only a thirty-minute drive away. We are a 30 minute drive to Denver; 30 minute drive to Eldora Ski Resort, 45 minute drive to Rocky Mountain National Park, and 1.5-2.25 hour drive to Loveland, Winter Park, Breckenridge and Vail ski areas.

Boulder has year-round sunshine. The winter season usually brings brief snow storms followed by beautiful sunny days. It's not uncommon to have warm weather in the high 60s-70s in February and March. Late spring and summer offers warm days, wonderful thunderstorms and few airborne pests. Falls are warm with cool nights and some of the most amazing displays of light and color.

Well behaved dogs are welcome.


Keywords: Separate Garden Level/Walk Out Apartment in Home with completely private entrance.

Property Type

  • House
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property and is only allowed on the public sidewalk in front of the house....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Sorry no cats due to allergies...moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

                Sleep Number air mattress bed - adjustable comfort!...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                2' foam topper on foam core futon - very comfortable!...moreless

              • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Single futon additional bed available by request...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (1) 2 inch foam topper (very very comfortable!) on top of cotton futon., Double Beds (1) Sleep Comfort 5000 Air Bed with custom firmness control - adjustable firmness based on your comfort!, Baby Cribs (1) Always available in closet., Futon 1 - Twin Futon with 2 inch foam topper (very very comfortable!)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Bathtub is cast iron and deeper than standard sizes...moreless

              • Deep cast iron deep tub with shower. Custom mosaic tile floor.

              Other Amenities

                  • Please note: cell phone reception is generally good - as of November 2009 - we installed a cell phone signal repeater in Susurro....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Variety of books for all ages...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    Miscellaneous board games...moreless

                  • Music Library
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Basic cable (Comcast) TV service is provided...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Shuffleboard
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View:

                        Foothills of the rockies are two blocks away...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Paragliding
                      • Parasailing
                      • Racquetball
                      • Rafting
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Sailing
                      • Skiing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Susurro has an dedicated evaporative cooler (aka swamp cooler) which works wonderfully in dry climates such as ours. Offers constant fresh cold air as needed - very fast cooling!...moreless

                      • Broadband Access:

                        Ethernet cable provided in each room...moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Front loading gas dryer...moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        Local control of hot water baseboard heat, allows you to maintain the temperature where you want it!...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        Wi-Fi broadband High Speed Internet access with ethernet cables provided in all rooms. Please bring your own computer or smart phone. ...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        All linens are 100% Cotton with handmade quilts on both beds, Pillows are down and can be changed if allergic to down or feathers...moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        Part of Kitchen living area....moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Street parking is readily available...moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        100% cotton...moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Front loading...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        High Speed Internet and Password provided with key instructions...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Drip coffee maker as well as French press...moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Silverware, ceramic plates, ceramic cups, glasses, cooking utensils, serving bowls, measuring spoons, spatulas, tea kettle, etc....moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Included...moreless

                      • Freezer:

                        Full size freezer in side by side refrigerator...moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        Fully equipped kitchen with drip coffee maker, tea kettle, blender, stainless steel cooking pots, antique 4 burner gas stove (works wonderfully) etc....moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Oven:

                        Part of antique working stove...moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        Full size - 2 door contemporary refrigerator with ice maker and 'drawer' freezer....moreless

                      • Stove:

                        Antique 4 burner stove with oven...moreless

                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Nicely shaded private patio just outside living room door with iron table and four cushioned iron chairs....moreless

                           

                          Reviews

                          Write a review 4.7
                          from 39 traveler reviews
                          Loading...
                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer Rates
                          Jun 1 - Sep 1, 2015
                          1 night min stay
                          $150 $170
                          Fri, Sat
                          $900 $3,000
                          My Standard Rate
                          1 night min stay
                          $140 $160
                          Fri, Sat
                          $900 $2,500
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • One time cleaning fee $75
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          CANCELLATIONS - A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. When we can replace a cancelled reservation without the 60 day notice all payments are returned.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


                          Please wait... Book with confidence

                          Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


                          Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                          Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                          Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                          Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                          Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                           

                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 09/29/2014
                          Check availability
                          23 Available
                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates
                           

                          Location

                          45 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          DIA
                          0.6 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          West End Tavern
                          4.5 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Flatirons Golf Course
                          29 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Denver Union Station - Amtrack
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Hiway 36
                          0.6 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Radda
                          17 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Eldora Ski Area
                          6.2 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Boulder Reservior

                          Car: Not Necessary

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2004

                          About the owner: I am from Medellin, Colombia and am an artist and psychotherapist. I considers Susurro to be an ongoing art Installation as well as the rest of the 'orange house'. Susurro means 'a murmer' in Spanish. It is a custom from Colombia to name your home - hence Susurro. My partner is a bodyworker, 'artist's slave' and musician - playing the mbira (thumb piano) from Zimbabwe. We have two daughters - one just graduated from college and the other in her final year of college - which makes us old (they think), young (we know)... We purchased Susurro with the intent of remodeling it - but ended up completely rebuilding it from the foundation up. We were the architects, draftspeople, general contractor, electrician, plumber, interior designer, painters, etc - you get the drift and we are still married - happily. We have totally enjoyed living here and meeting all the interesting people who have stayed here from different parts of the world.

                          Why the Owner Chose Boulder:
                          Boulder is a beautiful city with incredible outdoor activities and cultural events. We chose this neighborhood due to its proximity and convenience to both downtown Boulder and mountain trails. We live in the 'orange house' on the property because we think this is the best neighborhood in Boulder. That being said we are available anytime while guaranteeing your privacy.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          We feel incredibly privileged to live in this house and be able to ride our bikes, walk to nearby trails and cafes and enjoy the many and varied events and activities that Boulder offers. We love the sunshine that abounds in Colorado. Susurro is quiet, private and simultaneously centrally located. We invite you to experience the beauty and comfort first-hand! We speak English and Spanish.


                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english, spanish

                          Guestbook comments from the owner

                          Loading...
                          1 of 1
                           

                          Photos

                          • Welcome to Susurro!  Main Room - living room and kitchen

                            Welcome to Susurro! Main Room - living room and kitchen

                          • Living room leading into the kitchen

                            Living room leading into the kitchen

                          • Main Room

                            Main Room

                          • Living room with patio outside!

                            Living room with patio outside!

                          • Bottle fence lit up at night!

                            Bottle fence lit up at night!

                          • Entry hallway looking east

                            Entry hallway looking east

                          • Living room as viewed from the kitchen

                            Living room as viewed from the kitchen

                          • Sometimes it does snow!

                            Sometimes it does snow!

                          • Handmade quilt (made by Marcela's mother) - she made all the quilts!

                            Handmade quilt (made by Marcela's mother) - she made all the quilts!

                          • Behind the red curtain is the Sony 32' flat screen TV

                            Behind the red curtain is the Sony 32' flat screen TV

                          • Welcome to Susurro!

                            Welcome to Susurro!

                          • Sunflower from our garden!

                            Sunflower from our garden!

                          • Efficient but effective kitchen

                            Efficient but effective kitchen

                          • I especially liked this flower from our garden!

                            I especially liked this flower from our garden!

                          • Blue Bedroom with very comfortable queen size bed!

                            Blue Bedroom with very comfortable queen size bed!

                          • Facing south - towards bedrooms and entry hall

                            Facing south - towards bedrooms and entry hall

                          • Green Bedroom with double size SleepNumber adjustable firmness bed

                            Green Bedroom with double size SleepNumber adjustable firmness bed

                          • West view to mountains from Susurro's outdoor patio

                            West view to mountains from Susurro's outdoor patio

                          • Pedestal sink in bathroom

                            Pedestal sink in bathroom

                          • Winter day in our neighborhood

                            Winter day in our neighborhood

                          • Bottle Fence

                            Bottle Fence

                          • Green bedroom with chest of drawers and lots of light!

                            Green bedroom with chest of drawers and lots of light!

                          • Entry path to Susurro

                            Entry path to Susurro

                          • Interesting snow pattern on our ceramic mask

                            Interesting snow pattern on our ceramic mask

                          VRBO #162485

                          There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                          This listing was first published here in 2008.

                          Date last modified - Monday, September 29, 2014

                          $140 - $170 per night (USD)
                          39

                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 09/29/14
                          Minimum stay: 1 nights
                          Dates are unavailable
                          Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                          This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                          Book It

                          Detailed Price

                          Owner
                          Email owner

                          (720) 312-7760 (Colorado, USA)

                          Speaks: english, spanish
                          Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
                          Add vacation protection services to your booking

                          Three services to protect your trip:

                          Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                          Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                          Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                          Get it now

                          Share this property via Email

                          Mapleton Hill - Artists Colorful Apartment in Welcoming Home

                          Boulder #162485

                          2 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 6

                          You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

                          Share this property via Email

                            Please correct the following errors and resend:
                          • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                          • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
                          • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.