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Stunning Home on Lake & Trails Close to Downtown.

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Last updated: 08/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Located on open space, nature preserve, lake and hiking trails in a lovely neighborhood just a few miles North of downtown. A block to bus line on Broadway and grocery, coffee shop and several restaurants.
Our home is spacious, warm, comfortable, informal while elegant, and decorated with eclectic art from our travels around the world. It is large - over 5,000 sq feet. Every room is large, bright and spacious. It is a flexible home and will accommodate a few people without seeming overwhelming, or a several couples or a family. Large offices can easily be used as bedrooms. Sleeping lofts in several rooms delight children as sleeping and playing spaces. Parks/playing fields and playgrounds are in walking distance. Hiking and biking trails are literally right out the door. Views of the lake and foothills from almost every room! Swamp cooler keeps our home comfortable in Summer.

The main floor has a living room that opens to the dining room with table which seats eight. The large airy kitchen has a counter and a comfy corner with a couch and chair and leads to the spacious deck, with dining and coach and chairs and hot tub over looking the lake. This floor also has a 15 x 30 very open living room which is great for kids, yoga, music and hanging out - there is also an extra very comfy queen size bed here. Laundry and 3/4 bath completes this level.

The lower level has a 15x30 bamboo floored room with a sectional sofa and a new pillow top queen bed.

The top floor has the spacious master suite with many windows and views of the lake, a comfortable and spacious TV room with double bed/couch and loft bed as well as two other large office /sleeping rooms with additional sleeping lofts. Additional double and queen beds can be arranged to meet your specific needs. Large bathroom and infrared sauna complete this level.

The house was re-modeled with non toxic materials and we use natural cleaning agents.

We do have a one week minimum ( a few shorter rentals still available for august - see calendar) and do not allow pets or smoking. We are not available for weddings or receptions on premises.

This is our primary residence and we rent when we are traveling. Most often Winter, Spring and Summer. Please check our calendar for specific availability.

Keywords: Private Home


Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    within reason and at our discretion....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    sorry - not negotiable on this...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    master suite - large and gorgeous...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    comfortable pillow top queen if you need more beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    bright walk out basement room - also has lovely sitting area...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Full sofa bed is spring free/twin in loft...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Twin & Queen in loft. Additional Queen may be brought in...moreless

  • King size bed (1) King in Master Suite, 3 other large bedrooms on top floor /queen, full and twin beds and two sleeping lofts. 15x30 walkout basement room full of light has another queen Main floor music/living room also has a queen bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • main floor: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2master: toilet, tub, shower

    two shower heads - very spacious...moreless

  • Top floor: toilet, shower

    also infra red sauna...moreless

  • each bathroom is newly remodeled and lovely! the two baths on the top floor are huge....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Walk out to a beautiful network of hiking and biking trails around the lake, up the hills and a longer flat option that goes for miles. A few minutes walk to a great playground and playing field. The lake and surrounding area is a wildlife preserve - deer , coyotes, praries dogs, water and other birds. Lake is stocked for fishing....moreless


  • Music Library:

    ipod/iphone docks and speaker systems in many rooms....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo:

    great speakers for ipods in master and both living rooms and kitchen. Ipod docks in other bedrooms...moreless

  • Television:

    large flat screen TV; DVD, VCR. hook up to plug in your computer for streaming....moreless

  • Toys:

    a good supply of toys for younger children up to @ 8...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    yes - some great films including some for children and lots of great books around too....moreless


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    from every room except baths and laundry!...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    200' to the water's edge - no houses between dedicated open space to north and west. very private feeling...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    across the lake is the first gentle rise of the rocky mountains. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    open to living room and deck. see photos...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    a 'swamp cooler' circulates cool air - not central air - house stays very comfortable!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    large capacity...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    elliptical in bed /TV room. exercise balls;foam rollers; some free weights; yoga mats...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    hot water baseboard...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    everything is nice quality....moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 large living rooms with a third spacious sitting area in basement room...moreless

  • Parking:

    room for several cars in the driveway ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    driveway plus always available street parking (no time limits)...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    in driveway . abundant on street parking for additional cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    phone for outgoing calls if needed....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    large capacity...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    reliable wireless throughout the home...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    we know some great cooks and there are many services around Boulder...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    everything you would need - entire home is very well equipped....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    we are very well equipped and everything is attractive, good quality...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    large gourmet kitchen - picture window to lake; doors to deck & outdoor seating large outside grill...moreless

  • Microwave:

    microwave/convection combo plus convection optional oven...moreless

  • Oven:

    large combo regular and convection...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    spices, teas, condiments are available....moreless

  • Refrigerator:


  • Stove:

    very efficient, easy to use induction cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    fantastic large deck -right on the lake looking at the foothills. Comfortable seating plus large dining table, benches and chairs. Half the deck is in the shade most of the day. smaller deck off dining room facing the lake...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    large back yard. smaller side and front yards/gardens - nicely landscaped...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    yes - in excellent condition and quite large...moreless

  • Tennis:

    for longer rentals of 1 month or more with community pool....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    neighborhood pool - possible for full summer rentals not weekly....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Winter season only. Summer for longer rentals ( i month) if arranged with owner...moreless

  • Sauna
  • Jetted Tub:

    jetted tub in large upstairs bathroom additional large soaking tub in master (no jets)...moreless



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7 night min stay

$3,500 $12,000
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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Taxes Not included


As we rent only a limited time each year, I communicate directly with each renter to make sure we are all clear about details. Preference given to smaller groups.

Cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 08/20/2015
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This is truly a treasure of a home and one of the absolute best locations in all of Boulder!.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: We are coaches, leadership consultants and run retreats on skillful relationships for couples. We are also artist/musician/dancer. We are blessed to be able to travel to wonderful places to teach which is why you have the option of renting our wonderful home. Two of our three grown children and our 7 yr old grandson live here in Boulder.

Why the Owner Chose Boulder:
We have lived in Boulder for 28 years and in this home for 25. We are often told we have the best house and location in Boulder. To be able to see the lake from every window, walk outside, climb the hills and still be just a few minutes from all the action downtown-- it doesn't get better than this! We remodeled it recently and it is beautiful and very comfortable.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home is a treasure we are happy to share. Mornings and evenings in the hot tub watching the changing skies. Dinner on the deck, reading, napping, spending time with friends and family; or off exploring. The views from inside are always reminding us of the beauty of where we live. Our large light-filled rooms offer spaciousness and privacy while also making it easy and comfortable to be together.

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VRBO #176240

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