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Last updated: 11/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

You'll love our grand 1900 "Edwardian Vernacular" home that has been lovingly restored to preserve its historic charm, while offering modern comfort and luxury. A 20 MINUTE WALK to the PEARL STREET MALL, (and away from the strip malls and congestion of east Boulder), our home is nestled next to the mountains, and surrounded by some of Boulder's most beautiful properties. In fact, many of Boulder's world class athletes love to train on Kalmia because of it's beauty, running the length of our street which butts up to the Sanitas Mountain Range.
This condo is the entire second floor of the home, with over 1,000 square feet, two private and separate entrances and a deck overlooking our large, spacious lot. Deer visit frequently!
You can walk to the Pearl Street Mall in just 20 minutes, go up the street and access the vast network of Boulder trails, and enjoy Lucky's Bakery, natural food market and diner also a short walk away. (Lucky's is a favorite in Boulder, a hidden gem known mainly to locals.) Our home offers plenty of space and privacy, with a large kitchen, great natural light and original artwork by local Colorado artists.
The kitchen is spacious and well furnished with everything you need. We like to cook, so we've furnished it with the kinds of cooking tools we'd use. Light and bright with north and west windows, our gourmet kitchen has a table for six, a full size refrigerator and a dishwasher.
The living room has a comfortable seating area, with French doors that open out to the deck. Off of the living room is small office space. Of course, we have a dedicated modem and wifi, and we provide local programming, as well as roku and streamed internet tv.
There is also a LG stackable washer and dryer for your convenience.

So Close to So Many Fun Things to Do!
We love riding our bikes to Chatuaqua/Chatuaqua concerts (a cultural attraction and park with beautiful views), or to the downtown farmers market. You can pretty much ride, walk or take the bus to everything else there is to do:
movies / performances at the Dairy Center, Wednesday free concerts at the Pearl Street Mall, exploring the beautiful University of Colorado campus, or riding up one of the canyons or the loop through Marshall....

Closer to home are great amenities like the local home-grown grocer, Lucky's Market, the state-of-the-art North Boulder Rec Center, and, of course, more great restaurants: like Lucky's Diner, frequented by locals. There is also a cosy liquor store that has free wine tastings on Fridays.
We love our historic guesthouse with its iconic diamond windows, interesting angles and original fir floors. We think you'll love it too, as your home in Boulder!

Love theatre/more culture? Combine your stay with a visit to downtown Denver. Check our other vrbo listing #199350, a half block from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, near Denver Art Museum, Clifford Still Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art.

Lynne Charles and Steve Metcalf are owners of the Crooked Gate Guesthouse


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Other (See Description)


  • Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Master: 1 queen

    A spacious bedroom with lots of light and an armchair....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • This property has two bedrooms with two queen-size beds. We prefer couples or small mature groups. The unit is very spacious and private. It is located in a very desirable Boulder neighborhood that has a rural feel, but is within a 5 minute drive downtown. Guests can walk to the end of the block (Kalmia) and access hiking and biking trails. Bus lines and B-Cycle (rentable bikes) are within a half block, and a great natural foods store, cafe, bakery and coffee shop are within walking distance (as well as a great liquor store, mail center and two additional restaurants.)...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    All major cable stations and HBO...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Enjoy views of the Sanitas Range from our second floor deck. The Sanitas is just up Kalmia; you can access it and the many hiking trails by walking up our block to 4th Street....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Our bright kitchen has a table that easily seats up to six people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    We have hot water radiator heat, great for people with allergies. You can control the radiator in each room....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The living room includes a small, open office to the side....moreless

  • Parking:

    Street parking directly in front of unit....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    There is a spacious kitchen with full-size oven, a microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator. We provide all of the cooking utensils, plates and accessories needed to cook up great meals....moreless

  • Microwave


  • Deck / Patio:

    The second floor deck overlooks our large wooded lot, where deer often visit....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Includes a large fenced back yard where deer and other wildlife visit....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2016
30 night min stay


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $95
  • Taxes Not included



Mid-season Oct 1 - Apr 30: $2,400/month for 60 days or more, $2,900/month for stays 30-59 days, can be pro-rated, minimum of 30 days. Otherwise, the daily rate of $169/night applies. Short-term stays can be booked only 60 days out.

PARENT'S WEEKEND - $225 PER NIGHT, MINIMUM 3-NIGHT STAY. Additional guest fees apply.

CU GRADUATION RATES - $250 PER NIGHT. Additional fees apply for additional guests ($25 per guest per night for each guest over 2 people). Minimum 4-night rental.

In place of a damage deposit, we put a $500 authorization on your credit card, which falls off if there is no damage or loss.

We ask for 50% down to reserve your stay. This is refundable up to 30 days out from your stay.

The remaining 50% is due 30 days out. We can only refund this if we are able to re-rent during that time period, minus a $100 administrative/cancellation fee.

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Last updated: 11/13/2015
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Our property is located at the edge of the Rocky Mountains, 6 minutes by car from downtown Boulder and just a 40 minute drive from DIA. At the top of Kalmia, our street, you can access trailheads that will connect you with miles and miles of hiking and have breathtaking views of the Front Range. We are on the busline and on a major biking, walking and running route. So enjoy the beautiful outdoors by walking up the street or renting one of the 'B' cycles at a station just up the street.

Boulder is also known as a great 'foodie' town and there are many well-known eateries within minutes of your stay here. Some of our suggestions:

- The legendary Bouderado hotel

- Frasco, famous far and wide

-The Boulder Farmer's Market, Wed night and Saturdays

- Laudisio's

- Oak

- Leaf (gourmet vegetarian)

- The Kitchen

- Salt

- Chatuaqua

- Flagstaff House

etc etc etc

Boulder is on top of the food scene and has fresh, local food and also caters to food allergies such as gluten intolerance.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Steve Metcalf and Lynne Charles are a husband/wife team who are passionate about restoring historic properties. The Crooked Gate Guesthouse was one of our more challenging projects, but we were thrilled to have the opportunity to save this unique home from the wrecking ball. We love the access it provides to Boulder's amenities. We hope you will enjoy the effort we have put into thoughtful restoration and comfortable furnishings with the home returned to it's former glory. Aside from history and architecture, we love travel, gardening, art, reading, biking, hiking and culture of all kinds. Our travel has inspired our creativity and gives us all kinds of ideas on how to make our properties comfortable and beautiful for our guests.

Why the Owner Chose Boulder:
We love Boulder and it's connection to the University and nature. We love historic homes and believe that preserving them preserves history and provides a window into the past. We have preserved several other homes in the Denver area and couldn't believe that anyone would think of tearing this one down. We have both lived in Boulder years ago, and purchasing and restoring this home gave us an opportunity to reconnect and enjoy Boulder's vast network of hiking and biking trails and it's great restaurants!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We fell in love with the historic architecture (Edwardian Vernacular, have you heard of that one?) and the uniqueness of this property, its location and wooded lot. We love that deer visit all the time and especially enjoy the fawns in the springtime and summer. So do our guests! In addition, our home has these great benefits: -Within walking distance of outstanding hiking trails -Within 5 minutes of several great groceries, other amenities and the North Boulder rec center -Fabulous restaurants in all directions, except west, where the mountains lie -5 minutes to the Pearl Street Mall -Close to Lyons, Longmont and Rocky Mountain National Park, which turns 100 years old this year -Many, many sporting and cultural activities within minutes -35 minute drive from Denver, a major cultural center with all the amenities of a world class city

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  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Upstairs unit deck

    Upstairs unit deck

  • We love visits from our furry friends!

    We love visits from our furry friends!

  • Open office off of living room area

    Open office off of living room area

  • Oversize washer and dryer in unit

    Oversize washer and dryer in unit

  • Alcove in master bedroom

    Alcove in master bedroom

  • View wildlife in our large fenced half acre yard

    View wildlife in our large fenced half acre yard

VRBO #421042

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Date last modified - Thursday, November 26, 2015

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