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Restored 1900 Duplex in Upscale Neighborhood 2 Miiles to Downtown, Near Trails

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A view from the front of our 2-story duplex

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Last updated: 12/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Boulder house description

What a great corner of Boulder! You'll enjoy the best of both worlds at our charming 1900 duplex: the best of nature and Boulder's downtown amenities-- both within minutes. Unlike many Boulder rentals, our duplex offers plenty of space and privacy for your comfortable stay. It is the second floor of an historic home located between downtown Boulder and NoBo, the burgeoning business district where world class cyclists gather at Amante Coffee in North Boulder. (Thus, the 'Nobo.')
From the large, private deck enjoy views of our wooded lot-- deer and other wildlife visit-- and the nearby Sanitas mountain range. A short walk up the block is access to miles and miles of hiking trails. Or, rent a bike at nearby 'B' cycle to explore Boulder's outstanding bike trail system.

This 1,000 sf space is sunny and luxurious with warm paint colors, an open layout, comfy furniture and original artwork. Both bedrooms have a queen-size beds, cushy carpet and bedside lights. We try to think of everything.

The kitchen is spacious and well furnished with everything you need. Light and bright with north and west windows, our gourmet kitchen has a cozy nook for sipping wine, tea or coffee or eating a meal if you decide to forego one of the nearby fabulous restaurants.

The living room has a flat screen tv with cable. Off of the living room is also a small office space. Of course, we have a dedicated modem and wifi.

There is also a high-end 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

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • 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)

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          • Bedroom: 1 queen

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          • 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

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                All major cable stations and HBO...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • 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

                  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

                  • Dining:

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

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • 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

                  Kitchen

                  • 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

                  Outside

                  • 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

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 17 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Mid Season
                  Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $185
                  $1,195 $2,600

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

                  High Season
                  May 1 - Oct 15, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $195
                  $1,295 $5,000

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

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Claaning Fee $100
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  CU GRADUATION RATES - $260 PER NIGHT. Additional fees apply for additional guests. 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.


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                  Last updated: 12/14/2014
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                  Location

                  Our property is located at the edge of the Rocky Mountains, 6 minutes 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 have managed to both renovate several historic properties AND keep our marriage intact. Not an easy feat. We love travel, gardening, art, history, biking, hiking and culture of all kinds. Our travel has inspired our creativity and given us all kinds of ideas on how to make our properties comfortable 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: -35 minute drive from Denver, a major cultural center with all the amenities of a world class city -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 -Many, many sporting and cultural activities within minutes


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                  Photos

                  • A view from the front of our 2-story duplex

                    A view from the front of our 2-story duplex

                  • Looking out to the yard from the second floor deck

                    Looking out to the yard from the second floor deck

                  • Another view of the living room from the couch

                    Another view of the living room from the couch

                  • Hallway leading to kitchen, bath and bedrooms

                    Hallway leading to kitchen, bath and bedrooms

                  • Another master bedroom view

                    Another master bedroom view

                  • Second bedroom

                    Second bedroom

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                  • Oversize washer and dryer in unit

                    Oversize washer and dryer in unit

                  • Dining area in kitchen

                    Dining area in kitchen

                  • View from deck of our 1/2 acre lot

                    View from deck of our 1/2 acre lot

                  • One of the best Farmer's Markets on Wed night and Sat morning

                    One of the best Farmer's Markets on Wed night and Sat morning

                  • The second floor unit deck

                    The second floor unit deck

                  • Our cozy living room that opens to the deck

                    Our cozy living room that opens to the deck

                  • Open office off of living room area

                    Open office off of living room area

                  • Master bedroom

                    Master bedroom

                  • Alcove in master bedroom

                    Alcove in master bedroom

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                  • Spacious bath

                    Spacious bath

                  • Large kitchen with gas burning stove and complete dish and cookware

                    Large kitchen with gas burning stove and complete dish and cookware

                  • Hallway to bedrooms

                    Hallway to bedrooms

                  • We love visits from our furry friends!

                    We love visits from our furry friends!

                  • A favorite bike ride: National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

                    A favorite bike ride: National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

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                  Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                  $185 - $195 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 12/14/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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                  RESTORED 1900 DUPLEX IN UPSCALE NEIGHBORHOOD 2 MIILES TO DOWNTOWN, NEAR TRAILS

                  Boulder #421042

                  2 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 4

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