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Boulder Modern Gem, Close to Trails, Restaurants, Univ. Colorado

Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio Apartment, 1 Queen + optional single bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Gorgeous modern home with attached studio apartment in established neighborhood of beautiful Boulder, Colorado. Designed by Dwell featured architect, the house was constructed with green materials and techniques, including solar powered radiant floor heat. Although the apartment is attached to the main house, it is totally private with double insulation between the dwellings, for extra peace and quiet.

The apartment has its own exterior entrance to the second floor dwelling, which has views of the mountains. The space is 450 square feet, with an open floor plan, very spacious with nine foot vaulted ceilings, tons of light, and a European style efficiency kitchen, cable TV with HBO and a new flat screen TV. The Danish made futon/bed (brand name Innovation) has a memory foam mattress topper extra comfort. Plenty of space for storage. Full bath includes adjustable/detachable shower head, bathtub, fan, and heated concrete floors. The studio is best for one or two people, but can accommodate three.

Just a few blocks away from trail heads, one can spend the whole day hiking. Located along bike paths with access to all of Boulder. Great mountain biking and road biking close-by. Perfect for those visiting University of Colorado, NCAR, NIST, and NOAA. Local skiing 45 minutes away, world class skiing a couple of hours away. IDEAL LOCATION.

City of Boulder License # RHL2017-00057

Keywords: Private Attached Apartment

More Details

Derek and Jen
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Derek and Jen

Derek is a Colorado native who has lived in Boulder since attending the University of Colorado for both undergrad and graduate school. He has traveled the world, but finds he is happiest while riding a bicycle on Colorado roads and trails. Jen has lived all over the country and moved to Boulder in 2009 from New York City. She and Derek met while mountain biking with friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you so much for accommodating us while we were between homes. The apt was comfortable and cozy and the location is great. While we're certainly looking forward to our new home in the 'burbs we will definitely miss our daily walks to Wild Oats."
Jun 2007
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South Boulder Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Private bathroom in the studio contains a bathtub/shower, high ceilings, nice lighting, good linens.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size bed (1) Danish "Innovation" futon with memory foam topper. Quite comfortable! Small futon style chair converts into (1) single bed.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Modern furniture and appliances, fan, top-down/bottom-up shades for extra privacy, bathroom towels, radiant-heated concrete floors, very well insulated, lots of light, quiet. Bathroom includes full bath, adjustable/detachable shower head, fan and heated concrete floors.


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Boulder Modern Gem, Close to Trails, Restaurants, Univ. Colorado
average rating of 4.964286 based on 30 reviews

Clean, bright, comfortable- close to trails and culture

  • 5 of 5

It’s been 35 years since I was last in Boulder so it’s considerably more developed! But this spot was a great little gem to use as home base for adventuring out. Jen responded quickly to any questions. We would definitely recommend this spot.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, thoughtfully appointed, quiet, convenient

  • 5 of 5

Can’t wait to return!! Jen was quite responsive and helpful. Penny is a joy!! Great location. Beautiful views of sunrise and mountains.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Super comfortable in a nice, quiet location. Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Fabulous apartment in quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My daughters and I really enjoyed our stay at the Modern Gem. it was just the right size for us, a small kitchen to cook a few meals with a view of the Flatirons! The apartment is well maintained, there was soap and shampoo in the bathroom (not always the case), and the radiant floors kept the room a comfortable temperature.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient to South Boulder

  • 5 of 5

We weren't there much, only to sleep, but we enjoyed our stay. It was clean, comfortable and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My own little sanctuary....

  • 5 of 5

This is where I stay when I'm in Boulder. It has everything I need, is convenient to all things Boulder, is quiet, reasonably priced and close to my favorite yoga studio in South Boulder (Yoga Loft). It even has a bathtub!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Close to NIST, NOAA, NCAR, University, highly recommended Yoga studio 2 blocks away, Sprouts grocery store very close, bike paths, and public transport. Short drive, bike ride or bus ride to Pearl Street.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 12.48%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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