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Great large family home!!! Pool Table, Hot Tub, Forested! Summer booking fast!!!

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 15)

If you haven't been to Boulder, Colorado you're in for a treat. Voted best small city in America for decades, it has everything you want from a big city, with world-class restaurants, a major university and an abundance of cultural events, but feels like a town.

Our rustic and private spacious home is 6 miles up Beautiful Sunshine Canyon, just minutes from Pearl Street Mall in Downtown Boulder. We have incredible views while in the forest. Boulder has fantastic weather all year round to play golf, hike the foothills, stroll the streets, see a sporting event or just relax without the disturbances of a hotel.

Our 3500 sq ft home is a great family home, perfect for 2 families, fun for kids (pool table) or a great romantic getaway. It's fully equipped with everything you may need or want, with great views from every window and often have deer strolling or napping in our yard. There's a garage for your convenience and a large deck with outdoor hot tub.

We love our home and think you will as well. It can be your home away from home while visiting beautiful Boulder, Colorado. Enjoy!

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David McLaughlin
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 1, 2017

About David McLaughlin

A small cabin was built here in 1972 but we did a major addition in 2004 to fit our family needs. It's a great family house and we love the Boulder vibe.

David McLaughlin purchased this house in 2004

Why David McLaughlin chose Front Range

We love being in the mountains surrounded by pine trees yet we're close to downtown Boulder so it's convenient to get into town. It stays cooler in the summer and we get more snow in the winter but the roads are maintained making it easy to reach.

What makes this house unique

We have the largest vacation rental in the Boulder area, perfect for families and groups. It sleeps 15 in main house.


Boulder House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Full beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1),
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Great large family home!!! Pool Table, Hot Tub, Forested! Summer booking fast!!!
average rating of 4.3 based on 10 reviews
Chicago, IL, USA

Midwestern Folk visiting the Mountians

  • 5 of 5

What a great stay! The house and deck facilitated a great atmosphere for social interaction. I would recommend this property and looking forward to coming back. Also, Golden Hill Inn is a must for dinner when you are staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Matthew, we really appreciate it! Yes, Gold Hill is a great little town just up the road from us and the Inn is a historic place worthy of a visit. Thanks again and safe cycling to you, David
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What a great place!

  • 4 of 5

We rented this place over Thanksgiving and had our family plus our in laws stay and we fit nicely (15 plus a baby). The bedrooms are spread out so we could put the early risers (and baby) in one wing and the late sleepers in another and not bother anyone! We made our entire thanksgiving feast (and pies from scratch) in the well equipped kitchen without any trouble- we had to purchase a mixer to use but everything else was already there for us. We loved the private, low traffic road as we walked the neighborhood/valley every day. It was great for the baby who toddled along beside us all- very safe, friendly area. We drove up the valley (2 minutes) and hiked the mountain, drove down the valley (4 minutes) and hiked Bald Mountain, explored Boulder and Estes Park and loved watching the wildlife all over the property. The boys loved scoping Mule Deer from the living room window, coffee cup in hand. We all (the baby especially) loved seeing the neighborhood Fox leaving his den every morning. The hot tub was nice too- decent condition but not very big (the 2 year old could stand up in it), maybe 3/4 adults could fit although we never tried. All in all we had a great time. The house itself is showing some wear (refrigerator leaks, microwave handle is broken, pool table is a little rough, overall needs a little spruce up) but it was such a great place to be it was easy for us to overlook those few silly things. It's got fabulous views, is centrally located and is a fun place to explore. We had a blast.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Savannah, Georgia

Great Location for a Family Reunion!

  • 4 of 5

We held our week long 3rd annual family reunion at the wonderful Sunshine House. Our clan totaled 13. The house is spacious, allowing room for guests to spread out or to gather in central rooms. The kitchen is well furnished and open, spilling out onto a large rear deck which was ideal for summer evening meals. The Weber grill was ideal for a cookout. Musical instruments (bass guitar, guitar and hand drums) were a wonderful added feature for this musically inclined family. The house is located roughly 20 minutes outside of Boulder up a scenic canyon road. This allowed for plenty of outdoor space and convenient access to downtown Boulder. Our favorite activities: lots of hiking, Pearl Street Mall, tubing down the Boulder Creek, visiting the Boulder reservoir on a hot summer day, savoring flavors at the Tearoom, buying fresh produce at the Farmer's Market, sampling fine microbrews at Avery Brewing and just in general falling in love with Boulder. The house was absolutely great with a couple of minor items needing attention: pool table, refrigerator door, occasionally spotty Wi-Fi and a slightly musty laundry room/bedroom.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David and Jane, thank you so much for your review. We are really glad you enjoyed yourselves at The Sunshine House. Yes, Boulder is an amazing town and the house is great because it's so close to town but you are in the mountains. We always want guests to call if they have any questions, concerns or want suggestions for anything about our house or the surrounding area. We can usually get any questions answered right then and there like the pool table is fine but if people sit or put a lot of weight on the rails they will push down but they pop right back up and are fully functional. Also, the house has two wifi's because of how big it is so possibly you were using the right one that is set up on the left side of the house or vice versa? Again, we always want people to call and ask. The fridge door does work and in the welcome letter it talks about if opening both fridge and freezer, close freezer first so fridge door closes tight. The lower loft where the washer and dryer is doesn't have windows so it stays more at ground temperature and there is a fan to help the circulation of the air. It's definitely not as bright and sunny as the rest of the house. Thank you again and much appreciated, all the best, David
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large family reunion

  • 5 of 5

WOW!!!!!What an incredible home and location!!!! It was way better then we expected.Really an amazing ,comfortable, andFUN place!!! We hope to come every year. We over the large deck, beautiful views and the hot tub. Thanks so very much for letting us use your wonderful home!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debra, thank you so much for your review! We are really glad you had such a great time at The Sunshine House. Please come back and stay with us again sometime soon, best, David
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Albany, NY

Great Time Great Space

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this place for a week. It was great. There were 11 of us and we had ample room to roam and congregrate. Hot tubs at sunset were awesome. The views were amazing. My kids had a blast adventuring around the mountainside. We really enjoyed the fact it was in the mountains yet so close to Boulder and the super cool town of Gold Hill. Gold Hill Inn is a must for dinner!

The house was as advertised and we had no problem finding it. Totally do it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mark, thank you for your review. We are so glad you had a great time at the Sunshine House. Yes, it's fun being close to a big town like Boulder and the little gold mining town of Gold Hill, both offer so much in different ways. Thanks again for posting, come stay with us again sometime soon, best, David
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July 2012 visit!

  • 2 of 5

We stayed for a week in July 2012 in this house. We were eight adults and two kids. The main floor with kitchen and living area was fine, master bedroom and bath was o.k. However, the rest of the bedrooms were inferiour. All the mattresses were lumpy and uncomfortable, and should be replaced. The basement room with two beds and next to the washer/dryer was windowless and musty. We were not able to reach the agent or owner by phone; mailbox was full! No clear directions were given on how to reach the house without mapquest!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hans, I'm sorry to hear about your stay and I'm not sure how you weren't able to reach the owner or myself, our phones are always on and with us. The owner recently replaced the downstairs beds and map quest has always been sufficient on guests finding the house.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund