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ELEGANT VICTORIAN in Boulder, a walk from downtown

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Remodeled Victorian in quiet tree-lined west Boulder neighborhood

Everyone loves the location, 1/2 block from the mountain trails, tucked away but a short walk to downtown Pearl Street mall, restaurants, CU campus, Chatauqua, Boulder Creek path & other trails. Perfect for CU graduation, the Conference on World Affairs and anything else in town or on the CU campus.

This unique open-floor plan remodeled Victorian home, designed by the current owner, an artist and graphic designer, was featured on Home & Garden TV and in a colorful coffee table book entitled, "Vintage and Artistic Homes of Boulder." The living room, front sun room and open dining area have high ceilings and hardwood red oak floors. Sun room has a desk and floor lamp for working.

For those who play piano, there is a spinet in the sun room, and in the living room a red enamel gas stove for rosy winter afterglow. The elegant style throughout the house seamlessly integrates charming Victorian details with contemporary fixtures and an open feeling of space and comfort. There is art on the walls and plexiglass pedestals with sculpture.

The two bedrooms are modest and Victorian in size but have a full bathroom with a whirlpool tub and access from both bedrooms. Sleeping accommodations for the second bedroom is a sofa sleeper with a comfy, super plush 2" Tempur-pedic topper. Please see the photos to be sure that this arrangement works for you.

There are two sinks in the kitchen, one in the center island, and a brand new gas range. There are two sinks in the kitchen, one in the center island, and a brand new gas range. Dining table pulls out to seat 10 and there are dishes, table cloth and service for a party of that size.

Double French doors lead out to the 2-level, wooden back deck, which has a gas barbecue, deck furniture, a long quartz counter top and is surrounded by trees (green and lush in summer, snow covered and a picture-postcard wonderland at Christmas time.)


• Broadband Internet throughout

• Cable TV in the kitchen & main bedroom

• Easy parking

• Washer & dryer

• Central air conditioning


You're invited to enjoy the whole house, washer & dryer and back deck with barbecue. Owner's quarters on the top floor have an entrance around the side.

When inquiring about a stay in my house, I'd love to know why you are coming to Boulder (I may be able to help with suggestions) and how many people will be in your group (the configuration). Makes communication faster and easier. (I have an Aerobed ($15 per night) that can be set up in the gallery between the main bedroom and the kitchen, though it is an area with no door to close for privacy.

I've been asked why I don't have reviews here and the answer is simply that I have many, many glowing reviews, 5 stars in every category on the other major vacation listing site. I fact, I have SuperHost status. But I am new to VRBO. Here are a few from the other site:

Celeste, August 2017

A beautiful sacred space, special that Tina shares this with folks looking for a Boulder retreat.

Chandra, December 2017

Great location and comfortable surroundings. The home was well stocked with everything we needed. We even made a Turkey dinner on Christmas day and had everything we needed!

Jim & Cherryl, July 20

As my wife said " weeks surrounded by beauty." It's a wonderful home. I couldn't imagine a better location - quiet street, close to the hiking trails and Pearl. Just a few blocks from Alfalfa's (a great grocery store). And, Tina is a wonderful host - easy to work with, very helpful and keeps the house stocked with lots of good stuff. We had a great time!!

Victoria, June 2017

A uniquely beautiful home with a perfect location and wonderful outdoor space!! Nestled on the hill, the home is a short walk to all the restaurants and shops on Pearl Street. Tina is so kind, communicative and helpful with anything you'll need. I'd love the opportunity to stay here again!

Ami + Jeremy, May 2017

Tina is an excellent host. She's great with communication and did many of the little things that a host can do to make sure your stay is great. Tina's home is truly spectacular. The pictures do not do it justice. It is filled with a variety of creative artwork and exudes Victorian character. I strongly recommend Tina's place to all visitors.

Smit, April 2017

This place may be one of the best kept secrets in town…a unique Victorian experience on a quiet tree lined street right in the heart of Boulder! It was like coming home to a fascinating art gallery every afternoon after exploring this charming town. It’s a short walk from just about everything you want to see. I arranged the house for my relatives when they came to visit me from India. They were blown away. It was exactly as described, wonderfully decorated and meticulously clean. We felt like we were the first guests to ever stay even a nick on the walls or errant dust on floor. Tina was a gracious host, meeting me and my relatives when they arrived and she was very responsive to any questions we had during the stay. A wonderful time was had by all. We highly recommend a stay here!

Response from Tina:

You guys were terrific. You're always welcome back. T.

April 2017

Marcia, November 2016

What a beautiful home! Light and roomy and full of art. It’s just a lovely 10 minute walk over the Boulder Creek bridge to the Pearl Street Mall, which is the heart of Boulder and has many great shops and restaurants. (Check out The Peppercorn, the best kitchen gadget & gear store I found anywhere.) Just a half block from fabulous hiking trails up into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. A well appointed kitchen made making Thanksgiving dinner a breeze. The spacious back deck was great for lounging. Since it’s also just a few blocks from the CU campus, it was an easy walk for my niece and nephew. Perfect location. A warm and inviting place to gather with family. (I was happy to have the washer and dryer - so convenient.)

Looking forward to hearing from you. Tina


More Details

Member since: 2018
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2018

About Tina

I will be available to help with any questions or concerns.

Tina purchased this house in 1990

What makes this house unique

The location can't be beat. A quiet residential neighborhood a short walk from everything you want.


Lower Arapahoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 16
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Tina Collen, owner xxx-xxx-xxxx Barb Karr, friend xxx-xxx-xxxx Ken, handyman xxx-xxx-xxxx My son, Mark xxx-xxx-xxxx
  • Mark lives across the street Police and fire 911 Water Shut Off: Red handles on left side of closet under the main stairway.
  • The key for the closet is hanging inside the kitchen cabinet door, south east side. Electricity: Panel is in the basement thru large door, on left
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Has a whirlpool bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Second bedroom is a sofa sleeper with a comfy 2" Tempur-pedic topper
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


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(5 traveler reviews)

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ELEGANT VICTORIAN in Boulder, a walk from downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Columbus Ohio

Quaint , immaculate Victorian home in quiet neighborhood close to Downtown

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Boulder for the Ironman and were very pleased with this beautiful Victorian home. The home is charming and loaded with unique and interesting art. We enjoyed relaxing in the living room as well as the front porch and rear deck. The kitchen was completely stocked and easy to prepare meals and we also enjoyed grilling on the rear deck. The location was perfect, an easy walk to picnic at Chataqua Park, dine or shop at pearl street mall or enjoy boulder creek. Tina was great - always available and extremely accommodating. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were great. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 5 nights with my wife and two daughters and had a great time. The home is beautifully decorated and has a large kitchen and spacious deck in back. Great location in walking distance to Pearl Street Mall, hiking and Chautauqua. Tina was a great host and I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

Had a 45 year reunion with 3 other ladies I went to school with and we stayed at this lovely home in Boulder. It was very clean and spacious. Everything was labeled and well organized. It was comfortable and charming. The location is perfect. Walking to Pearl St and to many wonderful trails. Something new to see everyday Tina, the owner was gracious and accommodating. We needed nothing. Would recommend it highly and I would stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place and great location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful home. The owner is very attentive. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, spacious, comfortable house filled with original art works: a delight to stay here

  • 5 of 5

This house is even more beautiful than the photos. Each room has art works on the walls, many done by the owner. The open floor plan might suggest being in a gallery, but one with comfortable places to recline or sit. There's a lot of window space, making the place light and airy. The furniture is very comfortable, although some might consider the mattress in the bedroom a bit firm. The kitchen is nicely laid out and well equipped. There's even a Vitamix for making smoothies. Moreover, the house is ideally located for people who like to walk. Downtown Pearl Street is 10-15 minutes away. The Viewpoint Trail, which goes up a nearby small mountain, begins at the end of the street on which the house is located. It's also a short walk to Alfalfa's, a large, local organic food mart. The owner is very responsive to any questions or concerns that might arise, and she gets back to you very quickly. In sum, this house is unusually beautiful, very well located, and very comfortable. We greatly enjoyed our stay there.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95

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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