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Mapleton Hill - Artists Colorful Apartment in Welcoming Home

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Private ground floor of home, 2 Bedrooms + addl. bed, split level, 1 Bath

Welcome to Boulder, Colorado...everything you want from a big city, yet it feels like a small town; world-class restaurants and shops, a major university, an abundance of cultural events, a plethora of year-round outdoor activities and lots of music from around the globe.

Minutes from downtown Boulder, walking distance to excellent coffee and tea houses, restaurants, bakery, shopping, well equipped grocery store, trails and more. Our artist’s home is located within a quiet, historic residential district known as Mapleton Hill. 'Susurro' - our sunny and light, very private garden/walk-out apartment has a separate entrance and is part of our recently eco-remodeled home originally built in 1910. Our 750 sq. ft. apartment is colorful, eclectically furnished, with hot water baseboard heating, all domestic water filtered, cork floors, lots of light, antique cooking stove, custom trim, open layout, split level (with two steps) - living room/dining room/kitchen, hand painted floor, and mosaic tiled bathroom floor. Our home is a “come and borrow a cup of organic sugar” kind of home. Please note - Susurro is exceptionally well insulated however, we live upstairs, we are very quiet and we do not wear shoes inside our home. If you need total silence please reconsider - you will hear soft footsteps but never voices and in eight years we have had only two complaints.

'Susurro' is two blocks away from the foothills of the Rockies with great hiking trails, and the continental divide only a thirty-minute drive away. We are a 30 minute drive to Denver; 30 minute drive to Eldora Mountain Resort, 60 minute drive to Rocky Mountain National Park, and a 1.5 to 2.25 hour drive to Loveland, Winter Park, Breckenridge and Vail ski areas.

Boulder has year-round sunshine. The winter season usually brings brief snow storms followed by beautiful sunny days. It's not uncommon to have warm weather in the high 60s-70s in February and March. Late spring and summer offers warm days, wonderful thunderstorms and few airborne pests. Falls are warm with cool nights and some of the most amazing displays of light and color.

Well cared for and behaved dogs are welcome.

Inspections and Safety:

City of Boulder Short Term Rental License # 104314 RHL2016-00752

There have been legitimate concerns raised in the national and international media about the safety and lack of regulation of short-term rentals. Rest assured that:

Susurro is up to date in all required inspections (per City of Boulder rental license regulations);

has a current rental license (see: http://gisweb.bouldercolorado.gov/agswebsites/pds/rentalinquiry/ - any property with a color-coding has an up to date rental license);

has commercial property insurance from CBIZ that covers short-term rentals;

and Susurro includes functioning carbon monoxide and smoke detectors as well as fire extinguishers.

In addition, each bedroom has City of Boulder approved egress windows and two door exits, in the unlikely event of a fire.

Your safety is important to us.

Keywords: Separate Garden Level/Walk Out Apartment in Home with completely private entrance.

More Details

Owner
Bruce Poulter
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Bruce Poulter

I am from Medellin, Colombia and am an artist and psychotherapist. I consider Susurro to be an ongoing art Installation as well as the rest of the 'orange house'. Susurro means 'to murmer' in Spanish. It is a custom from Colombia to name your home - hence Susurro. My partner is a bodyworker, 'artist's slave' and musician - playing the mbira (thumb piano) from Zimbabwe.

We have two daughters - both graduated from college and making decisions about graduate school - which makes us old (they think), young (we know)...

We purchased Susurro with the intent of remodeling it - but ended up completely rebuilding it from the foundation up. We were the architects, draftspeople, general contractor, electrician, plumber, interior designer, painters, etc - you get the drift and we are still married - happily.

We have totally enjoyed living here and meeting all the interesting people who have stayed here from different parts of the world.

Bruce Poulter purchased this house in 2004

Why Bruce Poulter chose Newlands

Boulder is a beautiful city with incredible outdoor activities and cultural events. We chose this neighborhood due to its proximity and convenience to both downtown Boulder and mountain trails. We live in the 'orange house' on the property because we think this is the best neighborhood in Boulder. That being said we are available anytime while simultaneously guaranteeing your privacy.

What makes this house unique

We feel incredibly privileged to live in this house and be able to ride our bikes, walk to nearby trails and cafes and enjoy the many and varied events and activities that Boulder offers. We love the sunshine that abounds in Colorado. Susurro is quiet, private and simultaneously centrally located. We invite you to experience the beauty and comfort first-hand! We speak English and Spanish.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We very much enjoyed your "artist" apartment. Hopefully the baby did not disturb you.

Have a great spring!
Apr 2014
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Amenities

Newlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathtub is cast iron and deeper than standard sizes
  • Deep cast iron deep tub with shower. Custom mosaic tile floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Sleep Number air mattress bed - adjustable comfort!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2' foam topper on foam core futon - very comfortable!
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Single futon additional bed available by request
  • Queen size Beds (1) 2 inch foam topper (very very comfortable!) on top of cotton futon., Double Beds (1) Sleep Comfort 5000 Air Bed with custom firmness control - adjustable firmness based on your comfort!, Baby Cribs (1) Always available in closet., Futon 1 - Twin Futon with 2 inch foam topper (very very comfortable!)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please note: cell phone reception is generally good - as of November 2009 - we installed a cell phone signal repeater in Susurro.

Reviews

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Mapleton Hill - Artists Colorful Apartment in Welcoming Home
average rating of 4.7386365 based on 97 reviews
5

Great place for a visit to Boulder

  • 5 of 5

I rented this apartment with a couple friends for a girls' weekend in Boulder. The apartment was great. Colorful, clean, and comfortable. An easy walk to downtown. And dealing with the owner was always smooth and efficient. I would highly reccomend this rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2009
  • Stayed: September 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable and convenient location - loved staying here and would stay again.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed staying at Bruce’s place. Very clean, comfortable and great artistic flair. We really liked the location and Bruce was very easy to communicate with. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful precious and adorable place to stay in lovely neighborhood in Boulder. Close to everything. Quiet. Peaceful.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay (though brief) on this quiet street in Boulder. Just a few blocks from wonderful restaurants and evening life around Pearl Street. The host (Bruce) was great, very helpful. He even arranged to ship something we left behind! The place was... eclectic. Artists? Hm. Definitely eclectic, repurposed building materials and appliances, colorful, comfortable, quiet. On a medium warm summer day, the "swamp cooler" worked well.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was extremely clean and located very close to downtown Boulder!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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5

charming and functionsl - thoroughly enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

The property was just what we were looking for - enjoyed it very much

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
West End Tavern
Nearest Ferry
1271 Miles
Sausalito Ferry, CA
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Flatirons Golf Course
Nearest Train
29 Miles
Denver Union Station - Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hiway 36
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
The Kitchen
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
Eldora Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
6.2 Miles
Boulder Reservior
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $80
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 7.5%

Please note - The City of Boulder has updated their zoning regulations and now allows short term rentals (STR) (less than 30 days) in the City of Boulder proper. The tax rate for STR's is 7.5%.

CANCELLATIONS - A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. When we can replace a canceled reservation without the 60 day notice payments may be returned at the owners discretion.

CHECK OUT TIME - is 11 AM on the day of your departure. For every 30 minutes after 11 AM that you prevent Maria from cleaning there will be a $15 charge withheld from your security deposit. Let's help Maria get her work done on time - thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.