About the property
- House750 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
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.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Creative, fun and functional
This apartment is full of really creative artistic touches that make it a fun place to stay. But it’s also very well laid out, and fully functional. Beds are super comfortable. Everything you might need is provided. It’s in a great neighborhood, convenient to town, N. Boulder Rec Center, Sanitas hiking, etc. Highly recommended.
Great location. Great owner.
Spent three nights at the basement property. The two bedroom unit was very comfortable and quiet. Had all the amenities we needed. Easy walk to local Whole Foods and local tavern (Hungry Toad). A few years ago I would have easily walked to Pearl Street area but the years are catching up with me.... however the Uber/Lyft service in Boulder makes it very easy to get wherever you want to go. Bruce welcomed us on arrival and made sure we had what we needed. Would stay again if I go back to Boulder.
Cozy, convenient and clean. Loved it!
We stayed for four nights for a family trip/meetup with our son. Just the right combination of togetherness space and privacy. We made limited use of the well equipped kitchen, and didn't use the washer/dryer but appreciated that it was there.
It's clean and incredibly comfortable and homey. Nice to come back to after a day of hiking. Also very convenient to trails and eateries.
We never met our hosts but they provided clear instructions and good communications. We really enjooir atay and if we make it back to Boulder would love to stay here again!
Sweet, funky-but-clean space, great walkable neighborhood
My husband and I stayed here with our 4 year old while visiting with family in Boulder. We didn't spend much other than sleeping or a quick breakfast, but the space was cozy and sweet.
Perfect stay for three
This cute apartment was perfect for our party of three adults.
Located on a quiet street, yet close enough to walk to pearl street and have some of the best meals we have had in all our travels across the states. The living accommodations were cozy and quiet and contained all the amenities. A truly enjoyable experience!
Eclectic and wonderful stay in a great neighborhood!
We enjoyed our stay very much! Easy check in and clear communication. Plenty of street parking. Very comfortable and unique space with everything you need. Easy walk to downtown boulder in a beautiful neighborhood. Recommend to anyone and will stay again!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.