Stunning Home on Lake & Trails Close to Downtown.

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Last updated: 09/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Located on open space, nature preserve, lake and hiking trails in a lovely neighborhood just a few miles North of downtown. A block to bus line on Broadway and grocery, coffee shop and several restaurants.
Our home is spacious, warm, comfortable, informal while elegant, and decorated with eclectic art from our travels around the world. It is large - over 5,000 sq feet. Every room is large, bright and spacious. It is a flexible home and will accommodate a few people without seeming overwhelming, or a several couples or a family. Large offices can easily be used as bedrooms. Sleeping lofts in several rooms delight children as sleeping and playing spaces. Parks/playing fields and playgrounds are in walking distance. Hiking and biking trails are literally right out the door. Views of the lake and foothills from almost every room! Swamp cooler keeps our home comfortable in Summer.

The main floor has a living room that opens to the dining room with table which seats eight. The large airy kitchen has a counter and a comfy corner with a couch and chair and leads to the spacious deck, with dining and coach and chairs and hot tub over looking the lake. This floor also has a 15 x 30 very open living room which is great for kids, yoga, music and hanging out - there is also an extra very comfy queen size bed here. Laundry and 3/4 bath completes this level.

The lower level has a 15x30 bamboo floored room with a sectional sofa and a new pillow top queen bed. Lots of windows and french door provide lots of light and a walk out to the spacious and shaded back yard.

The top floor has the spacious master suite with many windows and views of the lake, a comfortable and TV room with an elliptical machine; double pull out coach/bed and loft bed as well as two other large bedrooms rooms with additional sleeping lofts. Large bathroom completes this level.

The house was re-modeled with non toxic materials and we use natural cleaning agents.

We do have a one week minimum and do not allow pets or smoking as we are allergic. We are not available for weddings or receptions on premises.

This is our primary residence and we rent when we are traveling. Most often Winter, Spring and Summer. Please check our calendar for specific availability. We do like to communicate directly with potential guests to make sure we can meet your needs.

Keywords: Private Home

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Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    within reason and at our discretion....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    sorry - not negotiable on this...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    master suite - large and gorgeous...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    comfortable pillow top queen if you need more beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    bright walk out basement room - also has lovely sitting area...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Twin & Queen in loft. Additional Queen may be brought in...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Spacious room, pull out sofa, king size bed, large tv, view....moreless

  • King size bed (1) King in Master Suite, 2 other large bedrooms on top floor with queen, beds and additonal sleeping lofts. 15x30 walkout basement room full of light has another queen Main floor music/living room also has a queen bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • main floor: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2master: toilet, tub, shower

    two shower heads - very spacious...moreless

  • Top floor: toilet, shower

    also infra red sauna...moreless

  • each bathroom is newly remodeled and lovely! the two baths on the top floor are huge....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Walk out to a beautiful network of hiking and biking trails around the lake, up the hills and a longer flat option that goes for miles. A few minutes walk to a great playground and playing field. The lake and surrounding area is a wildlife preserve - deer , coyotes, praries dogs, water and other birds. Lake is stocked for fishing....moreless


  • Music Library:

    ipod/iphone docks and speaker systems in many rooms....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo:

    great speakers forphone or computer hook up in master and both living rooms and kitchen. ...moreless

  • Television:

    large flat screen TV; DVD, VCR. hook up to plug in your computer for streaming....moreless

  • Toys:

    a good supply of toys for younger children up to @ 8...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    yes - some great films including some for children and lots of great books around too....moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are just a few miles form both Downtown Boulder with its famous pedestrian mall and about the same distance to move theaters and other shopping areas....moreless

  • Lake View:

    from every room except baths and laundry!...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    200' to the water's edge - no houses between dedicated open space to north and west. very private feeling...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Across the lake is the first gentle rise of the rocky mountains. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Views of Wonderland Lake from every room and our two decks....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Our property is bordered on two sides by Boulder Open Space - land in its natural state, owned and maintained by the City that cannot be built on. Wonderland Lake is a few hundred steps for our door....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    open to living room and deck. see photos...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    an evaporative cooler system circulates cool air and house stays very comfortable...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    large capacity...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    elliptical in bed /TV room. exercise balls;foam rollers; some free weights; yoga mats...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    hot water baseboard...moreless

  • Internet:

    high speed wireless thorughout house....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    everything is nice quality....moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 large living rooms with a third spacious sitting area in basement room...moreless

  • Parking:

    room for several cars in the driveway ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    driveway plus always available street parking (no time limits)...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    in driveway . abundant on street parking for additional cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    phone for outgoing calls if needed....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Of course!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    large capacity...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    reliable wireless throughout the home...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    we know some great cooks and there are many services around Boulder...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    automatic coffee maker. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    everything you would need - entire home is very well equipped....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    we are very well equipped and everything is attractive, good quality...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Works great ...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    large gourmet kitchen - picture window to lake; doors to deck & outdoor seating large outside grill...moreless

  • Microwave:

    microwave/convection combo plus convection optional oven...moreless

  • Oven:

    large combo regular and convection...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    spices, teas, condiments are available....moreless

  • Refrigerator:


  • Stove:

    very efficient, large & easy to use induction cooktop ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    fantastic large deck -right on the lake looking at the foothills. Comfortable seating plus large dining table, benches and chairs. Half the deck is in the shade most of the day. smaller deck off dining room facing the lake...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    large back yard. smaller side and front yards/gardens - nicely landscaped...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    yes - in excellent condition and quite large...moreless

  • Tennis:

    for longer rentals of 1 month or more with community pool....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    neighborhood pool - possible for full summer rentals not weekly....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Winter season only. Summer- may speak wiht owner....moreless

  • Sauna
  • Jetted Tub:

    jetted tub in large upstairs bathroom additional large soaking tub in master (no jets)...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - Nov 15, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,500 $10,500
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,500 $12,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • cleaning fee $250
  • Tax Rate 7.5%


As we rent our beautiful home during limited times each year, I prefer to communicate personally with each renter before confirming online. I want to answer your questions and make sure our home will work well for you.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 09/28/2016
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Car: Recommended

This is truly a treasure of a home and one of the absolute best locations in all of Boulder!.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: We are coaches, leadership consultants and run retreats on skillful relationships for couples. We are also artist/musician/dancer. We are blessed to be able to travel to wonderful places to teach which is why you have the option of renting our wonderful home. Two of our three grown children and our 9 yr and 1 year old grandsons live here in Boulder.

Why the Owner Chose Wonderland Hills, Boulder, CO, USA:
We have lived in Boulder for30 years and in this home for 27. We are often told we have the best house and location in Boulder. To be able to see the lake from every window, walk outside, climb the hills and still be just a few minutes from all the action downtown-- it doesn't get better than this! We remodeled it recently and it is beautiful and very comfortable.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home is a treasure we are happy to share. Mornings and evenings in the hot tub watching the changing skies. Dinner on the deck, reading, napping, spending time with friends and family; or off exploring. The views from inside are always reminding us of the beauty of where we live. Our large light-filled rooms offer spaciousness and privacy while also making it easy and comfortable to be together.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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