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Stunning home on lake & trails very close to downtown.

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Too much good to tell --read on!

Located on open space, nature preserve, lake and hiking trails on a small private street and a lovely neighborhood just a few miles North of downtown. A block to bus line on Broadway are a natural grocery, coffee shop and several restaurants, a yoga studio and more. 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. 2 Large, lake view offices are easily converted to bedrooms with high quality, full depth mattresses on conventional hight frames. 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! A swamp cooler keeps our home very 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 couch and chairs and a large hot tub over looking the lake. This floor also has a 15 x 30 very open 2nd 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 20x30 bamboo floored room which we have just remodeled with a kitchenette and beautiful 3/4 bath. There is a lovely large, comfortable sectional and chairs in one part of the room and a new pillow top queen bed in the other half. Lots of windows and french doors provide lots of light and a walk out to the spacious, fenced back yard.which affords both sun and shade. Additional table and chairs make along with a large grassy area great for quiet and for supervising children.

The top floor has a spacious master suite with many windows and views of the lake, a comfortable 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. All rooms except the bathrooms have excellent lake and foot hill views.

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

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

This is our primary residence and we rent when we are traveling - usually 4-5 weeks in the Summer; 4-5 weeks in the Winter and additional trips as well. 2018 we will begone for a month in November. 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

More Details

judith ansara
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About judith ansara

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.

judith ansara purchased this house in 1988

Why judith ansara chose North Boulder

We have lived in Boulder for 32 years and in this home for 29. We did a complete remodel and when we decided not to downsize because there was no where else in Boulder we wanted to live and we absolutely love how it looks and feels. 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!

What makes this house unique

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.


North Boulder House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • main floor - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2master - toilet , tub , shower , two shower heads - very spacious
    Top floor - toilet , shower , also infra red sauna
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , new basement level 3/4 bath and kitchenette create a private
  • each bathroom is newly remodeled and lovely! the two baths on the top floor are huge.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master suite - large and gorgeous
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , comfortable pillow top queen if you need more beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin & Queen in loft. Additional Queen may be brought in
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Spacious room, pull out sofa, king size bed, large tv, view.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2nd master studio apartment 20x30 walkout level.
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater 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
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.


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Stunning home on lake & trails very close to downtown.
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Atlanta, Georgia


  • 5 of 5

I live in Boulder and was looking for a large home to host my out-of-town extended family, including three small kids. It was the best rental house I have found in Boulder.

My family and I had an amazing week at the house. We have had family gatherings in Kiowa, Sonoma, Vail, and other places, but this house was by far our favorite. It has stunning setting along Wonderland Lake and provided the perfect space for spending time together as well as having quiet time to ourselves. The house is spacious and beautiful, but it also has a large deck and numerous outdoor spaces that are perfect for enjoying Colorado weather. The kids especially enjoyed the playroom and the yard.

The house is in a great location in quiet north Boulder and has access to trails, including a nice, flat hike around the Lake. It is also within walking distance of a grocery store and small shopping center, including Boulder's best bakery, Lucky's.

The house was clean and very well-equipped. Judith was easy to work with and very helpful.

The house was a critical aspect our special week together. We loved it, and we want to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience with potential renters. It makes us very happy when we are able to share our home in to support families enjoying precious time together. Glad you are planning to return! Best, Judith
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Beautiful House, Fantastic Location, Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't believe how lucky we were to spend a week here! It truly is a lovely house with a delightful view from the back porch. Every morning, we enjoyed our coffee on the porch overlooking the lake and foothills. So relaxing! There's a wonderful path around the lake and beyond that we enjoyed exploring when we were in-between excursions around the Boulder area.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and your family enjoyed our home. Best, Judith
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Gorgeous spacious house with wonderful porch and view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Judith's home for a week in July having come from NYC to spend the week with our family. Our group of seven, ages 11 to 88, thoroughly enjoyed the spacious layout, comfort and beauty of this house. We cooked every evening and dined and relaxed on the porch with its beautiful view of the pond and mountains behind. The master bedroom with its suite and bath was just marvelous and the music and yoga room on the first floor were delightful.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you Susan. We are delighted that our home worked so well for your family with such a wide range of ages! Best, Judith
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Beautiful house in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house in a beautiful location. Convenient to downtown Boulder. Plenty of room for 8. A great place to spend a week.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David. We're glad you all had such a good time. Best. Judith
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Dallas, TX


  • 5 of 5

Best way to explain the house: When we'd mention to locals where we were staying, their reactions were all the same - "Oh, wow, lucky you". Some of the reasons why:

- Steps from one of the best trail systems in Boulder - make it as difficult or relaxed as you wish

- Unobstructed views overlooking the lake and up to the foothills

- Lost count of the number of fish we caught, not 50 yards from the deck

- Hiked up the hill outside the back door for breathtaking views, including the best view in the city for the annual fireworks show from Folsom Field

- Paraglided off the same hills (with an instructor)

- Rocky Mountain National Park, and Indian Peaks Wilderness just minutes from the house

- Downtown Boulder less than three miles from the house

- Watched deer from the hot tub at sunset

- Beautifully appointed and comfortable home

- Perfect local grocery, coffee shop and breakfast spot a short walk from the house

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home was the perfect location for our family reunion. The house was lovely, spacious and met all of our needs. The view from the large deck was breathtaking . You were able to see the lake, hiking trails, and the beautiful foothills. Walking the nature trail around Wonderland Lake was a great way to start the day. Any questions that we had were quickly answered by Judith, the owner. Stephano, the property manager, was great too.

The house Is located within walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops, and a grocery store. There is a children's park very close as well. We had a great reunion ! Thank you Judith and Stephano.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear our home served your family so well. It gives us great delight have our home serve as a way for families and friends to come together. All the best - Judith
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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!.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
cleaning fee $250
Tax Rate 7.5%

As this is our primary residence we take special care to communicate personally with each prospective renter before confirming online. I want to answer your questions and make sure our home will work well for you. We are licensed with the City of Boulder for short term rentals license number RHL2016-00296 You are free to request alternate check in days tough we cannot guarantee availability. No more than 6 adults and children for $3,500.00 a week. $500.00 surcharge for 7 or 8 guests. The extra guest rate will be reduced to $300.00 in the Fall winter season and will not apply to month long rentals. Maximum remains 8 adults and children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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