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South Boulder 2 BR Apartment (option for 5 BR home)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 BR, 1 BA Lower Level Apartment; Close to Trails (Up to 5 BR Option)

Come stay in your private area of our beautiful home in South Boulder, Colorado.

The lower level area has 2 bedrooms, each with queen bed, full bathroom, living room with entertainment center, office space with high speed wifi, wet-bar with mini-refridgerator, breakfast nook and full access to the kitchen and back deck. The area sleeps 1 - 4, or 6 with air mattress / couches. If you need more room ask about renting the entire 5 bedroom home.

The 2600 sq. ft. home is located in a quiet residential community in South West Boulder, which is my primary residence.

The home has direct access (across the street) to the most extensive mountain hiking trail systems in Boulder County. Hike the trails to the Eldorado Canyon, the Flatirons, Boulder creek, or to the historic Chautauqua Park, all virtually out the front door from our home. And we're just 10 minutes from downtown.

Our place is perfect for:

- anyone wanting to stay in Boulder cheaper than the motels and hotels.

- access to a larger space than a hotel room but you're on a budget.

- nicer mattresses and sheets that most hotels

- families with kids & dogs

- those that love to cook

- travelers who love a large yard with a grill, large trees, and lots of private nature

Guests also have full access to all of the amenities. These include high-speed wi-fi in every room; access to wireless color printer / copier/ scanner. High-thread count sheets and bedding, towels, hand soap, hair dryer. Brand new top-of-the-line spring mattresses that make for a great sleeping experience.

Also included are items like free washer and dryer use (we supply the natural laundry soap), plus full access to the basics of a well-stocked pantry (oils, spices, etc). About the only thing you'll need to bring is your own brand of shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste, etc. This is a chemical-free, smokeless home. The pantry is stocked with many assorted cooking basics, so you'll find many things you need.

Direct access to hiking trails, extensive mountain and road bike trail systems, 5 minute walk to major bus routes to downtown Boulder including the famous outdoor Pearl Street Mall and seasonal Farmer’s Market or a 20 minute bike ride on Boulder’s extensive and dedicated bike trail system. Only 45 minutes to trail heads accessing the continental divide or 1 hour drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Local ski area (Eldora), with both downhill and extensive secluded cross country and skate skiing trail system, is only 45 minutes away and major ski areas, including Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, A-Basin, Loveland are a 1 to 1 ½ hour drive. Only 45 minutes from Denver International Airport (DEN) and 3 miles from direct bus line to the airport.

Good discounts are given to longer stays, up to 29 days max.

Please contact us with any questions and dates.


Note: Per Boulder short term rental regulations for whole house option, I can accommodate 1 party at a time, comprised of 1 family plus 2 unrelated people. For partial rentals where I am in the home, I can accomodate 2 additional people max. Maximum of 29 day short-term rentals only. See license #RHL2013-00657

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Alicia

I have lived in Boulder for decades and am an avid outdoor enthusiast. I enjoy whitewater river trips, sailing, mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing, back-country and downhill skiing. I have traveled extensively and work in Healthcare Consulting. I am easy-going and like a wide variety of people and experiences. I have a deep respect and love of people, kids, and animals.

I would love to show you all that Boulder has to offer whether in the great outdoors, enjoying the downtown nightlife, or just relaxing and spending a quiet evening at home.

Alicia purchased this house in 1980

Why Alicia chose Devil's Thumb - Rolling Hill

Newly remodeled; high quality beds; great location; good prices; easy-going people; lots of options with number of rooms and shared or exclusive access.

What makes this house unique

Benefits include direct access to the extensive hiking trail system, dedicated biking trails, and close access to major bus routes, shopping, nightlife etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Alicia & Scott,

Thank you so much for making our trip so much sweeter! You guys rock! You guys rock! Your apt & house rocks! Boulder rocks! Hope to see you again.

P.S. We appreciate you:)
Jun 2011
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Devil's Thumb - Rolling Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet hours from 10 pm to 7 am
  • No parking in the cup-de-sac. Park along side the home on Bear Mt Drive
  • Must be clean and showered to use the hot tub or the full damage deposit will be charged (for use with Rental of Master Suite only)
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 BR/1BA Lower Level Living Area Bathroom - toilet , shower , For use with LL 2BR / 1 BA living area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Lower Level 2 BR Area: Buddha Room - 2 queen , 2 BR/1BA: Queen Bed, Living Rm, office, dining nook, wet bar
    Lower Level 2 BR Area: Ivy Room - 1 queen , 2 BR/1BA: Queen Bed, Living Rm, office, dining nook, wet bar
  • This listing is for the Lower Lever, 2 Bedroom area which sleeps 4 in beds. Please inquire about options and custom pricing for additional rooms, up to 10 people in beds, 5 BR / 4 Bath for entire home. Per Boulder short term rental regulations: - 29 day stay max - If I am in the home, I can accommodate 2 additional people - If I am out of town, I can accomodate 1 family + 2 unrelated people
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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South Boulder 2 BR Apartment (option for 5 BR home)
average rating of 4.709677 based on 33 reviews

Very good

  • 4 of 5

Great location near trails etc. Very clean and well maintained. I was impressed with the overall quality and amenities. We had the basement apartment which is spacious and well equipped. Nice seating, good kitchen space, a desk, a flat screen tv, etc. the two bedrooms both have windows and good light. The bath is quite modern and functional albeit a little small. Linens and towels are good quality. Kitchen appliances are good. I very much enjoyed my stay. A few items of note: 1. There is no thermostat in the basement apartment, so I alternately froze and then when the air was shut off was a little too stuffy. 2. There is no lock on the door to the basement apartment from the interior. A single woman may not feel comfortable not being bale to lock the unit from others in the the upstairs rentals. 3. While the neighborhood is quiet, be warned that the basement apartment bedrooms can hear noise from the above units. I am a light sleeper and I heard every time the guest above my bedroom (the Ivy bedroom) got up in the night, turned over in bed (I could hear the bedsprings creak), and even heard him/her snore. A lot of people would not mind or are deep enough sleepers that this would not bother them but it detracted from my experience. Overall I was very pleased with the unit and make the above comments as suggestions or to better educate travellers as to whether this is suitable for their personal taste.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home centrally located

  • 5 of 5

We. Rented the basement apartment of Alicia's home and it was perfect for our needs. We were quite comfortable and the location is great. Would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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If we could, we would have left.

  • 2 of 5

I know she has done her best to describe the condition of our stay but we were surprise to realize that privacy was minimal, specifically no locked door separating us from the other renters. We had to use a chair to block easy entry to anyone in the house. Otherwise the stay would have been ok.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize for the inconvenience of not having a lock to the door in the lower level of the home. Unfortunately due to boulder county regulations it is not allowed to be set up as a locked out the unit. I will try to make that more clear on the listing. Thank you and I hope you enjoyed your stay
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Silverdale, WA

Perfect for a family get together

  • 4 of 5

My wife, son and I shared the house with my sister-in-law, brother-in-law and his wife when we stayed in Boulder for the high school graduation of my niece. Alicia communicated well about the house, made sure we had everything we needed and provided a comfortable place where the entire family could get together. A late snow limited our use of the back deck, but we enjoyed sitting on it for coffee and snacks once the weather turned nicer. The house easily accommodated the six of us, and we found all the things we needed to cook our own breakfasts and dinners. The house is very convenient to downtown Boulder and south Boulder, which was important to us.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highland Village, TX

Graduation weekend

  • 5 of 5

5 stars for this property! It is attractive, clean, comfortable and conveniently located. It was perfect for our graduation visit/celebration. Alicia was a friendly and gracious host. We had plenty of space for our multi-generational extended family to enjoy the occasion as well as the lovely scenery in the neighborhood. We especially enjoyed relaxing and dining out on the deck. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!!

  • 5 of 5

Love that they take dogs....great place for 4 people. Try to go every year!!! Would really recommend it over hotel stay, much more accommodating!!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32.9 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Murphy's, Southern Sun, Under the Sun
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Murphy's, Southern Sun, Under the Sun, Cafe Sole,
Nearest Ski
17.2 Miles
Eldora Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

Great access to Mesa Trail system, Boulder bike trails, Marshall Mesa / Springbrook Mountain Bike trail system, Skip Bus to Pearl St. Mall.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $90
Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.48%

$10/pet/night of applicable
Maximum of 1 family + 2 unrelated people, per Boulder Short Term rental regulations
Inquire about special pricing up to 5 bedrooms max

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.

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