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Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Built in 2011, the upstairs apartment of the Carriage House is ideally located West of 28th Street and within 5 mins cycle / 15 mins easy stroll to downtown Boulder. Located at the back of my property on a quiet and sought-after street, the second floor boasts a light, bright interior with beautiful hardwood bamboo floors and large windows offering partial views to the iconic Flatirons.

The fully furnished and equipped home has an open plan living space incorporating a full sized couch which flips out to provide an extra sleeping space. There is a comfortable armchair positioned perfectly for curling up to read a book or to watch the sun set over the mountains. A tall four-seat dining table allows for a space to work or use a laptop. It's also perfect to eat meals you've prepared in the full kitchen or bought from one of the numerous food outlets conveniently located within blocks (including the 29th Street Mall, Target, and Whole Foods).

The master bedroom features a Queen bed plus a walk-in closet. For those nimble enough, a ladder takes you up to the mezzanine loft where a second Queen bed is located. The loft has a low ceiling (under 6' at the highest point ) so is best suited to the more petite, children, or those willing to duck! All beds have organic linen with a 325 thread count and hypoallergenic pillows for a more comfortable snooze…

Not a single foot of this unit is wasted with all the mod cons included. Unlimited high speed wireless internet, cable TV (one 32” flat screen in the living area and one 19” flat screen in the bedroom), an iPod dock / AM FM radio stereo system, combination washer dryer with an iron and ironing board, a fan forced oven with four burner stove, a microwave, a fridge and the dishwasher mean you can truly make yourself at home during your stay.

There is off street parking for one large vehicle with space for two smaller cars; a dedicated private entrance and a fully enclosed courtyard with a deck. A small gas BBQ is provided for summer grilling with the yard area also suitable for well behaved dogs. Relaxed cats are also welcome but are best kept inside - owners should be aware there are a couple of 'top cats' running the neighbourhood who aren't always welcoming to new visitors! There is access through the back gate into my garden to an energy efficient hot tub for a relaxing soak. I also encourage you to use the two Electra cruiser bikes (locks and helmets are available) to get around Boulder like a local.

The apartment has been constructed using a “minimal environmental impact” approach, using reclaimed and sustainable products wherever possible. You will be comfortable year round in this hyper insulated space – double glazed windows open to allow cooling cross breeze and a ceiling fan keeps the space ventilated. Cordless (child and pet safe) honeycomb blinds maximize passive solar heat in the winter and block the suns rays in summer. The energy efficient reverse cycle split system heater / AC unit and under floor heating in the bathroom combined with a ceramic panel heater in the bedroom mean you will never be too hot or too cold, even through the changes of the intense Colorado seasons.

Keywords: Apartment, carriage house, flat

More Details

Amy Hayes
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

About Amy Hayes

I'm a cinematographer who was born and raised in Colorado. I've lived in Boulder for decades and enjoy the many positive aspects of life here—access to areas of amazing natural beauty, great cycling, rock climbing, restaurants and social life to name a few.

Amy Hayes purchased this house in 2007

Why Amy Hayes chose Boulder

My own home is one of the two buildings on this property, so effectively it's my vacation home year round! The quality of life in Boulder is widely recognized and I love the fact that you can walk or cycle to Downtown.

What makes this house unique

Close to a shopping center including a Whole Foods; easy access to bike paths; not far from the thriving restaurants and bars of Downtown...

Guestbook comments from the owner

I wanted to send a quick note thanking you for the great accommodations at the carriage house. We loved it and we would have introduced ourselves (we drove by the front of your house and waved) but we found ourselves racing off to the next activity we had planned as we were trying to pack in as much as we could. Boulder and the surrounding area has so much to offer we will definitely have to visit again.

Thank you for the great space and wonderful location. The worked you put into both the carriage house and your own main house are really spectacular and unique. We enjoyed the newness of the place (no bad odors) and the comfortable bed and overall living area. And the location made it so easy to really explore downtown Boulder.

Thanks again!
Jun 2011
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Whittier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private Bedroom with large closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Open Loft
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Flip out sofa with full set of linens, pillows and comforter - suitable for one adult / two small children max.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our grown children stayed at the carriage house over labor day weekend for our daughters wedding. It was very conveniently located for them, within walking distance of everything they needed. The property itself is very cozy and quiet and with just the right amount of space for four people. I would definitely recommend this property for anyone staying in Boulder.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Susan! We enjoyed having your family stay with us. Congratulations!
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Christmas week

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the carriage house during Christmas week. We were visiting my daughter. It was very clean, comfortable and accessible to shopping. We walked to Trader Joe's and whole foods. I cooked dinner on Christmas Eve for us and had plenty of cookware for an entire Italian dinner. We left on Christmas morning for skiing in Vail and returned the next day. We spent time at a local trail snowshoeing on another morning. I would definitely stay here again. It is clean and modern.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Green Bay, WI

What a place!

  • 5 of 5

I arrived here for the Boulder 70.3 on 6/13. This place was just perfect for me for the weekend. It's super close to both Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, so I didn't have to go out to eat. It's close to pretty much anything you would need. The kitchen was well-stocked, even with spices and olive oil, etc, which you don't always see. The bed was so comfortable and I really liked the shampoo, conditioner, and lotion that were there for my use. I would highly recommend this place for 1-3 people. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jamul CA

Everything as described!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property. Clean, modern and obviously well cared for. Extremely comfortable for 3 and conveniently located to many of the Boulder attractions. The bikes were a plus --- making it a breeze to get down to the Pearl St shops and restaurants. The owner provided 7 pages of instructions on the unit as well as information about the local area --- everything was covered. Even coffee and spices were provided (albeit a french press for the coffee --- a bit cumbersome as many pots were needed in the AM to satisfy 3 coffee drinkers!). I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, or recommend the property to a friend or relative. For those microbrew fans --- Avery brewery is within 5 miles of the unit!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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N. Chatham NY

April in Boulder

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent an interesting month in Boulder with our dog Jack. The apartment was perfect for all of our needs. It is an efficiently designed space with just enough room for us inside and out. On nice days Jack loved wandering downstairs to lie on the deck which was nicely fenced in. The windows surrounding the living space let in a lot of the Boulder sun yet you have the privacy of being up on the second floor with very interesting views of the neighborhood. We loved the location of North Boulder, private but not out of the way. I would easily stay there again and recommend it to anyone. Patty,Buzz and Jack

  • Submitted: May 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centerville, OH

Perfect accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation stay at the Carriage House was wonderful. This place is drenched in sunshine with all of its windows. We loved having a bedroom, but also a loft area with another bed. Our daughter flew in from Seattle for the weekend and we could each have our own space. The location is perfect. I fell in love with the Whole Foods Market just around the corner. Pearl Street was in walking distance. I loved the use of the two cruiser bikes. We rode part of the Boulder Creek Path. During our week's stay, I sat outside on the private deck two times. Love the Colorado sunshine! I would definitely stay at the Carriage House again.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Whittier House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Additional Guests over 2 $20 + Tax
Cleaning $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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