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Mountain Like Setting-Minutes To Pearl Street Mall

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This charming one of a kind home is situated at the base of Canyon Drive just a few minutes outside of Boulder and offers a true mountain experience without leaving town! Enjoy serene views of the Boulder Creek from the balcony, stroll the paved path or use the included bikes. Or if you prefer, you can hike up the hill behind the home for spectacular views! This home sleeps two in a queen size bed and another two on the convertible couch. The fully equipped kitchen features a refrigerator/freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, tea kettle, dishes & utensils. Wind down by playing games or watch TV next to the wood burning stove (home has standard heat, wood stove us just for fun). Just 1.2 miles to Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall with blocks and blocks of unique shops and restaurants to explore. Less than 2 miles to the CU Boulder Campus and Boulder city center. Alphafa's Market less than 2 miles away is a great natural / gourmet grocery store with a wine cellar and coffee shop. Gas grill is included as well as two mountain bikes. High chair and pack & play are available upon request.

Please note there are multiple steps to this home.

House next door is also available (VRBO #385021) - rent individually or book both them for larger groups!

More Details

Barry Ploog
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Barry Ploog

Originally from Chicago, I've lived in the Denver/Boulder area for over 30 years and I've been a RE/MAX REALTOR for over 25 years and specialize in residential and commercial properties. I enjoy in helping buyers, sellers and investors achieve their real estate goals.

My hobbies include playing competitive ice hockey, classic cars and golf.

I'm here to make sure you have a comfortable stay - please contact me if there is anything you need.

Barry Ploog purchased this house in 1993

Why Barry Ploog chose Boulder

Originally purchased this as a fantastic personal getaway.

What makes this house unique

Mountain / cabin feel but so close to everything! The views and access to the Boulder Creek are fantastic.

2 mountain bikes included with rental.


Lower Arapahoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Fold out couch
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

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Mountain Like Setting-Minutes To Pearl Street Mall
average rating of 4.6458335 based on 48 reviews

Great Place!

  • 4 of 5

My wife, 2-year old son, dog, and I stayed here and had an excellent time. Barry (the owner) was great. The location was perfect and the view was amazing. The clime up to the cabin was tough with luggage and toddler and there was nowhere for my dog to do his business without risking falling down the mountain side, but I knew all of this going in so I can't hold that against the property. However, I did have to dock it one star because the bed, couch, and living room chair were all very uncomfortable and, being prone to back problems, that was an major issue for me. Aside from that, this property was excellent; very clean and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Carlos, Thank you for coming to Boulder and staying in my home, I appreciate the feedback. Sorry you were uncomfortable in the house. Please know that the furnishings are replaced on a regular basis. Thanks again, come back soon. Barry
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Mountain-like setting but not exactly peaceful.

  • 4 of 5

The property is located in a beautiful canyon surrounded by boulders and trees. The cabin is beautiful inside and has had extensive updates. The hike up the long staircase is worth the view. The downside is that the street below is extremely busy and difficult to cross on foot or when pulling out of the property. Also, the craziness that ensued over the 4th of July at the park across the street was a bit disturbing (trash thrown from vehicles, loud drunkenness, and individuals urinating in the parking areas where our car was located. None of this is the fault of the owner! But if you are looking for a quite cabin to "chill out," this is not that location. We were glad that we had day trips that took us out most days and returned in the evening when things settled down. The owner was wonderful and very attentive, and we very much appreciated his hospitality. Lots of fun things to do in the area!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tammy, Thank you for visiting Boulder and selecting my property. Unfortunately your trip coincided with the Grateful Dead concert weekend. Come back soon. Thank you, Barry
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  • 5 of 5

Quiet, safe, private, walkable to everything via the trail. Stayed five days, hiked several trails, no car, no need. The steps could be an issue if you are out of shape. The cabin is well equipped. All is as stated. Will definitely book again. Great view from the porch. Just loved this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view, great location to Pearl Street, hiking and river walk

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 4 gals (mom, daughter, BFF and aunt) celebrating HS graduation. We wanted a central location to attend a concert at Red Rocks while also being close for hiking and Pearl Street. This was the perfect cabin for us! The view is spectacular - keep in mind there are 65 stairs to climb to be able to have that view - so dont forget anything in your car:)!! Easy walk to and from Pearl Street. Beautiful creek/river just across the street so you will enjoy the river sounds in the evening. During the day the the street in front of cabin can get busy but very quiet at night. Barry was an awesome host, easy to reach and even had fresh flowers to welcome us! The place is very clean and cozy and the bathroom and shower were a nice size for us to share. The only recommendations I would add would be a channel guide for the TV and a guide for the light switches by the front door - it was hard to figure out what switch turned on what light. I would highly recommend Barry's cabin to anyone looking for a Boulder get away!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and inviting.

  • 5 of 5

Used the bikes that were provided. Rode into town everyday.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, very clean, everything we needed. Beautiful view-especially after 12 inches of snow. We were visited twice by dear!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Boulder attractions: University of Colorado - Boulder, Pearl St. Mall, Chautaqua Park


Rates & Availability

Lower Arapahoe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day Rate
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Busy Weekend
Sep 21 2017 - Sep 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Busy Weekend
Oct 26 2017 - Oct 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Rate
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Rate
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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