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1901 Boulder Cottage, 4 Blks from Pearl St, on Mapleton Hill, Lic# RHL2016-00048

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1.5 Baths, 3 unrelated guests or 5 family members

Boulder Cottage. Beautifully renovated & close to everything the city and mountain environs have to offer!

This circa 1900 cottage is located just four blocks from the heart of Boulder and the Pearl Street Mall. Located in the historic Mapleton Hill neighborhood, this 2 bedroom, 1 ½ story home is only 4 blocks from Mt Sanitas hiking trails, Boulder Creek biking & running paths, North Boulder Park and a few extra blocks from Alfalfa’s Market as well as the Ideal Market/ Community Plaza shopping center. All can be reached via bicycle or foot- and that doesn’t begin to cover all the restaurants, shops and other amenities nearby. You can rent a car, but don't really need one unless you intend to drive to the mountains or down to Denver for a larger city 'fix'. This can be your car- free get away!

Summertime fun is close by; including hiking, biking and running trails (Boulder County has over 400 miles of them!) and wintertime sports are only 45 minutes away for skiing or snowshoeing in the Indian Peaks Wilderness or at our local Eldora Ski Resort. Winter Park, Breckenridge, Copper & Vail are all within 2hrs. 15min of Boulder- depending on weather/ road conditions.

Yep, Boulder pretty much rocks if you’re an outdoor enthusiast or a foodie. We're home to many natural food companies as well as a burgeoning local food movement. The Boulder Farmer’s Market runs thru early November and picks up again in the spring.

The cottage:

• Fully renovated, custom kitchen with all dishware and appliances provided

• Recently renovated bathrooms, turn of the century décor updated with a modern Asian, eclectic mix.

• Wood floors downstairs, spacious eating areas and backyard garden (with fountain) that makes the cottage feel more European than turn- of- the- century Colorado.

• Two bedroom, one queen bed master and a standard size bed in the guest room. The sunroom can accommodate a futon or inflatable bed. There is a downstairs bathroom.

Keywords: Centrally located home, Downtown Boulder, Pearl Street Mall, walking distance, restaurants, shops

More Details

Darvin Ayre
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

About Darvin Ayre

I'm a management consultant and have worked and traveled in many places across the U.S. and internationally. I initially chose Boulder as my home, nearly 35 years ago, when I was a young Colorado Outward Bound School instructor. I was mesmerized by the incredible access to mountains, deserts and rivers of the West- I spent my 20's & 30's basically living and working outdoors. After working for several Outward Bound Schools internationally, I returned to Boulder in 1991 to begin a consulting and training practice. It has the perfect combination of small city living, is close to a larger metropolitan area (Denver) and an airport that can get you anywhere you need. On top of that- its probably one of the most energetic environments you'd ever want to visit. Close to running, hiking, biking and climbing (for all levels) as well as great food and access to creative people who live here for a myriad of good reasons. Its cliche to those who live here and the thousands who visit every year- but it really is one of the best places to live (or visit) in the U.S... or anywhere, for that matter.

Darvin Ayre purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Darvin Ayre chose Mapleton Hill

I chose to live here because its a community that attracts adventurous types as well as creative people pursuing their aspirations. I was lucky enough to buy a house near the foothills so I could jump on my bike or lace up my running shoes (between client calls) and still make it back for another appointment.

What makes this cottage unique

Why this cottage?

* Close to everything that Boulder and our Mountain Parks have to offer

* Restaurants, shopping and many amenities are accessible by foot or bike

* I've been a local here in Boulder for almost 30 years. I can give you the latest information on restaurants, hiking & biking trails as well as just 'live like a local' options.


Mapleton Hill Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Small futons or cots available as needed, Baby Cribs (1) Can obtain as needed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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1901 Boulder Cottage, 4 Blks from Pearl St, on Mapleton Hill, Lic# RHL2016-00048
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Darvin was a dream landlord, always checking in, even though he was on a business trip.

We dropped our daughter off at CU for her freshman year and stayed a couple days after moving her in. It was perfect! The location is walkable to Pearl Street Mall and all the restaurants an

d shopping. The backyard is so charming and the neighborhood is charming. We accidentally

left a few items and Darvin was so kind to let us know right away.

I would defiantly would rent again with him. Thank you Darvin!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks Marty... I'm glad you all enjoyed my home and the neighborhood surrounding it. Yes, the area is very walkable from downtown Boulder and hope you'll rent from us again when you're coming back to visit your daughter. cheers, Darvin
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Very comfortable, convenient and a very responsive and helpful host.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this cottage and we would definitely stay there again in the future. It was great for our family and our time in Boulder.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks Aaron... glad you enjoyed my home! It's a pretty special neighborhood.
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Great cottage walking distance from downtown

  • 5 of 5

The neighborhood is quiet and the house is very peaceful - both on the front porch and the back porch. Owner was very responsive and we had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks Ben... glad you enjoyed the house, the front porch and backyard. Its a little oasis back there. And, a great neighborhood to be sure. See you at the next Boulder Ironman! Darvin
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Great location! Very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

The home is in a nice neighborhood close to Pearl St, hiking and walking path. Darvin made us feel very welcome in his home. The house had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks Lynn... Glad you all had a great time. Sorry your son graduated :) you'll have to find another reason to get back to Boulder it seems. cheers, Darvin
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Excellent stay!

  • 5 of 5

There really isn't anything else you need. Comfortable bed, good water pressure in shower, walk to pearl st and CU campus and a safe neighborhood. Darvin is always just a text or phone call away. I'd say the wifi could be upgraded as it was extremely slow and the range was poor. That should not be any reason to not stay here. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks Ken... We're working on improving the WIFI connection. We just got the new version installed a couple weeks ago and trying to figure out how to extend its range. Glad you enjoyed my home and Boulder. Darvin
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Cozy cottage perfect for a get-away

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at this cottage, and we love it! It's a cozy retreat after a day of exploring, Pearl St is a few minutes walk away, and if you have kids, there is a park one block away. The kitchen is perfect for coffee in the morning and cooking and sharing a meal at the end of the day. Darvin goes out of his way to make sure his guests are taken care of; during our last stay he came at night to shovel the snow on the walkway! This cottage is the perfect balance of walkability to the urban center of Boulder while providing a quiet retreat. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks Sharon and Jamin... great to have you all back and glad you enjoyed my home as much on the second go- round. The good news. I didn't have to shovel the snow off your walk this time around. Fall is awesome in Boulder! Come back again!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Denver Int'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
West End & Bitter Bars
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Turnpike, highway 36
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
the Kitchen
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Eldora Ski Area
Car: not necessary

I've lived in Colorado and the west for over 30 years and very familiar with the mountains and trails throughout Colorado. Happy to offer any ideas for an adventuresome itinerary traveling the countryside near and far.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $120
Tax Rate 7.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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