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Location location! Out of the hustle but close to the lake and corner stores.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 and 1/2 Baths, Cathedral Ceiling, cozy and relaxing space.

Boulder Short Term Rental License RHL2016-00320

Cozy, quiet neighborhood near Wonderland Lake with trails for biking, hiking and strolling. Pet sitter and catering is available! Home is bright and comfortable, the master suite has a king size bed, 42' T.V and comfy chairs. On the same floor is the second bedroom/office with a queen bed. Main floor has living and dining room with cathedral ceiling, full kitchen with smaller TV, 1/2 bath and the laundry 1/2 a level down. Back deck is perfect for a relaxing end of the day meal with a nice evening view.

Very convenient bus or drive 5 minutes to Boulder. We have the greatest combo of mountain access one block to the west and one block to the east we have a great coffee shop, bakery, market, 3 restaurants (Italian, Chinese, and all American). Easy access to Highway 36: Denver and Estes Park. You are within walking distance to a park, North Boulder Market, 3 restaurants and one block to the bus. It's easy to get to the University, downtown, Pearl Street, Chautauqua Park and the Boulder Reservoir. It is not uncommon to see deer roaming the streets, and the birds love us.

The house has wireless internet. Fenced-in back yard with deck and gas grill. The house is fully furnished with everything you will need to make yourself comfortable, including linens & towels. Although Boulder offers lots of entertainment options, you might also want to relax at your home away from home.

Six night minimum. No smoking. Sorry no cats. Small hypoallergenic dogs negotiable.

Keywords: Lovely comfortable furnished home, North Boulder/Wonderland Lake area, walk to foothills trails, quiet neighborhood, Bike Trails, Easy Access to markets and buses to central Boulder. We have great rates for month long rentals. Dog sitter available. And personal chef can deliver to gourmet and or vegan.

More Details

Shana Parker
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

About Shana Parker

I am a psychologist and my husband is a retired home builder. We are down to earth and appreciate the outdoors and authentic relationships. We are originally East coasters but have been in Colorado for 20+ years.

Shana Parker purchased this house in 1994

Why Shana Parker chose North Boulder

If you want to land after a busy vacation or business day, we have a perfect home: relax with a book, or on line, or put your feet up on the deck or take a bath. I originally purchased in this neighborhood because of the natural beauty, the friendly safe feeling, the great combination of proximity to town and the great outdoors. See the video of Wonderland Lake by Richard Shane in the video section.

What makes this house unique

When I walked in and looked up at the spaciousness of the cathedral ceiling I felt the incredible sensation of expansiveness and cozy all the same time. This house has many such polarities: the proximity to both open space and corner markets, both the best of Boulder hiking and a short ride to town. Located in a quiet neighborhood with safety and privacy. You'll feel at home.


North Boulder House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full bathroom is in the master suite. The half bath is down stairs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , second bedroom next to the master bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with walk-in closet and large tub and shower.
  • King size bed in the master suite with walk-in closet and full bathroom: large tub and newly tiled shower. Second bedroom has a queen bed and is on the same floor.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
Create your perfect vacation. We have an amazing personal chef who can be hired for that real vacation feel of not having to cook. She prepares many gluten free and vegetarian dishes and well as chicken and fish dishes from around the world.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Location location! Out of the hustle but close to the lake and corner stores.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Stellar location, hosts, and home!

  • 5 of 5

Shana and Doug could not have made us feel more welcome in their beautiful home. The property is in a lovely neighborhood, within walking distance to Wonderland Lake, Lucky's Market, and a little cafe. The grounds are filled with lovely gardens, and the house itself has everything you need to feel right at home. There is nothing missing! We especially loved our time on the deck, with the view of mountains. I cannot say enough nice things about Shana and Doug~ very respectful, friendly, professional, and kind. 5 stars for every thing! We left Boulder feeling very rested and peaceful. Thank you Shana and Doug!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you as guests!
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Lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

Homey touches like fresh cut flowers from the garden in several locations within house. The flower boxes on the spacious outdoor living area were overflowing with gorgeous and abundant flowers. The bird feeders provided daily entertainment with birds visiting frequently and a chubby visiting squirrel was quite entertaining! The owners went out of their way to make our stay a pleasant one. The home is very comfortable with lots of natural light. It is located on a very quiet street in a really nice neighborhood. The home has comfy beds, linens and plush towels….everything you need in the kitchen. The owners offered plenty of maps and magazines on things to do in Boulder, as well as personal recommendations on trail rides, The property manager was just as helpful with great tips on where to go to get the most out of our stay. The home is located in one of the best areas of town in our opinion with access to Pearl Street Shopping by bicycle using the convenient multi use trail. It is only about a block walk to the lovely Wonderland lake which has a trail around the perimeter with more trails leading from it. Lucky's market which is a half block walk is fantastic! It's like a small Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. There are also a few restaurants on that corner. We had a wonderful visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Former Boulderite

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a month at Shana and Doug's home. It is such a cozy home with great energy & a fantastic location! We have lived in Boulder before and just love the Wonderland Lake area. There was a fenced in yard for our dog and this was a great addition for us. Also, you are just steps away from walking/running/biking/hiking trails, so if you want to get outdoors quickly and enjoy this aspect of Boulder, you will be in the perfect place at this home! In addition, Lucky's Market and the rest of their suite of stores (bakery, liquor, coffee shop, etc.) are easily within walking distance just down the street. There are multiple restaurants as well that you can walk to in the North Boulder area and you are also quite close to all that downtown Boulder has to offer (a bit of a longer walk, but certainly a short drive or Uber ride away). .....There is a great outdoor deck as well for lounging or having a small dinner gathering. Clean, comfortable, and close-in ....highly recommend Shana and Doug's home!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home and Best Location

  • 5 of 5

Doug and Shana are gracious hosts and we felt so comfortable in their home. Everyday we hiked around Wonderland Lake. We enjoyed dinners on the back porch enjoying views of the Foothills. The kitchen was fully equipped as i love to cook. The rooms were cozy and plants galore in the home. We could walk to the local organic market. The yard was fenced in for my dog too. I thoroughly enjoyed our visit!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Shana and Doug's home. It was very clean, comfortable and close to everything we wanted to do in Boulder. The Wonderlake area is quiet and and nice place to start hiking on nearby trails. Within walking is a great market, bakery, cafe and Spanish restaurant.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Boulder Community Living

  • 4 of 5

My family and I spent 10 weeks this summer at the Parker's primary residence. Shana and Doug were on site for some of our stay and eager to help with everything from sharing their personal chef to feeding our dog when we went camping for the weekend. Their house manager who was usually on site was equally friendly and attentive in caring for the indoor plants and garden.

The house is full of interesting books and treasures the Parkers have accumulated over the years from their travels. The kitchen is nicely appointed, the master suite is spacious and the home was clean and well maintained. We brought a lot of outdoor gear and their garage was already packed full of their gear (normal for adventuring types!), but we made due.

We found the location ideal. It is out of the hustle of downtown, so you need to drive or be up for a good bike ride to get there, but you can walk from the house to a couple cafes and great grocery. There is a beautiful lake right out the back door with a walking loop; my young boys spent hours exploring. And it's a great base for road cycling. It was our first trip to Boulder-we loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing our home for your extended stay in Boulder and we’re glad you had such a good time! Your cycling skill was awe inspiring and we are always happy to accommodate adventurers having a safe dry space for their gear and a parking space in the driveway for easy access to the garage and house. For this particular rental we agreed to move our own bikes outside under our deck and made room for the 6 bikes, and full set of camping gear for the family. We unfolded our 6foot x 8foot picnic table and cleared off a 4x4 foot desk for the family to lay out their bike and camping gear in our garage. Please let us know your needs and we are happy to help. The distance from our home to downtown/Pearl St is 2.37 miles and there is a frequent bus. We are also 3.8 miles to the 29th Street shopping mall. Many families prefer to just walk up to the corner for groceries and a great bakery and coffee shop. We are always available to answer any questions to make sure we are a great fit for you!
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Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
DaGabi's, China Gourmet, Lucky's Cafe
Car: not necessary

Two minute walk to Wonderland Lake and trails into the foothills for lovely hiking even if you are new to altitude. Our house is a couple blocks to the bus.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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