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Charming 1900 Farmhouse in a Wonderful Neighborhood in North Boulder

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

ENTIRE 1500 SF MAIN FLOOR OF A CONVERTED DUPLEX W 2 PRIVATE ENTRANCES, IN TOWN!

You'll love our grand 1900 "Edwardian Vernacular" home that we have lovingly restored to preserve its historic charm, while offering modern comfort and luxury. A 20 MINUTE WALK to the PEARL STREET MALL, our north Boulder home is nestled next to the mountains, and surrounded by some of Boulder's most beautiful homes. Many of Boulder's world class athletes choose our street, Kalmia, to train because of it's beauty. Kalmia ends at the foot of the Sanitas Mountain Range.

This unit is the entire first floor of the converted duplex, with 1,500 square feet, two private and separate entrances and use of our large, spacious 1/2 acre lot. There is a covered patio right outside the kitchen. Deer visit frequently!

Our home offers privacy and tranquility. With two bedrooms, two baths, an office that also serves as a bedroom, a large kitchen, a dining room, and two-room living/great room, there is plenty of room to spread out and relax. Our kitchen is well equipped with everything you need. Abundant natural light streams in through a bank of south windows. A large picture window looks out to the yard. The kitchen has a peninsula/counter that can comfortably seat four. For more formal meals, the heavy vintage oak table in the dining room seats up to six.

The home throughout is light and bright, with numerous windows in every room (except for one bathroom.) We've filled it with beautiful furnishings and much original art from Colorado artists.

We hope that the photos speak for themselves. Although it is part of a duplex, consisting of the entire first floor, it is very private as the entries are completely separate and because of the large lot. It is ideal for couples and adults; because of the upscale and unique furnishings, we do ask that you talk to us first before booking with children under 16. We try to maintain a tranquil environment.

You can walk to the Pearl Street Mall in just 20 minutes, head up Kalmia and access the vast network of Boulder trails, or meander a half mile north to enjoy Lucky's Bakehouse, natural food market and diner, Logan's coffee shop and a great Italian restaurant, Dagabi Cucina. (Lucky's is a favorite in Boulder, a hidden gem beloved by locals.)

We offer wifi, and streaming internet TV: there is also a LG stackable washer and dryer for your convenience.

(HELPFUL TO KNOW: Since Lynne was a student at the University of Colorado in the late seventies, Boulder has grown significantly. Our home is in the older part of the city, which was once a nursery for trees and interspersed farm homes. In between historic homes are now magnificent, newer homes, built there because of the desirability of the neighborhood and since the lots are quite large. Much of the most recent Boulder development has happened across town in east Boulder, where you'll find the large hotels, big box stores and strip malls. That said, be sure to choose your location when choosing your vacation home!)

So Close to So Many Fun Things to Do!
You can pretty much ride, walk or take the bus to everything if you choose not to use a car.
These are some of our favorites activities:
-Hiking on the Sanitas trail
-Biking on the extensive multi-use path that can take you to Chatauqua Park, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the beautiful University of Colorado campus. The path goes along Boulder Creek and meanders through downtown. You can also bike over to Boulder Reservoir, or head up to Rocky Mountain National Park
-Visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, a short drive away
-Skiing (downhill and cross country) at nearby Eldora
-Tasting wine at Boulder Winery
-Tasting locally crafted beer at Avery, Southern Sun, Twisted Pine or Fate brewpubs
-People watching, shopping at the Pearl Street Mall
-Dining in one of Boulder's renowned restaurants
-Watching indie movies / performances at the Dairy Center for the Arts
-Attending free concerts on Wednesday at the Pearl Street Mall (during the summer)
-Exploring the beautiful University of Colorado campus and visiting its museums/art gallery
-Visiting the Fiske Planetarium on the Boulder campus, with outstanding astronomy programs and late night light shows
- Checking out the funky, student-oriented shops or eateries on "The Hill" across from the University of Colorado campus
- Having dinner in nearby Gold Hill, a beautiful 20-minute drive up Mapleton. The historic Gold Hill Inn is quintessential Colorado and offers music and fresh, abundant and down to earth fare
- Visiting Boulder "RES" the Boulder reservoir a few miles away
- Getting into the "Boulder Groove" by visiting a psychic, taking a free yoga class at Prana or delving into the metaphysical at Boulder Bookstore
- Visiting nearby Louisville, a haven for aging hippies who can no longer afford Boulder's prices
ETC ETC ETC.....!

We love our historic guesthouse with its iconic diamond windows, interesting angles and original fir floors. We think you'll love it too, as your home in Boulder!
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Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No children under 16 years of age....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    No children under 16 years of age. Infants less a year, who not yet walking, are fine....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom: 1 queen

    This bedroom has an exterior door to exit outside....moreless

  • Office: 2 twin/ single

    Office w daybed/trundle. Access to 2nd bedroom through here....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    This bathroom has a European glass walk-in shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Other Amenities

  • This property has two bedrooms with two queen-size beds, each with their own bath. It is really ideal for couples or small mature groups who are seeking a quiet refuge in between sight-seeing. For additional guests, we do have a trundle bed in the office that converts to to twin-size sleeping beds. There is a bath between the three rooms, with a small laundry area, but access to the rest of the house for the second bedroom is through the office, although the second bedroom also has an exterior door to the outside. So for example, if someone was returning late and using the second bedroom, they wouldn't have to disturb a person sleeping in the office. They could enter the room from outside and have full access to the bath....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    All major cable stations and HBO...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    There is a television in the living room...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Enjoy views of the Sanitas Range from our wooded lot. The Sanitas is just up Kalmia; with our location on Broadway and Kalmia you will have easy access to hundreds of miles of trails....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The peninsula counter in our kitchen seats four comfortably, for conversation with the chef, casual meals; the heavy circular oak table in the dining room seats six....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    LG stackable washer and dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    A gas heating stove in the living room adds ambiance...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    We have hot water radiator heat, great for people with allergies. You can control the radiator in each room. We also have a gas heating stove in the living room....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The living room is actually two rooms with comfortable seating areas for watching television or reading...moreless

  • Parking:

    Street parking directly in front of unit....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    LG stackable washer and dryer ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    We love it! French-style: "marble" counters, a high peninsula for seating, 4 south-facing windows and a picture window for deer-gazing. All the tools and utensils you need to cook great meals....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Yes!...moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, sugar...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel, full size of course, ice-maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a covered patio outside the kitchen....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Includes a large fenced back yard where deer and other wildlife visit....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Oct 16 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$250
$1,695 $4,750

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

High Season
May 1 - Oct 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$295
$1,965 $6,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

CU Graduation
May 11 - May 14, 2017
4 night min stay

$1,450
flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12.485%

Notes:

Please note that we prefer 1 week bookings during high season in summer and may not accept reservations for less than a week until 2-3 months out from the date. We will make an exception for CU graduation, where the minimum is 4 nights. Thanks for your understanding.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

44.8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Dagabi Cucina, Lucky's Bakehouse, Logan's Cafe
21.6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Eldora Ski Area

Car: Recommended

Our property is in town a short distance from Pearl Street in a beautiful neighborhood with multi-million dollar homes. West of Broadway, nestled near the edge of the Rocky Mountains, we are just 6 minutes by car from downtown Boulder and a 50 minute drive from DIA. Kalmia, our street ends at the foot of the Sanitas Range with access to trailheads that will connect you with miles and miles of hiking and have breathtaking views. We are on a major biking, walking and running route for world class athletes, and a bus stop is just a block and a half away. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors, like everyone else in Boulder is doing, by walking up the street or renting one of the 'B' cycles at a station nearby.

Boulder is known as a great 'foodie' town and there are many well-known eateries within minutes of your stay here. Some of our suggestions:

- The legendary Bouderado hotel

- Frasco

-Dagabi Cucina, a 15 minute walk away

-Lucky's Bakehouse, near Dagabi, with beautiful baked goods and many gluten-free items

-Danshabe Teahouse

-Chatuaqua Dining Hall, overlooking the city of Boulder

-Flagstaff House

-The Boulder Farmer's Market, Wed night and Saturdays in the warmer months

- Oak

- Leaf (gourmet vegetarian)

- The Kitchen

- Salt

etc etc etc

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Steve Metcalf and Lynne Charles are a husband/wife team who are passionate about restoring historic properties. The Crooked Gate Guesthouse was one of our more challenging projects, but we were thrilled to have the opportunity to save this unique home from the wrecking ball. We love the access it provides to Boulder's amenities. We hope you will enjoy the effort we have put into thoughtful restoration and comfortable furnishings with the home returned to it's former glory. Aside from history and architecture, we love travel, gardening, art, reading, biking, hiking and culture of all kinds. Our travel has inspired our creativity and gives us all kinds of ideas on how to make our properties comfortable and beautiful for our guests.

Why the Owner Chose Central Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA:
We love Boulder and it's connection to the University and nature. We love historic homes and believe that preserving them preserves history and provides a window into the past. We have preserved several other homes in the Denver area and couldn't believe that anyone would think of tearing this one down. We have both lived in Boulder years ago, and purchasing and restoring this home gave us an opportunity to reconnect and enjoy Boulder's vast network of hiking and biking trails and it's great restaurants!

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
We fell in love with the historic architecture (Edwardian Vernacular, have you heard of that one?) and the uniqueness of this property, its location and wooded lot. We love that deer visit all the time and especially enjoy the fawns in the springtime and summer. So do our guests! In addition, our home has these great benefits: -Within walking distance of outstanding hiking trails -Within 5 minutes of several great groceries, other amenities and the North Boulder rec center -Fabulous restaurants in all directions, except west, where the mountains lie -5 minutes to the Pearl Street Mall -Close to Lyons, Longmont and Rocky Mountain National Park, which turns 100 years old this year -Many, many sporting and cultural activities within minutes -35 minute drive from Denver, a major cultural center with all the amenities of a world class city


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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Photos

  • Night time shot from Kalmia Street

    Night time shot from Kalmia Street

  • Another great room photo

    Another great room photo

  • Large entry room with inviting window seat

    Large entry room with inviting window seat

  • Gourmet kitchen: French style.  Well stocked!

    Gourmet kitchen: French style. Well stocked!

  • Handy pantry for kitchen with coffee maker, microwave, additional storage

    Handy pantry for kitchen with coffee maker, microwave, additional storage

  • Another photo of the master bedroom with queen size bed and lots of light

    Another photo of the master bedroom with queen size bed and lots of light

  • Office/bedroom with daybed/trundle.  Sleeps two comfortably.

    Office/bedroom with daybed/trundle. Sleeps two comfortably.

  • LG stackable washer/dryer in small area off second bathroom

    LG stackable washer/dryer in small area off second bathroom

  • Boardwalk/path to upstairs unit. Covered patio w bbq for lower unit

    Boardwalk/path to upstairs unit. Covered patio w bbq for lower unit

  • Exterior photo - from Kalmia.  This is the street world class runners train on!

    Exterior photo - from Kalmia. This is the street world class runners train on!

  • Great room area - yummy chair for reading

    Great room area - yummy chair for reading

  • Sunny dining area - seats up to six

    Sunny dining area - seats up to six

  • Gourmet kitchen - six windows let in the Boulder sunshine!

    Gourmet kitchen - six windows let in the Boulder sunshine!

  • Large picture window for wildlife viewing on our 1/2 arce lot.  So Boulder.

    Large picture window for wildlife viewing on our 1/2 arce lot. So Boulder.

  • Sunny master bedroom that attachs to bath w European shower

    Sunny master bedroom that attachs to bath w European shower

  • Here's the bathroom with the European walk in shower and bench

    Here's the bathroom with the European walk in shower and bench

  • This is the second bathroom

    This is the second bathroom

  • Another photo of the office/bedroom

    Another photo of the office/bedroom

  • Photo from yard. Boardwalk diverges to 2 separate units.  Go right to main unit.

    Photo from yard. Boardwalk diverges to 2 separate units. Go right to main unit.

  • Frequent visits from our furry friends!

    Frequent visits from our furry friends!

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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