Enjoy the luxury and comfort of our grand 1900 home that we have lovingly restored to preserve its historic charm. 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 and proximity to trails. 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!
Boulder rental license #RHL2012-00231