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Downtown Victorian Bliss: A Perfect Walking/Biking Boulder Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Bedroom Suite w/Private Bath, TV, Cable, Wi-Fi, Microwave & Mini-Fridge

Enjoy beautiful Boulder from the best location possible, right downtown, in a renovated historic 1880's Victorian home. This light-filled second floor suite offers the best views, beautiful accommodations and the ultimate in convenience for the vacationer, visiting professional or artist seeking a retreat.

This spacious suite features a private outside entrance, private patio, microwave, refrigerator, Keurig pod coffee maker, granite and tile full bath, living room with a large flat screen TV, cable, DVD and MP3 hook-up, a writing desk with complimentary wi-fi, a queen-sized bed, a view of the Flatirons and plenty of south facing windows. We offer free off-street parking and there are no hidden resort or management fees.

Enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sun set behind the mountains from a private deck. Stroll to any of dozens of fine restaurants and pick up your morning coffee from a generous handful of local cafés. Heirloom roses grace the grounds that make this property a legend among local rosarians.

Let us provide you with extra amenities to make your stay more comfortable. These include housekeeping upon request, laundry by the pound, and a local’s knowledge of the best hiking, dining and entertainment venues.

Our central downtown location, coupled with nearby public transportation to Denver and the Eldora Ski Resort, make this the perfect no-car vacation. The Colorado University campus is an easy 15 minute walk away. Rent a mountain bike and all of Boulder is within your reach.

We operate a third floor VRBO property above this location (check it out at vrbo 125003). This is a Victorian home and despite our best efforts to soundproof, you will hear footsteps and muffled sound, please be advised and decide accordingly. My family resides in the main house but there are NO SHARED SPACES. The only adjoining wall is in the bathroom. The private entrance to the property is up one flight of exterior stairs and there are no shared hallways.

There is a small refrigerator, microwave oven for storing and heating up leftovers, and Keurig pod coffee maker, but no actual kitchen. I provide daily dish service so you don't have to do the washing up, just leave your soiled dishes in the hall and I'll exchange them for clean ones.

Pets are not permitted.

You will enjoy the best Boulder has to offer in a warm and well-appointed Victorian suite, right in the heart of town.

This space is available by the month as a long-term rental and licensed by the City of Boulder Rental Housing License Property Number RHL-0001896. Please inquire about your dates as the calendar is not always accurate.

Marijuana is legal in Colorado and we welcome tourists of all kinds. Please keep in mind that we have small children and don't want them exposed to drunken or altered behavior.

Cigarettes of any kind, open flames, pipes, bongs and vaporizers are not to be used on the property (inside or out) because of the fire hazard and odor. It will result in the loss of your entire damage deposit.


Minimum Stay Policy: This space is rented by the month (or 30 consecutive days). Please inquire about dates.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made more than thirty (30) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay and that are made within 30 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent. We recommend that you purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance in the event that your trip has to be canceled reasons such as illness, accident, death of a family member or traveling companion, jury duty, weather conditions which cause delay/cancellation of travel or fire or flood in your home, this coverage protects your investment and will reimburse the normally non-refundable payments you make for your vacation rental. InsureMyTrip provides many levels of vacation and trip protection.

SCAM ALERT!!!! I do not list my property on Craigslist. Please conduct all transactions through VRBO or HomeAway. I would appreciate knowing if my information is being misrepresented on Craigslist so I may report it to the authorities.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 7, 2017

About Vivienne

Lonny and I work from home. I am a writer, artist and fitness instructor, Lonny sells on Ebay. We have two boys and a Great Dane named Blue. We are home most of the time and always on hand to help you with anything.

Vivienne purchased this studio in 1987

Why Vivienne chose Boulder

This property is more than a vacation property, it is part of our home. We live on the premises in the main house with the penthouse being a stand-alone property. This insures that while you have complete privacy, you also have the peace of mind knowing that help with anything, be it a problem with the space, the need for more towels, or advice on where to eat or to go for an adventure is just a few steps away.

What makes this studio unique

You will leave your heart in Boulder if you stay at the Frye house. You will not find better accommodations, views, amenities and location anywhere else. From the moment you arrive you will feel at home and relaxed. Whether your goal is to relax, check out the nightlife and dining, do business, visit family or scope out the local real-estate, you will find everything you need here.


Whittier Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Beautiful bathroom with deep step-in tub, shower, granite counters and floors. Gorgeous views.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water tubing
We provide laundry service by the pound. There is a Keurig coffee maker and I offer a daily dish exchange gratis. Leave you soiled dishes on a tray in the hall and I'll change them out for clean ones.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Downtown Victorian Bliss: A Perfect Walking/Biking Boulder Getaway
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 51 reviews

Beautiful Victorian downtown

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully renovated space in charming neighborhood of downtown Boulder. Bright windows, quiet, clean, private, with the comforts of home. Comfy leather couch with flatscreen and renovated private marble bathroom with awesome shower and views. Vivienne and Lonny are caring and attentive hosts. Thank you Vivienne for such prompt communication in responding to my room request when I saw you had a 2 night availability in the middle of your booked up month! This is a perfect location to experience the best of boulder restaurants, shopping, and downtown events. Thank you. Michelle

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Frye house for nearly a month and had a wonderful experience. The room is beautiful, so is the bathroom and the owners make you feel at home. On top of everything, the house is located right at the heart of Boulder. I highly recommend staying there.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and great location.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay in Boulder.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, but not completely blissful

  • 3 of 5

The Fry House is in a perfect location to Pearl Street. No vehicle required to enjoy all the wonderful coffee shops and restaurants and entertainment. Walking or biking is the way to go. The studio was quite comfy and supplied with everything one might need. All was in order and the unit is roomy. Really enjoyed the owner's dog, cats and the darling chickens. It made me feel at home. The private deck has a great view and is ideal for morning coffee and evening wine. The only issue we had was the noise from the loft above us. The home is quite old with squeaky floors and an outdoor staircase which butts up against the studio. The tenants above were quite noisy and so we lost a bit of sleep. An abundance of earplugs and a noise machine are available, so this may not be an uncommon complaint. In all fairness, we are light sleepers. If you are not, this is a perfect place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was out of town for your stay and my husband was in charge. Unfortunately he's not as skilled in handling these types of situations. It is my practice to intervene immediately when the 9PM quiet hours are not being observed. I apologize for this, one does not pay to stay at my property and be kept up at night by noisy neighbors. Please let me offer a refund to you and I apologize that this was not automatically extended at the time of the event.
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Terrific Fall weekend in Boulder

  • 4 of 5

Peaceful, relaxing, thoughtful setting in a great location. Would definitely stay again. Thanks to Vivienne and her family -

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming apartment on excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The owners, who live on the site, are very pleasant and accommodating. The clean and spacious small apartment is perfect for one or two people and could hardly be better sited for downtown Boulder. The outdoor terrance is a delightful place to relax in the evening. We were very happy and can recommend this piece of Victorian bliss.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Two blocks from the Pearl Street Mall, walking distance to Boulder's finest restaurants, nightlife and shopping, nearby Boulder bikeways and Creek Path, birding, flyfishing, coffee shops, public transportation around Boulder and to Denver, Boulder International Film Festival, Conference on World Affairs, close to NIST, NOAA, NCAR, University, Richard Freeman's Yoga Workshop and the Boulder Iyengar Center are walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Whittier Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

One-Time Cleaning Fee $25

Travelers may choose from a non-refundable $49 insurance or a fully refundable $500 damage deposit. Damage deposits are checks made out to Lonny Frye for the amount of $500 which will be held in security until after check-out. Please let me know which you prefer when requesting a reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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