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Gorgeous Zen Retreat Home in Beautiful Boulder Colorado

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms interior designer's home, blocks from the mountain trail

A beautifully remodeled quiet zen retreat home in the Southwest part of Boulder. Just a few blocks from spectacular mountain trails. The home was redesigned by an Interior Designer and artist. It is beautifully decorated with an open floor plan and lots of light. The 600 square foot living room has floor to ceiling windows and french doors that open to the flagstone patio and zen garden and water feature, the ultimate in indoor/outdoor living. With 4 large bedrooms and 3 baths it comfortably sleeps 6-8. Large spacious remodeled kitchen, with granite countertops and high end stainless appliances. The kitchen was designed for entertaining, includes a counter with bar stools, custom built maple breakfast nook with granite and steel sculptural table and beautiful dining room with french doors. Boulder is voted the best town in the US to live in, known for being an eco-friendly with excellent mountain biking and hiking trails in the beautiful mountains and open space surrounding the town. With great shopping, excellent restaurants, a lively college town feel, no matter what time of year, it is an excellent location to visit. Our home is only 8 minute drive to to the Boulder Pearl Street Mall and 40 minutes to great skiing. We're long time Boulder family our home is truly a retreat for the soul.

Jewel Lauer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Jewel Lauer

We are a long time Boulder family and we love Boulder, we never get bored living here, there is so much to do. We bought our home 17 years ago and have completely redesigned it, everyone who enters our home, comments on how beautiful it is and how wonderful it feels. We love to entertain and share our home with others.

Jewel Lauer purchased this house in 2000

Why Jewel Lauer chose Boulder

If you are someone who appreciates beauty and an atmosphere of harmony our beautifully remodeled zen retreat home in the Southwest part of Boulder is the place for you. Located just a few blocks from spectacular mountain trails and only 8 minutes from downtown, it is the perfect choice for a family reunion, a couple's romantic getaway, visiting a son or daughter at CU, or a fun and festive summer or winter vacation. Our home is an interior designer and artist residence that is beautifully decorated and designed with an open floor plan, perfect for intimate gatherings or larger entertaining.


South Boulder House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • 4 Bedrooms: King Size Bed (1), Queen Size Beds (2), Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Gorgeous Zen Retreat Home in Beautiful Boulder Colorado
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
Houston, TX

Lovely Boulder Home

  • 5 of 5

Great neighborhood, nicely furnished, and confortable beds. Wine glasses and etc. are all there so you can dine in the home. Jewel was a very helpful and gracious host. We would not hesitate to stay here again! It's very close to the flatirons, and we enjoyed all the windows that made us feel less separated from the outside. We stayed a few weeks ago (June), and since there is no central A/C to cool the air in the bedrooms directly, (just one rather powerful wall unit in the living area), it's pretty much a given that you keep the windows cracked open in the bedrooms at night, and we very much enjoyed breathing in the fresh Colorado air indoors!

Note: The lower 2 bedrooms are divided by a floor-to ceiling Japanese-style frosted glass room divider panel, so do assign people who won't need sound privacy. In our case, we had one couple in the bedroom area to the right who did not mind at all, and a single friend on the king pull-out to the left. It all worked out well for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location in the Flatiron foothills

  • 5 of 5

The home was lovely. Jewel and Greg were wonderful to work with and very hospitable. The location was perfect and just a short drive from a couple of supermarkets. Easy access to downtown Boulder made it possible to go to the Pearl Street mall for shopping, exploring restaurants or for just an ice cream cone and an evening stroll.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elgin, IL

Lovely home for our weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Zen Retreat Home! We would recommend this property to others!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Thanksgiving In The Snow

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience of renting a home instead of a hotel room while on vacation. It was a great experience. The owner of the home has done a fabulous job of decorating. The home is very open. We particularly enjoyed the sun room with the gas cast iron stove. It snowed during our visit which made everything about the trip a little magical. The location is very convenient to everything you would want to see in Boulder. It has a fenced back yard and a hot tub we did not have time to use. Each room has its own character. We loved it!!!! The owner had a fresh blooming plant on the table and everything was fresh and clean.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, MI, USA

With Gratitude!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Zen retreat for a long graduation weekend. We could not have asked for more. The home is idyllic: comfortable, well equipped, well maintained, clean, with a lovely, contemplative atmosphere. The decor is very tasteful, with beautiful woodwork and updated bathrooms. We hosted two dinners for family and a few friends. There was plenty of room, cooking was convenient, and the layout was perfect for entertaining. We had lousy weather with rain and snow, but this place was a pleasure to return "home" to, and the hot tub helped with the fun. Thank you Jewel for sharing your home with us. We had a love-filled, memorable celebration!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle WA, USA

Beautiful Boulder Home

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for the people to stay in for a friends wedding in July. We had a great time! This is a beautiful property in a good Boulder location. It was very clean and well decorated. They layout is great for hosting guests as well as and the kitchen was wonderfully equipped. The owners were very helpful with information and flexible when some of us needed a place to wait for an airport shuttle. I would recommend this rental for any group coming to Boulder!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent hiking and biking trails, close to Rocky Mountain National Park, and Ski Mountains. Close to CU campus, the Pearl Street Mall, Boulder Farmer's Market, Dushanbe Tea House, Bodecker Theater, Eldorado Springs State Park, Chataqua Park and much more. Also 25 minutes from Downtown Denver.


Rates & Availability

South Boulder House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.46%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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