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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 trai

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. Occupants are limited to four unrelated or a family of eight. City of Boulder RHL #2016-00843


South Boulder House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • 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


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Gorgeous Zen Retreat Home in Beautiful Boulder Colorado
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews
Huntington, NY

A short and pleasant stay near Boulder

  • 5 of 5

The home was spacious, clean, very comfortable and well designed; nice aura to it. Its only a 10 minute drive to the center of Boulder. Had we stayed longer we might have taken advantage of the outdoor space where there is a fully equipped BBQ and a Jacuzzi.

The hosts have provided all the necessary amenities for a pleasant and comfortable stay.

Definitely beats staying in a hotel!

Overall, no complaints.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely house to stay in for a week in boulder

  • 4 of 5

The house had a really nice feel to it and there were lots of private spaces. The kitchen had a good layout so many people could be working in the space at once. The backyard was very private and lovely. But we were really disappointed in the fourth bedroom. It was very small and had an uncomfortable day bed in it. So our fourth person left all her belongings in the bedroom but slept with another person in the king size bed. We made it work but it was not ideal. Also the upstairs bedrooms got quite warm even with the air conditioner on. I would recommend this house to anybody who did not really need a fourth bedroom.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review! I'm so delighted to know you took advantage of the close proximity to the hiking trails and hiked from our house up to the mountains, that is such a plus for our location, not having to get in the car and drive to the trails! In response to your comments regarding the 4th bedroom on the lower level which is 11' x 11' in size, yes, it is a smaller bedroom than the larger bedrooms upstairs. The room has a "Design Within Reach" Sleeper Sofa in it, which won the Arhus Architecture Award in Denmark and converts into a king size bed. We make it super comfy by placing a 2 inch thick memory foam pad on top. When we have groups of 6 or more we automatically turn it into a king bed. We didn't know you required the larger bed, so it was set up as a single bed. We should have clarified this with you and its good feedback. I am sorry to hear you thought the bed was uncomfortable, we've never gotten that feedback before. July is the hottest month in Boulder and while you were here it was in the upper 90's making it a challenge to keep it cool inside. There is an easy trick to cooling down the upper floor though using our evaporative cooling system. Turn on the ceiling fans throughout the house and crack the windows upstairs, the fans will pull the cool air upstairs. I apologize that wasn't clear in the house directions. It's good feedback, we will make sure to elaborate that in the future. All the best, Gregg and Jewel Lauer
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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: June 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: August 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: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jewel Lauer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

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 1999

Why Jewel Lauer chose South 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.


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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $200
Damage Insurance $59

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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