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Downtown Boulder Victorian (4 Bedrooms) 2 Blocks from Pearl Street Mall

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom Downtown with Views

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR SHORT TERM RENTALS BUT WELCOME YOUR INQUIRIES FOR PHOTO SHOOTS. Luxury Downtown Historic Victorian home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths (3,600 sq. feet) for short-term vacation rental. (Maximum occupancy 8). A rare opportunity to stay in one of Boulder’s grandest downtown historic properties.

Location, Location, Location!

Situated just two blocks from Pearl Street Mall, this recently remodeled Victorian offers luxury and old world charm in the heart of downtown Boulder. As you step inside, you will be captivated by the period details—10 foot ceilings, period woodwork, original pine floors, deep bay windows as well as all of the new amenities—three spacious bathrooms on the second floor with elegant carrara marble tile work; an enormous kitchen with inset cabinetry, high end appliances and soapstone counters; stylish, comfortable furnishings assembled from world wide travel and a curated art collection. The unusually large size in the heart of downtown Boulder make it a perfect spot for gatherings of families and friends and suitable for corporate groups who want to be close to downtown corporate offices. As you catch a breathtaking view of the Flatirons as you leave the front porch, you will be steps away from Boulder's best restaurants and shops, as well as the bike path and local hiking trails.


Built in 1905 for a Boulder mayor and completely updated in 2011, the first floor of the home has a large eat-in chef's kitchen and family room, formal dining room, living room, and powder room. The kitchen has a 6-burner Wolf range, Thermador refrigerator and Sub Zero bar fridge. The custom farm table seats up to 8. The kitchen flows into a large family room with TV and access to the back yard. This is a light filled house with plenty of room to gather socially or to retreat to a quiet corner to read and relax.


On the second floor, there are 4 spacious bedrooms (1 king with ensuite bathroom (shower and clawfoot tub); 1 queen; 2 doubles, one with ensuite bathroom (tub/shower) and sleeping porch; . There is a hall bathroom with a double washstand sink and walk-in shower to serve the bedrooms with the double bed and queen bed. All the bedrooms and bathrooms are appointed with luxury towels and linens.


The basement has a billiards table, TV and games. We offer gracious outdoor living spaces for entertaining and relaxing, including a wrap around porch with views of the Flatirons. Breathtaking, unobstructed views of the Flatirons from porch, master bedroom and living room. Cable and WiFi. Outdoor grill. Trampoline and large fenced private yard. Parking for 3 cars.

Our home is kept pristine and uncluttered. You will find ample room for your belongings.

Sorry, no pets.

More Details

Alex & Grant Besser
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Alex & Grant Besser

We are a family with three boys and a dog. We love living in Boulder for the great community, strong public schools and healthy outdoor lifestyle. We renovated our 1905 home in 2011, completely restoring and updating the home. We added three bathrooms and a new kitchen and family room. Many of the original elements of the house remain exactly the same. We have eclectic art work and a minimalist sensibility, with a love of mid century design. We hope to make your stay memorable.

Alex & Grant Besser purchased this house in 2011

What makes this house unique

Location, Location, Location! Our location is the best in Boulder for enjoying downtown restaurants, shops and access to hiking and biking trails.


Mapleton Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • 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
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing


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(18 traveler reviews)

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Downtown Boulder Victorian (4 Bedrooms) 2 Blocks from Pearl Street Mall
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Fantastic House... Location and features...

  • 5 of 5

Thank you the the basses's for sharing their home with us.... It was amazing.

The location was prime and in walking distance to everything... Pearl st, hicking trails.. You almost don't need a car...

The house itself is also great, a lot of space for a big family, with all you need on terms of amenities and services.... Our favorite feature was the back yard (our kids loved the trampoline) the adults really enjoyed the patio.... We were there every day and night....

It was Awsome.....

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal for Graduation Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from celebrating graduation at CU this spring and can't say enough nice things about this home! It made the weekend easy for so many reasons - it was inviting and well equipped, we could walk to most everything and it has many spaces inside and out that a group of people can comfortably gather. We spent our mornings enjoying breakfast on the front porch with a view of the flat irons and the evenings relaxing in the living room with family and friends. The kitchen and baths are modern and have everything you could imagine. All the bedrooms were comfortable and inviting - my husband rarely sleeps well his first night in a new place, but he did at this home! The Bessers could not have been nicer and were generous with welcome gifts and helpful information - like were to go hiking or finding good take out. When we booked it we were concerned about spending the money but upon arrival and after the wonderful experience we have absolutely no regrets - it's worth every bit and made our weekend with our daughter extraordinary!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing amazing amazing

  • 5 of 5

Honestly, this is the best house we've ever rented. The house was immaculate (cleaner than I've ever been able to get my house to be) and was such a treat for me and my family. The house has great historical charm with all of the modern amenities you could ask for. The owner was so nice and attentive and provided lots of snacks and treats for us upon our arrival. The location is perfect -- just a few blocks away from Pearl Street, or a 15 minute walk to the Flat Irons. We especially loved the outdoor covered porch (direct view of the Flat Irons) and the backyard garden. It was truly a vacation to remember, largely because of the house. We would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding in every way.

  • 5 of 5

The Besser home is magical. My family had the best Christmas vacay. The photos and description are true but don't fully grasp all it's charms. The house is beautifully furnished, the Art is lovely and every room feels luxurious in all creature comforts. Historical charm with modern amenities. It's impeccably maintained and JUST 2 short blocks away from downtown Boulder where we stepped out for delicious food and shopping. The house is large yet has a wonderful trait of giving an intimate feel in each room. Alex and Grant are kind, informed and generous hosts. We had a technical question on how to use the cable TV and they responded right away with patience and knowledge. They even left a "Welcome" goodie basket...dark chocolate and beyond! When traveling to Boulder/Denver area, we wouldn't stay anywhere but here.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family get away with a view!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, beautiful home with a great view of the Flat Irons. Our host Alex and Grant started our week off with a warm welcome which included a fridge full of yummy beverages and a welcome basket filled with coffee and chocolate. Being located in the historic district and only 2 blocks from Pearl Street made it perfect for our family of 5 which include 2 college students and a high school student. We spent every morning and evening relaxing and catching up on the days activities on the comfortable front porch over looking the Flat Irons. We loved the historic character and decor of the home. Beautiful backyard and multiple garden areas you could enjoy out every window. This home and our host made this a vacation we will remember forever and want to repeat again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed this home during our recent reunion. We especially enjoyed the fantastic kitchen and family living areas, including the outdoor area. All of the bedrooms were well appointed and my wife really took advantage of the tub in the master bath. The hosts were very responsive to our questions and made our stay extra special. We would 100% come back again for another stay without question.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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