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Bedrooms 1
Space 816 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 31 nights


About the property

816 sq ft 1 bed/bath, south & east facing private balcony

This immaculate model unit is located in the historic Mapleton Hills neighborhood, just 4 blocks from the Pearl Street Mall. Featured in Natural Home magazine, it was lovingly remodeled using all environmentally-friendly materials. This roomy condo with lots of light features one bedroom and one bath, as well as a large and airy office with a unique twin-size “tree house” for your whimsical enjoyment. Nice southeast facing deck for outdoor enjoyment, and a swimming pool in the courtyard. New 55” Samsung TV in living room. Located within blocks of grocery store, restaurants and hiking trails. If you are seeking charm, great location, environmentally-friendly materials and a designer touch, this unit fits the bill.

Greg Miller
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Greg Miller

Me on the left at the Boulder institution, Dot's Diner. I moved to Boulder in 1993 from Ohio. I've been a self employed Carpenter for 43 years and still love what I do. Over the past few years I've been setting the intention of a more Artistic type of Carpentry. I like Wise Use of Space, Environmentally Friendly Materials, build Indoor Tree Houses and incorporate Wabi-Sabi (The Beauty of Imperfection) by reusing materials and showcasing their patina. Most every piece of furniture is unique wabi sabi and have nicks and scratches which highlight their patina. This unit designed and remodeled by Greg Miller Design.

Greg Miller purchased this condo in 2005

Why Greg Miller chose Mapleton Hill

While traveling in the Southwest and Maui during the Winter of 2004 I kept getting the insight that when I returned to Boulder I wanted to find a Sunny Condo with hardwood floors. When I returned I found this great location and slowly did a total remodel with many very unique applications. It was definitely a labor of Love! I opened up walls wherever possible, installed lots of glass block, an inside bicycle garage, indoor treehouse with aspen stairway, reclaimed items include hardwood floors, 6 panel doors, redwood deck, many glass block, custom vanity and much more. Environmentally friendly applications include kitchen cabinets (Formaldehyde free cabinets made of wheat board, Alder fronts with no VOC clear finish), Energy Star appliances, all caulks, primers, paints and clear finishes as friendly as possible at the time.

The property location is stellar and is located in the beautiful Mapleton Hill Historic District, 4 blocks from the Pearl Street Mall, 3 blocks from the Community shopping Center and 7 blocks from the foothills with many hiking options. I'm offering this property on VRBO so I can move on to creating another and am seeking like-minded souls who will respect, appreciate and enjoy it as much as I do. This is not a party property. You will want to look elsewhere if that is what you are seeking. The current residents in this building respect each other. Quiet times for this complex are 10pm to 9am.

What makes this condo unique

This end unit is flooded with morning Sunshine and the South and East facing 2nd story private balcony, w/ partial awning for some shade, gets sun all day. Colorado has the unique feature of cooling down on summer nights. While air conditioning is available in this unit I've never used it in 7 years. Being located on the 2nd and 3rd stories it's easy to securely leave the windows open. This unit has been created as a Space of Love, perfect for a retreat to get out of your element and spend a month or more in this unique space in beautiful Boulder, Colorado!

This end unit is 2 floors on the 2nd and 3rd stories. One flight of outside stairs to the front door. Condo complex has 68 Units in 8 buildings with a swimming pool located in the middle. This unit located on the far SE corner of the complex, an end unit, two 4' x 5' and one 3' x 5' east facing windows get flooded with morning sunshine. South & East facing private 6' x 12' 2nd story balcony with outdoor table/chairs and a 4' bench with storage below gets full sun most of the day, 12' of flower filled boxes in summer. Unit has no carpet. Entire lower level, stairway and upper level hallway are reclaimed oak hardwood floors. Office has a cork floor, bedroom a pine floor and bathroom and main entry foyer are flagstone. Most area rugs are new Dash & Albert plus a couple misc. This property was featured in the March April 2011 issue of Natural Home Magazine under the title 'Slow Hand'.


Mapleton Hill Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 816 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 5' x 8' bathroom features custom built vanity w/ glass block LED lit pillars, cast iron sink, granite top and 6 storage shelves underneath. Cast iron tub with flush in ceiling light, glass block at end of tub all the way to the ceiling, bath mostly tile, large 5' x 3' mirror and two built in mirrored medicine cabinets, built in stereo speaker w/ volume control, 6 glass block built into wall, VERY QUIET exhaust fan w/ timer control, Toto dual flush toilet, flagstone floor, solid wood 6 panel door w/ Schlage lever lockset. Bath gets lots of morning sunlight from hall window April to August.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom is not huge but unique & cozy, 7' x 11' w/ 3' x 3' entry, Queen bed frame, box springs & mattress w/custom built LED lit Oak headboard. Has one 3' x 5' window/screen and Bali up or down insulated shade and light blocking views. Hard wired smoke detector, built in ceiling stereo speakers w/ volume control, 2 drawer night stand, dresser, lamps, solid wood 6 panel sliding closet doors & entry door w/ Schlage lever lock handle. Mirror on back of entry door. 3' x 4' 6 inch closet has 9' of closest rod, 15' of shelves and 7' of shoe shelves. Washer side of closest, 3' x 3' 6 inch, has large drum high RPM washer with 3' clothes rod and shelf above and 15' of narrower shelves built in. There is NO dryer in this unit. 3' bar and drying rack provided. Washer has high RPM spin and clothes dry quickly in this climate and put humidity in the air. Dryers are available in the complex laundry room. Beautiful pine floor w/ Dash & Albert area rugs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
OFFICE...Sunny 9' x 12' 6 inch w/south facing 3' x 5' window w/ HUGE 7' x 3' unique vintage desk w/file drawer & 2 desk chairs. Aspen stairway to Treehouse/Meditation/Sleeping Loft also located in the corner of this room (see picture gallery). Floors are cork & just a great floor. Floor to ceiling 8' high & 8' wide mirrors & 5' x 10' open floor space between the aspen stairs & desk are great for yoga, exercise etc. Unique large 4' x 7' natural cork bulletin board on office wall. This room also has a 6' 6 inch closet w/6' 6 inch clothes rod & 15' of double shelves in the top. Closet also has mirrored floor to ceiling doors which make this room very bright & open. In ceiling speakers w/volume control, hard wired smoke detector. Wall cut out to make hallway & stairs part of room. 3' x 5' hallway window, 4 speed ceiling fan. Hallway has plug in Carbon Monoxide Alarm. All unit windows have Bali up or down insulated shades. Unit has many unique touches too numerous to mention.


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The perfect Get Away

  • 5 of 5

I rent frequently in Boulder, and have often found the photos & hype for the property do not meet my expectations upon arrival. However, this particular rental was just perfect & everything I'd hoped it would be. The decor was tasteful; in earth tones with plenty of light. The condo is well organized & extremely tidy. The TV screen was large/plenty of cable stations, & the office internet connection was great. A big plus is that this condo is located in the exclusive Mapleton Historic District & within walking distance of Pearl Street Mall, outstanding restaurants & hiking trails. This condo has everything one needs for a memorable stay in Boulder. I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was one of the most beautiful places I've stayed - full of light, and beautiful design.

  • 5 of 5

My stay here was fantastic, and far exceeded any expectations! The apartment itself is beautiful and such a wonderful place to spend time - it felt big and open (space for yoga, meditation, working, writing, reading. Views of stars from the balcony!) and there are elegant details everywhere, I won't reveal here as finding them is part of the fun!

The location is perfect, a quick walk or bike into downtown, the mountains, to a local whole foods.

Greg was fantastic, and left clear instructions for using the TV, music (speakers and controls in every room!) and everything else. The kitchen was well stoked with everything I needed to cook in the apartment. He was always quick to respond with any questions I had. Thank you Greg!

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place. Great Location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two and half months and would highly recommend it. You can not beat the location. Close to shops, restaurants and most importantly, trails for hiking, running and biking. The condo was spotless and it had a lot of unique features that we loved. Greg was always prompt in getting back to us regarding any questions we had. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rent it

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Great location. Rented for two months. Would highly recommend it ‼️

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful gem located in the heart of Boulder

  • 5 of 5

I felt like I was living in a show house property. The space feels light and open and the unique decorating style, with its emphasis on green materials, makes one feel right at home. Besides the obvious love and attention the owner has put into making this a "green" property, you can't beat the location. In the summer months you are a 5 minute walk to all the festivals and events on Pearl Street Mall, plus bike paths and hiking almost out your door. It's located in the historic Mapleton district and I enjoyed many days just walking around all the paths in the neighborhood and looking at the historic houses. I didn't need a car most of the time. Even the organic grocery store is only a few blocks away. This is definitely a great spot to call "home base" for your visit to Colorado.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Hungry Toad
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Flatirons Golf Course
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Union Station, Denver
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 36
Nearest Restaurant
Hungry Toad
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Boulder Reservoir
Car: not necessary

'31 Day Minimum' rental as per Home Owners Association. Property is located in the Mapleton Hill Historic District. This Condo complex (68 Units) was built in 1971 and is not labeled Historic but has mostly beautiful Historic houses in the neighborhood. I refer to this location as the 'Golden Triangle'. First 'THE FOOTHILLS' with the very popular Sanitas Trails just 7 blocks to the west (the walk to get there all through Mapleton Hill with quiet streets, beautiful neighborhoods and big trees). Sanitas Area has a Valley trail (easy), a Ridge Trail (moderate) and Sanitas Peak Trail (longer and steeper). All of these trails are separated from town by a ridge that buffers any noise and view of town and all have stunning views of the Flatirons to the South. While these are the closest foothills trails there are many many others in Boulder, many accessible by walking from this Unit. The Chautauqua area (2-3 miles south), is at the base of Boulder's famous Flatirons with many hiking options as well as the beautiful dining hall and auditorium with many summer concerts. Second point of the triangle only 3 blocks to the North is the COMMUNITY PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER with Ideal Market (A small Whole Foods) neighborhood grocery, Noodles, Radda restaurant, Pekoe and Vics Coffee shops, Pharmaca Drug Store, Wine Merchant, Moe's Bagels, Breadworks, Hungry Toad Neighborhood Pub and many other misc stores and eateries. Boulder. Large North Boulder Park is 6 blocks NW of Unit. A 20 minute bike ride up quiet 4th street will take you to Wonderland Lake and North Boulder. The final point of the triangle is the Famous PEARL STREET MALL just 4 blocks south. Four brick paved blocks have been made pedestrian only with many street performers, Wed night 'Band on the Bricks' Summer concerts, art festivals, people watching and many many restaurants, coffee shops, beautiful flowers, Boulder Book Store, Post Office, University Bicycles, Lolita's 24 hour Market, Tonic Oxygen Bar and so much more. The business district also extends for many blocks to the east and west of the actual pedestrian mall. Two blocks south beyond the Mall is Boulder Creek (tubing rentals) and the Boulder Creek Path (goes a few miles to east Boulder and 2+ miles up into the canyon to the west....turns to dirt at the west City limits and mostly parallels the creek in both directions) for walkers, cyclists, rollerbladers, runners etc. The Boulder Creek Path has many spur trails to get you anywhere in town with minimal street riding. Eben G. Fine Park is on the Boulder Creek Path at the west edge of town...15 minute walk...picnic by the creek. The Boulder Library, Alfalfa's Grocery, Boulder Bandshell, Dushanbe Tea House, Museum of Contemporary Art, Outdoor Cinema (Friday nights) and the Wednesday 4pm to 8pm and Saturday 8am-2pm outdoor Farmer's Market are also in this area....all of these an easy walk or bike trip. Boulder has a World Class network of over 300 miles of bike paths, many paved 10'+ wide multi use paths separate from streets with over 75 underpasses that span the whole City....separate from cars. Bike rentals available. Other area attractions include Celestial Seasonings tours, McGuckin Hardware (has everything!), Memorial Day Bolder Boulder that attracts over 50,000 runners and walkers, CU Campus (20 minute walk from this unit), visiting mountain towns such as Nederland (ride the beautiful refurbished Carousel of Happiness for one dollar!), Ward, Gold Hill, Central City (gambling), Allenspark, Jamestown, Lyons, Grand Lake and Estes Park...Gateway to Rocky Mountain Park just 40 minutes away. RMNPark has the highest continuous highway in the US at 12,183 feet. Local RTD Bus service is superb. Many buses have 15 to 20 minute frequency such as the HOP and SKIP (bus stop just 1/3 of a block from unit) Main Bus Station located just 6 blocks from Unit. Skyride frequently goes to and from DIA airport. Downtown Denver just a 50 minute ride with a whole other list of possibilities!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning fee $150

I do not list on Craig's List or any site other than this one. Cancellation Policy: A 5% cancellation fee will be applied to all reservations. For cancellations received within 60 days of arrival or after arrival date, all Deposits and Payments will be retained. If the Property can be re-rented, a pro-rata refund will be issued with no fees or penalties. Cancellation Insurance can be purchased through a 3rd party for example CSA Insurance Company.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.