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Artistic, Elegant Home In Historic Downtown Boulder

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Retreat for Two or Four in the Heart Of Boulder

Amazing getaway on Pearl St. is the second oldest residence in town, but has been completely renovated by the homeowner, a NY/LA-published interior designer and Boulder native. Just minutes on foot or bike to charming shops, eclectic restaurants, Farmer’s Market, bike paths, parks, and a convenient trip to the University.

2 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, with all new custom furniture and mattresses, the gorgeous home is featured as a Colorado Homes & Lifestyles cover story. Contemporary kitchen fully-equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, opening into gorgeous Dining and Living area with huge fireplace. Views out to the trees and quaint park.

Upstairs Master Bedroom has amazing natural light, a retractable skylight, and spa-like Master Bath with steam shower.

Relax on porch swings, in the hammock, enjoy outdoor dining, surrounded by lilac bushes, spruce trees, and beautiful landscaping. Treat yourself to a restful stay in an elegant and modern space perfect for a couple's getaway.

Not a very kid-friendly space (under 10 yrs old). 3 night minimum, 29 night maximum stay. Pets must “audition”, plus deposit. Maid service per stay. One week stay requires two Maid visits.

All amenities:


3 Flat Screens


Heat/AC/Swamp Cooler

Energy-efficient Stacked Washer/Dryer

One Parking spot plus plenty of street parking

…and so much more!

More Details

Kari Whitman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: german, spanish, russian, dutch, czech, norwegian, hungarian, arabic
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

About Kari Whitman

As an LA-based interior designer, my work frequently takes me around the world. I bought this residence just a few doors down from my childhood home as my retreat from reality, the perfect getaway in my beloved Boulder. I wanted it to be fun, funky, and elegant, eco-friendly, and a great space for entertaining or relaxing solo. This is my haven and I hope you find it as renewing and lovely as I do!

Kari Whitman purchased this house in 2011

Why Kari Whitman chose Downtown

My interior design firm is based in LA and my work takes me from NY to Miami to San Francisco and everywhere in between. The interiors I've designed have been on the covers of and/or featured in Home and Decor, InStyle, Luxury Home Quarterly, ASID, American Builders Quarterly, People, Ultimate Decorating, LA Home, GenLux, InTouch, and more. I completely renovated this property with state-of-the-art appliances, amazing eco-friendly elements, and designed all new custom furniture. I also brought in incredible art, planted dozens and dozens of trees, lilac bushes, and gorgeous landscaping to add beautiful color and warmth...even in the winter!

What makes this house unique

A quick walk or bike ride to anywhere in town. Designed and renovated by internationally-published interior designer and Boulder native. This home has 4 covers!

Amazing amenities, including:

His & Hers Bicycles

WiFi, 3 Flat screens

3 Flat Screens


Heat/AC/Swamp Cooler

Energy-efficient Stacked Washer/Dryer

One Parking spot plus plenty of street parking

…and so much more!


Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Steam shower and spa tub.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • I don't rent this 3rd bedroom office out much, it's usually locked
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Drycleanered linens, and fluffy pillows. Beds are organic and chemical free.
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
My home is prestine, clean and stylish. I'm an interior designer, so it's fun and beautiful. It's the most perfect location, and very quiet. I love animals, do they are welcome.....but with a larger deposit. I offer many services.....chef,assistant, Land Rover, and massage. Enjoy boulder! My way ;)


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Artistic, Elegant Home In Historic Downtown Boulder
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Goulding's Graduation Stay

  • 5 of 5

We have rented Kari' home multiple times over our daughters college years and find her beautiful home "PERRRRRRFECT" in every way! Feels like home to us!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ladera Ranch

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Location is perfect. Shops and restaurants one way down Pearl and hiking the other way up Pearl. Hardly even used the car we rented. The place is clean and beautiful. GREAT STAY! Will go back again while my daughter is at CU Boulder.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Property, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have rented many houses before, but this one was just perfect! The home is in an amazing location in walking distance to Pearl Street, Chautauqua Park and more.

Because Kari is a professional designer, the decor is absolutely beautiful and the overall ambience of the house is layout, large bedrooms and, overall, a very comfortable home. The porch and private yard are lovely, with a relaxing swing, rocker and hammock.

Kari was very hospitable before and during our stay. Her house manager, Bob, had everything ready for us and was extremely prompt in meeting us for check-in and check-out. Both were completely accessible in the event that we needed anything.

I would highly recommend this property to anyone that wants to enjoy the Boulder area. We are looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic House in Boulder

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, peaceful house in a great location, a really special place. The house itself is beautifully appointed and very well-equipped. One of the best things about the place is that there are so many places to hang out and relax -- on the couch, watching TV; in the hanging chair, reading a book; on the hammock, napping; on the porch swing, watching dogs in the park. This is a stylish and comfortable home. As for the location, it is ideal. The house has views of the mountains, is right next to a cute little park, and only a few blocks walk to the Boulder Creek or to the pedestrian mall, with its many shops and restaurants. Kari and her staff are great to work with. Overall, this was an excellent experience and we loved our stay in Boulder.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

OMGOOOOODNESS, It was absolutely PERRRRRRRFECT! I felt like I just walked into my own home, everything I needed was right where I thought it was! My daughter a second semester Sophomore at CU Boulder was very rundown and I just felt that she needed some down time (she lives in a sorority house with 79 other girls, one gets sick, they all get sick), so I booked Kari's home as it had the feel and location closes to our home in VA.; well before our original arrival date, my daughter was rushed to the ER and there she stayed for the next 7 hours, which gave me time to switch all of our travel times and dates to arrive two days earlier. Kari and her assistants rolled over backwards to accommodate our change in plans. Once there, I nursed my daughter back to health all in the comfort of this amazing home. Due to our circumstances (being inside most of the time) we still were able to enjoy the views of the mountains, the activity of dogs and people playing in the park right out front. At night were able to walk downtown and around the surrounding neighborhoods, "Oh sooooo peaceful/blissful! My daughter was just excepted into "The Business of Sports Program" given during the May mester and the summer, then she will be moving into her apartment, thus, "I cannot wait to return if Kari will have us and her home is available. I wish this was my home! Peace, Kimberly

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is quaint, charming, stylish, and spotless! It is decorated with the utmost style! All the beds are extremely comfortable as well as the furniture. This house has views of the mountains and is located about a mile from hiking trails, bike trails, University of Colorado, and just down the street from Pearle Street where restaurants and shopping is abundant. The owner and assistant are very helpful and gracious and want you to have a comfortable stay. I would return here again. This property is suited well for couples, girlfriends, and those visiting a son or daughter attending UC. We have traveled all around and this is one of the best!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The kitchen upstairs
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Flatirons golf club
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Highway 36
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Lake Eldora
Car: not necessary

Nestled into the foothills of the Rockies and located in Boulder's quaint historic district, this amazing retreat is perfectly situated to take advantage of local attractions. Walk into town, along the bike path, through our gorgeous parks, and amazing outdoor spaces.

Charming shops and eclectic restaurants abound, and it would be hard to find friendlier locals anywhere on Earth! In the winter, check out nearby Eldora Mountain Resort's ski offers. The property is also conveniently located near the University--perfect for parents and alums in town to visit or watch the big game!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,000

Downstairs includes beautifully unique living room, updated large kitchen, modern dining area, half bath, laundry, bedroom with single, Jack and Jill bathroom and attached larger queen room with full closet. 3 people max. Upstairs includes large master bedroom, king bed, sky lights, seating area, full en suite bath. 4 people max in whole house.

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.

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