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Wonderful Estate Perfect For Small Reunions Or A Family Get-Away

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath And Screened- In Sleeping Porch. Beautiful Gardens To Enjoy

Magnificent European style home surrounded by beautiful gardens with exceptional views. Elegance and comfort is immediately felt throughout the home. A chef's kitchen, fully stocked butler's pantry, and granite throughout. Master suite with steam shower and air tub in master bath. Granite in all bathrooms. Onyx in main level bath. Master suite and 3 spacious bedrooms are located on 2nd floor along with an east facing, screened-in sleeping porch. Summer kitchen on garden level along with a washer/dryer and sixth sleeping area. Incredible views of Flatirons and Longs Peak. Beautiful flower gardens and decks to relax and dine. Bocce Ball-Petanque court to enjoy with a glass of wine. Outdoor gas fireplace and living space. 2 Cruiser bikes to take to the farmer's market and to dinner.

Christine Velds
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Christine Velds

We are a family of five and we love travel and adventure. After living in Europe we chose Boulder to establish roots and we have been here 25 years.

I am a Texan married to a Dutchman, and love the clean-mountain living.

Christine Velds purchased this house in 1998

Why Christine Velds chose Boulder

When you walk into this home you wish you could stay forever. That sentiment is continually repeated.

What makes this house unique

Hopefully you will have a chance to experience the unique benefits yourself.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The house is beautiful! Thank you so much!"
Jul 2014
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Boulder House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main-Level Bathroom - toilet , Under-Lit Onyx Sink
    Basement Bathroom - toilet , shower , Granite-Slab Shower Walls
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Very spacious Bathroom with Air-Bubble Tub, 2 Sinks
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Bathroom for Bedroom 4, Granite Shower Walls
    Jack and Jill - toilet , combination tub/shower , Between Bedrooms 2 and 3, Granite Shower Walls
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Shower on North Side of House Facing Garden
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , On West Side with Mountain Views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Middle Bedroom with South Window. Flatiron Views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , South East Bedroom, South Facing, access to Sleeping Porch
    Sleeping Porch - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Screened-in Porch on East Side of Top Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , North-East Bedroom, North Facing, private Bathroom
  • Bedrooms are carpeted
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Wonderful Estate Perfect For Small Reunions Or A Family Get-Away
average rating of 4.736842 based on 21 reviews
Sharon, NH

Wonderful Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

All 8 of us enjoyed our stay. Clean, spacious and well maintained. The kitchen was enormous and better equipped than own. Beautiful views and very quiet. Our whole family loved it.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! You were wonderful guests and we hope to see you again!
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What an amazing property.

  • 5 of 5

As other reviews have stated, pictures truly don't do justice to this magnificent property. The house is so comfortable and so beautiful. Everything is on a large scale and quite roomy. The grounds are almost like a resort. There are so many different areas to lounge and play games and explore. The owners were very nice to deal with and seemed to genuinely want us to enjoy our stay. Our only complaints were such minor squabbles (a few more hangars would be nice and maybe some more drawers for certain rooms), I almost feel bad mentioning them because everything else is so nice. I might suggest to the owners some better instructions on using both the in-room and main AC units. Otherwise, thank you for such a lovely stay. Really hope my book club gals and I can return again one day. I'd love to make it an annual trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, perfect for family reunions

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Veld's home for a family get together for our daughter's graduation from CU Boulder. It is a beautiful property, the photos don't really do it justice. We especially loved all the outdoor living areas. The amazing kitchen (which is the heart of this home) was outfitted with quality cookware etc. There were private bathrooms for all sleeping spaces. The owners were very accommodating, everything you could possibly need was available. About a 15 minute drive to the campus and 10 minutes to Pearl St. We all enjoyed our stay and their home very much.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure to have you in our home, and we hope to see you again!
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Home Run Home in Boulder

  • 5 of 5

My wife and family spent the thanksgiving week at Rustic Knolls. It is an amazing place that pretty much single handedly resurrected my opinion of VRBO. In every category this home is an "A+"....clean (I'd even say immaculate) , comfortable, well equipped kitchen, great location, etc. If you are coming to Boulder with a family or small group I highly recommend this place. Owner is great too, thanks Christine!

Five minutes from Whole Foods. Six minutes from Pearl Street. Fifteen minutes to the Royal Arch and the Mt. Sanistas trailheads. And coming and going you get to pass by your very own local prairie dog town, how awesome is that!?

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unfortunate Experience

  • 1 of 5

The house itself was beautiful - rooms are as described and the pictures certainly don't do them justice. The grounds were well maintained however we were unable to use them as there is a colony of bees living on the property. It's quite a ways from downtown and you'll have to take taxis or drive.

We stayed here over our wedding weekend because the property is described as a perfect place for reunions and family gatherings. From the beginning we explained to the property owner that there would be heavy traffic since we were getting married, but that only the 10 of us would be spending the night. THE OWNERS LIVE IN A CARRIAGE HOUSE ON THE PROPERTY, which in most cases would be fine, but posed a problem for us over the course of the 4 days. Please note we have rented multiple properties through these types of services all over the world and have never had a problem.

Unfortunately this property owner did not give us a reasonable amount of privacy the entire time we were residing in their home. We thought it was strange that there were no window treatments on the windows until we caught the owner doing perimeter checks with a flashlight at night. We complied with all of the 'extra' rules that were not stated in the rental agreement which included telling us to move cars off of the public road that they live on, and lowering noise levels although the house is in the middle of nowhere and no complaints were made other than by them.

On the morning of my wedding I had 10 missed calls from the property owner. If that wasn't enough, after we checked out of the property she proceeded to contact us for the following week and a half asking that we send her a check equal to the amount of an extra night's stay! Nothing was damaged or stolen and we spent 3 hours before we left wiping down surfaces, making beds and ensuring the place was in the same condition as when we arrived. We even hauled away most of our own trash. It wasn't until I contacted VRBO and opened a case that she ceased the borderline harassing behavior.

DO NOT RENT this property if you have any plans of using it as it is described. The amount of unnecessary stress that was placed upon my husband and I during our wedding weekend was truly unfortunate and unacceptable. There are much nicer properties in Boulder that are closer to town and that have owners who are understanding and will give you more privacy.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have had wonderful , honest and respectful guests but Sarah L. had none of those qualities during her stay. She booked the reservation under the false pretense of "sharing meals and spending time with extended family". She then proceeded turn our home into a place for her Bachelor/Bachelorette Party!!! Our home is in a lovely neighborhood with beautiful homes in a quiet setting. This renter showed absolutely no consideration and had her numerous friends park their cars and vans and campers on our neighbor's property. We received numerous complaints from the neighbors about the noise starting at 11:30 pm. At that time, I called and texted the renter asking her to respect the quiet hours of the neighborhood. She said she would but the noise got louder as the night progressed. I was not doing a "perimeter check"!! I was forced out of my bed at 1:00am to ask people to move their cars parked on our neighbors' properties. The party continued through the next night!! When we got into our home it smelled like smoke, there was alcohol and vomit on the floors and cigarette butts inside and out!!! Our home is a NO SMOKING HOME!! I had made it very clear in writing and verbally that we would not be comfortable with a party at our home and that we charge additional fees if we would allow it. Not only did she not pay the fee but she also did not pay for the extra cleaning costs. She threatened me about contacting VRBO and establishing a case which also turned out to be a lie. This renter has been a nightmare!!! Our home is a beautiful home with lovely furnishings and truly 5 star accommodations!! We can easily bike to Pearl Street Mall and to the Farmer's Market. It is an easy 7 minute drive to downtown Boulder. And we DO have window treatments!! PLEASE READ ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL REVIEWS before you give any credibility to this deceitful renter!!!
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Lansdowne, PA

This house, furnishings and grounds are magnificent! The photos just don't do it justice.

  • 5 of 5

I saw this property online a year before my daughter's wedding and called right away to reserve it. I am so glad i did. I found it a truly pleasant experience to deal directly with the owner. We wanted to rent a home that would allow our family to share the wedding week together. My husband and I, our two sons along with their wives and children, and my daughter had a delightful time. The views of the Flatirons are simply amazing! The house is welcoming and has everything you need to cook, relax and spend time together. The porch wraps around all four sides of the home and is really charming. I highly recommend spending time in this amazing home..

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Denver Central Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
U.S. 36

Bike to Farmers' Market, and shopping and restaurants on both Pearl Street and 29th Street.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $750

The number of people allowed on the property shall not exceed 6 more than the overnight rental agreement, without prior permission. Events or large dinners will be charged additionally. THIS IS A NO- SMOKING HOME!! NO SMOKING IN OR AROUND THE HOME OF ANY KIND!! Any violation will result in additional fees.

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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