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A historic brick duplex with charm, character and convenience

Whittier, Boulder, CO, USA
  • House700 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Charming 2 bedroom duplex on a quiet street, walking distance to the Mall and CU

Built in 1904 as Boulder's first apartment building this lovely one story duplex is registered as a historic landmark. Lovingly restored to preserve it's charm and character, the apartment sleeps 2 comfortably in a queen bed in the bedroom, with a trundle bed that turns into 2 twin beds in the curtained alcove that can serve as a child's bedroom. A fully equipped eat-in kitchen features a gas stove, new Energy Star fridge, microwave, dishes and quality cookware. A stacking washer dryer is also provided. Internet Wifi is provided, and Hi-definition reception of digital channels from my roof antenna. You can catch the news, PBS and basic channels on a 44 inch flat screen TV. The backyard patio has a picnic table and umbrella, ideal for meals al fresco and small gatherings. Parking passes are required for on- street parking, and 2 are provided. Super-efficient and quiet Panasonic window air conditioners are in each bedroom, as well as a ceiling fan in the bedroom. Take your morning coffee on the screened in back porch where you can watch the birds at the feeder and listen to the soft burble of the fountain. Walk to grocery shop: two Whole Foods stores are 6 blocks away, as is a Trader Joes. Walk half a block to Frasca Ristorante, one of Colorados finest gourmet dining establishments, or try Pizza Locale for something quick and delicious. Continue up Pearl Steet to the pedestrian mall, only 4 short blocks west! Walk two and half blocks from home and catch a concert at E-town Hall. The CU campus is just up the 17th Steet hill. It's a nice 10 block walk, and you're on the beautiful grounds of a world class university---with no parking worries! The historic Whittier neighborhood is a walkers paradise, with lovingly tended gardens, magnificent shade trees and gorgeous Victorian homes. Mork and Mindy's house is literally around the corner! This is an eco-home: all the appliances in the home are energy-star rated, and all cleaning products and bedding materials are natural. This is a house to retreat to, a place to cook, relax, unwind and home base from for all the scenic drives, and hiking and biking trails that surround Boulder. And don't forget the Farmers Market in Central park on Saturday mornings! THe best street food in Boulder, and food to inspire you to get back and cook! This rental is registered with the City of Boulder as RHL2016-00124


Toby Tenenbaum

Member Since 2014
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english, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Toby Tenenbaum

I'm a Boulder native. My father was a CU professor of romance languages, and I grew up with my 4 sisters on Mapleton Hill. I'm a musician and teacher, and you may hear the sounds of my Steinway grand piano next door. I cherish quiet and peacefulness above all, and spend most of my time watering the morning glories, cooking healthy food and playing with the little ruler of the roost, Jambo. (He's my very playful Chihuahua.) My passions are working for the environment, classical music, flowers, books and meditation. I have a large and joyous extended family living in the area, so you may see some very beautiful children coming in and out of my door. I have a great love for Boulder as well as my little piece of heaven that I've created here the past 25 years. I look forward making it available for discriminating guests.

Toby Tenenbaum purchased this House in 1990

Why Toby Tenenbaum chose Whittier

My parents helped my younger sister and I buy this property back in the day. I immediatly fell in love with the enormous 100 year old silver maple in the back yard, the charm of the brick structure, and the quiet neighborhood. I have grown to love the Whittier neighborhood, with it's eclectic population of artists, spiritual seekers, students, families and community-minded folks. This is an incredible location: quiet and secluded, but within blocks of outdoor festivals, parades, celebrations and the constant street festival that is the Pearl Street Mall. You are literally at the center of the action here, but you can come home to the quiet and peaceful atmosphere of 'the Oasis on 18th!'

What makes this House unique

Walk to the Farmer's Market, to dozens of great restaurants and coffee shops. Head over to the Boulder Creek bike trail, or up the hill to the campus. Or get away from it all with a book in the quiet of the backyard, or sit in the sun and look up into the leaves of the majestic silver maple. This is a house that invites rejuvenation and restoration---you're living in a bit of history here: there were street cars that travelled on 18th Street. Get out of the car and back on your feet---fix some delicious simple food and sit out at the picnic table, watch the birds and flowers and enjoy the good life.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, This has a cherry wood trundle bed, air conditioner, closet
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen
      • The main bedroom has a queen bed, headboard, night stands and lights, air conditioner w/ remote control, ceiling fan and clothes closet. The small bedroom has a trundle bed with comfortable new memory foam mattresses.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub
      • Sink, shower, toilet, vanity

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          The duplex near the east end of Pearl Street, 4 blocks from the Pearl Street Mall, easy walking distance to E-town Hall, Central Park and Boulder Creek.


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Air Conditioning
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Heating
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                • Living Room
                  Sofa, chairs, 44 inch flat screen TV
                • Parking
                  Parking passes provided
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine


                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Dishes and utensils for 4
                    • Kitchen
                      Well equipped kitchen to serve 4
                    • Microwave
                      Over the stove microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Pantry Items
                    • Refrigerator
                      Brand new Frigidaire Energy Star
                    • Stove
                      4 burner gas stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                          Eat in the kitchen at a small table, on the screened in porch (for 2) or at the outdoor picnic table
                        • Dining Area


                            • Books
                              Small library shelf
                            • Stereo
                              Small stereo provided
                            • Television
                              Digital antenna reception


                                • Deck / Patio
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Outdoor Grill


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • wheelchair inaccessible


                                        • festivals
                                        • library
                                        • museums
                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • eco tourism
                                            • photography
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • mountaineering
                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • racquetball
                                                    • rock climbing
                                                    • roller blading
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • snowboarding
                                                    • water tubing
                                                    • whitewater rafting

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      65 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Warm welcoming charming

                                                      lynn n.

                                                      We would return in a heartbeat!

                                                      The Best Place in Boulder

                                                      Jeanne C.

                                                      I stay here whenever I come to Boulder (unless it's booked), and it is the best place: comfortable, charming, well-located, roomy. And Toby is super friendly and hospitable!

                                                      There are already 4 other reviews from me about this place, so I'll leave it at that!

                                                      This was one of the best places we have stayed in Boulder!

                                                      Betsy H.

                                                      Toby thought if everything!

                                                      Charming, spotless gem

                                                      Brad E.

                                                      What a wonderful find. Toby was a gracious and thoughtful host. The duplex is centrally located to Pearl Street, but just enough off to be an oasis from the madness of football weekend. Fresh flowers, sea salt dark chocolate bar and a well stocked tea cabinet were a welcoming sight. If you forgot to bring any toiletries, chances are they have been stocked for you. Thank you Toby for a wonderful stay!

                                                      Lovely comfortable duplex close to Pearl Street

                                                      Peg R.

                                                      This is the second time I've stayed in this apartment. Toby is a wonderful host, very committed to ensuring that all guests are well taken care of and have a good stay. He checks in to make sure you have everything you need.

                                                      The duplex had everything I needed, is well-appointed and clean. The location is close to Pearl Street and within walking distance to wonderful restaurants.

                                                      I plan to stay here whenever I visit my daughter who works at the University. I appreciate the convenience, the quiet and ease of staying here.

                                                      Loved everything about the house!

                                                      Stacy C.

                                                      We loved staying here!!!


                                                      Whittier, Boulder, CO, USA

                                                      Downtown Boulder is a hub for leisure and sight-seeing activities, restaurants, shops, and urban pleasures. I'm only blocks from the CU campus as well, and it's just a short walk to the beautiful grounds and buildings of the lively university community. It's easy to hop on one of many bike trails and explore the city and surrounding countryside


                                                      Additional information about rental rates

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                                                      My rental registration number with the City of Boulder is RHL2016-00124

                                                      65 Reviews
                                                      Exceptional 5/5
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