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
Charming 2 bedroom duplex on a quiet street, walking distance to the Mall and CU
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 3, 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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Toby was an extremely gracious host. Very responsive to my texts, generous with early check in and late check out, and just an overall very pleasant person to meet. He even gave us a brief concert on his piano next door, he's incredibly talented!
The unit served our needs perfectly. Comfortable beds, nice living room and well stocked kitchen and bathroom. I especially liked the location, quiet neighborhood but easy walk to Pearl Street.
Lovely apartment with great location!
We had a wonderful stay at Toby's apartment while visiting our son at CU. The apartment is well stocked (the coffee & half-and-half were most appreciated). We were even able to do some laundry for our son. The location is stellar! No need for a car.
A beautiful home that is perfect for a stay of any duration in Boulder. Toby keeps his property in top shape, and takes time to make sure that his guests have everything they need during their stay. His family has owned the house since 1990, so he has a deep, personal connection to the space. It's peaceful and quiet as Toby uses the other half of the duplex during the day as his office/piano studio, so there will be no sounds bothering you during the evening. If you do hear anything during the day, it's probably Toby giving piano lessons or practicing; a real-time, soft soundtrack to your visit to one of the world's most beautiful places. The location can't be beat. Pearl St., the epicenter of magical Boulder, with it's great shops and fantastic restaurants, is about a fifty second walk away. The interior of the space features ten foot ceilings, thick walls and beautiful hardwood floors; it's cozy and very comfortable. My wife and I visit Colorado/Boulder a couple of times a year. We've stayed in some great places, but this is now our favorite by far. We'll be back.
Toby was amazing, the house was well-stocked, spotless, convenient location, Trader Joe’s welcome goodies a bonus!
Charming place..great location
This charming house was perfect for our stay. Toby was a great host welcoming us with flowers and chocolate. It’s in a great location walkable to shopping, coffee and restaurants!!
‘‘Twas the Ritz of VRBO
Lovely, sweet, restful place. Close to everything on Pearl Street.
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
My rental registration number with the City of Boulder is RHL2016-00124