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Modern Family Home with large, quiet, private yard, 3 blocks to Pearl Street.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

3000 ft, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, downtown with a large backyard, close to everything

Our home was built in 1923, and renovated top to bottom in 2009. We worked with architect Steve Perce of BLDG Collective to open and expand the floor plan, and to make a true indoor / outdoor, family friendly space that is bright, modern, clean, and comfortable. Our home was recently featured in a local design magazine, for a story titled 'Great Spaces.'

City of Boulder Rental Housing License#: RHL-0001400

The center of the house is the kitchen / living area, which has huge sliding patio doors open to a large, grassy backyard complete with dining patio, gas grill, and lounge chairs beneath tall maples that provide shade in the summer. The covered front front porch is a great place to sit and have a cold drink in the evening. Hardwood floors, Carrara marble, and original artwork are throughout the 3000 square foot space.

There is an office with full bath on the main floor that is a peaceful, sunny place to work or read. It can also double as a 4th bedroom.

The house was designed and built for our family of four, with occasional visits from friends and parents. Upstairs, two kids rooms with a twin bed each share Jack + Jill style bathroom. Three joined wooden doors from the original 1923 house provide privacy for the master suite, (also upstairs) which has a king bed, and a spectacular 12' wide, floor to ceiling window that looks out at leaves, sky, and the sunrise. The master bath has dual sinks with Carrara marble, a glassed in thermostatic rainshower, and a Duravit soaking tub also with a leafy window view. There is a roof mounted, ducted swamp cooler that brings fresh, cool air to each of the three upstairs bedrooms on warmer evenings.

In the basement, there is wall-to-wall carpet and a kids' playroom with two more twin beds. The basement stays cool in the summer. Our guests that stay in the basement use the full bath on the main floor. There is also an AppleTV with a projector and sound system that is great for watching movies.

The house is a beautiful 10 minute walk from Downtown Boulder, and the shops and restaurants of Pearl Street. Our neighborhood is very walkable, with sidewalks, gardens, historic homes, and tall, beautiful trees. We also have bicycles in our bike shed to get you around town via the world class network dedicated bike lanes and paths. There is a public pool (Spruce Pool) two blocks away, which is a great place to take kids on hot days.

If you want to spend time in Boulder hiking, riding, walking, lounging, or eating delicious food, you can do it all from here, without any need for a car.

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Jamie Kripke
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016

About Jamie Kripke

I am a full time professional photographer, and my wife is a psychotherapist. We have two daughters, ages 6 and 9.

Jamie Kripke purchased this house in 2008

Why Jamie Kripke chose Boulder

We moved to Boulder from San Francisco and wanted to create a lifestyle that would allow us to walk or ride our bikes everywhere. It worked!

What makes this house unique

When we bought the home, it needed a lot of work, but it was one of the few homes close to downtown that had a large yard that would be quiet and great for kids. In 2010 we completed a top-down remodel / addition that would work for our family of four and our active lifestyles. Our street is one of the quietest in the Whittier neighborhood, yet is walking or biking distance to the best of Boulder.


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(3 traveler reviews)

Modern Family Home with large, quiet, private yard, 3 blocks to Pearl Street.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Fantastic home with a soul in the center of Boulder

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house for a week and felt really at home. The house has a lot of charm to it, with lots of love for detail and great interior design. The location is superb, close to town, and in a very nice road. Everything work perfectly well. The owners are very friendly, and even sent us something we had forgotten back to Germany. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great Home in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this lovely house. Our daughters loved to play in the very large back yard and play. Everything we needed was provided, the house felt new, and the kitchen was excellent. Pearl st mall is 5 minute bike ride and a lovely 20 minute walk. I highly recommend staying here if you are coming to Boulder.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent almost two weeks and it was great. The house is perfect for a family with 2 kids. They really enjoyed the backyard and the playroom. The house is in a nice and quiet neighborhood and close to everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 36
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Frasca Food & Wine
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Boulder Reservoir
Car: not necessary

Boulder is small enough that from our home you can walk or ride just about anywhere. There are TONS of bike lanes and bike paths to get you almost everywhere safely. We also have a bike share program. Yes there is a good public transit system, but we rarely use it. Boulder has just about everything for everyone.


Rates & Availability

Whittier House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
CU Graduation
May 11 2017 - May 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Boulder Ironman
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning $175
Tax Rate 7.5%

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Whittier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , There are two sinks in the master bathroom.
    Jack & Jill Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , This also doubles as an office. Two twins or one king.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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