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

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 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 recently renovated top to bottom. 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.

New for 2017-2018 is a six person hot tub just out the back door.

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.

FYI: Boulder zoning regulations limit us to rent to a maximum of three individuals who are unrelated to each other. Families have no such limitation on renting. We give you this information upfront to avoid inconveniencing both you and us, and we thank you for your understanding.

More Details

Jamie Kripke
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2018

About Jamie Kripke

I am a full time professional photographer / director, and my wife is a psychotherapist. We have two daughters.

Jamie Kripke purchased this house in 2008

Why Jamie Kripke chose Whittier

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.


Whittier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • If the water in the hot tub needs replacing, there will be a $250 charge.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • 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
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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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Modern Family Home with large, private yard, hot tub, 3 blocks to Pearl Street.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great property, perfect area, owners are always available for any questions. Best experience in 12 years of renting in Boulder. No question.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect home for us. Great location, wonderful neighborhood. It had everything we needed to be comfortable and enjoy our stay. The light is spectacular and come find the rainbow. The hosts couldn't have been nicer or more helpful.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $500

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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