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Excellent Walkability * Trendy Central Location * Beautiful * Easy Access *

(30 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Walk To Parks, Shops, Dining, Entertainment And More

DENVER STR LICENSE #: 2017-BFN-0001949

The Blue Bear
We named this great home after one of our favorite public art pieces, the blue bear at the convention center. The piece encapsulates what we love about this city and our neighborhood. It’s whimsical but still traditional, full of surprises, and you never get bored with it.

The house has been recently updated and renovated to provide a comfortable and enjoyable home away from home. It hosts a total of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with an additional non-conforming bedroom in the basement for overflow. The home features hardwood floors, coved ceilings, and updated kitchen and bathrooms. There are 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom on the main floor and an additional bathroom, game room, and non-conforming bedroom in the basement. There are 2 living rooms on the main floor (one is accessed through the third bedroom) as well as a formal dining room and sun room. The third bedroom can be used as a large master with en-suite living room or as bedroom with access to the second main floor living room. There is a patio with a table, chairs, and a grill at the back of the house. Large fenced backyard with tree house!

On site laundry, fully equipped kitchen, gas grill, and family friendly amenities such as a pack and play, high chair, changing table, and board games.

Excellent location! Walk to a trendy spots or just a short drive to everything wonderful denver has to offer. Just 2 miles from downtown denver and 4 blocks from the popular highlands square which is a pedestrian friendly hub with restaurants, shops, spas, salons, a b-cycle stand, and more. Easy access to major freeways such as i-70 and i-25. Close to both biking and hiking trails. Less than 2 hours from the ski and casino resorts. Safeway grocery is less than 1 mile away. Just a few minutes to incredible local attractions such as the performing arts complex, museums, the denver zoo, sports facilities, parks, aquarium, zoo, the 16th street mall, lower downtown (lodo), first rate shopping (cherry creek), outlet malls (colorado mills)

Distance to nearby amenities:
Highlands square (restaurants, shops, etc) - 4 blocks
Park - 4 blocks away
Grocery store - 10 blocks away
B-cycle stand - 4 blocks away
Lohi - 2 min
Downtown denver- 5 min
Cherry creek bike trail - 5 min
Performing arts center- 6 min
Convention center - 7 min
Invesco field (broncos) - 5 min
Pepsi center- 7 min
Coors field- 7 min
Cherry creek- 15 min
Colorado mills outlet mall - 20 min
Red rocks park- 25 min
Golden - 25 min
Boulder- 30 min
Colorado springs (broadmoor hotel)- 1 hr 45 min
Winter park- 1 hr 25 min
Vail- 1 hr 40 min
Aspen- 3 hr 45 min
Breckenridge- 1hr 30 min
Loveland ski resort-1 hr
Rmn park (estes park)- 1 hr 40 min


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, Afrikaans
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    Changing table, pack and play, and high chair on site...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Case by case basis...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2- Upstairs: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    *Full size Futon. There is no egress window in this bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3- Upstairs: 1 queen

    **2nd main floor living area accessed through this room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Just 3 miles to Downtown Denver and a 4 blocks from Highlands Square. Easy access to local transportation....moreless

  • Resort:

    1.5 Hour drive to multiple ski resorts (Breckenridge, Vail, Winter Park, Loveland, Copper Mountain, Beaver Creek). 45 minutes from Blackhawk and Central City gaming....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace ...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    On Street Parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full Kitchen with gas oven, coffee maker, toaster, and microwave...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Pantry stocked with spices and basic cooking/baking supplies. Olive oil, salt, pepper, flour, sugar, baking soda....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


from 30 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,495 $5,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,200 $2,950
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 10.75%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Coors Field

  • 16th Street Mall

  • Denver Art Museum

  • Larimer Square

  • Linger

    "Great views of downtown and just 2 miles away"

  • Elitch Gardens

    "Great 6 flags amusement park. Excellent for kids."

  • Sports Authority Field at Mile High

  • Denver Performing Arts Complex

  • Denver Public Library

  • Big Blue Bear

    "One of my favorites! Just outside the convention center he is a must see"

  • Union Station

    "Recently renovated and in the heart of LoDo this is a beautiful building with excellent fine..."

  • Lola Restaurant

    "Excellent good and atmosphere just a few miles away with easy access to LoDo"

  • Old Major

    "For the meat lover; great food and ambiance"

  • Sloan's Lake Park

    "Beautiful park with a 3 mile loop with view of both Downtown and Mountains. Great play area..."

  • Little Man Ice Cream

    "Great concept just a few miles away. Beautiful views and excellent ice cream"

  • Tacos Jalisco Mexican Food

    "This place is a find! A little dive restaurant with excellent food."

  • Cafe Brazil

    "Incredible food"

  • Tocabe

    "Traditional American Indian food (fried flat breads are delicious) in low key setting."

  • Fire on the Mountain

    "So many different wing flavors to choose from. Delicious. Great beers and sides too. "

  • Root Down

    "Incredibly sources food; excellent vegetarian options, reservations recommended."

  • Coral Room

    "An easy stroll from our house; great ambience and excellent brunch"

  • Highlands Cork & Coffee

    "Service can be slow but the panini's are delicious and the patio is great to people watch or..."

  • Sushi Den

    "The best place for Sushi in Denver. The fish is flown in fresh from Japan! "

  • New Saigon

    "Best for Vietnamese in Denver. Service is a bit chaotic and ambiance is casual but the food..."

  • Pinche Taqueria

    "Great street tacos and excellent happy hour. A little loud inside and a smaller space but r..."

  • Snooze an AM Eatery

    "Unbeatable breakfast but the wait is very long. You need to get there by 7AM to avoid the w..."

  • Downtown Aquarium

    "Pricey admission and do not eat here; the restaurant is not good. It's a good diversion for..."

  • Denver Zoo

    "The 5th most visited zoo in the nation! You can spend a lot of time here. Great exhibits."

  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science

    "Imax lovers unite!"

  • Cherry Creek Bike Trail

    "Grab a B-Cycle just a few blocks away and cycle anywhere your heart desires! Easy access to..."

  • Steuben's Food Service

    "Fun, Eclectic, Hip, and great food!"

  • Colorado Convention Center

    "Blue Bear!"

  • Mondo Vino

    "Great wine store just a few blocks away"

  • Wooden Spoon Cafe and Bakery

    "Absolutely best pastries and sandwiches in Denver. Space is small, no electronic devices pe..."

  • Close to Tennyson, Highlands Square, Lohi and Downtown.

26 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International Airport
0.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Meade Street Station
2.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Willis Case Golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Union Station
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
32nd & Lowell
57 Miles
Nearest Ski
Loveland Ski Resort

Ideal Central location- a short 4 block walk to shops and restaurants at Highlands Square (32nd & Lowell). A short bike ride to downtown Denver/LODO (2.5 miles) & LOHI (1.5 miles). Right in the heart of all that Denver has to offer: performing arts complex, museums, botanic gardens, sports complexes, outdoor parks, fine dining, amusement parks, shopping and more!

45 Minutes to the mountains and 1.5 hours to ski resorts.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Located within in the same neighborhood I'm always close by if you need anything.

Why the Owner Chose West Highland, Denver, CO, USA:
We fell in love with this property almost 10 years ago due to its incredible location and the great amenities it has to offer. At the time the Highlands area was undergoing it's amazing transformation into the hot spot it is today.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The walkability factor here is unparalleled. Just a few short blocks to top rated Denver restaurants, shops, dining, and entertainment. Access to everything Denver and the surroundings has to offer is at your fingertips. There is something for everyone here; foodies, outdoor lovers, sports enthusiasts, art lovers, history lovers, you name it and it's within a few minutes away. Great place to hang out and enjoy this fantastic neighborhood and downtown Denver or to use as a base for skiing, outdoor adventure, Golden, Boulder, etc.

Contact us

Speaks: english, Afrikaans
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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  • Living room

    Living room

  • Living Room/dining

    Living Room/dining

  • Kitchen


  • Bedroom 2 - Queen

    Bedroom 2 - Queen

  • Back living room (through bedroom 3)

    Back living room (through bedroom 3)

  • Main floor bathroom

    Main floor bathroom

  • Basement bathroom

    Basement bathroom

  • Floor Plan- 1st Floor

    Floor Plan- 1st Floor

  • Blue Bear at the Convention Center

    Blue Bear at the Convention Center

  • Living Room/Dining

    Living Room/Dining

  • Dining


  • Kitchen


  • Bedroom 1 - King

    Bedroom 1 - King

  • Bedroom 3 Queen (pass through to back living room)

    Bedroom 3 Queen (pass through to back living room)

  • Back living room

    Back living room

  • Basement futon

    Basement futon

  • Basement Floor Plan

    Basement Floor Plan

  • I see What you Mean

    I see What you Mean

VRBO #645557

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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