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

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Mike

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

Mike purchased this house in 2005

Why Mike chose West Highland

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


West Highland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Basement Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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
    Bedroom 3- Upstairs - 1 queen , **2nd main floor living area accessed through this room
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Excellent Walkability * Trendy Central Location * Beautiful * Easy Access *
average rating of 4.6511626 based on 43 reviews


  • 5 of 5

A lovely home for my family of 5 adults and 2 children stayed for 3 nights at this lovely home. It was clean,well stocked with all essentials , and easily walkable to restaurants and shops. It was a $7.00 Uber ride to downtown Denver so the location was perfect!. Thank you Mike

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Mike was awesome! I even left my expensive LG headphones in the house and email Mike immediately. Not only did Mike find them, he was kind enough to mail them to me too. The house was the perfect size for me and my group of 6 adults. This place was also conveniently located by the Pepsi Center, Mike High, Lanier Square, 16th Street mail etc etc, everything was a 5 minute uber no lie!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Very pleased!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for us! Great location! We would definitely recommend it to others!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place for us!

  • 5 of 5

The blue bear house was the perfect fit for our family vacation! Although we didn't spend a whole lot of time at the house, the home was just as explained in the listing. It was close to everything and in a cute and quiet neighborhood. The homeowners were amazing from the beginning to the end!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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a bit small but cozy; great locale for ease in commute

  • 4 of 5

Pillows could use an upgrade, but pretty much EVERYTHING ELSE WAS SPOT ON!

Batteries in smoke detectors happened to die throughout the house during our stay and the noise was a bit much...something to be put on a preventative maintenance list is all

loved the hosues! THANKS, MIKE!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location and very responsive owners

  • 5 of 5

This is in a great location and we really liked the beds and the media room. We experienced a problem with the hot water heater and it was replaced immediately. Great response on the part of the owner.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Coors Field
16th Street Mall
Denver Art Museum
Larimer Square
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
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 -- CLOSED
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.
Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Meade Street Station
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Willis Case Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
32nd & Lowell
Nearest Ski
57 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.