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Modern 2 Bedroom on Boulder Creek

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 21 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 21 nights

About the property

A modern mountain home nestled in scenic Boulder Canyon along Boulder Creek. Open floor plan, beautifully furnished. 10-15 min from downtown Boulder; 25-30 min from Eldora ski resort.

This is the perfect home away from home for those who want the best of both worlds - a restful getaway in the mountains, yet only a short drive away from downtown Boulder fun.

Owners live in a separate garden-level apartment onsite that has its own kitchen, bath, laundry, etc. (there are no shared amenities). The apartment has its own exterior entrance and there is no connecting stairwell or door to the main house. The only shared space is the driveway. One parking space is provided for guests in the driveway. Additional parking is available near the bridge.

The home's open floor plan features a large great room lined with floor to ceiling windows. French doors off the dining area lead to a 700 square foot deck that features a gas fire pit and BBQ.

The spacious kitchen is equipped with modern stainless appliances and quartz countertops. A large kitchen window overlooks the deck. The bar seating includes two conveniently-placed electrical outlets for plugging in cell phones, laptops, etc.

The living room features a wood burning fireplace (firewood provided), leather furniture, and a 58' flat screen TV with cable, Apple TV, and Netflix.

The entry way includes a desk space and leads to the two bedrooms. The bedrooms are small compared to American standards, but they are beautifully appointed with lofted ceilings and skylights that give them a more spacious feel. The guest room includes books and games for use during your stay.

Both bathrooms have heated tile floors. The master bath has a large glass-enclosed shower. The master walk-in closet has a stackable washer/dryer. The guest bath has a claw foot tub with shower surrounded by beautiful epay wood.


Intelligent lock with numerical keypad on front door to check-in/check-out independently and come and go as you wish.


-Pricing varies based upon the number of guests, so please ensure your reservation reflects the correct number of guests.

-There is no cellular service in the canyon; free wifi throughout the house can be used to operate cell phones. There is a land line with free calling throughout the continental U.S. available for use.

- The driveway is gravel

- There’s no food delivery here

- Given it's on Boulder Canyon, there can be traffic noise (especially during commute hours)

-Like the vast majority of properties in the foothills, this one doesn’t have central A/C. At 6,300+ feet elevation, the temperature at the house is typically 10 degrees cooler than in the city (5,400’) and it rarely hits 90 degrees. Because our climate is so dry, when it does hit 90+, it's not unbearable like a summer in Texas. We do have an A/C wall unit that can be used to cool the great room on the warm days.



-No smoking.

-No overnight guests who are not part of the reservation.

-No parties or events.

-Pets permitted only with prior approval.

-Do not flush anything other than toilet paper down the toilets.

-Please do not leave food outside or in cars, this will help keep bears away from the property.

-The only shared space is the driveway. One space in the driveway is provided for guests; additional parking is available near the bridge.

-This is a rental for those seeking peace and privacy -- we will respect this for you. We kindly ask that you also respect our own as well as our neighbors’ peace and privacy.


- Master bedroom with queen size bed and attached master bath with large walk-in shower

-Guest bedroom with queen size bed and detached guest bath with claw foot tub/shower

-Wood burning fireplace (firewood provided), don’t worry - there is also central heat

-Towels, linens, toiletries, hair dryer

-Spacious kitchen with large refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, oven, gas range, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, pots & pans, cutlery, dishes & glassware

-Wireless internet

-58” Flat screen TV with cable, Apple TV, and Netflix

More Details

Joann Nelson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Joann Nelson

Jay and I have a shared passion for the great outdoors, traveling and experiencing new things. We love the active, mountain lifestyle...which is a main reason why we both moved from the Midwest to Colorado after college. Jay is an avid mountain biker and adventure racer (kayak, mountain bike, rappel, trail run, navigation). I'm a distance runner and triathlete. I love running marathons and did my first full distance triathlon at the inaugural Ironman Boulder.

Check out our blog on WordPress...Jay and Joann's Journey.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Joann Nelson purchased this house in 2004

Why Joann Nelson chose Front Range

This is the perfect home away from home for those who want the best of both worlds - a restful getaway in the mountains, yet only a short drive away from downtown Boulder fun.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Modern 2 Bedroom on Boulder Creek
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Fantastic Thanksgiving Location. Danny & Gail

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on a Tuesday afternoon with groceries in tow planning on preparing Thanksgiving dinner at our vacation rental. Of course with my wife always being prepared she had many of the condiments packed in our suitcases not knowing how well equipped the home would be.

Joann and Jay's rental is beautiful and welcoming and the location couldn't be better.

The home was clean and had everything we needed including explicit instructions with all electronics, etc..

Our daughter and son in law visited and we had Thanksgiving dinner here (thanks for the roaster, it really freed up the oven and worked perfectly). They have purchased land and are building a home and when they saw the kitchen and open floor plan they began measuring and formulating ideas. The best comment was "this is how we want our home to feel, welcoming when you enter".

The location is fabulous with the creek and the hiking, we discovered some of the old mines.

Thanks again Joann and Jay.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Joanne 's house on Boulder Canyon was spectacular.

Open, expansive layout with fabulous kitchen and very big-screen Samsung TV in the LR, with the 700 SF deck just outside made for totally relaxed environment, and beautiful.

Boulder Creek, babbling just below made for a wonderful, relaxing extra, there at all times.

The place was neat, VERY clean and and incredibly well equipped with the best in every respect.

We loved the location---

the short ride into Boulder down the canyon was a spectacular drive, every time!

Thanks Joanne!

Phil Howort

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Awesome stay in Boulder

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 nights this June with our 10-year-old daughter in this terrific house — listened to the creek, took in the canyon and just relaxed out by the gas fire pit. The owners, Joann and Jay, did a great job with the place. While they live on the property in a separate apartment, they are not intrusive at all. In fact, they're wonderful people who are good to get to know. They also know how to take care of their guests and make it a special stay. I should also say that the place is well appointed and has just about everything you could need to cook. Every time we opened a drawer we found more stuff we could use. (Even a pizza cutter!) The house is very spacious and the bedrooms really comfortable.

The house is a short drive from town, and there are a number of great spots to stop off along the way if you want a relaxing walk or a run along the creek. We even saw moose one day.

This has really been one of our favorite locations, and we're hoping to return again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

Joann and Jay are fantastic to work with and deliver an exceptional property! I would highly recommend staying here if you are looking for a relaxing getaway on Boulder Creek.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We decided to go to Boulder for Thanksgiving this year to spend time with our daughter who is a student at CU Boulder. Joann and Jay's home was perfect for our family of 5. The home is exactly what it appears to be from the photos on the website. Clean, contemporary, spacious, uncluttered and the best part about it were the magnificent windows overlooking the beauty of the woodsy outdoors. The beds were comfortable with clean white sheets and bedding! Something I am picky about! There was a hideaway bed in the living room where the kids, (one and sometimes two) slept quite comfortably...ages 20, 17 and 13, so not exactly little kids. The closet space in the master bedroom was more than we ever could've asked for with nice big pull out drawers and plenty of space to hang things.

We ate dinner out mostly every night, mainly because Boulder has so many great places to offer!! A couple of our favorites were The Kitchen on Pearl Street and The Flagstaff House Restaurant. But that's not to say we couldn't have made all of our meals at home. The kitchen is well equipt with everything one would need to prepare just about anything. All of the pots, pans, utensils, mixer, coffee maker, glasses, plates, microwave look brand new! The refrigerator is awesome with two big side by side doors and a freezer below. We did make Thanksgiving dinner at home and had no problem finding all we needed including a roaster for the turkey as well as plenty of room in the fridge for leftovers! My girls each made a pie and we didn't even need to buy pie pans because they of course were already there.

Joann and Jay were warm and welcoming upon our arrival. We felt comfortable just hanging out and being ourselves in the home and didn't at all feel we were being watched or supervised. As mentioned in other reviews, it felt so warm and inviting to find a welcome basket filled with snacks, related brochures & maps as well as a full array of beverages in the fridge!

The grand finally to our trip was actually waking up to snow on Thanksgiving morning! Being from San Diego that was quite a treat!

Oh and one last thing worth mentioning, if you at all enjoy doing puzzles they have a couple of challenging ones with NO MISSING PIECES! Haha! Lots to see and do in Boulder but something about putting together a puzzle on a snowy day while sipping hot chocolate doesn't get any better!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Stan, Natalie, and Viv

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations and hosts were above and beyond expectations! Very comfortable, cozy, and close to so many activities. When we visit beautiful Colorado, we know a place to call home.

Jay and Joann - Thank you so much for the great experience and lifelong memories!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Many downtown bars
Nearest Golf
9.8 Miles
Flatirons Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7.5 Miles
US 36
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Many downtown restaurants
Nearest Ski
14.5 Miles
Eldora Mountain Resort
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Boulder House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2-night minimum
Jan 27 2017 - Feb 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
4-night minimum
Feb 2 2017 - Feb 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
21 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Sept 15 - Oct 2
Sep 15 2017 - Oct 2 2017
13 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $90
Refundable damage deposit $250

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.
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Boulder House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , Heated tile floors
    Guest bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated tile floors
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Attached bath
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Detached bath, just a few feet from the bedroom door
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters 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:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing

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