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Luxury Home Perched in the Heart of Downtown Boulder

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

Escape to downtown Boulder and enjoy our beautiful 4 bedroom home in the heart of it all. Recently remodeled in 2011, our home offers all the amenities needed to feel right at home. We are in close walking distance to Pearl St Mall, the University of Colorado campus and football stadium, restaurants, bars, microbreweries, shopping, and all the recreational activities that Boulder has to offer. Located in a highly desirable, small neighborhood perched on a bluff just north of Pearl Street, the views are expansive and above the treeline of downtown Boulder. The location is truly a hidden gem, right downtown but lifted above on a quiet and peaceful street.

If there is a chef in your party, the kitchen is sure to please. With professional style Thermadore appliances including wine fridge and heat lamps, you have all the tools to turn out an amazing dishes for your party. Our pet peeve with traveling is having to purchase all the small ingredients needed even for simple dishes. Not the case here. From a variety of premium olive oils, sea salts, and vinegars to a well stocked spice cabinet, feel free to take a little and leave a little. If you come when the garden is in bloom, fresh vegetables and herbs are right outside the door. The kitchen openly adjoins the living and dining spaces in the great room, creating a very social environment.

The master suite is located on the second floor of the home, which features a king bed with built in reading lights and private bathroom with double vanities. Also on the upper level is a second bedroom/den and bathroom. This spare room can be used as a private den or pull out the queen plus sized sleeper sofa for an additional bed. This is not your average sleeper sofa – it is a new American Leather Comfort Sleeper that does not disappoint for a great nights rest. American Leather is the only manufacturer with a sleeper sofa that uses a memory-foam mattress that’s made of Tempur-Pedic’s Tempur material (no springs or bars). The third and fourth bedrooms are on the main floor past the office nook and are separated by an additional full bathroom. One has a queen bed, the other a full.

We have a full washer/dryer, central heat and AC, high speed internet, 2 flat screen TV’s, ceiling fans in every room, grill, and full patio sets front and back.

This is our primary residence, so no large parties are allowed. The garage and master closet are owner lockout areas and will not be accessible.

We sincerely hope you enjoy our home. Please let us know anything we can do to help your stay be more enjoyable.

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Steve Peterson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Steve Peterson

We migrated to Colorado from Illinois and southern California to enjoy all the beauty and mountain sports this state has to offer, and haven't regretted a day of it. Often we can be found wakeboarding, hiking, skiing, biking or enjoying a favorite camping spot. There's nothing we enjoy more than coming home after a day of activities to pop some corks and lay down a wonderful meal with friends.

Steve and Shawna Peterson

Steve Peterson purchased this house in 2004

Why Steve Peterson chose Boulder

Downtown Boulder is a popular destination, and our property is an oasis within walking distance to everything but perched above it on a private bluff. In fact, many friends who grew up in Boulder never knew this small neighborhood existed until they came up for a visit.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Luxury Home Perched in the Heart of Downtown Boulder
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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5 Stars All-Around!

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful but at the same time comfortable. The home was very clean and well maintained. Fantastic kitchen - a cook's delight. Plenty of room for people to spread out and have privacy, but also large enough common areas for everyone to gather. Beautiful views of the nearby mountains and a short walk to the Pearl Street Mall. The location was great and we could either walk or take inexpensive uber or lyft rides to most every place we wanted to go. It's also not far from the bus that you can ride to the Eldora ski resort which we took advantage of.

The owners were the best we've experienced with a VRBO property. Very responsive and accommodating. They provided us an abundance of helpful information about the home and the surrounding area/things to do. We also appreciated the wine and goodies they left for us. (Traveling rarely provides the opportunity to eat along the way so we arrived starved!) They really make the effort to make sure your stay is an enjoyable one. We would definitely look to book this property again if we return to Boulder.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Amazing kitchen!

  • 5 of 5

We decided to spend our Thanksgiving in Boulder this year and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay than this home. It is large enough to accommodate a family, was extremely clean and organized. The location was perfect - we enjoyed walking into Boulder (10 -15 min walk) to enjoy all the fabulous restaurants and breweries. I absolutely LOVED the kitchen. Extremely well equipped and the appliances were a delight to cook with!!! (I usually don't enjoy cooking but this kitchen made it fun!). My kids and I actually played a game to try to find something that the kitchen did not have - could not come up with anything. Steve was a delight to work with and was extremely responsive, and gave us great suggestions. If I go back to Boulder I would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Home in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent an extended weekend at this home and had a great experience. The home is beautiful and was perfect for our group of 7. It has a terrific open floor plan which is nice for socializing and relaxing with a larger group. We loved the location - just a few minutes' drive to the heart of Pearl Street, though you could certainly walk as well.

The owners were outstanding. We were greeted with a bottle of a wine and a welcome letter with tips about the home and boulder upon arriving and the owners were available for questions throughout our trip - even responding within minutes of my email about a technology issue with the TV! The offer to use the well-stocked kitchen as if it were our own was just what we were looking for .

We certainly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property - very well equipped!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 4 women stayed at this property for Labor Day weekend to attend a wedding. The home was so clean and well equipped! The kitchen is fabulous and has everything and more we needed. Loved sitting on the back porch chatting in the morning and evening. The area was beautiful and quiet. The bedrooms were all so comfortable with well equipped bathrooms as well. The only slight negative was that in the master bedroom there was no place to hang closes as the closet was locked.

We would definitely recommend this property and stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, we're happy that the house worked so well for you. We do put significant effort into ensuring that the house is in top notch condition for each rental, so thank you for highlighting this. With the master closet being a lockout, although there is another closet in the room next door we understand that this may be inconvenient. We plan to have a solution installed shortly that will allow for hanging clothes in the master bedroom. Thanks again, Steve & Shawna
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The house was lovely. Everything was so organized and clean.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. We came to Boulder for a family reunion and ended up renting two homes. This was by far the most comfortable and beautifully decorated. We would definately stay here again. Thank you so much Steve and Shawna!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Judy, we're so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us!
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Location is great - clean and well set up to enjoy and relax in a great neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, walking distance to Pearl and in a very nice neighborhood. The house is also well set up for those who like to cook and relax.

I was there for my daughters graduation and could not have asked for a better experience from start to end. To start with the owner Steve was always available and quick to answer any questions which made booking very easy. Once we booked Steve has a very detailed list of places to shop and eat, and they were spot on. The local market down the road and wine shop make it easy to put something together real quick.

For sleeping my in laws were in one bottom bedroom and my aunt in the other. My son was in one upstairs bedroom with my wife and myself in the master bedroom. The kitchen and living room provide ample space along with a great outside bbq and seating area.

We had a great graduation with my daughter from UCBoulder and having a great place to stay made it all the more enjoyable.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a nice review Tom, I'm so glad you had a great experience here with your family for graduation!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Central Boulder House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Jan 3 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
CU Graduation
May 6 2017 - May 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
Bolder Boulder
May 25 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Ironman & Dead
Jun 7 2017 - Jun 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 12.48%

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.
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Central Boulder House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , American Leather Comfort Sleeper (Queen)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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