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Luxury Home Perched in the Heart of Downtown Boulder

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Escape to downtown Boulder and enjoy our beautiful 4 bedroom home in the heart of it all. Our recently remodeled 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.

The city of Boulder requires that all short term rental properties be the owners primary residence, as ours is. No large/loud parties are allowed, and we ask that any outdoor activities be kept to a low volume after 10pm out of consideration for our neighbors. If you are looking to host a party weekend, we kindly ask that you keep looking.

The garage and master closet are owner lockout areas and will not be accessible.

If you are also looking to split time in the mountains, please check out our beautiful 3 bedroom listing in downtown Winter Park, VRBO# 1024640.

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

City of Boulder Short Term License #RHL2016-00005

More Details

Steve Peterson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

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 Old North 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.


Old North Boulder House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
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
  • 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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(13 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
San Diego, California

Lovely Upgraded Home Ideal for Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family spent five days at the house over Christmas. The owners were terrific in supplying detailed instructions about the house and the local area. The home was immaculate and the kitchen and bathrooms were fully stocked with everything you might need. We love to cook and the beautiful modern kitchen was perfect for our needs. Everyone commented on how comfortable and homey the house was and after a day, we felt like we actually were in our own home. A real bonus for the cold snowy nights was the wood burning fireplace.There was plenty of firewood to meet all our needs. The location close to Pearl Street made going out to eat and shopping easy with a short drive.

We would highly recommend this house for rental, and we would certainly stay again. The owners obviously care for their home and are very organized and professional in their interactions. The house is more lovely in person than what you see in the photos.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Monica, so happy we could enable such a great family reunion for you! Thanks for the kind words, you'd be welcome back any time.
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Great House, Location, and Views

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with 6 of my friends and we had a great time. There was plenty of space for all of us. The kitchen was amazing. The owner was very accommodating. You are up on a hill so you have great views of the flatirons. We were able to walk to Pearl street. I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house in amazing neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Steve, the owner, clearly takes great pride in his home. It was immaculate, very well maintained, comfortable and. well appointed. Although we didn't cook while we were there, the chefs kitchen is fantastic. The layout of the home is very good if you are renting with other couples or families, as there are two bedrooms downstairs and two large bedrooms upstairs.. Nice backyard, which was great for our dogs. Steve was very responsive throughout the entire rental process and was kind enough to leave us a nice bottle of wine when we arrived. Will definitely rent this home again if it's available.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erica, thanks for the kind words. We travel frequently and personally have high standards for the properties we stay at, and in turn truly enjoy providing the best experience possible for our guests. We hope to see you again!
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Fantastic house- great location! Thanks

  • 5 of 5

A great experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Beautiful house, good communication, nice location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, great for multiple couples. All the furnishings and finishes are nice. The kitchen is top notch. The location is about a 15 minute walk to Pearl St so it's pretty convenient but most people would probably rather drive or Uber. The neighborhood is high end! The owners were easy to reach by phone/text and quick to respond. The sleeper-sofa is definitely better than average - it's a memory foam mattress and much close to a "real bed."

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City

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: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $200
Damage Deposit $1,000

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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