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Designer's Cozy Retreat For Two, Dramatic and Spacious, Private and Clean

South Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA
  • Apartment525 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

1 Bedrm/1 Bath, Good Pkg, Walking near Flatirons, OCC'Y 2

Our ritzy Designer apartment is for exclusive use by our guests. It's on our lower level with a private interior entry door, large windows, modern furnishings, theatrical accent lighting, and many thoughtful amenities like cookies. Of course it has WIFI and satellite TV. Settle in by the wide-screen electric fire in winter and stay delightfully chilled in summer.

The bedroom has a queen-size bed with one of those fancy Casper mattresses, patterned purple sheets, and good reading lamps; but the sofa in the living room also folds down into a full-size bed with a memory-foam topper and its own purple bedding.

The fully furnished kitchen does NOT include a stove but has a large refrigerator/freezer stocked with basics, microwave, toaster oven, plenty of cabinet and food prep area, complementary coffee, dining table with chairs and tableware for four. We hope you'll be surprised by all the little extras in kitchen and bath that will make you feel right at home!

This is a quiet neighborhood with lots of street parking, pleasant walking, and easy access to the bus line. Many of our guests seem to prefer Uber-ing around town. Five minutes away by car is the Table Mesa Shopping Center for groceries, morning coffee, restaurants, and even a Yoga studio.

You do have to enter your apartment through our house front door. With a lock code unique to you, you can come and go any time, maybe run into our gentle Golden dog, but you'll be downstairs, we'll be upstairs and you won't pass through our living area at all. Naturally we're available for questions and opinions!

The City of Boulder requires us to post:

Short Term Rental License #104343;

Maximum Stay: 29 Days;

Maximum Occupancy: 2


Linda Cowan

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 08, 2018
About Linda Cowan

Linda arrived in Boulder in 1956, age 10. After many comings and goings over the years and a career in commercial interior design, Linda moved back to Boulder in 1995 with Jeff and their then 10-year-old son, Ethan. Jeff worked at NCAR in super computer administration until retiring in 2013. Now we are putterers, Linda in the garden, Jeff in his woodworking shop. We love Boulder and our Golden Retriever, Wylie, and try to go to a movie every Tuesday when it's a bargain. Linda loves opera, Jeff loves jazz.

Linda Cowan purchased this Apartment in 1995

Why Linda Cowan chose Table Mesa

In 1995 we wanted to move to Boulder to be near Linda's parents and get away from the Silicon Valley rat race. Linda scouted houses in every part of town, looking (listening!) primarily to avoid traffic noise and enjoy good south sunlight. This neighborhood is is the quietest! It also has Open Space to the west and south so that it can't expand in a way that requires new roads! It turns out this is the only place we've lived where we know our neighbors and they know us!

What makes this Apartment unique

The first time I walked up the stairs into this bi-level home I was grabbed by the light and knew this was the one. Walking on nearby mountain park trails is a major perk.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Queen-sized bed with Casper mattress. Closet with Elfa shelving.


        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • Downtown
                The Pearl Street Mall is the beating heart of Boulder: shopping, restaurants, bars, bookstores, trees, flowers, BIG rocks, children's play areas, concerts, Farmers Market, craft fairs and more.
              • Mountain View
                The Flatirons are the symbol of Boulder, visible from wherever you be AND it's only a 10-minute walk from our home to Open Space trails leading right up to their bases.


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Internet
                        Comcast WiFi
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Whole house with thermostat above stairs only. Plenty of cooling for below stairs with option to open/close vents plus open the windows for make it warmer.
                      • Fireplace
                        Black-screen electric, heat on-off options.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Forced air whole house system with thermostat above stairs only. Option to open/close vents plus supplemental oil radiator and electric fireplace serve to keep temperatures even.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Owner's laundry room adjacent to apartment entry.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking
                        Street parking is always easy. Neighbors would prefer not to have trailers or RV's if staying more than a couple of days.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        Owner's laundry room adjacent to apartment entry. Soap, bleach, softener available.


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Gold filter so no paper filters req'd.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Table for 4. Flatware and dinnerware for 8, so plenty of extras. Utensils: knives, scissors, spatula, measuring cup & spoons, egg whisk, garlic press, salad bowl/spinner, leftovers bags.
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                            Specialized microwave cookware provided: steamer for veggies/fish; bacon pan; rice/pasta cooker; smaller pieces for oatmeal, noodle soup, eggs. I'm open to further suggestions!
                          • Pantry Items
                            Coffee & decaf, teas, sweeteners, 2% milk, salt & pepper, spices, mayo, mustard, ketchup, soy, EVOO and more... Also paper towel & napkins, table mats.
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Toaster
                            Toaster oven also bakes, broils.


                              • Dining
                                Table for 4 also good as work surface.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Dish Network with many stations including Encore movie channels. Netflix.
                                  • Television


                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Welcome to picnic and lounge at low table & chairs under the big maple in the fenced back yard through garage or gate on West (ie toward the mountains) side of house. Share with friendly dog.


                                          • not suitable for children
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible
                                            Though theoretically a wheelchair could enter through the garage on the same level as the apartment, the interior doors are just too narrow.


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • synagogues

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hot air ballooning
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water tubing
                                                          • whitewater rafting


                                                              • Walkable to NCAR and not far from NIST/NOAA by bus.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                32 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Comfortable, inviting lodging, quiet neighborhood

                                                                Carolyn K.Mill Valley, CA

                                                                This gem of a unit is convenient to downtown Boulder in a quiet neighborhood. The owners keep it impeccably clean. Couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay.

                                                                Lovely spot for a visit

                                                                Sharon K.

                                                                Linda was a wonderful host. I appreciated the little extras in the kitchen, the bathroom and throughout the apartment. Linda was accommodating, friendly and available if needed. I was visiting family near by and, given the set up, was able to come and go as I pleased without worrying about disturbing anyone. The decor was attractive and high quality and I appreciated the relative spaciousness of the place. I would definitely return to this retreat.

                                                                A great place to stay

                                                                Beverly C.Farmington Hills, Michigan

                                                                We had a wonderful stay at Linda’s home. The apartment was clean and comfortable, with many small touches — like coffee, tea and yummy welcome cookies — that enhanced our experience. While there is no oven, the toaster oven, microwave and electric kettle made it easy to do without. We had access to a car because our son lives here, but you can easily do without. We took the bus to CU campus one day and found it an easy way to get around town. We hope to stay here again next time we visit!

                                                                Pleasant, tasteful apartment in convenient location

                                                                Joseph W.Raleigh, NC

                                                                We enjoyed our stay and felt very comfortable in this vrbo. It felt like more than just a place to stay. The apartment is clean and in excellent condition. The decor is pleasant and tasteful. There are many amenities that added to our comfort. Wylie the dog is extremely well-mannered and does not intrude. Scenic hiking trails only a couple minutes away by car. We are likely to choose this place again when we return to Boulder.

                                                                Very clean, comfortable. Incredible attention to details. Great value for location.

                                                                Emily K.

                                                                Excellent communication throughout booking and traveling. Linda's attention to detail made my stay relaxing and welcoming. Apartment was immaculately well kept and stocked with every essential I could have imagined needed and a few extras. Access to laundry a big plus for longer stays. The location is very convenient, and the neighborhood is quiet and pleasant with easy parking. Walking distance to trails and less than a 10 minute drive into the center of town. Appreciated prompt refund of security deposit. Hoping every VRBO booking/stay goes as smoothly as this did. Thank you! Looking forward to another stay on return trips to Boulder.

                                                                The place was very nice and clean! The location is very convenient in quiet neighborhood!

                                                                Roza V.

                                                                Very nice experience all together!


                                                                South Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                The City of Boulder made short term vacation rentals legal as of January 1, 2016, and imposes a lodging tax of 7.5%. Our City of Boulder Short Term Rental license number: 104343. There's also state and county sales tax. Our state/county/rtd/cd Sales Tax License is: 01555868 Our TOTAL TAX to be collected is 12.485% SHORT TERM VACATION RENTAL license means MAXIMUM STAY OF 29 DAYS.

                                                                32 Reviews
                                                                Exceptional 5/5
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