The Mapleton Avenue Victorian Residence

boulder, colorado
3 bedroom - 3 bath
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$1,292 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

This Boulder Victorian home is a charming oasis in the Whittier neighborhood of Boulder, CO with a secluded adults-only suite and year-round activities nearby. It sleeps 6. The house has been completely renovated from top to bottom, adding modern amenities for families while maintaining the home's original features and charm. Parents will love their own private suite on the lower level, with a separate lounge to relax and watch TV at night once the kids have gone to bed. A beautifully-landscaped deck and patio are perfect for al fresco meals and morning coffee under the shade of grape vines, with views of the Flatiron Mountains. Whether you come for skiing in winter, or outdoor swimming in summer, there’s something for every family to enjoy in this part of the world.

Why Kids Love it

Kids will love having their own wing on the upper floor of the house, with 2 kingsize bedrooms, a secret half bathroom, and views of the mountains. Games and toys are provided, and a pack-n-play is available on request. Kids of all ages can explore the beautiful gardens or relax in the hand-crafted Mayan hammock outside. The area has lots to do for active children, from hikes to rafting and biking - Valmont bike park and Scott Carpenter skate parks are only minutes away. It’s a great vacation spot for all seasons, with beautiful summers full of adventure and winters offering great skiing and snow activities. For down time, kids have their choice of movies in the primary suite lounge, where the TV is fitted with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, and Disney +.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 days, maximum stay: 10 days. Safety notes: there are no stair gates and steps to the upper level are a bit steep so the house is best for kids aged 4 and up. There is a cottage with a separate entrance behind the main house, which can also be rented for larger groups. The houses are completely private from one another and have independent outdoor areas, but can be joined through an access point in the back through a fence. The house has central air conditioning and heating. There is permitted street parking for the house - the host will provide permits for the duration of your stay. Sorry - no pets are allowed, but the owners have a dog that stays in the house, so those with allergies should be aware. The hosts have created a hypoallergenic space with wood floors, excellent ventilation, and HEPA filtration that is constantly cleaning the air, along with many thriving plants. There is high speed internet and an office with a printer for any work-from-home needs. The hosts donate 50% of their earnings to the COMMON Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) benefiting people, planet, and peace. Rental License Number: RHL-00995895.

About the Location

The house is located 3 blocks from Pearl Street in the historic Whittier neighborhood in Boulder, Colorado. It’s a short walk to cafes, live music, museums, galleries, restaurants, and other amenities on Pearl St. The house has stunning mountain views from the patio and one of the upstairs bedrooms - it’s a short drive to some great kid-friendly hiking trails. Visit the Spruce Pool (4 blocks away) for swimming, or try climbing, cycling, boating, tennis, hiking, running, kayaking, tubing, rowing, shooting, dancing, fly fishing, paddle boarding and bowling - all within easy reach! Eldora Mountain Ski Resort is 20 miles up the mountain, where the family can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing in the winter months. Rocky Mountain domestic airport is around half an hour’s drive; Denver international airport is around 1 hour away.

Accommodation Details

The house has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, set over 3 floors. On the main level, there is an open plan living area which includes a dining space, living room and kitchen. The family room and kitchen open to a south-facing porch and feature vaulted ceilings, skylights, Italian marble countertops, gas fireplace and white oak flooring. There’s also a home office and library on this level. On the first floor there is a bathroom with a deep soaking tub and a laundry room, as well as 2 bedrooms with kingsize beds. The lower level features the primary suite with queensize bed and ensuite bathroom (with shower), as well as a spacious lounge with gas fireplace, closet, TV and wine storage. The backyard includes a large covered porch and deck with patio furniture and a Weber Genesis propane BBQ grill. There is outdoor dining for up to 8 under an additional covered patio area outside. There are 2 additional patio areas: a covered porch on the northwest side of the house and a flagstone patio with a table and benches in the front yard.

Style Notes

Zen retreat. Thoughtful, meditative and global touches make this recently-restored home truly unique. Artwork from far flung locations add interest to the walls while the calming touches create a serene atmosphere. The furniture is grown-up yet cozy and the updated amenities make the house inviting for comfortable stays in any season. Outside, the gardens have rows of lavender, an herb garden, and beautiful landscaping throughout to create a peaceful oasis for any time of day. We love the beautiful, modern kitchen for cooking family meals, the clean, bright lines of the bedrooms, and the wonderful views of the surrounding mountains.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 king
1 queen
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Matthew K.
Member since September 01, 2021
My wife and I LOVE to host people from far and wide in the heart of Boulder, Colorado on its most famous residential street, Mapleton Avenue. We provide a range of options for you and yours in the heart of it all; luxurious, charming, bright, and dreamy as well as green, calm, and zen. We host with LOVE, friendship, and an open heart. We're open-minded, conscientious, respectful, quiet, and clean. As professionals in the international environmental arena, we dedicate ourselves to serving people and the planet. We donate half of our earnings to the COMMON Foundation, a not-for-profit 501c3 organization benefiting people and the planet. Your stay makes a positive impact.

Boulder, Colorado

Gateway to the Rocky Mountains

At the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Boulder is frequently ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States for its consistently sunny weather, fantastic outdoor recreational opportunities, environmentally conscious residents, and abundance of public parks and green spaces. Head downtown to the Pearl Street pedestrian mall to watch street performers, ride the free Tebo train for children, or cool off in the Pop Jet Fountain. When the snow begins to fall, head to nearby Eldora Mountain Resort or take a day trip to Vail or Breckenridge for world-class skiing and snowboarding.