The Palo Park Residence

boulder, colorado
4 bedroom - 2 bath
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$885 per night (USD)
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  • 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
1 king
1 queen
3 twin / single

Perks for the Parents

This warm and welcoming family home is set across 1 level and has a private, rural feel with easy access to Boulder’s bike paths, hiking routes and urban delights. Among the family perks, a large hand-made dining table seats 6 comfortably for easy family meals and there are 2 family bathrooms at either end of house. The living room is a cozy spot in all seasons, and the fully-enclosed yard offers wonderful space for children to run and play while adults relax on the patio.

Why Kids Love it

The house and property are suitable for ages 5+. There are plenty of games and Legos and there is tons of land to run around and play on. Active kids will love the cycling trails and mountain routes; there is also a large park within walking distance and a public pool is within cycling distance. The pop-jet fountain at Pearl and 14th Street is a hit for younger children in the summer, while on rainy or cold days, there are multiple options from playing with Legos at the CU Heritage Center, seeking out a triceratops fossil at the CU Museum of Natural History, or family films at Fiske Planetarium.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 14 nights. The property is fully fenced. Dogs welcome by request only for a pet deposit. There is a farmer's ditch with water that runs through the property April-September, depth approx. 12 inches; young children may need extra supervision. The wood-burning stove is surrounded by a decorative metal barrier so little fingers can't touch a hot stove. The owners have chickens on the property; guests are welcome to fresh eggs, and will not be asked to care for the birds.

About the Location

The residence is in the Palo Park area of Boulder, approximately 10 minutes’ drive from downtown. It is 25 minutes from the local ski area and 45 minutes from Estes Park, the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. World-class skiing is a 2-hour drive away. Boulder airport is a 50-minute drive away. Car rental is advised but not essential - Boulder has 300 miles of dedicated bikeways and there is a bike path across the street from the property. Restaurants, bars, and coffee are all a bike ride or easy drive away, and public transportation is within walking distance.

Accommodation Details

This 4-bedroom, 2-bath Mid-Century ranch home has an open floor plan and is set over 2 acres. It includes 1 master bedroom with a kingsize bed, 2 children's bedrooms suitable for ages 5+, each with 1 or 2 twin beds, plus a fourth bedroom with a queensize bed. There is a wood-burning stove and a cozy living room with a fireplace. Bathrooms include a tub. The large and wonderful yard has a back patio, views, a climbing structure, playhouse and sandbox.

Style Notes

Family fun. This cozy, comfortable home has wood floors throughout, stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and an exposed flagstone fireplace for added character. The lovely fourth bedroom has large windows on 2 sides, and each bedroom has its own voice, with bright and kid-friendly children’s rooms and a minimalist master bedroom. The living room is a mix of ease and unfussy style, from a 19th Century West Indies Campeche chair, to items from Ikea and artwork from the streets of Port au Prince.

Margo M.
Member since January 31, 2018
I grew up in the Boulder area and my husband has been here for 18 years. I have a background in art history and am a substitute teacher. My husband is a former journalist and now runs his own strategy consultancy. We have two children, two rescue dogs and a bunch of chickens. We love our little piece of rural privacy in an otherwise urban/suburban environment.

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.