MAPLETON HILL - ARTISTS COLORFUL APARTMENT IN WELCOMING HOME

Bruce Poulter

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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MAPLETON HILL - ARTISTS COLORFUL APARTMENT IN WELCOMING HOME

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Ground floor of home, 2 Bedrooms + addl. bed, split level, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Exciting News for 2014

We have updated Susurro by adding on site laundry facilities, new refrigerator with ice maker, freshly painted bedrooms, new light fixtures, freshly sealed colorful kitchen floor and more (new photos coming soon!). We think you will appreciate the improvements, making your stay more comfortable and convenient.

Welcome to Boulder, Colorado...everything you want from a big city, yet it feels like a small town; world-class restaurants and shops, a major university, an abundance of cultural events, a plethora of year-round outdoor activities and lots of music from around the globe.

Minutes from downtown Boulder, walking distance to excellent coffee and tea houses, restaurants, bakery, shopping, well equiped grocery store, trails and more. Our artist’s home is located within a quiet, historic residential district known as Mapleton Hill. 'Susurro' - our sunny and light, very private garden/walk-out apartment has a separate entrance and is part of our recently eco-remodeled home originally built in 1910. Our 750 sq. ft. apartment is colorful, eclectically furnished, with hot water baseboard heating, all domestic water filtered, cork floors, lots of light, antique cooking stove, custom trim, open layout, split level (with two steps) - living room/dining room/kitchen, hand painted floor, and mosaic tiled bathroom floor. Our home is a “come and borrow a cup of organic sugar” kind of home. Please note - Susurro is exceptionally well insulated however, we live upstairs, we are very quiet and we do not wear shoes inside our home. If you need total silence please reconsider - you will hear soft footsteps but never voices and in five years we have had only one complaint.

'Susurro' is two blocks away from the foothills of the Rockies with great hiking trails, and the continental divide only a thirty-minute drive away. We are a 30 minute drive to Denver; 30 minute drive to Eldora Ski Resort, 45 minute drive to Rocky Mountain National Park, and 1.5-2.25 hour drive to Loveland, Winter Park, Breckenridge and Vail ski areas.

Boulder has year-round sunshine. The winter season usually brings brief snow storms followed by beautiful sunny days. It's not uncommon to have warm weather in the high 60s-70s in February and March. Late spring and summer offers warm days, wonderful thunderstorms and few airborne pests. Falls are warm with cool nights and some of the most amazing displays of light and color.

Well behaved dogs are welcome.

Keywords: Separate Garden Level/Walk Out Apartment in Home with completely private entrance.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a wonderful time in Boulder and found the apartment to suit our needs perfectly. It was very convenient to all of the activities we had on our agenda.



Sincerely,

Bob and Family.
Jun 2012
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Bruce Poulter

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I am from Medellin, Colombia and am an artist and psychotherapist. I considers Susurro to be an ongoing art Installation as well as the rest of the 'orange house'. Susurro means 'a murmer' in Spanish. It is a custom from Colombia to name your home - hence Susurro. My partner is a bodyworker, 'artist's slave' and musician - playing the mbira (thumb piano) from Zimbabwe.

We have two daughters - one just graduated from college and the other in her final year of college - which makes us old (they think), young (we know)...

We purchased Susurro with the intent of remodeling it - but ended up completely rebuilding it from the foundation up. We were the architects, draftspeople, general contractor, electrician, plumber, interior designer, painters, etc - you get the drift and we are still married - happily.

We have totally enjoyed living here and meeting all the interesting people who have stayed here from different parts of the world.

Bruce Poulter purchased this house in 2004

Boulder is a beautiful city with incredible outdoor activities and cultural events. We chose this neighborhood due to its proximity and convenience to both downtown Boulder and mountain trails. We live in the 'orange house' on the property because we think this is the best neighborhood in Boulder. That being said we are available anytime while guaranteeing your privacy.

We feel incredibly privileged to live in this house and be able to ride our bikes, walk to nearby trails and cafes and enjoy the many and varied events and activities that Boulder offers. We love the sunshine that abounds in Colorado. Susurro is quiet, private and simultaneously centrally located. We invite you to experience the beauty and comfort first-hand! We speak English and Spanish.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Reviews

4.7
based on 39 traveler reviews

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Mapleton Hill - Artists Colorful Apartment in Welcoming Home
average rating of 4.717949 based on 39 reviews
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Mapleton Hill - Artists Colorful Apartment in Welcoming Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162485vb
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Boulder Front Range Colorado
Milwaukee, WI
5

Great place for a visit to Boulder

  • 5 of 5
I rented this apartment with a couple friends for a girls' weekend in Boulder. The apartment was great. Colorful, clean, and comfortable. An easy walk to downtown. And dealing with the owner was always smooth and efficient. I would highly reccomend this rental.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Mapleton Hill - Artists Colorful Apartment in Welcoming Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162485vb
(720) 312-7760 (Colorado, USA)
Boulder Front Range Colorado
Chapel Hill, NC
4

Charming, cheery, and convenient (and fascinating people to rent from)

  • 4 of 5
We--a family of three--spent the month of July 2014 at Susurro and hope we'll be able to come back again someday. The owners have done a wonderful job of fitting everything you need into the tight space. And we loved the bright colors and artistic creativity and craftsmanship. You have to appreciate a bohemian and funky style to like this place, but we certainly did. (Hint: see how many mailboxes you and your kids can find, and be sure to add your hopes to the wishing fence.) Our 9-year-old spent hours on the wide wood sills (window seats for a small person) in the green bedroom, looking out at the ground level plantings and feeling like she was in a fairy garden. (Note, there is a drop-off between the hall and living room, so not a good place for kids under 4.) I loved getting to take my morning tea outside and look up at Mt. Sanitas (over the fence) and think about the history that the ancient apple and maple trees outside have witnessed. The tiny desk built in next to the fridge was just big enough for me to keep up with work. It's a five-minute walk to North Boulder Park, ten minutes to Ideal Market and coffee shops along Broadway, ten minutes West to the Mt. Sanitas trailhead, twenty minutes one direction to the North Boulder Rec Center, twenty the other way down to the Boulder Mall. So if you're reasonably fit you could enjoy a weekend or week in Boulder without a car. Almost anywhere in town is within 15-20 minutes by car. The only drawbacks for us were that there's not much light over the table and that we did not find the queen bed in the blue room completely comfortable (although Bruce obligingly provided chocks to raise the head when we realized part of the problem was a sloping floor). We took the gel mat off the blue bed and liked the plain futon mattress better--you'll have to see for yourself. The double bed in the green room was great. The windows are large (covering the whole West wall of the living room/kitchen), but because the apartment is partly underground it was cool even before Bruce turned on the swamp cooler. We had one fascinating conversation with Bruce about the construction of this house and his work as a rolfer. He and his wife are clearly people of integrity and imagination, which helps give this place a really positive feel. We visit family in town each summer. In the past we've stayed at hotels, but Susurro was WAY more fun and comfortable for less than a motel much farther from the center of things.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Patricia:
Thank you for your kind words and detailed review of our apartment Susurro. You and your family are welcome any time! It was a pleasure having you.
Warmly,
Bruce
Ps - It is curious as we have had people love the comfort of the queen bed mattress however upon your review and our assessment it is time for a replacement as well as improving the light over the kitchen table.
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Mapleton Hill - Artists Colorful Apartment in Welcoming Home
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Boulder Front Range Colorado
Denver
5

Superbly charming.

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely wonderful downstairs apartment. I left a note telling the owner I wanted to move in. Wonderfully quite. Wonderful finishing touches.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Tim:
Thank you for your kind words of appreciation for what we consider to be a work of art in addition to our home and apartment. We do our best to offer a quiet, welcoming and interesting environment for our guests and are touched that you found it so.
You are welcome anytime!
Warmly,
Bruce and Marcela
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Mapleton Hill - Artists Colorful Apartment in Welcoming Home
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(720) 312-7760 (Colorado, USA)
Boulder Front Range Colorado
Roxboro, Quebec, Canada
5

Granny

  • 5 of 5
This was our second visit to Boulder and this wonderful home away from home. The owner is so helpful and we felt so welcome. I just can't say enough about it.
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Joan
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Susurro and found it to your liking! We do our best to provide a private, inviting place for people to relax and hopefully feel completely "at home".
Warmly,
Bruce and Marcela
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Mapleton Hill - Artists Colorful Apartment in Welcoming Home
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Boulder Front Range Colorado
San Antonio
4

Charming

  • 4 of 5
We loved the apartment! It was colorful, clean and certainly has character. The location is great - easy to get to Pearl Street and easy for us to find. I would have given 5 stars but the kitchen is a bit tight on space. Other than that, it was perfect!
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Mapleton Hill - Artists Colorful Apartment in Welcoming Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162485vb
(720) 312-7760 (Colorado, USA)
Boulder Front Range Colorado
4

An artist retreat!

  • 4 of 5
The most outstanding feature of this little apartment is the artwork displayed in every room and the creative touches throughout...a feast for the eyes and spirit.
  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Dear Carol:
We are glad you found the artwork interesting and a "feast for the eyes and spirit". And, yes Susurro can be a bit cozy with 5 adults.
Warmly,
Bruce
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
DIA
Nearest Train
29 Miles
Denver Union Station - Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hiway 36
Nearest Beach
6.2 Miles
Boulder Reservior
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
West End Tavern
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Eldora Ski Area
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Flatirons Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Radda
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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1 night minimum stay
$140
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Fri,Sat
$900
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes CANCELLATIONS - A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. When we can replace a cancelled reservation without the 60 day notice all payments are returned.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Boulder House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathtub is cast iron and deeper than standard sizes
  • Deep cast iron deep tub with shower. Custom mosaic tile floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Sleep Number air mattress bed - adjustable comfort!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2' foam topper on foam core futon - very comfortable!
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Single futon additional bed available by request
  • Queen size Beds (1) 2 inch foam topper (very very comfortable!) on top of cotton futon., Double Beds (1) Sleep Comfort 5000 Air Bed with custom firmness control - adjustable firmness based on your comfort!, Baby Cribs (1) Always available in closet., Futon 1 - Twin Futon with 2 inch foam topper (very very comfortable!)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • boating
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • basketball court
  • rafting
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
Notes:
Please note: cell phone reception is generally good - as of November 2009 - we installed a cell phone signal repeater in Susurro.
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