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Stunning home on lake & trails close to downtown.

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

too much good to tell --read on!

Located on open space, nature preserve, lake and hiking trails in a lovely neighborhood just a few miles North of downtown. A block to bus line on Broadway and grocery, coffee shop and several restaurants.

Our home is spacious, warm, comfortable, informal while elegant, and decorated with eclectic art from our travels around the world. It is large - over 5,000 sq feet. Every room is large, bright and spacious. It is a flexible home and will accommodate a few people without seeming overwhelming, or a several couples or a family. Large offices can easily be used as bedrooms. Sleeping lofts in several rooms delight children as sleeping and playing spaces. Parks/playing fields and playgrounds are in walking distance. Hiking and biking trails are literally right out the door. Views of the lake and foothills from almost every room! Swamp cooler keeps our home comfortable in Summer.

The main floor has a living room that opens to the dining room with table which seats eight. The large airy kitchen has a counter and a comfy corner with a couch and chair and leads to the spacious deck, with dining and coach and chairs and hot tub over looking the lake. This floor also has a 15 x 30 very open living room which is great for kids, yoga, music and hanging out - there is also an extra very comfy queen size bed here. Laundry and 3/4 bath completes this level.

The lower level has a 15x30 bamboo floored room with a sectional sofa and a new pillow top queen bed. Lots of windows and french door provide lots of light and a walk out to the spacious and shaded back yard.

The top floor has the spacious master suite with many windows and views of the lake, a comfortable and TV room with an elliptical machine; double pull out coach/bed and loft bed as well as two other large bedrooms rooms with additional sleeping lofts. Large bathroom completes this level.

The house was re-modeled with non toxic materials and we use natural cleaning agents.

We do have a one week minimum and do not allow pets or smoking as we are allergic. We are not available for weddings or receptions on premises.

This is our primary residence and we rent when we are traveling. Most often Winter, Spring and Summer. Please check our calendar for specific availability. We do like to communicate directly with potential guests to make sure we can meet your needs.

Keywords: Private Home

More Details

judith ansara
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 4, 2017

About judith ansara

We are coaches, leadership consultants and run retreats on skillful relationships for couples. We are also artist/musician/dancer. We are blessed to be able to travel to wonderful places to teach which is why you have the option of renting our wonderful home. Two of our three grown children and our 9 yr and 1 year old grandsons live here in Boulder.

judith ansara purchased this house in 1988

Why judith ansara chose Boulder

We have lived in Boulder for30 years and in this home for 27. We are often told we have the best house and location in Boulder. To be able to see the lake from every window, walk outside, climb the hills and still be just a few minutes from all the action downtown-- it doesn't get better than this! We remodeled it recently and it is beautiful and very comfortable.

What makes this house unique

Our home is a treasure we are happy to share. Mornings and evenings in the hot tub watching the changing skies. Dinner on the deck, reading, napping, spending time with friends and family; or off exploring. The views from inside are always reminding us of the beauty of where we live. Our large light-filled rooms offer spaciousness and privacy while also making it easy and comfortable to be together.


North Boulder House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • main floor - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2master - toilet , tub , shower , two shower heads - very spacious
    Top floor - toilet , shower , also infra red sauna
  • each bathroom is newly remodeled and lovely! the two baths on the top floor are huge.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master suite - large and gorgeous
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , comfortable pillow top queen if you need more beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , bright walk out basement room - also has lovely sitting area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin & Queen in loft. Additional Queen may be brought in
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Spacious room, pull out sofa, king size bed, large tv, view.
  • King size bed (1) King in Master Suite, 2 other large bedrooms on top floor with queen, beds and additonal sleeping lofts. 15x30 walkout basement room full of light has another queen Main floor music/living room also has a queen bed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Walk out to a beautiful network of hiking and biking trails around the lake, up the hills and a longer flat option that goes for miles. A few minutes walk to a great playground and playing field. The lake and surrounding area is a wildlife preserve - deer , coyotes, praries dogs, water and other birds. Lake is stocked for fishing.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Stunning home on lake & trails close to downtown.
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home was the perfect location for our family reunion. The house was lovely, spacious and met all of our needs. The view from the large deck was breathtaking . You were able to see the lake, hiking trails, and the beautiful foothills. Walking the nature trail around Wonderland Lake was a great way to start the day. Any questions that we had were quickly answered by Judith, the owner. Stephano, the property manager, was great too.

The house Is located within walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops, and a grocery store. There is a children's park very close as well. We had a great reunion ! Thank you Judith and Stephano.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear our home served your family so well. It gives us great delight have our home serve as a way for families and friends to come together. All the best - Judith
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Tyler, TX

Ironman Boulder Stay

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home and location was perfect for my family while I was heading into my final days of training and racing Ironman Boulder. The location was private enough for my family to enjoy the nature of Colorado but just close enough to attend all race required events without much hassel. Judith, the home owner, and Stephano, the property manager, were very friendly and attentive with their communications. We would definitely stay at this location again if our travels bring us back to Boulder. You should know up front, that even though you pay a house cleaning fee, they do ask you to tend to some laundry before departing, so plan this into your travel schedule.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Christy - We are so glad you and your family and friends enjoyed staying at our home for your race and we hope you do return! I did want to let future renters know that there is no need to plan your departure in order to help with the wash. As in your case we offered you a last minute request for an addiotnal night at 1/2 price which made the turn around more challening for our team. We do request help whenever possible and this also allows us to be more flexible with our guests arrival and departure requests. So when its easy we do appreciate the help! All the best -Judith
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Idyllic Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I recently hosted a college girlfriends' reunion in this beautiful home which is set on Wonderland Lake in Boulder.

Judith worked with me ahead of time to ensure all our needs would be met and also checked in with me during our stay. This immaculate home is beautifully appointed, is equipped with everything you could ever need and feels very warm and welcoming. You will want to spend your day on the beautiful outside deck which looks upon the foothills, lake and hiking trails which beckon you. You will love this home. Thank you, Judith, for all you did to help me provide a memorable experience for my friends and me.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lee -Thank you so much for your lovely review. And beyond that, I am so delighted that you and friends of so many years had such a great time here. It was a pleasure to share our home with you. All the best -Judith
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Edmonton, CANADA

Incredible Lake House

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at what we called the "Lakehouse" and simply loved it. It's one of those houses that you stay one night in and wished it was yours. Its beautiful, spotless, and has to be one of the best houses in Boulder. I can't think of anything this house didn't have. I hadn't done much running in years, and felt "called" by the lake which is spitting distance from the house. I ended up running 3 miles each run at the end of our stay. Such a find for us. Judith and her husband were awesome. They were totally helpful and accommodating. We want to stay there every time we go to Boulder. THANK YOU!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved staying here. We think it is one of the best houses in Boulder. It's great to wake up in the master bedroom, make a coffee in the kitchen, take a walk around the lake in the morning, watch the runners and relax in the hot tub in the evening.

The house has everything you need. Judith is a great host.

It is truly one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed and I have travelled the globe.

We are already making plans to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Lovely North Boulder home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Boulder. The house was very comfortable and well equipped. We loved the neighborhood and views of the mountains and lake. It is perfectly positioned in North Boulder to give you access to anything from trails to shopping.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

This is truly a treasure of a home and one of the absolute best locations in all of Boulder!.


Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 7.5%

As this is our primary residence we take special care to communicate personally with each prospective renter before confirming online. I want to answer your questions and make sure our home will work well for you. We are licensed with the City of Boulder for short term rentals license number RHL2016-00296

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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