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Central Location A Short Walk To Shopping, Groceries, And Much More!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Full BA, 1 3/4 BA, 4-6 twins, 1 king

We are a LICENSED vacation rental, and offer 3 bedrooms, two with 2 twins each and one with a king bed, plus two twin high-end airbeds that can be reserved in advance for larger parties. All the beds, pillows, and linens are quite new.There is a great kitchen for group cooking, as well as a dining area with a large dining table for 8. Outside we have a pretty deck that is shaded in summer, and a large fenced backyard with 4 raised-bed vegetable gardens.

The house is in a quiet, safe neighborhood a short walk from Pearl Street. A grocery store, coffee shop, bakery, post office, pharmacy, several restaurants and other shops as well as a bus lines to campus, a rental center for the city bike program, and a city rec center are a few pretty residential blocks away. Ideal for 6, we have very comfortable high-end air beds that can be set up for a small extra charge per night of use. One will fit in the third bedroom, and one in the master bedroom.

We are a 15-minute walk from the Pearl Street Mall, and have parks, playgrounds, and a recreation center a very short walk away. There is a Sanitas trailhead walking distance to the west for a strenuous climb to the top of Mt. Sanitas, with its worthwhile views!

You have your own private entrance, and parking in the driveway, and a large entryway for extra baggage.

We can provide a high chair, infant bed, and safety gates, and have a secure fenced yard.

The full bath has a large tub and shower; the second bath is downstairs off the laundry room and has a shower. It is shared with us, but is kept in hotel condition and cleaned each day.

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Old North Boulder House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Sleeping not allowed on sofas. Only 1 airbed is available between Sept 15 and May 31, 2 are available during high season, June 1 to Sept 14.
  • Appliances are supplied for your convenience with the condition that they be left clean, along with the rest of the kitchen upon your departure.
  • Air conditioning is under guests' control, so a) only use it when you're home, b) make sure all doors and windows are closed, c) don't use after 10 pm
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , downstairs, shared with owners at times
  • Full bath with additional 3/4 bath in basement
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 3 bedrooms all with shared bath
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Central Location A Short Walk To Shopping, Groceries, And Much More!
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Boulder was wonderful. The house was great. It was clean, had everything we needed and wanted. The location was great. Even in the snow, we walked over to the shopping center for coffee one morning. The house was warm and comfortable even with the snow and cold outside. Thank you for your home with us. We had a wonderful Christmas.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice home in a nice neighborhood.

  • 4 of 5

We had everything we needed. We enjoyed our stay immensely.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glen Mills

Great place to stay in Boulder

  • 4 of 5

Everything was great.

Our host was helpful and gave us privacy.

The value was terrific. The unit is nice and clean and is walk-able to town. There is hiking nearby.

We had no problem accommodating 6.

Boulder is a great place from which to explore Colorado.

I would rent again.


  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Great Home and area

  • 5 of 5

Great warm home just a short walk from shopping and a great park for the kids. Very understanding owner, really came through for us and bent over backwards for us.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. No one likes to get sick while on vacation, but your family was so sweet and together that I really admired you all. I was happy to help however I could. Thanks so much for staying, and sorry for the blizzard;-( Dedra
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Perfect for small family get togethers

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for a small family gathering in Boulder.

This house is located in a quiet section of Boulder, not far from the downtown area. The house was clean, the beds comfortable, and the kitchen was adequately stocked for cooking in. Dedra was great to deal with. She answered any questions we had and even made sure there were toys out for my two small nieces.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Great, cozy and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderfully cozy, and perfect for our little getaway. We didn't spend much time at the house, but when we did, we felt at peace. The beds were perfect for our larger group. The backyard was a nice escape , and the kitchen came stocked with everything we needed to enjoy a good breakfast and occasional meal. Dedra and her husband were more than accommodating to help us out. Thanks for the wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
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Dedra Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Dedra Smith

I'm a local artist who organizes art workshops for other artists, usually overseas. I spend my time looking for appealing properties overseas that provide separate beds for participants who are often happy to share a room, but not a bed. I want to offer the same for Boulder!

Dedra Smith purchased this house in 2005

Why Dedra Smith chose Old North Boulder

This house is full of art, beautiful light, and tranquility. The neighbors are mainly families or older adults, and the neighborhood is very safe and friendly. It's ideal for visitors who want to sleep soundly at night, enjoy walking on pretty residential streets with big trees, and who appreciate the option of preparing simple to elaborate meals in the well-equipped kitchen.

I'm happy to have you use spices, snag a can of tomato sauce you may have forgotten from my larder, or enjoy fresh herbs from the garden!

I also provide soap, shampoo & conditioner, hair dryer, toilet paper, paper towels, salt, pepper and sugar, cooking oil, and other sundries to contribute to the quality of your experience while staying here.

What makes this house unique

This house is wonderfully situated for hiking in the foothills, strolling to Pearl Street Mall (about a 15 minute walk) or catching one of two bus lines nearby. There are community gardens at the end of the street, a rec center near it, and the convenience of residential parking.


Pearl Street Mall
"Great pedestrian mall, full of flowers in the spring, lots of unique stores in the old build..."
Boulder Dushange Tea House
"This is a unique place to stop and have a light lunch or just an amazing cup of tea. Wait un..."
Mediterranean Restaurant
"Eat tapas during happy hour--and try to grab a spot on the patio!"
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Denver Union Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 36
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Eldora Mountain
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
The Boulder Reservoir
Car: not necessary

Boulder is a great year-round destination with cultural resources through the university and other resources, outdoor activities galore, and a picturesque and charming setting.

I love hiking in the nearby Eldorado Canyon, or from the house, joining the goat trail up Sanitas. Sometimes, I like to walk along 4th or 5th Street and just look at the beautiful houses!

In the summer, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival provides phenomenal productions on the CU campus, and in the winter, there are music recitals in the acoustically excellent Grusin Music Hall, many for free.

Strolling to Pearl Street to experience all that pedestrian thoroughfare offers is always pleasant, and stopping in at the various restaurants, bars, and shops along the way is a great way to spend a few hours anytime!

Chautauqua is another jewel in Boulder's crown, whether for kite flying, kid playing, dining, music, hiking, strolling through the summer city or sketching the Flatirons.

Personally, I wouldn't miss a trip to the Jamestown Merc on Saturday night where the live music is always great, and the menu is full of tasty options. It's great to see how the town has come back from the devastation of the 2013 flood.

Finally, for me, I wouldn't want to leave the Boulder area without a drive along the Peak to Peak from Nederland to Allenspark, and on over into Rocky Mountain National Park, which still ranks as my top not-to-be-missed destination!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.48%

For events such as CU's graduation, parents' weekend, home games, new student orientation, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas there is a 20% surcharge for each night's rental rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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