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Barry Ploog

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Ultimate Boulder Experience

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Lower Arapahoe House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Overlooks Boulder Creek and is located just one mile from Boulder's famous Pearl Street Mall. Enjoy a 360 degree mountain/canyon view from the front deck. Hike up the mountain for an even more spectacular view. The Boulder bike path is just steps away. This home sleeps two in a queen size bed and another two on the converable couch.The fully equipped kitchen features refrigerator/freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, tea kettle, etc. Play games or watch TV next to the wood burning stove. Two mountain bikes included with each rental.

House next door is also available (VRBO #385021) - rent individually or book both them for larger groups!

Keywords: house, cabin, private, 1 bedroom, woods, mountains, view, river, water, rafting, kayaking, trails, bike, mountain bikes, sunset, one bedroom, boulder, pearl street mall, boulder canyon, outdoors, fishing, hiking, camping

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Barry Ploog (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why Barry Ploog chose Boulder

Originally purchased this as a fantastic personal getaway.

What makes this house unique

Two mountain bikes included with every rental.


based on 36 traveler reviews

Ultimate Boulder Experience
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 36 reviews
Vancouver, BC

Fantastic Location

  • 4 of 5

Everything met our expectations for this property and check in/out was smooth. We loved the location on the side of the hill above the creek. The hiking and swimming were amazing and I would stay there again for that reason alone. The cabin was clean and comfortable. Everything we needed was there. The pull out sofa could use an update. Also, there are many many stairs to climb up to the front door which could be a problem for some. There is traffic noise during the day, but it dies down at night. Overall, I was pleased.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and view of Boulder creek!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at this house! The location was perfect for us and we enjoyed the deck overlooking Boulder Creek. The house was clean and the kitchen was well equipped. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremely Clean, Lovely Location, Accessible to Everything Boulder

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two children (9 and 13) just returned home to Florida after 2 weeks in Colorado. We spent the last five nights at this location. It was our favorite location of our trip. The listing description was perfect; we were within a mile to Pearl Street Mall, across the street from Boulder Creek and the Boulder Creek Path, and within very easy driving to anything else Boulder! Although we were in Boulder, we were in the foothills, so we could enjoy looking down on the city and being somewhat away from it all. Barry provided bikes for us so we biked all the paths through Boulder; a lovely experience. I ran down the path one day and another day, we rented tubes and tubed down the creek. The house was extremely clean and well maintained. When we arrived there was fresh flowers in a vase and a case of bottled water. I would highly recommend this location to anyone visiting Boulder. We wanted to be close to town so we could walk through campus and enjoy Pearl Street mall and the street performers but wanted to be in nature. This property had it all! When we return to Boulder, we will certainly rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was an outstanding spot to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was great! It was a little quirky in it's layout, likely due to the way it was built into the hill, but that added to the charm. Everything was clean and well-maintained and/or updated.

The deck on the front was a great place to enjoy morning coffee, watching the sun come up over the hills. Beautiful views. You can always hear the river running across the road, and the park makes for a great evening walk with paved walkways.

Most every review has mentioned the stairs. Yes - there are some stairs to climb. We admittedly were breathing a little hard after hustling our luggage up, but after the first trip, learned to take it a little easier climbing up. If you have limited mobility, this may not be the place for you, but on a fitness scale of 1 to 10, I'm definitely not a 10, and could manage it quite easily.

The bedroom was plenty big and the bed quite comfortable.

Location-wise, it was a little far for us to walk down to Pearl St, so we drove in. Part of that was due to some unseasonably hot temps while we were there. If we were slightly more ambitious, the bikes that are provided would have been a good alternative.

Speaking of the heat, there are a couple of air conditioners, which helped with that heat!

The only potential negative, and this is more of a trade-off, is the distance down to Pearl St. For many, that walk may not be an issue at all. And the benefit of being on the edge of town is the feeling of seclusion and being in the hills.

The owner did a good job of keeping in touch before our stay, and contacted us during our stay to make sure things were good.

I'd highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the place to stay to enjoy Boulder!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous! Right across the street from Boulder Creek and bike path. Short walk to Pearl street mall. Comfy, cozy with everything you will need! Thanks Barry!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent access to hiking biking and downtown Boulder

  • 5 of 5

Great little get away. The mountain views and path along the creek are amazing. Bikes come with the house you can take a leisurely ride on the creek trail paved path for miles.

Loved it !!!

Tony D

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Boulder attractions: University of Colorado - Boulder, Pearl St. Mall, Chautaqua Park


Rates & Availability

Lower Arapahoe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Sep 7 2016 - Nov 22 2016
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Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
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Nov 27 2016 - Dec 22 2016
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Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
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Dec 27 2016 - Dec 29 2016
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Mgmt/Facilities Fee $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Lower Arapahoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Fold out couch
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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