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Jennifer

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, french

The Peace of the Mountains, minutes from downtown Boulder

31 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

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Charming enough for two, spacious enough for twelve

Our 4-story mountain retreat is charming enough for two and spacious enough for twelve

Imagine waking up on top of the world with the red orb of the sun rising over the expanse of plains that spread out before you. The mountains shine golden in the west, and the huge windows on every side bathe you in light. You slip on to the porch and into the hot tub to ease into the day. The golden experience continues in the sun-drenched kitchen. Out on the lawn there are wild deer grazing. They raise their heads to look at you as you walk by but do not run away. Nature has a certain harmony here.

Strategically located in a natural setting close to town it is your call if you travel ten minutes into all that Boulder has to offer, deeper into the wilderness to explore the Rocky Mountains, or just stay home and read, watch a movie or play pool with family and friends.

Master bedroom suite:

-King-sized suite

-recently renovated master bath includes bathtub, separate shower and bidet.

-Adjacent child's room with a twin bed.

-Two cribs avalible on request.

Downstairs Bedroom:

-queen canopy featherbed

-queen futon

-clawfoot bathtub

-breathtaking mountaintop views

Third Bedroom

-antique canopy bed

-full bathroom

The Fourth-story bedroom ('Golden Dragon Room')

-queen bed with natural latex matress and wool topper

-huge windows on all sides with gorgeous mountain views

-large walk-out deck to the outdoor hot tub overlooking Boulder Valley, the surrounding foothills, and the high country mountain peaks

Sun-filled kitchen with breathtaking views from large windows, marble coutertops, indoor breakfast area, and outdoor deck. Adjacent dining room offers additional seating.

Cozy living room with fireplace and views of the backrange. Wi-fi and movies avaliable.

Sunroom has an additional hot tub and warms the house with passive solar heat. The house is set on ten acres and bordered by open space and BLM land.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jennifer (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Jennifer

We came to Boulder after searching far and wide for the right place for us. After our third and fourth children were born we moved just up the road but we maintain a close relationship to the property through our sheep and alpacas who still live there.

Jennifer purchased this house in 2003

Why Jennifer chose Boulder

We love this house for its location. At once we feel peaceful and in nature, but if we forget something at the store we are close enough to run back to it. All the benefits that go with being in a university town have kept us here.

What makes this house unique

The house won us because it is really solid. All the wood and light really set it apart from all the others we looked at and the south-facing exposure with all the views made us feel on top of the world.

Reviews

4.7
based on 31 traveler reviews

The Peace of the Mountains, minutes from downtown Boulder
average rating of 4.709677 based on 31 reviews
5

Fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, you are in the mountains but close to downtown Boulder. Access to great hiking! Beautiful views! Fun Hot tub on the top deck. Cozy home, great for a larger group!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, but could use some maintenance

  • 3 of 5

The home is very spacious and located in an absolutely beautiful area just 5 miles outside of Boulder, Co. It was a good fit for my large group, however, there are quite a few areas of the house that could use some maintenance.

For starters, there were 3 refrigerators, 2 regular size and one mini. The two larger fridges did not work, so we needed to play a bit of tetris and stuff food for 10 into the mini fridge. On top of that, most of the light bulbs were out, the oven did not function, the DVD player did not work, and the blender had a large crack in it (not a huge deal but we did lose a batch of daiquiris!). There are two really nice hot-tubs, however the outdoor tub had some issues and it took us about a day to look up the manual online and fiddle with the switches in the house to get it to heat up.

A couple of other notes worth mentioning- there are lots of stairs so be prepared for a workout! A great warm-up to some of the surrounding hikes. There are 3 or 4 decks which provide plenty of options for lounging outside. We found ourselves moving from one to the other as the sun moved throughout the day. One deck has a couple of hammock seats that I found myself using quite often.

Overall, Jennifer was very polite and a easy host to deal with. I would recommend staying here if you have a big group, are looking to spend a lot of time outdoors, and aren't too concerned with luxury accommodations.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have had a chance since the very busy month of July to address all of the snags that were listed here, both hot tubs are up and running and a new fridge with an ice maker is in the kitchen. We have also become more thorough with our inspection of light bulbs, which had been easy to miss as we clean during the day. Also, we have replaced the DVD player that had had its cord severed in the door of the hutch, and the leaky blender! Thanks much for this post to keep us on our toes and addressing things as they come up.
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5

Spacious and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay for a long weekend. The cabin is huge with spectacular views and access to the surrounding mountains. The jacuzzi on the top deck is a great touch. We had 13 people and there was more than enough room. I would highly recommend staying here and if I end up back in Boulder for a vacation I will definitely try to book this place again. Jennifer, the owner, is very responsive if you need anything or run out of anything at the cabin.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a view!!

  • 4 of 5

We gathered for a family memorial and it was great to have 3 families staying together under one roof. We were just up the canyon from the rest of the family. The accommodations were great for all age 6-69. Several family members enjoyed the hot tub on the top deck with its spectacular view of the cities out on the plains. The children enjoyed the living room and watching videos. The home was clea, well maintained and had some kitchen basics. I just wish we had more time to learn about the sheep and alpacas. The owner met with us and explain the layout of the house. Boulder has so much available and endless places to dine and well as places to hike. Thank you for a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

The property was just beautiful, even better in person than the pictures. Ton of space, ton of outdoor space, the views are just spectacular. Could not have been more perfect for our group of 12 and would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of staying here. It is about a 10-15 minute drive up the mountain from center of town, but it is worth it. About a $12 Uber. Would love to come back. Thank you Jennifer!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Great space, great property, would definitely use again.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Hungry Toad
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Flatirons Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Hwy 36
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Sherpa's Nepalese Restaurant
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Eldora Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Boulder Reservoir
Car: recommended

The weather is one of the greatest things about being in the front range, so don't forget your walking shoes! You will be right across the street from Bald Mountain Scenic area and just a short walk from its spectacular views at the top! Just seven minutes down the road are more fabulous trails.

The house is bordered by a sheep and alpaca farm so don't be surprised to see these curious animals welcoming you from over the fence.

Historic Pearl street is just at the foot of the hill, a fun and colorful 'walking mall' where street performers abound.

For a more serene mountain experience try Lake Brainard where Elk and Moose live and snow can be seen in the middle of the summer. Great for all levels of hiking, it is also a hot spot for fly fishing.

You can access Rocky Mountain National Park by taking the award-winning Peak-to-Peak highway only thirty minutes up the road. It also takes you over to the mountain town of Nederland and the slopes and cross-country trails of Eldora Ski Resort.

Back in town don't miss the Colorado Shakespeare Festival which runs in the summer, or concerts at Chautautaqua.

It is said that there are more restaurants in Boulder per capita than in New York City. True or not there are certainly an incredible amount good restaurants!

Just at the bottom of the hill, the Boulder Recreation Center offers fitness and swimming, tennis and drop-in classes.

The Butterfly Pavilion in Broomfield and the Denver Aquarium offer great indoor activities in the unusual event of a cloudy day.

Whether your interests are recreational, culinary, cultural, or outdoors, you will have it all nearby your comfortable vacation home.

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Rates & Availability

Sunshine Canyon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 4.8%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Sunshine Canyon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Second Guest Room - toilet , shower
    Main Floor - toilet , Powder room on main floor
    Master - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Bright, new, and spacious with fabulous private views.
    Downstairs Bath - tub , shower , Downstairs bedroom includes clawfoot tub with handshower
  • Master bathroom is newly remodeled with tub, separate shower, private toilet and bidet. Stupendous private views. Fourth-story Golden Dragon Room shares Master Bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Suite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Generous master suite with porch and adjacent child's room
    Sunny Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Amazing private views, canopy bed, sitting area, and futon.
    Golden Dragon Room, 4th story - 1 queen , Windows on all sides, large top deck and hot tub
    Guest Bedroom - 1 double , Anique canopy bed, huge closet, private shower bathroom
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full-size pull-out sofa
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Personal chef and in house massage avaliable on request

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