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Downtown Penthouse - Deck, Flatiron Views, Walk to Pearl & CU

77 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Whittier - The Frye Penthouse

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Enjoy beautiful Boulder from the best location possible, right downtown, atop a recently renovated historic 1880's Victorian home. This light-filled third floor penthouse offers the best views, beautiful accommodations and the ultimate in convenience for the vacationer, visiting professional or artist seeking a quiet retreat.

This 1000 square foot penthouse features two private entrances, an eat-in kitchen, living room and built-in office nook, a sleeping alcove with a king-sized bed and a private bedroom with a closet, built-in dresser drawers and additional storage, a full-sized bed and a full bath. There is ample storage throughout the apartment.

Enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sun set behind the mountains from a private, 250 square-foot deck. Create lovely meals in a generously appointed gourmet kitchen or stroll to any of dozens of fine restaurants. Heirloom roses grace the grounds that make this property a legend among local rosarians.

Let us provide you with extra amenities to make your stay more comfortable. These include housekeeping, laundry by the pound, guided birding tours and more.

Our central downtown location, coupled with nearby public transportation to Denver and the Eldora Ski Resort, make this the perfect no-car vacation. The Colorado University campus is an easy 15 minute walk away. Rent a mountain bike and all of Boulder is within your reach.

The space sleeps four, I may consider more people if it is a nuclear family traveling together. Please check in advance.

This space is not suitable for small children.

Marijuana is legal in Colorado and we welcome tourists of all kinds. Please keep in mind that we have small children and don't want them exposed to drunken or altered behavior.

Flames, cigarettes, pipes, bongs and vaporizers are not allowed to be used on the property (inside or out) because of the fire hazard and odor. It will result in the loss of your entire damage deposit.

Dates permitting, you can rent my other VRBO property on the 2nd floor to accommodate larger parties. See my property at vrbo 432206

Please note that I have a 5-day minimum stay policy for reservations made more than a month in advance unless the current calendar only allows for shorter stays.


Cancellations made more than thirty (30) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay and that are made within 30 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent. We recommend that you purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance in the event that your trip has to be canceled reasons such as illness, accident, death of a family member or traveling companion, jury duty, weather conditions which cause delay/cancellation of travel or fire or flood in your home, this coverage protects your investment and will reimburse the normally non-refundable payments you make for your vacation rental. InsureMyTrip provides many levels of vacation and trip protection.

SCAM ALERT!!!! I do not list my property on Craigslist. Please conduct all transactions through VRBO or HomeAway. I would appreciate knowing if my information is being misrepresented on Craigslist so I may report it to the authorities.

More Details
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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About Vivienne

Lonny, Vivienne, Casey and Micah Frye

Vivienne purchased this apartment in 1987

Why Vivienne chose Boulder

This property is more than a vacation property, it is part of our home. We live on the premises in the main house with the penthouse being a stand-alone property. This insures that while you have complete privacy, you also have the peace of mind knowing that help with anything, be it a problem with the space, the need for more towels, or advice on where to eat or to go for an adventure is just a few steps away.

What makes this apartment unique

You will leave your heart in Boulder if you stay at the Frye house. You will not find better accommodations, views, amenities and location anywhere else. From the moment you arrive you will feel at home and relaxed. Whether your goal is to relax, check out the nightlife and dining, do business, visit family or check out the local real-estate, you will find everything you need here.


based on 77 holidaymaker reviews

Downtown Penthouse - Deck, Flatiron Views, Walk to Pearl & CU
average rating of 4.909091 based on 77 reviews
Seattle, WA

Lovely spot in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The Fryehouse is a lovely spot to take in Boulder's sights. The deck is gorgeous and overlooks the Flatirons, the space is clean and modern, and the kitchen is well appointed. Vivian and Lonny are great hosts, they are available at the drop of the hat but respect your privacy and personal space. I love their dog Blue, he's a big sweetheart and the chickens are so much fun to watch. This spot is a gem, so close to Pearl Street that you don't need to rent a car, and in a historic neighborhood. I'm looking forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Sad to report a less than pleasant stay;(

  • 1 of 5

It was not easy for me to get to this point as I’ve never written a negative review, but after much consideration I felt other families need to know. Upon arriving late in the evening, we began putting our kitchen items away and noticed in their kitchen cabinet drawer that stored the coffee that it was in a huge mess (a mouse).The owner was immediately emailed of the situation. She promptly replied that she would address it tomorrow and reported that she just “didn’t check that drawer prior to our arrival”. The next morning, the owner came up very early unannounced not to clean the drawer, but to tell us that our kids were walking too loudly and to keep it down until 8 AM; we reminded her to check the drawer. She reported that she would clean it that day. We left for the day to come back disappointed to the same mess. My husband opened up the drawer to be startled by a mouse that jumped out of the drawer & then scurried under the dishwasher. We immediately went downstairs to the owners’ floor and told them the mouse needed to be addressed now. They lightly cleaned the area and set traps. We found half a mouse the next morning in the drawer with his guts & fur everywhere (likely from a cannibal mouse). More traps had to be set and unfortunately it was when I was alone in the unit in the bathroom; the male owner had knocked and just came on in and had a conversation with me while I was in the bathroom! After the first mouse was caught, we asked for the unit to be cleaned, specifically the mouse droppings. They immediately did that, but sadly we still found droppings in the kitchen. Gross. This next story is what pushed me to write the review. Prior to booking the unit, I e-mailed the owner if her unit would be sufficient for a family of four including a 5 & 2 year old; she immediately responded, ‘yes.’ She is correct. The unit has plenty of space and beds. The one thing she failed to mention is their big blue Great Dane doesn’t like children. This unit is located on the 3rd floor. You have to walk past the owners’ floor & front yard to get to the stairs that lead you up. It was soon into our stay, when we encountered a huge Great Dane outside and not behind the gate. He came towards my family and we were going to greet him, but the owner ran outside quickly and said, “NO. He’s not good with kids!! He’s good with my kids, but I can’t trust him around other kids!!!” We immediately detoured with my 5 year old asking what he thought the dog would do to him.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All I can do is apologize for the mouse situation. It was unprecedented and unfortunate. I refunded a night's stay for the inconvenience of having us enter their space. It's always a balancing act trying to figure out the right time to come in, not wanting to intrude. My husband was embarrassed to interrupt you in the bathroom, he had no way of knowing. As for my dane, he is kept in a fenced yard when he is outside, which isn't often. The yard does not have to be walked through to access to the apartment, it can be walked around. I always err on the side of caution when it comes to my dog and children. He has never had an incident with a child but I always caution people strongly about him because people tend to dismiss light warnings. I have seen incidents among children and dogs and never want that to happen to us.. He's a rescue dog and timid and I won't take any chances with him or anyone else. Again, I am so sorry for the mouse situation. I've never seen anything like it before.
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Fun, convenient property

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here while visiting our son at CU for parents weekend. The apartment is lovely and proximity to Pearl street Mall and Mt Sanitas hiking trails was great. Owners were available and responsive but we barely knew they lived below.

Two steep outdoor staircases were a little unnerving in the dark (especially after a football game at Folsom field that ended after midnight in the rain) but it wouldn't stop us from staying here again. We hope to return!

The neighborhood, views from deck and fun decor were perfect for us!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Lovely Place!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in the penthouse! It was so comfortable and clean, and the views were breathtaking from the deck. Being able to walk all around downtown Boulder from the apt. was such a huge bonus for us. We would definitely stay again if we find ourselves visiting Boulder in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burlington, VT


  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, centrally located apartment offered by really great people.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a good time. Please come again and bring the family!
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Perfect Place!

  • 5 of 5

My 5 year old daughter and I stayed here spring 2014 and loved it. We were in the smaller unit. It is a fabulous location very close to Pearl St. The home is very warm and inviting and the yard is great. The family showed us their chickens and were very helpful. We did easy breakfast things that we could have there. Next time I hope to stay upstairs with the kitchen. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Two blocks from the Pearl Street Mall, walking distance to Boulder's finest restaurants, nightlife and shopping, nearby Boulder bikeways and Creek Path, birding, flyfishing, coffee shops, public transportation around Boulder and to Denver, Boulder International Film Festival, Conference on World Affairs, close to NIST, NOAA, NCAR, University, Richard Freeman's Yoga Workshop and the Boulder Iyengar Center are walking distance.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Whittier, Front Range Colorado

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3 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £41
Tax Rate 12.48%

I have a 5 day minimum stay policy for bookings made more than a month in advance unless the calendar only allows for a shorter booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Whittier in Front Range Colorado

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath with shower and tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Sealy Posturepedic Pillowtop Mattress., Double Beds (1) Pillowtop Mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch converts to a queen-sized bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

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