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Designer's Cozy Retreat For Two, Dramatic and Spacious, Private and Clean

Bedrooms 1
Space 525 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedrm/1 Bath, Good Pkg, Walking near Flatirons, OCC'Y 2

Our ritzy Designer apartment is for exclusive use by our guests. It's on our lower level with a private interior entry door, large windows, modern furnishings, theatrical accent lighting, and many thoughtful amenities like cookies. Of course it has WIFI and satellite TV. Settle in by the wide-screen electric fire in winter and stay delightfully chilled in summer.

The bedroom has a queen-size bed with one of those fancy Casper mattresses, patterned purple sheets, and good reading lamps; but the sofa in the living room also folds down into a full-size bed with a memory-foam topper and its own purple bedding.

The fully furnished kitchen does NOT include a stove but has a large refrigerator/freezer stocked with basics, microwave, toaster oven, plenty of cabinet and food prep area, complementary coffee, dining table with chairs and tableware for four. We hope you'll be surprised by all the little extras in kitchen and bath that will make you feel right at home!

This is a quiet neighborhood with lots of street parking, pleasant walking, and easy access to the bus line. Many of our guests seem to prefer Uber-ing around town. Five minutes away by car is the Table Mesa Shopping Center for groceries, morning coffee, restaurants, and even a Yoga studio.

You do have to enter your apartment through our house front door. With a lock code unique to you, you can come and go any time, maybe run into our gentle Golden dog, but you'll be downstairs, we'll be upstairs and you won't pass through our living area at all. Naturally we're available for questions and opinions!

The City of Boulder requires us to post:

Short Term Rental License #104343;

Maximum Stay: 29 Days;

Maximum Occupancy: 2

More Details

Linda Cowan
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2018

About Linda Cowan

Linda arrived in Boulder in 1956, age 10. After many comings and goings over the years and a career in commercial interior design, Linda moved back to Boulder in 1995 with Jeff and their then 10-year-old son, Ethan. Jeff worked at NCAR in super computer administration until retiring in 2013. Now we are putterers, Linda in the garden, Jeff in his woodworking shop. We love Boulder and our Golden Retriever, Wylie, and try to go to a movie every Tuesday when it's a bargain. Linda loves opera, Jeff loves jazz.

Linda Cowan purchased this apartment in 1995

Why Linda Cowan chose South Boulder

In 1995 we wanted to move to Boulder to be near Linda's parents and get away from the Silicon Valley rat race. Linda scouted houses in every part of town, looking (listening!) primarily to avoid traffic noise and enjoy good south sunlight. This neighborhood is is the quietest! It also has Open Space to the west and south so that it can't expand in a way that requires new roads! It turns out this is the only place we've lived where we know our neighbors and they know us!

What makes this apartment unique

The first time I walked up the stairs into this bi-level home I was grabbed by the light and knew this was the one. Walking on nearby mountain park trails is a major perk.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in South Boulder in Boulder

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 525 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen-sized bed with Casper mattress. Closet with Elfa shelving.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Walkable to NCAR and not far from NIST/NOAA by bus.


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Designer's Cozy Retreat For Two, Dramatic and Spacious, Private and Clean
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Wonderful, quiet, sparkling clean apartment! Comfortable and convenient.

  • 5 of 5

We awoke to birdsong!

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Sparkling" is a descriptive word that makes my heart glad -- thank you both!
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Farmington Hills, Michigan

A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Linda’s home. The apartment was clean and comfortable, with many small touches — like coffee, tea and yummy welcome cookies — that enhanced our experience. While there is no oven, the toaster oven, microwave and electric kettle made it easy to do without. We had access to a car because our son lives here, but you can easily do without. We took the bus to CU campus one day and found it an easy way to get around town. We hope to stay here again next time we visit!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Pleasant, tasteful apartment in convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and felt very comfortable in this vrbo. It felt like more than just a place to stay. The apartment is clean and in excellent condition. The decor is pleasant and tasteful. There are many amenities that added to our comfort. Wylie the dog is extremely well-mannered and does not intrude. Scenic hiking trails only a couple minutes away by car. We are likely to choose this place again when we return to Boulder.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, comfortable. Incredible attention to details. Great value for location.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent communication throughout booking and traveling. Linda's attention to detail made my stay relaxing and welcoming. Apartment was immaculately well kept and stocked with every essential I could have imagined needed and a few extras. Access to laundry a big plus for longer stays. The location is very convenient, and the neighborhood is quiet and pleasant with easy parking. Walking distance to trails and less than a 10 minute drive into the center of town. Appreciated prompt refund of security deposit. Hoping every VRBO booking/stay goes as smoothly as this did. Thank you! Looking forward to another stay on return trips to Boulder.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The place was very nice and clean! The location is very convenient in quiet neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice experience all together!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Amenties, Wonderful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous semi-basement apartment was a delightful surprise - extremely spacious and well-appointed with tons of amenities - shampoo, conditioner, a few drinks and snacks (including homemade cookies, yum!), extra blankets, anything you could need! Linda greeted us when we arrived and showed us where everything was, but otherwise despite sharing an entrance the apartment felt super-private (and Wylie, their adorable golden retriever, is well-trained on where his domain vs. the guest domain is, much to our dog-loving chagrin).

It was during the high heat of Colorado summer, but the apartment was gloriously cool (so much so that Linda even provided a radiator in case we needed heat - we used a few extra blankets but didn't need that).

We were attending a wedding nearby and Boulder is small enough that it was easy to get most places from the location - no more than 10 or 15 minutes to get anywhere. Parking was ample and there were some super pretty hiking trails right in the neighborhood! Would definitely stay here again if we return to the area.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed analysis! It's nice to have the little things appreciated and very thoughtful of you to enumerate. We much enjoyed hearing of your adventures with your family and friends: rafting, horseback riding, hiking, and we know not what else that kept you so busy in Boulder, Colorado. We hope to see you again!
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Denver International (DIA)
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
multiple at Table Mesa Shopping Center
Nearest Train
26 Miles
Denver Union Station
Nearest Motorway
2.3 Miles
Hwy 36 on-ramp to Denver
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
multiple at Table Mesa Shopping Center
Nearest Ski
78 Miles
Summit County: Keystone, Breckenridge
Nearest Beach
7.6 Miles
Boulder Reservoir "The Rez"
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £214.32

The City of Boulder made short term vacation rentals legal as of January 1, 2016, and imposes a lodging tax of 7.5%. Our City of Boulder Short Term Rental license number: 104343.
There's also state and county sales tax. Our state/county/rtd/cd Sales Tax License is: 01555868
Our TOTAL TAX to be collected is 12.485%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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