Basement 3/4 bath with tile floors and granite counter topsTreadmill, stationary bike and elliptical
Gorgeous 1000+ sq ft private suite

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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About this listing

My home is in an upscale neighborhood with easy access (15-20 minutes) to Denver, Boulder, Red Rocks Amphitheatre and other concert venues, hiking, biking, shopping and the mountains. The private suite has a western/wildlife art theme, an incredibly comfortable queen bed, queen sofa sleeper, fireplace for cool evenings, large windows providing lots of light, large 3/4 bath and exercise equipment. It is perfect for those seeking premium accommodations at a good value.

The space

The attractive and inviting private suite is roughly 1200 sq feet. It is well appointed, has large windows, excellent lighting and a very cozy feel. Floors are carpet and tile. Counter surfaces are granite. The suite is equipped with a flat screen television, dvd, cable, Netflix, fireplace that quickly takes the chill off any evening, and a very comfortable queen bed with flannel sheets in the winter. A queen sofa sleeper is available in the living room portion of the space. The exercise equipment includes an elliptical, stationary bike, and weight machine. The space has a microwave, coffee maker and mini refrigerator/freezer. The backyard has an outdoor kitchen and patio seating that is available when weather permits. Guests must be able to negotiate stairs to access the space. Please consider the impact of stairs if you have any physical needs or difficulties that may prevent you from safely accessing the space on a regular basis, including carrying your luggage up and down during your stay. If you proceed with your booking, you are consenting that you will be able to safely/physically handle accessing the listing. "

Guest access

Kitchen access is available for breakfast and lunch. Use for evening meals can be arranged. The backyard with outdoor kitchen and seating is available in the summer. Use of the washer and drier can be arranged for longer term guests. There is ample parking in the driveway.

Interaction with guests

I have lived in the Denver area 33 years and have great familiarity with all the area offers. I am happy to offer recommendations, directions or other information during your stay. I can also help with skiing discounts if your travel includes days at Copper Mountain or Winter Park.

Other things to note

My upscale home is well appointed, and immaculately maintained. I have 2 cats that are friendly and well behaved. The cats have never been allowed in the basement suite in deference to those with allergies.
I work from home at least part of most days. Consequently, I have found that the best fit for all is guests that are here to enjoy all that the area has to offer or for work rather than those that are looking for a place to be for a majority of each day.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 1PM - 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: 40
Security Deposit: 119
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 1PM - 2PM

No children, pets or parties. Absolutely no smoking/vaping including marijuana inside or outside of house. No illegal substances. Please remove your shoes. If you use the internet, you are agreeing to use it for legal purposes only. No additional guests or visitors without prior approval. Negotiation of stairs, including carrying luggage, is required to access guest spaces. My home is not suited to those with health issues that make stairs a challenge.
Please be considerate of the neighborhood and our home.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

15 Reviews

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Karen User Profile
July 2017
I loved coming home to Melanie's home after a long, busy day with family. The space is very quiet, I LOVED the central air and it was darkish which was nice for me as I pretty much just slept & showered there. The bathroom is super clean and towels are fluffy!!! Thanks!
Melanie User ProfileMelanie is a superhost.
Response from Melanie:
I am so glad the space met your needs and gave you a place to recharge. It was lovely to meet you!
July 2017

Nancy User Profile
July 2017
Lovely home, lovely accommodations, and lovely host! Beautifully appointed, very quiet, and very safe for a woman traveling on her own. It would be excellent for a couple as well. Arrangements for my arrival were seamless. There was enough parking in the driveway to accommodate my rental car. I booked this property because it was very close to my family whom I was visiting. I would definitely book again. Close to the Front Range and Boulder, too.
Melanie User ProfileMelanie is a superhost.
Response from Melanie:
Thank you so much, Nancy. I'll look forward to hosting you again!
July 2017

Marti User Profile
July 2017
Quiet and comfortable. Great place for relaxation and kicking back. Close to major grocer for picking up snacks, breakfast foods and coffee for the pot that is provided. Lots of places to eat out too!

Nicholas User Profile
June 2017
Melanie's downstair suite was great! She provided cleanly and safe lodging for my guest and myself. The suite is very spacious, tidy and even has a small and compact workout space for those who feel inclined to burn a few calories while on tour. Definitely recommend Melanie to anyone who is in staying in the Denver area.

Donald User Profile
April 2017
Melanie defines "Super Host." Her home is immaculate, comfortable, and beyond expectations. Don't let a basement apartment deter you. Huge windows with lots of light, a warm gas fireplace on cool evenings, an incredibly comfortable bed with flannel sheets and warm blankets. These things and so much more make Melanie's beautiful home one of Arvada's best values. Melanie is also a wonderfully kind person to match her beautiful home!

Stuart User Profile
April 2017
Melanie's place was very comfortable and just the right location. She is a great host and very helpful. Not just a place to stay but a great home.

Jodi User Profile
January 2017
Melanie's home is spacious and well appointed. It is conveniently located in the Denver/Arvada area in an upscale neighborhood that is both safe and relaxing. We enjoyed quick access to the mountains via I70 and liked the short walk to the Ralston Creek Trail for recreation and exercise. The actual rental space is located in her lower level but is filled with natural light via oversized windows and has excellent dimmable lighting throughout. It's layout is efficient and comfortable. Our stay was for twelve nights and Melanie never failed to make us feel welcome. We will visit her again in the future.

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Arvada, Colorado, United StatesJoined in December 2015
Melanie User ProfileMelanie is a superhost.

I a wildlife biologist who recently retired from the Forest Service. I feel very blessed to have lived in Colorado for over 30 years. My son is away at college but 2 cats provide great company. Skiing is my biggest recreation passion although I stay busy with yoga, pilates and biking during those snow-free months. My life is very full and generally quite busy. I enjoy having people in my home and sharing what this part of Colorado has to offer including sights, restaurants and activities. Airbnb is indeed built on relationships. I have appreciated getting to know the variety of people that have been my guests. Please share a bit about yourself with your housing request. I look forward to meeting you!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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