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Seeking kindred spirits to rent my home

3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bath, Kitchen, Living Room, Studio/Office/Workout or Meditation Room, Laundry, Garden...

Hey friends. I'm looking to rent out my creative and calm home and studio to a group of kindred spirits, or maybe a group of grad students /professionals, a couple, or a family, who would care for it well. I am the founder of Creativity Alive (formerly Mmmwhah! for "Music, Movement, Mindfulness -- whoa! and -- Art"), so my ideal housemates may be involved in dance or the arts, or just appreciative of the arts. I've enjoyed living with lovely grad students and professionals as well.


While I'd prefer to rent it with current furnishings and kitchenware -- and the vines wrapping around the main level! -  it could be possible to provide it unfurnished if necessary.

My home is in the desirable Holiday Neighborhood of North Boulder that's been featured on as an example of New Urbanism. Walking distance to coffee, restaurants, shops, buses, and trails. Great art scene in neighborhood as home of Boulder's first official NoBo Art District as well as Creativity Alive.  Keeping with the origins of the neighborhood as a drive-in movie theater, free outdoor movies and community parties in the park in the summer.  Spacious, friendly neighborhood. Near the Skip and 204 bus routes.

I'm looking for kindred spirits with clean, good energy and excellent references. No smoking, and no cats I'm sorry to say. A well behaved dog could be negotiable. 

Market rate for whole house is $3,300 month, plus utilities. 

Individual rooms $1,100 each, for a group of 3, plus utilities.

Will consider small reduction in rent in exchange for useful trades, so feel free to share what you may have to offer.


Deposit: one month's rent 

Available to move in August 1.

Standard Boulder Model Lease for one year, til July 31, 2024.

Please email me with a short description of why you think this may be a good match, when you can be available to discuss details, and when your ideal move-in date would be. Ideally, provide references straight away, or bring with you when seeing the place. 

  Once all your questions are answered, schedule a viewing with my dear neighbor (perhaps your future dear neighbor?) Cynthia by texting 720-314-6033 or emailing .

I look forward to connecting with you around this.

Merlyn Holmes

Note: See too for upcoming events.

"This is a terrific rental. I lived here for 1.5 years and have truly enjoyed it. Merlyn is a kind, generous, and respectful landlord.

   The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful, with a beautiful park and delightful cafes nearby.

   The reason for my move is to live in my own apartment closer to Denver."

 - Teresa G, July 2020

"It's hard to find such a beautiful place in a green, safe, and quiet neighborhood at this price. I'm so glad to have spent my first year in Boulder here. Merlyn is very hospitable and kind, and I have a lot of privacy and space with the whole lower floor to myself. I have developed a friendship that will last beyond the rental with Merlyn.

     Having the place beautifully furnished was especially helpful for someone who just moved here.

     The reason I'm moving is to be on CU's campus to keep up with my demanding work as a grad student. The place is a bit far from downtown, which means it's the most ideal for someone with a car - though there are 2 bus lines within 7 min walking.

- Thi H., May 2022

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