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A Great Vail Value; Quiet Retreat on Gore Creek

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Dining room glasstop table with seating for six

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Last updated: 04/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

No matter the season, this quiet, secluded location with trees, mountain views, and the sound of Gore Creek, located only 20 feet off the back deck, will fit the bill for your next vacation. You can ski any of eleven Colorado resorts (Vail, Beaver Creek, Copper, Breckenridge, Keystone, A-Basin, Steamboat Springs, Aspen's three mountains, and Ski Cooper) and still drive home for the night to a cozy fire and comfortable king-size beds.

This is a property with only 38 townhomes, many of which are lived in by permanent residents. The covered bus stop for the free Town of Vail Shuttle is only a two-minute level walk from the front door. A three-minute ride gets you to the Cascade ski lift; ride a little longer and get off at Lionshead or the Vail Transportation Center and Vail Village itself, offering numerous quality restaurants, night spots, and incomparable shopping.

If you choose, however, to stay in, you will also be content. This newly remodeled unit boasts a kitchen with granite counter tops, rustic cherry cabinetry, and new appliances. It is furnished down to the wine glasses! The glass-topped dining room table seats six, but there is also a second table in the sunken den which seats four. Turn the gas fireplace on to take the chill off of an early morning or to quickly warm up the home and mood after a day of outside activity. Two large bedrooms upstairs boast comfortable king-size beds and flat-screen TVs and one bedroom has a queen-size bed with TV/VCR/DVD player. The loft is the perfect place for children to sleep; as well, there is a futon which folds out to a queen-size bed in the large front bedroom.

In the winter, walk or take the free shuttle to the Safeway or City Market; other seasons, you may choose to bicycle. We are within a couple of minutes from the Vail Recreation Trail, a fun path where walkers, runners, and bikers can enjoy a jaunt into Vail along beautiful Gore Creek or perhaps a ride all the way to Avon or Breckenridge. The summer outdoor pool and year-round enclosed hottub are a one minute walk across the parking lot from the front door.

Rates are lower for this unit due to owner management. Owner management is visible throughout the unit in a friendly, cozy environment, rather than a sterile cut-out cookie. Art work, mirrors, luxurious bathrooms with intricate tile work all point to ownership who also enjoy their visits here!

Free highspeed wireless and ethernet connection, HDTV and Flatscreen TVs

Please no pets/no smoking.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Townhome
  • On floor 1
  • 1350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

  • Bedroom 1, Front: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2, Middle: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3, Back/Creekside: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Loft + Den: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen mattress in loft and in den sofa ...moreless

  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs off hallway between front and back bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Downstairs, fully-tiled, glassdoor shower...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) Flat-screen TVs. All bedrooms have TVs. The den has a 42' flat-screen with Hi-Def and increased channels....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Glass main dining table for 6, can accommodate 8, glass 'game' table for 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Free...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Two slots in front of unit...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Two reserved parking slots at the unit's ground-level front door entrance...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless and ethernet cable connection....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Outdoor pool is open from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 20 - Jun 11, 2015
2 night min stay
$170
$1,100 $3,200
Summer
Jun 12 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$180
$1,135 $3,300
Fall
Sep 8 - Nov 19, 2015
3 night min stay
$170
$1,100 $3,200
Early Ski Season
Nov 20 - Dec 18, 2015
2 night min stay
$200
$1,265 $3,570
Holiday Ski Season
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
6 night min stay
$475
$3,190
January Special
Jan 3 - Feb 12, 2016
3 night min stay
$295
$1,930 $6,700
Prime Ski Season
Feb 13 - Mar 25, 2016
3 night min stay
$340
$2,245
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $135
  • Tax Rate 9.8%

Notes:

NO SMOKING, NO PETS ALLOWED $250/Violation Minimum CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund minus our costs, ie. credit card charging fee, if cancellation made 1 month or more before beginning of stay, 2 months or more for Holiday Ski Season and stays of 10+ nights . Cancellations made less than 1 month/2months prior, refund funds collected from rerenting cancelled nights minus our special ad costs.

Approx. 25% deposit required within 7 days of booking to reserve property. Balance due at least 1 month prior to beginning of stay, at least 2 months prior if Holiday Ski Season nights included or stay is 10+ nights. No 9.8% tax if stay is 30 days or longer. Major credit cards/personal checks accepted. Am. Ex. add 2%. NOTE: Damage/abuse/misuse of property is the financial responsibility of guests.


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Last updated: 04/18/2015
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Location

Car: Not Necessary

Easy access to walking, running and biking on the beautiful Gore Creek Recreational Path. Heading east, this path goes to Cascade, Lionshead, Vail Village, East Vail, over Vail Pass (10,600 ft.), down to Copper Mountain, through Ten Mile Canyon to Frisco and Dillon, finally ending in Breckenridge.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: We have been married since 1976. I am a 1974 United States Air Force Academy grad, who, after pilot training, served a total of seven years. I have flown for USAirways since 1983. Signe is a 1972 graduate of Baylor University. She taught high school English, drama, speech and debate classes until 1983. We have three sons; one a 2003 USAF Academy grad and infantry major in the Marine Corps with four combat tours (3 Iraq, 1 Afghanistan); one a 2011 UCLA Law School grad working for a California law firm; one a 2012 West Point grad and lieutenant in the U.S. Army with one combat tour in Afghanistan.

Why the Owner Chose Ptarmigan Townhomes:
I have loved the Rockies since I went to school in Colorado. A roommate's parents lived in Vail so I skied there and other ski areas as a cadet. I have skied all over the country and in Europe and have found Vail to be, in my opinion, the finest ski resort . Signe and I loved the charm of the village and surrounding area when we visited Vail together. Finally, we thought it would be a place where our children would always look forward to vacationing with us, no matter the season of the year. It has been true. We have purchased the next-door Unit 16 www.vrbo.com/499342 for our future retirement home. We are also renting unit 16.

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
If you are looking for accomodations for up to 15 people, we also own and rent Unit 16 www.vrbo.com/499342 Our townhomes' position on Gore Creek is one of the most charming benefits of this property. The backs of the units have stunning views of the creek. The view and sound of the creek change with every season. The gas fireplace in 15 makes having a fire at any time, effortless, safe and pleasurable. The Unit 16 fireplace is traditional woodburning. The units are comfortable, quiet and very well appointed, requiring little more than your own foodstuffs. Finally, location is an asset. Vail's free shuttle stops 125 level paces from the front door. It is a three-minute ride to the closest ski lift and a 10 minute walk, if you choose, to the Safeway and City Market grocery stores, among other businesses (hardware, gas, fast-food, restaurants, wine/liquor, etc.). The beautiful Vail Rec path close to Gore Creek is just a three-to-four minute walk away!


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Photos

  • Dining room glasstop table with seating for six

    Dining room glasstop table with seating for six

  • Gas fireplace, hi-def flatscreen tv, dvd and cd make up the cozy den

    Gas fireplace, hi-def flatscreen tv, dvd and cd make up the cozy den

  • Second glasstop table with seating for four

    Second glasstop table with seating for four

  • Snow-melt flow in spring and summer, Gold Medal Water fishing designation

    Snow-melt flow in spring and summer, Gold Medal Water fishing designation

  • TVs and remote in every bedroom (Creekside bedroom with king)

    TVs and remote in every bedroom (Creekside bedroom with king)

  • Middle bedroom with queen, TV,  DVD player; accordian doors pull closed

    Middle bedroom with queen, TV, DVD player; accordian doors pull closed

  • Updated baths; downstairs has glass-door shower, upstairs has tub with a shower

    Updated baths; downstairs has glass-door shower, upstairs has tub with a shower

  • Indoor hot-tub has shower and restroom facilities

    Indoor hot-tub has shower and restroom facilities

  • A beautiful fall day

    A beautiful fall day

  • Another view from across Gore Creek

    Another view from across Gore Creek

  • Village activities and views are absolutely beautiful.

    Village activities and views are absolutely beautiful.

  • Vail's winter lighting is stunning.

    Vail's winter lighting is stunning.

  • Remodeled kitchen, granite counter, rough cherry cabinets throughout unit

    Remodeled kitchen, granite counter, rough cherry cabinets throughout unit

  • Couch in the living area opens to a queen-size hide-a-bed

    Couch in the living area opens to a queen-size hide-a-bed

  • Gore Creek, steps from the back deck, tranquil in fall and winter

    Gore Creek, steps from the back deck, tranquil in fall and winter

  • Two spacious bedrooms have king beds and vanities

    Two spacious bedrooms have king beds and vanities

  • (Spacious front bedroom with king bed and queen futon)

    (Spacious front bedroom with king bed and queen futon)

  • Loft with queen mattress, lamp and outlets, located above stairs

    Loft with queen mattress, lamp and outlets, located above stairs

  • Summer pool, year-round poolhouse with hot-tub

    Summer pool, year-round poolhouse with hot-tub

  • All in a quaint, quiet and convenient setting

    All in a quaint, quiet and convenient setting

  • Early summer view of Unit 15 (red chair) and 16 to its left

    Early summer view of Unit 15 (red chair) and 16 to its left

  • Wildlife play in and around Gore Creek year-round

    Wildlife play in and around Gore Creek year-round

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 80%
  • Calendar last updated 04/18/2015
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