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A Great Vail Value; Quiet Retreat on Gore Creek

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

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Last updated: 08/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ptarmigan Townhomes townhome 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.

Keywords: Townhome

Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome

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

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

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          • Bedroom 2, Middle: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3, Back/Creekside: 1 king

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          • 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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

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

          • Dining Area Seats:

            0...moreless

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

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

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

          • Parking:

            Two slots in front of unit...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Fireplace
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Gas Fireplace

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable:

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

          • CD Player
          • Stereo
          • DVD Player
          • VCR
          • Television
          • Shared Hot Tub

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet:

            Wireless and ethernet cable connection....moreless

          Pool & Spa

          • Communal Pool:

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

          • Hot Tub
          • Heated Pool

          Outdoor Features

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

          Theme

          • Family
          • Away From It All

          Location & View

          • Mountain View

          Activities

          • Cinemas
          • Rock Climbing
          • Hot Air Ballooning
          • Kayaking
          • Hiking
          • Rafting
          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Skiing
          • Golf
          • Mountain Biking
          • Hunting
          • Water Tubing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Hunting Big Game
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Ice Skating
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Paragliding
          • Roller Blading
          • Racquetball
          • Snowmobiling
          • Snowboarding
          • Medical Services
          • Restaurants
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Churches
          • Library
          • Recreation Center
          • Museums
          • Forests
          • Playground
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Scenic Drives
          • Walking
          • Whitewater Rafting
          • Miniature Golf
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Antiquing
          • Horseback Riding
          • Fitness Center
          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Shopping
          • Parasailing
           

          Reviews

          Write a review 4.8
          from 16 traveler reviews
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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Spring, Summer, Fall 2014
          Apr 14 - Nov 20, 2014
          3 night min stay
          $170
          $1,100 $3,200
          Early Ski Season
          Nov 21 - Dec 18, 2014
          2 night min stay
          $190
          $1,200 $3,400
          Holiday Ski Season
          Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $2,850
          January Special
          Jan 3 - Jan 30, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $270
          $1,750 $5,400
          Prime Ski Season
          Jan 31 - Mar 27, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $310
          $2,050 $6,200
          Spring Ski Season
          Mar 28 - Apr 19, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $200
          $1,200 $3,500
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Cleaning Fee $125
          • 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 is made 1 month or greater before beginning of stay, 2 months or greater for Holiday Ski Season nights. Cancellations made less than 1 month/2months prior, refund funds collected from rerenting those cancelled nights minus our special ad costs.

          Approximately 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. No 9.8% tax collected if stay is 30 days or longer. Major credit cards/personal checks accepted. NOTE: Damage/abuse/misuse of property is the financial responsibility of guests.


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          Last updated: 08/14/2014
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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

          • 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

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

            Remodeled kitchen, granite counter, rough cherry cabinets throughout unit

          • 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.

          • Winter lighting is stunning.

            Winter lighting is stunning.

          • 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

          • Dining room glasstop table with seating for six

            Dining room glasstop table with seating for six

          • 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

          VRBO #118805

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          This listing was first published here in 2007.

          Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

          $170 - $407 per night (USD)
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          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 8

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