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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Sun Valley house description

The close proximity of both town and nature, combined with the exceptional attributes of the house and the very fair price, make our home an unbeatable choice for those who love Sun Valley. Sun Valley visitors are nature lovers who crave space, sunshine, views, privacy, dark night skies and room for the dog to roam. They like to be free of commute traffic, congestion and other complexities they're trying to leave behind in cities, and to be close to the river, convenient to hiking, biking and fishing, the incomparable downhill ski facilities, and the world-class cross-country skiing.

Then, they like their accommodations to be NICE - tastefully decorated, fresh, uncluttered, exceptionally clean, fully-equipped, spacious and airy but likewise cozy and homey, and with a bathroom for every bedroom, a hottub, an extra living room with extra audio-visual... and of course a big granite kitchen open to everything. Oh, and they like it to be fairly priced.

Well, that's this house... four doors from Governor Schwarzenegger and about a mile from Senator and Theresa Kerry in one of Sun Valley's most desirable and lightly populated NORTH valleys, just two miles from central Ketchum, an easy tra la la on a bike into town for dinner, concert, craft fair, etc. By car it's a quick five minutes to those activities or to park by the lifts in winter. Compare this property to all those agent-represented deals - we understand that you are looking for value!

This 4 bedroom, 4 bath 4,100-sf-house is owned by the retired founder of SV's largest property management company. It is set up optimally for visitors, offering everything that a vacationer wants to find in a rental property - at the right price and in the right location....

A big attraction is the sleeping arrangements and quality beds. Four bedrooms, each with their own bath (and each bedroom in its own wing), two living rooms plus a library/den/office with roomy desk, four TVs, including a 55' LED backlit LCD surround sound system (with DVR!) in the main living room, wifi throughout the house, garage, decks, private hottub, playhouse, gas BBQ, beautiful Restoration Hardware dining room on the east end of the great room.... from the moment you arrive you'll be saying this is just what you were hoping for!

Because Lake Creek flows next to the property, much of the nearby land is remains open, natural, green (or white) and inviting. Beds are K,TT(K),TT(K),Q + sofa sleeper in 2nd living room. All the beds are near-new and all are pillowtops. The top floor master is almost 1,000 square feet, with private view deck, one of those lavish marble bathrooms, and indoor corner jettub, plus huge walk-in closet/dressing room.

You won't find this home cluttered with personal stuff. The cabinets and closets are empty and ready for your use! The decorating features art quilts, live plants, wood and color; the emphasis is on home-style comfort from which to enjoy the incomparable outdoor environment.

The Lake Creek Trailhead, Sun Valley's best mountain biking, hiking, and fishing area, is just down the street. Take the dog for a swim in the river while you cast for catch-and-release whoppers. And in winter the same trailhead begins the pristine grooming of the North Valley Trails for classic and skate skiing. Just five miles up the highway is where the famous Boulder Mountain Trail, with the same amazing grooming, heads north for 30k - doggie trails too! Downhill skiing is in the other direction, just two miles to access either River Run or Warm Springs at Baldy or to park at Dollar Mountain, the absolute beginner area adjacent to SV proper.

WATCH OUT FOR AGENT-REPRESENTED PROPERTIES! You will pay much more for what you get. Be especially aware of location factors. Anything south of Ketchum is in the commute traffic! If our's isn't the right property for you, ask us for guidance or ideas.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 4100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Intentionally hard-to-hurt...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            We welcome dogs, but we do not invite them up on the furniture or beds. Outdoors, your doggie will be at least as happy as you are, for he/she will have freedom, adventure and companions. It's ideal....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            This is workable, as downstairs suite is readily accessible from two-step entryway (could make ramp available). All other functions are on ground floor, including access to deck....moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            The master bedroom is 1,000sf...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 king

            Can be king or twins (see photos)...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 king

            Can be either king or twins (see photos)...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            3-room suite includes separate sitting room with queen SS...moreless

          • Bedroom 5

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 6

            SEE DESCRIPTION...moreless

          • King size beds (1) The master has a very grand king bed. Each of the two matching guest bedrooms have twins that can be made into kings, or not., Queen size Beds (1) This is the bed in the 3-room main-level guest suite, Twin or Single Beds (4) Two sets of twins can be either king or twins. They are all new pillowtops - comfy quilts in either format, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) New - queen-sized sofa sleeper -in second living room...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            Separate WC, double vanities, large dressing room...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            double vanities; Shower is oversized...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            double vanities, access directly from bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            access directly from bedroom; shower is oversized...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • There is no clutter whatsoever, Closets and cabinets are empty and equipment is optimized, Here are some of its attributes: bath for every bedroom, each bedroom in separate wing, remote-controlled gaslog fireplace, land-line phone, cable modem/wifi router, 4 TVs, 55' surround sound in main living room,with DVR, Netflix Streaming, VCR & DVD in second living room, 5-CD changer with main TV system, office/library off master, large open granite kitchen, ice-on-door refrigerator, turnkey cooking and serving utensils, high-quality linens, washer/dryer, double jettub in master, outdoor hottub, 3-car garage, Gas BBQ, handbuilt playhouse in yard. There are a total of 4 ovens in the kitchen, all brand new....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Big library in the office...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                Blu-ray player plus streaming device with main living room TV....moreless

              • Music Library:

                CDs in the main living room...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo:

                There's an ipod docking system with speakers for music in the great room area. There's a 6-CD changer with the main TV audio visual system....moreless

              • Television:

                Four TVs: Living room & suite sitting area have HD and DVR capabilities. There are streaming devices for Netflix etc. in the main living room, the suite sitting area and the master bedroom...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Many DVDs in main living room. The suite has a lot of kiddie videotape movies. Upstairs there are lots of workout tapes to be used in the den/library/master bedroom....moreless

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Sparsely populated Lake Creek valley has mountains all around. Traffic, not seen or heard from the house, doggie freedom and a gentle sledding hill on the property. Big sledding/snowshoeing hills all around. Small kids right in the yard, bigger adventurers across the (frozen) creek. The lower yard makes an excellent soccer field, or a place to build snow structures....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Pedestal table expandable to seat up to 10, upholstered, cushioned Pottery Barn chairs....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Very seldom needed, so we don't have it....moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    Cable modem for wifi service throughout the house....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace:

                    Gaslog auto-controlled by remote; Electric fireplace in suite sitting area...moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    As long as it's within the continental U.S....moreless

                  • Garage:

                    3-car garage...moreless

                  • Gas Fireplace:

                    We switched to state-of-the-art gaslog f/p for convenience, coziness and tidiness. It's much better than wood-burning!...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Multiple gas furnaces so that bedrooms can be heated separately from main living areas....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Wifi throughout the house....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Almost all linens are extra-high thread count....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Has gaslog fireplace and 55' LED backlit HD TV, with blu-ray player and streaming device for Netflix etc....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Plenty of exterior parking in the paver driveway...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    (5) Handsets in all bedrooms plus kitchen and office...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    A huge supply located in the laundry room....moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Home network works everywhere in the house....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    More than complete. You can hold Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners here as if you were at home....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Two sets of dishes, one china, one stoneware....moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Yes...moreless

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Large and elaborate with counters ample for multiple cooks. There are seats at the center island for the onlookers....moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    This is a multi-function Advantium: halogen plus microwave plus something else for faster better cooking....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Side-by-side freezer in stainless with icemaker. You will find it totally empty....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Brand new 2-oven gas range plus 'Advantium' microwave 'speed cooke' oven above, with electric convection. PLUS, for things like turkeys, a new 'super wave' oven by Sharper Image - best birds ever!...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Private balcony off master suite...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Trex decking flanks the east and south sides of the house, overlooking lawn, creek, mountains. Hottub is located at the corner of these decks....moreless

                  • Gazebo:

                    Not exactly a gazebo - a children's playhouse about 40 feet off the back deck...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Very extensive lawn, big enough for a mini-soccer field on the lower part of the property, by the creek....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Gas BBQ on the south-facing deck...moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Unbelievable views from this strategically located tub....moreless

                  • Jetted Tub:

                    Double jettub in huge master bathroom - plus glass shower...moreless

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas
                  Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2015
                  7 night min stay
                  $900
                  Winter Low
                  Jan 6 - Jan 23, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $450
                  $2,925
                  High Winter
                  Feb 7 - Mar 7, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $500
                  $3,250
                  Spring Skiing
                  Mar 8 - Apr 18, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $425
                  $2,765
                  Spring Slack
                  Apr 19 - Jun 12, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $400
                  $2,600
                  Summer
                  Jun 13 - Sep 7, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $500
                  $3,250

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 8%

                  Notes:

                  All requests are subject to review by owners before acceptance.

                  Stays of five nights or fewer during either high winter or summer seasons may be subject to a $250 departure cleaning fee.

                  A dog may be considered on a case by case basis. We are dog lovers.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 12/15/2014
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                  Location

                  13 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Hailey ID
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Sun Valley
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Bigwood Golf
                  0.2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy 75
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Bigwood
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Bald Mountain

                  Car: Necessary

                  Sun Valley is an outdoor paradise, not spoiled by commercialism. No outlet malls, fast food joints, The town is sophisticated but SMALL, friendly with great restaurants, No waterslides or amusement parks, but PLENTY to do as we are surrounded by public lands, mountains, streams and wildlife. World-class flyfishing is a major attraction, and the river is 2 blocks from our house. There is a YMCA with a fun indoor pool system, elaborate climbing gym. The area has a 30-mile bikepath, much of it riverside. Take a lift to Baldy summit, or hike or ride a bike up it. The ride down is free (easy on the knees). Or take the gondola for fine dining at mid-station. SOME attractions, Road and Mountain Biking, endless hiking, White Water Rafting, 220 Kilometers Groomed Skate and Classic Cross-country Skiing, Paragliding on Baldy, Car-access or hike-to Mountain Lakes, Wine Auction, Arts/Crafts Festivals, Quality local theater, Free Outdoor Summer Symphony (unbelievable outdoor pavilion). Labor Day/4th July parades... Oh yes, there's Mount Baldy!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2000

                  About the owner: We are active seniors (66 and 82), just the two of us at this point. One son lives locally and helps look after our place when we are elsewhere. We are big skate skiers and actually pretty much abandoned gravity-based skiing for the self-propelled variety, considering the wealth of groomed trails in the wilderness. We mountain bike and road bike, utilizing the very extensive bike trail and roads in all directions. Nick has a membership at SV Golf and loves the new White Clouds course which actually occupies the uplands between our home and SV Village. Hiking is a regular thing for Kathy, pretty much all-season; the environment seems custom-made for snow-shoeing, as the pyramidical mountains are like being on the most scenic of all possible stairmasters. And the weather, of course....

                  Why the Owner Chose Sun Valley:
                  ...we are not the only ones who say that the Sun Valley climate is just about perfect. There are said to be 300 days per year of sunshine. Nothing is ever extreme, nights are cool (AC rarely needed), and every morning in summer gives you a taste of springtime before warming to lusher temps. So it's the weather, to start. But then there's the uniqueness of the 'resort.' SV is like no other resort because, fundamentally, the place is not owned by a corporation; it's owned by a family-owned oil company (Sinclair), and profits do not have to be distributed, or even reported. So the company invests in grand facilities and answers to no one, presumably just treating it all like a tax haven. Well, the upshot is we have beautiful, exceptional facilities but the place isn't set up like an arcade, just for raking in money. It's done for taste and style and experience, not for bottom lines. Does that explain anything? SV has everything you want, but doesn't have so much of what you don't want - like malls and fast food joints and strip development. The valley is very small (only a half-mile or so across where Ketchum sits), so there's no room for sprawl. This makes it expensive, no doubt about that, but the removal from commercialism is quite rewarding.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Our house is in what many say is the best location in the valley. First, you don't have any commute traffic influencing the roads. Then, it's CLOSE to Ketchum/SV, so easy to access the attractions of town and ALSO just go down the street to swim or fish in the river or to hike or trail jog or mountain bike in all different directions, or drive northward to the wilderness areas, skate skiing, lakes and epic mountain outings in four separate and distinct mountain ranges, ... But, with that proximity, the setting is all mountains and open spaces. Lake Creek valley is very sparsely inhabited, owing to estate-style development. The neighborhood is pretty splendid - the governator chose it for a reason. We hike/jog right out our door. Dogs are blissful here as they get the freedom not found in 'fenced yards,' without much of a car factor. Wildlife ambles through, especially while we are doing twilight hottubs. After dark, remarkably, it's pretty much a dark sky, and all the constellations are displayed as you never see them in cities. As for the house, it's always so comfortable to have guests because their bedrooms are totally private. The house is easy to keep cool in summer. Some features we enjoy are the big, multi-cook kitchen, my mother's wonderful art quilts and Nick's father's original artwork, the stylish Bhutan area rugs, the expandable Restoration-hardware dining settup - or outdoor dining on the deck, the roomy office/library - or wifi where you like, the excellent audio-visual arrangements for catching all the essential sports events, the very separate guest suite where kids like to hang out away from the adults, the spectacularly comfortable beds which at 'our age' are crucial, the fact that we can have enough twin beds for most group configurations, or they can be kings, the light comforters that are good summer or winter, the airy entryway for leaving transitional footwear and garments, the spacious and connected three-car garage...


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                  Photos

                  • Looking south over the house at Shadow Mtn.

                    Looking south over the house at Shadow Mtn.

                  • Cabinet at right has 55' backlit LED flatscreen - movie channels, DVD...

                    Cabinet at right has 55' backlit LED flatscreen - movie channels, DVD...

                  • Master is hyper spacious with king, sitting areas, TV

                    Master is hyper spacious with king, sitting areas, TV

                  • Walk-in closet and master bath join behind sleeping room

                    Walk-in closet and master bath join behind sleeping room

                  • Mid great-room seating separates dining and living areas

                    Mid great-room seating separates dining and living areas

                  • Gas cooking, 3 ovens, 5 burners, butcher block center island....

                    Gas cooking, 3 ovens, 5 burners, butcher block center island....

                  • Sophisticated art quilts are a decorating theme

                    Sophisticated art quilts are a decorating theme

                  • SE corner suite sleeping room has queen bed, ensuite bath

                    SE corner suite sleeping room has queen bed, ensuite bath

                  • These pillow-top twins can be made up as a king.

                    These pillow-top twins can be made up as a king.

                  • This corner king upstairs room can be twins

                    This corner king upstairs room can be twins

                  • Spacious entryway leads to garage hallway, laundry, suite, kitchen, living room

                    Spacious entryway leads to garage hallway, laundry, suite, kitchen, living room

                  • House viewed from the east

                    House viewed from the east

                  • Lake Creek - one of Sun Valley's most exceptional neighborhoods.

                    Lake Creek - one of Sun Valley's most exceptional neighborhoods.

                  • 55' Vizio hometheater surround sound with netflix

                    55' Vizio hometheater surround sound with netflix

                  • The huge master suite has some quiet sitting and reading spots

                    The huge master suite has some quiet sitting and reading spots

                  • Master bath has double vanities, double jet tub, separate shower & WC

                    Master bath has double vanities, double jet tub, separate shower & WC

                  • We frequently use the expanded table for 10. Shown here for 8.

                    We frequently use the expanded table for 10. Shown here for 8.

                  • Looking past kitchen toward double-door entrance to downstairs suite

                    Looking past kitchen toward double-door entrance to downstairs suite

                  • Suite sitting area has Q sofa sleeper, 42' HD, many kiddie videos, roku stream

                    Suite sitting area has Q sofa sleeper, 42' HD, many kiddie videos, roku stream

                  • Corner king downstairs guest room can be twins

                    Corner king downstairs guest room can be twins

                  • Roomy loft office/library is also good for yoga/TV

                    Roomy loft office/library is also good for yoga/TV

                  • Upstairs guest room bath with double vanities & shower

                    Upstairs guest room bath with double vanities & shower

                  • Those coming for the world-class x-country skiing will be pleased to see this!

                    Those coming for the world-class x-country skiing will be pleased to see this!

                  • June, viewed from east

                    June, viewed from east

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                  4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
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