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Stunning Whistler Ski Chalet. One of Canada's Finest Homes.

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Last updated: 08/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This stunning log chalet, named Abardair, was at one time one of Canada's most expensive homes ever to have sold. 10 years old and still looking like new, the breathtaking architecture and interior design make this one of Whistler's very finest residences ever built. Absolutely no detail was spared in its construction and guests are always astonished by its sheer beauty , style and character.

Living in the house is an experience in itself. Spend time in the entertainment room, playing pool with cocktail in hand whilst watching sports on TV, listening to a song on the jukebox or even playing karaoke.

Walk through to the open plan living area and relax in front of a real wood fire on either of the huge sectional couches or hang out in the kitchen on bar stools whilst having some apres snacks. Listen to your ipod music on the house sound system or relax to some live music courtesy of the self-playing piano.

Walk past the dining area out onto the patio and go for a dip in the natural rock pool style hot tub or toast some marshmallows on the open fire whilst the steaks are cooking on the barbecue.

In the summer, there is also a putting green on the artificial lawn beside the house and in the garage, there's table tennis, foosball as well as a mini-gym with an elliptical trainer and barbell weights & rack for those wishing to stay strong.

Downstairs, the theater is the perfect room to relax in after a tough day on the slopes. Sit back with a glass of wine whilst relaxing in the massage chair and watch a bluray on the huge 100' screen.

There are 5 beautifully appointed bedrooms all with luxurious linens. The Master Suite occupies the entire top floor with a high vaulted wood/log ceiling and a stunning bathroom that includes a jetted circular tub and large walk-in rainfall shower.

On the main level, there is a separate guest suite within the house which includes an open plan living room & kitchen, laundry, bathroom and bedroom (with a full/twin bunk) - we use the suite as the kids area and let the kids eat/play/sleep/watch tv etc in here.

Downstairs are 3 further bedrooms. One has 2 twins/1 king bed and an ensuite bathroom. The others have a queen bed and twin bunks with a shared bathroom. The home theater is down here too and two twin sized mattresses with full bedding can be set up in this space to accommodate extra guests if needed.

During the winter, skiing is a quick 5 minute downhill walk to the gentle bottom part of the Dave Murray slope which takes you down to the Creekside gondola. In the main village, you can expect to queue for 30 mins then stand on a gondola for 25 mins to get up the mountain. Here in Creekside, you can normally walk straight on the gondola and have your skis on in just 8 mins.

The ski home trail brings you back to the street literally 4 houses along.

There are very few homes in Whistler that can match the facilities of Abardair and there are none that can match the attention to detail and sheer beauty of it. This really is one of Canada's very finest homes.

Keywords: snowboard, abardair, skiing, ski in ski out, log home, architect, interior design, grotto, firepit, mountain, views, BBQ, pool table, private home, munster construction, house.


Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Chalet
  • 6000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


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

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed

    full/twin bunk...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    2 twins can be made into 1 king...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 5: 1 bunk bed

    twin/twin bunk...moreless

  • Theatre: 2 twin/ single

    We can set up 2 twin mattresses with full bedding here...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Grotto style patio with BBQ, hot tub and firepit. House sound system. Movie Theatre. Separate Guest Suite with own kitchen, living room, laundry, bedroom and bathroom. Stunning wood, stone and tile detailing, Wood, stone, jade and bronze sculptures, Wurlitzer Jukebox, Self-playing piano, Putting Green, Heated driveway. Lighting Control System, Bowflex, Precor treadmill. ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


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


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    3 excellent courses are all in Whistler...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    On lake across highway - 2 minute drive....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis:

    5 minute walk to public tennis courts that are rarely used....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2015/16
Nov 26 - Apr 24, 2016
3 night min stay
$3,000 $3,500
Fri, Sat
$18,000 $40,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $2,200 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded; 30 nights or more: $545 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$18,000 $35,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $2,571 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $1,167 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 5%


No extra charge for holiday times. However, the house is never available between mid December and mid January.

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 08/22/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I am a 38 year old businessman with a wife and two young children. We split our time between Grand Cayman and Whistler.

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
Whistler is the best ski resort on Earth. This is the best house there (or at least was when I bought it and many would say it still is).

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  • Abardair


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Games Room

    Games Room

  • Theatre


  • Master Bed

    Master Bed

  • Guest Bed 1

    Guest Bed 1

  • Guest Bed 2

    Guest Bed 2

  • Suite kitchen & dining area

    Suite kitchen & dining area

  • Grotto - hot tub, firepit, BBQ

    Grotto - hot tub, firepit, BBQ

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Games Room

    Games Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Guest Bath 1

    Guest Bath 1

  • Guest Bath 2

    Guest Bath 2

  • Suite living area (with bedroom behind)

    Suite living area (with bedroom behind)

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