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

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes chalet 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 a queen sized inflatable mattress with full bedding can quickly be set up to accommodate extra guests.

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


              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Catering Available
              • Refrigerator
              • Ice Maker
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Seating for 10 people


              • Fireplace
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Covered Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Washing Machine
              • Garage
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Linens Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Fitness Room / Equipment
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Towels Provided
              • Heating
              • Iron & Board
              • Air Conditioning

              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


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


                  • Internet
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Computer Available
                  • Telephone
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Free Long Distance

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Hot Tub

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Tennis:

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

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

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

                      • Golf:

                        3 excellent courses are all in Whistler...moreless

                      • Balcony
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Ski & Snowboard

                      Location & View

                      • Mountain View
                      • Ski-Out
                      • Ski-In


                      • Restaurants
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Tennis
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Rafting
                      • Cycling
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Skiing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Sledding
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shopping
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking


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                      from 9 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Winter 2014/15
                      Nov 29 - Apr 19, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $3,000 $3,500
                      Fri, Sat
                      $18,000 $40,000
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $2,000 $2,500
                      Fri, Sat
                      $14,000 $30,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • 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: 09/17/2014
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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)

                      VRBO #376531

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, September 02, 2014

                      $2,000 - $3,500 per night (USD)

                      5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 12

                      View calendar: Updated 09/17/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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