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Seasonal (5 month) OR 30 day minimum rentals only

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property



~ PRIME VAIL location

~ Out door BBQ Grill

~ Deck and patio with dining table

~ Four Guest Rooms- Two w/ King beds

~ PRIVATE HOME (NOT a condo, townhouse or apt)

~ SECURE Keyless Entry (new code for each guest)

~ Three TVs (service paid by tenant)

~ Internet (additional service fees)

~ Located on free Vail Shuttle route

~ Duvet comforters w/quality bedding

(NO "patchwork quilts" or bedspreads)

~ All GLASS enclosed showers (NO shower curtains!)

~ Trailheads within walking distance

~ Fireplace (electric)


~ Winter rental snowplowing is included


*Housekeeping fees based on # of beds/ rooms used

*Damage/Theft (Security) Deposit MUST be signed prior to booking confirmation. (This document is handled by owner and NOT VRBO)

* To confirm requested timeframe, Winterhaus Rental Agreement MUST be signed & Damage/Theft deposit be paid.

* We “hold” requested dates only AFTER signed paperwork is received. Until reservation is confirmed, we will continue offering available dates to interested guests.

* Rates quoted and booking status are subject to change until Winterhaus Rental Agreement is signed by guests and damage deposit paid.


Do you desire maid service?

Do you want access to an outdoor pool or fitness center?

Do you desire a early check-in OR late check-out?

LOCATION: Winterhaus is in Vail (6 minutes to Vail Village). It is located in a desirable East Vail neighborhood. Free Town Shuttle stops every 15-20 minutes during peak times.

BEWARE: Do you know when you "search" for homes listed as VAIL, the listed homes will result in properties as far as 48 minutes away from Vail? Look on the map to be sure you are looking at homes in Vail (ZIP code: 81657)

PRIVACY: Winterhaus Guests will not experience issues associated with condos or multi-unit dwellings.

INTERIOR: This is a "functional" home. The interior is modern, clean & uncluttered, but his home is by no means NOT a 5 star hotel.


Be realistic about the level of attention, service /amenities you desire. If you desire concierge service, a bellman or luggage storage, bath amenities, or on-site maintenance, we suggest booking a HOTEL. There are many terrific Vail hotels who provide these services.

THE RENTAL PROCESS- If your requested dates are available and pricing is acceptable, we will email a Rental Agreement. Make sure your request includes an accurate guest count and and desired services or extras. Once signed, you will be confirmed. Failure to fully complete and sign 3 pages of documents and pay damage deposit will result in a booking cancellation. (electronic signatures are not accepted) We apologize but this policy is not negotiable.

LOCATION: Extremely close to the town shuttle stop (1 min or less), trailheads, biking & hiking.

MEDIA/TV: This will need to be arranged by the Tenant

LINENS: Towels, duvet covers, sheets are nice quality. Duvet covers, sheets, mattress cover and pillow protectors are laundered after every departure. ("musty bedspreads or pillows" don't exist in this home)

LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT: Laundry is included.


Check-in- 4 PM

Check out 10 AM

MOVING "PARTS"- If an appliance or media equipment malfunctions, we'll make an effort to remedy the issue within 72 hours. We are unable to guarantee immediate repair, service, or replacement for the following items: TV, cable service, Internet, fireplace, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, washer/dryer, water heater, refrigerator, garbage disposal, boot dryer, iron, humidifier, heaters, fan, heated mattress pads, remote controls, lightbulbs, lamps, microwave, jetted tub or blowdryers.

MAINTENANCE: This is NOT a new home. If guests discover (or cause) maintenance issues such as a carpet stain, chipped grout, scratched floor, leaky faucet, or other minor issues, we will schedule repairs as soon as possible


HINT #1: When sifting through profiles, READ descriptions thoroughly to know WHERE you're booking. If you must remain within a specific budget, just ask us and we may be able to accommodate your special request.

HINT#2: FREE "Town Shuttle" is what distinguishes Vail from many ski towns. ALL homes, located on the Vail town shuttle route have a Vail zip code (81657). Parking is $35 a day in the Village. Most guests use the town shuttle, as parking is limited. (Beware: some Vail homes have a 15 min. walk to the closest town shuttle stop).

HINT #3: Vail Village is has some European charm. If you're considering a rental home in the "Vail Valley" region, VRBO/HomeAway lists homes as "VAIL" when infact they could be as far as 50 miles away from Vail. Look at VRBO map to be sure you are comfortable with the location.

HINT #4: How do the photos grab you? Some listings hide bathroom & bedroom photos.

HINT #5 Guest Reviews:

A "NO REVIEW" designation indicates that the manager has omitted reviews due to negative guest feedback or the listing is brand new. VRBO gives owners an "all or nothing" review option. More reviews = more experience servicing guests.


~ MASTER BEDROOM #1-on the upper level features a KING size, pillow-top bed and small flat screen TV. This room has a large bathroom with shower & separate deep jetted tub. King bedroom features skylights allowing you to wake up with massive lodge pole pine trees above you. This bright, sunny bedroom is perfect for early risers who enjoy waking-up with sunshine. Late risers should choose the lower king room.

~ BUNK ROOM- This room sleeps 2-3 children (or two adults). This tiny bedroom features a full-size bed, with a twin bed on top. A twin bed is adjacent to the bunk bed. A shared lavatory features a rain shower with pebbles tiled floors Three adults in this small bedroom is not suggested.

~QUEEN BED ROOM- a mid-level with a platform bed. This sunny room features a tiny balcony with west facing views of Bald Mountain. Queen room shares lavatory with the bunk room.

~ KING BEDROOM #2 Bedroom with a KING bed. This room adjoins the lower TV area and there is NO wall between TV area and bedroom. The lavatory is accessed next to the bedroom entrance. The 3/4 lavatory features a rain shower & modern tiling.

~TV Area- This room has a flat screen TV and a leather sectional plus a recliner chair and 3 bean bag chairs, this area comfortably seats 7 adults. This area is part of the lower master bedroom. (not separated)

~ LIVING AREA-SOLARIUM- Comfortable gathering space with leather couch & electric fireplace.

~ KITCHEN/DINING- The kitchen has both counter-top seating and a dining table which seats 6-7 guests. This kitchen is NOT a "designer kitchen". It is functional, but has not been fully remodeled. This area includes a flat screen TV.

JETTED TUB- In the upper, master bathroom. (use this "large tub" when hot water is not needed elsewhere in the home.

NO "HOT TUB"~ There is NOT an outdoor hot tub at Winterhaus. We focus on providing a germ/chemical free environment for our guests. Hot tubs compromise our hygienic standards. We can direct our guests to a nearby club for a daily fee (currently $30 for adults and $15 for children).

ENTRY AREA- Winterhaus has ample storage space for snow sports gear, as well as hiking, fishing gear in the summer. This casual area features boot dryers for up to six pairs of ski/snowboard boots.

PATIO AND SUNDECK- The grill is available in summer months only. The outdoor dining table/chairs seat 6-8. In SUMMER months, the deck features outdoor couch, chairs & small table. The grill, patio & deck furniture are available May-October.

The entry path/ deck/ backyard aren't maintained in the winter. A snow shovel is provided for guests to clear snow off the 20 foot entry path. Shoveling service can be arranged for a fee but the driveway is automatically plowed after 5" of snow fall.

GUEST LIMIT: 8 adults. Please respect this limit. The penalty for exceeding this limit is the entire security deposit and also "theft of services" legal charges.

Smoking Sorry, Winterhaus does NOT accommodate smokers.

Pets- Negotiable (plus additional damage deposit

More Details

Aileen and Tom Winter
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Aileen and Tom Winter

Tom & Aileen manage Winterhaus and welcome your questions, requests and concerns.

Tom is highly respected in the snow sport industry and CEO for "Tom Winter Media". He has been active in the Freeride industry for 4 decades. We welcome direct inquiries!

Aileen and Tom Winter purchased this house in 2002

Why Aileen and Tom Winter chose Vail

30 Nights (or more) rental only

Guestbook comments from the owner

We booked Winterhouse for girls weekend. It was a blast! The home is cozy

without being crowded and we loved the easy access to Vail. The bus stop was

just outside the door and everyone could set their own schedule for going to

the slopes. The complimentary town shuttle is also great because it runs until 2pm, so we didn't have to cut our time at the wine bar short! The bedding was divine. The one downside to Winterhouse is that it can't comfortably sleep more than 9 people and we usually like to have 12 ladies.
Dec 2010
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Vail House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 8 maximum guests. Exceeding this limit will result in loss of ENTIRE security deposit and theft of services charges. We respect honest
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Lower Master Bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Upper Master Bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Mid-Level Bathroom
  • See photos of 3 bathrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom # 1 has a TV and private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Balcony for fresh mountain air
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Bunk Room- Sleeps 3 guests
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master bedroom + TV & Bath. Drawer space w/tiny closet
  • -Down duvet covers on ALL beds. -High Chair FREE
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
- 1 minute walk to/from shuttle stop - Forest service trailheads- walking distance - This is a non-smoking property


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

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Seasonal (5 month) OR 30 day minimum rentals only
average rating of 4.836364 based on 56 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Clean, hip, warm. Description is genuine.

Manager extremely accessible. Nice having a lower rate for paying by personal check.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always glad to know guests had a good experience staying at Winterhaus Vail.
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  • 5 of 5

Aileen was awesome and very responsive. The Winterhaus was exactly as described, if not better. Space and comfort were excellent, if we ever get back to Vail we would stay at Winterhaus

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A grill and/or jacuzzi would be great additions

  • 5 of 5

The “sun room” is pretty cold and difficult to keep warm

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry you expected both a grill and Jacuzzi at the property. However, in our listing we CLEARLY state that there is no outdoor hot tub or Jacuzzi and we provide a grill only in the summer months. We urge anyone interested in our property to read the property description - which is quite transparent - and to ask questions regarding the home's amenities prior to making a reservation. If a hot tub or grill is a make-or-break need for your stay, we suggest you book a different vacation home. In regards to the sunroom, there is an electric fireplace as well as an independent thermostat for baseboard heat and we provide 2 additional space heaters at the property for guests who tend to be "cold blooded" and need a bit of extra warmth. As we've never had any comments or complaints about the heat at the property in 10 years (and have spent plenty of time in the wintertime ourselves without feeling cold), we can only assume that you failed to realize you could turn up the heat independently for this room or did not turn on the fireplace or use a space heater to raise the temperature level to your desired comfort level. We're happy to walk our clients through the home's systems once they arrive.
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  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! It was exactly as advertised and made our vacation at Vail worry free and fun! The bedrooms are large and the bathrooms are beautifully done. The beds were very comfortable and the duvet covers were so nice to have. It is maybe less than a minute walk to the shuttle, which was extremely convenient. We would love to stay here the next time we come to Vail!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect ski house with excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and comfortable home. Great advice for food and ski rentals! We will be back. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Scotland and Redondo Beach CA

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

House is exactly as described on the site and the snow was better than expected.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Car: not necessary


~ Close to the free Vail town shuttle

~ Coded/keyless entry with personalized code

~ Forest service trailheads close by

~ Snowshoes for guests (3 pairs)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Management Fee $79
Cleaning & Linen fee $210

Winterhaus accommodates no more than 8 adults. The fee for a 9th child guest is $99.
VRBO's automatic quote is based on 5 guests. For additional guests, additional fees will apply.
Rates and Quotes are subject to change at ANY TIME prior to a signed contract
Deadline for signature & payment is specified on rental agreement.
Rates/terms subject to change at any time.
Payment for reduced rates OR sale/promotion rates must be paid by personal check.
We do NOT Accept: Pay pal or Western Union.
Check-in 4 PM & Check-out 10 AM (additional cost for early check-in & late check-out. (advance arrangement).
Roll-away bed- Advance arrangement- $80 fee.
Housekeeping Quote- Based on 5 guests age 2 or older. No charge for infants using their own crib.
Damage Deposit can be paid by Credit Card Authorization OR by personalcheck.
* Damage Authorization Form must be fully completed and signed- Card will be verified but no charge to credit card is made unless theft or damage occurs.
If guest prefers to pay damage deposit by check: A check payment can be deposited into a Winterhaus account. After departure, assuming no damage occurs, a check (for the same amount received) will be mailed to the location from where the damage deposit check was issued. (credit card is our preferred method)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.