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A Great Vail Value; Quiet Retreat on Gore Creek

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Dining room glass-top table with seating for six.

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Last updated: 11/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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. The spacious upstairs front bedroom and creek-side bedroom boast comfortable king-size beds and flat-screen TVs and the middle bedroom has a queen-size bed with TV/VCR/DVD player. The unit has a ladder to the loft above the stairs. It has a queen mattress and desk lamp on a bench. Finally, the den couch is a sleeper sofa which adds to your sleeping options.

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, and 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

NO PET, NO SMOKING IN THE UNIT.

Keywords: Townhome

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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 2, Middle: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3, Back/Creekside: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Loft + Den: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen mattress in loft and in den sofa ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1, Front: 1 king

    ...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

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Free...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Two slots in front of unit...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless and ethernet cable connection....moreless

Kitchen

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

Outside

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

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

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

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Ski Season
Nov 18 - Dec 18, 2016
3 night min stay
$215
$1,370 $4,000
Holiday Ski Season
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2017
6 night min stay
$500
$3,365
January Special
Jan 3 - Feb 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$295
$1,930 $7,300
Prime Ski Season
Feb 11 - Mar 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$345
$2,280
Spring Ski Season
Mar 25 - Apr 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$210
$1,340
Spring
Apr 17 - Jun 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$185
$1,200 $3,200
Summer
Jun 2 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
$1,280 $4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $140
  • Tax Rate 9.8%

Notes:

REDUCED RATES: Contact owners for reduced rates for stays of 2, 3 and 4+ weeks. NO TAX on stays of 30 or more nights. Longer stays require final balance be paid earlier. Date for full refund for cancellations will match final balance payment due date.

NO SMOKING, NO PETS ALLOWED $450. per Violation Minimum, $500 refundable security/damage deposit may be required, depending on rental history and form of payment. Credit card information remains on file for security/damage deposit.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund minus our costs, ie. minus the 2% of amount charged to date that we have paid for credit card processing (no loss if paid by check), if cancellation made 1 month or greater before beginning of stay, 2 months for Holiday Ski Season and stays of 10-20 nights and final balance due date for stays of 3+ weeks. Cancellations made after balance due date, you will be refunded funds collected from rerenting cancelled nights minus any loss we incur, i.e. our costs for special feature advertising (filling unit on short notice), loss of rental income by having to offer property at a special rate. Town of Vail Sales Tax Account #3618

25% deposit required upon booking to reserve property. Balance due at least 1 month prior to stay, 2 months if Holiday Ski Season nights or stay is 10-20 nts, longer for 3+ weeks. No 9.8% tax if stay is 30+ nights. Major credit cards/PayPal/personal checks accepted. PayPal add 1%, Am. Expr. 2%. NOTE: Damage/abuse/misuse of property above normal wear and tear is financial responsibility of guests.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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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 West Vail, Vail, CO, USA:
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 vrbo 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 vrbo 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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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

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  • Dining room glass-top table with seating for six.

    Dining room glass-top table with seating for six.

  • Gas fireplace, second glass-top table with seating for four.

    Gas fireplace, second glass-top table with seating for four.

  • Gore Creek steps from the back deck

    Gore Creek steps from the back deck

  • Large creek-side bedroom with king, flat-screen tv.

    Large creek-side bedroom with king, flat-screen tv.

  • Small middle bedroom with queen, accordion doors pull closed.

    Small middle bedroom with queen, accordion doors pull closed.

  • Loft with queen mattress located above stairs.

    Loft with queen mattress located above stairs.

  • Front bedroom with king, tv.

    Front bedroom with king, tv.

  • Downstairs bathroom with glass-door tile shower.

    Downstairs bathroom with glass-door tile shower.

  • Large utility room with washer, dryer and ski storage just inside front door.

    Large utility room with washer, dryer and ski storage just inside front door.

  • A beautiful fall day

    A beautiful fall day

  • Indoor hot tub with shower and restroom facilities

    Indoor hot tub with shower and restroom facilities

  • Wildlife play in and around Gore Creek year-round

    Wildlife play in and around Gore Creek year-round

  • Fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertop.

    Fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertop.

  • Sofa-couch in the den, views of Gore Creek, recliner

    Sofa-couch in the den, views of Gore Creek, recliner

  • Gore Creek, steps from the back, tranquil in fall and winter.

    Gore Creek, steps from the back, tranquil in fall and winter.

  • Creek-side bedroom with chest, closet and vanity.

    Creek-side bedroom with chest, closet and vanity.

  • Middle bedroom with chest, hanging rack, flat-screen tv and dvd player.

    Middle bedroom with chest, hanging rack, flat-screen tv and dvd player.

  • Loft with queen mattress.

    Loft with queen mattress.

  • Front bedroom, chest, closets, vanity

    Front bedroom, chest, closets, vanity

  • Upstairs bathroom with tile shower and tub.

    Upstairs bathroom with tile shower and tub.

  • All in a quaint, quiet and convenient setting

    All in a quaint, quiet and convenient setting

  • Summer pool, open Memorial Day into mid-Sept and poolhouse with indoor hottub

    Summer pool, open Memorial Day into mid-Sept and poolhouse with indoor hottub

  • 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

  • Vail's winter lighting is stunning.

    Vail's winter lighting is stunning.

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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