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Spectacular Warm Springs Mountainside Retreat - at Base of Baldy - Walk to Lifts

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Front of House Facing Bald Mt. with Substantial Front Lawn

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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:20
  • Bedrooms:8
  • Bathrooms:8.5
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

7 bedrooms each with own bathroom plus sleeping alcove, sleeps 17 in beds

SPECIAL DISCOUNTED WINTER RATES FOR REMAINING AVAILABILITY: 3/11-17/17 AND 3/27-4/16/17. ONLY $1,000/NIGHT VERSUS NORMAL $1,500-1,750/NIGHT RATE. PLEASE CHECK OUR AVAILABILITY CALENDAR BEFORE INQUIRING. FOUR NIGHT MINIMUM. WE ALSO OFFER A 10% ADDITIONAL DISCOUNT IF YOU PAY IN FULL UP FRONT WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATION (DOES NOT APPLY TO SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES). WE DO NOT USE AN AGENT AND HANDLE ALL RENTALS DIRECTLY AS THE HOMEOWNER, BUT WE WILL PAY A 5-10% REFERRAL FEE TO RENTAL AGENTS OR ANYONE ELSE ORIGINATING A BOOKING.

Spectacular luxury resort home located at the Base of Bald Mt. in the Warm Springs area of Ketchum (Sun Valley, ID). Home is three minute WALK from Warm Springs day Lodge and lifts, and five to ten minute drive from downtown Ketchum and the Sun Valley Lodge complex. Main living spaces and decks look up at the Warm Springs, Greyhawk, Hemingway, and Cozy ski runs. Unobstructed panoramic views in all four directions. Professionally equipped kitchen that can easily prepare meals for up to 20 guests who can all be seated in the spacious dining area. Eight person hot tub and covered kitchen patio area with great views, fireplace, infrared gas heaters, and both natural gas and charcoal grills.

Other Key Features of Our Home: The house construction is wood and steel framed with a stucco exterior and shake shingle roof. The rock inside and outside of the house is moonlight quartzite from a quarry near Challis, Idaho. The home has been designed utilizing half levels throughout the house as opposed to full stories which optimizes the flow and utilization of space. The main living area is comprised of the living room, kitchen, and dining area (including the wet bar) with spectacular views of Bald Mt. through the very large unpaned windows. Various doors in each space open out onto the upper deck, and door in the kitchen leads out to the covered kitchen patio with great views of Bald Mt. where there is a fireplace, two overhead infrared gas heaters, and natural gas and charcoal Weber grills. The mud room is expansive with six different entrances/exits, and the washer/dryer is located in this area. Just outside the kitchen is the mud room landing and pantry with many provisions for the house, a second refrigerator, and ice maker.

Professionally-equipped Kitchen: The kitchen is well-equipped and designed for the production and service of meals to as many as 20 guests. In addition to the Sub-Zero refrigerator and six-burner range, there are two Whirlpool Dishwashers, two Dacor ovens, one Dacor microwave, and two compactors. The kitchen is equipped with ample cooking ware and implements, herbs and seasonings, various basic food condiments, and plentiful quantities of dishware and glassware for large gatherings.

Study/Offices and Multiple Wood-Buring Fireplaces: Two study/offices are located in the Master Bedroom Suite. The first study is also a well-equipped office with scenic northwestern views of Guyer Ridge and the distance slopes of Warm Springs canyon through expansive panoramic windows. The office has a spacious desk which is well-outfitted with all of the necessary desk accessories and office supplies. In addition to the WiFi Internet connection throughout the house, there is an HP All-in-One Printer, Canon Copier, bar refrigerator with ice maker, TV, VCR, and digital cable receiver. The other study is smaller but comfortable and airy with a desk, HP Printer, and TV.

Our home has a total of five wood-burning fireplaces for your enjoyment, comfort, and ambiance located in the living room, master bedroom and family room, common area of the guest quarter, and outdoors on the kitchen patio.

Our home is heated with floor-based radiant heat throughout the main house. The Guest Quarters above the garage is heated with forced air heat. Like most homes in the Wood River Valley, our home does not require or have air conditioning available since it is naturally cooled during the summer months by cross ventilation created by the many windows throughout our home.
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 9500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 20
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely NO SMOKING is allowed under any circumstances....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets generally not allowed; sometimes permitted with prior approval....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    No ramps for wheelchairs and no elevators. All stairways have railings manageable by individuals who use canes or walkers....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 17-20

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

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  • Blue Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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  • Pioneer Room: 1 queen

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  • Elk Room: 1 queen

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  • Yellow Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Two twins can be converted to single king...moreless

  • Canyon Room: 2 twin/ single

    Two twins can be converted to single king....moreless

  • Kids' Space: 2 twin/ single

    Two twin mattresses with linens on carpeted floor....moreless

  • Castle Bedroom: 3 twin/ single

    Bunk bed and one twin....moreless

  • All bedrooms with the exception of the Kids' Space have their own full bathrooms with bath and shower, and one or two sinks. Please note that if desired, it is possible to configure the two twin beds in two of the above bedrooms, the Yellow Bedroom and Canyon Room, into king size beds using a king size mattress in each room on top of the twin bed bottom units....moreless

Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Steam Shower...moreless

  • Yellow Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Blue Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Castle Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Pioneer Room: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Steam Shower...moreless

  • Elk Room: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Canyon Room: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Mud Room: toilet, shower

    Steam Shower...moreless

  • Powder Room: toilet

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  • Each bedroom has its own full bathroom.

Other Amenities

  • Our home is heated with floor-based radiant heat throughout the main house. The Guest Quarters above the garage is heated with forced air heat. Like most homes in the Wood River Valley, our home does not require or have air conditioning available since it is naturally cooled during the summer by cross ventilation created by the many windows throughout our home. Electronic media systems are located in several rooms of the house--living room, guest quarters common area, study, master bedroom, family room. Infrared natural gas heaters are positioned above the entryway into the house as well as over the kitchen patio. They are controlled by timer switches. The driveway/courtyard, decks, and hot tub deck are capable of being heated with a snowmelt system, but we have restricted the usage of this system over the past year due to the cost of natural gas and to conserve energy. As an alternative, we use a snowplowing and shoveling service which is included in the rental expense....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Various books on a variety of subjects....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Monopoly, playing cards, poker chips, other board games and puzzles....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    CD Player/Stereo System in pantry for main living area, in guest quarters common area, in master bedroom, and in office/study....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Only cable TV reception available. Cable DVR in living room....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Two large flat panel TVs, one in living room and one in Guest Quarters common area. Apple TV available....moreless

  • Toys:

    Kids toys downstairs in the family room....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Multiple VCRs/DVD players in living room, guest quarters common area, master bedroom, study/office. Video selection available....moreless

Theme

  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Ketchum with its restaurants and the Sun Valley Lodge complex are only a short 5-10 minute drive from our home....moreless

  • Mountain:

    As noted above, spectacular frontal view of Bald Mt. and the lower-mid ski runs on the Warm Springs side of the mountain, and great views of the surrounding mountains in all other directions....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Home is located at corner of Gates Road and Picabo Street at base of Bald Mt. with spectacular view of all mid-lower Warm Springs ski runs. Umimpeded views in all four directions. Three minute walk to Warm Springs Day Lodge and lifts to top of mountain...moreless

  • Resort:

    Sun Valley Lodge complex is only a short 5-10 minute drive from our home....moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Not ski-in or ski-out, but three minute walk to Warm Springs Day Lodge and lifts to top of mountain....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 20 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access:

    Broadband Internet throughout house through Cox Cable. Hard-wired ethernet connections also available....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Both dryers are in home. Main dryer is off mud room; other is part of stacked washer/dryer unit in guest quarters above garage....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Five woodburning fireplaces including four inside house, and one outside on kitchen patio....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance:

    Unlimited long distance plan on main telephone line....moreless

  • Garage:

    Heated three car garage. Only two garage bays available for parking. Third bay is used for storage of patio/deck furniture during the winter, and bikes....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant heat throughout main part of house and garage. Forced air heating in Guest Quarters....moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi throughout house....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Extra linens are in house for mid-stay housekeeping and linen change services if included and/or desired....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Courtyard/driveway that can accomodate up to ten vehicles....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Telephones throughout home. One line....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Both washers are in home. Main washing machine is off mud room; other is part of stacked washer/dryer unit in Guest Quarters above garage....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless Internet connection available throughout the house....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Four wood burning fireplaces inside house; one wood burning fireplace outside on kitchen patio. All fireplaces equipped with natural gas fire starters....moreless

  • Fax

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Catering services or in-home chefs can be arranged at your expense through contacts we provide. We highly recommend several who have done a number of meals and events in our home....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Two 12-cup programmable Mr. Coffee coffee makers in kitchen. We also have a Keurig coffee maker in the kitchen....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Kitchen fully outfitted in professional manner with variety of cookware and cooking utensils....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Ample supply for up to thirty people....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Two Whirlpool dishwashers....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Sub-Zero and Amana refrigerators have freezer compartments. Two ice makers also in house....moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen has two refrigerators, two Dacor ovens, two Whirlpool dishwashers, two Kitchen-Aide compactors, one Viking gas range with six burners and vent, two coffeemakers, one blender, one Cuisinart, one toaster oven, one toaster, one food mixer, one Dacor microwave....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    One Dacor microwave in kitchen and another in Guest Quarters kitchenette area....moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven:

    See above kitchen description....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Available pantry items include staples, spices, sealed jars and bottles of condiments in refrigerators that vary in type and quantity depending on what renters leave....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Sub-Zero refrigerator in kitchen. Amana refrigerator in pantry. Wine refrigerator in dining area. Small drinks refrigerator on Mud Room Landing outside of kitchen....moreless

  • Stove:

    See above kitchen description....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Various road and mountain bikes available for use with helmets and tire pumps....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered kitchen patio area with infrared natural gas heaters and firepalce just outside kitchen. Deck wraps around main living area. Deck off of Pioneer Room and Master Bedroom....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    (see Kitchen Patio above)...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front lawn can accommodate a regulation size volleyball court....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas grill powered by natural gas connection. Also 22-1/2" Weber charcoal grill....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Outdoor private hot tub that holds eight just outside of Mud Room....moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna:

    One steam shower each in following locations: master bath, guest quarters master bath, and mud room bathroom....moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    Jacuzzi tub in Master Bath and Pioneer Room bathroom in guest quarters....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 WINTER SPECIAL
Mar 27 - Apr 16, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,000
$7,000
2017 Spring Slack
Apr 17 - May 25, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,000
$6,500
2017 Low Summer
May 26 - Jun 22, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,250
$8,000
2017 High Summer
Jun 23 - Sep 4, 2017
4 night min stay
$2,000
$12,500
2017 Fall Slack
Sep 5 - Nov 21, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,250
$8,000
2017 Low Winter
Nov 22 - Dec 14, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,500
$9,500
Christmas/New Years
Dec 15 - Jan 2, 2018
7 night min stay
$4,500
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$1,500
$9,500 $37,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning $450
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Most renters take advantage of the 10% discount by paying in full up front when making their reservation of their plans are relatively firm. If you need to cancel or change your reservation, no refund will be made, but we will give you full credit for the amount you paid up front towards an alternative reservation subject to availability. If you would prefer not to pay in full up front, then you will be paying the full non-discounted rate, and a 50% reservation deposit is required up front with the balance due six months from the start of your stay. If you need to cancel or change your reservation within six months of your stay, no refund will be available unless we are able to book a replacement reservation, and your refund will only to the extent of the amount of the replacement rental up to the amount you paid.

We strongly prefer payment by wire/ACH transfers or PayPal using the "friends and family" payment option if you already have a linked personal checking account. Otherwise, we take credit cards, but we would like to avoid paying the 2.9% transaction fee for Visa/MasterCard, and 3.9% transaction fee for AMEX. We offer a 10% discount if you pay in full up front when booking your reservation.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Friedman Memorial Airport, Hailey, ID
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Grumpy's--Warm Springs Road, Ketchum
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sun Valley Co. Trail Creek
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Idaho State Highway 75
175 Metres
Nearest Ski
Bald Mt.--3 minute WALK

Car: Recommended

Our home is located in the Warm Springs area of Ketchum, Idaho adjacent to Sun Valley, Idaho, one of the premier destination vacation resorts in the world. Ketchum is a two and half hour drive from Boise, or a 45 minute flight from Salt Lake City.

Other Activities: skiing (wallk to lifts)

Golf: Several public and private golf courses are located within 10-20 minutes of our home including the Bigwood Golf Course, Sun Valley Golf Course, Elkhorn Golf Club, and the Valley Club (private) down near Hailey.

Ski: Our home is a short three minute WALK from the Sun Valley Co. Warm Springs Day Lodge and the lifts that take you to mid-mountain and all the way to the top of Bald Mt.

Downtown Ketchum: We're a short 5-10 minute drive from downtown Ketchum and its restaurants and shops, and the Sun Valley Lodge complex and all of its amenities.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Private equity investor and advisor. Fifth generation Californian. Live in the San Francisco Bay area. First started coming to Sun Valley with my wife and family in the mid-1980's. Graduate of University of California at Berkeley in mechanical engineering, and Harvard Business School, and served in the U. S. Navy for four years as a surface warfare officer on two destroyers during the Vietnam War (1968-72), making three deployments to Vietnam.

Why the Owner Chose Ketchum, ID, USA:
Spectacular views in all directions, three minute WALK to the Warm Springs lift and day lodge, 5-10 minute drive to downtown Ketchum and it restaurants and shops, terrific floor plan with 7 bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, and a sleeping alcove and detached eighth bathroom. Our home can sleep 17 in beds assuming there are two each in the three larger beds, and we have aero beds for overflow. Dining area can seat 20 in a single seating, and kitchen is designed for large groups.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Great floor plan and layout. House designed on half levels with wide stairways. We built the house which was finished in early 2002. We are the owners, and we deal with all renters on a personal and direct basis with no rental agent involved. However, we are willing to work with rental agents on referrals, and are willing to pay a 5-10% origination fee on rental revenue for booked rentals. There are very few homes available for rent either in the Warm Springs or River Run neighborhoods, the two main access points for Bald Mt., that can accommodate 17-20 people and is within walking distance of the ski lifts.


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Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

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Photos

  • Front of House Facing Bald Mt. with Substantial Front Lawn

    Front of House Facing Bald Mt. with Substantial Front Lawn

  • Main Living Area-View from Kitchen to Living Room

    Main Living Area-View from Kitchen to Living Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • House is on Left Looking Down Gates Road

    House is on Left Looking Down Gates Road

  • View from Front Deck of Warm Springs Ski Runs on Bald Mt.

    View from Front Deck of Warm Springs Ski Runs on Bald Mt.

  • Northwest View Up Driveway to Gates Road in Winter

    Northwest View Up Driveway to Gates Road in Winter

  • Courtyard Entrance to House with Bald Mt. view

    Courtyard Entrance to House with Bald Mt. view

  • Main Entranceway-Dining Area and Kitchen Beyond

    Main Entranceway-Dining Area and Kitchen Beyond

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Northwest View Up Driveway to Gates Road in Summer

    Northwest View Up Driveway to Gates Road in Summer

  • View of Ski Runs from Kitchen Patio

    View of Ski Runs from Kitchen Patio

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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