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Special! Private Hot Tub on Upper Deck- Walk to Town-Soul Pad

Bedrooms 2
Space 960 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Escape to Sun Valley and this soul pad retreat with character. Nestled away near a park so it's quiet (birds sing even in the winter!), yet walking distance to town. Beautiful new maple hardwood floors, granite counter tops, accented with art and treasures from over 20 years of globetrotting.

There is nothing better than your own private hot tub on the upper deck, right off the master bedroom. Your white robes are waiting. You can see the milky way and the Sun Valley firework shows. When was the last time you slept in a waterbed? This ain't your college waterbed, though, as this has waveless baffles and a support floatation mattress on top, and Egyptian cotton 500 ct sheets. Warm and snuggly in the winter, and so comfortable, you won't be able to get out in the morning.

Ok, for a hot tub and morning coffee maybe? There is grass cloth on the ceiling to give the feeling of being in a tropical jungle treehouse. Watch the snow fall on the trees without getting out of bed.

The downstairs bedroom has a private patio for snow entry and covered gear storage if you like. I hope you enjoy my home as much as I do.

Keywords: Condominium

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Thia

I grew up in California, but I fell in love with Ketchum 18 years ago. Living in a place where there are more stars in the sky than city lights, and you can walk/bike everywhere feeds my soul. I live to snowboard and now ski in powder, and in between enjoy hiking, cross country skiing, paragliding, mountain biking, and rollerblading. I'm a world traveling artist/photographer, and have a photography studio/gallery in town where I show my personal work, called Photos Do Not Bend. I also shoot weddings, kids, and family portraits. I love hot springs and hot tubs (who doesn't?), live music, and laughing with friends.

Thia purchased this condo in 2003

Why Thia chose Sun Valley Area

The biggest patch of wilderness right out the back door! So many things I can do without ever getting in a car..... mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, rollerblading on the bike path, summer symphonies & jazz picnics, walk to town, and even close down the bars on a blue moon. Not too many places you can land a para-glider in your back yard. Ketchum has the most amazing sense of community, too. It just takes one person getting hurt, for the whole town to pull together and hold a concert/bake sale/auction to help. I've never seen anything like it.

What makes this condo unique

Enjoy your own private hot tub on the upper deck after skiing! (or maybe with a cup of coffee in the morning?) Great location! Walk to town, but right next door to the large park and the flagship YMCA. Even though it's a condo complex this is a very private unit. Great front yard for the kids to play in the snow, and a private patio on the lower floor for snow entry/gear storage if you like. Beautiful new hardwood floors, granite counter tops, sharp knives, fluffy towels, 600 ct cotton linens, and oversized down comforters. When was the last time you slept in a waterbed? This ain't no college waterbed, as this has waveless baffles and a support flotation mattress on top, with Egyptian cotton linens. Warm and snuggly in the winter - so comfy you won't be able to get out of bed. Ok, maybe for coffee in the hot tub 20 ft away. Plenty of closets, dressers, shelves and hooks for all your things. Hook your computer or ipod up to the surround sound, or go wireless and stream with my Aiport. Free internet and extended cable. My home has treasures from over 20 years of globetrotting - not your run-of-the-mill sun valley rental. I hope you enjoy my home as much as I do.


Ketchum Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • master - toilet , shower
    dowstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 queen , waveless waterbed, with baffles/support/memory foam
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1) Waterbed with waveless baffles, support floatation mattress, Egyptian 400 ct cotton sheets, and down comforter, Double Beds (1) Nice firm mattress (no springs!) with quilt topper, bed bug protector, and thick down comforter. New down pillows.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis


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average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Comfortable and great location.

  • 5 of 5

The Soul Pad was exactly what we were hoping for, comfortable and a great location in a quiet neighborhood. There was a nice spot to relax outside after a day of cycling and a covered patio to store the bikes.

Thia could not have been more accommodating , quick to reply and the special touches to welcome on the table, coffee and even a special ipa. We would not hesitate to stay at the Soul Pad again. Thank you Thia!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the Soul Pad. Our hostess was responsive, accommodating, informative, and gracious. The kitchen is well appointed so we were able to easily cook the meals or go out as we chose. Loved the Jacuzzi after skiing!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Thia is a wonderful host. The place is very comfortable and in a great location. Highly recommend a stay if you are in the area!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cool condo ...

  • 5 of 5

This is a fun, funky condo. Lots of art, lots of culture and abundant character. I was in town for a MTB race and it was the perfect base. Close to downtown, close to the mountains, very close if you're there to ski. I highly recommend it for anyone that is looking for a something out of the ordinary. This is not a bland, cookie cutter condo. If you want the standard boring IKEA furniture populated condo and sameness as your neighbors then you might want to look else where. If you want an excellent host, a cool place to relax and chill this is the place.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

Thia, Thank you for opening your Sole Pad to us. Our stay was very relaxing and enjoyed walking to town or hoping on the bus to ski warm springs. Thank you for the hospitality, can't wait to get back there for the summer fun.


  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week at the soul pad with my girlfriend... soon to be wife and my best friend. We had a great time relaxing, skiing, and cooking for a week which was exactly what we needed. My best friend and I love to cook so having the full kitchen and all the necessary gadgets and utensils was a huge plus. Relaxed nightly in the hot tub after a day of skiing and location is in a very convenient spot. Super close to downtown and right in the middle of all the skiing access. The condo had every amenity that we could possibly need, including towels specifically for the hot spring that is just a few miles down the road; we took advantage of that. Thia was very helpful in recommending places to visit during our stay and if I am ever in the Sun Valley area again I would definitely stay at her condo again.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Hailey (SUN)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Big Wood
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Warm Springs Day Lodge
Car: not necessary

Paraglide off Baldy and land in your backyard! That's right, the park adjacent to the condo is the alternative landing zone for flights of Baldy. The nationals were here last summer, and coming up are the world campionships!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund