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Last updated: 02/07/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7-30 nights
  • Sleeps:13
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

About the Property

Condo, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-13)

Available for a vacation week, month, or longer (no short term stays), and just 15 minutes from the world class resort of Vail, 5 from Beaver Creek and Arrowhead, Unit 1 at the Exception is one of the area's beautiful properties. You have waited a long time for your vacation - make it a special one here! Located within a small enclave of homes, The Exception is unique to the Eagle-Vail area. Perfect any time of year, luxury and convenience are provided in each room of this Quad Level home.

With 4000 square feet of living space, 4 spacious bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and a loft we can comfortably accommodate 12-13 people. Ideal for gatherings of all kinds; family reunions, a friends ski vacation or a corporate retreat. In the summer, swim in the outdoor pool or play a game of tennis or basketball on the outdoor court. Head out for a picnic, climb a mountain from your front door, golf or fish - there's no end to the possibilities. After an energetic winter day of skiing or snowboarding, relax in our private Hot Springs Spa. Entertain family and friends in the warm and inviting atmosphere. Light a fire in the fireplace, cook a gourmet meal in the fully stocked kitchen and enjoy the company of the ones you love.

The Main Floor has 10' ceilings with exposed beams and is decorated in a Western Contemporary style. The large living room area is centered on the wood burning stone fireplace, giving warmth to all your end of the day activities. Sink into the comfortable furnishings and relax by the fire, or watch your favorite TV show or movie. Just around the corner is a fully equipped gourmet kitchen which includes granite slab countertops, top of the line stainless appliances, all essential cookware and serving items, dishes and utensils included. A breakfast island (seats 3) followed by a tremendous dining room table (seats 8) enhances the flow of larger gatherings. For those who prefer to grill outdoors, you may step out on the wrap-around deck and prepare the evening meal on the natural gas grill. Also on this level is a family game area, two closets, a laundry room, a half bath, and an enclosed 6 person Hot Springs Spa with 32 jets w/Comfort Control system. Heated storage for skis, boots, wet clothing, packs, and all your outdoor equipment needs is conveniently located in the garage.

The master suite has a vaulted ceiling with oversized windows, beautiful views, a seating area and marble coffee table - an ideal spot to enjoy your morning coffee. It has a king-size bed, a generous walk-in closet/dressing room and bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and separate steam shower. The second bedroom on this level also sports a vaulted ceiling and magnificent southerly views, private full bath, queen size bed and a walk-in closet. The third bedroom located on the upper level has a queen size bed, full bathroom and ample closet space.

For additional guests, a loft with a full size bed is accessible from the upper level. It has a private stairwell and its own door. A great place to get away from it all - especially for kids!

The lower level is greatly appreciated by the younger crowd for its recreation area (pool table, dart board) and an additional generously sized living room space which includes a large screen TV/VCR/DVD plus stereo with surround sound. A walkout patio is just outside the sliding glass doors. The bunkroom adjacent to the living room has (2) sets of bunk beds (twins) and a twin size trundle bed. A full bathroom supports this level and is complete with linens, towels, and paper goods. A large walk-in closet and two 6 drawer dressers will accommodate all your gear.

Just in case you need to conduct business while on your visit here, office space complete with computer, high speed digital cable Internet as well as wireless access, and a printer/fax machine are available for your use. We hope this area, while an amenity, does not get much use. You're on vacation, remember?

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Member since: 2003

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/07/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 4000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 13
  • Children Welcome:

    Awesome lower level for kids/teens....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 12-13

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Loft: 1 double


  • bunk room: 5 twin/ single


  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) Each Queen Bedroom has its own private full bathroom, Double Beds (1) Located in the Loft, Twin or Single Beds (1) This is an additional trundle in the Bunk Room , Bunk Beds (2) These are located in the Bunk Room ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    double sink, separate toilet room, large walk-in closet...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet


Other Amenities

  • Fax machine, Steam Shower, Tennis Court (shared), Dart Board, Indoor Ski racks, Heated Boot Storage, Bikes (with locks), Burley...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    (2) Many PG and PG13 movies as well as some R...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 13 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    We also provide towels for the hot springs spa....moreless

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

    Additional lot for 2 cars available w/a short walk....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    log on from anywhere in the house...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet kitchen with all Stainless Appliances. Full supply of cookware....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    2 available for your use. Burley also....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Local to Eagle/Vail golf course....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Located on deck...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Close to Vail and Beaver Creek...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Just across driveway - private tennis/basketball court....moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Outdoor pool is open Memorial day to Labor day...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    6 Person Private Spa...moreless

  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Jetted Tub:

    Located in Master Bathroom...moreless

Building Type

  • House


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from 12 traveler reviews
Enjoying the view from the porch 01/14/2010

VRBO Bear stayed here:

The scenic drive to Eagle-Vail was breathtaking. The Rocky Mountains, dusted with fresh snow, was a scenic sneak peek of a glorious weekend getaway. I was equally impressed by the ideal location of this lovely home. It was perfectly nestled in a charming neighborhood on the outskirt of Beaver Creek, surrounded by majestic pine trees.

My stay in “The Exception” provided the ideal winter wonderland retreat! Each room featured large windows with fabulous mountain views. This exclusive home was spaciously spread out on four levels, perfect for accommodating large families or groups. Each of the three bedrooms on the third floor had its own full bathroom, including a steam shower and Jacuzzi tub in the master bath (what a treat!). Additional bedrooms were available in the upper loft and on the lower level, both providing adequate privacy. The well-equipped kitchen and a roomy dining room made cooking and eating in enjoyable. To have a perfect end to a perfect day, I soaked in the luxurious, private “Hot Springs” spa.

There are many activities guests can enjoy during their stay. Hit the slopes at one of the prestigious ski resorts just minutes away, explore the open terrain on cross county skis or snowshoes, or ice skate at the local rink. If outdoor adventure is not your forte, you will be content inside this delightful home. Read a good book by the beautiful stone wood fireplace, play a game of pool or watch a movie on the comfy couches in the recreation room. There is even a computer and a WiFi connection for those who need to connect with the outside world!

This home is also perfect for a summer getaway. There’s a garage equipped with mountain bikes, a “Burley” bike trailer to pull the little ones, tennis rackets as well as towels for drying off after a refreshing dip in the outdoor community pool. Plus, hiking and biking the Eagle Creek trail is a fabulous way to enjoy the Colorado Rockies!

You will enjoy your stay at “The Exception” as I did on this trip to Beaver Creek. There are plenty of activities to enjoy or if you come to relax, you are guaranteed to feel rejuvenated when you leave!

The VRBO Bear

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 12 - Apr 15, 2017
7 night min stay

May 1 - Aug 31, 2017
30 night min stay

Sep 2 - Nov 11, 2017
7 night min stay

Dec 16 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

$750.00 security deposit required. Payment in full expected 60 days in advance of stay. 90 days if stay falls between 12/15 and 1/5.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 02/07/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Eagle County Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
Beaver Creek

Car: Recommended

High Altitude Sports Training, Skateboarding, Golf, Whitewater Rafting, Tennis, Swimming, Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, Running, Hiking, Camping


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Craig and Leslie Surta. We also own this unit with Craig's brother Todd. We love to vacation in the mountains and so chose to find a place where we could stay with our combined families which sometimes total 13 people. We live in the Chicago area and love to travel, ski, boat and scuba dive.

Why the Owner Chose Avon, CO, USA:
We are a family of skiers, so the location between Vail and Beaver Creek was ideal. The location is also perfect for summer activities like mountain biking, golfing, hiking and exploring the local area. The Vail Valley Foundation has a wonderful summer program with the Vilar center which includes performing arts of all kinds. Musicians, film, and even culinary delights are present in the valley.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
A quiet location, close knit community and close to great restaurants and shopping.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/07/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Living Room with Fireplace

    Living Room with Fireplace

  • Front Door

    Front Door

  • Fly Fishing in Gore Creek

    Fly Fishing in Gore Creek

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • Loft


  • Gourmet Kitchen

    Gourmet Kitchen

  • Hot Springs Spa

    Hot Springs Spa

  • The sleigh ride to Beano's Cabin provides a gorgeous sunset!

    The sleigh ride to Beano's Cabin provides a gorgeous sunset!

  • At the GoPro games in Vail 2014

    At the GoPro games in Vail 2014

  • GoPro Games 2014

    GoPro Games 2014

  • Aspens in summertime!

    Aspens in summertime!

  • Dining Room/Kitchen

    Dining Room/Kitchen

  • Living Room/Rec-Additional dining table

    Living Room/Rec-Additional dining table

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • 1/2 of Bunk Room

    1/2 of Bunk Room

  • Billiard Table - Rec Room

    Billiard Table - Rec Room

  • Scoring a snowcat ride

    Scoring a snowcat ride

  • Golfing is another fantastic pastime with Aspens ablaze.

    Golfing is another fantastic pastime with Aspens ablaze.

  • GoPro Games 2014

    GoPro Games 2014

  • Slackline - Vail GoPro games 2014

    Slackline - Vail GoPro games 2014

  • New Years Eve Fireworks from the deck at Splendido in Beaver Creek

    New Years Eve Fireworks from the deck at Splendido in Beaver Creek

VRBO #30016

This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 18, 2017

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