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The Exception - Booking now for New Years 2017/18!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Duplex, 4000 sf, 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?

Keywords: Duplex

More Details

Leslie Surta
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Leslie Surta

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.

Leslie Surta purchased this condo in 2003

Why Leslie Surta chose Avon

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.

What makes this condo unique

A quiet location, close knit community and close to great restaurants and shopping.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us use your lovely home. We had a wonderful time! Being big and spacious was very nice! Hope you had a nice holiday!

Thanks again!

The Mobley's
Jan 2004
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Avon Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , double sink, separate toilet room, large walk-in closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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
  • 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 ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Fax machine, Steam Shower, Tennis Court (shared), Dart Board, Indoor Ski racks, Heated Boot Storage, Bikes (with locks), Burley


Enjoying the view from the porch

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jan 14, 2010

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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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

This was my 40th birthday weekend and had all of our favorite friends up for skiing. We love the place. I am a gourmet cook and I love the kitchen. The place had great flow, where I was in the kitchen I could still mingle with all my friends. We look forward to many more times to visit the Exception in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2007
  • Stayed: January 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Lauderdale


  • 5 of 5

Summer vacationers, don't read this! We rented this fabulous property for 10 weeks the summer of 2017 and were sad to return home. The home, the decorating, the facilities, even the neighbors and their dogs were wonderful. I got to know some of the squirrels on a first named basis. The home is on a quiet cul de sac with almost no traffic. Big trees, a pool, a tennis court, and a great hiking trail about 500 yards away make this the perfect vacation home. I used the Jacuzzi inside the garage almost every day. Winter and off-season renters will love this home and its location. Summer renters may find that 2 people from Florida have already rented it for the entire summer.....I hope.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for Families!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed with another family of 6 and there was room for everyone! House is laid out well on four levels. Gameroom was excellent for five younger kids (ages 9-12) to keep them busy and downstairs was excellent place for them all to sleep. Very convenient to Beaver Creek (5 Min), Vail (15 min) and Ski Cooper (45 min). We did all three! Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place for a family trip!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautiful home! There is so much room, absolutely perfect for a family reunion, and so tastefully decorated and furnished. Nice big dining table so everyone can sit together fo dinner, and a great kitchen for cooking! Clean and just as pictured. A very short drive gets you to Beaver Creek, and Vail is close as well. Reasonably priced for such a nice home. The hot tub is nice and big, wished it was outside, but with the door open to the outside, it was fine! The wood burning fireplace is a real plus, since they are hard to find. Nothing beats that!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice place with everything you'd want for a place to stay while spending time with family and friends in the mountains. Everything is very clean and well taken-care of. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: November 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Green Bay, WI

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We visited for a long weekend in January and had a great time. The Surta's home is very comfortable and has all the amenities you would expect at your own home. My adult children joined us and were delighted to even find a high chair for my grandson to use! I've been to Vail many times and would highly recommend this home. We hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2007
  • Stayed: January 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Eagle County Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Beaver Creek
Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.