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Delightful Condo, Ideal Location, Fabulous View, Free Shuttle!"""

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)


No matter what the reason, or the season, everything you come to Sun Valley for are all just a few steps away or a short ride on the free bus that stops just a few steps from your door when you choose this condo.

Located in Warm Springs, the most beloved neighborhood in the Sun Valley/Ketchum area, you will be just a few blocks from Ernest Hemingway's final and most cherished home. Hemingway chose Warm Springs for many reasons, but most of all because it is at the nexus between the the cultural amenities of a World-Class Resort and the Wild, Natural Beauty of Idaho that he so loved. This very clean, extremely comfortable, and exceptionally appealing condo is located at the very heart of all the best that Warm Springs, Ketchum, and Sun Valley has to offer.

LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! (It just doesn’t get any better than this!)

SKIERS WILL LOVE being able to just cross the street, step on a bus, and be dropped off within a few steps of the fastest lift to the top of Bald Mountain in just four minutes. So close, yet just far enough away to be out of the reach of Baldy's chilly shadow and the irritating, night-long, roar of snow-making and grooming machines.

SUMMER HIKERS AND BIKERS will be blessed with virtually unlimited trails within the spectacular Sawtooth National Forest just a block away, as well as 78 acres of gorgeous open space bordered on one side by Bald Mountain and a beautiful trout stream on the other. Plus, the 38-mile-long Wood River paved bike/pedestrian path is just out front.

DO YOU THRIVE ON DINING, SHOPPING, ART, golf, night-life, fitness, and cultural events? From here you can walk or take a short bus ride to within a block or two of most restaurants, shops, galleries, golf courses, the fabulous new Wood River YMCA, as well as the many cultural events that take place throughout the year, all without the stress of dealing with traffic or parking hassles.

WHAT EVER YOU VISIT SUN VALLEY FOR it's all nearby and easy to get to even without a car when you stay at this convenient and centrally-located, yet peaceful and relaxing condo!


An open floor plan with walls of windows and high, sloping ceilings give a spacious, bright, and cheerful feeling by day. By night it has a cozy and romantic atmosphere with a real wood-burning fireplace as the focal point of the living room. You'll feel right at home with its charming and tasteful decor and extremely comfortable furnishings.


Nestled in the treetops, above all nearby residences, you'll enjoy total privacy as well as expansive views of breath-taking mountain scenery whether inside the condo or out on its huge, comfortably furnished private balcony. The extended roof line keeps the balcony, as well as the private walkway to the street, protected from rain, snow, and ice for year-round comfort and safety. Stretch out and relax on the cushioned deck furniture in cool shaded comfort during summer or bask in the soothing warmth of the sun in winter.


The well-designed and fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher make culinary creation and clean-up a breeze. There's also a wonderful gas BBQ on the deck. Easily prepare a home-cooked meal or have one delivered from one of the many excellent restaurants and then enjoy it with a view and ambiance that can't be out-done by the best restaurants in town.


The bedroom is handsomely furnished in solid oak with plenty of drawers and a luxurious new memory-foam queen mattress that will ensure a restful ending to your fun-filled days. The immaculate bathroom is well-stocked with towels, plus a hairdryer.


Although it enjoys an ideal top-floor-corner location, access to this condo is just as easy as a ground-floor unit. No hassles with stairs or elevators because the building is built into a hillside with private parking, a bus stop, and a multitude of recreational opportunities just a few steps away without flights of stairs to climb.


You can easily walk or pedal into town, or just hop on the bus that stops in front of the building every 15-30 minutes and will get you within a block or two of all the most popular places and events you'll want to get to in the Wood River Valley. The buses are modern and comfortable and will get you anywhere in the Sun Valley/Ketchum area in less time than it would take you to drive and park, or even walk, from most in-town locations. All the buses have bike- and ski-racks so you can mix your transportation modes, if you like. No rental car expense, scraping windshields, parking hassles, or designated driver necessary; but if you want to explore further than your two feet or our excellent bus system will take you, a rental car can be delivered right to your door whenever you need it.


The cleanliness and quality of this condominium will please even the most discerning guests. Smoking is not permitted and we accept only clean, well-behaved pets and conscientious pet-owners. To ensure that our guests respect our property and policies, we require a security deposit and a signed rental agreement.


on a rental property that has no or only so-so ratings and reviews, or unverifiable owner-submitted reviews. You are assured of a highly enjoyable rental experience when you book this condo since it has one of the best reputations among Sun Valley's many rental offerings with 9 years' worth of solid 5-star ratings and rave reviews from genuine, VRBO-certified guests. Ernest Hemingway could afford to live in the best of all places and now you can, too, because our rates are so reasonable for what you get. Our tourist seasons are usually fully booked, so get your reservation in early!

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More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Lestia

'Not Rich, Just Lucky!'

Lestia and her two better halves, Freddie the dog and Buzzy the horse, spend most of their time on their rustic and remote horse ranch about 20 miles northeast of Sun Valley, but enjoy spending time in town, too. The condo is ideal for this mixed-species family since it is close to all the amenities of town for Lestia, a corral for Buzzy, plus mountain trails, meadows, and streams nearby where Freddie, Buzzy, and Lestia can all play and gallivant to their heart's content.

Lestia purchased this condo in 1999

Why Lestia chose Ketchum

I spent years looking for just the right place to buy in the Sun Valley/Ketchum area. The location of this condo has the perfect balance between access to in-town amenities, ski lifts, public transportation, and an abundance of recreational opportunities all within easy walking distance. Plus its location on the top floor corner with a huge balcony and gorgeous views just can't be beat. All this at a price that is so affordable!

What makes this condo unique

The balcony is what sets this condo apart from all others. It is larger and has a better view than most of the multi-million dollar condos in the area. And it is so comfortable, like an extension of the living room with outdoor carpeting, cushioned furniture, plenty of winter sunshine, or summer shade. It's a great spot to have wine and snacks after a day of skiing, hiking, horseback riding, or whatever activities you might enjoy. Another unique feature of the property is that you can walk directly from my condo on the top floor to the street without climbing stairs or using elevators. This is possible because the building was built into the side of a hill that is as high as the top floor. A covered, elevated walkway extends from my door to the opposite side of the building and the street where private parking and a bus stop are just steps away. Incredibly convenient!


Ketchum Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet hours between 10pm-7am Pets are not permitted on furnishings. Skis, bicycles, and footwear with cleats are not permitted inside condo.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower over tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Luxurious new Memory-Foam mattress
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Laundry, maid, firewood delivery, and concierge services for an additional charge.


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(43 traveler reviews)

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Delightful Condo, Ideal Location, Fabulous View, Free Shuttle!
average rating of 4.837209 based on 43 reviews

COZY ... it doesn't get any better than that!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, John, and our little Cardigan Welsh corgi, Brynllyn, and I were charmed from the moment we opened the door to enter what would be our winter wonderland home for the week. On the days we didn't drive the two or three minutes to the lodge to catch the first chair up, our mornings were spent drinking coffee at the table, captured by the view of the snowy, tree-covered mountains. Many little necessities were provided in the kitchen ... a whole array of spices, salt and pepper shakers, cooking oil, brown sugar, etc. There were plenty of pots and pans and dishes and glasses and mixing bowls ... anything you'd need to prepare a wonderful meal, or even bake, if one were so inclined. There were plenty of nice hangers in the closets (a first)! The bed was comfortable and cozy. A special sheet was provided to cover the couch or loveseat or bed so that Brynllyn didn't get hair all over. He was particularly delighted to find a bowl of fresh water waiting for him when we arrived. We hope to return to this wonderland next year, most likely for TWO weeks!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to host the two of you and your adorable fur-baby. You will always be welcomed back!
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Perfect place for two, close to skiing or hiking and town.

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice time in Ketchum. The condo is in a quiet area with great walking access to town or short drive to world class hiking and skiing. All the amenities are included, with a great outdoor area to enjoy the weather and views of the mountain.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idaho Falls

2001 warmsprings rd

  • 4 of 5

Very nice and easly accessible. A few items that were negative, screen door bent and wont lock, sliding glass door modified and does not lock, sticky kitchen floors and counters. Nothinf of significance but could be improved. Would rent again if available.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place. She was very responsive.

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unit was great. Exterior of other units could use some clean up but other than that, it was fine.

  • 4 of 5

Great location, nice deck, Sun Valley/ Ketchum area is awesome. It was great dealing with Lestia, excellent communication, very accommodating, thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay, fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

I had a lovely stay. Lestia is most gracious. I'm admittedly a high-maintenance traveler. The condo is very comfortable, has a great private, mountain view. It's relatively quiet (top floor of small building). The free public bus gets you to the slopes in under five minutes or to town in the same amount. Bathroom isn't Ritz-Carlton but gets the job done. Kitchen is spacious enough for cooking. Lestia was able to accommodate travel snafus, which I most appreciated.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pioneer Saloon - the best bar in town!
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
BigWood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Idaho State Highway 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sawtooth Club
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Bald Mountain, Sun Valley's premier ski mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Bridge to Warm Springs Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Warm Springs Lodge and Lifts
Nearest Point of Interest
Pioneer Saloon
Nearest Point of Interest
Sawtooth Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Heidelberg Trailhead
Nearest Point of Interest
YMCA of Wood River Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Atkinson's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
The Kneadery
Nearest Point of Interest
River Run
Nearest Point of Interest
Dollar Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Sun Valley Lodge and Village
Car: not necessary

Hiking/biking/snowshoeing trails all within a block. Downhill skiing is a 4-minute ride on the free and comfortable bus service that will also take you anywhere you are likely to want to go in the Ketchum/Sun Valley area. All restaurants, shops, events, winter and summer recreation and local attractions are within a short walk or bus ride. Just down the street is the fabulous new Wood River YMCA with gym, pools, spas, steam room, climbing wall, yoga, and much more! No location in the Sun Valley area is more central to all the amenities and recreational opportunities that the area has to offer!




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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