Located in the sparsely populated Lake Creek valley neighborhood, our home enjoys proximity to town, just two miles NORTH of Ketchum/Sun Valley, as well as privacy, views, seclusion and open spaces.
You will immediately notice that this is a home, not a "rental." It has loving attention to comfort and feel-good style, with pretty much everything you would find at your own place. The close proximity of both town and nature, combined with the exceptional attributes of the house and the very fair price, make our home an unbeatable choice for those who love Sun Valley.
Sun Valley visitors are nature lovers who crave space, sunshine, views, privacy, dark night skies and room for the dog to roam. They like to be free of commute traffic, congestion and other complexities they're trying to leave behind in cities, and to be close to the river, convenient to hiking, biking and fishing, the incomparable downhill ski facilities, and the world-class cross-country skiing.
Then, they like their accommodations to be NICE - tastefully decorated, fresh, uncluttered, exceptionally clean, fully-equipped, spacious and airy but likewise cozy and comfortable, and with a bathroom for every bedroom, a hottub, an extra living room with extra audio-visual... and of course a big granite kitchen open to everything. Oh, and they like it to be fairly priced.
Well, that's this house... four doors from Governor Schwarzenegger and about a mile from Senator and Theresa Kerry in one of Sun Valley's most desirable and lightly populated NORTH valleys, just two miles from central Ketchum, an easy tra la la on a bike into town for dinner, concert, craft fair, etc. By car it's a quick five minutes to those activities or to park by the lifts in winter. Compare this property to all those agent-represented deals - we understand that you are looking for value!
This 4 bedroom, 4 bath 4,400-sf-house is owned by the retired founder of what was SV's largest private property management company. The house is set up optimally for visitors, offering everything that a vacationer wants to find in a rental property - at the right price and in the right location....
Now, as of the beginning of 2017, a 300sf "sunroom" projects into the wonderful east and south views of Lake Creek and surrounding peaks. The new space provides for a third hospitality/conversation area, one without TV and meant to just enjoy the view and the modern gas log wood stove at the opposite end of the great room from the cozy TV seating area. Thus the finished great room, wide open to the kitchen of course, now extends from light-filled east end to movie-ready west end, with gas log fireplaces on each end and with a glamorous round dining ensemble in the middle. This affords our guests the luxury of choosing between, say, football games or the serenity of the mountain setting and possibility of, for example, watching visiting elk groups in their search for winter shelter. "Office" functions are in a corner of the sunroom, giving those who indulge in work while away the pleasure of the eastern mountain views. The spacious loft area, with audio-visual components as well as exercise mat and weight-lifting bench, we now call the "playroom." It's set up for pursuits such as yoga, meditation, play, puzzles or projects - and there's another desk there too.
The big central kitchen is granite and stainless steel and has been called by some of our guests "the best-equipped kitchen" they've ever rented. It has the equivalent of three ovens, gas stovetop - and even the latest thing: Instant Pot. There's seating at the center isle for cooking "assistants."
Another big advantage of our place is the sleeping arrangements. Four bedrooms, each with their own bath, and each bedroom in its own wing. On the main level, off the entry, is the totally private guest suite, consisting of three rooms (bedroom/bath/sitting area). The suite bedroom has a queen, and the sitting area, with large-screen audio-visual, also has a queen sofa sleeper. The main level guest bedroom has twins that can be kinged and ensuite double-vanity bath with tub/shower. Upstairs there's an identical guest bedroom with twins that can be kinged and a double-vanity full bath with oversized shower. This room is separated from the very large master suite (900sf) by the playroom. The master is airy with hideout sitting areas for quiet time and enjoying the view or perhaps catching a specialty TV event. There's a big walk-in changing area, double vanities, corner jet tub, oversized glass shower, separate WC.
So finally, the house has three separate sitting areas, two gaslog fireplaces, two desks, wifi throughout, an Amazon Echo, and four TVs, all with streaming. The main living room TV is ia 65' curved-screen Ultra High Def 4K Samsung Smart TV (with DVR and sound bar surround system). Externally, there's a 3-car attached garage, decks, private "aurora borealis" hottub, cute playhouse among the aspens, gas BBQ, outdoor summer dining, a huge lawn going down to the creek. .... from the moment you arrive you'll be saying this is just what you were hoping for!
Because Lake Creek flows next to the property, much of the nearby land is remains open, natural, green (or white) and surrounded by nearby mountain peaks.
You won't find this home cluttered with personal stuff. The cabinets and closets are empty and ready for your use! The decorating features art quilts, live plants, wood and color, tiffany-style lighting in the sunroom; the emphasis is on home-style comfort from which to enjoy the incomparable outdoor environment.
The Lake Creek Trailhead, Sun Valley's best mountain biking, hiking, and fishing area, is just down the street. Take the dog for a swim in the river while you cast for catch-and-release whoppers. And in winter the same trailhead begins the pristine grooming of the North Valley Trails for classic and skate skiing. Just five miles up the highway is where the famous Boulder Mountain Trail, with the same amazing grooming, heads north for 35k - doggie trails too! Downhill skiing is in the other direction, just two miles to access either River Run or Warm Springs at Baldy or to park at Dollar Mountain, the absolute beginner area adjacent to SV proper.
WATCH OUT FOR AGENT-REPRESENTED PROPERTIES! You will pay much more for what you get. Be especially aware of location factors. Anything south of Ketchum is in the commute traffic! If our's isn't the right property for you, ask us for guidance or ideas.
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