A Great Vail Value II; Quiet Retreat on Gore Creek
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- Minimum stay:1-6 nights
- Property type:Townhome
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
No matter the season, this quiet, secluded location with trees, mountain views, and the sound of Gore Creek, located only 30 feet off the back deck, will fill the bill for your next vacation. You can ski any of the 11 Colorado resorts (Vail, Beaver Creek, Copper Mt., Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Steamboat Springs, Aspen's three mountains, and Ski Cooper) and still drive home for the night to a cozy fire and comfortable king-size beds.
This is a property with only 38 townhomes, many of which are lived in by full-time residents. The covered bus stop for the free Town of Vail shuttle is only a two-minute level walk from the front door. (The pool house hot tub is even closer!) A three-minute ride gets you to the Cascade Ski Lift (a quick and easy place to start and/or end your ski day); ride a little longer and get off at Lionshead or the Vail Transportation Center and Vail Village itself, offering all of the shopping, eating, and fun places that only Vail can offer.
If you choose, however, to stay in, you will also be content. Upon entering, you will know immediately that this is a premium unit. Being an end unit means that most days, natural sunlight fills this home. From the first view of the antler chandelier to the custom made natural wood bedroom furniture, you experience a 'mountain home' feeling. Owners intend to retire here themselves, so great care has gone into choices such as furniture, artwork, and window coverings. A modern kitchen, replete with all of the cooking and serving items you should need, opens onto a dining area furnished with a dining table that seats six (a chair can be added for a seventh person), and a unique wooden sideboard. The wood-burning fireplace is a centerpiece for a spacious and comfortable living area. There is plenty of seating space, but two comfortable leather recliner/rockers will quickly become favorites while reading, watching television on a big-screen high-definition television, or just watching Gore Creek flow by off the back deck. In the summer, enjoy the large deck in comfortable deck furniture and cook meals outside on a convenient gas grill (grill relocated to home's front sunny, covered area during winter). A powder room and large utility room with full-size washer and dryer complete the downstairs. Go upstairs and find yourself in a lovely sitting/television area that can transform into a third bedroom if needed. The day bed, constructed specifically for this room, can, with the trundle, either make out to a king size bed or two twins. An antique armoire in this room makes a great place to unpack your bags. In the back bedroom, you will immediately be drawn to the view from a wall of windows overlooking Gore Creek; crack one of the casement windows open to hear the stream quietly running all night long. This is an especially large bedroom as it has been remodeled to include the upstairs deck space that was once there. The front bedroom has the advantage of being 'ensuite,' with its own private full bathroom. There are two full bathrooms upstairs, with excellent large soaking tubs and modern showerheads. Bars have been installed in the tubs to aid in getting in and out if needed. All three bedroom areas have their own flat-screen TVs; the center area also has a VCR/DVD player.
In the winter, walk or take the free shuttle to the Safeway or City Market; other seasons, you may choose to walk or bicycle. The townhome is a three to four minute walk to the Vail Recreation Trail, a fun path where walkers, runners, and bikers can enjoy a trip into Vail along beautiful Gore Creek. Bikers may choose to ride all the way to Avon or over Vail Pass to Copper Mt., Dillon, or Breckenridge for a good workout. The outdoor pool is seasonal, but the enclosed hot tub is year-round and only a one-minute walk across the parking lot.
Rates are lower for this unit due to owner management. Owner management is visible throughout the home in a personalized, cozy environment, rather than a sterile cookie-cutter appearance. Signature furniture pieces, personal artwork, and luxurious bathrooms all point to ownership who also enjoy their visits here!
Please, no smoking and no pets.
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Member since: 2007
- On floor 1
- 1380 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
- Middle area between bedrooms is an open-area den with daybed w/trundle that can be made into two single beds or pushed together for a king. The ceiling is vaulted and the floor-to-ceiling windows have attractive wooden blackout blinds. The second upstairs full bath opens off of this area. The room has an antique wardrobe for clothing, chair, reading lamp, flat screen TV and a DVD player....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Early Ski Season
Nov 18 - Dec 18, 2016
3 night min stay
Holiday Ski Season
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2017
6 night min stay
Jan 3 - Feb 10, 2017
3 night min stay
Prime Ski Season
Feb 11 - Mar 24, 2017
3 night min stay
Spring Ski Season
Mar 25 - Apr 16, 2017
3 night min stay
Apr 17 - Jun 1, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 2 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $140
- Tax Rate 9.8%
REDUCED RATES: Contact owners for reduced rates for stays of 2, 3 and 4+ weeks. NO TAX on stays of 30 or more nights. Longer stays require final balance be paid earlier. Date for full refund for cancellations will match final balance payment due date.
NO SMOKING, NO PETS ALLOWED $450. per Violation Minimum, $500 refundable security/damage deposit may be required, depending on rental history and form of payment. Credit card information remains on file for security/damage deposit.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund minus our costs, i.e. minus the 2% of amount charged to date that we have paid for credit card processing (no loss if paid by check), if cancellation is made 1 month or greater before beginning of stay, 2 months for Holiday Ski Season and stays of 10-20 nights and final balance due date for stays of 3+ weeks. Cancellations made after balance-due date, you will be refunded funds collected from rerenting cancelled nights minus any loss we incur, i.e. our costs for special feature advertising (filling unit on short notice), loss of rental income by having to offer property at a special rate. Town of Vail Sales Tax Account #3618
25% deposit required upon booking to reserve property. Balance due at least 1 month prior to stay, 2 months if Holiday Ski Season nights or stay is 10-20 nts, longer for 3+ weeks. No 9.8% tax if stay is 30+ nights. Major credit cards/PayPal/personal checks accepted. PayPal add 1%, Am. Expr 2%. NOTE: Damage/abuse/misuse of property above normal wear and tear is financial responsibility of guests.
Owner's cancellation policy:
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Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: Jim first fell in love with Colorado as a cadet at the Air Force Academy in the 1970s. He brought Signe, a Baylor graduate and high school teacher, here before they married in 1976. After seven years in the USAF, Jim separated from the Air Force and went to work as an airline pilot. When we realized that we always wanted our three sons to want to go on vacation with us, it seemed the ideal move to buy a vacation home in Vail. It was the right decision. The boys loved Vail as children, and now as grown men with families and friends, it is our favorite place to congregate as a family!
Why the Owner Chose West Vail, Vail, CO, USA:
We purchased Ptarmigan Townhome #15 (vrbo 118805) in 1990 and have enjoyed it ever since then as a place for ourselves and our friends as well as a vacation rental. From the very beginning, we knew that if #16 ever went on the market, we were interested. It was an end unit, therefore having more windows and receiving more light than interior units. It had been owned by a Vail/Beaver Creek builder and he and his wife had remodeled it and in doing so, given it a uniqueness. When it went on the market in the summer of 2013, we moved quickly to purchase it. Then we began to add our own touches to the property with furnishings that spoke to us -- signature pieces that reminded us of the Colorado mountains and our home. We intend to live in Unit #16 when Jim retires from the airlines.
The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
We have loved Unit #15 (vrbo 118805) for over 20 years, but at times have needed more space for extended family and friends. Having Unit #16 makes it possible for us, as well as guests, to enjoy the mountains in larger groups and be right next door to one another. We have furnished #16 together with furniture built specifically for the home and signature one-of-a-kind pieces. Each room is special to us; and we believe that you will feel the love and care that we feel for and have put into this home. Lastly, being located on Gore Creek always makes for beautiful views, no matter the season.
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Cozy den with wood-burning fireplace.
View of den and Gore Creek
Fully equipped kitchen and dining area
Full-size refrigerator/freezer and numerous small appliances
Large utility room, full-size washer/dryer. Bench for donning boots.
Front bedroom, TV and private bath.
Large creekside bedroom; all upstairs rooms have TVs
Creekside bedroom with king-size bed, vaulted ceiling and wooden beams.
Center sitting/sleeping area, TV, DVD. Trundle, antique wardrobe
Front entrance, bench on the sunny south side. 1 parking spot in front of unit, 1 parking spot on other side of lot.
Summer on the back deck, looking up Gore Creek
Summer pool open from Memorial Day to mid-Sept.
Den view of Gore Creek after an early snow. End unit has windows on three sides.
Den view with hi-def flatscreen, fireplace, two leather chairs
Fully-equipped kitchen,dishwasher,double sinks,electric range,oven and microwave
Downstairs powder room
Front bedroom, king-size bed, vaulted ceiling with beams.
Front bedroom private bath, soaking tub.
Creekside bedroom with wall of casement windows, view after a snow.
Creekside bedroom, closets (with 1 roll-away single), Colorado chest-of-drawers.
Middle-area den trundle bed makes into a king or two twin beds. 2nd bath attached
Summer deck with gas grill, 2 rockers, table and chairs.
View looking down Gore Creek from the back deck
Year-round hottub in the poolhouse with shower and restroom facilities
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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