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Fantastic family getaway at Base Of the Mountains close to the slopes

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,720 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bed 4 Bath Mountain Home, Fireplace, Private Hot Tub, Short Walk to Bus Stop

Updated in Feb 2018:

Continued remodeling of kitchen, bathrooms, and recreation room in the basement. Hope you all enjoy as much as we do!

April 2018:

The house will be available for long term rental after the ski season in complete. If you are interested please contact owner.

Updated in 2017:

While on our annual family ski vacation we decided to remodel the house and make some upgrades to the kitchen and throughout the house. New in January are granite counter tops, new stainless steel refrigerator and stove / oven. Since we love to make smoothies and juices we purchased a high speed gourmet Blender by Blendtech. I have also really been into soups and purchased an Instapot electric pressure cooker for the vacation house (I have one at home and LOVE it) might find it useful and helpful as you throw ingredients together and have the soup ready when you get home from skiing. Some of the other new things that we have done is added a mudroom since all the coats, helmets, ski boots, and accessories needed an organized place to hang. We have refreshed all linens, rugs, new furniture and parlor sport games in the house. Enjoy!

Top 5 Important Things To Know:

1. Convenient location, 8 mile drive to slopes,.

2. Walk to Ski Shuttle

3. Private hot tub.

4. Spacious home with pool table, ping pong, darts,

5. New Kitchen updated in 2017


Get ready for the ulitmate ski vacation house. We purchased this house in 2006. My husband is a ski prima donna and cares about ski location, he loves Alta. I am a 'ski enthusiast' by marriage and care about comfort and convenience. We found this gem of a vacation house which has the best of both worlds and is close to all of our favorite ski resorts Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton.

Top Ten Reasons Why We (and others) love this place:

1. Location tops the list. We are approximately 7 miles away or 20 minutes away from all four major ski resorts. I need to mention the location is really strategic for some skiers because often times in the ski season, Alta and Snowbird will get enough snow that they occasionally are forced to close down the road for several hours due to Avalanche control. On these days, we make a right out of the community and ski Solitude or Brighton which is nearly the same distance, it's really cool. You are located conveniently between 4 of Utah's best ski resorts.

2. Don't want to drive the car to the ski resort? It's easy enough to take the Ski shuttle bus which is steps away from the house and cost only a few bucks. My husband's ski 'thing' is that he has to wake up at the crack of dawn to be one of the first on the mountain to make fresh tracks on the snow. Me? Forget about it, I need to have my toasted english muffin and coffee, then I'll get in the car, put some chapstick on and meet him at the resort at my leisurely pace. This is a win win situation and everyone is happy, hooray!! The shuttle takes about 20 mins to get up the mountain and drops you off right at the slopes.

3. Private Garage. Remote control access to your own private garage that fits two full size vehicles. It may not seem like a big deal, but when it's snowing and you have already spent several hours in the snow, it's nice to click that button, drive straight in, close the garage door, and walk straight into the dry warmth of the house. It's a bonus not having to trek through the snow and park in a communal garage or on the street.

4. At the end of a powder ski day the only thing that any skier cares about is slipping into a comfy warm bed. The bed configuration is as follows:

Bedroom 1: One king - sleeps two (posture pedic mattress)

Bedroom 2: One Queen - sleeps two

Bedroom 3: Two Queens - sleeps four

Bedroom 4: Four Twins (trundle bed) - sleeps four

House is designed to comfortably sleep 8.

5. Enjoy a glass of wine in front a warm and toasty fire place.

6. Laundry room located inside the house on the 2nd floor. Helpful for families with little ones or longer stays. We have laundry detergent available.

7. Entertain or cook your own gourmet meals in a fully-equipped kitchen. Everything from wine glasses, champagne flutes, coffee mugs for hot cocoa, pots and pans, utensils, tea kettle, tumblers, coffee pot, microwave, slow cooker crock pot, dishes etc...

8. Lots of space and lots of comfort equals good vacation. Enjoy nearly 3000 square feet of vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors. Plenty of room for the children to run around, play, and make lots of noise, especially in the 4th bedroom / recreation area. This home has a lot personal charm and is fully furnished with everything that you will need.

9. Complimentary hi-speed internet

10. Apres-Ski wouldn't be complete with out the ability to soak in a private jacuzzi with friends and family. This is a 5 person jetted hot tub and is located outside at the back of the house. Alternatively, you can take a quiet and relaxing bubble bath in the jacuzzi tub located in the masterbath.

The great thing about vacations is that you get to spend time with the people that matter most doing the things that you enjoy. The bummer about vacations is that they are always too short of a time span. Make your vacation arrangements in a fun, comfortable and convenient place. If our ski house sounds perfect for you and your family or friends, please email or give a call.

We would love to have you as our guest!

More Details

Au-Co Mai
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Au-Co Mai

I love playing the guitar, hanging out with family and friends, cooking and gardening.

Au-Co Mai purchased this townhome in 2005

Why Au-Co Mai chose Salt Lake City

LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! For the best powder conditions in the US, you have go to Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, and Brighton. An easy 8 mile drive. Make a left from the neighborhood, another left up the mountain and VOILA!!! You are ready for a powder play ground.

What makes this townhome unique

We are conveniently located by SKI BUS SHUTTLE which is an easy peasy 3 minute walk. See

The house is super spacious, private, quiet, and feels really cozy. While I need my space during down time, it's the perfect house for entertaining and hanging out with friends. Also bought a new hot tub and the basement is perfect for hanging out playing billards. It's my favorite place to get away during the winter.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a really nice time. The condo was perfect for the number of people we had in our party. Our kids (myself included) enjoyed the game room and the hot tub was wonderful. The weather was perfect, both at the condo and on the mountain. You do a great job making sure your guests have all the information and amenities they need to have an enjoyable stay.

Thanks again,

Mar 2009
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Salt Lake City Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2720 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
Slow Cooker / Crock Pot, Ipod Player Boombox


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Fantastic family getaway at Base Of the Mountains close to the slopes
average rating of 4.6538463 based on 34 reviews

Great place in between the canyons

  • 5 of 5

The house really worked for us. It is clean and has ample space. The location is right between the cottonwood canyons. Quiet neighborhood. Hot tub is a plus. Game room was a bonus. Would definitely stay there again. Au-Co Mai is very responsive and was a great host.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful property & host!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property at great location and with great amenities. Very professional and welcoming host!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good value property for staying in Cottonwood Heights

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with five other friends for a ski vacation. The property is located about 20 minutes away from Alta/Snowbird. It was an easy drive to the mountains. The townhouse is nice and well-maintained, and it comfortably slept all of us. There is a property manager who can assist you if you need anything. The cable wasn't working when we arrived and the property manager came the next day to fix it, which was nice. The kitchen worked great, as did the hot tub and outdoor grill. Overall, would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to the slopes, has everything you need. Owner easy to work with.

  • 4 of 5

Unless you are staying at the ski resort, you can't get a place more convenient than this one! Getting to shopping, restaurants and ski shops was very easy. The place itself is fine. It's not top of the line, but you are not paying a top of the line price. There are some cosmetic things that could be fixed, but everything is functional and the kitchen is well-equipped. There wasn't anything that we needed, but couldn't find. We used the hot tub each night and loved it. Also played pool and ping pong, so that was a big plus. Lots of bathrooms, so that's convenient as well. Being able to use the garage was a huge plus as we saw the street parkers scraping the ice off their windshields in the morning. The owner was very easy to work with and she responded quickly to all our inquiries (and there were several). We had expected to bring my sister's boyfriend and dog, but at the last minute they were not able to attend. The owner was great about getting us a refund of the $200 pet fee even though it took some figuring out to get it done through the website. We were very appreciative of her efforts!! We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable accommodations and a great location

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 8 stayed for 6 nights. The house was clean and the appliances and hot tub worked fine. There were plenty of hooks and ample bench space in the mudroom to dry out wet ski clothes at end of the day. The location is great, between the entrances of Big and Little Cottonwood. Grocery stores and other essentials are close by. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Would not recommend

  • 1 of 5

Our family of 7 stayed there over Christmas to be close to our daughter who lives in Salt Lake. The property is old as stated before and dirty, appliances old and beaten up. The linens in the beds smelled musty (found out later that we were the first rental of the season), nevertheless it should have been spruced up. Towels have seen better days, the kitchen rugs and bath rugs were filthy, need to be thrown in washer.There was a take out container from whole food left in fridge that was moldy, numerous empty plastic bottles left under beds, I think I counted 8 all together. The kitchen was filthy. I even found a check on the side of the bed that was written 6 months earlier! Where had the cleaning crew been? The mixer had food caked all over the bottom,( we borrowed our daughter's). Many light bulbs were burned out and the ones in the closet did not fit the lamps.. TV in basement is not hooked up to cable, so doesn't work as it is implied from the pictures. There is 3 1/2 baths, not 4 as implied. Ice on side of house by front door because of a leaking gutter and refreezing at night, was many inches thick and treacherous. We had to go out through the garage. No instruction for fireplace. Conflicting instructions on trash day. Got an email the day I left that trash day was a certain day, yet sign on fridge said another day. Thank goodness that we saw everybody's trash out and we followed suits, otherwise we would have missed it. Instructions in book are 5 years old!! It took me over a month and 2 emails, to get my large deposit back. This place needs a complete makeover. The cleaning team is obviously not doing their job. We left the place cleaner than it was, I'm sure the cleaning team was happy!!! It's too bad because it is in a great location. We also liked that shampoo, soap, and paper sundries were plentiful, not always the case in other rentals we've rented. So in conclusion I would NOT recommend this place, unless you're a bunch of guys who don't care about cleanliness and you don't intend to use the kitchen much.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jocy J. Thank you for taking valuable time to provide feedback about your experience in vacation rental. I am shocked and so sorry that your experience in our home was unpleasant and I have shared your feedback with our local property manager and cleaning team. Your negative experience is unusual and so I re-read the email communications that went on between us before and during your stay to see what I might have missed. I was not able to find any communication from you alluded that high lighted any of these issues. So naturally, it came as a surprise to learn how horrible it was more than 5 months later. If you have any more information that you would like to share with us please feel free to contact me via email.
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Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, Brighton Ski Resorts
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Late Checkout at Noon $50
Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 12.8%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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