A GREAT VAIL VALUE II

Jim and Signe Donaldson

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Jim and Signe Donaldson

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A GREAT VAIL VALUE II

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Vail Luxury At Out-Of-The-Village Prices

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.

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!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Jim and Signe Donaldson

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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!

Jim and Signe Donaldson purchased this townhome in 2013

We purchased Ptarmigan Townhome #15 (www.vrbo.com/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.

We have loved Unit #15 (www.vrbo.com/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.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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A Great Vail Value II
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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A Great Vail Value II
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p499342vb
(412) 716-4110
Vail Northwest Colorado
5

All They Promised It Would Be

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely greay home and location...we hand 4 adults and 2 adult children(daughters) and made out very well w/sleeping accommodations ... Bedrooms very roomy w/extremely comfortable beds and loft adequate w/trundle beds for 2 adult daughters...also cot available in large bedroom for a seventh add on. Living area well appointed w/large L-shaped sofa that easily handled overflow guests...room for approx 10-12 in living area/great for watching sporting events!!
As stated by owners this unit is end unit w/extra windows for good natural light and a bit larger than most other units @ Ptarmigan...beautiful, serene view of Gore Creek out sliding glass doors..literally 8 steps down slight incline!! Bus stop about 50 yards from front door w/consistent service every 30 min..5 min to Lionshead, 10 min to Vail Village...last year we stayed "IN" Vail Village and our group agreed that this location was just as convenient at a much more reasonable price. Owners were easily accessible, very anxious to please, and a wealth of info...they recommended grocery and adult beverage "one stop" on way in from Denver airport that we were unaware of after many visits
We hope to return next year for extended stay...hopefully in this same unit
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Gary, for taking the time to write such a complimentary review! Our goal is for all of our guests to enjoy our two townhomes in Ptarmigan. We hope you will come back again.

Let me clarify a couple of points in the review. The trundle in the center upstairs is in an area level with the other bedrooms. The loft is above it and not accessible or usable by guests. Thanks for the "50 yards" to the free shuttle stop! Many potential guests ask distances so I've paced it: 125 level guy paces to the shuttle shelter and you pass the indoor pool house hot-tub at 75 paces. It is a bit longer than Gary's estimate but, on the positive side, it means that we have virtually no road noise.
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A Great Vail Value II
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p499342vb
(412) 716-4110
Vail Northwest Colorado
5

Great

  • 5 of 5
Stayed here with friends for a weekend ski getaway. Plenty of comfy beds/bedrooms for everyone. The townhouse was nicely appointed and the kitchen was very well stocked! Extremely clean! Convenient location to Beaver Creek, Vail, Breck. The back yard looks over the Gore creek which was awesome! We loved the wood burning fireplace as well. The community hot tub was only a few steps away and much appreciated after a long day of skiing. Owners were very responsive. I'd absolutely rent here again and recommend it to my friends! Thank you!
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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A Great Vail Value II
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p499342vb
(412) 716-4110
Vail Northwest Colorado
5

Everything that I hoped for

  • 5 of 5
We just traveled to Vail with 4 adult children for a ski week over New Years. The condo was everything we could have hoped for. We had two couples and two young men. The two separate bedrooms with king-sized beds were spacious and comfortable, thus perfect. The outside alcove room had two separate single beds which worked well for my two sons. The four adult children shared a full bath upstairs and the powder room on the first floor. While we are not cooks when traveling, the kitchen was fully equipped for those who choose to cook on the road. We did use the kitchen for breakfasts daily and the full-size dining table was great for eating. The living room was great to hang out and watch college football bowl games after skiing. The living room looks over Gore Creek and is just a beautiful view. The place was just as advertised. Extremely charming, comfortable and plenty of room for 6 people. Also, although we didn't use it much, the bus stop was within 100 yards and extremely convenient. We will definitely return if the schedules work.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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A Great Vail Value II
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p499342vb
(412) 716-4110
Vail Northwest Colorado
Milwaukee WI
5

Our favorite vrbo ever!

  • 5 of 5
We spent four wonderful nights in this rental with our four adult children and couldn't have been happier. We have vacationed in some of the nicest places in the states, so we are picky when it comes to rentals. I am happy to say that this place goes down as one of our favorites. It was well maintained and smelled fresh and clean...something I personally find very important in the places we rent. We didn't want to stay in the center of all the ski activity; we wanted to find a nice, quiet retreat, but still be close enough to the fun nightlife of the slopes. This place was perfect and exactly as advertised. The hot tub was fabulous, there were nearby,very nice, grocery stores for throwing together last minute dinners; but the best was sitting by the wood burning fireplace in the evening, retelling tales of the day. (It's hard to find a "real" fireplace now-a-days(!) and the owners provided a large pile of wood too!) All the furniture was top quality, and the beds were soooo comfortable! The attention to detail in everything was impressive. The kitchen and bathrooms were stocked with everything you'd need... We even found extensive travel information for not only the local area, but also for possible day-trips (especially nice for travelers visiting when the slopes are closed for the season.) The owners were wonderful to work with. They responded quickly to all the questions we had, and were genuinely interested in making sure we had a wonderful vacation.
Our family will definitely rent this unit again!
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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A Great Vail Value II
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p499342vb
(412) 716-4110
Vail Northwest Colorado
Tulsa, OK
5

Great Stay, Great Condo, Great Owners!

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed many times at the unit which is next door to this unit. We have always liked it but this year the owners now own this unit as well.

We tried this unit this year and also like it a lot. We know from experence that the unit will be well maintained and we can expect it to be in top notch shape upon our arrival.

As in the unit next door we enjoy the close proxmity to Gore Creek and the central location to everying in the Vail Valley.

We will be back!
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We greatly appreciate our guests who return year after year. It is a goal of ours that every guest leaves, wanting to return to our home-away-from-home in Vail.
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Eagle County
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Vail's Cascade Lift
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Vail Golf Course
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Vail Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring, Summer, Fall 2014
Apr 14 2014 - Nov 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,210
$3,520
 
 
Early Ski Season
Nov 21 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,340
$3,740
 
 
Holiday Ski Season
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,135
 
 
January Special
Jan 3 2015 - Jan 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,940
$5,940
 
 
Prime Ski Season
Jan 31 2015 - Mar 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
$340
$2,255
$6,820
 
 
Spring Ski Season
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$220
$1,320
$3,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 9.8%
Notes NO SMOKING, NO PETS ALLOWED $250/Violation Minimum
CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund minus our costs, i.e. credit card charging fee, if cancellation is made 1 month or greater before beginning of stay, 2 months or greater for Holiday Ski Season nights. Cancellations made less than 1 month/2 months prior, refund funds collected from rerenting those cancelled nights, minus our special ad costs.
Approx. 25% deposit required within seven days of booking to reserve property. Balance due at least one month prior to beginning of stay, two months prior if Holiday Ski Season nights. No 9.8% tax collected if stay is 30 days or longer. Major credit cards/personal checks accepted. NOTE: Damage/abuse/misuse of property above normal wear and tear is the financial responsibility of guests.
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Amenities

Amenities

Vail Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1380 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Internet
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Soaking tub, modern showerhead
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Soaking tub, modern showerhead
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , First floor level powder room
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Front Bedroom - 1 king , Private full bath. Flat screen TV.
    Middle Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Daybed w/trundle: can be joined for a king size. TV, DVD.
    Creekside Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Single roll-a-way in closet. Space for your Pack-n-Play.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
  • tennis
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • hot air ballooning
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