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Last Minute Summer and Fall Savings: Luxury Estate, Minutes to Everything

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Estate House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-16)

This unique private retreat is nestled in the woods next to a stream.

The views from the 25' floor-to-ceiling glass walls look over the extensive natural gardens and patios.

The 900 square foot master suite has a king bed, interior balcony, exterior balcony, fireplace, jetted soaking tub, and steam shower.

The remaining four bedrooms have queen beds.

The house is fully equipped including a grand piano, new luxurious linens and beautifully appointed leather furniture. A dramatic floor-ceiling cut rock fireplace in the living room is available for cozy evenings. The dining area has a long table that can seat 12.

The house is very comfortable with lots of space and privacy. It is great for families or friends that want to enjoy a wonderful holiday together.

The great room and patios are easily converted for large functions and gatherings, easily seating 40 to 70 (depending on the season contact the owner for info) for your event. There are additional charges for events depending on the event and the number of people.

Sometimes we offer weather guarantees. For winter, usually it involves a combination of the weather and lift operations. Ask the owner for details.

Keywords: House, Estate

More Details

Edwin Lynt
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About Edwin Lynt

Ed has over 20 years of experience creating, financing, advising and managing start-ups in a diverse set of industries including land use planning, commercial real estate investment, the music industry and hi-tech. Truly a jack of all trades, his accomplishments range from pioneering GIS applications in ecology to innovations in contemporary architecture. Ed brings a particular knack and fondness for early adoption of emerging technology to every project he starts, and his innovations have received international recognition including an award from Netexplo in 2012 for his work at H2020. He is simultaneously well versed in resolving field trial glitches and smoothing adverse policy conditions.

Ed has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Environmental Studies from St. Lawrence University and achieved NCAA All-American status in skiing in addition to his studies. Ed is an avid sailor and lives with his wife, and two children in the Berkeley Marina.

Erika is an entrepreneur, attorney and consultant originally from Tahoe City, California. She provides strategic counsel to clients across a range of industries, including climate change, California cap-and-trade, sustainable fisheries, micro-finance and micro-agriculture. Erika is serving as the CEO for Renewable Exploration/H2020, which was an early-mover in crowdsourcing information about water resources, including watershed management and water poverty. She has been internationally recognized, including receiving the 2012 Netexplo Award, for this work in tapping the “intelligence of crowds” to improve public understanding of water resources. She speaks frequently on the subject at national and international forums such as UNESCO.

Erika has worked extensively in the areas of climate change, land use and water management. She graduated with honors from Cornell Law School and has dual degrees in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science and Music from MIT.

Edwin Lynt purchased this house in 2000

Why Edwin Lynt chose Central Idaho

Designed specifically for entertaining, our property has fast and easy access to the lifts and local amenities while allowing exceptional privacy in a natural setting.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our visit so much. Your home is so very beautiful and the weather was fantastic. We wish we could stay!
May 2008
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Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Golf Course
Nearest Ski
400 Metres
Free groomed ski trail/ North Valley Trail

Other Activities: Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Wildlife Viewing.

Minutes to Everything! We are 10 minutes to the south of the ski lifts and downtown area. The map on the advertising site is generated by the advertising site and doesn't accurately portray the exact location.


Sun Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Note: 89 to 60 day cancellation refund is only valid if you buy "cancel-for-any-reason insurance" .See Renter Agreement below for full cancel details
  • Note that "Maximum Occupancy" is not the suggested number of guests.
  • We love pets but do not allow puppies. Charges are per pet. Multiple pets- The shopping cart doesn't show the correct pet rate.: ask for a quote.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • River
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Steam shower. Flat sink : watch the water disappear...
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Additional Suite Bath - toilet , shower
    Garden Suite Bath - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Suite + Interior Balcony - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , A giant room w/fireplace, balcony, steam shower, jacquzzi
    Additional Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , in addition to a bed, there's a pullout sofa in this room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , There's a secret loft in this room as well. Fun!
    Garden Room - 1 queen , Private and beautiful. Enjoy the garden view!
    Optional upgrade: Guest House (2 bed 2 bath) - 1 king , 1 queen , Add Guest House for an additional fee if availabile
    Portable floor beds in M. Suite - 4 twin/ single , portables placed anywhere. I suggest the interior balcony..
  • There are 5 Bedrooms. The master is fantastic and occupies the entire second floor, but don't overlook the Additional Suite with it's own private entrance or the very private Garden Room. Sleeping 16: 5 bedrooms x 2 guests in the standard king or queen bed =10 guests in standard beds. 1 queen sized futon couch for 2 guests and 4 twin sized plus portable beds= another 4 accommodations. Total of above =16. Note: The "sleeps 16 " designation is an upper limit based on the services we feel we can provide at the prices stated. Larger groups may be interested in adding the beautiful and private 2 bed 2 bath guest house on the same estate. Inquire with the owner.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 16 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Private trout stream (seasonal), walk to world class fly fishing, bike path, walk to groomed cross country ski trails, 10 minutes to ski lifts.


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average rating of 4.826923 based on 53 reviews

We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun in this beautiful home with our ten friends. It offered everything we could ask for and more! We just wished we had a piano player in our group. The accommodations were excellent, the grounds were private and some of our group even saw moose in the driveway one afternoon. We are thinking of making this a new destination for our annual Idaho fishing trips. Thank you for offering up your home.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Steven! We enjoyed hosting your wonderful group. Hopefully the fishing was great and we can entice you back for years to come. The piano acoustics are fantastic in the great room and many musicians who visit have returned again and again to enjoy that rare treat . My wife will be thrilled if you could find someone to enjoy her piano in her absence. Don't forget to bring a guitar player for the acoustic six string as well... Please visit again, -Edwin
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Nice, private location.

  • 3 of 5

The house was large enough to accommodate our immediate family with plenty of bedrooms for everyone to have their own space. The house however needs some updating and the wood floor and other areas needed a complete deep cleaning! It is advertised as having a large patio and plenty of room for an event. This is not the case. The patio is small and in order to use the large lawn you would have to rent the guest house. The house is farther away from Sun Valley as you are led to believe. The owner was present while we were there and was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Mike and Marvalene. Please future guests: If you show up before your allotted check in time the cleaning staff will feel rushed to leave. Mike and Marvalene showed up quite a bit before their scheduled check in. Cleaners/maintenance have from 10:30 am to 3:45 (more or less) to clean the entire interior and they need every minute.They normally do a great job and take pride in their work. If something is not right, please call me and my staff will happily correct it. We have 4 outdoor patios totalling over 3000 square feet, just as in the drawings I send with each inquiry. Together with the aprox. 1500 square foot great room overlooking the patios I would have assumed that was adequate for their dinner party of 55 people. I have no idea what happened or how the space was utilized, but that seems odd to me. You do not need to rent the guest house to use the south lawn. I'm not sure where that idea is from. However, renting the guest house is a great idea for a large group hosting a party. I highly recommend it. We are 10 minutes from the Sun Valley Resort's River Run lift area and the downtown of Ketchum. That estimate is provided by google maps. -Edwin (Owner, buider, and manager of this property)
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Wonderful stay thanks

  • 4 of 5

Very nice accommodation

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful retreat, helpful host

  • 5 of 5

Our group enjoyed this spacious home as a team retreat. The place was beautiful and peaceful. When there was a minor issue, the host was absolutely helpful. Definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

This house was our first stop on a three state fly fishing trip through Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. There were only four of us and the house accommodates 16! We had everything we needed to cook meals in the gourmet kitchen, plenty of room to settle into evenings of relaxation and even a bike bath across the road for early morning jogs before our fishing adventures. Beds were super comfy, and the design of the house made it cozy and restful even though it's a large estate. The owner was even available to walk us through television remote operation so we could watch our beloved WARRIORS in the playoff games. Just a short drive to Silver Creek where you'll find amazing fly fishing.

We hope to stay again with more friends in tow!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot, friendly and helpful manager.

  • 5 of 5

Very large-- great for big groups. Just down the road from ketchum. Clean, nice, and new. I'd stay again!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $195
Additional Guest Fee $7 per person per night
Pet Fee $90

Rates are subject to change until confirmed with a payment.
In the upper right hand column of this ad, you can input your dates and receive a quote. Stays over 10 days: please contact the owner for a custom quote to have the correct charges emailed to you. Feel free to click the email the owner button with further questions or to find a special rate for your event. Multiple pets? Ask owner for correct pet fee quote. Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Service fees are per week. To review all of our policies including cancellation, click " book now" in at the top of this page. You can review the rental agreement links on the next page without making any obligation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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