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Edwin Lynt

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Spring Ski & Summer Savings: Luxury Estate, Minutes to Everything

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Central Idaho House Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Edwin Lynt (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

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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Spring Ski & Summer Savings: Luxury Estate, Minutes to Everything
average rating of 4.870968 based on 32 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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This property is a fantastic place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for a large family. The home was spacious and beautiful. Our week went exactly as planned, without a hiccup. Couldn't of asked for better place to stay in Sun Valley. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Love This Place!

  • 5 of 5

The property was a great find for my "work" visit turned into a mini-vacation. The seasonal sale the owner was running for a few vacant dates happily coincided with my travel and I couldn't turn it down. And boy am I glad I didn't. So quiet, private, peaceful & absolutely beautiful. A very spacious place for just the 3 of us: a much larger group would be very comfortable. There is an impressive triple set (yes, 3 sets) of extra capacity washer/dryer, a generous LED cable tv and fast wifi and the house is really well appointed and cared for. But that doesn't matter: I would give it 5 stars just for the peace of mind and beauty of the property. Spring had sprung, the river was high from snow runoff in the mountains and you could hear the flowing of the river in the main channel at night in the background. I found that simply amazing. The patio area is right along a smaller meandering channel of the river and there's an outside fireplace and a giant hot tub to add to the ambiance under the endless stars.

Downtown Ketchum is very lovely and Hailey is a hidden gem that the owner encouraged us to explore. Both are very easy to get to: the location is great. We brought groceries for eating in (what a kitchen) but we did eat at Dang's in Hailey (Owner recommends) - the Thai food was top notch and surprisingly affordable.

While I was working my companions explored nearby trails and there are other outdoor activities (if that's your thing). We also took a couple of really nice evening walks together.

The owner (Edwin) was helpful and responded rapidly to my questions even though he was in a different time zone. The check in was a breeze and he provided lots of documentation. Be forewarned: no "how to" manual at the house: it arrived via email and you print it out. I had a small issue operating the TV remote and called the help number in the documentation and much to my surprise Edwin (owner) picked up immediately and helped me figure it out in less than 2 minutes. I didn't really meet the local contact/caretaker Maggie and her sister but they greeted us as we left with big smiles and laughter. as they prepared for the next lucky visitor. The owner has a smaller house on the same small road and it looks just as nice: you can rent both together for large groups. Someone stayed there too but I never saw or heard them: the houses are separated in such a way that you can't each other at all.

I highly recommend this place and will return when I can.


  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We were very pleased with the property and location

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for the use of a great property. We had a wonderful time in the Ketchum area and enjoyed the spacious house. We are already thinking of a return next year. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for visiting our vacation home Charles! Please do visit again. We'd love to host you every year if possible. Early June is a hidden gem on our calendar and a fantastic time to enjoy the unique late spring/early summer weather where our sage hills are all shimmering green. It is quite spectacular. Glad you enjoyed it so much. See you next year, E and E
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  • 4 of 5

This property was really ideal for our family of 11 adults, 2 under 3 years and a puppy. Plenty of comfortable space, a large workable kitchen, with an enormous table for eating informal meals. The master suite was ideal for toddlers and parents, and the closet was a perfect sleeping spot. Having the guest suite beside the garage was an added bonus.

However, we found it could have used a thorough updating throughout. Primarily cosmetic, but some intrinsic to being useful. The oven display was nearly impossible to read. For a family of 11, it became very frustrating. Light bulbs didn't work in very needy spots. Paint was chipped in areas with high traffic.

But the most upsetting part was the owner's contract. I will be sure to ask more questions next time I use VRBO. I was asked to pay for having a group of my guests come for a 3 hour meal. My main purpose of renting a home like this is to have the flexibility of including others in the enjoyment of relaxing together. I paid the fee (PER PERSON) but would warn others before they plan a gathering of friends and family at this location.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your visit Ann! I’m sorry that we couldn’t fix the oven light before your departure. <<< Sadly, puppies are not allowed at our home because of their disproportionately high impact. This is clearly stated in our rental agreement which all visitors must sign prior to booking. We do enjoy hosting adult dogs on occasion with responsible owners and dogs love visiting our beautiful property. <<<< We use “use based” pricing in setting our rates for maintenance services during a guest's visit. This fairly allocates some costs to visitors with elevated anticipated impact resulting in fair compensation for our service staff who take care of our guests at the property. Our policies and pricing with respect to pets, group size and “events” (in Ann’s case, a party for 22+ guests which cost her less than 55 bucks total ) are included in our advertising and as part of our rental agreement. If a traveler discloses these items to us prior to booking they are quoted and billed at booking. Accordingly if a guest chooses not to disclose them until the last minute we adjust the guest account charges at that time exactly as described in the signed rental agreement. We believe this is fair to us as the owners of the property and our guests who have agreed to our policies in writing.
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Great rental home in Sun Valley

  • 5 of 5

Awesome rental home in Sun Valley. Everything was perfect. Great communication by the owner and clear and thorough checklists and reminders. Will defiantly rent the home again if I am ever in Sun Valley. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Sun Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 2016 Midweek Clearance
Aug 9 2016 - Aug 10 2016
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Late Aug
Aug 21 2016 - Aug 25 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Early Snow Dec 2016 #1
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Holiday 2016
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
Chistmas Eve, Day 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 25 2016
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years 16'-17'
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Winter Ski 2017 Pre Book Sale!
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Boulder Mountain Tour 2017
Feb 3 2017 - Feb 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
July 4th 2017
Jul 4 2017 - Jul 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Onsite Maint. & Comms. $195
Required Supplemental damage protection $79
Pet Fee $90
Tax Rate 8.0%

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

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Central Idaho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
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!
    Portable beds in M. Suite - 1 king , 1 queen , portables placed anywhere. I suggest the interior balcony..
    Optional upgrade: Guest House (2 bed 2 bath) - 1 king , 1 queen , Add Guest House for an additional fee if availabile
  • 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. 1 queen sized , 1 full sized pullout in master+ additional suites= +3 2 queen sized plus portable beds= +3 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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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