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Edwin Lynt

Member since: 2008
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Fall & Winter Savings: Luxury Estate, Minutes to Everything

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

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Sun Valley 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

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Edwin Lynt (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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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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based on 34 traveler reviews

Fall & Winter Savings: Luxury Estate, Minutes to Everything
average rating of 4.852941 based on 35 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 place is so amazing!!! It was beyond our expectations and I would reccomendations

  • 5 of 5

Incredible. So clean and beautiful.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, beatiful location

  • 4 of 5

Our family really enjoyed staying that this house. We had a group of 15 at the house and everyone felt comfortable and we had enough space. The kitchen was a good size for a few people to be in. The kids loved the hot tub and playing outside in the yard. The beds were very comfortable. The additional suite behind the garage was great if someone needs more privacy. The place was kept clean. The check-in and out instructions were clear. They had everything we needed (except for food and consumables of course).

Good access to the highway. Although it is a few miles north of Hailey, it was easy to drive into town or to go to Ketchum/Sun Valley.

We had some issues with the internet, however they were resolved. The owner took care of us well, even calling on his own vacation to take care of it.

There is a canal that runs just a few feet from the house. This was a little stressful with small children

Overall, we had an excellent stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michael! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Fun for kids of all ages, our beautiful meandering stream is diverted from the refreshing waters of the Bigwood to create a picturesque landscape throughout our property. My two boys grew up as toddlers enjoying playing and fishing together with us on summer days, and we all have fond memories. Visitng little ones and their caregivers can take advantage of that too. Playing at our property in any season is great opportunity for outdoor participation together and can be fun for everyone.
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Beautiful, big home, beautiful area, perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family. We had 15 people total- 8 adults and 7 kids and it was big enough for all of us. The kitchen and family rooms were spacious and we had a great time being all together. The house is clean and organized. It's hidden from anything else so you have a ton of privacy. It's situated between Ketchum and Hailey and not far at all from anything to do. We really enjoyed the hot tub! We would definitely stay here again if we were in the area. The owner is quick to respond to any questions. Such a fun area to visit. Some of our favorite things were taking the tram to the top of Bald Mountain, visiting Stanley and rafting down the Salmon River, and visiting Redfish Lake!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it Jill and thanks for taking such great care of our vacation home. I heard the rafting was amazing this year and I'm glad you took advantage of it. Thank you so much for the thoughtful comments . Please visit in the winter and try our fantastic skiing. 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
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting Lee. It was our pleasure and we hope you'll visit again sometime.
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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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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
October Last Minute
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 25 2016
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Jazz Fest
Oct 20 2016 - Oct 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late October
Oct 26 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Noveber 2016 special
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Fall Specials 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 12 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Early Ded 2016
Dec 13 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
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

Pet Fee $90
Onsite Maint. & Comms. $195
Required Supplemental damage protection $79
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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Sun Valley 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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