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Delightful Condo, Ideal Location, Fabulous View, Free Shuttle!

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)


No matter what the reason, or the season, everything you come to Sun Valley for are all just a few steps away or a short ride on the free bus that stops just a few steps from your door when you choose this condo.

Located in Warm Springs, the most beloved neighborhood in the Sun Valley/Ketchum area, you will be just a few blocks from Ernest Hemingway's final and most cherished home. Hemingway chose Warm Springs for many reasons, but most of all because it is at the nexus between the the cultural amenities of a World-Class Resort and the Wild, Natural Beauty of Idaho that he so loved. This very clean, extremely comfortable, and exceptionally appealing condo is located at the very heart of all the best that Warm Springs, Ketchum, and Sun Valley has to offer.

LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! (It just doesn’t get any better than this!)

SKIERS WILL LOVE being able to just cross the street, step on a bus, and be dropped off within a few steps of the fastest lift to the top of Bald Mountain in just four minutes. So close, yet just far enough away to be out of the reach of Baldy's chilly shadow and the irritating, night-long, roar of snow-making and grooming machines.

SUMMER HIKERS AND BIKERS will be blessed with virtually unlimited trails within the spectacular Sawtooth National Forest just a block away, as well as 78 acres of gorgeous open space bordered on one side by Bald Mountain and a beautiful trout stream on the other. Plus, the 38-mile-long Wood River paved bike/pedestrian path is just out front.

DO YOU THRIVE ON DINING, SHOPPING, ART, golf, night-life, fitness, and cultural events? From here you can walk or take a short bus ride to within a block or two of most restaurants, shops, galleries, golf courses, the fabulous new Wood River YMCA, as well as the many cultural events that take place throughout the year, all without the stress of dealing with traffic or parking hassles.

WHAT EVER YOU VISIT SUN VALLEY FOR it's all nearby and easy to get to even without a car when you stay at this convenient and centrally-located, yet peaceful and relaxing condo!


An open floor plan with walls of windows and high, sloping ceilings give a spacious, bright, and cheerful feeling by day. By night it has a cozy and romantic atmosphere with a real wood-burning fireplace as the focal point of the living room. You'll feel right at home with its charming and tasteful decor and extremely comfortable furnishings.


Nestled in the treetops, above all nearby residences, you'll enjoy total privacy as well as expansive views of breath-taking mountain scenery whether inside the condo or out on its huge, comfortably furnished private balcony. The extended roof line keeps the balcony, as well as the private walkway to the street, protected from rain, snow, and ice for year-round comfort and safety. Stretch out and relax on the cushioned deck furniture in cool shaded comfort during summer or bask in the soothing warmth of the sun in winter.


The well-designed and fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher make culinary creation and clean-up a breeze. There's also a wonderful gas BBQ on the deck. Easily prepare a home-cooked meal or have one delivered from one of the many excellent restaurants and then enjoy it with a view and ambiance that can't be out-done by the best restaurants in town.


The bedroom is handsomely furnished in solid oak with plenty of drawers and a luxurious new memory-foam queen mattress that will ensure a restful ending to your fun-filled days. The immaculate bathroom is well-stocked with towels, plus a hairdryer.


Although it enjoys an ideal top-floor-corner location, access to this condo is just as easy as a ground-floor unit. No hassles with stairs or elevators because the building is built into a hillside with private parking, a bus stop, and a multitude of recreational opportunities just a few steps away without flights of stairs to climb.


You can easily walk or pedal into town, or just hop on the bus that stops in front of the building every 15-30 minutes and will get you within a block or two of all the most popular places and events you'll want to get to in the Wood River Valley. The buses are modern and comfortable and will get you anywhere in the Sun Valley/Ketchum area in less time than it would take you to drive and park, or even walk, from most in-town locations. All the buses have bike- and ski-racks so you can mix your transportation modes, if you like. No rental car expense, scraping windshields, parking hassles, or designated driver necessary; but if you want to explore further than your two feet or our excellent bus system will take you, a rental car can be delivered right to your door whenever you need it.


The cleanliness and quality of this condominium will please even the most discerning guests. Smoking is not permitted and we accept only clean, well-behaved pets and conscientious pet-owners. To ensure that our guests respect our property and policies, we require a security deposit and a signed rental agreement.


on a rental property that has no or only so-so ratings and reviews, or unverifiable owner-submitted reviews. You are assured of a highly enjoyable rental experience when you book this condo since it has one of the best reputations among Sun Valley's many rental offerings with 9 years' worth of solid 5-star ratings and rave reviews from genuine, VRBO-certified guests. Ernest Hemingway could afford to live in the best of all places and now you can, too, because our rates are so reasonable for what you get. Our tourist seasons are usually fully booked, so get your reservation in early!

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

About Lestia

'Not Rich, Just Lucky!'

Lestia and her two better halves, Freddie the dog and Buzzy the horse, spend most of their time on their rustic and remote horse ranch about 20 miles northeast of Sun Valley, but enjoy spending time in town, too. The condo is ideal for this mixed-species family since it is close to all the amenities of town for Lestia, a corral for Buzzy, plus mountain trails, meadows, and streams nearby where Pecos, Buzzy, and Lestia can all play and gallivant to their heart's content.

Lestia purchased this condo in 1999

Why Lestia chose Central Idaho

I spent years looking for just the right place to buy in the Sun Valley/Ketchum area. The location of this condo has the perfect balance between access to in-town amenities, ski lifts, public transportation, and an abundance of recreational opportunities all within easy walking distance. Plus its location on the top floor corner with a huge balcony and gorgeous views just can't be beat. All this at a price that is so affordable!

What makes this condo unique

The balcony is what sets this condo apart from all others. It is larger and has a better view than most of the multi-million dollar condos in the area. And it is so comfortable, like an extension of the living room with outdoor carpeting, cushioned furniture, plenty of winter sunshine, or summer shade. It's a favorite spot for my friends to gather to have wine and snacks after a day of skiing, hiking, horseback riding, or whatever activities we enjoy together. Another unique feature of the property, however, is that you can walk directly from my condo on the top floor to the street without climbing stairs or using elevators. This is possible because the building was built into the side of a hill that is as high as the top floor. A covered, elevated walkway extends from my door to the opposite side of the building and the street where private parking and a bus stop are just steps away. Incredibly convenient!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Delightful Condo, Ideal Location, Fabulous View, Free Shuttle!
average rating of 4.894737 based on 38 reviews

Great stay, fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

I had a lovely stay. Lestia is most gracious. I'm admittedly a high-maintenance traveler. The condo is very comfortable, has a great private, mountain view. It's relatively quiet (top floor of small building). The free public bus gets you to the slopes in under five minutes or to town in the same amount. Bathroom isn't Ritz-Carlton but gets the job done. Kitchen is spacious enough for cooking. Lestia was able to accommodate travel snafus, which I most appreciated.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunny condo in great location!

  • 5 of 5

Convenient and quiet location, very comfortable condo with a nice deck. Extremely responsive and accommodating owner allowed us to push reservation back a day after we got stuck in Jackson due to avalanches/road closures. Short drive to town or the Warm Springs ski lifts. Parking across street is also easy, although the small lot could use plowing after big storms 4-5 days ago. Overall, highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very comfortable condo in a good location. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Would 100% recommend this condo. Very comfortable and good location. My only recommendation would be to bring an air humidifier. One of the two heat sources is in the bedroom and the air can get very dry.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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September in Ketchum is lovely

  • 4 of 5

Lestia's condo was a great place for us to stay while exploring the area. It was stocked with everything we needed and has a lovely back porch to have coffee or a glass of wine at the end of the day. There were plenty of towels and the place was very clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at Lestia's condo. Everything was clean and waiting for us when we arrived. We had the pleasure of meeting Lestia and getting to know a little about her. She is a sweetheart. The condo was in a perfect location with an absolutely adorable balcony. We spent most of our time on the balcony enjoying the views, cool weather and the sound of the water. The bed was firm and super comfy! We will definitely consider this VRBO in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Treetop deck a great spot for morning coffee

  • 4 of 5

Lovely, well maintained property. Loved the deck. Great location for ski lifts or hopping into town.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pioneer Saloon - the best bar in town!
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
BigWood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Idaho State Highway 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sawtooth Club
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Bald Mountain, Sun Valley's premier ski mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Bridge to Warm Springs Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Warm Springs Lodge and Lifts
Nearest Point of Interest
Pioneer Saloon
Nearest Point of Interest
Sawtooth Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Heidelberg Trailhead
Nearest Point of Interest
YMCA of Wood River Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Atkinson's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
The Kneadery
Nearest Point of Interest
River Run
Nearest Point of Interest
Dollar Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Sun Valley Lodge and Village
Car: not necessary

Hiking/biking/snowshoeing trails all within a block. Downhill skiing is a 4-minute ride on the free and comfortable bus service that will take you anywhere you are likely to want to go within the Ketchum/Sun Valley area. All restaurants, shops, events, winter and summer recreation and local attractions are within a short walk or bus ride. Just down the street is the fabulous new Wood River YMCA with gym, pools, spas, steam room, climbing wall, yoga, child care, and much more! No location in the Sun Valley area is more central to all the amenities and recreational opportunities that the area has to offer!


Rates & Availability

Ketchum Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Ski Season
Jan 31 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Value
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 21 2017 - Aug 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
Aug 22 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall Value
Oct 20 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Ketchum Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower over tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Luxurious new Memory-Foam mattress
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Laundry, maid, firewood delivery, and concierge services for an additional charge.

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