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A1-Location: Stylish 5*Loft adjacent to Gondola and Ski-school

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5

This newly renovated 2-BR loft is only steps away from the Eagle Bahn Gondola, the children’s ski school and Born-free Express lift.

Directly adjacent to new Arabelle Square, this location features numerous ski shops, equipment rentals, restaurants and coffee shops inside the building and within a few hundred yards of your front and back door. Owner has arranged a 20% discount on all your ski-rentals with ski shop 50 yards from entrance (ask for special code when booking)

The free Vail Village Shuttle stops directly adjacent to the building.

Access to both the mountain and to all of the town’s hot-spots couldn’t be any easier.

The contemporary but cozy apartment features high vaulted ceilings in the living room, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, a wood burning fireplace, WIFI, free HD cable TV and a balcony with views onto the Arabelle square and partial views to the ski slopes, gondola and lift house.

There is absolutely no highway noise or sight (a huge problem in Vail when renting unseen).

Amenities include:

Master bedroom with king-size bed, 600-thread count sheets, down comforters

Bedroom #2 with one Queen size bed and one bunk bed (Queen at bottom and Full on top), DVD/Tape combo with 32' screen

1.5 bathrooms, enclosed shower stall

Grand room with 55" flat screen smart-TV with free cable TV, free movie channels, DVR

DVD player with free Netflix hook-up

Wireless Internet

Fully equipped gourmet kitchen

Dining Room table for 8

Washer/Dryer inside kitchen cabinet

Open floor plan kitchen/living room/dining room combo

Small balcony with view of Arabelle Square and Gondola station

Third floor loft with vaulted ceilings, no lift

Wood burning fireplace (wood provided)

No freeway noise or sight

1 covered parking space (50 yards to front door)

900+ Sq.ft. / Sleeps 5

More Details

Jill Nelsen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2017

About Jill Nelsen

The Loft in Vail is one of our favorite vacation homes, where we spend at least 5-6 weeks per year. It is beautifully furnished in a contemporary 'bohemian' style and does not look or feel like a typical rental apartment.

Jill Nelsen purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Jill Nelsen chose Vail

We choose this property because of it's prime location. There is almost no other place in Vail which is more convenient in terms of accessing the mountain and being close to ski-shops and restaurants and the children's ski school.

What makes this apartment unique

Everything can be reached by foot. You really do not need a car except when grocery shopping in one of the larger markets (which you could do by bus or taxi). Although the the apartment is only .02 miles from the highway, there is absolutely no freeway noise or sight due to the larger buildings behind our complex.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful family vacation. Our youngest daughter Abbey (3 ½) learned to ski this week. What a convenience and luxury to be located a few steps from the ski school. Our oldest Ryan (9 1/2) hones his skills on the mountain this year too. Warm regards
Apr 2012
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Lionshead Village Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with Cal/king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 1 double , 1 queen and one queen+double bunk
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Humidifiers in Loft - No freeway noise or sight - 20% discount on your ski rentals across entrance (ask owner for special code) - Arabelle Spa and Pool next door - Massage next door - Ski Rental in Building - French Cafe in building -


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

A1-Location: Stylish 5*Loft adjacent to Gondola and Ski-school
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

All that it say it is

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 6 nights with 2 adults and 3 children ages 8-12 in mid January 2017. The set-up was perfect and the apartment was excellent. It really is only about 30 yards from the Ski School and lifts, which for first time skiers was a god send. I would definitely re-book this place again.


  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbeatable location!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely condo, a refreshing break from the typical ski condo decor. Very comfortable, great beds and bedding. The kitchen was one of the best I've seen in a rental, it had all of the pots and pans you might need including a slow cooker. Lots of utensils, and lovely plates, glassware and cutlery, all matching, aesthetically pleasing and in good condition. The table, benches and chairs easily accommodate a large group for meals or games and there were plenty of pens, pencils and paper for keeping score. Lots of games too!

The condo is great but the best thing about it is undoubtedly the location. The walk to the gondola or chair is roughly 50 yards and if you rent your equipment from one of the nearby ski shops you don't even need to carry it up and down the stairs. They store it for you! Also, you are right there in the middle of Lionshead which is convenient to shops, restaurants, the skating rink, liquor stores and a small general store which was expensive but more importantly, very convenient for those things you just ran out of like milk and half and half.

We were 4 and the one full and one half baths worked just fine for us. The full bath has only a shower but it's nicely updated.The second bedroom has two queen beds and a single bunk above one queen. That made that room a bit tight but if you're all one family I'm sure it can work. The only thing I didn't like was the living room furniture. There is one large couch which can fit 3 adults comfortably. You can get a 4th in there but it feels tight. The couch is the only piece of living room furniture so it's 3 or 4 in that room. Anyone else needs to be at the table or at the bar in the kitchen. We would go back and rent this unit again so I guess that says it all from our point of view. Very nice place.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review. We are always so happy when people appreciate what we are doing. We are trying to achieve the best experience for our guests in all our properties (see: and we are always open for suggestions for improvement. In regards to the sofa, we have spent a lot of time thinking about the best solution here. As you know, there is not really a lot of extra space to put an additional sofa. That's why we came up with the idea to use a comfortable bench at the dining room table. You can simply turn the bench around (with the backrest facing the table) and voila, you have a comfortable space for 6 or 7 people to sit around the fireplace or watch TV. Families with small children usually just use the bean bag style ottomans or sit on the carpet leaning against the sofa for additional seating. Again thanks so much for taking the time to write this detailed review. We really appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers
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Sydney Australia

Beautiful loft close to Gondola

  • 5 of 5

This loft was perfect for us, with two adults and two teenagers. The kids had a queen bed each and there was a spare single bed at the top of the bunk.

The kitchen is well equipped. We had everything we needed to cook. The loft is close to the Lionshead restaurants and the Vail village shuttle if you want to venture further.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location; well appointed flat

  • 5 of 5

Flat has everything needed for relaxing apres ski, whipping up dinner and cleaning ski clothes for the next day's run. Space is precious and expensive in Lionshead in winter; the layout, furniture and coatrack/ bench placement makes this flat live larger than it is. Central location right above excellent coffee, across from Happy Hour at Bart and Yetis, steps from the bus and dedicated parking. Directions covered all our needs and questions. Keypad lock was especially appreciated by our group, who, because of 2 freak accidents, had several non - skiers who had to come and go quite often. 3rd floor walk up is really more like 2.5. - very doable even on crutches! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glenview, IL

Wonderful summer spot

  • 5 of 5

My family (2 teenagers and 2 adults) stayed here for 4 nights in August. The unit could not have a better location! The unit also had EVERYTHING to make your stay wonderful. Full kitchen, tons of extra towels, amazing bedding, great cable tv options, etc. All we had to do was walk down the steps and we were seconds from the Gondola, shops, restaurants, etc. I would definitely recommend this unit to any friend or family.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Break ski trip

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here over spring break. The condo is beautiful and well equipped. The location is terrific, it is right in the heart of Lionshead Village, easy walk to slopes, shops and restaurants.. The owner was terrific to work with, I would definitely rent this place again!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vail Mountain Ski Resort
Terra Bistro
"Absolutely our favorite eatery in Vail"
Restaurant Kelly Liken -- CLOSED
Matsuhisa Vail
"good Sushi ...but a bit to pricy!"
Moe's Original BBQ
"good sports bar, only 50 feet from our front door"
Campo De Fiori
"good Italian food, great ambience"
Tavern on the Square
"good Ambience, life music and only 1 minute from home"
La Bottega
"Our favorite Italian place"
Pepi's Bar & Restaurant
"great if you like meat and heavy Austrian Cuisine"
"right across the street"
Haagen-Dazs Shop
"across the street"
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Eagle Vail
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Interstate 70
Car: not necessary

Directly adjacent to new Arabelle Square, this location features numerous ski shops, equipment rentals, restaurants and coffee shops inside the building and within a few hundred yards of your front and back door. The free Vail Village Shuttle stops directly adjacent to the building.

Access to both the mountain and to all of the town’s hot-spots couldn’t be any easier.


Rates & Availability

Lionshead Village Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 30 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Nov 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 20 2017 - Dec 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday / Christmas
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Value Season
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 9 2018 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - Nov 17 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fees $150

Additional discounts for 2,3 and 4 week rentals are not showing in instant quote (email owner!).
$500 Security deposit (refundable within 2 weeks after check-out)
25% rent deposit at booking, 75% due 90 days prior to check-in.
30+ night stays require extra security deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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