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Billy Marcus

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

West Vail Mountain Home, Hot Tub, Fireplace, Wifi, 2 min walk to Free Vail Bus

68 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Sofa Sleeper Beds, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 7

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Valley View Unit Main Features: The home is around 3 miles from Lionshead and 3.5 miles from Vail Village.

• 1,525 sq ft unit (1 of 3 units in this home) nestled in Vail’s Intermountain Area in West Vail

• Free Bus Shuttle running every 15 minutes to Cascade Lift (10 minute ride), Lion’s Head (12 minute ride) and Vail Village (15 minute ride). The Meadow Creek Bus Stop is a 2 minute walk from our home.

• Tiger River 6 person Hot Tub Spa on deck outside unit

• Jetted Jacuzzi in newly remodeled Master bath

• 42 Inch Flat Screen TV with New Internet Enabled Sony Blu-ray/DVD Player with access to Netflix, Youtube, Crackle, Streaming movies & much more

• Free High Speed WiFi Internet service with Comcast

• Wood burning Fireplace

• Two Level Home, bedrooms are on separate floors for privacy

• Fully furnished with amenities just like home

• Brand New Nexgrill 4-Burner Propane Gas Grill with Side & Rear Burner, grill tools provided

• New Sealy Posturepedic Langley Plush mattress in master bedroom and lots of pillows for a great nights sleep

• Brand New Memory Foam Mattresses for Sleeper Sofa Beds

• New Electrolux shared washer and dryer located in the garage

• Location offers nearby access to Gore Creek with rapids for Kayaking, Children’s playground, Fishing, Dog Park and Sledding Hill. There is a hiking trail along the river that offers a panoramic view of the valley.

• Stephens Park Off Leash Dog Area is within 4 blocks of our home and it's a favorite for dogs & dog lovers

• Moisture Activated Auto Sensing Heated Driveway

• Space for two cars - one Heated Garage Space & one stacked space next to garage

• New management team

• Non Smoking Property

• Pet Friendly for up to 2 dogs (non-agressive breeds only). At this time we are not accepting our feline friends, only dogs please. There is a one time $75 Pet Fee for up to 7 nights, and $150 for 8 nights or more.

Town of Vail Sales Tax number 5252

We ask for a 3-5 night minimum stay, depending on the season. If you are wishing to stay for a weekend only (Fri/Sat/Sun), then we will adjust the 5 night minimum stay if it fits within our calendar, however, please note that the rates go up for weekend only stays (usually around $25/night depending on the season).

We also offer a Studio vacation rental called Eagle's Nest Studio on the ground level to the left of the garage (see HomeAway Listing #907674) and another two bedroom unit called the Mountain Side Unit (see HomeAway Listing #382004vb). All three listings may be rented simultaneously. The outdoor hot tub is shared between these three listings.

There are 3 exits off I-70 that services Vail. Our location in West Vail is not ski in, ski out, if that is a requirement we recommend staying in the Vail Village or Lions Head. Larkspurhome is a non-smoking property.

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More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Billy Marcus (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Billy Marcus

I split my time between Vail & Austin, TX. I am an avid swing & lindy hop dancer and travel all over the US competing & social dancing. My goal is to some day live in the Vail Valley full time and help build a local dance community. Though my passion is dancing & teaching dance, my career is selling meat or other protein based foods all over the world. I'm fulfilling the destiny of a long line of meat traders from back in the 1930's when my grandfather sold meat for Swift in Chicago. Another passion of mine is snowboarding & telemark skiing, lately it's been all about telemarking.

Billy Marcus purchased this house in 2003

Why Billy Marcus chose West Vail

I grew up in Kansas and my parents met at CU Boulder. They both have an affinity towards mountain living. Naturally we grew up vacationing in this area and picked Vail because it's one of the best ski resorts in America. We wanted a home centrally located between Vail, Minturn, Beaver Creek, Avon & Edwards making the drive to both ski areas within 10 - 15 minutes. We also enjoy cooking and having Safeway & City Market within a 3 minute drive helps feed our passion.

What makes this house unique

I wanted to have a place in Vail that was close enough to rely on public transportation to get to the town of Vail but central enough to drive down valley to Avon & Edwards. The home is in a private, residential neighborhood which is close to the park & Stephens Off Leash dog park and a three minutes walk to the Meadow Creek Bus stop that picks up every 15 to 30 minutes depending on the season. The private shared hot tub allows our guests to unwind after a long day of activities. We are dog friendly for non-aggressive breeds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excellent stay! Great place, a wonderful experience

Guest: Pablo (California)

Date of Stay: November 24, 2010 Review Submitted: December 6, 2010

I definitely plan to stay here again. The house is fantastic, we were VERY comfortable in the 2.5 bedroom east unit. A great, large and nicely equipped kitchen was ideal for us as we cooked several really large meals, and the big hot tub right outside the door was amazing for after skiing. A short walk to the west vail bus was rather convenient as well. The owner is also very accommodating and easygoing, overall a painless experience renting from her. A pleasure.

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West Vail Mountain Home, Hot Tub, Fireplace, Wifi, 2 min walk to Free Vail Bus
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Florence AZ


  • 1 of 5

Bed and furniture very uncomfortable. We paid to stay 5 nights but left after 1.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Denver Colorado

GoPro Weekend

  • 4 of 5

Family and dog went up for a beautiful weekend. Great location close to bus route so car pretty much stayed in the garage. Great walkable area for the dog

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Good for a couple. Not for larger groups.

  • 3 of 5

Clean property. Easy to find. Smaller than appears in pictures. No door to master bedroom. Actually a loft. Open area so no privacy for couples rooming with others or folks with kids.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Denver, CO

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I took our four daughters to Vail for a long weekend. The home was well maintaind and comfortable. The transaction was seamless and simple. Great communication and very convenient. I definitely recommend. Thank you

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Clean, convenient, and affordable in West Vail

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Valley View property in West Vail for 5 nights. I had concerns about the property being "pet-friendly" as I am allergic, but really wanted a private hot tub, so figured I'd give it a shot. The home was VERY clean, and had absolutely no sign of pets having stayed there. All agreed that the beds were comfortable, and the hot tub was also clean and in great shape. The walk to the Vail Bus stop is short, as advertised. The parking/garage/driveway is pretty tight if all three units are being used, so consider a smaller rental vehicle... The Escalade won't fit, so go with the Malibu. The grocery stores are close, and the kitchen has everything you'll need... We only gave Vail money for one meal during our stay. Sure, the kitchen could stand to be updated, but I'd rather have white appliances and Formica counter tops, than pay another $400/week. Everything else in the home was updated and quite nice.

Billy is an attentive host, and answered all of my questions promptly. I'd definitely stay here again with two couples or 3 guys, max. If your group is bigger than that, consider renting both of the upstairs units. Billy's prices are affordable enough that you can have space and convenience, without breaking the bank.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Everything as described, clean and comfortable. Close to dog park, bus and grocery store. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Vail Mountain Ski Resort
"No introduction necessary, this is one of the premier ski resorts in the world."
"One of my favorite restaurants for lunch or dinner. The place is one of the more expensive ..."
Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Eagle County Airport (EGE)
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Sandbar Sports Bar & Grill, North Frontage Road
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Vail Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Westside Cafe and Market, North Frontage Road
Nearest Ski
2.4 Miles
Vail Mountain - Cascade Lifts
Car: not necessary

This is a private residential home that's been converted into a duplex with a Studio attached is in a quiet neighborhood in West Vail called Intermountain. Our property is within walking distance to a beautiful park with a large playscape for children as well as Stephens Park Off Leash Dog Area which is a great place to let your dogs play in the summer or winter time. There are bike paths to connect you towards Vail or down valley and the Meadow Creek bus stop that picks up every 15 to 30 minutes (depending on time of day & time of year) will transport you to the Cascade Lift, Lion's Head Village, and Vail Village as well as West Vail Mall and City Market & Safeway grocery stores for free.

There is a City Market & Safeway w/ Starbucks inside nearby for groceries and pharmacy items. There is also a sporting goods store, fast food, liquor store, hardware and $1 movie rentals inside City Market/Safeway, including a Redbox video rental outside McDonalds.

The restaurants in the area (within 1 to 1.2 miles) include the following:

Bearfish Saloon: Located next to the Holiday Inn, this bar and grill specializes in bar food, live music, and is a great place to watch sports games.

May Palace : Located in the Vail Commons next to City Market. Some of the best Chinese food in the Valley! Daily lunch and après ski specials also available.

McDonald's: Located right off the West Vail exit, this McDonald's has everything you need including a RedBox DVD rental.

Mi Zuppa: Located next to Safeway, Mi Zuppa is Colorado's best place for a fast lunch and dinner specializing in a large selection of fresh and healthy soups, made to order sandwiches, wraps and panini's, freshly baked cookies, and local catering.

Sandbar Sports Bar & Grill: Located in the West Vail Mall, next to McDonald's. The Sandbar is known for its live entertainment and is a great place to watch any sporting event! Serves lunch and dinner along with full bar service.

Subway: Located just West of Safeway, Subway is your one stop shop for sandwiches.

Taco Bell: Located in the same strip as Subway and Mi Zuppa, Taco Bell provides your mexican fast food needs.

Westside Cafe and Market: Located in just off exit 173, on the North Frontage Road between the 7-11 and McDonald's, in the Holiday Inn. Open 7 days a week from 7:00 am - 10:00 pm. Especially known throughout the valley for the amazing breakfast!


Rates & Availability

Intermountain House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
May 27 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Season
Nov 18 2016 - Dec 20 2016
1 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
President's Day Weekend
Feb 16 2017 - Feb 20 2017
1 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 21 2017 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Late Season
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 10 2017
1 night minimum stay
Early Summer Value
Apr 11 2017 - May 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer Season
May 26 2017 - Oct 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Oct 2 2017 - Nov 17 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.8%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. There is a 3% fee when booking with credit card, the HomeAway echeck option is free.

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Intermountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1525 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • The upstairs master bathroom was remodeled in late 2011. We created a shower to go along with the beautiful jetted jacuzzi tub. This bathroom is one of the special additions to the Valley View Unit.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Upstairs Bedroom - 1 king , Twin Sleeper Sofa in master bedroom
    Queen Bedroom on main floor - 1 queen
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed Sleeper Sofa with new memory foam mattress (1), Twin Bed Sleeper Sofa with new memory foam mattress (1)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • 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
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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