Stay like a local in a mountain-side duplex with cozy warmth, wood fireplace and a labrador (Beacon) to welcome you home. Guest loft sleep 2. Serenity meets the outdoors!
Single female and single male with guest loft in Vail, Colorado. We are active and love the outdoors. Stay like a local in a mountain-side duplex with cozy warmth, wood fireplace and a labrador (Beacon) to welcome you home. Backyard meets the mountains in a quiet residential neighborhood. Enjoy your coffee on the deck and watch wildlife above.
Please read ALL details before booking.
This is a typical local's home. It's not a luxury home, but moreso a great alternative to escape to the mountains and still have spending money. Maximum 2 guests. Extra fees are applied beyond the first person as common areas are on the small side and bathroom is shared with guests.
During off-season: (current - Nov. 20, 2013)
$60 weekday night (Sun/Th) for single person
$80 weekend night (Fri/Sat) for single person
+$20 for additional people per night
During ski season: (Nov 21, 2014 - April 2, 2015)
$90 weekday night (Sun/Th) for single person - except holidays & local special events
$110 weekend night (Fri/Sat) for single person - except holidays & local special events
$120 holiday & special events in Vail Valley - for single person (These include: SnowDaze, Winter Mtn Games, Burton US Open, American Ski Classic, Vail Film Fest, Spring Back to Vail, WASC)
$20 per extra person. Up to 2 total
$20 cleaning fee per booking
1) I am happy to respond to requests from guests with detailed profiles including a photo. Profiles are important as it's the little things that help us be great hosts by pointing you in the right direction. I also want to know who is staying in my home with me. Good profiles reduce the need to have extended dialogue with your host prior to your trip. It's important to know you are staying in a home and not a hotel - ie. it's an interactive experience! (Due to a recent very uncomfortable experience with a guest I am going to be very clear.I am not open to smoking nor ANY kind of drug use in my house. Thanks for understanding.
2) I have a private loft that sleeps two on a full size bed.
3) I'm sorry to say as much as love kiddos, my place is not equipped for children under the age of 9, nor additional pets.
4) Warning: There are 3 flights of exterior stairs from the driveway to the front door. Trust me it's worth the hoof
- Duplex, sunny West side. It's a quiet & private neighborhood
- Located in West Vail's residential neighborhood of Intermountain
- On the free Town Of Vail West Vail Red & Green bus routes - 5 min walk to bus stop, 20 min ride to the town & the slopes.
- Grocery & retail stores 3 min drive
- Wood fireplace
- Flat screen tv w/DVD player
- Washer/dryer for guests staying 3 nights or more
- Mud room
- Gas stove (please let me know if you intend to cook)
- Gas grill
- Driveway parking up to 2 cars
- Ski/bike storage in garage at street level
- Gorgeous large deck w/picnic table
- Full size bed
* Note this bed is not recommended for folks over 6'2 or oversized
- Half bath on first floor
- Shared full bath on 2nd floor. Shower and oval tub
- All linens provided
- I'll provide coffee, tea and cereal
Complete first floor including kitchen, both baths, upstairs loft and side driveway parking (1 spot)
Interaction with Guests
We don't expect you entertain you, nor should you expect to stick around to entertain us. Get outdoors and enjoy Vail! We'll give you plenty of local info and inside secrets.
THINGS TO DO IN VAIL – VAIL VILLAGE AND LIONSHEAD VILLAGE
When the mountain is open for skiing, the parking structures are NOT free from 6am-3pm. You may park 2 hours for free. Parking is free after 3pm through 2am.
Free TOV buses run until 2am.
•Vista Bahn Ski Rental – Tell them Sacha or Dom I sent you
•Christy Sports – If you want demos
Coffee – all have free wifi
•West Vail Safeway – Starbucks inside
•Starbucks – next to the Covered Bridge
•Yeti’s grind – my fav local coffee shop
•Movies: CineBistro at Solaris, Vail – reserved seating & dining. Buy tix ahead
•Movies: Edwards Theaters, Edwards – 20 mins west of Vail
•Ice Skating at Solaris
•Bowling at Bol in Solaris – expensive, but awesome experience
•Red Lion – Acoustic music nightly, popular with tourists, après & late. Good bar food
•Shakedown Street – Live music nightly, popular with tourists and locals, après and late (no food)
•Samana – Club scene. I avoid it, but some like it
•Pepés – Apres music, German bar
Restaurants / Bars (most overlap) – these are my favorite places
•West side café – west Vail
•Big Bear Bistro: $ Great sandwiches. Try the Pearson
Lunch / Dinner:
•Mountain Standard: $$$, my favorite! Adult, contemporary. Eat at bar. Rezs suggested.
•Bol in Solaris: $$, contemporary, great apps & fun bar, 30s crowd, bowling in rear
•Up the Creek: $$$ My fav upscale restaurant. Sit at bar. Great off the beaten path bar for 30+
•Russells: $$$ Steak & seafood. Locals sit at bar. Great off the beaten path bar for 30+. Tell bartender John I referred you.
•Sweet Basil restaurant: $$$$ Top restaurant in Vail. Can eat at bar. Nice place for a glass of wine
•Terra Bistro: $$$$ Great bar for apps/drinks. High-end dinner
•Yama: $$$ Sushi. (email hidden)
•Elways: $$$$ Steak house. I sit at bar for apps. Tell bartender Ana I referred you.
•Alpenrose: $$$ German. Cute small bar off the beaten path. Amazing desserts.
•Campo De Fiori: $$ Italian. Lively, loud restaurant. Tiny bar.
•Los Amigos: $$ Mexican. Quiet locals bar. Great patio for après. Tell bartender John I referred you.
•Frost at The Sebastian: $$$ Clubish bar
•Tap Room: $$ Sports Bar – local and tourists alike. Great bar food.
•Ore House Bar & Restaurant: $$ Great après margarita! Locals bar – stay open late. Food’s not great.
•Bully Ranch: $$ Family friendly restaurant and bar. Comfort food. Known at bar for “mudslide”
•The George bar & Pub: $$ Young crowd, pool tables, Surf & turf $20. Great pub food!
oVendettas: $ locals crowd, late night bar
oPazzos: $ more chill, family friendly. Great Greek salad
•Red Lion Bar and Restaurant: $$ Comfort bar food. Great nachos! Live music daily. Good for sports if you can sit at bar.
I don’t spend as much time in Lionshead. Here are a few places I recommend
•IceSkating at Arrabelle
•Blue Moose Pizza – kid friendly
•Garfinkels Bar and Grill – great patio for Apres. Great for watching sports. Good bar food.
•Northside Café – bfast and lunch
•Main Street Grill
•Zinos Restaurant and Bar: Great bar, excellent food – Italian based
Eagle (40 min West, by Eagle Airport)
•Yeti’s Grind – coffee house
•Mountain Peddler – bike shop. Ask for Charlie for rentals – mtn bikes
Free Town of Vail bus route - on West Vail green and red routes. 15 minutes to Vail Village. Run 6am-2am.
Bus Lines: Red “To shred” (into Vail Village). Green “Go Home” (to come home)
Bus stop: Meadow Creek. You may find bus schedule online or at bus stop. During peak season the bus comes every 15 minutes.
Directions to stop: Walk left out of the driveway, down hill; Right on Basingdale; Straight through the stop sign – stop is on the right.
Other Things to Note
I prefer to fly under the rader. If asked where you are staying, please say you are a FRIEND and GUEST staying with us I prefer not to advertise AirBnB, thank you.
KEY: Please use the spare key outside the side door. Use only the top lock as I don’t have a key for the bottom lock. Please leave key in the hiding place and do NOT take the key with you as multiple people use it.
My dog Beacon is very friendly. You do not need to let him out; however if you enjoy the company outside feel free to have him join you. A leash is tethered to the deck railing. He likes to lick – just tell him “no licking” and he’ll stop. Please CLOSE YOUR BEDROOM DOOR upon leaving as he is VERY curious and will eat socks and underwear if available (Yuck I know!)
Internet - WIFI: account name: HALEY password: haley2854
•You will be sharing the bathroom. Please be respectful by keep all your toiletries in your bedroom and hanging wet towels on the back of the bathroom door.
•Please use the fan when showering.
Coffee, tea and continental breakfast are set out and self-service in the morning as I am typically at work 8am-6pm. When finished, please put items back in the fridge.
•If you choose to eat or drink, please help yourself to dishes, and when done rinse and put them in the dishwasher (or rinsed in sink if washer if clean and full).
•If you’d like to cook and/or keep food in the fridge, please ask so I may prepare.
•May be kept in the garage during your visit. Please knock snow off before storage.
•Please do not use the side door – key is the same as spare key for house.
•Weather & Shoes: Remove your shoes in the house and leave them in the mudroom when in the house during mud and snow season. There is a basket of slippers for your usage.
•Gear may be hung in the mud room.
•Grocery stores: City Market and Safeway. On the north side of highway in West Vail
•Banks: First Bank, Alpine Bank. On the north side of highway in West Vail and in Vail Village. Wells Fargo has atms as well, with a branch in Avon.
•Coffee: Starbucks inside Safeway in West Vail and at base of Vail Village Covered Bridge. Local coffee: Yeti’s Grind in Solaris/Vail Village
•Sandwiches: Big Bear Bistro/ Vail Village at the top of Bridge St.
Outside lights: There are motion sensor lights from deck to covered stairs. You may turn on light from inside the house if you expect to be out after dark and want a light to return to in addition to the sensors, but please don’t leave on overnight to be respectful of our neighbors and star-gazing.
Inside lights: The light in the living room is on a timer from dark-midnight. Please do not turn off
TV / DVD / Radio:
•Feel free to watch tv, a movie or listen to the radio. Click RED button, lower left, to turn on receiver. LEFT knob selects TV, TUNER, or DVD. RIGHT know is volume (do not adjust volume on tv).
•TV: Use only COMCAST remote to change the channel on the TV.
•DVD: Use Hitachi to drive DVD player. Turn DVD player on, switch receiver to DVD, switch TV SOURCE on right side of tv, top button, until you see video.
•Fireplace may be used carefully. It is really a stove, so door may be open while you are in the room, but please CLOSE it and lock before leaving the room.
•The flue is always open – do not attempt to close.
•Wood, paper and kindling is available. Axe is handy if you need to chop for kindling. It’s easy but be careful!
I am an independent host. I'll get you set up, give you keys & away you go on your vacation.
Enjoy your visit, we may cross paths but I don't want you to worry about me and I'll do the same for you. We both work out of the house week days (office above the garage) and will be home most evenings. My 10 year old labrador, Beacon, will keep you company when I'm not home. He's very sweet.
The best suited guests are those that are active and spend more time in the outdoors, coming home to rest & rejuvenate for the next days adventure. I prefer to not have quests that intend to work at home unless in the privacy of their bedroom due to size of common area. There are many local coffee shops with free wifi as well.
Drug use of any kind and cigarette/cigar smoking will not be tolerated. Excessive drinkers are not welcomed.
Clare has the perfect home so close to Vail and she was very nice and accommodating. We where there for an overnight stay, but had no complaints and would definitely stay there again.
Clare was a great host. She picked me up from the centre of Vail, gave me a quick tour around the town and was a wealth of information on what to do around the area. Clare was very generous with the use of her home, and very accommodating. I really enjoyed my time in Vail.
Clare's home is very easy to find and tucked up on a mountain side which is very typical of many of the homes in Vail. There is free public transportation available and the bus stop is just down the hill a couple of blocks. I visited for the summer but I could see this being a great spot to drop your stuff and spend long days skiing on the mountain. Clare is an easy going and very accommodating host. She is very active both professionally and with outdoor activities. She is happy to help you with any of your needs but you will most likely have lots of privacy as she is always on the go. She has the sweetest little pup named Beacon and he very relaxed and chill just like his owner.
Clare was a wonderful host and she was gracious and accommodating. Her spot was very convenient and a gorgeous location with views from the deck.
Clare gave us awesome directions, her place was very clean and Beacon was very well behaved. We had a quick stay and Clare was very accomodating.
What an amazing person Claire is, she really made me feel like in home. The house is beautiful, surrounded by nature and very close to the Vail Village... Super recommended!!! ;)
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You'll see many reviews from my condo in Chicago. Lucky me (and you), I relocated to Vail, Colorado in June 2012. Welcome to my new place!
I'm a 44 yr old, female branding consultant, live along and enjoy company. I am sociable, triathlete, skier, biker, hiker, extrovert, cook, music fan, mature but youthful. I have a lovable 10-year old lab, Beacon, who will welcome you home each time you walk in the door.
Why am I hosting? I grew up in a family that traveled and welcomed travelers. It's natural to pass it along. Questions? Just ask. I look forward to the company and sharing my love of Vail.