Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Vacation rental in Sun Valley

Escape to Sun Valley and this soul pad retreat with character. Nestled away near a park so it's quiet (birds sing even in the winter!), yet walking distance to town. Beautiful new maple hardwood floors, granite countertops, and accented with art and treasures from over 20 years of globetrotting. Welcome home!
The living area and stairs up to the master bedroom. Pellet stove, surround sound, WiFi. Plug your own iPod in to the dock and enjoy your own music.

When was the last time you slept in a waterbed? This ain't your college waterbed, though, as this has waveless baffles and a support floatation mattress on top (and a memory foam topper for good measure!), Egyptian cotton 600 ct. sheets, and an organic cotton duvet with a down comforter. Warm and snuggly in the winter, and so comfortable, you won't be able to get out in the morning. Ok, for a hot tub and morning coffee, maybe? Or a powder morning! There is grass cloth on the ceiling to give the feeling of being in a tropical jungle treehouse. Watch the snow fall on the trees without getting out of bed.
There is nothing better than your own private hot tub on the upper deck, right off the master bedroom. Your white robes are waiting. You can see the milky way and the Sun Valley firework shows right from the tub. Don't forget the candles.
Soothe your soul or your aching muscles after a fabulous day skiing on the hill

Yes, that's a Jimmy Hendricks print on the wall. The downstairs maharaja/rock star room has a private patio for snow entry and covered gear storage if you like.

Private covered patio - store your ski gear in the winter, or your bikes in the summer.

Dining area and kitchen.
Granite countertops, sharp knives, spice drawer, dish washer, microwave, coffee maker, etc.

New Years Eve dump a couple years ago!!
Looking towards the park. Thank god someone else shovels the walkways.

A shady, cool respite in the summer.

I hope you enjoy my home as much as I do!
to see the listing and check the availabilty calendar in Vacation Rental by Owner ( click here

Here are some comments from guests so far....

"We had a great time and truly enjoyed staying at your beautiful condo. We all enjoyed looking at the pictures, art, and travel momentos on the walls and around the condo. The kids were also entraced by the lave lamps. The weather, skiing, food, and shopping were all good and made for a nice relaxing trip -- just what the doctor ordered. Also, thanks for the extrtas that you provided while we were there - the gift cert to the Roosevelt Grill, the wine, the wine bottle opener, etc. all very nice touches."- Ken & family

"Thank you SO much for sharing your lovely home with us! We had the best anniversary ever - and that is priceless!!" - Sincerely, Chris & Tim!

Thank you SO much! We had a great time - your hospitality was greatly appreciated! - Darcy & Sara

"Dear Thia,
Mark and I feel so blessed to stay in your home during our vacation. Everything was perfect! We appreciated all your special touches. We will definitely stay again (if available) as Mark and I love this area! Thanks so much......." - Renee and Mark

"Thia - Thanks for everything. We had a great time in SV & we LOVED your condo! Thanks again!" - John & Krisha

"Thia - Thank you SO MUCH for letting us use your 'totally groovy' soul pad. We had a great time in Sun Valley and I'm sure my mom and aunt enjoyed their dinner with you. Thanks again! Minnesota Madigan

"Thia - We had a great time staying at your fun 'soul pad'. Meeting you also was a treat!! We will definitely stay in touch. Remember - you're Maddies wedding photographer!! Thanks for all the extras, too!! Liz

Thank you!! We had a great time & your place was perfect for our little family. The location was so close to everything & that was really nice. We enjoyed the YMCA, the shops, the symphony, bike rides, the art festival & your hot tub! ; )
The kids left a little art work for you that they made at the festival. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
- The Flamm Family

    Thank you SO MUCH for the hospitaity. We had a great time & look forward to another visit. Stay in touch & let us know if you ever make it to Seattle, you've got lodging.
Wishing you the best!
 - Rachael & Michael

My hubby and I so enjoyed the condo. Very comfortable, cool vibe, perfect walk to stretch the legs for groceries, a movie in town, to catch the shuttle for a lift to the lifts or just for fun! Clean, comfy, fun, great music selection, cool art, and superb landlord. Not only would I suggest this rental to others - we will be back!
 - Rachael & Michael

Thanks so much for everything....your help, enthusiasm and beautiful home were perfect for our family vacation. Wish we had moe time to get to know you better AND have you take our portraits! We very much hope to see you again next year and will try to make that happen.
Cheers! Steph, Scott, Dave, Justin & Audry

Thia - Thank you! We had a great week. Thanks for arranging to have lots of fresh snow! Your place was perfect for us - Holly
This has been perfect for our family! We thank you so much!! Come visit us in N.Y. - Skip (Holly's husband)

contact the owner by email or by phone 208 727 3686

view from master bedroom upper deck & hot tub - added 3/10/11

Thursday, October 26, 2006

More pics of the Soul Pad

We've made some improvements to the Soul Pad since the original photos were posted on VRBO a couple years ago, and I wanted to share some of them with you. 

I lined the upstairs patio with bamboo 
to go along with the master bedroom theme "jungle tropical treehouse"

your own private hot tub - feels like a tree house from the master bedroom!

Top left is the master deck, and bottom left is the private patio, 
off of the downstairs bedroom. 
Around the right is the front door.........

AND, in addition to the patio, and hot tub deck, is the front area with huge 'boy' bbq, and sky chair. There are some other camping chairs available for eating outside under the trees, or to take with you to symphony and concerts.

Visible through the glass sliders in the downstairs bedroom, 
I turned the covered private patio into a 'sanctuary garden'. 
Use it to store all your skiis, bikes, toys - whatever you came here to play with. 
Use the patio chairs for extra dining chairs, 
or move them both up to the upper deck for coffee for two in the morning sun   ; )

Guest are LOVING the new stove!!! SO COZY in the winter. 
It's on a thermostat and has a self starter, so it couldn't be easier! 
In 10 min it's blazing!

I love stained glass, especially cobalt blue. Thus the beautiful unique glassware. 

the kids (and the kid in you) will love the lava lamps

the Soul Pad is in the perfect location to go out and have fun, 
and it's a great space to welcome you back home

"Thanks again for everything Thia! You really went the extra mile to make us, especially my dad, feel special on his 60th. We had a great time and really felt at home in your place. Thanks again and have a fun winter! "    - Alexa

"Thia, Emily and I had a great time honeymooning here in the soul pad! Thank you so much for your hospitality - everything was perfect!" Best, Steve (and Emily!)"

"Thanks Thia! We had an unbelievable time. Your 'soul pad' was perfect. I might need to move to Ketchum. We'll definitely be back and hopefully can stay here again. We loved it. -Tyler"