Welcome to our Vacation Rental!
Our home in Valhalla is newly renovated with Granite and Slate Kitchen and Bathrooms. It is the ONLY home in this area with THREE FULL BATHS - essential for larger groups. We offer a great combination of size, comfort, location, and value for a Whister vacation that will be a wonderful memory for years to come. It's right in the Village - steps to the shops/restaurants, 100 yards to the grocery store, and a 7 minute walk to the lifts (in ski boots, take the free shuttle bus - 3 minutes). It is at the end of a private lane that is safe, peaceful and quiet. We put in lots of art work and are steadily upgrading its appointments. It has lovely mountain views and a great hot tub. With 4 bdrms/3 FULL baths spread over 1600 sq. feet, it's ideal for 6-10 people. There is a fireplace, stereo, FREE high speed cable Internet, Flat Screen LCD TV (total three TVs /DVD/VCRs), a balcony, private laundry, private deck/BBQ, and free garage parking. The pictures below provide the best description. Call or E-mail us your questions - we love Whistler and are happy to share our knowledge and tips with you. To book, click the blue RESERVE NOW button under the credit card logos at the top of this page - booking is easy, safe, and reliable. We promise you a wonderful holiday! Pilar, Manfred, Cyrene, and Eric Schweitzer
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Calculate Your Rate
Rates are for up to 10 people. They represent excellent value for money in this large and well-appointed home; commercial rates are much higher. The rates do not include Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 5%. Infants and small children are free.
|Applicable Taxes||GST of 5% applies
(taxes not included in the rates below)
|Rates Calculation||Minimum night stay requirements are based on your arrival season only.
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|Season||Start Date||End Date||# of Nights||Rate/nt||Comments|
|Autumn Glory||Aug 31, 2014||Nov 26, 2014||
|We love Autumn in Whistler, and it makes for a great getaway at a low price. We accept stays of 1 night, but are obliged to charge 150 for cleaning. We hope you understand|
|First Tracks||Nov 27, 2014||Dec 19, 2014||
|New Snow and Great Value - Nothing like the Atmosphere at the Start of a New Season|
|Holiday Season||Dec 20, 2014||Jan 3, 2015||
|This is Magic - You will have memories and experiences that will last a lifetime|
|January Powder Days||Jan 4, 2015||Jan 31, 2015||
|Excellent Value, Excellent Conditions, Fresh Powder All the Time|
|February High Season||Feb 1, 2015||Feb 13, 2015||
|In February Fresh Powder, Bright Sun, and Fantastic Conditions all come Together|
|President's Week||Feb 14, 2015||Feb 21, 2015||
|The Best Combination of Weather, Snow Conditions, and Village Atmoshpere|
|High Season||Feb 22, 2015||Mar 28, 2015||
|The Days Grow Longer, the Sun Shines, and Everything is Perfect|
|Spring Ski Season||Mar 29, 2015||Apr 25, 2015||
|Our favorite time to be in Whistler - Excellent Value, Lots of Sun, No Crowds, Great Snow|
|Spring Shoulder Season||Apr 26, 2015||Jun 27, 2015||
|Bike, Ski and Swim on the Same Day! That said, NO Graduation or Stag Parties. We Meet All Arrivals. All Parties that are not Families or Mature Adults will be Turned away with NO Refund,|
|High Summer||Jun 28, 2015||Sep 6, 2015||
|You Come for the Winters, but you stay for the Summers - The Living is easy, fish are jumping, and the cotton is high|
|Autumn Glory||Sep 7, 2015||Nov 24, 2015||
|We love Autumn in Whistler, and it makes for a great getaway at a low price. We accept stays of 1 night, but are obliged to charge 150 for cleaning. We hope you understand|
The Allura on-line payment system is perfectly acceptable. We are also happy to accept personal checks or bank transfers, as these avoid commission costs. This may also be more convenient for you. Let un know via e-mail what your preference might be.
|Policy||Amount Required||Due Date||Payment Accepted|
|Reservation Deposit||25.00% of total||Due at time of booking||Online CreditCard via this website|
|Balance of Payment||Full remainder||45 days prior to arrival|
|Damage Deposit||No damage deposit collected|
|Less than 45 days prior to arrival||Full payment||At time of booking|
Sleeping Areas & Beds
TV, VCR, Ensuite bathroom w/ Soaker Tub, phone, radio/alarm clock
|Room Type||Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)|
|Has Ensuite Bathroom||Yes|
Large Bedroom with Two Twin Beds. Nice views to the North. Cable TV/VCR. Radio/alarm clock
|Room Type||Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)|
Bedroom 3 - Queen
Comfortable Bedroom with Lots of Natural Light and a Balcony with Views. Radio/alarm clock
|Room Type||Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)|
Charming little bedroom with bunk beds, drawer/shelf storage, and access to the Balcony. Great for Kids!
|Room Type||Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)|
|Beds||1 Single Bunk|
Queen Sofa Bed. Whoever sleeps here can enjoy the fireplace as well as the stereo, TV/DVD/VCR, and quick access to the refrigerator.
|Room Type||Common Area (A living area with a temporary bed)|
|Beds||1 Queen Sofa Bed|
Good-sized, Private Bathroom attached to Master Bedroom, Soaker Tub, Hair Dryer
|Is Ensuite Bathroom||Yes|
Renovated Bathroom Upstairs with Large Shower, heated floor, slate and granite, Hair Dryer
|Is Ensuite Bathroom||No|
Downstairs full bath is convenient to Living Area
|Is Ensuite Bathroom||No|
Fully equipped, including stove/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffee-maker, toaster, garbage disposal, microwave and full set of dishes, glassware, and utensils.
Warm and Spacious Living Room With Lots of Light, Fireplace, Access to Patio, TV/DVD/VCR/Stereo. Queen Sleep Sofa, Loveseat, Views of Whistler Peak.
Pleasant and Bright Dining Room seats 6, with room for 3 more at the kitchen breakfast bar
We chose our home because we wanted to: A) be in the Village, B) have plenty of room, and C) live in a quiet area. With 1600 square feet of space this is the largest close-in home that you will find. Valhalla is also located on its own quiet cul-de-sac.
|Art||Impressionist Prints and Original Artwork have been tastefully arranged|
|Decor||Tasteful Decor that contributes to the cozy atmosphere|
|Exposure||Dining/Living Room has southern exposure with lots of afternoon sun|
|Fireplace||The Fireplace is the focus of the living area|
|Views||Living Room views of Whistler Peak, Bedroom/Patio views of Blackcomb|
Outstanding Hot Tub, cozy fireplace, Balcony and Patio with outdoor furniture and gas BBQ; three TV/VCRs. (video rentals across the street); secured, reserved parking; high speed internet, Cable TV Service, Stereo, Games, Puzzles
|BBQ||Gas Barbecue on deck|
|Cassette Player||Included in Stereo|
|Coded Access||Coded Combination Entry -- No Keys to be Lost|
|Deck||Two Ground Floor Patios and One Second Floor Balcony with Patio Furniture|
|Dining Area||Bright and Airy|
|Discount Cards||There are Affinity Rentals discount cards, as well as an Allura discount card for a variety of products and services|
|DVD Player||One DVD Player|
|Fresh Linens||At Beginning of Stay|
|Games||Various Board, Parlour Games, and Puzzles|
|Guest Parking||Plenty of room for additional cars|
|Hairdryer||In Each Main Bathroom|
|Internet Access||Free High Speed Internet via LAN cable|
|Iron and Ironing Board||Small but serviceable Ironing board and Iron|
|Laundry Facilities||Full Size Washer Dryer|
|Living Area||Roomy, Warm and Cozy|
|Local Internet Access||Our home is in a hotspot for wireless internet access|
|Parking - Free Guest Spots||Several free guest spots available marked as Visitors|
|Parking - Free Private Parking||One assigned, protected parking place|
|Patio Furniture||Six Chairs and a table on the Patio and Balcony|
|Resort Information||Provided or Readily Available|
|Secure Reserved Parking||Assigned Basement Parking just downstairs|
|Secure Ski and Bike Storage||The Entrance hallway has racks and shelves for 5 pairs of skis and 4 snowboards.|
|Stereo||One - Please Bring Your own CDs|
|Telephone||(604) 935 1256|
|Wheel Chair Accessible||Ground Floor entrance and Master Suite on Ground Floor allow Wheel Chair access|
|Guest Parking||Our Guests can Park 1-3 Additional Cars in the Underground Parking|
|Hot Tub||Very Effective Hot Tub is really hot and excellent therapy for sore muscles|
|Secure Reserved Parking||The Assigned Underground Parking Spot (#47) is close to our Home|
We would be hapy to share our skiing and vacation "secrets" with you, and we can also provide you with additional services such as lift tickets and grocery shopping upon your arrival. There is also a discount flyer available that will give you 10-15% off at select merchants in Whistler. We are happy to help!
Location & Map
Valhalla is in Whistler Village North. Over 150 shops and restaurants, as well as Whistler's largest grocery store, are at your doorstep. The Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas are less than a 10 minute walk, as is the Whistler Golf Course. The free village shuttle just steps from our front door will give you frequent and easy access to the lifts, Blackcomb Base, and the Chateau Whistler Golf course.
Access Time to Lifts
|Less than 10 minutes walk|
Access Time to Shops & Restaurants
|Less than 5 minutes walk|
Access Time to Grocery Stores
|Less than 5 minutes walk|
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The following policies are firm. By renting our home you undertake to abide by the policies and restrictions that are laid out here.
Suitability & Eligibility Policies
|Adults - Min Age to Stay: 30||One adult at least 30 years old. Families Welcome, College or High School Age Groups will not be allowed to stay. The operating principle is to avoid irresponsible, illegal, or Destructive Behavior|
|Non-Smokers Only||No Smoking Allowed. We are sorry, but smoking is strictly forbidden, due to my allergic reaction to even vestigial smoke|
|Young Adult Groups 17-24 With Accompanying Age-Eligible Adult(s)|
|Not Suitable For:|
|Graduation & Stag/Stagette Parties||Absolutely Forbidden. All Guests in May/June are met and escorted to ensure only mature adults or responsible families; Guests who book under false pretences will be turned away with no refund!|
|Pets||No. Strata/Condo bylaws strictly prohibit pets|
|Young Adult Only Groups 17-24|
Reservation & Cancellation Policies
|Cancellations Made by Guests||Reservations Deposits are generally Non-Refundable. Refunds depend on rebooking your days, and will be at the rebooked rate|
|Courtesy Hold Reservations||Deposit Required. Reservations will Not be Held Without Payment|
|Delayed Arrivals||Not Refundable. Delayed Arrivals or Unused Nights for Reasons Beyond Our Control are not Refundable|
|Delivery of Instructions and Access Information||Upon Payment in Full. Sent Via E-Mail|
|Guest Account Termination||The Owner or their Contact reserve the right to request permanent Guest account inactivation from this web sites technical administrators in the event of one or more of the following Guest actions: intentional property policy violation causing material damage or fines, Guest misrepresentation and/or fraud, intentionally defacing or damaging public or private property, breaking laws and bylaws, theft, public indecency, harassment, causing bodily or emotional harm & disturbing the peace after repetitive warnings. Guests will be notified by email of account termination. Guests may choose to appeal their account termination. Guests may be given the chance to reconcile with the Owner as a condition of preserving or reversing their account status. Account termination prevents the Guest from booking this or any other property that uses the same web site|
|Ineligible Guests: 24 Hour Reservation Reversal||The Owner or their Contact reserves the right to cancel reservations made by, and refuse business to: Guests who do not meet the policies published in this property's Policies Table at the time of booking and past Guests known to have : intentionally violated rental property policies, damaged and/or defaced rental properties through intentionally destructive and/or negligent behavior, engaged in theft, broken local bylaws and laws, committed fraud or who misrepresented themselves, and Guests who have caused bodily or emotional harm to any third parties. Reservations may be cancelled up to a maximum of 48 hours from the time the ineligible Guest made the booking. Guests will be issued a refund by personal cheque. Refunds will be adjusted for any payment processing expenses|
|Late Reservation Payments||Failure to Pay by Due Dates will result in Cancellation without Refund. Guests may rebook their stay if Dates are still available|
|Privacy||The Owner, their booking Contact and this web sites technical administrators agree to not sell, refer, rent or divulge to any third parties the names or personal information of their Guests without prior written consent from the Guests, except under force of law, or for law enforcement purposes relating to policy and property violation. The Owner and their booking Contact also agree to not use Guest personal information for any reason other than its original intended purpose without written consent from the Guests. Guests agree to not sell, refer, rent or divulge to any third parties the names or personal information of the Owner or their booking Contact without prior written consent from the Owner and/or Contact, except under force of law or for law enforcement purposes. Guests also agree to not use Owner or Contact personal information for any reason other than its original intended purpose without written consent from the Owners and their Contact.|
|Reservation Changes||If Availability Permits and in Accordance With our Cancellation Policy.|
Guest Stay Policies
|Check-In Time||4:00 p.m. Contact us Prior to Arrival, Early check-in may be possible|
|Check-Out Time||10:00 a.m. Later check-out may be possible, check with us|
|Complaints Concerning Property||Report all property complaints or obvious damage caused by previous Guests to us immediately, by phone and by email as they become evident. Serious problems should be reported with supporting photographs. We will make our best efforts to rectify problems within 24 hours of notification. Failure to notify us of property-related problems while in the property and as they become evident, will forfeit any rights or claims against us regarding property condition after your departure.|
|Excessive Noise||Excessive Noise or behavior resulting in the summoning of the RCMP or Strata Authority will result in eviction without a refund.|
|Housekeeping||Complimentary. Before Arrival/After Departure|
|Liability||We are excluded from Liability for Personal Bodily Injury or loss or damage to your personal property in our home, while in transit to/from, or while on resort propertyi.|
|Maintenance Emergencies||24 Hour Emergency Assistance. Contact France Faucheaux at (604) 698 0285 or Scott Brunning, The Home Doctor, (604) 932 2889|
|Maximum Sleeping Capacity||10 Adult Guest Maximum. Lodging in Excess of 9 people permitted under unusual circumstances -- contact us|
|Policy Updates||Pricing Policy. We reserve the right to change pricing as changing market conditions may warrant. Pricing changes will affect only reservations made after the pricing change.|
|Property Damage||Guest is responsible for property damage and authorizes up to a $1000 CAD charge on their card upon departure in the event of property damage. The Contractual Arrangement of Booking includes the guests obligation to pay for any property damage|
|Rental Accommodation Zoning||Property is Zoned for Nightly Rentals.|
|Resort Information||Provided to All Guests. We will send you precise directions and basic info upon receipt of final payment|
|Terms of Eviction||You will not be allowed to stay in our home if you misrepresent the makeup, number and age of your party. High school or college graduation parties are not allowed. Will be Evicted for Excessive Noise, Common and Private Property Damage, and Disturbing the Peace|
|Reservation Guarantee||Property Sale/Damage-We relocate you to a comparable property. If there are any rate increases associated with the move, we will contribute up to $100 CAD per night towards rate.|
Focus on Blackcomb Mountain
|Best steeps||Secret Chute, Spankys Ladder, Couloir Extreme|
|Best views||The top of the T-Bar on Horstman glacier|
|Best way to meet up with your friends||Those two-way family radios are now cheap enough so that everybody can use them - nothing better to link-up with friends.|
|My favorite day lodge, and why!||Horstman Hut at the very top -- great atmosphere, views both sides, and your pick of a descent after lunch|
|My top Blackcomb tips!||The best Blackcomb experience is off the Glacier Express and Crystal Chairs - Green. Blue, and Black runs with extraordinary scenery, variety, and generally fewer crowds, particularly Crystal Chair. Ridge Runner is my favorite run on the mountain|
|What I don't like about Blackcomb||1) To get to the good skiing you have to take 3 feeder lifts; 2) The Chateau Whistler crowd - too many pompous women with small dogs and big hair|
|What I like the most about Blackcomb||Blackcomb Glacier -- an immense valley that is a spiritually transcendant experience to ski. There is nothing else like it this side of the Alps. OK for intermediates, not good for novices|
|Worst run and lift||Wizard Chair and Solar Coaster Express - two feeder lifts that most people use all day. Seventh Heaven also becomes a Zoo and is, apart from the view of Whistler, substantially overrated|
Focus on Whistler Mountain
|Best afternoon run and lift||Any of the tree runs off the Creekside Gondola, which is the most comfortable and relaxing lift on either mountain.|
|Best bowls||West Bowl to the Right of the Summit|
|Best bumps||Whistler Bowl off the Peak Chair|
|Best morning run and lifts||Either Harmony Ridge/Bowl or the Saddle off the Peak Chair before the Crowds build up, then move over to West Bowl and/or Creekside in the afternoon.|
|Best places to ski and board with kids||Harmony Bowl, especially Harmony Ridge. If they are novices, then take Burnt Stew trail off the Peak Chair into Symphony Bowl|
|Best Steeps||The Couloir and the Cirque|
|My secret Whistler places||West Bowl for Good Intermediates, Tokum is also a great run for intermediates, Dave Murray Downhill Course - Classified Black, it´s really an intermediate trail and a blast to ski. Lovely runs off the Creekside Gondola, which rarely has a liftline after 10:00 am|
|Tips 4 quick & easy access to the lifts in the AM||Take Fitzsimmons/Garbanzo Express to avoid Gondola Zoo|
|What I don't like about Whistler Mtn.||Everybody skis off the Gondola and Emerald Express all day long, and the trails close to these lifts become crowded -- Much better to concentrate on Peak Chair, Garbanzo Express, and Creekside Gondola|
Food and Beverage
|Best burgers||Splitz Grill - very tasty fresh-made burgers, decent value for money|
|Best cookies||Gone Bakery -- Delicious Breads and Cookies|
|Best desserts||Cows Ice Cream Place- Great ice cream|
|Best pizza||Boston Pizza|
|Best place for breakfast/brunch||Pacific Wildwood Bistro in the Tennis Center just down Northland|
|Best place to drink coffee and surf the net!||Blenz Coffee - Free Wireless Service|
|Favorite ethnic restaurants||Crepe Montagne -- Really excellent little restaurant, the only one we visit 2-3 times on each trip to Whistler; Thai One On - spicy and distinctive oriental food|
|Favorite family restaurant||Our ALL TIME FAVORITE EATS are at the Pony Express Restaurant in Pemberton - drive up after a day on the slopes, it is worth it! Five Star cooking at 2 star prices, outstanding meels at about 12 dollars a main course.|
|Favorite up-scale restaurant||Le Gros Restaurant in Creekside -- Ask for the Duck|
|Most traditional Whistler eatery||We love Pasta Lupino just up the street - they are the best-value, best-tasting Italian food we have found in a long time!|
|My top SEVEN recommended restaurants||Pone Express in Pemberton, Le Gros in Creekside; Pasta Lupino and Crepe Montagne just up the street and around the corner from 7/11, Chef Bernards for excellent value. MEDIOCRITIES TO AVOID: Mongolie Grill (gimmicky Oriental food), Brew House - typical predictable and boring; neither Sushi place knows how to blend good soy sauce and their fish is unremarkable|
|Top spot for coffee||Blenz Coffee in Marketplace|
For Skiers and Boarders Only
|Best boot fitter in Whistler||Patrick Beahan/Andrew Storrie, at Wild Willies in Nesters|
|Best lunch strategies||Backpack your lunch and snacks and save time and money|
|Best ways to find out about weather and snow||Never trust what you see out the window -- call the snow phone for daily conditions. Clouds in the valley can hide sun on top|
|How I avoid feeling pain the next day!||Run for a month before, stretch before AND AFTER skiing, drink lots of water during the day, and hot soak just before bed|
|My most memorable day on the slopes||Skiing through the glades with my two children Eric and Cyrene, going fast, and finding they were keeping right up with me!|
|My top skiing/boarding tips for visitors||Novices can go to the Summit! Intermediates will love Highway 86 and West Bowl, and a little-known secret is the great waitless skiing off the Garbanzo Lift Also, two-way family radios are now cheap enough that anyone can obtian them and stay in close touch with your group.|
|My Weather tips!||Blackcomb gets less direct sun than Whistler, so high season snow will be harder and icier, but in spring Blackcomb will be less slushy.|
|Overall favorite day lodge||Horstman Hut at the top of Blackcomb|
|What I think about Fresh Tracks/First Tracks||I think it would be nice to try someday!|
|Where to find the best mountain food?||In your backpack - make a good sandwich and avoid paying 10 dollars for a hamburger|
Just for Kids!
|Best rainy day kids activities||Wall Climbing at the Core. DVDs and Books at the library, Our children really love painting ceramics at Expressions|
|Recommended kids programs||5 day adventure camp - best value for money in kids instruction|
|Tips for dropping kids off at programs||Get there early; forget the instructors, instead, muscle-in on the coordinators, and then get out as quickly as you can after confirming pick-up point and time. ARRANGE A BACK-UP pick-up spot with your child that is indoors!|
|What kids should bring||Layers of Clothing, sun screen, and if you can trust them, one of those two-way family radios|
My Money Saving Tips
|Cheapest groceries||Save on Foods in Squamish - turn left at the McDonald's Arches, go 250 meters,and you will see it on the right - much cheaper than Nester's or anyplace in Whistler|
|Cheapest times to come to Whistler||After Spring Break lift tickets and lodging are greatly reduced in price, the days are longer, and the snow is still great|
|Less expensive places to eat||For real flavor at a great price stick to Crepe Montagne, Splitz Grill, or Chef Bernards at Blackcomb Base.|
|My biggest money saving tips||1) Never rent equipment from the Mountain, instead use Affinity Sports at www.whistlerskirentals.com and tell them we referred you for an additional 10% off. 2) Use one-way Vancouver-Whistler car rental with Budget 4) Buy groceries at Save on Foods in Squamish, 4) Buy lift tickets at 7/11 in Squamish. pack your lunch in a.backpack while skiing, take powdered hot cocoa, tea, or hot cider envelopes and just get hot water at the mountain restaurants|
On a Personal Note
|Our favourite season in Whistler and why.||Christmas in Whistler is so story-book perfect that it is almost a case of reality imitating art. After Christmas, the best season is spring skiing with its sun, long days, and great snow.|
|What makes Whistler so special and unique?||We have been to a number of ski resorts throughout Europe and North America. A two-week vacation in Whistler ten years ago convinced us that we had found skiing heaven, so we bought our home here and never looked back. The terrain is vast and each mountain has its own flavor. The number of restaurants and activities is unrivalled. The atmosphere is cosmopolitan without being stuffy. The people are great -- invariably friendly, comfortable to be around, and gracious.|
The Drive to Whistler
|Best places to eat||The White Spot Restaurant in Squamish for family fare, and the General Store and Cafe in Lion"s Bay for views and tasty, funky, food|
|Best radio station||Mountain FM (107.1 in Squamish and 102.1 in Whistler), which conveys the local flavor and has good road and weather reports|
|Best things to see on the way to Whistler||A stop to see Brandywine Falls in the Summer and Shannon Falls in the Winter is worth it. Our family really loved the Railway Heritage Museum in Squamish, and in January-February be sure you stop in Brackendale to see the Bald Eagles|
|My safety tips for drivers new to Hwy 99||Keep your space cushion, keep a BIG space cushion when the road gets sinuous and narrow just north of Squamish, and generally be prudent|
|What I like about the drive||The view accross the waters of Howe Sound as the car snakes along the coast is breathtaking.|
|Worst thing about the drive||A) the curvy part of the road just north of Squamish and B) if there is a snowstorm the invariable newcomer to winter-driving in a rented SUV who thinks 4WD makes one immune to the laws of physics|
The Not So Obvious Types of Tips!
|Recommended winter clothing||Water proof top layer, lots of thin layers for warmth that you can peel off if necessary, and above all, wicking underwear and socks|
|Things that you should bring, but will forget!||Sun screen, CDs, a bathing suit, sweat pants, a backpack, a water bottle|
|Best day hikes||Hike up to Nairn Falls on the Pemberton Road - just park your car by the side of the road, it is about 1.5 miles to the falls, and very beautiful|
|Best places to go swimming||Meadow Park Sports Center, which includes a wading pool for the Children|
|Best rainy day activities||Core Wall Climbing in the Basement of the Conference Center up the Street from our home. Swimming and Skating at Meadow Park, Ceramic Plate painting at Expressions behind Tyndall Stone Lodge Browsing the Library|
|My recommended non-skiing winter activities||Cross-Country skiing at Callahan Valley, Snowshoeing at Lost Lake, Hike up to Nairn Falls on the Pemberton Road, Snowmobiling, and Dog-sledding|
|Places to work out||Meadow Park Sports Center|
|Top three must see/must do attractions||Core Wall Climbing; Cross-country skiing on and around Callahan Valley Olympic Trails to Maddely Lake, Cross-country skiing at Lost Lake at night followed by hot chocolate|
We have been travelling to Whistler for ten years now; it keeps getting better and better. We always find something new - last year it was snowshoeing, this year was Joffre Lakes (stunning!). We look forward to coming in the summer to go biking. My wife Pilar and I live in Fort Lauderdale with our two wonderful children, Cyrene 16, and Eric, 14. We have lived or skied in France, Switzerland, Morocco, and a good part of the U.S; Whistler is by far the best there is.
Had a Great Time!
Liz from Cumberland, Canada
Date: Aug-23-2014 for a stay in Aug 2014
Even though it was located in the village the place was very quiet. Everything was to our likingView Full Review
Excellent value, lots of space
Cristina from Vancouver, Canada
Date: Aug-17-2014 for a stay in Aug 2014
Had a great time at this condo with my family. It was a great amount of room and layout for 3 couples and 4 kids. It was very clean, and there were plenty of towels and linens for everyone. The furniture and beds were comfortable and WiFi worked well. The kitchen was not as well equipped as others we have stayed at, though it was fine for basic cooking. The hot tub area is very close to the condo and was clean. Location is perfect- we have stayed in this area of Whistler several times before and like it. Very close to the IGA complex, but quiet once you're in the townhouse development. The owners were very helpful and easy to deal with. Highly recommended!View Full Review
Disappointed on Condition of Unit
Pam from New Westminster, Canada
Date: Aug-04-2014 for a stay in Jul 2014
We found the unit in need of maintenance. The front door was marked and needed to be repaired and painted. The walls in the unit where damaged and chipped, need to be repaired and painted. The window ledges needed to be painted (peeling) and in some cases replaced completely. The vertical blinds were stained, missing the bottom weights or broken. One of the single beds was so soft you couldn't even sleep in it. The upgrades in the bathrooms and kitchen were nice, but the owner needs to do some yearly maintenance on this place. The WIFI info provided in the check'in email package gave the incorrect Network and password, it hadn't been updated, but our local contact in Whistler was able to help us with the info and was very prompt to return our call.View Full Review Owner Has Responded
Summer in Whistler
Louise from Richmond, Canada
Date: Jul-30-2014 for a stay in Jul 2014
The house was clean and spacious. We had a little hiccup at our arrival. My group arrived at around 1:30 and the house wasn't made up yet which is understandable (Check-in is at 4pm). So I called the property manager to see if I could leave some food in the fridge for our BBQ that evening, they didn't know we were arriving that day and did not have anyone planned to clean the house. She told us the house would be ready later then usual, which was fine, we left and came back around 5:30. The kitchen is well equipped. The BBQ could use a bit of a fix or upgrade, someone might have tampered with the switch as it was hard to get the BBQ going. We were a group of 6 and there was plenty of room for us in the living/dining room. The bedrooms are spacious though the bed mattresses were stiff! 3 full bathrooms to use with lots of towels. Location wise, the condo is right across from IGA/liquor store/and lots more. A short walk to the village. I would def stay here again in the winter.View Full Review Owner Has Responded
Disappointing! 'huge discrepancy between what was promoted/adve
Leslee from Red Deer
Although the booking and check in was seamless, we did not have a good experience staying in this property. It is smaller, older than what is advertised and extremely run down. It obviously has been used by many people whom simply do not respect the property if it is not their own.The major flaw is the lack of upkeep. We were greeted with a broken beer bottle at the outside entrance door. All had mold in the grout on the bottom and up the sides and the dishwasher didn't clean the dishes. The furniture in the 'living room' needs to be replaced as the couch cushions no longer have any "cushion"!. crumbs were abundant in between the cushions on both the couch and chair. This isn't something we check for but when you sit on those pieces of furniture and happen to look down, it is obvious. All this along with uncomfortable beds on the upper level, a clogged toilet, dented fridge, broken kitchen chair and light bulbs that needed replacing we really did not enjoy the accommodation. Thankfully the skiing rocked!!
Affordable place to stay near the Whistler Marketplace
NisekoNinja from Honolulu
Stayed at this home in March of 2014. It is an older unit that has had some renovations, mainly to the kitchen and bathrooms. It is showing its age but is still very comfortable and spacious. We booked this unit using alluradirect.com and found the price to be very affordable compared to other comparable units. This unit is located in the Valhalla complex. Parking is very easy with an assigned stall and many guest stalls. Common area hot tub was not very hot. More like a warm tub. The Valhalla complex is close to the village. But it is a little far from the lifts. If you were walking to lifts in ski boots you would be better off catching one of the free shuttles. There is a shuttle stop fairly close to the complex. Other than that, the walk to the market is very short. You are right at the bottom of the village so shopping is easing. Best thing about the unit is the price. For the size of the unit and the amount of people that it sleeps it was a very affordable place to stay at one of the best ski resorts in North america.
Comfortable home able to accommodate a large group
Maggie from United States
Well furnished, comfortable home. Three bathrooms made it easy to accommodate not only those who stayed in this unit but also capable of having guests from our larger group visit comfortably. The fireplace is a nice touch to stay warm on a winter night. The kitchen is well stocked with cookware and flatware to make meal prep very easy! We even had one small maintenance issue that was handled professionally an very quickly without a second guess. Overall we were very happy with our stay and would be happy to rent here again!
Andrew from London
Really enjoyed this flat - reasonably priced, very centrally located
a wonderful stay for a white christmas
ann c prior from gwynneville n s w australia
our stay was comfortable and convenient to everything could,t asked for better
Great location, clean and comfortable for 8 people
S.J. from Burnaby
This was the 5th year in a row my group has chosen to stay at this Whistler condo. The location is convenient and it has reliably been clean and well supplied. This unit says it sleeps 8 to 10 people however the living room sofa bed is virtually impossible to sleep on. This sofa bed appeared to be a replacement from the previous year's however it was clearly second hand and well used. The owners have generally responded to previous input and I hope they do for this one as we would love to continue with our annual stay at Whistler!
Clean, convienent, comfortable.
Pete P from
We had 7 guys here for a long golf weekend. The place was a bit small for that many, would be perfect for 4. Lower level, right next to hot tub complex. Clean and well equipped. Small balcony with space for 4 or so. Nice master bedroom, good showers. Good overall value and easy walk to village. McDonalds in the am was nice for a quick bfast and coffee.
Great family reunion
Glynis from Tsawwassen, BC
We loved the apartment and the location was excellent. We could walk to everything, so just parked the cars. The open plan made it good for 8 people, the dining area alone was better suited for 6. We enjoyed the barbeque on the deck and made good use of the hot tub. The user name and password for the internet have changed but can be found on the back of the router in the master suite. The local contact, Dominique, was very helpful with that. I would definitely return and recommend it to others.
Bailey Rathbone from Coquitlam BC
Everything was perfect, the place was gorgeous. It was very close to everything, about a 10 minute walk to the main village which was awesome. It was comfortable for everyone as well. I would recommend to anyone, and we will be back :)
SojournerHoustonTX from Houston TX
We decided to have a family vacation in Whistler. Having everyone together in the same unit was an important goal and it worked out wonderfully. my mom is mobility impaired and we wanted a good location. The location here was exceptional. We really enjoyed our stay and the owner was exceptionally nice to work with. Pros The owner, location, kitchen amenities, many bedrooms, cleanliness. Cons
Lovely place to stay
Rhonda from CT
Great location and convenient to village and access to slopes. Clean and nicely decorated. Plenty of room for a large family. Well stocked kitchen. We had a great vacation and would rent from the Schweitzer's again!
A very comfortable and clean place to stay!
happy camper from vancouver
This is a very good and cute place to stay. I got my money's worth. Pretty much everything was provided. You could bake a cake with the ingredients in the house! All cutlery, plates and even plastics were provided.Location was perfect. Grocery store and village across the street. It was a quiet and comfortable area. Outside Hot tub was amazing. Only thing I would be careful is the heat. Make sure its not too high at night, or the rooms get stuff. This was in our control but we didn't know and so at night, it got really hot! the second, we learned :). It sleeps for 10 and just wished one of the rooms was another queen but that was a small issue.
What a beautiful place!
Kerry from North Vancouver
We had a wonderful vacation in your beautiful home. There was plenty of room for our friends and families. Such a great space to hang out and relax. A great location, just a very short walk to the village which was very important to us. We hope to stay there again soon, we wish this was our home! Thank you Manfred and Pilar.
This Place was amazing... 100% satisfaction!!!
Mel Davis from Abbotsford
This was my 5th time in whistler and I have to say these accommodations were my favorite by far. The house was clean, comfy, up to date in appearance, in a great location, and had everything we needed plus more. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a hassle free place to stay for a more than an affordable price. We walked everywhere we went which was a huge bonus. We had more than enough room for our family and friends and it was great to not have to fight over bathrooms. I was also more than impressed with the quick response I got from the owners when we emailed them questions. We enjoyed ever minute of our stay and would stay there again in a heartbeat. Thank you Manfred and Pilar Schweitzer. You have one great place!!!
Great Location, Great Place!
Ladymustang from Vancouver, BC
A ladies weekend with some girlfriends brought us to Whistler and we loved this place! It very comfortably slept the 9 of us and had lots of space to relax & enjoy both indoors and outdoors. Our only suggestions would be to add screens to the windows/sliding doors or maybe some fans because it was quite hot that weekend and with all the windows open we were dealing with bugs in the evening. Also the pillows left something to be desired. However, overall we all had a great time and would definitely return here on our next ladies weekend. The location couldn't be beat!
Beautiful Vacation Home in Great Location
Stacy & Tom Sipinen from Seattle, WA
We rented this vacation home for a ski trip with friends and found it to be a wonderful choice! The location was a short and pleasant walk to the main village. The property has been beautifully updated has an ideal layout for a group gathering. We enjoyed the living room and cozy fireplace, and found it to be very quiet at night, which was a welcome bonus. The owners were delightful and communicative, and took great care to make sure our needs were met.
Nice lodge in close and convenient location
ac from Vancouver
Overall the property was great. Easy to find, check in was simple. Very close to the market, and walking distance to the lifts. Easy access to the bus stop. Parking was good. Quiet neighbors. Cons: Hot tub was a public one, we thought it was a personal one. The hot water kept running out, remember to stagger your shower times, unless of course you enjoy ice cold showers. The place sleeps ten, but I wouldn't recommend counting the sofa bed, its very uncomfortable. If you do need the extra sleeping space, I suggest bringing an air mattress to lay ontop of the sofa bed. A few light bulbs were burnt out and didn't work. Other than that, overall a nice place to stay.
Simply the best place to stay in Whistler for 6+ people
Vaughn from Vancouver
Manfred and Pilar Schweitzer's place in whistler rates five stars in my books. The home was roomy, clean, comfortable, nicely renovated and well equipped. There were eight people in our group and it was very comfortable given the fact there were four bedrooms, three bathrooms and large living areas. It was awesome. The home was located on the North end of Whistler Village, accross the street from the grocery store (which was extremely handy) and a very short five minute walk to the centre of the village. We were plesantly surprised at how short the distance / walk was! Parking was easy and abundant for extra vehicles. The hot tub was shared, but amazing and located right outside of the home. It was surprisingly quiet, especially given the number of units surrounding the home. This rental property was really well priced and I doubt anyone will find a better deal for the amount you get from this place. The only recommendation I have is to book directly with the owners rather than the third party website I booked on (can't remember the name of the site). It wasn't a bad experience, but I just found the owners to be much more organized, that's all. I have stayed in dozens of places in Whistler and this was simply the best for so many reasons.
Our weekend stay was the perfect balance of R&R; and fun!
sanmol from Vancouver
The home was cozy, layout was excellent, and we couldn't believe how many beds there were. We really liked how the sleeping area was away from the main kitchen/dining/living room. Having a full kitchen was definitely an upside as we stayed in to cook the entire weekend. There was a dishwasher, utensils, plates, etc. Only downside was there weren't really enough tumblers and we couldn't fire up the bbq (probably our own fault) Less than 10 minute walk to the village. We were a group of 8 girls and we all agree that we would definitely rent here again!
Sandy from Burnaby
This was our third year to return to Manfred and Pilar's vacation property for our girlfriend's getaway. We enjoy the great location and the casual, comfy nature of this condo.
Problem on arriving! (then cleared up.
S. Jones from Calgary
When we arrived there were sheets hanging from the doors, laundry in the dryer and a door off the hinges. After talking with the handy man, left a message with the cleaner and a discussion with Manfred who promissed to reduce the cost yet to be arrived at! The cleaner arrived later that evening to fix things up I guess there was a miss- communication between the cleaner and Manfred. Will think carefully next time.
Brandy from Vancouver
Great location, great condo couldn't of been better. Beautiful renovations to the bathrooms and kitchen.
Not very good
Judy LaFountaine from Tacoma, Washington
We were frustrated on how and where to catch the bus in the morning to ride to the lifts. We finally walked in our ski boots all the way there and back. So giving directions on where, when, and how to catch the bus back and forth would be great. The kitchen was a disappointment with the level of quality of the pots/pans and utensils. I would recommend higher quality and more utensils. We also recommend not advertising the unit for 10 people but for 8 adults since more then that it would have been very cramped. When we Bbq'd our meat we found empty beer cans and an empty rack package hidden out of sight so the cleaners need to do a better job of searching the unit for garbage. Parking was great. We had to request more paper towels, garbage bags and toliet paper since we ran out. When we requested more they delivered it right away so that was good but left it in the entry way. We felt it should have been stocked in advance knowing that 8-10 adults would be in the unit. I thought the unit was larger then the photos indicated but we made it work. Hope this helps you. The coffee pot also need to be higher end. The first morning it ran all over the place. I thought is was of poor quality and in Whistler there are so many places to choose from you can ensure that your guests have the best that you can provide is very important. I was looking for a place that met my needs that I could return to every year without having to do hours of research every year. Sadly your unit didn't meet my expectations.