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Location, Location , Location - Less than 150 yards from the base of Blackcomb.
Welcome to our Best Whistler Village 4 Bedroom TownHome, one of a select few premium vacation home rentals located between the base of both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. This town home property is surrounded by treed parkland, a glacial fed creek and a pedestrian only walkway.
The private ground level entrance opens into 1500 square feet of intelligent living space over 3 levels. A large fully equipped kitchen anchors a defined dining area to the left and a spacious living room with firerock fireplace on the right. All 4 bedrooms are discreetly located on the upper 2 levels and can comfortably accommodate 8-11 people. Parking for 2 cars is included but this location is so close to everything YOU DO NOT NEED A CAR. Walk to everything, even in ski boots. Amentities includes: Fully equipped Kitchen, Wifi, 4 HD TV's, Boot & Gear Drying area. Bike & Ski Storage. Places this big and close to the action book out many months, even years in advance, book now to avoid dissappointment.
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Ski either mountain from this uniquely positioned Ski in / Ski out property.
- 150 meters walk to Ski-in / Ski-out Blackcomb Lift Base & Daylodge, Apres Ski, Kids Ski School, Ski & Bike Rental, Spas, Dining & Shopping
- 350 meters walk to Whistler Village Restaurants & Shops
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 and 1 /2 bathrooms
- 8 Beds Sleeps 8-11 people comfortably in real beds
- 3 Queens, 3 Singles, 1 Bunkbed (2 Singles)
- River Rock Fireplace, free washer / dryer, free WiFi, 4 HD TV's
- Ski & Bike Storage
- Boot and Gear Drying station ensures your stuff is dry and ready to go day after day.
- Free reserved parking underground for one car. Height Restriction 6 ft 6 in x about 15 ft length. Additional free parking for one more vehicle outside using our Parking Pass, if space and snow permits.
- Private Ground level entrance into our home.
This 4 bedroom condo is one of only a few private townhomes that are considered Ski-in/Ski-out friendly in Whistler (under 5 min walk) and close to both the upper and lower Whistler Village. The property's serene forested setting, perched alongside the Fitzsimmons Creek ensures a tranquility not found in any other property this close to the village. This end unit townhome has no one above, no one below, and no one in front, making this the ideal combination of proximity and exclusivity.
It is best suited for families and friends of 6-11 people looking for a home close to the Lifts and Village.
NO CAR REQUIRED. If you are flying into Vancouver Airport, reserve a Shuttle or Limo to & from our townhome. Everything is within walking distance. NO CAR REQUIRED. Contact us for the best transportation options.
Amenities include, a park-like setting beside a glacial fed mountain creek with a picturesque covered bridge that takes you between Blackcomb and Whistler. Heated slate-tile floors throughout the main level. A mammoth river rock wood buring fireplace, log accents, fully-equipped open kitchen great for entertaining, new appliances, and two and a half baths. Living Room has 3-seat sofa, 2-seat sofa, 2 armchairs plus stools and an HD TV. Dining Room seats 8. Extra chairs available.
Sleeping arrangements in real beds (no sofa beds) for 8 - 11 people are:
*Bedroom 1 = Queen sleigh bed = sleeps 2
*Bedroom 2 = Queen sleigh bed = sleeps 2
*Bedroom 3 = BunkBed = sleeps 2
*Bedroom 4 = Queen bed sleeps 2 + 3 single beds on opposite side of the room sleeps 3 more for a total of 5. ps the 4th Bedroom encompasses the entire top floor loft area. This is a large and super cozy bedroom with lots of warm wood accents. A couch, HD TV and 1/2 bathroom round out the 4th bedroom.
Extra storage for skis, snowboards, bikes and excess luggage in our storage locker in the underground garage.
BIKE FRIENDLY in Summer - Bike-in / Bike-out Valley Trail in front, Whistler Mountain Bike Lift approx 350 meters, Bike Park about 200 meters across covered bridge, Our bike amenitites include an 8 bike storage cage within the secure underground parking garage and a Bike Wash Station right outside our front door.
Contact us if you have any questions,
Derek & Angela
Photos & Video
Blackcomb Lift Base 150 yards From Gables 54. Owner photo copyright.
Dining Room Seats 8
Bedroom 1- Queen Sleigh Bed
Living Room with River Rock Fireplace
Covered Bridge beside Gables 54 and Pedestrian Trail to Whistler Village or Ski Lifts. Owner photo copyright.
Bedroom 3 - Bunkbed
The Gables in Winter. Owner photo copyright.
The Gables in Summer. Owner photo copyright.
Private Entrance 150 yards to Blackcomb Ski Lift Base Area
Great Location / Mile High Mountains. Owner photo copyright.
Closeup Map of Gables 54 Location - Closest Townhome to Lift and Village in Whistler
Living Room Sofas
Bedroom 2 - Queen Sleigh Bed
Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Owner photo copyright.
Tube Park on Blackcomb above our Condo
The View is Spectacular from the new Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Owner photo copyright.
Whistler Mountain Bike Map 1
Whistler Mountain Bike Map 2
Mountain Biking on Whistler
Whistler Blackcomb Ski Map
River Rock Fireplace for Burning Firelogs.
Whistler Blackcomb Mountains & Village Outdoor Skating Pink Dot at Bottom
Blackcomb Base approx 150 meters from Gables 54
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Free Reserved Parking underground for 1 car. Height restriction 6 ft 6 inches x about 16 ft Length.
Free Additional Parking outside for 1 more vehicle, if space & snow permits, but only with our Gables 54 Parking Pass hung from your rear view mirror.
Ski Key Rack on Deck with Locks provided, and Steel storage locker for Skis & Boards or Bikes in parking stall.
$195 CLEANING FEE ADDED TO ALL RENTALS as non-refundable damage deposit.
|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|
|Oct 1 - Nov 22||Oct 1, 2016||Nov 22, 2016||
|Fresh Snow 2016||Nov 23, 2016||Dec 10, 2016||
|Dec 11 - 24||Dec 11, 2016||Dec 24, 2016||
|Dec 25 - Jan 7th||Dec 25, 2016||Jan 6, 2017||
|Peak Ski 2017||Jan 7, 2017||Apr 1, 2017||
|April 2 - 30th||Apr 2, 2017||Apr 30, 2017||
|May 1 - June 22||May 1, 2017||Jun 22, 2017||
|June 23 - Sept 10||Jun 23, 2017||Sep 10, 2017||
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|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||$150.00||Balance of payment.|
|Less than 45 days prior to arrival||Full payment||At time of booking|
- 1500 ft2
- 3 levels
- 1st floor, Private entry and foyer, open concept kitchen, living room with TV & wood burning fireplace, dining room with table for 8, full bathroom w/shower. Heater tile flooring throught the 1st floor.
- 2nd floor, carpeted, 3 - bedrooms, bathroom with bathtub/shower, laundry station
- 3rd floor, carpeted, bedroom, TV, 1/2 bath (large open concept room)
Sleeping Areas & Beds
Queen Sleigh Bed
|Room Type||Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)|
Queen Sleigh Bed
|Room Type||Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)|
Log Bunk Bed
|Room Type||Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)|
|Beds||1 Single Bunk - One Log Bunkbed is 2 adult size singles|
3rd Floor bedroom with 4 walls, window, stairway, 1/2 bath and 4 beds but NO DOOR yet.
|Room Type||Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)|
|Beds||1 Queen, 3 Single - 4 beds|
|Has Ensuite Bathroom||Yes|
Well-Equipped Kitchen with Oven/ Induction Cooktop, Microwave, Dishwasher, Fridge, Coffee Maker, Heated Tile Floor
River Rock Fireplace, Log Accents, Heated Tile Floors, Approx 12 ft x 20 ft with 3 seat Sofa, 2 seat Loveseat, 2 Leather Arm chairs, TV / HDPVR/ DVD.
Open to kitchen and dining for entertaining.
Separate Dining Area Off Kitchen, Heated Tile Floor, Seats 8.
Location Location Location. Perfectly situated between Blackcomb Mountain and Whistler Village, about 150 yards walk to the Ski-in / Ski-out Blackcomb Lift Base, Daylodge, Ski School. Less than 5 minute walk over to the Blackcomb Lift base is considered Ski In / Ski Out at Whistler.
- Fireplace for Firelogs
- Free Washer & Dryer
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- 3 Flat-screen TV's
- Free WiFi provided
- Free Parking for up to 2 cars space and snow permitting
- Steel storage locker in underground parking lot for up to 8 bikes or skis & boards.
|BBQ||Weber Q BBQ provided in summer|
|Books||Please leave one if you take one.|
|Boot Dryer||Boot and Gear drying station ensures you are dry and ready throughout your stay|
|Coded Access||No keys required to Check-In, our door is equipped with a keypad entry system. We email you the door code and property instructions upon Balance of Payment.|
|Fresh Linens||Our home is professionally cleaned and all linens are removed and professionally cleaned following every checkout. Extra towels are included for your convenience.|
|Hairdryer||2 Hairdryers are provided.|
|Internet Access||Free WiFi|
|Iron and Ironing Board||Iron and board are provided as part of the laundry station at the top of the 2nd floor stairs.|
|Laundry Facilities - Free||Free Washer / Dryer included. Complimentary starter supply of detergent provided.|
|Parking - Free Private Parking||Parking for 2 vehicles included. *Note that the designated underground parking stall has a 6'6" height and 16' length restriction. Good for small cars and SUV's, The exterior parking space can accommodate over height vehicles. Parking pass is mandatory on any vehicle parked outside.|
|Satellite TV||Four Flat Screen Smart HD TV's are provided. Largest TV is in the living room and the three others are located in bedrooms including the top floor 4th bedroom.|
|Secure Reserved Parking||Free reserved parking for 1 car underground in our stall number 54. Height Restriction 6 ft 6 inches x about 16 ft Length. Thule Boxes on top or Large long SUV's don't fit. Additional parking for one more vehicle outside, if space and snow conditions permit, but only with our valid Gables #54 Parking Pass hung from your rear view mirror to avoid getting towed. Notes on Dashboard do NOT work.|
|Telephone||A landline phone is provided. Free Calling Canada & US calling|
|Security System||There is an On-site building caretaker in unit # 36. Hi name is Skip.|
Housekeeping and Laundry included upon departure.
Cleaning Fee of CAN$195 / USD$150 added to all guest stays.
Location & Map
This townhome condo faces the pedestrian Valley Trail between Whistler Village & the Blackcomb Lift Base.
From our front door you walk about 50 meters through some trees, or around them depending on snow conditions, out to the Valley Trail. To get to the Lifts, you turn right and walk through an underpass and steps up to the Blackcomb Lift Base. Usually takes us less then 5 minutes walk over to the lifts with our equipment.
It is considered as Ski In / Ski Out by Whistler under a 5 minute walk.
If you turn left on the Valley Trail, you walk over a covered bridge, then past the dayskier parking lots, then on into Whistler Village.
Normally about 150 - 200 meters, depending on snow conditions and which path you choose to the Blackcomb Lift Base from our front door and about 350 - 400 meters into the Village for grocery shopping and restaurants across the covered bridge.
Whistler Blackcomb Daylodge, Ski School, Ski Rentals & Apres Ski Restaurants and Pubs are located at the Blackcomb Lift Base. The entrance to Whistler Village is located approx 350 meters walk from our condo. No car needed. Walk to everything in minutes.
Access Time to Lifts
|Less than 5 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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Suitability & Eligibility Policies
|Adults - Min Age to Stay: 25||At least one adult over the age of 25 years must be included in each guest party and will be responsible for any damage or extraordinary cleaning beyond the 4 hours included in our rates.|
|Non-Smokers Only||No Smoking.|
|Not Suitable For:|
|Graduation & Stag/Stagette Parties||No grad, stag or stagette parties.|
Reservation & Cancellation Policies
|Cancellations Made by Guests||Deposit and Rent is nonrefundable unless we can re-rent for the same amount. Confirm by email to us and we will try our best. Two handy sites to compare TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE options are: WWW.INSUREMYTRIP.COM or WWW.TRAVELGUARD.COM|
|Delayed Arrivals||We are Not Responsible for any unused nights due to travel delays, weather, snow, medical, etc.|
|Delivery of Instructions and Access Information||Coded Lock # to Access. Automatically emailed upon making Balance of Payment.|
|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 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||Late Payments. Owner reserves the right to cancel if payments are not received by due date. Deposit is due upon booking and balance due 45 days prior to arrival. Full payment is due if booked within 45 days.|
|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||Changes in Dates. Same as Cancellation policy: We will do our best to accommodate you and refund less 4% CC if we can re-rent.|
Guest Stay Policies
|Bike Storage||Bikes are NOT ALLOWED inside our condo, or you WILL BE EVICTED and lose any damage deposit. Sorry but we have had substantial damage in the past. We have provided a Steel Storage Cage for up to 8 bikes in our garage parking stall and bike stands with cable locks outside. Or you may RENT INDOOR OVERNIGHT STORAGE for your bikes and equipment at the bottom of the Whistler Bike Lift in the Garbanza Bike Shop. Its a very short walk to / from our condo,,, maybe 4-5 mins and 300 - 400 yards. Absolutely No Bikes inside our condo pls.|
|Check-In Time||After 4 pm.|
|Check-Out Time||11:00 am|
|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||Please Observe Strata quiet hours 11pm - 8am. Thank you.|
|Garbage Removal||Lock the Bins and Save a Bear. Garbage Bins are located at each end of the Parking Lot. Put all Trash into the appropriate metal bins and Lock them with the chain and bar to make them bear proof. Thank you.|
|Housekeeping||Provided before arrival and after departure. Cleaning Fee $150 added to all guest stays.|
|Liability||We Do Not Accept Any Liability for Injuries or Illness Sustained While Staying In Our Condo. Use the stairs inside and outside at your own risk and choose pathways carefully. Snow and Icy conditions can change quickly in winter.|
|Maintenance Emergencies||Call Housekeeping for Cleaning issues and supplies. Call Owner for Emergency Repairs. Telephone and email posted in condo.|
|Maximum Sleeping Capacity||Maximum 10 people by permission and contract.|
|Parking & Ticketing||Parking information will be provided in your check-in and arrival instructions email and is displayed in our condo. We are not liable for any parking tickets or towing fees you may incur. Free Reserved parking for 1 car is available underground in our numbered parking stall. Height Restriction is 6ft 6 inches x about 15 ft Length. Thule Boxes or Large long SUV's do NOT fit. Parking for 1 more car may be available outside if space and snow permits, but only with our valid Gables 54 parking pass hung from your rear view mirror to avoid getting towed. Notes on dashboard do not work.|
|Policy Updates||Policies are subject to change without notice.|
|Property Damage||Guests agree to reimburse the owner for the following: Replacement Parking Pass or Garage Key at $100 each, any common property damage, excessive cleaning charges or condo property damage beyond normal wear and tear, missing or broken items, dry cleaning of drapes and sofas from smoking inside the condo, plumbing repairs and flood restoration if toilets or tub / showers overflow, and any cleaning from pets inside the condo, plus any costs to replace or repair the glass ceramic cook top if chipped or cracked, or marks and dents made to the stainless steel fridge, and marks or scratches made to the furniture, walls, log beams and woodwork inside condo. We will not charge for normal wear and tear. If something does happen, please let us know and we will have it repaired or replaced at cost and supply receipts. Any other damage deposit collected will be applied and receipts supplied. One night refundable damage deposit required for all summer rentals or any rental with bikes. Thank you.|
|Rental Accommodation Zoning||We are legally zoned for short term vacation rentals.|
|Ski & Snowboard Gear Storage||NEW !! We now provide a "Ski Key Rack" system on our outside deck with 10 Ski Key Locks and 10 Keys for you to use if you wish. All 10 of our Keys work on all 10 of our Locks. PLEASE leave all our 10 Keys and 10 Locks in the condo for the next guest party when you depart. They cost $100 to replace in time keyed for all 10 locks for the next guests. These Ski Key Locks will also work on any "Ski Key Rack" system at every restaurant on the mountains. Or you may buy your own Ski Key Lock & Key at the mountain shops for about $25 each and use at most NA resorts.|
|Terms of Eviction||Terms of Eviction. Exceeding maximum number of people specified in your reservation without permission or damage to condo or strata property. Allowing Smoking inside or Pets inside or Bikes inside, Grad parties, stag or stagette parties.|
For Skiers and Boarders Only
|My top skiing/boarding tips for visitors||If you are new to Whistler, take a free mountain orientation tour by ski ability level. Sign up at the top of Blackcomb lifts.|
Just for Kids!
|Great kids activities||Swimming or Skating at Whistler's fabulous Rec Center called Meadow Park Arena.|
My Money Saving Tips
|My biggest money saving tips||Book accommodations before September for best dates and Lift Tickets before Nov for best discounts.|
The Drive to Whistler
|My safety tips for drivers new to Hwy 99||From Vancouver Airport, reserve well ahead of time a Limo or Shuttle for the 2 1/2 hour trip and relax. Or ask about one-way car rentals to & from Whistler. Currently Avis or Budget offer this. The reason: overnight parking during winter can be difficult or impossible to find because of heavy snowfalls and nightime snow plowing. We have free reserved parking underground for one car. But its not big enough for Thule Boxes or large long SUV's. Height Restriction is 6 ft 6 inches x about 15 ft length. You can park one more vehicle outside, if space and snow permits, but only if you hang our Gables 54 parking pass from your rear view mirror to avoid getting towed. Notes on Dash do not work anywhere in Whistler. They will tow vehicles so they can plow roads and parking lots. The only additional parking may be hotels for a fee and with height restrictions.|
Frequently Asked Questions
|Parking Available?||Free reserved parking for 1 car underground in stall 54. Height Restriction 6 ft 6 inches x about 15 ft Length. Thule boxes or Large Long SUV's don't fit. Standard cars, small to mid-size SUV's fit. Additional parking for 1 more vehicle outside, if space and snow permits, but only with our Gables 54 Parking Pass hung from your rear view mirror to avoid getting towed. Notes on dash do not work. Consider reserving a shuttle, limo or ask about one-way car rentals to & from Whistler at the airport. Currently Avis or Budget offer this. Overnight parking in Whistler during Winter is very hard to find due to heavy snowfalls and nightime snow plowing.|
Transportation Tip to Whistler
|Transportation Tips?||Reserve ahead of time at the YVR airport. They get booked up during Ski Season. Overnight Parking is such a hassle in Winter because they must plow all the roads and Day Skiier lots at night. Most other condos near the lifts charge a hefty nightly parking fee like the hotels. We are one of the very few that offer Free Parking in one reserved stall # 54 underground and one more vehicle outside if space and snow permits.|
|When will this NOT be refunded?||For any extraordinary cleaning over the normal 4 hours included in our rates. Or for any damage or breakage beyond normal wear and tear. Exceeding the guest limit of 10 people, or for smoking or allowing pets.|
Trip Cancellation Insurance
|Cancellation Insurance?||Deposit and Rent once paid are non-refundable unless we can re-rent for same amount. Confirm by email to us and we will try our best. Two handy sites to compare Cancellation Insurance are: www.insuremytrip.com or www.travelguard.com|
|What is it really like for 4 adults and 4 kids? Linda C. - Boston, MA Feb 2014||We loved our stay at Gables 54 and highly recommend the unit for two families. We looked extensively for a unit that was close to the mountain and large enough for two families. Not many available but we lucked into Gables 54. Price and location were perfect. We were two families with 4 teenage boys and stayed for 7 nights. The location was exactly as described and even better than we expected, we were very skeptical, you just never know till you get there. The unit is the closest Gables unit to mountain, a 5 minute walk with skis to the Blackcomb lift/Base lodge and 10 minute walk to village. Everyone says you do not need a car and they are absolutely right! The unit was spacious enough for 4 adults and 4 boys. The first floor with living/dining/kitchen was not huge but comfortable for all. Kitchen is well stocked. One family used the first floor bathroom and the second family used the second floor bathroom. The loft with half bath was perfect for the boys. Enough room for them to have their own beds and spread out. Bedrooms were large enough for each couple and there was a third small room with a bunkbed which we never used. Full size laundry on the second floor. All bathrooms and kitchen have been updated recently. Outdoor ski rack with locks was provided as well. The first floor heated tile floors were a big bonus! We were introduced to Shirley, who provides concierge services for this unit, free of charge. She immediately contacted us when we booked our unit and helped with our airport transfers (we got a private van which was much cheaper than the standard bus transfer and great drivers who were like tour guides), dinner reservations (at times we were a group of 13) and delivery of small amount of groceries prior to arrival. Don, the Owner replied very quickly with any questions prior to booking and during our visit, the TV wasn't working so we contacted him and he immediately called to help us out. We highly recommend this unit and if we were to visit again, would definitely stay again! Linda C. Boston, MA. Feb 2014|
Please email us if you have other questions.
|Ski In / Ski Out ? Hot Tub / Pool?||-----------Ski In / Ski Out?---------How close are the lifts exactly?From our front door, carry your equipment approx 150 meters or yards about a 2 - 3 minute walk over to the Blackcomb lift base area, depending on snow conditions and which paths are cleared, so considered Ski-in / Ski-out by Whistler. From our front door choose the safest path to the left or the right that has been cleared, or the little 50 yard trail through the trees, depending on snow and ice conditions, which takes you out to the Village Trail between Blackcomb and Whistler Village. Walk through the pedestrian underpass and up the steps to the base of Blackcomb Mtn. The Daylodge, Chairlifts, Ski School / Daycare are directly in front. You can ski both mountains easily now by using the Peak 2 Peak Gondola at the top included in your ticket price. So there is no need to walk over to the base of Whistler Mountain to ski it. If you do, we have paced it off at about 360 yards depending on which path you take. Note re "Ski In / Ski Out": Years ago when we lived and skied in Europe, Ski In / Ski Out meant you skied to the front door, plunked your skis in a snowbank and walked in. Not here. In Whistler it is generally defined as less than a 5 minute walk to be considered ski in / ski out. Our condo is less than 5 mins depending on snow conditions and which pathway you take. ---------- Hot Tub?:---------NO. WE DO NOT HAVE A HOT TUB OR POOL. But we have 2 great options for you: (1) We are the closest townhouse condo to some of the best slopeside hotels in Whistler such as the Chateau Whistler hotel at the base of Blackcomb. For about $35 per adult per day, you can access their wonderful VIDA Spa Hot Tub, indoor / outdoor Pool, and showers with towels and lockers. They also have our favorite apres ski piano bar called the Mallard Lounge, a cigar room, and several restaurants. Their own hotel guests take priority, so next option is (2) Take the group to Whistler's fabulous Rec Center a couple of miles north on the highway from by shuttle or bus. It is called the Meadow Park Sports Arena. For a Family Rate of $25 per day, you can access their Aquatic Center with large adult 25-meter 6-lane lap pool featuring rope swing, 8 ft slide, basketball net, huge Hot Tub, steam room, sauna, fitness center with weights and cardio exercise machines, showers, lockers, rent towels and buy bathing suits. Plus a fabulous kids pool featuring a lazy river with spouting bears. They also have squash courts you can rent and an ice arena with public skating times, drop-in hockey and skate rentals.|
|Is the condo bike friendly?||Yes, we have made it so. We have installed a 4 ft x 8 ft steel locker against a concrete wall in our parking stall in the secured underground parking lot. It will hang up to 8 bikes for overnight storage. We also provide a Feedback Sprint bike repair stand, two 12 ft cable locks to store bikes at our front door area if you wish. A bike wash station is available beside our front door as well. The Valley Trail is 50 yards in front, and the Whistler Mountain bike lift is approx 400 yards ride away where Garbanza Bike shop is located and offers overnight storage for a small fee right at the bottom of the lift. Its about a 5 min walk. A patio deck beside our front door can be used for minor repairs. Our condo is surrounded by numerous bike stores with rentals, equipment and repairs. Whistler grew up a ski resort but has adapted to become a world class bike destination in summer. We welcome bikers and any suggestions you have to make our condo more bike friendly. But please, No bikes inside the condo. Thanks.|
How Spacious is the condo?
|How Spacious is the condo?||Many guests tell us it is ideal for 2 families sharing. It is 1500 ft2 on 3 floors with 4 separate sleeping areas and 8 beds. It will sleep 8 - 10 people easily. The DR and LR seat 7 - 8 adults. We would NOT describe it as really spacious, but very family casual and open for entertaining. We bought this condo because our best feature is an awesome location within a few minutes walking distance to both the lifts and village for ourselves and kids. Not glitz and spaciousness. Space is a premium close to the lifts. As Whistler was developed the more spacious luxury condos tend to be further away from the lifts. We are a family of 5 and often have friends with us skiing. Please Contact owner if you have any questions. We will give you candid answers to make sure you love our unit as we do.|
Lift Tickets and Ski Rentals
|Can I get a discount on Lift Tickets and Ski Rentals and Order them ahead of time?||Yes! Order through this web site on-line. Best lift ticket discounts are preseason orders before Nov 15. After this, you must order at least 4 days in advance of use to qualify for a lessor discount of about 10-12%. Discounts are not available in Whistler on the day of use, so order ahead of time. Pick up at Blackcomb Daylodge across from our condo where you can also rent all ski or snowboard equipment.|
|What is Available?||There are three big grocery stores (IGA, Whistler Village, and Nester's) and a couple of liquor stores in Whistler as well as many small delis and cold beer/wine stores.|
|Our flights get us in late. Can we arrive really late?||No problem. We have a Coded Front Door Lock and you will be given the code ahead of time.|
|Our flights leave late at night. Can we Check Out late so we don't have to sit around the airport for hours?||Sorry no. Most of our bookings are back-to-back and our cleaners need all 5 hours from 11 am to 4 pm to clean the unit for the next guest. Many of our guests who want to ski on the day of departure, move out and park their car in one of the hotels or pay parking lots for the day. Or they go to Vancouver and book a day-room for the day in one of the Robson Street hotels.|
Long time Whistler owners, so please do not hesitate to ask us any questions to make your vacation a great one.
Danielle from Wahroonga, Australia
Date: Jan-19-2016 for a stay in Jan 2016
We have stayed in Gables 5* twice now. We travel from Sydney to Whistler with a family of 5. It is starting to feel like home away from home. We fine the generous sleeping arrangements mean we can catch up with a friend or two from Vancouver whilst there. Also the location of 5* is great for ski access and Village access and yet private.View Full Review