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Beautifully appointed Family home - Check out our Reviews

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,486 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxurious family home, Free parking, Free Wi-fi, Ski Rentals, Pvt Hot Tub

The highlights!

Our beautiful home was designed and furnished with Families in mind. It has the quintessential West Coast log architecture, nestled amongst the trees in a quiet family neighbourhood at the foot of Whistler mountain.

We are a true locally owned, family operated vacation home in the heart of Whistler. We are fully licensed by the Municipality of Whistler (licence no 70345) and we do not advertise on Airbnb and do not take last minute bookings.

Your vacation home has the entire ground floor of the property, featuring private pathway to your cedar framed entrance into a beautiful heated mud room and living area with floor to ceiling windows. This home features 1400+ sq ft of beautifully furnished space sleeping 8, with three bedrooms and a sofa sleeper in the tv room. The home enjoys direct access to the enclosed family garden complete with play set, 5 hole golf putting green & hot tub.

We are perfect for families with children, especially younger kids. We are also pet friendly.

We have safe off street parking, free wifi and everything you would expect at home....HD Telus optik tv, Netflix, games / media room.

We love our location. It is an easy 10-12 minute walk into Whistler village, 5 minutes from Whistler golf course & driving range, 3-4 minutes on a bike to the bike park or nearby trails, or a breezy 2 minute drive to the shops or car parks.

We believe in offering real value for money, and keeping family vacations in Whistler affordable for families. Our home was fully renovated in 2015/2016 and enjoys among its many features a brand new Beachcomber hot tub in the private enclosed garden, free off road parking, vaulted beamed ceilings 18 feet with floor to ceiling windows, free high speed wifi, Telus Optik TV, bike tools, secure bike & ski storage, bike work area and the benefit of having an owner living on site providing a seamless vacation experience.

OVERVIEW

Arriving in Brio feels a little special. This is a neighbourhood of luxury properties. The house is beautifully framed against the backdrop of Whistler mountain, with beautiful wooden features and lighting. Your own reserved parking space, leads to a gentle sloping pathway, easy for strollers and the less sure footed, leading straight to your front door and mud room. The house is split into two large units, and the home advertised here occupies the entire lower level of the property. When in Whistler the owners occupy the upper level. Neither property intrudes on the other and both compliment the Whistler lifestyle.

STORAGE

There are cavernous wardrobes lining the mud room entrance to keep and dry jackets and all that is winter, with a secure locking ski rack outside the front door. Remember this is BC, no shoes in the house!

Access to a large storage room from within the house allows for putting suitcases and other things away to remove clutter. The same storage unit has outside access for secure bike storage for up to 6 bikes in the summer.

SWEETLY STOCKED KITCHEN:

The gorgeous, newly remodeled kitchen has custom lighting, modern granite countertops and stylish soft close drawers & cupboards. It’s fully stocked with everything you need to cook and bake, including roasting pans for a Thanksgiving turkey. We’ve stocked the kitchen with the BEST because that’s what we would want!

* Tea Kettle

* Keurig Coffee Maker

* Sample Coffee Pods

* Blender & Caffetierre

* Hand Mixer

* Cuisinart Family Toaster

* Smoothie Maker / Blender

* Cusinart Rice Maker

* High-End Pots & Pans

* Baking & Serving Dishes

* Baking Sheets

* Roasting Pan

* Dinnerware & Flatware

* Kids’ Plates and Silverware

* Wide choice of Herbs & Spices

* Olive & Vegetable Oils

* Vinegars

* Dish Soap & Detergent

* Ice Maker

RELAXING

The main living room is just across from the kitcehen, interspaced with a beautiful marble dining table, and seating for 6. The hardwood floors, and 15 ft vaulted ceilings are all framed with floor to ceiling windows, providing for a light luxurious feel in which to sink into one of the large sofa's and enjoy a movie, or some sports on the 42' HD Smart TV, linked to Telus Optik on demand. If music is your thing, there is the incredible SONOS streaming audio speaker, which give a full sound without needing to 'pump it out'! This is quintessential Whistler living.

FLEXIBILITY

Just off the main living room is the chill out zone. A room designed to either retreat with a book or watch the hockey in peace; or surrender it to the kids. Complete with a HD TV, Blu Ray DVD & XBOX ONE, board games, books & toys, let the kids watch or chill out within arms reach, while you can relax....when as the last time that happened!

The sofa in this room pulls out into a full double, making this an occasional bedroom without disturbing the full living space.

SLEEPING

There are three bedrooms thoughtfully placed away from the living and dining zone for those that want to retreat early; or stay in a little longer.

Bedroom 1 is a small double room with a twin over double bunk; perfect for a couple or 3 kids sharing.

Bedroom 2 is a large Queen room, with large fitted storage Smart HD TV and the two bedrooms access the full bathroom just outside their doorway.

Bedroom 3 is a the master suite with full Queen bed, ensuite bathroom & smart HDTV.

All bedrooms enjoy beautiful bamboo linens, hypoallergenic pillows, and luxury towels. WE've tried to think of everything so you don't have to.

TECHNOLOGY

If you hadn't caught on already we recognize the need to stay connected, and that thoughtful technology enhances enjoyment and relaxation. Enjoy complimentary high speed wireless internet, streaming audio, Smart HD televisions, Blue Ray DVD, XBOX ONE, and for those like us that need it, a baby monitor!

This is a high level of comfort and furnishings.

OUTSIDE

Your living room and chill out room both have doors that open onto the back garden and lead to the hot tub. For the summer months & golf enthusiast, as well as been only half a kilometre from Whistler Golf Course, we have our own five hole putting green on artificial turf; don't be fooled by how easy it looks! (and don't let our 4 year old challenge you!)

For the little one's there is a swing set, climbing frame and sand pit.

CONVENIENCE

We KNOW how valuable your vacation time is, and we will work with you to ensure this is one vacation you will want to repeat. We promise to work with you to help you reduce your baggage allowance if your flying, saving you money, or reduce the amount you try to squeeze into the trunk for have a long drive.

Our standing inventory includes too much to list here, but includes everything a baby / toddler will need (except clothes, you need to bring those!) We have a Baby Bjorn sleep cot, high chairs, booster seat, McLaren Stroller, toy chest, kids books from baby to boomer. An Xbox One, High Speed internet, Blue Ray DVD, kids bike with training wheels (or without) a trail-a-bike, and if you ask, we can usually find it or refer you to where you can get it. We can even organize the babysitter!

KIDS, GLORIOUS KIDS:

Brio House is a child-safe home and the perfect place for families with children of ALL ages. We are the proud parents of a 4-year-old son and a 1-year-old son, and we understand and know what it’s like to travel with children! We have thought of everything your family could possibly need and Brio House is fully stocked to be your home away from home. The highlight of the unit is kids’ chill out room furnished with toys and dress-up clothes to entertain your children for hours. And no need to pack the bulky strollers! We provide a high-end McClaren Mini stroller or iCandy for infants; just for your little vacationers! Nothing but the BEST - that’s the BRIO HOUSE WAY!

* Child-Safe Electrical Outlets

* Out-of-reach Deadbolt on the Front Door

* Nightlights

* Dress-Up Clothes

* Toys and Games

* Netflix

* BABY BJORN Sleep Cot / Play pen

* Bathroom Stools

* Removable Shower Head

* High-End Mini Strollers

* Washer & Dryer (Hypoallergenic Detergent Included)

* Kids’ Dishes and Silverware

* High Chair

Pet Friendly

We are a pet friendly home. All we require from owners is an undertaking that your dog/s is well behaved and will not damage the home, and please don't leave your dog for too long, they get uneasy in new surroundings.

More Details

Owner
Paul Kennea
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

About Paul Kennea

Whistler is our home, we live, work and go to school in our mountain community and we are very proud of what Whistler offers Canadians and International visitors. Sarah is a family Doctor in Whistler, and Paul works on the mountain as a Ski Instructor in the winter months. As a family we have owned and managed vacation homes in Whistler since 2012. As parents of two young boys, we recognize how difficult planning a vacation can be, especially when children are young. We have tailored our home to be stroller / wheelchair friendly, and strive to provide an inventory that helps families to know what will be in the home when they arrive, such as a baby sleep cot / play yard, baby bath, stroller, high chair, children dining plates, cutlery and of course our super safe enclosed yard with swings, play house and slide. For older kids they have the opportunity to have their own private tv / media room with smart TV/ Xbox one, books or games, allowing parents & family some well earned down time.

Paul Kennea purchased this house in 2015

Why Paul Kennea chose Brio

We strive to be a truly family friendly home from home, and we have endeavoured to include everything we think a young family will need while on vacation, so that you don't have to worry about it. If your an older family, or simply friends enjoying time in Whistler, then our inventory will suit you down to the ground. We've tried to think of everything.

There are no stairs or steps, making life easy for strollers, the less sure footed, or wheelchairs.

Entering the home through the heated mudroom, allowing you to feel instantly at home with the real flame fireplace, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, luxury furnishings, and a host of other luxury features. There is space for everyone with a separate chill out room that doubles as a kids room, reading room and 4th bedroom, with luxury pull out queen sofa.

The bedroom wing keeps sleeping separate from living. Our bedrooms are playfully named after our favourite ski runs.

'Spanky's Ladder' - Our smallest bedroom, but my no means least comfortable room, packs a great flexible sleeping solution for families, while still affording a fabuous nights sleep for adult guets. Home to a beautiful dark hardwood framed twin over full double bunk, both with luxury mattresses and bedding, all new for 2016 Ski Season. Complete with under bed storage, anique cabinetry and a wall mounted smart TV, this is a great bedroom for anyone!

'Jersey Cream' - Named jersey Cream, after Sarah's very favourite run on Blackcomb, and the art work we have chosen which are limited edition prints , extensive fitted wardrobes, queen bed with luxury Tempur Pedar mattress, this might be the bext choice of room for parents needing to use a cot.

'7th Heaven' - Is our Romantic En Suite master bedroom. A retreat within a retreat, with beuaitful Queen bed, postur pedic luxury mattress, and en suite master bathroom (new for 2016).

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location.

We have a saying here in Whistler..... 'In Whistler, it's down to the little things' and there are so many 'little things' that we hope they amount to one great big amazing vacation.

So welcome to our neighbourhood, a resplendant neighbourhood of discreet luxury properties, framed against the backdrop of Whistler mountain where mountain tranquility trasncends into flexibility and ease of access to the village. A difficult combination to beat. Whistler vilage and the ski lifts are a 10-15 minute walk away; depending on your pace. With young kids (and we have two of them) it is a fun 20 minute stroll, with a few snowball fights and sliding runs en route!

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Brio, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1486 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Hot tub closes at 2130hrs / 9.00pm - in order to respect privacy and noise to our neighbours.
  • Local bylaws prohibit lots noise or music that disturbs others after 1000pm
  • No smoking in or around the house - 10 metre rule applies to business premises
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 2 is newly remodelled for 2016 Ski Season featuring large walk in shower with rain shower attachment, body jets and hand shower piece. This very large end suite also houses the laundry facility.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sofa Pull out
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • all of our beds feature luxury bedding, orthopaedic mattresses, hyper allergenic linen, beautiful designer furniture, sides and smart TV
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
This is the perfect family vacation home. We are particularly suited to families with children of all ages. The location is perfect for summer hiking and biking, and access to the Gondola, lakes and trails.

Reviews

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5

Wonderful Birthday & Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was probably one of my best house renting experiences I have ever had. The house was beautiful and it was so neatly done with it being on the bottom half of the building. The selections (floors, bathrooms, furniture, fireplace, and TVs) were amazing. The mudroom right when you come in the front door was perfect and used all weekend long. We had three kids with us and four adults and it fit plenty of our ski clothing and boots. The kitchen was fully stocked and even coffee Kcups left for us to use. Maple syrup and chocolate treats left for us too. The house was so kid friendly but still beautifully done. There was a fun room with a box of toys and tons of kids books/games for our sons to use. We had a 3, 4, & 5 year old with us. They loved the bunk beds and the bedding was so full and comfortable. The two main bedrooms were even more comfortable and every room had a tv that needed it. The bathroom floors were heated and had hair dryers, towels, tissues, lotion, soap, conditioner and everything to use. The backyard was huge with kids stuff to play with back there. The hot tub was top of the line and so easy to use. The kids loved the light show it could put on. The fireplace was beautiful and all the windows made the house seem so open. The book left for guests with all the instructions we needed and dining suggestions was amazing. Everything was so well done and we felt like we were at home. We are coming back in Februrary and will certainly try to book again. The owners were so kind and checked in with us if we needed anything before our stay. They put ice melt down each morning and night so it was safe to walk up and down the path to the door in the house. They even called to let us know how bad the snow was going to be so we knew to have our snow tires ready. Thanks for such a wonderful place to stay and just two minutes from the main village. Everything was top of the line and you can tell you put some thought into the house for guests to enjoy.

  • Submitted: 6-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sara I'm not sure where to start! We get a lot of very lovely and thoughtful reviews, and I always try and take the time to chat and get to know guests as best I can, but was worried that we were away for much of your weekend, so to read this wonderful, beautifully written review on a cold Tuesday morning has quite literally made my week. THANK YOU! We really look forward to welcoming you back to Whistler in the future. Warmest Regards Paul & Sarah
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5

Great property, lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

Lovely suite, lovely hosts. We had a great time at Whistler. Brio is a nice convenient walk to the village as well.

  • Submitted: 2-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable set up for a family

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Brio House. It's very conveniently located close to the Village but in a quiet neighbourhood. The home is well set up with games, books, movies, kitchen gear and is clean and comfortable. Paul and Sarah are very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great place it has all the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

There were six of us and the house was really comfortable. Everyone loved it. The location was great for getting to village. Our hosts are lovely people and will help you out where they can. Will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place in whistler

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well equipped, spacious and inviting. Everything was as descibed and more. Paul is a great host. He offered great eating, drinking, parking and skiing tips, as well as directions. He was always available if you needed anything (which we didn’t), but we felt like we were in our own private home. The hottub is a key highlight of this property. Location is great— 5 minutes from everything but away from the hustle of the village. We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: 9-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joe It was really lovely to meet you and your son. I especially love it when we have keen skiers as guests and I can let you know some insider tips. Thank you for the kind comments on our home. So happy you enjoyed your stay and very much look forward to welcoming you back to Whistler next season. Warmest Regards Paul
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Great family Thanksgiving at Brio house.

  • 4 of 5

We had such a lovely time at Brio house, such a great location, nice and quiet but only a short walk to town for the action. We celebrated our Thanksgiving dinner there and the kitchen was very well stocked with everything we needed to cook. The yard was fantastic as it gave the toddler a place to play, swings, mini golf and also was nice for the dogs. Paul was a great host, there if we needed him but respected our privacy. The hot tub was also a nice bonus!

  • Submitted: 9-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Vancouver Intl
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Whistler Village
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Horseshoe Bay
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Whistler Gold Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Highway 99
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Village
Nearest Ski
0.8 Kilometres
Whistler Village Gondola
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Alta Lake

Whistler Blackcomb is the largest Ski & Mountain resort in North america, with over 8000 acres of skiable terrain, and two incredible mountain served by the unique Peak to Peak lift system. Host to the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler is also host to the biggest Mountain Bike Park in the world.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Brio, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Sep 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$399
C$2,394
 
 
Shoulder Season Rates
Sep 9 2018 - Nov 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$350
C$2,100
 
 
American Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$450
C$2,700
 
 
Early Season Ski
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 21 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$425
From
C$450
Fri,Sat
C$2,550
 
 
Christmas 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
C$799
C$4,999
 
 
Ski Season 2019
Jan 5 2019 - Feb 15 2019
6 night minimum stay
C$550
C$3,300
 
 
Presidents Week 2017
Feb 16 2019 - Feb 22 2019
6 night minimum stay
C$650
C$4,000
 
 
Powder Months
Feb 23 2019 - Apr 18 2019
6 night minimum stay
C$550
From
C$575
Fri,Sat
C$3,300
 
 
Easter 2019
Apr 19 2019 - Apr 26 2019
6 night minimum stay
C$599
C$3,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$499
C$2,525
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$150
Pet Fee C$150
Damage Deposit C$500

Cancellations- Cancellations are subject to a minimum of 30 days notice in writing to the
agent for a full refund minus any processing fees as detailed in the full guest quote.
Cancellations of less than 30 days but more than 14 days will be subject receive 50% refund
of total rent paid, less any processing / banking fees incurred by BHWB in the course of the
rental. Cancellations of less than 14 days will forfeit the entire rent paid for the period of rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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