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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 11:44 PM

I'm planning on renting a condo in Whistler for early December (just two nights) and I'm not sure where to begin since I've never rented a condo before.

Has anyone had any experience with Whistler condo rental companies or knows of someone who has a condo for rent?

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 05:38 AM

VRBO dot com (Vacation Rental By Owner) is a web site that lists privately owned condos and houses all over the world. I have used this page 7 or 8 times and have had fantastic results every time.

http://www.vrbo.com/...r-area/whistler

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 08:18 AM

Also try http://www.alluradirect.com/ Used it many times for Whistler, always found great places.

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 08:30 AM

I'll second AlluraDirect; we're used them several times over the past decade for Whistler accomodations and have always been impressed with the results.

#5 Mike K.

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 09:49 AM

Thanks for the tips, guys. I found so many condo rental websites when I tried to search for something that I immediately felt like making the wrong choice was very likely if I just went in on something blindly.

Again, thank you!

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#6 D.L.

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 12:07 PM

I hear that there are deals to be had in Whistler since people seem to be avoiding it in the run up to the olympics.

#7 Mike K.

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 07:57 PM

I see, well that might be why the rate I got was decent. Two nights for under $400 taxes included. I used Alluradirect.com which had the dates I wanted and the rates. VRBO had great units, too, but the one I wanted was booked during my stay.

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 08:07 PM

Not too surprising; I don't think in 10 years we've ever failed to get the accomodation we wanted, when we wanted it using A-D.

What area of the village are you staying in Mike?

If you haven't driven the Sea to Sky in awhile, and regardless whether you support the Olhympics or not, you'll be impressed with the work done on that highway. A huge improvement over the old road.

#9 Bingo

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 08:23 PM

John Luton has too much baggage on way to Whistler. Pedalling becomes easier after View Royal politician makes an offer to carry his bags.

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#10 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 06:10 AM

http://dailyhive.com...ld-vail-resorts

 

Whistler Blackcomb sold to American company for $1.4 billion

 


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#11 Sparky

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 06:34 AM

I was there last week. It was packed with people. Most hotels were completely booked. Very quaint with an excellent vibe.

 

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#12 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 07:11 AM

I'm unclear what all that sale includes.  They resort owns some (most?  all?) of the buildings in the Village?  I've never been so I don't know what it's all about.


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#13 lanforod

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 07:13 AM

Primarily the resort itself. They don't own much of the village anymore.


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#14 AllseeingEye

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 09:01 AM

I was there last week. It was packed with people. Most hotels were completely booked. Very quaint with an excellent vibe.

 

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We just booked Year 17 of our annual Whistler Boys tour (no wives, girlfriends, kids) allowed which never gets old, usually involving anywhere from 7-12 gentlemen of distinction; I think we've missed maybe 1 year since 1998. There is always something interesting going on in or near the village and particularly if you enjoy outside activities. These days of course as age creeps in "outdoor activities" involve less excursions exploring glaciers than they do reserving a place in the hot tub....

 

And as the young lions became middle aged lions it becomes less about the night time shenanigans and more about spending time with good friends - particularly as you sadly and inevitably lose the occasional core group member, as has happened to us. These days its not about who and what was dragged back to the chalet from the nightclub and more about a) what is on TV tonight or b) taking bets on who can stay up past 11pm and definitely c) above all just hanging with male friends while you are all still standing and breathing unassisted by the medical system.

 

Hopefully the new US/Vail owners don't mess much with a good thing and change that distinctive west coast vibe to something completely unrecognizable. Did you stay in the village proper Tim or rent an accommodation beyond the core? And did you use some rental service such as Allura Direct, or book it directly yourself?


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#15 Gary H

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 02:17 PM

For an All Seeing Eye, you keep missing the clip.   :D



#16 Mike K.

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 04:52 PM

That's great ASE, good on you.

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#17 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 05:01 PM

Ya, that's a good story, well-told.


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 06:40 PM

^^^^ Funny you should ask. The Wanderlust Festival was on http://wanderlust.co...ivals/whistler/ which is sort of a Yoga convention so the village was quite busy. We were just dropping in by car so no reservations. We wandered in to one of the hotels and stood in line in the lobby. I pulled out my phone, and on one of my travel apps learned quickly that a lot of the hotels were booked including the one where I was standing in line.

 

The Listel however showed reasonably priced rooms available so we just went directly there. 

 

Caught a great couple of bands at the outdoor stage and headed out the next morning to Jasper.


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#19 Gary H

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 08:08 PM

^ And funny you should mention Wanderlust.  We were there last year so I'll embellish this discussion with some pictures.  I hadn't be to Whistler since the late 90's and wow has it grown.  There's lots of hiking around beautiful lakes.  If you are a mountain biker summer is heaven here.  That central square always had something going on.  Oh, and the food is really good too.

 

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 08:48 PM

Looking a few years out it will be interesting to see what happens especially to Whistler land values if and when the proposed Garibaldi ski resort is approved near Squamish; "potentially" if that development proceeds it could have a major impact on Whistler Village.



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