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Akasha Whistler, Whistler (BC), Canada with FriendsTravel.com

October 17, 2008

Akasha

Whistler, Whistler (BC), Canada
4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms(4 Ensuite), Pool
From CAD C$3500 – C$8000 (USD $ 2977 – $ 6805) per night
VILLA DESCRIPTION

Whistler, BC is one of the world’s most coveted recreational destinations. Consistently rated as the best ski resort in North America, Whistler boasts the largest ski area on the continent. Akasha stands in the midst of over 200 marked trails.

When the snow melts in the late spring its time to take out the golf clubs, tennis racquets, mountain bikes, hiking boots, kayaks, and … dancing shoes! Not only is Whistler a gorgeous natural setting with unlimited opportunity to indulge in a healthy lifestyle, the Village offers gourmet dining, world class music and entertainment, and a cosmopolitan shopping district.

Whistler now attracts visitors all year- round. Akasha takes in the entire valley view from a commanding height. Prestigious Sunridge Plateau is the highest development on the mountain, yet it’s just a five minute alpine walk from Akasha to the Village centre. Vancouver is just an hour and a half away along the Sea to Sky Highway.

Staying at home, however may be the best option. With its perfect balance of tradition and technology, Akasha’s comfort, warmth, and truly magical atmosphere is wonderfully seductive.

The Balance of Nature & Comfort
In ancient folklore, a red cedar is the gateway to Akasha, the spiritual seat of higher realms. Today a four hundred-year-old cedar is the central feature in the most inspired home in Whistler, British Columbia.

Rising powerfully from the central foyer and encircled with a stairway of hardwood and custom wrought iron. The cedar is only the first of many delights to be discovered at Akasha a rare jewel, the most creative home on the mountain.

Unparalleled Craftsmanship
Akasha’s timeless design includes hewn coastal timber tipped with copper facing, fireplaces with log mantles, granite and river rock surfaces, and custom millwork. Every piece is an original.

Every detail has been considered from heating the decks, the hearth, and outside benches, to the lighting of the landscaped pathways, to the state of the art safety and security systems.

In the Heart of Nature
Nestled in the mountains, Akasha’s innovative space flows as naturally as the nearby alpine streams, taking full advantage of natural light and views. Akasha’s spa includes an indoor lap pool and steam room, watched over by forest spirits carved into totems by First Nations artist Rick Harry. The pool is fed by a stream cascading over sculptured rock, and opens onto heated flagstone decks with a hot tub carved from stone, all with views of the valley below.

The lighting in the pool room is intriguing as well as subtle. It accents the curved ceiling, custom designed of yellow & red cedar to replicate the inside of a giant canoe. The ambiance it creates gives the pool a look of tranquility.

The crown of Akasha is a copper-roofed perched atop an ancient cedar. A three month search for the structurally specific cedar lead us from the far north to the Fraser River where this ancient giant was rescued from being milled into lumber. The cupola takes in panoramic views of the village, Whistler Golf Course, Blackcomb Mountain, and nearby Tantalus mountain range.

Hot Tub:
7 ft. diameter custom concrete, with sculptured rock appearance and coral sand bottom.

Lower Floor:

Feature 10 ft. curved ceiling over pool, custom made with yellow and red cedar
Indoor lap pool (8.5 x 34) with swim jets and electric pool cover
Exercise and sitting areas with 3 built in shelving bays
4 nine foot flared cedar totems carved by 1st nations artist and placed in the four directions to represent the “medicine wheel” around the pool
Sculptured rock wall at pool end, with water fall, irrigated planters, and lighting.- Crafted by Arcon Rock & Waterscapes
Custom tiled steam bath, shower, change room and enclosed water closet.
Curved bar with sink / fridge off pool room. Media room with home theater and large gas fireplace
Large wine cellar 2 large mechanical and storage rooms
Gas radiant heat in concrete floors throughout. 2 – 70 gal gas power vented hot water tanks
Vanee 2000 HVAC System for main house
Vanee 7000 ventilation system for spa area and pool rooms – built-in vacuum system
300 amp electrical service
State of the art Lutron low voltage lighting system throughout by Smart FX
Sprinkler system throughout with copper heads
State of the art security system with security cameras in pool area & exterior

Main floor:
Heated deck. Large custom kitchen, with handpicked alder cabinets, dove tailed drawers , & maple interior Concealed walk-in pantry with freezer location
Sub-Zero fridge with wood panels
48’ stainless steel Viking gas range with double oven
Heated granite tops with wood slab curved bar top
Formal dining area with 180 degree views of village and golf courses. Large living room with wood burning stone fireplace, gas log lighter. Heated granite hearth with hand carved mantle. 21 ft. high vaulted ceiling, with fir beams and 2 x 10 export grade spruce
Study/office area with gas fireplace, custom millwork shelving, & private deck Grand entry with vaulted ceiling and slate flooring
Powder room with free standing custom cabinet and vaulted ceiling. Feature stairway, old growth edge grain fir timber & custom designed wrought iron railings, accented by a ski-lift cable hand rail. – Railing forged by Procomplex Enterprises
Custom mill work columns 428 year old west coast cedar log from the Queen Charlotte Islands ( 48 feet – 56″ Dia.) from lower floor to cupola roof

Second Floor:
Master bedroom with private balcony, gas fireplace, and vaulted wood ceiling, large walk-in closet area with custom millwork shelving Luxurious ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, double sink, built in environmental Spa/ shower, enclosed winter closet & gas fire place
Large closets in upper bedrooms with custom millwork shelving, upper laundry room with cabinets, sinks & built-in ironing board
Hallway linen closet. Custom designed interior doors, 2″ thick alder flat arched panels with cast iron hardware
Bathrooms include, hand cut and chiseled slate, tumbled marble, hand made custom boarders and millwork, with finely crafted 17th and 18 th century designed freestanding vanities
Wood and stone flooring in bedrooms and hallway. Built in furniture in pool room, bedroom 1, & main floor hallway
Two outdoor BBQ locations State of the art Lutron lighting, security, communications, and audio/video by smart FX
Intelligent home system
Security cameras in pool room and exterior of building

Getting There

A rental car is recommended. Or guests may take a taxi transfer from the airport to the villa.

FriendsTravel offers THE most advantageous First Class, Business Class, and Coach Airfares.

FriendsTravel offers private jet charters from your home airport.

Villa Policy

  • Maximum number of guests: 12
  • Children are welcome
  • 30 night minimum rental, please call for details
  • No pets allowed
  • Smoking is not permitted inside the villa
  • Security deposit required

Services Available at Additional Cost

  • This villa accepts social events for an extra charge
  • Villa can be pre stocked with groceries with two week’s notice and a charge of CAD 75$ /hour
  • There are numerous activities nearby: Mountain Biking, Hiking, Zip Lining, Skating, etc…

Monthly Rates:

  • Low Seaon: CAD $105,000
  • High Season: CAD $150,000
  • Christmas & New Year’s: CAD $240,000
  • If you are interested in receiving more information about this villa, please submit a request and a villa specialist will contact you as soon as possible.
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    Signature Home Nick North, Whistler (BC), Canada with FriendsTravel.com

    October 17, 2008

    Signature Home

    Nick North, Whistler (BC), Canada
    5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms
    From CAD C$995 – C$1795 (USD $ 846 – $ 1527) per night
    VILLA DESCRIPTION

    A 3,500sq/ft spacious executive style 2 level home. 5 bedrooms and 4 full baths, 3 cozy gas fireplaces. 4 TV’s with DVD/VCR’s, A surround sound home Stereo System. A pool table games/TV room den, 4 full baths, double garage, mud-room, and gourmet fully equipped kitchen. A Sunny open living/dining room, huge spacious view windows, private sun patio with private outdoor hot tub overlooking the panoramic views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Bedrooms are; a large Master bedroom with King and TV/DVD/VCR, walk in closet, the en-suite bath has a soaker tub and separate shower room and as a luxury feature – dual sided gas fireplace in the bedrooms and the bathroom. Bedroom 2 with Queen, Bedroom 3 with Twins to King feature beds and Bedroom 4 Queen bed with a private balcony – lake views, Main floor bedroom 5 is 2 Twins, TV/VCR/DVD. The Southern sun exposure makes for a warm and cozy stay. DSL Data port and wireless internet access. Fully equipped! Max 10 guests.

    Main Floor:

    Garage or front door entrance to a large mud-room for sport clothing and footwear or the. The foyer opens up to the hallway extending to the sunny and spacious open combination dining and living room. There is a full bath on the right and a TV room bedroom with 2 Twins on the left. The hallway ends in a very spacious and bright vaulted ceiling open dining/living room. A dining table for 10 guests and a large living room with gas fireplace, floor to ceiling windows capture the panoramic views of the mountains, very tastefully furnished in warm and pleasing colours. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the latest top of the line modern appliances plus gas range. The pool table/games room just off the kitchen has a built in TV/VCR, a cozy gas fireplace and card games table. The patio is equipped with custom ordered wood patio furniture, a gas BBQ, and the 6 person out-door hot tub with wine-drinking relaxing scenery. The patio is accessed through the French Patio doors of the living room or patio doors by the kitchen

    Top Floor:

    The open staircase and high-ceiling landing is tastefully decorated up to the bedroom floor. Four out of the five bedrooms are off this open L-shaped hallway. The large Master bedroom has: a King bed, view balcony, TV/VCR, walk-in closet, an en-suite bath with soaker tub and separate shower AND a dual see through gas fireplace to the bedroom AND to the bath. The next bedroom has a Queen bed and a private view balcony (over-looking Green Lake). Then the third bedroom with Queen, and the 4th bedroom of 2 twins – King features beds. There are 2 more full baths and one laundry on this floor,

    This home has been decorated with furnishings and cozy earthy hues for warmth and comfort. This is a home that will exceed your expectations.

    There is an individual & separate occupied staff suite on site, over the garage. Please inquire about services.

    NOTE
    As per below, please inquire about our full service packages which include:

    • Private Airport Greeting Whistler Transfer return
    • Complimentary beverages on route
    • Daily door-lift-door transfers (8-10AM and 3-6PM)
    • Daily Houskeeping
    • Robes and slippers
    • Flower arrangement on arrival
    • International chefs for the fully serviced catered chalet packages
    • FriendsTravel offers THE most advantageous First Class, Business Class, and Coach Airfares.

    If you are interested in receiving more information about this villa, and making reservations, please submit a request and a villa specialist will contact you as soon as possible.

    EMAIL:

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    The Outback Chalet Whistler, Whistler (BC), Canada with FriendsTravel.com

    October 17, 2008

    The Outback Chalet

    Whistler, Whistler (BC), Canada
    5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms(4 Ensuite)
    From CAD C$1195 – C$1995 (USD $ 1017 – $ 1697) per night
    VILLA DESCRIPTION

    Features
    3,500 sq/ft Country Rustic Luxury Estate, 3 levels of stunning architecture, a custom designed home, constructed with refurbished wood by Whistler’s finest finishing artisans. 5 bedrooms all with en-suite baths, 4-bedrooms with Queen beds and a 5th Master Bedroom 750sq/ft with comfortable King Bed. 2 fireplaces, a wood burning 30-foot ledge-rock fireplace in the living room and a cozy gas fireplace in the master bedroom. A sunken hot tub on the main patio deck, overlooking the Nicklaus North 1st Fairway along with views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains Full entertainment center and computer with DSL data port and Wireless. To complete this extravagance, the large kitchen is fully equipped with sub zero appliances and gas range to die for, Have your meals prepared by Whistler Home Holidays chef and server.

    Main Floor Entrance
    The garage and front door entrance both open to the large mud and equipment room with heated slate floors. The grand bedroom hallway opens down to 4 well-appointed bedrooms, each with their own private en-suite bathrooms and decor. 2 bedrooms have private sun decks overlooking the 1st fairway of the prestigious Nicklaus North Golf Course. All bedrooms are queen beds and tastefully decorated with attractive and comfortable linens, each room has a ceiling fan with private controls.

    Living Room Floor
    The grand staircase from the main floor opens to the gourmet kitchen entrance with country style bar, with saddles as seats, Yehaa! Beyond the kitchen is the high ceiling living room, dining table for 10 or games table. Seating in comfy sofa/s and a computer desk with computer, DSL, data port AND Wireless internet connection, satellite TV reception and entertainment center along with a DVD player. Mountain views from the floor to ceiling high windows. Southern Sun exposure for light views and warmth, powder room, large pantry and laundry facility complete this floor.

    Top Floor Master Bedroom
    A private staircase walks you up to the large master bedroom with high ceilings, sofa lounge and King bed, walk-in closet and large en-suite bath with double vanity, large 6ft. soaker tub and glass enclosed shower. Sat TV and video. Luxurious

    Exclusive
    One of a kind exceptional Rustic Country Estate, detail design throughout:

    • 3,500 Sq/ft, 3-Level Select Estate
    • 5 Bedrooms all with en-suites private bathrooms
    • 5 full bathrooms + 1 powder room bath
    • Bedroom 1 – Master suite – Top Floor: 750 sq./ft large high lofted bedroom, King bed, en-suite bath with shower & separate soaker bath, Sat TV, gas fireplace, walk in closet, views
    • Bedroom 2: Well appointed Queen bedroom with en-suite bath
    • Bedroom 3: Well appointed Queen bedroom with en-suite bath
    • Bedroom 4: Well appointed Queen bedroom with en-suite bath, private patio
    • Bedroom 5: Well appointed Queen bedroom with en-suite bath, private patio
    • Bedding – Whistler Home Holidays signature Egyptian Cotton linens, Down duvets, pillows– comfort made in heaven.
    • Open/living/kitchen/dining room, large dining table, Sat TV/DVD with central 30 ft ledge rock wood burning fireplace
    • Fully Equipped Kitchen with Top of the line appliances, Sub Zero/Viking gas
    • Computer with DSL high-speed connection, data port and Wireless for personal computers
    • Full laundry and Pantry
    • Double car Garage, Parking for 3 vehicles
    • 7 Person sunken Outdoor hot tub on back patio deck with amazing mountain views
    • Built 2000, new and modern home for discerning guests
    • BBQ patio deck in back with excellent views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains
    • Residential/Rental on the 1st Fairway of the Nicklaus North Golf Course

    NOTE
    As per below, please inquire about our full service packages which include:

    • Private Airport Greeting Whistler Transfer return
    • Complimentary beverages on route
    • Daily door-lift-door transfers (8-10AM and 3-6PM)
    • Daily Houskeeping
    • Robes and slippers
    • Flower arrangement on arrival
    • International chefs for the fully serviced catered chalet packages
    • FriendsTravel offers THE most advantageous First Class, Business Class and Coach Airfares.

    If you are interested in receiving more information about this villa, please submit a request and a villa specialist will contact you as soon as possible.

    EMAIL:

    WHISTLER@FriendsTravel.com

    SKI@FriendsTravel.com

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    Majestic Log Home #8014 Whistler, Whistler (BC), Canada with FriendsTavel.com

    October 17, 2008

    Majestic Log Home #8014

    Whistler, Whistler (BC), Canada
    4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms(2 Ensuite)
    From CAD C$688 – C$2400 (USD $ 585 – $ 2042) per night
    VILLA DESCRIPTION

    Five star quality and majestic elegance is only one way to describe this beautiful log home. Situated along side the famous Nicklaus North Golf Course, this bright and airy 4000 square foot home boasts nice views from all angles and has incredible log and wood accents throughout. Enjoy peaceful nights next to the impressive rock faced, extra large fireplace or relax in the 8 person private hot tub. Only a 5-minute drive to the lifts and Village.

    Gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, microwave, and seating area for 4 adjacent to kitchen.
    8 place rustic wood dining table with surrounding windows. There is a Large living room with overstuffed couches and an entertainment centre with wet bar. Not to mention a TV, VCR and stereo centre with plenty of board games to keep the kids busy.
    Centrally located log-cut staircase leads to a extra large, deluxe master bedroom with a king bed, separate lounging area with overstuffed couches and full ensuite bathroom with soaker tub.
    Second Master bedroom has a king bed with lounging area, a full ensuite bathroom with soaker tub with a stand up shower and a large walk in closet.
    Both the third and the fourth bedroom have a queen bed, and fifth bedroom has one single bed. There is a full bathroom adjacent.
    There is a 1/2 bath located on main floor along with separate washer/dryer facilities. Double car garage. Excellent cross-country ski trails right outside your door. There is also a sports center across the street with Olympic sized pool, fully equipped gym, ice rink and court facilities. Attached gas BBQ and patio furniture on one of three patios. Five star restaurant and club house only one block away.

    Getting There

    A rental car is recommended.

    FriendsTravel offers THE most advantageous First Class, Business Class, and Coach airfares.

    Villa Policy

    • Maximum 9 guests
    • Children are welcome
    • No pets
    • No smoking inside villa
    • Security deposit required
    • Additional guests are $50 per night per person

    Additional Services

    Services listed below are of additional cost

    • Rental car
    • Transfers
    • Pre-stocking

    If you are interested in receiving more information about this villa, please submit a request and a villa specialist will contact you as soon as possible.

    EMAIL:

    Whistler@FriendsTravel.com

    SKI@FriendsTravel.com

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    Creekside Villa Creekside, Whistler (BC), Canada with FriendsTravel.com

    October 17, 2008

    Creekside Villa

    Creekside, Whistler (BC), Canada
    5 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms(4 Ensuite)
    From CAD C$1500 – C$1800 (USD $ 1276 – $ 1531) per night
    VILLA DESCRIPTION

    This grand 5000 sq ft home is across the street from Alpha Lake Park, with beach, tennis courts, swimming, playground, and Whistler’s “Valley Trail”. A five minute walk to Creekside Village with shops, restaurants, grocery store and Creekside ski lifts. A bright spacious layout with 5 bedrooms (4 ensuited), 7 bathrooms ( the Master has a steam shower) and 7 fireplaces.

    Two great areas for relaxing and entertaining a large “ Great Room” with living, dining, kitchen and 2 bars, and a spectacular “ Entertainment Room” with fully equipped bar and built-in cappuccino machine. For après-ski enjoy a covered, outdoor hot tub, or the indoor sauna/steam room. Located on a large ½ acre lot with mountain views from most rooms.


    Bedroom and Bathroom Layout

    • Bedroom 1: Sleeps 2, King Bed, Ensuite, Soaker Tub, Shower/Steam Room, gas fireplace, double vanities
    • Bedroom 2: Sleeps 2, Queeen Bed, Ensuite with Shower, gas fireplace, single vanity
    • Bedroom 3: Sleeps 2, Queen Bed, adjacent Bathroom with soaker tub & shower, dbl vanities
    • Bedroom 4: Sleeps 2, Queen Bed, Ensuite with shower, vanity, gas fireplace, kitchen, office desk
    • Bedroom 5: Sleeps 2, 2 Twin Beds, Ensuite with Soaker Tub, shower, and dbl vanities. This room, a converted office, is best suited for children as one of the twins is a child’s twin and the other is a roll-away cot.

    Features and Amenities

    • 6 fireplaces
    • 7 limeston/Slate bathrooms
    • Views to Whister Peak
    • 3 expansive entertainment/Hostings area
    • A spectacular stage for VIP receptions, business gatherings, customer hosting, a productive workplace, or as a prized employee incentive destination.

    Staff and Services

    • Staffing requirements such as housekeeping, chef, concierge, child care, ski instructors and spa service can be arranged on request
    • Villa can be pre stocked with groceries on request
    • Rental cars can be arranged

    Getting There

    A rental car is recommended. Or airport pick up may be arranged via limousine, helicopter or airport shuttle service.

    FriendsTravel offers THE most advantageous First Class, Business Class, and Coach airfares .

    Villa Policy

    • Maximum number of guests: 8 (up to 10 if 2 or more are children)
    • Children are welcome
    • No pets allowed
    • Smoking is not permitted inside the villa
    • Security deposit required

    Location

    A one minute walk to Whistler’s newest luxury hotel- Nita Lake Lodge with a lakeside restaurant and bar.

    If you are interested in receiving more information about this villa, and make reservations, please submit a request and a villa specialist will contact you as soon as possible.

    EMAIL: Whistler@FriendsTravel.com

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    Ski the Canadian Rockies with FriendsTravel.com

    October 17, 2008

    FriendsTravel offers a wide selection of accommodations, from Super Deluxe Villas, to First Class Hotels and Resorts, along with THE most advantageous First Class, Business Class, and Coach airfares.  Contact us right now!  FriendsTravel has 54 private homes and villas, and numerous deluxe hotels and resorts for your ski trip to Whistler, BC Canada.

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