Whistler Ski In Ski Out :: Luxury Hotel vs Vacation Rental by Owner


If you are looking for a Whistler luxury hotel with ski in ski out access, you may want to reconsider your accommodation preference… Hotel vs. VRBO

Canadian FlagWhistler ski in ski out lodging options for rent by owner include: Whistler condos, townhouses, chalets & private homes. Whistler VRBO is short for Vacation Rental by Owner.

Of course there are only certain Whistler neighborhoods that have ski in ski out rental homes. You may want to check out a Whistler hotel map to see for yourself which Whistler vacation rentals are actually ski in ski out. You want to locate the best rental locations before you make your reservations.

Depending what you’re after, you should also consider lodging that is ‘Walk to Lifts’ if you want to find a better Whistler deal. For example, Intrawest Resort Club is between the Fairmont and Four Seasons luxury hotels. It’s not true ski in ski out, but it’s pretty close… and definately a convenient location relative to the chairlifts on Blackcomb.

Whistler Ski In Ski Out Rentals (50 listings) here.

Now, if you are a bit nervous about rental by owner (VRBO) have a read thru this story about Dave. Matt (from www.VacationRentalMarketingBlog.com) tells us,

“Why Dave Cancelled His Hotel Reservations In Favor Of A Vacation Rental”

Dave McCormick is like a lot of people. As the Owner of Pro Kitchen Gear, Dave travels a lot. And whether for business or pleasure, he has been a hotel traveler all his life. He’s always liked the standardization, the amenities, and the comfort in knowing precisely what he was booking prior to arrival. As a matter of fact, he used to work for Sheraton a number of years ago. So to say Dave was opposite to a vacation rental traveler would not be an exaggeration. Until recently that is…

You can tell that Dave kinda wanted to switch to a vacation rental and forgo some of the conveniences of hotel travel. So Matt asked him what were the real concrete reasons he was happy he stayed in a rental. We wanted to live like a local. We wanted to feel like we were coming home every day and being able to cook in our “own” kitchen. It made the experience unforgettable since we weren’t rushing around trying to find food every 4 – 5 hours and had remarkable views and half the price.

Dave goes on to explain all the details about living like a local in the vacation rental he rented. You can read the rest here

Whistler Hotel Maps

Whistler Accommodation Maps

Whistler Village, Blackcomb Upper Village, and Whistler Creekside all offer Ski In Ski Out rentals. Here are some Whistler condos and chalets in each area:

3 Bedroom Ski In  Ski Out
2 Bedroom Ski In Ski Out
1 Bedroom Ski In Ski Out


Whistler Accommodation Maps (Village Ski In Ski Out Locations) here.
Whistler Accommodation Maps (Upper Village at Blackcomb Base) here.

Whistler Scam Free Vacation Rental Directory

In case you haven’t heard, there are scammers on Craigslist and other free vacation rental directories. Photos and descriptions of legitimate rentals are swiped, then the scammers create a free listing with the hijacked pictures and details. Potential vacation rental guests are asked to wire transfer money to bogus bank accounts and, ultimately, lose their hard earned money.

When you are looking for a great Whistler rental, always verify who you are renting from. You should have a written rental agreement, references from past guests, and contact with the home owner or manager.

Whistler Vacation Rentals by Owner