"We rented this house primarily based on it's location as my sister and niece are sporadic skiers, and wanted access to the town. For the rest of us, the bonus was it's also walking distance (and on two bus routes) to the gondola or Peak 9, assuming you are not walking in ski boots (we snowboard so no problem). It's also spitting distance from a number of great restaurants, and two yoga studios that I tried out while I was there. There is indeed a grocery store and liquor store a couple of blocks away so convenience is an understatement.
As for the house, it was light, warm, comfortable and everything worked. Parking for two cars, a lockbox in case you forget your key, or have people coming and going on different schedules, and plenty of room to hang jackets, store hats, gloves, helmets in the cupboard. There's plastic matting as you come in for boots and anything damp, and although it's slightly odd to have that in the living/dining area, it didn't bother us, and if it really bothers you, you can come in the back entrance as the house is sort of two houses, and leave your gear in the back kitchen.
The only thing we weren't quite expecting was that two of the bedrooms are really in the basement, with no natural light. That won't bother most people, particularly if everyone is hanging out in the main part of the house until bedtime. It's useful having two lounge areas if some of your party are young or night owls, and others want to curl up and read then have an early night. It really works very well, and allows you to spread out quite a bit.
Michael, the owner, was extremely responsive to our initial questions about parking, where to stick our boards, how to operate something or other (I forget what, but nothing was an issue) and his local help were equally accessible and helpful. We got our deposit back within days and have to say this was one of the most enjoyable stays we've had. Highly recommended, and a reasonable cost for a good size house in an unbeatable location."
Guest: Penelope C.
Date of Stay: March 2016
Review Submitted: April 16, 2016