"I chose this condo based on the reviews I read here at HomeAway and they weren't wrong. What I didn't know was that most of the condos in the building are managed by Winter Park Resort, but beause the owner bypasses this, we enjoyed the same condo as others in the building at a much better rate. The condo was just as good as described in the ad and reviews.
My son slept on the pullout and it must have been comfortable because I couldn't get him up in the morning. There were plenty of pillows, towels, and blankets for everyone. There were even enough racks in the bathroom to hang all the towels after showers. The owner also provided extra towels for the hot tub. In a condo, I always worry about having to buy things that are provided by hotels, but there was name brand soap, shampoo, conditioner, and shave gel in the bathroom, condiments in the kitchen, and a thoughtful basket with snacks to hold us until we could get to the grocery store.
Not only was the unit well maintained, but there were extra nice touches like a bench, shelf, and hooks by the door for us to sit and take off boots and store our ski clothes. Of course, our ski equipment was conveniently stored either at the ski shop on the first floor or the private lockers.
The owner sent us several emails with information on the mountain, resort, trails, local discounts, restaurant recommendations, etc. He was really easy to work with, even when I forgot to send the second payment - just sent me a friendly reminder so I could submit it with the final payment.
If you've ever been to Winter Park, you know ski-in, ski-out condos are rare. This is one of those rare exceptions. The rental shop was on the first floor the building and we just walked out the back door to the base of the resort. We were even able to go back to the condo for lunch and then go back out to ski. It was really nice to not have to catch the shuttle bus you have to use if you're staying almost anywhere else in Winter Park and have the freedom to come and go as we pleased.
Whether you're a beginner or expert skier/snowboarder, Winter Park is one of, if not the best place to go. Don't let the scarcity of ski-in, ski-out places to stay keep you away. This condo is all you need."
Guest: Kathleen J.
Date of Stay: March 2016
Review Submitted: March 31, 2016