This was our first venture with HomeAway and working directly with an owner rather than a resort. The owners Greg and Michelle were generous with their time, very responsive and anxious to make our stay as comfortable as possible. A few words of wisdom from them that were particularly helpful: 1) Use the shuttle. The shuttle was the best way to get to the mountain. They were very responsive and I can't remember having to wait more then 5 min for its arrival. We were able to ski back to less than 100 yards from the unit...very easy. 2) if you are renting use the D2D service. They come right to your door for fittings etc. and make it super easy to get and give back your skis. The unit was clean and had updated finishes. The owners even went the extra mile to include some games for family fun after a day of skiing and boot warmers in the garage. If you seek night life, the town is right around the corner and a short shuttle or drive away. The only potential negatives would be that the unit is on the second floor and involves a flight of stairs if that is a problem for you (it was not for us). Additionally, if you are a maid service kind of person, this may not be the unit for you. Keeping the place tidy each day is your responsibility. Given the generous space of the unit, this was not much of a problem.
Thanks again to Greg and Michelle for a great trip.