Great Location - Functional House
We gathered our far flung family (at this house for Christmas 2012. Overall the house met our needs and we enjoyed our time with our grown children and grandkids.
The large outdoor hot tub was a big hit.
We appreciated the owner providing a decorated Christmas tree that brightened our holiday. And, he was very responsive when we let him know Direct TV was not working; got it working within a day.
Other positives include the location; very near canyons for skiers, walking distance to little shopping center with grocery store, ski rentals, gas station and fast food. . It's a very short drive to the freeway entrance, and the house is in a nice neighborhood. The furnace, water heater, garage door opener, garbage disposal, electrical, and plumbing all worked great.
Any prospective renter should be aware that there are several annoyances. The house is showing its age in several areas, many of which are aesthetic and some which impact the quality of the stay.
For instance, the heated driveway is only partially effective. There are three (maybe a fourth was inoperative) strips of heated area running down the driveway but stopping about five feet from the bottom so anyone walking up or down the drive had to cross a snow/ice covered incline. And, as the listing mentions this is a very steep drive way. We had a good deal of snow while there so the driveway was challenging, but manageable.
Other issues included: burned out light bulbs, missing heat vent cover, broken kitchen drawers, missing cabinet door in bathroom, window blinds that could not be opened, missing molding on, and a loose towel rack downstairs. One or two or even three of these things is no big deal, but it adds up and takes away from a sense of "luxury." The house could just use some thorough proactive inspection/repairs.
One bed room in the lower floor was probably not designed to be a bed room. The house has one furnace for all three floors. It is located in a “closet” of this “bedroom”. As we did not need this room, we pretty much ignored it as the on/off of the furnace would keep anyone there awake. So I would suggest this house could handle 12 people if you used all other beds.
As I mentioned, these little issues were annoyances. If you are truly looking for luxury this is not your house. But if you can put up with an aggravation or two, this house is good for a group of twelve or so.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 5/5
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