My extended family stayed at this residence from 12/23 to 12/30 and we had a wonderful week. The home is roomie enough for 10, the living room area really seats quite a few people. The beds were some of the most comfortable I've come across in renting homes through Vrbo. The location is great, really close to the village, and the shuttle service made it very convenient. The location and shuttle service allowed everyone to come and go as they pleased which was fabulous! As Alaskans, we really loved the wood burning fireplace.
The main reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 is, there were a few minor issues, they didn't dampen the vacation but made things a bit challenging. We don't usually go on vacation to cook elaborate meals, but as it was Christmas we did have a couple good meals planned for the holiday. Unfortunately, the top element on the stove was burned out so it was quite tricky to cook. I would also recommend that if you plan on doing any cooking while staying at this property, you bring along a few basic pots and pans, frying pan, big pot. While there is plenty of pans there, they are in pretty bad shape and they stick and burn food.
In fairness to the owners, I would also like to point out that we did not contact them to report any of the issues. For one reason, the land line was not working and we mostly had no cell service and two it was the holidays and as I said--these issues didn't make or break our good time. I did report all the issues after we returned and the owners responded that they would check into them immediately.
The towels are not great. There really are not enough of them if you have 10 people. I think we only had about 3 wash cloths. In the kitchen, there was nothing to wash and dry dishes with. There is a dishwasher, but there was no soap for it there so we had to wash dishes until we could get to a store. We ended up using washcloths and bath towels to accomplish this task until we got the soap.
I still highly recommend the property. We would not hesitate to rent this place again.
As advertised, most of us had no cell service. However, I might note that my niece has AT&T as her provider and she had service the whole week.
Thanks for the wonderful week!