John's Lake Tahoe house was amazing. If you are looking for something family friendly, clean, modern, with EVERYTHING you could think of look no further! Spices! Cutco knives! Lots of pots and pans for cooking - I mean everything. We all felt like we were at home with the fully stocked kitchen, bathrooms, and even laundry detergent! We brought and left some things such as detergent, dishwashing liquid, and even pasta because we felt like this was home and wanted to treat it as such. We had no clue how amazing the house would be.
Most of us skied 3 days straight, but the others who hung back had such a relaxing time. My sister-in-law said she loved curling up on the comfy couch reading a book by the gas fire - which put out a lot of heat!
I seriously feel like John is a good friend, not just another VRBO property owner. He had someone come out to look at the dishwasher, service the hot tub, and the morning we left it had snowed about 10 inches overnight- there was a snow plow in the driveway at 7am! Luckily, we parked in the garage, so the driveway was nice and ready for us to get out.
The location was fantastic as well. We had two families (9 of us total), so were not too interested in eating out or partying in the casinos. It was about a 12-15 minute max drive to Heavenly parking lot. The only thing I would suggest is making sure you have 4wd in the winter. One night my husband and brother went gambling at the Hard Rock. It was snowing when they came back and they couldn't make it all the way up the hill to the house. They had to run (on foot) back to the house and grab the chains they left. Also they had cable chains on a minivan - which wouldn't make it up the hill the next day. I would suggest carrying heavy duty chains and/or 4wd with snow tires.
I would love to go back and have another family vacation in South Lake Tahoe and stay in John's beautiful house!