If you're looking for a vacation rental that's family-friendly, warm, cozy and immaculately clean with a vintage feel to it (vintage skis & posters adorn the walls) -- this is the place for you! The location was perfect for us...the kids went sledding every day in the back of the house & we're close to the ski resorts.
We had 5 adults and 3 kids with us and felt this house had plenty of space to relax and hang out (as well as enough beds for all of us.) We enjoyed the comfortable king beds and the kids loved the queen & bunk beds in their room. Also, the beds felt like they were brand new!
Since I love to cook at home, I have very high standards when it comes to kitchen ware. Needless to say, St. John's Rest didn't disappoint -- all the knives were sharp, everything neatly organize and placed where they "should" be. It took a second to find what I needed...the kitchen is well equipped. No need to pack anything extra from your own kitchen.
Lastly, the biggest plus to renting St. John's Rest home is "working" with the homeowner Ed. He was quick to respond to all my inquiries and by the end of the trip made me feel comfortable enough to call or text him with any issues. I felt like I made a new friend...although I've never met Ed in person, I can honestly say from the bottom of my heart, Ed is genuinely kind & sincere and made us feel welcomed in his home.
I highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Truckee. This place and the homeowner deserves more than the 5-star rating that's allowed. There's no doubt I'll be looking to rent from Ed again. What a great experience! Thanks for the hospitality.
The house was wonderful - well-appointed, spotless, family-friendly, and with great amenities - and in a highly convenient location. Access to the facilities at Tahoe Donner was a major bonus. In addition, the landlord Ed was a pleasure to work with. All in all, this is a great vacation rental that will be at the top of my list the next time my family and I come to the Donner / Truckee / North Tahoe area.