Evolve Vacation Rental
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
The property was a nice place for my family to stay. We enjoyed the time there.
We had a few minor issues, but overall everyone loved the property and the location. We had a great weekend and would rent this unit again in the future.
I loved this house!The lake was perfect, and the house was homey and comfortable. We were lacking nothing, but more time! Definitely will revisit!
The Labor Day weekend did not start out well. We entered the house at 4:00, check-in time, and felt like we were in a sauna. Called Amy at management. Once my husband and I got the AC up and running, which should have been handled by management or owners prior to check-in, we walked through putting suitcases, etc. in rooms. The en-suite BR on first level had water on floor of bathroom squishing through the laminate tiles. It took us awhile to find the leak in the hall closet with washing machine. We made another call to Amy, who always got back to us, to let her know and we turned off water to washing machine to stop the leaking. Not a good start but tried to think positively.
The house has potential but a good ways to go. Nice setting and lovely view of the lake. We were disappointed marinas only rented pontoon boats and not other motor boats and jet skis due to insurance/liability. We enjoyed the corn hole game even though it was broken and needed to be propped up. Other listed games mentioned on VRBO site were not to be seen or only parts of them. Would have liked to make use of the two kayaks but several foot drop to water made it not possible, at least for us. Finally, the upper deck outside sunroom no longer has stairs to lawn leaving no exits other than doors in garage on lower level which could be problematic in an emergency.
The VRBO photos need to be updated. For example, the sunroom is not up to what you see in online photo. And the dining table and chairs (1 broken) are not the same. While the walls, floors and woodwork in house have been worked on and look okay, the interior of drawers and cabinets need cleaning and painting to remove what appears to be roach droppings. Bathrooms could use some cleaning and updating. The new "wood" flooring is nice but slick on the staircase. A runner on steps would be helpful for all. As I said, the house is a work in progress and has potential. But it's just not there, yet, and overpriced for rental at this point.
Having experienced many wonderful VRBOs around the world, I must honestly say this one was a big disappointment.
We had an incredible time in Livingston. Perfect weather, great friends and family, and most importantly a great place to stay. They house was clean and the owners even allowed us to have an extended checkout. We will definitely be back. Thanks for a great weekend
We had disappointing issues.
We were very excited about our vacation!
Unfortunately we were disappointed.
Every kitchen drawer had LOTS of droppings in them, the refrigerator was nasty, the oven had old food spills, the table and counters were not clean. We had to clean most everything with Lysol wipes before we unloaded our groceries, and run all dishes and utensils thru the dishwasher before using.
The kitchen had adequate dishes and utensils, but no paper towels, foil, plastic wrap, dish towels, etc. I had to go to Dollar General to buy supplies and bath wash cloths. (The next day I found wet wash clothes and one kitchen towel in the dryer.)
The kids got several cuts on their feet from nails/staples on the carpeted stairs and the edging of carpet upstairs. The kids tried to keep their crocs on, but would sometimes forget.
One of the showers had a terrible shower head, and almost no water pressure. We couldn’t use that shower at all.
The recliner is very dirty, we put a fitted sheet on it use it. The other chair is broken. The dining chairs need to be reupholstered because was uncomfortable to sit on with tears and sharp edges.
One of the main reasons we rented this house was to use the boat house and lift for our boat. We found out the lifts are broken, which was very disappointing. We tried tying off the boat safely, only to get a damaged boat. It was very frustrating and inconvenient to have to load and unload the boat on trailer. (The boat ramp is too steep for a 22’ pontoon boat, which has nothing to do with the homeowner, but would be nice to know for future guests.)
We asked our contact person to have the owner call us to discuss our concerns, but never received a call.
We were very disappointed with all these issues, but we were determined not to let them ruin our annual family vacation. We made the best of it. We thoroughly enjoyed family time and our boat time in the water.
Diane, we're glad you enjoyed your family vacation, but are sorry to hear that certain aspects if your stay fell short of your expectations. The homeowner works very hard to ensure all guests who come to visit have exceptional stays. As such, he inspected the house 24 hours prior to your arrival to ensure everything was spotless and stocked properly. We can confirm that there is zero evidence of droppings anywhere on the property as cleanliness sis of utmost importance. Since your stay they have installed wood laminate flooring throughout as well as painted the entire house. They are also in the process of remodeling the bathrooms and have plans to remodel the kitchen soon as well. We have every confidence this home will continue to host many satisfied guests! Best, the Evolve Team