Evolve Vacation Rental
- english, french, german, spanish
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Our daughter was getting married at the nearby San Moritz Lodge at Lake Gregory (which, by the way, is a great venue). We wanted a place reasonably close and large enough to accommodate last minute out-of-town guests if need be. This home worked great for us. It's 5-7 minutes from San Moritz, walking distance to Goodman's market, a 24/7 7-Eleven, and stumbling distance from the Bear Claw :) Granted, Crestline is a small town to begin with, but I found everything convenient. The outdoor deck would have been great for a family gathering after the wedding, but the weather was already too cold at night.
Yes, the layout is a little odd, but it didn't bother me. No wifi, but it wasn't listed as an amenity either. Even though it's fall, it would have been nice had the driveway and stairs been cleared of leaves, pine needles & acorns - I took care of it.
I hesitate in writing this, but...note on Goodman's, if you enjoy beers that you NEVER see in your big chain grocery store (or much anywhere else), be sure to stop in.
2019 family vacation
Great experience enjoy the peaceful time with family. Thank you
Location, location, location. Get ready to clean though.....
This property is perfectly located walking distance to lake and restaurants. The ONLY problem we faced is the cleanliness of the property. We spent over an hour dusting, sweeping, wiping counters and removing cobwebs and spiders from inside the house and outside deck area. We had to go purchase our own cleaning supplies at the store since they were minimally stocked!! I wish someone would have come to the property the day of to brush off the furniture and run a vacuum. We have traveled all over and spent many years camping so we are used to dirt/bugs etc. However, when you rent a property you do expect some cleanliness....
Lucy, we're so glad you enjoyed the great location of this home! We take guest feedback seriously, and the homeowners do as well. They are sorry to hear about this situation you encountered regarding cleanliness. As we understand, the property management company had someone come out to the home promptly upon your notification of the issue. As cleanliness is of the utmost importance, the owners will be working diligently with the cleaning staff to ensure this scenario doesn't recur for future guests. We strive to provide exceptional guest experiences, and we're confident this home will continue to host satisfied guests! Best, the Evolve Team
Everything was very nice, just the couches should be set up different. Not good for watching tv.
Poor location, poor house layout
We've done a bunch of different vacation rentals like this in various places on the west coast, and this one was definitely our least favorite.
We were within easy walking distance of Lake Gregory. If the lake were more full, this may have been more attractive, but when we went to the lake we weren't inclined to do anything on it or in it. Much worse were the concerts that happened at the lake. We were at this property for two nights, and both nights there was very loud music coming from a concert on the lake until pretty late at night. Apparently this happens every Friday night in the summer (we're not sure what the occasion was on the Saturday we were there). If you don't want to hear thumping and drums from the concert on the beach, get a place farther away.
The layout of the property is rather odd. The master bedroom is upstairs, and there is a cutout from the bedroom wall that looks out into the living room downstairs. Whoever thought of this layout must not have had kids that wake up early, turn the lights on, and make a lot of noise. And even without kids, there's a large window high in the living room that doesn't have curtains, so there's no way to block the light coming into the bedroom through the cutout early in the morning.
We were also disappointed to discover that there was no wifi in the house, though I suppose we should have expected that, because there was no mention of it in the advertisement.
The house was very clean and had everything we needed. It’s close to the lake, stores, and a good restaurant. There was no WiFi or cell reception. The house was very warm especially in the evening. There is no A/C.