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Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 14
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Could be such a great house but...
By the description this was the perfect house for our family to gather at but from the treacherous road leading down to the property to the natural gas smell that greeted us things continued to go downhill. The playground which was a big draw for us was in total disrepair. The ladder that would lead up to the platform was laying on the ground broken and the one swing was unusable because it only had one chain attached and the other connection was missing. There was a 2x4 board with 4 screws sticking out of it just waiting for a little one to stumble on it. We were informed a week before our arrival that one of the showers was out of order but quickly found that we also had an unusable leaky sink and a toilet that would not flush properly so on the floor with 4 bedrooms we had one working sink, one working shower and one working toilet for 8 adults and 4 children to use. To add to the convenience the toilet was through a bedroom so could not be accessed during the night or naptime. In fairness repairs were made to the sink and toilet on the Monday before we left on Wed. And we were down 3 adults by then. The hood vent and light over the stove did not work. The main oven would not hold a constant temp so we used the small warming oven to bake in. We had a constant gas smell the entire time. We made the large covered deck our dining area because of the size of our group. There are 3 nice ceiling fans but only 2 worked and one of those was missing its light cover. The deck needed a good power washing but the furniture was comfy.
Overall, this could be a great place for a large group to vacation in but the owners need to give it some serious TLC. We were offered a credit of 2 nights free on a future rental for our inconvenience through the local Callisto’s Properties but we declined.
I will not recommend this property to any of my family or friends and can not recommend it to anyone in its current state.
Deb, we are sorry to hear your stay fell short of your expectations. We are happy to inform you that the playground equipment has been repaired. The homeowners were unaware of these issues before your group arrived. Also, we understand the entire toilet was replaced during your stay and the sink needed a part that had to be ordered and has
since been repaired. The downstairs shower has been repaired and is working properly. We appreciate the insight regarding the oven. The appliance repair service discovered that the gas regulator to the oven was broken. This part had to be ordered and has since been replaced. The homeowners work hard to ensure all guests who come to visit have the best possible stay. Thank you for letting us know. Best, the Evolve Team
Location and porch was excellent
Before arrival we were notified that the downstairs shower in the master bedroom was broken and could not be used.
Upon arrival, we found that the upstairs Master bedroom shower ONLY produced COLD water. The bathtub was OK and had hot water.
As a family group we were able to use the other downstairs shower BUT if there were individual couples staying, it might cause an issue.
The kitchen had a few flaws where the stove hood lights and exhaust fan did not work.
Other than these flaws, we had a great time and the views were fantastic. We had plenty of room and the boat dock was excellent.
A bit of a hike up the hill from the dock to the house which was difficult for older folks.
The house needs a lot of maintenance attention.
The lake and town are wonderful. The house could be; however, it is in need of several fixes and overall maintenance. We were frustrated with the numerous problems the house presented including plumbing and electrical. Two issues are even potentially dangerous. I would recommend calling the management service before booking and ask specifically if the downstairs shower and stove vents have been corrected. Overall I don’t think anyone has checked to see how things work in this house for over a decade. All the light bulbs are the old incandescent ones including all the burned out ones. I can’t recommend this property at this time. If things are corrected, then this could be a good vacation location.
Thank you so much for this feedback, Kurt! We take all of our ratings very seriously and the homeowners value the high-ratings they have consistently received through the years. They do everything they can to ensure their guests have the best experience during their stay. We are equally frustrated with the electrical and plumbing issues, and they have had electricians and plumbers working around the clock to fix the issues. The local electric company needs to power down the area to fix issues within the grid and August 8th is the time they have scheduled. We understand that this causes a headache for vacation renters in the area, but it is out of our control. The other two issues mentioned, the stove vent and light bulbs that burnt out - have been fixed. Thank you for letting us know - we are confident future guests will love staying here! Best, the Evolve Team
We had a lovely stay. However, only 1/2 of the refrigerator worked (!!) and we had been given the incorrect WIFI code. I did call one of the contacts the next morning and the WIFI code was figured out but the refrigerator was on the blink our entire stay which was difficult with the number of family members celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary together. I was told it was "fixed" the day before we came but it was not. No reimbursement was offered to us.
Stephen, thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We appreciate the information so that we can continue to provide the best for all our guests. The homeowners take feedback very seriously and value the high reviews they have consistently received through the years. They informed us that the repair service who worked on the refrigerator confirmed the problem was fixed, so they did not know it wasn't working until you contacted us- thank you for letting us know. Someone was sent out immediately, but a new part had to be ordered. They thought having the other side of the double commercial sized dual capacity refrigerator would be sufficient for your stay, but understand your concern. Likewise, there was a typo in the wifi code with-in the check-in email, which is why the wifi code is written on the modem in the house, but we appreciate the feedback. The homeowners take exceptional care of the house and we look forward to this property hosting many satisfied guests! Best, the Evolve Team
Spacious and perfect for our venue.
Very nice property at a great location. 8 Army buddies for a long weekend. Property worked out real well!!
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