Evolve Vacation Rental
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The accommodations were very nice. The decor was charming. The unit was very clean, with nice bedding and linens. Our only complaint was that the unit upstairs was being remodeled from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m., causing quite a racket when we were in the unit. The workers were very polite and when we asked them to be quieter, they were accommodating. If it weren't for that, this unit would get a five.
Perfect Avalon weekend
Loved our stay at this Avalon townhouse. Five minute walk to new Vons grocery store. Easy walk to town and pier. Three bedrooms and two full baths were perfect accommodations for eight. Seating in living room, along with sun room was perfect setup for group conversation. Of course it helped that the weather was perfect and the hills were sprinkled with wild flowers and were100% green. Would definitely reserve for a return visit.
Great family place!
Super location, great feel, easy in and out!
Cute, comfortable, and close to everything!
We rented the bottom unit for a ladies weekend and had the best time! The property was comfortable, spacious, and we appreciated all of the themed decor throughout the home. A major bonus was how everything was in walking distance - the ferry, restaurants, shopping, spas, Descanso beach, etc. We ended up having great weather and spent most of our time outdoors, but loved coming together in the large living room area when we would return. We would definitely book this property again!
A charming place for a sister reunion. The house is in a busy Main Street in town. Great location!
5 Sisters look for a place to laugh, cry and catch up with each other every year! The house was plenty large for us to cook meals and eat at large table, play games in the warm family room and read books on the sun porch. When it was time to dress for dinner the two bathrooms and extra sink worked well. The property is within walking distance to restaurants, shops, spa and the ferry. Veronica, our contact, was very attentive to us. She provided a golf cart for us on one day delivered right to the front of the house with a good rate. We returned home from the spa one day to a paint smell. They were working upstairs on another unit. An open door took care of it. The house is located on a busy Main Street. We loved all of the activity. We would recommend a dishwasher. There were plenty hands to wash and dry though and it reminded us of when we washed and dried dishes together as kids. The fireplace was warm and inviting and the house had plenty of warm blankets to snuggle and pillows to relax. We loved the museum and hiking trails. The house is located very close to the information center where you can pick and plan your activities for the day. The shopping is perfect if you need a sun hat, souvenir or new outfit. This house provided us many memories and we will treasure the time we spent together in Catalina.
Ask If Anything is Broken Before You Book
What we didn’t like - We stayed in January - winter - it was cold and the heating in the home was broken. We were not informed of this until we contacted the house manager to ask how to turn it on upon our arrival at the home. We were told that the owners were aware and that they had recently stayed in the upstairs unit without heat. We were told to use three small portable heaters to heat the home. Because the home is old the electrical system couldn’t handle all three heaters being plugged in at the same time without all of the homes power shutting off. We dealt with power outages constantly that first night and throughout the stay until we figure out what could be plugged in. We could only have heaters in two of the bedrooms at night because of this and we couldn’t charge cell phones- it was heat or phones. Heat won. The temperature inside the house during the day was 60 degrees, colder at night I’m sure. My husband and I went without heat to keep our kids warm. We were told that a repairman would be coming to fix the heat at noon the day after we arrived. We stayed out of the home until 4pm to stay out of the way. Upon returning the heater was still broken. I texted the house contact again who told me the repairman never came but she was trying to contact him. Needless to say the heat was never fixed. The dryer is also still broken so if you need to do laundry ask about that too. I contacted Evolve (they manage the property) during our stay for help but didn’t get a response until after we returned home. I requested a full refund and it took some time for the owners to respond. I was offered one nights stay not including fees. I responded back asking for half of the 3 nights stay without fees and got an email stating that the one night had been refunded. We paid over $1600 to freeze with the promise that the heat would be fixed. Felt strung along. I hope the owners use the rest of our rental fees to fix the heat & dryer.
What we liked - The unit is walking distance to the boat dock and restaurants. The family room is spacious. The beds were comfortable. The decor is nice. It’s hard to enjoy yourself when it’s freezing cold. We were also offered the use of the owners golf cart on the third day - I don’t know if this was to try to appease us in place of fixing the heat?? It was raining so we had no use for the golf cart. We just wanted the heat fixed. This was my first visit to Catalina and after this experience we won’t go back.