Evolve Vacation Rental
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Río Del Mar Stay
Overall no issues everything just fine. Great location.
Lots of stairs
The location was great but the property should be rented by young people. Lots of spider webs outside and the light in the kitchen needs to be cleaned. We did have a good time and loved the beach so close by.
Pros and Cons
Good things: Location, amenities available in the house (basic spices, shampoo, laundry, beach items), the maid service keeps bathrooms, kitchen & linens clean. Parking is ample and it's close to several fun attractions. The TV is new and the WiFi worked well.
Room for improvement: The house itself does not feel clean or fresh. The furniture feels old and a bit grimy as does the carpet and stair covering. The cove light above the kitchen sink is really, really dirty - something has made a nest in it. Cobwebs are everywhere inside and out. The top floor master bedroom & bath have no window coverings. While nobody can see inside, it was very difficult to sleep with light shining in all night and sun rise at 6am. My interaction with "Evolve" the management company was very difficult - I wanted ask about changing the reservation dates and they never answered the phone nor responded to multiple emails. They simply sent an automated email saying the change had been made and charged my credit card. My request to extend the reservation by one day also had to go through them, but I was afraid they wouldn't respond and would just charge me so I never asked.
Overall this is a very sweet house with a lot of potential for a super vacation rental, but it needs an upgrade and the management needs to be more tuned in to what's going on at the property.
The house has great potential ; spacious, walking distance from the beach, and very practical layout. Unfortunately it’s not clean; from the debris on the beautiful patio and patio furniture, to the dirty dishes put away on the shelves, to the grimy carpets the house feels dirty and unkept. Customer service is also disappointing. They give you a number to contact but when I contacted the person To tell her there were no trash liners she told me we needed to buy some ourselves. And there were details that made it unpleasant; the master bedroom on the top level has no window coverings and you can’t sleep once the sun is up and the downstairs rooms have blinds that are filthy and broken. If you like to stay in a clean and well kept place when you’re on vacation you would do well to go elsewhere.
I will start with positive. The views are amazing and you have your choice of three balconies to enjoy them from. It was nice to have access to a garage to leave our beach gear in so we didn't have to lug it up the three flights of steps every day.
The not so positive:
For such a pricey cleaning fee the place was not clean.
Although the ad says no pets there was a clear presence of pet odor that overpowered the whole house.
The carpets need to go.
The first set of bunk beds was so loose that I wouldn't even let my kids sleep on top.
The front door latch sticks in the open position so when you think the door is locked it isn't, in fact it isn't even secured.
Hands down the biggest issue had to be the fact that there is not a SINGLE window covering on any of the windows on the top two floors. Which includes not only the master bedroom but a huge floor to ceailing window IN the shower that faces the street. Not only were there huge privacy issues but don't plan on sleeping in past sunrise (5:50 for my stay). I definitely know how goldfish feel.
House was clean and had everything we needed, it was close to the beach and close to Santa Cruz. The BBQ was nice and the view of the ocean in the morning was great. Once thing I think can be improved is by adding curtains to the master bedroom. The sun will wake you up early.
Other than that our stay was amazing, and we had a great time.