Evolve Vacation Rental
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Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
close to beach
The property inside was not very clean, there are dead bugs inside cabinets, shower curtain is dingy, the linens for beds are thin and stained. Location is great but a little more care needs to be taken on the property upkeep. There was no information in regards to needing to bring paper towels, dishwasher soap, and trash bags.
Great Beach Stay
Great place to stay on the beach! Nice area, at the end of the Surfside beach, just far enough away to feel secluded, but still on the main beach.
Will not return because of the smelly water
This particular rental property is managed by a management company, for that reason it lacked the care that a property has when an owner manages their own rental. The management company gave us a contact who only responded when he wanted to when we asked questions.
Pros: the view is amazing, beach is right across the street, the beds were comfortable, the kitchen had all the items we needed, and the directions were good, we found it easily.
Cons: the water smells horrid, especially out of the kitchen sink, we were not able to take showers because the water made us smell horrible. We were able to rinse off with the hose outside, that was the only water that didn’t stink. The house was not clean when we arrived, we had to wash each dish due to them not being clean, air conditioner was locked at 69 degrees and we couldn’t change it. My kids had to sleep in sweatshirts and sweat pants due to being so cold. We went outside to warm up.
To be honest we would absolutely stay again if the water got fixed. There is a water system you can get to help with the smell.
Our family made the best of it and we enjoyed the beach.
Tanya, we hope you had an enjoyable stay overall! The homeowner would like to note that the thermostat does not have a lockbox and can be controlled by all tenants, but we're sorry if you weren't able to change the temperature. Unfortunately, the water on the island is well-water and the owner has no control over external factors like the smell. The owner has reported the issue numerous times to the village and has also verified that the water is tested regularly by the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality, ensuring that it is safe for use. The owner also appreciates your feedback regarding the cleanliness of the home and will be working with a new cleaning crew moving forward to ensure that the home meets their standards and is guest-ready. We hope you'll consider traveling with us again! Best, the Evolve Team
Nicely decorated. Great location.
We went for rest and relaxation. We loved the "Life is Good" and coastal themes of decorations. Very comfortable and great location.
Great Location, Awful Cockroach problem
Upon arrival of our stay we were very excited, the location was great!!! but it was not before long we discovered a bit of a bug problem.
Pros: Location and kitchen supplies. The kitchen had pots, pans spices and all things needed to cook a meal.
Cons: Dryer was broken and Cockroach infestation - bug problem was apparent when we checked in but thought it wasn't a big deal at first. Sprayed some raid (which they had under the sink --that should have a been a sign) and notified the property owner Melinda. She was very apologetic and was going to try to schedule an exterminator for Saturday. As the night went on the bugs got worse. Climbing on walls, entering our luggage, crossing the bed comforters , even got inside our cooler. We contacted Melinda and she too seemed grossed out and was promised by her exterminator that they roaches had been killed. She informed me that they believed a previous guest had brought the roaches in. She worked hard and found us a different property to sleep in for the night! We had to check out of the new property the next morning by 11am. I asked if they had another property we could use for Saturday night and she stated no but her husband had sprayed the exterior and interior of the property with home defense. When we reentered the property roaches where still crawling across the walls, floors and counter tops. Our party decided to use the property's location for the day at the beach and return home (we could not sleep in that house) Melinda stated she would grant a refund and did so on Monday but to my surprise was refunded one night stay. When I called her and requested to also be refunded the cleaning fee due to the property's state , she wasn't happy and reluctantly did so after she hung up on our conversation and an email I sent her. So for a 24 hr stay at the beach with two different properties a large amount of cockroaches, no true relaxation time and an immensely large washing/cleaning job of our belonging when we got home from the beach cost us much more than I would have liked! Melinda was very nice to work with in the beginning but showed a lack of professionalism at the end expecting that a cockroach infested house rental was going to turn a profit for her that weekend. If we did not have a cockroach problem we would have most likely had a great weekend and would have only complained that the dryer didn't work. But we had cockroaches and spent more than I'd like for a bad night at the beach.