Evolve Vacation Rental
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Wont be staying again
We rented this as a hub for my family because we all live within 20 mins of the property in different directions, as we also had an RV at Benson's campground during the stay. The max guests per night are 8, and the owner was obsessed with this, even though another vacationer's review states they had 3 families stay for 5 days without issues. So we had 8 stay overnight the first night, and 7 subsequent days. And, keep in mind there are 18 places to sit inside the garage, and 11 seats on the deck including the bag chairs. So perhaps the owner should consider a "max" amount of visiting guests in addition to the overnight number, because the amount area to enjoy vs. the amount of guests the owner wants on the property is conflicting. When my kid showed up day one with her dog by mistake, I called the owner to ask if he'd be flexible with the dog. He said he'd driven by already and seen it. He was rude, said no, and explained that he did a lot of work on the house and no pets, but outside in the garage was fine. I said ok, and we took the dog back to our home. Later in the evening he sent me text explaining we had a lot of people on the property ( I guess he was watching us - creepy), and that he was checking into his "options", but that we better abide by his rules. I responded that I have rented many vacation properties, never damaging one, and leave them clean. The next morning my wife dropped off groceries to those that stayed overnight, and had the dog along. Almost immediately he sent me a text message, accusing me of not following the rules. My wife's visit was 15 mins, the dog stayed outside, and it was obvious we were being watched. I chose to call Evolve, the management company he hired for marketing, to express my concerns about borderline harassment and the continued surveillance. After that the owner didn't bother us. He even told Evolve the dog was now ok to be on the property... weird. But we never brought it back for fear of some sort of additional charge. The owner owns a bar and a home in the area, and the property is located between, he must drive by a lot. The whole family felt like there was a lack privacy. The property itself is nice, an old cottage with a do-it-yourself half remodel. It is great to see other renters had a positive experience, but we were too concerned about being watched and breaking a rule to truly relax. We would not rent again from this owner.
Stayed for five days in August 2019. House was great and the best part was the "party garage" across the street and right on the water. We were able to fit 3 families into the space. Owner even extended an invitation for a ride on his pontoon. Master bedroom on the house had great views of the lake. Extremely relaxing. Already making plans for a return visit.
Beautiful Lakeside Cottage
This lake house is beautifully renovated and decorated with all the extra comforts you could want. The waterfront garage/party room is unbelievable. Our adults and teenagers all had space to hang out and play games, music or sit by the waterfront fire pit. It is just up the street from many great local hangouts like Camp Dundee (great food and drinks) and the Hamburger Haus (ice cream). I want the decorator of this house to come decorate my house too! You won’t be disappointed
Very nice lake rental.
The house was very nice and comfortable. The garage area which was converted to a rec room was a lot of fun for the kids with great views of the lake. I don't think that the listing was clear that the house is actually across the street from the lake, and that the garage is the only lakefront part. I did not really like having my kids running frequently back and forth across a street with a 45mph speed limit, but there were so few cars that it was not a big deal. I would go back for sure!
We had a great time! The property was cozy and cute! Access to the water allowed for some fun summer activities!
What a great place to stay! The house is very nice and newly renovated. The best part is the boat house across the street, a very cool place to hangout and enjoy the lake. The property owner has a bar/restaurant 1 mile down the road, which was also a lot of fun. I highly recommend it.