Evolve Vacation Rental
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Hands down the location was amazing, however...it was hot! The owner provided a couple of fans, but after a hard day of playing it just wasn't enough. I would highly suggest an A/C unit. The cottage was clean and the linens smelled fresh. The interior was adorable, but the weeds were tall and unsightly (both in the front and the back of the house). I would not consider the front porch to be furnished as advertised. There is a glider that is staying together with a strap and not comfortable at all. It did feel refreshing to go outside to cool off in the evenings since the interior was so warm. I would warn against all of the nails and screws in the driveway out back. I picked up a bunch, but there are many more. I would hate for someone to get a flat tire. I appreciate the easy access to both the front and back doors, however, the smart home "stuff" was a bit too much. I always felt like I was being watched. Motion lights would come one, google would speak even when no one was talking, kind of creepy! The clawfoot tub was gorgeous, but I would suggest some towel hooks or something in the bathroom I really do not think I would stay here again, or possibly shorten my stay at this particular unit (stayed 5 nights), as after doing some more research I believe it is a bit over priced considering some other units that have A/C, stocked pantry (coffee, cream, sugar, shampoo, hair dryer, etc...), comfy outdoor seating, basically better amenities. I tried to reach out to the property manager a week before our arrival to see if we could dump off our gear a bit earlier than the 3:00 checkin time. Not to enter the unit, but just drop off some stuff. I never did hear back from anyone. The owners have worked hard and it really is a cute place, but it just wasn't for me.
Great location, lack of help from manager
Location is awesome. Place was clean...however...Don't plan on actually using the kitchen unless you bring your own stuff (can opener, decent spatula, salt, etc.). It gets hot at night, contacted to manager twice to get at least a fan. We received no answer. Have small children who were having trouble sleeping.
Would stay again if they toned down the smart house stuff, got some decent kitchen stuff, cleaned up the yard and got some FANS!
Seth, we're so glad you enjoyed this home's ideal location, but are sorry other aspects of your stay fell short. The homeowner is double-checking on kitchen supplies and will ensure it's properly stocked for future guests. Additionally, they've ordered fans for the property and are looking into installing a small AC unit and window coverings. They also have long-term plans for updating the front and back yard with outdoor furniture, swings, and a BBQ. We deeply apologize for the lack of communication and are working diligently with the guest contact to ensure this situation doesn't recur. We appreciate your feedback on areas of improvement and hope to host you again soon! Best, the Evolve Team
Great place with great location. Only issue we found was none of the windows would lock, so made us a bit concerned. Other than that it is a great place to stay
Salida Downtown Condo
The condo was charming and in a quiet and very convenient location, within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and the Arkansas River. I gave the overall rating four stars, instead of five, because the condo has no window coverings on any windows (maybe they are planning on putting them in sometime soon?), and the comfortable bed is very high. I am a 5 ft. 4 " female, so it was a bit challenging to get in and out of bed. A step-stool for "shorties" like me would be helpful.
We loved this place. Great location.