Evolve Vacation Rental
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Cottage on Grand Lake
The cottage was very nice. It was decorated like a model home. All of the furnishings were beautiful. The cottage was very clean. It was just a short walk to the dock on the lake. The weather got very chilly while we were there, so it was nice to have the fireplace to keep warm. We met Norma the owner and she offered to let us have a late checkout since the cold weather made it difficult to enjoy the outside. This is a great place to stay. I recommend it!!
Overall impressed & happy with cottage & amenities. 2 exceptions I’ll give below.
Exceptions: a stranger entered our cottage while we were out on Saturday. There was a wad of hair, not ours, as though cleaned from a brush in the bathroom trash. Very disconcerting with that situation!! The other exception is a lack of instructions on how to operate the television, VCR/DVD, and fireplace without having to make a phone calls. Once we could use the TV we couldn’t get the VCR or DVD to work, couldn’t figure it out; needed clear instructions for that. I don’t want to have to keep calling on someone for little things like that. Otherwise we were very pleased. Certainly botherd us this morning when we discovered someone else’s hair in our bathroom!!
Nice cottage with full amenities but...
While the cottage was overall clean and nicely decorated, we arrived to a dishwasher full of clean dishes that we were left to empty and the granite island with a sticky residue, which we had to clean before using. The most disappointing and misleading thing, resulting in my low rating, was the description that the cottage was steps from the lake, which was one of the main reasons we chose this property. While there is a peek-a-boo view of the lake through the trees and the homes of several gated communities surrounding the cottage, you can't simply walk to the lake without trespassing. The description also boasted a nearby community dock, but no directions to the dock were provided. It would have been nice if the owners provided this information, along with any pertinent area information, such as things to do, restaurant suggestions, etc., on some type of welcome card or notebook in the cottage. We enjoyed Grand Lake, but if you're looking for lake views and lake access like we were, this is probably not for you.
This property was clean, well maintained, and beautifully decorated! We had a very comfortable stay. We enjoyed the pool and the water dock. Norma was very friendly and informative. Would definitely stay again!
Absolutely beautiful cottage! Everything you need to make meals (just bring your food). Very comfortable furnishings and really liked having a washer/dryer available. Once we figured out how to get to the dock everything was perfect!
Charming cottage in a beautiful area.
The cottage was perfect! Everything was very clean and nicely decorated. It had everything you could possibly need, dishes, cooking items, linens, etc. It is in a beautiful area of Afton with a view of the lake. It was a peaceful experience. We will definitely be back!