Evolve Vacation Rental
- English, French, German, Spanish
Good location but old falling apart duplex
This is an old duplex that needs a lot of work. It is in a good location just 2 blocks from the harbor and near shopping and restaurants. It is quiet and was safe at night. However, there is no WIFI or cable TV as advertised. There is an old satelitte dish that picks up about 20 stations (4 are in Spanish) but it goes out often even when a car just drives by. The TV in the bedroom doesn't work and there is no DVD player in the duplex (we had to buy our own).
The air conditioning went out and it took 5 days to get it repaired. The temp at the time was in the mid 80's. Also the hot water pressure is terrible...barely enough to wash dishes (no dishwasher) or take a shower.
The owner was apologetic but didn't want to hire anyone to make repairs. He did the air conditioning repair himself which is why it took 5 days. He wouldn't repair the shower faucet or hot water pressure.
The furniture, dishes, sheets, towels and kitchen items all look like they came from the Good Will Store. Slats are missing on the blinds. Floors are sunken in and the entrance steps and railings are rotted and dangerous.
The reason I even gave it 2 stars is because of the location and price. Rentals are hard to find during the winter months in this area but don't expect luxury here.
We enjoyed Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda area but will be staying elsewhere.
Don’t be fooled by the pictures this house was filthy, things were broken and lies were told.
First the manager called and told us he broke his leg so he couldn’t meet us there so he left the keys on the coffee table and left the front door unlocked for us while we were still hours away. I called him when we arrived because we couldn’t get logged into the WiFi and were told that it got knocked out in a storm and hadn’t been repaired. I have family in the area and there hasn’t been a bad storm since hurricane Irma last year! The signal on the tv kept going in and out so it was difficult to watch. The sliding door in the second bedroom was off its tracks and broken so I couldn’t open it to go out on the back porch. The refrigerator door handles and a cubby on the inside were nasty filthy, bathroom sinks and mirrors were dirty, there were used towels on the back of the bathroom door. There are towels that are so old and worn that the edges are frayed all the way around, the vertical blinds in the bedroom are missing a slat so there’s no privacy in that room. The patio table is dirty and moldy. The furniture is all dirty and mismatched, the bed in the master bedroom is hard as a rock. There’s a lamp in the bedroom that has a spliced electrical cord which is not safe and probably the worst part is the outside staircase that you have to climb to get into the house is slanted to the left and ready to collapse.
We have stayed in many places all over the country and have never felt like we had been lied to and taken advantage of until now. This house is a hazard, I was Terrified that I was going to fall down the stairs, I was grossed out by the lack of cleanliness and the disrepair of everything and we were stuck because being Thanksgiving week there was nowhere else to stay. To say I am disappointed is an understatement.
I have photographic evidence of everything documented here and would post them if I could. It’s a crying shame that people are renting this place and making money off unsuspecting travelers.
It was great
It was a great property for the price.. looking to come back for it in a couple of months
Definitely worth the price. Will do it again.
We were there for 6 weeks. Not for a vacation, but for work! We are Self employed and travel alot.So going to a house instead of a hotel after work definitely made it feel like home away from home.The house worked out great. Def recommended it. Thank you