Evolve Vacation Rental Network
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Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
The condo was very well equipped (though a bit dated) and located right on the Fraser River. Chairs and benches next to the river were provided so that you can have dinner or drinks in a beautiful setting. The condo complex was within walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants and downtown Winter Park. Trailheads that lead to alpine areas in Arapaho National Forest are within an easy drive. The only negative was that the third floor unit was uncomfortably hot during the day, as the weather in August was unusually warm for Winter Park. There's no A/C in the unit or in the majority of homes and condos in that area. Otherwise our trip and stay were perfect.
John, we're happy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay! We're sorry that the lack of air conditioning in the condo affected your stay. The homeowner is happy to report that they have now updated the condo to have air conditioning. We hope you'll consider staying with us again! Best, the Evolve Team
Great location. Fully stocked. Super easy check in. Thank you!
Basic Condo, OK
The condo was very clean and tidy when we got there. There was a stale smoke & musty smell to the unit, so we appreciated that the owners had air fresheners and candles.
We had some issues getting the garbage disposal and TV to work, but eventually figured it out. Luckily, my husband has installed a few disposals and knew we needed to reset it, in order to get it working again. Although, it would have been nice to have some instructions for accessing the TV & DirecTV systems. Also, several of the remotes had no batteries, so having some spare batteries in the unit would have been helpful.
The kids loved their single beds and thought they were very comfy. However, the queen master led to several rough nights of sleep for my husband and I. It was a sleep comfort bed, not a sleep number bed. Basically, a higher end blow up mattress.
It took some time rummaging around the kitchen to find utensils, as things were just thrown into drawers, perhaps labeling the drawers/cabinets for guests would help to make sure things go back where they belong and easier to find items. I was surprised to find one kitchen towel and no scrub brush for cleaning pots/pans, etc. A couple of kitchen towels would have been nice because ours started to smell really funky after two days. And, a scrub brush for getting crusted food off of pots/pans is really must. I very much appreciated that the fridge was new, clean, and emptied (aside from condiments)...it made it super easy to just load our food right into.
The new rec center with several hot tubs and indoor pool was definitely a hit and literally a 2 min walk door to door. The LIFT ski resort shuttle couldn’t have been any closer as I could see the bus stop right across the street from the kitchen window. Location of this unit was perfect to everything we needed/wanted!! All in all, it was a solid and quiet place to relax and rest our head after several days of skiing.
Brittney, we're glad you enjoyed your stay overall! We appreciate your suggestions on areas of improvement and have shared them with the homeowners. Since your stay, the condo has received numerous updates including new furniture in the bedrooms, new vinyl flooring in the bathroom, and new wood doors. They have also replaced the bed with a high-end mattress in the master bedroom to enhance guest comfort. The owners strive to provide excellent guest experiences, and we're confident this home will continue to host many satisfied guests! Best, the Evolve Team
great location, needs an update
I nearly gave this condo a 4. Clean and convenient condo. Plenty of parking. Quiet location on the 3rd floor. Very nice and recently updated rec center very close by. Right on the free shuttle line. Very easy owner and management company to work with, flexible when I needed to change our dates. The condo itself needs some heavy TLC; the furnishings and decorations are a mishmash and the closets and cabinets are cluttered. Beds need to be replaced. The heat worked fine, but the thermostat cover had fallen off. The screen door wouldn't close fully. The dresser drawers fell out when used. All appliances in good working order, shower was great. Give this place an update and it'll be a 4 for sure.
Amy, we're glad you enjoyed this condo overall. We are happy to inform you that numerous updates have taken place since your stay. There are brand new beds and dressers in both the master and extra bedroom with extra comfortable mattresses. The homeowners value your feedback, as they have also cleared out the cabinets even though most guests most tenants love to have all the spices, etc. The decorations are eclectic but most of our tenants seem to enjoy the Bev Doolittle pictures. It is the Kokkapelli Palace. They would love to host you again so you can fully enjoy your stay and see all of their wonderful upgrades! Best, the Evolve Team
Great location, needs major updating
The complex was easy to find, great location and close to everything we wanted to do however, the mattress was the most uncomfortable “blowup” mattress ever. My wife and I had to sleep in the two single beds separately both nights. There was a blinking blue light above the stove that would not stop, was rather obnoxious. Also, a very kind neighbor left us a note on the windshield with profanity along with bending our windshield wiper backward, on our rental. The amenity center was nice, but way too small to accommodate the amount of people staying the complex, including the hot tub. We felt a little misled by the listing.
Andrew, thank you for your review. This homeowner has asked us to pass along the following response:
"Dear Andrew, I appreciate your positive and negative comments as they help to improve the property. In response to your comments, we have replaced the twin mattresses. The bed in the master is a “sleep by number bed” and can be “pumped up” to the proper level of comfort for you. There are now instructions on how to properly use the bed on the side table.
I apologize for the behavior of my neighbor. I wish you had called me as I would have addressed the situation immediately. I am taking steps with the property manager to address the matter. Property damage is completely unnecessary.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have further concerns regarding the situation with my neighbor. I strive to make my property a happy home for all that stay there.
Bless you, Barb"
Thank you again for your feedback! Best, the Evolve Team
I enjoyed the stay and the view