Gérant immobilier / professionnel
Evolve Vacation Rental
- anglais, français, allemand, espagnol
Salle(s) de bain
Great weekend with friends
Everything was very simple. Check in and out was extremely easy. Had to call owner for question and he was very friendly and accommodating! Only downside was low water pressure but that was no big deal at all. We conquered the Tail of the Dragon and will be back for more.
Wonderful location with a few drawbacks
We stayed in the 260 Tuskeegee Acres property over the weekend. First, the property is lovely, beautiful location and such a nice place to relax. It was great to find a property with a flat parking area and the options of bedrooms with no stairs. The stairs to the master are quite steep, but there are two bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, dining and living room all on the main floor which is accessed directly from the flat front porch. Very good for elderly travelers or those with knee issues as long as you use the two upstairs rooms. The beds were comfortable and the fireplaces were so cozy and the view is gorgeous from every spot on the wrap around porch.
While we were there, however, we noticed that this property definitely has an active mouse infestation. My husband and I slept in the downstairs bedroom and I was woken up through the night both nights to the sound of them chewing in the ceiling, both over the bed and at the outside corner. We also suspect we heard them in the room during the night and found new mouse droppings beside the bed in the morning. The two upstairs beds both had acorns stashed in the bed sheets.
The property also did not seem to have been properly cleaned from the previous guest. There was dried food on the table, many of the dishes weren't clean and we all ended up with cat hair all over our clothes. The downstairs shower stunk pretty strongly of cat pee when we first turned the water on. It would have been helpful to have hand soap at each sink as well. There was a basket of hotel bar soaps in the upstairs bathroom, but it took a while to find it.
That the main heat sources in the house are the fireplaces. The upstairs bedrooms get quite cold with the doors closed and we would have brought space heaters with us. Note that you should certainly drive out back the way you drive in. Our maps tried to take us out around the loop and it was obvious far too late that there is a large section of the loop that is unmaintained and unused. It is possible to turn around in the driveway to leave by the direction you arrive and unless you have a serious 4 wheel drive vehicle and don't mind clearing downed limbs I highly recommend you go back out the way you came in.
Those are my only complaints. We very much enjoyed the stay, but wish it had been cleaner and will not likely return to this particular property even though the space and location perfectly suited our needs because of the mouse problem and cleaning concerns.
Heather, thank you for your review. This homeowner has asked us to respond with the following:
"Heather, Thank You for taking the time to review our cabin. We take our reviews very seriously as it lets us not how we can improve.
I'm sorry you had issues with hearing pests in the ceiling, during the cold weather many of us have difficulty with them trying to get in. We have just signed up with a new pest control company & schedule. They also guarantee their work & I expect that change to eliminate the issue. I have also reviewed with our caretaker about our expectations. The water does have a sulfur smell if it has not been used in a little while. This primarily happens on the hot water side as the sediment collects on the bottom of the water tank. We have also scheduled a professional cleaning on the carpets & upholstery. We would welcome your feedback should you return again.
Your honest feedback many times is the only way we become informed so we can change things for the better.
Best, the Evolve Team
Photos were accurate; however, the stairs leading to the master suite were very steep and difficult
No tv but not a problem. No cell service so could not call to get information on gas logs as we were not able to use in living area. Cabin was clean and kitchen well stocked.