Evolve Vacation Rental
- english, french, german, spanish
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Big Brother is watching
Ok property (no cable or sat tv), GREAT property management team, OVERBEARING OWNER - Heads up to future guests, YOU WILL BE WATCHED ON THE OWNER'S CAMERAS (was confirmed by the property management team) - Received an email, phone call, then a text within 10 mins of arriving to property (first sign we were being watched) -Hadn't even unpacked yet or got our newborn situated before all of this - Talked to owner seemed nice enough and gave us run down on pool and the app you needed to download (all info was in sheet supplied by the awesome property management team)
Day 2 started receiving texts from owner on using the features of the pool - I do admit it took some getting used to operating the app but every wrong button pushed received a text - One 20 minute mistake of running one of the features while the spa heater was on received 1 nasty text, 2 phone calls from the property management team (which were great) and an email -
The unsettling thing was the property management team confirmed he was watching us on his cameras - we had 4 children ranging in age from 3 months to 8yrs old - we had them take off their wet bathing suits before entering the house to keep the floors from getting wet - Knowing he was watching us leaves a bad taste in my mouth - When I asked property management team if I could cover the outdoor cameras (the inside ones we eventually unplugged) they stated please don't we'll receive nasty calls from the owner, which I took as he was watching us around the clock - very unsettling - TOO MANY PROPERTIES IN THE AREA FOR THIS PRICE TAG TO PUT UP WITH THIS INTRUSION
Obviously the owner wants to protect his house which is understandable, but in order to make a quick buck I would suggest another revenue stream if one doesn't feel comfortable with people (who paid good money) staying on the property unmonitored -
Blaine, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Since your stay, the interior cameras have been removed. We can confirm that at the time of your stay, though, the homeowner was not monitoring the security cameras. Additionally, we've updated the listing to note there is one exterior camera that doesn't look into any interior spaces. We understand the owner generously allowed you to heat the pool and spa without paying the nightly fee. We apologize for the scenario you encountered and can confirm the appropriate adjustments have been made. We are confident this home will continue to host satisfied guests! Best, the Evolve Team
Very Nice Property
The property was lovely, both inside and out. It was very spacious with plenty of room for our extended family which spanned from 3 months old to 86 years. The large en-suite rooms were spacious and private. The home was very clean. It had updated amenities and was well-stocked with paper goods, better than most. The outside was beautiful. The hot-tub and pool were clean and well maintained. The yard was spacious and beautifully landscaped. There was a nice grassy yard for the 2 year old to play. The home is very close to Cave Creek with dining and activities.
Cons: Although the owner was responsive to communications, he wasn't helpful or friendly. We noticed camera-monitoring technology both inside and outside the home. We paid to have the pool heated for the week, which was controlled through an app. The owner capped the max temp at 80 degrees which with the cool AZ temps, rendered the pool too chilly to swim in. We did enjoy the hot tub until it malfunctioned (no longer filled with water) 4 days into the trip. It was finally repaired the morning of our departure. It was disappointing to be unable to use the water features since this was a big factor in our selection of the home for our vacation.
Wonderful Vacation Home!
This is a wonderful 4 bedroom property that is on a beautiful large lot with an excellent outdoor living space. The views of the mountains are beautiful and the amenities are terrific. The house has great wide open living space and the bedrooms are all very comfortable. I don't think the pictures actually do it justice, it's much bigger than it looks. The pool and the slide are bigger than it looks and my kids just loved it (we did too). The location is just a few minutes from downtown cave creek with numerous restaurant and nightlife options. There are excellent grocery stores all within a 10-15 minute drive. Sky Harbor is about 45 minutes away and yet you feel very remote. The area is surrounded by ranches and horse stables and is relatively quiet.
The property was clean and well maintained and the owner was quick to respond to any issues we had. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking for a great vacation home!
Exceptional home with everything you need!!!
We stay in the Cavecreek/Carefree area every early calendar year. We have been fortunate to always have great properties and this year was no exception. Our group of 3 married couples found this home to have absolutely everything we needed to have an enjoyable time. The home is quiet, private, on a very large lot (meaning no close neighbors), with an amazing outdoor area. The pool and spa were great, as was the landscaping. The interior was every bit as good as the outside. It was spacious and our rooms were all quiet. We never felt crowded and you could easily have a family there and yet have plenty of space and privacy.
Checking in and out was simple and efficient. Brad, the home owner, was quick to answer any questions we had as was his team at his Cavecreek office. We were very appreciative of the abundance of towels (by far more towels than any home we have ever stayed in, so we did not have to keep doing laundry when in the pool or spa.
We highly recommend this home!!!
Amazing property, prestine condition inside and out.
Beautiful home-from the time we walked in we felt at home. The outdoor pool area is amazing and the kids had so much fun! We will be returning sometime soon.
Wonderful and relaxing
This is a wonderful property and would recommend staying here if you are looking for a home in the Cave Creek area. Very relaxing environment and the location is great for hiking, horseback riding, golf and all the surrounding area has to offer.
Owner and local manager were wonderful to work with and responded immediately to any questions we had.
If you are looking for a home to stay in Cave Creek, definitely consider this property.