We had a fantastic experience. I don't know what those other reviewers were talking about. This place was just like the photos! Very charming and comfortable. Had plenty of hot water. We will definitely come back!
My sister rented this as a get away for a long weekend and to visit the Chattanooga area.
The Evolve Vacation Rental Co is very pleasant to work with prior to stay, however, not so much after, especially if you have had problems.
This is not a cute cottage, it is a bedroom, and sitting room crammed full of mix match odds & end furniture. The kitchen is as size of pantry, only nice area was bathroom & shower. The shower would have been great, however, we did not have hot water, none in kitchen too, Air Conditioning as shown is a little tiny window unit shoved against bed, No available outside air, windows are covered to make like you are in trees--ha ha, too nasty & dangerous to even attempt being in woods. So we stayed out all day and only slept here, we never even sat on the old brown chair and sofa. Could not cook, after purchasing food, too hot and broiler didn't work, 3 little ice trays and Do not drink water --- tastes foul. Don't know where "children" would play, too much old debri, scrub brush and only area is where pottery parking lot is and traffic in & out from 9:30am until 7PM. Great for guests-ha ha. Pitiful old cat roaming around.
This was just not as shown, so bad, we could have stayed at much much nicer places, cabins and real cottages for so much less. My sister just trusted where she should not have. Should have any ???'s please email me. I did not even list all the problems, not enough time, Please do not use this rental company or this place---both are horrid in my very traveled experience.
Don't the pics look great! The inside was very cute as shown with old shabby chic and other items from thrift, flea markets and such. I own two shops of this decor and I loved the inside. However, the outside shows clean tables with place settings, beautiful walk or steps. This is certainly not the way it is. Filthy outdoor furniture, cobwebs and spiders cover the glass area you see--which is a pottery teaching area,don't get excited it is not your part, over grown old scrub trees and vines. Pottery junk everywhere, no running waterfalls, is washed out gullies. Old building blocks with huge blocks of styrofoam inside is viewed from your deck. Customers for the pottery shop staring at you, people walking up to go to restaurant, which is shut down and redone into these rooms. No hot water in time (3days) we were there, owner was told. No air conditioning except for tiny window unit which is in corner at bed, so can't circulate. There are nice ceiling fans, however, they are circulating stale hot air. Was approx 80 deg at night inside and more in day, so we did absolutely nothing inside other than sleep. Too hot to use stove, broiler didn't work. Can't drink the water (well?) foul taste. Bring your ice, has the old cube style 3 of them.
Owners peeping at you too. No walking or hiking areas, wooded area has been washed out and is entirely too steep to hike, maybe for a goat. Pitiful yellow cat stays outside with you, it is mangy and appears to hungry and sick, very disturbing. Cat pooh at entry in mulch, stepped in it! Only windows are in tiny bedroom, can't open them they are covered in plastic film, other two can't be opened-there are no screens. Bees nests in sitting areas, skeets are horrible because of junk and water gathering pottery sitting around. Have stayed at such beautiful places in Tennessee for so much less, would NEVER rent this. Do not like to give bad reviews, but felt it is a must here. The rental company added more fees after we had left--shady. We are two elderly ladies and have traveled the world and must say this owner and her "tree house cottages" are #1 on our list of no returns. Cleaning fees $72. ?? Hope the cat is taken to the vet.