Evolve Vacation Rental Network
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I thought I was staying alone
If I’m paying that amount per night I would like to know that somebody will be staying directly under me. and that I can’t actually use the 37 acres. I feel like It was false advertisement
60th Wedding Anniversary
We had 19 of our family at the house. Everyone loved the home and the landscaped grounds. It provided a warm and attractive setting for a fun-filled weekend.All the cooking utensils we needed were there. Plenty of table space for everyone. Managers were very helpful making sure our needs were met We hated to leave ! Proximity to Sea-Tac Airport was a plus.
Gene and Darlene D.
Family Christmas Stay
Had some concerns about the property based on a previous review, but those concerns evaporated when I opened the door. The owners had decorated for Christmas, the house was warm and inviting, with tons of space. The house easily handled our family of 14. Bedrooms are large and nicely decorated with period pieces. Only drawback to the house is that some of the bathrooms need to be updated and/or repaired (which I understand the owners are addressing), otherwise I would have rated 5 stars. The large supply of firewood was great; fire every night of our stay. The outside grounds are truly awesome and well kept. On site caretaker was unobtrusive, which we appreciated, as we wanted our privacy. All in all a great house, which made for a very special Christmas. Highly recommend.
Also, a shout out to Evolve Vacation Rentals for their prompt response to my concerns/questions.
Great Property for family reunion
Very much enjoyed this property. eight of us stayed and we had 10 others over for dinner. The room were well appointed clean and spacious. The kitchen had everything we needed as well as a TRAGER smoker and barbeque to use if needed. The grounds were wonderful with lots of area to explore as well as a private lake with swans and a small to use if requested. Property is 10 min from many restaurant's in the Kent WA area and about 45 min from downtown Seattle.
My husband and I rented this estate for a week as a gathering place for all my family members from out of state to attend my brother’s wedding. The location, the grounds and the property are great and beautiful. The owners and staff were very nice and accommodating.
The overall stay was great but here are some of the pros, cons and things to be aware of:
Plenty of space to spread out
Row boat and fishing at the lake
Pet allowance (extra fee)
Plenty of outdoor tables and chairs for large gatherings
Plenty of dishware, glassware and silverware
Plenty of guest parking
Beware that this property is a commercial/business venue with the owners/property managers living onsite in the basement. This information was not disclosed to us until at check-in time.
If you are planning on having any events and gatherings over 30 people (kids of all ages (babies, infants) are counted), no matter if it is just a causal family dinner/potluck gathering; be prepared to pay additional fees for a required event coordinator and a bartender, if you serve alcohol at your event. This fee is rather steep considering the high price we already paid for the rental.
The interior of the house could use a better cleaning. There were cobwebs, dirt, dust bunnies in various areas, inside the closets and dresser drawers.
The kitchen is small and it was smelly because there was days-old garbage that was not taken out prior to our arrival.
The home is supplied with well water and water has a strong sulfur/rotten eggs smell. The stink from the shower stall in the master bathroom will knock you over every time you open the shower door.
The bathroom count was not accurate because one of the bathrooms has a shared shower/tub. So it is not a true full bath. The faucet in the shower does not work properly, so some of the guests have to shower in the other bathrooms. We were informed not to use the tub in the second bathroom because it doesn’t work. The pedestal sink in this bathroom is stained with rust and a constant dripping from the faucet.
The literature states that we would have four parking spaces close to the house but we only have three because one of the spaces is the owner’s but there is no signage indicating “Reserved” so we constantly having to tell our people to move their car from that space. Again, we did not know that we were going to share the property and space with the owners.
We absolutely fell in love with this place!
My wife and I rented this Sanders Estate for our wedding weekend for the space and the house. It was absolutely perfect! The grounds are gorgeous, as well as the house. I couldn’t count how many times every one from our wedding party wanted to buy this house. Mike, the owner, was on the grounds and checking in on us throughout the stay just to make sure we were comfortable, as well as the property manager Tara. I HIGHLY recommend this property to anyone looking for a beautiful getaway for family and friends.