Evolve Vacation Rental
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Magnificent weekend stay - what a gem!!
I can't say enough superlatives for how wonderful our stay was at Villa Cardinale. Not only was everything as advertised, the place was spotless, very well furnished and decorated, fully equipped kitchen, and had everything we needed for our comfort. We loved sitting in the rocking chairs on the back porch in the shade of the beautiful oak trees - so peaceful and relaxing. Our family also enjoyed gathering in the very comfy living room to play games and watch tv. Hostess Nora was very accessible and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed Villa Cardinale and will be back when we can. Just a reminder for future guests: bring a case of bottled water for your stay and you're all good.
We celebrated our anniversary here and had an amazing time. The owners thought of every single detail and were easily available if needed. We loved sitting out on the porch in the evenings. It was beautiful and relaxing. The home itself was adorable decorated; we never wanted to leave. We look forward to staying again in the future.
Awesome cabin outside San Antonio
Cabin was very well appointed, clean, and had everything we needed. We didn't spend too much time in the cabin but the time we did was very relaxing. Owners had thought of everything and included a great little reference book that even included recommendations for local restaurants, stores and hospitals.
It's located the perfect distance from everything, roughly 30 min drive which keeps you out of the city but it's not too far to drive over in the morning. We've already discussed going back in a couple years to have a more relaxing vacation than a run around tourist vacation. Fairly certain you could just hang out at the cabin for a week as a vacation, it's that nice.
All that being said I'll note the only items that might be considered cons:
You can't drink the water. I did see a review on another site that mentioned it so I wasn't surprised. I don't see it in the listing but it is something to be aware of. The owners provided complimentary bottled water that we used for the 1st night and we picked up a couple flats of water the 2nd day.
No big deal but you should be aware of it. Related to that, the water is extremely hard, my family didn't seem to notice it but it was the "driest" shower I've ever taken.
The second item was it's dark in there. There is no overhead lighting other than at the kitchen island, it's all table and floor lamps. This isn't a big deal at all except when you are trying to do something that requires light. Be prepared to carry stuff into the kitchen or bathroom if you need a lot of light on it. Most of the time the lighting is perfect for just hanging out and relaxing.
Next time we are heading back to the area we'll be checking the availability of Villa Cardinale first.
The hostess provided a hundred points of detail for us. Every need was met. Very thoughtfully furnished.
This beautiful home was great for our annual Family Fun Day! It’s fully stocked, comfortable and in a great location that feels removed from the city but easily accessible to grocery stores and restaurants! Loved waking up every morning and spending time on the front porch in the rocking chairs, gathering around the fire pit every evening with family and going to sleep at night in a comfortable bed! The house is decorated so cute and added to the whole experience!