"We truly enjoyed staying at Pikake A2 for 2 weeks in June/July 2015. We have stayed at different condos through VRBO before, and this was our best experience by far. We got exactly what we had hoped for: to be able to walk out the door in the morning and swim and snorkel, and enjoy meals on the porch, watching the ocean. We enjoyed the ocean view from when we opened the front door looking out the rear sliding doors. Preparing meals was a pleasure in this well equipped and well stocked kitchen. Good quality utensils, knives, pots and pans, plus spices, oils, vinegars, and foil and plastic wrap! Some places we have stayed felt like they were stocked with garage sale finds, and not one “extra” besides the first roll of toilet paper! We do not know Scott and Janet, but we felt like they were friends that trusted us with their books on fish, birds, hiking, and Hawaii history, binoculars, DVD’s and CD’s, beach umbrella and chair. We felt like guests, not renters.
Don’t let “no air conditioning” be a deterrent: we experienced above average temperatures for 2 weeks and were very comfortable. The evenings were cool with the ocean breeze, and we preferred windows open to hear the ocean waves. The only time it got a bit warm was at 4:00 but that’s what “early bird Mai Tai’s” or swimming in the ocean is for! The rooms and lanai have ceiling fans as well as a good floor fan.
We took walks around Honokawai, and felt we had made the best choice: Pikake is small compared to any other complex, so parking near your condo is easy, we knew our neighbors and enjoyed vacation talk with them, and also felt very secure. It was really nice to be close to the bigger resorts and beaches without being at them. We highly recommend choosing Pikake for any length of stay any time of year. We saw lots of turtles, and hope to return to see the whales in winter months."
Guest: Carol B.
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: July 11, 2015