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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"WE LOVED IT !!!!! The cottage was so open and clean and beautiful ! It was as good or better than the photos. I loved to come back to it at the end of a busy day. For being a 660 sq ft cottage it felt much larger, and so versatile. I loved the beautiful pocket doors and how I could close them to give us a reading room or quiet space for the 6 hr time difference we had to get use to. After a LONG day at the airports we were grateful to have coffee and a few items until we could get our bearings. Having the shampoo, creme rinse, body wash, and some sun screen there helped do to flight restrictions on liquids. We added to the variety under the bathroom sink, by leaving ours to help the next person :) I LOVED sitting at the outdoor patio for meals or relaxing while watching the native wildlife or stars. The washer and dryer were a HUGE help as were the beach towels. We were in Hawaii watching our son come off a 10 month deployment and then going on to watch the ship come into its' home port in California, so we didn't want to pack a lot. PERFECT!
The peaceful beauty of that neighborhood and that side of the island were just what I was hoping for! I wasn't disappointed. So many beautiful spots are within reach on uncrowded roads with spectacular views. The cottage has a very helpful book with lots of information. We went to town for breakfast at the Morning Brew that next day. Across the street we found the Whole foods store is expensive but has some good things. Right next door Longs Drugs is open 24 hrs and has almost everything else you need that's not fresh. We later found the Safeway store which is good. For food we enjoyed the local Teddy's Burgers and the Shack, or the drive to the Kona Brewing Company. But with the cottage grill and nice refrigerator we didn't have to eat out all the time.
The walk to the beach was so simple and pretty with the sweet smell of flowering trees. Whether walking or driving, I was amazed at how friendly and patient the drivers are. Be prepared for cars to flash their lights and slow down to wave you across or thru an intersection. :)
We found it helped our 6 hr time difference by running just the fan part of the air conditioner to block any noise as we would be tired so early, and with all the windows open to the wonderful breeze, the blinds would sometimes blow in and out.
That was my review..... if it's too long? , read my husbands...he said "it was a HOMERUN!"... and that's GOOD!
Eva, THANK-YOU! :)"
Guest: JANNA H.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 14, 2015
"We Spent 2 Weeks At The Residence. Loved The Fact Home Was Near Any and All Activities Anyone Wanted To Participate In :) !! The Home Was Most Comfortable and Well Equipped. I Did Purchase and Left a New Griddle For The Residence Came In Handy Several Mornings. The Short Walk To The Bach Was a Plus as Well. Would Not Hesitate To Recommend This Home To Friends and Family. Thanks Again For a Wonderful Time Mahalo !!"
Guest: ApexncguyDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 3, 2015
"Rented for 7 days. Was contacted by owner (who appeared attentive and concerned) as soon as review went up about the water and ice maker. At that time there was no problem. Ice maker was fine throughout. Hot water was fine until the day before we were leaving and only one bathroom. (At first you had to let the water run like many hotels) The second bathroom and kitchen water had hot water when needed.
That said, the house is large, very welcoming, open, spacious. Well lit with natural light. Windows open with nice cross-breeze. Air conditioning works great with each room having its own. Beds were fine, soft not hard mattresses and nice bedding. Towels were new plentiful, thick and for bath and beach. Kitchen had more appliances than needed. Utensils are hodgepodge but you can make do with what's there Spices, sugar, honey tea. Think things renters left. Beautiful welcome on table. We received large bottled Hawaiian water, chocolate chip cookies that I wish I could have found and bought and Hawaiian candy. Flat screen in every room. Futons everywhere. 5 rolls of toilet paper in each bathroom Very clean house. It was like any neighborhood with close neighbors. Sometimes you hear them. It is not a Party house but I would have felt comfortable having people over. We had a.great time, always felt comfortable and would do it again in a heartbeat."
Guest: Karen C.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: February 21, 2015
"Our family of 4 (including two teens) stayed for 5 nights. When we arrived we marveled at the beauty of the lawn and easy parking, and the sweet warm style of the Hale complete with music playing. Lani Kai has gotten VERY busy and this home is a joyful and calm place to watch the crazy go by! It's across from water access and just a few houses down from beach sand access. You can walk about 3 minutes the other way and enjoy Kailua beach and the tide pools. When you are there, take a cup of morning coffee (they left some for us in a welcome basket!) down to the water access to see the sunrise. The three bedrooms all had very comfortable beds. My son is a light sleeper and did have a tough time falling asleep in the back bunk room with the sounds of the family that lives there. They were not loud or doing anything wrong, he is just that way...so if you have one like that, you may want to consider having them sleep in the living room on the very comfy large sofa which is the size of a twin bed.
I was super curious to try out a washer/dryer combo! We had already been traveling for 4 days and definitely needed to do some laundry. I discovered that I don't care for how it works...so when you go, wash your clothes with it with the detergent they provide, and then use the wonderful clothes line tree outside. This will be the best way for you. There are clips and pins and your things will dry fresh and fast that way. :) The bathroom shower is a little tricky if you have bad knees or mobility issues so you may want to inquire if that's a problem for you.
The family welcomed us like old friends and we didn't want to leave to sightsee..that's how nice the experience was. My son played on that lawn so hard, I swear he put ruts in it. My daughter took several naps in the hammock. We discovered a delivery service that will bring you pretty much anything you want from any Kailua restaurant for about $7. This was quite a bonus for us to just order in one night and sit under the tree for dinner. It would be hard to find such a great venue to enjoy your meals. The kitchen was well appointed and had everything we needed for our breakfast each day. I would not hesitate to book here again. It's special!"
Guest: Sandra B.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 18, 2015