"If you like the maddening traffic, insane crowds and homeless along Waikiki Beach, this place is not for you.
If you like to, wake up in the morning, brew a fresh cup of Kona coffee and sit on the balcony; put a nice steak, piece of fish, or a thick pork chop on the grill and enjoy while looking out over your own little slice of beach; watch sunset while sipping a brew or glass of wine from the wine cooler on a secluded beach; sit in your living room or sleep in you master bedroom listening to the sound of the ocean; or simply pull you car out of the garage and go to a local restaurant or pub, go to the market to get fixings for tonight's meal, or just drive down the coast, then this is the place for you.
Don't be concerned by the look of the houses in the neighborhood, these condos are the jewels of the area. The sliders on the main and second floors, each opening to a porch overlooking the beach/ocean are unbeatable. The yard is small, neat and inviting and the beach is not big but perfect. If you don't like the beach and/or water directly behind the house, simply walk in either direction and there is more. A short drive takes you to some nice public beaches (with facilities). The owners have compiled a book pointing out places to buy necessities like groceries, etc, and their favorite places to eat. The recommendations were spot on. The town of Haliewa is maybe 10 minutes away and Honolulu is an easy 45 minute drive. The Polynesian Cultural Center is about 25 minutes away and the Dole Plantation is about the same distance.
The condo itself has plenty of shelf, closet and dresser space and the beds are quite comfortable. The kitchen has a large fridge, professional stove, dining table that easily accommodates eight with another eight at the table on the balcony. The washer and dryer are commercial sized so that you can wash/ dry real loads in them. The air-condition is a blessing when the sea breeze dies down and the bugs come out and you need to shut the sliders. The only negative has nothing to do with the owners, but because of uncaring renters, the sofa has water stains from people sitting on it with wet bathing suits and some of the shades did not function.
Bottom line, I would recommend this place to anyone. There is a 3-bedroom unit and a 2-bedroom unit. They are attached but they are offset in such a way that both units have privacy on their respective balconies. I'm sure the price was reasonable. Wonderful stay; will come back!"
Date of Stay: April 2014
Review Submitted: May 16, 2014