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We very much enjoyed our stay at this property. It was clean and tidy throughout. All areas were well stocked including the kitchen, bathrooms, pool area toys, lanai seating, with beach towels and beach accessories galore. Certain elements were well thought out such as the outdoor toilet by the pool area, and the outside laundry sink and garden hose to rinse off sand from the beach before going in the house or out to to pool.
This is an older home that has been well maintained. I would call it a bit eclectic in an endearing way. When you walk through the property, it just keeps going with additional bedrooms and spaces to be explored. This made it easy for our eight adults and a three-year old to always be able to find a corner of the house or outside area to gain privacy when needed and there was ample space in the dining room to have a full-blown family dinner.
Kay, the on-site property manager, gave us an enthusiastic welcome complete with a basket containing fresh pineapple and Hawaiian coffee. It was helpful to have her within easy contact when we had questions or concerns.
The reason for the missing stars in our ratings is due to one issue: noise requirements. While we appreciate that the house is in an established residential neighborhood, there are times when a group our size will get a bit excited around the pool (especially when encouraging a three-year old). We had no problem complying with the quiet hours, but we were reprimanded a couple of times for being too noisy for the neighborhood, once on Memorial Day and another time on a Friday afternoon, which are times when you would expect local residents to be outside celebrating or playing as well. To be fair to us, our noise was not music related or alcohol-fueled rambunctiousness; rather, it was multiple conversations punctuated by laughter and shouts of encouragement. I suggested to Kay that the house rules need to be more specific, because everyone has a different definition of what is "too loud". I suggested either, "conversational voices only" or "inside voices only" in the pool area or on lanais and no shouting from one lanai to another or across the pool area.
I would recommend this house for large groups or for a family get-together such as what we had. However, if you don't want to worry about how loud you might become when letting loose on vacation, you might want to consider another property. That's about as honest of a recommendation I can make.
Thank you so much for your review. I feel that your review was very accurate. We have tried to be as clear as we can about the noise levels so that people know ahead of time if the home would not be a good fit for their group, but I will actually use your verbiage to add to our listing. We don't want people to feel like they can't be comfortable, but we also need to keep good relations with our neighbors who are a bit touchy about vacation rentals (like most of Hawaii right now.)
I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the home! It is well stocked for guests and the owner puts a lot of thought into every portion of the home to ensure that it has everything for your vacation and enjoyment. I'm happy to hear that you could appreciate the style of the home, and that even though it is not a new home, it is still very well maintained and loved. We would love to host you again!
Comfortable and Beautiful home
During the holidays, a big group of us stayed at this house for 6 nights. This house was definitely big and comfortable for each and every one of us. Since we like to cook more than eating out the kitchen was an important aspect and it has definitely met our standards by being fully stocked with many necessities. Our entire group are from places around the US that don’t have a beach just around the corner or even beach view but this house had it all, the view of the beach from the backyard was spectacular and we were even able to see whales. On New Year’s Eve we had the opportunity to enjoy the view of the fireworks from the backyard. Not only did this amazing home have kitchen necessities, it also had many others such as lots of fresh towels, beach towels, beach chairs, beach mats, boogie boards for the kids to play at the beach, umbrellas and coolers. Overall it was a comfortable and beautiful home and we will definitely come back.
Thank you! It is so great to hear that you enjoyed this home, and all that it has to offer. We work hard to keep it well stocked and with all that guests could need. This time of year is beginning of whale season and the whales sure are amazing! I'm glad to hear that you were able to see them. Thank you for loving this home as we do. We would love to have you again!
Very clean, beautiful views, spacious home!
We stayed for 8 nights and found the home to be very clean, and had plenty of room for large groups. The dinning table was large and had gorgeous views of the ocean. The sunsets from the house were amazing. We were impressed with the cleanliness of the home....how the
cabinet drawers and even the corners in the rooms were detailed and spotless. The bathrooms were very clean and came with soap and body wash. The house came with a lot of amenities. You will not need to bring anything from home to go to the beach; they provided beach towels, beach chairs, umbrellas boogie boards and even a cooler. The kitchen was well stocked with spices, ,plenty of dishes and cups, silverware, aluminum foil,cooking utensils-everything that you would need. The beds were comfortable and had upgraded bedding with comfortable pillows, the air conditioning worked very well and fans were provided too. The pool and hot tub were excellent, clean and the area outside to relax was well maintained. There is a lot of outside seating as we were a group of 7 and were able to all enjoy seating when not in the pool. Close and easy drive to the beach. We would highly recommend and rent this home again.
Thank you for your lovely comments! This truly is a special home and well stocked for travelers. The views are breathtaking - you don't get much better! We are glad you enjoyed all the home has to offer and all the extras, the beach gear, etc. Thank you for staying with us! Mahalo!
We had the whole Family 9 people and had a great time, close to town and the beaches and just far enough away to enjoy some quite time and conversation.
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We are so happy you had such a wonderful time with your family! Yes, this property is close enough to Waliea to enjoy but far enough away to feel secluded. The beautiful property, with sweeping views and mature fruit trees provide such a lovely setting. Kay is delightful and gives so much attention to guests and the property. Mahalo!
Thank you for staying with us! We hope you enjoyed the stunning views, quiet tropical setting, and lush garden/orchard. This is truly a special home. Mahalo!
Our overall stay was wonderful. The home we stayed in more than accommodated our entire family of 8 with room to spare. The layout worked perfect for us as we had a toddler which gave him a quiet napping area while we were still able to enjoy our time swimming and visiting. We enjoyed the beautiful sunsets and the foliage in the area and Ms Kay was a very gracious host providing the essentials for the beach and sharing her home. We BBQ'd one evening and had trouble with the grill...our only real downer...however everything else made up for it. We will cherish the memories of our visit to the Hawaiian Islands.
Aloha and thank you for your lovely review. We are happy that your time in the home was enjoyable. It is a great home for families to have enough private space and yet still have lots of area to enjoy each other's company. Miss Kay takes pride in taking care of the grounds and the home and she loves people! We will look at the issue with the grill and have it addressed. We hope to host you again! Mahalo and Aloha nui loa.