Poorly maintained- needs some serious improvements
The spot of this place on the Kona coast would be perfect, in the middle between Volcano and some perfect beaches. Too bad that this flat is so poorly organised and maintained: one can sense that the owner lives on another island! Nothing but finding the place was somewhat difficult, as there were no instructions on the VRBO website. The roadway is slippery due to rotten leaves nobody is sweeping. The balcony again was full of rotting leaves, remnants left by cats and large spider webs. When we entered, the kitchen was full of moths- which turned out not to be an issue as a gecko very efficiently feasted on them. The biggest issue finally was the bed: the mattress completely at the end of its lifespan, and my wife preferred her sleeping bag rather than touching the moist linen.
We did like the location and the shower, but stayed on the tips of our toes most of the time (and eventually left a day early)
Apr 23, 2017
i am sorry that our vacation apt. did not meet your expectations . A more appropriate place for your expectations to be met would have been a condo or hotel that provides enough ongoing maintenance that you would not see dry leaves or spiders or geckos. In a tropical setting ,such as ours,.we live amongst creatures , that are not harmful, but are very present. For example, the spiders when removed come back quickly . They are not harmful and consume many unwanted insects as do the geckos. Many people love the beautiful green geckos A photo of the gecko is on our vrbo site
Our vacation spot is loved by many precisely because it is in a tropical setting with many trees, vines and flowers.. Because of that, As soon as it rains, there are leaves on the driveway , despite being swept frequently.
What you described as a balcony is actually a roof and not meant to a balcony, There is a lovely outdoor sitting area instead, which is a covered lanai. Many people have enjoyed and commented favorably on what a lovely setting the covered lanai is with a view of jacaranda trees, monkey pods, orchid trees . It is covered and therefor cannot have leaves on it
I am sorry you did not read my detailed directions to Mapuana as it would have saved you any difficulty,It included my phone number and I was available in the event you had any difficulty finding our place .
This is a tropical climate and many guests are not familiar with this atmosphere , which is why some guests seek new experiences and some others are not comfortable with the change. Our bedding is absolutely washed and dried for each new guest and I have had no previous complains about the bed or bedding. In reading your review, I realize once again,having a more climate controlled atmosphere,like a condo or hotel would have been more suitable..
I am indeed sorry, Mapuana did not meet your needs