House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-8), Hot Tub, Koi Pond
- english, german
I grew up in the Midwest and moved to Oahu in 2002 for my love of the Ocean. There is nowhere else on Oahu I would rather live than the windward side of the island (East Side). We reside downstairs with our daughter Evie Mark & Holly
Matt purchased this House in 2005
Why Matt chose Waimanalo
I bought this house for a couple simple reasons LOCATION, Location, Location. Its just a very short walk from the nicest beach on the island (Rated Best Beach USA in 2015 (Forbes)). I can't imagine ever selling this property.
What makes this House unique
As you will notice if you read my online guestbook, we make all of our toys available to our guests. I have a pile of boogie boards, 4 or more surfboards, 4 or more kayaks, and quality snorkeling gear for your whole group. I invite you to bring your children down to feed the Koi in the pond and am always available if you have any questions. Yes, this also includes the occasional call for directions should you happen to get lost or just have a question about the island.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Max guests:9 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
We are in a quiet residential neighborhood & don't allow parties, events, weddings or receptions. Quiet hours & exterior curfew from 930PM to 8AM.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Needs repairs and a DEEP clean.
Looks way better in the video than in reality. The current family is not the family in the video. It seems to have been let go over the years. Here are just a few things that need attention. 1st a very DEEP CLEANING and de-cluttering. Several minor repairs needed. Bedroom doors don't close properly, dishwasher doesn't drain, grill is filthy, light fixtures falling off ceiling, clothes washer needs repair, screens off tracks, bath fan covered in lint, fridge door doesn't close properly. Friendly advise is to take it off the market for 30 days and clean the place up. Great location just expected a way nicer place. Mahalo!
We go out or our way to make guests happy. They never mentioned anything during their stay. I am still trying to figure out what they were talking about other than the washer which was on fritz and awaiting parts. Certainly aren't any fixtures that are "falling off the wall" .
Same owners its been for the last 12 years. We aren't the ones in the video those would be actors. Please take a look at the other 70 something reviews.
The owners are nice, it was unfortunate to hear the construction until 8pm every day (and the power outage for a few hours) - but some of it was to improve the location for the next people staying there...the location was very nice
Great location close to amazing beach
House is in a nice quiet neighborhood, short walk to the beach which was never crowded, even on Easter weekend. Having all the beach toys at the house was super convenient. Mark set us up with a dolphin snorkeling tour which was amazing. Great place for a more low-key visit to Oahu.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Especially after the previous guest left a 1 star review.
Don't believe the reviews ... filthy, bugs, construction in-progress, unethical
I don't know where to start, so here we go with a tip: Don't believe the reviews or happy video associated with this place. After this experience, I've vowed to simply ask friends I know rather than trust reviews from people I don't know. If you don't do this, always check the worst reviews first to see if there isn't something fishy.
First, after I paid for the place, I got a message saying there was construction going on, but that it wouldn't interfere with the rental. Keep in mind this was a vacation I was planning for my entire family, including two kids and in-laws.
I arrived at the location at 3PM on the day of check-in, and called the owner to see if we could check-in early. He said the place was still being cleaned, so I said no problem, we'd just check out the nearby beach and wait until our scheduled time at 4.
When we arrived, the cleaning lady had also just arrived, and the place was filthy. The construction was going on on the other side of our rental, and the place was littered with sawdust, especially the deck. The cleaning lady did a very quick cleaning, and we spent a good deal of time after she left sweeping the floors for ourselves.
Not only was there dust everywhere, the window screens and bathroom vents were choked with dust, indicating the place had not had a thorough cleaning in a very long time. My 1-year old brushed against one of the low window screens and his shirt was covered in dust.
My wife set her pumice stone on the coffee table in the family room, and several minutes later there were very small bugs crawling on the stone. Disgusting.
We stayed five nights. The construction crew came every day except Sunday, working between 8:30 AM until as late as 6:30 PM. Hammering, power sawing ... not a place to enjoy ourselves.
When we arrived, there was construction material all in the backyard and there was no access to the advertised hot tub. We called about this and they did make some space, but after other surprises we found, we ended up not using it.
Cockroaches, yes., All dishes and glasses, countertops, tables seemed covered with a stickiness.
The biggest kicker of all was this - after our stay, the owner emailed me to apologize for the construction, and offered to refund one night ... if I gave a 5 star review! Is that even allowed?
I was 2/2 of good experiences on VRBO, but this was by far the worst I could imagine.
Sorry, only getting 1 star because it's required. Should get 0.
Here are the missing facts. The cleaning lady messed up her schedule and cleaned the wrong house. Thus got there late and was asked to leave as soon as possible by the guests.so yes it wasnt clean to our standards and was dirtier than normal given the dust. When asked if they wanted her to come back they said NO.
Yes we were in the middle of an addition to the property. They were aware of the construction and failed to mention they had a discounted rate because of it. I asked at the end of their stay if refunding a night would make it up to them. They never responded or voiced any concerns so here we are..
Now that construction is over we are happy to report the deck is 40% larger than shown in the pictures and the kitchen and living room area has air conditioning.
Everything necessary for a great beach vacation
We had a great vacation here and the owners were very helpful and attentive during our stay. The house is stocked with everything necessary for a great beach vacation. Thank you very much!
Surfing, Surfing, Surfing. Beach is not known as a surfing beach and is safe for children of all ages but there is great surfing year round just a few minutes away. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is just 10 minutes away and is known for its amazing snorkeling.
If you have any questions at all the owners are on property downstairs. They'd be glad to help you out!