Views & Tradewinds at Cozy Cottage on a Hill, Minutes to World's 'Best Beaches'
About Arlene Seymour
We are watersports enthusiasts with a passion for the outdoors. Ask us to get you set up with discounts from local Kayak, Surf, Paddle board, Bodyboard, windsurf and kiteboarding lessons. Locally born and raised, graduates of University of Hawaii, we know the island attractions, restaurants and understand the local knowledge that makes this place special. We live in our home downstairs and rent out the upstairs to help pay our sons tuition and mortgage payments on this house as a private home. We like our neighbors and respect our neighborhood as all homeowners & guests should.
Arlene Seymour purchased this House in 2005
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Playpen, high chair, baby bath
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Noise policy: Quiet time between 9pm and 8am
Must be able to climb 1.5 flight of stairs.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Excellent place to stay
This was a great place for me and my kids. There were enough beds for everyone, two bathrooms, plenty of kitchenware to cook with, board games, parking, and a washer and dryer. I was very happy with this place!
Very clean, very beautiful, very well-kept together an incredible experience overall.
Our second stay!
We're a big fan of this property. Great location. Plenty of room. Everything we need. Looking forward to our next visit!
We had a wonderful stay. Our host met us and was very friendly and helpful. The accommodations were clean and comfortable, and it was really easy to get around the island. We'll certainly stay here again on our next visit!
The home was not clean and was in disrepair. The owners did nothing (we asked for some burnt out lightbulbs to be changed, and some batteries for the remote and were refused). One of the TVs was broken, they said they would troubleshoot it, but never arrived or responded when we texted them about it. There was a mount, but no smoke detector installed in the master, just hanging wires. I feel like this is very basic stuff, especially when they try to charge what they do. There were other people's hairs (not head hairs, eew) in the bathtub, which I had to clean myself. The appliances in the kitchen were sticky/grimy. The pool was dirty. Lots of other little things that I won't bother with because I think you get the point.
The owners live on property but admit that they never go up there. The vibe is that they want to make the extra money without putting in any care or maintenance of the property and really don't want to be bothered. They did offer us a refund for our remaining nights, after we got VRBO involved as we left after the second night (we were planning on staying a week) however we haven't received it and they are again just ignoring any attempts to reach them.
It is true that we live on the property but don't go into the cottage much. We like to give our guests their privacy. So we depend on open communication with our guests to let us know the state of the cottage, if anything needs repair or replacement. What we don't appreciate are texts at midnight, swearing at us for a lint ball you found on the counter.
I'm sorry you didn't like the state of the house, we've been renting this property for 14 years, we feel that the state of the house is not as bad as you say, especially since we get good reviews from other guests and have several repeat guests every year. It's unfortunate that the house was not up to your standard, we do depend on a professional house cleaner, a professional pool cleaner, and professional yard maintenance to keep everything clean and in order.
The tv was broken (we're not sure when and how, the previous guests didn't say anything about it). We replaced it the day you left, and while we were at it, we replaced the other two tvs in the house to update them to the latest models even though they weren't broken. So there is now a brand new tv in each bedroom and the living room.
The living room light and outside laundry light were dead (again, we're not sure when and how, the previous guests didn't say anything about it). We have since replaced both lights with new ones.
As for the smoke alarm, we found it (hidden) on top of the armoire. Not sure why it was off the wall. We put it back on the wall.
When my husband came up to check out the problems the first night, and you guys said, "Let me see what else is wrong...How much credit will we get back?" we knew then what your priority was. Also, it was disconcerting for him to see 7 large bottles of hard liquor for 3 people sitting on the counter. We didn't want your vibe at our place either and gladly refunded your remaining 5 nights within a couple of days.
Perfect Vacation Home
We had a wonderful time staying in this home. There were absolutely no problems. The house was clean and perfect for our needs. Josh and Arlene were quick to answer our questions via text. We were grateful for the washing machine and dryer that were on the back porch!! My favorite thing about the house was sitting on the deck and watching the sunrise each morning. Beautiful!
Kitesurfing, Bodyboarding, Skimboarding, Surfing, Kayaking and Stand up Paddle boards available upon request @50% off rental rates when you enquire.