2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4
The Parrish Collection Kauai
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Great location. Already missing listening and watching the waves crashing.
Good & Bad at Makahuena #5101
First, the location and view are unbeatable. Also, the condo layout is great, the in suite amenities good, lots of tableware and we truly enjoyed our two weeks.
Now for the bad: the beds are brutal, I slept on the floor a couple of nights to ease my back, and my wife, as well as our guests (in their room) spent some nights tossing and turning.
Secondly, the advertisement/information on this condo indicated there was a safe in the unit........yes, but no key! We contacted the manager but they said they also did not have a key to provide access.
Third, for $2800 US per week, a minor maid service to change sheets and towels would have been welcomed after the first week, hotels would have changed them every night. There was not even laundry detergent provided.
When beach items are provided in a 2 bedroom unit, it would make sense to provide 4 of each item (only two beach chairs).
Finally, there was no dresser in the spare room in which to place some clothing, not even night stands with a couple of drawers beside the beds, rather inconvenient.
These are relatively minor items (except the beds) that are easily rectified and we would urge you to give them consideration
Aloha Rob, Mahalo for your review and comments. We apologize on the safe, it was from the previous manager. Please note, we have installed a new digital safe. Regular linen/towel changes are not standard in vacation rentals, but know we do offer the service if required. Just let us know ahead of time. We do provide laundry detergent and if we missed if on your stay, we apologize. We will pass on your notes about the furniture to the owner. Mahalo and we look forward to hosting you again. Mahalo and a hui hou.
beautiful location , great condo , best views around
Very much enjoyed our stay, probably one of the best locations we've stayed it in years. Like everyone else , wish there was a little easier way to get your luggage there. great views , great service , and everything you need to make a great stay.
Check-in process very easy. Unit was spacious, clean, and quiet. The shutters on the windows could use runners at the bottom to fix them in place (they would sway in the wind and bang around). Also, a door stop for the 2nd bedroom would be useful as the wind would slam the door. We kept the doors inside open to help with the airflow through the house, so it would be quite the surprise when it suddenly slammed shut. There were a lot of stairs on the property that made it a bit difficult for my mother-in-law to get around, but she just went slow and did fine. The kitchen was well stocked with anything you might need to prepare meals, etc. The shampoo/soap provided was awesome. I have really long, thick hair, so having good shampoo/conditioner is a must. The soap smelled incredible too. Located very close to shopping, beaches, and other local attractions. Beautiful place with a comfy vibe. We spent every morning on the lanai watching sea turtles. We also saw dolphin from the lanai. Great spot for a romantic getaway, or a small family.
Mahalo April for you review and comments. We will check on the shutters to see what we can do and get a door stop. The trades can be quite breezy so great suggestion. Please give us a call next time and we can certainly guide you to some condos that are more easily accessible. Glad you like the Parrish Ocean product. We have it especially made in Italy for us. Check out our web site and you can order some for home. Thanks again and see you on island soon.
Very good experience
Nice unit with great view. Only downside is that it was a long slog from the parking lot with our bags.
Mahalo James for the 5-star review. Sorry for any inconvenience on the walk to the unit. It is overlooking the ocean on the opposite side of the parking...away from the road, cars and noise and of course with the best view. Aloha and we look forward to hosting you again soon. A hui hou.
Beautiful view but needs AC, too many stairs
The check in experience was smooth. If you are elderly, I would not recommend this property for you as you must take your luggage up and down multiple steps to get to the unit. There is no AC, so you cannot escape the humidity or the heat. Finally, what really bugged me was that there is a pathway so other condo owners can walk down and sit on benches by the ocean. In doing so they can see into the bathrooms. There should be curtains. They have curtain rods, but no curtains on the upper windows in the two bathrooms. It is a beautiful view, but I would not stay here again, due to the lack of air conditioning. You always had to have fans going and never felt completely comfortable.
Mahalo for your review, but sorry to hear you will not stay here again. Please note some of the Makahuena have AC, so you can have that if if you require it. Typically, the trades keeps things cool, but we do understand we are int eh tropics and it can get warm. On the steps, it is a larger property and this unit is at property edge overlooking the ocean, the main selling point. Away from the road, cars and noise. Please note we have units that are right by the parking, but of course they will not have such a great view. Aloha.