Mountain View Studio Unit With Loft - As close to the ocean ans you can get!
TOM AND LUCINDA COFFEY
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
We welcome everyone!
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Friends or family of frineds are welcome to visit in guest rental unit but pool/deck area are for confirmed guest only!
Guest may use the laundry facilites but must shake beach sand out of towels before putting in washing machine.
All linens must be left in the rental on departure date. Missing linens will be deducted from damage deposit.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We spent a wonderful five days at this property and enjoyed everything about it. We were in the mountain view apartment and had ocean views from both of the outdoor areas. The location was perfect, a quiet neighborhood that is not very far from supermarkets, restaurants and main travel routes. I would highly recommend this property to anyone considering it. We hope to come back someday soon!
Beautiful area and nice to have the waves crashing just outside .
Beautiful safe area near by lots of things . Nice clean place . In retrospect it is a bit over priced . The ac struggled to keep the place cool . Overall cute functional property .
Fine for what we needed, had a friend on Kailua Beach so no beach access was not a. Issue
Great for coming and going like we did, definitely NOT a destination. No beach, just rock and crashing waves, houses on top of each other so u are looking into others homes/windows. They really used their space well and creatively . Good window treatments for privacy. Comfortable bed with air conditioning. Two porches cute but we never used them or the pool. We had destinations early every day and came back to change and sleep. Can’t really cook there, hot plates not worth the effort. Nice to have a full size frig. EXCELLENT location, but again if you’re planning to hang out on the beach at home..no way.
Steps away to the ocean!
We loved our stay in Kailua! It was nice to have breakfast on the front porch and see the ocean even though we had the back unit. We hope to come back and stay again in the future.
Simple relaxing, beautiful retreat.
Really enjoyed our stay. Nice balcony views, location close by beach access. Chairs, ice chest, boards and towels available. Very private and comfortable.
The property is listed as having air conditioning. However, what they neglect to tell you, until after you arrive, is you are expected to turn the a/c off whenever you are not actually in the room. Upon arrival, there is a note instructing you to turn off the a/c each time you leave, citing high electric bills. Shockingly, if you don’t turn off the a/c when you leave for a few hours, they will enter your room and turn it off for you.
Indeed, imagine being at the beach, when it is 85 plus degrees outside, and are looking forward to relaxing in the comfort of air conditioning, as promised. Only when you return, you enter a hot, stuffy room and discover that the owners entered the room (without permission or prior notice) and turned off the a/c. The owners live downstairs and when we returned to the property after being at the beach, Lucinda told us that her husband entered our room and left us towels, only we didn’t need or ask for any towels. When we entered the room, we discovered that he turned off the a/c. The a/c is a small window unit that takes hours to cool down the room and even then the room is only marginally tolerable.
We were so upset that we ended up leaving, after spending only two nights, even though we had booked the studio for seven nights. We checked into Turtle Bay Resort, for the remaining five nights.
Their a/c policy should have been disclosed in the overview and prior to renting it. Further, the amount we paid for the week more than adequately compensates for any increase cost in air conditioning usage. If we would have known that we were required to turn off the a/c when we were not in the room and that the owners would go to such extreme measures, as entering our room and turning it off, we never would have rented this place. Perhaps, this is why they fail to disclose the policy in the overview and prior to renting the property.
Apparently, the renters had not traveled very much. In most foreign counties there is a key card that turns off the air conditioner and lights when the renter leaves the room because of energy costs. Many hotels in Hawaii have converted to this system and many ask the renter to turn off the air conditioner and lights when not in the room. Hawaii is an island that must ship in oil for electricity. Our electrical rates average 3 times the electrical rates of the mainland.
The renter was staying for 7 days. While reviewing their reservation, we realized we did not provide enough towels for their stay. Extra towels were placed in the room and the air conditioner was turned off, as the renters were not at the property then.
We are not a hotel that enters a room every day but we do reserve the right to enter for any maintenance issue affecting the property.
We have just installed Fujitsu wall units in the rooms and these wall units have remote devices that allow us to turn off the air if the renter is not in the room. If by mistake, a turned off a/c unit can be immediately turned on again by the renter in the unit.
We will put the request to turn off the air when not in the unit in our listings. This has never been a problem in the 30 years we have been renting a vacation rental in Hawaii. Most people are considerate and are conscious of the environment.
This rental accommodation is located in a very private and quiet neighborhood on the ocean in Kailua. This non touristy location offers a peaceful retreat yet is close to all the many activities, restaurants, and shopping that Kailua is known for.
Kailua Beach is recognized as one of the world's top beaches. The bay is perfect for kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing, kite surfing, swimming, boogie boarding, surfing and sailing.
There are also several world class golf courses, horse back riding, dive sites, coastal island adventures, bicycle trails, and numerous hiking trails located just miles away from the property.