Talo, 4 makuuhuonetta, 3 kylpyhuonetta, (Sleeps 8)
Lemmikkejä ei sallita
Juhlia/tapahtumia ei sallita
Asiakkaiden enin sallittu määrä: 8
Päävuokraajan alaikäraja: 30
100 %:n suuruinen hyvitys, jos varaus peruutetaan vähintään 60 päivää ennen saapumispäivää.
Heavenly Hale Ohana
Because the coronavirus situation was worse on the mainland, my son, daughter-in-law, and I decided to extend another week in Kailua. We luckily found Hale Ohana on VRBO and made a booking request. Lynette quickly confirmed and made arrangements for early check-in with her property manager John. We really appreciated the convenience of moving directly from our previous vacation rental.
WOW!! The glowing reviews I read were all correct. The moment we entered, we felt right at home. Hale Ohana is an older property that has been tastefully reimagined with a beautiful new kitchen and bathrooms. My family has stayed in multiple VRBO properties, and as stated in previous reviews, Lynette’s kitchen is absolutely the best. The entire home is light and airy, and with the clear story windows open, you can enjoy the sounds of birds and palms swaying. Talk about good feng shui!
Although the COVID-19 cases were lower in Hawaii, everyone was practicing social distancing but keeping the aloha spirit. We were able to enjoy sunrise walks on the beach to the Kalapawai Market for coffee as well as hikes in Friendship Gardens and the Kamananui Valley Trail. The beach is easy to access through a private neighborhood path two houses down from Hale Ohana. Since restaurants were closed, other than takeout from Buzz’s and Saeng’s restaurants, we enjoyed preparing our meals at home. We were very lucky to have the pool and hot tub to make our voluntary sheltering-in-place an absolute pleasure. Even though the coronavirus pandemic made our visit to Kailua a bit challenging, staying in Hale Ohana made our vacation one of the best ever. Thanks Lynette for sharing your wonderful island home.
Home is as described but to be clear its a beautiful home in a very nice neighborhood. Its proximity to the beach provided morning sunrises, relaxing afternoons, and quiet walks. The town of Kailua offers many dining options, we liked the Market. The home makes a great base for visiting the island without dealing with the crowds in Waikiki. Stay here!
Wonderful House and Location
This house was exactly what we wanted. The kitchen is really well stocked which I appreciated. I commented that the only thing missing was a garlic press. Otherwise was good (probably better) than my own kitchen. There were only 3 of us so it was plenty spacious. The pool and hot tub were a wonderful treat which we used a lot. However, the hot tub did not work well and would just turn on sporadically. It definitely needs a new pump. Took a really long time to heat up. The patio floor also was in pretty bad shape and could use some attention. The outside of the house looked a bit run down in the front. When we first pulled up we were a little worried....but once inside breathed a sigh of relief because it was so nice and what we were expecting. The one hiccup in all of this was that when we arrived no one was there to let us in. When I called the property manager he said he was "very far away" and that the house cleaners must have taken the key and that he would call his wife who lived nearby and "maybe she could find a key." She did come over and eventually we got in. Property manager was totally rude and there was never an apology from the property manager or the owner about the mishap. This is the last thing you want when you have just traveled over 12 hours to get there. Other than that it was a perfect vacation!
Thank you for your thoughtful and helpful comments, Jennifer. It helps very much to see our home through the eyes of a guest so we know items that need to be addressed. I am very sorry that there was the mishap with your check in. Typically the guest gives us a call when they are leaving the airport as we instruct, which allows us the time to have someone on site to let you in. As a backup, the lock box is available for guests and in this instance, it had not been properly put back by our cleaning crew. That’s our mistake and I’m sorry it caused a delay in you getting in after such a long travel day, but I’m thankful that we were able to get you in fairly quickly. Mahalo again for being our guest!
Great Hawaiian Get Away
We really enjoyed our stay at this property and felt it had been well represented in the reviews, photos, and descriptions we looked at beforehand. Our party had 7 family members and a small baby and there was plenty of room for everyone. The location was very convenient and it was a quick, easy walk to the beach, and we went on several great hikes. The house had plenty of amenities for the beach, including a wagon to haul everything! The house was very clean and well maintained. We would definitely stay here again.