"We had a relaxing and memorable time in Wailea. The place we rented (Ekahi 25c) exceeded our expectations, providing both comfort and convenience at reasonable cost. The beds were bigger and more comfortable than most we encounter at hotels. The place was clean when we arrived and easy to keep clean. The air conditioning and overhead fans provided welcome relief from afternoon and evening temperatures and humidity, though the weather was near-perfect most mornings near the water. There were short sprinkles some afternoons and one day (out of 8) of light rain, but we escaped potentially more serious effects from the two hurricanes which passed by a few days before our stay. The kitchen was well equipped though we could have used a more functional tool than the can and bottle openers provided to pry open or leverage screw-top jars. The fresh fruit available from the amply stocked and reasonably priced Safeway 15 minutes away was delicious. The fantastic beach and two pools (one adult, one for all) were easily walkable and lightly populated by friendly people and dogs. The two beach chairs and umbrella provided both worked fine, but a couple more of each would have been helpful. The owners provided helpful lists of restaurants, grocery stores, and other resources. We particularly enjoyed Coconuts for fish tacos and seared ahi salads and Three Chefs for Asian/Southwestern/Hawaiian dishes (both in Kihei) and Lapperts for ice cream in the Wailea shopping center. We also enjoyed dinners prepared by our son and daughter-in-law at their neighboring Ekahi place, which was larger and more up-to-date, but considerably more expensive. The large lawns nearby provided great play areas for their pre-school kids. There was some traffic noise in the morning from a neighboring street, but it was only noticeable out on the lanai--not inside. We replaced a couple bulbs, but everything else worked great. We were pleased to inherit from the previous occupants a few usable items in the refrigerator and to forward the favor to the next guests."
Guest: John B.
Date of Stay: September 2016
Review Submitted: September 15, 2016