"We are a family of 5 (kids 21, 19 and 14) who stayed for 13 days towards the end of August. This was our first time in Hawaii and our first time renting through VRBO. We chose this unit after reading a number of very positive reviews and speaking with the owners. We are a bit picky and would spend the extra money if in doubt. Our understanding was that the unit was very clean and comfortable and that the resort, though a bit older, was very well maintained.
Happily, this is exactly the case. We had a great time and would definitely come back again. Michael (the owner) was a pleasure to deal with and very professional. He gave us a lot of tips and very easy to follow instructions about check-in, resort towel cards, parking etc. On arrival, everything was as expected. The unit is very clean and well maintained. We're a little bit obsessed with staying cool (actually cold) and the air conditioning was just right. The beds were comfortable. Our 6'2" 19 year-old slept fine on the better-than-average pull-out couch (sometimes these are a nightmare). Cable and wifi was top notch.
Washrooms were clean and showers worked great. The kitchen is well appointed and we used the high-end barbecues near the resort's tennis courts often.
The resort is very well maintained. A newer garden pool is great, though at times, a bit busy. The other pool, ocean front, is more traditional, but very nice as well. We were worried about the beach, which in some pictures looked almost non-existent and in some reviews was described as not overly impressive. It's a beach in Maui, meaning that it is inherently beautiful. There are other nearby beaches that of course are stunning. We spent most of the two weeks at Fleming and Slaughterhouse. There are beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards in the unit. I would suggest bringing your own beach towels for trips to other area beaches. We bought ours at Costco when we loaded up with groceries.
The restaurant in the resort is good for lunch. It is not as good as the Beach Club resort next door, a two minute walk.
It does not pretend to be a five star place. It is the best 3.5 you can imagine; very comfortable, well-equipped, everything worked. We were trying to get in Honua Kai (for a LOT more money), but, as it was last minute, we could not get a unit. So happy we found this. Definitely coming back."
Guest: David E.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: September 15, 2016