"Irene's condo is lovely! The decorating is well thought out and beautiful as you can see in the photos. Everything is spotless as well. Anything we could need was provided.
Irene is very easy to work with. She sent us all the information we needed such as how to get there from the airport, accessing keys, check in/check out procedures, property rules and security. Any questions were addressed.
The property is right on the beach. You can hop in the elevator (or take the stairs) and walk around through the grassy park-like setting and onto the beach. Swim in water protected by a reef, never very deep and pretty calm. Tender footers may want to bring swim shoes as, like much of Hawai'ian beaches I've been on, there is some rocks in the water away from the shore - I didn't use any, but my husband did. There is also an outside place to hose down yourself and your beach things so sand isn't being tracked all over the interior of the complex.
If we needed, or wanted, anything we could find it in close proximity. Groceries, drug store, meals.... just about anything.
Internet and cell service was great. We never turned the tv on, so have to rely on other renters comments about that.
Slept with the patio door and windows open for the breeze and sounds of the waves.
Security is good on the property. Keys and electronic tabs for units and elevators. Security staff at night, and I'd see them walking the property, not just sitting in a shack.
We did not use the bus system, but there is a stop right outside that we saw people using regularly.
This is not a big island. Everything is relatively close by. :-)
This is listed with a partial ocean view and it is. But it is a nice straight on view from your lanai and from inside the condo, just not a complete up and down the beach view. I worked for a hotel chain many years ago, and their description of an ocean view sometimes included if you had to lean out and look to the side from your - hey, you could see the ocean, right? Not here, you can sit at the breakfast bar or on the couch and look straight out at the ocean .
I don't think you could find a prettier, cleaner place, right on the beach for a better price."
Guest: Jean M.
Date of Stay: April 2017
Review Submitted: April 6, 2017