"We stayed 8 nights at this well-appointed and resort-type property, which had great views of the pools below (mostly the lap pool, which was prettier than it sounds), lagoon 3 (of 4) in front of the neighboring Marriott Beach Club resort, and the ocean beyond, with palm trees scattered throughout. We arrived during the last week of May, a little pre-summer season, and it was pretty quiet. The 3-bedroom very easily accommodated our family of 5 (two adults, two pre-teen boys, one older adult) with three bathrooms, a large lanai, and plenty of couch seating in the open floorplan living/ dining/ kitchen. The dishwasher and washer/dryer were appreciated, and the kitchen had everything we needed. The master suite was very nice and private, and each room had ample closet space. There were two large bath tubs, two walk-in showers, and a large closet full of various beach toys and equipment including boogie boards and snorkel gear, plus a cooler for day trips. The fitness center is good with some serious a/c. There were also several beach towels in the master bath cabinet for guest use. We found it lacking nothing, and was always a welcome place to come back to in the afternoon after a busy morning and day out. Despite being a somewhat isolated resort area (if you call being within walking distance of the Aulani, Marriott and Four Seasons isolated!), Oahu attractions weren't far--all within 90 minutes at most--30ish minutes to Honolulu, 20 to Pearl Harbor. Freeway access is within a 3 minute drive. Right up the street is a small shopping center with some stores, a great little hair salon (Hello Gorgeous!) if you couldn't squeeze a cut in before vacation, and a variety of dining options--a lively American-style bar/ restaurant, a pizza/ pasta place, sushi, Mexican, coffee shop/ bakery, ice cream shop and a decently - stocked grocery store that had a good deli and wine/beer/spirits, to take back to the Beach Villa. Plus spam masubi!
Our emails with Thu were helpful and pleasant, and we enjoyed Patrick Park who was very informative and cordial upon our arrival. There are some HOA rules to follow (no beachwear or towels on the lanai, quiet in the lap pool, parking guidelines)--though those weren't a big deal.
We found this to be a peaceful resort alternative to Waikiki with just enough liveliness if you're seeking that. The lagoons are calm and excellent for children. Some snorkeling opportunities, too. We would recommend this unit & resort!"
Guest: Peter Z.
Date of Stay: May 2016
Review Submitted: June 10, 2016