"Aloha! We stayed at Velzyland 5 nights with 12 people in August 2016.
Inviting, comfy, relaxing. Kelly/owner is very friendly/easy going, was always reachable/responsive, made preplanning stress free. Property is located away from (but still not that far to drive to) hustle/bustle of downtown, yet close to market, eateries, hiking trails, local sites, gorgeous soft sand beaches (walking distance). It is on the “other side of the island” (in comparison to the airport), but for perspective, it is about an hour drive away from Diamond Head - still pretty close to anything else on the island!
Downstairs: Kitchen very spacious, stocked with basic necessities, ceiling fan, huge island with cooktop and enough space to serve food, open to dining/living rooms. Dining area comfortable and centrally located next to kitchen/living rooms. Living room also has ceiling fan and TV (we only watched due to Olympics). There is a master suite and 3 bedrooms. 2 of the bedrooms (queens) can sleep 2 people/ea – both very quaint. 3rd room has cool queen/full bunk over bunk, can sleep 4 people comfortably. Also 2 full baths, more than enough for our group size. Master suite is big – huge, comfy bed, walk in closet, dining/work area w/ table/two chairs, countertop w/ sink, which is in addition to master bath, sliding door facing patio.
Upstairs: Indoor stairs lead to apartment (can be rented separately, also has separate entrance on outside). Apartment perfect for 4 people, comes w/ 2 bedrooms and full bath, kitchen equipped w/ basics, living/dining room combo, fans in all rooms, tons of windows and sliding doors. We had space opened up during entire stay to enjoy perfect island breeze. Cute and perfect to rent for a couple or 2.
Outside: BBQ used nightly, located in patio with dining set. Garage pretty big, comes w/ washer/dryer (very durable, used almost daily), ping pong table. Property boasts lush tropical trees/plants. Ample parking space on driveway, street was quiet, friendly neighbors.
At Velzyland everything was very clean, relaxing and inviting. We would definitely stay here again when we come back to Oahu and highly recommend for anyone if they want a place that is away from the crowds and close to awesome beaches. I felt right at home here!
Tip: Have a large group and plan to stay a while? Make a food shopping stop before heading to the property. Costco/Walmart are centrally located in the middle of the island.
Mahalo, Kelly, for your hospitality!!!"
Guest: Suzie H.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 24, 2016