I'm really surprised to see the very negative comment on this property. Sure, the houses could use a little bit of TLC, but they are clean and beautiful! When I stayed there last week (my second vacation on this property), I hardly saw any pest issues...sure there were some ants but I think the management has stepped up and resolved the problem. I don't think seeing a few ants and small geckos around the house can bring the rating so low.
Below are what I wrote for TripAdvisor: The good things about these amazing houses can be summarized into 1. Location, 2. House/Amenities, and 3. THE View.
1. Location: Situated few minutes’ WALK from the Baby Beach (great beach for kids) and all the restaurants/bars/stores in Lahaina downtown, the location is very convenient. Safeway/ Cannery Mall are also a couple of minutes’ drive away. If you are careful about the rocks in front of the house, you can have the luxury of snorkeling IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE!
2. House/Amenities: There are two houses on the property: one with 4 bedrooms and another with 3 bedrooms, both with a master bedroom with a balcony, a large living room, and a large kitchen. There's a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, outside shower (great after coming back from the beach) and a HAMMOCK outside! With five parking spaces, it's perfect for large family reunions/vacations! My family enjoyed cooking and having BBQ on the property. There is complimentary WIFI.
3. THE view: THE VIEW from the property is priceless...you should 1) see the picturesque view of the sun setting behind the island of Lanai.; 2) see the countless starts at night while you are in Jacuzzi; 3) Wake up in either Master bedrooms with the surreal sensation that you are floating on the ocean, as you can see the waves from the bed and hear the waves as well!
What could be the downside ... perhaps for picky individuals, carpets had some stains (but they had been cleaned), and some of the furniture/appliances/TV are worn out/ outdated. But compared to the above perks, I consider them to be minute problems. ACs are only in some of the bedrooms, but all the rooms get nice breeze and have ceiling fans: we never needed to turned on the ACs. This is not a luxury/modern property, but my family liked the simple, pleasant interior. I had a chance to meet the manager and apparently, the owners are replacing some of the older appliances/furniture and stained carpets over the next few months. I'm looking forward to going back!