Great Vacation - loved Ko Olina and staying at the Fairways
THE MANAGEMENT: Most important to me as the renter is that the owner / manager was very honest, helpful, and trust worthy. I could not expect my interaction with him to be any more pleasant. THE LOCATION: Ko Olina was perfect for us. We loved the community, short golf cart drive to the coves, we could see fish and turtles each day in cove 2 (our favorite). We had thought about staying at the Disney Resort at Ko Olina. We visited it during our stay and felt thankful we opted for this condo instead of the Disney. Disney was a zoo and stressed us out just walking through it. We have a 3 year old and it would have been a challenge keeping an eye on him there. Plus, I did not like the Disney cove as much as cove #2. We also liked the location on Oahu near Kapolei so we were fairly close to the grocery stores; Costco; and some restaurants though we did most dinners at the condo. The only downside to Ko Olina is that it is on the far SW side of Oahu so if you want to visit Honolulu or Wakiki it is a decent drive, 30 min to an hour depending on traffic. THE COMPLEX: The complex was everything we expected; the pool was very nice (only used it 2-3 times when our 3 year old did not get enough swimming at the coves). We used the grills at the pool twice (they just bought new grills during our stay) and had dinner at the pool one evening. Toward the end of our stay we even made friends with some of the very nice neighbors and watched sunsets with them. We would all drive out on the golf carts to the point by the marina for a beautiful sunset. THE UNIT: The unit was very much as described. The pictures were on this website are very accurate and the condo was in very good condition. The condo was very well equipped with cookware; laundry soap, TP, etc. It is even very well stocked with some cooking basics (salt, veg oil, etc. likely some of that has accumulated from previous renters - we left a few). There were plenty of beach toys for our 3 yr old. There were a few small maintenance/preference issues with the unit: Our elderly parents found the sofa hard to get up off of; one toilet flushed kind of odd and needed a plunger (that was there) once or twice; and some of our group found the beds hard. SUMMARY: We would give the location, the manager, and dealing with the manager 5 stars. We would give the unit 4 stars. So we felt and averaged the rating up to 5 stars cause we were pleased with our decision to stay here and would do it again.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 2/2
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