Great location....needs a few tweaks.
Submitted: March 16, 2013
Stayed: January 2013
On the basis of location, this condo does not disappoint. The view from the ground level lanai across the lawn and fish ponds to the ocean is superb. The entire complex is extremely well cared for and private and quiet. Some days there was no one at the beautiful adjacent pool area which has 2 pools, hot tub, lounge area and bar-b-ques. Registering through the Mauna Lani Hotel, which is next door gave us access to the beach chairs, fitness centre with lap pool and tennis courts, classes at the hotel such as yoga under the Milo tree every morning ( for a fee) A newspaper was delivered each morning. Very nice. There were plenty of towels in the condo as well as lots of live orchids. The building is well built and still has all the original finishings of the 1980's, which are good, however some things need updating....such as the carpet, which is getting pretty tired and stained. The furniture and beds are comfortable.
There are no beach chairs, mats, beach towels or coolers to use when exploring the island. I would think these would be almost a necessity.
Also, to my amazement, there are no extra sheets(!). I was instructed by Phil the property manager to contact the hotel about this and was informed that there would be a charge of around $70 for sheets to use. Yikes! I refused on principle. We stayed here for a month, so one set was an issue when laundering was necessary. For a few dollars and a trip to Costco all of the above could be supplied to make things more pleasant.
The main television is fairly small.
There is an endless parade of teeny ants through the kitchen but there are oodles of kitchen dishes, pots and pans, etc. However there are no condiments or any other miscellaneous groceries or sunscreens etc. left by other guests aside from salt and pepper. The cupboards are bare!
Yes, this unit should have some things added and is in need of some updating and a little TLC but the grounds and the entire area is very beautiful. The property has lots to offer in walking trails along the beach going both north and south. The grocery store at the shopping plaza at the traffic circle is great. Tommy Bahamas restaurant is very good. The Musiquarium restaurant up the road is magical. This was a good place for us to be to explore the island.
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