Very charming, but with one big drawback
Submitted: December 31, 2010
Stayed: December 2010
This rental unit is exactly as described, and as such it is superb in many ways. It is located on a quite cul-de-sac just steps away from beautiful Kailua beach. The unit is spacious, nicely furnished and well-equipped. The owners, who live in the other half of this duplex, are friendly, courteous and eager to please. The single drawback -- and we found it to be a big one -- is that the rental unit's master bedroom is immediately (i.e., 8 feet) adjacent to a home whose owners engaged in loud, late-night, drunken brawls several of the days we were there. Since the rental unit is not air-conditioned (nor does it need to be from a comfort standpoint), it's necessary to keep the bedroom windows open to catch the breeze. The loud neighbors also keep their windows open, so when they are shouting at each other it's like you are living with them. The owners mentioned that this couple has been a "real problem" for the whole neighborhood, but their only suggestion for our relief was that we call the police if it got too bad -- not exactly the kind of thing one wants to get engaged in while on a vacation. My heart goes out to the owners because until it's resolved this situation seriously reduces the desirability of their well-located, lovely unit.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: The neighbors have moved and there is no longer anyone living in the small studio next door. So all is peaceful and quiet.
Helpful votes: 11/12
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