We Would Rent Again
Submitted: December 8, 2012
Stayed: November 2012
We stayed in the unit after the Thanksgiving holiday for a week and would stay in it again as well as recommend it. We found the unit, as well as the Sands of Kahuna (SOK) property, well maintained. The unit was well stocked with all the sundries needed for a comfortable stay.
The fans were in working order and there is excellent airflow from the ocean through the unit out to the internal courtyard where the main door opens up to (certain doors have louvers which will allow air when closed) there is a window by the door which can be left open to achieve that flow. The closeness to the ocean provides a warm white background noise which to us snow lovers sounds like a wind storm picking up in intensity as the waves roll onto the beach and was very comforting. We kept with the open air flowing for the whole week and didn’t have to touch the air conditioning unit.
Having stopped off at Costco close to the airport before arriving we were well stocked and used the SOK properties bbq grill, but also cooked a majority of our meals in the unit via the stove and microwave from the refrigerator of Costco goodies.
The other reviewer commented on the sliding multi-door which separates the master bedroom from the living area with the TV. That to me should be disclosed, not because it’s a drawback, but because it is truly a feature. When loading or unloading the whole room is available as it being opened and when it is time to sleep, it can be slid closed and while the kids watch the TV; the background noise of the ocean and its being closed completely mask the TV being watched! I loved it.
We did find a couple of nuance things which I think are normal for any vacation rental and I have raised them with the owner as a heads up and frankly don’t belong in this review due to the trivialities of them. As an aside I was able to plug my travel router (DLink 505) into the wired Cisco router there in the unit via Ethernet and all my wifi devices/laptops were able to connect seamlessly so the speed of the connection at the modem (cable) which was fast enough to do work when needed via the internet.
The views are amazing and if you are looking for a beachfront location, from the six floor with its view of Molokai and Lanai are worth the price of admission while you can see the kids on the beach below. The owner has owned it for over twenty years and is one of the first users of VRBO, so that speaks volumes.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! I appreciate your good words.
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