Submitted: September 2, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
Just spent 10 days at the smaller Unit 1 - If you are looking for someplace basic to sleep and grab some breakfast and make a picnic lunch before taking off for the day, this might work for you. However, the unit needs lots of attention to fix things as minor as replacing broken outlet covers to replacing a non-functioning television as well as many other items that needed attention. The air conditioner was supposedly broken, but it turned out that the owner didn't want to pay to run the unit. We had to rely on the trade winds thru open windows and the ceiling fans [instructed to only run while in the unit] to cool the unit down
The owner was away during our stay and, unknown to us, so was the rental agent. The fill-in manager was great and went out of her way to try to make things right [Thank You Louise!!!], but without being able to reach the rental agent, things couldn't be fixed during our stay. The rental agent didn't get back onto the island for a week and responded to our e-mail on the 8th day of our stay and really didn't get anything fixed, we did receive a partial refund.
The neighborhood is quiet, unless the tenants in the other unit are noisy, as was the case during our stay. Most of the amenities [beach chairs, fans, bar area, and most of the back yard] are made available for Unit 2 while Unit 1 is relegated to a small area in the corner of the back yard [instructions I received from the rental agent]. Parking can be tight if the other tenants have more than one vehicle, have people over, or if there is a party in the neighborhood. The description says 3 people in Unit 1, but there are only two chairs around the kitchen table and no other chairs in the unit. There needs to be more instructions of how things work [rather than the litany of what NOT to do], like the internet access - works best in the back bedroom, but not so great in the kitchen/living area. There is a step up to the bedrooms and the shower has a deep step down, so this might not be good for someone with physical disabilities.
Easy access to the Kamehameha Highway makes getting around the island a snap - H2 and the Like Like Freeway are close. There is a nice Safeway down the Kam Highway in town as well as two drug stores and the Windward Mall.
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