We would not rent this condo again
We stayed at this condominium from 11-9-13 to 11-19-13.
We would not rent this condo again.
The condo condition did not match the owner's description.
Owners description: "Completely remodeled, with travertine flooring and countertops, new cabinets, appliances, furniture, new everything and only 30 feet from the ocean and steps to the sand beach!!!!"
The location of the Kona Reef is great –close to shops and oceanfront. The condo, however, was not like the owner's description. It was not all new or newly remodeled. The unit was worn and probably updated years ago. (The built-in microwave was dated 2003.) There was rust on the air conditioner and living room ceiling fan. The bedroom ceiling fan only worked on "high" and was noisy, so we couldn't sleep with the fan running. The kitchen sink was obviously old with scratches. The kitchen floor was stained and pitted in places. Base molding and ceiling were stained.
The condo was not cleaned very well. There was mold in the refrigerator door seal and on bathroom caulk, dirt on the floor between the refrigerator and cabinet, and dirt along the baseboards. The living room fan had gunk on it.
The condo was located on the ground level floor. There is about a 3 foot wide path right in front of the lanai, between the lanai and a rock wall, that residents of the condos used as a pathway. We had people continually walking directly in front of the lanai either to visit other residents or as a path to the pool and barbeque area. We like our privacy, so this was not very relaxing.
If you decide to rent this condo, just be aware that the condo is average at best, not new, and that people could be traipsing back and forth right in front of your lanai.
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feed back, We have checked with the management and they still list our unit as a hightly ungraded unit and a "A" rating, we understand everybody has a different option and we respect that, we have asked the management to look at the house cleaning that was done prior to your visit if needed do a complete spring cleaning.
My sister was there prior to your visit also said that there was rust in the airconditioner and yes we are 30ft from the ocean and rust is part of living on so close, the airconditioning unit is outside and open to the sea spray.
We have asked our maintance to check the fan in the bedroom and if needed replace it.
Mahalo for the feedback we will be there in April and replace anything else that it needs this is our home away from home and we also like a clean and fresh place to go.
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