Great simple cozy House from Lovely Waimanalo
My wife and I loved being here in May 2011 (We are in our 30s). We were in town for a family reunion/getaway and didn't want to do the whole Waikiki thing. So we were looking for a place near Waimanalo but still close to the main attractions and family. We found this home to be just right. The room we stayed in was on the bottom floor and had a separate keyed, entrance, separate bath, sizeable closet, two twin beds in a separate room and a full-size in another room. It also had a small loveseat and a flatscreen TV in the room with the queen size bed. It had a chest of drawers and large mirrors too. The queen bed had two side-tables, small reading lights. The room had a sliding glass door that led to a semi-private lanai. The kitchen was recently updated, and is shared by all guests and the caretakers. But there is also a small refrigerator in the room that we used. We didn't really use the kitchen as we ate with family or ate out but it was stocked with all the necessary utensils and wares. The hot tub was right outside our window and was clean and warm and lovely to relax in after a long day at the beach. The bed was comfortable and the sheets and comforter were clean as were the towels. It had a small space A/C that we used when it got too hot and it cooled down the rooms fairly quickly and effectively. The main caretaker was a college-age, single guy from Austria or Germany, and was there with friends who are all apparently working on finishing remodeling the home. They were so quiet and polite and made us feel welcome. We had no issues with them. The owner was easy to work with and very polite and friendly as we made reservations over the phone. Minor repairs needed were an electric plug in the bathroom that didn't function, a missing/broken toilet paper holder and a faucet that needed updating and was showing its age, but those things were minor. They have a coin-operated washer and dryer for $1 each load. The place is literally feet from the beach and near several small stores. Safe parking is free on the street. Also, this home seemed to be a work in progress, and renovations are still being made. But there was no construction noise or anything going on regularly, and certainly not at night or early morning. We loved it. If you are looking for the Waikiki hotel scene, this place—as with many other vacation homes, will not likely suit you. But we were pleasantly surprised and plan to be back with our children next time.
Families with Teenagers,
Helpful votes: 7/7
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