As lovely as promised
We chose this particular unit for a long-awaited Kauai vacation for 3 reasons: the terrific price, the sweeping ocean view from the condo, and the fact that it comfortably sleeps 5 adults. I would return in a second. The lanai and kitchen (which are adjacent to one another) boast huge ocean views, from which we saw whales almost daily. The master bedroom is extremely large, and has a second lanai and an en suite bathroom. The loft bedroom easily fit two queen-sized beds. I loved many things about this unit, including the washer/dryer (awfully nice to go home without a suitcase of dirty beach clothes), the peace and quiet (it's located on the third, top floor...we never heard any noise from the units below or around us), and the large ocean-facing lanai (complete with table and chairs). We opted for a mid-week cleaning, which was only $55 and well worth the money. The condo looked pristine both when we checked in, as well as after the mid-week cleaning (new towels and linens, kitchen tidied, floor spotless). There are 2 large grills available for guest use, both of which are extremely clean and located under a roofed gazebo - which we were glad of, since it rained on several of our days at the Cliffs. The pool area is nicely divided up, so that families with children and adults without children can all fully enjoy it. Many extras are offered with this condo, including boogie boards, beach chairs and a cooler (which we used every single day). The only thing we lacked at the condo was a cookie sheet. Guidebooks left by the owners and previous guests were extremely helpful!
One side note: a huge positive to this place was the upfront price, with no hidden fees. While looking for Hawaii rentals, we found that 2- and 3-bedroom condos often list a price for 2 adults, then say something like "$30 for any guests over 2, per person, per night." That seemed a little outrageous to me, seeing as how a multiple-bedroom condo is probably going to be used by more than 2 people. With this condo, we were quoted a price, and no extra fees were added. We also felt that Mary and Joel were very responsive to our questions: they even answered the phone on the day we flew out to Hawaii, after our flight was cancelled in Chicago and we discovered that we'd be arriving at nearly midnight. We were so appreciative of their help, as Joel provided directives to meet security in order to obtain our condo key for the late-night arrival.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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