Great place for the family!
No surprises here - everything you read about on the site as well as in the more recent reviews are true (and the carpets were in fact very clean and we found no funny smells!). The photos show you what you get.
Clean, spacious and well-stocked with "starter" items such as spices, toilet paper, dishwashing detergent, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, paper towels. Even had things we didn't expect like a mini-cooler, beach chairs, plastic food storage containers, saran wrap, tin foil, coffee filters, beach towels, beach mats, some beach toys for kids -- things you need but not necessarily want to bring with you or buy! Great collection of books (of all sorts including birds and plants of Hawaii books), DVDs, VHS tapes for all ages. Kitchen was well stocked with dishes, knives (and a knife sharpener if needed), even a rice cooker! Loved the 3rd floor aspect of the unit and the loft as it made the place feel bigger and airier (but there is no elevator - only stairs). Can get a little noisy if sleeping in the 2nd bedroom or in the loft as it backs onto busy Ali'i Drive but we got used to it. Yes, daily there are maintenance people outside tidying up the property with leaf blowers but it never lasted long and didn't bother us. There were 4 adults and 3 kids under the age of 3 staying there and there was plenty of room! We enjoyed going to the pool every afternoon. Great lanai for watching sunsets everyday!
Dealing with the property management company was straightforward. The only trouble we had was getting through the gate into the property when we arrived as we weren't given the gate code. And the dryer in the unit makes a high squeaky noise majority of the time when on.
Other than that, highly recommend it for the convenience to places e.g. walking distance to the Keauhou Shopping centre - grocery store, restaurants, drug store, movie theatre; short walk to Kahalu'u Beach (excellent snorkeling spot); fairly short drive to Kailua to the north as well as Honaunau to the south. Good location to get to white sandy beaches north of Kailua as well as some great snorkeling spots southwards.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
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