We were very pleased with the friendliness of the staff at Kalama Heights. Our apartment was spacious and comfortably furnished although we noticed a few things we would put on our "wish list", such as although there were 2 closets in the bedroom we "wished" we had a dresser. We no sooner made mention of this and a dresser appeared in our bedroom.
We played pool in the spacious pool /game room, we entered into some of the available activities such as Karaoke, and we went to "Happy Hour". Although we were younger than most of the residents who live and vacation at Kalama Heights we thoroughly enjoyed the people and made several friends we are still in contact with.
The outdoor pool was a very pleasing temperature and the hot tub was large and inviting. The pool was never crowded and there are plenty of padded lounge chairs to relax on and tables and chairs to play cards or games at.
The grounds and gardens were well maintained.
The ocean is within sight, some rooms having a view and only about a 2 minute walk to a nice beach or a 15 minute drive to over a dozen beautiful beaches.
Meals are included. Keep in mind this is a retirement community so it is not a gourmet restaurant. We found the breakfasts to be very satisfactory, plenty of variety and enough to satisfy. We were never there at the mid day meal which is the largest meal of the day but we passed through and the aroma of the food was pleasing. The kitchen staff would however make us sandwiches to take to the beach for our lunches if we requested it and there was fruit for the taking also.The evening lighter meal was fairly good some of the time but heck one needs to go out to dinner on occasion when vacationing in Hawaii so there you go....if what is on the menu doesn't look that great visit a restaurant that night.
For the overall price we were pleased, we spent our days on the beaches and hiking and exploring returning in the afternoon to lay by the pool and we just wanted a clean, comfortable place to lay our heads at night, and that we got.
Again, I can't say enough nice things about the managers and office staff, very caring, personable people.
We hope to come again in 2014.