3 Bedroom 4 Bath Home on the Ocean
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Loved our stay! Great views and location
The property was 100% accurate!
The house was perfect, great location
A great vacation spot!
We loved our stay at the ocean front cottage on Lawai Rd. Michael and Alison from Alekona Kauai (the rental agency) were terrific, and responded to any concerns immediately. A special shout out to their handyman, Mark, who cheerfully brought us a new propane tank for the outdoor BBQ in less than 5 minutes after receiving our call, saving our outdoor dinner.
As for the property itself, it is absolutely beautiful!!! We saw turtles swimming in the surf every day. The interior is tastefully decorated, the beds are nice, as are the towels and linens.
We would give it 5 stars if the cottage had air conditioning. To be fair: we visited in August, and the high temperature was 90 degrees, with some humidity. It was fine if you left the front and back doors open to let the trade winds blow through. But, this wasn't a viable option at night, because we'd be letting mosquitos (although there aren't too many in the area) fly in. We had to sleep on top of the sheets a few times. My recommendation would be that the owners install new, higher-power ceiling fans (the existing ones BARELY move the air, even on the highest setting), and that they also provide additional window fans.
Overall, though, we would highly recommend this property. It's a terrific option for 3 couples (as opposed to three hotel rooms), and the full kitchen allows you to save a ton of money by BBQing and enjoying cocktails from the absolutely stunning backyard. We literally laughed out loud when we walked in, because it was SO beautiful!!
P.S. After talking to other locals, we learned that there aren't many private homes with air conditioning on the island. And to be fair - it wouldn't have been an issue if the temperature was closer to 80 degrees.
Great house with lots of space.
The house was great and we had a nice time on the island. The kitchen was lacking in staples, such as salt, pepper, olive oil (in all the vrbo rentals I’ve stayed in, there are always staples left from previous tenants, but in this house, everything is completely cleaned out.). There’s no swimming, snorkeling in the water in front of the house (pretty rough), and no sand (just lava rock), but the yard is lovely. The rooms are large and very comfortable with everything nicely appointed. The house is layed out perfectly for large groups and families.
Beautiful rustic oceanfront home!!
We had a wonderful stay with our family of 6 and wished we could have stayed another few days at least! This home is roomy and homey and you can't beat the location. The coastline off the backyard is rocky but there are some nice beaches nearby. Keep in mind this side of the island has lots of volcanic rock at the coastline. The waves can be intense at times with strong currents. There are many nice eating places in this area and we were glad we had a car to travel around the Island. We had a couple problems at the beginning of our stay but Michael was responsive and things were handled fairly quickly. We would definitely stay here again if we return to Kauai.
Gorgeous view and location but shabby around the edges for the price
We came here for a family trip with my parents and two young children. The house is absolutely gorgeous and well laid-out for multiple families. There are three master bedroom suites with huge bathrooms and reading nooks big enough for someone to sleep in. The house could easily sleep 10. You can’t beat the oceanfront view and the decor is elegant and stylish. You felt like you were on a boat when looking outside.
Even though it rained a lot during our stay, we enjoyed hanging out inside and on the lanai when the weather was bad. We also loved using the membership at the athletic club, which was included with the price.Great bonus for kids. Kids loved the water slide and adults loved the classes.
Cons: for the high price, we expected a better equipped kitchen and a better maintained property. We often ran out of essential supplies (I.e., paper towels and soap) and several lightbulbs were out when we arrived. When we did contact the management, however, they were responsive and professional.
Overall, it was an excellent stay and would recommend the property for other big groups. The house is especially great for young kids— you can easily fit a crib in the massive bathrooms and everything is one level. Its expensive but we enjoyed our stay.