We had a fabulous time! The house was great. It was four bedrooms with A/C in every bedroom plus the living room. In case you are unaware, most Hawaiian homes do not have central A/C so window units are common. It kept the rooms cool enough to sleep. The beds were comfortable in all the rooms. There are two bathrooms which was nice as we had six people in the house. There were lots of towels for the beach and toys too. The view from the front porch was terrific and we sat there often. Landlord is on-site but never bothers you. She responded quickly to any questions and was very friendly and pleasant. If we bring the family back we will definitely try to rent this house again.
It started with the owners there the day I checked in, until 6:30 pm cleaning and doing construction adding on to the back of the house and it went on pretty much the entire stay from 10:20 up to 6:30 pm doing laundry and construction, drilling and pounding. I indicated more than once that this was frustrating, that they should have let me know if they were going to be there at all let alone almost our entire vacation, or wondering if and when they would be there, which was not relaxing, nor fair, and really put a negative vibe over our stay. She said Mon, T and Fri, but I got there on a Wed, and they were there Wed, Th, Fri and a SUNDAY morning as well!! At the end, I asked for a partial rebate and was ignored. The comment "You're not going to be here during the daytime are you?" was mind boggling. We rented it for 24 hrs a day, not just the late evenings. Worst rental experience ever. Having said that, it was the most well stocked home I've ever rented, and I rent regularly. It was pretty clean, had everything you could want, and is as shown in the pictures. She was not cheap about paper products like some rentals are, It is showing some wear and tear, like one of the bathroom toilet replacement seats is too small for the bowl and was loose and the tub faucet leaked. Windward windows in the living room don't seal and have very limited window coverings so a hot wind blows in every day and heats up the house despite the # of room ac's and fans. The house is cool in the late evenings and early mornings, then gets warm to hot in the late mornings to afternoons. Three-4 (one she sometimes keeps closed for storage) bedrooms, (and whatever they are adding on which includes a tub) which include 2 soft and 2 hard beds, so comfortable beds and bedding and TV's for everyone. Roomy, comfortable house with a nice deck out front with a great view; the back patio and BBQ had construction stuff going on so really couldn't use it. It's close to stores and restaurants and within a reasonable drive of the North Shore or the airport (25-35 minutes depending on traffic.) Had it not been for the poor experience I had, the house itself would rate higher.
My family enjoy staying here. The owner is friendly, meet us at the house and give us a tour to the house, and show us the location of the store close by. The house have window AC units to every room, and provide pretty much everything you need for vacation.