House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great for 2 people, near the beach
Great for 2 people. Near the beach (but you have to walk along the road for a little bit). Clean place, great host.
This place is magic
Haena the place to be, wonderful vacation. Very romantic place close to the beach. This house is perfect for a couple or small family.
OK - View Not as Advertised
Let me start by saying that this is a lovely home. It was, up-to-date, clean, and it was only about a 7-minute walk to the nearest beach. We appreciated the beach chairs and cooler that was provided. The games and puzzles offered were also a nice touch.
One of the major downsides of this home is that it is VERY close to another home located on the same property. If someone so much as coughs in the other home, you can hear it - especially since there's no way to close out the noise from the windows. The windows are screens with shutters that can be opened and closed. We were lucky that the family that stayed in the other home for the majority of our time there was incredibly quiet. However, I could see how this could end up being real nuisance if we hadn't gotten so lucky.
One of the main reasons we chose this home over others was for the view from the balcony off of the bedroom shown in the photos within the listing. We were very disappointed when we arrived and saw that the view was not at all as advertised. This photo in the listing must be old, as the view is now at least 80% blocked by overgrown foliage.
We were surprised to find that although the kitchen is quite large, it's somewhat lacking in kitchen equipment, and only salt pepper, and a small amount of olive oil is provided for cooking. While I didn't dock my rating for this, I think it's worth noting. Most VRBOs with a full kitchen tend to offer a variety of spices as a courtesy.
We contacted the owner in advance of our arrival, requesting a late check out due to our flight time. We never received a response, even after following up. There was a mudslide that blocked our exit the day we needed to leave. Even then (after contacting the owner yet again), we still did not receive a response about whether we had to leave the rental by the check out time or not. We finally got ahold of someone else through another number that morning though. The lack of communication was frustrating.
Overall, it's certainly a nice place in a good location, but for the price, I think there are better options available. I don't think I would stay here again.
This was an unfortunate time with the mud slide. All communitiation was knocked out. If you look at past reviews, you can see we have very fast response times. We are not a management company. We own the property. We were cut off, but did get emergency responders there, which was not mentioind.
We enjoyed the property and the home!
No closeable windows mean you can hear everything going on in the 6 or so units within 60 feet or so. Windows super dirty, no wipe downs on fixtures, window openings. A rodent turd next to the sink. Coffee maker present but no filters. Cheap dollar store utensils and lacking many staples of VRBO's I have stayed in. Must have been the rats nibbling off the sea almonds and banging off the roof ALL NIGHT LONG. Romantic?
Worst sleep in a long time. The road is not safe to walk on either, dark, no shoulder in places and speeders. No thanks even for a free night if I rented again
This could not be more false. Just read the other reviews. We are the most reviewed house on the island. All our windows can close. Yes there are other houses close by, but that is Haena. It is the most local spot on the island where everyone is respectful of others. There are many false statements in this review. Our pots and pans are top of the line, for cooking. We don't have rats, and have never heard of Sea Almonds. The coffee make doesnt use paper filters, It has a screen filter, like most coffee makers. This travel said they would give us a bad review if we didn't give them a huge discount. As you can see compared to 98% of our reviews, this one is way off base. This person was trying to get a free trip out of us.
Great house! Great Vacation
Love this property - have had the pleasure of staying in both houses on this property.
Love it here!!
Tour Kauai by helicopter and see the beauty of the island from a unique perspective that will take your breath away.