Not as advertised
first off whenn booking the owner asked me to not pay through vrbo, and to use paypal to save him money, he was friendly, which i obliged..that was a huge mistake. while papa bay is a nice rural private and quiet community of coffee growers and farmers, papas aloha is none of the above. the room we were given was clean but very small the space between the bed and the wall was barely enough to fit our suitcases. there is a huge family living there and you rooms are not private studios they are attached rooms with separate entry doors(you will hear everything going on on the other side of the wall). there was no real privacy. multiple teenage boys hawking lougies(green snot spitting) right outside the balcony door 5ft from where you are sitting. the drapes were translucent so you cant change freely or be naked. people everywhere, no quiet....generator humming away in the garage less than 20ft from your bed to charge the solar batteries, so no naps during the day. drumming and wrestling on the other side of the wall. more spitting and yelling. and the photos of the sunsets are not from the rental balcony. they are from the house balcony.rentals have no view. you will read reviews where they claim to have the real hawaii experience. there is nothing hawaiin about this place except it was built on hawaiin land.the cars for rent are their own, and are more expensive than the airport rentals. you get to share the kitchen , but there is never a time for you to be in it, there is always someone in there. it should be advertised as a homeshare, not a private studio...he called me every other day to check in for a week before we actually checked in. when we tried to call to let him know we would not be staying and to seek a resolution, he never called back. ever. after 3 days of trying to call and text with no return i disputed with visa over the charges.. he is still battling me. ..i was coming there to propose to my fiance, he assured me it was a great place..there is no way this place is private enough to pop the question...they still have never contacted...if booking here book through vrbo. at least then you are protected if its not for you. do not pay through paypal offsite. you will have no recourse. and the owner is very aware of that. there are almost 10 reviews here with 5star ratings, and no negatives..hmmm..just so happens they all sound very similar. you can rent an actual private, rural, quiet, studio for the same price somewhere else....
Peaceful & Rural Area With Beautiful Ocean Views, Just 30 Miles From Airport