Disappointing... Not worth the extra cost.
Based on what I could see from the online photos (and a near 5 star review at the time of booking), I decided to spend a little more money and stay at what looked like a nicer "new" and "clean" condo than the other cheaper/smaller/older-looking condos on the resort. I hate to leave a bad review, but I ended up feeling mislead and disappointed. The unit was advertised as "Clean New Rental" and they charged a relatively large cleaning fee for the small condo. Therefore, I would expect the unit to be dusted and for cob webs to be cleared, but it was not. The laundry area, in particular, looked as if it had never been cleaned; very dusty and dirty. We also saw a cockroach run across the kitchen floor, but I've heard that is fairly common for Hawaii. The refrigerator and freezer were dirty; they clearly hadn't been wiped down in a while. Kitchen appliances were very old/dated. Both air conditioning units had a light indicating that the filters were dirty or needed to be replaced. They both still seemed to operate OK, but were very loud. The one in the bedroom would turn on and off throughout the night and woke me up several times (and I am more of a heavy sleeper). In addition, the front screen door had a rip in it,it didn't really close all the way, and it wasn't secure anyway, so leaving the door open during the night isn't really an option. We noticed a musty/moldy/mildew smell as soon as we walked in. It appeared that the cause of this smell was from a poorly repaired leak from the unit above which damaged the ceiling drywall in this unit. It looked like someone attempted to repair this by patching with new drywall and plaster, but not actually fixing the leak from above. Curtains in the bedroom were thin and had holes ripped in them. The advertised new bathroom remodel was sloppy at best. The bed was comfortable; very soft. The advertised "sofa with pull out bed" was really just a futon, not an actual pull out sofa bed. Nice flat screen HDTV with satellite; worked great. WIFI worked fine. Some leftover bathroom supplies were provided. This unit is at the back of the resort looking at the highway. For the price I paid, this property did not meet my expectations; I would not stay here again at this price. It would not have been much more to stay at the resort/hotel and get a nicer and cleaner room with an ocean view.
New clean listing!!!