Oceanfront cottage not as expected
We really thought we were getting a more handicapped friendly place, I was able to cope, but given we had no other choices, made the best of it. we could be in the purple house – which now we were told only had a kitchen dry sink- instead it had NO sink! According to Wikipedia “The dry sink is a basin that is not connected with a plumbing system.” (that means no sink unless going down the steps to the outside to wash dishes counts) – and could use the other cottage for four days – but would have to move back and forth. The cottage that we thought was originally contracted had somehow disappeared from the picture. It was no longer a viable space for us to use for our week’s stay. The two (2) cottages that we did stay in never had more than three (3) minutes of hot water. In the two of three cottages we occupied, many of the simple things one looks for in a “furnished kitchen” were missing, sugar and a cutting board being glaring examples. Brooms and dustpans appeared toward the end of our stay. Instead of shampoo, we only had hair conditioner provided. We had TV and “dish service” but no clue as to what channels were available or how to find the dish guide channel. We had GREAT wireless Internet in the “full sink” cottage, but due to the router location, only a few spots in the “sink-less” cottage had more that a single service bar. The listing talked about a shared grill, but we could find no outdoor lighting for it, nor was there a fire starter or anything to light (Grill tools and starter fluid showed up the last three days we were there stowed near the washing machine.) As an added attraction, the laminate flooring was bubbling up, creating a tripping hazard. The watered dish soap was no thrill either. To sum up, Andre is a nice guy, he tries really hard, but we will not deal with him again. The cottages are going to be really nice once he gets them stocked better, get more air circulating in them, and figures out the dry sink situation. Despite all these problems, we had a good stay, without the issues able,, it would have been GREAT! Oh well......

June 2013
Nice, Big House near Kalapana Lava Flow & Kapoho/Kehena Beach !
Nice, Big House near Kalapana Lava Flow & Kapoho/Kehena Beach !
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