Kauhale Makai/Village by the Sea Condo
I spent two weeks in this condo. I have stayed at Kauhale Makai many times & find the parking lot side to be much quieter than the interior rooms facing the courtyard. The courtyard is noisy as the sound just bounces off the two buildings. People swimming, cooking on the bbq, etc. do not realize how the noise travels to all the condos and spoils the enjoyment of sitting out on the lanai. The MINIMAL amount of cars starting up should not disturb anyone on the parking lot side & most people are very courteous to be as quiet as possible. The owner is very helpful and always responds to messages. The condo carpeting is not the best & I must agree with other comments it needs replacing or tile put in for ease of cleaning with a nice area rug in front of the sofa. I doubt cleaning will do the job....someone has stained the carpet and it is a shame people do not take care other's property when renting. The kitchen has a lot of pots/pans, dishes, silverware, cutting knives, blender, ricer, toaster, coffee pot. It would help to have a strainer for pasta and some casserole dishes along with a few storage containers for leftovers. I like to cook and occasionally go out to eat. I have lived on the island & now visit a number of times a year ...so I plan on returning to this condo. A new internet system was installed prior to my visit & is excellent....no problems whatsoever. There are two plumeria trees right outside the lanai & I personally enjoyed the "privacy" on the lanai. You could see the ocean just fine. I agree if you want a better view, go up one floor to floor #3 if that's your thing to do.....where the view is not blocked that much.....but if you enjoy privacy, & not having people look up at you like many other lanai's on the property, this is it! I'd like to see a little table on the lanai than just 2 chairs so you can sit out and drink your coffee in the mornings or have a nice lunch/dinner. The shower was awesome, bed wonderful and minimal ocean supplies. Condo is close to the elevator for carrying groceries from car. The condo has white walls throughout & would be nice with some warm colors on the walls, but duable as is. The interior atrium to enter condo is nice & quiet. The central air is wonderful to have versus a window unit, one of the main reasons I stay at Kauhale Makai. All in all I will stay in this condo again on my next visit if available. Aloha and Mahalo to Michael.
Breathtaking Clear Ocean View, Incredible Value