It's Like Staying with Family, but Nicer! Don't Search for Anymore Properties....this is the One!
From the very first contact with the owners, I received courteous, caring responses. Our flight from SFO was a nightmare and we had many delays. The owner kept in touch with me, even late into the evening. She even offered to come pick us up at the airport. She gave great advice about contacting the rental car company. I so appreciated the extra care and concern. We arrived at the rental one day late. I had read about the off the street parking, so it was not a big deal. We always had a space. It was perfect for our little car rental. I was impressed by the loft. It perfectly matched the pictures.There was even coffee and filters for our use. I never found the iron or ironing board, but didn't look too hard. I'm sure it would've been provided, if I'd asked. I'm glad it wasn't there because I don't want some careless person to burn the place down! Our deck was shared with the owners and the loft was right next door to them. At first, I worried about privacy, but I really never knew they were there. It was almost as if they retreat within their apartment to protect others' privacy. I enjoyed many mornings of coffee and staring at that perfect view. I only saw the other renters a few times and everyone was very nice. The kitchen had all we needed. I really only used the microwave. We ate out a lot. The kitchen is stocked with all dishes, bowls, utensils, etc. There is a hotplate and the electric skillet. The full-sized refrigerator was great. There is a full-sized grill that can be used. I loved the cleanliness of the unit. It had all we needed. The view is breathtaking! The bay is just so gorgeous. We didn't take advantage of the kayaks. The bay is quite shallow for quite a ways. Not good for swimming until you get to the drop off. I was too scared to go out there. We did just dip our faces in and snorkel in the shallows, but the "Conspicuous Sea Cucumbers" freaked me out. They're harmless, but looked like an octopus tentacle or weird snake. The Sand Bar is only about 30 min. by kayak. One reviewer mentioned all the stairs. There were stairs to get to the deck and entrance to the loft. Not steep at all. There's a small group of stairs to get to the large bedroom. There are a few stairs to get to the bathroom. And there are about two more steps up to the bathroom. I'm large and had no trouble. The place was perfect for the two of us. More than that, and someone's on a futon. It seems better for adults. I loved our stay! I will definitely return
Hawaii - The Unspoiled Oceanfront