Guest Reviews

Reviewed: Jun 24, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from VRBO on 6/20/19 for Kuhio Shores 201 --- Amazing apartment Kuhio Shores is a well-kept building just minutes away from Poipu. The apartment is a corner unit at the second floor with the road on the left and the ocean on the right. We had no problem with the traffic noise (we could barely hear the cars passing by), and we always kept the windows open of the lanai for the beautiful sound of the waves. The house is very well organized with many technological gadgets (a Sonos speaker to play your holiday music too!), fast internet, all possible household appliances, beach gear and beach towels. If you plan to cook, the kitchen is well equipped and local coffee and condiments are also available with a really nice welcome package. The apartment and the building are kept with care in an commendable way. A round of applause to the people who are taking care of this building! We are going to have beautiful memories of this place, highly recommended!
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Guest review taken from VRBO on 6/20/19 for Kuhio Shores 201 --- Amazing apartment Kuhio Shores is a well-kept building just minutes away from Poipu. The apartment is a corner unit at the second floor with the road on the left and the ocean on the right. We had no problem with the traffic noise (we could barely hear the cars passing by), and we always kept the windows open of the lanai for the beautiful sound of the waves. The house is very well organized with many technological gadgets (a Sonos speaker to play your holiday music too!), fast internet, all possible household appliances, beach gear and beach towels. If you plan to cook, the kitchen is well equipped and local coffee and condiments are also available with a really nice welcome package. The apartment and the building are kept with care in an commendable way. A round of applause to the people who are taking care of this building! We are going to have beautiful memories of this place, highly recommended!
View Property: KUHIO SHORES 201
Reviewed: Jun 24, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/22/19 for Whalers Cove 230 --- We absolutely loved our time in Whaler's cove 230! Everything was perfect! We especially loved all the thoughtful gifts they left for us and also the abundance of laundry and dish detergent for the dishwasher. That is so unusual for a rental. We couldn't have asked for a better location or better experience. When we arrived, we were met with fresh eggs and sausage, a pineapple and mango, several Hawaiian snacks, a coloring book, bubbles, a game for the kids, coffee, a reusable shopping bag and more. The condo is in a great location overlooking the pool and water. The condo is on the third floor but there is an elevator that makes getting luggage up to the room a breeze. The pool is beautifully lit at night and my children thought it was magical. We enjoyed watching the sea turtles from the lanai! We spent the majority of our time at the condo on the lanai enjoying the ocean view and the sound of the waves. It is spacious and well furnished. It was the perfect spot for my yoga practice while we were there. We also enjoyed watching the parakeets roost each night from the lanai. The bedroom with two beds has an AC unit and that was very welcome as that room doesn't seem like it would stay cool otherwise as it's only windows face the road. The rest of the condo does not have AC but doesn't really need it. With the fans in the master bedroom and the trade winds constantly blowing through, we were just fine without AC. We were glad to find that even though we left the windows open during our entire stay, the condo never felt wet like other places we have stayed on the island. We were very happy to have a washer and dryer in the condo. That made doing laundry throughout our stay much easier. We loved that they provided a cooler. We took it with us everyday for all of our different adventures. Two beach chairs, a beach umbrella, and a boogie board were provided. The beach chairs are very nice quality. We also loved that they provided 6 beach towels. We have stayed at other units that were not as generous with the beach towels. The linens were also nice and (Website hidden by Airbnb) moldy smelling towels thank goodness. Make sure to go down the steps in the parking lot to the little turtle cove. We saw so many turtles up close there every single day. Sunset was the best time to enjoy that space. So many turtles everywhere!!! I highly recommend this unit and will definitely stay here again next time we visit the island with our children!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/22/19 for Whalers Cove 230 --- We absolutely loved our time in Whaler's cove 230! Everything was perfect! We especially loved all the thoughtful gifts they left for us and also the abundance of laundry and dish detergent for the dishwasher. That is so unusual for a rental. We couldn't have asked for a better location or better experience. When we arrived, we were met with fresh eggs and sausage, a pineapple and mango, several Hawaiian snacks, a coloring book, bubbles, a game for the kids, coffee, a reusable shopping bag and more. The condo is in a great location overlooking the pool and water. The condo is on the third floor but there is an elevator that makes getting luggage up to the room a breeze. The pool is beautifully lit at night and my children thought it was magical. We enjoyed watching the sea turtles from the lanai! We spent the majority of our time at the condo on the lanai enjoying the ocean view and the sound of the waves. It is spacious and well furnished. It was the perfect spot for my yoga practice while we were there. We also enjoyed watching the parakeets roost each night from the lanai. The bedroom with two beds has an AC unit and that was very welcome as that room doesn't seem like it would stay cool otherwise as it's only windows face the road. The rest of the condo does not have AC but doesn't really need it. With the fans in the master bedroom and the trade winds constantly blowing through, we were just fine without AC. We were glad to find that even though we left the windows open during our entire stay, the condo never felt wet like other places we have stayed on the island. We were very happy to have a washer and dryer in the condo. That made doing laundry throughout our stay much easier. We loved that they provided a cooler. We took it with us everyday for all of our different adventures. Two beach chairs, a beach umbrella, and a boogie board were provided. The beach chairs are very nice quality. We also loved that they provided 6 beach towels. We have stayed at other units that were not as generous with the beach towels. The linens were also nice and (Website hidden by Airbnb) moldy smelling towels thank goodness. Make sure to go down the steps in the parking lot to the little turtle cove. We saw so many turtles up close there every single day. Sunset was the best time to enjoy that space. So many turtles everywhere!!! I highly recommend this unit and will definitely stay here again next time we visit the island with our children!
View Property: WHALERS COVE 230
Reviewed: Jun 23, 2019
Property Manager
All pleasant. We had all the information we needed throughout the stay. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Anthony!!
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Great home in a beautiful location. Close to beach, restaurants, and shopping. Having access to the resort pool, fitness center, and other amenities was also very nice, although this is an extra charge. Worth it though. Wonderful stay overall. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Anthony!! There was actually no charge for the Poipu Beach Athletic Club, so we confirm we did not collect any additional money from you, it was complimentary; it's included with the reservation when guests book this specific house. Aloha!!
View Property: PILI ALOHA
Monterey, US
Reviewed: Jun 23, 2019
Property Manager
Easy --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Kenneth!!
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Fabulous --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Kenneth!!
View Property: WHALERS COVE 230
Spring Lake Park, US
Reviewed: Jun 23, 2019
Property Manager
The team was great! They made booking our trip so much easier and were so friendly and helpful! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Anna!!
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We absolutely loved our stay at Poipu Shores! The deck overlooking the ocean was amazing! There were sea turtles that entertained us every day! Plus we were in walking distance to a fun beach for snorkeling and a good restaurant. Excellent vacation! This place far exceeded our expectations! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Anna!!
View Property: POIPU SHORES 101B
Fort Jones, US
Reviewed: Jun 23, 2019
Property Manager
Your team was very easy to work with and were good about responding to our concerns. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Beverly!!
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The location of the house is excellent, within walking distance to the beach. The neighborhood was well kept and quiet. The parking is a little tight. Eleven people fit comfortably. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Beverly!!
View Property: LEI OHANA GUEST HOUSE
Salt Lake City, US
Reviewed: Jun 22, 2019
Property Manager
Gigi and Angela were extremely nice and accommodating! They even left us some goodies at the house. So sweet and nice! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Pacific!!
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I dont think Ill ever stay in a house that is better located and has a view like this one! Hands down the best! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Pacific!!
View Property: HALE MOKU
Reviewed: Jun 22, 2019
Reviewed: Jun 20, 2019
Property Manager
Great customer service. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, JJ!!
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Terrific experience would recommend to anyone! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, JJ!!
View Property: VILLAS OF KAMALII 20
Reviewed: Jun 20, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/17/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 420 --- Great place to relax and wind down. Just a few minutes walk to Poipu beach and we loved having our meals out on the lanai. GVR was a great host, very responsive and provided good local info which helped us plan prior to our visit. Inclusion of car rental was very handy. We appreciated the well equipped kitchen as we were traveling with our toddler and preferred to cook our meals. The condo was equipped with all the beach supplies we needed which was great. Would definitely recommend to friends.
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/17/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 420 --- Great place to relax and wind down. Just a few minutes walk to Poipu beach and we loved having our meals out on the lanai. GVR was a great host, very responsive and provided good local info which helped us plan prior to our visit. Inclusion of car rental was very handy. We appreciated the well equipped kitchen as we were traveling with our toddler and preferred to cook our meals. The condo was equipped with all the beach supplies we needed which was great. Would definitely recommend to friends.
View Property: KIAHUNA PLANTATION 420
Santa Fe, US
Reviewed: Jun 18, 2019
Property Manager
We had a wonderful time If possible we'd love to know what kind of mattress is in the master bedroom or Pili Mai 12I. It was so comfortable --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Craig!! It must've been a pillow-top mattress, which adds some extra comfort, which should be available at any local Costco! Aloha!!
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We had a wonderful time If possible we'd love to know what kind of mattress is in the master bedroom or Pili Mai 12I. It was so comfortable --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Craig!! It must've been a pillow-top mattress, which adds some extra comfort, which should be available at any local Costco! Aloha!!
View Property: PILI MAI 12I
Reviewed: Jun 18, 2019
Property Manager
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We had an amazing trip and Whalers Cove 230 was absolutely perfect for us!!!! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Jonathan!!
View Property: WHALERS COVE 230
Reviewed: Jun 18, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from VRBO on 6/15/19 for Pili Mai 8I --- Beautiful retreat! This place was amazing. We had 5 adults and 2 children. It was a great location! Literally 2 minutes from the beach, shopping centers, and restaurants. The pool was right in front of us. It was also a great size. Everything was clean and up to date, and very nicely decorated. And the view was the best part. Definitely would stay here again and recommend it to family and friends.
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Guest review taken from VRBO on 6/15/19 for Pili Mai 8I --- Beautiful retreat! This place was amazing. We had 5 adults and 2 children. It was a great location! Literally 2 minutes from the beach, shopping centers, and restaurants. The pool was right in front of us. It was also a great size. Everything was clean and up to date, and very nicely decorated. And the view was the best part. Definitely would stay here again and recommend it to family and friends.
View Property: PILI MAI 8I
Reviewed: Jun 18, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/14/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 431 --- One of the best Air BnB experiences I have had. The condo was very clean with many special touches and all the amenities we needed and more. The beach is walking distance and beach supplies such as folding chairs, boogie boards etc were all included at the condo. Beautiful views, beautiful resort area with access the the Poipu Beach Athletic Club with pool, slides, tennis courts and the most affordable food and drinks in the area. We loved the Cabana Restaurant at the Athletic Club and will definitely return! After exploring much of the island it is also apparent that Poipu is the right place to be! Thank you Great Vacation Retreats for the wonderful experience!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/14/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 431 --- One of the best Air BnB experiences I have had. The condo was very clean with many special touches and all the amenities we needed and more. The beach is walking distance and beach supplies such as folding chairs, boogie boards etc were all included at the condo. Beautiful views, beautiful resort area with access the the Poipu Beach Athletic Club with pool, slides, tennis courts and the most affordable food and drinks in the area. We loved the Cabana Restaurant at the Athletic Club and will definitely return! After exploring much of the island it is also apparent that Poipu is the right place to be! Thank you Great Vacation Retreats for the wonderful experience!
View Property: KIAHUNA PLANTATION 431
Reviewed: Jun 18, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from VRBO on 6/15/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 248 --- Beautiful unit on Beautiful property! We would come back to this place again. We liked having a rental car included with the price of the unit! We didnt expect any ocean view since the building is in the back of the property but we did see the ocean. Property is well maintained. We loved all the extras that were provided such as big pump bottles of nice smelling soap at 3 places in the unit, shampoo & conditioner, plenty of toilet paper, paper towels, laundry soap, fabric sheets, & coffee. We had one issue with the frig/freezer but that was addressed by Great Vacation Retreats. Really liked how we could text GVR if we had a problem or question! Loved our time!
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Guest review taken from VRBO on 6/15/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 248 --- Beautiful unit on Beautiful property! We would come back to this place again. We liked having a rental car included with the price of the unit! We didnt expect any ocean view since the building is in the back of the property but we did see the ocean. Property is well maintained. We loved all the extras that were provided such as big pump bottles of nice smelling soap at 3 places in the unit, shampoo & conditioner, plenty of toilet paper, paper towels, laundry soap, fabric sheets, & coffee. We had one issue with the frig/freezer but that was addressed by Great Vacation Retreats. Really liked how we could text GVR if we had a problem or question! Loved our time!
View Property: KIAHUNA PLANTATION 248
Chandler, US
Reviewed: Jun 17, 2019
Property Manager
Absolutely great customer service --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Satish!!
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Memorable family vacation stay --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Satish!!
View Property: MANUALOHA 609
Redondo Beach , US
Reviewed: Jun 17, 2019
Property Manager
Emails and text were timely and response was prompt. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Carla!!
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Grounds were well maintained, and loved the pool and jacuzzi. We had a family of four and family of five in two units and we enjoyed our stay so much we all didnt want to leave! Thank you for a wonderful few days on Kauai! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Carla!!
View Property: PILI MAI 12I
Longmont, US
Reviewed: Jun 16, 2019
Property Manager
The members of the team were very responsive and polite! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Patricia!!
View Property: REGENCY 810
Anchorage, US
Reviewed: Jun 14, 2019
Property Manager
Weve had great experiences whenever weve asked questions or need help with anything. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Gayla!!
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Love the location. The couch was not the most comfortable, however spent most of the time on the lanai. Kitchen had most all that we needed, a few more spices would have been nice. Sheets on the bed were a bit rough, not the softest of linens. Overall, it fit our needs and was very comfortable. Thank you! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Gayla!!
View Property: KIAHUNA PLANTATION 198
Lakehills , US
Reviewed: Jun 13, 2019
Property Manager
They were super nice and accommodating. They knew we were getting in earlier than the 3pm check in time, so they contacted us as soon as the property was available. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Paul!!
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This property far exceeded are expectations. We had done a lot of research, looking at several properties trying to find the right one. We definitely chose the right property. Having oceanfront property was very important & we could not have asked for a better view. Listening to the waves crash along the shoreline was awesome. We didn't want to go home & we can't wait for a return trip. Thank you. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Paul!! It was a pleasure hosting you and we look forward to your return! Aloha!!
View Property: POIPU SHORES 101A
Reviewed: Jun 13, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/12/19 for Pili Mai 8I --- Best place we have ever stayed! Everything we needed was already supplied for our visit. So clean and the beds were so comfortable. Luxury living for sure. We will definitely be going through great vacation retreats on our next vacation.
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/12/19 for Pili Mai 8I --- Best place we have ever stayed! Everything we needed was already supplied for our visit. So clean and the beds were so comfortable. Luxury living for sure. We will definitely be going through great vacation retreats on our next vacation.
View Property: PILI MAI 8I
Reviewed: Jun 13, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/6/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 150 --- One word - perfect. Everything about this place is 10/10. Location - the location is perfect, less than a minute walk to the beach, all the way on soft green grass, on the other of the road there is a shopping center with restaurants and bars, not to mention The Little fish restaurant with their perfect coffee and amazing bagels. The place - the property is an apartment located within a complex next to the Marriott hotel, the complex is well maintained and clean. The apartment itself is stylish and very clean, fit for a couple or a small family. we enjoyed every second of it, chilling in the porch after a day of hike, or eating dinner in the living room. Communication - the is the best part, we had Amy from GVC available for any question or request, replied to us in minutes, this was a great addition to the overall calmness of our stay, anything we need was answered quickly and with a smile, for example, We wanted to extend our stay by 2 nights, all was needed was a quick message to Amy and all was taken care of (including the rented car which was a great addition as well). Almost forgot to mention there is the athletic club right across the street which you get a free membership with stay, it has a bar, gym and a hot tub. Overall, probably the best place I've been to on Airbnb and in general. We travel often, motels/high end hotels/ resorts and Airbnb's, never have we been so overwhelmed by the little touches, the place, and the communication. Thank you GVC, thank you Amy, can't wait to come back. Elad. Mahalo.
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/6/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 150 --- One word - perfect. Everything about this place is 10/10. Location - the location is perfect, less than a minute walk to the beach, all the way on soft green grass, on the other of the road there is a shopping center with restaurants and bars, not to mention The Little fish restaurant with their perfect coffee and amazing bagels. The place - the property is an apartment located within a complex next to the Marriott hotel, the complex is well maintained and clean. The apartment itself is stylish and very clean, fit for a couple or a small family. we enjoyed every second of it, chilling in the porch after a day of hike, or eating dinner in the living room. Communication - the is the best part, we had Amy from GVC available for any question or request, replied to us in minutes, this was a great addition to the overall calmness of our stay, anything we need was answered quickly and with a smile, for example, We wanted to extend our stay by 2 nights, all was needed was a quick message to Amy and all was taken care of (including the rented car which was a great addition as well). Almost forgot to mention there is the athletic club right across the street which you get a free membership with stay, it has a bar, gym and a hot tub. Overall, probably the best place I've been to on Airbnb and in general. We travel often, motels/high end hotels/ resorts and Airbnb's, never have we been so overwhelmed by the little touches, the place, and the communication. Thank you GVC, thank you Amy, can't wait to come back. Elad. Mahalo.
View Property: KIAHUNA PLANTATION 150
Reviewed: Jun 13, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/12/19 for Daydream Believer --- Great house for big families Loved this home for our big family trip! The multi-level home was perfectly suited for our family with little kids and grown ups that need space from them. It was also fully stocked with everything youd need for the beach. Although you could walk to the beach, we opted to drive since we had little kids. Kitchen was the perfect size for cooking meals. Our only complaint is that there were ants in the bathroom but thats likely an island problem and not a house problem. Really enjoyed everything about this house the common spaces, the location and the amenities!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/12/19 for Daydream Believer --- Great house for big families Loved this home for our big family trip! The multi-level home was perfectly suited for our family with little kids and grown ups that need space from them. It was also fully stocked with everything youd need for the beach. Although you could walk to the beach, we opted to drive since we had little kids. Kitchen was the perfect size for cooking meals. Our only complaint is that there were ants in the bathroom but thats likely an island problem and not a house problem. Really enjoyed everything about this house the common spaces, the location and the amenities!
View Property: DAYDREAM BELIEVER
Reviewed: Jun 13, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/12/19 for Pili Mai 15F --- This place was AMAZING!!! The pictures are great but it still doesn't do it justice! Place is PACKED with amenities!! They literally provide you with everything you need! The location is perfect, tons of great places to eat right around the place. We had such a great time and wished we had stayed longer! House is IMMACULATE, very well kept, top grade appliances, sparkling clean, and just a wonderful stay. Would definitely recommend this place to everyone!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/12/19 for Pili Mai 15F --- This place was AMAZING!!! The pictures are great but it still doesn't do it justice! Place is PACKED with amenities!! They literally provide you with everything you need! The location is perfect, tons of great places to eat right around the place. We had such a great time and wished we had stayed longer! House is IMMACULATE, very well kept, top grade appliances, sparkling clean, and just a wonderful stay. Would definitely recommend this place to everyone!
View Property: PILI MAI 15F
Reviewed: Jun 13, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from VRBO on 6/12/19 for Kuhio Shores 207 --- Simple and Elegant We really enjoyed our time at Kuhio Shores. Unit 207 has a great view of the ocean, and you can hear the surf or close the sliding glass door to the balcony and have some nice quiet time. The kitchen had everything we needed to make a couple simple meals, but we ate most of our meals enjoying the local cultural food. We were thrilled to see several turtles playing in the surf, great view from the balcony. The included car rental was a great money saver for our trip too.
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Guest review taken from VRBO on 6/12/19 for Kuhio Shores 207 --- Simple and Elegant We really enjoyed our time at Kuhio Shores. Unit 207 has a great view of the ocean, and you can hear the surf or close the sliding glass door to the balcony and have some nice quiet time. The kitchen had everything we needed to make a couple simple meals, but we ate most of our meals enjoying the local cultural food. We were thrilled to see several turtles playing in the surf, great view from the balcony. The included car rental was a great money saver for our trip too.
View Property: KUHIO SHORES 207