Guest Reviews

Solana Beach, US
Reviewed: Jun 12, 2019
Property Manager
GVR was so wonderful to work with - quick responses to all my questions, lovely touches all around, and the property was exactly as advertised, in fact even better. Thank you! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Carly!! We appreciate it!!
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We had an amazing family vacation at Poipu Shores #101. The unit was perfect for our family of 4 (kids 4 & 6). The kids room has a door, and then a hallway door making it easy for the children to sleep and the adults to stay up if they would like! The unit is just adjacent to the pool which made it easy to pop in and out and watch the turtles floating below. The sunsets were unreal, and literally right outside the back door. Quick, easy walk to Poipu beach and town, in fact we went every day along with other fun excursions around the island - just so convenient and beautiful. The property and unit was exactly as advertised, and even better in my opinion. We would stay again in a heartbeat. Mahalo GVR for making our experience special in so many ways. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Carly!! It was a pleasure hosting you! We're happy you enjoyed the condo, it looks like you had a fun and memorable time on Kauai, which is what we all want for our guests! We hope you come back and visit, again, soon! Aloha!!
View Property: POIPU SHORES 101A
Reviewed: Jun 12, 2019
Property Manager
Every team member we dealt with either via email or over the phone were just lovely. Extremely professional and informative, we arrived in from NZ and they were so accommodating with an early check in. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Matt!!
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From the moment you walk through the door, you are in paradise! The apartment is super luxurious with the most incredible views. The apartment is beautifully presented, it has anything and everything you could possibly need. Super clean and tidy, also they are super generous with shower and cleaning supplies which is fantastic. They also pay very special attention to details all throughout the apartment which was so lovely. Our family had the absolute best time and we will be back again soon!! Than you so very much for a wonderful stay. We love Kauai. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Matt!! We look forward to working with you, again, in the near future as repeat guests! Aloha!!
View Property: PUU POA 105
San Diego, US
Reviewed: Jun 12, 2019
Property Manager
Talking to members through text and email was quick and efficient. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Maribelle!!
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Place was clean. Pool area was nice, quiet and big. It was nice having a parking space and visitor parking. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Maribelle!!
View Property: PILI MAI 10E
Reviewed: Jun 11, 2019
Property Manager
The rental team was very attentive throughout the whole process. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, John!!
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The home is very spacious, well stocked for any needs in the kitchen and for heading to the beach. The many fans were handy because there is no A/C. Be ready for the sounds of nature and the local chickens. We found them to be fun to watch. We loved the close walk to the beach. Cant wait to return to this area. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, John!! We look forward to assisting you on your return visit as a repeat guest! Aloha!!
View Property: HALE MOMO
Reviewed: Jun 11, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from VRBO on 6/9/19 for Hale Moku --- Super location, views, and amenities Recently stayed for several days with a party of seven and had a very nice visit. The positives: great location on the south side of the island, beautiful ocean views (sea turtles, surf), lots of room, and well-stocked (beach chairs, kitchen, gas grill, etc). On the more neutral side: no ac (except in one suite), but this was as-advertised and we knew this going in...and plentiful fans and breeze really helped, especially at night. also, on the neutral side, it's starting to get a little wear and tear, but nothing major...and we thought the positives outweighed this. thanks for a very nice stay!
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Guest review taken from VRBO on 6/9/19 for Hale Moku --- Super location, views, and amenities Recently stayed for several days with a party of seven and had a very nice visit. The positives: great location on the south side of the island, beautiful ocean views (sea turtles, surf), lots of room, and well-stocked (beach chairs, kitchen, gas grill, etc). On the more neutral side: no ac (except in one suite), but this was as-advertised and we knew this going in...and plentiful fans and breeze really helped, especially at night. also, on the neutral side, it's starting to get a little wear and tear, but nothing major...and we thought the positives outweighed this. thanks for a very nice stay!
View Property: HALE MOKU
Reviewed: Jun 11, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/9/10 for Kuhio Shores 208 --- We absolutely loved our stay! the condo is beautiful, clean and updated. we loved watching the sea turtles on the lanai every afternoon. wonderful hospitality, welcomed with snacks and a bottle of wine in the fridge! also great location - quieter, away from the larger resorts, and very close to amazing restaurants. would absolutely stay again!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/9/10 for Kuhio Shores 208 --- We absolutely loved our stay! the condo is beautiful, clean and updated. we loved watching the sea turtles on the lanai every afternoon. wonderful hospitality, welcomed with snacks and a bottle of wine in the fridge! also great location - quieter, away from the larger resorts, and very close to amazing restaurants. would absolutely stay again!
View Property: KUHIO SHORES 208
Reviewed: Jun 11, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from VRBO on 6/9/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 156 --- Loved our stay at Kiahuna 156 The property was perfect for our family of four. The location in Kauai gave us easy access to explore the whole island. The unit itself was well maintained and offered everything we needed, had great views of the property and was just a short walk to the beautiful beach. We had a small issue with electrical outlets in the kitchen, but our contacts in Kauai had it resolved quickly. They were in contact throughout our stay to ensure all was going well. Throwing in the rental car for our stay was a bonus. I would recommend the property to friends looking for an affordable and convenient place to stay.
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Guest review taken from VRBO on 6/9/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 156 --- Loved our stay at Kiahuna 156 The property was perfect for our family of four. The location in Kauai gave us easy access to explore the whole island. The unit itself was well maintained and offered everything we needed, had great views of the property and was just a short walk to the beautiful beach. We had a small issue with electrical outlets in the kitchen, but our contacts in Kauai had it resolved quickly. They were in contact throughout our stay to ensure all was going well. Throwing in the rental car for our stay was a bonus. I would recommend the property to friends looking for an affordable and convenient place to stay.
View Property: KIAHUNA PLANTATION 156
Reviewed: Jun 11, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from VRBO on 6/11/19 from VRBO --- Great time in Poipu Great location - short walk to the beach and even shorter to the Athletic Club, which was a great option, especially with our small kids. We really liked the beach at the property, and the area in general. Roosters are loud, but that's part of the Kauai charm! We had an issue with the fridge not cooling, and they responded immediately with a loaner fridge, and compensated us for some food we lost without complaint, which was great. Very responsive property managers. Friendly staff, great stay!
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Guest review taken from VRBO on 6/11/19 from VRBO --- Great time in Poipu Great location - short walk to the beach and even shorter to the Athletic Club, which was a great option, especially with our small kids. We really liked the beach at the property, and the area in general. Roosters are loud, but that's part of the Kauai charm! We had an issue with the fridge not cooling, and they responded immediately with a loaner fridge, and compensated us for some food we lost without complaint, which was great. Very responsive property managers. Friendly staff, great stay!
View Property: KIAHUNA PLANTATION 248
Reviewed: Jun 11, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/11/19 for Hale Pohaku Kai --- What a great location across the street from the beach! It was right near multiple hotels and restaurants. One of the best beach dives is literally across the street. When i wanted to extend the stay they made it simple and easy. The place is spacious and beautiful. The Sonos system was simple to connect to. Cant say enough about the place. The only negative thing I could say is that there is no AC but the island breezes make that a non-issue.
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/11/19 for Hale Pohaku Kai --- What a great location across the street from the beach! It was right near multiple hotels and restaurants. One of the best beach dives is literally across the street. When i wanted to extend the stay they made it simple and easy. The place is spacious and beautiful. The Sonos system was simple to connect to. Cant say enough about the place. The only negative thing I could say is that there is no AC but the island breezes make that a non-issue.
View Property: HALE POHAKU KAI
Reviewed: Jun 11, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from VRBO on 6/11/19 for Pili Mai 7C --- Great Family Get Away I was a little worried when we drove and up and saw the construction going on so close to the unit. As we entered my family and I were impressed. It seemed as if we were the first to ever stay here. There were seven of us, it was my wife, three older children, my boys' girlfriends for the week. The accommodations were great and it felt like a home away from home. Unluckily the pool was out of service but it was a short ride to the beach where we witnessed several sunrises, free ranging chickens, monk seals, and huge sea turtles. There are many attractions very close, and we actually ventured to Waimea Canyon where spent the day and the kids took a hike down to a waterfall..."great day". We wouldn't hesitate to visit again. Many good times and good memories with the family. Mahalo, The Derain Family
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Guest review taken from VRBO on 6/11/19 for Pili Mai 7C --- Great Family Get Away I was a little worried when we drove and up and saw the construction going on so close to the unit. As we entered my family and I were impressed. It seemed as if we were the first to ever stay here. There were seven of us, it was my wife, three older children, my boys' girlfriends for the week. The accommodations were great and it felt like a home away from home. Unluckily the pool was out of service but it was a short ride to the beach where we witnessed several sunrises, free ranging chickens, monk seals, and huge sea turtles. There are many attractions very close, and we actually ventured to Waimea Canyon where spent the day and the kids took a hike down to a waterfall..."great day". We wouldn't hesitate to visit again. Many good times and good memories with the family. Mahalo, The Derain Family
View Property: PILI MAI 7C
Reviewed: Jun 9, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/5/19 for Pili Mai 15J --- The home was great! Very spacious and clean, with lots of amenities and supplies for our group of 7. Host was very accommodating and very responsive by both text and e-mail. Lots of places to eat and activities to do nearby. Nice and quiet neighborhood. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this home!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/5/19 for Pili Mai 15J --- The home was great! Very spacious and clean, with lots of amenities and supplies for our group of 7. Host was very accommodating and very responsive by both text and e-mail. Lots of places to eat and activities to do nearby. Nice and quiet neighborhood. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this home!
View Property: PILI MAI 15J
Reviewed: Jun 9, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/5/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 335 --- We had a great stay at the KP in Kauai! Communication was great - it was so easy to pick up our rental car at the airport - and we were able to use the athletic club until the unit was ready! There are also great restaurants directly across the street - one of the best breakfast places we had our whole trip was walking distance!! The unit itself is clean with a nice view of the gardens and ocean and walking distance to everything!! We enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back!!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/5/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 335 --- We had a great stay at the KP in Kauai! Communication was great - it was so easy to pick up our rental car at the airport - and we were able to use the athletic club until the unit was ready! There are also great restaurants directly across the street - one of the best breakfast places we had our whole trip was walking distance!! The unit itself is clean with a nice view of the gardens and ocean and walking distance to everything!! We enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back!!
View Property: KIAHUNA PLANTATION 335
Reviewed: Jun 9, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from VRBO on 6/5/19 for Poipu Shores 101C --- Worth the $$$ Couldn't have asked for a better stay at 101C. Place has everything and is well maintained, AC works great! Place is almost too nice to where you don't want to leave so might be better off renting your 2nd time to Poipu which was the case for us. The property overall is well kept and the pool was very nice. I will stay here again whenever visiting Poipu. Better than any room you could get at the Grand Hyatt next door.
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Guest review taken from VRBO on 6/5/19 for Poipu Shores 101C --- Worth the $$$ Couldn't have asked for a better stay at 101C. Place has everything and is well maintained, AC works great! Place is almost too nice to where you don't want to leave so might be better off renting your 2nd time to Poipu which was the case for us. The property overall is well kept and the pool was very nice. I will stay here again whenever visiting Poipu. Better than any room you could get at the Grand Hyatt next door.
View Property: POIPU SHORES 101C
Reviewed: Jun 9, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from VRBO on 6/5/19 for Pili Mai 12I --- Beautiful Condo We stayed in the condo over the Memorial Day Weekend and really enjoyed it. The condo is very spacious, sparkling clean, beautifully decorated, and everything is brand new! All the furniture is very comfortable and the AC kept us nice and cool. The kitchen has all the pots, pans, utensils, and appliances needed to prepare big or small meals. There were only three of us staying, but it has plenty of room for a big family or several couples. We definitely would recommend it and would love to stay again, if we are in the area again.
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Guest review taken from VRBO on 6/5/19 for Pili Mai 12I --- Beautiful Condo We stayed in the condo over the Memorial Day Weekend and really enjoyed it. The condo is very spacious, sparkling clean, beautifully decorated, and everything is brand new! All the furniture is very comfortable and the AC kept us nice and cool. The kitchen has all the pots, pans, utensils, and appliances needed to prepare big or small meals. There were only three of us staying, but it has plenty of room for a big family or several couples. We definitely would recommend it and would love to stay again, if we are in the area again.
View Property: PILI MAI 12I
Reviewed: Jun 9, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/7/19 for Kahala 132 --- This place was breathtaking! Just what I was hoping for and it delivered. A view of the ocean that was breathtaking every morning as I enjoyed my breakfast. I could walk right to the beach and all the beach supplies were provided. I plan to stay here again and because of this beautiful place this made my trip for my family exactly what we were looking for. The small touches and prompt staff were wonderful to work with from the beginning. Robyn H.
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/7/19 for Kahala 132 --- This place was breathtaking! Just what I was hoping for and it delivered. A view of the ocean that was breathtaking every morning as I enjoyed my breakfast. I could walk right to the beach and all the beach supplies were provided. I plan to stay here again and because of this beautiful place this made my trip for my family exactly what we were looking for. The small touches and prompt staff were wonderful to work with from the beginning. Robyn H.
View Property: KAHALA 132
Reviewed: Jun 9, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from VRBO in 6/8/19 for Nihi Kai 806 --- Perfect South Shore Condo Staying at Nihi Kai in Poipu was absolutely perfect. The condo was clean, spacious, and updated. The location was excellent: within short walking distance to Poipu beach. Short driving distance to other beaches and restaurants. The condo had A/C (which not all Nihi Kai condos do) which was wonderful for restful sleep. Comfortable beds, plenty of clean linens, and a washer / dryer combo to clean linens throughout the stay. Thank you for a wonderful stay in Kauai!
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Guest review taken from VRBO in 6/8/19 for Nihi Kai 806 --- Perfect South Shore Condo Staying at Nihi Kai in Poipu was absolutely perfect. The condo was clean, spacious, and updated. The location was excellent: within short walking distance to Poipu beach. Short driving distance to other beaches and restaurants. The condo had A/C (which not all Nihi Kai condos do) which was wonderful for restful sleep. Comfortable beds, plenty of clean linens, and a washer / dryer combo to clean linens throughout the stay. Thank you for a wonderful stay in Kauai!
View Property: NIHI KAI 806
Lake Charles, US
Reviewed: Jun 7, 2019
Property Manager
I received prompt response from team members with any texts, calls or e mails --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Melanie!!
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We enjoyed our stay Thank you very much for making it easy for us --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Melanie!!
View Property: POIPU SANDS 214
Saskatoon, CA
Reviewed: Jun 5, 2019
Property Manager
This was our 12th trip to Kauai and our 4th stay in Poipu Palms 204. All of our accommodation bookings on Kauai have been made through Great Vacation Retreats. GVR has been great to deal with every time we have contacted them. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Kevin!! We look forward to continually providing you exceptional service! Aloha!!
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We enjoyed our 4th stay in Poipu Palms 204 and hope to return again next year. Love the location and the accommodations meet our needs. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Kevin!! We look forward to continually providing you exceptional service! Aloha!!
View Property: POIPU PALMS 204
Reviewed: Jun 5, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/4/19 for Kuhio Shores 208 --- Perfect location. Beautiful view. Ice cold AC and fans within. Theres a little beach with great snorkeling right next to the building. Condo has a few sets of snorkel gear, a beach tent, a boogey board. Beach House restaurant is right next to the building as well, great happy hour with perfect views from 2:30 to 4:30. We couldnt have been happier with our stay.
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/4/19 for Kuhio Shores 208 --- Perfect location. Beautiful view. Ice cold AC and fans within. Theres a little beach with great snorkeling right next to the building. Condo has a few sets of snorkel gear, a beach tent, a boogey board. Beach House restaurant is right next to the building as well, great happy hour with perfect views from 2:30 to 4:30. We couldnt have been happier with our stay.
View Property: KUHIO SHORES 208
Reviewed: Jun 5, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/4/19 for Kahala 132 --- We loved unit #132 Kahala in Poipu. The condo is situated very close to several beaches where you can take a swim, play in the waves or just enjoy the beach. The walk to the beach is about 5 minutes and takes you right past a little store where you can grab sandwiches and refreshing drinks. Dont forget to take the umbrella, chairs, towels and beach items provided by the hosts! The unit itself was much more spacious than we were expecting and had enough room for the two young adults and myself. The kitchen had everything necessary to cook and prepare all meals and the lanai was perfect to enjoy those meals while taking in the view. The unit doesnt have air conditioning, but the fans were plentiful and the master bedroom, and main living area stayed cool. Restaurants, coffee houses (Fish Coffee and Starbucks) and shops are just a short walk away down Poipu Road and local attractions and areas of interest are near. Great Vacation Retreats were very attentive and quick to respond to any questions or needs. We will definitely stay again.
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/4/19 for Kahala 132 --- We loved unit #132 Kahala in Poipu. The condo is situated very close to several beaches where you can take a swim, play in the waves or just enjoy the beach. The walk to the beach is about 5 minutes and takes you right past a little store where you can grab sandwiches and refreshing drinks. Dont forget to take the umbrella, chairs, towels and beach items provided by the hosts! The unit itself was much more spacious than we were expecting and had enough room for the two young adults and myself. The kitchen had everything necessary to cook and prepare all meals and the lanai was perfect to enjoy those meals while taking in the view. The unit doesnt have air conditioning, but the fans were plentiful and the master bedroom, and main living area stayed cool. Restaurants, coffee houses (Fish Coffee and Starbucks) and shops are just a short walk away down Poipu Road and local attractions and areas of interest are near. Great Vacation Retreats were very attentive and quick to respond to any questions or needs. We will definitely stay again.
View Property: KAHALA 132
Reviewed: Jun 5, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/4/19 for Poipu Shores 101B --- You cant beat the view for 101B! Its even more magical than the photos portray. The host was available for communication throughout the stay! Even when our flight delay had us arriving at 12 midnight (8hr delay) to the Lihue airport our car was still waiting at the car rental office. If the pricing is right for you, book your stay here for sure!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 6/4/19 for Poipu Shores 101B --- You cant beat the view for 101B! Its even more magical than the photos portray. The host was available for communication throughout the stay! Even when our flight delay had us arriving at 12 midnight (8hr delay) to the Lihue airport our car was still waiting at the car rental office. If the pricing is right for you, book your stay here for sure!
View Property: POIPU SHORES 101B
Big Canoe, US
Reviewed: Jun 4, 2019
Reviewed: Jun 4, 2019
Property Manager
Your responses were quick with in minutes even. Helpful when I had questions and thoughtful about my experience. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Robyn!!
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When I open the door and walk up to the stair to enter this condominium it was absolutely perfect. The color and decor were just what I hope for. I would definitely stay at this location again. I walked to the beach and sunsets every day. Thank you for making my trip with my children a rememberavle one. This is a beautiful property and my favorite on the island. Its was the perfect Kauai experience. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Robyn!! Do come back and visit, again, soon! Aloha!!
View Property: KAHALA 132
Reviewed: Jun 4, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 5/31/19 for Regency 120 --- You won't want to stay anywhere else! This condo has ALL the extras and the company that manages it are great communicators. This condo was super clean, had lots of extras like beach towels (at least 6, maybe more), laundry detergent, dryer sheets, dish soap, dishwasher soap, beach chairs (4), cooler, a well-stocked kitchen, 2 Lanais, and is very spacious and comfortable! It's an easy walk or drive to fin beaches. The grounds are well kept and beautiful. The pool areas were great and well maintained. We even grilled at the pool a couple times for dinner. The BEST place to stay as well as the best management company! Stop looking for a place to stay! This is it!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 5/31/19 for Regency 120 --- You won't want to stay anywhere else! This condo has ALL the extras and the company that manages it are great communicators. This condo was super clean, had lots of extras like beach towels (at least 6, maybe more), laundry detergent, dryer sheets, dish soap, dishwasher soap, beach chairs (4), cooler, a well-stocked kitchen, 2 Lanais, and is very spacious and comfortable! It's an easy walk or drive to fin beaches. The grounds are well kept and beautiful. The pool areas were great and well maintained. We even grilled at the pool a couple times for dinner. The BEST place to stay as well as the best management company! Stop looking for a place to stay! This is it!
View Property: REGENCY 120
Reviewed: Jun 3, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 5/29/19 for Waikomo Streams 202 --- Great host! The apartment is a short walk from the beach and local restaurants. We primarily walked while staying here - so location was perfect! The neighborhood is secluded and private, but minutes from the buzzing Hawaii festivities. The only downside is that here is no AC, but this is disclosed in the description and I would still give this host and apartment 5 stars :). We loved our stay!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 5/29/19 for Waikomo Streams 202 --- Great host! The apartment is a short walk from the beach and local restaurants. We primarily walked while staying here - so location was perfect! The neighborhood is secluded and private, but minutes from the buzzing Hawaii festivities. The only downside is that here is no AC, but this is disclosed in the description and I would still give this host and apartment 5 stars :). We loved our stay!
View Property: WAIKOMO STREAMS 202