Guest Reviews

Honolulu, US
Reviewed: Oct 9, 2019
Property Manager
Communication with Great Vacation Retreats was easy. They are so professional and accommodating. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Thanh!!
Property
We all loved this vacation rental. It was clean and well stocked. The floor plan was open and in a quiet neighborhood. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Thanh!!
View Property: REGENCY 621
Santa Rosa, US
Reviewed: Oct 9, 2019
Reviewed: Oct 9, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 10/1/19 for Kuhio Shores 303 --- This spot is so great. You can walk to baby beach, see sunsets right outside your unit. The waves crashing outside the balcony were amazing and you get awesome sunrises from the balcony. The Beach house, one of the few ocean front dining spots in the south shore, is next door. Literally walk 50 yards to watch surfing, eat great food, and catch the sunset. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Dustin!! Kuhio Shores' location is hard to beat! We look forward to your return! Aloha!!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 10/1/19 for Kuhio Shores 303 --- This spot is so great. You can walk to baby beach, see sunsets right outside your unit. The waves crashing outside the balcony were amazing and you get awesome sunrises from the balcony. The Beach house, one of the few ocean front dining spots in the south shore, is next door. Literally walk 50 yards to watch surfing, eat great food, and catch the sunset. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Dustin!! Kuhio Shores' location is hard to beat! We look forward to your return! Aloha!!
View Property: KUHIO SHORES 303
Reviewed: Oct 9, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 10/4/19 for Nihi Kai 806 --- I had accidentally rented another unit from another company without airconditioning. It was horrific!! The place was uninhabitable. Outright dangerous with 2 barley 3-year-old twin boys. Got ahold of these guys with this unit and the day was saved. Not only that, they were all over it in getting us in quickly to nice touches around the unit that say "We care." We've rented on all the islands and this management company was hands down the best. Best of all, the ran the air before we got there so we didn't enter into a stifling hot unit that we had to cool down. Thanks for everything!! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Micah!! Such a great review! We're happy we were able to assist you in a time of need and that your Kauai vacation ended on a positive note! Until next time, Aloha!!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 10/4/19 for Nihi Kai 806 --- I had accidentally rented another unit from another company without airconditioning. It was horrific!! The place was uninhabitable. Outright dangerous with 2 barley 3-year-old twin boys. Got ahold of these guys with this unit and the day was saved. Not only that, they were all over it in getting us in quickly to nice touches around the unit that say "We care." We've rented on all the islands and this management company was hands down the best. Best of all, the ran the air before we got there so we didn't enter into a stifling hot unit that we had to cool down. Thanks for everything!! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Micah!! Such a great review! We're happy we were able to assist you in a time of need and that your Kauai vacation ended on a positive note! Until next time, Aloha!!
View Property: NIHI KAI 806
Reviewed: Oct 9, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 10/4/19 for Pili Mai 15H --- My family and I loved staying at Koloa with Great Vacation Retreats. The condo was conveniently close to most attractions, shops and grocery stores and the inclusion of having access to the pool was such a lovely bonus. Everything that we could have needed or wanted was catered for and communication with Amy from Great Vacation Retreats was excellent. I would highly recommend Great Vacation Retreats, especially in the Koloa/Poipu area, to anyone thinking about a comfortable, enjoyable and relaxing stay in Kauai. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Loren!! We appreciate your review and it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to host you for this year's Kauai trip! Aloha!!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 10/4/19 for Pili Mai 15H --- My family and I loved staying at Koloa with Great Vacation Retreats. The condo was conveniently close to most attractions, shops and grocery stores and the inclusion of having access to the pool was such a lovely bonus. Everything that we could have needed or wanted was catered for and communication with Amy from Great Vacation Retreats was excellent. I would highly recommend Great Vacation Retreats, especially in the Koloa/Poipu area, to anyone thinking about a comfortable, enjoyable and relaxing stay in Kauai. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Loren!! We appreciate your review and it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to host you for this year's Kauai trip! Aloha!!
View Property: PILI MAI 15H
Eugene, US
Reviewed: Oct 6, 2019
Reviewed: Oct 6, 2019
Property Manager
They are very responsive and helpful! --- MANGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Akiko!!
Property
Great place to stay with wonderful Hawaiian hospitality, breath taking ocean views, and all the amenities youd need in your stay! And if theres any trouble, he staff replies right away to help you out. --- MANGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Akiko!! We look forward to working with you, again! Aloha!!
View Property: KUHIO SHORES 201
Albany , US
Reviewed: Oct 6, 2019
Reviewed: Oct 6, 2019
Fallbrook, US
Reviewed: Oct 3, 2019
Property Manager
Very helpful --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Dennis!!
Property
Great location, staff is great but unit is in need of maintenance --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Dennis!!
View Property: POIPU SHORES 101B
San Jose, US
Reviewed: Oct 3, 2019
Salem, US
Reviewed: Oct 3, 2019
Property Manager
Outstanding and responsive as always. You always make guests feel welcomed and valued! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Donald!! We appreciate it! Aloha!!
Property
Great location and facilities. Short walk on the beach to Poipu beach. I am impressed with the attention to detail that the staff demonstrate. I am especially impressed and appreciative with the gentleman who meticulously maintains the BBQs. They are cleaned every day and are a joy to cook on. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Donald!! Awesome to know you enjoyed your accommodations! Aloha!!
View Property: KIAHUNA PLANTATION 248
Reviewed: Oct 3, 2019
Property Manager
Really friendly and helpful staff who went above and beyond to make our stay relaxing and memorable. Great communication, very easy to talk to. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Loren!! We appreciate it! Aloha!!
Property
My family and I loved Pili Mai. The condo was spacious, immaculately clean, comfortable and close to shops, island activities and points of interest. We loved having access to the pool especially after a busy day of sightseeing. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Loren!! We appreciate it! Aloha!!
View Property: PILI MAI 15H
Reviewed: Oct 3, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 9/30/19 for Poipu Sands 122 --- We loved 122 Poipu Sands! The condo was clean and comfortable with great views of the mountains and the beach. The master suite upstairs was great and has incredible views. We woke up to a view of the sunrise everyday! The staff with Great Vacations Retreats were helpful and very responsive. We will stay with them again! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Sarah and Greg!! We appreciate your review and wonderful comments! Poipu Sands is a great place to stay and it's nice to see that you enjoyed your accommodations. We look forward to working with you, again! Aloha!!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 9/30/19 for Poipu Sands 122 --- We loved 122 Poipu Sands! The condo was clean and comfortable with great views of the mountains and the beach. The master suite upstairs was great and has incredible views. We woke up to a view of the sunrise everyday! The staff with Great Vacations Retreats were helpful and very responsive. We will stay with them again! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Sarah and Greg!! We appreciate your review and wonderful comments! Poipu Sands is a great place to stay and it's nice to see that you enjoyed your accommodations. We look forward to working with you, again! Aloha!!
View Property: POIPU SANDS 122
Reviewed: Oct 3, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 9/30/19 for Pili Mai 10K --- Pili Mai 10K --- We had a great stay in Poipu at this 3 bedroom 3 bathroom condo. It was very well appointed, furnished and the air conditioning was a big plus. A great view of the golf course with distant ocean and mountain view and a short drive to everything in Poipu. Our toddler especially loved the pool rec area and it was just a short walk. The property was also well furnished with everything a family would need for the beach. We would definitely stay here again when we return to Poipu. The property manager was also get to work with and very responsive to any questions. MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Jason!! It was pleasure to host you! We appreciate your review and we look forward to your next visit! Aloha!!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 9/30/19 for Pili Mai 10K --- Pili Mai 10K --- We had a great stay in Poipu at this 3 bedroom 3 bathroom condo. It was very well appointed, furnished and the air conditioning was a big plus. A great view of the golf course with distant ocean and mountain view and a short drive to everything in Poipu. Our toddler especially loved the pool rec area and it was just a short walk. The property was also well furnished with everything a family would need for the beach. We would definitely stay here again when we return to Poipu. The property manager was also get to work with and very responsive to any questions. MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Jason!! It was pleasure to host you! We appreciate your review and we look forward to your next visit! Aloha!!
View Property: PILI MAI 10K
Reviewed: Oct 3, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 10/1/19 for Pili Mai 1A --- Our group (4 adults) really enjoyed our stay at Great Vacation Retreats. Everything went very smoothly from picking up our rental car that was included with our stay to checking into the condo. Everything was sparkling cleaning and it was a very spacious and stylish condo. It was very nice having 2 masters suits. They provided everything we could ask for from beach gear, beach towels, welcome treats on the counter, and plenty of extra towels and bedding. Parking was right in front of the condo and the pool was a short walk away. We really enjoyed staying here and I would definitely stay here again on my next trip to Kauai. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Belinda!! It was a great opportunity to host you during your stay and we're happy you made use of the amenities provided in the condo! Until next time! Aloha!!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 10/1/19 for Pili Mai 1A --- Our group (4 adults) really enjoyed our stay at Great Vacation Retreats. Everything went very smoothly from picking up our rental car that was included with our stay to checking into the condo. Everything was sparkling cleaning and it was a very spacious and stylish condo. It was very nice having 2 masters suits. They provided everything we could ask for from beach gear, beach towels, welcome treats on the counter, and plenty of extra towels and bedding. Parking was right in front of the condo and the pool was a short walk away. We really enjoyed staying here and I would definitely stay here again on my next trip to Kauai. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Belinda!! It was a great opportunity to host you during your stay and we're happy you made use of the amenities provided in the condo! Until next time! Aloha!!
View Property: PILI MAI 1A
Reviewed: Oct 2, 2019
Reviewed: Oct 2, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 9/26/19 for Kuhio Shores 208 --- Great space for my husband and I on our honeymoon! The view was amazing from the balcony, plus you could take chairs (and drinks/snacks) down to the front of the condo and watch the surfers in the evening! Great location with easy access to the quaint downtown area. We spent nearly every day hiking or snorkeling around the island and everything was an easy drive. Thanks! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Amanda!! We're happy you had an awesome time and that you enjoyed the condo and location! Until next time! Aloha!!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 9/26/19 for Kuhio Shores 208 --- Great space for my husband and I on our honeymoon! The view was amazing from the balcony, plus you could take chairs (and drinks/snacks) down to the front of the condo and watch the surfers in the evening! Great location with easy access to the quaint downtown area. We spent nearly every day hiking or snorkeling around the island and everything was an easy drive. Thanks! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Amanda!! We're happy you had an awesome time and that you enjoyed the condo and location! Until next time! Aloha!!
View Property: KUHIO SHORES 208
Reviewed: Oct 2, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 9/26/19 for Hale Moku --- This house is absolutely breathtaking! The location was perfect. Walking distance to a great snorkel spot, shopping centers, and restaurants. The privacy creates a perfect blanket of serenity between you and the energy of Kauai. Seeing the turtles and dolphins every day were a great experience. This house far exceeds my expectation! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Apryl!! It was a pleasure to host you and we look forward to your return! Aloha!!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 9/26/19 for Hale Moku --- This house is absolutely breathtaking! The location was perfect. Walking distance to a great snorkel spot, shopping centers, and restaurants. The privacy creates a perfect blanket of serenity between you and the energy of Kauai. Seeing the turtles and dolphins every day were a great experience. This house far exceeds my expectation! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Apryl!! It was a pleasure to host you and we look forward to your return! Aloha!!
View Property: HALE MOKU
Reviewed: Oct 2, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 9/27/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 312 --- My family stayed at this great property. It was close to all the great beaches and everything was turnkey and simple. We saw turtles and seals at Poipu beach! Couldnt have asked for more. We LOVED being able to access the athletic club, we went everyday for the pool and restaurant. The accommodations were exactly as described and more. Our family had a truly wonderful experience! Thank you! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Rebecca!! It's great you made full use of the athletic club! We hope you come back and visit, again, soon! Aloha!!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 9/27/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 312 --- My family stayed at this great property. It was close to all the great beaches and everything was turnkey and simple. We saw turtles and seals at Poipu beach! Couldnt have asked for more. We LOVED being able to access the athletic club, we went everyday for the pool and restaurant. The accommodations were exactly as described and more. Our family had a truly wonderful experience! Thank you! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Rebecca!! It's great you made full use of the athletic club! We hope you come back and visit, again, soon! Aloha!!
View Property: KIAHUNA PLANTATION 312
Reviewed: Oct 2, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 9/29/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 106 --- This place is at the perfect location in Poipu. We loved living here with our 2 kids. Easy access to beach & local shops. Inside the condo everything was so perfect & clean.The kitchen is fully equipped. Communication was prompt. They also had a birthday gift waiting for my son as I had mentioned about it which was so sweet. He enjoyed his beach toys & colors for the rest of the holiday. Thank you so much! Highly recommend this place. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Prajakta!! We're happy that you enjoyed the gifts and that it was put to full use during your stay! We look forward to working with you, again! Aloha!!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 9/29/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 106 --- This place is at the perfect location in Poipu. We loved living here with our 2 kids. Easy access to beach & local shops. Inside the condo everything was so perfect & clean.The kitchen is fully equipped. Communication was prompt. They also had a birthday gift waiting for my son as I had mentioned about it which was so sweet. He enjoyed his beach toys & colors for the rest of the holiday. Thank you so much! Highly recommend this place. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Prajakta!! We're happy that you enjoyed the gifts and that it was put to full use during your stay! We look forward to working with you, again! Aloha!!
View Property: KIAHUNA PLANTATION 106
Reviewed: Oct 2, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 9/29/19 for Kuhio Shores 201 --- Highly recommend looking at a GVR property. Our condo at Kuhio Shores was a great location very close to the south shore's great beaches and restaurants. The condo itself was very clean upon check-in, which was super easy. Nice touches with some local coffee and snacks included. Great communication from the property managers as soon as we booked all the way through the stay. The included rental car made the overall cost of our week in Kauai very affordable. Can't beat the sunsets! Overall a perfect experience. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Shaun!! We appreciate your review and the opportunity to have been a host to you for your stay on Beautiful Kauai! Aloha!!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 9/29/19 for Kuhio Shores 201 --- Highly recommend looking at a GVR property. Our condo at Kuhio Shores was a great location very close to the south shore's great beaches and restaurants. The condo itself was very clean upon check-in, which was super easy. Nice touches with some local coffee and snacks included. Great communication from the property managers as soon as we booked all the way through the stay. The included rental car made the overall cost of our week in Kauai very affordable. Can't beat the sunsets! Overall a perfect experience. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Shaun!! We appreciate your review and the opportunity to have been a host to you for your stay on Beautiful Kauai! Aloha!!
View Property: KUHIO SHORES 201
Reviewed: Oct 2, 2019
Property Manager
Guest review taken from Airbnb on 9/29/19 for Manako Hale Estate --- This house was wonderful; perfect for our family! Great comfortable rooms, awesome spaces to enjoy each other, very nicely appointed kitchen. Availability of washer/dryer and beach equipment was a very nice touch! This house was in perfect harmony with Kauais gentle relaxed vibe. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Rachelle!! We appreciate it! Aloha!!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 9/29/19 for Manako Hale Estate --- This house was wonderful; perfect for our family! Great comfortable rooms, awesome spaces to enjoy each other, very nicely appointed kitchen. Availability of washer/dryer and beach equipment was a very nice touch! This house was in perfect harmony with Kauais gentle relaxed vibe. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Rachelle!! We appreciate it! Aloha!!
View Property: MANAKO HALE ESTATE
Alamo, US
Reviewed: Oct 1, 2019
Property
Location is great, view is spectacular, unit is well appointed unfortunately no AC --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, William, for your review!! We'll definitely continue to push for A/C. It was unfortunate that this summer has been significantly hotter than past years, but we're happy that the weather did not deter you from enjoying Kauai! Aloha!!
View Property: POIPU SANDS 513
Las Vegas, US
Reviewed: Oct 1, 2019
Property Manager
GVR is very responsive via text, phone, email. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Libby!!
Property
Kiahuna Plantation has beautiful grounds and is in a great Poipu location. I just wish it had AC! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Libby!! We support the idea of A/C, too. We hope that it can be a possibility in the future. Regardless, we'd be happy to assist you on your next visit to find you a property with A/C! Aloha!!
View Property: KIAHUNA PLANTATION 335