First off I want to say that the rental agent, Joy, was very good considering what she had to work with. She tried to help us out where she could, but there was only so much she could do.
Let's start with the dogs as they were the worst problem. The house next door has 4 big dogs that bark 24/7 and often have 2-5 minute howling sessions. Every time a person walks along the street or we exited the house to go to the pool or take out garbage, they set off to barking. It was so disruptive that many of us had sleepless nights. They got used to us (tossing dog biscuits helped) but they still bark at anyone walking by. Joy did try to talk to the people next door, but minimal to no improvement. So we had barking dogs for the full 5 weeks constantly.
Then there is the house. It is in a prime location right on the water with great views. The pool area is fantastic and the access to the beach ideal. But the house is falling into disrepair as was the furniture (pool and inside). There is only a Jack/Jill bathroom for two of the three bedrooms and my guests kept accidentally locking each other out and then there was NO bathroom alternative for them...imagine that bit of fun if you really have to go in the middle of the night! The only option is to barge in on the other guest in their room to get back in from their side.
Our master bathroom shower was horrid. After about 12 hours if the shower was not used, the drain trap would dry up (or so we suspected) and the smell of sewage gases would come up. Joy had the septic tank emptied (again she tried hard) but it didn't help.
There were many more similar issues that definitely added up to us deciding we did not feel this rental was worth it, nor would we dream of coming back here despite the ideal location and lovely ocean view.
This is an amazing 6 bedroom rental for the most premium beach front access and views. All of the snorkel boats, dive spots, booze cruises come to this beach as it's the best snorkel and diving spots at Arashi beach. House is set up for infants and toddlers - amazing! Note: this house is about physical location of activities, active lifestyles, and premium beach access. The house itself is dated but the service you receive is impeccable!