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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii

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jomy
columbia, SC
2 reviews
“Nice house but . . . very warm inside”
Reviewed 8 October 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Hale Ola Kai has a lot going for it. It's very close to the main entrance to Hanalei Beach and an easy walk to Hanalei itself. The appliances are new, including a front-loading washer and a dryer. The furniture is rattan and quite good for the beach. The outdoor shower is a real asset, as are the copious number of beach towels. The lanai is as good as it looks in the pictures (but see below).

There are some issues though. When we arrived, we were told the locking mechanism on the sliding lanai door was very loose and "would need to be replaced sometime," but obviously not during our visit. The screen door in front of it had started to separate at the bottom and when we reported it to the agent, she was unconcerned--nor was it fixed during our two-week stay even though it continued to separate even more (we ended up taping it to keep the bugs and critters out).

The house lacked laundry baskets and a hair dryer.

The description states "two and a half baths" but they are oddly arranged. The two masters have attached bathrooms (sink/toilet) but they share the shower jack-and-jill fashion. The other bathroom in the hallway is a full bath. We were two couples so it was easy to have one use the shower in the hall, and the other the attached one, but if all three bedrooms are full, then some people will be sharing the shower.

This is NOT a house to rent while it is hot. Our stay in August had outside temps between 80-87 and the daytime temps in the bedrooms (both with tower and ceiling fans) ranged from 85-90, not really getting bearable until about 9 at night. The lanai faces west, which is great in the morning, but from about 3-6:30 in the afternoon is very, very hot, partly because of the direct sunlight, but also because the tiles on the floor gather and reflect the heat. Judging from other reviews this seems not to be a problem in cooler months but in August the house was not a pleasant place in which to stay during the afternoon and early evening.

Greta and Joel

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11 Oct 2014
Aloha to our guests-Thank you for the review-we always like to hear from our guests-this house is usually cool with all of the ceiling fans and the extra standing fans we provide-however this year we have been experiencing exceptionally hot weather island wide and not our usual trade winds-so because of this we are not able to provide much relief for anyone-
We have repaired that sliding door many times and it was only installed a few months prior to this guest visit-we did send a handyman over to address the loose screens during their stay as well-At this point the house is secure. We are concerned about every guest request and try to address these in a timely manner-overall we have had very positive reviews for this property and hope that this guest will also return for another visit perhaps in a different season when it may be cooler.
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Los Angeles
Reviewed 1 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Corte madera
Reviewed 25 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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Seattle
Reviewed 26 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Oregon
Reviewed 6 March 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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