Can anyone tell me anything about the location of this rental home:
It doesn't have a ton of info, nor any reviews. I'm traveling in late September with very young kids (infant, 2 1/2 year old, and 4 1/2 year old) as well as my husband and au pair, and would love to be able to be kid-walking distance to swimming/snorkeling without having to pack up the car (although we will pack up the car to explore too) - just to make life easier, and also makes for more fun when one is napping back at the house, etc. The house is absolutely stunning in the photos, and the location SEEMS great, although the owner/manager person mentioned construction next door :(.
On a separate note (relating to there being no reviews) -
The only other time I rented a home in Hawaii was also in Kauai, over a decade ago (on my 1st/only visit to Kauai) and to our horror, there were rats running on the ceiling beams above our bed. I only had the place for 2 nights (we stayed in a condo resort for the rest, but I thought a cottage rental would be fun) - and I didn't sleep at all for those 2 nights worrying that they would fall on our head. There were even cats on the property that clearly failed to do their job! Of course, this was at a different price point, but now I am wary and am trying to do a better job researching before renting! I may just splurge on the St. Regis instead (thinking of splitting stay 5 nights St. Regis / 3 nights Hyatt for the pools or somewhere else in the south).