We stayed for 5 nights. I was ready to leave after a few. Edi is very nice, though pretty unavailable during your stay. She moved to Hawaii to get away from the chaos of L.A. (I think) and it seems that her intentions of 'staying out of your way' is really her staying away so she isn't bothered.
The setting is gorgeous and the rooms were clean/comfortable. The driveway is a bit scary - a winding hill that would be very tight for two cars should somebody be arriving when somebody else is leaving. The location is a bit out of the way. It takes at least 15 minutes to get to any restaurants and to get to some of the best dining in Poipu - you have close to an hour commute - guess you're not having that martini after all.
I liked the bed that was out on the Lanai and we even used it the first night, but when we went to take a mid-afternoon nap, there were ants swarming the thing. No, we did not have any food or beverages on it. I can only assume that somebody prior to us must have spilled a liquid of some sort that was never completely washed away. The most annoying part though was that a bunch of the ants strayed and got into the room. Yuck. I have no idea what they were after, but we never had open beverages in the room or left crumbs anywhere, so it remains a mystery to me. Lizards, I can deal with...ants, not so much.
The breakfasts were delicious, but Edi would appear, put the plate in front of you and disappear.....never to be seen again. Never checked to see if we would like more food or to see if we had our day figured out or needed directions anywhere.....she just did this magical disappearing act. There would be times I would go into the main level of the home and call out of her to no avail. I knew she was there b/c her car was there. It was just awkward and I felt like an intruder.
We stayed b/c we usually love b&b's and the experience we have, but next time we will just stay in Poipu at a hotel for the convenience of having great food and beaches close by......since we didn't feel the hospitality wasn't overwhelmingly gracious like some reviewers have stated.
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