We bought into SOK as a timeshare property in 96/97. We have been coming every other year for two weeks...which made this trip our sixth time since then.
Generally speaking, we like it here. It really does depend on when you come out and exactly "who" you get as your building's "neighbors". The four buildings here are each shaped like open-air donuts---so sound travels all the way up...and all the way down them. Needless to say, if you have oblivious and/or rude neighbors who treat the walkways inbetween each unit or floor like their basement...you'll be hearing lots of noise outside your door. Then when you are out on the lanai (porch), you can hear everything being said from the neighbors who are out on their lanais...above you, below you, to your right, and to your left. To resolve this potential problem, you may consider yelling out to no one in particular "GET ME THE PHONE HONEY. I FORGOT TO CALL MY PAROLE OFFICER TODAY!"
We've never had problems with bugs or cleanliness issues in the units we've had in the past (two bedroom)....but I have noticed this time that the carpeting is different (used to be turquoise plush..now it's indoor/outdoor beige)..the lamps are chipped at the bases here and there...there are some cracks in the tiles.... Thank goodness no roaches in the dishwasher like the other people experienced! I'd die!
The desk supervisor gave me a hard time initially about the unit type we were to receive. We paid for ocean view back in '97...he said we must take a "garden view" every so often because...? My husband is checking our deed when we return to see what the heck that was all about. We did get our ocean view...but I was extremely offended by this guy who didn't listen to me---but listened to my husband just fine (?) I chalked it up to his being a relatively "new" hire (two years)...and preferring my husband over me. (Go figure!) LOL!
In any event, with 12 years of experience to go by---I would definitely recommed the Sands of Kahana to anyone coming to Maui for vacation....so long as you know how to behave in public and don't have any screaming babies or children in tow. Mary who loves Maui...
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