We stayed a week in mid September in an east ground level condo. The views are outstanding of the golf course. We arrived at 6pm after a nearly 3 hour drive from Honolulu via wahiawa. No one told us the bridge the was closed. Imagine la's 405 traffic narrowed down to one lane in rush hour for mile after mile. Even with police at the few major intersections traffic overwhelmed any effort they might have attempted. Checking into the condo after hours was a breeze. The rental agency had everything handled. The condo's grounds are beautifully maintained. A car was parked in our unit's space the first three days we were there. We parked in a spot that was actually closer to our unit. Greeting us day three was a notice on our car we would be booted, shot, or experimented on if the car was kept in the unauthorized spot. Lucky us, the one taking our spot magically vanished and from then on we parked legally. Beach access was either a short drive or 10 minute walk up to the hotel. There was ample beach parking and especially handicap spaces. The beach was never crowded and was totally relaxing. Food land, the supermarket, was almost equally distant easr or west down Kamehameha. Prices are 2 to 5times higher than on the mainland. Get their shopper membership to save s little. Do not by fruits from the local road stands. They are not cheaper and we wound up with bugs in the fruit we bought.
The condo was OK and had bare essentials. Almost everything except the bedroom needed updating. The screen door on the lanai was broken. The air conditioner was at floor level in the living room, a poor location for any AC uit. Worse, it was terribly under powered. thank goodness for the ceiling fans and it cooled off after secveral days.internet was flawless and there was a nice sized flat TV. However the cable only delivered non hi def video.
The fridge started making a buzzing noise every few minutes prior to our departure. We awoke the last morning to a flood from it in the kitchen and hallway. Shut the water valve to it and cleaned all up. We left and returned the keys to the rental office. I had to wait while the lady behind the counter finallay asked the person on her personal call to hold. I told her about the flood and as non caring as she could be she said, "oh, the refrigerator." No thank you for cleaning up, shutting the water off or sorry. no asking if we even enjoyed our stay which we did.no aloha from this person and the only non friendly person we met.
With modernizing the condo could have been really nice.
It's location could not be beat to sunset and the other beaches.
- Also Known As:
- Turtle Bay Condos Hawaii/Oahu