Overall regret staying at the property: There is a very heavy layer of dust on all of the picture frames, both of the ceiling fans, both of the large portable fans, underneath all the furniture, and the wicker furniture has a heavy layer of dust embedded in it. I have stayed in several B&B’s in Italy and England and I have never seen a dwelling offered for rental with so much dust.
The owner of the property is very aloof, we knocked on their door several times for assistance, and no one was home. I don’t mind that so much, but the only times that I spoke to her were when I happened to see her in the driveway. I let her know that we were out of stock on an item in the kitchen; she dropped it off but did not even knock on our door to give it to us which would have been a great opportunity for her to ask us about our stay. I have seen her rebuttal in other reviews that she is giving people their privacy, but she keeps at such a large distance that she is not available at all. As a business owner, it is her responsibility to show her customers that she is present (i.e. not running off somewhere when I happen to run into her) and open to receiving feedback. I have also seen her rebuttals that say that if she does not know about something then she cannot fix it. In this case, this unit never should have been rented out to us in the first place, and she should be embarrassed for providing such accommodations to fellow human beings. If we would have told her about it when we arrived, would she have fixed it? We would have had to relocate to another accommodation while she had the place properly cleaned from top to bottom.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hawaii Sheffield House is located in Kailua on the island of Oahu across the mountain from the city of Honolulu. Walk to sandy Kailua Beach or Kailua Oahu Town. Kaapuni Loop is the nearest beach access. June- September the white shower tree is flowering. Off street ground level parking, private entrance, private baths are provided, as well as outdoor shower for after the beach. Complementary FIRST morning breakfast of muffins, juice, coffee, tea provided in your room. After that there are many Kailua Restaurants for you to enjoy. Two units: Garden Suite available 4/17-23, 5/17-26, 6/21-29,7/3-26 more in 2017. With kitchenette and outdoor garden area ($159-$184+ tax and cleaning fee). And Ginger Studio is available from: 4/17-30,5/3-8, 5/17-266/3-13, 6/21-297/3-26. More dates are available in 2017. The Ginger Studio has a breakfast bar with microwave, toaster oven and under counter refrigerator. It has its own outdoor sitting area and secret garden ($139-$159 + tax and cleaning fee). Both units are ground floor units. They can be rented together and sleep 5 people. Decorated with tropical colors, rattan, and queen size beds with Hawaiian quilts. Renovated in 2012. Free high speed WiFi. Enjoy the slow tempo of the Windward side of Oahu. Think hiking, snorkeling, kite surfing, body surfing, boogie boards, kayaks, bicycling, beach chairs. Swimming pool and tennis courts are 13 houses down the street from us toward Kailua Town. Chen Store across the street from the library provides computer services. Even though the trade winds keep things cool both units have quiet split system AC. Towels, paper towels and beach towels are provided. Irons and hairdryers are provided. Both units are non-smoking units. Both units have cable TV. There is a shared phone line provided for local phone calls. Yes, we have an eleven year old cocker spaniel who no longer hears very well. : ( Our rental policy is first come first served based on receipt of deposit. Fully licensed with City and County of Honolulu and State of Hawaii. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sheffield House Bed & Breakfast Kailua, Hawaii - Oahu