We rent the cottage for 2 nights. The place is very nice, quiet - the opposite of Waikiki for sure! It depends what you are looking for. It is a good place to stay if you plan to go for hiking in Kokee State Park and Waimea Canyon. Staff was very friendly. Bad side of the cottage is that the sofa is not really best and I would agree that price is probably too expensive for such a basic cottage. Anyway, we liked it. Don't expect a 4 star hotel but more like a 4 star camping.