Born in the New York, USA area, I have lived on Oahu almost 20 years, 7 of them in the Makaha area. I love the water and hiking and will be able to help you find secret beaches, hiking trails, and the coolest snorkeling spots.
Thanks for the review, and thank you for the suggestions, I did not take them as criticisms.... items do wear out, and I have no way of knowing unless someone tells me! I appreciate it. I'm surprised that there were items missing from the unit ( such as measuring cups and spoons, I did have some in there) and earplugs ( I supply fresh ones for all the guests because of the neighborhood farm animals--- but I guess we forgot to replace them, since your review suggests people bring their own). The frayed hotplate cord is especially important, I am so glad you noticed it!! And I did notice that strange amount of ash all over the window area near the AC after you left... I've never seen that before, I guess someone had a BBQ and the wind caught it....?
Mahalo and I'm glad you had time to hang on the little beach! Sorrythe waves were up during most of your (website hidden)--- You left the kitchenette area so clean, I would have never even known that you cooked!
I'm very sorry about your trouble sleeping. I do provide earplugs and A/C in the unit, so that people can close the windows at night if they choose. It is usually enough for people to be able to sleep (judging on the overall reviews and comments), but I am appreciative that you mention it, so that light sleepers or late sleepers can make a more informed decision when choosing their Hawai'i space. Mahalo!