I couldn't have asked for better guests to be at the studio while I was out of the country! I felt so great knowing you were there. Aloha and please do come again! Yes, Pebble Beach is known by even the large dive operators in town as the best spot on the island (but too far away for them to bring customers so remains uncrowded. Glad you enjoyed everything and that Buster the Mob Boss was a good host in my absence! Also glad I got to meet you briefly on your way out. :)
If all guests could be as wonderful as you! Just as equally, you and Rick set the bar high for guests!! Thank you for your lovely words and for being the type of guests every host dreams of. Mahalo nui loa! xo
Thank you soooo much for your kind words Zita! I adored your personality and absolutely loved having you over the Christmas holidays! Do stay in touch and if you ever want to come back, Buster will be waiting for you, haha. I'm so glad we had some exceptionally glorious weather while you were here. Aloha and Mahalo nui.
Hi Rob, I wanted to address a couple of your points. I'm sorry about the hair dryer. I do have one available. I think that was accidentally ticked off on the check list from a couple of years ago...and I do have one but usually don't get much call for one so probably forgot to put it back in the room. You could have asked and I would have brought it to you. There' extra TP in the little box above the loo but maybe you didn't see it... but again, you could have asked and I would have been happy to supply more. (The reference to what guests leave behind is meant to describe condiments, spices, etc. Not TP..) The cleaning fee is $85 (not $92, so maybe that is a Canadian conversion) and is collected to ready the apartment BEFORE your arrival, not clean it up after. It takes a good five hours to clean properly for guest arrival. The recycles are strictly your choice, and I only make the suggestion as it helps the environment. :) The Hawaii transient accommodation tax is mandatory and is required by the state of Hawaii. Not much I can do about the government's wanting their cut. :) I DO mention about the food and condiments and DO make clear that food, provisions, condiments, etc, are the responsibility of the guest. Because of our location 12 miles from the market, I have endeavored to make this information very very clear in the document I send to every guest before they arrive. It's also made clear that we're a distance from markets and Starbucks, etc. in my public description. Lastly, it is a fully outfitted studio and not a B&B. AirBnB is the name of the company you booked through and their booking process is out of my control. Also, AirB&B does not have a method for collecting tax so I have to do it separately for every guest. I apologize for that inconvenience.
As I mentioned in your review, you automatically get five stars when you leave a bottle of wine for the hostess, woo hoo! ;) But even without the wine you two were five-star guests and I am so thrilled you loved our place and loved your stay with us! Cheers and a hui hou! (Until we meet again!)