Ya know, it always amazes me how people feel the need to try and hurt a persons income by exaggerations... as if their point needs extra oomph to be valid... but ok. Obviously, if I as the host had my way... if it were up to me... the points you mention would be addressed. But the fact is, I don't own this place. The owner lives on another island and isn't willing to spend money on things like lights when a battery operated light will suffice... or getting a new door lock when people accidentally steal the keys all the time, and this is the safest property in town. Its $29 and $39 per night. Why spend so little and then complain when your expectations don't get met by the standards of a place at least twice as much? If you go on AirBnB and look for the lowest price possible, why complain when its not what you're used to? This is Hawaii, we're providing a very cheap place for people to stay because everyone else here (have you seen car rental prices?) gouges where ever they can. I enjoy meeting people from all over the world and live here too. If I cant come pay you personal attention, it's because I have a life, errands to run, friends, and like to go have fun too. I always tell everyone, if you need ANYTHING. IF ANYTHING is unacceptable, all you have to do is inform me and I'll do whatever I can to fix it. Instead, some people hear that, and seem to be afraid to mention anything as if it is putting me out. It's not. Instead theyll pretend to me like everything fine, then I hear about problems in the reviews.
People dont clean up after themselves. I am not responsible for this, unless I know about it. After they leave, I'll clean up after them of course. I don't go back there 3 times per day. Anyone who doesn't like this style, please don't ask for a reservation. Thanks. :)
I'm about to double the price, hire a maid to come every other day, and then less people will be able to afford and have fun on this Island.
Please consider your words before trying to harm an owners income. Thanks.
Elizabeth could have reached me at any time by knocking on my door, and yes, I fell asleep from rare exhaustion and napped longer than I thought. She was one of the 1 in 20 who have a $200/night taste with a $29/night budget. It happens... Also, everyone should note, that if I take clean towels out of the dryer and give them to you, and you tell me a half hour later you need more because these ones smell like mildew, I'm not going to take care of you. This isnt a hotel, this is my private residence, and she was a guest in my home. We here in Hawaii are equals. There are no customers and servants. If anyone reads this and doesnt agree with me, please do not request a reservation. There are WAAAY more positive reviews than negative, and I'll stand by that. I'm not going out of my way to help someone who shows no respect, gratitude, or appreciation in her voice or tone. It's that simple and I stand by it. I'm a grown man, and shes a young and inexperienced woman, who just hasnt learned the value of the golden rule and Aloha yet. Just my humble opinion. She exaggerated or just plain misrepresented a lot, but I just feel no need to defend myself further. Have a nice day :)