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I Love Hawaii!
We (my friend and I) stayed there for 4 nights. Paul was a friendly host and we could use all the utensils in the kitchen. I have to add that Paul offered us his food but we did not take use of it.
The beach is really close and the sunset is beautiful.
However, when we were there the bike and the scooter were broken!
Could be just bad timing! In addition to that we couldn't use washer & dryer. Since Ben (the other guest) already talked to Paul about all this matter we did not bother him with it again. Or do you think the guest has to asked for it when it's clearly declared it's provided?!?
If you have a SUPER light sleep like me I would not recommend this place! But yeah, let's say I'm an exception.
I think for surfers this is the place to be, but keep in mind if you just need a place to sleep you could have it cheaper. To pay more than 100$ a night for what it is, for what WE got or for what WE didn't get is quite a lot unless you can afford it.
BUT hey make your own picture. I'm just a 20something year old girl.
It was fun partying with Paul though!
I hope this was helpful.
Ben Walton (the other guest that was staying there):
Can you add my comments into your review I cannot review because I found it in C-r-a-i-g-s List.
My mother owns/runs a 4.5 star Bed and breakfast ( the type where breakfast is actually included) in the family home I grew up in so I feel I am qualified to comment. I have also managed a 5 star yoga/ski Chalet in the French Alps.
1. Provide what you advertise – Pushbikes were in disrepair and no effort was made by the host to get them working. Moped was in very poor shape and when the mechanic came on my last day he said it was obvious it had not been used in Months and laughed at the poor state it was in.
2. No facility to wash clothes – I ended up washing my clothes in the shower with soap, despite numerous reminders no effort was made by the host to help.
4. On arrival I was taken to the supermarket at the end of which I was asked to pay for the groceries because he didn’t know his pin (totalling $300 – 150 of this was eventually returned)
The host did pick me up from the airport and did let me use a Malibu, the house is in a good location. All in all I think it is ridiculously overpriced for what it is, backpacker style accommodation. The host Paul is only good at talking and not providing.
My recommendation is definitely not to stay here unless you barter him down to backpacker prices. Maybe $40-$60 a night.