The previous reviewer was fortunate to have cancelled. We booked a 10 night stay in the cottage for Aug 2009. I always use trip advisor but for some reason did not spot the review for this cottage.
On arrival we were very disappointed at the poor level of cleanliness. It appears that this couple have bought a nice B&B/cottage business and then have let it run down. It is in need of a good clean to say the least! The owner said that the red dirt of the island becomes engrained. This was a poor excuse as they just can’t be bothered to clean. I managed to clean some of it off no problem in about 10 seconds!
There was also only one air con unit in the cottage, in the main bedroom – not enough to cool the whole cottage. Their website is misleading. The owner commented that if we left the door open it cools the whole cottage. No it didn’t.
Take a careful look at the photo of the living room on the website – that sofa is a bed!
I have no objection to ants at all but there was a long parade of them marching through a hole by the bath tap, to the kitchen and then back again. They have put ant traps in many places (so covered in dirt they must have been there a long time). It would only take a little bit of sealant around the bath tap to cure the problem.
As we had planned a 4 week trip to Hawaii we wanted accommodation where we could relax and cook in the evenings instead of having to eat out every night. However, the kitchen was so filthy this was impossible. See attached photos.
In the end we decided that no matter how awkward it was we would have to ask for our money back and go else where. Not being able to use the filthy kitchen was a problem for us. This was our hard earned holiday after all!
The owners would only agree to return 50%. We felt that because of the lack of air-con and poor standard of cleanliness we were in our rights to have all our money back but they refused. In fact the husband was very rude and asked me to shut up at one point! He also said he felt sorry for people like us! Well, take a look at the pictures, we agree with him we had to stay there!!
We ended up staying a couple of nights & then moving to a lovely condo in Wailea and had a fantastic time for the rest of our stay. See homeaway dotcom property 212081 we also stayed at property 315874 and can recommend both.
- Also Known As:
- Kai's Bed And Breakfast Maui/Kihei