It was in a great location for accessing the North Shore. We enjoyed watching the sunrise each morning at the beach. The house had everything we needed, from beach equipment to washing machine/dryer, to enjoy our week on Oahu. While the home is surrounded by other residences, it was very nice to cross the busy highway and be right on the beach. Because of traffic and the windy road, be prepared for it to take an hour to get into Honolulu. It was a great find for the price.
great location,shopping center golf course,hospital,hawaiian cultural center,withen a 5 minute drive.tom
There were so many problems, I've tried to list in point form.
•2x6 on top step on deck has dry rot and is crumbling, both front corners of deck do not have supports underneath and my son's foot almost went through the deck
•Smoke detector not functioning and no fire extinguisher on the premise
•Rook leaked during a rain storm. We discovered once we returned home that roof leaks had been report via other sites in Sept and Nov 2016. Obviously the issue had not been addressed. Leaves one to wonder about mold growth.
•Bedroom with twin beds, had a broken window and glass was lying on floor, broken windows/ missing glass panes in master bath windows and master bedroom windows. Windows do not fit and Master BR window actually fell OUT of the sash and hit my son while he was sleeping in bed.
•Extensive mold/mildew in all window sills (INTERIOR as well as exterior)
•Water stains down back of kitchen wall indicates roof has been leaking for some time
•Leak under kitchen sink
•While main bathroom has been remodeled and a new 3 piece tub surround installed, there is no waterproof caulking between the seams so at this point there is water leaking behind the walls.
•Garage full of rodent droppings. Was told to go look in there for missing face cloths(washer and dryer are in garage).There was a large rat trap sitting on top on the SUV parked in the garage. No bait, the roof of the SUV and along all walls of garage were covered in rodent droppings, posing an exposure risk to Hantavirus.
The main patio slider screen was ripped and had been duct taped. However tape was not longer holding and the screen was falling down.
•Ceiling fans were filthy and dust was literally hanging off them.
•While counter tops in kitchen were clean, all other surfaces were sticky (cupboard doors, top of fridge, door handles)
•All drawers in the chest of drawers master bedroom were fallen through (poor quality furniture) and we did not use either of them
•All exterior windows very dirty.
The caretaker response was almost non-existent except for the roof leak. He did finally offer to send a repair and cleaning crew day 4 of our vacation. We declined for that day as we were getting ready for our son's wedding. The offer to repair and clean was not repeated.
If there had been another place available we would have left. This could be a really nice little place to stay but we will not be returning. Just too many issues.