Don't rent unit #1206
The valley Isle Resort is a very well cared for complex. The public areas, grounds and pool are immaculate. The gas grills and tables were always readily available and clean. The area is within walking distance to shops and restaurants. The condos have direct ocean front balconies. (This complex is actually in Kahana, not Lahania). We would consider staying here again, but never in unit #1206. We have seen other units and they
were lovely, as expected. We invited people into our unit and they were equally horrified.
I booked directly with the owner through his website. Unfortunately, his website looked much better than the condo itself! Owner also rents out condo #806.
The neglect was present throughout the unit. I had many other photos I didn't have room to include here, such as standing water in the tub after a shower, the rusted shower rod, burned bathroom vanity, and dead bugs in the bathroom light fixture.
The fully equipped kitchen did not have a dishwasher. Questionable cleaning methods of the previous renters resulted in stained dishes and eating utensils. The kitchen faucet sprayed back at you when turned on. The leaning stove was propped up with a sponge. There were two dish drain racks under the kitchen sink (along with a gallon can of paint), but no drain rack pan. The Tephlon pan was scummy and peeling. The manual can opener was gunky and rusted. There were pots and storage bowls without lids. The interior of the microwave was burned. The bathroom sink was rusted with loose scummy faucets. The medicine cabinet was rusted. The vanity drawers had to be lined with paper towels. The one and only closet housed rusted beach chairs and carpet scraps. In the closet was also a new sink in a box dated December 2000. I wouldn't use the dirty ironing board or the gummy iron.
Obviously, we were VERY disappointed with this condo. We had spent the previous week at a lovely Marriott in Kauai. We went from the Marriott to the "Scaryiott".
It's not my nature to complain, but I felt it was absolutely necessary in this case. A trip to Hawaii is a once in a life time trip for most of us. I wouldn't want anyone else to feel the major disappointment as we did, after walking through the front door.
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