Ocean View, Two Bedroom, Three Bath
Fixed Week 52, includes New Year’s
|Amenities||Air conditioning: each room separately controlled. Linens provided||Washer and dryer on site, free. Elevators, of course. Fitness center.||Off-street covered parking. Valet parking also available. (fee)|
|Beds||Sleeps 8+||2 King beds in separate rooms.||2 Fold out sofa Queen beds. Crib available upon request. NOTE: one of the sofa beds is in a bedroom.|
|Kitchen||Cooking utensils provided. Plates, glasses, etc. Coffee maker and toaster.||Microwave, under counter size Refrigerator, Dishwasher||Outside shared gas grilling stations are great. Stop at Costco on your way from the airport.|
|Entertainment and communication||Cable TV, DVD||Free WiFi in rooms and around resort||Usual telephone stuff and good cell phone signal|
|Room||2 bedrooms, 3 bath, one common area. Each bedroom has an oversize Jacuzzi tub.||3 lanai’s, from which one can often see whales this time of year. Bring your binoculars.||Ocean view|
|Beach||The property is directly on the beach||Cabanas on beach for rent||Or, if the surf is really up, drive to the excellent protected beach and snorkeling site at mile-marker 14.|
|Pool||3.5 acres of pools, with slides and waterfalls||Several hot tubs||Waterslide and kids pirate ship pool|
|A Partial List of Activities (pretty much everything one might expect)||Golf, swimming, sea kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, restaurants, restaurants, restaurants||Water skiing, hiking, mountain biking, biking up and down volcanos (or just down), parasailing, whale-watching, massage.||Tennis, shopping, wildlife (human and not human), theater, horseback riding, spa, movies, luau, scenic drives|
|Walking distance (great especially for young adults)||Whaler’s village is a few hundred yards. Black rock is just beyond it.||Lahaina is about 3 miles (and there is a bus that costs about $1) Taxis are available and not too expensive if you stay late at Moose McGillycuddy’s.||Beach and golf and surfing and snorkeling and nightlife and . . .|
|The usual||No smoking||Renters must be over 21||No pets|
We got some constructive feedback from previous renters. They loved loved the villa, but did have some points that we felt we should list in the “heads up” category: For instance, we heard from other folks that the arcade was “never” open. They also suggested that we mention the “Chair Police.” The pools are generally heavily used (you should reconnoiter and find the one that is best for you), so sometimes if you go down early and put your towel and book on a chaise lounge in order to claim it for the day, the “Chair Police” will come by and liberate it. On a positive note, there is ice cream in the gift shop, open late. Note that the balconies on these rooms are modest sized. On Sunday’s they set up shopping right along the beach.
The resort is first class. Maid service mid week (which might mean Thursday). So go down and hoist a Mai Tai or a Lava Flow. Life is good.