Grand Welcome Vacation Rentals
- English, Spanish
Wonderful home for our group of eight in Hawaii. So well equipped.
Gorgeous sunsets. Great location.
The bathroom arrangement on the main floor is very odd. Three bedrooms on this floor but only one very "public" tub and shower in the master bedroom. The lack of privacy is commented in the guest book many times.
Very very good.
Great place with lots of room and very spacious. Fantastic kitchen for cooking and having multiple people in it. comfortable. Great view!!
Wish the pool was heated, only complaint. Was a bit chilly.
Beautiful, comfortable, clean and unique
This house is beautifully designed and stayed comfortable all day, even without air conditioning. In the evening, we all loved watching the sun set and swimming in the pool. The cooking facilities are really good -- the kitchen is certainly the heart of this home! And dining is easy both inside and out.
We had six adults and two kids under 4, and there was plenty of space for everyone. My sister-in-law commented that it was nice that the pool was downstairs so she didn't have to worry about the kids getting into the pool without an adult (they still need floats).
There was plenty of parking -- we had three cars and we could park two upstairs side by side or two downstairs in tandem.
There were extra beach towels and coolers -- that was really nice.
Minor stuff that made it not quite 5 stars:
1. Unlocking is a little complicated. Not all the rooms are accessible from inside the front door, so you end up having to unlock the downstairs and two bedrooms separately. There wasn't anything in the instructions about that and it caused some confusion and anxiety the first few minutes there.
2. There was only one roll of toilet paper per bathroom and not all bathrooms had hand soap. We were staying for a week, so this was kind of annoying.
3. We'd called to ask if there was a crib and were told there wasn't, but we found one in the garage. Knowing that would have saved on some luggage. Maybe it is only temporary?
4. It would have been nice to play some music on the deck speakers, but we couldn't find a way to do it. Maybe too many problems with loud parties in the past?
It is easy to recommend this place for extended families or other close friends travelling together. The neighborhood is quiet, the view is unbeatable, groceries and beaches are all pretty close by car. You're going to love it!
Hmm, there is an empty lot for sale next door. Future renters might want to ask if construction is going on. Or buy it. Just sayin'.
Great location and view
Great location, plus fabulous view. Large upstairs kitchen, plus smaller downstairs kitchen, made cooking for a group easier. We loved having both a large upstairs porch and downstairs poolside outdoor area. Lots of indoor light and comfortable bedrooms. Appreciated the ample parking.
Hawaiian Sunset Paradise
This house was perfect for our group as it meant we each had our own bedrooms. The downstairs bedrooms (poolside) have their own ensuites. The upstairs rooms are a little less private but we had no problem whatsoever. The open roof concept allowed for fresh air throughout the house at all times. We had all of our meals on the covered, spacious deck in front of the huge, well-equipped kitchen. We named the deck area in front of the master bedroom "the Sunset Bar" as the views were like none we had never seen before. Perhaps it was because the house is up from the beach that the sunsets were spectacular every night. Another bonus of the location is to be away from the chaos of the strip along the beach. 10 days went by quickly with morning trips, afternoon pool breaks, "Sunset Bar" drinks and meals prepared either in the kitchen or on the bbq. Also, the house was very clean when we arrived. It was very hard to leave our piece of paradise.
Aloha Carol, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay! We would love to have you back, please let us know if we can help you with a future booking. Mahalo, Customer Service - Abbey Vacation Rentals / SunQuest Vacations
A Wonderful Family Vacation
We stayed at the Outrigger Paradise with our family (two sons and their wives and four grandchildren, ages 7-14). It was a perfect house for the ten of us. We enjoyed the view and the use of the private pool. The grandkids were often in the pool. With five bedrooms and plentiful bathrooms it never seemed overcrowded. The upstairs kitchen is part of the spacious great room and very well equipped. We ate the majority of our meals at the house. Drawers are well labeled so it is easy to find what you need.
Our week was a wonderful mix of swimming, reading and playing games at the house as well as trips to the beach, volcano, coffee farm, and a snorkel cruise. The house is in a convenient location in a quiet residential neighborhood. It is a reasonable distance to the town of Kailua-Kona and other shopping such as Costco and Safeway.
Our whole family agreed it would be wonderful to come back again!
Aloha and Mahalo for your kind words. We make every effort to make your vacation with us comfortable and enjoyable. You are welcome back anytime, E Komo Mai.