A friend and I stayed in the larger unit for 10 days in March 2014. It was to be a relaxing vacation as well as visiting my son who was in Oahu in the military. I was uneasy about booking any room online that I was not familiar with and only had the pictures and reviews to rely on. The price was so good, it made me even more uneasy. I had no reason to worry whatsoever! The larger unit we stayed in was exactly as her pictures show on her website. It was clean, spacious and comfy! We had everything we needed, which was a worry since we traveled from the east coast and had limited packing space. Barbara provided a full kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, toaster, waffle maker, blender, pots and pans, dish detergent, hand soap, dishes, silverware, washer and dryer, hair dryer, internet service, cable TV and more! The unit provided comfortable kitchen table dining area, living room furniture and the beds were wonderful and little noise to awaken you. Clean linen, clean floors, clean bathroom that has a shower only ,but great water pressure and bath linens. There were plenty of fans and a great working AC unit. We had 2 comfy beach chairs, beach towels, a beach mat, umbrella, boogie boards and cooler. We rented a car ,which was a real plus and even though the unit is close to the beach, we drove, as not to have to carry all our beach things. Driving in Kailua was easy as long as we used our GPS. There are several beautiful beaches to visit that are all nearby. The unit is close to town to go out and eat, plus super markets to buy food. There were only a few things that were not perfect, but not a reason to not stay at Barbara's. The driveway is narrow and may take a few days to get used to backing out of. Barbara was doing some renovations to her own living space and we had to listen to some sawing and hammering. She apologized, but I felt we should have been warned this was going to happen. We didn't use the pool, only because we spent all our time at the beach, however Barbara did offer use of the pool. Barbara is a sweet, genuine lady, who left us alone, but we felt we could approach her easily if we needed anything. Over all, this was a great place to stay, clean and very adequate. I was very satisfied and would go back and stay there if I return to Kailua in Oahu. You are close to Honolulu for city life ,but if you want privacy,less traffic and low night life, but a terrific relaxing beach adventure, the Kailua town and Auntie Barbara's place is the place for you! Thank you Barbara for a comfy Beach Paradise stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in beautiful Kailua a block and 1/2 from the beach. One unit for 2 people with private entrance, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker and toaster with Kbed. The larger unit sleeps 5 and has a living room, bedroom (Qbed) and kitchen. Both units have private lanai with grills. We are a 5 min. drive from Kailua town. We supply tea and coffee. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Auntie Barbara's Kailua, HI - Oahu