Left on 01/10/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | SwankyTraveler
The old saying referring to real estate value, "location, location, location", certainly is true of this property! I stayed there in mid-December 2013 and I was very pleased to find the claims of it's proximity to golf and the beach actually understated!
All of Kaanapali was accessible by foot. A walk to the nearest beach...about 7 minutes...to the Whalers Village...about 10 minutes...to Black Rock...a 15 minute walk or a beautiful 10 minute, 1 mile jog! In terms of proximate golf, the Kaanapali Golf Course surrounded me!
In addition to the great location, the well-appointed and beautifully constructed, 4 bedroom home was simply exceptional. This home had obvious upgrades and redecoration. When commenting and complimenting the rental agency on the home, I came to understand that the home was recently purchased and that the new owners had the desire (and the funds) to make this a 5-star property. At the very competitive weekly rate renters such as myself, can recoup the benefits of this perfectly appointed, muli-million dollar property. Lucky us!
As I strolled down the beachwalk amongst other tourists going to and from their hotels along the strip, I couldn't help but feel a bit superior. I felt like...well...a local. I knew that these other folks would be waiting for their elevators, making small talk to others they didn't really care about, sitting by a pool unable to relax with kids crying and a lounge chair neighbor two feet away. I was so content in knowing that I would be strolling back to "my home". To relax in my vaulted ceiling living room. To hang by my own private pool and Jacuzzi. And to look out over all the "tourists" I knew were out there from my lanai which spanned the length of the home. Heck, I felt so local I was almost ready to ask merchants for my kama'aina (a discount rate given to property owners in Hawaii) rate!
I loved this home. I wish it were my own. I feel blessed to have called it my own for a week!
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