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Carole S. says
Perfect house for us
We were 3 families vacationing together & the house was perfect for us. The children had their own room & primarily played & watched TV in the den downstairs. The kitchen was adequate & the table big enough for all of us to sit for meals. We could never get the TV in the living room to work despite the instructions in the house book. This house was centrally located for most of the things we wanted to do. I recommend this property for multiple families.
Kimberlee, Stockton, CA says
Michael or Michelle B. says
Spacious for my family.
Mahalo Michael & Michelle for your 5-star review and comments. Glad to hear that Hale Imaka was comfortable for the whole ohana! We look forward to hosting you again soon. A hui hou!
Kristie B. says
Perfect house and location for family gathering in Poipu
Our entire family (a total of nine 50-60 somethings and teenagers) loved this house and location. We all fit well — everyone could socialize or have some space as they pleased. The combination of full air-conditioning in the large house and being close to great beaches and restaurants in Po’ipu was fabulous and I think unusual in Kauai overall, and especially for the price point. Communication from booking to check-out was terrific, including their quick and friendly attention to a plumbing problem the first night (with no other issues after that). I had been a bit worried that there were only 3 reviews on VRBO (even though they were good reviews); but at the house I could read the many handwritten guest book entries of happy families dating from 2015 to the present. I can highly recommend Hale Imaka and will return for another family gathering some day, I hope…
Mahalo Kristie for the 5-star review and comments. We too hope you return someday and we will have Hale Imaka waiting for you. Aloha and a hui hou.
This house is very clean (and I am very picky) and had NO bugs (also something I hate). There is a nice walking path to the beach -- although not marked at all so hard to find initially. But it is beautiful there and I am so glad that we stayed there.
Mahalo Julie for the 5-stare review and comments. We are very happy we hit the high bar and glad you had a great time. We hop to see you again on Kauai sometime soon. Aloha
Thomas B. says
Wedding and vacation trip
House worked great for two families visiting for their kids wedding on the island. With two suites each family had nice space. The outdoor area on the second floor was great and the location served well for everyone’s needs.
House great, weather not!
Great place for a family reunion . We had 6 adults and 2 kids. Weather was rainy and windy , but we had plenty of room to spread out when outdoor activities were canceled. There were books, games and puzzles, and many TVs. WiFi was a little slow.
House was as pictured, if not better. Kitchen was well stocked with utensils , dishes and basic spices. Loved that there seating for 8 inside and out.
Location was great, easy walking distance to shipwreck beach on the greenway.
Mahalo Sparky for the 5-star review and comments. We will look into the wi-fi to ensure it is working properly. Thanks for the heads up. Aloha.
Sheri F. says
The property was a little dated. The pool was half a mile away. It was spacious and the location was decent.
Mahalo Sheri for your review. This owner generally keeps their property updated so I am surprised about the general statement. However we will review things to see if anything needs a refresh. Aloha
Dana W. says
Great house for a leisurely visit to Kauai
Overall, the house was great. It was clean, stocked with everything we needed, and a close walk to Shipwreck beach. I would point out that if you have a toddler or adventurous boys, this house may not be the best. There is a spiral staircase with a ledge that is a little scary. Also if like to note that there is a pack and play in the house so if you do have little ones, no need to rent one.
Brian Muir says
My family and I just returned from two wonderful weeks staying at Hale Imaka. We were there from August 15 / 29. For the 6 adults and 3 children this home was perfect. Hale Imaka was clean and very well equipped with all equipment, dishes, cutlery, cookware, etc. that we could have hoped for. This home is very comfortable and is well located, close to shopping and beaches. The outdoor deck is amazing. Many evenings were spent outside looking up at the stars before retiring for bed. The barbecue on the deck was well used by us. The only small complaint we had was that the pullout bed in the living room has a poor mattress. This needs to be upgraded so that it fits with the rest of this beautiful home. We would not hesitate to stay here again. It is highly recommended. The pictures shown on the website are a true depiction of the home.
Mahalo for your review Brian…we are glad you and your family had such a nice time. I have alerted the property manager about the pull-out mattress and we will be sure to have that addressed. Thanks for letting us know. A hui hou!
Spent two weeks at this property with our children and grandchildren. There were 6 adults and 3 children aged 6, 7 and 9. Hale Imaka was a great find and made our two week stay very enjoyable. This home was clean, well equipped and close to shopping and beaches. It is located in the sunny southern part of the island. Often when it was raining in the north we were enjoying sunshine. The home is large, 2500 square feet on two levels. The lower level contained a family room where the children could play and be noisy while the adults were upstairs. The home has a huge outdoor deck containing a barbecue which we used most nights. All 9 of us enjoyed staying at this home. We would not hesitate to return.
Great Vacation Home - Hale Imaka
We chose this rental because of size -- 4 bedroom & 3 full baths, location -- Poipu, and one of the few rentals that had A/C. This house had a nice layout with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, laundry room, and living room with wet bar, couch, and TV on the main floor. The upstairs had a master bedroom (tv), kitchen, living room (TV), dining room with sliding glass doors to the large patio including a gas grill. The kitchen was very well stocked. We actually thought that it was nicer than the pictures showed. The garage had beach chairs, umbrellas, and boogie boards for us to use. It was also nice having laundry facilities in the house. Nice yard as well. This rental was across the street from the green belt to shipwreck beach. This beach was really close to walk to. My family did boogie boarding here. We also snorlkeled at Poipu beach, Tunnels beach, and Ke’e beach. We went kayaking, Zip Lining, hiking to waterfalls, swimming in the ocean, and a Sunset Dinner Cruise on the Napali Coast ( a gift for my husband and I from our children). We had a great trip and hope to return sometime soon.
Jack Young says
We stayed in this home for 10 days with 7 adults. We all found the home clean and comfortable, and either a close walk or drive to most beaches, stores, and restaurants. We wouldn’t hesitate to rent this home again in the future.
Mahalo Jack for the endorsement. We look forward to hosting you again soon.
Patricia Rogowski says
This house was amazing and the Parrish staff incredible! The outside second floor deck was huge and had a view of the ocean. We had many cookouts on the deck with the large grill that came with the house. We could not have asked for a better house. It was very open and roomy and so convenient to stores, pools and main roads to explore the island. We will be back and stay here again and for sure book with Parrish! Thank you for a vacation of a lifetime!!
House worked wonderfully, great location
Great home, we had 2 adults and 4 teenagers on this trip. House worked out great, as I had meetings at Grand Hyatt right next door. Wonderful proximity to beaches and lots of fun places to eat w/in a ten min. drive. Our thx to Parrish staff as house was nice and clean when we showed up, and had nearly all the basic things we needed. We’ll be back!
Great Family Vacation
We spent 2 weeks in this home and had a wonderful time. We were 6 adults and 2 children. The kitchen was well stocked with supplies. We found the staff very informative before arrival giving us information on rental companies for beach chairs, strollers etc. We had groceries delivered by Parrish Collection, because we arrived late evening and with 2 small children we didn’t want to grocery shop the evening of our arrival. It was wonderful to get to the house and have groceries waiting for us and enjoy a glass of wine on the deck. We found everything in working order. We used the garage, the washer, dryer, dishwasher, BBQ and had no issues with anything. The property is about a 5 min walk to Ship Wreck Beach and probably 10 to 15 minutes to Poipu Beach. We rented a wagon for the 2 weeks and it was great to load up the kids and walk to the beach. We usually use timeshare to stay in Kauai, but for a big group and to be able to stay all together this was great.
Could have been a 5 star
we rented this home in a wonderful location site unseen , having done a fair bit of due diligence, for a family reunion. The interactions with the Parrish staff prior to our stay were prompt and informative and helpful with a well organized check in system. Access and maps were convenient and directions simple to follow However upon arrival and throughout our stay we had one issue after the next which detracted significantly from our time, and took phone calls and cell phone expense to sort out. Each day a new issue arose and we could have spent the entire week calling them for help and arranging their attendance . We were there having spent a lot of money for a vacation. For our “inconvenience” we were granted waiver of the late stay ( $252.93$) The issues were as follows: 1 BBQ fire starter didn t work, fortunately we had resourcefulness to fix connections which appeared to be leaking such that it wouldn t start 2 No toilet paper in Master and only one roll in each downstairs 3 red beetle bugs found throughout dishwasher, in cupboards , on counters and in fridge 4 paucity of cleaning products/ dish cloths which we had to supply 5 phone wasn t functioning, cut out and cost was incurred on our cell phones to use the phone 6 fridge wasn t clean and in fact was sticky inside 7 floors were unclean and had numerous spots where things had been spilled and now wiped from previous tenants 8 master bathtub plug has to be manually lifted and was not clean 9 garage door openers inconsistent ( won t close) 10 porch floor had not been swept off and was very dirty 11 tub handle master bath wouldn t go to warm/hot 12 tub basement has no plug 13BBQ grease pan under the BBQ was full of grease and presented a fire hazard The fellow who attended to the phone issue /toilet paper was very pleasant The Executive Assistant of the Parrish group emailed me back saying ” We certainly apologize that everything wasn’t perfect upon your arrival. We strive to have our properties clean and well maintained and we apologize that housekeeping fell short of our standard.” I had suggested that we be credited the housekeeping cleaning fee at the end which is not cheap, as it had clearly not been done after the last group. Her response “Unfortunately this is the first we’ve heard of the maintenance issues—we always repair any issues immediately if we know they need repair. We didn’t know that the BBQ had problems, garage door wasn’t always closing, master bath plug and tub handles weren’t operating properly.” We were disgusted with the live bugs throughout the kitchen and all over the inside of the dishwasher. We spend the first day cleaning the house and the other issues kept on arising. We could have spent the week calling every time we wanted to do anything as the next thing arose. We chose not to, requested the cleaning fee returned , and she has declined us because we didn t call after each event. I was there for a holiday………
Aloha Halpotters, In short, I agree that in this instance, we failed to clean to our standards. We have a manager check our properties prior to every arrival, but in this instance, this manager also failed to see the items you mentioned. I do apologize for this (incidentally, this manager is no longer with us). I do see we offered to have housekeeping come the day after your arrival but you said it was not necessary, thus we were not given the opportunity to rectify the situation. In the future, know we stand by our work and will do what we need to do to satisfy our guests. Like a hotel resort, we have staff on call, ready to address any issues that come up…replacing batteries, cleaning drains etc. Had you let us know of any of these other items while you were here rather than after you departed, we would have jumped right on them. We think the late out (equivalent to a 10% discount and close to the cleaning fee) was appropriate in this situation. Please note, we did quickly fix the few maintenance items before the next arrival that day. Mahalo!
Aloha! When we booked this property for our family vacation we were very excited about this trip! But, when we got to the house we were amazed at how huge this place was!!! The pictures do not do it justice! The house became a destination in itself. Our parents, on both sides, were content just to hang around the house and take walks to the beach, while the kids enjoyed extended hours playing in the surf or snorkeling. Everybody fell in love with this property and we hope to visit again in the future!
Just as fabulous as last time
This is our second stay at this fabulous house. The highlights would be the large lanai where the kids can hang out and I can lay in the sun, very spacious and well appointed bedrooms and bathrooms, well stocked kitchen, and the den downstairs is great for the kids to chill and watch a show. But by far the reason we come back to this house (and will again) is the location. The very short walk to the Hyatt where the kids can feed the Koi, see the parrot show, walk through the gardens, etc make this house not just great, but fabulous. It is the perfect place for our budget. One note: We had the same problem as last time we stayed (2 years ago). The bed in the upstairs master squeaks horribly, I mean really bad. This was very disturbing for my in-laws and the only down point to the house. You really should get this fixed and let us know if you do. This will be a factor in our house choice next time.
San Francisco says
A house to make you say, "wow!"
this house was huge & comfy! it really had 2 master bedrms w/ their own bathrms. the 3rd rm was a good size. the 4th rm was a little small & is meant for children, though i had an adult friend stay in there. the kitchen was well stocked w/ every appliance i needed, including a blender. there were aCs & fans in every rm. tvs in most rms. there was a killer balcony on the 2nd floor w/ a BBQ & a gas fire pit; i used both. there’s plenty of rm to park multiple cars. there were also little things included w/ the house that made it wonderful: movies dvds the necessary tour guide books, paraphernalia for the beach, etc. go the house first & really look everywhere for things b/c most likely, if you need it, it’s already there so don’t going buying stuff too hastily, like: laundry soap, coffee, spices for cooking, etc. the house is pricey so just make sure to fill it up w/ people. also, read & re-read all the rules b/c there a lot, like take out the garbage or you’ll be fined. overall, my friends & i really loved this house. while we were there, we experienced swells in the ocean & really the south side of the island was the only place you could find a beach where you could go into the water & that’s where this house is. it’s well located. the only bad things: the garage door wasn’t fixed when we arrived & we were notified that a repair-person was coming asap but it was still during our stay. also, there was a i-home clock that you could plug an i-phone in & it smoked the first time we put an i-phone in it. we just called the office asap & told them & there were no extra charges.
Poipu Home Perfect for Large Group
Very spacious home in great Poipu Beach location. Situated near Grand Hyatt and Shipwreck Beach and easy walk to Poipu Beach Park. Home has two master suites which makes it perfect for two families traveling together. Huge 2nd story deck is great for entertaining.
Great Family Vacation Rental
We spent a wonderful week at the Hale Imaka. The house is very comfortable and accommodated the eight of us (four adults and four children) beautifully. The two master suites were especially appreciated. The house’s location allowed for pleasant morning walks to the beach. We used the large deck with its child friendly railing quite often. We cooked out several times, and the children really enjoyed making their s’mores over the fire pit in the evenings. The stair railing inside the home was a bit of a concern as we had a busy 16 month old with us. All in all we had a great trip, great weather, and would definitely stay there again.
We rented this house and stayed with our wife’s extended family for 2 weeks over the Christmas of ’08. This was a fabulous home to spend the holidays in. We had the place full with 10 of us, yet there was still plenty of room for all without ever feeling cramped. The elevated patio off of the main dining area was just awesome. There was more than enough room for all to be out there and enjoy the weather and was a great spot for watching the sunset. One word of caution; when on the deck and having any type of conversation, it does not take long for the fun police to be knocking on your door as the 10PM curfew is strictly enforced. It is a very short walk to be at Shipwreck Beach in front of the Hyatt. It is a beautiful hotel and has an expansive pool network with coy fish that is nice to walk around. They will tell you to leave if you try to use any of their pools. It is much longer walk to get to Brenneke Beach, but still quite easy. There is a paved pathway called the “Greenbelt” that cuts through the various condos and homes. This is a fun area as there are rougher waters to watch the boogie boarders, and if you have kids there is a protected cove to the other side as you walk toward the Sheraton. There is a place to get a light lunch across the street and Nukumoi surf company is there as well to rent whatever gear you would need for the water. If you are looking for a place to spend with a group of people, this house makes for a great “command center”. Plenty of room for all in a fantastic package. I will also say that this isn’t your average house, but makes you feel like you are staying in a 4 or 5 star hotel. There is a marvelous spiral staircase that goes from the lower level to the upper level. Very nice furniture and bedding. I think there are 3 large, LCD TV; 1 in each living area, and 1 in master bedroom. The large sectional couch in lower rec area was great for large group of people just relaxing after a long day of fun. 5 STARS!!
Great Family or Multiple Couple Home
We rented this home for our family of three married children. The home is gorgeous and spacious. The outside balcony is huge and a wonderful place to gather or eat breakfast. The location is wonderful. I would rent this home again in a heart beat.
A bit of Paradise
A wonderful home with all the comforts, nicely decorated and roomy! We all loved staying there and it was close to everything.
Trade winds are us
Nice home in a nice location. Gas fire on deck ran out of propane 1st night of use (only problem). Property management was professional and easy to deal with. Nice home for two families to enjoy/ plenty of separate space. Thank you for allowing others to enjoy your home.
We had a 27 member family reunion,and a 60th birthday for twin sisters We rented 3 homes from the Parrish Collection--all were fabulous and more than we could have imagined. Hale Imaka, being the biggest was perfect for all of our gatherings, bbqs and fun times. A wonderful home for just our family of 9 as well when we wanted “down time”--It had all of the ammenities that any one would need. All of the beaches, shopping etc could not have been better and so well located! We had an unbelievable time,filled with lots of memories. We can’t wait to go back. Aloha
Good location. Great for families
We spent a week in January at Hale Imaka and it was fantastic. Spacious and clean, the house was perfect for six adults and two little ones (under 2). Plenty of living space to spend time together and also enough room to escape for some personal down time. This house is walking distance to the beach and the nearby hotel. Good family dining options in Poipu are limited but the home’s kitchen has everything needed to prepare your own gourmet meals. We would definitely recommend this house for rent and would certainly stay here again.
The Perfect Vacation Home
Hale Imaka was the perfect vacation home for our family of nine. The home was beautiful, the furnishings wonderful, the views spectacular, and the location ideal. We waliked to the three beaches, the pool, and restaurants. We all had a fantastic two weeks and can’t wait to return.
Relaxing home on Kauai
Our family chose to stay at Hale Imaka for nearly 2 weeks in June 2008. The property was very clean and well appointed. Our family included 6 adults 2 children (ages 4 and 6) and one infant (12 months). The place was everything that was advertised by Parrish Collection and more. We had some problems with the air conditioning units which are programmed by the owner of the property and were difficult to adjust to suit our comfort. When contacted about this, Parrish Collection exceeded our expectations to try to find a resolution. The property is well maintained and the staff at Parrish is very attentive to the needs of the customers. We had a great time and I would recommend Hale Imaka to others if Kauai is your destination island.