The location of this property is great---close to everything you want to get to on the North Shore. Check-in process was fairly easy but required texts/phone calls to alert the property manager so she could meet us. I would prefer an easier check-in process---Just give me a code to open the door or front gate on my own.
The physical condition of the unit is ok. It is an older unit and could benefit from some updating. Specifically, upgrade to a king bed, replace the tub/shower unit, and get better living room furniture. There is only a sofa which had no arms. There is plenty of room to add a comfy chair and a more comfy sofa. It could even be a sleeper sofa so the unit could accomodate more guests. Also the unit does not have central air conditioning. There is a window unit in the front bedroom and several ceiling/free-standing fans but if you are hot-natured, this is not the place for you! Designated parking spot is right outside the door .
The unit has access to the Turtly Bay Resort restaurants and stores but not the pools and maybe not the beaches. We didn't find an easy access point to the beaches but didn't put a lot of effort into it. We dined at Lei Lei's one night and really enjoyed it. It is a very short walk from the condo.
Overall, it was a good spot for our two-night stay.
Very clean, adequate basic older condo with dated furnishings. Firmer mattress but comfortable, cold a/c in br, futon lacks cushioning. Friendly manager on site, 5 min walking distance to resort and to Lei Leis restaurant. Quiet environment. Only slight musty odor upon opening door, not a problem for us. We enjoyed our stay!
The property was exactly what we were looking for, and better than expected. Location is ideal if you are wanting something that is relaxing, quiet, and close to the ocean. Miles of beaches are nearby, the local fruit stand across from the property has excellent fruit and groceries are nearby.
This property was the perfect vacation spot. Close to the beach (within walking distance) and swimming pool. We loved the location, especially that it was away from the business of the city. Close to beautiful beaches and hikes. Beverly was wonderful to work with and made check-in/out a breeze. We loved it!
I would not recommend this property for anyone who is sensitive to smells or mold. The pictures of the property on the site do not match what it currently looks like. After traveling more than 13 hours, and just getting married, my husband and I were looking forward to resting and putting our feet up. Only to be greeted by one of the hosts who asked us if we were Mormons (not sure what that has to do with our stay) and going on a rant about politics and the LGBTQ community. Once the host finally left, my husband and I looked around and felt so defeated and uncomfortable with staying at the condo. We were stuck there for one night as it was night time and we didn’t know where to go. I am also pregnant, and could not stay at a place with so much mold and the smell. We went to get ready for bed and the toilet was dirty, shower outdated, the towels did not smell fresh or clean. We spent our first night on our honeymoon looking for other places to stay. At 4 am I woke up, and booked another place. By 6 am we were out of the condo and on our way to the next place. We were also told not to put on the ac for the first couple nights because of a storm passing by, but it was hard to sleep being on the first floor you can hear people coming and going with the windows open. The condo is also falsely advertised showing pictures of the resort pool, and being connected to the turtle bay name, however you can NOT use any of the resort amenities. Host is not giving money back.
We really enjoyed our stay. The condo was perfectly located for the part of the island we enjoy the most, and this unit had everything we needed!
The place is nice . Owner was helpful . Great location
Peaceful, enjoyable love Turtle Bat Estate staycations!
Peaceful, enjoyable love Turtle Bat Estate staycations!
We found it to be a great location. Nice walking paths and close to everything we wanted to do on the north shore. Beverly took really good care of us.
We enjoyed the unit very much. . It was well equipped. Everything one would need was available. Location is fantastic. Beverly was very responsive, and got us off to a good start.
The shower needs some work. It does not drain well at all.
We hope to return.
Great location to stay on North Shore. All kinds of amenities. Friendly host.
could use some up dates in Maintenace
Property manager nearby and helpful.
This host agreed to refund a nights stay that we DID NOT stay for, but will not submit the refund. Mark and I both were in communication within an appropriate amount of time that we were indeed within the refund period allowed. In fact, he’s not once said no to the refund and simply says he will send it right away (never does) We have contacted VRBO 3x and each time Mark has told us & VRBO he will send the refund but never does. If I was the property owner, I’d be searching for a more responsible and trustworthy “Host”. Also, Beverly over welcomed herself while checking us in.. After traveling 12+ hours we were grateful to be getting to our destination. However, it shouldn’t take 45 minutes to check someone in for that condo. My Husband full on took a shower expecting her to leave, but she kept rambling about things unrelated to checkin. She also wasn’t answering phone calls to buzz us into the property and knew we were on the way in. Do yourself a favor, pay the extra money and stay somewhere nicer!
Private, yet close to the beach.
Check-in was very easy. Beverly is amazing - even though she is two doors away she is very respectful of your privacy. She is also very responsive if you need anything. The place is very clean and has everything you need. Will definitely stay in this unit again!
Condo is stocked with everything you need. Great location, walking distance to nice beaches and north shore sights. Upgrades are needed in the condo (ex. Couch, bed, dryer and bedroom was musty/moldy smelling). We really liked the condo complex with the pool and upkept gardens. The property manager was friendly and helpful.
Our visit to Hawaii was everything we had hoped for. The condo was more than advertised. Would definitely stay here again.
This property was perfectly located for our needs. Attended a wedding a Turtle Bay so it was within walking distance. Beverly was extremely kind and thorough at check in and check out. The condo was equipped with everything we needed. Appreciated all the beach supplies. We loved checking out the beaches on the North Shore. Wonderful vacation and can't wait to go back!!
Good communication and very welcoming.
Perfect location, quiet but close enough to beaches, restaurants etc. we enjoyed our trip.
This one bedroom was great and just what we needed as a north shore headquarters. We were worried it might get warm with just AC in the bedroom but the fans and breeze were more than enough. Didn't even have to run the AC during the day.
Great location next to golf clubhouse, and lei lei’s bar and grill. Filtered view of Fazio course green.
Small shared pool 3’-8’ deep, very clean & friendly.
You don’t get any amenities at the resort or on the west side condo complex’s.
Short walk to hidden beach for amazing sunsets.
Bogey boards, beach umbrellas available to use.
Somewhat dated appliances with open concept living area. Washer/dryer are helpful.
Would like to see a king size bed in the master.
Mark and Beverly are great and very easy/available if needed.
The property is really good and my wife and myself thoroughly enjoyed our stay !!! The host is amazing and kept us informed with all the required information. Thanks for the great experience.
Condo was great. Its a short 7 minute walk to the beach at Turtle Bay. Overlooking the golf course but with lots of privacy. The pools would be nice for families with kids. The trade wind breezes meant we never had to turn the AC on.
Very good location and will no doubt stay there again
The property was pleasant but not luxurious. Considering the very nice location (next to the golf course and within walking distance of the shoreline and beaches) and given the exorbidant costs associated with the adjacent hotel, this is a good value for this costly location. The accomodations are more than adequate, but not plush and this condo could be excellent with some refurbishing of the bathroom and a new mattress.
Perfect spot at Turtle bay. Short walk to the beach. All beach equipment was there. Beverly was very good at giving information about what to do throughout our trip. She made the check in process very easy and enjoyed meeting her. Over all great place to stay.
This property was nice for myself and my partner to stay for a few days while attending a wedding at Turtle Bay Resort. It is within walking distance of the resort, the beach, condominium pools and tennis courts. The host also has beach chairs and wake boards for use which were great for the beach. While this is by no means the nicest VRBO we’ve stayed in, it is well worth the cost and we would stay again if visiting the North Shore.
Probably directions to get to beach area and local stores would have been helpful. Other than that place was a nice place to come at the end of the day to relax.
We didn’t spend that much time at the property but we really liked that outside of food it had everything we needed. Dislikes were a lot of repairs needed. Screen doors on both sliding doors didn’t work properly. Bathroom drywall needed sealed and painted on ceiling.
Manager was very helpful. Kitchen had "extras" which allowed us to spend less money than we would have had to otherwise. Conveniently located to the places we needed to be.
Easy, safe and beautiful location. Some of the unit is dated but very clean.
Condo was very comfortable and excellent location with hiking and beaches nearby yet calm. Kitchen supplies well stocked enabling us to dine in
The condo was ok and the grounds very pretty but the description was not truthful in all aspects. Pics show a nice coach and easy chair, there was only a thin futon and no easy
chair. The big lie was "two minute walk to the beach". Two mins took me about 1/4 way to the beach! Pictures also showed the Turtle Bay pools which we were kicked out of! We were of the impression we had acess to the whole resort so we were very disapointed overall.
The place is a little outdated. The bathroom definitely needs to be renovated. It was a good amount of space and everything worked. We did find mold around the apartment, which my girlfriend was not too fond of, but given the humidity and heat in Hawaii we were not that surprised.
The host was really kind and considerate. She showed us the ins and out and was very accommodating.
We had a very good experience staying here. We appreciated the reasonable price, fantastic location (North Shore), parking, laundry & amenities. Thank you for a lovely stay.
Super friendly and helpful service.
I was looking for a property on the North shore, far away from HNL. Turtle Bay met that requirement perfectly. This unit was incredibly clean and met all my requirements. I recommend it for anyone who's wants to avoid the traffic and business of Oahu's South Shore.
The host was very nice and helpful. A good overall stay.
Tom and Debi H.
Enjoyed our stay, Bev was great in welcoming us! Will try to book again, thanks!
-The location was awesome. It was a short walk to turtle bay, with miles of coastline.
- Easy check in/out
-Good communication from the manager
-Very outdated- We knew this going in, so it wasn't a surprise. But there are a bunch of little things like a peeling shower, rusted toilet paper holder, etc.
-Handsoap was provided, but it was clearly watered down. The medical professional in me had an issue with that. It's like a dollar to refill it.
-The bed frame is very very noisy. Any time my wife or I rolled over we both woke up.
-The lake is not visible at all from the condo so if you wanted that view you'll be disappointed. Just a little misleading.
Overall, it was priced right for the stay so my wife and I were happy.
I have waited several months to do this review. I had several small issues with the manager, he never responded.
Nice setup for our golf and small get together with friends and family. Property manager made it very simple for checking in and out.
The condo was in excellent condition, the contact person was very polite & attentive to all of our needs which was none since everything was perfect.
I loved this property! Perfect for two. Spacious and has many fans. AC unit in bedroom was lovely. Was able to wash laundry and cook dinner every night. Loved the tennis rackets and courts. The beaches near the hotel were completely empty due to the renovations being done. Such a lovely stay. Beverly was extremely kind checking me in and even let me leave a little after check out time. She was always available whenever I needed something. A great stay and I cannot wait to come back!