Classic Vacation Cottages

PO Box 901, Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii, 96741, United States | Ranch
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This ranch, located on PO Box 901, Kalaheo, is near Wings Over Kauai Tours, Spouting Horn, Spouting Horn, and Kauai Coffee Company.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Classic Vacation Cottages Kalaheo

    Classic Vacation Cottages

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    My wife and me spent some days in Classic Vacation Cottages some years ago when we visit Kauai for hiking and snorkeling.

    We were very satisfied with the accomodation and enjoyed the nice lanai of the garden studio. Very good service during booking and on-site. The owners were very helpful and friendly and gave us good tips for sightseeing. This week we booked again at Classic Vacation Cottages for 2 weeks in October this year and looking forward to see Sandy and Chris again. We can really recommend these cottages.

    Moldy, filthy, and horrible attitude

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    This was our 3rd visit to the island and we stayed with friends the first week and then booked ourselves a room for the last week at Classic Vacation Cottages. However when we went to take a look at the room a few days before we were appalled. While visually it looked clean - the floor was mopped and the linens looked clean, but the smell was horrible - it smelled not only of body odor and as if a smoker had been in the room but the most prominent odor was of mold. Clearly there was a significant amount of mold growing somewhere in the room. When we looked outside as well I was not surprised to see mold growing all over the roof and very unkempt grounds including plants growing out of the gutters and a old sink laying in the lawn. Please note this is my 3rd visit to the island - i know it is rainy but this was over the top in terms of moisture! The owner was belligerent when we asked for a refund and ordered us off his property with little discussion.

    Not only was it frustrating to loose our money and have to find a new place to stay because the room was not what we were promised (a clean room is one free of mold!) but it was a very unpleasant one due to the managements lack of 'spirit of aloha' that is so evident elsewhere on the island.

    Great place to stay

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    My husband and I stayed at Classic Vacation Cottages in January, 2005 for 3 nights. Not knowing what to expect for $75 per night in Hawaii, we were pleasantly surprised. Besides the friendly service, the rooms were big, clean and comfortable. We were about 15 min. from Poipu beach and took our time exploring the island. I will definitely stay there again in the future and would recommend to anyone not looking for a 5 star all-inclusive stay....

    Super hosts and great value

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    Super hosts/great value. I took the family there and the great rate allowed us to experience the beauty of Kaui without putting us into hock. Chris was always available w/advice and gave us many helpful tips about attractions on Kaui. The accomodations were very comfortable and met our needs. We plan on returning there during our next trip to Hawaii.

    Perfectly comfortable

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    My wife and I stayed 5 nights and 6 days in mid-October, 2006 in a large upstairs "apartment". The house had four "apartments" total, I think. This unit has an extremely large bedroom with sliding glass doors on either side, which made for very comfortable sleeping with a cross-breeze...really allows you to spread out. The apt was very nicely appointed, had everything my wife and I needed to be comfortable: a full kitchen; small livingroom; dining room; full bathroom. While it is not (nor should it be mistaken for) the Hilton, it served us very well, and was quite comfortable. It's location relative to the beaches, restuarants, shopping, made it a perfect staging area for enjoying the sights and experiences on this most beautiful of the islands make it a bargain. That's what you go to Hawaii for, right? If you need everything to be perfect, and are willing to pay the hefty price for that, look elsewhere. But, if you find yourself wanting to save some money so you can enjoy the rest of what the island offers, this is a great way to do it. This unit is a great find in a quiet setting and could easily bring more than what the owner charges for it.

    A Great place to stay ...

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    My wife and I found Classic Cottages in the Let's Go USA book when we were planning our Hawaiian vacation. From our initial contact with the owner, Chris, we felt very good about staying there. The price was incredible compared to the resorts around the island - and we weren't going all the way to Kauai to stay in our hotel room !! The units are a bit off the beaten path - ie, not sat right on the beach - but that was exactly what we were looking for in order to feel the real flavor of the island. We were a 15 minute ride from the beaches and anything else we wanted, really. Chris was very accomodating and they provide beach materials to use while you are a guest there. You shouldn't expect the Ritz or a spa in your room with the price line as it is - but we found that the rates were a real bargain for the stay we enjoyed. Other reviews have made statements about the cleanliness of the rooms............this, quite simply, was completely contrary to the feelings we had about our stay - and Chris took us around to see other units of his as we expressed an interest to return and bring friends. We did not find any of them to be "dirty" and we felt that the owners took a great amount of pride and care in the look and upkeep of their properties. Although we have not yet returned to the Garden Isle, we have recommended Classic Cottages to many of our friends and acquaintainces. When we do make our return, we will have no reservations about staying with Chris again.

    Wonderful property and great service

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    My wife and i stayed at Classic Vacation Cottages before the holidays and were pleasantly suprised by the quality of the accomodations as well as the service we received at such a low price. We found the staff very willing to help and would recommond these cottages to anyone visiting Kauai. We would come back here again.

    Filthy,buggy,wouldn't refund for night we didn't stay

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    Classic Cottages is the lowest priced for a reason. It is filthy and buggy. My husband and I camp...we are used to roughing it. We are not used to paying to live in someone else's dirt. Kitchen countertops were dirty, bathroom sink had accumulated grunge and the shower had a big wad of hair in it. As another reviewer mentioned, the floors were nasty dirty, even though they request you to remove your shoes. The "clean" towels stunk. The bedroom smelled mildewy, even through a sickening sweet plug-in air freshener. There were multiple huge cockroaches and earwigs, found in the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living area.

    We reserved 4 nites, sent a down payment for 2 nites. Stayed only one nite and felt uncomfortable even with that. As of two weeks later, the owner has not responded to my request to refund the amount for the night that we didn't stay.

    Classic Vacation Cottages, Kauai

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    We booked a reservation for 5 days in October 2005 and ended up staying only 2 days. We would have left after one night but it took us a day to find somewhere else to stay. While it is a budget accomodation, the place was filthy. Neither of us are clean freaks, but the level of grime was above what we could tolerate. The bathroom sink and tub had not been cleaned in quite some time, the carpet was dirty, window screens were broken or missing, the refrigerator had old food in it, and there was a layer of dust on everything. I would not recomend staying here.

    Budget Place

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    Although this place really fits the bill as a budget vacation rental, you get what you pay for. The innkeeper, Chris, is a really nice individual and tries to be accomodating.

    However, his units are simply filthy. The screens are so thick with dust its hard to see through, let alone pass fresh air through.

    Signs on the door asks that you remove your shoes before entering the rental units, but the carpets turn your feet brown and it feels soooo soiled and oily! There were roaches in the kitchen and rat feces in the bathroom.

    On a scale of 1 to 5 stars, I rate this place a minus 5. Would never recommend this place to anyone.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Classic Vacation Cottages Kalaheo

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good
     

    Travel Blogs from Kalaheo

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