Our stay far exceeded my expectations. We are a family of 5 (kids ages 9, 12 and 14). We’ve never been to Hawaii and were looking for budget friendly options that included laundry and a kitchen. We found all that plus more at Makai! Check in was smooth and easy. Our cottage was just across from the office and was much more spacious than I expected. The kitchen was well stocked with enough place settings and silverware and cooking pots/utensils and pans for the 5 of us (I think there was 8+ place settings and many different sized pots and pans). The kitchen was immaculate. Everything was spotless and in like new condition. I would hire their cleaning staff in a a heartbeat if NY wasn’t so far away. I do wish the provider salt/pepper and cooking spray but mostly because I feel bad having to buy and then toss them. There was also a blender, coffee maker (don’t forget to bring coffee filters), toaster, electric tea kettle, microwave, full fridge/freezer and stove/oven.
The washer and dryer worked great. They provided us with beach and bathing towels. There was both an indoor dining area and a patio set on a large deck overlooking the golf course. The beds were comfortable. There is no AC but there are fans and we stayed cool enough with just the fans and open windows at night.
The pool and hot tubs are small but not in great demand so we often had them to ourselves. The kids loved them. We used the grills one night too which was nice.
We highly recommend the cottage!