First night we got an unrenovated cabin (all they had). We have four kids and lets just say that it was not what we were looking for. It was extremely small, very old and on the sea wall instead of the beach. The phone lines and TV cable were visible on the cinder block walls, the "living room" ceiling fan did not work and the paint was peeling from all the walls. In addition the windows were rotting out and ants were pouring in from the outside. In fact when my son went to pull his sheets out in the second "bedroom" (which was separated from the living room by an old partition) his bed was full of ants. Finally the kitchen was extremely small (but we would not cook in there because of the ants).
Luckly we got a renovated cabin for the next 5 nights. It was wonderful! The entire cabin was clean and updated. The bathroom had glass bricks in the shower (very modern), the walls were textured sheetrock instead of cinderblock, the windows were new and not rotting out, the kitchen had newer appliances and cabinets and there was a real second bedroom. In addition we were right on the beach....all my kids had to do was walk out and we could watch them swim in the ocean from our cabin (and Bellows has the most beautiful beach in Oahu). We rented boogie boards from the base and the kids (and I) had a blast. We cooked most of our meals in the cabin and had no problems with little critters (although we made sure all dishes were clean and the trash was taken out prior to bed).
There is no air conditioning but you really do not need it. We had no pest problems except for a very few aforementioned ants and one very small centipede we killed in the shower.
I will try to post pictures in the near future. Bellows is a great place with disc golf, tennis, bikes you can rent, mini-golf, paintball and the most beautiful beach you can imagine. SPEND THE EXTRA 20 DOLLARS FOR A RENOVATED CABIN!!!! We could not do more than 1 night in the unrenovated cabin but the renovated was perfect!
- Also Known As:
- Bellows Air Force Station Hotel Waimanalo
- Bellows Air Force Station Waimanalo, Hawaii