You were concerned about the late fee and the tax when you arrived. I explained to you in person that you received a welcome letter and IN OUR DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY WE HAVE MENTIONED ABOUT TAXES NOT BEING COLLECTED BY THE SITE AND IT IS OWED TO THE COUNTY OF HAWAII AT CHECK IN- IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO READ BEFORE YOU BOOK AND AFTER YOU BOOK.
You did not want to pay me so you told me that you would pay me the next day. In this business I have seen it all, yet I let you pay me the next day.
Having gotten a clarification from me and checked to see that I am correct in pointing out to you about the property description and the welcome letter, you should have let it go. That should be the end of it because we talked about it.
Reviews are done for a different reason: not for being angry with yourself to pay something that was not under your expectation.
INGNORANCE OF LAW IS NOT AN EXCUSE.
You and your friend were friendly and took time to talk about many issues of the world; hence I am surprised that you took the time to write about tax and late fee instead of how much you both enjoyed cooking in the grill and the night in the pergola looking at the stars which you both shared with me in person and through text.
I am giving this again for your benefit:
THIS IS IN OUR SITE: TE and GE tax 13.427% is not collected by the site that is due to County of Hawaii. Payable at checkin.
Checkout time is before 10:30 a.m.
Check-in is between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. If you must arrive late or check out after 10:30, kindly let us know; late checkins after 8 pm and late check out is $10.00. Early check in if available is $10.00
ALSO SEE THE FOLLOWING PORTION OF COPY OF LETTER SENT TO YOU:
Welcome to Hawaii and to Seekers Hive Orchid Home Bamboo room for dates January 23-24 for 2 nights with check out on 25th.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016
THANK YOU FOR BOOKING WITH US. OUR PHYSICAL ADDRESS IS
We would greatly appreciate if you can let us know the approximate time of your arrival to our home. We CAN PLAN OUR DAY when you connect with us once you are in the island or done enjoying the other parts of the island. Thank you.
We live next door, it takes 5 minutes to get there; One of us will show the facility and check you in.
TE and GE tax is not collected by the site that is due to the County of Hawaii, $16.78 is due at check in. We accept only CASH.
Kindly let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.
If you would like, we can give your correct driving directions as sometimes the phone softwares give incorrect address as final destination.
Check in between 3-6pm. If arriving before 3pm or late after 8 pm or late check out after 10:30/11 am there is $10.00 charge. Keep in touch; take care, see you soon.
Jay - Vijay's wife
You made a mistake in the booking dates and asked to change, which I did graciously. But you asked again if I did it, I sent the following to you.
This proves that you do not read important information even after you ask the other party for consideration. You sent this after I sent you the welcome letter.
Hello Vijay! Just want to make sure that our reservation is from Jan 23-25th (23th and 24th night) thank you! see you soon!
I sent a welcome letter confirming that..
Jay Vijay's wife
C u soon
Then you said,
Yes! I saw that. Thanks :))
You gave me $40.00 and I returned $13.22. It is shared kitchen (not public) and pergola in a beautiful setting that is very private. Kindly read the review given by the people (Walt) whom you met while you were here.
Sally I enjoyed you and your boyfriend Yen while you both were here; the following is the review I gave you.
Sally and her friend stayed for 2 nights They were friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. They took time to talk and they were warm.
I would like to keep those memories with me; yet I am learning that sometimes people are deep and unpredictable.