I have been living at Makaha Valley Plantation for three and a half years. There is absolutely NO PROBLEM getting in since ALL residents have a decal which opens the gate automatically, so I don't know what one person who posted is talking about when they said they had to show tons of id's to get in each time...The only people who have to show tons of id's, i.e. car insurance, car registration, driver's license, are the people who come to visit, and they are issued a pass, which is very specific about the time they have to leave the grounds. People who visit residents for a short stay have to register them at the office...Also, the Laundry Room closes at 10 pm; Last wash has to be in by 8 pm, which is more than reasonable; And people are not supposed to smoke in any of the Laundry areas of the complex. There is no playground for children as such, but there are two pools, not too big, but adequate, a tennis court, and a basketball court. There was a Management change not too long ago, and I have noticed that the new tenants that are coming in don't seem to follow the rules, or care very much about making undue noise. MVP Management used to be very strict about the rules, but now, there are huge, noisy work trucks parked as residential vehicles; Handy-vans showing up at all hours with their beeping noise, and diesel fumes. Supposedly, there is a 'quiet time' at MVP, but like I said, the new Management is a bit loose and a little too relaxed. We are all supposed to follow the rules so that no one is put out by others being selfish, but I guess that's the way of the world.
The staff at MPV is friendly, and they're on the grounds 24/7; The grounds are very well- kept. It used to be fairly quiet at night but there is a couple who scream at all hours, almost 24/7 lately; Sick of them, and supposedly they are leaving soon; The cops come over frequently because of those two...Then there's the roosters, which now wake everybody up anywhere between three am and five am; The roosters and chickens migrated over when the old Sheraton Golf Course/hotel closed in October. Unforunately, the MVP staff has been feeding these pets, in the car-wash area, which is where the staff take their lunch.
So even though the place is beautiful, and the rent is more than reasonable, I am now looking to move somewhere else because of the noise, and because getting in and out to town is a pain in the neck: Waianae has endless traffic lights, and polite, but very bad drivers. It's a shame, really. Love my place, and the setting, and I won't find anywhere else as beautiful, spacious, and cheap. But the noise and the distance have taken their toll.