The house itself (in Vauala) was secure and in good condition. The solid roof that had survived previous cyclones and the flat, screened windows (not louvered) are nice advantages in cyclone season. We were comfortable and dry through the near-hit cyclone in 2016 and other rain and wind events.
Sylvia is very pleasant, happy to chat about ideas or knowledge about the island, and very accommodating. For example, she was happy to have us plant in the garden, putting food plants alongside the decorative plants originally there. All of these things help make a rental house feel like a real home. I highly recommend working with Sylvia!