Walking into this beautiful tropical home made us feel as if we should be greeted with leis and a tropical drink. The skylights, beautiful Hawaiian quilts, Koa wood & marble, and tropical print furniture enhanced the feeling of "we're in Hawaii"
Each bedroom is very large and the seven of us never felt crowded.
Before arriving I had concerns that the last review was in 2012, but nearly everything was better than the photos and description the owners give. (The photo of the front of the home should be updated - as with any place that receives decent rain, the plants have grown as tall or taller than the house)
We enjoyed walking across the street for a sunrise walk on the beach before breakfast. The kitchen is wonderfully stocked, even a gourmet cook should appreciate it, but beware of the nuclear microwave.
With a baby and toddler in tow, we were grateful for the pack 'n play and highchair and appreciated the books and games, abundant sand toys, snorkels, boogie boards, and beach towels.
The owners were very helpful with all my questions and concerns.
We hope to return.
Favorite things: walking to the end of Anini beach spotting turtles, cardinals and flying fish; surf lessons at Titus Kinimaka's Surf School in Hanalei, The Garden Cafe in Kilauea for lunch, snorkeling at Ke'e, Kilauea's Saturday farmers market next to Banana Joes (try all the tropical fruit & raw honey), Pinks and the Health food store in Hanalei, Waimea Canyon, and whale watching trip to Na Pali.