This was the first time I have used VRBO to book a vacation rental. We had a diverse group, including my parents, my 2 sons (ages 4 and 2), and my sister and her partner.
We were all thrilled with our vacation rental choice. We lived in Hawaii for 10+ years prior to moving back to Canada, so we had an idea of where we wanted to stay - in our opinion, this small neighborhood has always been the best location on Oahu. It is quiet but very conveniently located. It is a 10 minute walk to Kaimana Beach (very family friendly), a 5 minute walk to great surf (Diamond Head) and a 20 minute walk into the bustle of Waikiki, including some great restaurants (Side Street Inn and Tokkuri-Tei are our favourites). Other walkable locations are Diamond Head crater and Kapiolani Farmers Market.
The house is amazing - very clean, modern, spacious, and well appointed. The kids spent hours in the pool. Tami, the owner, was wonderful to deal with. The property manager greeted us on our arrival; we had a few minor issues with the appliances that were dealt with in a very timely manner. We had a number of local friends come visit while we were there, and they were all very very impressed with the property.
The only con about the property is that it doesn't have much of a yard, but this is to be expected in this neighborhood.
Otherwise, this is really a dream vacation rental. An amazing house in the best neighborhood on Oahu. I would highly, highly recommend this rental to anyone - it is worth every penny!