My family and I were a party of 7 staying for 13 days for the Christmas holiday. This trip was a big deal because it was our first Christmas away from home and we also took my spouse's parents with us. The property was as advertised and the pictures do not do the backyard and beach area justice! A couple of things to be prepared for: 1) the beach is very rocky (coral) close to shore, proceed with caution 2) no dishwasher.
The home has plenty of space, with ocean views from the master bedroom, living room, and kitchen areas. We found the washer/dryer very useful as that helped us not pack as much clothing. The property's grounds are well maintained the days of taking out the refuse and recycle bins made us feel even more at home. Christmas day was amazing as we were treated to a home cooked meal and exchanging gifts to the sound of the ocean was unbelievable. We also took the time to take family pictures on the beach!
The neighbors and neighborhood were very quiet along with the beach. There are several public access points, but the most traffic we saw on the beach were the beach walkers in the morning. The grocery stores, gas stations, and a few restaurants were less than a 10 minute drive. We found the location of the property to be very ideal as it is almost the midpoint of the main freeways of the island.
You will experience the most amazing sunrises and sunsets here as well. We could not get enough. For a more ideal swimming beach, White Plains Beach at Barbers Point is less than a 15 minute drive. It is also a great beach to learn surfing or paddle boarding.
The amenities of this home were more than enough. If you are looking to be away from tourists and feel more at home (and a bit of a local), this is the house for you! We would stay here again and recommend it to our friends and family.
Mahalo nui loa and Hawai'i no ka oi!
J. Esplanada and Family