Clearly the only people who say that have never stayed here! What a wonderful experience from the booking to the departure. What we first noticed pulling up to the house is the location. I was 30 feet from the front door to the most famous beach in the world. Of the two+ weeks we stayed there, we spent at least half of those mornings and/or evenings right there in front of the house. And for us, the North Shore is the only way to vacation in Hawaii. Spend $400+ a night in downtown Honolulu, a metropolis with traffic that makes Los Angeles look like a farm town for a 350 sq.ft. room and no laundry and kitchen? No thank you. The grocery store and Starbucks being a half mile from the house was a nice surprise too!
Speaking of the house. The incredibly friendly owners clearly have paid attention to everything a renter would want. And guess what, everything worked! I can't tell you how many times people list amenities and they are either old, malfunction or do not work at all. Not only did everything work, but everything was top of the line brands.
Much of the time, we did not use the AC, as there were windows everywhere to take in the fresh air and breeze and enjoy the sound of the waves crashing on shore. When we needed it, the AC in all the living spaces worked great. Two other huge pluses to mention here. Perfect parking right in your own drive. If you haven't been to the North Shore before, you will learn to appreciate this. Second, and probably the most used amenity, your own warm water rinse station at the private, gated entry to the house. As much time as we spent on the beach, this could not have been more a benefit than one could explain.
Thank you for the wonderful stay and the extremely clean and well appointed use of your beautiful home. You have thought of everything to make this a truly wonderful vacation.
By the way, if it wasn't obvious in this review, for me and my family, where you stay matters very much and makes it an experience, not simply a trip to Hawaii.