Sheila's studio is amazing and the price is hard to beat. The studio is about 10 steps from the waterfront (literally, I counted). On the beach you can lay in the hammock and watch the sunrise, listen to the ocean, and soak up the sun. Unfortunately, I was super sick while we were there so I didn't get to do much besides lay in the hammock, but it was still fantastic. My husband enjoyed snorkeling right outside the studio. The waters are protected by a reef so even during the winter season when the waves can be rough, you can still swim (although the water might be chilly). We enjoyed fresh fruit from the stand just a few miles down the road and there are plenty of affordable food options (nothing fancy, but very delicious) within a short drive. This is definitely the way to do an affordable vacation in Hawaii. The studio is about a 45 minute drive to the North Shore and an hour drive to Waikiki. We visited both a few times and then enjoyed coming back to the quiet coziness of the studio. The studio is also an easy drive to Shark's Cove which is a cool area to explore and snorkel and Turtle Bay which has a great beach to relax on. Sheila was super friendly and hospitable. We couldn't have asked for anything better. We hope to return!