I've thought over & over about what to say about the Sugar Mill Beach House and I really think the best way for me to begin is to ask if you have ever walked into a place and felt like you just "belonged" there? The moment I stepped through the doors of the rental house, I was overcome with a feeling of being HOME. Granted in a much nicer, seaside paradise, but let me tell you, if you have any questions or concerns about renting through VRBO or about this house, just let it go. This house is WONDERFUL. I was staying here with my husband, 10 year old daughter, step-dad and my mom and it was the perfect beach-house for us.
Every morning we would wake to the sounds of the local rooster & the clucking chickens (*don't worry, you'll be up with the sun anyway & honestly, you'll miss them when you get back home!), have coffee on the upper or lower porch watching the sunrise and listening to the surf. The beds are SO comfortable there is NO way you won't have a restful night's sleep, the view is utterly spectacular and the kitchen was well appointed and spacious (surpassing my mom's expectations), so there was not a single thing we missed during our stay. The house is open enough where you feel like you have plenty of room to yourself without always running into one another, but are still able to have that family vacation feel. One of the owners, Joey, met with us one night and she is absolutely a dream...kind, friendly and so easy to work with!
If you like to kayak, I highly recommend kayaking out to Chinaman's Hat, as they provide 2 double seat ocean kayaks. My husband, daughter and step-dad went kayaking on a number of the mornings when the water was calm and being able to explore Chinaman's Hat was a thrill for them all. There is a large propane grill provided, so we were able to grill out on 3 separate evenings, which is nice to be able to do, because you can get sick of eating out all the time on vacation. We flew kites at Kualoa Regional Park down the street & the Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Farm is right down the road, which is a great place to stop. Additionally, you are right across the street from Kualoa Ranch where there are tons of activities and about a 10 minute drive from Mikes Huli-Huli Chicken, where you must go. Trust me on that one!
Honestly, I wish I had won the lottery while I was on vacation, because if I had, I would have tried to buy this place from Joey! I miss it so much...to quote Jack Sheppard from "LOST": "We HAVE to go back!"