First of all, I really would like to thank Ryne as he was so great at communication while I was planning my holiday - genuinely trying to help to make the holiday most comfortable and enjoyable.
The house itself, it was so clean and spacious in a beautiful neighbourhood- Kahala is one of the most exclusive areas in Oahu and just 10minutes drive away from Waikiki and 5minute walking distance from Kahala Resort Hotel. We enjoyed less crowded surrounding but still could enjoy the busy, lively Waikiki without any problem.
I rented both main house and the cottage for party of 13 including small children and a baby. Even we were a big party, we felt the house very spacious. We had two sitting areas and kitchen, outside garden which all could use a great gathering space together or separated. All rooms were big and very tidy/well maintained and had loads of wardrobe space which was great. Bathroom was very clean and tidy and kitchen had everything we needed. Pool was very big and maintained excellently - it has a light in the water so we could enjoy night swim as well.
Nearby the house (15 minute walk or 3-5minutes drive), there is Kahala Mall which has great shop collections and takeaway available restaurants and Whole Food market. I really recommand the Whole Food for grocery shopping or even takeaway meals. They were all very delicious and fresh.
And we went to have brunch at Kahala Resort Hotel looking out the beautiful beach which was really great. At Kahala hotel, even you are not their guest, you can still rent their beach lounger or even cabana. And I really recommend to go there to enjoy beautiful beach. I personally enjoyed more Kahala beach than Waikiki or Lanakai as it was quieter but still you could do all sort of activities from hotel activity centre - fishing, canoeing, surfing, standing up paddle boarding,etc. really good to have kids playing as well as the water is not deep and quite tranqil near the beachside. Kahala has also a public beach but I think it's really worthy to go to Kahala Hotel's private beach.
As it was my first experience to use Home rental holiday, I was very nervous but I can confidently say that Ryne is a really good communicator and trustful. When we were there, Linda was the person who helped us out as a property manager and she was so friendly and helpful as well. Always very easy to reach for anything...
We really had a great holiday this summer and definitely recommand this home for your holiday!