This tropical paradise is the BEST we've ever had the pleasure of calling home for a week. Starting with the private gated entrance. Once you open those doors, you leave reality behind. You walk into a beautiful, pristine, lush & colorful oasis. A full tiki bar with outdoor stereo systems playing the local KPOA radio station. The salt water beach-entry pool & rock waterfall are crystal clear & so amazingly inviting. The outdoor seating is where we had drinks & dinner every night after cooking dinner on the state of the art outdoor grill. Lounging on the patio furniture was so relaxing. Each lounger has it's own sun umbrella. There's even a lovely bathroom pool side so you don't have to drip your way through the cottage. At night we couldn't wait to get in the hot tub. You won't believe how bright the stars are! Ask Jim to light the firepit. He's happy to do it. Across the grass is a private outdoor shower. There's two indoors but you'll be drawn outdoors to the well thought out outdoor shower right next to a banana tree! There's also a FULL size washer and dryer. We chose to use the clothes line that gave our clothes that fresh Hawaiian air scent. There's several fruit trees. Hopefully you're there when the lemons are ripe. Yum! For the golfers, there's even a tee off platform with plenty of balls to brush up on your swing. Don't forget to buy one of Geno's custom made golf club birds! Really beautiful & unique souvenir. Now for the cottage... Carrie and Jim have thought of EVERYTHING! The decor is classy and the furniture is way comfy. Flat screen TV's, DVD player, iPod dock... you name it. The 2 bdrms are spacious each with their own bath. The matresses are REALLY comfortable. Plenty of closet space with plenty of hangers. If you plan on cooking/BBQ, go to the nearby store AFTER you've checked out the kitchen. All the spices and kitchen supplies/utensils/cookware are there. All you'll probably need to buy is meat & veggies. The appliances are all new and clean. The cottage does have central A/C but the ceiling fans in each room did the trick for us. The pictures are great and are true true true! You'll really have a sense of seclusion even though Carrie & Jim are only a few yards away with all the answers to your questions. I just gave you all the ins & outs of this amazing oasis, but I saved the best for last. Carrie, Jim, Jean & Geno are so warm and welcoming. We've made friends for life. Mahola to you all. See you in Jan 2015! Did I say "AMAZING!!!"