We rented this house from July 7-14. It is truly an AMAZING home and location! It is a nicely furnished home with very comfortable beds! The view is "to die" for and having 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms was perfect since we traveled with our teenage daughter and son! I would recommend this house to anyone because we had such an incredible vacation and the home was great to come back to everyday! There are boogie boards and snorkeling gear in the closet attached to the garage. It is about a 20-30 minute drive to the North Shore town of Haleiwa where there are shops and restaurants. Fun stuff: Surfing (North Shore Surf Girls were excellent!), swimming with turtles in the ocean at Chuns reef (same beach where we surfed), Waimea Bay beach (there is a HUGE ROCK that juts out into the ocean and we had a blast jumping of the rock at different heights ranging from 8ft to 25 feet! This was the highlight for my teenagers. There are also bathroom facilities), Waimea Bay Beach Park (where a short hike, on pavement, takes you to a waterfall where you can swim right up to it! Life jackets available), ATV ride at Kualoa ranch (amazing and you ride where Jurassic Park was filmed! Gorgeous!), Jet skiing at Haleiwa (right over the bridge behind Haleiwa Joe's restaurant. Look for a small hut. Our kids were surrounded by a school of dolphins out in the ocean!!), snorkeling, and Pearl Harbor (go to the USS Missouri and take the tour. The memorial was closed when we went due to high winds, but the Missouri tour was very interesting). Food: Kahuku Grill (not fancy or $$-next to the gas station...garlic shrimp and dip in french fry sauce), Maui Mikes (on the way to Pearl Harbor. Not fancy either. Get there when it opens at 10:30. Limited seating), Haleiwa Joes (NOT the one in Haleiwa but the other one about 30 minutes south of the house. Fancy dinner and food was superb. There is a botanical garden along with a beautiful view! Wear bug repellant and try to sit by the railing. Call ahead for reservation) and Teds bakery is a good breakfast stop. Not impressed with Giovanni's shrimp truck food.
DON'T pass up the opportunity to stay in this GREAT home and lovely area! This was the best VACATION of our lives!!!!