Because this was our first experience with Home Away, I phoned the owner. She put me at ease with explanations, definitions, information, and directions. The property manager was responsive, wonderful and met us promptly. She actually helped carry our groceries from the car to the kitchen! The neighborhood is clean and quiet, the beach outside your door. It took us a day to realize the turtles were right in front of our eyes in the shallow water and the whales not far out in the ocean. The shore provides a nice morning or evening walk.
The home is very clean, updated, and well furnished. There was space enough for our family of four to be very comfortable, to have privacy, and to spread out. The kitchen appliances are like new; there are granite countertops; pots, pans, silverware, knives, cookware, and plates are in new condition. The washer and dryer are also in new condition. There are cleaning products and detergents for your use. The sliders and fans keep the home comfortable. The wireless internet connection worked beautifully.
The owners provide beach toys, towels, boogie boards, snorkeling gear, beach chairs, and more. This was helpful and appreciated. They also provided an extensive welcome and introduction to the home, sites, restaurants, activities, and shopping.
When we arrived in Honolulu, we stopped at Target to buy groceries and then drove to the home. The drive was about 45 minutes and the home was easy to find. The manager met us within five minutes and took us to the 4th floor. She provided a thorough introduction and instructions. We prepared our own food and ate out a couple of times at nice local restaurants. We enjoyed the recommended homemade ice cream and the local shops. The location was perfect. It is private and quiet, but minutes from a small town and a short, pleasant drive up the coast and to Honolulu. We especially enjoyed the drives through the middle of the island.
Neighbors and people in the community were friendly and helpful. We are thankful for our time together and for this very special time with our daughters. It is great to create memories though a shared experience like this week long trip together. If we return to Oahu, we would definitely try to rent this condo again. I really appreciated the owner and manager seeing us through this experience and providing such a beautiful and comfortable opportunity to enjoy paradise.