We have visited oahu and maui on other vacations to the islands. this was our second time to the north shore and am so glad we discovered this rental! the others were great too but this felt like a home. we were immediately comfortable and felt like we finally found the perfect location! we have two younger children, and with the beach park a block away and one of the most breathtaking stretches of beach i think i have ever seen - we were all in heaven! this was not a touristy location. lots of locals in this neighborhood, so didn't have to deal with the crowds at the beach. also, the house has two outdoor sitting areas, an amazing kitchen and decorated and furnished really nicely. brian was easy to work with and received our deposit without any issues. we will be back!